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Mill Batch Cottage

Mark, Highbridge, Somerset
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
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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 Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 24/03/2019
    The owners have spent time and money creating a very comfortable cottage. The lounge furniture provides a family with space and luxury to relax together and enjoy quality time.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/02/2019
    We really enjoyed a short break at Millbatch. A great location for exploring Cheddar and surrounding area and the coast at Burnham. The local pubs were excellent and we had a lovely meal at the Whitehorse while we were there. The cottage was cosy and but spacious and we had a great welcome from Stephen on arrival - with scones delivered too! Will visit again and highly recommend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/02/2019
    A lovely warm cosy cottage with log fire. The bedrooms are really nice beautiful views from all windows secured parking owners were lovely was there if we needed anything. Really enjoyed our weekend away didn’t want to leave and come home loved the farm house feel. Will definitely be back next year xx

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2019
    We will without a doubt be back. We loved it and very easy with our 3 boys.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/12/2018
    Absolutely stunning. A home from home with everything you would need. Beautiful secluded village but still within distance of all local amenities and days out. Fantastic.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/11/2018
    Millbatch Cottage was wonderful, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the cottage has all the items you would require and is well maintained , a very pleasant setting in a lovely village where everyone is very friendly and keen to get to know you. We would thoroughly recommend this to those who want to be close to nature in such a delightful setting - thank you

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/10/2018
    We had a lovely short break at this delightful cottage. We took Mum-in-law here for her 80th birthday and she absolutely loved it. Steve and Suzanne were wonderful hosts, very welcoming. We really appreciated the delicious welcome cream tea. Mum was thrilled when Steve and Suzanne left a Happy Birthday message and bottle of Prosecco out for her to find on our return on one of the days. We would definitely stay here again and very likely will do so, perhaps with my mum next time. Many thanks to you both Steve and Suzanne :)

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2018
    Great central base for exploring the Somerset levels area and the coast (recommend Clevedon). Very well equipped cottage and friendly owners on hand right next door who gave some great tips on the local area. Stairs very steep but it says that in the description and there aren’t that many of them! Would stay again and would love to return to Ham Wall RSPB to see all the Spring action or the starlings in winter.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2018
    The cottage had the potential to be ideal for our stay but we were greeted in the kitchen by a mass of flies which we found out, after a couple of days, were coming from a kitchen flip top bin that must have had decaying food left in the bottom. We hung up fly paper and spent time ushering the flies out of the windows. On going upstairs to the bedrooms you were met by an unpleasant smell of drains from the bathroom. It took us about 3 days of putting bleach down them before the smell gradually declined. It was not pleasant to be in the bedroom next to the bathroom because you couldn't get away from the constant odour. The owners appear to have let their eye off of the ball because these problems should have easily been picked up prior to our arrival.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We're really sorry about the problems you encountered on your visit. It was very unfortunate that we were away that weekend, otherwise we would have been able to sort them out sooner. We have spoken to our cleaner who unfortunately did not empty the food bin properly, to ensure that this does not happen again; the shower drain is also now fixed. We appreciate that this does not help you and your family, and are very sorry for your inconvenience. We do normally keep the highest standards, and we can only apologise once again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    We had a fantastic time. Cosy cottage in a great location. Very spacious rooms and a well equipped kitchen. Shower could be a bit stronger.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/06/2018
    We had a lovely relaxing long weekend stay in Mill Batch Cottage. Owners stay next door and were very welcoming and helpful. Cottage was cosy, well equipped and clean.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 08/06/2018
    The cottage is extremely well equipped. If you stay here you will want for nothing. The owner's are really helpful and obliging. The cottage is ideally placed for all local attractions and a great base to explore from. The only downside we found was there were few places we could let the dog's off their lead in the village itself. There is the river and the bridle path on Yarrow Road. We would certainly recommend this property for a peaceful break.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 01/05/2018
    Lovely cosy comfortable cottage. Well equipped kitchen, good shower, comfortable bed. Lots to do and see locally. Good local pub with excellent food. Internet / Wi fi signal very poor.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 21/04/2018
    Cottage in a lovely location, found it fairly central for all the places we wanted to visit in Somerset. Not far from the moterway either for any longer journeys. Good little village shop for any bits and pieces. Also 2 pubs a short walk away, but did involve a short section on the road. We had a very enjoyable holiday.

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8.9 out of 10 – based on 18 reviews collected by Reevoo
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