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Ivy's Cottage

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Minehead, Somerset

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Ivy's Cottage is a delightful cosy thatched cottage situated on the picturesque Selworthy Green and offers pretty views of the surrounding countryside. This is a perfect opportunity for a quiet break in the beautiful surroundings of the Holnicote estate and Exmoor National Park. The Holnicote estate offers miles of footpaths through fields, woods and moorland with an abundance of wildlife and rare species.

Here are some other cottages in the same region that you might also be interested in Summerhouse Cottage, West Lodge and Diston's Cottage.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Entrance porch, sitting room with wood-burning stove, small kitchen, double bedroom (with 5' bed) and shower room.
Visitor notes

Children: This cottage is unsuitable for children under 3 years old.

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Garden: There is an enclosed garden area at the front and a small lawn to the side. Steps lead to a secluded sitting area perched above the cottage.

Parking: No parking available directly outside the cottage but a car park is located up a hill 180 metres away.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage

Accessibility: The cottage is located on a steep hill.

Offers: Cottage guests get a discount in the Holnicote National Trust shop and restaurant when they show their confirmation invoice.

Please Note: Due to the size of this cute cottage, storage space in the bedroom and kitchen is very limited.

Not suitable for children
Cottage details
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Let starts
Thursday
Min stay
2
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
003024
Acorn rating What's this?
3
Features
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Romantic
  • Single storey
Facilities
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer
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Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire
Exterior view of Portland House © Mike Henton

No two days are the same across these three beautiful counties; from Wiltshire's dreamy downland and the stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge, Dorset's coastal beauty and bucolic charms, and the wilds of Exmoor and Quantocks in Somerset. Their wide open spaces and historical sites draws people back again and again.

Exmoor
Coastal heath (Common heather, Bell heather and Western gorse) lining the coastal path in late summer on the hillside above Heddon's Mouth near Lynton, North Devon. © David Noton

North Devon with its outstanding coast, glorious moorland, plunging wooded valleys and remote, unchanging rural landscapes inland - has so much to offer the visitor, no matter what type of holiday you are looking for. While on the coast you will find miles of sandy beaches at places like Woolacombe and Croyde, and some of the finest surf in Britain (whether you?re a beginner or a pro), interspersed by long and lonely stretches of dramatic soaring cliffs and rugged headlands, with the South West Coast Path running all the way along the coast, guaranteeing some exhilarating walking, the beautiful wooded valleys and winding rivers of Exmoor National Park add a softer touch to the landscape around the fringes of the high bare moorland. To the north of Exmoor are the dramatically picturesque seaside towns of Lynton and Lynmouth and to their west, the pretty villages of Parracombe and Combe Martin are the gateways to some breathtaking valley and coastal scenery. This is a landscape which captured the imagination of the 19th century Romantic poets and provided the inspiration for Lorna Doone and continues to thrill and delight all who discover it today. The River Heddno runs through Parracombe and then down through the wooded Heddon Valley, a paradise for butterflies and wild flowers, before reaching the sea at heddon\'s Mouth. Combe Martin is a fomer mining village in a sheltered valley that reaches the sea at a beach and harbour beneath the towering drama of the heath-clad cliffs of Little Hangman, with Great Hangman beyond. Like the Heddon Valley, a good network of footpaths here allows for some splendid and challenging walks to be enjoyed through this remarkable landscape. Nearby is lovely Arlington Court with its estate, house and garden and the National Trust Carriage Museum. Ilfracombe, Barnstaple and Bideford bring a bit of seaside sparkle. Inland, there are historic market towns and hidden villages in the lovely unspoilt valleys of the Taw and the Torridge. Activities in the area include birdwatching, cycling, fishing, horse riding, surfing, walking and water sports.

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Attractions
  • Minehead and West Somerset steam railway
  • Porlock and Porlock Weir
  • open double decker bus links Minehead to Lynmouth through the Exmoor National Park.
Activities
  • Bird watching
  • fishing
  • walking
  • mountain biking
  • horse riding.
National Trust places to visit
Holnicote Estate
Holnicote Estate Varied landscape of moorland, woods, farms and coast, rich in wildlife
Dunster Working Watermill
Dunster Working Watermill Fully restored watermill
Dunster Castle
Dunster Castle Ancient castle with fine interiors and subtropical gardens
Watersmeet
Watersmeet Dramatic river gorge and ancient woodlands near the rocky North Devon coast
Heddon Valley
Heddon Valley Towering cliffs, secluded coves and a beautiful wooded valley within Exmoor National Park
Coleridge Cottage
Coleridge Cottage Home of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Reviews

Comments from past visitors

  • Frank Purrmann
    • June 2016
    • Germany
    Lovely historic cottage

    It was great to stay in this exceptional, lovely and charming historic cottage, situated in a region of outstanding beauty and peacefulness. With our touring pass from the NT, which we used very frequently, we were able to visit so many wonderful stately homes, gardens and landscapes. We particularly liked the lonely beach near Bossington. Also many thanks to all friendly and most helpful volunteers of the NT. It was great to be on holiday with the National Trust, it was a wonderful experience, and we were glad to support the work of the Trust in this way. Last but not least we were very fond of the delicious NT apple crumble cookies and the marzipan.

  • Mike Roberts
    • April 2016
    • Shropshire
    Tranquil country location

    Made enjoyable by...Cottage and Tranquil country location. Dunster Castle Express, Dunster Castle and Watermill, great day out. Arlington Court and Carriage Museum, well worth a visit. Very informative/helpful staff. fish and chips at "piggy in the middle" Porlock

  • Mr Alan Cox
    • March 2016
    • Somerset
    Clean, tidy cottage

    The cottage was very welcoming being clean, tidy and warm with a tea tray provided. The decoration and equipping of all the rooms was very good. We were very comfortable and wanted for nothing during our stay. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet at this cottage and we were able to relax both in the cottage and sitting out in the two lovely garden areas. It was great to have so many walking options right on our doorstep.

  • Mrs S Baker
    • February 2016
    • Berkshire
    Loved cute cottage

    Loved the location and loved how cute the cottage was!

  • Suzanne O'Sullivan
    • January 2016
    • London
    Straight off a chocolate box!

    Incredible location. A hundred walking trails from my cottage. Also the cottage was exactly what a cottage should be - straight off a chocolate box.

  • P Scarlett
    • November 2015
    • Leicestershire
    Great location

    Made enjoyable...Classically romantic property in a great location.

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