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Charming 17th Century Cottage In Croscombe, Somerset

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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 earlier 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 This fireplace houses a seven foot deep bread oven although now the door has been replaced by a beautiful stained glass window made by the owner showing the nearby Glastonbury Tor.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 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.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Croscombe in Mendip District

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


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Charming 17th Century Cottage In Croscombe, Somerset
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews

A step back in time!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely few days in this quaint and comfortable cottage. Amazing fireplace and bedroom with brass bedspread. A real taste of what living in a 17th century cottage is like.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Hope to return!

  • 5 of 5

Unique and interesting old property in a picturesque-village location. Parking could be a bit of a problem, but it didn’t detract from a great overall experience. Ideally located for both Wells and Glastonbury, the cottage is welcoming and cozy, with lovely comfy beds for a good nights sleep!

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Wonderful characterful cottage that was bigger than expected!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Millview, it was lovely, spacious and clean with everything we needed. Great location for exploring the local area. Lovely garden plus a park with playing field just around the corner where the boys could play football. Many thanks for having us!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely character cottage, close to lots of places of interest

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this cottage. It had such character and a nice homely feel. We especially enjoyed the log burner and it was a nice touch that the owners left a bag of logs and kindling for us to use. My 6 year old daughter loved the cuddly toys in the smaller bedroom and the roll top bath! There’s a lovely village pub and small shop within very short walking distance and lots of nice places to visit within a short drive. We would definitely recommend it and hope to stay again. 😊

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Great weekend in Somerset

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and it was a great base for exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Lovely cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cosy cottage with all the mod cons needed for a comfortable stay. Lovely pub only a couple of minutes walk away which provides great food. Short drive to Wells or Glastonbury.

My only gripe would be that the pillows and duvets could do with replacing as they are looking a bit old and stained.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Redecoration and new garden patio construction winter 2018. All pillows and duvets new for 2018
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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, Somerset

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

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.

The electricity is on a meter taking £1 coins.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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