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Dairy House - a beautiful Somerset cottage, sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

Dairy House - a beautiful Somerset cottage, sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms

OVERVIEW

The Dairy House is a detached, grade II listed ham-stone cottage tucked away in in the private parkland around Dillington House.

The house has many historic features that add to its charm, with mullioned windows, old oak beams and a wood-burning stove set into a huge fireplace.

A secluded garden cocoons the house and is one of its highlights, with interesting flowerbeds, exotic trees, a spacious lawn, a stone terrace and a wild woodland area.

There are four bedrooms, two are large en-suites, the other two are also superking-sized doubles, or twins, and share a nearby bathroom.

The open-plan kitchen / dining / living room feels warm and homely, despite it's spaciousness. The dining table seats 10 comfortably and there is a wood-burning stove set into a large old fireplace surrounded by two sofas. There is also a small conservatory / breakfast room overlooking the garden next to the kitchen.

A separate sitting room offers privacy or space to relax on the sofa in front of the large TV, and there is a utility room with washing facilities.

The Dairy House is full of character, but is modern and comfortable. Its private rural location makes it a great escape for those looking for a fix of space and countryside air, with plenty of pubs to walk / cycle to and things to see and do nearby. The convenient shopping in Ilminster is also not far away.

BEDROOMS

There are four double / twin bedrooms, all with deep mattresses, 400 thread count cotton bedding, indulgent mattress toppers and fluffy bathrobes so you can properly relax.

The master bedroom has a superking-sized sleigh bed, a dressing area and an en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom is also an en-suite and can be arranged either as a superking-sized double or as a twin.. The other two bedrooms can also be arranged as superking-sized doubles or as twins and share a nearby bathroom.

LIVING AREAS

The house has a large open plan kitchen / dining / living room which combines modern designed furnishings with its traditional fixings, including stone mullioned windows, old oak beams and a beautiful old fireplace with a wood-burning stove.

The kitchen is modern and well equipped with two electric ovens, a large induction hob and kitchen island for prepping and serving, so cooks can indulge their passion. There is also a dishwasher and a separate utility room with washing facilities.

Just off the kitchen is a small conservatory / breakfast room overlooking the garden, which is a great place to enjoy a morning coffee, but the dining table, which seats 10 comfortably, is a better place to enjoy meals together – or while entertaining guests.

At the end of the kitchen / dining room there is also a living space, with comfortable sofas and a wood-burning stove set into a large stone fireplace, and next door there is a separate sitting room for those looking to relax with a little more privacy or in front of the TV.

The sitting room is equipped with a 55'' flatscreen internet-connected TV with a Bluetooth soundbar that can be used to play music / radio through the TV or from a Bluetooth device, or just envelop those who want to relax with a movie.

To the East the conservatory looks out over a spacious lawn and a beautiful garden, which is one of the highlights of the house. The garden is mature, with native and exotic trees that screen it from the surrounding parkland and create an incredibly calming cocoon around the house. For nature lovers and little explorers, there is also a private wild wooded area to the back of the garden.

To the South, accessed directly off the dining space, there is also a stone terrace complete with a teak outdoor dining table and chairs for enjoying outdoor meals in the warmer months.

SETTING & LOCAL AREA

The Dairy House is set in the parklands around Dillington House and offers guests total privacy and the benefit of being able to enjoy access to the park as well as the House's garden itself.

Nearby there are several pubs, some within walking distance – like the Barrington Boar – others a little further, but worth cycling or driving to, such as the Dinnington Docks or Lord Poulett Arms.

Barrington House, a National Trust house with gardens open to the public, is nearby, as is Dillington House. The Dennis Chinaworks in Shepton Beauchamp are also very close and worth a visit, for the tea rooms as much as anything else.

There are several local cider producers whose orchards and presses are worth seeing, Perry's Cider in Dowlish Wake being one, and Julian Temperley's cider and cider brandy distillery over at Burrow Hill another.

A little further away the beach at Lyme Regis and walks along the Jurassic coastline are 40mins or so to the South, and the Hauser and Wirth gallery near Bruton is 40 mins or so to the East.

ACCESS

The Dillington Estate is very easily accessed by car just off the A303, and the house has private car parking space for four cars.

The train stations of Crewkerne (15 min drive), Castle Cary and Taunton (30 mins each) are all nearby..

Keys can be left at the house, so you can check-in at your convenience and the staff at the Dillington Estate are available to help with anything unexpected.

More Details

Property Manager
Ewen Cameron
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Master en-suite with bath & shower above
    Bathroom #2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite with bath & shower above
    Bathroom #3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shared bathroom with bath & shower above
  • There are three bathrooms, two are en-suites and all three have a bath with shower above. There is also a toilet downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superking double sleigh bed
    Bedroom #2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Zip & link superking (or twins)
    Bedroom #3 - 2 Single Bed , Zip & link superking (or twins)
    Bedroom #4 - 2 Single Bed , Zip & link superking (or twins)
  • There are four double / twin bedrooms, all with deep mattresses, 400 thread count cotton bedding, indulgent mattress toppers and fluffy bathrobes so you can properly relax. The master bedroom has a superking-sized sleigh bed, a dressing area and an en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom is also an en-suite and can be arranged either as a superking-sized double or as a twin.. The other two bedrooms can also be arranged as superking-sized doubles or as twins and share a nearby bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes:
The Dairy House is a beautiful detached stone cottage, wrapped in a wonderfully secluded and calming garden, and tucked away in the family owned parkland of Dillington House. The house has four double rooms, the master ensuite has a superking sized wooden sleigh bed, the others all have zip & link beds that can be arranged as superking doubles or as twin singles. One of the other rooms is an en-suite, the other two share a bath / shower room.

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5

Beautiful house, beautiful setting, couldn’t have been more perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We feel so lucky to have found this place to stay in while down one Somerset. The house has everything that you need from a Nespresso machine to dressing gowns in the bedroom and amazing wood to burn and keep you warm. Not to mention the secret garden! Wendy and Ewen were both exceptionally helpful before, during and after our visit. We will hopefully be back!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a delight to have you staying with us at Dillington Estate and we are so pleased it was a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Perfect venue for a family get-together

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Dairy House for a long weekend to celebrate a special birthday. The house is lovely and suited us really well. Plenty of scope for walks in the surrounding parkland and also further afield. The accommodation is very comfortable and well maintained. Plenty of well seasoned logs for the wood burning stove which made us feel very cosy on cold February days. What a wonderful place this would be in the Summer, we may very well return!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent !!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent !!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • Contractual booking deposit: 25.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: £500.00
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