Halse Water House is a picture-postcard thatched house on the edge of the charming Somerset village of Halse. Between the wild and beautiful Quantock Hills and the diversely scenic Exmoor National Park, it's well located for exploring this beautiful part of the South West. The varied beaches of the Somerset coast are within a 20 minute drive; wide golden sands, quiet harbours and windswept rugged bays.

Right on the doorstep you'll find a plethora of little footpaths, bridleways and country lanes taking you into miles and miles of glorious countryside. You should get out there because this part of Somerset is absolutely breathtaking; you can stroll through open fields and lush meadows, through shady copses, and along narrow winding lanes and sooner or later you'll stumble across one of the pretty villages with a quaint country inn where you can relax with a pint of the local brew. Within easy reach are the beautiful Quantock Hills AONB where you can walk the high clifftops and climb the inland hills like Wills Neck and Cothelstone Hill, to some beautiful vantage points with panoramic views that stretch across the Bristol Channel to Wales on a clear day. There are thick wooded areas to range by foot, on horseback with Quantock Trekking, or by bike, and tumbling combes that take you up to the bracken clad heaths; amble up Holford Combe and back dwon through the woods to the Plough Inn for well earned refreshments. The Somerset Coast is just 12 miles away and makes for a great day out - have a leisurely ice cream at Blue Anchor, eat fish and chips and watch the world go by in the harbour at Watchet, or go rockpooling and fossil hunting at Kilve. Leave the car behind and go there by steam train with the West Somerset Railway at Bishops Lydeard. Soak up some history and stroll in the peaceful grounds at Dunster Castle or Hestercombe House and Gardens; head into the county town of Taunton for some retail therapy, take a stroll through Vivary Park or look around the Museum of Somerset. Spend a day on the gorse topped heaths of Exmoor National Park; walk along the river at Watersmeet or Tarr Steps, pootle around the little town of Dulverton, walk up through the cliffs to the tiny church at Culbone, climb to the top of Dunkery Beacon and then go and take in the tranquility at Porlock Weir. When you get back stroll up to the New Inn in the village for supper, or have a soak in the hot tub. This is what holidays are made of.

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