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Grade II Georgian rectory,Taunton,hot tub Somerset

SuperhostWest Monkton, England, United Kingdom
Entire guest suite hosted by Mary
6 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bath

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An exquisite grade II listed former rectory dating back to 1783,set in its own grounds of 12 acres.The unique gardens and grounds provide peaceful, colourful, interesting and ever changing setting.
search YouTube "GC gardens airbnb" to appreciate the location.
An extremely and relaxing location to unwind suitable for couples or small groups
Accommodation for guests is a two storey self contained flat on the north wing of the property with exclusive use of private hot tub and use of tennis court.

The space
The space-GC Flat is a self contained two storey flat on the north wing of the house with its own access and self catering accommodation. Suitable for couples and small groups alike due to the romantic nature of the quintessential English gardens and setting of the hot tub.


As you enter through your own access you have a downstairs cloakroom with ample of hanging space for your coats. You continue upstairs to the rest of the accommodation which includes the master bedroom with king size bed, which has wonderful views over the walled garden, formal lawns, ponds and hot tub and boasts a charming round window and large sash, a truly beautiful room. A second double bedroom either with two large single beds or one superking bed made up to guests requirements.

The good sized sitting room has sofa seating for 6 with a comfortable double sofa bed and a three seater sofa. Plenty of storage and a desk with a reading lamp with room for laptop etc. A pretty fireplace with log effect fire gives the room a cosy focal point, leading off the living room is a large bathroom with freestanding bath and big shower.

The kitchen is well stocked with cutlery, crockery, children's crockery, intergrated washing machine and dishwasher. Fridge freezer, microwave, gas Hob and oven. It has a large kitchen table ideal for family meals and evening board games.

A small mini bar with honesty box is available to guests.

Complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk.

The flat has its own hot water and heating system and wifi super fast broadband is available.

The hot tub is located overlooking the formal lawns and ponds, it is a short walk around the house down a well lit path, guests have exclusive use during their stay until 10pm.

Guests have free range to explore our 12 acres of gardens, paddocks, woodlands and use of tennis court and rackets. We also have an old Victorian grass tennis court that is now a children’s play area and has a lovely natural viewing area for parents to sit and supervise with a cup of tea or glass of wine!

A designated bbq and outdoor seating is available for guests to use during stay within the beautiful walled garden.

We have two listings here on site and it is also a family home, both listings have their own dedicated hot tub for exclusive use throughout your stay and own designated bbq areas.

Our tennis court is available for use any time and we have balls and racquets for guests to use.

Secure parking for bikes can be arranged.

We may be willing to take small, well behaved dogs at discretion of owner at a charge of £10 per dog per stay. Please discuss before booking.

We have livestock on the premises in he form of sheep, goats, chickens and horses, please do not enter their paddocks and respect any electric fencing as it will be on! Do not feed any of the animals.

Being a former rectory we are nestled against the historic church of st. Augustines, the church is opened daily and is well worth a look.


Location- west monkton is a quiet, rural village without any direct public transport links, the closest bus stop is approx a mile walk away so advisable to bring a car or get a taxi from Taunton to the accommodation. Taxis from Taunton town centre are approx £15.
We are situated on the edge of the Quantock's just three miles from the county town of Taunton, with its great variety of shops and restaurants. The Brewhouse theatre puts on a wide variety of performances throughout the year. Vivary park is within the town centre with high ropes course and 18 hole golf course.
Taunton has a regular farmers market on a Thursday.
There are three friendly local pubs within easy walking distance, the Monkton Inn is just 300 yards from the end of the drive, the Merry Monk and the Maypole inn are situated about a mile away and easily walkable.
We are situated at the foot of the Quantock hills and is the perfect location for keen dog walkers, walkers, bikers or horse riders to take advantage of the area.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge's cottage in Nether Stowey is only a stones throw away over the hill.
The West Somerset coast is not to be missed hosting the legendary west Somerset steam railway, a 22 mile heritage railway line from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead, the medieval village of Dunster with its castle, yarn market and quirky shops and tea rooms. A wonderful day out for all young and old.

The beauty of Exmoor with it rugged coastline are not to be missed and most accessible.

We are close to the famous Somerset levels renowned for its rich wildlife and has the largest lowland population of breeding wading birds, great for any ornithologist or amateurs alike with many walkways and hides. Autumn and winter is a particularly wonderful time to visit with the famous starling murmurations easily accessible and many guided tours taking place.

Glastonbury is a thirty minute drive.

Guest access
The access to accommodation is uneven due to the age of the property, it is well lit but is a cobbled courtyard and the main accommodation is up a fairly narrow curved staircase.
Guests are welcome to walk around the grounds and the walled garden, any produce from the walled garden is strictly forbidden to be picked or consumed.
We do ask guests to respect the lawn area and patio around rear of the house as this is a private residence.

Hot tub is available for use and take 6 adults, not advised for children under 12 and pregnant ladies. No glasses to be taken to hot tub, plastic glasses provided in apartment.

Other things to note
We are signed up to the ‘commit to clean’ protocol on Airbnb. I take the cleanliness of my listing very seriously.
I deep clean and sanitise all hard surfaces and frequently touched items before arrivals.
Linen and towels are all washed on a high temperature setting.
I provide hand sanitiser, disinfectant and cleaning products for guests to use throughout their stay.
I have removed soft furnishings such as throws and

We do not provide towels for use in hot tub area. We ask that the hot tub is not used after 10pm. We recommend bringing flip flops or similar footwear and a dressing gowns for getting to and from the hot tub.

Guests have exclusive use of the hot tub during their stay. It is a short walk around the house and down a well lit path situated on the terrace overlooking the formal lawns and ponds.

For summer months we have a charcoal BBQ available to use in designated BBQ area along with sun chairs etc, charcoal available with honesty pot.

Travel cot available upon request.

Search YouTube “GC gardens Airbnb” to view video of the grounds.

Small mini bar will be available to guests.

Being a former rectory we are located next to the parish church, the church clock strikes hourly and can be heard from the accommodation. The church has bell ringing practise on a Thursday evening for 1.5 hours, the bells will also be rung for special occasions such as weddings etc and the fourth Sunday of each month for the family service, this can be heard clearly from the accommodation but adds to the charm.

We may be willing to take small, well behaved dogs at discretion of owner at a charge of £10 per dog per stay. Please discuss before booking.
An exquisite grade II listed former rectory dating back to 1783,set in its own grounds of 12 acres.The unique gardens and grounds provide peaceful, colourful, interesting and ever changing setting.
search YouTube "GC gardens airbnb" to appreciate the location.
An extremely and relaxing location to unwind suitable for couples or small groups
Accommodation for guests is a two storey self contained flat o…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Hot tub
Essentials
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Hangers
TV
Heating

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West Monkton, England, United Kingdom

West Monkton is an extremely friendly village. There is the local pub ‘the monkton inn’ only 2 minutes walk from the accommodation. Another two pubs close by both within 1.5 miles.

Hosted by Mary

Joined in October 2016
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I’m a full time mum of three pre schoolers. Love the outdoors and everything that goes with it. I teach riding and mainly Dressage and enjoy competing at national level (before the children!) I am friendly and welcoming and am looking forward to welcoming guests to our beautiful home to appreciate it as we do.
I’m a full time mum of three pre schoolers. Love the outdoors and everything that goes with it. I teach riding and mainly Dressage and enjoy competing at national level (before the…
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
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