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Orchard Cottage

North Curry, Somerset (Ref. 1051021)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Orchard Cottage takes its name from its lovely views of an old cider apple orchard, and can be found nestled at the edge of the quaint Somerset village of North Curry.

This characterful home from home is wonderfully suited to both couples and families; it’s not only a relaxing retreat, but also a perfect location to tour the West Country.

The property is on the edge of the Somerset Levels, surrounded by stunning, peaceful countryside, with hills, moors and two coastlines, plus all manner of attractions within close reach.

The kitchen/diner is the heart of the property; its exposed brick walls, traditional wooden beams, range cooker and farmhouse table bring a homely feel to the room, where you can enjoy evenings together.

Retire to the elegant sitting room, where a woodburning stove brings a cosy warmth, whilst you make the most of the Sky and Netflix packages.

Or, if you're seeking a quiet moment to yourself, spend some time in the garden room with its view of the orchard, and is a prime spot to relax in the afternoon and evening sunshine, as you watch TV, listen to the radio, or curl up with a good read.

A selection of books, board games and puzzles is available, to keep everyone entertained.

At the end of each day, take your pick from three beautifully presented bedrooms to rest in, with two double rooms, a twin with a single and a sofa bed (a small double), large family bathroom, with bath and walk-in shower, plus a downstairs cloakroom.

Each room offers ample storage, and there is a porch and outdoor covered drying space for beach and walking gear galore.

Be sure to soak up beautiful views from the house’s third of an acre garden, including private, gated areas with plenty of space for children and your canine companions to roam safely, as you dine alfresco, under beautiful Somerset skies or beneath the sheltered patio area.

A short stroll from the property will bring you to the centre of North Curry, where you will find a convenient Post Office, well-stocked village stores and characterful country pub that’s perfect for a Sunday lunch or evening meal, after a busy day of exploring.

The village is also home to the marvel that is The Church of St Peter & St Paul, known as ‘The Cathedral of the Moors' – a stunning landmark with spectacular views across the Somerset Levels to the Quantock Hills and the Vale of Taunton Deane.

Orchard Cottage is a haven for walkers and cyclists, with numerous beautiful routes to explore, from your doorstep (maps and guides to the local area are provided by the owners).

Close at hand are the level paths alongside the River Tone or Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, where you can also take to the water with boat trips or kayak hire.

More strenuous hikes take you along the East Deane Way or up Burrow Mump and, on clear days, you can spot the iconic Glastonbury Tor.

North Curry is within ready reach of many attractions, amenities and beauty spots.

The Willows and Wetlands Centre, complete with its tea room, is within a mile, as is a traditional cider farm where you can sample scrumpy to enjoy the true taste of Somerset.

The nearby county town of Taunton offers a wide range of shops, restaurants and historic buildings, including the castle which houses the Museum of Somerset.

In the surrounding area, you will find the Quantock Hills leading to the north coast, which can be accessed via stream trains on the West Somerset Railway – England’s longest heritage line.

The retail outlets of Clarks Village are close by, with Glastonbury, home of the internationally famous festival and the centre of Arthurian legend just beyond, while the rolling Blackdown Hills and the Jurassic Coast of East Dorset and Dorset – including the wonderful town of Lyme Regis – are to the south.

Excellent transport links, via road and rail mean the historic cities of Exeter and Bristol, along with the Georgian splendour of Bath and the tiny cathedral city of Wells, plus tourist spots and visitor attractions like Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge and the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare are less than an hour away.

Slightly further afield are the surfing beaches of North Devon and the wilds of Exmoor, Dartmoor and Cornwall – all easily within reach for day trips.

Offering peace and tranquillity, or excitement around every corner, Orchard Cottage is a truly remarkable Somerset cottage in which to base your West Country holiday.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single with sofa bed (small double)
  • Family bathroom with freestanding bath, handheld shower, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with range cooker
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric and gas range ovens with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV with Sky and Netflix, Fast WiFi and a selection of books, games and puzzles
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars with electric car charging point
  • Large, private lawned garden and patio with furniture and covered bike storage
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles

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About the location

NORTH CURRY

Taunton 7.9 miles; Bridgwater 10.7 miles; Glastonbury 18 miles; Lyme Regis 26.7 miles; Weston-super-Mare 29 miles; M5 (junction 25) 5.6 miles.

Enjoying a central position between the north and south coasts of the South West peninsula, the small village of North Curry rests in Somerset, just east of the county town of Taunton. Since the 13th century, North Curry has been a market village, earning wealth from hunting, fishing and the wool trade, and it is still home to several historic buildings like the Church of St Peter and St Paul, nicknamed 'The Cathedral of the Moors', now a Grade I listed building dating from the 14th century. In the centre of the village on Queen Square you can find the Post Office and general village store where you can pick up all the essentials you need, with a pub across the way providing a perfect spot to enjoy a well-earned pint. Visit Taunton for a wider selection of shops and restaurants. Enjoy watching cricket on the village green, or at Somerset’s famous County Ground. Take a steam train ride to the seaside on the West Somerset Railway. Explore the myth and magic of King Arthur at Glastonbury’s Abbey and Tor. Shop till you drop at Clarks Village. Spend a day in Lyme Regis, 'The Pearl of Dorset' on the Jurassic Coast. Head north to the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for walking and cycling routes in this unspoilt area, or south to the Blackdown Hills AONB. Venture westwards for day trips to the rugged coasts, surfing beaches, fishing villages and moorlands of Devon and Cornwall. Relax and unwind in the Georgian splendour of Bath, with its Roman spa. North Curry is a delightful place to settle for a Somerset sojourn.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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