Greenaleigh Farm enjoys one of the most unique settings possible. It is right on the South West Coast Path passing the headland at Greenaleigh Point to Bossington and Porlock, with a backdrop of National Trust woodland, a panorama of sea views right across to south Wales and a virtually private beach below. Greenaleigh Cottage is tucked next to the old farmhouse and is celebrating a new life following a complete refurbishment which has given en suite facilities to each of the four bedrooms (one is on the ground floor), a brand new kitchen, a wood-burner in the living-room for out-of-season breaks and a wonderful wide terrace where you can soak up the sun in the summer. The cottage is reached along an exciting mile-long track from the outskirts of Minehead through the woodland and with glimpses of the shoreline far below, adding to the adventure of staying here. The track is partially hard surfaced with some unmade stretches but it is mostly level and there are several passing places.
This is the perfect place for families or friends – including the four-legged variety – whatever the time of year, with a path heading down through the fields to the rocky exploring beach (there is sand at low tide) just 500 metres away and with the challenge of this section of the coastal path right on your doorstep. This part of Somerset is where Exmoor National Park meets the sea and so you will have the best of both worlds with the exhilaration of being high up and yet very close to the sea with views from every room, and the wild open spaces of Exmoor to discover if you head inland. Try a route that takes you up the famous Porlock Hill! The views at the top are breathtaking and from there you can head into the heart of Exmoor or continue along the coast towards north Devon via the spectacular scenery of Lorna Doone country and then the coastal villages of Lynton and Lynmouth. Families will enjoy a trip into Minehead for the fun of a traditional seaside resort and for the long sandy beaches there. You can take a trip on the West Somerset Steam Railway or visit the National Trust castle that towers above medieval Dunster just two miles from Minehead.
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock and wood-burner
Bedroom 1 with single bed and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (6') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with double bed and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with bunk-beds, bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
*Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Courtyard furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Greenaleigh Cottage is one of three properties here at Greenaleigh Farm, set into the wooded hillside and with stunning views from all the rooms.
This is the setting for the cottage - Greenaleigh Farm is high up above the coast with pathways through the fields down to the little rocky beach
Sit out in this pretty gazebo and take in the incredible views right across the Bristol Channel.
The sitting-room has a wood-burner, deep comfortable sofas, lovely tiled floors and a rich rug. The door has a curtain so can be closed off for a snug evening.
Fitted units and integrated appliances ensure that a stay here has all the comforts of home.
Another view of the sitting-room with the doorway to the kitchen to the left of the photograph.
You will use the kitchen door via the terrace for coming and going but this one does allow the light to flood into the room.
There is a lovely family-sized dining-table and plenty of room for seven in this super kitchen.
A lovely painted farmhouse dresser adds character as well as being excellent storage for all the china, cutlery and glasses.
The terrace is accessed from the kitchen - a wide and sunny area with plenty of seating, a large parasol and a barbecue.
This is the master bedroom which has the feel of a 'suite' with a little private foyer off which is the bedroom and the shower-room.
As with all the bedrooms here, there are wonderful sea views across to south Wales.
The very comfortable king-size bed.
The master bedroom has a good-sized en suite shower-room with a walk-in shower and plenty of light from the Velux window.
Even the landing is an attractive feature in this cottage. There is a stair-gate at the bottom of the stairs to help you keep your dogs downstairs!
This is the second of the double bedrooms - another very spacious and comfortable room.
This bedroom is in the middle of the property.
This bedroom comes with its own en suite shower-room. The lovely deep windowsills in all the bedrooms make the most of the sea views.
The bunk bedroom - 3ft bunks so can be used by adults too.
The family bathroom is integrated with the bunk-room - accessed from the landing. An unusual design as there is no door to the bedroom but there is from the landing.
The single bedroom is on the ground floor and once again has sea views.
This bedroom also has its own little en suite shower.
This is the mile long approach to the property, through the National Trust woodlands high up above the coast. A real adventure ( with plenty of passing places )
Looking back towards Greenaleigh Point from Porlock Weir.
For walkers there is not only the South West Coast Path on the doorstep but the wilds of Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills too.
What a place to end the day - sunset from Greenaleigh.
Greenaleigh Farm is on the far side of Greenaleigh Point - the headland seen here from Porlock. A fabulous walk.