Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
a mile from Luxborough village and pub, a pretty and very private, semi-detached, 18th cent. cottage in a lovely setting on the banks of a stream that runs into the Washford River meandering through the magnificently wooded Brendon Hills down to Watchet. Lots of wild garden running along riverbank - plenty of pheasants and possibly a deer or two. Path over the lawn to French windows into fitted kitchen with table/chairs, dresser, butler sink, wooden draining boards, washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer. Spacious living room with beams and big inglenook fireplace (woodburner which operates central heating, logs included), VDU/DVD/video (no TV reception) and videos. Wood floors (rugs) downstairs, carpeted upstairs. Door to stairs up to three bedrooms – a bunk room, and a twin which leads through to a double (iron bedstead) with en suite loo and washbasin and windows on three sides. Bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). A very lovely place for people seeking peace and relaxation.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, 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||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), 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.
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.
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.