The Old Malthouse sits in the heart of the village of Monksilver, within a few minutes walk of the highly rated Notley Arms public house. There are a number of designated footpaths close to the property including the famous Coleridge Way. The property has three bedrooms (two doubles and one single), sleeping up to 5 guests in total. There is a spacious sitting room with inglenook fireplace and log-burner. Plus kitchen with dining table.
- Cottage1614 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
Modern and comfortable holiday cottage in the heart of this delightful village
- Calendar last updated:
- 7 Nov 2018
Exmoor is situated in South West Britain, specifically across West Somerset and North Devon. Often referred to as England's best kept secret, Exmoor is a wonderful holiday destination for anyone looking for a holiday in the great outdoors! There's so much to see and do, from short walks to long expeditions across the moors or horse riding, taking in a safari or sight-seeing at your own pace around the 'picture postcard' villages and hamlets.
Monksilver sits on the fringe of Exmoor National Park and the eastern flank of the Brendon Hills with the Quantock Hills not far away. It is a tranquil and unspoilt village in West Somerset, with the Coleridge Way footpath running through. Monksilver is very pretty and includes traditional thatched cottages, an ancient church and local pub (currently being refurbished - reopening July 2013). A wide range of amenities are available in the nearby town of Williton, around 3 miles away. The surrounding area is regarded as being some of the most attractive countryside in the West Country and offers numerous opportunities for outdoor pursuits such as riding, walking and cycling.
Taunton is the county town of Somerset and is approximately 14 miles from Monksilver. The centre of Williton is a 3 mile drive; as well as hosting the Bakelite Museum and one of the stations on the West Somerset Steam Railway, this small town also boasts a cafe, two supermarkets, a number of public houses, a library, hairdressers, fish and chip shop, pizzeria, petrol station and Post Office amongst other businesses. Minehead is the main town in West Somerset, and sits around 10 miles from the Old Malthouse. Here you will find the larger supermarkets and petrol stations (Tesco and Morrisons are both on the outskirts of the town), most major high street banks with cash machines, plus a range of other shops. The village of Monksilver sits on the edge of the Brendon Hills and the Exmoor National Park and is also close to the coast. There is plenty to do for walkers, tourists and families alike.
Why not visit Cleeve Abbey (2.7 miles), the historic house of Coombe Sydenham (0.25 miles), or Dunster Castle and its historic village (7.9 miles). You could plan a ride on the West Somerset Steam Railway ….. or visit Europe's first International dark sky reserve at the Stargazing Dark Sky Reserve. With such a wonderful natural environment this is also a great place for enjoying the great outdoors!
There are many beaches in the area where visitors may enjoy swimming, kite flying, windsurfing, or simply relaxing with a bucket and spade. Exmoor National Park also hosts the Exmoor Cycle Route and Exmoor Forest which is a former royal hunting ground, where horse riders can experience some of the best riding in the country.
Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of your accommodation. One basket of logs will be provided for the wood-burner in autumn and winter, further logs can be purchased locally. Bed linen and towels are provided.