Minehead holiday lodge to let, Woodcombe with beach/lake nearby, balcony/terrace and walking and TV

Woodcombe Lodges & Cottages-Laburnum Lodge

from £90 /night help Price for guests, Nights

from £90 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Lodge / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 210019

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Lodge / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Description from owner

Fully wheel chair friendly, M2.

Laburnum lodge is a substantial single storey timber built Lodges with full insulation and convector heating throughout making them very warm and cosy whatever the weather.

The main double bedroom has twin beds that can be linked, full disabled access and an en-suite shower wet room. Wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table and wall mounted heater. There is access to a discrete external patio from this bedroom

There is a further full size double bedroom with disabled access with wardrobe, a chest of drawers and wall mounted convector heating.

The twin bedroom has two full size single beds with a wardrobe, chest of drawers and wall mounted convector heating.

The bathroom has a bath with shower over, wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

The large L shaped living room has wide patio windows with a veranda to the front overlooking a wide grassed area and the slopes of Exmoor.

Fully wheel chair friendly, M2.

Laburnum lodge is a substantial single storey timber built Lodges with full insulation and convector heating throughout making them very warm and cosy whatever the weather.

The main double bedroom has twin beds that can be linked, full disabled access and an en-suite shower wet room. Wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table and wall mounted heater. There is access to a discrete external patio from this bedroom

There is a further full size double bedroom with disabled access with wardrobe, a chest of drawers and wall mounted convector heating.

The twin bedroom has two full size single beds with a wardrobe, chest of drawers and wall mounted convector heating.

The bathroom has a bath with shower over, wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

The large L shaped living room has wide patio windows with a veranda to the front overlooking a wide grassed area and the slopes of Exmoor.

It contains a dining area with table and chairs, a sitting area with a five seater L shaped settee and a single chair. There is a colour television provided plus DVD player. The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, full size cooker and fridge freezer.

Further details

Short breaks are available between October and April excluding peak periods. Charges are for a three night weekend break commencing on Friday or a four night weekday break commencing on Monday.

Electricity is chargeable against a meter reading on departure between Ocober and May.

A deposit of one third is required on booking with the balance payable six weeks before arrival. The full amount is payable once a reservation is made unless we are able to relet in which case the final payment will be waived.

Further details indoors

The Lodges are open all year and Short Breaks are available from October to mid May. The owners live on the property and provide a warm welcome to visitors on their arrival.

One Dog is accepted by prior arrangement on condition that they are kept on the lead and exercised in the designated area. Smoking is not permitted within the property.

Cots and high chairs are available on request.

Further details outdoors

There are about three acres of gardens including a putting green and further wonderfull views across the hills and down to the sea.

There is a small putting green and a games room with pool table, table tennis and table football.

A payphone is available on site and a laundrette with washing and drying facilities payable by meter.

Superb walks are available surrounding the site which has the National park on two boundaries. Set away from the town in peacefull surroundings yet only a five minute drive or twenty minute walk from the town.

We allow one dog in the Lodge

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The Exmoor National Park region

Exmoor is characterised by two main landscape types. The first is the meeting of the rolling expanse of high moorland and the sea. The coastline itself is one of high cliffs, some of them among the highest sea cliffs in England, but this height is sometimes disguised by the cliffs' convex shape, usually referred to as "hog's back". Views are often extensive inland, over the undulating moorland, while seaward in good visibility the coast of Wales may be seen across the Bristol Channel.

In contrast, substantial lengths of the Exmoor coast comprise deep and steep valleys cutting across the high land. These valleys, locally known as "coombes", are typically wooded, often with ancient oak woodland. Frequently this woodland spreads along the adjacent cliff faces, also convex in shape. The nature of the ancient woodland makes for an environment of considerable ecological interest.

Historical Development of the Coast - Exmoor

Because of its height and relative infertility, Exmoor has never been heavily populated. However, from the Bronze Age onwards (4000BC onwards), farming began to be undertaken, resulting in the clearance of the natural forest. This clearance led to the formation of bog and moorland, as found on the highest parts of Exmoor today. On the steepest slopes, however, the ancient oak woodland was retained, managed for charcoal and tan-bark, and these ancient woodlands are found along much of the Exmoor coast.

The Romans reached this coast, using its height to keep a look out over the Bristol Channel. At Martinhoe, west of Lynton, they established a fortlet and look-out post, the remains of which can still be seen, probably one of a chain. Another is known near Countisbury, on the other side of Lynton.

Towns and settlements are rare along this high coast, being found only at Minehead, Porlock, Lynton with its twin Lynmouth and Combe Martin, at the western end. Minehead is of Saxon origin as a settlement, becoming an important port in Elizabethan times and then a fishing centre. Today, like most of the South West's coastal towns, it is most known as a tourist centre, in Minehead's case based on a large holiday village. Its name, incidentally, is derived from the Celtic word for a hill and there are no mines here, and never have been.

Porlock also has Saxon origins and was sacked by the Danes in 918. It later became a prosperous market town with a busy port at Porlock Weir, but is now engaged almost exclusively in tourism.

Lynton is another town of Saxon origin. Its twin at Lynmouth, almost vertically below it, developed much later. This area came to prominence with the Romantic poets Wordsworth, Shelley and Coleridge, who proclaimed the area to be "England's Little Switzerland". Later, in the late 19th century, the publisher George Newnes fell in love with the area and built its famous water-powered cliff railway.

Combe Martin is first referred to in medieval times, becoming important in the 13th century after the discovery of lead and silver in the hills here. It developed along the long narrow valley leading inland from the sea and now claims to be the longest village in England. Remains of medieval strip fields running up the valley sides are still in evidence. The mines are now long gone and, in common with the rest of the coast, Combe Martin's attractions are now principally for tourists.

Minehead

At the heart of one of England’s most beautiful regions, Woodcombe Lodges is ideally placed for the glorious countryside of Exmoor National Park, the Quantock Hills and the North Devon coastline. At the same time, Minehead with its seafront, harbour and wide range shops, pubs, restaurants and local bus services is only 1 ½ miles away.

In a tranquil rural setting on the edge of the National Park, Woodcombe lodges stands with outstanding 180o views from the sea on one side overlooking Minehead and the approaches to Dunster through to the wooded slopes of Exmoor on the other.

Watchet’s harbour, Dunster with it’s castle and medieval Yarn Market, the picturesque villages of Selworthy and Allerford, Porlock and Porlock Weir harbour, and the attractive resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth are all within easy reach.

The area provides endless opportunities for sight seeing, with wonderful scenery wherever one goes and a truly spectacular coastline westward from Porlock and Lynmouth. Local beauty spots include Dunkery Beacon, the Doone Valley, Tarr Steps, Watersmeet and the Valley of the Rocks.

There is also a wide range of local attractions including the West Somerset Railway, whose steam trains run between Minehead, Watchet and Bishop’s Lydeard. This is an ideal area for walkers and there are many opportunities for sea and fly fishing, bird watching, cycling, sailing, riding and other outdoor pursuits as well as beaches for the children. There are also numerous attractive Gardens and Houses open to the public within a convenient distance.

Minehead has a golf course, a Leisure centre offering squash, tennis, badminton and a full gym facility as well as daily organised children's activities during the school holidays. Day entry to Butlins provides further opportunities to entertain the children.

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 4 Single Beds
  • 1 family bathrooms, 1 en suites

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Amenities

  • Shared garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Central heating
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone

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Access

  • Parking
  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Wheelchair users

Policies

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

About the owner

Nicola or Andrew H
Response rate:
80%
Calendar updated:
13 Feb 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom
Payment accepted:
Credit cards accepted

Languages spoken: English

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