E39 - The Dairy
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
� high on a hill in Draycott, a 250-year-old cottage, renovated with local stone and made airy and light. Behind, 13 very steep uneven original stone steps (handrail) up to a small garden with patio (table/chairs, barbecue). Bridleway and nature reserve adjacent to the cottage and a footpath leads to the top of Cheddar Gorge.Sun room (small table/chairs) with stone floor and views across the Somerset Levels. Comfortable, open-plan living/dining room with slate floor (rugs), window seats, sofas, coal-effect electric fire and TV/DVD, opening to fitted galley-style kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, fridge-freezer, gas hob/electric oven) with door to the garden steps. Stairs up to two bedrooms � a double (5� bed) with TV, lovely views and stable doors to exterior stone steps, and a room with two singles. Bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). A lovely cottage overlooking the Somerset Levels.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 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
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1)|
|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 3.5 star.
The Somerset 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.
Draycott: village (PO/shop, two pubs, church, children�s play area, art gallery), renowned for its strawberry fields, on the 50-mile West Mendip Way at the foot of the southern slopes of the Mendips. Cheddar, 2 miles; Wookey Hole Caves, 4�; Axbridge (town, reservoir walks and watersports), 5; Wells (cathedral city), 6; Glastonbury, 12.
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