Luxury properties across the UK
Encompassing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the South West is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in the UK. Boasting some of the most unspoilt countryside and coastline in the UK, it is easy to see why booking holiday cottages in the South West is so popular. Read More
The North West England region is home to the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, each with their own unique qualities that draw in international visitors. The region is steeped in history as well as popular tourist attractions making it a popular destination to visit all year round. Read More
Highlands of Scotland
Borders & The Lothians
Perthshire, Fife & Tayside
Skye & The Hebrides
Grampian & Speyside
The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty anywhere in the world. For us, these stretch from Isles of Scilly holiday cottages in the south to the very tip of Scotland. The largest of these is the Lake District but there are well over 50 in total. Read More
If you are looking for a romantic retreat then cider cottage may well be perfect for you. This detached stone holiday cottage has been refurbished to a very high standard and is delightfully located in a quiet are in the owners’ grounds at the foot of the Quantock Hills.
The ground floor has an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area with a separate utility room with sink, washing machine and w.c. The kitchen has an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and large fridge/freezer. Free WiFi is provided and guests are welcome to make use of the garden. If you'd like to light a barbecue you're welcome to do so and there's ample parking right next to the cottage. Sadly the cottage isn't really suitable for wheelchair users. Bedding and towels are provided as well as other essentials such as a hair dryer and ironing board.
There is good walking and cycling from the cottage and on the adjacent hills. The popular West Somerset Railway is just 2 miles away for a nostalgic trip back to the days of steam.
The property is within easy reach of Exmoor, Dunster, the coast and the county town of Taunton. Shops are just three miles and there are plenty of good pubs in the area.
Parking for one car is immediately adjacent to the cottage on a gravelled area with two steps down to a paved area at the front door. On the south side of the cottage, accessible either by the french doors or by walking round the property, is a south-facing garden comprising a paved area with seating and a flower bed down to the small stream which runs through. There is a wooden pedestrian bridge over to a further secluded seating area and grassed area.
The front door opens onto a small lobby with doors to the main living area and a utility room with w.c. The living area has a modern kitchen at one end with dining table and a window overlooking the adjacent stream. The main sitting area with fitted carpet opens up to the full height of the building with windows on two sides and french doors on the south side which open onto the patio and garden area. Stairs in one corner take you up to the bedroom.
First Floor Description
The mezzanine bedroom area has a large velux window on the south side overlooking the garden and beyond. There is a king size bed and fitted carpet. A door opens onto the en-suite shower room with travertine floor and a corner shower unit, basin and w.c.
Window Views Description
South side windows look over the cottage garden across a lawned area and beyond over glimpses of farmland framed by trees and shrubs. The east side kitchen widow looks onto the stream and a field hedge. To the west you are looking over part of owner's garden up a slope to the boundary and to the north over the gravelled parking area and owner's property.
Quanotck Hills AONB
Just ½ mile away the Quantock Hills were England's first AONB. Miles of open countryside to enjoy, walking, riding, cycling and wildlife.Visit Website
West Somerset Railway
England's longest heritage railway running from Bishops Lydeard to the coast at Minehead.Visit Website
Exmoor National Park
Official website for the National Park which is just a few miles away. Plenty to do and see at any time of year.Visit Website
Restored landscape gardens from the late 1700s and Lutyens/Jekyll formal gardens from early 1900s. Cafe, restaurant and shop.Visit Website
Somerset Tourism website
Official site for the whole of Somerset.Visit Website
Eating and Drinking
The Barn @ Pod Shavers
A consistent favourite of ours over the years. Tucked away down a narrow lane and not easy to find, the effort is definitely rewarded. Always good quality.Visit Website
The Rising Sun Inn, West Bagborough
Just over a mile away and serving good meals in a pleasant atmosphere.Visit Website
The Farmers Arms
Village pub serving good food and with a garden for when the sun shines.Visit Website
Co-op, Bishops Lydeard
Nearest food store, 3½ miles away. Long opening hours.Visit Website
Sporting Attractions and Activities
Guided horse trekking on the Quantocks from West Bagborough, 1½ miles away.Visit Website
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