Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Holiday cottage for 2 in Visit Britain 4 Star accommodation, available from Easter to October. Non- smokers only and sorry no pets.
17th Century Periwinkle is full of character, being mid terrace of three delightful Cob built cottages, accessed via a short footpath from the road, where guests park their car. Tastefully modernised but retaining its charm with exposed beams and stone inglenook recess. All windows are double glazed and taps are lever action. The cream porcelain tiled floor and white walls make the cottage bright and light. Heaters are wall mounted and powered via electricity which is via a £1 coined meter.
The cottage has a well equipped bespoke kitchen, with a ceramic hob double oven cooker, microwave, slow cooker, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and freezer. The bath has an incorporated electric shower, with glass screen, there is also a shaver point and heated towel rail. The very comfortable double bed is made ready for guests arrival, with a 10 tog duvet, or a 4.5 tog for warm summer months. Periwinkle`s location makes it a peaceful retreat, with fantastic panoramic views from the summer-house in the second garden, with its patio, barbecue and garden furniture. Guests have their own secure garden shed with freezer, and extra storage for cases, cycles etc. The cottage is very well equipped with Tourist Information, maps and walking guides. Saturday arrival is from 3pm and departure time is 10am on the last morning.. A welcome tea of home made fruit scones is provided for guests on arrival.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol, Nearest railway: Taunton|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
West Somerset is truly a wonderful place to visit. The scenery with Exmoor as its heart, is one of the most diverse regions in the UK, attracting visitors throughout the year to explore its special qualities. The wide sweep of country that surrounds the moor, has many treasures to be sought out or stumbled upon. Hill ranges that lie separate from Exmoor are the thickly wooded Brendons, which rise south of Minehead, whose uplands provide great views east to the Quantocks, north towards the coast and the Bristol Channel, and
west to where the Brendons blend seamlessly into Exmoor proper.
The coastline stretches from Porlock Weir with its pebbled shore and quaint cottages, Minehead a traditional seaside town, Blue Anchor a popular holiday bay, the ancient little port of Watchet with its marina, the shores at East Quantoxhead, Kilve with its fossil-rich cliffs,all the way to the flat and muddy bird watchers paradise of Stert Point on Bridgwater bay. Take a trip on the hooting and puffing West Somerset Steam Railway from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard and experience a relaxed trip back in time, seeing the coastline and rural country side pass by at a leisurely pace.
Whether it`s the cosy little villages, cream teas, rural crafts and sea side pubs you like, or the coastal and moorland walks with sightings of the Exmoor ponies, red deer, Exmoor Horn Sheep and buzzards, there is some thing for every one.
Stogumber is a picturesque village situated in a valley in a valley between the Quantock Hills and the Brendons. The village is surrounded by farmland , lovely countryside and local walks. The Parish comprises the village, plus several hamlets, including Vellow, Capton, Kingswood, Coleford Water and the Vexfords. Stogumber is a mixture of colour washed and thatched properties, with approximately 600 residents.
Visit Medieval Dunster and its National Trust Castle, Cleeve Abbey, Combe Sydenham Hall and country park,. and the wild life at Tropiquaria. There is Allerford with its pack horse bridge, Bossington beach, Porlock and the weir, Horner Woods, Winsford, Exford, Dulverton, Tarr Steps, Oare Church in Lorna Doone Valley - all within easy reach of Stogumber. See local crafts by potters, artists and black smiths. There are country walks, cycles for hire, horse riding on the Quantocks and Exmoor, with water sports at Wimbleball Lake, fishing at Clatworthy , plus boat and seafishing trips available from Watchet and Minehead,
The small town of Williton is just three miles from Stogumber, providing extensive shopping facilities. It has two Supermarkets, Newsagent, Green Grocer, Butcher, Iron Monger, Chemist, Doctors surgery and a Dentist. There are two banks, a PO, a petrol station and several pubs.
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11 Oct 2014
"Lovely part of the world"
Stayed at periwinkle cottage and were very impressed with this beautiful little village which is very peaceful and relaxing, there are plenty of things to do and we were blessed with beautiful weather… More
I met the guests whilst gardening at the cottage on the Friday. They were full of praise for the cottage, it`s contents, location, and the peace and quiet. I apologised regarding the motor bike parking. A motor cyclist had stayed before and parked his bike off road, maybe his bike had been more manoeuvrable.The guests said parking on the road had not caused a problem, and had certainly not spoilt their holiday.
The plumber will be correcting the recent water noise problem in the coming weeks, now that the cottage is closed for the season. It was at his request to leave it until the closure in case problems arise. Guests rarely use the bath as most prefer the efficiency of the electric shower.
As the guests were so full of praise for the cottage when I met them, I feel this unflattering review is due to what happened after their departure.
The cottage was left in a very dirty state, taking me 5 hours to clean which is excessive. A fork belonging to a set costing £77 was missing, which I eventually found in their refuse for disposal! I do not charge a refundable fee against "breakages, loss or extra cleaning". It is based on trust that the cottage and it`s contents will be cared for, and left clean and tidy as laid out in the Conditions of Hire.
I did write to the couple about the latter, which has obviously influenced the writing of this review.
11 May 2014
"Away from it all, but within easy reach."
Periwinkle Cottage is all that is promised from the location to the quality of the accommodation. It is within easy reach of Beautiful Exmoor and the coast which caters for all from gaudy seaside reso… More
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