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Stoneage Cottage

Taunton (7.5ml SE), Somerset
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy cottage in the foothills of the Quantock Hills, set in peaceful and private surroundings for a perfect relaxing holiday
  • Dunster Castle and several other National Trust sites are within easy reach. Also the award winning Hestercombe Gardens
  • Explore Exmoor and The Blackdown Hills or visit the coast which is just a short drive
Property code: 41906

A cosy cottage with great countryside views, nestled in the foothills of the Quantock Hills. Sitting to one side of the owners’ own home at the end of a sweeping driveway, this delightful property is accessed through electric gates. It’s fully self-contained and privacy is assured, making it an ideal spot for couples, walkers and small families. The rural location is just a 30 minute walk to the village of Bishops Lydeard - home of the West Somerset Railway and a newly renovated Water-Mill with a museum and café. The village has a Co-op supermarket. There is also a tea room, farm shop, Chinese takeaway and 2 pubs serving local ales and good food. The sandy beaches of West Somerset are just a short drive - perfect for a day relaxing out. Also great for exploring are the rugged splendour of Exmoor and The Blackdown Hills. The county town of Taunton with its extensive shopping and leisure facilities is just 5 miles away and home to the racecourse and County Cricket Ground. In the area are several golf courses. The Cathedral cities of Bath and Wells are only an hour away by car and is in the same area as the enchanting town of Glastonbury and Street where Clarke's Outlet Shopping Village is located on the old shoe factory site. To the south is the famous Jurassic Coast with the coastal towns of Sidmouth, Beer and Lyme Regis for a seaside day out.

The cottage is spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything you need. The lounge area has plenty of comfy seating for you to curl up in while watching the TV or a DVD. There’s also a large dining table for family meals. The spacious kitchen is well-equipped with a gas oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer, as well as a dishwasher. You’ll also find a washing machine and an outdoor clothes line. There are two comfortable bedrooms for you to enjoy a good night’s sleep - one king size and one single, both with breath-taking countryside views. The bathroom has a shower over the bath and WC.

Heading outside you’ll find a small sunny patio area to the rear with outdoor seating,  perfect for al fresco dining. At the side and front of the property is a large lawn area.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Secure parking for more than 1 car
  • Beach 10 miles, pub and shop nearby
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Nicky Rice

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew, 20th October 2023

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Very well-kept cottage very friendly host. Beautiful quiet location!

Reviewed by Helen, 27th September 2023

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A big thankyou to Tim and Clare. The cottage is absoloutly amazing, probably one if the best I've stayed in. The whole cottage was five star. The upkeep is fantastic and you made us feel extremely welcome. Again thank you sooo much and I wish the both of you all the best for the future. Xxx

Reviewed by Geoffrey, 1st September 2023

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We had a lovely few days at Stoneage - Tim was a great host, always happy to have a chat and helpful with local information, best routes etc. The cottage was spotless, well equipped and set in pretty gardens.

Reviewed by Debbie, 14th August 2023

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Reviewed by Lindsay, 4th August 2023

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Stoneage Cottage is a delightful place to spend a week away. As a family of 3 - 2 adults and a teen - we wanted for nothing during our stay: everything we needed was present and the accommodation itself supremely comfortable, well-appointed, spotless and a pleasure in which to spend a relaxing time. The views from the cottage across the surroundingRead more countryside were exquisite & the sense of isolation wonderful. Add in Tim - a most friendly & personable host - & you have a superb holiday base. Hide

Reviewed by Muhammad Uzair, 16th July 2023

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Reviewed by Andy, 30th June 2023

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Reviewed by John, 23rd June 2023

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We found the cottage really homely, comfortable and well equipped. Tim was very helpful and friendly and we would certainly stay there again when we are in the area and would have no hesitation in recommending the property. It was certainly value for money.

Reviewed by Janice, 9th June 2023

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This is a beautifully kept cottage in an idyllic peaceful location. Tim the owner is very welcoming and helpful in every way throughout your stay. The cottage is spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped. A wonderful place to unwind, forget your busy life, listen to the sounds of nature and take in the beauty surrounding you. There is a peaceRead moreful garden to sit in and enjoy at the end of the day after walking in the hills and exploring the Quantock Hills and pretty villages. Hide

Reviewed by Joyce, 2nd June 2023

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The host, Tim, was friendly and helpful. The annexe is in a lovely, quiet spot just outside a village. The annexe was very clean and well equipped and there was plenty of parking space onsite. we had a great holiday.

Reviewed by Oda, 7th April 2023

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Such a wonderful place. Very clean, comfortable, and with all the amenities you'd need. Beautifully located in the countryside, 20-30 minute walk from a charming village (with a great brewery!). Tim was a friendly host and gave us lots of local information and was available at any time. Hope to be back some day!

Reviewed by Simon, 31st March 2023

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An immaculate, very warm , well equipped and comfortable cottage. Extremely peaceful location with lovely views. Tim made us feel very welcome indeed. Great place to relax and explore the local area and its many places of interest and an easy drive to the coast. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Andrew, 7th October 2022

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Beautiful relaxing cottage and area. Very helpful and knowledgeable hosts Tim &Claire. Thanks for wonderful time!

Reviewed by Graham, 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Jo, 26th August 2022

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The cottage was lovely, very clean and spacious and set in a beautiful garden. The surrounding area is beautiful and very peaceful. We had a fantastic time away and would definitely stay in the cottage again. Tim was a perfect host.

Reviewed by Romilly, 12th August 2022

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This is a very comfortable, well-equipped cottage, spotlessly clean and tidy. We were given a super welcome and made to feel valued and at home. In case you didn't know, you should be awar that the Somerset country lanes are narrow... but don't let that deter you.

Reviewed by Kevin, 7th August 2022

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This is the perfect location if you want a quite idyllic break yet with the nearby village of Bishops Lydeard giving you options for eating and a shop, Taunton is close enough if you want bigger shops. The coast is also close enough if the beach is what you like. The property is fantastic and was spotlessly clean, the kitchen is well equipped with Read moreall you need including a washing machine which was useful with a child. Mr & Mrs Randle are fantastic hosts and are very welcoming 5 star ***** . Hide

Reviewed by Pauline, 15th July 2022

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Great little cottage in a lovely area for visiting the many places of interest in the area.Rural setting with lots of wildlife in the lovely gardens,the cottage is very clean ,comfortable,and well equipped like a home from home .

Reviewed by David, 1st July 2022

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Excellent holiday cottage in a quiet, rural setting, with a village nearby for shops. The cottage is within short driving distance to a number of visitor attractions and beaches, as well as the town of Taunton. We had a lovely, relaxing holiday at the cottage. Our host was very friendly and welcoming, and shared their knowledge of local amenities aRead morend visitor attractions. A wonderful holiday experience - Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by David, 24th June 2022

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A lovely cottage, spotlessly clean, well equipped. Good for a couple as a base to wander around the area. Accessible to the North Coast and the South Coast.

Reviewed by Martin, 8th May 2022

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A delightful little cottage situated 20 minutes from Taunton. Tim is a warm and welcoming host who keeps an extremely clean and tidy cottage. The kitchen has everything you need, including a washing machine and dishwasher. The location is ideal for exploring the Quantocks and some of the Somerset coastline which is only a short drive away. I would Read morehappily stay here again and would recommend the cottage to anyone who wants to stay in the area. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel, 10th April 2022

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Must be made very clear that the very best way to reach the cottage if via the A358, through Taunton. Otherwise your journey will be across the Quntock Hills on very narrow country roads with limited passing places.

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