Mrs Bests Holiday Cottage
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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
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 for four years running.
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 (1), 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 menus and prices.
The Somerset 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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13 Dec 2014
"Escapada perfecta con amigos"
Viajamos a Somerset desde España, para una boda de unos amigos que se celebraba en North Cadbury Court. Buscabamos alojamiento para un grupo de 8 personas. Tuvimos la suerte de encontrar el Cottage M… More
1 Nov 2014
"Beautifully appointed cottage in lovely part of the country"
This beautiful cottage provided an ideal base for exploring this lovely part of the country on foot and by car. The stone cottage is old retaining delightful features such as an original wooden dividi… More
28 Oct 2014
"Would come here again. Great place"
We had a great time here at Mrs Bests Cottage. It was a great location. Our toddler had a fantastic time exploring the village looking for tractors. It was spacious for two family's. And had all … More
1 Oct 2014
"Beautiful home from home"
Mrs Bests cottage was a wonderful place to stay for two families who wanted to get away from it all. It was near to all the larger towns, but was rural enough for us all to enjoy the peace and quiet.… More
15 Sep 2014
"A fantastic place to stay."
The Cottage had everything we needed to make our weekend a great success. The rooms were very comfortable and there was a good amount of space both inside and out for four children and five adults. I… More
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
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