The Apple Press
Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Apple Press is perfectly located for families that like to explore. Within easy distance of the stunning Quantock Hills with its open panoramic views, Exmoor with its wooded combes, ancient castles and Red Deer, and the Blackdown Hills with its guided butterfly walks, wildflower weekends and farm open days there is always something to see and do. The county town of Taunton is 2 miles distant with excellent restaurants, and coffee shops. It is home to the Somerset museum which houses the Frome hoard, and for those steam rail enthusiasts the West Somerset Railway (7 miles) is an ideal way to spend a day.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Charmouth 40 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 60 km, Nearest railway: Taunton 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The Apple press has underfloor heating in the kitchen/diner. The sitting room has a woodburner as well as underfloor heating. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious with a televison and comfy chair as well as table & chairs for 6. There is a small boot room, with a door to the shared courtyard. The groundfloor bedroom has its own access to the private courtyard. Ideal for those with mobility issues.
|Further details outdoors|
Occupants have shared use of large courtyard with table tennis table, and sole use of private courtyard with own BBQ, retactable washing line, and seating for 6 with table. There is a large shared garden which occupants are welcome to use upon request. Dogs and children welcome.
The West Country region
The Anglo Saxons called Somerset the land of summer.
Avalon King Arthur's ledgendary kingdom is claimed to be in Glastonbury.
Taunton and the surrounding area is steeped in history. It was the place of the Monmouth rebellion and the Battle of Sedgemoor. The Wellington Monument, erected to commemorate the victory of The Duke of Wellington over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo stands on the highest point on the Blackdown Hills, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
There is so much to explore, the rocky fossil beach at KIlve, the West Somerset Steam Railway and Sheppy's Cider farm. Year round there is a wide range of attractions. The pretty harbours of Watchet and Minehead, the market town of Taunton, cycling on the beautiful, tranquil levels that has some of the best bird watching in the UK.
The Apple Press, Sweethay, a small farming hamlet close to Taunton, is Ideally located to explore all these places and many more. Trull the nearest village has a post office, local shop, and a friendly pub that sells good food. The farmer on Sweethay Lane sells eggs year round and seasonal vegetables.
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5 Nov 2013
"The Apple Press is really child-friendly and was ideal for our needs"
We were there with between 2 and 4 children aged 6 to 10 at the end of october and the house was great - the large kitchen (well-equipped) enabled us to bake together on wet days and eat with guests r… More
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22 Sep 2013
"Relaxing spot to stay"
The Apple press was well equipped and suited our needs in a lovely location.The kitchen was very well equipped and terrific for cooking with plenty of crockery and cutlery and glasses. The beds were v… More
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27 Aug 2013
"Beautifully renovated, lots of space, great location"
We stayed at The Apple Press for a week in August, and it was fantastic! My brother and sister-in-law with their 18 month old were in the downstairs room, my husband and I with our three-month-old in… More
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17 Aug 2013
"Sympathetically restored well equipped barn conversion"
Our week's stay was enhanced by the handy location of the Apple Press. The superbly equipped barn conversion was central to many points of interest. The cottage was spacious and comfortable and it was great to have all bedding and towels provided, lightening our travelling load. We would certainly return if we were in the Taunton area. Our only problem was finding it when we first arrived it is so hidden away.
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2 Jan 2013
"A cosy and charming cottage."
We have just returned from Somerset where we spent Christmas in The Apple Press. We have only good things to say about the property and Richard and Sarah who own it. On arrival we found The Apple Pr… More
Hi Paul and Linda
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and also for taking such good care of the property during your stay. We really appreciate the tidiness and condition you left the property in. It make life so much easier for us.
Richard & Sarah
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