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The Stables

(Ref. 1063840)

Crowcombe, Somerset Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a 21st brithday treat for my granddaughter."

    Her and her partner had a wonderful time. They said the views were amazing, and the property was situated in a perfect location for them. They loved the hot tub and the cottage, and were very peased with their stay. I intend booking this for myself soon.

    We are really pleased that your grand daughter and her partner enjoyed there stay, and look forward to welcoming soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Feb 2024

  • "This was our third time at The Stables and always look forward to returning."

    The cottage is very well equipped and the surroundings are fantastic with far views over the countryside. The recently new hot tub was superb and spotlessly clean. Andy the owner should be very proud of the facilities he offers at Cookley Woods.

    Reviewed by David4.7Feb 2024

  • "Better signage as to which gate for us to use."

    We also struggled at first to know which was our cottage apart from that we had everything we could possibly need and will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely setting with amazing views."

    Beautifully clean with excellent facilities. Everything you need for a stay was available.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect for anyone who want to relax and chill out, make sure you get all your food and drinks in."

    Sunset views are fantastic along with the night sky's.

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Aug 2023

  • "We had an excellent two week stay."

    The Stables was comfortable and clean with everything provided. We loved being able to hear the trains on the West Somerset Railway and visited twice. Wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wow what a stunning location ."

    Peace and quiet the whole week which Is what we wanted . The views are outstanding and cottage was comfortable . Bed was very comfy with a firm mattress . Pictures on Sykes don’t do justice as it’s much nicer than looks and pics are a bit out of date . Secure area for dog and a cafe just around the corner . Plenty of local pubs with good food . Weather was on our side too which made it even better

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Jun 2023

  • "Such a lovely location."

    Everything in the apartment was good, just thought the kitchen could do with a better clean. There was dust and crumbs on the surface of the fridge where it met the kitchen worktop, the cooker dials were quite grubby too. But then I have to admit the bathroom was prestine. I am a bit crazy when it comes to noticing grubby areas im afraid. The cooker door is really hard to open. The microwave wasn't woking but Andy came and replaced it immediately. The hot tub, like me, is a bit passed it's prime, but it is hot and you do get a little bit of a jet happening. Fantasticly quiet place with amazing views. Bed comfortable too and heating was absolutely brilliant.

    Reviewed by Veronica3.4May 2023

  • "Lovely, peaceful, idyllic location and what a view."

    Hills, stars, sunsets, rolling fields, horses, and a steam training puffing away down in the valley. Place to relax and let the cares of the world fall away. Hot tub lovely but needs updating. We highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "Me and my Fiance really enjoyed our stay at The Stables cottage."

    We also brought our dog with us which was lovely to be able to do and we all loved the open space around the cottage. The facilities in and around the cottage were very well maintained and clean and we especially loved the hot tub. Waking up to horses outside the window was a unique and nice experience. We will most definitely be back to the cottage! Neil and Chloe

    Hi Neil & Chloe, Glad you enjoyed your break and the peacefull setting. Regards Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2023

  • "Perfect place if you want solitude - I stood in the doorway one morning and ..."

    Perfect place if you want solitude - I stood in the doorway one morning and there was no wind at all and I thought to myself this is the sound of silence everything you need for your stay in the kitchen - the only thing I would say is that the sofa was very small

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Mar 2023

  • "Secluded and peaceful location with countryside views for miles."

    Accommodation was warm, cosy and spotlessly clean with everything you could need provided. Hot tub was spacious and cleaned regularly, always kept hot and ready to use night and day. Owner was friendly and on hand if needed to ensure a welcoming, enjoyable stay. Being secluded, you would need transport with pubs and shop an energetic 30+ minute walk away through narrow unlit lanes. Comfortable as the settee was, it was a little snug for two.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Mar 2023

  • "Another great stay at The Stables with magnificent views and seclusion."

    Very well equipped and spotless on arrival. Very helpful owners who leave you to enjoy your break but are easily contactable should any problem arise. The Hot Tub was great during the cold but starry nights.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2023

  • "Beautifully scenic and serene location."

    Comfortable and a great based for coastal and hilly walking locations.

