The Ballroom Near Wheddon Cross

Wheddon Cross, Somerset, Away from it all

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

Outside Description

To the rear of the property is an enclosed and private patio area with picnic bench for eating al fresco during the warmer weather. The patio is accessed via French doors from the dining area. Guests are also welcome to walk in the fields, but please remember that it is a working farm so please keep clear of livestock (a plan of which fields are occupied will be provided in the cottage).

Parking is available directly outside the property on the cobbled yard, which is shared with The Shippon (holiday cottage next door).

Downstairs Description

From the cobbled yard, entrance is via a useful downstairs utility with plenty of room for hanging up coats and storing muddy walking boots.

First Floor Description

The rest of the accommodation is upstairs, situated on the first floor of what used to be the original 17th century threshing barn. There is a wood-burning stove in the sitting room and French doors open from the dining area onto a private and enclosed terrace with picnic bench.

There are two bedrooms which can sleep up to four guests; one double (king-sized bed) and one twin room. The sitting room and bedrooms both have beautiful views down the valley.

Other Notes

Stabling and grazing available so you could bring your horse on holiday to Exmoor with you.

The Ballroom is adjoined to The Shippon, another holiday property, which also sleeps 4 guests.

Dogs Welcome
Child Friendly
Farm Experience
Bring Your Horse: The farm offers turnout and stabling facilities for those wanting to bring their horse on holiday. Charges are £12 per night per horse for stabling and turnout on a DIY basis. Please contact us prior to booking to check availability for horses.
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Romantic Hideaway: For couples wanting a romantic weekend this is beautifully situated in a private valley deep in the heart of the Exmoor
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:
  • Exmoor House: At Exmoor House we love good, real food, and the meals we cook for our guests are the kind of thing we like to eat ourselves. In our daily-changing menu we combine good quality ingredients with expert cooking that's imaginative but not too way out. Visit website
  • The Rest & Be Thankful Inn: 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. 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
Food Stores:
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