Court Cottage lies at the heart of West Monkton, a peaceful Somerset village, below the beautiful Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, above the Vale of Taunton towards the Somerset coast.
Originally converted from the stable block of a country house, the cottage is a lovely Grade II Listed home. Two sets of French windows open onto the large, fully enclosed garden – which includes a sheltered sunny patio – giving the interior a bright and friendly feel. This welcoming property has an open fire with a stone surround, beautiful solid oak-floors, hand-crafted oak doors and the flexibility of a double and a twin bedroom.
This peaceful setting near Taunton with easy road access makes a perfect holiday base.
Explore Somerset’s unique landscapes from this base, from Exmoor and the Quantocks to the Somerset Levels and the Mendips. There are some unique spots along the north Somerset coast as well – Kilve is well worth a visit, a fascinating rocky beach within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
There is a very easy route from Taunton into south Somerset where there is a group of fabulous National Trust houses to visit – Montacute, Barrington Court, Tintinhull and Lytes Cary.
After a day out walking or sightseeing, why not wander over to the Monkton Inn for dinner and enjoy fresh local produce served with a South African twist?
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and open fire
Steps to Kitchen with gas hob, double electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Steps to Dining-room with piano
Step to Bedroom 1 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')
Take care on the steep stairs to the first floor master bedroom and also on the step down from the sitting-room to the kitchen, from the kitchen to the dining-room and a final deep step from the dining-room to the ground floor bedroom and bathrooms.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Telephone (incoming only)
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH
The cottage has a wonderful traditional feel with a large stone fireplace, an open fire and solid oak floors throughout.
The kitchen is equipped as a home from home and has French windows to the stone terrace and garden.
Explore the beautiful Quantock Hills right on your doorstep - fabulous walking countryside.
There is a separate dining room and even a piano. A second set of French windows lead out to the terrace.
Another view of the kitchen. There is plenty of storage space for all the equipment and for your provisions too
This cottage has a really welcoming feel.
The entrance door leads you straight into the living room. Stairs lead from one corner up to the first floor bedroom.
The dining room is a step down from the kitchen and there is a further quite deep step down to the corriridor to the twin bedroom and the bathrooms.
This is the large master bedroom on the first floor. Take care of the lower edges of the sloping ceiling
The bedroom looks out over the garden at the front of the cottage.
Oak floors, stairs and doors are a real feature of this cottage
This is the twin bedroom on the ground floor looking out over the garden.
This is the spacious bathroom on the ground floor.
There is a separate shower room, also on the ground floor.
Court Cottage has a fully enclosed garden and patio with two sets of French windows to make the most of the lovely setting.
This is a very peaceful place to sit and relax over a lazy breakfast.
Park the car in the National Trust car park at West Quantoxhead and set off into this beautiful countryside with a picnic.
A view of the cottage in its village setting.
This is north Somerset's Kilve beach, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and famous for fossils.