D5 - Quern Barn
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
At the end of Combwich village and right next to the Parrett Trail, an ancient stone barn beautifully and carefully converted into this pretty cottage. Snug behind the owners' pretty farmhouse, it has rural views of an orchard and horse paddock (which you are welcome to wander and make use of the summer house - good views of the estuary, Brent Knoll and Wales beyond) and also a busy wildlife pond (unfenced). A very peaceful spot. A hundred yards from the cottage is access to the newly created 400 hectare Steart Peninsula wetland nature reserve with panoramic viewpoints and wildlife observation hides, excellent for cycling, walking and birdwatching.
Inside, all on one level, lots of light, clean lines and contemporary furniture. Open-plan living/dining area with TV/DVD, beams to apex and French windows (step) to small, enclosed garden (table/chairs - perfect for morning sun). Neatly fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave). Two bedrooms – a double (5' bed), and a twin. Shower-room (wet-room suite). Utility area with washing machine in neighbouring barn. No children under 8, except pre-crawling babies. A great year-round spot for a civilised break and fantastic for 'twitchers'.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|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 4 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.
Combwich: pretty Quantock village (PO/shop, pub) on the edge of the river Parrett, 4 miles inland from the Bristol Channel and Bridgwater Bay nature reserve - splendid for walkers and birdwatchers. Bridgwater (and the M5 - so easy access), 5 miles. Sandy beaches at Burnham (13 miles) or Minehead (20 miles).
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