Cross Lane House

Minehead, Somerset

Fragments of another age are beautifully revived in this immaculate renovation of a medieval farmhouse, a dream from top to toe


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 - 3


A medieval farmhouse in a National Trust village, where a 500-year-old bridge sweeps you across to ancient woodland. Outside, a cobbled courtyard leads up to a hay barn that’s open on one side – not a bad spot for breakfast in good weather. Inside, original panelling survives, while flawless design gives a delicious country-house feel, making this an intimate bolthole in which to linger. You’ll find a sitting room packed with beautiful things – books galore, original flagstones, sofas in front of a roaring fire. There’s a spy hole in the panelling, some ancient graffiti, too, then a gorgeous dining room in period colours with wood floors, beautiful art and wonderful food, perhaps Devon crab cakes, boeuf Bourguignon, chocolate brownies with toffee popcorn and salted caramel ice cream. Bedrooms upstairs are deeply satisfying: lovely beds, bowls of fruit, timber frames, super bathrooms. One is smaller, two are bigger, the family suite has two bedrooms. You get Roberts radios, Cowshed oils, even mini bars ‘on the house’. Exmoor waits. The road passes quietly at night.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: For January & February 2018 only we are offering a special rate for accommodation on a B&B basis at £120 per room per night for any of our beautiful rooms. Please call us on 01643 863276.

Booking information

Check in
3pm-5pm Sunday-Monday, 3pm-9.30pm Tuesday-Saturday
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum two nights at weekends during high season, however please contact owner for availability.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner £29.50-£37. Afternoon tea £22.50.


Nightly price
from £135
Dinner, B&B £105-£137 per person.
3 Doubles
From £135
1 Suite for 3
From £185


A wonderful find! The decor was effortlessly chic and stylish yet relaxing and supremely comfortable! The food & wine was of a very high standard (we had dinner and breakfast) and although we did not sample it afternoon tea looked divine. But perhaps the most important factor was the service; it was simply exemplary. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was done to ensure we had a wonderful stay.


This place is truly special. The attention to detail is exceptional, the welcome is warm and the service friendly and thoughtful. The food is carefully sourced, and beautifully prepared and presented. All rooms are delightful, and provide little home comforts you didn't know you needed; they even clean your windscreen before you leave. We can't wait to go back.

Jane, Dulverton

Wow, fantastic experience, shared the suite with my sister. The food was outstanding. Hope to return.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Roy Butlin & Gaynor Smith

  • A range of walks are accessible from our front door which are a great way to explore the cliffs, hills and valleys. The Southwest coastal path is on your doorstep, too. We have a variety of written route guides covering walks of one hour up to eight hours
  • There’s lots to see - Lynton and Lynmouth, Dunster Castle, Arlington Court, and pretty Clovelly - a rollercoaster lane leads down to this pretty coastal village.
  • You’ll find gardens galore - at Greencombe, Knightshayes and Hestercombe, as well as RHS Rosemoor
  • If you like to ride, saddle up and explore Exmoor by horse, fabulous stuff. fishing and golf can both be arranged locally, too.