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Spindle Cottage unique C17th

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 17 reviews

Looking towards Ruth's Cottage playhouse. Please use the garden we have lots of tables and chai

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

The cottage is in a small village & on a bus route. One great pub in walking distance, & a cafe/bistro (Hartleys) just 1 mile for an amazing gastro treat. We welcome couples, familes and friends. Children love it & will want to return, in fact we get many return bookings. Try the Spindle Quiz can you find the clues? Relax in our pretty garden.

For night life Bath & Bristol are within easy reach with multi plex cinemas, theatres & clubs. Plenty of wonderful walks, & many N.T. properties near by also Longlete is very popular for all ages as is Wells the smallest city in England. Lots of quirky places to see in Glastonbury. Visit the caves at Wookey Hole & Cheddar. We are just 5 miles from The Bath & West show ground. After a busy day our lovely cottage to come home to & relax. Magic

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Burnam 20 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol Lulsgate 16 km, Nearest railway: Bath 18 km
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, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Beautiful sitting room with woodburning stove low ceiling, full of charm. The kitchen is fully equipt with double drainer sink, electric 4 ring cooker, fridge, dish washer, microwave. The laundry room has a washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer & a sink. Down stairs WC.

From the hall a half spiral stairs with hand rail both sides takes you to the three charming bedrooms & the family bathroom. Stair gate for toddlers.

Further details outdoors

The garden shared with us the owners next door, it is safe for children to play in, with parking for 2 cars. It has a barbeque, garden chairs & tables, play houses, gazebo & a conservatory.

We are on a quiet country lane facing the Green which belongs to Spindle Cottage. The bus stop to Wells or Bath is on the other side of the Green.

Further details

We are open all year. Bookings are on a weekly bases Saturday to Saturday from £425 to £700. Short breaks are available in the off peak seasons or last min. bookings.

The West Country region

Visit historic Wells & see The Bishops Palace & the Cathedral. Climb Glastonbury Tor for magnificent views & take a walk through the town for most unusual shops & cafes. Georgain Bath & the Roman Baths are well worth a visit with beautiful architeture & a wonderfulshopping expearence, all can be reached by bus accross the Green from our cottage.

Somerset has many National Trust houses & gardens also many gardens are open in the National Garden Scheme (yellow book).

We have a wonderful Cafe/Bistro just 1 mile from us, Hartleys is highly recomended during your stay at Spindle Cottage. They have the best breakfast menu for miles. Their lunch menu uses the best Somerset ingredients with an international twist..

Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole caves & the Somerset Levels are almost on our doorstep.


The Bath & West Showground just 5 miles away has many attractions on site e.g. Antique, agricultural & garden shows.

We are not far from the famous Glastonbury Festival at Pilton if you dont want to ruff it camping.

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14 Jan 2014


"Happy Holiday at Spindle Cottage"

After seaching the internet for sutable accoomodation in the area, we were pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome from Angela and Alban, and the unique period cottage and accommodationwhich had been… More

Thank you for your review. So glad you found us and you enjoyed your holiday at Spindle Cottage. We were happy to help you get to know the area and we loved talking with you all and getting to know you.
Kind regards
Angela & Alban

2 Jan 2014


"Spindle Cottage is simply lovely - I would thoroughly recommend it!"

This rental is beautiful - a lovely and very convenient location, within easy reach of Bath and Bristol, but set in the heart of the Mendips.
The cottage itself is a delight - beautifully appointed, with every convenience and comfort, and the decor is cottagey and very individual - I discovered new delights every day -

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Spindle Cottage. We certainly enjoyed you all being here. You were perfect guests and you left the cottage so clean and tidy you are welcome here anytime.
Thank you

1 Jan 2014


"Fantastic, friendly and fascinating!"

Spindle Cottage is like no other cottage I have stayed in before. It is beautifully set up with quirky little doors, fantastic stain glass details and a magical feel. The cottage was extremely warm and cosy yet still spacious. Angela and Alban Bunting are very friendly and welcoming. I really enjoyed reading about how they came to be at Spindle Cottage and all the hard work it took to to get it looking as beautiful as it does now. We used the cottage as a base to visit Bristol, Bath, Wells and Glastonbury which are all close by car.

Thank you for taking time out in your busy life to write such a lovely review and on New Years Day as well. Very inspiring for the rest of 2014.
Hope we can welcome you again.
Kind regards

30 Sep 2013


"A unique and wonderful cottage with delightful owners."

I have been going to Spindle Cottage since 1996, usually for two or three times a year. Over this period of time I have made great friends with Alban and Angela and they are magnificent hosts. I have introduced some of my own friends to the cottage and have been there with friends,family and my partner. My children are now grown up as are my grandchildren and unfortunately they visited before the advent of the wonderful buildings in the garden, Ruth's cottage was the first in 2002 followed by Tom's Lodge and Charlottes Post Office, a wonderful tribute to the Bunting's own grandchildren. I can only imagine what paradise it must be for the young visitors and a delight to the parents who do not have to spend time entertaining them. The cottage itself is a one off. So many quirks and features. It is comfortable and well stocked with all that is needed in a self catering establishment. The Bunting's are always at hand to help if required. Old or young will find this a restful haven for a holiday and I would recommend anyone to give it a try. You only have to read the visitors book to realise how many revisit year after year and overseas visitors are in raptures with the unique residence.

