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IDYLLIC, RELAXING COUNTRY COTTAGE DOG FRIENDLY FREE USE OF SWIMMING POOL AND GYM

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Heather and Gary Priestley

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Weston Super Mare - Crook Peak Cottage

2 Bed ensuite Spacious secluded stone Country Cottage On One Level

PRICE REDUCTION DUE TO LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION FROM 9TH SEPT UPTO 20TH SEPT. £55.00 PER DAY

Crook Peak is a detached Country Cottage built from local stone and Oak Lintels, which has views of Crook Peak (meaning “bent hilltop”) on top of the Mendips which features prominently in the short distance at an impressive 628 feet high. It is set within the grounds of an old farm and a Stone Barn which after being converted by the previous owner, is now our house.

Crook Peak is a comfortable and welcoming stone Cottage with old wooden beams, a traditional wood burner, Leather high back Chesterfield settee and chairs in the lounge, modern kitchen with recently laid solid oak floor, large bedrooms with two luxury shower rooms, all insulated throughout for your extra comfort. No wide angle lens have been used to make it look larger just more photos to allow you to get a true size. You will be surrounded by the chorus of the song birds, rarely heard in the cities

The stylish, cherry wood and oak floored kitchen is fitted with all high quality mod cons for you to enjoy which overlooks the secluded sun drenched rear garden with patio area and pretty tiered rockery.

It is surrounded by open fields and woodlands to the rear of Crook Peak Cottage for you to walk out onto from the doors at your leisure, enjoying the clean fresh air, a large pond to the side and a Dutch barn to the front. As the air is so pure having been filtered by the Atlantic from the Gulf Stream, you will find yourself having very long deep sleeps-many of our guests find themselves dozing in the afternoon also!

As it is on one level, the property is also suitable for guests with limited mobility.

The property is fully set up for holiday letting and includes all bedlinen, towels, cleaning materials, cooking utensils and cookware. We are on site so can greet you and answer any questions about the property or location and then leave you to enjoy your stay that starts with a welcome cuppa and home-made cakes. Any problems/questions whilst staying can be quickly resolved with us.

The property is tucked away so you can enjoy the seclusion of the area or you are free to roam our vast property of 4 acres to enjoy our ducks/chickens and outdoor games equipment in our garden with a swing, slide and trampoline or roam in the 80+ Acres of fields and woodlands.

Close by are the facilities of the Webbington Hotel, and a trip to enjoy the spa/gym is included in your stay.

We run two other holiday homes as well, Mendips View which is attached to our home in North Somerset, 1031814 and now we have purchased a large holiday home in the Harbour of Polperro in Cornwall 1077272.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Heather and Gary Priestley

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Gary and Heather have known each other since ours school days. We moved here to beautiful Criston/Loxton in 2003 with our family from our `small 1930`s semi to this vast space and we love it! We (Gary and Heather) have slowly been physically bringing it all up to a higher standard having re-roofed it fairly recently along with many other maintenance in between our full time jobs.

Our house, Hamwood Park was converted around 1985 from a Barn with its surrounding buildings.

We enjoy views of fantastic countryside, love the peace and quiet and the fact that we can enjoy the fantastic clear skies at night, no street lights, people returning noisily from the pub or passing traffic keeping you awake. If you want peace and quiet, then this is the place for you along with the very clean pure air blown across the Atlantic from the Gulf of Medico which will give you a very good deep sleep.

Also we are lucky enough to rent out a Victorian property overlooking the sea based, in the Historic harbour of Polperro, Cornwall. The photo above was taken recently in Polperro

Heather and Gary Priestley purchased this cottage in 2003

Crook Peak Cottage was originally used for breeding of horses by our previous owner. As we are not `horsey` we decided to convert. It is now a comfortable holiday accommodation enabling other people to come and share the fantastic scenery and local sights that we see each day.

Walk out of the back or front door and you are within about twenty steps of eighty plus acres of fields and onwards with views of the rolling hills of the Mendips.

You will come across many forms of wildlife (apart from our animals) that wander around freely. These being many forms of Deer, Badgers, Rabbits, Fox`s etc which are all overseen by many forms of birds only found in rural places - all on your door step!

