Old Gateway CottageMinehead, Somerset
- Guests 6
- Bedrooms 3
- Preferred changeover day Friday
- Minimum stay 3 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 3
- Acorn rating 2 What's this?
- Reference 003053
About Old Gateway CottageExplore Exmoor National Park from this cosy farmhouse cottage on Holnicote Estate
Stay in this charming farmhouse style cottage attached to the 15th-century gatehouse on Holnicote Estate. The cottage’s Grade II listed inglenook fireplace has been preserved, while modern furnishings and a log burner have been added for a comfortable stay. There is an enclosed garden at the front, with a BBQ and outdoor seating – perfect for alfresco dining in the summer.
A fantastic place for walking, horse riding and cycling, Holnicote has 150 miles of footpaths and bridleways to explore. Walk up to Dunkery Beacon, Somerset’s highest point and a spectacular spot for stargazing, or take a leisurely stroll to Bossington and enjoy a picnic on the beach.
Further afield, you could visit Dunster Castle, an ancient castle with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens. Or you could hop aboard the West Somerset Railway and take a nostalgic ride through the countryside on the heritage steam train.
Availability & book
- Selected dates
- Changeover day
Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair available
- Microwave available
- Fridge available
- Freezer available
- Dishwasher available
- Washing machine available
- Tumble dryer available
- Telephone not available
- Television available
- DVD available
- WiFi* not available
- Open fire / wood burner available
- Garden available
- BBQ available
Not accessibleView accessibility guide (PDF 2206 KB)
From the entrance lobby, there is a large kitchen/diner to the right and the living room and snug to the left. There are other external doors from the kitchen and snug
From the top of the stairs, the master bedroom is on the left. To the right is two twin bedrooms and a family shower room.
Notes for guests
Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.
Children: Suitable for children. Although the gardens are enclosed, the cottage is situated in the estate yard so care should be taken in this area.
Heating: Air source heating included. There are also two wood burners and one electric wood burner.
Shower: There is a shower room on the first floor of the cottage with a walk in shower. There is also a shower room in the external building with a walk in shower and toilet.
Television: A television and DVD player are provided
Parking: There is plenty of parking directly outside the cottage
The Gatehouse: The twin bedroom has a locked door to the old gatehouse. If you would like access to the gatehouse, this can be arranged through the estate office using the bottom entrance.
Garden: The cottage has an enclosed garden to the front of the cottage with a built in barbeque and covered seating area. There is a larger, enclosed garden to the side of the property as well with outdoor seating.
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