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Village Country Cottage, Excellent family facilities inc garden, woodburner

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Blackford, Nr. Sherborne. 4 beds, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 7+ - Lovely Village Location, Easy Access From London, Central - Ideal For Walks, Sea, Historic Houses

Kingfisher Cottage - Country cottage in style of barn conversion with a sunny garden in a small village. Fully modernised while retaining features - fireplace, woodburner, exposed beams. Modern features inc underfloor heating (downstairs), CH radiators upstairs, double oven and ceramic hob, pressurised hot water. The garden provides a lovely setting to relax with a tranquil stream, sun loungers, BBQ, table/chairs, lawn (ideal for children). There are walks, historic houses, Jurassic coast and other places of interest within easy reach. With renowned pubs and restaurants in the area that provide something for everyone - from quaint to modern! With easy access to north coast (Somerset and Devon) and south coast (Jurassic coast of Dorset, Devon etc) and under one hour from Weymouth - site of Olympics 2012 sailing - there are sandy beaches, quiet coves, great walks and more!

Beds are 4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 7 and up to 10 with futons

Bedroom 1 - 1 kingsize Double Bed, 1 Cot

Bedroom 2 - 1 kingsize Double Bed

Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, full size single beds

Bedroom 4 - 1 single Bed

Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 - 10 (4 Bedrooms) Plus Cot

Notes on bedrooms:

Bed 1 - King size double bed. En-suite with power shower.

Bed 2 - King size double bed. En-suite with power shower. Has single futon as well

Bed 3 - twin/double. 2 (3') full size single beds or double Superking (zip link). Zip link for one week or longer stays

Bed 4 - Single bed

Double futon/sofa bed in lounge

More Details

Owner
Tim Adams
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Tim Adams

Tim & Alison look forward to welcoming you to Kingfisher Cottage.

We meet all our guests on your arrival and will do our best to ensure you have the perfect holiday!

Do email or phone us if you would like any information or have any questions.

Tim Adams purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Tim Adams chose South Somerset

The cottage has been in our family since built in 1997 and has been lovingly further modernised and updated in recent years.

Fully modernised while retaining features such as fireplace, woodburner, exposed beams as well as oak stairs. Modern features inc underfloor heating (downstairs), CH radiators upstairs, double oven, ceramic hob, pressurised hot water, power showers etc.

With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms as well as large 'farmhouse' kitchen together with large lounge/dining room there is plenty of space for a great holiday.

The garden provides a lovely setting to relax with a tranquil stream, sun loungers, BBQ, table/chairs, lawn (ideal for children) .....

The village has around 35 houses and a lovely church.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is beautifully renovated to provide modern facilities while retaining all its charm.

Chapel Cottage is located in a no through road with only 3 houses beyond - so with almost no traffic in the lane you can truly 'get away from it all'.

Blackford has a lovely church and there are walks, historic houses, Jurassic coast and other places of interest within easy reach. There are renowned pubs and restaurants in the area that provide something for everyone - from quaint to modern!

Guestbook comments from the owner

2012

Jan: We all enjoyed a fantastic long weekend..... The cottage is so comfortable and cozy yet modern in all the right places. We shall no doubt return again.



Feb: Perfect escape. We had an amazing, relaxed weekend away and could not be happier with the lovely warm welcome!



Feb : Words fail to articulate the luxury and glory that is Chapel Cottage!



June: Once again a month of sheer bliss in the cottage. We love the "home away from home" feeling of being here



July: Wow! What a beautiful cottage!



Aug: Very relaxing. Has been a great base for the Olympic Sailing in Weymouth.....



Aug: One of the very best! ... had a great time and the facilities you laid on for us were excellent. Loved the freshly laid eggs! Will recommend.



Aug: The cottage is the best we have ever stayed in and we are sad to be going home so soon!



During 2012: We have enjoyed having guests from all over the UK, Spain, USA, Hong Kong, Australia and more!



see website for more
Jul 2011
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Amenities

Yeovil Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , en-suite to Bed 1
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower , en-suite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , downstairs cloakroom with toilet and basin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Family bathroom
  • 3 upstairs bathrooms. 2 are showers/toilets and are ensuite to bedrooms. 1 family bathroom with bath, shower over, toilet and basin. Additional cloakroom toilet downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , full size beds-can be zip linked as double for one week stay
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , full size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , single futon also in bedroom 2 for extra guests
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon , One double futon in lounge for extra guests
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 - 10 (4 Bedrooms) Plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 - King size double bed. En-suite with power shower. Bed 2 - King size double bed. En-suite with power shower. Has single futon as well for extra guest Bed 3 - twin/double. 2 (3') full size single beds or double Superking (zip link - for one week or longer stay) Bed 4 - Single bed Comfortable, C/H, carpets. Travel cot Double futon/sofa bed in lounge for extra guests
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: A well-behaved dog is allowed by prior arrangement. Strictly no smoking in the cottage. With stream sensible precautions should be taken with babies/toddlers. Dog or baby sitters often available by arrangement An online shopping delivery can be accepted on the day of your arrival by arrangement. Outside: The sunny garden is mostly laid out to lawns leading down to a tranquil stream. The stream is normally a few inches deep. Apple and other trees provide a wonderful country setting and shade - if required! In front of the cottage is a traditional stone patio facing onto the garden. Tables, chairs, sun loungers, parasols, gas and charcoal BBQs etc are all provided to make your stay a pleasure! With stream sensible precautions should be taken with babies/toddlers. There is driveway parking up to 3 cars and additional space nearby in the lane. Utility Room: Washing machine. Tumble dryer facilities Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & linen are included and will be changed on request after one week or between guests. Cleaning is also weekly on request and between guests. Other: French windows lead to the patio & garden from lounge. Back door from kitchen to patio & garden. Underfloor heating & exposed beams. Oak stairs.

