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Riverside Cottage

Riverside Cottage - Somerset

Riverside sleeps up to six guests and is located in the small hamlet of Westport, equidistant from Ilminster and Langport and approximately thirty minutes drive from the county town of Taunton and Yeovil.

For those who want to stay closer to home, opposite the cottage you can set off and explore the droves or wander/cycle along the canal tow paths, with cycle hire and planned routes available at Langport. There are also two pubs within a mile walk of riverside.

The accommodation comprises of:

  • Two double bedrooms.
  • One twin bedroom.
  • Modern bathroom with wash basin, WC, bath and separate cubicle with electric shower.
  • Ground floor sitting room with open fire, television and French doors leading out to the private covered patio with a sunny aspect.
  • Spacious kitchen/dining area with beams on the ceiling, dining table with chairs and a fireplace housing a log burning stove where you can enjoy supper at the end of the day. The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of units for storage, electric hob, double oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.
  • Patio doors let the light flood in and provide lovely views over the fields – the perfect place for watching the sunset where you could catch a glimpse of deer and wood peckers visiting.
  • Rear door leads into an entrance area where there is a utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, cupboards for storage and a sink.
  • Separate toilet.
  • Covered patio ideal for sunsets and BBQ

Outside: There is plenty of off-road parking on the graveled area. Lawns and a grass area (which leads out onto open fields) provide plenty of space for relaxing and children to play. Washing line provided along with outdoor furniture and a BBQ to enjoy the warmer weather.

Additional information: Most of the property has solid wood floors providing a lovely cottage feel. Night storage heating throughout.

Well-behaved dogs are more than welcome by arrangement at the point of booking with the owner.

Local Attractions

It makes a perfect base for touring the delightful county of Somerset, Devon and Dorset and visiting the many interesting places and attractions in the area including: the Yeovilton’s Fleet Air Arm Museum, which is a super attraction for all ages and home to the first Concorde built in Britain; several local National Trust Properties, famous for their architecture and gardens including Barrington Court (less than two miles away); Forde Abbey with its extensive stunning gardens and Montacute House full of Elizabethan glory.

The Roman city of Bath with its many attractions and the Clarks Village Shopping Outlet in the village of Street, both make interesting and enjoyable day trips. For wildlife lovers, Sedgemoor Lowlands and Wetlands offer a wonderful opportunity to see the many species of birds that make this rare environment their natural habitat.

The River Parrett at Langport is an ideal place for the keen fisherman or for those who just want to discover and enjoy the Parrett landscape.

A visit to Dorset and East Devon’s Jurassic coast, one of England’s first Natural World Heritage sites, is a must with fossil hunting popular with both children and adults.

Alternatively visit the quaint fishing village/resort of Lyme Regis with it’s harbour and Cobb (as seen in the film “The French Lieutenant Woman”) or West Bay (where the filming of “Broadchurch” took place).

Recommended Places to Eat Out:
Lamb & Lion in Hambridge.
The Smokery in Bowdens.
Living Pretty & Firehouse
in Curry Rivel.
Barrington Boar in Barrington.
Droysten Arms in Droysten.
Rose & Crown in East Lambrook.  & Marjery Fish Gardens.
Temperleys in Burrow Hill.