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Town End Farm - Flora's Barn – Home 173443 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Town End Farm - Flora's Barn – Home 173443

Excellent Excellent – based on 10 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Flora's Barn sits in the grounds of Town End Farm on the edge of the ancient village of Crowcombe in the heart of the Quantock Hills, the first area in Britain designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a footpath directly opposite the entrance which leads right up to the top of the hills and across the surrounding countryside which has changed very little from the days when it inspired the romantic poets Coleridge and Wordsworth.

Just a few minutes walk will take you into the heart of the village, where you will find the village church, shop with Post Office and also the excellent pub, The Carew Arms.

Flora's Barn is perfect for the traditional summer holiday or for short breaks any time of the year.

We keep a small selection of outdoor play equipment for young children. Transportation for the setting down and collection of guests and their bikes can be arranged. The property has adjacent paddocks and stabling for anyone who wants to

Flora's Barn sits in the grounds of Town End Farm on the edge of the ancient village of Crowcombe in the heart of the Quantock Hills, the first area in Britain designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a footpath directly opposite the entrance which leads right up to the top of the hills and across the surrounding countryside which has changed very little from the days when it inspired the romantic poets Coleridge and Wordsworth.

Just a few minutes walk will take you into the heart of the village, where you will find the village church, shop with Post Office and also the excellent pub, The Carew Arms.

Flora's Barn is perfect for the traditional summer holiday or for short breaks any time of the year.

We keep a small selection of outdoor play equipment for young children. Transportation for the setting down and collection of guests and their bikes can be arranged. The property has adjacent paddocks and stabling for anyone who wants to bring horses.

For further information, please see our website (link at bottom of advert)

Further details indoors

On the ground floor of Flora’s Barn there is a twin bedded room with french doors, and a shower room with enclosed shower, basin and loo. On the first floor there is large combined kitchen, dining and living area which has cathedral windows to the whole of the West side with wonderful views of the surrounding hills and beautiful sunsets. There are french doors leading to a small decked terrace with a few steps down to the cottage garden. There is a further double bedroom with king-size iron bed and an en-suite bathroom with a caste iron roll-top bath with shower attachment and basin and loo. The barn is centrally heated and also has a large log burner. A cot and highchair can be supplied by arrangement.

Further details outdoors

Guests staying in Town End Farm cottages enjoy full use a large games barn with pool table, table tennis, darts and table football.

Location description from owner

The England region

The Quantock countryside is some of the finest in England. In 1956 it was the first to be awarded the national status of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Quantock Common is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI). The status serves to offer protection to this special landscape which contains habitat of international importance, for example nearly 10% of the world's maritime heathland lies within its boundaries.

Exmoor National Park includes the historic market town of Dulverton and Lorna Doone country. West Somerset's coastal strip is where the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty meets the sea, and includes the ancient port of Watchet and the seaside harbour resort of Minehead. The Exmoor coast takes in the historic town of Porlock and hamlet of Porlock Weir. Further along Lynton and Lynmouth is where you can visit the stunning Valley of the Rocks and furthest west is pretty Combe Martin.

Crowcombe

The Quantock Hills attract walkers, cyclists, horse riders and people simply admiring nature. Although one of the smallest range of hills in the country, the Quantocks are considered to be one of the finest. There are frequent sightings of red deer and wild ponies grazing amongst the heather and bracken, and the sight and sound of buzzards as they circle on the thermals overhead. There are many delightful places to picnic and enjoy the views. Come simply to enjoy the peace, the heather-clad moors, deep valleys, and sparkling brooks. You can pop in to one of the pretty villages dotted around the hills, where you can take a break for a warming pub roast or a scrumptious afternoon cream tea.

According to one of the Mountain Bike magazines, The Quantocks Hills are the mountain biking area of the moment and are amongst one of the most popular UK mountain biking weekend choices. ‘Small but perfectly formed they contain literally miles of superb single track and are pure mountain biking heaven!’

Horse riders adore the Quantocks and come to the area for peace and quiet, as well as the unspoilt countryside and panoramic views. There is a fabulous diversity of riding landscapes, including forest plantation, ancient oak woodland, beautiful combes with streams and heathland (moor).
Somerset Steam Railway. The West Somerset Railway is Britain's longest "heritage" line. From Bishops Lydeard it runs over 20 miles through stunning scenery of the Quantock Hills, en route to Minehead.

There are ten restored stations along the way and places of interest including the old harbour town of Watchet with its Marina, Washford with Cleeve Abbey, craft centre and cider farm, and medieval Dunster with the Castle, Priory and Mill.

Cleeve Abbey
The picturesque Cistercian abbey of Cleeve boasts the most impressively complete and unaltered set of monastic cloister buildings in England

Nether Stowey
Visit Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s cottage in the nearby village of Nether Stowey. It was here that he wrote some of his most creative works, including 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', 'Kubla Khan' and 'Frost at Midnight.' All these poems draw on the Quantocks in some way but the most direct description is found in 'This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison.' Wordsworth spent a year living in Alfoxton on the outskirts of the village and wrote 20 poems in this period. Most of the works describe local Quantocks scenes and characters. He particularly adored the waterfall at Holford Combe. In 2001, the lives of Coleridge and Wordsworth were celebrated in a film called Pandemonium that was shot on location in the Quantocks.

Dunster
Dunster has many attractions, with over 200 listed buildings. Dunster Castle, dating back to the 11th century, now managed by the National Trust, overlooks this beautiful village & surrounding area; the recently restored Tythe barn, the old mill, and a wonderful church; the Doll Museum . The village has several pubs, tea rooms and restaurants, plus many interesting shops.
Kilve
The historic village of Kilve with its delightful shore' is just approximately 6 miles.

Minehead
Minehead has a popular beach, good shopping and entertainment facilities and is approximately 40 minutes drive from Crowcombe.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 1 En suite, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Bruce T
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
20 Mar 2017
Years listed:
6
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Jul 2011. Located in Somerset, it has 10 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £410 to £810.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Mar 2017.

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“Fantastic farm at Flora Barn”

Reviewed 3 Aug 2013

Lovely surroundings, cute little pony, sheep & chickens. Cream tea on arrival was really nice. Spotlessly clean best I have stayed in, we had very hot weather so the garden was a sun trap to sit in, or chill out in the lounge looking out onto the garden. Very relaxing and peaceful, lots of places to visit in the surrounding areas. West Somerset Railway is a must if you want to travel back in time.Would love to go back some day .

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