E26 - Thornesmill Barn
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Hidden in a quiet cul de sac on the edge of Watchet, but within an easy walk of the pretty town, harbour and the West Somerset steam railway station, is this spacious home, recently converted from a barn. To one side, an enclosed garden with lawn, flower beds and suntrap gravelled area (picnic table, barbecue). Inside, wonderfully light, beautifully presented and very welcoming. From the large hall (small cloakroom with loo/washbasin, cupboard with washing machine), 2 steps up to kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric range-style cooker/gas hob) with table/chairs seating 8 and door to glazed lean-to. Large living room with vaulted ceilings, 'living flame' gas fire, leather sofas, TV/DVD and French windows to garden. Three bedrooms – a pretty double (5' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite with separate shower, bidet), and two smart twins. Bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). A very lovely hidden gem of a cottage in a great spot for exploring this interesting Somerset coastline.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|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 4.5 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.
Watchet: little old cargo-ship harbour town (now 'retired' to keeping just pleasure boats) where Coleridge is said to have met his ancient mariner. A museum faces the harbour. Station on Britain's longest steam railway: Bishop's Lydeard to Minehead. Sandy beach at Blue Anchor, 3½ miles. The Quantock Hills, 3 miles; Minehead (seaside resort), 6.
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Calendar last updated:22 Sep 2014
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