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Lower House


Minehead, Somerset

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Lower House is a marvellous part-thatched, part-tiled former farmhouse close to the West Somerset coast and Exmoor National Park. This beautiful cottage is detached, retaining original features such as latticed windows, with its own rear and side garden and a running stream. It provides comfortable accommodation ideal for families and groups of friends. It is within a mile of Bossington Beach and it makes an ideal base for exploring further afield.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Porch, entrance hall leading to dining area, sitting room with multi-fuel stove, kitchen, snug, utility room and bathroom with bath and shower cubicle. Games room complete with a full size table tennis table and other games.
First floor
Two staircases lead to five bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, 1 small double, 1 double with 6' double which can also be a twin on request, 2 twins) and bathroom with shower over a ¾ size bath.
Visitor notes

Children: There is an unfenced stream in the garden so please watched young children.

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Parking: Parking space for 3 cars is available at the rear of the house.

Garden: There is an enclosed garden to the side and rear of the cottage.

An adjoining games room contains a full size table tennis table and other games.

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

Please Note: Please be aware of the unfenced stream which runs beside the hedge closest to the road.

Hazards for children
Cottage details
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Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 3
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Celebration
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge


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.

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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place to visit
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  • Minehead and West Somerset steam railway
  • Porlock and Porlock Weir
  • open double decker bus links Minehead to Lynmouth through the Exmoor National Park.
  • 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 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
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum Intimate and intriguing Regency house, set in extensive estate, and impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles


Comments from past visitors

  • Mr Pitt
    • January 2017
    • Gloucestershire
    well equipped kitchen

    The house was interesting in layout, cosy although large, and with a very well equipped kitchen that worked well for the three generations of family that we had there. The location was good close to a beach and lots of walks for tiring children and dogs out.

  • Mr A Herbert
    • August 2016
    • Norfolk

    A charming, comfortable house in a beautiful location. Magical.

  • G Elliott
    • January 2016
    • Gloucestershire
    Lovely house

    Our stay was enjoyable being in a lovely house in beautiful location.

  • Mrs Mortimer
    • December 2015
    • Shropshire
    Made enjoyable..

    The situation of the house with plenty of walks from the door and glorious scenery. The size of the property to comfortably accommodate our party plus two dogs

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