At Pole Rue Farm we have two superb, newly converted self catering holiday cottages. Both cottages have been designed to ensure your stay is as welcoming, comfortable and user friendly as possible.
Rose Cottage and Bluebell Cottage each accommodate 4 people and a cot is available if required. Each cottage has its own generous garden area with a south facing patio and garden furniture. This is perfect for use at any time of the year, breakfast in springtime and summer barbecues. We’ve even been known to eat outside in February!
There is also a large grassed area for family games and picnics, with great views from the head of the combe. The garden areas are not enclosed but we do welcome one well behaved pet per cottage. The cottages have their own private drive with an ample parking area.
Pole Rue Farm is in an idyllic location, the only property along a no through lane, surrounded by beautiful countryside. We have an abundance of wildlife including swallows which nest in our outbuildings. We are just a 10 minute walk from the centre of the village of Combe St Nicholas. This quintessential Somerset village has a general store with Post Office, a friendly, lively village pub, The Green Dragon, serving good local ales and food with regular live music, a church, a village hall with a regular ‘pop-up’ cafe and many annual events, such as pantomimes and summer shows. About a mile away from Pole Rue Farm there is a very well stocked farm shop with cafe/restaurant.
Nearby we have the town of Chard with many shops and general facilities, including an excellent choice of takeaways and supermarkets. A little further afield is the pretty town of Ilminster with many small independent shops and a very popular theatre. Around 10 miles away is the county town of Taunton which is a great place to shop, with plenty of choice of shops and restaurants. The Cathedral city of Exeter is around half an hour drive.
Rose Cottage and Bluebell Cottage are individually decorated, contemporary in design and fitted to a high standard, with natural stone and oak flooring downstairs and pure wool carpets upstairs. Each cottage has two bedrooms, a double and a twin, and a bathroom with shower over bath upstairs.
Downstairs is largely open plan with a kitchen and dining area, and a lounge area with French doors opening onto the south facing patio. There is also a downstairs cloakroom. The kitchen is fully fitted and well equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave etc. The living room has a television and Blu-Ray player. Each cottage has Wi-fi internet. Both cottages are fully double glazed, well insulated with oil fired central heating and a cosy wood burning stove. You can be assured that your cottage will be spotless upon your arrival.
More internal and external photos of the cottages will be added soon.
Out and About
Pole Rue Farm has many attractions nearby including the famous Jurassic Coast. Lyme Regis is the nearest seaside town just 25 minutes’ drive away. Our location is excellent for exploring the nearby counties of Devon, Dorset and Somerset. The cottages have a plentiful supply of information on nearby attractions such as National Trust properties, cider makers, walking, cycling, wildlife, RSPB sites, sea fishing trips and a donkey sanctuary to name a few.
There are many excellent pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area. At Axminster (10 miles), we have Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Restaurant and an excellent American-owned Route 66 Diner where you will find delicious thick milkshakes. If you were to head west on the A30, at the village of Monkton (4 miles) you can stop off for scrumptious homemade Otter Valley Dairy ice creams. We have only been here 2 years and we are always being told by locals about a new gem we have yet to discover. There really is something for everyone. Please see below a few of the nearby attractions.
Barrington Court (NT)
The Warehouse Theatre at Ilminster
Forde Abbey & Gardens
Clark’s Shopping Village at Street
River Cottage HQ
Montecute House & Gardens (NT)
Tintinhull Gardens (NT)
Lyres Cary Manor (NT)
Perry’s Cider Mills
Chard Reservoir & Nature Reserve
Somerset Levels including RSPB reserve at West Sedgemoor
Somerset Distillery & Burrow Hill Cider
John Leach’s Pottery at Muchelney
Haynes Motor Museum
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Lyme Regis with it’s famous Cobb which features in Jane Austen’s Persuasion & The French Lieutenant’s Woman, by John Fowles.
The Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth
Exmoor National Park
Bath with the famous Roman baths
The Bishop’s Palace, Wells
Stourhead House & Gardens (NT)
The Tank Museum at Bovington
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre at Wool, Dorset
Weymouth & Portland
We moved to Pole Rue Farm in March 2014 after an exhaustive search to find such an idyllic location, with a view to building some holiday cottages that would be perfect to explore this beautiful part of the country. We came to Combe St Nicholas after living in Mere in south Wiltshire for 18 years, where we ran a very popular holiday cottage for 14 years, called Chance Cottage.
We live here ourselves, so are on hand to offer help and advice to ensure a stress free holiday whilst respecting your privacy. We will welcome you upon arrival, show you into your cottage then allow you to enjoy your stay in peace.
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