The Old Stables , Somerset

The Old Stables
Northfield Road
Minehead
Somerset
TA24 5QH
Mobile : 07435 964 88
Website : http://www.theoldstablesminehead.co.uk

Accreditations : Independent
Sleeps : 1 - 8

Specialist breaks : Seaside Accommodation, Luxury, Romantic Break

Rate low season : £350 per week

Rate high season : £400 per week

Credit cards accepted ? : N
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About The Old Stables - Self Catering Apartment Holidays


The Old Stabels is a former five star B&B converted into 3 large self-catering studio apartments with clean modern amenities and stylish interiors. All are decorated to a very high standard.

Room 1 is a large ground floor self-catering room for 2+2 persons (2 in a king size double bed, 2 in a large sofa bed) with en-suite shower and toilet.

Room 2 sleeps 1 - 2 in two single beds with a separate shower / toilet across the landing from the room.. This room enjoys partial sea views over Bristol channel.

Room 3 sleeps 2 + 2 in a luxurious king-size bed and on a large sofa bed. This room also enjoys an en-suite show room.

All the self-catering rooms have a kitchenette with an electric hob, microwave, fridge, sink, toaster, electric kettle, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, kitchen towels and a dining table.

Towels for hire: £5 a week / towel.

Children above the age of 5 are welcomed.

The Old Stables is situated conveniently on the lower slopes of the beautiful North Hill with access to the Exmoor National Park and to the start of Britain's longest walk - the 630 mile South-West Coastal Path. The sea shore and the tranquil Blenheim Gardens are only a minute's walk away - the main street of Minehead with its shops, cafes, entertainment and the historic steam trains being only a 5 minute level walk.

Off-road parking is available for one car per room.

The Old Stables Facilities

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Microwave
Washing machine
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Freezer
Cooker
Games Room
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Open Fire / Log Burner
Heating
Electricity included
Ensuite facilities
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TV
DVD
Sky TV
WiFi
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Towels provided
Bed linen provided
Disabled access
Ground floor bedrooms
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Children welcome
High Chair
Baby Cot
Pets welcome
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Parking
Swimming pool
Sauna / hot tub
Tennis court
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Garden
BBQ
Beaches nearby
Pub nearby
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Places To Visit

OLD MINEHEAD

In the old days, Minehead consisted of three separate parts: Higher Town, Quay Town and Lower Town, which is nowadays the main shopping area of the sea side town.

The Old Stables is situated in the old Quay Town with history dating back to the eleventh century. Here you will find several picturesque fishermen's cottages nestled against the steep North Hill. The port is a popular site for visitors and receives calls from the Balmoral and Waverley steamers during the summer season.

In the Higher Town you will find a number of old thatched cottages and the picturesque Church Steps leading to the 14th century St. Michael's Church. The bell ringers meet here every Friday evening and welcome visitors who wish to learn about the tradition of church bell ringing.

If you are a fan of music, Blenheim Garden - next door to The Old Stables - is well worth a visit on summer weekends when it hosts various outdoor concerts. Minehead has also an active theatre - The Regal Theatre Minehead where you can enjoy drama, ballet, contemporary dance and music performances.

DUNSTER CASTLE AND VILLAGE

The first mention of the Dunster village and castle dates back to the Domesday Book in 1086. It is a popular destination for travellers and boasts more than 200 listed buildings, cobbled streets and beautiful castle grounds.

Dunster's must-sees include the imposing hilltop Dunster Castle, medieval Dovecote, Tithe Barn, 17th century Yarn Market, a working Water Mill, Gallox packhorse Bridge, St Georges Church and several beautiful thatched cottages along the narrow streets.

Dunster also has lovely tearooms, pubs and fine dining restaurants to choose from. We can warmly recommend: The Luttrell Arms (pub meals and fine dining), Stags Head Inn (pub meals), Lock's Victorian tearoom and The Water Mill Cafe.

Dunster is situated only 2.5 miles (4 km) from Minehead and makes an ideal destination for a leisurely bike trip or a walk from The Old Stables.

EXMOOR VILLAGES

Exmoor National Park is renown not only for its nature and beautiful views but also for its picturesque villages.

Selworthy was first mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086 and is famous for its limewashed thatched cottages surrounding the village green. Periwinkel cottage houses a charming tea room that serves light lunches and cream teas. The village has a whitewashed 15th century Grade I listed Church of All Saints that offers magnificent views over the Exmoor National Park. Selworthy is a popular destination for walkers, bikers and horse back riders and can easily be reached from Minehead.

A couple of miles from Selworthy lie the pretty hamlets of Allerford and Bossington with beautiful limewashed cottages and tea rooms. Allerford is best known for its 18th century Packhorse Bridge.

Dulverton is a small town nestled in the southern part of Exmoor National Park. It is popular with walkers and has several shops, tea rooms and pubs. The 13th century tower of the Church of All Saints is worth a visit as well as the Barle Bridge. 4 miles north west of Dulverton lies the Tarr Steps - a prehistoric clapper bridge believed to be dating around 1000 BC.

The hamlet of Culbone makes an ideal two mile walk from Porlock Weir. Culbone is known for its church which is said to be the smallest parish church in England. It seats about 30 persons and is believed to be pre-Norman origin with a 13th century porch.

Other picturesque Exmoor villages and hamlets well worth a visit are Luccombe, Horner, Oare, Winsford and Exford - to name a few.