Old Gateway Cottage

Minehead, Somerset
The exterior of Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The exterior of Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
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Old Gateway Cottage logier, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The logier at Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The hallway at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The kitchen at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The kitchen at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The kitchen at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The sitting room at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The sitting room at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The sitting room at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The snug at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The snug at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The landing at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The double bedroom at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The double bedroom at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The twin bedroom at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The twin bedroom at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The second twin bedroom at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The second twin bedroom at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The shower room at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The garden at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The garden at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The shower room in the outhouse at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
Inside the old gatehouse at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The stairs to the gatehouse at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The gateway at the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
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The local area near the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
The local area near the Old Gateway Cottage, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 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 Cottage

Explore 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.

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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

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    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

  • First floor

    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 access statement is for guidance use only. For up to date images, please see those on the main cottage page.

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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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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