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Beautiful Riverside Georgian 8 Bed Farmhouse with extensive gardens and fields

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-May-2017
  • Sleeps 21
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

8 bedrooms, With Four Poster Romantic Getaway With Beautiful Gardens And Rive

Lowood is close to Exmoor National Park and set in 4.5 acres of beautiful grounds where swifts, owls and kingfishers flourish, and the river is home to ducks, otters and fish. This vacation rental in southwest England is a wonderful place to stay for your getaway. Lowood is located in the county of Somerset, on the edge of Exmoor , with the dramatic coastline 3 miles from the house. Also nearby is Dunster Castle, the West Somerset Steam Railway and Watchet's picturesque harbour. Visitors can explore the pretty village of Porlock, Porlock Weir and its small harbour. The delightful resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth, towns linked by a unique cliff railway, are a short trip from Lowood.

Exmoor national park offers a number of activities for all ages, walking, riding, cycling, stargazing, exploring, rock pooling, picnicking, discovering, canoeing, sea kayaking, fishing, climbing, game shooting...the list is endless and right on your doorstep.

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About the Owner

Tracy Halliwell
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Tracy Halliwell

John and Tracy have worked and lived all over the world and have always enjoyed interesting places with lots of experiences to offer.

Tracy Halliwell purchased this farmhouse in 2015

Why Tracy Halliwell chose West Somerset

Lowood is an old 1823 farmhouse set in 4.5 acres of well maintained garden and fields, with a river running along the fields. Both of us fell in love with this house straight away. It combines personal comfort with space. Our kids spend hours playing outside on the climbing frame, croquet, badminton, paddling in the river and so on. The wooded area houses a lot of local flora and fauna, providing much for adults and children to explore. The local environs contain everything anyone could wish for, from the most sedentary to the most active. The house itself is on the edge of Roadwater, so although we are on the edge of the village, it feels like we're in the middle of the country, a perfect balance.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The unique benefits of this property are 4 acres of garden/field, access to 200m of the Washford river to paddle in (it's only about 2 feet deep).

13 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

5

Peaceful and Relxing.

  • 5 of 5

My group of 18 stayed here for 3 nights, and we enjoyed our stay very much. As there were 8 children, we thought the remote location may bore them, however they loved exploring the house, playing cricket and the Easter egg hunt in the front garden, playing the beautiful chess board and all happy to be camping out in the Jungle Room.

Size of the house is very impressive and we found the whole break a relaxing one, without being on top of one another.

The only negative point is that we wished we had booked this lovely home for a longer period, that way we could have explored the area and national park more.

Would definitely visit again.

Thank you once again, from Vijay and his mad family Group.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

This is an excellent property for a family, a large house in extensive grounds, in a great region.

  • 4 of 5

We celebrated an eightieth birthday, eleven adults, four great grandchildren and three dogs. Hearty eating, Aga roasts, big breakfasts and plenty of celebratory drinks. The house was large enough for everyone to have space but also to gather all in one room for meals.

The grounds are interesting and the location is close to the sea and countryside, with the heart of Exmoor a short drive away.

Tracy made it easy and we wanted for nothing. It is an excellent hose for a big gathering.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house with enough space for 5 families!

  • 5 of 5

Lowood is a beautiful house full of character with lovely gardens in a great location. 5 double bedrooms gave all the parents in our gang a room of their own, and the two adjoining bedrooms upstairs became the girls dorm and the second living room downstairs, with the addition of the z-beds, became the boys dorm. The dining table took 18 of us and we squeezed in the little kitchen table so we all ate together, which was really special. Comfortable beds, cosy wood burner and very well-equipped kitchen (kitchens - there are 3!) made for a very relaxing and luxurious stay. And to top it off, fantastic walks over Exmoor from the front door (and beaches with fossils a quick drive away). We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful house for our party of 14 adults and children.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the jungle room. Having two sitting rooms meant we could be all together or in different groups. Play equipment in the garden was a bonus. The big dining table seated us all in comfort. The number of bathrooms exceptionally helpful for a large party. The number of kitchens meant serving Christmas dinner for 14 was stress-free!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house, Loads of space!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at Lowood even with 10 adults and 9 children it didn't seem crowded. Everything we needed was there, even managed to cook a pre Christmas roast for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely character property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at Lowood. Lovely big house with bundles of character. The children loved exploring around the house and enjoyed the loft space of the Jungle room. The kitchen was well eqipped and the beds were comfortable. The owner was also very felxible and accomodating. Would definatly go back to Lowood.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Location

From the Owner

Lowood is an old 1823 farmhouse set in 4.5 acres of well maintained garden and fields, with a river running along the fields. Both of us fell in love with this house straight away. It combines personal comfort with space. Our kids spend hours playing outside on the climbing frame, croquet, badminton, paddling in the river and so on. The wooded area houses a lot of local flora and fauna, providing much for adults and children to explore. The local environs contain everything anyone could wish for, from the most sedentary to the most active. The house itself is on the edge of Roadwater, so although we are on the edge of the village, it feels like we're in the middle of the country, a perfect balance.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : bristol at 53 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Valiant Soldier at 0.7 Miles Nearest Golf : Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Taunton at 17 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Valiant Soldier at 0.7 Miles Nearest Beach : Dunster at 3 Miles Car: necessary

House is set in 4.5 acres on the edge of Exmoor National park, an area of outstanding natural beauty

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
summer 2017 standard rate
2 Apr 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£930
for 2 nights
From
£465
£3,100
 
 
High summer 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,485
for 3 nights
From
£495
£3,300
 
 
Winter 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,425
for 3 nights
From
£475
 
 
XmasNewYear 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 5 nights
From
£600
£4,000
 
 
standard rate 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 3 nights
From
£350
£2,250
 
 
summer 2018
25 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,425
for 3 nights
From
£475
£3,250
 
 
high summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 6 nights
£3,500
 
 
standard winter
9 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,485
for 3 nights
From
£495
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Pet Fee £50

90% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date;75% refund for cancellations less than 60 days; 50 % refund for cancellations less than 30 days.No refund for no shows/ cancellations less than 7 days

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The unique benefits of this property are 4 acres of garden/field, access to 200m of the Washford river to paddle in (it's only about 2 feet deep).

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 380 m²

Bathrooms

  • Blue room bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Shower Room - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs Toilet - Toilet
  • Four Poster bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Silver room has its own shower, all upstairs double rooms have wash hand basins

Bedrooms

  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Gold room - 1 Large Double Bed, King size sleigh bed, washbasin and original artworks
  • Silver Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, king Rococo style "lush" bedroom with basin and shower
  • Blue Room - 1 Double Bed, Bedroom with handpainted headboard, triptych and handbasin.
  • Rose Room - 1 Double Bed, Double is a zip and link so could be set up as 2 singles
  • Jungle Room - 1 Double Bed, 3 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed, Ideal for kids with 3 singles and i double 'loft' space
  • Safari Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Carved wooden superking bed, Can fit extra z bed
  • Four Poster Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Four poster bed. can fit 2 extra z beds
  • single room - 1 Single Bed
  • there are 7 bedrooms that sleep 18 comfortably. Also available are 3 additional z-beds which could fit in the existing rooms.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...

Notes:

  • Beautiful property on the edge of Exmoor national park. Within 10 minutes of the coast. Wimbleball lake is nearby for sailors. Other activities locally are riding, shooting, fishing and golf. Exmoor national park also offers opportunities for hiking and cycling.

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