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Coastal / Moor Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in West Quantoxhead, Nr. Watchet, Somerset - Peaceful National Park Location

Self catering traditional comfortable cottage, available all year including long breaks. Set on the edge of a National Park, splendid views. A quaint village with a local pub (recommended for eating out), also a local shop. Pets are welcome but a small fee charged.Self catering traditional comfortable cottage, available all year including long breaks. Set on the edge of a National Park, splendid views. A quaint village with a local pub (recommended for eating out), also a local shop. Pets are welcome but a small fee charged.

Penelope Maerten
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Penelope Maerten

I actually live in Switzerland with my Family and we love to come and stay at My Cottage (Family Home) every year. My Daughter loves to go riding on The Quantocks.

l enjoy taking the Bookings (to have that friendly contact with people that will be staying in my Cottage). I have a local family who take care of Moonfleat and my Guests. Am very fortunate to have a friendly family who keep their Horse in My back Paddock . Moonfleat holds a lot of sentimental value, as it was my late Mother's home from when we moved there in the early 80s.

Penelope Maerten purchased this cottage in 1982

Why Penelope Maerten chose Taunton

It was always my family Dream to move to the West Country. Being a horsey family and having 2 Boarder Collies, Moonfleat seemed to fit the picture.

Well am glad l did. l have some wonderfull memories to fall back on.

As the years have gone by many improvements have been made to the Cottage itself without spoiling its charm.

What makes this cottage unique

The most enjoyable thing that comes to my mind is the Breathtaking views from Moonfleat and the joy of the Sunset which have been able to catch some evenings. When l close my eyes the twittering of all the different species of birds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From Moria and John from London : beautiful Cottage, great spot striding out from the front door. Dunster, Crowcombe, Smiths combe tea room/garden EastQuontoxhead-marvelous.

Jonathan and Janis Lord West Yorks: Sorry we are leaving today, everything just wonderful! This Cottage is actually Home to Home and so warm!
Dec 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Taunton in West Quantoxhead

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with electric shower , toilet, sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps max 6. 2 upstair bedrooms. Dining room can Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds bedroom 2 with Kingsize double bed Dining room. 1 x small double Sitting room 1 x small double. Please note being a Period Cottage that upstair bedrooms ia a walk through with no corridor (which is fine for same family! ) There is a door to seperate . If 2 different families reserve then Dining room could be second bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
Notes on accommodation: Children from 6 yrs are welcome. Not suitable for small children due to the steep stairs. Outside: Cottage is on Large Natural Grounds with an Orchard. Up a few steps and you are at a breath taking point. A Patio with chairs and a table. Utility Room: Sink, shelves, place for rods, boots, umbrella.washing machine and tumbler Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: optional if you should like to bring your own bed Linen and towels. (to which there would be a reduction of 30 pounds) If guests stay for more than a week there is a chamber maid service to which cottage is cleaned and bed linen changed. Other: Comfortable Sitting room, open wood burner. Comfortable sofa. TV.


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Coastal / Moor Views
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

A very pleasant cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few days in Moonfleet Cottage and enjoyed every minute of it. We felt very welcomed and really appreciated the quietness of the place. The cottage itself is well equipped, clean and cosy. It is also really well situated, near Dunster Castle, Cleeve Abbey and several coastal paths. We shall certainly come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Lovely relaxing break

  • 3 of 5

Lovely area. Cottage bigger than expected. Very quirky, which we love. Well equipped. My hubby managed to park the car in the carport just about. Very warm especially with the log burner.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Lovely little character cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay at Moonfleat on a little Lane which took you straight up to the Quantocks with beautiful, stunning scenery. Also close to the coastal walks. Couldn't have been any better and we all loved it. Only wish we could have stayed longer. Comfy beds, lovely little inglenook in the front room and very well equipped kitchen. Home from home. We'll be talking about our stay for a long, long time! 😊?

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Two wonderful days.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our short stay in this well-equipped and clean cottage. Would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Birmingham, UK

Relaxing atmosphere in a beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed a few times at Moonfleat. It is a home from home, welcoming and comfortable, and has everything you need for your stay. It's Penny's family home and this reflects in every bit of the cottage, it's loved and looked after perfectly. The top garden has views across the Somerset coastline, the Welsh coast can be seen in the day and at night with the twinkling lights, Cardiff Airport is really clear at night. The garden's enclosed and dog friendly. The little orchard is lovely and my little dog loves running through it. The area is full of places to visit, Dunster is gorgeous (although I am bias as my family come from there). There are no end of pubs serving good food. For a drive out, The Rest and Be Thankful out at Wheddon Cross, serves excellent food and the staff are friendly. Sunday dinners are good at the Badgers Holt in Bridgetown (on the way to Dulverton). I really can't fault Moonfleat apart from the fact that I never want to leave

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
windmill lnn
Nearest Ferry
85 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
west somerse railway williton
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended


Local Coastal Walks, 10 minute drive. 15 mins to Watchet (a local Port) 25 minutes to Dunster Beach, 20 minutes to Blue Anchor Bay. Minehead 30 mins.


Bristol Airport 1 hour. Plymouth Channel Port 1 and a half. Poole 2 hours


Williton local small Town 3 miles. Watchet 3 miles. Minehead and edge of Exmoor 15 miles. Bridgewater and Taunton 20 miles. Wells 40 miles

Further Details:

Supermarkets and shops at Minehead, Taunton and Bridgewater. Local Town Williton has a local product shops as well as takeaways, pubs. Village of Westquontoxhead has a local pub, garage with shop.

Village of Westquontoxhead has a Tea Room, Pub and a small shop with Garage. You can purchase Logs there


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Taunton, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
june 2
16 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
july august
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Nightly Rate
18 Mar 2019 - 18 Mar 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Nightly Rate
19 Mar 2019 - 19 Mar 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
20% deposit paid on booking. The rest should be cleared in account 4 weeks before arrival. Last minute full payment. All payments paid directly to account.

Changeover Day:
Flexible but High Season Friday or Saturdays. Guests are kindly requested to arrive anytime after 3.30pm. Departure up to

Notes on prices:
These prices do not including Bed Linen and Towels. A Fee of £35.00 is charged if you require Towels and Bed Linen.
Well behaved Dogs are welcome. A Fee of £10 is charged
Use of Washing Machine and Tumbler is not included in the Price.
Prices are up to 4 people. Extra Sofa Bed there is a fee of £30.00 per stay

lnternet is included in the price
Not included is use of washing machine

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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