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 and was completely refitted including a brand new bathroom & kitchen.
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 mare and foal 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