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Somerset

At the heart of the West Country, Somerset''s rolling hills, deep gorges and flowing rivers tell the tales of myths and legends.

From castles, abbeys and museums, to classic English houses and gardens, this is rural England at its best, and with such a wide range of things to see and do, a cottage holiday here provides the perfect base from which to explore the area.

Begin your visit to Somerset by exploring some of the area''s rich heritage, starting off with the enigmatic Glastonbury Tor. Sitting high above the land like a beacon, it holds stories of the legends of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. At the base of the Tor lie the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, set in 36 acres of beautiful parkland and ponds it''s the perfect destination for a family day out. There''s an abundance of historical places in the region so take the time to explore as many as possible, especially Wells Cathedral and the Roman Baths and its museum.

If you can tear yourself away from exploring Somerset''s past there’s a lot more to explore. Longleat Safari Park is just one of the many animal attractions in the area, but you can also get up close and personal with magnificent shire horses birds of prey and marine life.

From the open expanses of gardens and ancient oak woodlands to sparkling rivers and sandy beaches, Somerset is a haven for lovers of the great outdoors. There are some great natural wonders to explore and with its steep inclines, dramatic peaks and amazing views, Cheddar Gorge makes an ideal location for walkers, climbers, cavers and sightseers alike. Lazy afternoon picnics can be enjoyed, and there''s a superb selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes cooking up fresh local produce so you can take a night off from cooking. You could even make a night of it and go see a show at the 17th century Theatre Royal in Bath.

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  • Troytes Farmhouse

    Tivington, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: NT003039

    National Trust Holiday Cottage


    This charming former farmhouse, set on the Holnicote Estate, is an ideal venue for a family or small group of friends to enjoy a holiday together. This well-appointed, detached accommodation will ensure a comfortable and restful stay. Furnished and presented to a very good standard, Troytes Farmhouse provides a welcoming return after a busy day exploring this unique part of Somerset.
    With Exmoor and the coast on the doorstep, the area offers great walking with striking views from some of the highest sea cliffs in the UK. The nearby village of Porlock has a good range of shops and restaurants. Minehead has a wider range of amenities and is also home to the renowned West Somerset Steam Railway.
    Further places of interest in the area include Dunster village and its castle (National Trust), the Victorian towns of Lynton and Lynmouth with its funicular railway, Exmoor National Park and its many attractions, and the ancient harbour at Watchet. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor, with horse riding, golf and fishing all available locally. Shop and pub 3 miles.

    Spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room. Spacious well-equipped kitchen with electric range (for cooking), breakfast area and slate floor. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms; one with 6ft bed (zip & link, can be twin), one with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Electric range included
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed garden and furniture
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced stream in garden.

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  • Esterelle

    Bath

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: EVL

    This spacious, single storey holiday property is within a few minutes’ level walking distance to the centre of Bath and yet enjoys a peaceful, secluded location opposite Henrietta Park, one of Bath’s many beautiful parks. The property has secure and ample parking within the gated grounds and is adjacent to the owner’s home. Bath is renowned for its architectural treasures, in particular The Royal Crescent, The Circus, Pump Room and Pulteney Bridge, and the entire city has been designated a World Heritage site. Other famous attractions include the Roman Baths, the 15th-century abbey, and the recent arrival of the Thermae Bath Spa with open air rooftop pool. Catch a show at the beautiful Theatre Royal, which puts on performances all year round to appeal to all the family, with drama, comedy, dance, opera and frequent Sunday concerts. There is a year round calender of festivals and cultural events, and a huge array of cafes, bars and restaurants to choose from. Bath is also famous for its range of quality independent shops. Situated in the West Country, visitors can experience all the regions foods, cheeses and wines at local farmers markets, as well as trying the famous Bath Bun. The canal and River Avon run through the city, and their footpaths are excellent for walking, cycling and boating. Further afield, one can easily reach Longleat, Cheddar, with its breathtaking limestone gorge and caverns, Glastonbury, and the many National Trust houses such as Dryham Park, Stourhead and Lacock Abbey. The historic cathedral city of Wells is easily accessible, with its bustling market square, Bishop’s Palace and medieval cobbled streets. It is only a 45 minutes’ drive to the prehistoric Stonehenge, a mysterious monument that attracts millions of people every year. Shop 200 yards, pub 100 yards.

