Two beautiful, recently converted farm cottages that are perfectly placed for exploring the best of Somerset's countryside and coast.
Bagborough Near Taunton Somerset TA4 3DY 07585973924
Jaded city dwellers spend a lot of time dreaming of life in the country, and are often particularly seduced by the thought of staying on a farm. Like holiday cottages not all farms were created equal, however, so we reckon anyone who end up at one of the two beautiful holiday cottages at Tilbury Farm can count themselves extremely lucky. Not only do they get to enjoy what is an undeniably beautiful location, nestled within 45 acres of farmland and with breathtaking views over the Blackdown Hills and the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but the cottages themselves have been fitted out to the highest standards, and offer levels of comfort you just don't find in too many UK self-catering places – and we should know!
Above all Tilbury Farm is a tranquil and very rural place to stay, and one at which no expense has been spared and no detail overlooked. There are two holiday cottages, each with open-plan living rooms and one double bedroom, so comfortably sleeping two people. To get your holiday off to the best of starts, both are provided with a fridge stocked with breakfast provisions (bacon, eggs, sausages, bread, butter, orange juice, milk and tea & ground coffee), and they also offer a complimentary newspaper of your choice. Each also comes equipped with flatscreen TVs, DVD Players (and a bunch of DVDs) and wifi throughout. Tilbury Cottage, the older of the two, is arranged across two levels and has stunning views over the Blackdown Hills, plus an outside terrace area that is a perfect place for an early evening glass of wine during summer. Its younger sister, Tilbury View, is a one-level cottage with ceiling-to-floor windows that means it's awash with light and has additional views to the west. And if neither of these are quite romantic enough for you, they also have a couple of Shepherds Huts if you want to get really cosy.
We also love the fact that Tilbury Farm has impeccable eco-credentials, with a biomass boiler, solar energy, water from their own bore-hole and a strong emphasis on recycling. The farm also has its own pigs, sheep and horses, although to be fair this is more for fun than agriculture. But then you'll know all this of course once you have downloaded their excellent digital Welcome Pack.
As for the location, there is a great country pub with food within walking distance (The Rising Sun) and the nearest village – Bishops Lydeard – is just a short drive away, where you'll find a decent farm shop, butchers and grocery. You're also within easy distance of Exmoor and Dunster Castle, the coast at Kilve Beach and Minehead and the National Trust gardens of Fyne Court, and the farm was once part of the Cothelstone Estate, whose beautiful parkland lies immediately below. This means that you can do without the car most of the time as there are loads of footpaths and bridleways that can take you right across country in all directions – perfect for walking, biking and even horse-riding. Could those wistful city-dwellers have pitched up up anywhere better?
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Do you fancy a break to Somerset where you can stay in one of the two beautiful holiday cottages at Tilbury Farm. They are offering 10% off any bookings before June 2018 so be quick and book now for the perfect holiday to start your summer.
Prices & Booking:
Prices start from £78 per night mid week in a Shepherd Hut, £70 per night mid week in a cottage, larger discounts also available for longer stays ( longer than 4 nights get an extra 5% off). Please note, the entire holiday must be completed before June 2018 and cannot be used with any other promotion. To book, please visit the Tilbury Farm Website and don't forget to mention Cool Places.
It seems Spring has finally sprung and the sun is meant to be shining down on Somerset. So why not book a stay with our good friends at Tilbury Farm as they are offering Cool Places readers the chance to book a stay for 4 nights and get 1 night free!
To book, please call 01823 299222 and don't forget to mention Cool Places. Please note, guests must check-in to one of our properties before the closing date of 30th April 2018 and offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount.
Two very well-equipped holiday cottages, each comfortably sleeping two people - though they can also accommodate infants up to age 5.
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Both cottages cost from £460 to £645 a week, depending no the time of year.
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- TVs with Freeview
- Five-Star Luxury
- Remote Location
- Sensational Views
Available all year.