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Troytes Farmhouse

Minehead, Somerset

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Located on Exmoor in the Holnicote estate, Troytes Farmhouse is an attractive detached farmhouse. The farmhouse has distant sea views and sight of Dunkery Beacon. This is an excellent place for a large family or group of friends to spend a memorable holiday in this truly beautiful part of Somerset, (especially when combined with Dunkery View which is just a few hundred metres along the lane). The farmhouse has a large garden and there is easy access to the West Somerset coast and way-marked walks

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance into large kitchen with breakfast area and electric range cooker, utility room and dairy, sitting room with multi-fuel stove, dining room, up two steps to lavatory.
First floor
two staircases lead to four bedrooms (2 doubles, 2 twins - 1 twin can also be a 6' double on request), bathroom with bath and shower and a separate shower room.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Garden: There is an enclosed garden and parking available for up to three cars.

Parking: There is parking for up to three cars at this cottage.

Please Note: There is an unfenced small stream in garden.

Offers: Holiday Cottage guests get a discount at the Selworthy National Trust shop and café

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  • Open fire / stove
  • Coast nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi


Things to see and do nearby

South West England
Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall. © John Miller

The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.

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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  • Cycling
  • walking
  • fishing
  • 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
Coleridge Cottage
Coleridge Cottage Home of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Heddon Valley
Heddon Valley Towering cliffs, secluded coves and a beautiful wooded valley within Exmoor National Park

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • November 2014
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    Beautiful cottage

    Lovely welcome pack on arrival, including seasonal flowers. The children particularly liked the glittery spider for halloween! Just a beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. Everything we needed for an extended family weekend break.

  • Anne Campbell
    • October 2014
    • Vale of Glamorgan
    Loved the farmhouse

    Delightful area. We all loved the Farmhouse. We were able to explore Exmoor for the first time.

  • Gary Parsons
    • January 2014
    • Devon
    Wonderful weekend away

    Troytes Farmhouse provided a wonderful weekend away for a surprise 60th birthday celebration. The setting was stunning, with the high hills of Exmoor behind the cottage and the cliffs and sea to the north - each bedroom provided a lovely view. We enjoyed a small walk in the estate, but spent much of the time in the cottage with the woodburner roaring and relaxing in the well furnished house. Very impressed with the quality of the property and the value that booking with the National Trust brought.

  • Mrs J Rapps
    • December 2013
    • England
    Lovely & cosy

    Lovely and cosy great place to spend time with friends

  • Nadya Binnis
    • June 2013
    • Hampshire
    Wondefully presented

    All wonderfully presented and welcoming, thank you.

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Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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