We used the cottage as a base to visit family, see the wonderful Haynes Car Museum, Yeovil Fleet Air Arm Museum, Glastonbury and Cheddar Gorge. We also visited the beach to see the fossils, and enjoyed the steam railway from Bishops Lydyard to Minehead and Dunster Castle. A week was nowhere near enough time to see it all.
The local people were so polite and friendly, and the cottage itself had more thoughtful touches than you can imagine. Excellent value, well done Sandi and Colin, and thanks for welcoming us to your cottage.
Hillside Cottage nestles in the village of Spaxton Somerset. The accommodation is well equipped with a secluded garden and within easy walking distance of a village store where local people make you really welcome. Plenty of good safe local walks and easy access by car to the main resorts and activities. The owners are to be congratulated on the care they have taken in making this cottage a true home from home.
The cottage is on a windy road in a quiet place but you are only 10 to 15 minutes from Bridgwater by car which has supermarkets and takeaways. For a bigger resort there is Minehead less than an hour away and there are dog friendly beaches in between. The cottage itself is cosy, comfortable and exceptionally clean and well equipped. It felt like a home from home. Whether you are sitting around the kitchen table or lounging on the sofa, it is perfect. The nearest pub is a mile walk and that is a lovely place too. There are lots of places to walk the dogs but you do have to get in your car to start with in the main, if you want to let them off lead. There is a lovely mile loop just round the corner that you can do on lead first thing in the morning. We ran a very hilly 5 mile course as well, which was great. Congratulations to the owners and Gary who looks after the place. Cannot wait to find an opportunity to go back. The information we received before we went was excellent too.
A lovely little cottage in a quiet little village off the beaten track. Handy for the Quantock Hills and Bridgwater and beyond, or just sitting in the garden relaxing. Some lovely little touches from the owners to greet us; tea-bags, sweets and biscuits laid on! All the amenities you would expect, plus some you wouldn't, all in excellent, clean, condition. Certainly hope to go back in the future.
We have just returned from hillside cottage and what a fantastic week we have had the cottage is one of the nicest we have stayed in great location and the view over the country side is superb the cottage itself was lovely extremely clean and very well equipped especially the kitchen we especially liked the private sunny garden and had many a meal outside its so quaint many places to visit we must return at some point there is so much to see and most definitely return to hillside.
Great walks on the Quantocks...SO peaceful!
Cottage cosy and very good facilities...really appreciated the woodburner.
Lots of nice walks and viewsinthe Quantocks. We had a lovely dog walk from pretty Quantoxhead down to the coastal path. We wandered along the sea line, not for the faint hearted, towards Chantry. Look for the quaint tea gardens. Here you can enjoy lovely traditional food. I had tomato and sweet potato soup with lovely bread, absolutely scrumptious, best ever. My better half tucked into a cream tea. Finished the round walk with a stroll back to the car along a footpath through open fields.
Dunster castle , Weston S. Mare and Sands bay were enjoyed.
An enjoyable visit to Taunton was topped with our lunch. Try and find "Loafers" near the centre. They are tucked away near the end of a small shopping arcade. They do a wonderful selection of lovely take away food. The choices available are vast. The biggest problem is choosing, and it is healthy and tasty. lovely staff also.
Back to Spaxton. Lots of lanes. The cottage is best approached from Bridgewater from West st, just past Morrisons on the Broadway.