    Large living room. Large dining room. Kitchen with TV, breakfast area and wooden floor. Conservatory. Two double bedrooms, one with wash basin. Two twin bedrooms. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture
    • Gas barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No smoking

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  • Mill Haven

    Dunster, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: W43495


    Located in the quiet back streets of the pretty medieval village of Dunster, Mill Haven offers flexible and well-appointed holiday accommodation. A converted bungalow, this detached house benefits from two bedrooms on the ground floor and two bedrooms on the first floor. There is an open-plan living room and a further second living room, as well as a lovely conservatory with a dining area to look over the well-maintained, enclosed gardens. Mill haven is perfectly situated so you can walk into Dunster to sample all the delights including the imposing Dunster Castle (NT). During early December, the Dunster Candlelight Festival is well worth a visit. There are many highlights to enjoy during your stay in the area. In Minehead, there is the main train station or take the famous West Somerset Steam Railway, which travels along the coast and then inland to Bishops Lydeard. There is also a beach at Minehead and a promenade, where you can enjoy a walk and an ice cream. Take regular bus services along the coast to such highlights as Porlock and Lynton and Lynmouth. If you are coming with children, a day ticket can be purchased for Butlins on the seafront. Great walking opportunities can be found in the area on both the South West Coast Path and within Exmoor National Park. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor to enjoy. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with folding patio doors/kitchen with breakfast area. Second living room. Dining room/conservatory. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 2 steps down to 1 double, 1 single with additional pull-out single (for children). Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 40’’ Freesat TV. DVD. Gas hob Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and sitting-out area. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Underway

    Porlock, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: EXR

    This delightful, detached holiday property is a must for those seeking to enjoy a comfortable house in a great location. Positioned just outside the delightful coastal village of Porlock in west Somerset, Underway is presented to a very high standard offering comfortable bedrooms and spacious living areas. With magnificent sea views across Porlock Bay towards Hurlestone Point and Bossington Hill, the house is a great place to spend a break catching up with friends and family, or as a well-positioned base for exploring this stunning and uncrowded part of the country. In addition to well-appointed accommodation, there is a delightful garden for guests, including a woodland garden laid out by the noted botanist Norman Hadden, who lived at Underway for many years. Porlock is a very quick drive or a short walk away and has a good range of local shops and restaurants. Also within a fiftteen minute walk is the picturesque harbour of Porlock Weir with its pubs and restaurants.
    Whilst staying at Underway, there is plenty to do. Enjoy the natural wonders of Exmoor and the dramatic coastline in this region. There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path or inland on Exmoor, with highlights such as Dunkery Beacon and the village of Withypool. The pretty Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, which are famous for the Watersmeet Gorge (NT), Valley of the Rocks and the famous funicular cliff railway, are well worth a visit. Looking towards Minehead, visitors here can go back in time on the scenic West Somerset Steam Railway, or visit the enchanting, medieval Dunster Castle (NT), with its beautiful terraced gardens, deer park and watermill, all making for an interesting day out. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor, and fishing, golf, horse riding and cycling are all available. Further afield, the resorts of Ilfracombe, Combe Martin and Woolacombe are well worth a visit. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

    Large living room with French doors. Orangery-style kitchen and dining room with French doors opening to garden. Sitting room. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • 40" Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking

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  • Dale Farm Cottages - Dale Barton

    Priddy, nr. Wells

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: W44324

    Set on the outskirts of Priddy, on a working farm, in the heart of the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and in a wonderful location to explore the best of Someset. These two converted barns, Dale Barton (W44324) and Dale Cottage (W44325) have interconnecting doors making them a great choice for a large family or group of friends. Alternatively, they can be booked independently. They both have patio doors leading to the patio or courtyard.

    There is lovely scenery, country walks and cycling to be found on the doorstep and a village pub nearby in which to ‘wine and dine’ when you return from your days out. Within a few miles, you can have family days out wandering around the impressive Cheddar Gorge, exploring some of the magical and spectacular caves, either in the gorge, or perhaps at Wookey Hole, where you can also take in the 19th-century Paper Mill, Victorian Penny Arcade, Magical Mirror Maze, and much more. The city of Wells is but a few miles away, with its superb cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and quaint shops. Slightly further afield, a walk to the top of the enchanting Glastonbury Tor, with its great views over the county, or maybe spend some time in Street wondering around Clarks Village factory shopping outlet. There are so many places to visit in this charming county, you will be spoilt for choice: Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, West Somerset Steam Railway, Weston-super-Mare with its Grand Pier and SeaQuarium and Bath with its many museums and attraction. There are also many historical houses and gardens to enjoy such as Hestercombe House and Gardens, Montacute House, Barrington Court and Glastonbury Abbey. Beach 18 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors and beams. 2 steps to kitchen with tiled floor. 4 steps up to 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet (also accessed from hallway). First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (zip and link, can be double). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Paved and gravelled courtyard area.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared ¼-acre grounds. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Royal Oak Farm

