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Atherstone Farm Cottage - charming thatched cottage, sleeps 4 guests in 2 rooms

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Atherstone Farm Cottage - charming thatched cottage, sleeps 4 guests in 2 rooms

Atherstone Farm Cottage

With a stone floor, ancient beams and thatched roof it's the picture of a romantic country cottage, but now updated with a modern kitchen, bathrooms and entertainment system. Its rural location makes it a great escape for those looking for a countryside bolt-hole, with plenty of pubs to walk / cycle to and things to see and do nearby, and convenient shopping in Ilminster is not far away.

Bedrooms

There are two comfortable bedrooms, both en-suites, with deep mattresses, 400 thread count cotton bedding, indulgent mattress toppers and fluffy bathrobes, so you can truly settle into the cosiness of the cottage. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and a spacious bathroom with a roll-top bath and walk-in shower. The second bedroom can be arranged as a superking-sized double or with two single beds. Its bathroom is a walk-in modern wetroom with heated stone tile floors.

Living areas

The house has a large living area for four people, with a long dining / sitting room. The sitting room has comfortable sofas, a wood-burning stove set into a large stone fireplace and is equipped with a 55' flatscreen internet-connected TV with a Bluetooth soundbar that can be used to play music / radio through the TV or from a Bluetooth device, or just envelop those who want to relax with a movie.

The kitchen is modern and well equipped with an electric oven, hob and dishwasher. There is a separate utility room with a large fridge-freezer (including ice-machine) and a washer-drier.

There is also good-sized enclosed private lawn, a charcoal bbq and teak outdoor table and chairs for the summer (or the hardy!)

Setting & local area

Atherstone Farm Cottage is part of an old grade II listed farm that has been part of the Dillington Estate since at least 1725. The cottage is found at one end of the farmhouse - with the other half of the house also available to rent as a separate 4 bed house. The two are joined through lockable doors on the ground floor for the convenience of any groups renting both.

The farm is in the tiny hamlet of Atherstone, which is surrounded by fields and woods that are accessible on foot and bicycle through the myriad of local country lanes and footpaths.

Nearby there are several pubs, some within walking distance - like the Barrington Boar - others a little further, but worth cycling or driving to, such as the Dinnington Docks or Lord Poulett Arms.

Barrington House, a National Trust house with gardens open to the public, is nearby, as is Dillington House. The Dennis Chinaworks in Shepton Beauchamp are also very close and worth a visit, for the tea rooms as much as anything else.

There are several local cider producers whose orchards and presses are worth seeing, Perry's Cider in Dowlish Wake being one, and Julian Temperley's cider and cider brandy distillery over at Burrow Hill another. A little further away the beach at Lyme Regis and walks along the Jurassic coastline are 40mins or so to the South, and the Hauser and Wirth gallery near Bruton is 40 mins or so to the East.

Guest access

The house is accessed just off the A303 and has parking for 2 cars, or by train from Crewkerne (15min drive) or Castle Cary/ Taunton (30min drive each). Keys can be left for you and, in office hours, the staff at the Dillington Estate are also available to help.

More Details

Property Manager
Ewen Cameron
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

Amenities

Chard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master ensuite with freestanding bath and separate shower
    Bathroom #2 - toilet , shower , Tiled walk-in wetroom
  • Both bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom. The master en-suite is spacious and has a freestanding cast iron roll-top bath as well as a separate walk-in shower. The 2nd bedroom's en-suite is a walk-in wetroom shower with a heated tile floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 king , Kingsized bed
    Bedroom #2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be arranged as twin singles or as a superking double
  • There are two comfortable bedrooms, both en-suites, with deep mattresses, 400 thread count cotton bedding, indulgent mattress toppers and fluffy bathrobes, so you can truly settle into the cosiness of the cottage. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and a spacious bathroom with a roll-top bath and walk-in shower. The second bedroom can be arranged as a superking-sized double or with two single beds. Its bathroom is a walk-in modern wetroom with heated stone tile floors.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes:
Atherstone Farm Cottage is a charming and newly refurbished grade II listed thatched cottage in the tiny hamlet of Atherstone in Somerset, two miles from Ilminster. Its rural location and carefully restored interiors make it a great countryside bolt-hole. Both bedrooms are ensuite, one with a roll top bath and shower, the other a walk-in wetroom / shower. The house also has a modern kitchen, with a separate utility room, and a large stone-floored living and dining room with a wood-burning stove.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

Great place, quiet and calm

  • 5 of 5

This a high quality renovated cottage with 4 star hotel levels of comfort and feels like home instantly.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being super guests and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay here in Somerset! We do want guests to experience a special stay in our cottages, so its good to hear it feels like home. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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4

Great place to stay and very nicely kitted out. The barbecues should be moved away from the house

  • 4 of 5

Lovely place and nicely furnished. I would recommend moving both barbecues away from the house. On a fine summers evening we had to shut the bedroom windows due to smoke from the neighbours barbecue. That apart a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The perfect antidote to our hectic lives!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived frazzled after a very busy few weeks at home. From the minute we walked through the door of the cottage we relaxed. Lamps lit, warm, provisions in the kitchen, flowers in a vase.

The cottage is full of period features without skimping anywhere on comfort or quality.

A luxurious bathroom, a bed made with care, a wood-burning stove and peace.

We wanted for nothing more.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing cottage in the heart of the west country

  • 5 of 5

All the charm of a centuries old thatched roof farm cottage but with the amenities of the 21st century. Lovely touches throughout make this rental seem so cosy and welcoming. Great kitchen to cook in, lots of places to entertain, or slip away to read. 2 great large bedrooms with lots of storage and modern bathrooms. WC downstairs for guests and a great open plan dining room and living room with blazing fire and flat screen TV. Lovely garden where we sat and had a glass of wine as the kids played safely like maniacs. Perfect. Just very comfortable all around for a family with kids or 2 couples. We would rent again here in a heartbeat. Very good communication w owners and the fresh flowers and personal touches evident when we first stepped in the door made it even better.....

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful old cottage, renovated to a very high standard. Had everything we wanted. Couldn't fault in any way.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Setting & local area

Atherstone Farm Cottage is part of an old grade II listed farm that has been part of the Dillington Estate since at least 1725. The cottage is found at one end of the farmhouse - with the other half of the house also available to rent as a separate 4 bed house. The two are joined through lockable doors on the ground floor for the convenience of any groups renting both.

The farm is in the tiny hamlet of Atherstone, which is surrounded by fields and woods that are accessible on foot and bicycle through the myriad of local country lanes and footpaths.

Nearby there are several pubs, some within walking distance - like the Barrington Boar - others a little further, but worth cycling or driving to, such as the Dinnington Docks or Lord Poulett Arms.

Barrington House, a National Trust house with gardens open to the public, is nearby, as is Dillington House. The Dennis Chinaworks in Shepton Beauchamp are also very close and worth a visit, for the tea rooms as much as anything else.

There are several local cider producers whose orchards and presses are worth seeing, Perry's Cider in Dowlish Wake being one, and Julian Temperley's cider and cider brandy distillery over at Burrow Hill another. A little further away the beach at Lyme Regis and walks along the Jurassic coastline are 40mins or so to the South, and the Hauser and Wirth gallery near Bruton is 40 mins or so to the East.

Guest access

The house is accessed just off the A303 and has parking for 2 cars, or by train from Crewkerne (15min drive) or Castle Cary/ Taunton (30min drive each). Keys can be left for you and, in office hours, the staff at the Dillington Estate are also available to help.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Notes

  • Contractual booking deposit: 25.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: GBP500.00

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