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Picturesque Thatched 4 bedroomed Cottage between Quantock Hills and Sea

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Near Kilve village set in secluded grounds. Pets welcome. Friday change-over

Situated up a country lane and with views to the Quantock Hills to the south and west, Rowditch is a beautiful thatched roofed cottage set in over an acre of grounds. The gardens are set to lawn with trees, shrubs and flowers with views to the north across the Bristol Channel to Wales,to the west and south to The Quantock Hills and further west to Exmoor. Mature oaks and ashes surround all perimeters of the property. Three miles away lie the 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 and mediaeval Dunster with its grand castle is 12 miles away. Two miles on is Minehead, home to the theme park attractions of Butlin's Minehead resort and the Somerset Steam Railway.

Richard Chandler
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Danish
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Richard Chandler

Rowditch was the family home where our children grew up in a wonderful, natural setting which offers so many freedoms that children growing up in the city cannot enjoy. We all still love spending time here, walking the footpaths and bridleways and watching the wildlife and the seasons as they change. 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.

Richard Chandler purchased this cottage in 1975

Why Richard Chandler chose Kilve

Rowditch is the quintessential English thatched cottage, situated at the foot of the Quantocks in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Outside it offers privacy and ample space, whilst inside the roomy 4 bedroomed cottage provides comfort and cosiness.

What makes this cottage unique

In this remote, peaceful setting you can escape from the rush of town life and yet be able to travel into town and have easy access to modern amenities.A travel cot a and high chair are available as well as garden swings and a children's tree house/fort. The house is surrounded by beautiful views of the hills (Quantocks and Exmoor) and from the garden you can glimpse Wales across the Bristol Channel.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"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.
Apr 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kilve in Kilve

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with bath and power shower. Downstairs cloakroom. Bedroom 4 en-suite with power shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Next to bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Washbasin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Washbasin
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Large room with extra mattresses and en-suite shower/WC
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is available for weekly lets and not for individual weekends. We will accept a well behaved dog (supplement £20 per week). Outside: The kitchen/diner opens out onto a large terrace, a beautiful setting for alfresco dining. The grounds of garden, woodland and meadow are 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. 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. Change-over Day: Friday (unless by special arrangement directly with the owners). Arrival 3.30 p.m. Departure 11.00 a.m. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen provided and bathmats, but not towels. Maid/cleaning service once a week or between lets. Other: Small garden room overlooking the main lawn.


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Picturesque Thatched 4 bedroomed Cottage between Quantock Hills and Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Elegant cottage in amongst lovely countryside

  • 5 of 5

A spacious, comfortable, and well equipped, charming cottage with lovely large garden and views. Thanks for sharing it.

Varied walks from the door to the coastline and if you wanted (although we drove to Holford first) the same could be achieved in the beautiful Quantocks.

Village shop in Kilve has small but sufficient range of food etc and the pub - The Hood - served us an excellent evening meal. And the nearby Chantry tearoom provided a pleasing cream tea.

If you enjoy horse riding the Quantock Trekking centre at Bashford is a well run establishment offering good rides, with breathtaking views, for any standard.

The bonus of a balmy, dry week was just that, a bonus, but obviously added to the overall enjoyment.

Rowditch is well worth a visit!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely character cottage with fantastic garden. Ideal for our toddler.

  • 5 of 5

Great position

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, idyllic cottage in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Myself, husband and two boys (6 and 5), enjoyed a lovely stay here with my parents and sister.

The property is perfect and the garden brilliant with so much to explore - the boys had great fun with the garden toys and playing hide and seek.

The cottage itself is very well equipped and has everything you need for your stay. There is loads of room and each room has its own character. It was lovely in the morning to open the doors and let the air in and view the garden.

It's a good location for several day trips as well as being next to Kilve beach and a very short drive from Watchet. Plus loads of walks and great places to eat on the door step.

I would definitely recommend and if we are in the area we will be going back

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property, fantastic garden for the kids to play in.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely week with the four grandchildren. Went on the train to Minehead, fossil hunting on beach and walks on the Moors where we found some friendly ponies.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely well equipped home in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We spent a delightful week exploring North Somerset. Rowditch is a brilliant place to stay with the family, the grandchildren adored the garden and local beach. Rowditch has everything we needed... we look forward to revisiting in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Wonderful Quiet Homely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent one week in this clean, spacious, comfortable and quiet cottage with lovely gardens. Helped by hot and sunny weather we had a great time - spent evenings in the garden and lunch on the patio. Good location just off a main road but not bothered by any road noise. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hood Arms, Kilve
Nearest Ferry
95 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Cannington and Dunster
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hood Arms, Kilve
Nearest Ski
750 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary


The nearest beaches (1 mile) are Kilve and Lilstock. These are rocky, and are famous for fossils. From here 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).


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 bank (Lloyds) are at Williton (5 miles). Nearest petrol stations at West Quantoxhead (4 miles westward on A39) and at Williton (5 miles in same direction).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kilve, Somerset

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
1 Mar 2019 - 18 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Apr 2019 - 23 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Jun 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
30 Aug 2019 - 26 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
1 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
1.A deposit of 20% will be required on reservation. Full payment will be expected by cheque or bank transfer 4 weeks before residence.
2.If Rowditch is available and a booking is made within 2 weeks of the holiday, there will be a 20% reduction in the rates.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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