Situated up a country lane and with views to the Quantock Hills to the south and west, Rowditch is a beautiful thatched roofed cottage set in over an acre of grounds. The gardens are set to lawn with trees, shrubs and flowers with views to the north across the Bristol Channel to Wales,to the west and south to The Quantock Hills and further west to Exmoor. Mature oaks and ashes surround all perimeters of the property. Three miles away lie the villages of Stogursey and Nether Stowey, the home of the Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The Quantock Hills and the coast are each one mile away offering wonderful walks and views. Further afield, but within easy driving distance are Glastonbury, Bath and Wells, whilst to the west lie the wild heights of Exmoor. Closer to home are the market towns of Bridgwater and Taunton with theatres, cinemas and supermarkets and mediaeval Dunster with its grand castle is 12 miles away. Two miles on is Minehead, home to the theme park attractions of Butlin's Minehead resort and the Somerset Steam Railway.
Near Kilve village set in secluded grounds. Pets welcome. Friday change-over
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- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 13, 2019
About Richard Chandler
Rowditch was the family home where our children grew up in a wonderful, natural setting which offers so many freedoms that children growing up in the city cannot enjoy. We all still love spending time here, walking the footpaths and bridleways and watching the wildlife and the seasons as they change. Here you can relax to the tune of the blackcap and the woodpecker's drumming and learn or re-familiarise yourself with the flora and fauna of South West England.
Richard Chandler purchased this Cottage in 1975
Why Richard Chandler chose Bridgwater
Rowditch is the quintessential English thatched cottage, situated at the foot of the Quantocks in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Outside it offers privacy and ample space, whilst inside the roomy 4 bedroomed cottage provides comfort and cosiness.
What makes this Cottage unique
In this remote, peaceful setting you can escape from the rush of town life and yet be able to travel into town and have easy access to modern amenities.A travel cot a and high chair are available as well as garden swings and a children's tree house/fort. The house is surrounded by beautiful views of the hills (Quantocks and Exmoor) and from the garden you can glimpse Wales across the Bristol Channel.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A beautiful country cottage just minutes from Kilve beach
I stayed here over Christmas with family, in total we were 4 adults, 2 children a baby and two dogs. The cottage suited our needs perfectly and we had plenty of space. Communication with the hosts was easy and they were very accommodating. There are a number of places to walk dogs from the cottage and the beach is a few minutes drive. The cottage is ideally located for exploring the coastline, the Quantox and Exmoor. It would have been useful to have a tumble dryer as that many people in the winter meant clothes drying all over the place but that is a small complaint really! We loved our week there and would happily visit again
Amazing, idyllic cottage and garden
What a wonderful place Rowditch is! It’s the nicest cottage we’ve ever stayed in, so comfortable, welcoming and full of quirky character. There’s so much space inside, we could virtually lose each other! Everything we could need was there, plus useful extras like torches, a laundry basket and pegs.
The garden was spectacular with laden fruit trees, colourful flowers and a fantastic paddock for football. All of us loved spending time in it.
It’s also situated in a beautiful place. We found the spot in the garden where you can see the sea, and walked up the lane to see the panoramic views over the Bristol Channel and the Quantocks.
We absolutely loved our stay and were so sorry to have to leave today.
Great property & very accommodating owners
Spacious well appointed property in stunning gardens & quiet picturesque area of the South West
A most enjoyable break
The property was all we expected.
The property was well furnished, well equipped and clean and tidy.
It was nice to find toys for my grandchild and plenty of space in the gardens.
It felt more like a family home than a rental property.
The holiday was helped by good weather, although there were traffic problems getting to and from the property..
Elegant cottage in amongst lovely countryside
A spacious, comfortable, and well equipped, charming cottage with lovely large garden and views. Thanks for sharing it.
Varied walks from the door to the coastline and if you wanted (although we drove to Holford first) the same could be achieved in the beautiful Quantocks.
Village shop in Kilve has small but sufficient range of food etc and the pub - The Hood - served us an excellent evening meal. And the nearby Chantry tearoom provided a pleasing cream tea.
If you enjoy horse riding the Quantock Trekking centre at Bashford is a well run establishment offering good rides, with breathtaking views, for any standard.
The bonus of a balmy, dry week was just that, a bonus, but obviously added to the overall enjoyment.
Rowditch is well worth a visit!
Lovely character cottage with fantastic garden. Ideal for our toddler.
The nearest beaches (1 mile) are Kilve and Lilstock. These are rocky, and are famous for fossils. From here you can pick up The Coastal Footpath, which extends all the way around the south west peninsula. For bathing go to St Audries, (4 miles), Blue Anchor Bay (8 miles), Dunster (12 miles) and Minehead (14 miles). The best beaches are on the south coast (one and half hours drive) and for surfing at Woolacombe to the west (2 hours scenic drive across Exmoor).
Bristol Airport is less than an hour's drive away. Cardiff and Exeter Airports are about an hour and a half. The M5 is half an hour's drive from Rowditch through Bridgwater, using either Junctions 23 or 24. A car is essential for a stay at Rowditch.
The nearest villages are Holford and Kilve. Rowditch is equidistant between these, one mile away from each. The larger villages of Stogursey and Nether Stowey are 3 miles away.
Kilve has a small but good village shop and post office. Local inns serving good food are at Kilve, Holford, Stogursey, Nether Stowey and Crowcombe (4 miles). The nearest supermarkets and bank (Lloyds) are at Williton (5 miles). Nearest petrol stations at West Quantoxhead (4 miles westward on A39) and at Williton (5 miles in same direction).
Booking Notes: 1.A deposit of 20% will be required on reservation. Full payment will be expected by cheque or bank transfer 4 weeks before residence. 2.If Rowditch is available and a booking is made within 2 weeks of the holiday, there will be a 20% reduction in the rates. Changeover Day: Usually Fridays, but it is worth checking to see if there is any flexibility. Departure time 11.00am Arrival after 4.00pm please.