|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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 This fireplace houses a seven foot deep bread oven although now the door has been replaced by a beautiful stained glass window made by the owner showing the nearby Glastonbury Tor.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.
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.
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.
Beautiful period cottage in a lovely village.
Roaring fire and cosy nights in.
Wells was particularly lovely
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
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