Ball Cottage At Winsford

Winsford, Somerset, Countryside

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Outside Description

The gardens at Ball Cottage are a delight. At the back, there are two ways down to a level, grassy area beside the river, one of them steps. The cottage has a picnic table, chairs, and a barbecue if you want to cook out. There is also a large garden at the front of the property. Please note that young children need supervision on the steps and by the river.

An off-road parking space is available on the opposite side of the road and the barn can be used as a garage (also opposite).

Downstairs Description

The cottage sleeps up to 5 guests (with a maximum of 4 adults) so there is flexibility for your sleeping arrangements. There is one double bedroom downstairs. The kitchen/dining room has an electric cooker with ceramic top, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, washer/drier, kettle, toaster, coffee-maker and plug-in radio. Other equipment includes cookware, a variety of kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses. (For children, there are plastic cups, plates and cutlery.)

There is a television with Sky and DVD player in the sitting room. Wireless broadband is available throughout the property.

A cot and high chair are available; please request these items when booking so we can make sure they are there when you arrive.

First Floor Description

One double bedroom and also a twin room. The bathroom upstairs has a bath with hand-held shower, heated towel rail, airing cupboard and shaver point.

Windows Views Description

The cottage overlooks the delightful gardens to the front and rear. At the back, there are two ways down to a level, grassy area beside the river, one of them steps. The cottage has a picnic table, chairs, and a barbecue if you want to cook out. There is also a large garden at the front of the property.

Other Notes

This property sleeps up to of 5 guests in total, with a maximum of 4 adults. Winsford has no mobile signal, but there is a pay phone in the utility room at Ball Cottage, it does not take operator calls but you can dial 999 from there. There is a public phone 200 metres from the cottage and the cottage has wifi provided at no extra charge. Young children will need supervision on the steps in the garden and by the river. The off-road parking space is on the opposite side of the road.

Dogs Welcome
Wi-Fi/Broadband
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Tourist Attractions:
  • Tropiquaria Zoo: Tropiquaria Animal & Adventure Park, a great day out for adults and children of all ages. Hold a snake or creepie-crawly in the Tropical Hall, visit the amazing puppet show and the aquarium. Outside play for hours on the full-size pirate ships or in the Indoor Play Castle. Visit website
  • Dunster Castle: An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens. Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history. Visit website
  • West Somerset Railway: It is Britain’s longest “Heritage” Railway running from Bishops Lydeard to the coast at Minehead. There are nine restored stations en route serving a variety of destinations. The railway runs special themed trains throughout the year and large-scale events. Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • Royal Oak Inn: The four star Royal Oak Exmoor is now officially recognised as England's most photographed Inn. In the heart of what is said to be Britains's best loved National Park, Winsford is a perfect base from which to appreciate all that Exmoor has to offer, by foot, bicycle, horse or car. Visit website
  • Bridge Cottage Tea Rooms: Offering everything you’d hope for in an Exmoor Tea Room including cream teas, lunches, full English breakfasts and Sunday roasts. The lovely tea garden overlooks the centre of the village with views of thatched cottages, streams and ancient bridges. Visit website
Food Stores:
  • Local Food Shop: Located 4 miles away in Wheddon Cross. Visit website
  • Tesco: Online ordering and delivery, located 6 miles away in Minehead. Visit website
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • Minehead & West Somerset GC: Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club is a great classic links course set against the rugged backdrop of the Brendon Hills with captivating sea views. If you're seeking a great round of golf, in a superb location, this is the place. Visit website
  • Burrowhayes Farm Riding: We organise escorted rides of mixed abilities in the glorious Horner Valley and on the open moorland. Everyone can enjoy to the full the beauty of Exmoor with the added thrill of being on horseback. Small children's ponies are available for parents to walk and lead. Visit website