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The Gardens

Goathurst near North Petherton, Somerset (Ref. 1049668)


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • M

    “I booked this cottage for my granddaughter and her 3 young children.”

    To say they were delighted with everything is an understatement. Coming from a city into the countryside was a revelation they were able to be up close and personal to lambs and chickens. I am sure it will be a talking point for a very long time. The owners were fantastic when the family managed to get lost. A beautiful cottage with everything and more for a lovely break.

    To say they were delighted with everything is an understatement. Coming from a city into the countryside was a revelation they were able to be up close and personal to lambs and chickens. I am sure it will be a talking point for a very long time. The owners were fantastic when the family managed to get lost. A beautiful cottage with everything and more for a lovely break.

    - M, April 2024

    Thank you for your lovely comments; I'm glad they all had such a good time! A note to future visitors: we don't always have lambs and chickens on site, it depends mainly on the time of year. Property Owner


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Double Sofa bed in Sitting room
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, 4K TV and High Speed WiFi
  • Piano
  • Solar panels with battery storage
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stair gate, High chair and child locks available
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and patio area with table and chairs
  • Half acre cider orchard
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Please note: 6th guest can sleep on the sofa bed

The property

North Petherton 2.5 miles.

Resting on the lower slopes of the Quantock Hills AONB, within a pretty walled garden is this quaint cottage: The Gardens.

This spacious holiday accommodation has been designed to offer a base for groups of families and friends to call home as they explore the enchanting landscape of Somerset, surrounded by glorious countryside, great beaches and a number of hidden gems. Enter the quaint cottage and be welcomed in by the contemporary kitchen, which is spacious enough for you all to gather to cook up a storm, bake some sweet treats or open up a bottle of fizz to be enjoyed at the dining table.

Fulfilling your culinary needs is the quality range of appliances, comprising an electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher, and an oak dining table large enough for everyone to delight in a home-cooked dish.

On summer days you can choose to dine either in the private garden, soak up the sun on the spacious patio or enjoy the half-acre of orchard surrounded by cider apple trees and wild grasses.

After dinner, look forward to a relaxing evening within the characterful sitting room, with a wonderful wood-burning stove.

Light up the fire and allow the room to be filled with a gentle warmth as you turn on the 4K TV, or if you are visiting during the summer months, open up the patio doors and admire the garden from the comfort of your reclining sofa.

Head upstairs, where after a long walk upon the Quantock Hills, you can indulge with a soak in the Jacuzzi bath, before retiring for the evening within one of the three elegantly appointed bedrooms.

The property plays host to one king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower room, where you can look forward to waking up to the views of the garden, whilst the twin bedroom and the single bedroom, as well as the comfortable sitting room sofa bed, ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement.

Local amenities within walking distance include Hunstile Organic Farm, which offers delicious stone-baked pizza (book in advance) and local produce for sale, The Tynte, a country pub in the nearby village of Enmore, or if you are looking for adventure, the Black Rock Adventures at Cobbs Cross Farm (book in advance).

Head into the nearby town of North Petherton for Somerset's national awardwinning butcher, local shops and takeaways.

Alternatively, explore the historic town of Bridgwater, or visit the county town of Taunton for a greater range of shops and an excellent museum.

Whilst staying here, look forward to exploring the Quantock Hills, characterised by deep-wooded valleys, open heathland and rich flora and fauna, waiting to be visited on foot or bike.

It is easy to see why the great poets of the romantic movement, such as Coleridge and Wordsworth, were inspired by this area.

National Trust properties nearby include Fyne Court, Montecute House and Glastonbury Tor, the centerpiece of a town known for its ancient and medieval sites and myths, with the walk up the Tor being a fun challenge for the children.

For a great day trip, hop aboard the West Somerset heritage Railway to the Medieval town of Dunster and enjoy the historic castle, or continue onwards to the beach at Minehead.

Alternatively, birdwatchers and walkers will enjoy the WWT Steart Marshes, home to a habitat for many seabirds.

Families can travel north to the coast for a traditional day out at Weston-Super-Mare, Watchet, Kilve and Porlock or south to visit Sidmouth, Charmouth and Lyme Regis.

Alternatively, the National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor are fabulous day trips.

With a vast range of things to see and do, The Gardens is the perfect retreat for a holiday at any time of the year.

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About the location


Bridgwater 3.2 miles; Taunton 8.4 miles

Resting between Bridgwater and Taunton in Somerset, on the lower slopes of the Quantocks and the River Parrett is the town of North Petherton. This bustling Somerset town was once an important settlement as far back as Saxon times and has a number of claim to fames, including the poet Geoffrey Chaucer, who was Deputy Forester at the royal estate of Petherton Park. Within the town, you will find a number of amenities and survives, including shops, pubs, restaurants and a selection of takeaways, offering something for all tastes. A larger selection of amenities can be found a short distance away in the historic market town of Bridgwater, including a train station so that you can easily visit other parts of Somerset and beyond. Outdoor enthusiasts can look forward to spending time within the Quantock Hills AONB, where you will find panoramic views taking through the diverse landscapes of coast, heath and combe, accompanied by deep wooded combes, exposed heathland summits and a number of charming villages to stop off at. Attractions within the area include the National Trust owned Fyne Court, The Seven Sisters for superb views and the WWT Steart Marshes, which provides a habitat for many seabirds and fish. Other places from North Petherton, which are worth a visit, include Taunton and further afield is the seaside resort town of Weston-super-Mare. A great base for touring this part of England with your loved ones.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas