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Mill Batch Cottage

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Mark, Highbridge
Grade 4 Star rating
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A carefully restored pet friendly cottage for five situated in the heart of the Somerset Levels. Lovely period features to the lounge with a cosy wood burner and beamed ceilings.

Mill Batch Cottage is an 18th century holiday cottage on the edge of the village of Mark, situated in the heart of the famous Somerset Levels, and in the shadow of the Mendip Hills. It was originally built as a cattle barn sometime in the 1780s, but in 1819 was converted into a cottage by William Counsell – hence the inscription ‘WC 1819’ on the outside, and ‘WC’ above the old fireplace, which often amuse visitors! The property retains many of the original features; the low wooden beam over the front entrance, the oak beamed ceiling, and the original fireplace, now with a wood burner for extra cosiness. The name ‘Mill Batch’ (shared with the owner’s home, adjacent to the cottage) comes from the fact that the property is about fifty feet above sea level (high for the Somerset Levels!). This makes it the ideal place for a windmill, and one was built here in the early eighteenth century. The lane next to the property, Perry Road, leads to the hamlet of Perry – named after pear cider, which would have been made there. Cider apple trees still run alongside the property and in the orchard next door. Sheep often graze here, wandering amongst the dappled light. The garden of the cottage, though small, borders the owner’s much larger garden (1.4 acres). Both are packed with wildlife; a wide range of birds (more than 80 species), butterflies (20 species) and badgers, foxes and the occasional deer all visit the garden from time to time. Swallows nest in the barn in the farmyard next door, and they are very much welcomed as one of the first signs of summer! Shop ½ mile, pub ¼ mile.

Large beamed, double aspect living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace. Kitchen with tiled floor and sloping ceiling. Utility. Separate toilet. Fairly steep wooden stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with window shutter. Beamed twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Single bedroom with floor level feature window. All bedrooms with exposed stone wall. Shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD (small music library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Taxi service by prior arrangement with owners
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking

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  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 23/07/2016
    We had a lovely holiday and we would go again

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/07/2016
    A lovely cottage, clean and tidy. Well equipped. Good location. Owners friendly, checked several times that everything all ok. We visited Glastonbury Abbey, Hestercombe Gardens, Forde Abbey, Cheddar Gorge (all dog friendly attractions). Plus the beach at Brean lovely for the dogs (although tide went out too far to paddle!). (I answered "No" to the question - Would you visit the cottage again? - But this is only because we don't go back to the same cottage twice )

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2016
    We were made to feel very welcome from the onset at this very cosy cottage. There were scones in the kitchen on our arrival and the owner called in soon after to ensure that we had everything we needed as well as to offer information about the area.

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7.7 out of 10 – based on 7 reviews collected by Reevoo
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