Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Stable Mews offers a quiet & peaceful holiday destination in the heart of beautiful Somerset.
The property was new on the market for 2012 with completely new bathroom & kitchen fitted then. The comfort of our guests is very important to us so in 2014 we have upgraded the double mattress and put new beech sprung-slat bed frames in the twin room.
It has its own private courtyard and garden and an outhouse which could be used for cycle storage.
The gardens overlook a private equestrian yard with a friendly horses including a youngster in residence.
Directly from the property you can cycle, walk or run along a network of quiet country lanes. For walkers/runners there are also meandering footpaths along field margins.
The local village has a pub & shop, both just 10 mins walk. The shop, despite its small size, sells an impressively large range of goods including home made quiches, steak & ale pie and cakes along with freshly baked croissants and bread. They serve teas/coffees (to accompany the excellent cakes!) & light lunches. The pub is a freehouse where a variety of local ales are available and they serve lunch & dinner including a fish & chip night on Mondays (eat in or take out).
Here in Curry Mallet we experience something of a micro-climate, enjoying clear skies when the surrounding hills have rain. Newcomers to the area remark that the skies & light are frequently quite beautiful.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lyme Regis 39 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 63 km, Nearest railway: Taunton 10 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
One double & one twin bedroom.
Bathroom with over-bath shower.
Step up into the bungalow, but once in, everything is on the same level.
|Further details outdoors|
Offroad parking for 2 vehicles.
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
The West Country region
We moved to Somerset just over a decade ago and its quiet beauty has captured our hearts.
It may not have the high drama of some mountainous areas of Britain, but the Somerset hills are nonetheless beautiful despite their smaller size, and all the more accessible because of it. Each range has its own character, indeed Somerset is a county of contrasts. It has coastline with everything from long sweeping sandy beaches to seaside resorts, harbours and marinas. Inland as well as the hills, there are moorlands, ancient woodlands, Cheddar Gorge and the famous wetland habitats: the Somerset Levels. There are many historic towns & villages and a varied culture that includes willow and cider making, great local food & drink, the legends of Kings Arthur and Alfred, not forgetting the historic towns/cities of Glastonbury, Wells, Bath and more.
The area around Curry Mallet contains a wide variety of birds & animals. From buzzards and owls to swifts and skylarks. Each spring Nightingales sing in neighbouring Beercrocombe. There are also deer, foxes and hares and of course lots of rabbits!
The old market towns of Ilminster and Somerton (the ancient Royal Town of Wessex) are just a short drive from Curry Mallet and the county town, Taunton, is not far away with its shops and amenties.
There are many National Trust properties within easy reach and for steam enthusiasts, there is also the West Somerset Railway (www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk).
Thornfalcon Classics host a large lunchtime classic car meet each year on a Sunday in early September. The show attracts over a thousand cars of all marques and ages (www.thornfalconclassics.com).
For a real taste of local culture look out for the Somerset Illuminated Carnivals. These take place between the end of September and mid November. The nearest venues for these extravagant events are Ilminster and Taunton. Check out www.somersetcarnivals.co.uk/events.asp for details.
Another event specific to the Somerset Levels is the Lowland Games. Activities include dog shows, childrens games, river raft races & the infamous mud wrestling www.thelowlandgames.co.uk
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11 Aug 2014
"Pleasantly surprised - our personal tip"
The bungalow is nicely done up and spotlessly clean, the surrounding very quiet. The owners were very nice and helpful, actually everything we needed was there – we can not praise Stable Mews enough… More
24 May 2014
"Stable Mews is an absolutely fabulous, modern, and spotlessly clean holiday cottage."
We cannot thank the owners of Stable Mews, Elaine and Dave, enough for the wonderful holiday experience they provide to us, as we were lucky enough to stay in their lovely holiday cottage. They were s… More
1 May 2014
"I would choose this house again - anytime!"
Stable Mews is well situated - quiet, but within easy distance of many beauty spots etc. Elaine and Dave are great hosts, friendly, but unobtrusive. They offer plenty of written advice on the house an… More
15 Sep 2013
"A pleasure to have stayed here."
My partner and I arrived at Curry Mallet a little early on the Saturday and decided to have a drink at the local pub, The Bell Inn, which fortunately was open, before going on to Stable Mews. Elaine a… More
31 May 2013
"A lovely place to stay and a good base for exploring"
Stable Mews is a delightful place to stay and we found the decor very tasteful. The owner is very friendly and unobtrusive, but on hand for any needs. The location is quiet and picturesque, with fairly easy access to main roads and Taunton is fairly near. The village is a lovely little place, the locals are very friendly and the village shop is very handy and sells delicious home baked goods. The pub is good value and a great place to have a drink.
The accommodation has everything you would need and very comfortable and cosy. I wouldn't hesitate to book again.
2 Jan 2013
"Excellent accommodation, spacious, well equipped and beautifully situated"
The property is in an interesting location, has a very modern kitchen and bathroom, is well equipped and very comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
29 Dec 2012
"A wonderful retreat in the countryside"
We really enjoyed our time at Stable Mews, which was in such a lovely setting. It was a great place to take our children to, and the owners made us all feel very welcome. The property itself had excellent facilities, with books, DVDs and information leaflets of places to visit in the area. And the location of the property gave us a wealth of places to visit and explore. We were all enchanted by our beautiful horse neighbours, and the swooping and soaring swallows flying overhead. We also enjoyed the Fish & Chip night at the friendly local pub, The Bell.
29 Dec 2012
"Home from home."
We stayed at this lovely residence and found it just perfect. Elaine and dave were incredibly welcoming and accommodating. The bungalow had everything you could need...it was clean, spacious and quiet, situated in a lovely part of Somerset. Our son loved waking up every morning to visit the residing horses, and we often visited the local shop to get fresh bread and breath in the fresh air most mornings. We wish we could have stayed longer as there is so much to do in Somerset, and after a long day sightseeing it was lovely to come "home", open a bottle of wine and play board games or curl up and watch a film once our 5year old was tucked up in bed. We would definitely recommend staying here...excellent value for money too.
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