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Lime Cottage, Grade II listed, Secluded Courtyard Garden, Distant Sea View

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Pretty cottage in a peaceful location in Old Alcombe on the edge of the Exmoor National Park

This lovely Grade II listed cottage was built for the local lime kiln workers and is one of a terrace of cottages, which cluster around a charming chapel, frequented by the former landowner and still in use to this day. A peaceful location in the older part of Alcombe, a few minutes walk from the Exmoor National Park whose boundary is just up the hill beyond the cottages. Alcombe is situated on the outskirts of Minehead, a popular seaside town with shops, restaurants and a large sandy beach. The historic village of Dunster is also within a 20 minute walk with its' Castle and Yarn Market and holds the annual Dunster by Candlelight event at the beginning of December.


Owner
Bridget Barnes
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

About Bridget Barnes

We are a family who enjoy the great outdoors, with walking being our favourite activity, especially if there is a good pub lunch at the end!

Bridget Barnes purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Bridget Barnes chose West Somerset

This part of Somerset has it all, a dramatic coastline, wild moors and wooded valleys. A much loved part of the country for my family for many years.

What makes this cottage unique

Our favourite thing to do while staying at Lime Cottage is to take a picnic and walk up to Exmoor and enjoy the views. The cottage is perfectly located, a peaceful spot with the moor just a few minutes walk up the lane and a great local pub just a minutes walk down the lane, it couldn't be better. The pub is people as well as dog friendly too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Whittle Family, West Midlands.

"Absolutely loved our holiday! What a beautiful little cottage. Great for the children and the dog. Brilliant having the beach and woods so close, enjoyed the Sunday service at the Spiritual Church too. Will definitely come again!"



The Norton-Harmah's, Northampton.

"A very enjoyable week with lots of walking from the cottage! The Lion at Timberscombe is very good for a walk and lunch. Walks around Dunster also excellent. Good lunches too at Porlock Weir pub. Really enjoyed the walk around Lynton and Lynmouth and Watersmeet. Our first visit to Exmoor, but not our last!"
Nov 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Minehead in West Somerset District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Dogs to be up to date with flea prevention and not left unattended in the cottage and kept off the soft furnishings.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Good sized family bathroom with bath (shower over), hand basin and WC, heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - Bunk Beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe and bedside cabinets. Views to the Bristol Channel. Bedroom 2 with bunk beds and chest of drawers, overlooking the courtyard garden at the rear of the cottage.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Smoke alarms installed CO detector, gas appliances tested annually. No smoking allowed. Heating provided by night storage heaters and gas fire in living room. Parking available on the roadside, a flight of steps lead up to the cottages. Maximum of 2 well behaved dogs welcome, additional £25 per dog per week. Outside: Rear walled courtyard garden with a decked area, garden table and chairs. To the front of the cottage is a gravelled garden and decked area with table and chairs which is accessed over the pathway running in front of the cottages. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and Bed Linen provided

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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Lime Cottage, Grade II listed, Secluded Courtyard Garden, Distant Sea View
average rating of 4.142857 based on 8 reviews
4

Great cottage with a homely feel,

  • 4 of 5

A lovely place to stay, not just the cottage but also the village, and of course within walking distance to the seafront in Minehead.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely quaint little cottage - home from home

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely time. Great base to explore the local coastline. Fantastic walks for dogs. The cottage was only a couple of minutes from Dunster and Minehead where there are lots of places to eat and drink.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Would definitely book again!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, ideal size for myself and 2 children. Nicely furnished and spotlessly clean. Very peaceful if you want to get away from it all but ideally placed with all the amenities in Minehead town centre close by. Welcome pack on arrival was a nice touch. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cape Cod
4

Such a Lovely Place!!

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely place! We stayed here for only three nights and left wishing we could stay longer. The cottage, if not very clean, had every thing we could have hoped for. The town of Minehead is very lovely with a great lunch spot in Owls: a cafe/restaurant with fantastic meals, good prices, comfy sofas and wifi. Owner is lovely. A visit to North Hill is well worth it, with wild ponies and views over the town (bit hard to find. Ask a local!) Cottage itself was nice and warm on a dreary summers day, but you could open the windows to catch a cool breeze if needed. Beds were very comfortable, booking was quick and easy, and was amazing value for money. The only reasons we would not give the collage five stars is the fact that it was not clean and the parking was about 100-150 meters away. This will definitely be our spot for exploring Exmoor in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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3

Quaint and cosy cottage

  • 3 of 5

Very cosy and clean cottage. Not ideal for a young dog, very small back garden which was all covered in decking. Would not class it as dog friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry that you felt our cottage was not dog friendly. We have had many dog owners stay before and have not has a single negative comment, in fact the opposite, if you read the previous reviews posted. We think the real problem was the age of your dog, only 10 months old, and the fact that you were unable to exercise it away from the cottage. I did query the suitability of the cottage at the time of booking but you were insistent all would be well. Using the garden as a dog's latrine is not something we actively encourage our guests to do, the whole of Exmoor is just waiting for dog lovers five minutes up the hill.
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5

Wish I could give this 6 stars!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and very well equipped. The location is perfect too, just a short walk to the Combe with its woods, moors and numerous bridle paths - a veritable doggy heaven - within very easy reach of all the amenities Minehead has to offer and an ideal base for touring Somerset & Devon.

Booking and paying was simple and hassle-free and the owners very helpful. Lots of information provided and still willing to answer extra questions.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Bristol
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
The Britannia Inn
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Minehead & West Somerset Golf Club
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Taunton
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Alcombe Tandoori
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Dunster
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Large sandy beach at Minehead, pebble and sand at Dunster both only a few minutes by car or 20 minutes on foot.

For surfing Woolacombe Bay is approx. 45 minute drive over the moor.

The South West Way Coastal walk begins at Minehead.

Distances:

Within walking distance of pubs, restaurants and the town centre of Minehead.

Further Details:

The historic village of Dunster with its' castle and Yarn Market is just a few minutes drive away. Minehead has plenty of shops and restaurants as well as the West Somerset Steam Railway. A little further afield are Porlock, Lynmouth and Ilfracombe with boat trips to Lundy Island.

Local facilities to the cottage include The Brittannia Arms pub, Post Office, Delicatessen, Small Supermarket, Fish and Chip Takeaway and Alcombe Tandoori Restaurant.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Minehead, Somerset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 9
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£399
 
 
Rate 10
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£325
 
 
Rate 1
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£625
 
 
Rate 2
6 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£325
 
 
Spring 2018
25 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£349
 
 
Rate 4
26 May 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£425
 
 
Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
From
£75
 
 
Rate 7
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£349
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £75
Pet Fee £25

Short stays available low season, 3 nights minimum stay.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover during peak season though can be flexible at other times.
Arrival 3pm, departure 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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