The Shed

Milverton, Somerset

Super stylish barn conversion with pool and games galore, bliss for lazy foodies and energetic kids - well worth inventing an occasion for


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 14


There’s a rare sense of fun here; local champions Gemma and Chris saw the views of the Blackdown Hills from their rundown farm buildings and dreamt up The Shed. The result is near limitless style and joy. You live in one barn – panelled walls, high ceiling and wood-burner make for a hunting lodge feel. Kids will be busy in the cosy (but that doesn’t mean small, nothing does here) cinema room or across the yard in the big barn with climbing wall, table tennis, air hockey and indoor pool. Bedrooms are just the sort you need to get away from everyone – calm and en suite and the two family rooms are comfortable for two adults or four children in each. The mood is cool greys and simplicity paired with vintage finds – a painted chest here, a piano there, a salvaged pew, an up-cycled billiard table for feasting. Chefs will be dying to use the kitchen, a slick granite-topped affair or if you’re feeling adventurous – and you will, it’s infectious – Gemma will provide a fine spread. Cross the fields to the sweet village of Milverton, venture further to the Quantocks for walking and cycling and the beach is forty minutes.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.


Nightly price
from £321
Weekly price
from £2250
Damage deposit
3-night stay, £1,350 (midweek only). Weekends, £1,950. Cots available.
1 Barn for 14
From £3215 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Gemma & Christian Saunders

  • A plethora of activities & services can be brought to The Shed. A Japenese banquet, Italian cookery lessons, clay pigeon shooting, archery, beauty treatments, boot camp sessions, bushcraft...the list goes on. Enhance your stay & create wonderful memories.
  • The picturesque village of Milverton and its fabulous inn, The Globe, are within walking distance. Regular concerts, acoustic music performances and art festivals. Sup local ale in the quirky brewery town of Wiveliscombe or follow the Historic Town Trail.
  • Hestercombe Gardens. 50 acres of lakes, temples, cascades, tranquil woodland walks, formal terraces and breathtaking views. Paradise restored.
  • Ramble over the fields to Langford Nature Reserve and indulge in a divine afternoon tea or brunch at Scarlett's Kitchen and Tea Garden.
  • The Quantock Hills, Exmoor National Park &The Blackdown Hills are all nearby for spectacular walks, horse riding & cycling. Trekking & bike hire easily arranged! Stop off at some of the many beautiful villages & fantastic pubs or sail & row at Wimbleball.
  • Take a nostalgic steam train on the West Somerset Railway. Call at the Medieval village of Dunster and visit its castle and beach.


Gemma & Christian Saunders

Gemma and Chris, relaxed, friendly and fun, live on site with their two children. They arrived in 2008 and know the area well. Chris masterminded the building of the two new properties, while Gemma orchestrated the interior design. Gemma is also passionate about food and local produce, and can deliver delicious meals to your door.