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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri
4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.
These two properties have been sympathetically and lovingly converted, making them ideal countryside retreats for couples or families wishing to holiday together whilst enjoying their own space. Set on a working farm with horses, they enjoy a superb elevated location in the Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and are surrounded by glorious rolling hills, countryside and meadows in an idyllic and peaceful setting.The Granary (ref UK11719) is an attractive terraced property offering much light and space, with high vaulted ceilings and attractive modern comfortable furnishings. It has been carefully co-ordinated to a very high standard. The Stable House (ref UK11720) is a semi-detached, ‘upside down’ house, with the spacious open plan living/dining room/kitchen on the first floor, offering glimpses of the lovely views. The double bedroom, which has a period Queen Anne bed, is on the ground floor, together with a twin bedroom and a bathroom. All of the rooms have been tastefully furnished using a mixture of antique and modern furniture and artefacts, as well as thoughtful personal touches.There is a myriad of footpaths and bridleways close by, ideal for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The owner welcomes guests who may wish to bring their own horse (by prior arrangement), and paddocks and stables are available on-site. The properties also benefit from the use of a separate shared games barn with snooker and table tennis, and an outside seating and barbecue area.The Quantocks are known for the poets such as Coleridge and Wordsworth, but the area is mainly known, however, for its brilliant walks. For keen amblers, there are pubs and cafés to walk to, and a short drive away are the nearby village shop and pubs, some of which offer a varied menu using locally sourced produce. Just 11 miles away is the beach at East Quantoxhead, renowned for its fossil hunting, whilst Bishops Lydeard nearby is home to a working water mill and a blacksmith’s shop. Taunton, with its shopping, restaurants and leisure facilities, is about 8 miles. Other places to visit within an hour’s drive include one of the UK’s most dramatic natural features, Cheddar Gorge and Caves, and Wookey Hole, which has spectacular showcaves. Picturesque Dunster, with its castle, is a lovely place to visit, as is Kilve beach near Watchet, which is great for fossil hunting. Be sure to visit The Valley of the Rocks, a dry valley that runs parallel to the coast about half a mile from Lynton, and famous for its geology, view and herd of goats! The coastal cliffs are some of the highest in Britain and provide some challenging walks for climbing and walking enthusiasts. The cathedral city of Wells and its Bishops Palace are also worth a visit, or why not take a walk up to the top of the renowned Glastonbury Tor, which has amazing views over the county? You can also enjoy a walk around the abbey, the legendary burial place of King Arthur. The Yeovilton Fleet Air Museum and The Haynes Motor Museum also make for a great day out, as well as Minehead with seaside entertainment, The Exmoor National Park and West Somerset Steam Railway. Beach 10½ miles. Shop 3½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 7 guests.
2 steps to entrance.Ground Floor:Bedroom 1: With double bed.Bedroom 2: With twin beds.Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.First Floor:Open plan living space: With beams.Living area: With wood burner and 40" Freeview TV and DVD player.Dining area: With wooden floor.Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, fridge, washer/dryer and wooden floor.
Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. External games room with snooker table, table tennis, Freeview TV and seating. 15-acre grounds with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue (shared with other property on-site). Stabling and grazing for horses available by prior arrangement. Private parking for 2 cars. Welcome pack. No smoking. Please note: No children under 10 years old. The property has a natural water supply from a borehole.
English Country Cottages is the trading name of Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd.
Registered Office: Spring Mill, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB94 0AA.
Registered in England and Wales. Company Registration Number: 00965389.
VAT Registered Number: GB 598 22 99 77