    Winsford

    Grade
    9
    5
    1
    3
    Ref: EWR

    Royal Oak Farm is a detached, thatched holiday cottage full of character, situated in the heart of Winsford, one of Exmoor’s prettiest villages. Some of the original parts of the cottage date back to the 14th century. There is generous living space and a large enclosed garden to enjoy. Winsford is located in the heart of Exmoor National Park. There is an inviting pub next to the cottage and a local shop within walking distance. The cottage is surrounded by the majesty of Exmoor and there is easy access to some spectacular country walks on the moorland with an extensive network of well marked footpaths. Dulverton is located 6 miles away and has a wider range of shops, restaurants and tea rooms. A visit to Tarr Steps and Dunkery Beacon (highest point on Exmoor) are some of the highlights. Wimball Lake is a short drive away where you can enjoy the wildlife that surrounds the lake, or enjoy sailing, canoeing or angling on the lake. Other local attractions that may be of interest are the village and castle at Dunster, the West Somerset Railway at Minehead and the villages of Porlock Weir, Lynton and Lynmouth. There are beaches at Dunster and Blue Anchor. Shop
    100 yards and pub 20 yards.

    Large beamed living room. Sitting room. Large dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed. Two twin bedrooms. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included
    • Full oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • No smoking

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  • The Barn

    Bicknoller

    Grade
    9
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: E2146

    In a secluded and peaceful position on the fringes of the Quantock Hills, the cottages at Meadowsweet Farm offer a delightful base for a Somerset holiday. The 18th century Mill and 15th century Dairy are award winning conversions, whilst the handsome Barn has also been pleasingly converted by the same architect. The Mill (ref: E1787) lies next to the millstream across the cobbles from the farmhouse, it retains many original features - ancient timbers, shutters and grinding stones, all sympathetically incorporated into a delightful cottage of great charm. The Dairy (ref: E1788) is a pretty cottage nestling under its thatch and adjoins the owners’ 15th century farmhouse. Set within 30 acres of meadows and woodland, they all offer individual, attractive and very comfortable accommodation only 9 miles from the beach at Blue Anchor. Hens wander freely in the farmyard and from the meadows there are picturesque views of the West Somerset Steam Railway.
    This is superb walking, riding and mountain biking country, within easy reach of the glories of Exmoor National Park including Watersmeet, a wooded gorge with beautiful walks, where the East Lyn river meets Hoaroak Water; the famous resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth, linked by a unique cliff railway; the remarkable limestone pinnacles and cliff drops at Valley of the Rocks; the quaint village of Porlock and waterfront at Polock Weir; Dunster Castle; and Dunkery Hill, the highest point on the moor. Taunton and the resort of Minehead are both about 13 miles distant. A shop and pub serving food are under 1 mile away in the pretty village of Bicknoller, from where steep paths lead to stunning views from the ridge.

    Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining area/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with additional low ‘platform’ single. Second staircase to 1 twin bedroom.

    Woodburner in living room included. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Shared 30-acre grounds. Shared gardens. Patio area and furniture. Parking. No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream and mill pond in grounds.

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  • Moorleaze - Stourhead

    Witham Friary, Frome

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: EPK

    " Spacious well-equipped cottages...with an idyllic rural setting amidst a chorus of wildlife "

