Hurstone

Sleeps 14 (plus 2) in large country house with 7 bedrooms

An exceptionaly charming and much loved country retreat  : Seven bedrooms - 5 bathroom (4 en-suite and a 'family' bathroom ) plus a ground floor shower room - An additional double room/annex with ensuite is available at an extra cost (please contact for more information) - Games Room with Snooker Table - Large 8 person hot tub  - Dining Room, Snug, Drawing Room, a well stocked Games Cupboard - Large Outdoor Area with Furniture - Patio and Barbecue - 2 Cots and 2 Highchairs - Parking for 8+ vehicles  - Online grocery shopping available from Waitrose, Tescos, Sainsburys and Asda - Catering by arrangement - Excellent local produce can be bought in nearby Wiveliscombe. Please note: The property owner requires a cautionary deposit of £500 to be paid 1 week before your arrival.

¼ mile from Waterrow is Hurstone, a fine country house (originally 14th cent., largely rebuilt in the 1920s). Hurstone is beautifully situated with magnificent farmland and valley views from all reception rooms, front terrace and 6 of the 7 bedrooms (the 7th looking out to rear courtyard and fields). Outside, a terrace with tables/ benches and lawns overlooks Hurstone’s 60 acres of grazing farmland, it's own conservation area, ponds, stream, water meadows and walking trails with views extending across to the other side of the valley to neighbouring farmland and unspoilt countryside.

Inside, the house is spacious, comfortable and characterful; uniquely furnished with attention given to every detail. It's old world charm is captivating: A 'coup de coeur' from the moment you enter.

The entrance hall is in the centre of the house, to the right are the living rooms and left, via a hallway, is the large dining room, with woodburner and a table seating fourteen guests, (there is an additional table and high chairs too).The adjacent games room has a half-size snooker table allowing for a seamless shift from formal dning to informal socialising. Also with immediate access from the dining room is a well equiped kitchen,  (dual fuel range cooker and additional electric oven, microwave, three under counter fridges, abundant gadgets, utensils and work surfaces)  making cooking for large groups an easy pleasure , it provides plenty of space for helpers too. The utility room ( two dishwashers, washing machine and tumble dryer) has a back door to the rear courtyard giving covenient access to recycling boxes and a washing line. 

On the other side of the enrtrance hall, to the right, is a beamed ‘snug’ sitting room with inglenook fireplace and two sumptuous sofas  (woodburner, piano) and then beyond this a much larger slate-floored sitting room (woodburner, under floor heating) with TV and ample seating for all guests to enjoy being together. 

Upstairs, off a long corridor are six spacious bedrooms, all with lovely views. Three doubles and one twin have en suite bathrooms (suites plus with bath-showers). Another small double (4’ bed) and twin bedroom, at the front, share a bathroom (suite with bath-shower)

All bedrooms are thoughtfully furnished and decorated with comfort and charm in mind. Bedroom 7 at the rear of the house having its own special character with sloping ceiling and rich heritage colour : This room has the option of zip and link double or twin beds). The annex, sleeping 2, is also available at an extra cost.  

There is plenty to see and do in the area. Outdoor pursuits within a short drive include clay pigeon shooting, archery and fishing, all subject to availability: The North Somerset coastis just 30 mins away by car. Exmoor too. But best of all, there are walking trails and beautiful vews at your doorstep: An inexhaustible 360 degree all year round pleasure.  

Oil fired central heating (oil included) - Three Wood burning stoves  (logs provided) - One TV with sky in Drawing Room  - DVD Player - Wifi  - Automatic washing machine - Tumble Dryer - Microwave -  Dual fuel Range Cooker - Second electric oven - Two dishwashers - Three under counter fridges - Fridge freezer- Half size snooker table - Duvets / linen / towels provided -  Two Cots and highchairs available - Patio furniture - Barbecue available Easter- October (charcoal not provided) - Pub less than a mile away - Shops 2.5 miles - NO FIREWORKS OR SKY LANTERNS - No Smoking .

Week long, mid week and weekend breaks available all year round. Extended stays by arrangement.  Dogs (max 2) by Prior Arrangement (£50 charge).