We were so impressed with our builders that converted our other holiday let Mendips View, that we got them to re build Crook Peak cottage. Built at the edge of our land, you have total privacy but we are on hand if you wish to ask for any help or advise on how to spend your time in Somerset. The property is built to a high standard, cosy and all one level with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

If you like street lights, cars driving past and noisy passers by, then this not the place for you. You will be surrounded by all the things you`d expect in the open countryside plus peace and quiet from urban noise pollution. The air was tested by our solicitors upon purchase, to be told that it is extremely pure which means you will have good quality sleep. The reason being that the air has travelled across the Atlantic from the Gulf Stream being cleansed along the way which is then funnelled up the Bristol Channel bringing its warmth also.

Parking? Space for at least twelve, plus more in front of the barn.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews for this holiday cottage rental in Weston Super Mare, United Kingdom

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Idyllic, Relaxing Country Cottage Dog Friendly free use of Swimming Pool and Gym
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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Idyllic, Relaxing Country Cottage Dog Friendly free use of Swimming Pool and Gym
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1038619
+44 (0)7735363532
Weston Super Mare North Somerset
5

Mr & Mrs Vincent

Mr & Mrs Vincent
  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
Stayed for a month and really enjoyed it the cottage is beautiful very well furnished and comfortable in such a beautiful surroundings. Gary and Heather are so friendly and helpful you couldn't ask for a more relaxing place to stay
Owner's Response: Great to be lucky enough to share unique surroundings especially at this time of year to a very friendly and pleasant couple
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Idyllic, Relaxing Country Cottage Dog Friendly free use of Swimming Pool and Gym
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1038619
+44 (0)7735363532
Weston Super Mare North Somerset
5

Great short break in a beautiful location

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
We struggled to find anywhere that would accommodate a family of four for a short 4day/3night stay during half term week but heather and Gary kindly allowed us use of their cottage.

The location is beautiful with gorgeous views. Its private enough to enjoy and very peaceful nights sleep but close enough to local attractions, shops and pubs.

We enjoyed a trip to the pier/beach at weston-super-mare and also went to puxton park which is a great day out for the kids. the cottage is also close to wookey hole.

heather and Gary are great hosts and more than happy to provide any assistance required. their house is gorgeous with plenty of things to do onsite to keep the kids busy. our daughter particularly liked the trampoline and loved playing with barney the dog! Gary also gave us some bread to feed the ducks and chickens!

the cottage itself is lovely and a very good size with all amenities you could possibly need. I would imagine it is great in the summer where you can make a bit more use of the outside furniture and BBQ.

overall this was a thoroughly good break for us and we would recommend crook cottage to anyone who wants a change of scenery and a bit of peace and quiet, even with 2 kids in tow!
Owner's Response: Another family that have enjoyed the location and property here in Somerset. Accommodation lovely in Summer and Winter with lots to do all year around for kids and adults.
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Idyllic, Relaxing Country Cottage Dog Friendly free use of Swimming Pool and Gym
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1038619
+44 (0)7735363532
Weston Super Mare North Somerset
5

fanstisk ferie i dejlige omgivelser.

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
vi nød virkelig vores ferie i Crook Peak. smukke omgivelser. Et utroligt hyggeligt værtspar og meget hjælpsomme og med mange tips til sightseeing. Også hvis problemer opstår, så var de bare parate. Dejligt hus med alt hvad behøves til at godt ophold. For slet ikke at nævne dyrene og Barney. Det kan virkelig anbefales. Tak til Heather og Gary.
Owner's Response: Hoping this confirms that Crook Peak was fantastic
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Idyllic, Relaxing Country Cottage Dog Friendly free use of Swimming Pool and Gym
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1038619
+44 (0)7735363532
Weston Super Mare North Somerset
5

