There’s nothing like English country cottage weekend breaks, and we have four gorgeous homes for you to choose from. Our charming, characterful cottages in the South West are designed with our guests’ comfort in mind. You’ll find original historical features at every turn, tastefully complemented by the modern-day comforts and appliances you’d expect. Read on for more about the décor and gardens in our historical Somerset self-catering holiday retreats.
An oasis of calm in our comfortable, spacious living rooms
We select living room furniture for your supreme comfort. Owner Lucy chooses well-built sofas and armchairs, often upholstering older higher-quality furniture to suit the interior style. Our three oldest cottages have wood-burning stoves, and guests arrive to a basket of logs. Stone Barn has a large flame effect electric fire – all the ambience without the ash! So, settle down in front of the fire with a glass of your favourite tipple, and enjoy your cosy country cottage in Exmoor.
Perfect traditional kitchens for your English country cottage weekend breaks
A great kitchen is central to a good self-catering holiday. We stock our kitchens full of high-quality crockery, cutlery, glassware and pans. What’s more, you’ll find all the tools you need to cook a festive dinner or a special meal for a group of six or eight. There’s plenty of space to make the whole experience sociable. Guests often comment on how well-equipped the kitchens are. Here’s what some visitors said of the pretty cream country-style kitchen in Pilgrim Corner cottage:
“We love to cook and there are more than enough utensils – whatever the recipe – with a choice to gather around the table in the kitchen, dining room or garden.”
English country cottage weekend breaks made for snuggling down
We take great care in designing our bedrooms to ensure you have a perfect night’s sleep on your weekend break. We provide Hypnos mattresses, toppers, and sumptuous duvets and pillows. Furnishings and furniture are curated to create a relaxing, luxurious ambience. For instance, The Oval cottage in Dunster boasts an 18th Century French four-poster and matching wardrobe. The décor here perfectly suits the main bedroom with its huge cruck beams.
Soak your stresses away in beautiful bathrooms
Almost all our 14 bedrooms have an en-suite or allocated bathroom. There are large rain showers and massaging jets, and baths to relax into after a day’s walking on Exmoor. In The Old Sweet Shop, look out to the thatch from the warmth of the lovely roll top bath in the gorgeous ‘Marshmallow’ en-suite.
Enjoy the English cottage garden flowers
Our guests really love our gardens. We design them to provide peace and tranquillity for all and to be secure for children and dogs. We make sure to stock our traditional English country gardens with beautiful flowers and native trees. From rambling roses climbing our walls and arches to magnolia and the local strawberry trees to a beautiful display of spring bulbs. Not to mention full of birds and bird song, to serenade you in the hot tubs! Garden enthusiasts can read more about our traditional English garden planning and our organic ethos.
Somerset country cottages refurbished using traditional English building techniques
All our character cottages are Grade II listed and are refurbished using ancient techniques. Exmoor-based master craftsmen used their skills to bring these buildings to life, including lime plastering and thatching. In Stone Barn we retained the old original Victorian beams, complementing the modern materials. We re-used the original Elm flooring, easily blending into the stylish open-plan living area. The skillfully thatched porch at The Old Sweet Shop provides a welcoming entrance.
Relax! You’ve found the perfect place to book your English Country Cottage weekend break here in Somerset. From sumptuous sitting rooms, kitchens to get creative in, beautiful bedrooms and gorgeous gardens, make these stunning Exmoor rural retreats your base. Visit our blog to find out what makes Exmoor Character Cottages so special. Check availability or contact us for more information.