Mrs Bests Holiday Cottage
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
PRICE REDUCTIONS FOR 2014
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)|
|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|
|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
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 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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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
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
16 Jan 2013
"Perfect Christmas retreat"
My family of 8 stayed here for christmas and it met perfectly with all our needs. The large kitchen diner was ideal for us all especially in the evenings when my 88 year old mother was happy in the … More
6 Apr 2012
"Perfect country retreat"
We recently stayed at Mrs Best's for a family gathering and were so impressed by the accommodation. The rooms have been restored to a very high standard, especially the bathrooms which contain a … More
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