    Conveniently located for Longleat, Bath and the Mendip Hills and Gorges, Moorleaze nestles on the border of Somerset with Dorset and Wiltshire. Enjoying a tranquil setting with stunning views all around, it provides the perfect retreat at any time of year. Built from local stone and boasting every modern convenience, the cottages offer spacious and superbly fitted accommodation, presented to 5 Star standards. The 76-acre grounds include farmland, woodland, orchard and two lakes, whilst the glorious views encompass fields and gently wooded hills. A haven for wildlife, deer and hares abound, often coming within yards of the cottages. Buzzards, kestrels, tawny and barn owls, pheasants, swallows and many other species nest here. The lower lake is stocked with carp, tame enough to feed from guests’ hands - so no fishing! The idyllic village of Witham Friary, complete with an unspoiled pub, is a few minutes’ stroll and found fame as the setting for the TV series Building the Dream.
    Benefiting from its countryside setting, Moorleaze also affords easy access all year round and is within a short driving distance of many famous locations. Longleat is close by, as are Wookey Hole and the Yeovilton Aircraft and Haynes Motor Museums. Bath, designated a World Heritage Site, boasts many delights including the Roman Baths. Nearby Frome has even more listed buildings than Bath and hosts a renowned arts and music festival in early July. Salisbury, Wells, Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Avebury are also popular places to visit from Moorleaze. NT properties include the incomparable Stourhead, just minutes away. Walkers are spoilt for choice, from the local countryside to the splendour of the Mendips, including Cheddar Gorge. With its magnificent indoor pool, games room, tennis court, climbing frame and idyllic setting, The Sunday Times described Moorleaze as
    "a sure-fire child pleaser", and it’s just as popular with adults, an ideal break at any time of the year. The village pub is within walking distance. Shops 6 miles.

    Spacious living/dining room with well-equipped country-style oak kitchen area. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower bath and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed, and one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower bath and toilet.

    • 42in plasma TV
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen, towels and beach towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair
    • Two digital TVs (Freeview)
    • Wi-fi
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared courtyard, garden
    • Shared barbecues
    • Ample parking
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (50ft x 17ft, depth 4ft ) with infra red sauna
    • Shared games chalet
    • Shared tennis court
    • Shared children’s play area
    • No smoking
    • NB: Two small ponds in the garden and unfenced lakes in the grounds

    SUPERB ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

    • Magnificent indoor heated swimming pool (50ft x 17ft, depth 4ft) with seating, showers and changing facilities.
    • Tennis court
    • Children’s playframe with swings, slides and play tent
    • Large games room with pool table, table tennis and play area with toys for young children
    • 76-acre grounds with lakes and walks through woods and fields
    • Large courtyard with seats and tables
    • Further seats and tables overlooking top lake with great sunset views

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  • Millgrove House

    Staplegrove, nr. Taunton

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: KAAM

    In a secluded, charming setting and with a pleasant countryside outlook, Millgrove House stands detached within spacious grounds and offers superb well-equipped family accommodation for the discerning holidaymaker. Individually designed, with a beautifully-presented interior, it benefits from a covered heated swimming pool with a hopper profile floor, set in a large sun terrace complete with loungers and barbecue, providing an ideal place in which to relax and dine al fresco. The thoughtful owners have also added charming extra touches including bathrobes, offering guests home from home comforts.
    Within the grounds, children are well-catered for with a lawned play area with swings and slide providing amusement, alongside a games room offering a pool table, air hockey and table tennis outside, so there are plenty of facilities to keep the family entertained.
    Just outside the county town of Taunton, the holiday property is conveniently located, with the town offering a wide range of shops, restaurants, sporting a wide range of facilities and entertainment opportunities in the local area. Close to the Quantock Hills, there is excellent walking to enjoy, golf nearby as well as horse riding. This accommodation requires sympathetic consideration of a neighbouring property.
    Within easy reach are Exmoor and the north Somerset coast, as well as Minehead, Watchet, Blue Anchor and the excellent beaches on the north Devon coast. Other attractions of note include the West Somerset Steam Railway, the National Trust properties of Dunster Castle, Barrington Court and Montecute House, as well as Hestercombe Gardens, Glastonbury, and Wells Cathedral.
    Beach 15 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Spacious living room with open fire. Sitting room. Spacious dining room. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with electric Rangemaster (for cooking), breakfast area and TV. Utility. Conservatory. Games room with TV. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed and TV. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Four double bedrooms, each with 6ft zip & link bed and TV; one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Open fire - fuel available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Nine satellite TVs
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Electric Rangemaster included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Two American-style fridge/freezers
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio area
    • Barbecue (April-October only)
    • Ample parking
    • Indoor heated swimming pool (3ft 9in x 16ft 4in, depth 3ft 6in to 8ft)
    • Games room with pool table
    • Outdoor table tennis
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Travellers Rest

