Old Cleeve Village

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The village of Old Cleeve lies in the edge of The Quantock Hills in West Somerset. It is located near the eastern edge of Exmoor National Park and just south of the Bristol Channel coast. Old Cleeve consists 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 hills and toward the sea. There are no shops in the village, making Old Cleeve holiday cottages perfect for visitors who want to experience life in a secluded rural Somerset community. 

A bungalow surrounded by lawns and open countryside.
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2
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1

The Pippins is a charming detached cottage that provides a romantic getaway for couples in Old Cleeve, a coastal village located in West Somerset. This award-winning cottage offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a peaceful and tranquil holiday in one of the most beautiful regions of England, positioned perfectly between the rolling Quantock Hills and the stunning Bristol Channel coast. It boasts a sunroom and delightful grounds, making it an ideal choice for a romantic retreat.

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Exterior of a detached Somerset holiday cottage and shrub-filled garden
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2

The Coach House, Old Cleeve, is a modern two-story coastal cottage with stunning views of Somerset's countryside. It is the perfect home base for exploring Exmoor National Park's valleys. moorland and picturesque villages. The cottage features a spacious kitchen, two sitting rooms, and two double bedrooms separated by a large walk-in wardrobe.

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Exterior of a chalet bungalow with a courtyard containing a table with a parasol and chairs.
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4
Bedrooms
2

Enjoy all that Exmoor has to offer with your stay at The Bramleys, a comfortable coastal cottage in the village of Old Cleeve. It features two bedrooms that convert from super-king size to twin, a fully fitted kitchen, and pretty views of the surrounding Somerset countryside from the patio.

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Exterior of a semi-detached thatched cottage overlooking a lawned garden.
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4
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2

Blueberry Cottage in Old Cleeve makes the perfect holiday home for exploring the Exmoor coast. This 16th-century Somerset coastal cottage near the national park and Minehead Beach has two bedrooms upstairs, a thatched roof, low doorways, beamed ceilings, and a pretty cottage garden.

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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 historical 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 the unspoiled countryside between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard. A ride on this heritage line is highly recommended on self-catering holidays in Old Cleeve.

Five miles from Old Cleeve, Minehead is a charming seaside town with a vast beach and a variety of independent shops to peruse. 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, enjoy refreshments at one of the cafes or the pub on the road that runs parallel to the beach. The South West Coast Path begins there, following the coast  or some 600 miles to Poole in Dorset.

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