A family-run 17th century, tile-hung coaching inn ideally positioned for visitors to the…
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A luxury beach house on Brean Down sleeping eight with private beach access. The Castle is a fully refurbished, beachside 1930s cottage with 180-degree panoramic sea views across the unspoilt seven miles of National Trust headland and the beach at Brean Down Sands. The four-bedroom ‘Castle’ has private beach access from the extensive, child- and dog-friendly garden, as well as a fresh, modern and comfortable interior.
Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 1
- Maximum occupancy: 8
- Private garden
- Washing machine
- Linens provided
- Open all year
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About the area
Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.
Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.
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