High up in Somerset's Quantock Hills, with some of the best walking this varied county has to offer right on the doorstep, Headford Farm Cottage is an excellent rural holiday base.
This converted barn is exceptionally spacious with an open plan layout and a mezzanine sleeping level with a king-sized sleigh bed. Wooden floors, lofty beams, lovely furnishings, under-floor heating and a wood-burner make this a great year-round choice. There is an enclosed courtyard garden and two paddocks to the side where guests are welcome to exercise their dogs or sit and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Easy parking is outside the front of the cottage – the wide driveway is shared with the owners' farmhouse next door.
For young families, the first floor level bedroom has plenty of space for a child's bed and a cot – these will be provided if they are required.
The working part of the farm is further down the road and so the cottage itself is in a very peaceful location. Exploring the Quantock Hills will be a delight as in some ways, they are a little known secret. There are great walks close by, but a bit further afield is West Quantoxhead at the coastal end of the hills – here the views are quite stunning and on a clear day you can see right across the Bristol Channel to south Wales and Barry Island.
Kilve beach is a must too – an amazing geography lesson awaits you here, in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV/DVD player and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Mezzanine Bedroom with king-size double bed (5') and child's bed (only suitable for a child up to 6 years)
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH (partial under-floor)
- Logs for wood-burner
Headford Farm cottage is a very spacious barn conversion on a friendly working farm. The courtyard garden is at the back, and the two paddocks for you to use are to the left.
Another view of the living area. There is a wood-burner with a really useful fitted guard, so that four legged friends do not get too close!
The mezzanine-area is the bedroom, with this lovely king-size sleigh bed.
This is the little sitting-out patio at the back of the cottage. Your log store is here too.
The kitchen is well-equipped and well designed to make the most of the space.
The open plan interior of Headford Farm Cottage is bright and spacious. There is a little fully enclosed courtyard at the back, and a lovely grassy paddock for your dogs to enjoy or for you to sit and relax.
As for exploring, the Quantock Hills are a stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with plenty of open space and fabulous views!
The ground floor shower-room is a really good sized room.
The extra wide doors let in the light and sunshine. Parking is right next to the cottage.
This image shows you the bedroom area on the mezzannine level.
There is a little farmhouse dining-table and the kitchen-area is beyond.
Looking down from the mezzanine-area of the cottage gives you an idea of how much space there is here.
Enjoy some local produce for meals at home, but there are plenty of ideas in the cottage folder for eating out too!
This is the beach at Kilve, an extraordinary part of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore the rocks for fossils, or follow the cliff path.
A view across the Bristol Channel to South Wales from the top of the Quantocks.
A view of the paddock which is for guests to use.
This is the Headford Reservoir - a lovely walk along country lanes from the cottage.