|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
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 which has fabulous view over the garden and swimming pool
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 and David, thank you for making us feel very welcome. We feel very much at home at The Mouse House, what a lovely place!
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
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.
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.
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!!
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.
We took a chance on renting Mouse House after finding it on the internet in Spring 2010. And what a pleasant surprise!
The cottage is just beautiful. The pictures really don't do it justice. It's clean and comfortable, and has all the facilities you could wish for in a self catering rental. Most surprising of all was the size and comfort of the bed and the spaciousness upstairs. Plus it was immaculately clean and welcoming, with little touches like the welcome basket and personalised service from Jenny just adding to its value.
The views are wonderful, the air is clean, the little village is warm and welcoming - from the staff at the pub (in walking distance) to the trustful lady who leaves her freshly laid eggs out minutes from your doorstep and asks you to pop your money into her jar in the cupboard for her to collect later! If only every part of England had remained so trusting...
If you're looking for a convenient location to explore the area from, a romantic getaway, and some rest and relaxation then this is the right place. In fact, it's one of few places I've been to that I can honestly say I'll visit again - I'd give it a whopping 100%.
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.