About a mile from South Petherton in the smaller village of East Lambrook (pub, manor house gardens with snowdrop and national geranium collections, plant nursery, tea room, gallery), a neat, detached cottage, thoughtfully converted from stable buildings with big arched windows and beams. Across the gravelled drive, the owners' 17th cent. thatched farmhouse and beautifully planted walled garden where you have a sitting-out area (table/chairs) and, a little further along the drive, use of an orchard for picnicking (picnic bench). From drive (sunny bench, occasional horses passing), 2 steps up to arched doors to smartly fitted oak kitchen (slimline dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge, gas hob/electric oven) with slate floor and breakfast table/chairs. Study/dining room. Oak-floored living room (TV/DVD) with lovely old Knole sofa. Stairs up to a roomy double bedroom (5' bedstead) furnished with fine period fabrics; bathroom (suite with roll-top bath and separate shower). Professional catering and ready meals available. No children, except pre-crawling babies. A stylish, comfortable base, well placed for numerous houses, gardens and churches of interest.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1)|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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.
West Somerset: A mellow landscape of lush water-meadows, golden-stone villages, luxuriant cottage gardens and apple orchards. Here is some of the richest farmland in England, wonderfully peaceful and unspoilt. To the south is Hamstone country where almost every village is picture-perfect with stone cottages, old pubs and splendid churches and every few miles magnificent houses and gardens (many National Trust) are open to the public. At Yeovilton is the excellent Fleet Air Arm Museum with Concorde on show. Atmospheric Ham Hill has an Iron Age fort on its top.
The Quantocks are the beautiful hills – high against the farming vales to either side – stretching over 40 square miles from Taunton, Somerset's capital, to the big sandcastle beaches by the Bristol Channel sea, separated from Exmoor by a plain of cornfield farmland. Wooded, heather-topped, they are home to red deer and inspired poets Wordsworth and Coleridge. Superb for walking and riding, you'll find tremendous views, deep romantic valleys and rose-clad cottages here. Along the western foot of the Quantocks chugs the scenic steam railway from Bishop's Lydeard to Minehead.
Few beautiful-country areas are so rich in interesting and splendid man-made things to see.
South Petherton: biggish village (pubs, shops,
excellent deli/café, medieval church, mountain bike track)
in the heart of the 'Hamstone country'. Within 4 miles are
Montacute, Barrington Court, Tintinhull (beautiful
houses/gardens), East Lambrook (enchanting cottage garden),
Ham Hill (superb views, walks, Iron Age
fort). Easy access from A303/M5. Nearest coast (Bridport, Lyme Regis), 20 miles.