The School House

Countisbury , North Devon, Away from it all

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

Outside Description

The School House boasts a delightful terrace with outdoor seating, barbecue and wonderful views of the valley beneath, perfect for relaxing and eating alfresco! Guests may also explore the sloping gardens complete with stream which leads down into the valley below and on to the village of Brendon where you will find the local pub,

Downstairs Description

The open-plan living/dining room has a large wood-burner and plenty of comfortable seating, a full-size table tennis table and an upright piano. The kitchen adjoins the living area and leads out onto the delightful terrace with stunning views down the valley and to the moors into the distance. Beyond the dining area is a cosy ‘snug’ with further comfortable seating (including sofa-bed for two extras if required), this leads through to two downstairs bedrooms - one double with en-suite and one triple bedroom (bunk beds plus single), there is also a downstairs bathroom.

First Floor Description

Upstairs are three further bedrooms, one four-poster double bedroom, a second double bedroom and a twin room plus bathroom.

Dogs Welcome
Child Friendly
Group Getaways
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Tourist Attractions:
  • Tropiquaria: Is a 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 : Which is now managed by the National Trust and overlooks the beautiful village & surrounding area. Dunster castle has been a strategically important fixture to the exmoor landscape for the last 1000 years. It has a dramatic hill top location that overlooks Exmoor & the Bristol channel . Visit website
  • West Somerset Railway : Which 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 including Steam Rallies, and team Fayre and Vintage Vehicle rally. Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • The Botttom Ship Inn : In Porlock Weir which serves homemade food using local, fresh produce is served in our bar area daily. Local Real ales and Ciders are served in our bar.. Visit website
  • Piggy In The Middle : In Porlock Weir which has been established for over 18 years and has been responsible for providing outstanding quality food ever since. Speciality is in the area of fresh local game, meats and seafood and our regular customers particularly value the friendly ambience Visit website
Food Stores:
  • Costcutter: Porlock Visit website
  • Tesco: Which is located in Minehead which is 6 miles away. Why not pre order your grocery order for delivery for the cottage. Visit website
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • Minehead Golf Course : A challenging and enjoyable course. The second oldest course in the South West after Royal North Devon. Whilst preserving the best traditions of the sport, we have a progressive outlook and take pride in both maintaining and developing our magnificent course. There is always a warm and friendly welcome to individual golfers. Visit website
  • Burrowhayes Farm Riding: Stables are open to non-resident and offer horses and ponies to suit all members of the family, novice or experienced. Also you could try some hang gliding, canoeing, falconry, trout fishing and sea fishing which is all accessible locally. Visit website