Mrs Bests Holiday Cottage
About the home
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 lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|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 room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
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 / 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.
The Compton Pauncefoot area
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.
How to get there
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Compton Pauncefoot is located just off the A303 which provides fast access to the M3, & M25 for Heathrow, London, Gatwick etc. It is an easy 2 and half hour drive from central London.
Other airports a convenient distance include Southampton, Bristol, Bournemouth etc.
Train options include the Waterloo/Exeter line to Templecombe Station as well as Paddington/Taunton line to Castle Cary. Taxis can be booked to pick up from the stations.
Fast Berrys Coaches from Hammersmith are affordable and stop at Wincanton (4m).
Compton Pauncefoot is less than one hour from the South coast around Weymouth and Lyme Regis as well as less than an hour from the north coast which includes Weston-Super-Mare.
Activities near Compton Pauncefoot
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
09 May 2013
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... more
22 Mar 2013
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... more
26 Jan 2013
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... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Summer mid season||15 Jun 12||20 Jul 12||£ 950||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer high season||20 Jul 12||7 Sep 12||£ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||7 Sep 12||26 Oct 12||£ 900||-||-||Flexible|
|Half term||26 Oct 12||9 Nov 12||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||9 Nov 12||21 Dec 12||£ 625||-||-||Flexible|
|Christmas & New Year||21 Dec 12||4 Jan 13||£ 1400||-||-||Flexible|
|4 Jan 13||8 Feb 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Night|
|Half Term||8 Feb 13||15 Feb 13||£ 925||-||-||1 Week|
|15 Feb 13||29 Mar 13||£ 775||-||-||1 Night|
|Easter||29 Mar 13||5 Apr 13||£ 925||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Apr 13||24 May 13||£ 825||-||-||1 Night|
|Half term||24 May 13||31 May 13||£ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer mid season||31 May 13||19 Jul 13||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer High Season||19 Jul 13||30 Aug 13||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||30 Aug 13||25 Oct 13||£ 925||-||-||1 Night|
|Half Term||25 Oct 13||31 Oct 13||£ 1150||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||31 Oct 13||20 Dec 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Night|
|Christmas and New Year||20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We accept payments made by cheque or bank transfers in GBP.
During the winter off peak season we may consider a 3 night stay over a weekend - please ask for rates
Dinner on the first night of your holiday can be provided - please enquire re menu choices and prices.
Refundable £150 deposit required with final balance payment.Enquire now
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