Willow is a 50’s girl with accurate era fittings and décor. She is a very rare model which we were lucky to find, she is an all original girl, lovingly cared for by the same family from new. She is incredibly well preserved and still boasts all her original features including oak furniture, gas lamps.
Willow is situated in the lower garden tucked away in a quiet spot with her neighbours the Bluebells; our flock of six hens that lay the eggs that you will find in your welcome pack. She has a small kitchenette with the original gas cooker which has an oven and two burners, and a larder cupboard in which we have installed a modern fridge and microwave. The living area has a electric heater should the weather be inclement and a small double bed which drops down from a hideaway cupboard and has a new handmade mattress to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. Soft as down duvet for the double bed as well as luxurious sleeping bags for children are also provided together with pillows and soft fluffy towels. There is seating on both sides around a freestanding folding table at the front of the caravan. This seating provides sleeping for the two children; please note that the length of the seating is 5’ 11”. Therefore Willow is perfect for couples; however unlike Withy cottage 1 & 2 she is not suitable for pets.
During the day with the bed folded away there is a spacious area to sit, and on the colder days with the fire on you can spend a cosy afternoon reading or playing one of the many games to be found in the cupboards. Also provided is a vast selection of watercolour paints, paper and brushes etc, together with books on learning to paint with watercolours.
Willow is just the right place for you to go back to the more relaxed way of life that she was born into and because we feel it important that you have the best experience possible we have not added some of the modern distractions such as television or Wi-Fi. Your time in Willow can be one of peace and tranquillity, a place to recharge your batteries and to slow down and take in our beautiful scenery. If you fancy doing a bit of bird watching we have provided binoculars and books on identifying birds, garden wildlife and insects.
At the far end of the garden is a small raised patio with a bench which overlooks the levels, it is a perfect spot for a bit of contemplation or just reading a good book. In the summer evenings when the sky is clear the stars are a sight to behold as we do not suffer from light pollution in the countryside. The garden is also regularly visited by bats and it is a delight to sit in the garden when it is “dumpsy dark” to watch the bats whizzing around as they catch the evening insects.
Shower facilities: the cabin is just a short distance from Willow and has a WC and shower, a sink for washing up and a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Cooking facilities: in addition to the stove in Willow, there is a fire pit with a tripod and pot as well as a barbeque with large comfortable benches around the fire where you can relax away a summers evening.
Stunning setting in the heart of the Somerset Levels
Willow is tucked away behind our self-catering cottages known as Withy Cottages and is situated down a quiet lane in the village of Huish Episcopi.
Huish Episcopi is on the edge of the beautiful Somerset Levels and is filled with peace and tranquillity with the convenience of being easy walking distance to Langport and its pubs, restaurants and shops. Ideal for weekly, mid-week or weekend stays, 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.
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 adults and 2 children