The Cider House is a converted Cider Barn on a 12 acre smallholding 12 miles to the west of Taunton in Exmoor National Park. The farm is set in the beautiful rolling Brendon Hills close to the sea, the Quantocks and Exmoor. It is arranged as a cosy cottage and it sleeps four people with a double bed in one bedroom and two singles in the other. It has recently been redecorated and refurbished and is heated by a wood burner with wood provided free of charge.
The Cider House is situated near the main Farmhouse. It is a separate building with its own front door accessed via stone steps which lead to your own private south facing garden with a small patio seating area.
The cottage is small but perfectly formed with high ceilings. The main living/dining/kitchen area is heated by a lovely wood burning stove. Patio doors overlook the private garden with views to the fields beyond. The bedrooms each have electric heaters as does the bathroom, which has a separate shower and bath. We provide towels but please bring your own beach towels.
All bedding is provided. Sheets, quilts and pillows are all quality cotton. The single beds are slightly narrow so perfect for children but also suitable for adults. We have a travel cot you can use if you need one - please let us know in advance and bring your own baby bedding. We can also provide a high chair if required.
There is no wi fi in the cottage but you should be able to get 4G mobile signal.
The cottage is solely for your use. There is a playing field with a small swing which you can use. We have chickens living in one of the fields and a ginger cat who might stroll over but he is quite timid so should not bother you. A washing machine and tumble dryer are located in the garage and you can use these if you wish. Your recycling crates are also in the garage and as we like to be green, would be grateful if you could separate your waste in the crates please. If you want to use the garage to store pushchairs, beach gear etc then please feel free to do so.
Please let us know when you expect to arrive. We will quickly show you around and will then leave you in peace, although we're usually available if you need us for anything. Whites Farm is a family home as well as our workplace so you may notice us pottering about but we will try not to disturb you as we go about our work.
Whites Farm is in a very rural location high in the Brendon Hills. We are close to the north Somerset coast and surrounded by beautiful countryside. We are within the boundary of the Exmoor National Park, we can see the steep rise of the Quantocks across the valley from our land. We are a 20 minute drive from the beaches of Kilve and Blue Anchor on the North Somerset coast and an hour away from the South Devon coast. Other points of interest include Dunster with its medieval village and castle, the steam West Somerset Railway and a number of excellent National Trust houses and gardens.
As we are so rural, you will need a car to get around. Walkers and cyclists love West Somerset and we are a perfect base from which to explore this beautiful landscape. You can store your bike in our garage, at your own risk, if you wish.