Headford Farm cottage is a very spacious barn conversion on a friendly working farm. The courtyard garden is at the back, and the two paddocks for you to use are to the left.
This beautifully converted barn has a lovely spacious living area with a wonderful wood burning stove.  The fire guard is detachable.
The cottage has a sheltered and enclosed courtyard at the back where you can sit out in the sunshine. There is also seating in the orchard.
The Quantock Hills are a stunning 9.5 thousand acre Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with wonderful trails, open space and fabulous views!
This is the orchard and paddock that you have dedicated use of, a delight for your dogs.
The open plan living space includes a dining area, well equipped kitchen, a utility area and large shower room
A comfortable sofa and arm chair ensure that you can cosy up by the wood burning stove if you have an out of season break.
The extra wide doors let in the light and sunshine. Parking is right next to the cottage.
The dining area and kitchen are cleverly separated by this half-wall.
The kitchen is very well equipped and you have all that you  need if you want to cook at home.
The cottage has a very relaxed atmosphere that will help you to switch off and take time for yourselves.
Beautifully crafted wooden stairs lead up to the  mezzanine bedroom area.
A fabulous king-size sleigh bed for a great night's sleep
Lovely linens and welcoming touches will make you feel at home
The shower room is on the ground floor and offers plenty of space.
The Quantock Hills were the first of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walks and trails are plentiful as are stunning views.
There is a community shop just over a mile away in the next village.
This is another view of the little sitting-out patio at the back of the cottage. Your log store is here too.
Headford Farm is on the edge of a tiny rural hamlet - the working part of the farm is not at the same site as the farmhouse and cottage
This is the beach at Kilve, an extraordinary part of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore the rocks for fossils, or follow the cliff path.
A view across the Bristol Channel to South Wales from the top of the Quantocks.
This is the Headford Reservoir - a lovely walk along country lanes from the cottage.

Headford Farm Cottage

2809

6.1 miles N of Taunton / Sleeps 2 + cot

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

Nearest pub

The Rising Sun Inn (2 ½ miles)

'Great food in the heart of the Quantocks'. A traditional inn with a varied, locally sourced menu and real ales - the perfect Somerset stop-off. The interior is cosy and welcoming, yet spacious and well-renovated, with spotlights highlighting the traditional features.

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

Mr and Mrs Nurcombe June 2018

Fantastic gastro pub

We are so lucky to have a fantastic gastro pub on our doorstep for all guests at Bashford Lodge to walk to. Open 7 days a week, for lunch and evening meals. Booking essential at the weekend.

Nearest beach

Kilve Beach (7 ½ 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.

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

Mrs Baker December 2019

Amazing

Most unusual beach in U.K we have visited. Fabulous views , need sturdy footwear for walking on the beach itself.

Nearest walk

Wills Neck Walk (2 ½ miles)

Park in the village and take the track up alongside the Rising Sun pub (good for a pre or after walk meal and the food is excellent). It's pretty steep and rocky in places so you'll need walking boots or sturdy shoes. Once ontop of the hill turn left and follow the path through ancient woodland until you reach the wide open moorland area up to Wills Neck trig point. This is the highest point of the Quantocks with stunning panoramic views across the Bristol Channel and South Wales to the north, Glastonbury, Wells and Somerset Levels to the east and the Blackdown and Brendon Hills to the south and west. If you are lucky you will see the herd of wild ponies who live on the Quantocks and are fairly tame. Footpaths stretch for miles in all directions and you can either explore the area or return back the way you came.

Nearest town

Nether Stowey (3 ¼ miles)

On the fringes of the Quantock Hills, Nether Stowey is a village where rural community spirit is alive and well – perhaps the fact that three busy pubs still thrive here is testament to this. The most famous former resident of Nether Stowey is the legendary poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge; his passion for walking the hills and valleys of this beautiful countryside is commemorated in the Coleridge Way, a magnificent 36 mile trail that crosses the Quantocks on its way to Exmoor.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Thomas April 2019

The Ancient Mariner pub

Lovely for Sunday lunch although menu was limited to mainly roasts

Also nearby

Hestercombe Gardens (4 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

Mrs Smith April 2019

Amazing gardens

Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon at Hestercombe, beautiful gardens, waterfalls and views! Great shop too and dog friendly too.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Willis May 2016

Exceptional.

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 (5 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 New Inn (5 ¾ miles)

This 18th century former coaching house is well situated between the Quantocks and Exmoor National Park. If you are out and about for day pop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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

Mr and Mrs Nurcombe June 2018

Great local pub in Halse

Good atmosphere in this pub, with the locals. Good pub food, reasonably priced.

Fyne Court (1 ¾ miles)

Take a walk in the pleasure grounds of pioneering 19th Century electrician Andrew Crosse, which are now a nature reserve. Or plan your outings in the lovely Quantocks countryside at the visitor centre here.

Glastonbury Tor (19 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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