Court Cottage has a fully enclosed garden and patio with two sets of French windows to make the most of the lovely setting.
The sitting-room has solid wood floors and a traditional stone fireplace.
Explore the beautiful Quantock Hills right on your doorstep - fabulous walking countryside.
French windows from the kitchen lead directly to the patio and garden.
There is plenty of private parking for guests.
This is a very peaceful place to sit and relax over a lazy breakfast.
The door to the master bedroom is in the far corner of the sitting-room.
An extra treat is a separate dining-room - with piano.
This is a great cottage for a special occasion.
There are some different levels on the ground floor of this cottage - so do take care.
The stairs from the living-room open straight out into the master bedroom (Bedroom 2) but there is a door at the foot for privacy.
The master bedroom (Bedroom 2) has plenty of space and feels light and welcoming.
The twin bedroom (Bedroom 1) has windows on two sides, overlooking the garden.
The family bathroon on the ground floor. There is a separate shower-room too.
The master bedroom (Bedroom 2) has its own staircase - please take care as the steps are steep.
Park the car in the National Trust car park at West Quantoxhead and set off into this beautiful countryside with a picnic.
Somerset has a wealth of historic houses to visit - this is Lytes Cary Manor.
This is north Somerset's Kilve beach, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and famous for fossils.
Glastonbury is an easy drive into the heart of Somerset. A really good day out - especially if you make it to the top of Glastonbury Tor.

Court Cottage


3 miles NE of Taunton / Sleeps 4 + cot

7 Nights from £389 - £895

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Monkton Inn (250 yards)

A village pub not far from Taunton, the Owners bring their experience of living in South Africa to the menu, as well as local produce. Proud winners of the Somerset Life Magazine award for 'Best Country Pub 2012'.

Nearest beach

Kilve Beach (13 miles)

Kilve Beach sits halfway between Minehead and Bridgwater. A rolling grassy expanse meeting a rocky beach peppered with rock pools, Kilve is picnic paradise. A Site of Special Scientific Interest, the beach is also home to lots of fossils, including ammonites and reptile remains. Just remember, you are not allowed to dig them directly out of the cliffs though.

Nearest walk

West Monkton Circular Walk (¼ mile)

A gentle 5 kilometre walk over undulating countryside with lovely views of the Blackdown Hills and beyond. Park beside the road at the old quarry just beyond West Monkton and you can stop for a well-deserved pint on your return at the Monkton Inn.

Nearest town

Taunton (3 ¼ miles)

Taunton is Somerset's county town and has all the shopping, dining and leisure facilities you would expect from a busy urban centre. That's not to say that Taunton has forgotten its sense of heritage and history; take a wander away from the high street and you'll find narrow lanes lined with wonderful old buildings, Victorian fountains and pretty parks entered through elaborate wrought iron gates. The castle is the highlight, though – a beautifully restored Saxon example, it now houses the Somerset County Museum.

Also nearby

Hestercombe Gardens (1 ¼ miles)

Forty acres of loveliness including streams, temples, woodland and terraces. The garden features Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian influences.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Willis May 2016


Quite simply stunning , superb gardens and house . A beautiful location with superb views. The coffee shop is well worth a visit and the restaurant if you have more time .
All the staff were very friendly and gave an excellent impression.
This is exactly the way to manage these houses . Take note National Trust at Montacute . I know which house we shall return to .

Cross Keys (3 ¾ miles)

A pretty18th century inn strategically placed on the old turnpike road on the edge of the village. Call in for lunch or dinner with a seasonally changing menu and specials. Children are welcome and ample parking is available.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Johnson June 2017

Sunday Lunch

Had Sunday lunch on 4th June. Food delivered quickly and was very good. Seems to be a good choice on the menu and staff very pleasant. Good parking and easily accessible from Taunton. Would definitely pay a second visit.

The Pines Cafe (4 ½ miles)

Home cooked food and cakes served in a lovely setting overlooking the Quantocks. Panoramic view, outdoor sun deck, ample parking and dog friendly, a great please to stop when out and about in the area.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2017

Lemon Drizzle Cake, YUM

Best lemon drizzle cake I have ever had. Lovely local Miles tea and coffee, delicious.

The Merry Monk (1 mile)

A large, family-oriented pub restaurant with and award-winning garden and play area plus disabled facilities. Specialities include their famous Sunday Carvery, Indian and banqueting nights, and freshly prepared food from local produce.

Glastonbury Tor (17 miles)

Why not take a walk up this iconic, legendary Tor? Well worth the effort, you will have spectacular views across 3 counties. Dogs must be on a lead and there are no public conveniences.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe December 2014

Breathtaking (!)

It's well worth the initially steep climb up the tor for the amazing panoramic views from the summit - we parked in Glastonbury itself, walked up through the town and past the Chalice Well to tackle the steepest slope first, which meant an easier walk down the 'back' of the tor and a stroll through countryside to get back to the top of the town. Plenty of tea shops and cafes to refuel at when you get back!

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