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Apple Cabin The South West

Family fun in a rustic retreat

Apple Cabin is a big, rustic barn of a holiday home surrounded by 1.5 acres of outdoor space and hidden between the Quantocks and the Blackdown Hills in Somerset and Exmoor in Devon. This is the setting for a family holiday that might have fallen from the pages of a children’s adventure book.

Throw open the doors, make a beeline for the heated indoor swimming pool and plunge straight into your holiday. Fill your days with fun and games, long lazy lunches on the terrace and lively dinners round the huge wooden table.

Can a cinema room be rustic? This one can. Sink into comfy sofas and watch the latest Netflix movie on the big screen, which is mounted on the timber barn wall. The wood cabin aesthetic extends throughout, but not at the expense of life’s little luxuries. The smart kitchen has everything you need to create show stopping meals and the bedrooms - all ensuite - mix shabby chic with pure indulgence, from repurposed packing case bedside tables to beds with crisp cotton linens. And outside, there’s a 10-seater hot tub!

Tip the children into the 1.5-acre gardens, where they can run free, tackle the climbing wall and bounce endlessly on the trampoline. With table football and table tennis in the games room, board games and a piano, and a playhouse for the little ones, Apple Cabin is a childhood paradise. Meanwhile, the grown-ups can pour a drink and enjoy the views.

This hidden corner of Somerset is perfect for an active holiday, with riding, hill walks and cycling all on your doorstep and the coast only 45 minutes’ drive away.

Larger group - need more space?

There is the option to book the separate, self-contained Barley Lodge for the duration of your stay for an additional charge, subject to availability. Situated approximately 40 metres from Apple Cabin, this lodge can accommodate up to six extra guests in three bedrooms (all with en-suite shower rooms). The lodge also has its own six-seater hot tub. Prices start from £1,050 for a 2-night weekend. Please contact us for more details.

Topleft Bottomright

What we think

We love this rustic barn conversion for so many reasons! There’s plenty of space to allow children to roam free-range (and adults too!) with a garden, fields and footpaths to explore plus fantastic indoor facilities too, including a swimming pool and cinema room for when the weather won’t play ball!

Rebecca, Big House Experience

What to Expect

Apple Cabin Views

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Apple Cabin just perfect. In all of our country houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a family group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house. If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

  • Luxury bed linen, bath towels and pool towels
  • Well-equipped, open-plan kitchen including large Range cooker, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine and more
  • Dining table that seats 18 guests (20 at a squeeze)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cinema room with 85” Smart TV
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • DVD player with a selection of DVDs
  • Children’s toys, books and DVDs
  • Piano
  • Log burner in the open-plan living area (logs provided)
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (8 x 4m)
  • Games room with full-sized table tennis table and table football
  • Hot tub (seats 10) – second hot tub (seats 6) if adding Barley Lodge to your booking
  • Garden games (quoits, Jenga and boules)
  • Children’s play area with a 14’ trampoline, climbing wall and playhouse
  • Gas BBQ (gas provided)


Situated in a rural idyll among the Somerset hills, yet close to the bustling town of Taunton.

House FAQs

  • What are the check in and check out times?

    Check in is at 4pm on the day of your arrival and check out is at 10am (or 4pm if checking out on a Sunday).

  • How many cars can park at the property?

    There is unlimited parking at Apple Cabin.

  • Can I arrange a supermarket delivery to the house?

    Yes, you can order online with any of the main supermarkets (Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Tesco etc) for a delivery direct to the house. We usually suggest booking a delivery for after 4pm on the day of arrival.

  • Are children welcome?

    Children are very welcome at Apple Cabin. Two travel cots and two highchairs are available on request (please bring your own cot linen). There are toys, books and DVDs for children as well as a play area with a trampoline, climbing wall and playhouse. Please note, parents should supervise children at all times around the swimming pool and play area.

  • Are pets allowed?

    Sorry, pets are not allowed at Apple Cabin.

  • Are stag and hen parties allowed?

    Hen parties are allowed, but sorry we're not able to accept stag parties or all male groups at this property.

  • How many guests can sit at the dining table?

    The dining table can seat up to 18 guests (20 at a squeeze). If adding the separate, self-contained Barley Lodge to your booking (additional charge), there is a dining table that seats 6 guests.

  • Can you recommend any local places to eat out?

    Yes, we'd recommend the following pubs and restaurants, all within a short distance of the property:


    The Globe Inn, Milverton (5-minute drive)

    A fabulous family friendly pub, in the pretty village of Milverton, offering delicious drinks and award-winning food. 

    The Martlet Inn, Langford Budville (10-minute drive)
    A charming 17th century pub, with an extensive food and drink menu.

    The White Horse Inn, Bradford-on-Tone (12-minute drive)
    A traditional family run pub offering good food, ales and a warm welcome.

    The Bear Inn, Wiveliscombe (10-minute drive)
    A fantastic, warm and inviting pub serving excellent local ales and hearty, classic British dishes.

    The Royal Oak, Hillcommon (8-minute drive)

    A welcoming and spacious pub with a wonderful garden area. The menu offers good home cooking with professional twists, using high quality local produce.



    Augustus, Taunton (25-minute drive)
    A beautiful little bistro with a wonderfully simple menu, with dishes of British, Asian and French influence, as well as classic blackboard specials. A laid back pleasant environment with friendly staff.

    The White Hart, Wiveliscombe (10-minute drive)

    A former 17th century coaching inn that has been recently refurbished, offering a menu of reconsidered classics.

    White Post Cafe, Langford Budville (12-minute drive)
    A beautifully situated café, with a garden and views over the Blackdown Hills, with a passion for coffee, fresh seasonal food and delicious home baking.

  • Will there be other guests in the separate, self-contained lodge?

    If you are not booking the separate, self-contained Barley Lodge for your own group (additional charge), it may be let out to another small group. Please note, the lodge is a completely separate and private property, further on down the private drive, and does not share any facilities with Apple Cabin. The houses also cannot be seen from each other.

  • What is the nearest train station?

    The nearest train station is Taunton (9 miles).

  • What is the nearest airport?

    The nearest airports are Exeter (29 miles) or Bristol (45 miles). 

  • Will you hold a damage deposit during our stay?

    Yes, we ask to hold a cautionary deposit of £1,000 during your stay at Apple Cabin (or £1,500 if adding Barley Lodge to your booking). This is requested just two weeks prior to your stay, and is returned shortly after, assuming no damage to the property or its contents (see our Booking T&Cs for more information).

  • How do I book?

    You can check availability and pricing and place your booking request online, or by calling our team on 01242 352 747.  

    When booking, we ask for a deposit of 33% of the total price, with the balance due 12 weeks prior to your stay (or the full balance when booking within 12 weeks of your stay).

Check availability & prices

or call to book 01242 352 747