In a nutshell: Charming and unusual, walk to pub, shops and restaurants, pet friendly. If you are looking for thatched holiday cottages Somerset is the place for you. This property is situated in Chard, the highest town in Somerset, nestling in a corner of the county between Dorset and Devon and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Nearby is Forde Abbey, founded by the Cistercians in 1140 it was one of the richest and most learned monasteries in the country. The church was demolished in the Dissolution and later rebuilt as a magnificent house. Today, it is a family home and very much a living, working estate rather than a museum piece. It has award-winning gardens open to the public including a mature arboretum, rockery, bog garden and working walled kitchen as well as a cascade of lakes providing a wonderful setting for the Centenary Fountain, the highest powered fountain in England.
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Charming and unusual, this cosy circular thatched toll cottage lies just half a mile from Chard in the Blackdown Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Situated on the A30 Chard to Honiton road the cottage enjoys stunning views, and is ideally placed for exploring Somerset’s many attractions and Dorset’s Heritage coastline. Visitors enjoy use of a beach hut (Apr – Oct) at Beer just 15 miles away and Sidmouth and Lyme Regis are easily accessible. Shops, pubs and restaurants 0.5 miles.
All on ground floor: Living room with flagstone floor. Dining area/kitchen. 1 bunk bedroom (for children). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with sloping ceiling.
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