Charmingly situated in an idyllic location
In the heart of the North Devon countryside lies Somers Hiscott, a luxury six bedroom house, which can comfortably accommodate up to 12. Located in Hiscott near Barnstaple, Somers Hiscott offers its guests peace and tranquillity on a large 41 acre private estate.
Somers Hiscott full of elegance and style
This stunning large holiday home was completely renovated in 2015 to create a wonderful space for all ages to enjoy. The holiday cottage has a spacious lounge complete with a wood burning stove and a luxury kitchen/diner packed full of appliances. There are six good sized bedrooms, five of which have zip and link beds, which can be set up as either super-king double beds, or two luxury singles, allowing for plenty of flexibility in accommodation. Four of the bedrooms benefit from en-suite shower rooms, whilst a downstairs double bedroom is ideal for less mobile guests, or those looking for additional privacy. All the bathrooms have separately controlled underfloor heating.
No expense has been spared when equipping this beautiful house. State of the art Samsung TV’s are fitted throughout. Every bedroom has a wall mounted TV, with a 55'' Smart TV in the lounge, and a second large family Smart TV in the kitchen/diner. In addition there is an X-Box, a wine fridge, a coffee machine, an American style fridge/freezer complete with ice dispenser and filtered water, an ice cream maker, and much, much more.
Split over two floors, Somers Hiscott is a house for all seasons. On the ground floor there is a large tastefully decorated lounge, a kitchen/diner, a separate utility room with cloakroom and a double en-suite bedroom. Separately zoned underfloor heating creates a wonderful warm and cosy atmosphere for enjoying an evening in with friends. In the summer, open the patio doors in the living room and enjoy direct access on to the terrace where alfresco meals and BBQ's can be savoured.
Upstairs at Somers Hiscott there are a further five bedrooms, three of which are en-suite, two of which share a large family bathroom fitted with both a bath and a separate walk-in shower.
To the rear of the house is a pretty garden, and guests are welcome to explore the secluded 41 acre estate within which Somers Hiscott sits. Much of the land, including the ancient woodland, is listed as a County Wildlife Site, so take your time discovering the beauty of the orchard, the bluebell woods or the lake. There are plenty of romantic spots for an evening stroll, as well as areas ideal for a family picnic. Dogs are welcome, so just step outside the house to go for your morning walk through the woods and fields surrounding the house.
Somers Hiscott is situated outside Yarnscombe, just a few miles south of Barnstaple, North Devon's largest town. The market town has a good range of shops, including supermarkets that offer home delivery, banks, a theatre, a multi-screen cinema and several excellent restaurants serving a variety of cuisines. A highlight for visitors to Barnstaple is its character Pannier Market located at the heart of the high street and open six days a week for local vendors to sell their products.
For a night out there are two excellent nearby pubs. In Newton Tracey, the Hunters Inn has an extensive menu available at both lunchtime and evenings, whilst the Rising Sun in Umberleigh is one of North Devon's most well-known fishing pubs.
Somers Hiscott is ideally located for exploring the North Devon coastline and visiting some of its beautiful golden beaches. Within a half hour's drive of the house are the Blue Flag award winning beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde, Saunton Sands and Westward Ho!. There are also several pretty coves and the South West Coast Path to discover.
Many outdoor activities can be enjoyed within easy reach of Somers Hiscott, including walking, cycling, horse riding and fishing. The nearby Southdown Adventure Park in Yarnscombe offers high adrenaline attractions such as quad biking, clay shooting, zorb ball, archery and air rifles. Paintball is available at Survival Paintball.
To keep the youngsters entertained there are several excellent family friendly attractions in North Devon, from the fun and frolics of The Big Sheep to the roller coasters at The Milky Way. Gardens and National Trust properties are also widely available and offer something for all ages to enjoy.