This fabulous Somerset property has panoramic views which will take your breath away. Set on the edge of the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the very picturesque village of West Bagborough, with a renowned pub just a stroll away.
All will love the touch of luxury that comes hand-in-hand with the wonderful great outdoors here – there is direct access up into the Quantocks through the fields. Superb quality throughout includes three luxurious double bedrooms with super-king beds that can also be made up as twins, three spacious wet-rooms, a really large open plan living area with bi-fold doors onto the most stunning full-width balcony with views as far as Exmoor National Park.
The main living accommodation and the bedrooms are on the first floor of this striking property. Top quality furnishings and facilities, including a Bose Bluetooth sound link system, wood-burner and fully equipped sleek kitchen complete with a 12 bottle wine cooler, will make your stay a really special one. The entrance is on the ground floor where there is a wet-room and also a very cleverly thought out laundry/drying/boot-room. There is access just to the side of the front door a few steps along, to the sheltered ground floor outside terrace that is ideal for barbecues – and is a great place for children to watch the horses riding out. Why not book a ride with Quantock Trekking, recently crowned the county's number one hidden gem, which is run by the owners from the stables at the farm with rides for experienced riders or children over 12 years old who can walk and trot competently.
At the top of the fields behind the Lodge there is open countryside and that special feeling that is often hard to find today – space! 9.500 acres of the Quantock Hills stretch from just above Taunton all the way to the Somerset coast.
The beach at Kilve is a must as it is Somerset's own Jurassic Coast, with amazing rock patterns and a gentle section of the South West Coast Path. If you want to find a sandy beach for children, Minehead is not far and this traditional seaside resort will offer plenty of fun for them. Blue Anchor is another sandy beach, very close to the medieval town of Dunster with its imposing National Trust castle.
You can even travel to the coast on the West Somerset Steam Railway train from Bishops Lydeard just down the road from West Bagborough.
For dedicated walkers, head up into the hills and pick up the Coleridge Way – you are very likely to spot herds of deer along the way and they even come down into the fields above the Lodge to graze. What better after an exhilarating day out than a lovely local pub, The Rising Sun, just five minutes' walk away. It is very popular so do book a table if you want a meal.
Facing away from the owners' home next door and therefore offering a very high level of privacy and with parking for up to five cars, this is somewhere to go for a truly memorable holiday.
Wet-room 1 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, wood-burner and balcony. Electric hob, electric oven, combination microwave (convection oven), fridge, wine cooler, freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds and en suite Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Bedroom 3 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Wet-room 3 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Access to Laundry-room with washing machine, tumble-drier and wash-basin
Enjoy the superb balcony but please do not let children climb on it. Children will love to see the horses but please do accompany them if they want to see the stables.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 5 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 100 yds
- Balcony furniture and barbecue
- Full electric CH (partial under-floor)
This beautiful lodge is a haven of luxury right on the edge of the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Bashford Lodge has a full width balcony to celebrate the most amazing views - you can see for miles!
The sunset light washes into the spacious open plan living-area.
Breakfast on the balcony is a must. An evening glass of wine watching the sun set is amazing too.
Staple Plain, at West Quantoxhead, is the most fabulous place to park up the car and set off on foot or on a bike.
What a setting for your evening drinks after a day out exploring - on horseback if you wish as the Quantock Trekking Centre is right on your doorstep.
The owners will provide catering for that extra holiday treat if you wish. So not only can you eat in style, but you don't even have to do the cooking!
This is the very sheltered enclosed sitting out area beneath the balcony.
There is a super-contemporary kitchen fitted around this corner of the living space.
This is the ground floor entrance hallway - the thoughtful touch of slippers is a sign of the attention to detail here.
This property is bathed in sunshine in the summer.
Each bedroom is presented to the highest standard, all with beautiful bed linens.
Another of the double bedrooms - you are spoilt for choice here.
All three bedrooms have super-king sized 6ft beds that can be made up as 3ft twins on request.
There is excellent water pressure here so that you can really enjoy a powerful shower.
The third wet-room is on the ground floor.
The three wet-rooms are beautifully designed and very stylish. Two are on the first floor along with the bedrooms.
This is the drying/laundry-room - with a separate outside entrance from the patio. Ideal for wet clothes and boots after a long walk in the Quantocks or of course, a wonderful horseback adventure.
Dunster Castle towers above this unique medieval town, a stone's throw from the coast.
You can see right across the Bristol Channel to south Wales from the top of the Quantock Hills.
This could be you! High up on the Quantocks above Bashford Lodge.
The Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, shaded woodland, deep valleys, and wide open moorland with panoramic views.
You will see wild deer in their natural habitat - the hills in the background are the setting for Bashford Lodge.