West Somerset offers the visitor the peace and tranquility of the Quantock Hills - designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - there is wonderful scenery and views plus the Brendon Hills and Exmoor National Park with high wooded cliffs, inland moors and steep river valleys. The coast runs from the fossil beaches at Kilve towards Watchet marina/harbour taking in the alabaster cliffs to Blue Anchor Bay & then onto the town of Minehead. Further on from Minehead are the bays & beaches of Bossington, Porlock & Porlock Weir.
Nestling in a pretty valley on the western fringes of the Quantock Hills, Meadowsweet Farm in the hamlet of Newton is a thatched property dating back to medieval times. The farm & the 4 self catering holiday cottages are set in 30 acres of meadows and woodland over which visitors are free to wander. There are picturesque and nostalgic views of the West Somerset Steam Railway & chickens roam the farmyard providing fresh free range eggs for sale.
Within a mile is the pretty village of Bicknoller with thatched cottages & red stone houses a 15th century church, village shop and Inn serving food. Steep paths from the village lead to the top ridge of the hills with breath taking views. The surrounding unspoilt countryside remains little changed from the days when it offered inspiration to the famous poets Coleridge and Wordsworth.
The village is 14 miles from the county town of Taunton - theatre, swimming, cinemas, bowling, cricket and racecourse etc - and 12 miles from the coastal town of Minehead - beach, riding, fishing, golf etc. The historic harbour town of Watchet which also has a beach is 5 miles. Dunster village with castle (N.T.) plus beach is 11 miles. Other beaches near by are Doniford, Blue Anchor & Kilve. The town of Williton which has supermarkets, banks, newsagents etc is within 3 miles of the farm & the holiday cottages.
Bed & Breakfast also available - stay in one of our self contained cottages & we can provide everything you need for breakfast & you can prepare it yourself in your cottage, extra charge minimum 2 night stay.
Leaving M5 at Bridgwater follow A39 signed Minehead. At Williton take A358 signed Taunton. After approx. 3 miles Bicknoller village is on the left, opposite turn right off A358 signed Newton & Kingswood. Meadowsweet Farm & the holiday cottages are 1/2 mile down lane on left.
Leaving M5 at Taunton follow A358 to Minehead, passing the villages of Bishop's Lydeard and Crowcombe on right. After approx 14 miles turn left signed Newton & Kingswood just before Bicknoller on the right. Meadowsweet Farm & the holiday cottages are 1/2 mile down lane on left.
Cottages are available from 4pm on the day of arrival, until 10am on departure date.
All cottages are NO SMOKING