The village of Old Cleeve lies in the Somerset West and Taunton district of Somerset. It is located near the eastern edge of Exmoor National Park and just south of the Bristol Channel coast. Old Cleeve consists of a series of narrow roads lined with hedgerows and dotted with historic cottages and farm buildings. It is located on higher ground than many of the area’s villages, with far-reaching views across the moors and toward the sea. There are no shops in the village, making a holiday cottage in Old Cleeve perfect for visitors who want to experience life in a rural Somerset community.
The ideal home base for exploring Exmoor National Park’s natural beauty, The Coach House, Old Cleeve is a modern, two-storey coastal cottage offering stunning views of the Somerset countryside, spacious kitchen, two sitting rooms, and large walk-in wardrobe between two double bedrooms.
Blueberry Cottage, Old Cleeve, makes the perfect holiday home for exploring the Exmoor coast, a 16th century Somerset coastal cottage near the national park and Minehead Beach, with two bedrooms upstairs, thatched roof, low doorways, beamed ceilings, and pretty cottage garden.
Enjoy all that Exmoor has to offer with your stay at The Bramleys, a comfortable coastal cottage in the village of Old Cleeve, Somerset, featuring two bedrooms that convert from super-king size to twin, fully fitted kitchen, and pretty views of the surrounding countryside from the patio.
The Pippins is a detached romantic cottage in Old Cleeve, West Somerset, which offers couples the chance of peace & quiet and a holiday in one of the most beautiful regions of England. The award-winning cottage places guests between the hills and the ocean and features a sunroom and lovely grounds.
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In the heart of the village, St Andrew’s Church was built in the 12th century and is a Grade I listed building. The floor of its porch was cobbled with stones from the shore nearby. The area around Cleeve is dotted with other historic sites including Cleeve Abbey, a monastery founded in the 12th century. Built in 1860, Black Monkey Bridge carries the West Somerset Railway over a stream, on its 22-mile route through unspoiled countryside between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard. A ride on this heritage line is highly recommended on self-catering holidays in Old Cleeve. Directly north of holiday cottages in Old Cleeve,
Blue Anchor Beach is famous as the subject of Port Sunlight, a painting by JMW Turner. While away a day sunbathing or swimming at this spectacular stretch of sand and shingle shore, and enjoy refreshments at one of the cafes or the pub on the road that runs parallel to the beach. Five miles from Old Cleeve, Minehead is a charming seaside town with a vast beach and a variety of independent shops to peruse. The South West Coast Path begins here, following the coast all the way to Poole in Dorset.