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The Apple Press Sweethay

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Apple Press is a grade 2 listed converted barn located at the foot of the Blackdown Hills close (3 miles) to Taunton the county town of Somerset. The property consists of a well equipped spacious kitchen/ dining area, a separate sitting room with vaulted ceiling, wood burner and comfy seating for 6. The downstairs bedroom is ideal for those of limited mobility and who find the stairs difficult. The bed is a zip & link and can be either 2 singles or a double. From the bedroom is an en-suite shower room. Upstairs is a family bathroom, a small twin room and a spacious double. There is a courtyard (shared with the owners) with an all weather table tennis table, and your own secluded courtyard with seating and BBQ. The Apple Press is ideally placed between the Blackdown Hills to the South ...The Apple Press is a grade 2 listed converted barn located at the foot of the Blackdown Hills close (3 miles) to Taunton the county town of Somerset. The property consists of a well equipped spacious kitchen/ dining area, a separate sitting room with vaulted ceiling, wood burner and comfy seating for 6. The downstairs bedroom is ideal for those of limited mobility and who find the stairs difficult. The bed is a zip & link and can be either 2 singles or a double. From the bedroom is an en-suite shower room. Upstairs is a family bathroom, a small twin room and a spacious double. There is a courtyard (shared with the owners) with an all weather table tennis table, and your own secluded courtyard with seating and BBQ. The Apple Press is ideally placed between the Blackdown Hills to the South and the Quantock Hills to the North. Both are areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and are ideal for walking or cycling. It is also well situated for day trips both to the North and the South coast beaches and costal paths. A short drive to Bishops Lydeard will take you to the West Somerset Steam Railway where you can hop on a steam train to Minehead stopping at stations in between such as Watchet where a statue of Coleridge's Ancient Mariner stands overlooking the harbour, and Dunster to see the medieval village and its castle. Netherstowey is the birth place of Coleridge, a pretty village where the National Trust has opened Coleridge's Cottage to the public. The Coleridge way is a 36 mile walk from Nether Stowey to Porlock and takes in some of the county's most beautiful landscape. A passionate walker, Coleridge walked this route in a day. The Somerset Levels and moors (7 miles distant) has special protection due to its rich wildlife, and is ideal for spotting rare species of plants, animals (otters) and birds (the largest lowland population of breeding wading birds). There are plenty of opportunities to walk or cycle the many routes and to visit Athelney Abbey where King Alfred the Great is said to have hidden in 878 before going on to defeat the invading Danes in Battle.The Willows and wetland centre is well worth a visit. Taunton itself offers many independent and high street shops as well as the 1st Class Somerset County Cricket ground, where visiting International teams play, and there are the exciting T20 Blast matches throughout the season as well as the domestic championships. The recently refurbished and interactive Museum of Somerset situated in the former Taunton Castle is also worth a visit. Discover the under-floor plesiosaur and the largest collection of Roman coins ever unearthed. Vivary park is a short 7 minute drive away and is home to a high ropes centre, mini golf, and an18 hole parkland pay and play golf course suitable for all ages. Hire of clubs etc... available. It also hosts the town's annual flower show every summer. It doesn't all happen in the summer. Somerset carnivals are unlike any other, they are held in the evening and the carts are illuminated. Bridgwater's Annual Guy Fawkes carnival is the biggest illuminated carnival in Europe. It is held on the Saturday nearest the 5th November, and If you want a diverse holiday from beach, wetlands, moors, hills, countryside to market town the Apple Press is perfectly situated for it all. For rentals of less than 7 nights, please contact the owner. More
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About the Owner
Sarah J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2015
Interaction with guests
The Apple Press shares a courtyard with the Farmhouse. I like to around to welcome you and am usually on hand to help with advice or any problem that might occur. Other than that I’ll leave you to do your own thing.
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Reviewed 24 November 2018

We had a lovely week at Apple Press. The cottage is well equipped and lots of space for two families, 4 adults and two children. Some of us loved the hot tub!! Lots to see in the area, would recommend going to Dunster castle. Would...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank James c
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We had an excellent October half term away, the accommodation and facilities were excellent (pet friendly). Hot Tub worth a try, the kids loved it!! Sarah made us feel very welcome and was happy to help or support if we needed it, but she also...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Global250375
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

A big Thank You to Sarah. We had a lovely time. The accommodation was very comfortable, spacious but cosy & with everything provided to make our stay a very happy one. Thanks again.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Miss Mandy R
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Lovely place with all modern conveniences. Plenty of outside seats to enjoy the Somerset sun. A bonus was the hot tub which was well looked after by the owner. The owner was very friendly and provided us with more loo rolls and dishwasher tablets when...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank alisonjones3997
Management response:Responded 21 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. I’m pleased you enjoyed your stay. You were great guests and it was a pleasure to have you.

Reviewed 5 August 2018

Thank you Sarah for making our stay a pleasurable one. The cottage was perfect for our needs and plenty of space and opportunities for fun for our grandchildren. Would highly recommend the cottage for families.

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank 411jennyp
Management response:Responded 19 August 2018

Thank you Jenny and family for staying. It was a pleasure to host you all. Thankyou for leaving the barn so tidy, I’d welcome you back anytime.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Trampoline
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The Apple Press is ideally located to explore the attractions of Somerset and further afield. The Quantock and Blackdown hills are the perfect places to walk and experience the wildlife and scenery on foot on bicycle or horseback. Taunton (Somerset’s market town) is just 3 miles distant. There is a great variety of shops, coffee houses and restaurants, independent as well as high street chains. The Somerset levels and moors hosts the largest lowland population of breeding wading birds. The medieval village and castle of Dunster is a popular attraction. If the weather is good and you fancy a day at the beach it is easy to take a day trip to Somerset’s north coast to Minehead or to the beaches of Devon and Cornwall.
How to get there
The Apple Press has two dedicated parking spaces for the guests of the accommodation. A car is recommended to get around as Sweethay is a hamlet 3 miles from Taunton. Trull is the nearest village approx 1mile away with a shop and a good pub. To walk to the shop would take approx 15 mins initially along a country lane. The nearest train station is in Taunton. The closest airport is Bristol international.
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