MAP TO SHOW LOCATION OF HIGHER HOUSE
Leave M5 at Junction 25 and take A358 (Minehead) for 4.3 miles: at Cross Keys public house take B3227 (Wiveliscombe) for 4 miles: in Hillcommon, pass the Orchard Inn public house and the car sales on both sides of the road and 300 yards further on, upon reaching the sign pointing left to Blagoves, turn RIGHT up the tarmaced lane. Higher House is 40 yards up the lane on the right, behind the bungalow named Harle.
If you have a satnav, our postcode TA4 1DU and Cox’s Lane (unmarked) will bring you to your accomodation
Hillcommon has a pub which serves good food and is within walking distance of your holiday home: nearby Oake has a post office and community run shop. On your day of arrival you might find the co-op in Norton Fitzwarren a useful stop for your immediate provisions. An excellent fish and chip shop, Star Fish Bar is right next door. Wiveliscombe has an excellent butcher with complementary delicatessen, chemist and small supermarkets (which are open into the evening). Taunton has a full range of supermarkets and a variety of smaller shops as well as a good representation of the national chain stores.
This is a farming area, but is very well served with footpaths which can provide many different walks, particularly for dog owners. We are all asked to respect the countryside at all times, with particular regard to local farmers and their livestock and crops. You are most welcome to use our grounds to exercise your pets but please keep dogs on a lead when we have our sheep grazing nearby.
Our visitors have found this a good base for exploring both the north and south coasts, with easy access to the Quantock Hills and Exmore. Garden enthusiasts can visit Hestercombe House as well as National Trust properties at Knights Hayes, Killerton and East Lambrook, and RHS Rosemoor in north Devon.
For those researching their family roots, Somerset Heritage Centre is 10 minutes drive.
There is a regular hourly bus service (No 25 Taunton to Dulverton) stopping at the end of the drive (40 metres) running into the early evening, but a car is essential to enjoy the area to the full.
Nearest pub/restaurant The Orchard Inn 400 yards 01823 401552
Nearest airport Bristol 45 miles
Nearest motorway M5 Junction 26 (Wellington)
Nearest railway station Taunton 6 miles
Nearest golf course Oake Manor ½ mile
www.visitsomerset.co.uk – provides useful local information
www.oake.org.uk – our village website