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Barn Owl Cottage

Wheddon Cross, Somerset (Ref. 1083952)

4.9

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Marion

    “Are you looking for an ‘Escape to the Country’ that’s quiet and peaceful.”

    This is the place for you in the heart of the Brendon Hills. A well presented, clean, warm and comfortable cottage. The garden was ideal for the dog and although enclosed was not dog proof. A shame the freezer was situated in a shed away from the cottage. No dishwasher instructions. The welcome pack was very much appreciated with the drinks, milk and eggs. Plenty of places to visit when you are out and about, ie Minehead, Dunster along with its Castle and flour Mill and Watchet.

    This is the place for you in the heart of the Brendon Hills. A well presented, clean, warm and comfortable cottage. The garden was ideal for the dog and although enclosed was not dog proof. A shame the freezer was situated in a shed away from the cottage. No dishwasher instructions. The welcome pack was very much appreciated with the drinks, milk and eggs. Plenty of places to visit when you are out and about, ie Minehead, Dunster along with its Castle and flour Mill and Watchet.

    - Marion, April 2024

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/ diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer for guests to use in the laundry room and a dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Front enclosed garden with lawned area
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: There is a communal laundry room at Quarme for all guests to use this is a coin operated washing machine and tumble drier as well as a BBQ and utensils
  • Note: There is a £200 refundable good housekeeping bond, to be paid 2 weeks prior to arrival

The property

Nestled in the heart of Exmoor National Park in the quaint village of Wheddon Cross, rests this white-washed cottage, Barn Owl Cottage.

Surrounded by rolling countryside and just a short drive away from a welcoming pub, this delightsome, two-bedroom property is idyllic for a small family or four friends.

Be greeted by off-road parking and admire the peaceful location before heading through the gate to reach the wide lawn, enveloping your holiday home.

Step inside to the entrance hallway and kick off your walking boots, ready for a ramble in Somerset.

Discover the cream, contemporary kitchen/diner, here the chef of the group can whip up culinary delights, courtesy of the electric oven and hob and there is also a handy dishwasher to do the cleaning.

Relax and unwind in the sitting room besides the crackling woodburning stove, as you snuggle up for a film night.

Adjacent, you will find the snug room, the ideal space for some alone time; curl up with a good book and a cup of tea to relish the tranquil setting.

After a day exploring Somerset's dramatic landscape, climb upstairs to indulge in a bubble bath or use the hand-held shower for a refreshing rinse.

The first-floor hosts two lovely bedrooms rest your head in a king-size or a twin bedroom, both offering views of the unspoilt countryside.

The thriving village of Wheddon cross is great for a self-catered stay, with its village store to stock up on the essentials, as well as a rustic pub for a warming meal and a cold pint.

Lace up your walking boots and enjoy a stroll around Dunkery & Horner Wood National Nature Reserve, tour the deep woods of Nutcombe Bottom, Tall Trees Trail or visit Alpacas of Hall Farm to get up close to the mammals.

Avid walkers may wish to explore Exford, home to lush hills and River Barle valleys, so pack a picnic and take advantage of its outstanding scenery, where you can grab refreshments at a traditional inn afterwards.

Jump in the car and venture to the coastal town of Minehead, here you can soak in the sights from a long, sandy beach, travel on the historical West Somerset Railway and relax at Blenheim Gardens.

For a much-needed rural escape, choose Barn Owl Cottage.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

WHEDDON CROSS

Dulverton 9.5 miles; Minehead 10 miles; Barnstaple 29 miles.

Wheddon Cross is a small village in the heart of Exmoor National Park, a thriving rural community with village shop, friendly pub and an all-weather court which is available for many sports including tennis, netball and basketball. Nearby is the picturesque village of Exford, situated in the heart of the Exmoor National Park. In a lovely setting by the River Exe, Exford boasts a village green, tea rooms, a shop, Post Office and two traditional inns serving excellent food and drinks. Exford is at the centre of a walkers' paradise with many miles of waymarked paths down the Exe and River Barle valleys and up to the nearby hills, including Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor, with outstanding views over 17 counties. Exford is renowned for fishing and riding, with the village hosting a horse show every August. The largest herd of wild red deer in England and Exmoor’s unique wild ponies roam the moors just above and around Exford, as they have done since the time of the Domesday Book. A lovely area to explore on your holiday. Further afield: Lynton & Lynmouth (Watersmeet Gorge (National Trust), Valley of the Rocks & Cliff Railway). North Devon Coast (Clovelly, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple, etc). North Devon Coast - sandy surfing beaches (Woolacombe, Croyde Bay, Putsborough, Saunton Sands etc). Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Burnham On Sea, Weston Super Mare Pier

Note: There is a £200 refundable good housekeeping bond, to be paid 2 weeks prior to arrival

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas