View to the front of the property
Well-equipped, modern kitchen
Enjoy breakfast with views over the gardens
Light spacious lounge
Lounge area with door through to the kitchen
King-size bedroom on the first floor
Large king-size bedroom with TV and dressing table
Bedroom features with window seat
Private garden area with outdoor seating
Gravel parking in front of the property
1 / 10  View to the front of the property
2 / 10  Well-equipped, modern kitchen
3 / 10  Enjoy breakfast with views over the gardens
4 / 10  Light spacious lounge
5 / 10  Lounge area with door through to the kitchen
6 / 10  King-size bedroom on the first floor
7 / 10  Large king-size bedroom with TV and dressing table
8 / 10  Bedroom features with window seat
9 / 10  Private garden area with outdoor seating
10 / 10  Gravel parking in front of the property

Northdown Cottage,

Taunton (8.5mls S), Somerset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Set within the Black Down Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Perfect rural setting for long country walks
  • Perfectly located for enjoying the best of both Devon and Somerset
  • A countryside setting but within easy reach of local towns and attractions
  • Wildlife lovers can enjoy nearby Otterhead Nature Reserve
  • The local pub is just short 15 minute stroll down country lanes
Property code: NDOWN

Beautifully finished, this delightful property offers the perfect base for a romantic escape to the countryside.

Enjoy an abundance of country walks right from the doorstep and spot wildlife at nearby Otterhead Nature Reserve. Here you will be centrally located, allowing easy access to both Somerset and Devon. The coastal towns of Lyme Regis, Seaton and Sidmouth are all within easy reach by car and offer lovely beaches and an array of charming shops. The market town of Wellington is just five miles away, Taunton eight miles and Honiton just over 10 miles, all offering shopping opportunities, restaurants and leisure entertainments. In the local village there is a community shop selling locally sourced food including meat, eggs, vegetables and public house, both of which are 0.5 miles away and can be reached via a 15-minute walk.

Enter the property to find a large, spacious lounge area with everything you need for a relaxing evening in front of the TV. There are comfy sofas, a stylish gas fire and a 4k Smart TV . The lounge leads through to the kitchen, which is well fitted and equipped with an electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave. The king-size bedroom with its own Smart TV can be found on the first floor.

From the kitchen, a door leads out to a small patio with seating that is perfect positioned to soak up the early morning sun with a coffee in hand. There is also a lawn area at the front of the property and to the rear with additional seating. There areas enjoy the afternoon and evening sun so are ideal for an evening drink or a BBQ (provided).

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • 4k Smart TV and Smart TV in the bedroom
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Regret no babies or children
  • Beach 20 miles, pub and ship under 1 mile BBQ

This property joined our collection in 2011 and is managed by Eloise.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alison, 25th October 2019

Sue and Bob were fantastic hosts and we enjoyed our chats with them. The cottage was in a great location as it enabled us to visit both the north and south coasts. The local community shop in the village was always welcoming and the local produce was great. We had a lovely break and wouldn't hesitate to return.

Reviewed by Karen, 13th September 2019

Good location for visiting the north and south coasts. Very helpful and welcoming owners who live on site. Would love to stay again in the future.

Reviewed by Jane, 8th September 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in this peaceful setting and we were made most welcome on arrival. Help was at hand if needed but we had privacy too. The cottage was extremely clean, tidy and well equipped. We settled in straight away and loved coming back here after our days out. Particularly loved the variety of birds in the garden and were happRead morey to top up the bird table! Hide

Reviewed by Martin, 30th August 2019

This cottage is arguably one of the best cottages for 2 people that we have ever stayed in.

Reviewed by Alan, 18th August 2019

Very spacious and comfortable cottage in a very peaceful and rural location. We would love to stay again if visiting this area.

Reviewed by Susan, 9th August 2019

Quiet, not too remote, everything you could need. Would strongly recommend this property

Reviewed by Elaine, 17th July 2019

The owner was welcoming and helpful. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable in a lovely quiet setting.

Reviewed by Raymond, 30th June 2019

We enjoyed our stay at Northdown cottage. Beautifully presented property,clean and comfortable with all mod cons.The outside seating area included bird feeders where we were able to see a great variety of birds including woodpeckers and nut hatches. The owners were very friendly and helpful,giving us ideas about places of interest to visit,but alsoRead more gave us our privacy. Altogether a fantastic place in a lovely quiet location. Perfect for a relaxing break.We highly recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel, 21st June 2019

Nice spacious accommodation, and kind and helpful owners.

Reviewed by Kenneth, 14th June 2019

Very nice cottage Sue was very helpful pub close

Reviewed by Barry, 3rd May 2019

We found the cottage to be homely,very comfortable and warm. Not in the village,but only 5mins away in car. Location for us was ideal as we went to cricket at Taunton, which was 20 min away. Very peaceful.

Reviewed by Mark, 12th April 2019

Sue and Bob are very friendly people and would help with anything required.The cottage is 1st class accommodation and location is perfect to travel North and South for the coast.

Reviewed by David Michael, 5th April 2019

A comfortable cottage for 2 adults. Well-equipped kitchen/diner, comfortable & spacious lounge, excellent bedroom with very comfortable double bed, and well-planned shower/WC downstairs. Friendly owners are on hand if any problem arises but are otherwise unobtrusive. Set in a rural part of mid-Somerset. Makes for a very relaxing short holiday.

Reviewed by Susan, 21st December 2018

A lovely holiday cottage for one or two . Immaculately presented, with everything you could need , wifi a little hit and miss but it is beautiful countryside so who cares about that ! Don't forget some birdfood and nuts for the fat squirrels if you like to enjoy watching wildlife as there is a birdtable or two in prime view through the kitchen windRead moreow . Lots of different birds to see . In good proximity to lots of places of interest such as Wellington and an easy drive to Glastonbury and Wells . Hide

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