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Exterior | Stables Cottage - Ellicombe Cottages, Ellicombe, near Dunster
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  • Cottage
  • Ellicombe, near Dunster
  • E2227

Stables Cottage

9

out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

  • 2

Swimming pool
Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

Why not treat your family to a break in Dunster and let Stables Cottage keep you all comfortable during your stay. Children will love the shared pool and outdoor chess.

All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and vaulted ceiling.
Kitchen: With cooker, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
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Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair. Laundry room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with other properties on-site, honesty box). 1-acre garden with secret garden and garden furniture (shared with other properties on-site). 3-acre paddock. Outdoor heated swimming pool (shared with other properties on-site, open 10am-4pm May-September). Outdoor chess. Private parking. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £100.

Outdoor heated swimming pool

At the foot of Grabbist Hill (National Trust) in the Exmoor National Park, these four beautifully furnished and well-equipped Grade II listed cottages are set in the grounds of 16th century Ellicombe Manor. Clustered around a cobbled courtyard they enjoy shared use of an outdoor heated swimming pool, with its own walled area and poolside furniture, and an acre of magnificent sub tropical gardens and 3-acre paddock offering views over the West Somerset Steam Railway and across the Bristol Channel to the Welsh coast. The gardens are a special feature of Ellicombe Manor, filled with mature palm trees, named exotic plants and shrubs and quiet corners with seating. Here, too, visitors may discover the ‘secret garden’ or enjoy a game of outdoor chess or other outdoor games.
A mile away, Dunster, with its famous castle, yarn market and pre Christmas candlelight shopping, offers a selection of pubs, shops, and restaurants. Minehead’s resort attractions, sandy beach and coastal path walks are also close by. Golf, river and lake fishing, horse riding and wonderful walking locally in Exmoor National Park and West Somerset Steam Railway weekends. One mile to the start of South West Coast Path.

Features

Coastal within 1 mile

Cot Available - Cot

Decorated at Christmas

Detached Property

Garden or Patio

Golf nearby

Highchair Available

Horse Riding nearby

Parking - On Site

Pub within 1 mile

Quirky - Quirky Exterior

Rural

Swimming Pool

Unique Cottages

Washing Machine

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00

Pets

  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 7 reviews

9

out of 10

Value for money

9.3

Cleanliness

10

Comfort and Equipment

8

Location

9.4

Local amenities

9.1

Overall rating

9

Sarah

  • Oxford

  • Family

9

out of 10

We had a great holiday and were made very welcome.

23 Jul 2022

Graham

  • SANDHURST

  • Couple

10

out of 10

Our holiday cottage was absolutely beautiful..Fresh clean,home from home. everything we needed was there for us.. The grounds of the manor house are spectacular and we were able to use the the pool that was spacious and inviting and situated within easy reach of the cottages .We were far enough away from Minehead to miss the hustle and bustle but close enough for a lovely stroll to the shops, beach and the steam trains..Restaurants close by and lovely pubs to visit that were welcoming and friendly..Would definitely love to go back..

16 Sep 2021

Martin

  • Hereford

  • Solo Male with Dog

8

out of 10

Stayed for 6 nights in July with my dog, lovely converted stables that has more positives going for it than negatives, and the negatives are a matter of my opinion and high expectations compared to other cottages that I have stayed in during the pandemic. The cottage was very clean and very welcoming as was the welcome from the owner, a bottle of milk in the fridge was a welcome surprise. The only door opens into a small basic kitchen but caters for most needs. The bathroom has a good shower over the bath but could do with a grab handle to help get in and out, not a lot of storage space in the bathroom, but enough for me. There is a moderate size flat screen TV in compact living room area along with seating for 4 plus a dining table with 4 chairs, but no radio. Master bedroom with double bed at end of cottage, moderate size wardrobe with single draw and shelf, two bedside cabinets (no clock radio) completes the set-up. The secondary bedroom is next to the bathroom at the other end of the cottage and has two single beds, a wardrobe and a small chest of drawers. Users of the main bedroom need to negotiate the living area and kitchen to get to and from the bathroom - not ideal. There is Wi-Fi though the weak signal comes from the main house, it will allow email use but the signal is too weak for anything else, there was no signal at all on my last night at the cottage. Personally If I were staying with three others whether adults or children I would find the cottage too small especially as there is no direct attached access to a private garden or patio area. A dog in tow further restricts your space as you cannot just simply open the door and let the dog out for a wee or whatever. The cottage is set amongst several other converted cottages with the owner's house (The Manor) adjacent, there is a large interesting garden with children's swings and outdoor chess set. The attached paddock (the claimed three acres is pushing it) was not usable for dog walking as it had been fenced and 2 sheep and a miniature Shetland Pony were in residence, and where the dog could go the grass was too long and she got grass seed in her eyes. The photo of the paddock on the website needs updating. There is a small outdoor heated swimming pool that was loved by other holiday makers staying on site. The cottage is situated just outside Minehead and is a very short drive to Dunster Beach which is ideal for dog walking, fishing and picnicking, a kiosk is also there that sells snacks and ice cream. There is also a dog walking area just a 5 minute walk from the cottage across the main road and another favourite dog walk was at Greenaleigh just past the harbour, less than a 5 minute early morning drive away, a great place for Porpoise watching along with sheltered seating and a children’s play area. Overall we had a great stay and enjoyed our visit to Ellicombe & Minehead, the cottage is very compact and a little quirky but is very relaxing and convenient to the local attractions and shops.

20 Jul 2021

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