1½ miles from Minehead, above Bratton hamlet, a classic Exmoor cottage, detached and set in 150 acres of mixed-leaf woodland (red deer, birdsong, whortleberries, walks, extensive mountain bike trails all the way to Dunster). Enclosed orchard for you to enjoy. No other houses visible (nearest neighbour, ½ mile), so wonderful night skies free of light pollution. Small suntrap courtyard (table/chairs). Along 200 yards of private, uneven drive from the road and set in a clearing, the cottage is comfortable, light and contemporary with tiled floors downstairs, original artwork and long views from all rooms across the valley to fields and heather moorland. Big heart-of-house kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric oven/induction hob) with sofa, big windows and woodburner. Living room (open fire, no TV). Downstairs shower-room and separate loo. Upstairs, three bedrooms - a double (5' bed), a twin, and a single (limited clothes-hanging space); bathroom (suite with separate shower), all accessed by steep stairs from either the kitchen or living room. The original wash house (washing machine, sink) has plenty of space for wet coats, boots, bicycles and dogs. Spring water. A unique place to stay: great for walkers, mountain biking and accessible solitude.
Bratton: farming hamlet below the A39 Minehead to Porlock road and on the edge of the beautiful Vale of Porlock. Minehead (Exmoor’s seaside resort, sandy beach, harbour, golf, tennis, swimming pool), 1½ miles; Selworthy (pretty Nat. Trust village) and Selworthy Beacon (one of the highest points on Exmoor, terrific views), 2 miles; Porlock, 4.
Over two floors with 3 bedrooms; 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin and 1 x single. Bathroom with separate shower. Downstairs shower room and separate WC. Large kitchen dining room with wood burning stove. Sitting room but no TV.
MINEHEAD Taunton 24 miles; Bridgwater 27 miles. The popular seaside resort of Minehead occupies a wonderful sheltered spot beneath the dramatic North Hill, on the lovely West Somerset Coast. This welcoming town boasts a mile long esplanade, providing a wonderful backdrop to the golden beach, whilst the pretty harbour, visited in the summer by the famous paddle steamer Waverley, offers excellent fishing opportunities. Enjoy a nostalgic steam train journey from the seafront on the West Somerset Railway, or visit Blenheim Gardens, winner of many awards for its beautiful floral displays. Renowned for the largest herd of red deer in England, Exmoor National Park with its wooded valleys, pretty bridlepaths and heather clad moors, is well worth a visit, whilst the magnificent Norman Castle at nearby Dunster is a must.
This property offers the following short breaks: