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South Wing

Crowcombe Court

Located in the South Wing of Crowcombe Court at the foot of the Quantock Hills are two character apartments, both sleeping up to five in three bedrooms.

These comfortable apartments are a mirror image of each other, both featuring a large open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a lounge. The apartments also have three good sized bedrooms, including two with king size double beds and one with a single bed. By arrangement one of the king size beds in Apartment Two can also be converted into a twin if required. Both apartments are also fitted with a family bathroom and an additional cloakroom.

The dog friendly apartments are in exceptional walking territory with many different footpaths available on your doorstep allowing you to discover the wonders of the Somerset countryside. Guests also have access to the communal orchard garden, which is secure for dogs that can play here safely off the lead.

The Quantock Hills were designated England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956 recognising its beautiful heathland, oak woods, ancient parklands and well maintained agricultural land.

There are many activities that can be enjoyed when staying on the Quantocks; these include horse riding, walking and cycling. One of the most popular nearby walks is the route from Crowcombe to Bicknoller where you can then enjoy a picnic or look out for local wildlife. The Coleridge Way is also an excellent way to experience the area on foot.

For those guests seeking a more relaxed break in this beautiful area you will not be disappointed. Within easy reach of the apartments there are several wonderful places to visit.

Just a short drive from the estate is the West Somerset Railway line, running both steam and vintage diesel engines. Guests can board the train at Crowcombe Heathfield or Stogumber and travel to some of the local towns and villages, including Minehead, Dunster and Bishops Lydeard.

Other nearby attractions include Dunster Castle, Hestercombe House & Gardens, Watchet Harbour and Porlock Weir.

Whilst staying at one of the apartments enjoy a meal out at one of many local pubs and restaurants. The closest is the Carew Arms, which is just down the road. Alternatively, a little further away is the Bicknoller Inn, The Farmers Arms, The Notley Arms and The Luttrel Arms.

The History of Crowcombe Court

Crowcombe Court has been home to a manor house since the late 13th century. In 1723, at the age of 21, Thomas Carew, having come into his inheritance, began building the new grand mansion that can be seen today.

The first part of the Grade 1 listed manor house to be built were its wings, with the main house being completed from 1739. The house, which was designed by Nathaniel Ireson is in the regional baroque style that was fashionable in the post Queen Anne period. The exterior of the house is magnificent with amber bricks and Bath stone used for the pilasters and frontispiece.

The mansion remained in the Carew family until the mid-20th century. In recent years the house has been a part of a major restoration project and is currently owned by David and Kate Kenyon who are keen to ensure Crowcombe Court is maintained for future generations to enjoy.

We hope you have a memorable time at Quantock Hills Apartments.