On the edge of a large and beautiful wood, Heyden Cottage is a wonderful moorland Exmoor cottage found at the end of its own private uneven drive.
With fabulous walks and mountain bike trails from the door and views across moorland from most windows it sits in a magical spot, great for stargazing.
Inside there’s a huge heart-of-the-house kitchen with dining table/chairs and a sofa plus wood burning stove to relax in front of after a hard day exploring the hills.
There’s also a cosy sitting room with an open fire and also a ground floor WC and shower room.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, a double, twin and a single plus another bathroom with separate shower.
Outside a suntrap courtyard with table/chairs and beyond the woodland and orchard to discover.
From this unique base you can explore the very best of Exmoor; visit the hilltop castle of Dunster, take a trip to the idyllic National Trust village of Selworthy and explore the coastal village of Porlock.
The resort town of Minehead is just 1 and a half miles away and is also worth a visit if you can drag yourself away from such a tranquil base.
Over two floors with 3 bedrooms; 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin and 1 x single. Bathroom with separate shower. Downstairs shower room and separate WC. Large kitchen dining room with wood burning stove. Sitting room but no TV.
About the location
Taunton 24 miles; Bridgwater 27 miles.
The popular seaside resort of Minehead occupies a wonderful sheltered spot beneath the dramatic North Hill, on the lovely West Somerset Coast. This welcoming town boasts a mile long esplanade, providing a wonderful backdrop to the golden beach, whilst the pretty harbour, visited in the summer by the famous paddle steamer Waverley, offers excellent fishing opportunities. Enjoy a nostalgic steam train journey from the seafront on the West Somerset Railway, or visit Blenheim Gardens, winner of many awards for its beautiful floral displays. Renowned for the largest herd of red deer in England, Exmoor National Park with its wooded valleys, pretty bridlepaths and heather clad moors, is well worth a visit, whilst the magnificent Norman Castle at nearby Dunster is a must.
Note: Sorry, no short breaks. No TV reception. Spring water.