Cider Barn

Wellington, Somerset
Bed & Breakfast

Beautiful converted barn in a peaceful hamlet. Reclaimed wood, comfy beds, good breakfasts and a natural host


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Arrive to a cheerful hello from Louise and head upstairs to the huge living space of her renovated old cider barn for tea and cake – or she’ll bring you a tray outside. There’s a sunny garden and the night skies are clear. Guest bedrooms lie privately on the ground floor.

The West Apartment is self-contained with a kitchen and sitting room; this is usually let as self-catering but if you come as a group of six B&Bers you can all use its sunny sitting space which opens onto the garden. Louise is a great cook and breakfast includes fruit salad, yogurts, croissants, bacon and tomatoes cooked in the oven and local, free-range eggs in different colours.

Join footpaths to the river Tone, a cafe at Tonedale Mill, or to The Martlet Inn in Langford Budville for your dinner. You can catch a steam train from Bishops Lydeard to Williton and Watchet and be on the Quantock Hills in 20 minutes.

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We think you'll love

  • The birdsong – this is all you hear, apart from the odd baa
  • The huge open-plan living space with its peaceful atmosphere
  • Walking to the local pub for supper
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You should know

  • The living space and breakfast table is up a flight of stairs
  • One of the bedrooms has a separate bathroom


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Check in
4.30pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £90
Singles £70-£75.
1 Apartment for 2
From £90
1 Twin/double
From £90
1 Double
From £90


A friendly, relaxed place to stay with a beautiful beamed living space

Wendy, Sawday's inspector

Louise is very friendly and hospitable. I have stayed a number of times and always receive a warm welcome. The location is peaceful and rural. She also musters up a very good cooked breakfast!

Nick, Bath

Wow! What a find! The Cider barn is a sensitive conversion providing delightful, spacious accommodation. Tastefully decorated bedrooms, very comfy beds and fully functioning bathrooms! Residents have their own comfy sitting room, but can enjoy the open-plan upstairs, (Louise's space), at breakfastime. Louise is a natural host - we were very at-ease with her and enjoyed easy chat. The Cider Barn is in a superb location - in lovely rural countryside (very quiet), yet close to Wellington via well surfaced roads, and there's a great choice of pubs serving excellent food at reasonable prices.


The Cider Barn is beautiful and a very relaxing place to stay. The beds are fantastically comfortable. Louise is a great host and we very much enjoyed our conversations. A lovely place to stay.

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The neighbourhood

Cider Barn is in the sleepy hamlet of Runnington. You're surrounded by fields and little country lanes with views over to the Blackdown Hills. Exmoor and The Brendon Hills can be reached in 15-30 minutes, the Quantocks in 20. Wellington is a ten-minute drive: good shopping, antiques and an auction. Bishops Lydeard (for steam train outings) is 15 minutes. The Holywell Inn, Holywell Lake, is 7 minutes by car.

Local points of interest from Louise Bancroft

  • Wonderful walks from doorstep of Cider Barn, especially one down to River Tone over quaint, historic metal bridge.
  • West Apartment now available - self-contained flat - Twin ensuite Room with sitting room and cute kitchen,- all overlooking sunny courtyard garden.
  • Sleep well in Mediterranean style, comfortable, high ceilinged bedrooms of character.
  • Visit Exmoor, its ponies and lovely Dulverton, or Quantocks with its ponies in ancient landscape.
  • Martlet Inn - walking with birdsong, through pretty rural hamlet to excellent local pub in village.
  • Gorgeous, flower filled, sunny courtyard garden with tables and chairs dotted around it.


Louise Bancroft

Louise has run B&B for years in a number of different places. She moved here in 2009 and renovated the barn retaining many original elm beams and installing an air-source heat pump providing under-floor heating throughout. She can arrange various alternative therapies locally; she's well travelled and loves to cook.