The Coach House
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This 2 bedroom cottage sleeps up to 6 and is located on a working farm in England's West Country in Somerset, at the foothills of the Quantocks.
Dating back to the 17th century, the coach house is Grade II listed and has been recently restored and refurbished to now provide high quality self-catering accommodation. The wonderful original features and character have been retained. The structure and furnishings are mainly oak timbered and there is underfloor heating throughout on the ground floor, just wonderful under foot.
There are two double bedrooms on the first floor, both of which have the benefit of ensuite facilities. The living area and kitchen are open plan. There is plenty of comfortable seating in the living area with one of the sofas also being a small double sofa bed. There is a TV, DVD player and a selection of DVDs, books and games. The property also benefits from wifi, should you wish to bring a laptop/ipad etc. The high quality handmade kitchen is fully equipped with a dual-range master, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, cooking utensils and an integrated fridge freezer. There is also a washing machine and ironing facilities as well as a separate cloakroom.
Situated on a working farm, there are animals such as horses, chickens, dogs and cats, all of which guests are likely to encounter! They are all very friendly, and love the attention, so do not be afraid to pet them.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
The location provides some wonderful scenery and great walking, mountain biking and horse riding opportunities. Should the client so wish, there are stabling facilities which would permit them to bring their own horse.
There are many shops, supermarkets, banks etc, in both of the local towns, only a 15 minute drive away. There are also many fantastic country pubs all at a similar distance.
There are plenty of golfing opportunities in the area, Enmore park, Oake manor, Taunton Vale, to name but a few. Should one wish to go, more information can be giving on site.
Places of interest: Glastonbury Tour, Wookey hole caves, cheddar gorge, Jurassic coast, Willows and Wetland Centre. Several theme parks accessible.Burnham-on-Sea with its long sandy beach and sand dunes; Kilve Beach on the West Somerset Coast Path, fantastic rock formations.
For bathing go to St Audries, Blue Anchor Bay, Dunster.The best beaches are on the south coast (one and half hours drive) and for surfing at Woolacombe to the west. More information can be given on site.
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2 Sep 2013
"Perfect secluded accommodation with great access"
We recently took a 4 night stay at the Coach House and I can only say it's excellent.
Perfect decor, everything new, comfy beds, 2 good en-suite's, balcont off one of the rooms, dishwasher, washing machine, 2 couches etc etc etc. You can park right beside the barn which is handy.
We took our 2 daughters (16 and 8) and both loved it. There are horses nearby and chickens (with fresh eggs in the fridge on arrival). All the basic food items are there including a few bits if you arrive late and hungry. We also were treated to a beautiful loaf of fresh bread and wine in the fridge.
The family are polite but keep their distance for you to be as private as you wish.
There's great access from the M5 and getting to Taunton, Cheddar Gauge, Bath, Beaches etc were all easy.
We would definitely stay again and will recommend to friends.
Oh, and our black labrador was welcome which was a real treat for the whole family.
7 Aug 2013
"Beautiful, good quality, family-friendly, great farm location"
We stayed at the coach house for 6 nights, and it was absolutely beautiful. The house is newly renovated, and easy to live in. Everything was squeaky clean. We are a family of 6, our kids are between the ages of 2 and 13. We felt very welcome, the owners had set us up with different foods and munchies, a written guide to the services in the nearby villages, lots of leaflets on sights to visit in the area, books to read, a big big kitchen for cooking our own meals, and were friendly and interested in the best way possible. The house is set on a farm, complete with horses (our teenage-daughter enjoyed this very much), dog, cats, chickens, tractors, the works. The surrounding area is beautiful, overlooking green pastures, old buildings, fields. Forest walks starting in the forest at the farm. There is a Tesco Express in North Petherton (5 min. drive), and a Morrisons and other shops in Bridgwater (12 min. drive). It was very easy to book, the owners were looking after us so well, and the atmosphere when staying at the property is relaxing, friendly, welcoming. We had an absolutely lovely time, and will try to come back again. The house is set up with wi-fi (a bit slow), tv and dvd-player, board games, books, washer, bbq, clothes line outside, outside furniture for 4 people, good quality fittings everywhere. Two ensuite double bedrooms, one with an extra single bed. The sofa-bed in the living room will do fine for kids. Everything you need is there, towels, kitchen towels, soaps, washing powder, tabs for the dishwasher. We used the house as a base for day trips to Stone Henge, Lyme Regis, Bath, Brean beach, Shepton Mallet, and for relaxing and doing nothing. We didn't get around to visiting any of the nearby gorges, or national parks also close by - but maybe next time. We can only say thank you, it was a pleasure.
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