This spacious airy apartment is on the second floor of a converted barn standing in five acres featuring a lake with wild flower meadow, formal gardens and lawns, as well as fields and woodland areas.
Whether you choose to relax 'at home' or spend days away, we can assure of a peaceful and comfortable base here at Higher House.
We are pleased to welcome guests with well behaved dogs but request they are kept under control, as we keep sheep and poultry on our smallholding.
Short breaks and week long holidays can be booked throughout the year Enjoy cricket in Taunton, golf at nearby Oake Manor and water sports at Wimbeball and Clatworthy. Cycle hire is available in Taunton.
Somerset enjoys an extensive network of footpaths to provide country walks to suit all tastes.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Minehead 35 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 75 km, Nearest railway: Taunton 9 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
Somerset is rightly known as the Jewell of the Southwest
Hillcommon has a pub which serves good food and is within walking distance of your holiday home: nearby Oake has a post office and community run shop. Wiveliscombe has an excellent butcher with complementary delicatessen, chemist and small supermarkets (which are open into the evening). Taunton has a full range of supermarkets and a variety of smaller shops as well as a good representation of the national chain stores.
This is an farming area, but is very well served with footpaths which can provide many different walks, particularly for dog owners. We are all asked to respect the countryside at all times, with particular regard to local farmers and their livestock and crops. You are most welcome to use our grounds to exercise your pets but please keep dogs on a lead when we have our sheep grazing nearby.
Our visitors have found this a good base for exploring both the north and south coasts, with easy access to the Quantock Hills and Exmore. Garden enthusiasts can visit Hestercombe House as well as National Trust properties at Knights Hayes, Killerton and East Lambrook, and RHS Rosemoor in north Devon.
For those researching their family roots, Somerset Heritage Centre is 10 minutes drive.