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Charming 17th Century Cottage In Croscombe, Somerset

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

Overview

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 This fireplace houses a seven foot deep bread oven although now the door has been replaced by a beautiful stained glass window made by the owner showing the nearby Glastonbury Tor.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

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

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2017

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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.

Reviews

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Charming 17th Century Cottage In Croscombe, Somerset
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
5

Very comfortable cottage to stay in. All one could need is there.

  • 5 of 5

A good base for visiting local sites and an excellent pub two minutes walk away to relax in after a long day.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful few days at Millview. The cottage is very comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. It is a great base from which to explore Somerset.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Quaint and quirky, cosy and comfortable with a neat garden to relax in. Millview at Croscombe is midway between Shepton Mallet and Wells, easy access to explore Somerset and beyond. Parking just around the corner alongside the church with a pub and village shop a hop skip and jump along the road. Wh at more can you want. We certainly didn't wish for anything more, we enjoyed it all.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very nice property very clean and paceful

  • 5 of 5

We enjoy our short stay with a very nice weather. We appreciate the garden only in the morning because we visit the surroundings all days. The house is in a quiet village with a nice pub.

Thank you very much.

Annie

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great character cottage in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable and well appointed cottage well placed for exploring Somerset, with an interesting garden with fabulous views of the church. The cottage is surprisingly spacious with enough room for a family of 5. A good selection of books, games and DVDs to keep people entertained even during wet weekends.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
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Lovely cottage in beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful period cottage in a lovely village.

Roaring fire and cosy nights in.

Wells was particularly lovely

  • Review Submitted: 24-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Croscombe, Somerset

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 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£135
for 3 nights
From
£60
Fri,Sat,Sun
£315
 
 
Autumn
3 Dec 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£135
for 3 nights
From
£60
Fri,Sat,Sun
£315
 
 
Christmas 2017
17 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£144
for 3 nights
From
£60
Fri,Sat,Sun
£336
 
 
Spring
24 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
From
£60
Fri,Sat,Sun
£400
 
 
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£680
for 7 nights
£680
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£208
for 3 nights
From
£75
Fri,Sat,Sun
£485
 
 
Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£141
for 3 nights
From
£60
Fri,Sat,Sun
£330
 
 
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 

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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