Wayside Cottage

Shepton Beauchamp, near Ilminster, Somerset
4 Guests
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    Wayside Cottage, sleeping 4, is a terraced former farm worker’s cottage on the edge of the pretty Somerset village of Shepton Beauchamp
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    Ground floor: Sitting room with wood burning stove in inglenook fireplace
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    Ground floor: Sitting room with wood burning stove in inglenook fireplace
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    Ground floor: Fitted kitchen
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    Ground floor: Dining area in the fitted kitchen
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    First floor: Double bedroom
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    First floor: Double bedroom with 5′ zip and link bed
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Wayside Cottage, sleeping four, is a cosy, terraced, former farm worker’s cottage on the edge of the pretty village of Shepton Beauchamp in Somerset.

Built from traditional hamstone and dating back over 250 years, this Somerset cottage has been lovingly restored and renovated, combining country charm and character with modern living. Wayside Cottage has kept many of its original charms, boasting features such as an original inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, and exposed stone walls, alongside views of the surrounding Somerset countryside.

The kitchen is in perfect keeping with the cottage and has a lovely dining area and a decorative fireplace. The delightful sitting room with the original inglenook fireplace has stairs to two peaceful and tastefully decorated bedrooms. The bathroom is on the ground floor and there is a useful utility room on this floor as well.

Outside, an enclosed courtyard garden has seating, making it a perfect spot to sit and relax after a busy day’s sightseeing.

This property is the perfect getaway for a holiday in this wonderful area. Only a short walk away are the amenities of Shepton Beauchamp, including a shop, pub and family-run butchers, while the quaint town of Ilminster is only 5 miles away.

Situated amidst peace and tranquillity, the cottage is located on a National Cycle Route. Wayside Cottage is ideally located between the Somerset Levels and The Blackdown Hills, the latter of which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, home to numerous species of wildlife and plants, making it a beautiful location for walking and exploring.

The National Trust’s Barrington Court and Montacute House are nearby, and Perry’s Cider Mill is not to be missed. Less than an hour away lies the stunning Cheddar Gorge to the north, Lyme Regis seaside town to the south, and a little further lies Exmoor National Park, a great day out for all the family.

This Somerset cottage is the ideal base to relax and enjoy a rural, country getaway.

 

Overview

  • 4 Guests
  • Two bedrooms – one double/twin and one double
  • One bathroom with shower over bath
  • Suitable for a baby in own moses basket
  • Suitable for children aged 6 and over
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Small enclosed courtyard with garden furniture.
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Parking for two cars

Features

  • A lovingly restored farm worker’s cottage in the heart of the beautiful Somerset countryside with excellent facilities and charming original features.
  • Although over 200 years old, the cottage has been modernised to a high standard of comfort whilst retaining its period charm.
  • Brilliant in all seasons and the ideal setting for Autumn and Winter breaks. The cottage is warm and cosy with a wood burning stove and comfortable beds.
  • Shepton Beauchamp is a friendly village with some excellent local facilities including a lively local pub.
  • The village, ideally located between the Somerset Levels and The Blackdown Hills AONB, is on a National Cycle Route and surrounded by numerous country walks.
  • There are a wealth of interesting places to visit including the National Trust’s Barrington Court (a pleasant walk across the fields) and historic Montacute House. A visit to Perry’s Cider mill is highly recommended.
  • The world famous attraction of Cheddar Gorge is less than an hour’s drive away and Lyme Regis and the Devon/Dorset coast is only half an hour to the south.

Property layout

  • Ground floor:
    Fitted kitchen with dining area.
    Utility room.
    Cosy sitting room with inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove.
    Bathroom with bath and shower over.
  • First floor:
    Double bedroom with 5′ zip and link bed (can convert to twin beds on request)
    Double bedroom.

Equipment

  • Electric storage heaters, wood burning stove in the sitting room (starter pack provided)
  • Electric double oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • LCD TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD/radio with iPod dock
  • Library of books and games
  • Parking for 2 cars

 

”Wayside Cottage is a lovely cottage, clean and welcoming. It is in a lovely area with plenty to do. We would stay there again.”
Mrs Carole Snagg, Prescot, Merseyside – June 2016
”Wayside Cottage is in a great location and is a lovely, cosy cottage. Good dog walks and loads to see and do.”
Mrs Jenni Randall, Lostwithiel, Cornwall – March 2016
”Wayside Cottage is beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and in a good location. We have visited several times now and are never disappointed. Will definitely be returning.”
Mrs Elizabeth Lilley, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire – November 2015
”Cottage well decorated and cosy, with nice touches like fresh daffodils on the table and a basket of logs to get you going on the wood burner. It was fantastic to have things like loo roll, washing up liquid etc provided.”
Mrs Tracey King, Grimsby – November 2015
”Property was pleasant and comfortable. Well situated for all different kinds of venues.”
Mrs Thelma Howchin, Tiptree, Essex – October 2015
”A lovely cottage in a beautiful quaint village.”
Mrs Candice Brooks, London – April 2015
”A lovely cottage thoughtfully maintained and space used to its best advantage. Village location suitable for access to lots of amenities and local people very friendly.”
Mrs Anne Missey, Broadstairs, Kent – December 2014
”We love this cottage and this was our 5th visit. There is everything we need, the cottage is very clean and we can relax the moment we get there. We will definitely be booking to go again.”
Mrs Elizabeth Lilley, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire – December 2014

 
ABOUT THE LOCATION

Ilminster 5 miles.

SHEPTON BEAUCHAMP

This attractive village is ideally located between the Somerset Levels and The Blackdown Hills, the latter of which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, home to numerous species of wildlife and plants, making it a beautiful location for walking and exploring.

Shepton Beauchamp village itself is well served by local shops and a pub, as well as being situated on a National Cycle Route.

The village is surrounded by numerous country walks, and a short drive will take you to a variety of interesting places to visit.

The National Trust’s Barrington Court and Montacute House are nearby, and Perry’s Cider Mill is not to be missed.

Less than an hour away lies the stunning Cheddar Gorge to the north, Lyme Regis seaside town to the south, and a little further lies Exmoor National Park, a great day out for all the family.

 

 

Visitors’ Notes

Things you need to know about Wayside Cottage if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
  • One well-behaved dog welcome with a £15 supplement
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove included
  • This property is suitable for children aged 6 and over due to open tread stairs
  • Minimum stay 7 nights Friday to Friday during Summer High season