We have just returned from a wonderful week at St Pancras Chapel. We had very warm weather so were lucky enough to spend a lot of time in the magical garden, which was fully enclosed so we didn’t have to worry about our dog.
The billiard table was a big hit with the boys for entertainment ... the cottage is tastefully furnished and very comfortable.
It was a short walk to the beach where we took the dog for a long walk everyday and there’s lots else to do very locally .
I would thoroughly recommend this cottage for anyone looking for a quiet break in idyllic surroundings .
The cottage has real soul and character. We loved discovering all the historic and charming features. It is really picturesque.
The garden is extensive. Aswell as the stream and pond there are views to the river, an orchard with orchids, bluebells and countless other wild flowers and it has beautifully landscaped and planted areas too. It is enclosed and safe for dogs.
The location is peaceful and waking to the dawn chorus as the sun streamed in through the bedroom windows was a memorable start to each day. One of the gates opens into the open fields, where there are public footpaths. Overall perfect for dogs and their owners. After dark, minimal light pollution makes for excellent star gazing.
We were lucky with the Bank Holiday weather and barbecued every day! There is outdoor furniture and garden games in the summer house.
Dunster Castle is on the doorstep and for fossil hunting and the coastal footpath, nearby East Quantoxhead was well worth a visit. We also enjoyed the Sunday night quiz at The Britannia at Alcombe. There is a dog friendly local pub, The White Horse Inn, about five minutes walk down the road also.
We had everything we could have hoped for including comfy beds, an AGA and conventional oven, well equipped kitchen and utility room. The billiard table provided great entertainment and there are lots of games and dvds..The cottage was much more spacious than we had anticipated.Jane, the manager, was very helpful and the chapel was clean and well prepared for us.
Truly a privilege to have stayed here. Would highly recommend this property.
very nice, lovely area, very picturesq. pretty gardens, places to visit although a bit remote. but liked The Lodge in Somerset better, both dog friendly. very well equipped and cosy with lovely owner nearby. Both very different but lovely.
Really beautiful house and the garden is absolutely magical. The garden is very long with a stream running through it which has 2 bridges over it. Despite being a large garden it seemed to be dog proof so we could let ours run around without worrying. Good facilities. The Aga was a bit of a novelty and resulted in a rather hot kitchen as it is on constantly but we were able to do most of our cooking on it. There is also a separate regular cooker in the utility room.
Jason was very helpful by email and Jane was great while we were there at sorting out minor problems.
The area was fantastic. Loads to do all within a fairly short drive. We enjoyed the Star inn in Watchett but the Smugglers Inn in Blue Anchor was dreadful. The Victorian teahouse in Porlock was fantastic for breakfast - I can recommend the bubble and squeak.
My 16 yr old son enjoyed coasteering with Exmoor Adventures.
Overall a really lovely holiday.
The pictures don’t really do this place justice. The setting is absolutely idyllic.
The rooms are a generous size with excellent beds, there’s an Aga plus a regular stove for the less adventurous. The gardens are extensive and so beautiful it would be quite possible to happily spend the whole week sitting in them.
There is plenty to do nearby – two excellent pubs, the steam railway, a leisurely walk into Watchet, or just climb the hill across the road for stunning views of the surrounding area and Bristol Channel.
Minehead is a short drive away and offers three large supermarkets, but for the best local produce head into Williton to the Somerset Farm House shop.
If the weather takes a turn for the worse, there’s a small library of books, TV and DVD player, and even a snooker table cunningly concealed in the dining room.
Best of all, this has the feel of a house that has been well-loved over the years. It has a magical atmosphere. I will almost certainly return.
Impressive house, hidden gem. Clean, tidy, with hotel-crispy bedding. Very comfortable house. Kitchen is very well equipped(fridge might be too small, but it was 8 of us). Garden furniture, BBQ grill - all very clean and of high quality. Conveniently located near some scenic routs, cider farm nearby. Cool car boot sale in Blue Anchor(small town by the sea). Would definitely wanna come back.
Jane (the lady who looks after the house) was very friendly and welcoming. Best stay in years. Thank you, Jason.