3 (off peak)
Cider Cottage takes country charm to a whole new level! This lovely cottage sits in stunning Somerset countryside in the hamlet of Trebles Holford, just outside the border of the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It feels peacefully rural and remote, yet is easy to reach from the A303 and M5 and only two miles from The Rising Sun Inn and eight miles from Taunton. With spacious accommodation and a light and airy double bedroom that makes the most of the fantastic views, it is no wonder couples love it here so much.
Somerset can often be overlooked in favour of its more famous neighbours, Dorset and Devon, which makes a holiday here feel like you have been let in on a wonderful secret. Not only does it have spectacular countryside, beautiful beaches, friendly villages and vibrant market towns, but it is so easy to reach that you can get out of the car and start your holiday that much earlier. The Quantock Hills attract walkers, horse riders, climbers and mountain bikers who appreciate the incredible views towards the coast and Bristol Channel. Exmoor National Park is only ten miles west of Cider Cottage, giving guests even more opportunity to enjoy being outdoors.
Taunton is a lively market town with a wealth of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. One of its most popular attractions is the Museum of Somerset, and it also has a helpful visitor centre and a lovely church, St Mary Magdalene. Sheppy’s Cider runs brewery tours and has a good farm shop selling their own produce as well as food from other local suppliers. If you fancy a day at the beach, Minehead is a popular traditional coastal resort with lots to see and do, including the West Somerset Railway. Other local attractions include Dunster Castle and Dunster village, picturesque Porlock Weir, Taunton Racecourse and Fyne Court, while Glastonbury, Bridgwater and Wells Cathedral and Wookey Hole Caves are all within an hour's easy drive.
It does not matter if your perfect holiday involves action and adrenaline, shopping, eating, visiting churches and historic buildings, or a little bit of everything, Somerset delivers it in spades. With somewhere as comfortable and welcoming as Cider Cottage to stay, you have all the elements for a fantastic holiday.
Brian Totman joined Independent Cottages in January 2018
The accommodation at Cider Cottage is spread over two floors with the living area being on the ground floor and the double bedroom on a mezzanine level. It has been skillfully converted from a former cider house and has thick stone walls and exposed beams.
Outside: The garden of Cider Cottage is utterly charming, especially in spring when clumps of daffodils dot the grounds. There are two seating areas, a stream, and a paved patio with barbecue, table and chairs. There is off-street parking next to the cottage.
Additional Information: The cottage has central heating and WiFi. All utilities, linen and towels are included. Short breaks are possible outside of high season, depending on the availability.
Prices: Please note the four price ranges are actually fixed prices and not 'from' as stated.
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Short breaks available out of high season. 3 night weekend or 4 night midweek at £215 to £275.