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Beautiful Riverside Georgian 8 Bed Farmhouse with extensive gardens and fields

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 4,090 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

8 bedrooms, With Four Poster Romantic Getaway With Beautiful Gardens And Rive

Lowood is close to Exmoor National Park and set in 4.5 acres of beautiful grounds where swifts, owls and kingfishers flourish, and the river is home to ducks, otters and fish. This vacation rental in southwest England is a wonderful place to stay for your getaway. Lowood is located in the county of Somerset, on the edge of Exmoor , with the dramatic coastline 3 miles from the house. Also nearby is Dunster Castle, the West Somerset Steam Railway and Watchet's picturesque harbour. Visitors can explore the pretty village of Porlock, Porlock Weir and its small harbour. The delightful resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth, towns linked by a unique cliff railway, are a short trip from Lowood.

Exmoor national park offers a number of activities for all ages, walking, riding, cycling, stargazing, exploring, rock pooling, picnicking, discovering, canoeing, sea kayaking, fishing, climbing, game shooting...the list is endless and right on your doorstep. To see some of the activities available locally, visit our website and click on Things to Do...

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Minehead Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4090 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Blue room bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Shower Room - shower
    Downstairs Toilet - toilet
    Four Poster bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Silver room has its own shower, all upstairs double rooms have wash hand basins
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Gold room - 1 queen , King size sleigh bed, washbasin and original artworks
    Blue Room - 1 double , Bedroom with handpainted headboard, triptych and handbasin.
    Rose Room - 1 double , Double is a zip and link so could be set up as 2 singles
    Jungle Room - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Ideal for kids with 3 singles and i double 'loft' space
    Safari Room - 1 king , Carved wooden superking bed, Can fit extra z bed
    Four Poster Room - 1 king , Four poster bed. can fit 2 extra z beds
    single room - 1 twin/ single
    Silver Room - 1 king , king Rococo style "lush" bedroom with shower and basin
  • there are 8 bedrooms that sleep 18 comfortably. Also available are 3 additional z-beds which could fit in the existing rooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Small cocktail bar area off the main lounge. Can provide recommendations for private chefs/catering.


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Beautiful Riverside Georgian 8 Bed Farmhouse with extensive gardens and fields
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews

Great house Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Good size house and enough pots and pans

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house for a large family gathering

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect house for our family Christmas. We were 18, all adults and teenagers except for one 9 year old (and the dogs) and it was great to have two sitting rooms and a large dining room (18 did manage to squeeze around the table!). The beds were all very comfortable and there seemed to be lots of hot water and the heating was great. It snowed while we were there but we were always warm and cosy. This is not for people looking for a smart house which is why we loved it. Great character and nothing showy about it, just farmhouse charm. Plenty of parking too. Our 9 year old loved the rope swing over the river at the bottom of the garden. Tracy and John were extremely helpful before we arrived and helped with our many questions and requests patiently. The Christmas decorations were a lovely addition, thank you. Plenty of larder and fridge and freezer space and 3 washing machines but it would have been 100% perfect and 5 stars if there had been a second dishwasher! The dishwasher was fragile and found it hard to cope with 18 people eating two or 3 meals a day for 5 days. That might not have been such an issue if the sink and washing up space had been bigger. Having said that we had a very happy and memorable few days in this wonderful house and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're just about to refurbish the kitchen (Feb/March18)...and will definitely address the sink space and dishwasher situation.
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Such a beautiful and unique home, so comfortable and well equipped for a wonderful weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic weekend and wished that our stay had been MUCH longer!! The house was comfortable and more than enough space for everyone to be together or alone, depending on their mood. We had lovely long lunches and dinners around the dining table which comfortably seats 16 -20 and only wish we were visiting in summer so we could spend more time in the beautiful grounds! Would absolutely recommend this place for groups of families or friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and well sited

  • 5 of 5

Particularly liked the dining room with wood-fired stove. Kitchen well serviced and great to have 2 large sitting rooms for separating noisy children from the grown-ups. Lovely spot for walks and short drive to the coast.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful house in a quiet area

  • 5 of 5

17 of us stayed in this beautiful house for our annual family October Christmas and what a house for this occasion. The house is in a brilliant location which was quite and in the well kept grounds and play area there was plenty of time to have fun.

The house also includes some lovely bedrooms especially the children's jungle room. All other bedrooms are a good size and very comfortable. With good size separate dining, living and drawing rooms you would not get the claustrophobic feeling at all.

The house definitely contributed to some fantastic memories that all members of our family will take away with them and retain forever.

Thank you again

Richard & Tracey

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cracking get away with lovely grounds and interesting house great for families

  • 5 of 5

A re-union of old friends with families, children from 5-15. House had stacks of charm and something for everyone. Large grounds, croquet, table tennis and trampoline kept the energetic happy and quiet rooms with books, games and good sized TVs kept the more sedate equally engaged. Decently priced and will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Tracy Halliwell
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Tracy Halliwell

John and Tracy have worked and lived all over the world and have always enjoyed interesting places with lots of experiences to offer.

Tracy Halliwell purchased this farmhouse in 2015

Why Tracy Halliwell chose Minehead

Lowood is an old 1823 farmhouse set in 4.5 acres of well maintained garden and fields, with a river running along the fields. Both of us fell in love with this house straight away. It combines personal comfort with space. Our kids spend hours playing outside on the climbing frame, croquet, badminton, paddling in the river and so on. The wooded area houses a lot of local flora and fauna, providing much for adults and children to explore. The local environs contain everything anyone could wish for, from the most sedentary to the most active. The house itself is on the edge of Roadwater, so although we are on the edge of the village, it feels like we're in the middle of the country, a perfect balance.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The unique benefits of this property are 4 acres of garden/field, access to 200m of the Washford river to paddle in (it's only about 2 feet deep).


Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
The Valiant Soldier
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
The Valiant Soldier
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

House is set in 4.5 acres on the edge of Exmoor National park, an area of outstanding natural beauty


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $349.11
Pet Fee $69.82

90% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date;75% refund for cancellations less than 60 days; 50 % refund for cancellations less than 30 days.No refund for no shows/ cancellations less than 7 days

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.