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Exterior | Mill Batch Cottage, Mark, Highbridge
Living room/dining room | Mill Batch Cottage, Mark, Highbridge
  • Cottage
  • Mark, Highbridge
  • EQS

Mill Batch Cottage

9

out of 10

  • 5

  • 3

  • 1

  • 2

Pets stay free
Wifi
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio

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.

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 inc, thereafter avail at cost
  • Elec, full LPG CH, bed linen and towels inc
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD (small music library)
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Taxi service by prior arr with owners
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking

Mill Batch Cottage is an 18th century holiday cottage, situated 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 it was converted into a cottage by William Counsell - hence the inscription ’WC 1819’ on the outside, and ’WC’ above the old fireplace, which often amuses visitors! The property has been refurbished in 2019 with new furniture and appliances, but still retains many of the original features; the low wooden beam over the front entrance, 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 18th century. The lane next to the property 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 owners much larger garden, 1.4 acres. Both are packed with wildlife, as are the surrounding areas, including the Avalon Marshes, Mark village has a fine 16th century church, village stores and two pubs both serving food. Shop ½ mile, pub ¼ mile.

Awards

  • Customers' Choice 2020

Features

Cot Available - Cot

Detached Property

Dishwasher

Enclosed garden / patio

Garden or Patio

Highchair

Historical Property

Internet Connection - Internet Wifi

Parking-designated on site

Pets Free of Charge

Pub within 1 mile

Rural

Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine

Woodburning Stove

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00

Pets

  • 2 pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 21 reviews

9

out of 10

Value for money

9

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort and Equipment

9

Location

9

Local amenities

8.9

Overall rating

9

Hazel

  • Cambridgeshire

  • Family

10

out of 10

Lovely well equipped cottage in a great location close to local attractions and amenities. Pubs, shop and bakery all available a short walk away. Mill Batch Cottage was the perfect size for our party of 3 plus a dog. The cottage is situated in a quiet position on the edge of the village with beautiful views and great walks right on the doorstep. Owners next door were lovely and very helpful when we had a query but otherwise unobtrusive. The only tiny drawback was the garden isn’t fully dog proof but it wasn’t an issue to use a long lead or to go out for a local walk. Wonderful holiday, super location and fabulous property highly recommended.

18 Jul 2022

Dave

  • WV69PW

  • Family

10

out of 10

Lovely barn conversion, ideal for us with the two dogs, excellent for exploring local attractions such as Bath, Cheddar, Wells. On a lane so not easy to walk to local Pub, shop etc, but perfect accommodation for us as just using as a base. Everything you need in cottage, owners next door but very friendly and don’t intrude on your holiday. Perfect.

11 Jul 2022

Amanda

  • Southampton

  • Couple

8

out of 10

Cottage had everything you needed for a lovely break. Our only issue was the garden not being secure enough for our 2 dogs. Large gap under the gate where they could escape into the road. Also a bit too close to the owners house.

23 May 2022

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