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Lyddons Mead

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Kingston St Mary, near Taunton, Somerset
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Lyddons Mead is fantastic for relaxing or exploring; swim in the pool or head off to Cheddar Gorge for the day.

Quietly situated on the edge of a hamlet, and accessed by a private road, this superb, very spacious holiday property enjoys an elevated position with wonderful, far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside towards the Quantock Hills. It forms one half of the entire property (the owners occupy the other half) and stands in beautiful landscaped gardens complete with an outdoor swimming pool, shared by the owner and his grandchildren, and private patio with furniture and barbecue. The house offers a spacious living room connected by an archway to a delightful sun room with pitched ceiling and large windows, allowing the superb rural views and magnificent sunsets to be enjoyed to the full. The lower ground floor is reached by a spiral staircase and houses an extra large bedroom with a quarter-sized snooker table. The county town of Taunton is nearby for shopping, restaurants and entertainment, while the Quantock hills are within walking distance and the Blackdown Hills, the Brendon Hills and Exmoor are all a little further, offering superb walking, riding and wildlife. The gardens are a feature of the property at Lyddons Mead, which is well placed for visits to the internationally celebrated gardens at Hestercombe House, which is less than 3 miles away, the initimate garden rooms of Cothay Manor and the other Classic Gardens of Somerset. In addition, the West Somerset Steam Railway runs a regular, daily service from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead, calling at Watchet and its Harbour, Dunster for Dunster Castle and its grounds, together with various stops along the way. Travelling west from Minehead, there is superb coastal scenery which can be enjoyed from the coastal path, which leads on towards picturesque Porlock with Lynton and Lynmouth a few miles further. Visits can also be made to Weston-super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea and Brean Sands, on the north Somerset coast, all with long stretches of sandy beaches, whilst to the south is the Dorset coast with West Bay - location of the Broadchurch TV series, Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast. Cheddar Gorge with Wookey Hole Caves, Wells and Glastonbury are all within an hours drive as are several National Trust properties, such as Montacute House, Barrington Court, Killerton and Knightshayes, making this a very well situated holiday base. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

Step to entrance. Ground floor. Living room with patio door. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. Spiral open-tread stairs to lower ground floor: 1 double bedroom with patio doors.

Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Gas central heating, oil, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Oil Aga. Gas/electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 1½-acre enclosed natural grounds. Ample parking. Shared unheated outdoor swimming pool (11.6m x 5.5m, depth 0.9m to 2.5m), open 21st May to 15th September, 9am-8pm. ¼-sized snooker table. No smoking. NB: 13 steps in grounds.

Show amenities 


  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2018
    Lovely house/place but very dated needs some TLC. We thought we could walk to the local pub as only a mile away but not recommended in the winter - too dark too dangerous.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for taking the trouble to post your review of the property. I am sorry that you were disappointed and found the property to be ‘dated’ but it is fully and properly described in the particulars and all the photographs provided show the furnishings and decor that you should expect. However, it would be helpful to know if there is anything specific that I can change. The walk to the village pub is along a country road without footpaths and there is no street lighting in the village - not something I can change, but having noted your comment I will note the fact in the description. There is, in fact, an alternative route along footpaths but this is obviously not suitable for use during a winter evening. I am happy that you found the house comfortable and properly equipped but disappointed with your score of 3 for the cleanliness. I, personally, showed you around the property when you arrived and would have been extremely embarrassed if it had not been properly presented. We spoke again when you left and it would have been helpful to me if you had pointed out anything which you subsequently found amiss. As you are aware, my wife and I live in the other half of the property and are always available and ready to deal with any problems which might arise - on this occasion you arrived without towels and we were able to, immediately, provide you with sufficient for your whole party

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2017
    Great place for a large get together

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5.4 out of 10 – based on 5 reviews collected by Reevoo
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