This beautiful brand new 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!   This property is new with us but you can see some fabulous private reviews on Trip Advisor.
The sunset light washes into the spacious open plan living space.
Breakfast on the balcony is a must. An evening glass of wine watching the sun set is amazing too.
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
The wood-burning stove means that this place is perfect whatever the time of year or weather.
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.
You will see wild deer in their natural habitat - the hills in the background are the setting for Bashford Lodge.
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.
This stunning property has the feel of a Scandinavian lodge.
The wide open view from Bashford Lodge, with the hills of Exmoor National Park in the distance.

Bashford Lodge

3226

6.4 miles NW of Taunton / Sleeps 6 + cot

7 Nights from £743 - £1401

Nearest pub

The Rising Sun Inn (200 yards)

'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.

Nearest beach

Kilve Beach (7 miles)

This rocky beach is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and well worth a visit for fossil collectors, especially for ammonite and reptile remains.

Nearest walk

Wills Neck Walk (250 yards)

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 (4 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.

Also nearby

Stable Cottage Tea Rooms (1 ½ miles)

Delightful spacious tea rooms, set in lovely gardens and with stunning views of the surrounding Quantock and Blackdown hills. Enjoy cream teas, high tea, coffee and cakes and dogs are very welcome in the gardens. Open until late afternoon.

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

Mr Walton September 2016

Fantastic tea room and garden

My wife Mary and I visited the tea rooms during a walk over the Quantock Hills. The setting was superb and the staff very friendly and helpful. Home made scones with clotted cream and jam were scrumptious, and the tea was very welcome by 2 thirsty walkers. I would recommend this tea room to everyone.

Paul Walton

The Pines Cafe (2 ¼ 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.

Quantock Trekking (250 yards)

As the name suggests, you'll be trekking through the Quantocks, surveying the scenic surroundings from horse-top. Improve your confidence, experience the great outdoors, and ride all day, or only five miles - these guys match your expectations. Situated in the beautiful, historic village of West Bagborough with 50 acres of moorland leading directly onto the bridleways of the Quantocks and offering stunning riding in this area of outstanding natural beauty on over 20 horses.

Cross Keys (4 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.

Hestercombe Gardens (5 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

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 .

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