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“Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location”
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21 reviews
Garden in winter
The spacious yet cosy living room with woodburner
Light and airy kitchen
Twin room en-suite bathroom with over head shower
Garden in Spring
View overlooking valley nearby cottage
Beautiful Porlock Weir, just 4 miles from the cottage
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Minehead, Somerset, England

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Sally B
Alltwalis, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 17 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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Less than a 5 minute drive to Minehead and 10 minutes to Porlock the opposite direction. Very well decorated cottage. Garden was attractive. Allows dogs , so a brilliant bonus for dog lovers. Next door to the owners property but secluded enough for privacy. The fire was splendid and kept us warm on the winter nights. Would definitely go again.

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Rachel T
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2 reviews
“Amazing stay at Little Knapp”
Reviewed 14 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We stayed at Little Knapp from 30th June to 4th July for a friend's wedding nearby. The cottage was absolutely beautiful throughout, as were the gardens. Tanzie was so helpful and friendly, and had made us an AMAZING victoria sponge cake upon arrival (thank you!!)

We will definitely be coming again, perhaps in the winter so that we can enjoy that huge logburner!

Everything was perfect - Thank you so much!

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Mark H
London, United Kingdom
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“A noble refuge from the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune”
Reviewed 2 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

After a few years, you start to expect certain things from a holiday cottage rent with a increasing sense of deja vu, doom, and futility.

Turning up a bit earlier than "you were supposed to", or a bit later than "you said you would" usually means the owner's gone off somewhere else and you have to wait with fractious kids and a frazzled partner, with the rain drumming fingers of an impatient weather god on the roof of the car. The "welcome pack" with the list of DON'Ts so long it's clearly a "We Barely Tolerate Your Intrusion Into Our World, You Peasant" pack but it sounded a bit too passive aggressive and anyway they couldn't fit all that, using 32 point Comic Sans (what else), on the yellowing piece of A4 stuck to the front of the ring binder they left.
The shower which delivers both geothermally superheated water AND water piped in directly from Antarctica depending upon how hard you breathe on the temperature control knob and yet that no amount of huffing, sighing, tying the rest of the family up so they can't go anywhere near a tap, or indeed bell-ringing, will make the flow faster than the drool of a dehydrated Pekinese. In a desert.

And managing agents that the now sadly departed Doris Stokes (for any Americans reading, think John Edward with a blue-rinse in a muumuu) would have trouble in contacting should anything go wrong.

But this review is about Little Knapp to which NONE of the above applies!
First of all you deal directly with the owners, Tanzie and Richard who despite being unmarried at the time of writing this, are very nice people and make you feel at home, at ease, and above all welcome. If you turn up a bit early or a bit late because the traffic was better or worse than you expected you can still get in and get unpacked: they don't need to be around.
The welcome pack is more about telling you how things work (particularly the lighting system in the sitting room) rather than telling you what you can't do. The DON'T list they've put in there has only a couple of things in it and it's all reasonable stuff due to where they are - the countryside.

Little Knapp itself is really well appointed, they've clearly spent some time and attention getting the cottage ready and the wood burning stove in the sitting room is particularly
fab with the firewood surrounding it looking quite artistic. It's good to have it lit (the stove) late of an evening sat in front of the TV (Sky).

The showers were nominal throughout our entire stay. Nominal. I think that's the first time in 3 decades of holidaying I've been able to use that phrase. Ever.

If I had to complain about anything it's that my height (1.93m) and one of the doors in a 16th century farmhouse don't mix easily. I smacked my head, several times, on the door frame between the kitchen and the sitting room. Although popular local opinion seemed to favour a link between alcohol consumption and door-frame related injury, I remain unconvinced. And thankfully, mostly non-concussed. But if you're tall be careful.

Oh and there's Internet and Wifi. Don't get your hopes up though: it's about 3 miles from the exchange and there's no Fibre To The Cabinet. It's classed as broadband, but only just.
This isn't Tanzie and Richard's fault though, and you're on holiday right, so why do you need this? Get yourself outside. And at night, look up: the stars are brilliant down there.
If you come from an urban area, the night skies at LK are jaw dropping (clouds permitting).

In summary. LK (those of who've stayed at Little Knapp are allowed to call it "LK" apparently) is worth a visit or 5.

Tanzie and Richard are wonderful, welcoming people trying to make a living and have made a wonderful, welcoming holiday rent. It's a place to escape to, away from the madness of modern urban life in a great part of the country, with great walking, and night time skies that have to be seen to be believed. I love it.

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Liked best: The sitting room: a wood burner AND a sci-fi lighting system in a 16th century farmhouse!
Liked least: Hitting my head on the door frame (see review)
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Michele92...
Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 20 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

The cottage was very comfortable,the views outstanding,peace in abundance.
Tanzie and Richard were there if you needed them but did not encroach.
The logs were plentiful and the fire was really warming.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay, would visit again”
Reviewed 5 October 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We had a fantastic stay at Little Knapp- it was ideal for a long weekend away from London.
Tanzie couldn’t have been more helpful and the house is beautiful and full of rustic charm- but with all the mod cons- it’s cosy, clean and quiet. They really have thought of everything and the personal touches are really appreciated.

The house is in a rural setting with stunning views, but it is close enough to Minehead to travel in and use the local amenities- a taxi at night cost us about £10. We rented bikes one day in the town, and had dinner there that night. We spent our second day walking over moors.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the house, and the area, and hope to return again one day.

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