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West Moor Cottage Annex

(Ref. 1113076)

Burrow Hill, Kingsbury Episcopi near Martock, Somerset Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Our third stay in the annexe at West Moor Cottage this year when we have explored the surrounding area from this clean and comfortable accommodation."

    The garden in the height of summer is a delight to relax in, and the views from the windows are equally enjoyable. There are four National Trust properties not far away. Our favourite is Montacute House and the ‘Lady’s Walk’ high in the woods that is not to be missed. Thank you yet again Jan and Steve for your warm welcome. Janet and John.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2023

  • "I counted the number of times we have stayed in holiday cottages in our 58 years of married life (45)."

    This was by far the best.Outside the quiet, the views, they were just perfect. Even with the rain. It was just a pity that we could not sit on the balcony or in the garden when we were at home, but that wasn't the owners fault. We have already recommended it to several friends who want a getaway holiday. The kitchen was exceptional equipped. Everything I wanted was there. I could find no fault with the annex.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Sep 2023

  • "Simply fabulous."

    Really comfortable and high quality accommodation, beautiful location, and the welcome from our hosts couldn't have been warmer. Lots to do within a 45 minute drive, but we enjoyed leaving the car, visiting the cider farm 500m away, and walking the myriad local footpaths through orchards. Wouldn't hesitate to visit again.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Annex is without doubt one of the best properties we have booked."

    It is immaculately clean and very well maintained and has everything you need to hand. The location is beautiful with stunning views from every window. The welcome basket was indeed very welcome with locally sourced bread and eggs laid by the owners hens. But the real bonus was the wonderfully friendly owners Jan & Steve, thank you both for a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2023

  • "West Moor Cottage Annexe is a lovely, warm and comfortable place to stay."

    It is clean and well equipped and it is set in beautiful surroundings, with the use of a gorgeous garden and fabulous views. Jan is a very caring and helpful host and was kind enough to leave us a lovely welcome basket, which was very much appreciated. We felt very relaxed and at home there and would have no hesitation in returning. We would highly recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful holiday in wonderful countryside.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation in a great location."

    Very friendly hosts who tended to our every need. Plenty of places to visit and to eat. We would highly recommend this property to any couple looking for a peaceful break in a very picturesque location with everything you need for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "This place is a real find!"

    The property is fantastic. Perfectly situated for quiet days away but not too far from some great places to visit. Internally it's perfectly formed for two. Well presented with everything you could need. Jan and Steve are perfect hosts to. Really friendly and always keen to help in whatever way they can. Loved the welcome basket that was a lovely touch. Would certainly consider a return visit.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great location and a relaxing place to stay."

    Our hosts were excellent and made sure we felt at home

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely ideal for two people."

    Jan the owner welcomed us on arrival and showed us around. We were allowed total privacy, but Jan was always available if needed. Everything we required for a comfortable stay was there. West Moor Cottage Annex is in a lovely spot, with beautiful countryside views. The garden is very pretty and private, a perfect sun trap. Unfortunately we only managed one afternoon out there due to a rather showery week for our visit. The garden furniture is excellent. The decking area at the top of the access stairs is also perfect for sitting out, just right for al fresco breakfasts. We had a most enjoyable week there, and would highly recommend West Moor Cottage Annex. Malc and Sue.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely holiday at a really comfortable cottage ."

    Everything there that you could possibly need. A very warm welcome from Jan and her and Steve were excellent hosts. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful location."

    Everything you need for a break in this gorgeous part of Somerset. Jan and Steve lovely hosts. Ginger Spice and Big Bertha adorable (the chickens!). Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is our second stay at West Moor Cottage Annexe in a month."

    It felt like we were coming home, perhaps because Jan and Steve are so warm and welcoming. The eggs from Jan’s hens and delicious bread that were in the fridge on our arrival were delicious. As before it was very clean and well equipped. And yet again, we were able to enjoy the lovely garden that became our sanctuary, as well as far reaching views from the annexe.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2023

  • "This is now the second time we have stayed at this cottage and we will be coming ..."

    This is now the second time we have stayed at this cottage and we will be coming back again, we cannot recommend this holiday cottage and the lovely couple that run it, pure perfection

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "West Moor Cottage Annex was a lovely place to spend a week."

    It was clean, comfortable and well equipped. Jan and Steve are delightful hosts and go out of their way to make the stay so pleasurable. Being able to sit in the garden surrounded by beautiful plants and scents was a highlight, together with far reaching views. We have a two week booking later on and are looking forward to going back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2023

  • "Great property and location."

    We were so pleased to have such a beautiful private garden for our exclusive use and lovely peaceful surroundings. Jan was a fantastic host and couldn't have done more to ensure we had a great stay. It was also a pleasant surprise to find a pub serving excellent food just 5 minutes walk from the property.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Apr 2023

  • "Perfect place to explore Somerset levels, many good places less then half hour away."

    Property comfy and clean and very well equipped. Lovely views across levels and garden. Hosts helpful and friendly. Can recommend it for week away in countryside.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thank you for wonderful stay."

    The Cottage Annex was peaceful, clean and in beautiful location. We shall be returning for a peacefull weekend later this.

