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Burnham-on-Sea 9 miles; Glastonbury 10 miles; Taunton 11 miles.
On the edge of the Somerset levels, the town of Bridgwater is an interesting destination with a bustling shopping centre. Being situated close to the Mendip Hills in the North and the Quantocks to the West, the town has several buildings of historical interest, an excellent selection of restaurants and pubs and is notable for the annual Bridgwater Illuminated Carnival in November using over 20,000 light bulbs resulting in a mesmerising display of colour, sound and entertainment. Cheddar is only a few miles away as is Glastonbury, home of King Arthur and pop festivals. The fascinating wetland areas surrounding Bridgwater are internationally renowned for wintering wildfowl and wading birds and support numerous species of breeding birds. Nearby Shapwick Heath is an excellent example of a wetland nature reserve well worth a visit. Bridgwater offers the holidaymaker a rich variety of activities both rural and urban and is conveniently placed for all visitors.
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Bridgwater 6.5 miles. Buzzard Heights is a self-contained two-storey cottage, adjoining the owner’s 18th century cottage, set on the south-facing slopes of the Polden Hills, 0.7 miles from the hamlet of Stawell and 6.5 miles from Bridgwater. This Somerset cottage has outstanding views across rolling Somerset countryside towards the Quantocks and the Blackdown Hills and overlooks the battlefield of 'Ethandune' AD 878. This Somerset cottage boasts a sitting room with woodburner, opening through patio doors onto its own private terrace garden overlooking the Somerset Levels, where buzzards soar above. There are two large en-suite bedrooms in this Somerset cottage, one of which is entirely suitable for less able guests, with an entrance directly from the car park to the landing, which has a small breakfast area and tea-making facilities. This Somerset cottage would particularly appeal to wildlife lovers, being situated on an award-winning ten-acre wooded hillside with footpaths meandering through wildflower meadows abundant with birds and butterflies. Close to Natural England’s Shapwick Heath nature reserve and the RSPB’s Ham Wall reserve, there is excellent birdwatching a few miles from this Somerset cottage, plus a host of countryside pursuits including horse riding, walking, fishing and cycling. With an abundance of attractive villages nestling in the Polden Hills there is plenty of opportunity for relaxing in a pretty village inn. The perfect Somerset cottage base to explore the Somerset Levels around Glastonbury.
Two bedrooms: 1 x family room with 1 double and 2 singles with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath with optional seat, walk-in shower with grab rails and optional pull-down seat, basin and WC with pull-down rail and optional, portable seat and frame. Ground floor basin and WC. Fully fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
Gas central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview and DVD, library of books and guidebooks. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Two travel cots and one highchair available on request. Stairlift. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Shared 10 acre woodland garden with private enclosed patio with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Farm shop 2 miles, pub with restaurant 2 mins walk. Note: Book Christmas week 2013 (at full weekly price of £665) at this property and receive a turkey and bubbly welcome pack, a fully decorated sitting room with Christmas tree and holly, a family gift under the tree and a visit from Santa (optional - children only). Note: This cottage may be suitable for accompanied disabled guests. Motorised scooter, wheelchair, bed and chair hoist and bed back elevator available on request for hire on arrival.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Buzzard Heights:
The owners were friendly and the children particularly liked taking the dog for a walk. The woods were a delight to walk in, even though it rained everyday. A clean house in a lovely setting. The en-suite bathrooms were a real hit.
Ms Smith, Norwich, October 2012
Great scenery, well equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge, great beds and nice outside space. Everything is there to make a lovely home from home. We will be going back next year.
Mrs Phillips, Reading, October 2012
Everything was even better than your advert described! An excellent cottage and we rebooked within a week. Recommending to family and friends and think this could well become our annual respite away. Owners very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Phillips, Reading, June 2012
Beautiful location set on a hillside with views from the bedroom across open countryside. We were particularly spoilt by having the benefit of very favourable weather during our stay. The owners also made us very welcome, and at home in no time.
Mr Ciesielski, Whitchurch, May 2012