This stunning detached house sits high in the Quantock Hills, with panoramic views along the north Somerset coast and truly excellent walking literally on the doorstep and is a few miles from the beach at Kilve. Follow the Coleridge Way footpath, explore ancient woodland, and watch grazing deer at dusk and dawn. Lark Rise is spacious and light-filled with a wood-burner in the open plan living-room – a couple of steps down from the sociable kitchen-area. There are four bedrooms on this level and the fifth enjoys its own suite on the lower ground floor. Discover the inner courtyard with its cedar bath and little pond. Floor to ceiling glass doors open onto a huge decking-area, with views right across the Bristol Channel to Wales, and steps lead to the gardens where there is something special at every turn – a Japanese garden-house with a water garden just in front and a games-room with a snooker table and darts board set in sloping woodland. This property is reached along an incredible mile long woodland track – unmade and with two sharp bends, but with plenty of passing spaces, and all part of the whole experience of staying in this unique and tranquil location.
Lark Rise is a very bright and contemporary house that is just perfect for special occasions for a family or a group of friends. The welcoming open plan layout and the stunning views from the terrace help you to switch off as soon as you arrive. Whether you want to sit peacefully in the garden, cook up a wonderful meal to share on the terrace, or set off into the Quantock Hills – this is a property that really fits the bill. There are many excellent walks into the hills and you are bound to see deer, sometimes quite close up. At different times of the year the moorland is ablaze with colour. Down on the coast, the extraordinary beach at Kilve is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – you may even be able to find some fossils as this is a very special geological site. The village shop at Kilve is well stocked and there is a friendly pub there too, or back in the direction that you will have come from, there is The Plough in Holford, the pretty conservation village at the start of the track to Lark Rise. A bit further afield is medieval Dunster with its National Trust castle towering above the valley and beyond that the Exmoor National Park – more stunning wide open spaces to explore. For sandy beaches for children try Blue Anchor or Minehead.
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Utility-room with wash-basin and washing machine/drier
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Satellite TV, DVD player and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with single bed
Bedroom 2 with double bed (5'), TV and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds and TV
Bedroom 4 with double bed (5') and TV
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Lower Ground Floor
Bedroom 5 with double bed (5'), TV and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Access to Games-room
Take care with children near the pond and unfenced Japanese water garden.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 4 cars
- Telephone with honesty-box (At cost)
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH and partial under-floor heating
This is just the place to totally relax - complete privacy in a stunning setting.
Lark Rise is in a hilltop position overlooking its wonderful gardens with a panoramic view across the Bristol Channel to south Wales.
A couple of steps lead down to this wonderful living area with wood-burning stove and doors to the amazing deck outside
The stunning Japanese-style summer-house is at the lower end of this beautiful garden.
There is a really spacious open plan layout here with a large island as well as the dining-table.
The kitchen is exceptionally well-equipped.
As well as the open plan living area there is this lovely second sitting room opening out onto the terrace.
The en suite double bedroom on this floor is through the door in the far corner of the second living-room.
This is the master bedroom - lie in bed and marvel at the panoramic views right across the Bristol Channel.
This is the stunning en suite bathroom for Bedroom 1 - not many places where you can sit in the bath and look out across the Bristol Channel!
This is the bedroom suite on the lower ground floor - more doors to the garden too.
The lower ground floor bedroom has a lovely awning and your own little place to sit with an early morning coffee.
The en suite bathroom for the lower ground floor bedroom is amazing.
There is a large walk-in shower in this en suite too.
Bedroom 4 on the lower ground floor - a lovely private 'suite'.
Bedroom 3 has a comfortable double bed and shares a shower-room with the twin room.
This double bedroom is towards the back of the house past the Japanese cedar bath in its little courtyard
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' beds making up a super-king size double bed.
A brand new family bathroom has been created on the main floor of this house - it is just off the entrance hallway as you come in.
Even the games-room has a wonderful view.
There is a fabulous games-room for all to enjoy.
This is a special feature in the lower part of the garden - as well as being a sheltered spot to side and relax
Whatever the time of year the gardens are beautiful. These steps lead up to the decking-area.
The summer-house is a very calm and special place to sit in the garden.
The pond in front of the summer-house is so calm and tranquil - do always supervise children as it is deep.
The Quantock Hills are literally on the door step – you can make out a herd of deer in this photograph.
Bedroom 2 opens out onto this little courtyard with the Japanese cedar bath - a very special bonus!
A quirky architectural feature - the delights of this wonderful property lie behind the wooden door - this is your entrance!
A wonderful holiday house in a spectacular setting.
You can make out a large herd of deer in this field just below the track to Lark Rise.
The woodland track sets the scene for this unique location.
This is the steepest part of the woodland track.
Everywhere you turn in this garden there is colour and detail to discover.
The garden at Lark Rise is a delight whenever you are staying there.
More delicate colour in the garden in spring time.
Open the wooden door in this wonderful stone wall and step straight into this amazing hilltop house.
This terrace is as fabulous as the house itself.