The Cowshed, Brendon Hills, is a delightful rural retreat for couples looking for a high-quality suite in rural Somerset. Situated on a beautiful farm in a fabulous area for walking and exploring Exmoor’s countryside and coastline. Please note there is NO OVEN just a single halogen hob & microwave
The Cowshed in the Brendon Hills (Somerset) is a luxury rural retreat for two. As the name suggests, the property once served as a farm building, but has since been converted into a stylish and comfortable holiday suite and will provide an excellent base for individuals or couples wanting to explore the Brendon Hills and Exmoor, or just get away from it all and ‘drop out’ for a few days. The Cowshed is in the centre of the farm close (but not attached) to two other properties, away from working farm buildings and is surrounded by beautiful, tranquil countryside and stunning views. Sleeps up to 2 guests Spacious galleried bedroom with a double sleigh bed Open-plan ground floor with wood-burner (starter logs provided) Compact kitchenette area with sink, kettle, microwave, toaster, slow cooker & single halogen hob (no oven) High-quality frozen ready meals available to buy Luxury shower room with large walk-in shower downstairs. Dogs welcome (2 max) for supplement of £25 per dog High quality Cotton bed linen, fluffy towels and robes provided Heating, electricity and wifi included Large Smart TV, Sonos sound bar and Bluray player Footpaths direct from the farm Clatworthy reservoir less than 1 mile by foot. Please note dogs not allowed on reservoir footpath - but we have 265 acres of fields & woodland to explore. Nearest pub serving meals is 3 minutes by car Arrive from 4 pm Depart by 10 am Security deposit: A security deposit of £100 is required when booking this property, it will be returned after your stay providing there is no damage to the property or it's contents.
An impressive, large oak door opens directly into the open-plan living area, with TV, Blueray player and Sonos sound bar, wood-burner and comfy sofa for cosy evenings (the ladder staircase seen in the images leads to a galleried first floor area which is not the bedroom!) The kitchenette area comprises a belfast sink, toaster, electric kettle and microwave, please note there is no oven and only a single halogen hob and a slow cooker in The Cowshed. There is a fridge with a small freezer compartment (no separate freezer). ‘Cook’ microwavable meals are available to buy from the (communal) freezer situated in the stables, the nearest pub is a 3 minute drive. The Cowshed has a small breakfast bar with 2 stools (but no dining table). The shower room is downstairs and includes a large walk-in shower, toilet and hand basin. A traditional staircase leads up to the galleried bedroom area on the first floor. Fluffy towels, sumptuous bathrobes and luxury linen are provided. Heating and electricity is included in the price of your accommodation. The Cowshed is fitted with under-floor heating downstairs and a radiator upstairs, plus the wood-burner in the living area. Starter logs and kindling are provided. Wifi is available free of charge. A lockable drying room is available in the adjacent stable block for wet coats and muddy boots. There is also a shower where you can hose off your boots (or dog). Dogs are welcome (max 2) upon payment of supplement of £25 per dog. Please do not allow your dogs on the furniture or upstairs or leave them unattended. Meals: A selection of frozen meals from Cook will be available in the drying room freezer, with an honesty box for you to pay for meals that you have used.
The farm is accessed by a formal drive with wide verges and standard trees. The farmhouse is located next door to The Cowshed (not attached) and there is another holiday property on the farm, which sleeps up to 9 guests. The Cowshed has an outside bistro table with chairs. There are sun loungers and a fire pit overlooking the pond for our guests use. A full-size tennis court is available for all guests to use and 230 acres of farm land, belonging to Stolford Farm, is criss-crossed with footpaths and bridleways from which you can explore woodland, hills and streams, usually with only wildlife for company! If you would like to bring your own horse there are seven fabulous boxes in a modern stable block which can be rented on a DIY basis, with straw and hay provided and grazing on request. Stables are charged at £15 per night per horse. Please contact us for details.
The Brendon Hills are a range of hills in West Somerset, they merge level into the eastern side of Exmoor and part of the range is included within the Exmoor National Park. The beauty of the hills are definitely worth exploring, but there is also Exmoor National Park on the doors...tep and the Quantock Hills (AONB) within a short drive also. Clatworthy Reservoir is less than a mile on foot from The Cowshed. There are seven water inlets but generally, the south bank is considered to be the best area for fishing. Please note dogs are not allowed on the footpath around the reservoir but you can walk across the farm land and benefit from views across the reservoir without leaving Stolford Farm’s land. . Wimbleball Lake (10 mins drive) has a variety of walking and cycle trails plus a range of watersports on offer, such as canoeing, windsurfing, SUP/paddle boarding and sailing. Wimbleball is dog friendly. Treborough Hill equestrian sports venue is just over a mile away and we are very close to the Coleridge Way a 50-mile walking and bridleway. The ancient harbour town of Watchet is just 7 miles away. It's a small picturesque town nestled on the West Somerset coastline, but-packs a lot in! It has an active Marina, Steam train station, Old Port, museums, shops, restaurants, pubs and takeaways! From Easter onwards there is a weekly Wednesday market and every first Sunday of the month, there’s an eclectic craft, artisan and food market. Wheddon Cross (approx 7 miles away) is argued to be the highest cross on Exmoor, standing at 980 feet above sea level, and Dunkers Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor (1704 feet above sea level) is the focal point of the village. Dunkery Beacon is about three miles further on from the village, there are fantastic panoramic views from Dunkery; wild moorland to the west, the Bristol Channel and Wales to the north, the rolling Brendon Hills to the east and the Quarme Valley to the south. In recent years Wheddon Cross has become famous for the abundance of snowdrops in the nearby valley which has become known as 'Snowdrop Valley'. The snowdrops bloom around February and a park and ride system operates from the village to enable visitors easy access to the "carpet of snowdrops". Wheddon Cross has a mini-supermarket with long opening hours, a petrol station and a village pub too. In the opposite direction, the small town of Wiveliscombe is about 7 miles away, and the county town of Taunton is about 15 miles. Other nearby tourist attractions include Minehead, Porlock Weir, Lynton & Lynmouth, Tarr Steps and Boscombe Village.
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2 Guests maximum. Infants don't count toward the number of guests.
2 Guests maximum. Infants don't count toward the number of guests.
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