West Huckham Barn

Wheddon Cross, Minehead, Somerset, Away from it all

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

Outside Description

The sloping lawn to the rear of the property is large, with far reaching, west facing views, an ideal place to enjoy the sometimes spectacular sunsets. The land here is complete with pond (unfenced, so children must be supervised). There are two areas of wild flower meadow surrounding the property.
A footpath runs down one side of the garden under the hedge. This leads, to Winsford, via the river Quarme valley; a lovely walk.

Downstairs Description

There are two entrances to West Huckham Barn on the ground floor; one at the end nearest the bedrooms (with no step at the door, one step down inside along the hallway), and the main entrance .

We imagine that the the open-plan living area is where you'll spend most of your time; the high timber ceiling and glazed doors give a feeling of openness and space. The comfortable seating area is complete with wood-burner. The oak-fitted kitchen has all modern conveniences. The west-facing conservatory (one step down from the living area) is a glorious spot for watching the sunset.

Also on the ground floor is a utility room comprising washing machine, freezer and an extra larder fridge.

There are two ground-floor bedrooms - one double bedroom (at main floor level) and one single room (up one step in the hallway from the main floor level). On the opposite side of the hall to this bedroom is the shower-room.

First Floor Description

A narrow staircase leads up from the utility area to a second sitting area which overlooks the downstairs living room. Gallery sitting area has twin 2'6" single beds (for alternative sleeping arrangements only) This leads through to a double bedroom (King-size bed) with en-suite bathroom (bath, toilet and hand basin). This bedroom also has an external door, with wider, outside steps down to garden.

Second Floor Description

Views over the garden and farmland down the valley, you will not tire of watching the view in the ever changing light

Other Notes

The garden is enclosed with stock fencing but an adventurous dog could get out. There is likely to be livestock in nearby fields, so please be vigilant.

Please do not use online grocery shopping services to be delivered to the cottage, the lane is not suitable to allow access for delivery lorries. There is an excellent, well stocked, mini-supermarket at Wheddon Cross, also in Dulverton in the other direction, both of which are open long hours.

It is possible to sleep downstairs (double bedroom) with full access to the kitchen/living area - with just one step up to bathroom facilities.

Dogs Welcome: Max 2 dogs for £12 supplement each
Child Friendly
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
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 And Be The Thankfull Inn, Wheddon Cross: We take pride in our traditional home-cooked pub meals in the heart of Exmoor, using local produce in and around Wheddon Cross Exmoor whenever possible. Visit website
  • The Bridge Inn, Dulverton: Our tried and tested menu is something we’re really proud of. The produce is fresh and locally sourced from suppliers we know and trust. As the menu changes with the seasons you’re bound to find something new and delicious on the menu every time you visit! Visit website
  • The Royal Oak, Winsford: Here at the Royal Oak Exmoor we have menus that change with the seasons in both the bar dining areas and restaurant dining rooms. Our Chef's Specials board is updated daily and we have a lighter bites menu at lunchtimes with homemade filled rolls, starters, light meals and the Royal Oak Favourites. Visit website
Food Stores:
  • Wheddon Cross Mini-supermarket: Visit website
  • Morrisons: In Minehead. This property is not suitable for home delivery of shopping due to access. 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
  • Exmoor Adventures Outdoor Activities: Exmoor Adventures provides a range of award winning outdoor activities including Coasteering, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Canoeing, Raft Building, Archery, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Tree Climbing, 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