E27 - Magnolia Cottage
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
On the edge of Chilcompton, on a lane and across the drive from the owners' home and a magnificent Magnolia tree, a charming, single-storey stone cottage, formerly stables to the old parsonage. Immediately to the front, a small enclosed sitting-out area (bench/table), just right for morning coffee. Across the drive, a shared lawned garden, bounded by fields and with lovely long rural views. Inside, light, stylish and beautifully refurbished. Front door into smart newly fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave). Good-sized, light living/dining room with woodburner, TV/DVD/PVR and leather sofas. Two bedrooms – a double (6' zip-linked bed or twin), and a twin (zip-linkable to 6' double). Smart bathroom (suite). A peaceful, accessible base from which to explore this interesting and diverse part of Somerset.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player|
|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), Cots (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 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.
Chilcompton: village (two pubs, shop, restaurant, good golf locally, fishing) on the northern slopes of the Mendip Hills (splendid walking, birdwatching). Midsomer Norton (old town, mining museum), 2 miles; Wells (cathedral city), 7; Bath (historic city), 11; Glastonbury (small town, famous tor), 15; Bristol, 16.
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23 Feb 2014
"Warm and welcoming"
Magnolia Cottage is a beautifully appointed and attractive property, which offers everything needed for a most comfortable stay in the heart of the Mendip Hills. We were greeted with a very warm welco… More
Thank you very much for your kind review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your holiday at Magnolia Cottage and I hope we will see you again in the future.
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