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Wayside House

Cottage | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 14

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 12km

Wayside House is a charming, extended, 17th century,oak beamed, thatched cottage located in a rural setting on the ‘Macmillan Way’ between Bagborough and Triscombe on the southern slopes of the beautiful Quantock Hills. The cottage has a doubles tennis court and sits in an acre of garden with wonderful views across to Exmoor and the Brendon Hills.

Its location, is equidistant (1 mile) from two very popular pubs, The Rising Sun and the Blue Ball, both well known for their excellent food, making it ideal for walkers and cyclists.

From the front gate walkers need to simply cross the road to reach the start of Rock Lane which leads to ‘Wills Neck’ the highest point of the Quantock Hills.

The Quantock Hills were one of the first areas in the United Kingdom to be designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. The views from Wills Neck, the highest point of the Quantocks, are stunning taking in the Bristol Channel and Wales to the north, Minehead and Exmoor to the West and the Brendon Hills to the South.

Size Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach Dunster 12 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol, Nearest railway: Taunton
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, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (5), Cots (3), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

Wayside House house has a well equipped modern kitchen off which is a laundry room and shower room and toilet. from the kitchen you can access the conservatory which is south facing. The kitchen leads into a lovely, seventeenth century, oak beamed dining room with inglenook fireplace and log burning stove. From the dining room you can walk through into the large lounge with plenty of seating,hi fi and television.

The property has six bedrooms. The Brendon Room, south facing double with private bathroom. The Exmoor room, double plus single or cot, west facing with ensuite shower room. The cottage room, beamed, south facing double which can connect through to the Exmoor room. The Panel room, oak beams and oak panelling, south facing single. The South room, south facing, oak beamed, king size bed with ensuite bathroom. The four poster room.

Further details outdoors

Wayside House sits in approximately one acre of garden. There is a south facing decked eating area, a gas fired barbecue and enough garden furniture to comfortable cater for twelve people. The garden has exterior lighting and there is a doubles tennis court with a grey green grit surface. There are beautiful views from the garden and tennis court taking in the Quantocks climbing up behind the house and the Brendon Hills and Exmoor to the South and West. The garden contains some interesting trees and shrubs and there is a small pond backed by a rockery to one side of the front lawn.

The West Country region

'At the heart of the West Country, Somerset is a destination of dramatic coastline, seaside resorts, beautiful English countryside, and historic places such as the medieval village of Dunster and Glastonbury Tor. Just a few of the places

worth visiting include:

The world heritage city of Bath

The magnificent cathedral at Wells

West Somerset steam railway

Dunster village and castle and Dunster beach

Minehead beach and harbour

Porlock Weir at the foot of Exmoor

The Valley of the rocks on Somerset's west coast

The Somerset levels where during the winter months the spectacular starling murmurations can be viewed.

Nether Stowey and Coleridge's cottage

The Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton

Cothay manor'

West Bagborough

West Somerset Steam Railway

For steam train enthusiasts, Wayside House is approximately one mile from Crowcombe Park Station, the first stop after Bishops Lydeard. We can supply discounted rail tickets to guests.


Dunster Castle, dates back to the 11th century and is now managed by the National Trust. The Castle overlooks the village & surrounding area. Dunster is of great historical interest and has over 200 listed buildings including the old Yarn Market illustrated in the photographs.

Cleeve Abbey

This picturesque Cistercian abbey is approximately ten minutes drive from Wayside House. The Abbey has the most complete and unaltered monastic cloister buildings in England

Porlock Weir

Porlock Weir is one of the most beautiful spots on the West Somerset Coast. If not the whole coast of England!

Nestled at the foot of Exmoor, Porlock Weir is an idyllic working harbour with fantastic coastal views; Porlock has a small but unique group of shops and selection of places where you can sit back and enjoy a drink, bar snack, or sample some fine cuisine.

Nether Stowey,

Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s cottage is located in the nearby village of Nether Stowey. It was whilst living in Nether Stowey that Coleridge wrote some of his most famous works, including 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', 'Kubla Khan' and 'Frost at Midnight' all of which were inspired by the Quantock Hills.

Lynton / Lynmouth

A trip to the picturesque towns of Lynton and Lynmouth would not be complete without a trip on the world famous Cliff Railway - It’s the best and most exciting way to travel between these two historic towns and will be one of the highlights of the day for adults and children.

There are fantastic views of the North Devon Coastline as you glide up and down the 862 foot length of track; from Lynmouth nestling at the foot of the cliffs to Lynton perched 500 feet above.

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Review 1-4 of 4

16 Jul 2013


"Ideal Family Get Together Holiday Home"

I recently stayed at Wayside with 11 family members for a birthday weekend celebration. We all agreed the property was clean, including the fresh bedding and towels provided. The gardens were lovely e… More

Thermal cut out on grill oven has been replaced and more tumblers supplied (we seem to get through a lot). Very nice group hope to see them again.

28 Jan 2013


"An enchanting Somerset delight"

As with all trips away our expectations were good and I must say our stay at 'Wayside House' made all those expectations live up to our hopes and more! The house is delightful, bright and airy and with everything you would want for an enjoyable holiday. Nestled at the foot of the beautiful Quantock hills, the walking and cycling are unsurpassed.Piers (the owner) organised riding at a local trekking centre for us and even organised a day's clay pigeon shoot which was extremely good fun and exhilirating. Everyone in our party enjoyed themselves immensely.
The house was really well presented and was clean and luxurious. It has everything that you need to self cater if you want to, although the area abounds with great local pubs with superb food and we were in driving distance of Exmoor and the sea.
The tennis court and grounds were an added bonus.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it highly.

25 Sep 2012


"relaxing time in the countryside"

The house is lovely, spacious and has a very homley feel to it. Plenty of space to all be together or have a chill out. Beautiful big garden and the tennis court kept the kids occupied! also had an … More

16 Apr 2012


"Fantastic stag party venue"

I booked Wayside House for my brother's stag-do and was bowled over by the accommodation and the service we received. Piers, the owner, organised an incredible meal for us on the firstevening, a morning's clay pigeon shooting on the neighbouring farm and even a slap up fried breakfast on both mornings of our stay. We couldn't have asked for more and the all-inclusive price was incredibly reasonable for our party. I would recommend to any best man looking to organise a proper West Country stag-do! The local pubs are also fantastic, if a bit of a walk away.

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