Reviews

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Village Country Cottage, Excellent family facilities inc garden, woodburner
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews
5

Spacious cottage for the 6 of us in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well situated for exploring the Somerset / Dorset area. Lots to see and do in the area and a week was not long enough!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for you comments and review. We were delighted to host your stay and hope you will visit again.
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5

Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property, spacious, very comfortable, all facilities available and working, owners available if needed.

Great location for local walks plus good base for trips further afield e.g. Wells, Stonehenge, Shaftesbury etc plus excellent attractions at Fleet Air Arm Museum and Haynes Motor Museum for a rainy day.

All in all very good.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent location for all the major attractions

  • 5 of 5

A large, well laid out and we'll equipped property. Tim and Alison have done their very best to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay and that all of your needs are catered for.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property, felt very homely

  • 4 of 5

Would highly recommend, lovely property and very welcoming host.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

excellent !

  • 5 of 5

Excellent !

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Caroline! We were very happy to host your gathering and are delighted you had a good time. We were very grateful that the cottage was left clean and tidy to help us prepare for next guests. Do come again!
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5

Beautiful cottage in Somerset, close to the A303.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely retreat cottage in a small Somerset Village. Set in a tranquil location a stones throw from the A303. Beautiful cottage with a stream meandering through the garden.

A lovely welcome from the owners (who live close by). This cottage is ideal and huge. Our family group of 10 had a fantastic time in the cottage. Waking up to a dusting of snow, it can only be described as idyllic.

Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed having you as guests and are most grateful for the clean and tidy way you left the house! Do come again!
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Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

With easy access to north coast (Somerset & Devon) & south coast (Jurassic coast of Dorset, Devon etc) and under one hour driving from Weymouth - site of Olympics 2012 sailing - there are sandy beaches, quiet coves, great walks and more! Includes Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove, Studland, West Bay, Weston Super Mare, etc. Along the Jurassic coast you can look for fossils, go rock pooling, paddling and swimming. Boat trips & Channel Islands (Guernsey or Jersey) – Condor Seacat runs from Weymouth.

Travel:

Car is highly recommended. Airports in around 1 hour include Bristol, Southampton, Exeter, Bournemouth. Airports in around 2 hours include Gatwick & Heathrow

Ferries from Poole, Weymouth. Trains from London Paddington to Castle Cary & Waterloo to Sherborne.

Distances:

Sherborne 7m, Wincanton 4m. Within 30 mins: The Bath and West Show/Showground. The Fleet Air Arm Museum. Haynes Motor Museum, Hauser & Wurth,

Longleat. Sherborne Abbey and Wells Cathedral. Glastonbury and Glastonbury Tor Clarks Village, Street. Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park

Ham Hill Country Park.

Within 60 mins: Bath and Bristol. Salisbury and the Cranborne Chase. Cheddar Gorge. Stonehenge. Wookey Hole and Cheddar Caves Dorchester. The Tank Museum, Abbotsbury Swannery. Monkey World.

Further Details:

Information pack on arrival with supermarkets and other information. Shops in Sherborne, Yeovil, Wincanton, Castle Cary etc. An online shopping delivery can be accepted on the day of your arrival by arrangement

National Trust and English Heritage properties nearby include: Montacute. Stourhead. Tintinhull. Lytes Cary. Barrington Court. Glastonbury

Sherborne Castle.

Cycle Routes & Walks: Alfreds Tower (folly, wooded, superb views). Camelot (Ancient Hill Fort at South Cadbury). Ham Hill. Leland Trail (and cycle route). Somerset Levels. Somerset website (various walks/cycle routes).

Local good food pubs: Camelot, 2m, South Cadbury. Kings Arms, 2m, Charlton Horethorne. Mitre Inn, 6m, Sandford Orcas. Montague Inn, 4m, Shepton Montague. The Old Inn, 2m, Holton. Queens Arms, 3m, Corton Denham. Red Lion, 8m, Babcary . Stapleton Arms, 7m, Buckhorn Weston. Stags Head, 3m, Yarlington .

Local Restaurants: At The Chapel, 7m, Bruton. Capozzolis, 10m, Ilchester. The Green, 7m, Sherborne. Little Barwick House, 9m, Barwick. Paprika Indian Restaurant, 7m, Sherborne. Plumber Manor, 15m, Sturminster Newton. Rajpoot Tandoori, 7m, Sherborne.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $12.87 per person per night

Booking Notes:
A well-behaved dog is allowed by prior arrangement. Strictly no smoking in the cottage. 40% of rental fee due on booking to secure booking. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival. Booking form will be provided with full T&C or downloadable from owners website. dorset-somerset-holiday-cottages.co.uk

Changeover Day:
English-speaking owners on arrival & on hand to answer any questions and ensure your stay is pleasurable. Normal changeover is Saturday - other days possible. Check-in is after 2pm on the day of arrival. Checkout is by 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices from £595 to £1090 per week.

Short breaks are also possible outside peak weeks. Weekend rates are available out of peak season (2 nights minimum normally) - but feel free to contact us whatever your needs!

Weekends can be Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun or Fri/Sat/Sun etc

Check for weekend rates from £300 - £350 for 2 nights or £400 - £450 for 3 nights

EXTRA GUESTS: prices quoted are for up to 7 guests. A double futon in the lounge and single futon in bedroom 2 may also be used if payment is made £15 per person/per night. Maximum 10 guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund