A mile from Luxborough, a pretty and very private, semi-detached, 18th cent. cottage in a lovely setting on the banks of a stream that runs to the Washford River meandering through the magnificently wooded Brendon Hills down to Watchet. Lots of wild garden along the riverbank (small children beware); plenty of pheasants and sometimes deer. Path down over the lawn to French windows into fitted kitchen/dining room with washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer. Spacious living room with beams and big inglenook (woodburner which runs central heating, logs included), VDU/DVD/video (no TV reception) and videos. Wood floors (rugs) downstairs, carpeted upstairs. Stairs up to three bedrooms � a bunk room (3' beds), and a twin which leads through to a double (iron bedstead) with en suite loo and windows on three sides. Bathroom (suite, shower over bath). A very lovely place for peace and relaxation.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), 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 3 star.
Exmoor: exquisite National Park beside the sea: beech trees, sheep, wheeling buzzards and heather hills, from many of which you look over the sea to Wales and its mountains. Below are the most gracefully carved of steep oak-filled valleys where rushing, bouldered little rivers are paddleable and the red deer spend the winters, and perhaps the most dream-like rose-covered cottage villages of them all, where the pace of life is leisurely. At night, marvellously unpolluted skies for stargazing (recently designated an International Dark Sky Reserve).
Porlock Vale is one of the most beautiful farmed bits of England, Dunkery must be ascended, the area of The Chains is wild and wonderful for walking or riding; the Oare valley (Lorna Doone country) is an excellent place to take Granny for a visit to tiny, fascinating Oare church, a cream tea in Malmsmead and a sunset drive afterwards through the Valley of the Rocks to Woody Bay (if you drive well). Minehead, the main town, is good for sandcastles, has a Butlins (and a good golf course and a harbour) and isn�t too big. Medieval Dunster is very pretty and has a fine castle (inhabited, National Trust); Dulverton, on the southern edge of the moor and popular with artists, has interesting shops and galleries; Culbone church, one of England�s smallest, is worth walking to. Lots of good food pubs in �hidden� villages, like Luxborough, where the welcome is warm and the atmosphere relaxed.
Luxborough: lovely little village (good food pub) of cottages, some thatched, in a steep wooded valley. The sea and good beach at Minehead (small resort town), 8 miles, or Dunster, 5 miles.