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The Pen

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Priddy, near Wells, Somerset
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All on one level, perfect for a couple, this compact cottage is close to Cheddar, Wells and Glastonbury.

All on one level, this compact detached holiday cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway and for touring the glorious and varied attractions of Somerset. It is a five-minute stroll from an award-winning village pub and a popular farm shop with a café and bakery. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty midway between Wells and Cheddar, Priddy is the highest village on top of the Mendip Hills and an ideal base for walkers and nature lovers, or those who just want to relax away from it all. The village has a reputation for friendliness and hospitality, with its annual Folk Festival being recognised as ‘the friendliest festival in England’. The whole area is one of immense historical and geological interest; the hurdle stack on the village Green is a distinctive landmark, as are the Nine Barrows (burial mounds) visible on the horizon from various vantage points.

Among the many places of interest to visit are nearby Wells cathedral in England’s smallest city, Cheddar Gorge and caves, Wookey Hole and Ebbor Gorge. A short drive away are Glastonbury Tor, Clarks Village retail outlet at Street, King John’s Hunting Lodge in pretty Axbridge, and Kilver Court Designer Outlet at Shepton Mallet. Longleat, several National Trust properties including Montacute House and Stourhead, the Georgian Heritage city of Bath with its beautiful architecture, Roman baths, abbey and fine selection of shops and restaurants, Bristol with its harbourside attractions and regency Clifton, are all less than an hour away. Excellent beaches and seaside entertainment can be enjoyed at Weston Super Mare and Brean, and there are many charming villages to be explored. Several golf clubs are available locally together with horse riding, mountain biking, gliding, coarse fishing and trout fishing at Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes.

The Pen is a small self-contained apartment in the owners’ garden so they are on hand for any information. The property is approached up six steps from the parking area, and has a pleasant paved seating area outside. Shop and pubs 400 yards, restaurants 5 miles.

6 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Selection of books and games. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Wifi
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/04/2017
    Great place for 2 and the dog. Just the right size, quiet and peaceful no street lights awesome.walking distance to the pub which allow dogs and serve good pub grub. Great local walks and short drive to cheddar, wells and if you want retail therapy street shopping village is about half an hours drive.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/03/2017
    Fantastic little cottage. Nice and warm, comfortable, quiet and has everything you need. Owners friendly and helpful. Local pub is a 10 min walk and has tasty and reasonably priced food. Would highly recommend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/02/2017
    Loved it, would love to go back!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2016
    Comfy cottage with all necessary amenities available. Beautiful location providing easy access to many places of interest inc Wookey Hole caves, Wells city & cathedral, Glastonbury, Cheddar, Weston-super-mare & a multitude of delightful Mendip villages. Owners (Kath & Mike) were friendly and extremely helpful, - making our stay at "The Pen" a relaxing and most pleasurable experience.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2016
    The cottage is set in a nice, pretty village and is very quiet. The property was well equipped and the owners are directly next-door if needed. It is the smallest cottage we have ever stayed in and we did miss having a little garden to sit in.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback. There is a small seating area outside the property which most of our guests seem to enjoy very much. I am sorry you were not able to benefit from it.

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