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Luxury Cottage in Mells - one of the most unspoilt villages in England

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2. 1 Bedroom. 1 Bathroom.

Mells is one of the finest villages in England. Unspoilt and hardly changed for 300 years, it sits between Bath, Glastonbury, Wells and Stonehenge and is a wonderful base to discover the ancient county of Somerset. The cottage has an enormous bedroom, sitting room/day room, private kitchen and shower room and its own, independent front door so you can come and go as you wish. Mells is a stunning village with rare, stone houses, unchanged for hundreds of years plus the bonus of an award-winning village pub which is one of the best gastro-pubs in England.

Steeped in history, Mells is the perfect base for a holiday in Somerset and the west country. Bath, Wells, Stonehenge, Longleat House, Cheddar Gorge, The Wookey Hole and Lacock village (for Harry Potter fans) are all within an hour's drive. Devon, The Cotswolds, the Dorset Coast are an easy day trip and we're only 1 hour 20 minutes from London by fast Intercity train.

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About Us

Rob Shreeve
1-2 Garston Gate Cottages, Gay Street
BA11 3PT Mells
VAT Reg No

Rob Shreeve
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

About Rob Shreeve

ex book publisher, now semi-retired, serial entrepreneur. Married for 30 years to Maggie, professional cook (also retired). 3 grown up sons, mainly living away from home but bouncing back from tiem to time. Enjoying life in the stunning part of the country and this lovely village.

Why Rob Shreeve chose Mells

Glorious architecture, unspoilt for 3oo years with almost no modern building. There are great facilities in the village. The village pub (The Talbot Inn) is a short walk from us and is one of the best gastro-pubs in the country. You can find its details online (search for The Talbot Inn Mells). We also have an award-winning village cafe for lunches, a lovely walled garden which also serves food during the day and amazing riverside walks. Mells is half hour from Wells, Glastonbury and Bath (with its heritage architecture, great shops and galleries, the Roman Baths and the new Spa), 15 minutes drive from Longleat Safari Park, 30 miles to Stonehenge, 30 - 40 miles to the coast. One hour to the Cotswolds, 90 miles to Stratford Upon Avon. There are regular fast trains to and from London 90 mins . You can find out much more about the village and the area at the Mells village website. Search for: mellsvillage (oneword) UK web address.

Garden, TV, free wireless, local guided tours of major sites in a BMW saloon, by arrangement.

One of the very best villages in Somerset. An award winning pub and restaurant a few minutes walk away. Ancient houses, hidden walled garden and riverside walks. Little or no new building since the 18th century. Our house was built in 1598. A rare gem of a place.

Hire car is essential. We have secure parking.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mells in Mells

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Shower room
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Luxury Cottage in Mells - one of the most unspoilt villages in England
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Absolutely Wonderful!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you need to get away to relax, this is the place to stay. The cottage was everything that we had hoped for. Quiet, off the beaten path, comfortable bed. The refrigerator was stocked with a few items and the hosts, Rob and Maggie even had some rolls/buns available to us to get us started. Rob suggest a local establishment to dine, the Talbot Inn, great recommendation and a just a short walk from the cottage. Same goes for the little store/post office/cafe where we went for cappuccino and a few supplies. These a very wonderful people and they welcomed warmly. Summary, stay here!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David and his wife Peg were delightful guests who were a pleasure to have in the cottage. We knew that they'd had a good time but are still delighted, and grateful, for this lovely review. Come back any time. Rob and Maggie
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A place to remember

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our Somerset holiday. The cottage was a good choice; pretty, clean and well located. It is very close to the 'Walled Garden' and the Gastropub. The village shop and coffeeshop are also within walking distance. Mells is a very pretty village with many interesting listed buildings. Maggie and Rob were very welcoming and easygoing. We definitively recommend a stay in Mells at Rob and Maggie's cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nous avons passé un excellent séjour ...

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour (dix jours) dans le gite de Mells. L'appartement, situé dans une rue très calme, est confortable, très bien tenu, avec le charme des maisons anciennes. Situé dans un joli et pittoresque village, l'appartement est très bien situé et permet de visiter les grands sites de la région (Bath, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Wells...) et de découvrir la campagne environnante (nombreux sentiers pédestres sur place).

M. et Mme SHREEVE nous ont réservé un excellent accueil. Ils ont été des hôtes à la fois discrets et serviables, toujours charmants, et se sont montrés de bon conseil pour la découverte de la région.

Bref, nous sommes enchantés de notre séjour, et le recommandons sans restriction.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Magnifique appartement décoré avec raffinement, très calme, confortable, propre et bien équipé. Situé dans un village médiéval qui mérite le détour. Les propriétaires sont très accueillants et de bon conseil. Excellent point de départ pour visiter les nombreuses attractions du Somerset, dont Bath, Chedar, Wells, Stonehenge. Je recommande vivement cet appartement, nous avons grandement apprécié notre séjour.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Westbury or Frome
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Talbot Inn, Mells
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Dorset Coast
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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