Apartment in Taunton, Somerset, England - Convenient Yet Peaceful Location
About Kirsten Horton
My husband and I escaped from the south east more than twenty years ago, searching for a home in the countryside but within easy reach of necessary everyday services. Moving to Somerset was one of our better decisions and we greatly enjoy the benefits of country living.
Kirsten Horton purchased this Apartment in 1998
Why Kirsten Horton chose Taunton
We were still working when we bought our home and choose the location because of its excellent communication links with London and the north - In retirement we greatly enjoy the easy access to the west, whether it is the north and south coasts or the Quantock hills and Exmoor as well as Dartmoor.
What makes this Apartment unique
Your accomodation is conveniently situated to the west of Taunton with a daytime bus service at the end of our drive. Guests are encouraged to make use of our attractive grounds - playing cricket or football on the lawn, pottering on the lake or just enjoying the gardens. Guests are welcome to join in the feeding and care of the ducks - and visit the sheep when they are grazing locally.
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Max guests: 5
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Super country escape
We have just returned from a lovely week in Somerset attending the English Schools Cricket Tournament in Taunton. Higher House proved to be an excellent base for us to access the town on a daily basis and to witness the beauty of the countryside around west Somerset. The lovely walks and welcoming local pubs and restaurants made this a pleasant and relaxing week. The apartment itself is spacious, well-equipped, clean and is in excellent decorative order; there are some lovely little touches too with fresh flowers and an extensive array of books on offer. Kirsten is an attentive and laid-back host, she was engaging in communications ahead of our visit, on hand to welcome us and although available if needed, but would never proactively engage us during the stay or make us feel anything other than appreciated guests. The stay would have been perfect if only the cockerel would have slept a little longer in the morning (ear-plugs were provided on arrival to counter him though!).
Overall a very positive experience and we have no hesitation in recommending to others.
Peaceful, well equipped property
Very enjoyable stay over Christmas period. Kitchen very well equipped allowing us to cook and serve the traditional Christmas dinner, comfortable and cosy lounge area for that after dinner siesta!! Lovely rural setting but not too far from Taunton, and only seven minutes walk from inn serving decent food.
Beautiful property, great base for exploring Somerset and Devon
We had a very relaxing week in this beautiful, peaceful property. It was extremely cosy and comfortable with beautiful gardens, and was very well equipped. We did a lot of exploring, including Taunton, Glastonbury, Wells, Wookey Hole, Exeter, Minehead and numerous National Trust properties, and all of them were between 10 to 40 minutes away in various directions.
The house is much bigger than I had imagined from the photos and the way the beds are placed allows for privacy. Had everything we needed and comfortable and a nice feel, happy just to sit around the house and gardens.
Owner very helpful and discreet... total peace and rest
Thank you Kirsten!
Such a lovely , comfortable apartment. Beautifully equipped with everything you need for a happy holiday. Well situated for country & coast. The weather was fabulous and we made the most of sitting out in the garden, accompanied by the resident cat, chickens, ducks etc. Plenty of places of interest to visit, but very comfortable if you want to have a day or so without driving. If you like reading, there is a large variety of books for your perusal. It truly is a home from home, so well equipped!!
A lovely property
Plenty of space for a family of four, and lots of garden for the children to explore. In a good location to explore the surrounding countryside and coast.
North Somerset coast - about 25 minutes by car.
South Somerset coast - about 55 minutes by car.
Bristol Airport - 45 miles.
Exeter Airport - 30 miles.
Use of a car is recommended to gain full enjoyment of the area.
Our daytime bus service calls at Taunton railway station and stops at the end of our lane.
Bristol 52 miles.
Exeter 34 miles.
Minehead 20 miles - West Somerset Railway 4 miles.
Glastonbury and Street 30 miles.
Hillcommon has a pub, the Orchard Inn which serves tasty meals. Oake, half a mile away has a community run shop and post office - newspapers can be ordered and collected from the shop.
Milverton, just under 2 miles away, has a pub and general shop; Wiveliscombe, about 5 miles to the west, has an excellent butcher, delicatessen, two small supermarkets, tea rooms and gift shop.
Taunton has a good selection of high street shops and supermarkets, multi screen cinema, theatre and bowling alley as well as petrol stations and banks.
Wellington, just five miles away has a good selection of independent shops.
Enjoy cricket in Taunton, golf at nearby Oake Manor and water sports at Wimbeball and Clatworthy. Cycle hire is available in Taunton. Somerset enjoys an extensive network of footpaths to provide country walks to suit all tastes.
National Trust properties within easy distance include Killerton north of Exeter, Knightshayes Court near Tiverton, Barrington Court - and RHS Rosemoor near Great Torrington.
For those researching their family history, Somerset Heritage Centre is about 10 minutes drive towards Taunton.