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Apartment to the west of Taunton

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Nov-2016
Apartment in Taunton, Somerset, England - Convenient Yet Peaceful Location On A Working Smallholding

Higher House was a 'working' barn until 15 years ago when it was converted into a house. We have added hugely to the basic conversion, principally in the creation of the garden but have continued the agricultural theme as active smallholders with sheep and ducks. Our holiday apartment is on the second floor of our home with independent access so although we are on hand should you need any help, visitors are completely self-contained. Whether you choose to relax 'at home' or spend days away, we can assure of a peaceful and comfortable base here at Higher House. We encourage our guests to make use of our grounds but warn you that we do have deep water on the property and must emphasise it is your responsibility to keep young children and pets safe.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband and I escaped from the south east more than ten years ago, searching for a home in the countryside but within easy reach of necessary everyday services. Moving to Somerset was one of our better decisions and we greatly enjoy the benefits of country living.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Brilliant week - the apartment is the best equipped we have ever stayed in! very friendly and welcoming - loved the informality.

We have had a really good time in this wonderful apartment - and thank you for the goods from your vegetable garden! We have seen beautiful landscape in Exmoor and at the coast and amazing gardens - Annette from Berlin and Katrin from Kiel, Germany

Thank you very very much for your hospitality - we did feel, while staying here, that it was really a home away from home. Thank you for the warmth, help and comfort we enjoyed while living at Higher House.
Mar 2011
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2 Reviews

5
based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

5

Excellent, well fitted comfortable venue

  • 5 of 5

Used this apartment as a base for visiting friends in Somerset, wonderful rural situation but close to a main arterial road. Well recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to have such a friendly couple to stay with us. We were glad to be able to provide a convenient base for your stay and hope you went away refreshed to continue creating your new home.
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Taunton
5

Sheep, ducks and a cat

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to stay for a few days while relocating to the area. Plenty of living space and a well equipped kitchen. Ample hot water which is very hot. The owners are very helpful.

The ducks are very amusing (they don't tell jokes but they like to walk in line up and down the garden) . An idyllic rural setting.

Good WiFi connection - in this area , mobile phone signal is universally poor inside , but I did get a weak signal with O2.

Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We were still working when we bought our home and choose the location because of its excellent communication links with London and the north - now that we are retired, we greatly enjoy the easy access to the west, whether it is the north and south coasts or the Quantock hills and Exmoor as well as Dartmoor.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

North Somerset coast - about 25 minutes by car.

South Somerset coast - about 55 minutes by car.

Travel:

Bristol Airport - 45 miles.

Exeter Airport - 30 miles.

Use of a car is recommended to gain full enjoyment of the area.

Our daytime bus service calls at Taunton railway station and stops at the end of our lane.

Distances:

Bristol 52 miles.

Exeter 34 miles.

Minehead 20 miles - West Somerset Railway 4 miles.

Glastonbury and Street 30 miles.

Further Details:

Hillcommon has a pub, the Orchard Inn which serves tasty meals. Oake, half a mile away has a community run shop and post office - newspapers can be ordered and collected from the shop.

Milverton, just under 2 miles away, has a pub and general shop; Wiveliscombe, about 5 miles to the west, has an excellent butcher, delicatessen, two small supermarkets, tea rooms and gift shop.

Taunton has a good selection of high street shops and supermarkets, multi screen cinema, theatre and bowling alley as well as petrol stations and banks.

Wellington, just five miles away has a good selection of independent shops.

Enjoy cricket in Taunton, golf at nearby Oake Manor and water sports at Wimbeball and Clatworthy. Cycle hire is available in Taunton. Somerset enjoys an extensive network of footpaths to provide country walks to suit all tastes.

National Trust properties within easy distance include Killerton north of Exeter, Knightshayes Court near Tiverton, Barrington Court - and RHS Rosemoor near Great Torrington.

For those researching their family history, Somerset Heritage Centre is about 10 minutes drive towards Taunton.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£210
for 2 nights
From
£105
£275
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
£435
 
 
Towards Spring
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£215
for 2 nights
From
£108
£280
 
 
Easter 1
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£275
for 2 nights
From
£138
£340
 
 
Easter 2
8 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£280
for 2 nights
From
£140
£385
 
 
Spring
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£255
for 2 nights
From
£128
£340
 
 
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£315
for 2 nights
From
£158
£435
 
 
Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£385
for 2 nights
From
£192
£385
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£215
for 2 nights
From
£108
£280
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
If a booking is made within a month of booking then the whole amount must be paid on confirmation. A non-returnable deposit of £50 will otherwise be taken with the final payment being made four weeks before the start of the booking.
We recommend that you take out cancellation insurance.
Payment may be made by cheque, internet banking (preferred method) or Paypal (additional charge).


Changeover Day:
Saturdays in high season; arrive at 3.00 pm and leave by 10.00 am please.
Shorter stays can be arranged, with variable start dates - we try to be flexible when we can.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

We are conveniently situated to the west of Taunton with an hourly bus service at the end of our drive. We encourage our guests to make use of our attractive grounds - playing cricket or football on the lawn, pottering on the lake or just enjoying the gardens. Guests are welcome to join in the feeding and care of the ducks - and visit the sheep when they are grazing locally.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • pets considered

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Wc and bath with electric shower over. Fully renovated in 2013

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/5 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with large double bed and space for cot. Studio style living area includes 3 full sized single beds.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The apartment is double glazed and central heated. All fuel costs are included in the rental. Children are welcome and a cot, high chair and stair gates are available on request. Well behaved pets are welcome. Please keep dogs under control as we have sheep and ducks. In 2013 our aparment achieved a Gold Award from Visit England for the exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service offered. Outside: There is under-cover parking for one vehicle with ample off road parking for additional vehicles. Visitors have their own garden table and chairs. There are various seating areas around the property and chairs can be moved as desired. A barbecue is available for guests. In season vegetables and fruit are available from our garden. Utility Room: Visitors may use the owners' washing machine situated in the utility room of the main house and outdoor dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, bedlinen (duvets) and tea towels are included in the rental price - but please bring your own beach towels. All kitchen and bathroom necessities ie. washing up liquid and cleaning products, kitchen roll, toilet rolls etc are supplied.

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