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17th Century Oak Beamed Thatched Country House On The South Quantock Hills

Bedrooms 6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Country House in West Bagborough, Taunton, Somerset, England - Beautiful Setting With Doubles Tennis Court And Pool, Lovely Walks From Front Door And Near To Coast

This seventeenth century oak beamed country house with wonderful views of the Exmoor and the Brendon Hills has been recently modernised and extended. From the gates it is a short walk to the highest point of the Quantock Hills with stunning views across to Wales, Minehead and Exmoor. Wayside is within walking distance of to two well known pubs, The Blue Ball at Triscombe and The Rising Sun in Bagborough. There is off road parking for up to five cars.

Piers Harwood
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Piers for such a lovely stay. We really enjoyed our weekend and will be back with Bikes soon. Comfortable rooms, beautiful setting and fantastic host.

Darren Brien

Exceptional in standard and ambience, charming host and a very warm welcome. Just what we needed, thank you.

Sheila Waldron

Beautiful Setting - loved the wildlife, food at the Blue Ball pub and sunset at the top of the Quantocks. Clean and friendly house with very comfortable beds. Many thanks.

Margaret Charles
Jun 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Taunton in West Bagborough

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 Private bathroom for Bedroom 1, Ensuite shower room for bedroom 2, Family bathroom for bedrooms 3 and 4 and ensuite bathroom / shower room for bedroom 5. Downstairs shower room, off kitchen, for general use.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12/14 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, dble, private bathroom. Bedroom 2 dble and one single, ensuite shower room. Bedroom 3 oak beamed with dble, Bedroom 4, 2 x singles, Bedroom 5 King Size ensuite. Plus 3 cots available. Bedroom 6 Four Poster, ground floor.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Please contact owner. Outside: The property sits in approximately one acre of gardens although 1/3 of the gardens are being landscaped and will not be accessible until May 2014. There is a doubles tennis court with fabulous views, swimming pool (available from May 2014), selection of bicycles, barbecue area, south facing decked eating area, seating around the garden, loungers, sun shades and fish pond. Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer, ironing board and iron, clothes hanging area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding and towels provided. Property cleaned before and after stay. Additional cleaning service can be arranged upon request.


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17th Century Oak Beamed Thatched Country House On The South Quantock Hills
average rating of 4.5 based on 5 reviews

charming country location for all the family

  • 4 of 5

A good welcome, with a bottle of wine and logs - certainly needed for a cold and snowy weekend. Bedrooms & bathrooms were clean and well-furnished, wood-burning stove much appreciated as the house was chilly on arrival. Kitchen was pleasantly well-equipped, and TV sitting room with wifi very popular. It was lovely that all the family could fit round the dining-table. It was a bit difficult to find because the house-name was not visible from the road. The Information & tourist folder could have been better presented, but the local pubs were excellent. All in all - three generations shared a happy family weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the suggestions. A new information pack is under construction and a wayside house sign has been ordered.
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The perfect, fun place for a family get together

  • 4 of 5

The perfect choice for my 60th birthday celebration! Beautiful countryside location. We loved the warmth from the wood burner, the extra long dining room table that seated our party of 11 with plenty of space to spare, the roomy lounge where we could all sit and chat and enjoy a drink at the end of the day and we enjoyed plenty of giggles on the tennis court. Would love to go back again in the Summer to enjoy the pool and Al fresco dining.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wedding Party at Wayside House

  • 5 of 5

We got married at Bagborough church in June and rented Wayside House for my family to stay before and after the wedding.My family had a fantastic time at Wayside and used the tennis court, swimming pool and BBQ during their stay. They loved the cottage and gardens and hoping to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased to here you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. Best regards Piers
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Fabulous midweek break in 'chocolate box' cottage

  • 5 of 5

The location of the cottage is absolutely beautiful, with wonderful views and a quintessential country garden, ideal for reading the latest novel. The weather was unexpectedly fabulous which enabled us to have lunch on the lawn. We used both the tennis court and the pool although I only stuck a toe in the water!! The house was spotless and the bathrooms were lovely and clean... a key thing for me as I always to look for mould.....there was none. We had a very warm welcome from Piers who could not have been more helpful. The kitchen was well equipped with a double range cooker and we were offered a catered meal for one of the nights, if we had wanted, but we chose to go out to the local pub. There are two local pubs within walking distance, but bring a torch as it is very dark at night!

The bedrooms were very clean with fresh linen. We were a mixture of ages and there was something for everyone. We went riding down the road at Quantock Trekking, and mum walked the dog the the woods onto the top of the Quantocks.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will book again. Best regards Piers
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Special interest holidays:

We can arrange clay pigeon shooting with tuition if required and pony trekking.


North Coast, approx 7 to 8 miles. South Coast, approx 35 Miles (Seaton in Devon).


Exeter Airport 35 miles, 50 minutes. Bristol Airport 40 miles, 55 minutes. Car hire advisable.


Bishops Lydeard 3 miles. Williton 6 miles. Taunton 9 miles.

Further Details:

Bishops Lydeard has a seven days per week COOP store. Williton has COOP and Spar. We are approximately onemile from Crowcombe Park Station which is part of the West Somerset Steam Railway and we sell discounted tickets.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% deposit at time of booking, 50 % balance 6 weeks before arrival date
UK cheque or bank transfer. £250 security deposit.

Changeover Day:
Usually Friday.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Minimum 2 nights stay at £300.00 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.