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Romantic cottages in the heart of English countryside - The Mouse House - a large 1 Bedroom Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights



The Mouse House - a large 1 Bedroom Cottage

The Mouse House is a favourite with couples who want to escape for a few days. it has an open plan chalet feel. Downstairs is one large room divided into sitting room and kitchen/diner. The open-tread stairs lead up to a large bedroom/dressing room area with a superking sized bed. The room also has fabulous view over the garden and swimming pool. PLEASE NOTE May & June 2018, the Mouse House is receiving a fabulous makeover. New bathroom with walk-in shower, much more storage in the dressing area , new kitchen & complete redecoration throughout. We’re very excited about it & will provide photos as soon as possible.

About the property

Higher House Cottages

Honeysuckle Cottage and The Mouse House are 2 cottages nestling in the lea of the Quantock Hills. They have fabulous views of the surrounding countryside, including the Vale of Taunton, Exmoor and the Black down hills. This is a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The swimming pool is shared by both cottages and is in a sheltered courtyard which is part of the Higher House Estate. Higher House was originally a 17th century farm, extended in the 1920s by Mary Ellis, daughter of motor car magnate, Evelyn Ellis. Mary was the first speed trial racing driver in the UK. The cottages have their own garden and sit in 8 acres of land which climb the Quantock Hills. You can picnic and enjoy stunning views and sunsets here.

Jenny Mulhall
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jenny and David, thank you for making us feel very welcome. We feel very much at home at The Mouse House, what a lovely place!
Jul 2009
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We take 1/3 of the rental on booking. The remaining 2/3 is due 6 weeks before the booked date. Any cancellation made before the second payment will be refunded, less a 10% handling charge. Any cancellation made less than 6 weeks before the holiday will only be refunded if the cottage can be re-let for the cancelled period.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Taunton in West Bagborough

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathrooms fully equipped in each cottage
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The Mouse House has a very large bedroom which includes a dressing area, suitable for a cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 1 bicycles
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
We are delighted to have children over the age of 10. The restriction is due only because of health and safety with regard to the proximity of the swimming pool


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The Mouse House - a large 1 Bedroom Cottage
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 11 reviews

Lovely cottage in idyllic countryside. Jenny could not have been more accommodating. Comfy bed.

  • 5 of 5

I had a lovely stay, it was perfect for having the children and their friends round and Jenny was so accommodating. It's a comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting with everything required to make the perfect Sunday roast. As per previous comments the bed is super comfy and the bedroom tastefully furnished. I will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A nice place to explore the area

  • 3 of 5

The views were wonderful. There are some very beautiful grounds to walk in and the tennis court is a nice touch. The setting of the cottage is very attractive. The shower is lovely

from the description and photos in here I thought the cottage would be ideal for a romantic break. However the property looks very tired from inside. Most of the furniture is old and saggy. The bed is two single beds together- not very romantic! The pillow are rock hard.

This place would be much lovelier and much more worthy of the price if it underwent a lick of paint, some new carpets and update the tired old furniture. We spent as much find out exploring as we could.

The local pub the rising sun does some spectacular food at reasonable price with great customer service

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm really sorry that Dan & Michaela were disappointed with the Mouse House. This is the first time that we have received such comments about the appointment of the cottage and so all the points they raise will certainly be addressed. Just to add, the bed is a superking size and only three years old. All beds of this size tend to be 2 single divans but of course properly connected.
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Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Had a perfect 2 night stay at the mouse house. Everything you need is included, the bed is huge and so comfy. Set in lovely grounds with beautiful views. Cant wait to visit again. Thankyou Jenny for making us feel so welcome and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is my pleasure! Look forward to seeing you back here for the beautiful Autumn colours.
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  • 5 of 5

Really lovely cottage, well equipped with everything you could need and an extremely comfy bed. Beautiful village location with a great pub less than 5 mins walk away. Would highly recommend for a quiet get away and will undoubtedly return.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little break

  • 5 of 5

Just perfect for a refreshing break, shame about the weather but it didn't stop is getting out and about and exploring Somerset! Would highly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing break in a lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in the mouse house cottage for three nights during February. The cottage itself was very nice with plenty of room for the two of us. On our arrival it was very clean and had a nice welcome gift waiting for us. Jenny and David were very pleasant on the few times we bumped into them. The village is very quiet and relaxing. All in all it is a great place to relax and unwind, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2011
  • Date of Stay: February 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bristol International
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Rising Sun
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Cedar Falls
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Junction 25 M5 South West
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Rising Sun
Nearest Beach
8 Miles

West Bagborough looks out onto Exmoor National Park. Its true location is the Quantock Hills which was the first ever area of Outstanding Natural Beauty created in 1957 in the UK. The area offers spectacular views and walking across the 12 miles of the Quantocks which eventually lead to the coast at East Quantoxhead. This area is famous for the time the poets Wordsworth and Coleridge lived here. Coleridge lived in a cottage only 4 miles away in the lovely village of Nether Stowey. You can follow the walk he took while writing many of his poems. There are many beautiful old houses and gardens to visit, as well as enjoying the coast with its site of scientific interest at Kilve.


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