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7 Nights  

  • £1350  to  £2700

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Short Breaks From

  • £331 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £900 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps

    5 + 1

  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Star Rating

    5 Star

About The Apple Tree House

The Apple Tree House is less child's den and more 5-Star Gold adult's hideaway. Elevated to sit under the leaves of two mature lime trees, this luxurious three-bedroom, two-bathroom beauty easily sleeps up to six people with a flexible layout that makes it ideal for families or friends of any age. There is also space for a baby and toddler, and since a well-behaved dog is welcome, the whole family can enjoy a fantastic self-catering holiday close to Exmoor National Park and within walking distance of the New Inn pub in Halse village.

Halse is a wonderful place to start your exploration of Somerset. The pretty village is in a conservation area so retains a peaceful charm, yet its location just a few miles from the M5 means it is easy to reach so you know that once you get off the motorway, you are nearly there. As well as a friendly pub and welcoming community, Halse has the benefit of being just a few miles from the historic market town of Taunton where there are lots of local businesses selling fantastic regional produce as well as independent boutiques and places to eat and drink.

Somerset's beautiful landscape offers something in every season. Wind your way along country lanes lined by hedgerows bursting with life, swim at the beach, stroll along heather-covered moors or mountain bike through exciting trails around the nearby Quantock Hills or Blackdown Hills, both of which are designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Exmoor National Park is only a few miles from The Apple Tree House, while the Somerset Coastal Footpath and the South West Coast Path provide spectacular views of the Somerset and North Devon coastline. Energetic visitors can surf, swim, paddleboard, go coasteering, climb, cave or ramble their way around the county. More relaxed visitors may prefer to see the sights on horseback, from a golf course, or via the many excellent country pubs in the area.

Attractions close to The Apple Tree House include the West Somerset Railway, Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole, Tropiquaria, and the Haynes National Motor Museum. Bristol is also within reach, offering lots in the way of shopping, museums, restaurants and history.

The Apple Tree House is one of five superb properties on the Lavender Hill Holidays estate. It enjoys its own private fenced garden and hot tub and can be booked individually or together with one or more of the other properties to accommodate extended families or groups of friends. There is more information on the owner's website.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Steve & Kate Rucklidge joined Independent Cottages in August 2019

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity
  • Eco / Green
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Somerset)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Apple Tree House is a wonderful creation crafted and furnished to the highest level and it deserves every one of its 5 Gold Stars received from Visit England. There is a flight of external stairs to reach the front door but then accommodation is all on one level.

  • Open plan living room, dining room and kitchen. Multi-aspect windows let in lots of daylight and frame the views of the trees and neighbouring fields. Light neutral shades and wooden floors with cosy rugs complement the house's surroundings.
  • Living room with comfortable sofas, a log burner, a TV with a DVD player and Freeview channels, books and games. The treehouse also has WiFi.
  • Fitted kitchen that makes the most of the interior space without wasting any. There is ample space to store and prepare food, and high-quality appliances that include a dishwasher.
  • Spacious bedroom suite with a super kingsized zip-link bed that can be separated into two single beds if preferred. The ensuite has a tiled shower, WC and handbasin.
  • Second bedroom with a super kingsized zip-link bed and proper storage.
  • Third bedroom with one regular 3ft single and one slightly raised 3ft single.
  • Family bathroom with a deep roll-top bath, WC and handbasin.

Outside: A wooden deck is an ideal spot for the outdoor hot tub, allowing guests the pleasure of luxuriating in warm water under the stars. Guests can also have two private sessions per day in the indoor heated swimming pool. There is garden furniture and a barbecue, and parking close to the house.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, sheets and towels are included. The owners can provide baby items like a stairgate, travel cot and highchair. Please request these when booking. Smoking is not permitted.

Star Rating: 5 Star Gold

The Apple Tree House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 + 1 in 3 bedrooms (2 Superking/Twins, 1 Bunk)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1350
To £2700
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1984 656622 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Children must be supervised when around / using the swimming pool.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Steve & Kate Rucklidge
Member Since August 2019

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The Apple Tree House 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 22nd July 2024

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