The Cottage Beyond offers outstanding group accommodation for 14 people (2 more at an extra charge) whether you want the kind of holiday or short break where you can just get away from it all and completely unwind in a world of your own, or whether you want somewhere that makes an amazing base for exploring this beautiful part of the South West.
The Cottage Beyond is idyllic, set amidst 180 acres of lush organic farmland with views of huge open fields, copse covered hills and tumbling valleys where streams slide happily along. Close your eyes and listen and probably all you’ll hear is birdsong and the breeze whispering to the trees. It’s a place to come and relax with your nearest and dearest, whether you’re a multi-generational family, a group of friends, a hen weekend, or a corporate group. If there’s a big celebration coming up, well, The Cottage beyond is certainly a very special place to be to raise a glass.
If you don’t want to go out at all, we understand perfectly; with a private indoor pool, hot tub and sauna, there’s plenty to keep you entertained at The Cottage Beyond. But right on the doorstep are high hedged lanes and footpaths where you can explore the beautiful Somerset countryside to your heart’s content, and all the better if you plan it to end up at one of the friendly country pubs, like The Globe at Appley Cross or The Rock Inn at Waterrow. If you need to stock up go to Wellington when the Farmer’s Market is on and fill your basket with the best of local produce; otherwise head to Taunton, browse the shops, visit The Museum of Somerset, go ten pin bowling or play on the high ropes at Vivary Park Adventure Centre. Go down to Tiverton where you can drift along the Great Western Canal on a horse drawn barge, then have a Devon cream tea in the Canal Tea Rooms & Garden or a drink on board Duck’s Ditty Floating Café Bar.
How about a nostalgic trip to the coast by steam train with The West Somerset Railway? Alight at Blue Anchor or Minehead and play on the sands, or stop at Dunster where you can go to the medieval castle on the hill above the village. Pootle over to Exmoor National Park for the day to explore the rufty tufty moors and steep wooded valleys; stroll along the river at Watersmeet, take in the charm of Porlock Weir, make a summit bid on Dunkery Beacon for panoramic views of the immense landscape. Have a picnic at Culm Beacon in the Blackdown Hills, or discover the wilds of the Quantock Hills; go to Fyne Court, climb Wills Neck, or Holford Combe for a walk along the high ridge. If surfing is your thing you could head over to Croyde or Woolacombe on the North Devon Coast; families can have a good day out at Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast where there’s a marine aquarium, crazy golf, rockpools to discover, and Dinosaurland Fossil Museum. Take the kids to Diggerland, Tropiquaria or Crealy Adventure Park; soak up history and splendour at Knightshayes Court or Killerton House, see the beautiful gardens at Hestercombe, or closer to home have a tour of Cothay Manor, or Sheppy’s Cider where you can see how the local brew is made.
So much to see, so much to do, or just while away the time happy as crickets at The Cottage Beyond. Check availability and book your stay today!.