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Woodpecker Lodge, holiday lodges in Somerset


Town: Taunton


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Nestled quietly in tranquil countryside beside an established lake in the hamlet of Mill Cross and at the foot of the stunning Quantock Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Woodpecker is an exclusive luxury timber Eco-Holiday Home



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An ideal base with lots to explore in the area
The property offers the perfect blend of peace and quiet with easy access to many amenities and attractions. Walk out the front door and the sound of birdsong and nothing else is striking - a true countryside idyll. Yet the market town of Taunton is no more than 2 miles away, offering a wide range of retail and dining options, along with a theatre and multi-screen theatre.

Woodpecker-Lodge offers the following facilities.

A 2 bedroom eco-lodge sleeps 4
Fantastic countryside setting with wildlife and birdlife aplenty.
Just a short stroll to the village of Kingston St Mary.
'Excellent' rating under the Eco Homes BREEAM Awards.


  • Fishing is available on the site or nearby

  • Well behaved dogs are welcomed on this site


    Mill Meadow

    TA2 8HL


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    A luxury eco-holiday home in tranquil countryside setting. .

    The Quantock Hills are also on the doorstep; the first designated Area of Natural Beauty in England and are ideal for more energetic visitors including walkers and cyclists. Also in the area are the West Somerset Railway, Hestercombe Gardens and for younger visitors, the Fun Farm. Despite it's central location in Somerset, the coastline is only 15 miles away, while Exeter, Glastonbury and Yeovil are all easily driveable.

    Woodpecker is perfectly placed with easy access by rail or road. It is within 10 minutes of Taunton s mainline rail station (London Paddington 1 hour 40 mins), and major road links (M5 Junction 24 and 25).

    About the Eco-homes

    These fantastic Eco-Homes are manufactured in Finland using the highest quality, slow grown timber with the most advanced manufacturing and construction methods in Europe. Combine this with the latest in cutting edge Carbon Neutral Technologies and a high level of luxury and you have one of those rare opportunities in life to have your cake and eat it.

    Enjoying the countryside could not be easier as whichever way you turn at the gate you will find yourself strolling or cycling along miles of leaf lined lanes with rolling fields and the Quantock Hills and Exmoor stretching out before you.

    Just a short stroll away is the sought after village of Kingston St Mary with its beautiful church, thatched cottages, mews and a welcoming local pub.

    Nearby activities include local stables, with trails across the bridleways and hill trails. Fishing in the local lakes and rivers or enjoy watching the Somerset County Cricket Club. Fishing is also available on the private lake - day passes are available on request.

    Sensitive management of the existing neighbours , badgers, foxes, bats and all manner of birdlife together with the creation of new habitat, has resulted in a significant increase in the numbers and variety of flora and fauna at Mill Meadow. Every new Mill Meadow Eco Holiday Home is also fitted with at least one bird and bat box and all landscaped areas are carefully managed to encourage and maintain the diversity of wildlife. The nearby Quantock Hills and Exmoor offer further exciting encounters with nature's treasures.

    Current features of the eco-homes include:

    * Ground and Air source Heat Pumps
    * Under floor Heating
    * Solar Hot Water
    * Solar Electric
    * Green Roof
    * Rain Harvesting
    * Low Energy lighting
    * Efficient appliances
    * Excellent levels of insulation
    * Triple Glazed windows

    Mill Meadow Eco Holiday Homes have been recognised with the award of an Excellent rating under the Eco Homes BREEAM Awards scheme.

    *Special offer terms: Book a 3 night stay from 364 or a 7 night stay from 509 over the Dunster by Candlelight Weekend, taking place over the 3rd and 4th December 2010. Special offer applicable to bookings taken at MEPWOO .This booking is only applicable for bookings staying over the 3rd and/or 4th December 2010 and cannot be used in conjunction with any offer of discount. Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. This offer applies to brand new bookings only. Tickets on board the Dunster by Candlelight Steam Express are included within the cost of stay (subject to availability).

    Living Accommodation

    Main living area

    • Open plan living/dining area with patio doors leading out to the terrace.
    • Furnished with 2 two seater sofas and a coffee table.
    • TV with Freeview, a DVD player and a CD player.
    • Selection of board games and DVDs.
    • Oak effect dining table with seating for six.

    Mezzanine living area

    • Access out onto the balcony.
    • Two seater sofa bed and chaise.
    • Several bean bags are provided for seating.


    • Located on the ground floor.
    • Equipped with an electric oven and grill, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.
    • Full utensils and accessories including a microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee maker.


    Bedroom one with en-suite

    • Located on the first floor.
    • Furnished with a double bed, two bedside cabinets, chest of drawers and a wardrobe.
    • En-suite comprises a bath with shower over, wash basin/vanity unit and heated towel rail.

    Bedroom two

    • Located on the ground floor.
    • Furnished with a double bed, two bedside cabinets, chest of drawers and a wardrobe.


    • Main bathroom is located on the ground floor and comprises a shower, wash basin, toilet and infra red sauna.
    • En-suite to bedroom one comprises a bath with shower over, wash basin and heated towel rail.


    • Countryside setting with a variety of flora and fauna to explore.
    • Nearby activities include fishing, walking and horse riding.
    • Nearest village is only a short walk away.
    • There are 3 steps up into the property.
    • Access ramps are provided.

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