We had booked this property for two sessions, the first from the beginning of October to mid and from 21st thru to Mid November, around 30 nights.
Firstly I was not expecting a massive amount due to the fact it is in someone's garden and also that the cost is not so high. However I did expect that the property would be fit for purpose, the pictures I have attached show it all, this property is not shabby chic, more like charity shop reject. The lounge furniture has been take out of a caravan, with the appropriate stains, the mish mash of damaged and used furniture clutter up. The cooker was dirty, the freezer had their own food in it. The sleeping areas are one open plan bedroom upstairs with three beds one disassembled, one small downstairs shower which we have not used as it is absolutely disgusting with a worn dirty shower curtain. Hot water was none existent day one. Worse still have asked for the place to be cleaned returned to be told it had when it had not, we left this morning with our 4 year old son and dog with no where to go as our house is unfit to live in and we have a building team in.
Worse still the attitude of the owner is frankly appalling, he asked me not to park at the property as he wanted to use his garden trailer, meaning we had two vehicles on the road, a Mercedes 4 by 4 and a new A3 convertible, he offers Wi fi which is only available in the garden and then at a signal strength not to get anything. The TV is probably 20 years old. The whole experience is so bad, and more so I do find it really odd that so many people have reviewed this property who have only ever posted one review.
The real nub is privacy, although I appreciate that it is in some ones garden it was totally unnecessary to have all the lights on till 1.30am as the property only has a sheer linen curtain, and frankly neither myself or my wife felt comfortable with the lack of privacy.
It may be here say but I am informed from the local pub that we have not been the only people who have paid for this and left very quickly all with the same concerns.
I am glad that tripadvisor have agreed to retain payment for the second visit and subject to investigation will arrange refund for the first part of the booking,if this is not forthcoming I will issue recovery proceedings. Frankly people like this should be stopped from advertising and taking bookings which could ruin holidays etc
It is totally unacceptable for trip advisor to have properties like this on the site
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We stayed at Barrington Barn for 5 nights during August, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The accommodation, a post and beam style custom-built barn, had lots of character, was comfortable and in a great location. The owners were very friendly and welcoming as well.
The small village of Barrington itself is very idyllic, with a nice pub, a lot of picture-postcard cottages, and friendly locals. It is also in a handy central location for exploring both the north and south coasts and interior of Somerset.
It might be worth pointing out that the barn, including sleeping areas, is very open plan, which only allows for limited privacy. We actually liked this aspect of the place, but it is worth bearing in mind.
Will definitely stay again!
Just as perfect for us as our last stay here... Bernd is so considerate and the locationis with so much beauty and interest
Stayed here as we had a wedding in Ilminster. The barn is situated in the owners garden with beautiful views. The barn looks small but was very spacious and accommodated 3 adults and 3 teenagers very comfortably, it felt like home. There was everything you needed. Janet, the owner was very friendly and helpful. It's a place I would stay in again also great value for money.