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Idyllic chalet retreat in Somerset countryside

SuperhostTaunton, England, United Kingdom
Entire guesthouse hosted by Rachel
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 baths

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Exclusive chalet 2 miles outside Taunton, in the Trull area. Separate bedroom with ensuite, modern kitchen, lounge area to relax in & private gated parking. Deck area for al fresco dining & access to a BBQ in the orchard. We invite you to stroll down to the orchard to collect freshly laid eggs from our chickens for your breakfast every morning.
A real secret hideaway, don't tell too many !
@thechaletsomerset

Please Note: I follow Airbnb's strict cleaning protocols after each guests checks out.

The space
'The Chalet Somerset' was completed in 2013 and is constructed from Douglas Fir and is situated in beautiful countryside and farmland and boasts the idyllic 360 degree panoramic views we, ourselves fell in love with.

It is a beautiful one bedroom, fully equipped self catering apartment with separate lounge/kitchen and bathroom.
We are immensely proud of the floor to ceiling gable end window which allows our guests to fully immerse themselves in the Somerset countryside views all from the comfort of the king size bed!
There is a raised decking area for you to enjoy al fresco dining or simply sit and admire the wonderful views. There is of course, the orchard for you to have a traditional coal BBQ in. This is also where our chickens live, who are an integral part of our family and we would encourage you to wander down into the orchard and collect freshly laid eggs for your breakfast.

For your information Check in is 3pm and check out is 11am.

Hygiene and Cleanliness
We have always had vigorous cleaning protocols in place for the chalet and this too is reflected in our feedback scores on Airbnb. But we wanted to communicate and highlight to our guests what we do each time someone checks out, to ensure your peace of mind when coming to stay here with us.
- After each guest has left a thorough deep clean is undertaken, with all surfaces being cleaned with antibacterial spray and bleach where applicable.
- All bedding and towels are washed at 60 degrees. (we would ask you to strip the bed and leave all the bedding and towels in the blue ikea bag provided)
- The mattress protector and pillow protectors are also changed between guests.
- All crockery, glassware and cutlery goes through the dishwasher on a 60 degree cycle after every visit
- The floor is vacuumed in the bedroom and mopped in the kitchen.
- The fridge is wiped out and down with disinfectant.
- The bin is cleansed.
- The leather sofa is wiped down with a spray cleaner.
- Windows and the door are opened during the cleaning process to allow ventilation.
In addition:
- Anything which can be read or played in the chalet (books/welcome guide/Xbox) is wiped down with an antibacterial spray.
- Sadly we can no longer currently provide any condiments in the chalet; (salt, pepper, vinegar, oil, herbs etc) and they have been removed. We will however leave teabags in a plastic pocket which will be uniquely for you and no-one other than myself (whilst wearing gloves) will have touched them to put them into the pocket. Coffee will still be available as they are in individual pods, which will be left out for you.

Guest access
Lounge/Kitchen: There is a comfy Leather sofa, a 32" remote control TV. There is an Xbox 360 as well as a DVD Player. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the mod con's and creature comforts you should require, Tassimo coffee machine, kettle, microwave, toaster, under counter fridge and 2 ring hob. Pots, pans, crockery, glassware and cutlery and utensils are also provided.

Main Bedroom: King size bed, remote controlled 14" wall fitted TV, Digital Radio and alarm clock, chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets for storage. All the bed linen is provided.

Bathroom: Door into bathroom, WC, shower, basin, heated towel radiator, shaving point and mirror behind basin. Towels are provided for your convenience so no need to worry about packing your own as well as shampoo, conditioner and shower gel.

Decking Area: Table and Chairs for al fresco dining and use of BBQ in the orchard on those long summer evenings. There is also a dartboard downstairs in the garage which you are also more than welcome to use. Just let us know you would like to use it and we can provide you with darts.

Parking: We have free secure off road parking for one car (accessed via electric gates)

We are a non smoking property inside and outside and as much as we love animals we can't accept pets.

Other things to note
I'm afraid due to our rural location and copper cables, wifi speed is very volatile, limited and slow therefore we are unable to offer it to guests. That said 3G and 4G does work well in the chalet and so you can still gain access to the Internet.
There are also many access points in town where you can obtain free wifi.

I follow Airbnb’s enhanced cleaning protocol, which was developed with expert guidance. Here are a few highlights:
I sanitize high-touch surfaces, down to the doorknob
I use cleaners and disinfectants and I wear protective gear to help prevent cross-contamination
I clean each room using extensive cleaning checklists
I provide extra cleaning supplies, so you can clean as you stay
All bedding and towels get washed at 60degrees - inc mattress and pillow protectors.
All crockery/glassware and cutlery goes through the dishwasher after each guest leaves

You can now find us on Instagram. @thechaletsomerset.
Please have a look and feel free to share any photos of your experience with us #thechaletsomerset
Exclusive chalet 2 miles outside Taunton, in the Trull area. Separate bedroom with ensuite, modern kitchen, lounge area to relax in & private gated parking. Deck area for al fresco dining & access to a BBQ in the orchard. We invite you to stroll down to the orchard to collect freshly laid eggs from our chickens for your breakfast every morning.
A real secret hideaway, don't tell too many !
@thechaletsomerset

Please Note: I follow Airbnb's strict cleaning protocols after each guests checks out.

The space
'The Chalet Somerset' was completed in 2013 and is constructed from Douglas F…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Essentials
Hair dryer
Hangers
TV
Heating
Private entrance
Smoke alarm
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom

360 degree uninterrupted panoramic views of the lush Somerset countryside and farmland.
We are only 2.5 miles from Taunton, the County town of Somerset.

Hosted by Rachel

Joined in July 2015
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We are the Jones family, that is Rachel, Simon, Noah and Theo and we love to travel, experience new cultures, meet new people and play a little golf along the way!
During your stay
We are on hand throughout your stay and always happy to help and interact as much or as little as you require.

We will welcome you personally upon arrival and give you any hints and tips on things to do, see and where to eat in the local area. There is also a plethora of tourist and visitor attraction leaflets in the chalet as well as maps which we provide, if you'd like to go off exploring the Quantocks and Blackdown hills.
We are on hand throughout your stay and always happy to help and interact as much or as little as you require.

We will welcome you personally upon arrival and give you…
Rachel is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm