Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Avalon Cottage is a tranquil, comfortable detached property set in the owners' grounds and enjoys lovely views across the beautiful South Somerset countryside. The property is located on the edge of the pretty village of East Lambrook (famous for its Margery Fish cottage garden), and has recently been refitted to a very high standard.
The accommodation is suitable for one or two people, and consists of one double bedroom, which can either have a superking double bed or 2 single beds (please let us know when booking), with a large fitted wardrobe, a modern shower room with heated towel rail and mirror and a large sitting room with a 3-seater sofa, HD TV, DVD and Internet Wi-Fi. The well fitted kitchen area includes a ceramic hob with extractor fan, double electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, fridge freezer and an iron and ironing board. The kitchen also has many cookware accessories. There is a dining table and 2 dining chairs, extra chairs can be provided if required. Through French doors from the sitting room there is an (unheated) conservatory with table and chairs. Full central heating and double-glazing ensures a warm house whatever the time of year.
A short walk away in the village is the Rose and Crown, an attractive traditional country pub dating in part back to the 17th century, which serves excellent meals at lunchtime and most evenings. Also in the village is East Lambrook Manor Gardens, created by the late Margery Fish, celebrated plantswoman and gardening writer. The Grade 1 listed garden is renowned as the premier example of the English cottage garden style, and there is also a tearoom, art gallery and plant nursery.
2 miles away is the village of South Petherton with many attractive hamstone buildings where there are numerous shops, delis, churches and the Brewers Arms, another lovely pub. Also within easy reach are Martock, Langport, Crewkerne, Ilminster and Yeovil.
There are a number of National Trust properties within a few miles such as Barrington Court, Montacute House, Lytes Cary Manor, Tintinhull and the Treasurers House in Martock. Muchelney Abbey is also nearby. The renowned 'Field of Dreams' at Barcroft Hall in South Petherton is also well worth a visit. The property is centrally located for visiting both coast lines - to the North you will find Burnham-on-Sea, Weston-Super-Mare, Watchett and Minehead, with the West Somerset Heritage Steam Railway, and to the South the popular towns of Axminster, Sidmouth, Seaton, Lyme Regis and Bridport. Not far away are Taunton, Cheddar Gorge, Wells, Glastonbury and the medieval monastery at Forde Abbey.
The Parrett Trail passes through the village, so walkers will be able to tackle it in both directions - south towards Merriott and Chedington and north towards Bridgewater and Steart.
Cyclists are also well catered for with quiet country lanes, and cycle routes Nos. 30 and 339 pass through the village. Just to the north the Somerset levels provide miles of peaceful easy cycling, to the south it's a bit more challenging! Short guided local cycle tours can be arranged, and lockable storage for your cycles is available on site.
Bird watchers will find the RSPB sites at West Sedgemoor and Swell Wood a 'must visit', and slightly further away are the large nature reserves of Shapwick Heath and Ham Wall. At Aller Moor you might be lucky and see the cranes which have been re-introduced to the area.
So you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of this beautiful unspoilt part of the country or explore the many local footpaths, one directly from the property, which will also enable you to enjoy seeing wildlife such as deer, foxes, woodpeckers, swallows, kingfishers, buzzards or even barn owls if you are really lucky. Due to its location the sky is big and clouds willing the stars at night are clearly seen and can be quite spectacular.
There is plenty of off-road parking and use of a large lawned area with seating and a BBQ.
Electricity, heating, towels and bed linen are included. As the property is on one level disabled access should not be a problem. Additional information and welcome pack on arrival in the cottage. Please feel free to contact us if you require any further details.
The cottage is suitable for 1 or 2 people, possibly plus a baby (a cot can be provided). Regret no pets and no smoking.
Arrive from 4.00 pm and depart by 10.30 a.m.
Somerset Levels Flood Note (updated Feb 9 2014)
Being 80-100 feet above the levels, we are well clear of the flooded areas such as Muchelney and West Moor, and have not suffered any flooding. South Petherton and Crewkerne (for the shops) has remained accessible throughout.
North towards Curry Rivel and Langport the rural roads are impassable, access is by 'A' roads only. South towards Crewkerne, Chard and Yeovil we are not aware of any problems.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lyme Regis 50 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol or Exeter 60 km, Nearest railway: Yeovil, Crewkerne, Chard or Taunton 15 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The West Country region
We are in rolling countryside on the western edge of the small village of East Lambrook, with its excellent pub, a short distance from the Somerset Levels, and 2 miles north of the village of South Petherton with its good selection of local shops. The A303 trunk road is 2 miles away, and junction 25 of the M5 is 17 miles away (Taunton).
This area is ideal for walking and cycling, there being several footpaths within a few hundred yards, and we are just off national cycle routes 30 and 339, although the whole area is just brilliant for leisure cycling. There is an RSPB bird sanctuary at Swell which is 20 minutes drive away.
The surrounding 20 miles are full of interesting places to visit, many of these are National Trust such as Montacute House and Barrington Court. East Lambrook Manor gardens, famous for its cottage garden started by Margery Fish and now a grade 1 listed garden, is a 500 yard walk away.