Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
In the heart of Roadwater, nestled mid-row 100 yards from its good food pub, a pretty whitewashed cottage with little sitting-out area (bench) catching all day sun at the front; behind, small waterside balcony with table/chairs for 2, ideally positioned for spotting passing ducks and relaxing to the soothing sounds of the babbling leat below. Inside, made comfortable and cosy with original wobbly walls/floors, some low beams. Stable doors to porch with glazed door to living room (TV/Sky) with big inglenook fireplace (woodburner); dining room with French windows to balcony; neatly fitted galley-style kitchen (slimline dishwasher, washing machine, small microwave, larder fridge). From living room, narrowish stairs up to two pretty bedrooms – a double (TV/DVD) and a twin, both looking over the leat below, with iron bedsteads and oak floors (rugs). Smart bathroom (suite plus bath power-shower). No children under 10. A sweet cottage in great location for coast, moors and walking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), 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.
Roadwater: small village (pub, shop/PO, church, bowling/recreation ground) beside the Washford River on the northern edge of Exmoor. Watchet, 5 miles; the sea and sandy beaches at Blue Anchor, 4 miles and Minehead (small resort town), 7½. Good walking - Coleridge Way passes through, climbing over the Quantock & Brendon Hills to Porlock (17 miles).