Thanks originally to Alastair Sawday we first discovered this delightful B&B as a 'halfway' overnight stay on our way to regular holidays in Cornwall.Only 3 or 4 minutes from junction 26 of the M5 it is is a real pleasure to turn off the motorway into the calm and tranquility of the small village of West Buckland which, due to the lie of the land, is well shielded from the traffic one has left behind and whose memory is quickly erased by the personal welcome and comforts of Causeway Cottage.
We quickly discovered that this easy access provides a gateway to the many attractions shared with its nearby county town of Taunton, only one junction before (or after), but without the traffic lights and hubbub of the urban environment. This has led us to extend some of our stays and to explore hitherto unknown countryside such as the Blackdown hills, the Quantocks and further to Exmoor and the North Devon coast, containing charming small towns like Ilminster, a variety of National Trust properties and specialist attractions such as a motor museum, a naval air station and a restored steam railway.
Always returning from such pleasures to the bonus of the 'Cordon Bleu' cuisine of hostess Lesley who, in her "spare time" also conducts cookery courses.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 200year old stone cottage privately tucked away,easy access Junction26 M5. Lovely gardens and apple orchard with views across fields to the lofty church.Robert and Lesley Orr successful restaurateurs have created a warm informal and relaxed atmosphere. Rooms are simply furnished with antique pine furniture ,fresh flowers .The smell of homemade bread wafts through the cottage,Lesley runs cookery demonstrations and will gladly prepare you a good supper by prior arrangement.Ideally situated for an overnight stop on the way to Cornwall,or as a base from which to explore Devon and Somerset,whether visiting gardens,National Trust Properties,walks or drives to the coasts and moors. ... more less