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The Cottage Beyond sitting in it's own large garden

House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 15

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The Cottage Beyond is a unique luxury holiday home with a stunning pool hall rated 5*Gold Award by Visit England. Ideal for family holidays and celebrations of every kind.

This one off large family home has been transformed from a modest farmworker's cottage into a fabulous architect-designed, contemporary residence brimming with “WOW” factor. Sleeps up to 15 in 6 bedrooms, each with their own shower/bathroom.

The house is set in the heart of the family's 260-acre organic mixed farm. In addition to the wonderful, large, secure private garden, you have the freedom to explore the farmland's rolling hills and valleys. As well as goats, cattle and the farm dog Pepsi, you'll find ponds, woodlands with picnic tables, the Bathealton stream leading to Watery Lane and Pooh Sticks bridge, and fields with views to the Quantocks and the Blackdown Hills.

You have exclusive use of its own Spa Hall with private heated indoor pool, hot tub and sauna as well as the beautiful landscaped private garden with gently sloping paths, a large lawn area and an active bird table that is mesmerising to young and old alike. Outdoor furniture, tree seats, giant bean bags & loungers means there is always somewhere to relax in the sun or shade.

The garden also has a trampoline, roundabout, swings, slide, croquet, badminton & clock golf. There is a large undercover, all weathers games room with air hockey, Connect 4 & table tennis table to keep the children and the young at heart amused for hours.The L-shaped indoor heated swimming pool has both a shallow end (1.2 m) and a deep end (2 m). It is 13.5m at the longest point and 6m at the widest point. A large patio & a decking area with BBQ and garden furniture means relaxing and enjoying yourself is hard to avoid.

SKY with movies & sport. Wi-fi, 2 DVD blue ray players, iPod docks

Ample parking for every guest.

Size Sleeps up to 15, 6 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter (40 mins) Bristol (1 hour), Nearest railway: Taunton or Tiverton Parkway
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 Private indoor pool, Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 5 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (11), Double beds (6), Cots (3), Dining seats for 15, Lounge seats for 15
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The West Country region

The West Country - Somerset/Devon Border

The Cottage Beyond is ideally situated for short breaks and longer holidays with the M5 passing through the region. Only an hour from Bristol, which links well to Wales, Birmingham, East Midlands and London. The area offers a wonderful variety of landscapes to enjoy and explore from the Cider Orchards and rolling hills to rugged Exmoor, the Quantock Hills, the Blackdowns and the Somerset Levels.


The Cottage Beyond, Kittisford, Somerset

The Cottage Beyond is only 10 minutes from Junction 26 on the M5, yet enjoys the unspoiled natural beauty and calm of rolling green rural countryside. We often describe our immediate area as living in the boondooks - a land hidden from the outside world. A secret, perfect world, yet not far from civilisation! There are lovely walks to take around the farm, with our own animals to see and all the wildlife around here & the surrounding area, maps provided.

There is a local shop & pub with a great skittles alley only 2 miles away. There are plenty of other excellent village pubs with excellent food in the neighbourhood and an incredible micro-brewery, with a pub onsite only 3 miles away.

Something for everyone - no more than 40 minutes drive away.

For garden lovers - Cothay Manor & Gardens, Hestercombe & Knightshayse Court

For the thrill seekers - Diggerland, Haldon Forest Park (Go Ape & Segway Experiences) & Quad World.

For children - Crealey Adventure Park & Tropiquaria

For everyone - Dunster Castle, the West Somerset Railway, Sheppy's Cider, skittles at the local pub

For adults - Masters Brewery

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1 Jun 2014


"Wonderful house with superb attention to detail"

We are a group of 11 friends; we stayed at TCB from May 16th - 19th. This place is amazing - from the lovely welcome on arrival, through to the beautiful house and pool building, and the superb weath… More

27 May 2014


"Absolutely fantastic!"

I couldn't speak more highly of this wonderful house! My family and I have just spent a week at The Cottage Beyond and it really is the most fantastic place to stay. The house itself has everythi… More

23 May 2014


"amazing 5 day getaway!"

Just got back from a five day stay at The Cottage Beyond and it was amazing! The cottage was well equipped we couldn't have asked for more. All the bedrooms were perfect and the beds were so comf… More

7 Feb 2014


"Beautiful spot, brilliant holiday"

We visited The Cottage Beyond in January 2013 as a group of friends to celebrate two birthdays. In late 2013 we decided that we should return in January 2014 - without any birthdays to celebrate but j… More

Thanks Ben, so glad you love The Cottage Beyond and it's surrounds as much as we do. You'll be pleased to learn we've just installed a blue tooth music system in the pool hall - it sounds fantastic! Looking forward to your return. Take care and thanks, C & A

24 Dec 2013


"Beyond expectations"

Beautiful retreat in the middle of nowhere - a hidden gem. Fantastic facilities, with a lovely garden and awesome spa! Took advantage of outside catering; Flora Bartlett who delivered a delicious Xmas meal! The house was extremely well equipped and had a wonderful family atmosphere, a brilliant place to go as it suits all ages!

Thank you for your kind words. Delighted you had such a brilliant time.

28 Nov 2013


"The warmest, best appointed and well equipped house we've stayed in 27years"

We loved harvesting eggs for breakfast, watching the deer, lounging in the spa hall, long walk to the pub in Appley, listening to the owls at night, devouring huge quantities of cake, mass tea drinking in the master bedroom, alcohol and gala dinner. Everything was perfect.

Lovely comments, thank you so much. You were wonderful guests, hope we see you again very soon. C&A

30 Oct 2013


"Exceeded expectations in all aspects-just fabulous-we all loved it!!!"

We booked this property for a big birthday celebration . It worked perfectly for a mixed group of friends . There's tons of space for different factions and the spa hall is just stunning.
Christine and Alan were great hosts and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. Lots of things to do but you do need to drive as it is a very rural setting. Lovely walks and a magnificent setting on the family farm. The Cottage Beyond Is brilliantly equipped and is really comfortable for a large group. We will be back!

Thank you for your lovely review, so glad you had such a great time, you were perfect guests. We look forward to your return next year.

30 May 2013


"Amazing facilities, gorgeous views, perfect!"

I had a fantastic reunion weekend here with friends and family. The girls were happy with the 'spa facilities', the children were thrilled with the swimming pool, swings and trampoline, and the men happy with farm walks and sky sports! It seems like they have thought of everything here! We even fitted in a trip to the local microbrewery. Thanks for a great stay.

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