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Mrs Bests Holiday Cottage, Winter 2010

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden


Mrs Bests Holiday Cottage is a beautiful hamstone cottage set in the pretty village of Compton Pauncefoot; a peaceful village of about 25 houses. The cottage was modernized to a high standard in 2011 and has been awarded 4 Stars and a gold award by the Visit Britain.

The living room boasts a large inglenook fireplace & wood burner, a window seat and an exposed beam. The kitchen has a new hand painted kitchen with granite work surfaces and the original blue lias floor which easily seats 8 for dining. The property has been fully rewired and new central heating has been installed.

There is a large downstairs shower room, with WC; convenient for use by the household, as well as to be used by the occupants of the ground floor bedroom, which is ideal for 2 children, or may be an older relation.

Upstairs there are three good sized double bedrooms, with exposed floor boards and beams, together with two family bathrooms, one boasting a roll top bath.

The cottage benefits from a large south facing patio, over looking the neighbouring field. There is ample parking space for three cars.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Wood provided for the fire. The first meal can be provided on your arrival, please ask the owner for details and menus.

The West Country region

Local Towns with historic interest

Sherborne with its Abbey, Dorchester, Castle Cary,Cerne Abbas, Glastonbury (Tor and Abbey ruins), Bath (Roman city), Wells (Cathedral town)

National Trust and English Heritage properties nearby include: Montacute, Stourhead, Tintinhull, Lytes Cary, Barrington Court , Longleat House

Lots of cycle routes & walks on the door step of the cottage, or have a drive to the coast, which you will get to within an hour of driving.

Lots of local good pubs with great food - too many to choose from?

The Camelot,, South Cadbury - walking distance

Kings Arms, Charlton Horethorne

Mitre Inn,, Sandford Orcas

Montague Inn, Shepton Montague

The Old Inn, Holton

Queens Arms, Corton Denham

Red Lion, Babcary

Stapleton Arms, Buckhorn Weston

Stags Head, Yarlington

Local Restaurants

At The Chapel, Bruton has had national reviews

The Green, Sherborne

Other local attractions include, Wincanton Racecourse, Clarks Village, Street., Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park, Ham Hill Country Park, Haynes Motor Museum, and The Fleet Air Museum Yeovilton.

Compton Pauncefoot

Compton Pauncefoot is a beautiful English village on the Somerset/Dorset/Wiltshire border.

Here is just a flavour of the many local facilities, attractions and activities in the local area.

Shopping, You will want to know first that Compton Pauncefoot does not have a shop or pub; but the nearest village shops are North Cadbury, Charlton Horthorne and Sparkford. Every shop has all essentials and Sparkford is also a petrol station and has a MacDonalds Restaurant.

For more extensive shopping go to Wincanton, 6 miles away. As you arrive you will find a large Morrisons with petrol and a Lidl next door. Go into the town (via the one way system) and you will find an excellent butcher, Andrew Barclay, in the High Street aswell as an Ironmonger, 2 banks, florist, post office, beautician and dry cleaner/laundry to name but a few of the shops.

Farmers markets are held monthly in Sherborne on Saturdays and Wincanton on Fridays.

Eating out - most local pubs serve proper meals not just bar snacks, good food pubs within walking distance of the cottage are The Camelot at South Cadbury, 2 miles, The Kings Arms at Charlton Horethorne, 4 miles; The Old Inn at Holton, 3 miles; The Queen's Árms, Corton Denham 4 miles. Further afield there is The Stags Head at Yarlington, The Mitre Inn at Sandford Orcas, The Montague Inn at Shepton Montague, The Red Lion at Babcary and the Stapleton Arms at Buckhorn Weston.

Recommended local restaurants include:- At The Chapel, Bruton; Capozzolis, Ilchestser; The Green, Sherborne.

There are many take away restaurants nearby, some of which deliver. In Wincanton there are Indian, Chinese, Fish and Chips, Pizza and Kebab.

The Chapel Cross Tea Rooms in South Cadbury, an easy walk from the Cottage is open from Wednesday to Sunday for scrummy cakes and light meals in an ancient Chapel.

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17 Aug 2014


"Relaxing home from home!"

Wonderfully welcoming cottage, with all the home comforts you could wish for, well equipped and Sarah was extremely helpful in getting us settled and providing local guidance.The village itself is ver… More

16 Apr 2014


"Beautiful cottage, perfect or a family break."

Cottage is beautifully renovated and very well maintained. The owner is friendly and helpful and left a few essentials for us on arrival including a cake!We are 4 adults and 4 children so the 3 bathro… More

24 Jan 2014


"Gorgeous cottage in stunning setting"

The six of us arrived at Mrs Best's holiday cottage after a really long week.. . It took five minutes to light the fire and open the wine, crash on to the comfy sofas and relax! The cottage has … More

13 Dec 2013


"The Perfect Vacation Home"

This is the most comfortable and welcoming cottage in a stunning location. The kitchen has a fantastic selection, so cooking is easy & hassle free. Easily accomodating 8 adults, Mrs Bests Holiday Cott… More

20 Nov 2013


"A fantastic cottage in a beautiful location"

We stayed at Mrs Best's Holiday Cottage for my husband's 40th birthday with 6 friends. We have never stayed in a holiday cottage before so I was slightly apprehensive, particularly as I was … More

9 Nov 2013


"Gorgeous and very homely"

We stayed at Mrs Best Cottage last weekend, and as soon as some of our party arrived they were very warmly welcomed by sarah, who lives next door. She had left us a delicious cake as well that tasted… More

3 Oct 2013


"loved it"

The welcome was like we were old friends, The cottage was very clean and had every thing needed for a very comfortable stay. It was very spacious but could also be made very cosy and romantic with the… More

9 May 2013


"A really lovely holiday home!"

We really enjoyed our stay at Mrs Bests. It's a beautiful house and we all wish we lived there. It was kitted out with lots of useful things and even a yummy cake for our arrival. Sarah, the owne… More

22 Mar 2013


"Real comfort in the countryside"

We recently stayed at Mrs Bests cottage and I have to say it more than met our expectations.Full of character and charm the cottage provides a real comfy escape from the real world.Spotlessly clean an… More

26 Jan 2013


"A perfect place for family gatherings (and it's near the Mulberry outlet!)"

We stayed here with my parents, brother and girlfriend, our two year old daughter and 4 month old baby before Christmas and it was truly wonderful. The cottage itself is cosy, comfortable and very nic… More

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