At the foot of the Mendip hills, between Wells and Cheddar in an area of outstanding natural beauty is the ancient village of Westbury-sub-Mendip. A short walk from the village centre, is the Dairy, a 400 year old, stone cottage. In a peaceful location away from noisy roads. Wonderful country walks all around and good village pub and shop just down the road.
The Dairy is a two-bedroom, self-catering cottage, with a wealth of original features and thick stone walls. The cottage is set within a sunny courtyard behind high stone walls with its own patio garden and is attached to the owners’ old farmhouse, yet is completely self-contained.
The Dairy offers a peaceful retreat for couples, families, walkers, cyclists and dog owners; all of our guests are warmly welcomed! We really want you to get the most from your stay with us and we are happy to advise you on places to visit, or discovering the hidden gems in this beautiful part of Somerset. The cottage makes the perfect home from home with everything you could need in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
A stable door opens into the sunny sitting room with comfortable sofa and chairs. There is a TV with Freeview and DVD player, as well as plenty of DVDs, books and games. Wifi is provided.
The kitchen has a good sized dining table, which seats up to 6. There is an electric oven, washing machine, microwave and plenty of good cookware, utensils and crockery so that you can happily cook your own meals.
The spiral staircase, has a built in upper stairgate, which leads to a small landing. The dual aspect master bedroom with the original 16th century vaulted ceiling beams. The double bed is canopied with white muslin drapes and made up with good quality cotton bedding. The single bedroom overlooks the sunny garden, and has room for an additional Z bed or cot.
The shower room has a good sized electric shower, wash basin and toilet. There is a separate wash basin in the master bedroom.
Outside is a large walled courtyard with parking space, shared with the owners. There is a small sun-trap patio garden, exclusively for guests, with a water feature and small lawn. A table and chairs are set under a lilac tree, with roses climbing the walls; a perfect place to sit and read. There is space in our barn to store guests’ bicycles if needed, and a portable BBQ is available.
From the cottage, there are many lovely country walks, including to Lynchcombe nature reserve on the edge of the village, which leads up to the craggy Mendip tops and has outstanding views of the area as far as the Somerset coast and Wales beyond. We provide maps and guides to inspire you for walks and trips. Dogs are welcome (with well-behaved owners). There are plenty of dog friendly pubs nearby, including the one in the village.
Children are always welcome and we try to provide everything you need, such as cot, stairgate, highchair, baby bath, step stool and a changing mat, as well as plenty of toys so you can save space in your car.
Cathy and Will, the owners live next door and are always happy to help you get the most from your stay, or leave you in peace to discover the area as you wish.