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Thorneybees House

Creech St Michael near Taunton, Somerset, TA3 5RA (Ref. 1068263)



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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/EVChargePoint Electric car charging
  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • “Our stay at thorny bees exceeded our expectations.”

    The hosts were so welcoming from the start of the holiday and remained this way until the end. The facilities could not be faulted. The location and house was perfect even for 10 20-23 year olds! The house was spotless and had everything we needed for a lovely holiday! We would definitely return and recommend to others!

    The hosts were so welcoming from the start of the holiday and remained this way until the end. The facilities could not be faulted. The location and house was perfect even for 10 20-23 year olds! The house was spotless and had everything we needed for a lovely holiday! We would definitely return and recommend to others!

    - Megan, September 2021

The property

Taunton 6.3 miles.

This amazing detached holiday home is an incredible hidden gem situated on the edge of the tranquil village of Creech St Michael on the canal, surrounded by the beauty of Somerset.

After a mile long private lane, (a little bumpy in bad weather) you will find Thorneybees in a private and secluded spot, offering a gorgeous house filled with a mix of contemporary amenities and characterful furnishings throughout.

Be welcomed by this striking property into a spacious entrance hall where you can kick off your muddy shoes before enjoying a fun-filled night in.

Move through the ground floor to find an enticing kitchen space, fitted with incredible amenities for a plethora of home cooking, certain to entice any budding chefs, with views out to the luscious garden outside.

Meals can be enjoyed in the sensational orangery dining room, here you can host special occasions in this bright conservatory style space, with enough room for all the family to gather round and spend quality time together of good food and drinks.

The charming sitting room provides a sociable space to gather with your loved ones whilst you cosy up in front of the fire and flick through the TV, or curl up with a good book underneath original oak beams and take in this incredible space.

Also on the ground floor is a ground-floor shower room and double bedroom with access to the patio, ideal for guests with limited mobility.

A large picnic table offers an alternative dining arrangement on the wrap-around decking outdoors, here you can savour a glass of wine as you relish in the serene setting before treating yourself to an evening of luxury in the outdoor hot tub, situated next to a calming water feature.

Let the kids escape to the external games room from here, providing a private den when the adults want a night away, there's also a secure outside boot room accessed from the garden, making way for wet dogs, bicycles, fishing gear, muddy boots and coats.

Head upstairs to find four more inviting bedrooms, comprising a super-king-size with its own balcony for night-time stargazing, as well as a sumptuous en-suite bathroom, a king-size, two singles with the option of a king-size with zip/link features, and a double, all benefiting from their own ample storage.

Finally, step in to the first-floor shower room for a refreshing morning rinse, the walk-in shower offers a spacious spot to relax and prepare for the day ahead.

Head out on a leisurely stroll along the canal path around the quiet village of Creech St Michael, which has a local shop, post office, doctors and vets, enveloped by scenes of idyllic Somerset countryside and in close distance to the county town of Taunton where you can browse through a wealth of shops and supermarkets, as well as a choice of pubs and restaurants if you fancy a night away from the kitchen.

Taunton is the county town of Somerset, home to historic attractions including the Museum of Somerset, Castle Lodge, St Mary Magdalene church, as well as fun-filled activities at Somerset County Cricket Ground, the Brewhouse Arthouse Theatre & Gallery, Taunton Farmers Market, Vivary Park and a large cinema near Junction 25 for a rainy afternoon!

Explore the encompassing Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, both offering a range of challenging walking trails, cycling routes, and outdoor adventure, whilst the Jurassic Coast of East Dorset and Dorset can be found further afield.

Discover local attractions at Hestercombe Garden, the Willow and Wetlands Centre, water sports at Taunton Canal, Wookey Hole, and the West Somerset Railway, or choose to venture to some of Somerset's serene locations including Glastonbury, Street, Wells, Cheddar Gorge, and Minehead coastal town.

If you’re feeling adventurous, take a scenic road trip over to one of the popular surfing beaches in North Devon for a classic day out at the seaside, or venture over to wild corners of Exmoor, Dartmoor, and more beachside fun in Cornwall!

With the opportunity to explore both Somerset's coast and country, Thorneybees House is the perfect holiday base for families and friends alike.


  • Five bedrooms with 4 TVs: 1 x super-king-size with a balcony and en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x king-size (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with Sky TV and woodburning stove
  • External games room
  • Electric Aga cooker and electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble-dryer, dishwasher, wine cooler, 6 x TVs, Wi-Fi, and a selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with a lawn, patio with a hot tub and wrap-around decking with seating and boot room
  • Electric car charging point
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (not allowed upstairs)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2.9 miles
  • Note: possible train noise heard from property on occasion

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About the location


Bridgwater 11 miles; Tiverton 21 miles; Weston-super-Mare 30 miles

The county town of Somerset, Taunton is a beautiful town and a perfect cottage holiday destination. The town has excellent buildings with charming stone and Tudor architecture, there is also fascinating history in the town stretching back over 1000 years including a 10th century monastery. It offers wonderful amenities with the Orchard Shopping Centre and plenty of other places to shop and eat. As well as this, Taunton boasts a choice of museums and parks, one of which has held the Taunton Flower Show for over 150 years. For your outdoor enthusiasts, the Quantock and Blackdown Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are easily accessible, as well as the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks slightly further afield. If a day by the sea is what you're after, the coast is around 20 miles away, with the popular seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare a further 10 miles away but is well worth the journey with its great range of activities.

Region Information

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