F13 - The Clock House
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
On the edge of East Anstey, a fine, detached house privately enclosed by 2 acres of gardens (unfenced pond, croquet lawn), loved for decades by the family whose home it is. Lots of space for ball games, relaxing, outdoor meals.
Handsome porch; 4 steps up to big height-of-house living room on two levels (2 steps) with splendid inglenook fireplace (woodburner), lovely grandfather clock, big comfy sofa and chairs, TV/DVD/video and French windows to garden. Stairs up to gallery full of bookshelves, a children's bunk room, a double bedroom with low 'A' beams, and bathroom (suite plus hand-shower). Back on the ground floor, back porch for coats/boots; farmhouse-style fitted kitchen with red Aga plus electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, table/chairs, larder with fridge-freezer; two more bedrooms – both twin, one leading into study with double sofa bed and VDU/DVD (no reception in this room), leading to conservatory (cane furniture) built round a prolific grapevine and opening to pretty patio/rock garden; bathroom with bath-shower; separate loo (washbasin). Meat and eggs available from farms nearby. Sleeps maximum of 6 adults. Real country living in a lovely old house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
|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 West Country region
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.
East Anstey: tiny village (church, children's playpark) on Exmoor's southern edge, 2½ miles east of West Anstey (tiny village, pub, church). Anstey Common (heather moorland), 1½ miles away, is popular with red deer. Dulverton (good shops, pubs, restaurant) and Tarr Steps (medieval clapper bridge, pub/restaurant), about 6.
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- 3 Years listed
Calendar last updated:19 Sep 2014
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