The Old Malthouse is a recently refurbished self-catering holiday cottage situated in the heart of the idyllic Somerset village of Monksilver, on the edge of Exmoor National Park. It makes the perfect base from which to explore Exmoor, before returning at the end of the day to find oneself just a few moments from the highly esteemed Notley Arms public house and restaurant. With a variety of designated footpaths passing close to the property (including the famous Coleridge Way), this is a truly terrific location for walking enthusiasts. In fact, anyone keen to get out and enjoy the great outdoors will find an abundance of local activities including some of the best horse-riding in the country, and being situated just 3 miles from the coast, there are many beaches in the area allowing for swimming, kite flying, or windsurfing.
3 first floor bedrooms (two doubles, both with built-in wardrobes, and one single) Ground floor sitting room with large inglenook fireplace with wood-burner and 32” LED TV with built-in DVD player Modern ground floor kitchen/dining area, well fitted with halogen hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, kettle, and toaster, plus full complement of saucepans, kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery, and glasses First floor bathroom with bath, powerful “rainfall” shower, toilet, hand basin, large heated towel rail, and illuminated mirror Wifi, electricity, and electric storage heating (with individually adjustable radiators) included in price Bed linen, duvets, blankets, and towels provided. (Please bring own beach towels for day trips) Up to two dogs welcome (supplement of £15 per dog)
Courtyard area with chairs just outside kitchen door, and private lawned garden opposite cottage (across a small quiet road) 3 miles from small town of Williton, featuring a station for the West Somerset Steam Railway, among many other amenities, and 6 miles from nearest town of Minehead, with its beaches, larger supermarkets, petrol stations, most major high street banks with cash machines, plus a range of other shops Tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper, toilet rolls, kitchen paper, and cleaning materials provided, plus a complimentary bottle of wine Available for week-long bookings as well as short breaks High chair provided upon request. (Please note, no stair gate, and stairs are characteristically uneven, so unsuitable for children unable to hold onto banister) Private off-road parking for up to two vehicles on gravelled area opposite side entrance to property
Facilities The kitchen/dining room is fitted with a halogen hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, kettle, and toaster. There is a full complement of saucepans, kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses. In the sitting-room guests can enjoy a 32” LED TV with built in DVD and Freeview channels. Wireless broadband is available throughout the cottage. A high chair can be made available, please request this at time of booking. There is ample space in the main bedroom for guests to put up a travel cot if required (cot is not provided). There is no stair gate in place at this property and the stairs are characteristically uneven, we suggest that if a child is unable to hold on to banister then The Old Malthouse would not be suitable for them - sorry.
Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of your accommodation. The Old Malthouse has electric storage heating, with individually adjustable radiators. There is also a log burner in the sitting room and a complimentary supply of logs, kindling and firelighters to get you started. Further logs can be purchased locally if required.
Bed linen, duvets, blankets and towels are provided, but please bring your own beach towels if you require them for day trips.
You will find tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper, toilet rolls, kitchen paper and cleaning materials in the cottage. Also a bottle of wine to prove your holiday has begun.
Location The centre of Williton is a 3 mile drive from Old Malthouse. As well as hosting the Bakelite Museum and one of the stations on the West Somerset Steam Railway, this small town also boasts a cafe, two supermarkets, a number of public houses, a library, hairdressers, fish and chip shop, pizzeria, petrol station and Post Office amongst other businesses.
Minehead is the main town in West Somerset, and sits around 10 miles from the Old Malthouse. Here you will find the larger supermarkets and petrol stations (Tesco and Morrisons are both on the outskirts of the town), most major high street banks with cash machines, plus a range of other shops.
The village of Monksilver sits on the edge of the Brendon Hills and the Exmoor National Park and is also close to the coast. There is plenty to do for walkers, tourists and families alike.
Why not visit Cleeve Abbey (2.7 miles), the historic house of Coombe Sydenham (0.25 miles), or Dunster Castle and its historic village (7.9 miles). You could plan a ride on the West Somerset Steam Railway ….. or visit Europe’s first International dark sky reserve at the Stargazing Dark Sky Reserve.
With such a wonderful natural environment this is also a great place for enjoying the great outdoors!
There are many beaches in the area where visitors may enjoy swimming, kite flying, windsurfing, or simply relaxing with a bucket and spade. Exmoor National Park also hosts the Exmoor Cycle Route and Exmoor Forest which is a former royal hunting ground, where horse riders can experience some of the best riding in the country.
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