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Atherstone Farm Cottage is a charming rural retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Charming thatched cottage in Somerset

Atherstone Farm Cottage is a secluded, newly refurbished two-bed thatched cottage in the tiny hamlet of Atherstone, in Somerset.

The cottage is part of an old, but now largely disused, listed farm courtyard, and has been part of the Dillington Estate since 1725.

With its ancient beams, stone floor and thatched roof, the house is a perfect romantic country cottage, but is now refurbished to a high standard, with a modern kitchen, bathrooms and entertainment system.

The house has two bedrooms, both en-suite, one has a freestanding cast-iron bath and walk-in shower, the other a walk-in wetroom shower.

The property has an eat-in kitchen, with a separate utility room containing a washer/dryer, fridge freezer and ice machine, and a large stone-floored living and dining room, with a wood-burning stove, large flatscreen TV and bluetooth soundsystem.

The house is accessed just off the A303 and has parking for 2 cars, or Crewkerne train station is a 15 minute drive, and Castle Cary/ Taunton stations are a 30 minute drive each.

Atherstone is a short way from the villages of Stocklinch and Whitelackington, and is a beautiful 45 minute walk from the Barrington Boar pub in Barrington, or a short drive from other lovely local pubs like the Dinnington Docks and Lord Poulett Arms. Also nearby are Dillington House and the National Trust house of Barrington Court.

The cottage is in the heart of Somerset cider country and the Temperley's Cider Brandy Company at Burrow Hill and Perry's Cider Brewery and Museum are both nearby.

The old market town of Ilminster is also nearby, with its beautiful 15th Century hamstone church, Arts Centre and Warehouse to mention the practical benefits of its butcher, baker, Coop, Tesco and other shops (although Waitrose in Crewkerne will also deliver).

More Details

Property Manager
Ewen Cameron
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Ewen Cameron

The house is owned and operated by Dillington Estate, whihc is a farming and property owning business. The staff there are available to help and can be contacted in office hours.

Ewen Cameron purchased this cottage in 1795

Why Ewen Cameron chose South Somerset District

Atherstone Cottage is a lovely thatched cottage in rural Somerset. It is the perfect Westcountry retreat, with lots of period features, but is also restored with modern comforts and facilities. It is the perfect romantic or small family / friends getaway.

What makes this cottage unique

Period features, modern comforts. We should also be able to help with pre-prepared food if needed, bicycle hire and possibly also babysitters if we have enough notice.


South Somerset District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 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
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , En-suite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En-suite to bedroom #2
  • Both bathrooms are en-suite
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms contain a king-sized bed and have en-suite bathrooms with showers (and yes, toilets and basins!), one also has a freestanding cast-iron bath
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting


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(3 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

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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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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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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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Barrington Boar
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Crewkerne (also Castle Cary or Taunton)
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Barrington Boar
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Lyme Regis


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55.39
Damage Deposit $692.43

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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