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Chocolate Box Thatched 17th Century 3 Bedroom Cottage With Large Private Garden

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage


About the property

Dog friendly 3-bedroom thatched cottage with large garden, sleeps up to 6

One look at The Old Post Office, situated on the Somerset and Dorset border and you will know you have made the right choice for your family holiday cottage. This pretty 17th century chocolate box thatched cottage has been carefully modernised, retaining its original architectural character, whilst making sure guests enjoy a comfortable holiday. It has a large private garden ideal for an evening glass of wine, and for the kids to run around and play games. There’s a village pub a mile away, and within a half an hours drive you can be in Lyme Regis with the whole of the Jurassic Coast to explore.

The Old Post Office has a large beamed living room with open fire and flagstone floor, which is located opposite the separate beamed dining room. Towards the rear of the cottage is the well-equipped beamed kitchen with gas range (for cooking) and tiled floor. The family bathroom with separate shower cubicle, roll top bath and toilet is neatly located at the foot of the stairs and is a very good size. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, including a double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV, a further facing double bedroom, and a lovely twin bedroom.

The Old Post Office has a large enclosed lawned garden to one side, as well as a pretty patio with garden furniture. There is also a second garden to the other side of the cottage, which features a pond; this garden is kept locked for the safety of any children but a key is provided to guests. The Old Post Office has off road parking for 3 to 4 cars.

The Old Post Office is an ideal family holiday home, with a large garden being the perfect place to relax in the evenings enjoying a meal or glass of wine. Many other attractions await, including Glastonbury Tor, Cheddar and the historic town of Sherborne. Shops are available in Shepton Beauchamp [2 miles away], and Ilminster [road closed at present means its 5 miles away].

The Old Post Office is happy to class itself as a baby and toddler friendly cottage, offering excellent facilities and information for families and meeting child safety guidelines. Facilities included are a cot, a high chair, a stair gate if necessary and a microwave. Suggestions for playgrounds, soft play centres, beaches and child friendly places to eat nearby are also provided in the cottage, along with information regarding the nearest chemist, doctor, supermarket and delivery services.

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18 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in South Somerset District in Somset

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs Family Bathroom
    Toilet - Toilet , Downstairs Cloakroom with loo and wash basin.
  • Large family bathroom with stand alone bath and separate shower, toilet and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom with two full size single beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Character double bedroom with decorative fireplace.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom with 5ft double bed, TV and DVD player.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: king size bed, TV with DVD, wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table, chair. Bedroom 2: double bed, wardrobe/drawers, table, 2 bedside tables, chair. Bedroom 3: twin beds, wardrobe/drawers, chest of drawers, chair. Cot available on request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Chocolate Box Thatched 17th Century 3 Bedroom Cottage With Large Private Garden
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Lovely picturesque cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, well equipped, good sized bedrooms, plenty of room for 6 people.

Garden lovely for the dogs, enclosed but if you have a very small dog beware of the gate because they could possibly squeeze themselves under the gate.

If you are very tall (like my son) just mind your head because of the low ceilings but do not be put off by them because the just add to the character of the cottage.

Lovely central base for exploring, very clean and tidy, the dining table was lovely, all the family sat round and had a good old natter.

Would definitely recommend x

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay .The Cottage was everything we expected, quaint, comfortable & cosy

  • 4 of 5

Welcome pack on arrival much appreciated, Cottage was very well presented with all facilities for family break . Good base to explore area , We were made very welcome at The Barringtom Boar for a meal with other Family members who stay in Yeovil , food good , Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer a godsend, Freezer on the small side. All contacts regarding booking & queries were answered quickly ... Thanks had a good stay

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful country retreat with all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

The property was well maintained and full of lovely touches. Our group was made up of 3 ladies and 2 dogs and we all had a wonderful time. The local pubs were great (and very friendly to us and our dogs) and the cottage had everything you could need to make your stay relaxing and peaceful. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and very welcome after a long journey. Thank you for the wonderful stay, I can certainly recommend you to other guests.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time
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Gem of a cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage, so relaxing with everything to hand. Other property owners could learn a great deal from The Old Post Office's owners. We each like a sofa of our own to curl up on, and this property has no less than three! The shower works perfectly, keeps a constant temperature and is instantly adjustable. The bath is deep and luxurious and the bed (master bedroom) is so comfortable. We loved the gardens, particularly the little gated side garden, and were delighted at the variety of visiting birdlife - all sleek, fat and clearly well fed! The pond could do with a bit of clearing/tlc - it's so pretty and would look twice the size if one could actually see the water!

The generous welcome pack was much appreciated; a minimum of tea and milk really should be mandatory for all self-catering establishments, but the Post Office goes much further than this.

One very, very tiny niggle - the stair gate was in place when we arrived, so we removed it for the duration of our stay. Such paraphernalia could be stored away in a jiffy prior to the arrival of any all-adult guests.

All in all though a superb holiday in an amazing setting, and we have no hesitation in recommending the Post Office to all.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traditional Family Christmas at the Old Post Offic

  • 5 of 5

The Old Post Office was everything we had hoped it would be for our long awaited, traditional family Christmas. We arrived after dark to find the outside courtyard twinkling with Christmas lights, a beautiful tree in the living room with a log fire already laid in the hearth and a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge. The cottage was full of traditional olde worlde charm yet had the luxury of modern bathroom facilities and an extremely well equipped kitchen which made Christmas dinner easier to cook than had we been at home. Everything was as described on the website and very well maintained. The bed linens and towels were crisp and white. Can't recommend this cottage highly enough. My only negative comment would be that I didn't feel it would be safe to walk to the local pub in the dark as there were no pavements on the roads in the immediate vicinity

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely well equipped cottage in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful furnished, clean and comfortable. We were given a lovely welcome pack on arrival and had many personal touches because we had young children. It is well situated for loads of attractions and places but there is also lots to explore on the doorstep. We had a wonderful time and would certainly consider returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your New Year holiday in The Old Post Office and hope you'll consider another holiday with us if you are holidaying in Somerset.
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Car: recommended


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  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: £200.00

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