E46 - The Old Quarry
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
� � a mile from Wiveliscombe, down a private drive in secluded, peaceful countryside on an old country estate, an unusual detached log cabin surrounded by its own enclosed wildlife garden. Most of the garden has been left wild to encourage flora and fauna; a flat grassy area (picnic bench, barbecue, patio heater) has bird feeders.Your only immediate neighbours are birds, inquisitive rabbits and the occasional deer.Inside, wood floors and lots of windows. Verandah (table/chairs), just right for a summer glass of wine, leading into open-plan living/dining/kitchen (microwave) with comfy sofas around a woodburner and TV/DVD. Three bedrooms, all with views over the garden � a double, a twin, and a single. Shower-room (suite) with washing machine and tumble drier. A wonderful retreat, cosy all year round, for nature lovers and those seeking peace, yet within walking distance of the small town.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1)|
|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 3.5 star.
The West Country region
Somerset: is dairy cows in lush water-meadows, huge rolling cornfields, immense views, dark chocolate ploughed fields, luxuriant cottage gardens, orchards and the hedgerows alive with songbirds. To the north, the limestone Mendip Hills, splendid for walking, containing caves and Cheddar Gorge; and beautiful Bath with its natural hot springs, a city enjoyed by Jane Austen, steeped in Roman and Georgian history and still very culturally alive - a World Heritage Site. In Somerset�s middle, the flatness of Sedgemoor (where Monmouth enticed the West Country�s farmers to be slaughtered for him) with cattle at sunset as in a classical painting, villages on low hills. Nearby are Glastonbury with its tor and legends (and festival) and Wells with its tremendous cathedral. To the south is the Hamstone country - beautiful rolling farmland where almost every cottage is of golden stone, and every few miles are magnificent houses/gardens open to the public; at Yeovilton, the excellent Fleet Air Arm Museum (Concorde). In the Vale of Taunton, between Exmoor, the Quantocks and the Blackdown Hills, is some of the richest farmland in England, wonderfully unspoilt and peaceful.
And to the north-west, the 40 square miles of the beautiful Quantock Hills stretching from Taunton (county town) to the Bristol Channel sea and big sandcastling beaches. Wooded, heather-topped, home to red deer and loved by Wordsworth and Coleridge. Superb walks/rides, tremendous views, deep romantic valleys, pretty villages. Along the Quantocks� western foot chugs the steam railway from Bishop�s Lydeard to Minehead. Few beautiful-country areas are so rich in interesting and splendid man-made things to see.
Wiveliscombe: attractive small old market town (shops, pubs, church, swimming pool, tennis) in gentle rolling, well wooded farmland between the Quantocks and Exmoor. Milverton (very attractive large village), 4 miles; Wimbleball Lake (sailing, canoeing, fishing, nature trail), 7 miles; Clatworthy Reservoir, 3. Excellent pub at Fitzhead (walkable), � mile. Gaulden Manor (12th Cent. Manor house), 3 miles. Oak Manor golf course 3 miles. Indoor swimming pool at Wellington, 6 miles or Taunton , 9.
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Calendar last updated:24 Aug 2014
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