Stables End is a self contained part of our old somerset thatched farmhouse offering a private and restful retreat for your country getaway. We are in the beautiful Brendon Hills, in the Exmoor National Park, and so a haven for walkers and ramblers, - we have access to footpaths and bridle ways direct from the property and to the stunning scenery of Exmoor. Or for the less energetic, there are plenty of other attractions, including lovely beaches at Minehead and Blue Anchor, the ancient town of Dunster with its castle, country pubs and villages, visitor attractions at Tropiquaria, and Donniford Farm Park both just minutes away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||blue anchor 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: exeter 60 km, Nearest railway: taunton 25 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
Situated in the south west of Britain, Exmoor National Park contains an amazing variety of landscapes within its 267 square miles. A unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, shaped by people and nature over thousands of years. Where high cliffs plunge into the Bristol Channel, and cosy pubs and tearooms offer delicious local produce.
The Brendon Hills merge level into the eastern side of Exmoor, and they are included within the Exmoor National Park. The highest point on the hills is Lype Hill at 1,388 feet (423 m) above sea level the range meets Exmoor. The highest point on the ridge itself is 1,350 feet (411 m). Both points are marked by Ordnance Survey trig points and are located within enclosed farmland.
The hills are quite heavily cultivated unlike their neighbouring upland areas of Exmoor and the Quantock Hills. Over the centuries they have been mined for minerals, notably ironstone from which iron is extracted for making steel. During the 19th century this activity reached a peak with the West Somerset Mineral Railway, including an 800 feet (244 m) incline, being built to take the ore to Watchet from where it was sent to Ebbw Vale for smelting. The main mining operations ended when the mines were worked out towards the end of the 19th century. Interesting remains of the mineral railway can be seen just a short distance from Chidgley.
The hills are on the route of the Coleridge Way, which runs along our boundary and can be accessed directly from Chidgley Hill Farm.