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Maunsel House Estate Cottages - The Old Corn Mill

Bridgwater, Somerset
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Pets 2
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Once the old corn mill, with the wheel still visible, this lovely property enjoys upside down accommodation and views of the church, fishing lake and meadow.

Ground Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Wet room: With shower (no toilet).
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Living room: With Sky TV, double sofa bed and patio doors leading to courtyard.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer.
Bathroom: With roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Please note: There is a fenced waterwell in the garden and there are unfenced lakes 500 yards away and fenced ponds adjacent to the property.

All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Courtyard with terrace and garden furniture (shared with other properties on-site). 270-acres of natural, unspoilt woodland and pasture (shared with owner and other properties on-site). 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. Fishing on-site (licence required). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

Set within the magnificent Estate of Maunsel House, which was built in the 13th century and is the ancestral home of the Slade Family. The house and grounds are steeped in tremendous history, with more than a touch of eccentricity, a reflection of its owner, Sir Benjamin Slade, 7th Baronet, whom if around will welcome you to look around the main house with a tour and a glass of champagne. Mill Farmhouse (ref UKC1679) is a spacious house with oak floors and doors and a wood burner, great for the winter evenings. In years gone by Barn Owl Cottage (ref UKC1683) was the site of Maunsel’s own wheelwright who kept a barn owl as a pet. Since then it has been converted into a beautiful cottage with great views overlooking the estates many lakes. Dairy Mead Lodge (ref UKC1680) is a thatched converted dairy situated within a minute’s walk of Maunsel House. It’s in a great position overlooking the fishing lakes and the ornamental ponds. Front Lodge (ref UKC1682) is a stunning, quaint, converted gatehouse, originally the home of the estate grounds keeper. The lodge is situated at the top of the drive, overlooking Maunsel House Estate’s beautiful parkland, with its roaming shetland ponies and birdlife. Finally, The Old Corn Mill (ref UKC1681) as the name suggests was the old corn mill and the wheel is still visible, parts of which are kept as a feature in the house. With a reverse layout it has a sunny living space upstairs overlooking the church and one of the four fishing lakes and a meadow.
The properties, all detached, are set within stunning parkland and the estate sprawls across 2000-acres, comprising farms, lakes, woodlands, walnut groves, orchards, Somerset wetlands, a church and an ancient barn, and you are free to roam to your hearts content. If that isn’t enough to keep you busy, Maunsel House is very close to all the great attractions of Somerset as it is situated not far from Bridgwater and the M5, which gives you easy access to Taunton and the Quantocks, Burnham-on-Sea, Glastonbury and Wells. Beach 17 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 300 yards.
The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 30 guests.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
    Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/03/2019
    The Old Cornmill is a unusual cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. It was right in the countryside surrounded by the Maunsel House Estate and we were encouraged to explore the vast grounds by the owner. Great for nature lovers with chickens and Guinea Fowl free roaming, a badger set and loads of other birds. If you can ask Sandra to show you around the main house, its something not to miss if you like history and curiosities. The cottage was cosy and warm and the bedrooms quiet and comfortable. It was great base to explore the rest of Somerset and NE Devon. My only issue was that there was no Wi-Fi in the Cornmill, though it was mentioned in the property details.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/03/2019
    A wonderful place to quirky and comfortable. Lovely surroundings. Highly recommend it.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/02/2019
    Love this little cottage. The second bedroom is very small for two people but ideal for one. Both the bathroom and the wet room are excellent. The garden is not enclosed so dogs need to be on a lead as the road is adjacent. The rooms in the main house which you can also rent are very historic and the interior design through the ages reflects this and gives the whole place a sense of calm tinged with excitement. The grounds are vast and lovely to take a look around or walk your dogs. Really dog friendly place.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 20/01/2019
    We had a great time staying at the Old Corn Mill for the weekend. The property was quirky but cosy, warm and inviting. A continental breakfast was provided along with a welcoming bottle of red. Great service, great place to stay. We will definitely be going back to stay.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/10/2018
    Lovely and interesting cottage in a beautiful location. Well equipped (except could have done with a brush to sweep the floor). Impressed with the supplies - cereal, bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee, biscuits, fruit juice and a bottle of wine! Given a tour of the main house and the keys to the church for a look around. Would definitely recommend.

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