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.

The Stables

4612

7.1 miles W of Taunton / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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

Nearest pub

The New Inn (1 ¼ 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.

Nearest beach

Kilve Beach (11 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

Milverton Circular Walk (1 ½ miles)

Park in the village car park and follow the directions from the Web site. The walk is four and a half miles following lanes and fields with lovely views of surrounding countryside. Stop off at the Globe Inn on your return for a well deserved pint!

Nearest town

Wellington (4 ½ miles)

Close to the Blackdown Hills, Wellington is a small Somerset market town where good food is a bit of an obsession. Supermarkets seem to have lost the battle here and instead local produce, sold in traditional outlets like the fishmonger’s and butcher’s, is to be found everywhere. The monthly farmer’s market is heaven for foodies; fantastic local cheeses, meat from nearby farms and real cider give you a great taste of Somerset. You can diet when you get home…

Also nearby

The Blue Ball Inn (5 ¼ miles)

Situated in the fabulous Quantock Hills, famous for its great walks and cycling, this is a great place to visit for real ales and good food. Children and dogs are very welcome and there's even a special dog menu.

The Rising Sun Inn (4 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.

Rock Inn (4 ¾ miles)

Country chic dining on the southern fringes of Exmoor, with locally-sourced meats and cheeses, including Exmoor venison pie. There's a proper bar too, with darts and pool room.

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

June 2009

Delicious food, nice atmosphere, very friendly and helpful staff.

- A Gordon

The Wellesley Cinema (4 ¾ miles)

A traditional old style cinema in Art Deco style with seating in the stalls and circle. A kiosk in the foyer offers a wide selection of confectionery, popcorn, ice cream and drinks with licenced bar service provided at most screenings. Take a look their Web site for film details.

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

August 2011

Lovely old fashioned theatre/cinema. Great value for money compared to the modern Odeon in Taunton.

Knightshayes Court (13 miles)

A wonderful Gothic pile with stunning formal gardens and beautiful interiors. The walled garden provides produce for the Stables restaurant where you can watch the gardeners at work or explore the woodland walks.

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

September 2020

Knightshayes

Interesting house surrounded by magnificent gardens.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs George May 2014

Free parking and walk for dog

We couldn't go in as we had the dog with us, but the car park was free and there's a nice woodland walk off the car park where dogs can walk off the lead. Nice setting and surrounding countryside.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Drewett September 2012

Stunning

One of the best national trust properties we've ever been to, something for all ages. The gardens are fantastic and offer both formal and woodland styles. Well worth a visit!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Beautiful gardens!

The gardens are the jewel of this property, with many different areas; woodland, formal garden, meadow, parkland and a stunning restored kitchen garden which provides produce for the lovely stables restaurant. Highly recommended and really easy access from the M5.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd July 2010

One of the finest surviving Gothic Revival houses, this rare example of the work of eccentric architect William Burges has extraordinary medieval romantic interiors. The beautiful garden includes a kitchen garden.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Glorious garden. Monster house, but interesting contents.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Good National Trust property

Interesting house and gardens, even kept the kids going for two hours.

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