West Chinnock, Somerset Cottages
Built of thatch and local hamstone, and completely refurbished by its owners, Thatch Cottage is a delightful Grade II listed, 18th century home from home. If you enjoy being part of a community but at the same time want the countryside on your doorstep then this should certainly be on your list for a family holiday or a short break with friends.
With plenty of modern touches, the cottage still retains much of the charm and character of an older dwelling. You'll still find the original wide elm floorboards in some of the bedrooms and there is fabulous inglenook fireplace in the living room, lovely and cosy on cooler days. A well-equipped kitchen with a dining table at the heart of it means that you can cook and socialise at the same time - always a bonus!
Living Room with comfy sofas, TV (Freeview) and inglenook fireplace containing a solid fuel wood burning stove.
Fitted Kitchen/Dining room with quarry tiled floor, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and dining table seating six.
Enclosed, attractive, private front garden with seating for six guests including two foldaway chairs which are kept under the stairs.
Children welcome. Cot provided. Sorry no pets. Street parking 25 yards from property. Waitrose store four miles away. No smoking.
West Chinnock is a small village, four miles from the market town of Crewkerne and has church and a good pub (The Muddle Man).
For a day out you're really spoilt for choice, with the South West Dorset/East Devon World Heritage coastline about half an hour's drive away with its lovely beaches and coastal walks. For the family, Cricket St Thomas Wildlife and Theme Park has a whole variety of attractions and animals to interest children and is only 10 miles away. If you like historic houses and gardens then there's Montacute, Tintinhull, Forde Abbey, Parnham and Brympton d'Evercy all close by.
If you're keen to explore the great outdoors there a numerous walks and cycle routes through scenic countryside whilst anglers should take a trip to the Somerset levels and the excellent coarse fishing on offer there.