    Timberscombe, nr. Minehead

    Grade
    10
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W40132

    Located in Exmoor National Park

    In a wonderful scenic valley, on Exmoor National Park, 8 miles south of Minehead, this 17th century semi-detached character cottage is excellent for two families. In an idyllic location, with a small stream running through the valley, this cottage full of charm, with its stone floors and wooden beams, has been tastefully furnished and has a large upstairs living room with a woodburner, leading out onto a balcony. You can unwind with some stunning country walks through woodlands and the moors, go horse-riding, fishing or cycling in this unspoilt area, or visit the many attractions within easy driving. Minehead is a must with its Somerwest World Theme Park, sandy beach and scenic steam railway for a trip back in time to Bishop’s Lydeard. There is also the fascinating magical medieval Dunster Castle, Mill and Deer Park, Tropiquaria, and towards Tiverton Knightshayes Court and Gardens (NT), which will make for a great holiday. Shop and pub with food 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room with beams. Kitchen with stone floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional bunk, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with exposed wood work and patio doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Video. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Rayburn. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Two lawned gardens and furniture. Balcony. Portable gas barbecue. Parking (3 cars). NB: There is a small river close to the property.

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  • Yenworthy Farm - Yenworthy Mill

    Nr. Lynmouth

    Grade
    10
    4
    3
    2
    Ref: HEES

    Set in a spectacular location on the northern slopes of Exmoor National Park, a few hundred yards from the coast and with views of the Bristol Channel, Yenworthy Farm is situated in ‘Doone Country’, and actually appears in the novel itself. The gun which was supposedly used to repel the ‘Doones’ still hangs in the farmhouse to this day. This working farm once had its own mill and the old water wheel can still be seen. Two traditional barns in the courtyard of the farm have been sympathetically converted to offer a very high standard of accommodation throughout.
    Yenworthy is ideal for walkers - a rugged pathway leads from the farm down to a secluded beach and there is direct access to one of the most scenic sections of the South West Coast Path. There are 13 miles of footpaths to explore on the farm itself and it even has its own historic monument - an old Roman Fort at Old Burrow. A haven for wildlife, it has four Sites of Special Scientific Interest and rare species of butterflies and trees. The nearest sandy beach is Lee Abbey (5 miles) and there are excellent surfing beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton within easy driving distance. There are three pubs with restaurants within 3 miles and plenty of shops in Lynton and Lynmouth
    (4 miles), Polock (7 miles), Minehead (13 miles) and Barnstaple (21 miles), which also has a popular covered market. River fishing and grazing for horses are available by arrangement. Shops 4 miles.

    Spacious beamed living/dining room with well-equipped kitchen area, wood-burning stove, wooden floor and door to garden. Stairs to galleried sitting room with TV. Short flight of stairs to double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, additional bunk beds (for +2) and Velux windows. Twin bedroom with Velux windows. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Video
    • Stereo/CD
    • Small enclosed garden with courtyard, patio and furniture
    • Unsuitable for
      the infirm

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV (satellite)
    • DVD
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Broadband
    • Payphone
    • 1200-acre shared, natural grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Stabling for horses and private fishing available by arrangement
    • Natural spring water supply
    • Pets free of charge

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  • Somerset Country Escape - The Old Mill

    Wrantage, nr. Taunton

    Grade
    10
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: 30858

    Surrounded by beautiful countryside in south Somerset, these three converted barns (refs 30858, 30859 and 30860) have been graded 4 star by Visit England, and offer very good holiday accommodation on the owners 100-acre beef and arable farm, which guests are welcome to roam around. Each cottage has shared use of a hot tub, or enjoy spa pampering, clay pigeon shooting, art classes, catering or dance classes, as well as a ’murder mystery’ evening and catering which are all available on site, by arrangement direct with the owner. Taunton and many attractions that abound in this lovely county are within easy driving distance. Take a trip to one of the UKs most dramatic natural features, the famous Cheddar Gorge and Caves, and the nearby Wookey Hole which has some of Britain’s most spectacular caves. The cathedral city of Wells and Bishops Palace are worth a visit. Take a walk up to the top of the renown Glastonbury Tor, which has fantastic views over the county, or enjoy a walk around the Abbey, the legendary burial place of King Arthur. The Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and the Haynes Motor Museum make a fantastic day out, aswell as The Exmoor National Park and the West Somerset Steam Railway. The Old Mill (30858) and The Granary (30859) adjoin each other. The Barn (30860) is detached. The properties can be booked independently or together. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with French doors/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. Spiral stairs to first floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single, 1 twin, 1 bunk with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Shared, large, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking.

    All properties: Economy 7 central heating (first floor) and Electric heaters (ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 100-acre natural grounds. Barbecue. Cycle store. Shared hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds 30 yards. Pond in grounds 300 yards.

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