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Railwayman's Cottage

Fordgate near Bridgwater, Somerset (Ref. 19648)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Mr Fairhurst

    “A wonderful location for a peaceful stay.”

    Took us a while to find it but were pleasantly surprised when we did. Took our own mattress topper having read previous reviews! Soon got used to sound of trains. Our one problem was that we could not get the downstairs storage heater to work and had to clean out the log burner before we could use it. By the end of our stay however I was getting quite adept at fire lighting!

    Took us a while to find it but were pleasantly surprised when we did. Took our own mattress topper having read previous reviews! Soon got used to sound of trains. Our one problem was that we could not get the downstairs storage heater to work and had to clean out the log burner before we could use it. By the end of our stay however I was getting quite adept at fire lighting! All in all a very pleasant break.

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
Facilities -
84/100
* Average score of 4 customer ratings

The property

Bridgwater 5 miles.

Situated in the hamlet of Fordgate on the Somerset Levels, this former 1860s railway worker's terrace cottage is just 80 yards from the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal.

This charming cottage is ideal for those wishing to enjoy walks or cycling directly from the property, and nature lovers will like the variety of wildlife that can be seen visiting the canal and surrounding Somerset Levels.

This cosy country cottage retains its period charm but has been fully-modernised to provide a sitting room with laminate flooring, beams, a woodburning stove, a kitchen and a small dining area, as well as a bathroom all on the ground floor, whilst on the first floor is a double bedroom.

Despite its rural setting, this cottage is still within easy access of Bridgwater and Junction 24 of the M5, making it an excellent base for visiting the many attractions on offer in the area, such as the seven-mile stretch of sandy beaches at Burnham-on-Sea, the Quantock Hills, the West Somerset coastline, Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury, Wells and Bath.

This delightful cottage is a wonderful base for your holiday, at any time of year.

Accuracy of the listing -
86/100
Value for money -
100/100
* Average score of 4 customer ratings

Accommodation

Mostly ground floor. One first floor double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining area in alcove off hallway. Sitting room with woodburning stove.

Comfort -
86/100
Cleanliness -
82/100
* Average score of 4 customer ratings

Amenities

  • Electric heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking space on lane outside cottage
  • Front patio with furniture, enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Cottage is close to, but fenced off from, the canal and the railway which has a regular but not busy service, so some associated noise may be heard.

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About the location

BRIDGWATER

Burnham-on-Sea 9 miles; Glastonbury 10 miles; Taunton 11 miles.

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, as is the Steart Marshes on the Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserve comprising of 2564 hectares of bird and wildlife havens. Bridgwater offers the holidaymaker a rich variety of activities both rural and urban and is conveniently placed for all visitors.

Location -
100/100
* Average score of 4 customer ratings

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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