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Beautiful Detached Property With Stunning Views Of The Quantock Hills



Updated: 19-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House in West Bagborough, Nr. Taunton, Somerset, England - Perfect Place For Getting The Family Together!

Last Minute Deals Available

Parkgate house is a versatile and spacious country home with panoramic views of the Quantock Hills. The house is charmingly furnished with a wonderful farmhouse kitchen at its heart. Even the pets are well catered for with their very own room and large dog flap leading to an outdoor kennel. The gardens extend to just over one acre with an above ground plunge pool to cool down in on a hot summers day and goalposts for a family kick about and an al fresco entertaining area for BBQs and tasty meals in the sun. This lovely holiday home is in a pretty village surrounded by beautiful countryside just waiting to be explored. If you feel like getting out and about there is a wonderful country pub within walking distance and you will be sure of plenty do in the area. Parkgate House is the perfect home away from home for a family getaway that you will want to revisit year after year.

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About the Owner

Stephanie smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2017

9 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Lovely House

  • 5 of 5

A group of 10 of us stayed at the house for bank holiday weekend.

The house is lovely both inside and out and had all you need for a weekend or even a week stay.

great views from the garden and perfect quiet getaway location.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a quiet location very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

8 adults, one 2 year old and 3 dogs stayed at this lovely house for a long weekend for my 50th birthday celebrations. The house had everything we needed and more, we especially liked the pool table, football table and log burner. Everywhere was very clean and bedrooms were comfortable and warm. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Cottage in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend at the House and we had great time. The rooms are great and the kitchen simply amazing and fully equipped. The place is very warm and despite the cold weather and the heavy rain, nobody complained. The living room is very cozy with its fireplace. Steph, the owner, is very helpful and replied immediately on any question. I would definitely recommend anyone to stay at the Parkgate House and we would love to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home in a beautiful location.

  • 4 of 5

We've just returned from a 5 night stay in this lovely spacious home, which is in an idyllic setting - an excellent location for exploring Somerset or just chilling out at home (huge selection of books and DVDs to keep you occupied). The bedrooms are lovely and we spent most of the time in the huge kitchen and living area. The few issues that we had with the heating were sorted out promptly by the owners. There are some great pubs nearby - I recommend both the Blue Ball Inn or the Rising Sun (walking distance) for great food and a friendly welcome. There's a co op in the nearby village of Bishops Lydeard - just a few minutes drive away. This was a family holiday - 5 adults and one dog but there's more than enough room for larger parties. Just note though if your dog is as lively as ours - the garden is open to the front and we had to keep him on a lead and keep a close eye in case he ran for the hills! But I highly recommend Parkgate House and am looking forward to a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Well, what can I say about our stay at Parkgate House! Spacious, comfortable, well equipped and relaxing.

The house was perfect for a weekend away with a group of friends for a 40th birthday celebration.

Everything was just as described online and more! There were 9 adults and we were able to roam the house easily without being on top of each other.

All the facilities were excellent, from an amazing kitchen and 'games' area, to comfortable seating areas and bedrooms. The house was spotlessly clean on arrival.

Steph, the owner, couldn't have been more helpful. I was in contact with her endlessly running up to the visit, and she always replied swiftly with all the info I needed.

I would recommend this house to anyone. The only downside is it isn't available over Christmas time as it would make the perfect joint family getaway! Something to think about Steob 😆😉

Many thanks again xxx

P.s the local pubs are fab, particularly 'the rising sun' and the 'farmers arms'....just be careful along the country roads 😂

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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such a lovely, warm, welcoming family home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely greeting and welcome package from the owners on arrival. We were assured if there were anything we were to require they would be on hand however we had everything we could possibly need. The kitchen is so well equipped especially for the 12 of us who love to cook and bake. The children had an enless stream of entertainment from the substantial collection of board games, books and dvds to the extensive gardens with large pool and outdoor games. The house was clean and comfortable and in the perfect location. There's a comfortable outdoor seating area where you could watch the sun set and wait for the creatures of the night to appear our favourite of which a hedgehog we named Rambo due to his size and stealth! If he greets you he's rather partial to apple and pear!

Thank you Steph and Dave for allowing us to share your home. We wouldn't hesitate to rebook another visit. There's so much space for a large family get together it's just perfect! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol Airport at 46 Miles Nearest Barpub : Rising Sun at 1.2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 80 Miles Nearest Golf : Oake Manor Golf Club at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Taunton at 7 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Pod Shavers Barn at 3.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Blue Anchor Bay at 13 Miles Car: necessary


Several beaches in the area, choices of pebble or sandy! All accessible between 20-40 minutes drive.


Own car essential.


Nearest village with convenience store 5 minutes drive away. Various places of interest in all directions from 5 minutes drive upwards!

Further Details:

There is an exceptional local country pub with restaurant (walking distance 1.2 miles) & village amenities a short drive away, making this the perfect location for a relaxing stay. The property offers access to a network of footpaths with stunning countryside, perfect for cycling and dog walks, all the local pubs are dog friendly too! There are also two local riding stables providing a leisurely trot for all the family straight onto the Quantocks. Nearby is Cedar Falls Health Spa a renowned spa. It is situated in a stunning location at the foot of the Quantock Hills. After all this country air and rural relaxation one might decide it's time to hit the beach. Minehead is a 25 minute drive away with its bustling seafront and golden sandy beaches. For a more tranquil dog friendly beach why not visit Kilve Beach a fifteen minute drive to the North.

Other local attractions include the West Somerset Steam Railway which stops at all the stations right up to Minehead including Watchet and Blue Anchor Harbour (Dogs are welcome on the train too!), Exmoor National Park, Hestercombe Gardens and Dunster Castle and Mill. The county town of Taunton is only fifteen minutes drive with many shops and restaurants as well as a weekly farmers market. A well stocked farm shop is only five minutes' drive at Bishops Lydeard with a wide range of deli items.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid - High Season
2 Jun 2017 - 3 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
4 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid - High Season
4 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid Season
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
October Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
30 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas & NYE 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 50% required to secure the booking. Balance due 8 weeks before your stay.

Changeover Day:
Change over day flexible. Arrival time 3pm or after, departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Please email for specific pricing.

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.
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Updated: 19-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • limited accessibility

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite with bedrooms 1 & 2 with shower. En-suite with bedroom 3 with bath. Main family bathroom with bath & shower. Downstairs WC.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king sized bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with king sized bed. Bedroom 4 with super zing sized bed (or two singles). Bedroom 5 with 4 single beds.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only


  • Notes on accommodation: Boot Room ideal for pets with full size security dog flap, leading to an enclosed outside kennel with gate providing access to main garden. There is a dog's bed provided. Outside: Outside patio and decked area. BBQ and chimenea. Large grassed garden with football posts, trampoline, above ground splash pool (summer only) and plenty of garden furniture. Utility Room: Large fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Property is cleaned before and after your stay. Other: Large conservatory and dining areas and a games area with a pool table, table football, large flat screen TV with DVD's.