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Romantic cottages in the heart of English countryside - Honeysuckle Cottage - 2 bedrooms which sleeps 4

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking



Honeysuckle Cottage - 2 bedrooms which sleeps 4

Honeysuckle Cottage is the larger of the two cottages. It has a separate sitting room and two bedrooms which share a fully equipped bathroom. There is a flat screen TV in the sitting room which offers multi-channel viewing. The kitchen/dining room has a small dishwasher and large free-standing fridge- freezer. Immediately outside is a wrought iron table and four chairs for eating in the sunshine and the cottage provides 2 deck chairs and a parasol for use while relaxing around the pool. PLEASE NOTE May & June 2018, Honeysuckle Cottage is receiving a fabulous makeover. A new bathroom with a walk-in shower, changes to the kitchen and complete redecoration throughout. We are very excited about it and will provide photos as soon as possible.

About the property

Higher House Cottages

Honeysuckle Cottage and The Mouse House are 2 cottages nestling in the lea of the Quantock Hills. They have fabulous views of the surrounding countryside, including the Vale of Taunton, Exmoor and the Black down hills. This is a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The swimming pool is shared by both cottages and is in a sheltered courtyard which is part of the Higher House Estate. Higher House was originally a 17th century farm, extended in the 1920s by Mary Ellis, daughter of motor car magnate, Evelyn Ellis. Mary was the first speed trial racing driver in the UK. The cottages have their own garden and sit in 8 acres of land which climb the Quantock Hills. You can picnic and enjoy stunning views and sunsets here.

Jenny Mulhall
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank goodness for pheasants, scrumpy and Honeysuckle Cottage. Most enjoyable stay!

John & Dorothy Australia, May 2009
May 2009
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Any cancellation made before the second payment will be refunded, less a 10% handling charge. Any cancellation made less than 6 weeks before the holiday will only be refunded if the cottage can be re-let for the cancelled period.


Accommodation and facilities for Honeysuckle Cottage - 2 bedrooms which sleeps 4in Taunton in West Bagborough

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The shower is an electric power shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both rooms have splendid views over the swimming pool and beyond over the valley. The single bedroom has 2 beds but 1 is normally kept under the other. However, when pulled out, it is the same height and width as a normal single bed. So 2 children can easily sleep in the room.
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
PLEASE NOTE: Because of Health and Safety restrictions, we are unable to take children in Honeysuckle Cottage between the ages of 2 and 9 years old. This is because of the closeness of the swimming pool to the cottage doors. We do apologise if this causes any disappointment.


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Honeysuckle Cottage - 2 bedrooms which sleeps 4
average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews

Quaint ans snug

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was quaint and snug, offering a home from home experience or a base to use to explore the county. Extensive grounds attached with stunning views. The nearby Rising Sun is a great place to eat, we mainly catered for ourselves, spending our days out and about. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise, the strawberries were yummy. Shame the weather prevented the use of the pool. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cottage was cosy and charming, a real hideaway.

  • 5 of 5

We were really very pleased with Honeysuckle cottage. The place was so cosy. Jenny the owner had left a welcome basket which was a really nice touch.

The location is idyllic at the foot of the Quantock hills, we will always remember hearing the horses hooves as they rode along the lane alongside the cottage as we lay in bed in the mornings.

The cottage grounds were beautifully landscaped and well kept. We enjoyed playing tennis on the tennis courts and the gardens were there for us to enjoy. I would highly recommend Honeysuckle cottage without reservation.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Victoria, BC, Canada

Storybook cottage in the Somerset hills with a pool.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location set high on the Quantock Hills in Somerset. Spent 7 lovely quiet nights in this old world cottage. It was an ideal location to explore the Somerset area out of Taunton that my ancestors left many years ago. The cottage was well equipped and anything we were missing the owner happily found for us. Met another lovely couple renting the cottage next door and look forward to seeing them again. Would definitely stay here again on another trip. great for a couple or small family.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, cosy cottage with gorgeous gardens with great view

  • 4 of 5

Cosy cottage. Gardens are lovely with great views. Nice local pubs and walks.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Honeysuckle Cottage, West Bagborough

  • 4 of 5

Overall the cottage met the description on the HomeAway website. It is set in a wonderful quiet location with beautiful gardens and views of the open countryside. We were lucky with the weather so able to take advantage of the swimming pool too. Our host was lovely and a little basket of treats was provided for our arrival.

Fantastic walking to be enjoyed from the village without the need to use the car.

The use of the West Somerset Railway is a 'must do' as is a trip to Dunster Castle. The Rising Sun pub in the village serves excellent food.

All in all we had an excellent holiday.

The only negative comment we have is that the bathroom could do with some attention as the bath panel was rotten, the shower did not work and the bath stained (but clean).

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jamie & Linda were a really nice couple and we enjoyed having them here. I quite understand the comments about the bathroom. We did leave a note explaining about the panel (which is being replaced on Thursday of this week) and the shower is now working perfectly. I'm only sorry that they had this inconvenience.
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Cosy, well equipped cottages with a helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

Honeysuckle Cottage has a really cosy feel to it, with a well equipped kitchen and delightful bedrooms. My favourite room was the lounge with two comfortable sofas, lots of cushions and an effective coal-effect electric fire which added to the ambience. It was also immaculate. The location is superb (good views) with wonderful walks up into the Quantocks, also a shorter walk starting along the front of the property which was enjoyable to do at sunset and a great pub within 3 minutes walk.

What really made my time special there was also how reactive Jenny, the owner, was to any query.

I have already recommended Honeysuckle Cottage to friends, and family.

The Mouse Hole is also really pleasant, open plan downstairs with a great mezzanine bedroom. Linen in both cottages good quality and super soft so I slept well in both cottages. I stayed in Mouse Hole the month before as I stayed in the cottages for several weeks between December 2014 and March 2015 following a 1yr sabbatical in Australia and a relocation from Oxfordshire.

Bishops Lydeard is the nearest large village with a well-stocked Co-op, a cafe, two pubs, a butchers, paper shop and a very good community church (Kings).

As you can tell by my review, I loved my time at the cottages and made the most of the location!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bristol International
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Rising Sun
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Cedar Falls
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Junction 25 M5 South West
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Rising Sun
Nearest Beach
8 Miles

West Bagborough looks out onto Exmoor National Park. Its true location is the Quantock Hills which was the first ever area of Outstanding Natural Beauty created in 1957 in the UK. The area offers spectacular views and walking across the 12 miles of the Quantocks which eventually lead to the coast at East Quantoxhead. This area is famous for the time the poets Wordsworth and Coleridge lived here. Coleridge lived in a cottage only 4 miles away in the lovely village of Nether Stowey. You can follow the walk he took while writing many of his poems. There are many beautiful old houses and gardens to visit, as well as enjoying the coast with its site of scientific interest at Kilve.