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Bluebell Grey is an enchanting beautiful cottage near Ilminster in Somerset.

Bedrooms 2
Space 613 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Ground floor Cottage:2 bedroom/2 Shower rooms beautifully designed and furnished


Traditionally thatched using water reed and wheat, this luxury cottage is part of a Grade-II listed 16th Century Old Rectory and epitomises the English countryside dream. The traditional hamstone property conceals the stylish and elegant interiors within. Guests will be greeted with a warm welcome for the owners at this self-catering cottage in the heart of Somerset, and feel right at home with all the luxuries contained throughout.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Both the ground floor bedrooms boast luxury linens and the softest pillows to ensure a blissful uninterrupted night’s sleep. The master bedroom is furnished in a romantic French style with a smattering of florals and accents of bluebell, whilst the twin room (which can be arranged as a superking-size bed on request) is smartly dressed and inspired by the landscape all around. Each bedroom has its own en suite shower room.


The picture perfect gardens to the front of the cottage are adorned with herbaceous borders, wild flowers and rambling roses, as well as relaxing areas for enjoying a glass or two of your favourite tipple in the afternoon sunshine. There are extensive views over the countryside and children of all ages will enjoy the large enclosed shared gardens which have a trampoline and tyre swing. Described by the ancient Welsh Celts as the ‘Land of the Summer People’, Somerset is a county of captivating contrasts. It takes in long sweeping sandy beaches, seaside resorts, harbours, marinas, and the dramatic Jurassic and Exmoor coastline is something visitors will be inspired to write home about.

For Relaxation

Enjoy views over the gardens where the birdsong and peal of the church bells are the only thing to disturb you from your chilled glass of Pimms! Summer afternoons are best spent cloud-watching whilst lazily swinging in the hammock, whilst the little ones play happily alongside.

Foodie aficionados will love the Mark Hix Oyster Bar in Lyme Regis, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage near Axminster. Plus many other eateries recommended by the owners in Bluebell Grey’s house book. The magic and mystery of Glastonbury is just a brief drive away.

More Details

Michael and Merietta Raymond
Member since: 2018
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Michael and Merietta Raymond

Michael and Merietta purchased the property in 2007 as our family home. We've been letting the cottage to families and friends to enjoy their holiday's in since 2012. We live next door and are always on hand to ensure our guests enjoy a unique experience here in the heart of Somerset. We both work from home. We also have a lovely friendly cockapoo called Honey.

Michael and Merietta Raymond purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Michael and Merietta Raymond chose Cricket Malherbie

We're perfectly positioned in a quiet, rural location with only twelve or so other properties, and a beautiful little church. That said, we're only 7 minutes from the A303 and 20 minutes from the M5 (25). We're approximately 3 hours from London.

The immediate area is rich with National Trust Properties and places of interest to visit. The Jurassic coast is fantastic and only a 30 minute drive. We' have many top quality restaurants in the area. The cottage is fitted to cater for a truly luxurious and relaxing experience, which is born out by the guest book and its comments.

The garden is large and a safe place for the children play, whilst you relax under the parasol or in a steamer with your drink of choice.

What makes this cottage unique

You'll have a private experience at the cottage and in the gardens. The only neighbours you have are us. The views east from the garden are extensive, and North is our local church pretty as a picture. The property is perhaps late 17th Century (grade II Listed) and thatched with a combination of Water Read and Local Wheat Reed. We thatched the entire property early 2017; and it looks stunning!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cricket Malherbie in Knowle St. Giles

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 613 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Monday and Friday are our Arrival/Departure Days
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Luxury Matki Shower with Drencher head and hand held options
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Luxury Matki Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , The cot is in bedroom1 when requested
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Bedroom 2 can be arranged as 2 single beds or 1 Super King
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
We really will do everything in our control to ensure you have a happy, memorable and unique stay at Bluebell Grey


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Bluebell Grey is an enchanting beautiful cottage near Ilminster in Somerset.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A lovely property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great weekend in an enchanting cottage in Somerset, the accommodation is finished to the highest standard and Mike and Marietta made us feel extremely welcome, we shall be back !

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bob and Linda, thank you for making the time to write a review. Hopefully we'll see you again soon. Best wishes Mike & Merietta
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
New Inn, Dowlish Wake
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Cricket St
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
M5 Junction 25 Taunton
Nearest Restaurant
6.5 Miles
Lord Poulett Arms
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Lyme Regis
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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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