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Period cottage in area of outstanding natural beauty, between Cheddar & Wells

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Country cottage in a peaceful village at the foot of the Mendip Hills. Recently renovated, with pleasant gardens and play area.

Jessie’s Cottage is the end property of a traditional period Somerset long house. Recently refurbished, but retaining the original character. Sleeps 4-5 in 2 bedrooms. Positioned in the peaceful village of Rodney Stoke at the foot of the Mendip Hills, convenient for Cheddar (3 miles) and the beautiful cathedral city of Wells (4 miles). The closest large cities are Bristol and Bath, less than 1 hour’s drive across the Mendips. The village of Rodney Stoke has remained little changed over the years. The church is 11th Century and well supported, as is the local pub, both within easy walking distance from the cottage. The area is popular with walkers and cyclists. The Mendip Way passes close by. There are many other designated walks over the Mendips and south to Glastonbury and the Somerset Levels.

Derek Paget
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Derek Paget

My wife and I have owned property in the Cheddar area for many years. We have recently sold our interiors business, but are still involved in design projects. We have indulged and spared no expense on this project and the result is stunning.

We have been involved in letting holiday properties for many years. We go

to great lengths to provide friendly customer care and ensure that our guests are greeted by a high standard of accommodation.

Why Derek Paget chose Rodney Stoke

Jessie’s Cottage is positioned at the foot of the Mendip Hills, in the midst of beautiful countryside. There are lovely walks and a local pub very close by. The accommodation has recently been totally refurbished to a very high standard, incorporating the most modern appliances, within a cosy character cottage. You can enjoy log fires, fabulous walks and friendly village life. The property has excellent road transport links and is convenient for Cheddar Caves and Gorge, as well as the ancient market City of Wells.

What makes this cottage unique

Experience one of the most beautiful areas of rural Britain. Central to the Mendip hills, and, a little further away, the Quantocks and Exmoor.

Wells is on our doorstep,and Bristol and Bath less than an hour's drive away, as is the south coast, and the Severn estuary.

Walk drive swim, or explore underground in one of the many caves in the area. The choice is yours.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Rodney Stoke Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom consists of a large walk-in wet room, with power shower and non-slip flooring throughout.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: The main bedroom is fitted out with a double bedstead and a single divan for occasional use, and a cot. Bedroom 2: The second bedroom contains two single beds. Both bedrooms and stairway are carpeted.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Notes on accommodation: The property has a combi-boiler system for hot water and radiators in all rooms, as well as a wood burning stove (logs available at an extra cost). Children are welcome. The entrance gate can be locked, giving total freedom for children to play outside and peace of mind for parents. Dogs allowed by prior agreement only (please enquire further for our terms and conditions in this regard). To comply with fire safety regulations, no smoking is allowed in the property. There is secure parking within the property boundary. Outside: The walled lawns and garden at the rear of the property extend alongside the neighbouring owner’s cottage, which is occasionally occupied. All areas and equipment can be used by guests, with the exception of the locked lower garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are provided and changed on a weekly basis.


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Period cottage in area of outstanding natural beauty, between Cheddar & Wells
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews

Lovely homely and very clean cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cottage! Really homely. Absolutely spotlessly clean. And Derek and Irene are lovely hosts indeed. The garden is beautiful , overall a great base to relax and unwind. And the area has so many attractions we loved visits to the Cheddar Gorge, Wells, Wookey hole, and Weston Super Mare. I must mention a brilliant meal at the Rodney Stoke Inn just a very short walk away. There was so much to see and do we just didn't get the time, only having a few days. We will certainly return to the area and to Jessie's cottage. Thank you for a lovely stay! Sean Sandra Lewis and Hayley.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely family. Irene and Derek look forward to your return. Or perhaps one of our Cornish Properties. The Bridgedeck,and Georgian Mannor apartments, Falmouth.
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Fab holiday acomadation

  • 5 of 5

Derek and Irene provide a beautiful English cottage with the most beautiful gardens. My family and i had a wonderful time here. So clean and beautifully decorated. The beds are to die for so comfy. they provided a travel cot. even milk and wine for us on arrival and not forgetting the tea bags. I would recommend this cottage to anyone. Parking provided just be careful coming out as near a bend. A great holiday and so much to do in the surrounding area's.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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super clean and lovely hosts

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 (10yrs, 8 yrs and 5mths) enjoyed a weekend stay at Jessie's cottage, using it as a convenient base from which to explore Somerset (Bath, Cheddar gorge, Wells Cathedral, Bruton). Hosts Derek and Irene were lovely to deal with, replying to emails super quick and with helpful instructions. They had even bought us some milk for our late arrival in case we needed it and tried to make restaurant bookings knowing places would be full due to the busy long weekend. They also supplied us with a cot for our 5mth old which was super helpful.

The cottage has everything we needed for our stay and we cooked up a big Sunday morning breakfast in the well stocked kitchen. Great fluffy big towels in the bathroom, nice big walk in shower. All very newly renovated and everything super clean.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The area is well-known for its spectacular caves. Wookey Hole caves, about 2 miles away, is open to the public all year around, as is Gough’s Cave at Cheddar Gorge.


Somerset sandy beaches at Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-Super-Mare are both at a distance of approximately 12 miles. The beautiful landscape of Exmoor and its seaside resort of Minehead is about an hour’s drive. The south coast, with Lyme Regis being the closest, takes about one and a half hours to reach.


Bristol Airport, with frequent flights to most destinations, is 8 miles away. Castle Cary and Weston–Super-Mare train stations are both 30 minutes’ drive. There is also a local taxi service operating from Rodney Stoke.


Wookey Hole Caves: 2 miles

Cheddar: 3 miles

Wells: 4 miles

Glastonbury: 12 miles

Weston Super Mare: 12 Miles

Bath: 18 miles

Bristol: 18 miles

Further Details:

Local footpaths and beautiful countryside walks up on to the Mendips are within a few minutes of the cottage.

There are many local tourist attractions close by including Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Wells Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace and Glastonbury Tor and Abbey.

There are two golf courses nearby, Wells and Mendip, both a short drive away.

There are swimming pools / leisure centres at both Cheddar and Wells.

There are many lovely restaurants and traditional pubs in the area. The closest pub is the Rodney Stoke Inn (5 mins walk), which does very good food (booking advised). A local food directory is provided in the cottage.

Great shopping facilities are located at Wells, Street (Clarke’s Retail Village) and a bit further away at Bath and Bristol. Glastonbury, with its ancient links to King Arthur and the Avalon legends, has many interesting New Age shops.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner for current rates and availability list.

Changeover Day:
From 1st May to 1st October the changeover is Saturday to Saturday. (Arrival from 2.00pm; Departure by 10.00am).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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