The Quantock Estate

Bishops Lydeard, Somerset
  • 22
  • 10
  • Pet Friendly

This set of traditional sandstone and timber barns and cottages offer the ideal space for larger groups to get together and admire the glorious views of the Quantock Hills.

  • Inviting fireplace, rustic country kitchen with room for dining for up to 22 people
  • West Somerset steam railway line at the bottom of the garden
  • Surrounded by glorious Somerset countryside

Experience The Quantock Estate...

The Quantock Estate: group accommodation that sleeps 20 over a central barn, and additional barns sleeping 2, 2 and 4. There is a main dining room that can seat 24, outdoor living space and country style kitchen.

Accommodation Details:

There are ten bedrooms at The Quantock Estate. The main barn has six large bedrooms. There are three doubles, one with a day bed, and three twin rooms. There is space available for an additional three guest beds, a sofa bed or cots where required.

The master bedroom in the main barn has an en suite. The other five bedrooms share two family bathrooms and one shower room.

The Stable Barn sleeps 4 in one double bedroom and one twin bedroom.

The Barn Cottage and The Byre Cottage each sleep 2 and each have a double bedroom.

The Main Barn sleeps 12

Ground Floor

Country Kitchen: with gas Rangemaster, large log burner, microwave, two sinks, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and large American fridge freezer. Island workstation with stools, door leading outside.

Dining Room: connected to the kitchen there are two large tables that can be pushed together to accommodate 24 in total.

Informal Sitting Room: Sliding doors can connect this room with the dining room. There is a large 6 seater sofa, French windows onto the patio and Sky TV, armchair and chandelier. This room has a glass beamed ceiling to let the light in.

Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2)  Double bed with en-suite bathroom with shower, WC and basin. Doors to garden, wardrobe, cot and bedside tables.

Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) Twin beds with en-suite bathroom with shower, WC, bedside tables and wardrobe.

Games rooms with pool table, table football and french doors leading onto the patio.

Large Formal Sitting Room with red leather chesterfield seating suite for 8, large log burner, large TV with sky, windows onto garden and access to games room next door with access to garden and patio.

First Floor

Large wooden staircase lead to wraparound first floor landing with windows overlooking gardens and balcony overlooking the dining area.

Bedroom 3 (sleeps 3) Master suite with king-size double bed and day bed, wardrobes. En-suite bathroom with large modern shower, twin sinks, WC, and bidet.

Bedroom 4 (sleeps 2) Zip link double bed this bedroom can be configured as a double bed or a twin bedroom with windows overlooking the garden, bedside tables, wardrobe, and chest of draws, en-suite shower room, WC and basin.

Bedroom 5 (sleeps 2) Twin beds with garden views, wardrobe.

Bedroom 6 (sleeps 2) Twin beds with garden views, wardrobe.

Family bathroom with bath and separate shower, WC and basin.

Sunset Barn sleeps 2

Sunset Barn is set over two floors

Ground Floor

Sitting Room is connected to a kitchen dinner with French doors opening onto patio area.

Sitting room with comfortable large sofa and armchair, Sky TV.

Dining room with small round dining table for 3.

Kitchen with electric oven and hob, sink, microwave, kettle and toaster.

First Floor

Lovely wooden stairs to first floor mezzanine bedroom with double bed (sleeps 2), dresser, bedside tables, wardrobe. Large windows onto garden with fantastic countryside views. Ensuite bathroom with bath and shower overhead, WC, sink and views over countryside from the window.


Furniture on the patio and access to main garden.

Byre Barn sleeps 2

All on one level

Bedroom (sleeps 2) Double bed, wardrobe 

Bathroom withshower, sink and WC.

Sitting Room with two seater sofa and reclining chair with wood burner, Sky TV and DVD player, french doors to small outside seating area with garden furniture and BBQ.  

Kitchen with electric oven and hob, sink , microwave, kettle and toaster.

Stable Barn sleeps 4

Entrance into hallway from drive.

Sitting Room with 2 two seater sofas and double height ceiling with exposed wooden beams, wood burner, Sky TV and DVD player.

Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2) Double bed, wardrobe 

Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) Twin beds, wardrobe

Kitchen with electric oven and hob, sink, microwave, kettle and toaster.

Modern bathroom with bath and shower overhead, sink and WC.


Small outside seating area with garden furniture for four and BBQ. 

Shared outside space:

Large garden and patio with wood burning hot tub and garden furniture and seating for 10, 6 deckchairs, trampoline, table tennis, BBQ and views over countryside.



What you need to know...


Hot tub (unavailable during the first week of January)

Guests use the hot tub facilities at their own risk, and due to harsh chemicals used for maintenance purposes some skin types may react

Sky TV

Pets are charged at £50 for the first and £25 for each subsequent pet for the duration of your stay 



STAYING AT The Quantock Estate

Don't let the name mislead you. This set of traditional sandstone and timber barns and cottages have been transformed into a luxurious celebration spot, perfect for a party, reunion or just quality time with friends and family. The main barn is at the heart of the party and is the centre of the complex with an array of spacious convivial rooms including the luxury of oak and elm beams that dominate the barns architecture, huge inviting fireplace, rustic country kitchen and room for everyone to dine together. Why not relax in the main sitting room on a suite of matched chesterfield sofas in front of a log burner to trump all log burners? Or indulge in a few pre-dinner games in the games rooms where your guests will enjoy the competition of a smart red velvet pool table? A matched table football set completes the pair.

Outside in the stunning gardens the south facing patio has a large outside dining area complete with deck chairs to take onto the lawn which expands out from the house towards the glorious views of the Quantock hills offer. Complete with a wood burning hot tub the party can roll of through the evening, of course after a banquet has been enjoyed in the bespoke dining area able to comfortably seat the entire occupancy of the estate for dinner (22). The large private garden is perfect for afternoons filled with garden games, barbecues or simply soaking up the hazy summer sunshine.

The dining area extends into the immaculate open plan farmhouse kitchen complete with wood burning oven and range master. This really will be the centre of your party and it definitely has the space for it. The warm stone and wooden beams and large log burners make the house a spectacular venue at any time of the year. After the party is done there are plenty of nearby activities to clear those fuzzy heads and what other property can boast of a steam railway line at the bottom of the garden?

There are 10 bedrooms available on The Quantocks Estate seven bedrooms in the main house and three further barns all within a few paces. Each of these barns has their own facilities as individual properties and when the estate is booked as a whole benefit from the space of reception rooms, kitchens and of course the garden of the main house. The properties are snugly situated in a horseshoe with plenty of space to park up to 7 cars and with you own foot path leaving to cross the fields to the famous west country main line in the distance. The Quantock Estate is the perfect retreat to make up on lost time with friends, with everything you could need why would you need to leave this Somerset sanctuary?

"Absolutely loved this place! Very friendly host and very helpful too.. thought of everything and gave us some recommendations on places to visit – which we did and loved also! The games room is a lovely added bonus. The accommodation is impeccable and the beds are comfortable. Great location for access to so many different areas to explore and if you like walking there’s plenty of routes! Would definitely recommend and we’d love to go back!"

April 2017

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