Headford Farm Cottage is on the edge of a rural hamlet high up in Somerset's Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This stunning ancient landscape covers 100 square kilometres of oak woodland, open heath with panoramic views right across the Bristol Channel, deep valleys and a unique stretch of coastline.
For walkers, dog owners and anyone wanting a tranquil comfortable base to return to after a day out exploring, this attractive and spacious detached stone barn conversion is in just the right location. Short breaks are available right through the year and the pricing has been carefully designed to reflect the seasons rather than the school holidays. A Thursday arrival/departure day makes it easy for guests to plan a long weekend and to travel when the roads are quieter.
The cottage has a fabulous open plan ground floor with a wood-burner at its heart, plenty of space for dining, a fully equipped kitchen and a shower-room beyond it.
The full height ceiling is celebrated by the mezzanine level where a lovely bedroom has been created with a king-size sleigh bed.
The back door opens onto a fully enclosed patio with outside seating and a barbecue. Three adjacent paddocks, including an orchard, have been dedicated for guests to enjoy the sole use of, to sit peacefully with a glass of wine and a book, and to exercise dogs in if you wish to bring your four-legged friends. Whilst the owners are happy to accept several dogs, if you are a guest without a dog the excellent feedback from guests assures of a spotless cottage for your stay.
The cottage is situated next to the owners' farmhouse and there is a shared circular drive, with ample parking for guests right outside the cottage. The working part of the farm is separate, further down the hill through the hamlet.
This area has no end of options for walking and cycling. Try the woodland trails at Adscombe where you can stop off at the Foxy Bean Cafe - a great 'pit stop' for cyclists.
Set out on a walk to the highest point of the Quantocks, Will's Neck, from just outside West Bagborough or from the National Trust carpark at West Quantoxhead. Explore the incredible 'Jurassic' beach at Kilve. Then for a treat, book a meal at The Rising Sun in West Bagborough - one of the most popular village pubs nearby. There is a pub within walking distance of Headford Farm Cottage but the lane is very narrow if you are on foot.
You will find plenty of local information and ideas for outings and places to visit in the cottage.
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 Thursday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture
- 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.
This beautifully converted barn has a lovely spacious living area with a wonderful wood burning stove. The fire guard is detachable.
The cottage has a sheltered and enclosed courtyard at the back where you can sit out in the sunshine. There is also seating in the orchard.
The Quantock Hills are a stunning 9.5 thousand acre Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with wonderful trails, open space and fabulous views!
This is the orchard and paddock that you have dedicated use of, a delight for your dogs.
The open plan living space includes a dining area, well equipped kitchen, a utility area and large shower room
A comfortable sofa and arm chair ensure that you can cosy up by the wood burning stove if you have an out of season break.
The extra wide doors let in the light and sunshine. Parking is right next to the cottage.
The dining area and kitchen are cleverly separated by this half-wall.
The kitchen is very well equipped and you have all that you need if you want to cook at home.
The cottage has a very relaxed atmosphere that will help you to switch off and take time for yourselves.
Beautifully crafted wooden stairs lead up to the mezzanine bedroom area.
A fabulous king-size sleigh bed for a great night's sleep
Lovely linens and welcoming touches will make you feel at home
The shower room is on the ground floor and offers plenty of space.
The Quantock Hills were the first of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walks and trails are plentiful as are stunning views.
There is a community shop just over a mile away in the next village.
This is another view of the little sitting-out patio at the back of the cottage. Your log store is here too.
Headford Farm is on the edge of a tiny rural hamlet - the working part of the farm is not at the same site as the farmhouse and cottage
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.
This is the Headford Reservoir - a lovely walk along country lanes from the cottage.