Cottage | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Standing on its own 200 yards from Compton Bishop church, with good views down the valley, is Compton House, a smart and stylish family home. The Mendips rise directly behind with good walks up to Crook Peak and fine views over the levels. At the front, a south-facing terrace runs the length of the house with Magnolia grandiflora and other interesting plants, table/chairs, fire pit and barbecue. Surrounding it, a large, enclosed lawned garden, croquet lawn (mallets provided), children's adventure playground, trampoline, outdoor heated swimming pool (available 23 May to 12 September) and all-weather hard tennis court. Games room (pool table, darts, table football, Wii, iPod dock, TV/Sky/DVD/Blu-ray). Table tennis in garage.Entrance hall (for coats/boots); loo (washbasin). Big open-plan kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, tepanyaki griddle, two cookers, induction hob) with huge table/chairs and big French windows to the terrace; off this, utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher), another hall and loo. Large living room with big comfy sofas and open fire, TV/Sky/DVD and French windows to the terrace. Sitting room with open fire, TV/DVD and French windows to the terrace. Upstairs, four bedrooms, all with good views – the master double with dressing room and en suite shower-room (suite); a double (5' bed, footboard) with en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower); another double; and a twin; bathroom (suite with separate shower).
At the rear of the house is a smart annexe: hall and two double bedrooms (TVs), one with en suite bathroom (suite) and the other with en suite shower-room (wet-room suite).
Sleeps maximum of 12, including babies. Arrival after 5pm. Damages Deposit £500. A great house in a wonderful setting.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Games room, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (5)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, Private tennis court|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 5 star.
The West Country region
Somerset: is dairy cows in lush water-meadows, huge rolling cornfields, immense views, dark chocolate ploughed fields, luxuriant cottage gardens, orchards and the hedgerows alive with songbirds. To the north, the limestone Mendip Hills, splendid for walking, containing caves and Cheddar Gorge; and beautiful Bath with its natural hot springs, a city enjoyed by Jane Austen, steeped in Roman and Georgian history and still very culturally alive - a World Heritage Site. In Somerset's middle, the flatness of Sedgemoor (where Monmouth enticed the West Country's farmers to be slaughtered for him) with cattle at sunset as in a classical painting, villages on low hills. Nearby are Glastonbury with its tor and legends (and festival) and Wells with its tremendous cathedral. To the south is the Hamstone country - beautiful rolling farmland where almost every cottage is of golden stone, and every few miles are magnificent houses/gardens open to the public; at Yeovilton, the excellent Fleet Air Arm Museum (Concorde). In the Vale of Taunton, between Exmoor, the Quantocks and the Blackdown Hills, is some of the richest farmland in England, wonderfully unspoilt and peaceful.
And to the north-west, the 40 square miles of the beautiful Quantock Hills stretching from Taunton (county town) to the Bristol Channel sea and big sandcastling beaches. Wooded, heather-topped, home to red deer and loved by Wordsworth and Coleridge. Superb walks/rides, tremendous views, deep romantic valleys, pretty villages. Along the Quantocks' western foot chugs the steam railway from Bishop's Lydeard to Minehead. Few beautiful-country areas are so rich in interesting and splendid man-made things to see.
Compton Bishop: tiny farmland village (fine church) on the Mendips' southern slopes - splendid walking, with views across the Somerset Levels. Axbridge (shops), 2 miles; Cheddar Gorge (caves), 4; sea/sandy beaches at Weston-super-Mare, 8, or Burnham (good golf), 9. Riding locally; Blagdon Lake (fishing), 7 miles. Bristol, 18; Bath, 30. Nearest pub, 1½ miles.