Toller Urlaub auf dem Bauernhof

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
Wir haben zu fünft herrliche Tage bei Heather und Gary im Ferienhaus verbracht. Das Haus ist ganz neu renoviert, sehr gemühtlich eingerichtet und hat alle Dinge, die man im Urlaub braucht. Die Betten sind sehr bequem. Die Gastgeber sind sehr nette Menschen und hatten jede Menge Ausflugstips für uns. Unsere Kinder haben viel Spaß dabei gehabt, mit dem Hund zu spielen und die Hühner und Gänse zu füttern. Also ein rundum gelungener Urlaub und uneingeschränkt weiter zu empfehlen!!!
Manuela & Familie aus Falkensee (bei Berlin, Deutschland)

Our family of 5 has spent beautiful days in Heather and Gary's cottage. The house is newly renovated, very nicely decorated and has all the things we needed for a vacation. The beds are very comfortable. The hosts are very nice people. They had a lot of great advices for us to see interesting sights. Our kids loved to play with the dog and feed the dugs and the chickens. We had a great vacation and can recommand it to everybody!!!!

Manuela & family from Falkensee (near Berlin, Germany)
Owner's Response: Hope the first bit of the review is as good as the last. Great to meet visitors from other parts of the world to come and enjoy our little bit of heaven here.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Idyllic, Relaxing Country Cottage Dog Friendly free use of Swimming Pool and Gym
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1038619
+44 (0)7735363532
Weston Super Mare North Somerset
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5

Quiet weekend

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
We recently had the opportunity to have a weekend away without the kids.

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend of peace and quiet in this comfortable little bungalow and it was great that we could take the dog too. The property was equipped with everything that you could possibly need including some wood for the log burner. A really nice touch of tea/ coffee facilities and homemade flapjacks on arrival and the free range eggs provided by the resident hens and ducks were awesome!

Thank you to Heather and Gary for making us most welcome and for the hints and tips on places to go in the locality. There is so much to do.

We will definitely go back!
Owner's Response: Another visitor that loved the great location of the property
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Location

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Bristol Airport
Nearest Ferry
98 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Worle, Weston Super Mare
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Worle, Weston Super Mare
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Weston Super Mare
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Queens Arms, Bleadon
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Dry Slope
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bleadon 18 hole course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Bleadon
Car: necessary

Situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with doorstep access to 40 acres of fantastic countryside but only minutes away from the golden sands and town of Weston Super Mare. Crook Peak holiday cottage is in the extensive grounds of our family home where we have ducks and chickens that welcome you to feed them. Storage for bikes, golf equipment and stabling for horses is available, as is ample parking. We are also pet friendly.

Close by are excellent country pubs, most of them pet friendly include more fantastic views of the area. Local attractions include the world famous Cheddar Caves, Wookey hole caves, SS Great Britain and the Clifton Suspension Bridge built by the famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. You also have the fantastic Heritage city of Bath, being famous for its healing water and many well preserved Roman buildings, Wells famous for its stunning Cathedral and Bishops Palace, Bristol famous for its History of Maritime and the Slave Trade. Visit Clevedon, the location of the recent series of BROADCHURCH.

Travel south and explore Exmoor national park or Dartmoor national park or closer still, the Mendips Hills, which has the West Mendip Way which was featured on Countryfile BBC nature programme, that runs behind our property.

As we are so centrally located in the South West of England, why not explore for the day, and try the coastline of Lyme Regis, Seaton, Beer, Brixham in South Devon or even Dorset, searching for fossils on the Jurassic (Dinosaur) coast or just taking in the sights. Another short time takes you into Cornwall, with many sandy beaches with their own micro climates, historic sites of tin mining and excellent surfing on patrolled life guarded beaches and of course the traditional Cornish Pasty. Come closer to home to sample Medieval not restored sites at Tyntesfield National Trust in Wraxall or Dunster Castle. Also nearby is Caldicot Castle to which runs Medieval Banquets open to the public.

Shopping is covered by the huge Bristol Malls, Cribbs Causeway, The Mall and Cabot Circus and the Designer outlet centre of Clarkes Village in Street and the Swindon designer outlet. Another option is to shop in Cardiff, Wales within the walls of Historic Cardiff Castle. Hop on the train at Worle, Weston Super Mare to Bath, London, Gloucester and Cheltenham.