We certainly count you as our friends as well, after all these years and the many holidays you have spent at Spindle Cottage, the fun we have had in your company and outings we have shared together we thank you.
Many thanks for writing a glorious review and we look forward to seeing you later this year.

28 Sep 2013


"Magical stay in a fairytale place...."

I've been taking my (now 80 year old) mother on an annual vacation for a week for about 10 years now. We've visited all over the UK and over the years the trip has grown to include 2 uncles and an aunt also.... This year's trip was to the village of Binegar and the wonderful Spindle Cottage.

Despite "iffy" weather I think the greatest endorsement was, when dropping my Mum home after te holiday, she turned round to me and said "that was the best holiday we've ever had".

Right from the start Angela (owner) was incredibly accommodating, evening inviting a further Uncle to park his motorhome on their green. So friendly and helpful during the booking process.

But when we arrived. Wow. Such a beautiful cottage, it's hard to convey just how wonderful. A stunning old building lovely handcrafted and artistically shaped by Alban (Angela's husband) - an incredibly talented and creative individual. It truly is a unique property... A beautiful old building but filled with artistic quirks from stone gargoyle in the conservatory, hand carved mice in the woodwork, stained glass swans set into the doors... And on, and on.... My relative spent almost one full day exploring the cottage and it's gems and quirks! And then you venture outside!!! A beautiful garden, sheep grazing outside, and even a miniature post office which has to be seen to be believed as well as "lodge", "castle" and "cottage"..... All built to look authentic and 100 years old, but in reality built for their own children.

I could go on and on and on. It's a truly beautiful cottage, I am sure one of the most wonderful in the country. It's a delight for adults of any age, and paradise for children with toys, dressing up, and all the children's buildings outside to play in.

Simply put. I cannot recommend the cottage highly enough. Spectacular!!

And then, once there, you are in the most wonderful area. The beautiful locations to visit from Wells (Cathedral, shops and the stunning Bishops Palace and Gardens), Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury and no end of museums, gardens, stately homes, potteries etc etc etc. And even more wonderful restaurants, pubs etc etc....

Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did!!

I love your Mum she felt like family to me, & not forgetting aunt & uncles as well, such dear folks and may I say what a brilliant son you are. You were so attentive with making sure that Mum would be able to cope with the stairs and then giving her the double unsuite, you are good and I know she appreciates all you do for her. Thank her for her lovely remarks about her stay here at Spindle Cottage and we look forward to seeing you all again.
Take care

17 Jul 2013



We loved the cottage and garden, full of surprises and attention to detail.
The lovely hosts, Angela and Alban made us feel at home. This is a most wonderful family-friendly place. The kids loved it. Alban, a master carpenter, built a truly amazing home. We warmly recommend a stay in Spindle Cottage.

Thank you for your wonderful review. We love having you and your family here. It was great meeting you all and seeing the children have a brilliant holiday. We look forward to you all returning.

6 Jul 2013


"Lovely Little Cottage"

Lovely cottage, very quiet and peaceful. Lots to do and see around Somerset; we particularly enjoyed Hartley's Kitchen, a small cafe about five minutes from the cottage. All in all a very relaxing holiday.

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we shall let Paul know that you have enjoyed his wonderful cafe/bistro, we love his food too and being only five minutes away makes for a real treat not to cook that day.
We shall be there for lunch tomorrow.

4 Jul 2013


"A little bit of heaven on earth"

Angela and Alban the host's are such genuinely nice people and we were warmly welcomed with a delicious home made cream tea. The 1640 cottage surrounded by several beautifully built child size buildings including a Post Office, gothic style cottage and thatched playhouses, all made what it is today by the owners over many years was a magical place where children would be in their element. The beds were so comfortable you went to sleep in seconds and the water was always nice and hot for showers baths etc.Well equipped, even supplying hot water bottles for the cooler months everything you could need was thought of. The wood burning stove was so easy to get going even we managed it. By the end of the week we felt totally rested, stress free, sad to leave and with a strange feeling it wouldn't be the last time we saw our lovely host's whom we felt we had lived part of their dream with in this very personalised cottage where you could feel the warmth within. Hope to return.

That was just what we were aiming for, to share our beautiful dream cottage with you our guests. So glad you felt it's warmth, charm and enjoyed your holiday, you are most welcome to come again and again as many of our visitors do. Thank you for your wonderful review and for being our guests.

29 Jun 2013


"A beautiful cottage full of surprises"

Spindle Cottage is something special. Amazing what Angela and Alban have created.
Spindle Cottage is a paradise for children and adults alike.
We travelled with two young children and everything what they needed was there. The owners even arranged for extra babygear.
Angela and Alban are very friendly and made us feel very welcome. We hope to visit Spindle Cottage again in the future.

We were very happy to help with the buggy & car seat for your children & we look forward to meeting you again. Thank you so much.

2 Jun 2013


"A perfect West Country retreat - our children wanted to move in for good."

We've stayed in many cottages but this one was extra special because it was so welcoming and interesting. It would suit a couple looking for a quiet getaway or a family looking for something interesting. My children loved to explore the different sets of toys and to look into the different little garden houses. We enjoyed being so close to Wells, Bath and the Mendip hills. Some lovely pubs and a rather special breakfast café nearby too.

Children say amazing things don't they. That is quite an accolade and their response is appreciated by us, so thank you to your children and thank you to you, please do come again we loved having you here.
Angela & Alban

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