At the foot of the quietly beautiful Brendon Hills and on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, near the small hamlet of Waterrow is Surridge Farmhouse.
This handsome, detached Grade II listed farmhouse, dating back to the 17th century, stylishly combines elegant modern living with original period features.
On the ground floor, you'll find a smart kitchen/breakfast room with Aga and additional conventional oven, an excellent dining room with wood burning stove and an enormous 29ft lounge with fireplaces at either end, traditional beamed ceilings and original window seats.
The games room with TV/DVD, bean bags, table football and air hockey is perfect for rainy days or just keeping the children occupied.
The original half-turn staircase leads up to five bedrooms; the enormous master double with lovely views and an en suite shower room, two smart doubles, a twin and a single room.
Two further bathrooms complete the accommodation.
Surridge sits in a ring fence of 80 acres of pasture and woodland with its own Iron Age Fort perfect for exploring, or perhaps relax in the illuminated six person hot tub on the large south facing patio whilst taking in the endless views across the surrounding countryside.
Whichever you choose you're sure to have a fantastic holiday in a truly peaceful spot.
Ground Floor: Entrance Hall. Sitting Room. Dining Room. Cloakroom with WC and washbasin. Kitchen/Breakfast Room. 2nd Cloakroom with WC and washbasin. Walk-in Larder. Games Room. First Floor: Bedroom 1 with 6ft double bed and en-suite shower room with double shower, WC, washbasin and bidet. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with single bed. Bedroom 5 with king-size bed. Bathroom 1 with bath, hand shower, WC and washbasin. Bathroom 2 with bath, hand shower, shower cubicle, WC and washbasin.
About the location
Taunton 11 miles.
Known affectionately as Wivey, this historic market town is set in wonderful surroundings on the edge of Exmoor, in the Brendon Hills. This is a perfect centre from which to set out on outdoor pursuits; from fishing for trout on the peaceful waters of Clatworthy Reservoir or Wimbleball Lake, horse-riding at a number of stables in the area or simply taking a long walk through the idyllic countryside on well-signed paths. There are several excellent independent shops in Wiveliscombe including an award-winning butcher, antique shops, a gunsmith and the well known Court House, a striking three-storey independent shop that attracts visitors from far afield. The village is half an hour's drive from North Somerset's beaches, such as Blue Anchor Bay and, as the gateway to the Brendon Hills and Exmoor, an ideal base for walking and other pursuits in one of Britain's loveliest National Parks. The picturesque Exmoor towns of Dulverton and Bampton are within driving distance. A perfect holiday destination - peace coupled with good facilities and leisure pursuits.
Note: Water is supplied by a borehole and is regularly checked. There is an unfenced pond within the grounds. Reduced rent available for smaller groups up to 6 people (excluding school holidays). A small cottage within the grounds is occupied by the housekeeper. Note: Pets are charged at £30.00 per pet, per week (or short break)Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £50 will be added to the cost of your holiday.