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1 Old Thatch

Kilve, Somerset (Ref. 1070767)

4.3

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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Review(s)

  • Lesley

    “It has been discussed and sorted between us about the cleanliness.”

    All resolved now, no fault to the owner. All I would say though is that we had to have a very Luke warm shower as the water temp is set very low, the kitchen sink tap got hot but the shower no! I’d just had an operation on my spine a week before and so the shower was not great at all , just wants turning up a notch. We had a lovely time so relaxing and we would definitely stay again I loved it .

    All resolved now, no fault to the owner. All I would say though is that we had to have a very Luke warm shower as the water temp is set very low, the kitchen sink tap got hot but the shower no! I’d just had an operation on my spine a week before and so the shower was not great at all , just wants turning up a notch. We had a lovely time so relaxing and we would definitely stay again I loved it .

    - Lesley, April 2024

    Thank you Lesley for your review and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Regarding the hot water, we visited just after your stay and it was lovely and hot. I’m wondering if you forgot to press the boost button in the airing cupboard to heat the water for an hour? We normally press this when we get up in the morning and it normally lasts for the day. I will see if I can make the instructions clearer in the welcome pack. Thanks Jill Property Owner

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/Dining room
  • Utility cupboard
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with decorative woodburning stove
  • Electric convector & underfloor heating
  • underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, DVD and WiFi
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles, beach 0.6 miles
  • Note: The woodburning stove is for decorative purposes and not for use.

The property

Nestled in the coastal village of Kilve, surrounded by the glorious Quantock hills, is this charming 17th Century thatched cottage; set a 15 minute walk from the stunning fossil coast, perfect for both small families or a romantic getaway for two. Park up outside the enchanting cottage and easily manoeuvre your belongings inside.

Enter through the stable door to discover the wonderful sitting room, full of traditionally features.

The beamed ceilings and walls, exposed stone fireplace with an old bread oven and decorative wood-burning stove, make this rustic living area the perfect place to curl up on the sofa in front of the TV. The quirky layout of this old cottage has been carefully thought out to provide a well equipped kitchen-diner, with a drop leaf table for more space when it's not in use; and the underfloor heating will keep you toasty as you prepare a hearty breakfast in the morning. The bathroom is on the ground floor; and the utility area provides a handy washing machine to refresh your wardrobe throughout your holiday. Find the stairs, hidden behind a door, to the double and single bedroom, also full of character with beamed & sloping ceilings. On the ground-floor, gain access to the patio garden through the back door; an idyllic space in warmer months to enjoy a meal around the table, alfresco-style in the tranquility of the quaint village. To explore the area, lace up your walking boots and embark on a fantastic nature walk around the scenic landscape of the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or head to Jurassic Coast for spectacular views. The village Pub, serving food has excellent reviews and the village post office and shop is well stocked. A little further afield rests the coastal port of Watchet and the larger village of Williton, with more facilities; and they are both on the West Somerset Railway, where visitors can enjoy a a unique steam train experience. If you are looking for a tranquil retreat near a stunning coastline then 1 Old Thatch is the idyllic base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

KILVE

Williton 5 miles; Bridgwater 13 miles.

The small village of Kilve is situated in the Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just five miles from the village of Williton and thirteen miles from the town of Bridgwater in Somerset. Kilve hosts a quaint pub, Post Office and shop for all your general needs, as well as the Old Chantry tea rooms, which are set in an ancient monastery. There’s plenty to see and do from the village, including a beach, just 1.5 miles away, from where you may be lucky enough to spot fossils amongst the rock formations. Your first point of call is surely to explore the Quantock Hills, known locally as ‘the hidden jewel of England’. At 9,500 acres, there’s open moorland and woodlands on offer, along with an abundance of wildlife. The town of Bridgwater is also within each reach, offering several buildings of historical interest and an excellent selection of restaurants and pubs, as well as the annual Bridgwater Illuminated Carnival in November, where the use of over 20,000 light bulbs result in a mesmerising display of colour, sound and entertainment. Also in the area are a number of other beaches at Watchet, Dunster and Minehead, historical places of interest, such as Montacute House, Dunster Castle, Barrington Court, Cleve Abbey and Glastonbury Abbey, as well as the cities of Bristol and Bath, which are well worth a visit. A lovely base for your Somerset retreat.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas