The School House, Minehead self catering accommodation

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The School House, Minehead

Quality Grade: 5

Sleeps: 13

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: HPX

Set peacefully amidst the scenic landscape of the Exmoor National Park, this spacious Victorian cottage enjoys breath taking country views from its superb hillside position. Formerly the school serving the villages of Oare, Brendon and Countisbury, it has been carefully converted to offer a high standard of well-equipped, quality accommodation, whilst retaining a wealth of original features. A memorable holiday base, The School House is ideal for large family get-togethers whatever the season, and there are plenty of opportunities to soak up the atmospheric appeal of R.D. Blackmore’s wild Doone Country. Boasting its own secluded terrace area, which is perfect for outdoor wining and dining, visitors can choose to relax, explore the thousand-acre estate or stroll down beside the stream to the nearby Staghunters Inn in Brendon. A haven for any wildlife enthusiast, it stands above herb-rich south-facing slopes that are designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Exmoor Natural History Centre is close by, with the Exmoor Zoological and Bossington Wildlife Parks further afield. In addition to sandy beaches at Saunton and Woolacombe, there is a vast array of historical sites to be explored. For days out, visit the National Trust properties at Arlington Court, Watersmeet, Dunster Castle and Knightshayes as well as Marwood Gardens, Williton Tropiquaria and the unique water-powered cliff railway joining the villages of Lynton and Lynmouth (3 miles). There are other shops at Porlock (8 miles), Minehead (14 miles) and Barnstaple (20 miles), with its weekly market. Boat trips to Lundy Island depart from Ilfracombe, and there are facilities for fishing, pony-trekking, tennis and golf closer to home. River fishing and grazing for horses are available by arrangement. There is a full-size table tennis table in case of wet weather and a piano with a collection of music._Open-plan living/dining-room with wood-burning stove and parquet floor. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area and exterior door to patio area. Three steps leading to a further living room with sofa-bed (for +2). Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/W.C. Bunk-bedded room with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with over-bath shower. Separate W.C./cloakroom. First floor: Double bedroom with four-poster bed. Double bedroom. Twin-bedded room. Bathroom/W.C. with over-bath shower._ Elec and full elec CH incl Wood-burning stove – fuel incl Parking (for 5 cars) Satellite TV Video DVD Radio/cassette/CD Payphone Auto wm T/dryer Combination m/wave oven/grill D/washer Fridge/freezer Cot Sofa-bed (for +2) Sloping garden with terrace, furniture and fenced stream (toddlers beware!) Barbecue Table tennis table Piano Use of 10-acre grounds Grazing for horses avail by prior arr Private trout fishing by prior arr Natural spring water supply Duvets with linen and towels .