Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 9
A mile from the centre of Wedmore, set in 11 acres of garden, meadow and woods, a handsome detached house with gorgeous long views over lush, rolling farmland to Wells Cathedral. Totally private and completely tranquil, the extensive 2 acres of gardens and land beyond have been designed to encourage flora and fauna with two wildlife ponds, huge sun terrace with table/chairs. Outdoor undercover drying area.
Two shallow steps up to big porch (room for wheelchairs, coats, boots) to games room (table tennis/pool table, darts), through to a snug with TV/DVD, sofa and woodburner; big living/dining room with lovely views, TV/DVD and open fire; kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, cooker with induction hob, larder and drinks fridges) with breakfast table/chairs, second sink area and door to terrace; scullery with freezer; loo (washbasin); utility room with washing machine and Sheila Maid.
Children's den with TV/DVD and junior table football, through which access is gained to a twin bedroom (zip-linkable to 6' double) and shower-room (wet-room suite). Second ground-floor bedroom with 5' bed, great views and en suite bathroom (suite with adapted loo and separate shower suitable for wheelchair users).
Steep stairs up to three more bedrooms – a double (5' bed, washbasin) with great views and cot room off, and a room with two single beds (washbasin) leading through to a single; shower-room (suite).
Sleeps maximum of 9, including babies. Damages Deposit £200. Arrival after 3.45pm. A superb house, suitable for those with some mobility problems. Pub, 200 yards.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (2)|
|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.
Wedmore: pretty village (church, pubs, art gallery, smart boutiques and shops) known as the 'Chelsea of Somerset'. Golf, 1 mile. Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole, 5-6 miles. Bath, 25 miles.