Cottage in Kilve, Nr. Bridgwater, Somerset, England

Picturesque Thatched Cottage between Quantock Hills and Sea

Set in Secluded Grounds of Over an Acre

Sleeps 6/7 (4 Bedrooms)

  • Rates: (GBP)

    £510 - £880WEEKLY
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    • Property type:House/Villa
    • Sleeps:7 (4 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:3
    • Pets accepted
    • Internet access


    Property description

    Situated up a country lane and with views to the Quantock Hills to the south and west Rowditch, is a haven of peace and birdsong. The gardens are set to lawn with trees, shrubs and flowers with stunning views across the Bristol Channel to Wales. Mature oaks, ashes, hawthorns, hazel and maple surround all perimeters of the property. Three miles away lie the beautiful villages of Stogursey and Nether Stowey, the home of the Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The Quantock Hills and the coast are each one mile away offering wonderful walks and views. Further afield, but within easy driving distance are Glastonbury, Bath and Wells, whilst to the west lie the wild heights of Exmoor. Closer to home are the market towns of Bridgwater and Taunton with theatres, cinemas and supermarkets, whilst the unspoilt medieval village of Dunster with its grand castle is 12 miles away. Two miles on is Minehead, home to the theme park attractions of Summerwest World and the Somerset Steam Railway.

    Accommodation description

    Bedroom 1 with king size bed and washbasin.
    Bedroom 2 with double bed and washbasin.
    Bedroom 3 small with double bed.
    Bedroom 4 with twin beds and en-suite.

    Family bathroom with bath and power shower.
    Downstairs cloakroom.
    Bedroom 4 en-suite with power shower.

    Electric cooker, hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, study area with internet connection (you will need to bring your own laptop).

    Living Rooms:
    Lounge with oak beams and open fireplace, TV, video and DVD players. Dining/sitting room with large dining table and seating area overlooking the garden.

    Small conservatory overlooking the garden.

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    Linen provided (not towels). Maid/cleaning service once a week or between lets.

    Garden, Parking.

    Washing Machine, Oven, Microwave, Iron, Hob/Stove, Fridge/Freezer, Fridge, Dishwasher.

    Telephone, Internet Access, High Chair, Cot, Central Heating, Cable.

    Location Type:

    The property does not have special access for people with mobility problems.

    The kitchen/diner opens out onto a large terrace, a beautiful setting for alfresco dining. The grounds of garden, woodland and meadow are completely enclosed and are therefore safe for children to play and explore. There are small swings and slide, and the long meadow is a perfect site for ball games and frisbee. There is a small organic vegetable plot and guests are welcome to harvest the crops that are in season. The sheltered environment means Rowditch is a lovely place for outside living and barbecues. The drive at the front of the house provides ample parking for four vehicles. Well behaved pets are welcome.

    Important notes on accommodation

    The cottage is available for weekly lets and not for individual weekends. Pets by arrangement. (Supplement of £20.)



    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    20 March 2015 - 22 May 2015 £ 670.00 7
    29 May 2015 - 3 July 2015 £ 750.00 7
    3 July 2015 - 4 September 2015 £ 880.00 7
    4 September 2015 - 25 September 2015 £ 690.00 -
    25 September 2015 - 30 October 2015 £ 600.00 -
    18 December 2015 - 1 January 2016 £ 800.00 -

    Changeover day
    Usually Fridays, but it is worth checking to see if there is any flexibility. Departure time 11.00am Arrival after 4.00pm please.

    Booking notes
    A deposit of 20% will be required on reservation. Full payment will be expected by cheque or bank transfer 4 weeks before residence.


    Cottage in Kilve, Nr. Bridgwater, Somerset, England

    About the area

    The nearest beaches (1 mile) are Kilve and Lilstock. These are rocky, and are famous for fossils. From these you can pick up The Coastal Footpath, which extends all the way around the south west peninsula. For bathing go to St Audries, (4 miles), Blue Anchor Bay (8 miles), Dunster (12 miles) and Minehead (14 miles). The best beaches are on the south coast (one and half hours drive) and for surfing at Woolacombe to the west (2 hours scenic drive across Exmoor).

    There are open golf courses at Dunster (12 miles), Cannington (7 miles) and Taunton (12 miles).

    How to get there
    Bristol Airport is less than an hour's drive away. Cardiff and Exeter Airports are about an hour and a half. The M5 is half an hour's drive from Rowditch through Bridgwater, using either Junctions 23 or 24. A car is essential for a stay at Rowditch.

    The nearest villages are Holford and Kilve. Rowditch is equidistant between these, one mile away from each. The larger villages of Stogursey and Nether Stowey are 3 miles away.

    Further Details
    Kilve has a small but good village shop and post office. Local inns serving good food are at Kilve, Holford, Stogursey, Nether Stowey and Crowcombe (4 miles). The nearest supermarkets and banks (Nat West and Lloyds) are at Williton (5 miles).

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    Guest comments

    "Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. It was a joy to stay here! Can't believe the week has come to an end already as we have had such a brilliant time, a great change from living in town. We look forward to booking up again next year." Mr and Mrs JC.

    "We had a wonderful few days sharing a holiday experience with our children and grandchildren. We were very comfortable and happy in your lovely home. It was a great joy to be able to use the kitchen garden for fresh vegetables. Thank you for enabling us to experience the beautiful countryside in Somerset, the gardens and the steam railway." Mr and Mrs JW.

    "Thank you for a lovely week's holiday at your beautiful home. We found everything we could wish for and enjoyed a very peaceful stay." Mr and Mrs RH.

    "Found ourselves very refreshed and relaxed after the stay, enjoyed the local walks and some of your delicious apples in a pie. The peaceful cottage and surroundings were just what we needed." Mr and Mrs DK.

    About the Owner

    Rowditch was the family home where our children grew up in a wonderful, natural setting which offers so many freedoms that many children today are denied. We all still love spending time here, walking the footpaths and bridleways and watching the wildlife and the seasons as they change. We still work the vegetable bed - it would be a waste not to - and very much enjoy harvesting the fruits of our labour, knowing our produce is totally organic and taking it straight from garden to kitchen. And of course we are delighted to share it. Here you can relax to the tune of the blackcap and the woodpecker's drumming and learn or re-familiarise yourself with the flora and fauna of South West England.

    Year property purchased:  1970's

    Why this location?

    We love the remote, peaceful setting where we can escape from the rush of town life and yet be able to travel into town and have easy access to modern amenities.

    What are the unique benefits of the property?

    There is a travel cot available and also a high chair. For a visiting musocian there is also a Yamaha baby grand piano properly tuned and in mint condition.

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