Syms Cottage

Wheddon Cross, Nr Minehead, Somerset, Country village

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

Outside Description

To the front of Syms Cottage is a small courtyard area with bistro table, two chairs and a wooden bench.

Downstairs Description

The front door leads into a small entrance porch providing useful space for boots and coats. The cottage-style kitchen has a small dining table to seat 4, and to the rear is a pantry where the fridge is situated. The sitting room features a large inglenook fireplace with exposed stone, bread oven and wood-burning stove. The bathroom is situated off the sitting room (via a lobby area) and is comprised of a bath with electric shower over, hand basin and toilet.

First Floor Description

The wooden stairs lead up to the two double bedrooms. The master bedroom has fabulous views across the valley and surrounding farmland to the rear of the property.

Windows Views Description

The windows to the rear of the property overlook neighbouring farmland, a patchwork of fields looking down the valley, and on a clear day the coastline can be seen.

Other Notes

Please note, this is an old cottage and some of the doorways, including the front door, are of limited height. The wooden floors are old and in places, not very flat which provides character but please take care not to trip.

Dogs Welcome: One medium or two small dogs for supplement of £25
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
Romantic Hideaway: Syms Cottage is a delightful country getaway, ideal for romantic breaks
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:
  • The Rest & Be Thankful Inn, Wheddon Cross: Our restaurant has firmly established itself as the place to eat when visiting the moor, or to pop in for a light snack when out for a ramble. Visit website
  • The Royal Oak, Luxborough: We offer a daily changing menu using locally sourced fresh produce, from bar snacks to our full a la carte menu our chefs work hard to utilise the fantastic produce available on our doorstep in Exmoor. Visit website
  • The Stags Head, Dunster: A warm welcome, local ales, Somerset ciders, and food made using local produce in imaginative, reasonably priced dishes are just some of the things awaits you as you step over the threshold of this historic 16th Century inn. Visit website
Food Stores:
  • Sainsbury's: Online ordering and delivery, located in South Molton. Visit website
  • Londis: Located 9.5 miles away in South Molton. 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