Meadowsweet Farm Cottages
Bicknoller 1 mile. Meadowsweet Farm Cottages are set adjacent to an attractive 15th century farmhouse, in a delightful peaceful rural position one mile from Bicknoller Village. The cottages are close to the beautiful Quantock Hills in North Somerset and only 5 miles from the spectacular coastline. These stunning converted farm buildings, close to the mill stream and set within 30 acres of working farmland, offer a unique farm stay for families and groups of friends, with views of the West Somerset steam trains, green meadows and lush woodland to wander into and chickens, lambs and ponies for children to admire. All four cottages have retained their interesting features such as exposed rustic oak beams, stone walls and wooden floors but have been well furnished to provide a comfy, cosy farm cottage with a friendly welcome from the owners who are only too happy to share their rural life with guests. They would be delighted to introduce you to the friendly farm cats, and encourage you to collect and buy fresh hen eggs and other items for a tasty farmhouse breakfast. The cottages are dog friendly and guests are free to wander the farm meadows and woodlands with their pets, or relax alongside the stream and listen to the plentiful birds, especially the arrival of the swallows in Spring. Within a mile is the pretty village of Bicknoller, nestling on the slopes of the Quantock Hills and having a useful village shop, a welcoming pub serving local food and ales, plus footpaths leading up into the hills with breathtaking views of the surrounding unspoilt countryside that inspired the famous poets Coleridge and Wordsworth. The Coleridge Way, a 36-mile footpath, follows in their footsteps all the way to Porlock on the coast and provides some stunning walks where you may possibly spot the native red deer that roam the hills. There are some fabulous beaches just 5 miles from the cottages, such as Blue Anchor which is dog friendly or Watchet which also has a pretty harbour and interesting shops. These Somerset cottages offer a chance to stay in a historic property with a choice of fine inland scenery and a dramatic coastline.
A stunning converted mill, full of character and charm and set on a bank alongside the stream with the original millstone still intact as a feature within the attractive farmhouse dining room, reminding guests of the building’s original purpose.
This cosy cottage has a quirky layout with open plan living room with kitchen area on the ground floor, the hub for guests and with steps down to the lower ground floor, leading to the twin bedroom and bathroom.
There are a couple of steps up from the living room to the very appealing dining room, which has a cosy feel and is an ideal room for family time, with steps out to the mill pond garden.
The double bedroom is on the first floor and has lovely views out across the farm.
An ideal cottage for couples or a grown up family, as the cottage is beside the mill pond and stream and the bedrooms are apart, on different levels.
Note: This property is next to Refs. 915882, 915883 and 915884, together they sleep 21.
Over three floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x lower ground floor twin. Lower ground floor bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC. Kitchen with sitting area. Dining room.
About the location
Watchet 5 miles; Taunton 13 miles; Bridgwater 15 miles; Burnham-on-Sea 25 miles;
Whichever way you approach the village of Bicknoller you are met with one of the most charming and picturesque villages on the Quantock Hills.The village is full of beautiful thatched houses, a village shop and an old thatched Inn, which provides a warm welcome. The village lies on The Coleridge Way, a long distance path running along The Quantock Hills towards the North Somerset coast. The Quantock countryside is among the finest in England and was the first to be awarded the national status of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and Quantock Common is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The hills provide almost 50 square miles of open heathland, woodland, small villages and farmland, with some beautiful countryside for walking, horse riding and bird watching. Within a short drive of Bicknoller are Dunster Castle, West Somerset Railway, Hestercombe House and Gardens, Clarke's Retail Village, Glastonbury Abbey, Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge and Exmoor.