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The Old Cowshed

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Hornblotton, near Glastonbury, Somerset
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 1
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Customers’ Choice Award 2018
With a wood burner, enclosed garden and a shared tennis court, this single-storey cottage enjoys a peaceful location, yet still close to attractions.

Converted into a very spacious, light and airy holiday property with a large open plan living area, this former old dairy, adjacent to the owner’s home at Rectory Farm, is surrounded by fields with sheep and rolling countryside. The property is deceptively spacious with a large open plan living space and a private patio with attractive planters. It offers a peaceful and relaxing retreat, yet is situated just off the A37, providing ample opportunities to explore the many attractions within Somerset. The nearest town is Castle Cary, 5 miles, famous for its Round House, an old town lock-up. Somerton, 6 miles, is allegedly an ancient capital of Wessex and Shepton Mallet has a 50ft market cross dating from 1500. Glastonbury, a thriving market town and a major tourist venue, is 10 miles away. Visit Glastonbury Tor, the abbey and its spiritual essence within the town, and the annual Glastonbury Festival which takes place in nearby Pilton. Street is home to a famous shoe industry and is now well known for its designer outlet shopping complex, Clarks Village. Yeovil town has pedestrian precincts, a wide variety of shops and a number of weekly markets. Spend a day in Wells, England’s smallest city, which is not only a fantastic market town but includes the magnificent cathedral and Bishop’s Palace and gardens. Slightly further afield is Sherborne with its castle, and Cheddar, famous not only for its cheese but also the caves and gorge. Other attractions include Haynes Motor Museum, 6 miles, Yeovilton Naval Air Museum, 10 miles, Bath and West Showground, 7 miles, and National Trust houses such as Lytes Cary and Tintinhull, and Montacute, the location for the TV series ’Wolf Hall’. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With beams.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Biomass underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Enclosed patio with garden furniture. Tennis court (shared). 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/03/2018
    Although weather was bitterly cold and with bad snow forecast so had to cut short our holiday, we did enjoy the time we had there.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/02/2018
    Incredible place to stay, cannot fault it. Was the perfect way to celebrate our Valentines weekend. Beautiful location, owners are lovely, and the place is incredible.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/02/2018
    The Old Cow Shed is lovely accommodation. It is smart and contemporary yet in a traditional farm setting. The hosts are welcoming yet unobtrusive. We had a lovely stay.....the only thing missing was an electric shaver point! (Only a minor matter). Highly recommended location for North and South Somerset.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/01/2018
    A lovely cottage. Had a really nice weekend of relaxation by the fire.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/12/2017
    Lovely property. Very clean. Could not fault it. Owners very accommodating.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/11/2017
    Our second stay with Julia and Duncan and excellent once again. We’re already planning our third stay!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/11/2017
    Had a wonderful 3 nights at The Old Cowshed, beautiful location and wonderful accommodation. Very high standard and everything needed for a relaxing break would highly recommend and cannot fault. Many Thanks x

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2017
    Fantastic weekend stay, beautiful setting, thank you

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2017
    Very welcoming owners. Well appointed and comfortable cottage. Good location for tourist attractions.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2017
    We were very happy with the 'Old Cow Shed', the only reason we wouldn't stay there again is because of logistics, it was a good drive to visit any where.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2017
    This was a truly wonderful holiday cottage, the owners were very helpful throughout our stay. The cottage itself was beautiful. We were able to exercise our dog in one of their fields which was a great help. The children enjoyed spending time on the toy tractors on the shared tennis court. We would definitely recommend 'the old cow shed' to friends and family. This was the best cottage we've ever stayed in and the property's quality and equipment will take some beating.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2017
    The Old Cowshed is a lovely, comfortable & well equipped holiday accommodation set in a very peaceful rural location. The hosts Duncan, Julia & Isla were very friendly and helpful. It was perfect for exploring Somerset & the surrounding area.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2017
    A wonderful place to stay and visit surrounding areas in Somerset. The owners were very helpful and the cottage gives a bit of relaxed luxury for a visit away from home.

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9.7 out of 10 – based on 31 reviews collected by Reevoo
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