Croftview stands high on a hill in a private estate, overlooking miles and miles of beautiful Somerset countryside. Built of the locally quarried golden Hamstone this humongous holiday home sleeps 26 people in 13 en suite bedrooms, with room for 4 more at an extra charge per person. There's a private indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, games room and children’s play area.
Less than a mile away is the picturesque village of Hinton St George where there’s a shop, a very good pub, the Lord Poulett Arms, and the charming Dorothy’s Tea Rooms. On a fine day you can stroll there in under half an hour. Just a few miles away is Crewkerne, a small market town with supermarkets, a very interesting 15th century church, a museum and for those who like a bit of vintage, the Antiques Bazaar. Down the road is Ilminster, also good for a browse around; on your way take a detour to Dowlish Wake to Perry’s Cider where you can sample the brew and have homemade cake in the tea shop.
If you like walking you’ll find tracks and trails through fields and woods right from the doorstep at Croftview. Just a short car journey away is Ham Hill Country Park, a former Iron Age Fort with the most phenomenal views; pack a picnic, explore the ramparts. A few miles down the road are Wayford Woods, an absolute picture in springtime when the bluebells and rhododendrons are in bloom.
This is a great base for days out as it’s not far to the beautiful Jurassic Coast; go to Lyme Regis and stroll along the famous Cobb, catch a mackerel fishing trip from the harbour, spuddle about in the rockpools, play crazy golf, have fish and chips on the sea front as the sun sets. Have an evening stroll around Axmouth Harbour and then call into the Harbour Inn for a bite to eat; potter around the little fishing village of Beer and enjoy a cold beer in the clifftop garden of the Anchor Inn.
You’ll find historic houses to visit within a few miles – Montacute House, Barrington Court and Forde Abbey are all a delight. There are museums and family attractions within easy reach, like Haynes Motor Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum, the South West Deer Rescue and Study Centre and Ferne Animal Sanctuary. Further afield you can have a day trip to Crealy Adventure Park, to Roman Dorchester, or to Exeter to see the cathedral and take a tour of the underground passages. It won’t take you long to get to the Quantock Hills or Exmoor where you can discover a beautiful and varied landscape of steep wooded hills and heather clad heaths where wild ponies feed.
If you’re planning on going out to eat the good news is that there are some excellent places to eat nearby – the village pub is a gem, but also good are Dinnington Docks, the New Inn at Dowlish Wake, The White Horse at Haselbury Plucknett, Haselbury Mill and Pip’s Railway Carriage Café, where you’ll also find a farm shop full of exciting local goodies. A few miles away in Ilminster there's Todays Menu for exquisite bistro/restaurant style food, and No 57 where you can browse the vintage wares and enjoy lunch or tea and cake.
An amazing house in a location that’s perfect for exploring this part of the West Country! Check availability and reserve today!