Vacation Rental Description
Wayside House is a charming, extended, 17th century,oak beamed, thatched cottage located in a rural setting on the ‘Macmillan Way’ between Bagborough and Triscombe on the southern slopes of the beautiful Quantock Hills. The cottage has a doubles tennis court and sits in an acre of garden with wonderful views across to Exmoor and the Brendon Hills.
Its location, is equidistant (1 mile) from two very popular pubs, The Rising Sun and the Blue Ball, both well known for their excellent food, making it ideal for walkers and cyclists.
From the front gate walkers need to simply cross the road to reach the start of Rock Lane which leads to ‘Wills Neck’ the highest point of the Quantock Hills.
The Quantock Hills were one of the first areas in the United Kingdom to be designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. The views from Wills Neck, the highest point of the Quantocks, are stunning taking in the Bristol Channel and Wales to the north, Minehead and Exmoor to the West and the Brendon Hills to the South.
Further details indoors:
Wayside House house has a well equipped modern kitchen off which is a laundry room and shower room and toilet. from the kitchen you can access the conservatory which is south facing. The kitchen leads into a lovely, seventeenth century, oak beamed dining room with inglenook fireplace and log burning stove. From the dining room you can walk through into the large lounge with plenty of seating,hi fi and television.
The property has five bedrooms. The Brendon Room, south facing double with private bathroom. The Exmoor room, double plus single or cot, west facing with ensuite shower room. The cottage room, beamed, south facing double which can connect through to the Exmoor room. The Panel room, oak beams and oak panelling, south facing single. The South room, south facing, oak beamed, king size bed with ensuite bathroom.
Further details outdoors:
Wayside House sits in approximately one acre of garden. There is a south facing decked eating area, a gas fired barbecue and enough garden furniture to comfortable cater for twelve people. The garden has exterior lighting and there is a doubles tennis court with a grey green grit surface. There are beautiful views from the garden and tennis court taking in the Quantocks climbing up behind the house and the Brendon Hills and Exmoor to the South and West. The garden contains some interesting trees and shrubs and there is a small pond backed by a rockery to one side of the front lawn.
- Linen Service
- Amenity Parking
Log Fire, Internet Access, CD Player, Telephone, Pool/Snooker, Table Tennis, WiFi, Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer, Cooker, Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seating for 12, Lounge seating for 12, Highchair, Balcony / Terrace, Tennis court on site, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
- Horse Riding
- Mountain Biking
West Somerset Steam Railway
For steam train enthusiasts, Wayside House is approximately one mile from Crowcombe Park Station, the first stop after Bishops Lydeard. We can supply discounted rail tickets to guests.
Dunster Castle, dates back to the 11th century and is now managed by the National Trust. The Castle overlooks the village & surrounding area. Dunster is of great historical interest and has over 200 listed buildings including the old Yarn Market illustrated in the photographs.
This picturesque Cistercian abbey is approximately ten minutes drive from Wayside House. The Abbey has the most complete and unaltered monastic cloister buildings in England
- Travel Info: Take junction 25 off the M5 and take the central Taunton exit off the roundabout. Go straight across a mini roundabout and across a junction before reaching a second roundabout. Turn right at this roundabout and go over the Obridge flyover. At the end of the flyover turn left at the roundabout and follow the road for approximately 1/4 of a mile (0.5KM) passing through two sets of traffic lights. When you get to the third set of traffic lights bear left just after the lights onto Greenway Road. At the end of Greenway road you will come to a mini roundabout, cross the roundabout and folloow the road out of Taunton (you are now on the A358). Follow the A358 towards Minehead for approximately 5 miles passing Bishops Lydeard to your right. Approximately three miles from Bishops Lydeard the road bends sharply to the left. Just after the bend there is turning to the right signposted Bagborough. Take this turn and follow the road for approximately half a mile (just under a kilometer). Take the first turning on the left signposted Triscombe and follow the road for approximately 1/4 mile and you will come to Wayside on the left hand side of the road.