    Thank you Matthew and Tesh…I’m glad everything was to your satisfaction and you had a wonderful stay. We will look forward to welcoming you back again later in the year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Dec 2022

  • "A lovely small hide-away cottage deep in the Somerset Levels."

    The whole place is well spec'd, comfortable and clean. Jan is the perfect host, she wants you to enjoy your holiday and stays in contact to make sure you do. There's only a small hot water tank so you have to master using the hot water (not the shower, that electrically heats the water) and the Broadband is painfully slow. But that encourages you to turn off your devices and enjoy a quiet, relaxing stay. Quality accommodation and hosting service, thank you.

    Hi Stephen, thank you for staying in our Annex and taking the time to leave your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Nov 2022

  • "What a lovely place to stay!"

    Very comfortable and clean and the host was so kind and helpful. In a beautiful location, especially the view from the bed is mesmerising! Will definitely return when in the area.

    Thank you Sheila, I would look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Nov 2022

  • "One of the best places we have stayed, immaculate cottage, lovely attentive ..."

    One of the best places we have stayed, immaculate cottage, lovely attentive hosts who kindly left us a welcome pack of eggs fresh from their chickens, bread and apple juice, beautiful countryside, plenty of places to visit, we will definitely be coming back in the spring, couldn't have asked for more ❤️

    Hi David and Amanda Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and your kind comments. It was a pleasure to have you both as guests in the Annex and hope to see you again next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

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  • First-floor apartment
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail and hair dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, Iron and washing machine
  • TV, DVD and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking
  • Enclosed ground-floor garden with courtyard and furniture and front decking with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles and pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: Steps leading up to the property, please take care
  • Note: This property only accepts babes-in-arms

The property

Martock 3.5 miles.

Hidden in Somerset’s countryside on the outskirts of Kingsbury Episcopi near the village of Martock is West Moor Cottage Annex.

This idyllic, first-floor apartment offers private parking, an enclosed garden with furniture and sleeps two guests, making it the perfect setting for a romantic retreat to Somerset.

This property boasts wonderful views of the Somerset Moors and The Polden Hills from the front and the orchard and the distant Ham Hill Country Park at the rear, and is a well-suited property for walkers and cyclists, providing secure storage for bikes.

After traversing through the luscious countryside, unwind on the plush sofa in the living/dining room while your partner pampers you with a romantic meal prepared in the fully-equipped kitchen.

Toast your relationship and retreat with a celebratory glass of fizz over dinner before stepping outside to absorb the panoramic views from your private decking.

When sleep calls retire to the spacious double bedroom which boasts expansive views over Somerset’s rolling fields, the property is completed by a sleek shower room ideal for a refreshing shower to wash away the day’s adventures.

Be sure to get some well-earned rest and relaxation before another fun-filled day in Somerset.

West Moor Cottage Annex lies on the outskirts of Kingsbury Episcopi, home to Burrow Hill Cider Farm where you can tour the facility, sample cider and purchase some of the delicious produce.

There is a community shop less than a mile away from the property, here you can stock up on necessities to ease your self-catered stay and treat your loved one to traditional pub fare and a variety of drinks at the 17th century inn, The Rose and Crown in East Lambrook․ Whilst you are here you can visit the Manor Gardens, created by Margery Fish.

Ham Hill country park is also close by and is fabulous for walking and taking in the sights.

National Trust properties are woven throughout the surrounding countryside and include Barrington Court, a Tudor mansion and Montacute House, an Elizabethan country house surrounded by gardens, and for lovers of nature, Avalon Marshes are great for bird watching, with murmuration’s of starlings in the winter.

Those looking to explore the coast can head to Lyme Regis, home to the Dinosaurland Fossil Museum, Lyme Regis Museum, and the Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium, all within an easy drive of the property.

The town is also home to some great restaurants and bars, such as the Cobb Arms and the Harbour Inn as well as beautiful stretches of sand that are perfect for a sunny day.

West Moor Cottage Annex is a wonderful setting for a romantic getaway to Somerset.

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

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About the location


Yeovil 7.3 miles; Taunton 19.7 miles; Lyme Regis 23.6 miles.

Martock was historically known as a Somerset market town but is now a large village situated on the edge of the Somerset Levels. The village has a Post Office, a fire station, a petrol station, a number of pubs, shops and eateries, as well as a recreation ground and the National Trust property of Treasurer's House which is a 12th century medieval house. Other National Trust properties nearby are the 16th century Montacute House which is a country house with formal gardens, the 17th century Tintinhull Garden, and the Tudor mansion of Barrington Court with its walled orchards. Take a short drive into the town of Yeovil which has something for everyone; a bustling town centre, a golf course, wonderful gardens and parks, and the popular Yeovil Railway Centre which has full-scale locomotive cars, a mini-train ride, an art gallery and a gift shop. The surronding area is a haven for cyclists, walkers and wildlife lovers with the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Blackdown Hills AONB and Dorset AONB each within driving distance. If you're looking for some sea and sand, drive to Lyme Regis to take advantage of the pebbled beach, sandy beach and fossil beach, as well as an aquarium, a thriving marina and two interesting museums. This stunning area has plenty to offer from countryside to coast.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Christmas