This tranquil detached cottage is in a sheltered rural setting on the edge of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the beautiful Somerset countryside all around and just a short drive to the coast.
Hillcombe Cottage is presented to an exceptionally high standard, with a really bright dual-aspect sitting-room complete with a wood-burner, a cheerful kitchen/dining-room for family meals together, and two very comfortable bedrooms, one double and one twin or double, and the family bathroom upstairs.
Hillcombe Cottage has a fabulous large garden which is fully fenced so you will be able to relax with small children or if you wish to bring a dog. The patio is ideal for al fresco meals.
This part of south Somerset is easy to reach and yet truly unspoilt for those wishing to find somewhere peaceful and relaxing that is a little bit off the beaten track but not at all remote or isolated. The Dorset and east Devon borders are close by for days out along the stunning Jurassic Coast between Lyme Regis and Budleigh Salterton.
The garden is properly fenced and many of the beaches have dog-friendly sections all year round and so your four-legged friends are most welcome here. The owners are willing to consider two dogs by arrangement, please ask us. There are plenty of historic houses and gardens to visit here too – Montacute House, Barrington Court and Lytes Cary – and you will soon recognise the golden colour of the traditional stone. Ilminster is the nearest market town with its local produce market every Thursday morning and on every first Saturday of the month.
Treat yourself to a coffee – or a glass of wine – at The Retreat in the market square and see if there is a concert at the Arts Centre or at nearby Dillington House for something a bit different. Both have an excellent programme of events to enjoy. Otherwise you may simply want to soak up the calm feeling at the cottage, sitting out in the garden in good weather or curled up by the wood-burner out-of-season.
You are offered a free supply of logs from the farm throughout your stay.
Kitchen/Dining-room with oil-fired Aga, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Utility-room with freezer, washing machine, WC and wash-basin
Sitting-room with Smart TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6'' twin) beds
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle. WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
- Logs for wood-burner
- Oil for Aga
Detached Hillcombe Cottage has a really large and fully enclosed garden, countryside views, and private off road parking.
The calm and elegant living-room has a wood-burning stove for out-of-season holidays. This dual-aspect room looks out over the fields.
There is a wonderful sunny patio with your gardens beyond - a really tranquil and private place to enjoy the surroundings here.
There is an open plan kitchen/dining-room with garden views.
This is the view from the garden - overlooking the owners' fields where you will see cattle from their pedigree Ruby Red herd grazing.
The Aga is the focal point of this lovely kitchen, adding that lovely extra warmth too.
This is a very well equipped home-from-home, there is even an Aga Cook Book for you to make the most of and the owner has very kindly produced a helpful tips sheet if you are not used to Aga cooking.
For your convenience there is an electric slow cooker - try the local farmers' markets for excellent local produce and have a go.
There is plenty of room for the dining-table so you can eat in style in this friendly room.
Holiday feasts for family or friends!
There is something very tranquil and restful about this cottage. Enjoy a slow start to the day before setting out to explore.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms - this is the double with its super comfy king-size bed and views across the countryside.
This room has the luxury of its own TV, and there is plenty of storage space too.
This is the twin bedroom - which can be made up as a double bed if you wish.
Another view of the twin bedroom which looks out to the side of the cottage, with garden views.
The bed linens are top quality - you will be assured of a great night's sleep.
As well as this family bathroom, with shower and bath, there is a downstairs cloakroom for additional convenience.
You can pull in right off the lane into your own gated driveway.
The gardens are a delight. Plenty of lawn space for children to play and for dogs to feel free and lots of gorgeous colour as well.
The cottage is set to one side of its gardens and has lovely views across the fields.
This is a view of the classic Somerset landscape.
This is the stretch of the Jurassic Coast at Sidmouth - a wonderful Regency town an easy drive away.
The stunning Jurassic Coast is only about a 35 minute drive away from the cottage. This is West Bay at Bridport.
South Somerset is home to a wealth of beautiful historic houses. This is Montacute House just outside Yeovil.