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Crotchet Barn Vegan Holiday Cottage

Crotchet Barn Vegan Holiday Cottage

A quiet vegan self catering country cottage in the rural heart of Somerset.

Crotchet Barn Vegan Holiday Cottage

A quiet self catering country cottage in the rural heart of Somerset.

Crotchet Barn is a self contained spacious barn conversion with a luxurious super-king size bed and comfortable double sofa bed which provide accommodation for up to 4 people.

Crotchet Barn comprises an open plan living, dining and fully equipped kitchen area, with a separate bedroom and shower room. There is also a sun lounge and private garden area which looks out over our budding forest garden, orchard and veg plot- perfect for watching the evening sunset after a busy day exploring.

The kitchen is equipped with electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster. There are plenty of pans, utensils and crockery to cook with, and not forgetting the sharp knives! Tea, coffee and sugar will be available on arrival, although as we are vegan we will not provide dairy milk. However, if you would like some home made nut or seed milk, please let us know. Spices, oil, salt and pepper are also provided, along with cleaning essentials such as washing up liquid, tea towels, washing cloths, dishwasher tablets, washing powder and surface cleaner- just ask us for more if you run out during your stay as we are keen to reduce waste.

The bedroom has a super king bed, with a comfortable mattress, and a choice of soft or firm pillows. For the colder, winter nights there are hot water bottles and extra blankets. There are blackout curtains, although you may not need them as there are no streetlights- great for star gazing.  

Unlimited Wifi is included. 

The heating is provided by electric convection heaters, and an electric towel rail in the shower room.

Although Crotchet Barn can sleep up to four guests, we regret that it is not suitable for children under twelve years old.

Your key will be in a key-safe allowing a “contactless” check in. You are free to arrive at anytime after check in, which is 1500 onwards.

The Somerset Levels are world renowned for their wildlife, especially wetland birds. RSPB Greylake, Swell Wood and West Sedgemoor are nearby, along with Avalon marshes, Ham Wall and Shapwick Heath Nature Reserves. Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve is the last surviving South West lowland acid mire, and West Sedgemoor is England’s largest remaining wet meadow system. You may get the opportunity to spot Eurasian Cranes, starling murmurations, barn owls and other birds of prey, egrets and migratory swans, to name just a few.

Alternatively, find out more about the traditional skills of willow growing and weaving at the Willow and Wetland Centre in Stoke St Gregory which has a free museum, walks, cafe and artisan shops to browse. The centre also runs willow weaving courses all year round.

Somerset is home to several National Trust properties with nearby sites including the Priest’s House at Mulcheney, Barrington Court at Ilminster, and not forgetting Wellington Monument (the tallest three sided obelisk in the world) and the famous Glastonbury Tor.

Other attractions, all within reasonable driving distance for a day out include the West Somerset Steam Railway, Well’s Cathedral, Bristol Wave Park, Clark’s Village, Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge. The beautiful Quantock Hills and Exmoor are also not far.

Closer to home, there are two pubs within walking distance- the Rose and Crown which serves food, and The Royal Oak, which has pool, darts and a skittles alley. There is a village shop which provides daily basic supplies.

Only 8 miles from Junction 25 of the M5, or 11 miles fromTaunton Train Station (mainline). By prior arrangement, we can provide a free transfer from/ to the station. A regular bus service runs from Taunton Bus Station right past the front door (number 51, Hatch Green Coaches).

An extensive network of local footpaths start from our back garden, and many lead to some long distance walks including the River Parrett Trail, the East Deane Way and the Macmillan Way West. 

Routes 3, 339, 30 and 33 of the National Cycle Network are all nearby.

Our central location makes exploring the wider countryside possible, with Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge, the Quantocks and the North or South coasts all within easy driving distance.

Your hosts are Joanna and Andrew. We live on site and are around most of the time. However, Crotchet Barn is detached and has it’s own private entrance, garden and adjacent parking so you will not be disturbed by us, unless you need us. We have been vegan for three years and are proud to be one of the few companies to provide only vegan accommodation- we ask that no animal products are consumed at Crotchet Barn, but of course, everyone is welcome and we look forward to meeting you soon!

Business Sectors

These are the types of businesses we have

These are the twenty categories that we use to categorise the broad range of Vegan businesses. Click on a blue magnifying glass to see the companies in that category

Cakes, Pastries and Confectionary 

88

Pies, Savouries and Hot Food 

53

Beauty and Healthcare 

47

Clothing and Footwear 

22

Jewellery and Watches 

15

Homes & Living and Gifts 

44

Animal Welfare, Environmental and Charity 

12

Books, Publishing and Bloggers 

8

Trades People and Coaching Services 

12

Legal, Medical and Professional Services 

15

Artists, Tatooists and Musicians 

32

Cafes, Restaurants and Catering Services 

84

Vegan Shops and Zero Waste Stores 

51

Families, Children and Babies 

7

Deli Counter, Chease and Ice Cream 

19

Holistic Therapy, Wellness, Yoga & Meditation 

18

Local Groups and Networking 

5

Holidays, Hotels and B&B 

7

Drinks - Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic 

4

Sports Teams, Orgs, Equipment and Supps 

4
Trader Spotlight

These are few of our members. Please scroll down to see them all.

