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Down House Cottages - Upside Down Cottage

Meare, near Wells, Somerset
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Pets 0
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This unusual yet comfortable cottage has been lovingly converted and is surrounded by fields and countryside.

Shared use of outdoor heated swimming pool (May to Sept)

These well-presented, unusual and comfortable holiday properties consist of a self-contained, ground floor wing of the owner’s detached, 19th-century home (ref 19586), set within its own grounds, and a detached cottage (ref 18104), set within the owner’s grounds. They have been lovingly converted from former farm buildings, and are surrounded by fields and countryside, which abound with wild life and bird life. Located adjacent to a working farm, this is an excellent, quiet location to explore and enjoy the diversity of attractions in the area.
Set in Meare on the beautiful Somerset levels, within easy driving of Glastonbury, renowned for its annual music festival and legendary Tor. Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Ham Wall RSPB Reserve and excellent walking on the Mendip Hills are also an easy drive. Enjoy a great day out to the historical, Regency spa town of Bath with its Roman spa bath, or visit the stately home of Longleat, home of Lord Bath and its safari park. Visit Stourhead Gardens (NT) and the traditional seaside resorts of Burnham on Sea, Brean Down and Weston Super Mare with their sandy beaches, ideal for sand surfing.
Local activities include a leisure centre in Wells, 5 miles, golf courses, cycling and a retail factory shopping outlet, 3 miles. Shop and pub 3 miles. Both Upside Down Cottage (18104) and West Down (19586) can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests.

Ground Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
First Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: With Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

Oil central heating included. Courtyard garden with garden furniture.

Both properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair available on request. Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with other property on-site). Outdoor heated swimming pool, 9.1m x 4.6m; depth 0.9m to 1.8m, open May-September on request (shared with other property on-site). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/02/2019
    Unusual holiday cottage in a perfect location for birdwatching on the many nature reserves in the Somerset Levels, and exploring the surrounding towns and historic sights. Well-equipped, spacious and cosy, and the hosts are very helpful and welcoming. Some minor upgrading is required, and the upside down design can be challenging for elderly guests, but on the whole, this is one of the best cottages we have stayed at in the UK.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/10/2018
    Fantastic accommodation perfectly located within a stones throw of Glastonbury. The hosts are lovely, very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. We will be staying here again.,

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2018
    Overall we liked this cottage. The cottage had lots of character and the hosts were chatty, helpful and willing to share their local knowledge and access to their swimming pool. There were lots of walks from the village, but I missed being able to pop out to the pub or somewhere to eat without having to drive.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    Lovely comfortable clean very well-equipped cottage. Having use of the pool privately was brilliant. Great location for visiting Wookey hole, cheddar caves and the sites of Glastonbury. Owners very helpful and friendly.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/07/2018
    We had an absolutely wonderful time at Upside Down cottage. Our hosts were friendly and thoughtful (coffee, tea, milk, sugar, wine and the most delicious homemade shortbread awaited us on arrival), the cottage was lovely and welcoming and our son had the best time at the swimming pool. We cannot wait to return.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 08/06/2018
    Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Owners very friendly and helpful - we really appreciated the Wine, Milk, Tea and Shortbread on arrival which was a nice touch. Close to many places of interest so a good location.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    We had a wonderful stay at upside down cottage. The owners made us very welcome and were on hand for any queries we had. The cottage had a great layout and the use of the pool was a great bonus. The owner asked us to ask before using the Pool as it was in their private garden. This also meant that as a family we had sole use of the pool. Overall a wonderful stay in a great location with lovely owners. We would highly recommend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018
    A lovely place to stay, with all one needs for comfort and coziness. Friendly/helpful owners on hand. We ate out most nights, but the cottage is well equipped for the nights we ate in.

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9.4 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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