The Home Cottage | FromePrices from: £200
The Home Cottage is close to England’s smallest City of Wells, with trendy Frome, the picturesque village of Mells and the Mendip Hills all close by.
The cottage sits at the end of a rural track surrounded by fields. It’s architect designed, newly built, cozy and peaceful with stunning views of the countryside around.
Guests can access a series of wonderful footpaths direct from the cottage.
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The Home Cottage is architect designed and newly built (completed in November 2016) and sleeps four in two bedrooms. The house is fully central heated. The cottage is very peaceful and sits at the end of a long track surrounded by farmland. The front of the house is south facing and the cottage is in an elevated position with wonderful views out over the surrounding fields and trees.
There is a large garden of approximately 0.2 acres with flower borders and a large area of grass at the rear of the cottage which is suitable for ball games. In front of the cottage is a patio with teak table and chairs for guests to sit and enjoy the view. A sun parasol and barbecue are provided to allow guests to make the most of sunny summer days. The cottage has off-road parking for two cars on the gravel driveway.
Inside the cottage has a well equipped fitted kitchen with a good range of appliances including a full-sized dish-washer. The kitchen also has a small dining area with two chairs and a bench. Next door is the sitting room which has a woodburner to allow you to cozy up on cold winter nights (or even chilly summer evenings) – a basket of logs is supplied and the fire is laid and ready to be lit. The cottage also has a good sized utility room complete with washing machine and lots of space for coats and wet walking boots. This room is also ideal for a well-behaved dog to stay.
Upstairs the master bedroom has a double bed and windows to south and east – ideal for the morning sun. The second bedroom is small, but has room for two in bunk beds with full sized single mattresses.
On arrival guests will find the cottage fully prepared with freshly ironed cotton bedding and fluffy white towels and face flannels. Milk, cookies, tea, coffee and sugar are provided along with fresh flowers from my garden.
Other amenities include:
• TV and DVD player
• Washing line, pegs and clothes airer
• Hair dryer
• Iron and ironing board
• Travel cot and high chair (please request and I will bring it down to the cottage)
• Children’s toys (please request and I will bring some down to the cottage)
Master bedroom with double bed. Single bedroom with bunk beds (full size single mattresses). All linens are provided.
Shower room. Towels and flannels are provided for all guests.
Fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, fridge and dishwasher. Utility room has washing machine and freezer.
Wifi, TV and DVD player. There are great walks on footpaths directly from the cottage. A walks book and OS map are provided.
Sitting room is equipped with a woodburner. Fire is left laid for guests to use and a basket of logs is provided in the utility room.
Graveled drive and ample parking for 2 cars.
Smoking is not permitted in the house.
Children are welcome and a box of toys and games can be provided. A high chair can be provided if needed.
One well behaved dog is welcome, but not upstairs please or on the sofa.
Bristol International - 20 miles
Londis (in village) Tesco (in Shepton Mallet) - 4 miles
Knatchbull Arms (in village) Oakhill Inn - 1 mile Talbot (Mells) - 5 miles
The nearby village of Stoke St Michael has a shop with a range of food newspapers and other necessities as well as hosting our local post office. The shop provides milk produced by Midway Farm Diary a local farmer whose cows graze the fields surrounding the cottage. The Knatchbull Arms in Stoke St Michael provides good beer and simple pub food.
There are a range of local towns and villages which provide interesting day trips for guests:
Mells (5 miles) – much of this beautiful and historic village is owned by the Asquith family (Earls of Oxford). They are descendants of Sir John Horner who acquired the estate after the dissolution of the monasteries, being the “plum” referred to in the “Little Jack Horner” nursery rhyme. The village remains very unspoilt and is well worth a few hours sightseeing (and there is a wonderful walk along the rushing Mells Stream). The Talbot Pub is a historic coaching inn next to Mells Manor and serves high quality pub and restaurant food. Across the road is Mells Walled Garden, a beautiful plant nursery and tea rooms, which also serves wood fired pizza in summer.
Wells (8 miles) -is the smallest City in England and has a wonderful Gothic Cathedral and the moated Bishop’s Palace (home of the Bishop of Bath and Wells). The town centre is very picturesque and the medieval Vicar’s Close, reputed to be the oldest continuously inhabited street in Europe, is a must to visit. There are markets every Wednesday and Saturday with lots of great artisanal produce.
Frome (8 miles) – has the largest number of listed buildings in Somerset. The artisanal quarter around Catherine Hill, with its steep cobbled streets and quirky independent shops, is a must to visit. Frome has a thriving arts scene with a 10 day festival each year in July and boasts two theatres (Memorial Theatre and Merlin Theatre).
Glastonbury (14 miles) – is a historic market town and home of the ruined Glastonbury Abbey, once one of the most important abbeys in Britain. The town is notable for a number of myths relating to King Arthur, the Holy Grail and is said to lie on several ley lines. This has resulted in a thriving new age community. The town centre, Glastonbury Tor and the ruined abbey are well worth visiting.
Bath (15 miles) – is a world heritage site and famous for both its extensive Roman remains and its wonderful Georgian architecture. Bath has a huge range of sights and activities to interest and entertain the visitor, from art galleries to museums, to shopping and eating out.
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Minimum stay of 3 nights.
The Home Cottage, Fosse Road, Stoke St Michael, Radstock, Somerset
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