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Withy House - Luxury House Retaining Original Victorian Features in Langport

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bed House Adjacent to the Owners Property & Two Self Catering Cottages

Withy House was built in 1898 in the style of a Victorian villa and retains many of the original features, including a painted logo on the wall of the family bathroom done by a local painter and decorator in 1906 to advertise his work.

Situated just a short walk from the Rose and Crown public house, which is an original inn from the 1600’s and only a few minutes’ drive to a really great selection of restaurants and local pubs.

Withy House sleeps 6 / 8 the spacious accommodation has 2 king size bedrooms, one en-suite, 1 twin bedroom, double sofa bed in the dining room and a family bathroom with spa bath and a well equipped kitchen, lounge and separate dining room. There is also a travel cot and high chair available on request (please bring your own linen for the cot).

There is also a large garden and patio shared with us and our cats.

For larger groups we can accommodate up to 21 guests .

1 Withy Cottage: sleeps 4

2 Withy Cottage: sleeps 4/5

Withy House: sleeps 6/8

Willow Vintage Caravan: Sleeps 2/4

In easy walking distance of Langport with its pubs, restaurants and shops. Ideal for weekly or short breaks for families, small groups to relax or follow interests such as walking, bird watching, fishing and visiting the many national trust houses and historic monuments nearby. We are also not far from beaches on the South or North coast. If you fancy some shopping there is always Clarkes Village outlet centre and historic Bath. But if you choose to relax or play games there is plenty of space in the large garden which is shared with guests, us and our cats. It is on edge of the levels and moors a public footpath runs behind the house and leads to the river and a lovely walk into Langport.

We have decorated and furnished the house as if we were to be living there ourselves and we believe that we have made a truly comfortable home from home using only the very best to ensure that your stay with us is a wonderful experience.

Huish Episcopi and Langport are situated at the heart of the beautiful Somerset Levels. The ancient beauty and diverse wildlife of the area makes it one of the landscapes that have inspired many artists and photographers as well as drawing visitors from all over the world. The ancient Muchelney Abbey is less than 2 miles from Huish Episcopi and Glastonbury Tor is only 12 miles.

Mark and I have lived together in Knapp House which is next to Withy House for over 16 years. We enjoy living in this beautiful and peaceful part of the country and this is where we plan to stay. We have thoroughly enjoyed renovating the house and transforming it into somewhere that our guests can really relax and enjoy the fabulous Somerset Levels on foot by bicycle or car.

We aim to offer the very best service you could hope for and as we live so close we are on always hand should you need us.

We love the area because of its natural beauty with each season there is always something happening. Fantastic nature and wildlife surrounds us in an under stated way. Ideal for special interests such as walking, bird watching, fishing and visiting the many national trust houses and historic monuments nearby but yet not far from places such as historic Bath or even London is only a couple of hours away. Likewise the seaside town of West Bay is only a 28 miles away.

The house is very close to the ancient site of the Battle of Langport and there is so much history about the ancient folk that lived on the Levels who paddled in dugout canoes between the islands that are now the villages of Othery, Middlezoy and Weston Zoyland.

Lots to see explore and enjoy.

Withy House is situated on the edge of the beautiful Somerset Levels where they combine peace and tranquillity with the convenience of being easy walking distance to Langport with its pubs, restaurants and shops. Ideal for weekly, mid-week or weekend stays for families, couples on a romantic holiday or special interests such as walking, bird watching, fishing and visiting the many national trust houses and historic monuments nearby.

The house is ideal for winter breaks the open fires creates a cosy atmosphere no matter the weather, in summer the thick stone walls keep the temperature inside nice & cool.

More Details

Owner
Mary Coombes
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2018

About Mary Coombes

Mark and I have lived together in Knapp House which is next to Withy House & Cottages for over 15 years. We enjoy living in this beautiful and peaceful part of the country and this is where we plan to stay. We have thoroughly enjoyed renovating the house & cottages and transforming them into somewhere that our guests can really relax and enjoy the fabulous Somerset Levels on foot by bicycle or car.

I have worked as a Beauty Therapist for the past 30 years from my clinic in the small town of Castle Cary, just 25 minutes away.

We have decorated and furnished the house as if we were to be living there ourselves and we believe that we have made a truly comfortable home from home using only the very best to ensure that your stay with us is a wonderful experience.

We aim to offer the very best service you could hope for and as we live so close we are on always hand should you need us.

Mary Coombes purchased this house in 1984

Why Mary Coombes chose Langport

Withy House was built in 1898 in the style of a Victorian villa and retains many of the original features, including a painted logo on the wall of the family bathroom done by a local painter and decorator in 1906 to advertise his work.