    Reviewed by Joules5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property was spotlessly clean on our arrival."

    Andy had also called ahead and taken time to provide additional directions to the location. In addition it would be worth, if not already on the listing, providing the allocated 'what three words' from the app of same name to provide that extra confidence in finding the cottage. Totally peaceful, undisturbed and private location with brilliant scenery and a great sunset. Plenty of hot water, great shower and heating worked perfectly giving a warm sanctuary following a dip in the hot tub this time of year. Overall a very good stay despite weather being dreadful and managed to get out to local towns and villages each day. Thank you Andy

    Thanks for your comments glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a EXCELLENT holiday, our 41st wedding Anniversary."

    A lovely place to just chill out and get away from it all. The Host was excellent,very nice chap, very helpful. We have spoken to Andy before we left and mentioned a few observations which he took on board and has some already in the pipeline .This is a very nice ,intermit retreat that is clean with good facilities and some exceptional view's.Anybody staying here for a romantic time together wouldn't be disappointed

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Oct 2022

  • "This was not the fanciest place to stay, but it was very good value for what there was."

    Amazing views, awesome hit tub.

    Reviewed by Georgina4.7Oct 2022

  • "A tranquil 'Escape to the Country' - excellent location away from it all - no light or noise pollution apart from horses and sheep :-) Good rural basic facilities within walking distance, local shop, cafes, pubs, and steam railway station with a cafe too."

    Very enjoyable stay thank you

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful studio apartment with everything you need Views to die for and complete solitude."

    Hot tub was relaxing

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic location and area to stay in."

    lovely studio apartment which was well equipped . Host very helpful. Loved the hot tub. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Clifford4.4Jul 2022

  • "This is an absolutely gorgeous little place, we had an amazing stay."

    Key collection was exceptionally easy, (Andy left us a voicemail giving us easy directions to the property and instructions) and we weren't disturbed whatsoever throughout our stay. Sitting outside on the patio all you can hear is the sound of animals, the trees in the wind, and the occasional plane, nothing else. The horses in the field opposite are an absolute delight to look at. Pure bliss. We were surprised on arrival about all the little touches like full icecube trays, milk in the fridge, every kitchen accessory you could want, and spa gowns for after using the hot tub. The property itself is also absolutely spotless. You can tell the owner is really passionate about making this place amazing and that you have a great stay. Hottub and BBQ set are looking a little bit worn/used now compared to the photos, but the hottub still works flawlessly and was fantastic. Other than that everything was absolutely faultless.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Jul 2022

  • "The Stables was a great place to stay, it was peaceful with fantastic views and lovely local walks to enjoy with our little dog."

    The accommodation was comfortable and included all of the household equipment that we needed. The accommodation owner Andy was easy to contact and sorted a problem with the hot water boiler immediately. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anybody looking for a peaceful and relaxing break.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable place with wonderful country views, peaceful and quiet and equipped for all your needs."

    The hot tub is a bonus and the horses in the field next to the property.

    Reviewed by P5.0Jun 2022

  • "Booked this property based on the location, as my main activity for the Easter weekend was the Golden Retriever Experience."

    Property was relatively easy to get to. The entry point is the second gate, from the directions, which isn't sign posted. Everything was in good working order, the views were stunning. My only slight downside was the hottub. Not a fan of inflatable hot tubs and could've done with some TLC, the fact that it was covered was the selling point for me. Would definitely recommend the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Leanne3.8Apr 2022

  • "Super place to stay, spotless, comfortable, peaceful and amazing views!"

    Hope to be back soon :)

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent chill out cottage with lovely views to enjoy."

    Our host was very friendly and helpful. Walks for the dog were not far away. All in all a brilliant week. Thank you

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "A true gem of a place, a must if you are looking for a peaceful getaway."

    ....

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Property was absolutely perfect brilliant for a weekend away to unwind."

    Hot tub was very nice and the robes and towels were a nice touch. Bed was comfy and really just couldn’t fault a single thing. We were very unfortunate with a storm hitting on the weekend we were meant to stay here however the owner was super helpful and allowed us to reschedule which we were very thankful for. 10/10

    Reviewed by Joshua5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful location, perfect size and facilities."

