The Shed

Milverton, Somerset
+44(0)7710 114234

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

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

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.


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

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Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £360
Weekly price
from £2500
Damage deposit
3-night stay, £1,350 (midweek only). Weekends, £1,950. Cots available.
1 Barn for 14
From £3605 bedrooms


We had a wonderful time in The Shed. Age 4-74 we all felt at home the minute we walked through the door. I celebrated my 70th with my nearest and dearest and The Shed did not disappoint. A beautiful space has been created. Idyllic setting with lovely views. Relaxing, being active and enjoyment came naturally. Gemma cooked an excellent Party Dinner which was delicious and appreciated by us all. A wonderful weekend, a perfect choice. Thanks Gemma and Chris. Gill and Family Surrey

Gill, Oxted, Surrey

We loved our stay at The Shed. Perfectly equipped for a weekend away with lots of toddlers. The house is fully equipped with everything you might need and everything is decorated to a high standard. The bedrooms are all good sizes and we had toddler beds for all the children to sleep on. The swimming pool is fabulous and we enjoyed a camp fire in the evenings!

Jess, London

We had a fantastic stay at The Shed in November 2018. The accommodation was 5* and a perfect setup for a large group. The cinema room was a great feature and perfect for an afternoon film marathon! The facilitates suited the needs of our group (age range 6 to 80!) but our favourite was the enormous hot tub! Would definitely recommend.

Kristy, Surrey

Had a fantastic weekend at the Shed! Such a wonderful place, with everything you need.Everyone had a great time. Gemma was great from the first enquiry to the end, couldn't have been more helpful. 100% recommend!

Jon, Somerset

The Shed is an amazing property that caters for all ages. We were a group of 20 made up of 5 families. There was so much to keep the children occupied that they didn't even touch their consoles for the week! The pool, the trampoline, board games, hot tub and the cinema room meant that the adults as well as the children were busy. Plenty of options to get out and about too. Walking to the nearest town and other guided walks meant we got plenty of fresh air too. Gemma is wonderful and made sure that we had everything that we needed as well as being on hand for any questions we had. Fabulous!


Visited The Shed in for a long weekend with my family. There were 13 of us - ranging from 6 months to 75 years.Gemma and Christian have created an amazing space -5 spacious and comfortable en-suite bedrooms, plenty of sofas and a massive dining table. Although Gemma will provide meals on request, we chose to self-cater and were very impressed with the kitchen equipment and storage. The separate games area was a huge success with everyone - particularly the pool! The setting is very picturesque and peaceful with plenty of space for outside activities. Definitely recommend.

Pam, Aylesbury

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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.