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, and a spacious kitchen/dining-room for family meals together. Upstairs are two lovely bedrooms both with 'zip and link' beds - they are peaceful spaces in which to switch off after a day of holiday adventures.
Outside there is a fabulous large garden which is fully fenced so you will be able to relax with small children and/or your dog. You are surrounded by countryside and are sure to see an abundance of wildlife. The patio is ideal for al fresco meals, or enjoying a glass of fizz in the sunshine.
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. 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 washing machine, WC and wash-basin
Sitting-room with Smart TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6'' twin) beds
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6'' twin) beds
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle. WC and wash-basin
Take care with the sloping ceilings in bedroom 1. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture
- 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.
A peaceful room in which to relax.
What a treat to have a cosy Aga!
The garden is just gorgeous.
Nothing but the sounds of the countryside.
Another view of the open plan kitchen/dining-room.
The cosy twin room that can also be made up as a double.
A great space for socialising in together.
The gardens are a delight.
The modern, bright family bathroom.
Welcome to Hillcombe Cottage.
Holiday treats in front of the fire.
This is the view from the garden - overlooking the owners' fields where you will see cattle from their pedigree Ruby Red herd grazing.
You can pull in right off the lane into your own gated driveway.
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.
This is a view of the classic Somerset landscape.