For those seeking adventure, try cycling, walking, climbing in Cheddar Gorge, caving, horse riding, sailing at Axbridge Lake, jet skiing, coarse fishing at the many local lakes and rivers. sea fishing from Weston Super Mare Pier or from the Victorian Pier in the Victorian town of Clevedon, which has appeared in many films including, The Remains of the Day with Anthony Hopkins and recently Keira Knightly in Never Let Me Go and even more recently again, Broadchurch. Finally for golf which you can arrange through local providers. With golf, we are spoilt with the huge choice of excellent 18 hole golf courses, Isle of Wedmore a ten minute drive, Burnham and Berrow being our coastal most challenging county venue. Race courses include Taunton, Chepstow, Exeter and Cheltenham all within easy travelling distance. There are a few local `Farmers airstrips` and airfields of Dunkeswell for those wanting to Aviate, with Bristol Airport being 9 miles away. We have a safe, excellent amount of acreage with an easy approach zone for those wanting to arrive by helicopter with safe secluded parking.

For culture, Bristol Hippodrome, The Colston Hall, The Weston Playhouse and The Brewhouse theatre all provide live shows or music offering a huge variety of different events to suit all tastes. Then why not dine out at one of the Michelin star restaurants?

For the children, nearby is Bristol Zoo, Noahs Ark Animal park, Court Farm, Puxton Park, Longleat Safari Park, Center Parcs and Crealy adventure, Woodland Adventure park to name but a few great days out. Go less than two hours, and you could go to Legoland near Windsor Castle or hit the sights of London, fully taking in all the history of Royalty and The Beefeater Guards.

Of course, there is relaxation! With the local stunning views to enjoy in the peace and quiet of our Country Cottages and possibly a massage at the local spa just down the hill from us at the Webbington Hotel. One final option to share with you is a helicopter flight with the owner so that you can view the stunning surrounding area from the skies. This of course would be at an additional cost if you are interested. We hope to hear from you and hope that you come and share our lovely location with us soon.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Weston Super Mare, North Somerset

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Feb
22 Feb 2014 - 4 Apr 2014
£295
£800
2 nights
 
 
Easter
5 Apr 2014 - 18 Apr 2014
£395
2 nights
 
 
April
19 Apr 2014 - 23 May 2014
£325
2 nights
 
 
May week
24 May 2014 - 30 May 2014
£525
2 nights
 
 
Summer
31 May 2014 - 18 Jul 2014
£450
2 nights
 
 
Summer Hols
19 Jul 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
£699
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rental includes heating costs of £25.00 from Oct to May

If bringing a dog, we require a security refundable deposit of £50.00 plus there is a £25 supplement.

NOTE the check out time is 10am
There is a supplement of £25 for short breaks.

Directions can be found using Google maps. We are between the villages of Christon and Loxton, Christon being the closest. We are located UP a farm lane with a
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Weston Super Mare in North Somerset

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating
  • Firewood
  • Wood Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Local Maps
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Alarm Clock
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage
  • Thermos Flask
  • Fireplace
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , sink
  • The front bathroom is en-suite with the bedroom set up with single beds. The back bathroom is along a corridor and contains shower, sink and toilet in a separate room.. Both rooms have heated towel rails and towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Wardrobe and chest of drawers
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Underbed storage and chest of drawers
  • Both bedrooms are spacious and one has en-suite facilities that include a shower, toilet and sink. The other a separate shower room with toilet and sink. Both have heated towel rails and towels are included. Bedlinen is provided in both rooms which have gas radiators thermostatically controlled. Room in front room for a travel cot if required.
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Water Skis
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • ruins
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • theme parks
  • playground
  • library
  • caves
  • marina
  • zoo
  • water parks
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • bay
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • caving
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • wind-surfing
  • freshwater fishing
  • water skiing
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • ski
  • golf
  • fishing
  • bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
Notes:
Property is on the level, if wheelchair bound, one small step into the property, front and back but parking up to front door possible. Not possible to use wheelchair into bathrooms but with walking aids, would be possible. Although broadband access is not possible within the property you are welcome to come to our property which is 30 yards to access.
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