    Pet friendly makes a big difference. Very much enjoyed the stay, will return! Thanks

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great touch with the robes and towels provided for the hot tub."

    Very clean and tidy with great views over the hills. Hot tub was great as it’s under cover. Andy the owner was very helpful and left us alone after our arrival, but messaged to say if we needed anything just give him a shout. Great cottage and would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2022

  • "What a lovely time we had."

    Everything was as described and the hot tub a delight.

    Reviewed by Shane4.7Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful, peaceful location within easy reach of many walking and exploring opportunities."

    The cottage was just right for our needs and comfort. Hot tub was an added bonus after a day’s outing.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2021

  • "Comfortable, beautiful aspect, fantastic sunsets well equipped Very helpful ..."

    Comfortable, beautiful aspect, fantastic sunsets well equipped Very helpful owner Although not claimed to be adapted for wheelchair disability it can be managed with a helper , however the shower is not easily accessible for physically disabled We did cope well and would recommend The Stables as long as one of the couple is reasonably physically able

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had an incredible stay here for a week, lovely area with brilliant views you can never get tired of."

    As for the property is was extremely clean and well equipped so we had everything we needed plus the hot tub is a fantastic feature. Arrival and departure also very easy with no fuss. A truly perfect week!

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Stables."

    The view was incredible, the accommodation both clean and comfortable. We made use of the BBQ and the hot tub on more than one occasion.

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Jun 2021

  • "The please was great!"

    The photos don’t do it justice at all. Great sunsets in the evening and the hot tub is a great bonus. Owner comes down early morning to clean it each day, and we didn’t hear him once. Owner is also a very nice man and couldn’t have been more welcoming. Big area to park your car and also great views. Couldn’t have asked for anything better, hopefully will be back in the future.

    Reviewed by Oscar5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was in a tranquil, peaceful countryside setting offering a great base to explore Somerset."

    Andy was very helpful and friendly and the hot tub was brilliant.

    Reviewed by Tina4.1May 2021

  • "Brilliant overall."

    .. Absolutely incredible stay. Would say the directions on how to get there are quite difficult - when you see a sign which says Culverlay you need to turn there and the cottage is down the road. There is also not a key box by the patio doors - it is by the hot tub and it also doesn’t have the same combination stated on your email beforehand. Caused a good 30 mins of stress actually trying to get into the cottage - rest of the stay made up for that initial havoc though.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0May 2021

  • "Fantastic little retreat, everything top notch."

    Hot tub a bonus and the most amazing sunsets. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0May 2021

  • "Great location with stunning views, everything is in the property you need, only ..."

    Great location with stunning views, everything is in the property you need, only negative is you have to get out of bed to turn off the light, could do with bedside lamps

    Reviewed by Robert4.7May 2021

  • "It was the first of many holidays away for me and my partner."

    It made us crave going away again that same day. The whole weekend wouldn’t have been the same without this particular cottage, it really set the bar high for next time! I would and have already recommended Yh a destination.

    Reviewed by Leah4.7Apr 2021

  • "After me & my partner worked all through COVID a break is what we needed."

    After looking on every site we came across this hidden gem! The owner was very welcoming on arrival and gave us a quick tour. He explained that everyday between 7&8am he would check the hot tub but we never heard him so he was very quiet! The place was very clean and had everything we needed especially to cook with. Everything was very much simple to use and instructions were given in a folder. The bed was very comfy and the shower was just amazing. The heating was simple to adjust and there was even a dishwasher so no hassle of washing up! The tv had Netflix and prime so lots of choices to watch, the WiFi is free however is a little slow. The outside was very clean and the hot tub was an extra to relax in. The location was perfect and a lot to do around the area and it was located in a peaceful area for relaxing especially with horses & sheep as neighbours. The owner kindly dropped off some menus of a local pub that had reopened and we visited one evening for dinner. We didn’t want to leave so we will definitely be back when we can!

