Honeysuckle Cottage and The Mouse House are 2 cottages nestling in the lea of the Quantock Hills. They have fabulous views of the surrounding countryside, including the Vale of Taunton, Exmoor and the Black down hills. This is a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The swimming pool is shared by both cottages and is in a sheltered courtyard which is part of the Higher House Estate. Higher House was originally a 17th century farm, extended in the 1920s by Mary Ellis, daughter of motor car magnate, Evelyn Ellis. Mary was the first speed trial racing driver in the UK. The cottages have their own garden and sit in 8 acres of land which climb the Quantock Hills. You can picnic and enjoy stunning views and sunsets here.
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Higher House Cottages
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- Jun 9, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A lovely cottage in a lovely village with a very handy good pub. The location was peaceful and secluded - watch out for the narrow lanes! We did not spend a lot of time in the cottage but I would not hesitate to return.
Quaint ans snug
The cottage was quaint and snug, offering a home from home experience or a base to use to explore the county. Extensive grounds attached with stunning views. The nearby Rising Sun is a great place to eat, we mainly catered for ourselves, spending our days out and about. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise, the strawberries were yummy. Shame the weather prevented the use of the pool. Highly recommend
The cottage was cosy and charming, a real hideaway.
We were really very pleased with Honeysuckle cottage. The place was so cosy. Jenny the owner had left a welcome basket which was a really nice touch.
The location is idyllic at the foot of the Quantock hills, we will always remember hearing the horses hooves as they rode along the lane alongside the cottage as we lay in bed in the mornings.
The cottage grounds were beautifully landscaped and well kept. We enjoyed playing tennis on the tennis courts and the gardens were there for us to enjoy. I would highly recommend Honeysuckle cottage without reservation.
Storybook cottage in the Somerset hills with a pool.
We loved the location set high on the Quantock Hills in Somerset. Spent 7 lovely quiet nights in this old world cottage. It was an ideal location to explore the Somerset area out of Taunton that my ancestors left many years ago. The cottage was well equipped and anything we were missing the owner happily found for us. Met another lovely couple renting the cottage next door and look forward to seeing them again. Would definitely stay here again on another trip. great for a couple or small family.
Lovely, cosy cottage with gorgeous gardens with great view
Cosy cottage. Gardens are lovely with great views. Nice local pubs and walks.
Honeysuckle Cottage, West Bagborough
Overall the cottage met the description on the HomeAway website. It is set in a wonderful quiet location with beautiful gardens and views of the open countryside. We were lucky with the weather so able to take advantage of the swimming pool too. Our host was lovely and a little basket of treats was provided for our arrival.
Fantastic walking to be enjoyed from the village without the need to use the car.
The use of the West Somerset Railway is a 'must do' as is a trip to Dunster Castle. The Rising Sun pub in the village serves excellent food.
All in all we had an excellent holiday.
The only negative comment we have is that the bathroom could do with some attention as the bath panel was rotten, the shower did not work and the bath stained (but clean).
Jamie & Linda were a really nice couple and we enjoyed having them here. I quite understand the comments about the bathroom. We did leave a note explaining about the panel (which is being replaced on Thursday of this week) and the shower is now working perfectly. I'm only sorry that they had this inconvenience.
West Bagborough looks out onto Exmoor National Park. Its true location is the Quantock Hills which was the first ever area of Outstanding Natural Beauty created in 1957 in the UK. The area offers spectacular views and walking across the 12 miles of the Quantocks which eventually lead to the coast at East Quantoxhead. This area is famous for the time the poets Wordsworth and Coleridge lived here. Coleridge lived in a cottage only 4 miles away in the lovely village of Nether Stowey. You can follow the walk he took while writing many of his poems. There are many beautiful old houses and gardens to visit, as well as enjoying the coast with its site of scientific interest at Kilve.