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Charming 17th Century Cottage In Croscombe, Somerset

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Croscombe - Millview Holiday Cottage

Two bedrooms, one bathroom

The entrance hall to Millview with its beautiful old flagstones worn to a polish by generations of boots and shoes has a stone archway leading into the older section of the house dating from the very earliest years of the 17th century. Here, the stairs lead up to the first floor.

Sitting Room

The sitting room beyond has a welcoming log burning stove set into a huge inglenook fireplace. This fireplace houses a seven foot deep bread oven although now the door has been replaced by a beautiful stained glass window made by the owner showing the nearby Glastonbury Tor. Again, the floor is of ancient flagstones covered in part by an oriental carpet. The sitting room is complete with digital LCD TV with separate video and DVD Player and comfortable seating for up to 6 people.

Kitchen

The adjacent dining room has a large table, easily seating 6 people. In this room there is an original glass fronted cupboard built into the wall, and a fireplace with a dressed stone surround. Under the window is a wooden chest with an assortment of board games.

The galley style kitchen is beautifully fitted with a full range of SMEG appliances, and is fully equipped to provide for up to 6 people. Leading from the kitchen is a small utility area with a washing machine, fridge freezer and a microwave.

There are two bedrooms on the first floor, one with a double bed and the other with a double and a single bed, both bedrooms have polished wood floors with rugs. The larger of these two bedrooms has an ornate cast iron fireplace set into the corner of the wall.

Bedroom 1 Bedroom 2

The bathroom is also on the first floor, and has a free standing roll top cast iron bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Garden

Although the ceilings are high the doorways are not, you have been warned!

The pretty garden at the rear of the house is tranquil with only the chatter of jackdaws that congregate around the nearby church to intrude on the peace. The garden is mostly laid to lawn with flower beds and mature shrubs.

There is a gas powered BBQ and loungers provided together with a table and chairs for al fresco dining.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2016

Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Charming 17th Century Cottage In Croscombe, Somerset
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
5

Very charming cottage,

  • 5 of 5

Lovely garden to sit in, very good cooking facilities. Good cottage for the for the fully mobile. Good location for Bath and West Showground but also for Wells and Glastonbury. Lovely walks straight out the door.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Lovely, spacious, character filled property

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place!

We have nothing negative to say about this little cottage. The pictures don't do it justice, there's tons of space and its been lovingly furnished and decorated, making it feel homely and cosy.

We didnt get a chance to sample the local pubs or amenities much as we were visiting friends in wells and Glastonbury during our stay, but have heard good things about the local pub!

Contact with the owner was really comprehensive and helpful and all questions and queries were answered fully.

The only down side was the parking, but coming from London, even this wasn't too bad.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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4

Prachtig 17e eeuws huis met enigszins gedateerde inrichting

  • 4 of 5

Mooi huis in zeer interessante omgeving. Het huis is zeer oud, lijkt bijna een museum. Bij aankomst rook het een beetje muf. Keuken is modern. Het huis is van alle gemakken voorzien. De douche is erg klein maar voldoet. Mooie tuin. Wij hebben geen persoonlijk contact gehad met de eigenaar. Wij kregen de sleutel vooraf thuisgestuurd met duidelijke instructies.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location

Car: recommended

Croscombe is first recorded in AD706 when King Ina of Wessex referred to the village as Correges Cumb.

It was in the 17th century that many of Croscombe's significant houses, cottages and hostelries were built many of which still survive.

The large Church is of particular interest built in the Perpendicular Gothic style and reconstructed during the 16th and 17th centuries having an unusual spire for Somerset, and Jacobean interior woodwork of national renown.

As the wool trade declined, the Industrial Revolution brought new industries such as the silk trade, mining, quarrying and milling which all left their mark upon the village landscape. The Chimney almost opposite Millview is a clear reminder of Croscombe's industrial past marking as it does the site of the mill from which the cottage takes its name. The ancient Market Cross recalls the village's social history.

The ancient George Inn is a short walk from the cottage and serves excellent food. You can be assured of a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

With its beautiful country walks Croscombe is indeed an ideal village for holidaying.

Everybody should visit the world famous Cheddar Caves and Gorge. Not only can you visit the caves but for the energetic try the climb up Jacob's Ladder to the cliff top. There is also an open bus tour for the less energetic.

Another place where water wells up in caves beneath the Mendip Hills is Wookey Hole, the birth place of cave diving. You can visit the paper mill where the clean water is provided from Wookey Hole.

Wells Cathedral

Above ground Wells is England's smallest city and the outstanding cathedral is well worth visiting together with the moated and walled Bishop's Palace - obviously North Somerset was not always as peaceful as it now is. Just to the south of Wells is Glastonbury, built around the ruins of its mediaeval Abbey, once one of the richest in England until Henry VIII's agent Thomas Cromwell despoiled it. Glastonbury is a centre for new age thinking and philosophies the old monks would never have dreamed of.

Just outside Shepton Mallet is the East Somerset Railway which runs steam trains along its section of line on most weekends of the year. On some days, they will even let you drive an engine up and down a siding for a fiver.

Brean Sands

The seaside is not too far away for a day trip to Brean Sands, or the more traditional attractions of Weston-super-Mare. As well as the beach there is the Seaquarium or the thoroughly modern helicopter museum with 70 aircraft.

A great way to see the Mendip countryside is pony trekking from Tyning Trekking Centre

Listed amongst the top golf courses in the British Isles is the par 71 Mendip Golf Club just 5 miles away, where they welcome visitors.

Further afield is the Georgian city of Bath, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site with its Roman Baths, mediaeval Abbey, and some very stylish shops.

Why not visit Bristol? Home of Brunel's SS Great Britain and the Clifton suspension bridge over the Avon Gorge.

Also Longleat Safari Park and Elizabethan house is within half an hours drive.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Croscombe, Mendip (Glastonbury)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£129
for 3 nights
From
£50
Fri,Sat,Sun
£300
 
 
Christmas & New Year
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Winter
5 Jan 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£135
for 3 nights
From
£60
Fri,Sat,Sun
£315
 
 
Spring
2 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£60
Fri,Sat,Sun
£385
 
 
Early Summer
28 May 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
Summer
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Late Summer
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£75
Fri,Sat,Sun
£465
 
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£135
for 3 nights
From
£60
Fri,Sat,Sun
£315
 
 
Christmas 2017
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Week-long breaks are from 4pm Saturday to 10am the following Saturday.

Short breaks may be available upon request.
We require a deposit of 25% upon booking and payment in full 3 weeks prior to your holiday.

NOTE: £25 deposit required for key repaid on return.

The electricity is on a meter taking £1 coins.
Upon receipt of your written booking confirmation and deposit, we'll forward your receipt

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Croscombe in Somerset

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • There are two 'Z' beds for additional guests
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
Notes:
Duvets and pillows are provided; bed linen and towels are not included.

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