    Reviewed by Gabriella5.0Apr 2021

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Open-plan studio-style living with king-size bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Hot Tub
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Garden with sheltered seating area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub 1.2 miles

The property

Boasting captivating views across the countryside setting of Somerset is this exceptional, studio-style accommodation, The Stables, positioned between the village of Crowcombe and Stogumber.

This exceptional cottage contains everything you could possibly need to enjoy a self-catering break, filled with scenic walks and great places to visit, a great find for a couple's romantic retreat.

Soak up the views of your wonderful surroundings before entering into the light-filled open-plan living space, where you will find a spacious king-size bed, featuring quality linens that are awaiting to be snuggled under after a long countryside walk.

Joining the space is a compact, yet well-equipped kitchen, containing all the quality appliances to cater to your culinary needs, as well as a contemporary breakfast bar, where you can relish in a home-cooked dish or pop open a bottle of bubbly to toast to a wonderful, romantic getaway with your partner.

To the outside, table and chairs offer an alternative dining arrangement, where during the summer months you can look forward to admiring the countryside, whilst enjoying a spot of alfresco dining.

Bring your loved one to this wonderful part of Somerset for a well-deserved break.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1063843, together sleeping up to nine people.

Cookley Wood Cottages

Enjoying an enviable position between the eastern flank of the Brendon Hills and the Quantock Hills are two exceptional holiday properties, The Stables and The Outlook, resting less than two miles away from the quaint village of Stogumber. With stunning, far-reaching countryside views and everything you could possibly need to enjoy a self-catering getaway, the Cookley Wood Cottages are a rare find for groups of couples, friends and families seeking to explore Somerset and beyond. The Stables is a superb studio-style accommodation, perfect for couples who are seeking a romantic retreat or a more peaceful spot to spend time, whilst The Outlook enjoys a larger layout with three spacious bedrooms, ideal for party make-ups of all types. Both cottages offer great living spaces, including well-equipped kitchens to cater your own culinary delights and during the summer months, both gardens provide space for alfresco dining together as a group or separately, with the stunning Somerset countryside as your backdrop. If you can tear yourself away from your rural bolthole, travel to the nearby village of Stogumber, an idyllic spot with thatched cottages, a village shop and a pub, serving a great dining menu. Alternatively, you could travel in the other direction to The Carew Arms in Crowcombe or a delicious meal or slightly further afield to Taunton, the birthplace of Taste of the West and home to over 2,000 food producers and outlets, so you are certain to find something to suit all tastes here. As well as great dining options, the town also plays host to a large number of independent shops and a number of parks for peaceful picnics and leisurely strolls. Keen walkers can look forward to exploring the Quantock Hills AONB and Exmoor National Park, slightly further afield, or if you are visiting during the summer months, travel to Minehead for a day at the beach. For those visiting with a family of all ages, there are a number of attraction within the area to suit all; those with young children can look forward to a day out at Tropiquaria Wildlife Park and the National Trust owned Coleridge Cottage, whilst history buffs can enjoy Cleeve Abbey and the Trendle Ring. With so much to see and do, secure your stay at the Cookley Wood Cottage and look forward to the adventure ahead.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

CROWCOMBE

Taunton 10 miles; Burnham-on-Sea 21 miles

A stunning village and civil parish set in the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Crowcombe covers the hamlets of Crowcombe Heathfield, Flaxpool, Halsway, Lawford and Triscombe. This is a great place for an outdoor holiday with the Quantocks on your doorstep, as well as the Exmoor National Park within driving distance. Crowcombe itself is a place of great beauty, it has many stunning and historical buildings from the 14th century, Church of the Holy Ghost to the ancient Church House and village cross which are Grade II* listed. In terms of facilities, the village has an traditional food pub in the Carew Arms, a lovely village shop and the Crowcombe Village Hall which offers lots of things including the screening of a film twice a month in case you get stuck in on a rainy day. The surrounding area offers everything for visitors, the town of Taunton offers great architecture and a good selection of amenities, whilst Minehead is also easily accessible should you fancy a day on the beach. Within a short drive of Crowcombe are Dunster Castle and Gardens, The West Somerset Railway, Hestercombe House and Gardens, Glastonbury Abbey, Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge and Exmoor.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas