About a mile from South Petherton, in the smaller village of East Lambrook (pub, manor house gardens with snowdrop and national geranium collections, plant nursery, tea room, gallery), a neat, detached cottage, beautifully converted from stables with big arched windows and beams. Across the gravelled drive, the owners’ 17th cent. thatched farmhouse and charmingly planted walled garden where you have a sitting-out area (table/chairs) and, a little further along the drive, use of an orchard for picnicking (picnic bench).
From drive (sunny bench, occasional horses passing), 2 steps up to arched doors to smart kitchen (slimline dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, small freezer, fridge, gas hob/electric oven) with flagstone floor and breakfast table/chairs. Study/dining room with flagstone floor. Oak-floored living room (TV/DVD) with lovely old Knole sofa. Stairs up to a roomy double bedroom (5' bed, TV) furnished with fine period fabrics; bathroom (suite with roll-top bath and separate shower). Ready meals available. No children, except pre-crawling babies. A stylish, comfortable base, well placed for numerous houses, gardens and churches of interest.
South Petherton: biggish village (pubs, shops,
excellent deli/café, medieval church, mountain bike track)
in the heart of the 'Hamstone country'. Within 4 miles are
Montacute, Barrington Court, Tintinhull (beautiful
houses/gardens), East Lambrook (enchanting cottage garden),
Ham Hill (superb views, walks, Iron Age
fort). Easy access from A303/M5. Nearest coast (Bridport, Lyme Regis), 20 miles.
1 x king size double bedroom. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower, WC, basin. Downstairs sitting room. Kitchen with breakfast table. Dining room/study.
SOUTH PETHERTON Crewkerne 5 miles. The small, attractive town of South Petherton is surrounded by South Somerset's glorious countryside, with the town's central conservation area boasting a wealth of lovely hamstone buildings, oozing quiet, timeless charm, and with local inns serving good food, real ales and Somerset ciders. There are numerous National Trust properties and places of interest to visit nearby, including Lambrooke Gardens, Elizabethan Montecute House, and the Medieval Monastery at Forde Abbey. Within a short drive can be found the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, as well as Haynes Motor Museum, explore mystical Glastonbury, or marvel at Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves. Alternatively, take a day trip to majestic Bath, or Dorset's Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis. This is a great holiday base from which to explore this lovely part of the country.
This property offers the following short breaks: