Cottage nr Wells, Somerset, England - Convenient For Access To Wells, Cheddar, Glastonbury, Bath & The Coast
About Kathy Longhurst
We are Kathy and Don, retired, and we live in Honeyhurst farmhouse. Kathy will be available most days to provide advice and assistance as and when required. We have two friendly Bearded Collie dogs and two micro pigs. Our cider apple orchard is home to some sheep at various times of the year to keep the grass in order. We are keen gardeners and open our garden to the public in support of the charities sponsored under the National Gardens Scheme.
Kathy Longhurst purchased this Bungalow in 1998
Why Kathy Longhurst chose Cheddar
Work brought Don to Somerset from Berkshire. We bought the property because of its peaceful and beautiful setting with its babbling brook, mature trees and views of Mendip Hills & the Somerset levels. The property is set back from a quiet country lane on the fringe of the villages of Rodney Stoke and Draycott with their two pubs, two churches and a village shop. We renovated the holiday cottage as much for others to enjoy as for a business and have been rewarded by meeting many interesting people. Since moving here we have been impressed by the number and variety of activities and places of varied interests there are here about. Visitors continue to add to the collection of brochures in the cottage. We have also been impressed by the quality of food in pubs/restaurants and on offer by local producers.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Honeyhurst is ideal for exploring the many interesting local villages such as historic Axbridge with its village square and King John’s Hunting Lodge, Priddy on the Mendips with its village green and there is genteel Wedmore with its up-market shops. The nearby towns of Cheddar with its famous gorge and caves, Medieval Wells is England’s smallest city with its magnificent 12th and 13th century cathedral and bishops palace. Wells continues to attract film makers and is frequently used as the backdrop for TV productions. Bath is a World Heritage Site, with its Roman Baths, Abbey, Georgian buildings, Theatre Royal, rugby ground and shopping. Glastonbury is famed for its early English Christian history, its ruined 12th century Benedictine Abbey, its attraction for alternative heath, wellbeing and beliefs and its annual pop festival. It also has a large and much photographed local conical hill with a tower on top known as the Tor with its connections to the legendary King Arthur.
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Lovely stay at Ciderbarrel Cottage
Lovely accommodation, with everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing stay. The garden is amazing, with so many lovely colourful plants and shrubs and the little stream running by- a really relaxing garden to enjoy strolling around in of an evening....
From the beginning of our stay Kathy and Don were brilliant. Very accommodating, friendly and helpful. Recommended great places for us to visit and explore including Roger's the cider maker!! They even made sure the weather was lovely all week!! Cider Barrel Cottage was delightful. A cosy home from home with everything you could need. The garden was lovely and a great place for winding down at the end of the day. Would highly recommend this cottage and hope to see Kathy and Don again soon.
Would love you to return so we can arrange more good weather. Will get Roger to make more cider also.
Fantastic peaceful holiday
The pictures of this cottage do not do it justice. The gardens are so beautiful and peaceful. The cottage is spacious but has a cosy feel to it. We stayed here for a week and it was the peaceful break we needed away from busy life.
The owners Kathy and Don will do anything for u and are very friendly.
My little boy Certainly made friends, especially enjoying feeding Cassandra and Raquel the micro pigs. This cottage is an ideal location to enjoy catching up on some time you time.
It was lovely meeting Severine with her son and friend. They had come from an area in Yorkshire that I had left some fifty five years ago, talking old haunts. Pigs loved extra treats too.
Excellent accommodation, very well equipped and thoughtfully done. House and gardens immaculate.
Kathy and Don are thoughtful, informative and friendly hosts without being intrusive. We enjoyed our stay and will not hesitate to return when we visit this beautiful and interesting area again.
We would love to see you both again. Hope the plants do well.
We thought Cider Barrel Cottage and gardens were beautiful.
We received an excellent and informative welcome from our hosts, Don and Kathy and enjoyed interacting with them during our stay. We were impressed with the facilities in the cottage and its general comfort. The cottage is set in beautiful gardens which we really enjoyed exploring. It was good fun to interact with their two dogs, Lola and Harvey, plus watching the sheep in the Cider Apple Orchards and eventually seeing the two pot bellied pigs. We also appreciated the tranquility of the surroundings enabling us to have a relaxing stay.
The cottage is well located for exploring The Mendips and other parts of Somerset including the coast. We are hoping to return for another stay next year.
Garden of Eden in Somerset
Just what the doctor ordered,peace and quiet.Cottage set in beautiful surroundings,within easy reach of attractions.Kathy & Don made us very welcome and introduced us to the Trotter Sisters ,Raquel & Cassandra ( 2 Pot Bellied Pigs ) and Harvey & Lola their two Old English Sheep Dogs.The gardens would win Gold at Chelsea .Hope to return again soon.
Thank you for your kind remarks, I would be happy to get a bronze at Chelsea. Hope your plants give you more pleasure and memories of Somerset.
The coastline, including Burnham (15 Miles), Breen (17 miles), Clevedon (20 Miles) and Weston Super Mare (18 miles) suits all tastes from isolated dune and estuary shorelines to modern man made attractions with entertainment, fast food, arcade games, donkey rides, piers and boat trips.
Honeyhurst Farm is named on the Ordnance Survey map 182 (map ref. ST475502) and on the larger scale Ordnance Survey map of Mendip Hills West. Use of a car is essential. Nearest airport: Bristol International Airport (15 miles). Nearest mainline stations: Castle Cary (15 miles, mainline to London Waterloo - c. 2 hours 10 minutes) Weston-super-Mare (17 Miles)
M5 is the nearest motorway 10 miles
Cheddar with its famous gorge 4 miles
Wedmore village with its up market shops 4 miles
Axbridge with its medieval square 6 miles
Wells with its magnificent cathedral is England’s smallest city 6 miles
Glastonbury with its famous tor and Christian history 10 miles
Longleat house and safari park 30 miles
Bristol with its zoo, botanical garden and Brunel's ship SS Great Britain 22 miles,
Bath is a world heritage site 22 miles
Weston-super-Mare with it pier and vast beach 17 Miles
Wookey Hole caves 4 miles,
Bath & West Show Ground Shepton Mallet 15 miles
Pub - The Strawberry Special free house: ½ mile
Restaurant - The Rodney Stoke Inn free house with garden: 1.5 miles
Supermarkets: Sainsbury in Cheddar, Tesco, Waitrose, Lidl and Morrisons in Wells.
Petrol: Cheddar and Wells.
Golf: Wedmore & Wells
There are national and regional nature reserves at Ebor Gorge near Wookey Hole Caves, Rodney Stoke Woods, Draycott Sleights, Cheddar Gorge, Charterhouse on the Mendips, Shapwick (famous for the large flocks of starlings) on the levels, Chew Valley Lake, Compton Dundon and Bridgewater Bay are all within a few Miles.