The Future Taste of Chocolate

We are a small vegan chocolate and raw dessert business.

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Pyramid Catering

Festivals / Outdoor Events Catering

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Kat-a-Cakes

Vegan cake maker

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Tocha Studio

Quirky bags and accessories

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Cheeky Nilla

We specialise in delicious and creamy artisan vegan chocolates, perfect for gifts and those cheeky sweet nibble moments.

click here for more info

Nano Green Trade

Nano Green Trade - Sells plastic free zero waste products

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Trader Directory

These are all the members of the Vegan Traders Union



A Vegetative State
Tasty vegan food made by vegans for everyone more info->
Absolutely Vegan
Vegan Streetfood  more info->
Absurd Nutrition
Nutritionist and cheese maker more info->
Adam Willett Tattoos
Eco-Conscious and Vegan Blackwork tattoos more info->
Afterlife
Unique wares and gifts made by by breathing a second life into old and broken skateboard decks. more info->
Alchemy Nails & Beauty
Vegan & Cruelty Free beauty treatments for all more info->
Alex & Friends
Dog walking, cat sitting and animal welfare in Colchester more info->
AlternativeStores.com
Vegan run 100% vegan store, online and actual shop open daily, specialising in groceries and much more also footwear.  more info->
Annie's Vegan Treats
Handmade Vegan Chocolates more info->
ANTICARNIST
Vegan Activist Apparel more info->
Art by Lynda Bell
Art by Lynda Bell: Visual Stories of Animal Compassion more info->
August Bicycles
August Bicycles - Bespoke Bicycle Design and Manufacture more info->
Aunt Irma's Cloth Pads
Destroy the stigma, not the planet. more info->
Badgers Vegan Kitchen
Vegan deli products, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Egg Mayo, Tunah Mayo and Coronation Clicken more info->
Baked Well Cakes Ltd
More than just a bakery... more info->
Bambi
Bridal Hair and Makeup more info->
Barbara Helen Vegan Eyes.
Barbara Helen, Vegan Eyes. Vegan singer songwriter. more info->
Beary Tales
Miniature Collectable Teddy Bears and Animals  more info->
Beatroute
Sample lovely vegan food on a walking tour of Liverpool more info->
Bee Kind Waste
Eco friendly art and craft workshops for adults  more info->
Bee Vegan Bakery
Vegan bakery and catering more info->
BEING Clothing
Peacefully promoting plant-based more info->
Belle Isle Botanicals
Belle Isle Botanicals strives to prove that we can indulge in luxury without it costing the Earth. more info->
Billy&Peach
Great value vegan snack boxes more info->
Black Arts Vegan
Cheese without the blood sacrifice more info->
Black Sheep Tattoo
Vegan Eco friendly Tattoo Studio Bristol more info->
Blissful Pig Vegan Bakery
Scrumptious homemade vegan baking, freshly made to order for you, delivered throughout the UK more info->
Blondes Cruelty Free Eatery
Blondes Cruelty-Free Eatery  more info->
Boss Birds Parlour
our mission at Boss Birds Parlour is to provide everything you need to feel boss inside and out, all under one roof. more info->
Braithe Retreats
Vegan Holistic Retreats in Europe and Scotland  more info->
Bread of Haven
Micro Bakery in Ridlington, near Happisburgh baking REAL bread every Thursday & Friday. more info->
Bron’s Vegan Brownies
Handmade Belgian chocolate brownies, blondies and cookies. Posting UK wide.  more info->
Buddha Beauty
Vegan beauty products & home fragrance  more info->
C Saw Hair
Vegan salon. Earth friendly salon for earth friendly people more info->
Cake Cult London
It’s more than cake – it’s a cult!  more info->
Caron Jones
Caron Jones Meditation & Yoga more info->
Catchacarrot
Catchacarrot vegan pop up cafe more info->
Cazzadoodle Face Painting
Vegan friendly professional face and body artist  more info->
Charlannah LTD Trading as Good Carma Foods
Good Carma Foods supply the very best in multi award winning vegan nut based cheeses. Ambient and chilled products.  more info->
Charlene Leske Jewellery
Ethically made, dreamlike jewellery inspired by nature. more info->
Charlotte Chapman Photography
Vegan Photographer, based in Kenilworth, UK.  more info->
Cheeky Nilla
We specialise in delicious and creamy artisan vegan chocolates, perfect for gifts and those cheeky sweet nibble moments. more info->
Clemie's Vegan Cakes
Clemie's Vegan Cakes more info->
cococheesecakes
Plant-based cheesecakes, powered by coconuts! more info->
comPassionate Pizza
Artisan Neapolitan Style Pizza, all ingredients freshly prepared more info->
Considerate Candy Limited
One stop vegan sweet shop more info->
CORE
CORE - Organic, Ethical, Plastic-free shopping. Fighting for the future! more info->
Creepies
Creepy Cute | United Kingdom | So creepily cute you'll love them to death! more info->
Creuynni Complementary Healthcare
Here to support you in being in the best physical and mental health you can be more info->
Crotchet Barn Vegan Holiday Cottage
A quiet vegan self catering country cottage in the rural heart of Somerset. more info->
Currant Affairs
Currant Affairs Leicester, a friendly local Vegan Store and Takeaway for those who are vegan, veggie or curious  more info->



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