Situated just a short walk from the Rose and Crown public house, which is an original inn from the 1600’s and only a few minutes’ drive to a really great selection of restaurants and local pubs.

In easy walking distance of Langport with its pubs, restaurants and shops. We have decorated and furnished the house as if we were to be living there ourselves and we believe that we have made a truly comfortable home from home using only the very best to ensure that your stay with us is a wonderful experience.

Huish Episcopi and Langport are situated at the heart of the beautiful Somerset Levels. The ancient beauty and diverse wildlife of the area makes it one of the landscapes that have inspired many artists and photographers as well as drawing visitors from all over the world. The ancient Muchelney Abbey is less than 2 miles from Huish Episcopi and Glastonbury Tor is only 12 miles.

We love the area because of its natural beauty with each season there is always something happening. Fantastic nature and wildlife surrounds us in an under stated way. Ideal for special interests such as walking, bird watching, fishing and visiting the many national trust houses and historic monuments nearby but yet not far from places such as historic Bath or even London is only a couple of hours away. Likewise the seaside town of West Bay is only a 28 miles away.

The house is very close to the ancient site of the Battle of Langport and there is so much history about the ancient folk that lived on the Levels who paddled in dugout canoes between the islands that are now the villages of Othery, Middlezoy and Weston Zoyland. Lots to see explore and enjoy.

What makes this house unique

Ideal for weekly or short breaks for families, small groups to relax or follow interests such as walking, bird watching, fishing and visiting the many national trust houses and historic monuments nearby. We are also not far from beaches on the South or North coast. If you fancy some shopping there is always Clarkes Village outlet centre and historic Bath. But if you choose to relax or play games there is plenty of space in the large garden which is shared with guests and ourselves and is on edge of the levels and moors. A public footpath runs behind the house and leads to the river and a lovely walk into Langport.

The house is ideal for winter breaks the open fires creates a cosy atmosphere no matter the weather, in summer the thick stone walls keep the temperature inside nice & cool.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Langport in Huish Episcopi

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Spa bath - whirlpool, steam and tropical rain shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite shower and wc
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite shower and wc
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double sofa bed in the dining room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing

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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bristol
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Rose & Crow (elis's)
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Portsmouth
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Taunton / Bridgwater / Yeovil / Castle Cary
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Langport
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Lyme Regis
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Short journeys by car will take you to either coast, Exmoor National Park and many National Trust properties.

Travel:

Bristol and Exeter airports - 1 hour

Taunton and Yeovil train stations - 30 minutes

Distances:

Taunton - 12 miles

Glastonbury - 12 miles

Yeovil - 14 miles

Wells - 16 miles

Cheddar - 20 miles

Further Details:

An ancient market town it retains much of its old world charm and is unique among the many ancient settlements in this remote unspoiled area known as the Somerset Levels & Moors.

Langport is situated on the banks of the River Parrett and this has played a significant part in its fascinating history. Its role as an important trading post in the 18th century is reflected in its fine architecture and in the historic wharfs and warehouses now being sympathetically restored. The attractive river area is now important for leisure and tourism.

Old Langport was situated on the hill at the eastern end of Bow Street, a strategically defensive position. The Celts and Romans came as did the Saxons who had a fortress here. By this time, Langport was an important river port fortified by the Normans. Once a borough with a portreeve, (a mayor or principle magistrate), a corporation and a Town Hall dating back to 1735, Langport has retained much of its medieval character. Many businesses were founded on the strength of the river and the sea but the coming of the railway in 1853 resulted in its rapid decline and the long tradition of the river trade eventually ceased.

The site of All Saints Church was the original settlement with the grave of Walter Bagshot is in the church yard. He became a famous economist, born in Langport, who helped form today's international monetary system. His forbears in the 18th Century established the Langport Bank of Stuckey & Co. connecting Langport to London's financial centre. Langport had had its own mint since Saxon times which brought great prosperity to the town for 150 years.

Langport is a small town of great contrasts between the tightly defined spaces within the town streets and the open green levels where in summer cattle graze on rich pastures. These meadows support many of the original marsh plants which in turn provide habitats for many varieties of plant and animal life. In winter the flooded moors are scenes of unprecedented beauty.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Langport, Somerset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season 2018
23 Mar 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£466
for 2 nights
From
£233
£1,305
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2018
14 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£837
for 3 nights
From
£279
£1,562
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2019
2 Jan 2019 - 21 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
£426
for 2 nights
From
£213
£1,192
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2019
22 Mar 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
£488
for 2 nights
From
£244
£1,366
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2019
13 Dec 2019 - 1 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
£876
for 3 nights
From
£292
£1,635
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£466
for 2 nights
From
£233
£1,305
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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