The Snug is a cosy cottage ideal for a couple or friends looking for some time away. With a log burner and a bedroom with exposed beams offering views over Dunkery Beacon, you might never want to leave the house!
Group of 4 looking to get away together? The Snug and The Barn are right next to each other so we can offer them as a combined booking. Please get in touch for details.
Freshly renovated and located in the centre of the village of Timberscombe, The Snug is an ideal location for short to medium length breaks or those who are planning on spending the majority of their time in the great outdoors.
Downstairs we have a cosy lounge with a log burner and a small kitchenette (mini fridge, kettle, tea and coffee), allowing you to make a warm drink after a day exploring Exmoor. As there are no cooking facilities, The Snug is ideal for those looking to take advantage of the many local pubs and resturants. If you’re looking for somewhere with a kitchen, please check out our other cottages.
Upstairs is the king sized bedroom and the bathroom. Please note that this is an old cottage, so the stairs are fairly steep.
We are happy to accept one well trained, small sized (e.g. spaniel) dog, but please keep them off the furniture, downstairs, and do not leave them unattended. Although The Snug has no garden, there are grass areas and footpaths right outside the front door.
For those looking to stay connected whilst away, we have fibre broadband with a dedicated guest mesh WiFi network, meaning you will have fast and reliable internet.
Phone signal is generally good in the village. Vodafone, EE, and O2 customers should get 4G reception. ‘Three’ customers may struggle indoors, but WiFi calling is possible on our WiFi.
Timberscombe is a traditional farming village in the Exmoor National Park and is in prime position for exploring the surrounding area. In the village itself we have a fantastic pub, The Lion Inn, where you can sit in front of a roaring fire with a drink. Conveniently it’s just a few doors down, so within easy stumbling distance! There’s also a local shop and Post Office should you need to top up on essential supplies.
We’re a three mile (six minute) drive to the historic medieval village of Dunster. Alternatively you can walk there via Nutcombe Bottom forest, which contains the tallest tree in England! We are also ideally placed to enjoy Snowdrop Valley, which is a spectacle not to be missed if you’re visiting in the winter.
Minehead is six miles (10 minutes) down the road, and contains all of the amenities you could require for a week away. There are three supermarkets (Tesco, Morrisons, and Lidl) all within a stones throw of each other.
Things to do
Exmoor is a walking and cycling (road or mountain) heaven. We’ve created a list of our favourite routes, which you can find in your Guest Handbook when you arrive. These are a combination of spectacular routes leaving from the front door, and those further afield which you’ll need to travel to.
Horse riding and fishing are two of the other major hobbies, with plenty of locations to give these a go. Golfers can find Somerset’s oldest golf course down at Minehead, which is a links course based on the coast.
For the more adventurous, Wimbleball Lake and Porlock Weir are both a 20 minute drive away, and allow for swimming, kayaking, and other water sports.
For those looking for beaches, Minehead is big and sandy and great for a family day out. Porlock and Bossington are quieter, but are pebbly. A bit further afield are the magnificent Woolacombe and Croyde beaches which are famous for surfing.