Rolling Somerset hills, a tranquil setting and a beautiful holiday cottage - what more could you ask for? Nestled close to the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Stables is one of two cottages tucked away in a fabulously secluded location. Coursley Farm is really quite a magical setting and there are a number of glorious walks right from the doorstep. At night all will fall silent, apart from the snuffling of wildlife, and be sure to do a bit of star gazing as the lack of light pollution makes for a special display.
In the open plan living area there is space for everyone, and the excellently equipped kitchen will keep the chef of the family happy. Summer evenings can be spent on your private patio that has uninterrupted countryside views; what a spot to enjoy a glass of fizz. Beyond your patio and cottage, there is plenty of land, belonging to the owners, which you are most welcome to explore, or have a picnic in. Super-comfy beds await you in the two upstairs bedrooms and with two bathrooms, there will be no queues in the morning.
For groups of up to eight guests, there is the option of booking both The Stables and Meadow View (4613) together. The properties are attached to each other, but both remain private with separate entrances and secluded, individual patios. The friendly owners live in the nearby farmhouse but will be sure not to disturb your well-deserved break.
Should you be able to tear yourself away from this tranquil spot then there is plenty to see and do nearby. The Quantocks are adorned with footpaths and bridleways, as well as a plethora of areas to mountain bike. The views throughout these 9,500 acres of woodland and moorland are stunning and on a clear day you can see right across the Bristol Channel to the hills of south Wales in one direction and across the Vale of Taunton towards Exmoor National Park in the other.
The West Somerset Steam Railway is sure to delight children and adults alike and the station at Bishops Lydeard is just six miles away. If you are looking to get your toes sandy then head to Blue Anchor beach (less than 30 minutes in the car) and be sure to stop off via Dunster, a medieval Exmoor village with imposing National Trust castle.
The Stables is simply in an excellent location and returning back to this gorgeous cottage each day will be the cherry on the top of your Somerset holiday.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Please note that due to the rural location of the property, access is via a long farm track that is narrow in places and lined by soft shrubs. Please keep your dog on a lead in the area directly around the cottages and in the horse's paddock. Once you are through the horse's paddock feel free to let your dog off. There are some low door frames, a low beam in the main bedroom and sloping ceilings on the first floor so please take care. Due to the rural location the entrance track leading to the property can become overgrown in the growing season, it consists mainly of ferns and weeds so should not cause any damage to your car. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 3.5 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full gas-fired CH (under-floor)
A fabulously peaceful setting complete with private patio area.
Downstairs is all open-plan, making it a great space to enjoy time together.
There are lots of lovely countryside walks right from your front door.
This is a fabulous bedroom, complete with super-king size bed and en-suite shower-room.
You'll find all of the equipment you need in this excellent kitchen.
The bathroom is modern and bright.
Super soft linens and squishy cushions ensure perfect comfort.
Throw open the doors and let the sunshine in.
You're welcome to say hello to the horse but please do not feed him.
En suite shower-room to Bedroom 1.
Bedroom one has a gorgeous beam (please mind your head) and delightful views over the front of the cottage.
The Stables and Meadow View are adjoined but each has a high level of privacy with their own private patio areas.
The Stables is a real escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Lazy holiday mornings when you can hit the snooze button...
The private patio area is a real sun-trap.
High up on the Quantock Hills above West Quantoxhead you can see right across the Bristol Channel to south Wales on a clear day.
A trip on the West Somerset Steam Railway is a must!
If you're looking to head to the sea then a visit to Porlock Weir will transport you back in time with gorgeous thatched cottages and peaceful places for a paddle.