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The Old Cowshed

Hornblotton, near Glastonbury, Somerset
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Pets 1
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


With a wood burner, enclosed garden and a shared tennis court, this single-storey cottage enjoys a peaceful location, yet still close to attractions.

Converted into a very spacious, light and airy holiday property with a large open plan living area, this former old dairy, adjacent to the owner’s home at Rectory Farm, is surrounded by fields with sheep and rolling countryside. The property is deceptively spacious with a large open plan living space and a private patio with attractive planters. It offers a peaceful and relaxing retreat, yet is situated just off the A37, providing ample opportunities to explore the many attractions within Somerset. The nearest town is Castle Cary, 5 miles, famous for its Round House, an old town lock-up. Somerton, 6 miles, is allegedly an ancient capital of Wessex and Shepton Mallet has a 50ft market cross dating from 1500. Glastonbury, a thriving market town and a major tourist venue, is 10 miles away. Visit Glastonbury Tor, the abbey and its spiritual essence within the town, and the annual Glastonbury Festival which takes place in nearby Pilton. Street is home to a famous shoe industry and is now well known for its designer outlet shopping complex, Clarks Village. Yeovil town has pedestrian precincts, a wide variety of shops and a number of weekly markets. Spend a day in Wells, England’s smallest city, which is not only a fantastic market town but includes the magnificent cathedral and Bishop’s Palace and gardens. Slightly further afield is Sherborne with its castle, and Cheddar, famous not only for its cheese but also the caves and gorge. Other attractions include Haynes Motor Museum, 6 miles, Yeovilton Naval Air Museum, 10 miles, Bath and West Showground, 7 miles, and National Trust houses such as Lytes Cary and Tintinhull, and Montacute, the location for the TV series ’Wolf Hall’. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With beams.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Biomass underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack and doggy extras. Enclosed patio with garden furniture. Tennis court (shared). 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • More Than Dog Friendly
    More Than Dog Friendly

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 08/10/2018
    Lovely accommodation, thoughtfully designed and furnished, in a nice rural area. Owners are lovely people, on hand should you need anything. We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend there and will be coming again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/09/2018
    what a find a lovely five star accommodation in a quite relaxing location to top that two lovely hosts Julia and Duncan, the cow shed had everything you would want for a great holiday, lots of interesting places to visit. we felt we had known Julia and Duncan forever.[thanks for the goodies ]we hope to have the chance to return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2018
    We had a most wunderful time at the old cowshed. Qur hosts were very welcoming and we loved the spacious and very comfortable place a lot. Using the tenniscourt was a lot of fun, as well als watching the ducks. The wohle place is just lovely!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/08/2018
    Fantastic cottage with lovely hosts. Family friendly, lots of lovely dog walks, lots of things to do nearby and a good choice of National Trust sites. For our toddler, Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park was a fantastic day out and about an hour and a half away. Lovely, spacious accommodation. Overall a fantastic holiday.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/06/2018
    Wonderful hosts, they couldn't have been nicer and a great place to stay, all beautifully thought through and everything you could want was provided. We felt very much at home . Only problem, which we did mention, was my wife found the double bed mattress uncomfortable but we recognise that others might find it 'just right'.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    Lovely cottage. Well equipped. Owners were friendly and helpful and though were next door left us to ourselves. Absolutely loved it and would definitely stay here again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 04/05/2018
    Brilliant location. Owners such helpful and lovely people. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/04/2018
    Great location for exploring Somerset. Cottage was spacious, very comfortable and superbly equipped. Very welcoming and helpful hosts.

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9.8 out of 10 – based on 21 reviews collected by Reevoo
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