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Turnpike Cottage

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Chard, Somerset
Grade 2 Star rating
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This property is part of our Hoseasons collection

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If you like a place for its unusual character and charm then thatched Turnpike Cottage, with its orchard, is awaiting your arrival.

Charming and unusual, this cosy circular thatched toll cottage lies just half a mile from Chard in the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated on the A30 Chard to Honiton road the cottage enjoys stunning views, and is ideally placed for exploring Somerset’s many attractions and Dorset’s Heritage coastline. Beer is just 15 miles away and Sidmouth and Lyme Regis are easily accessible. Shops, pubs and restaurants 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with flagstone floor. Dining area/kitchen. 1 bunk bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with sloping ceiling.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Hedged garden with orchard, terrace and furniture. Parking.

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    Detached Property
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    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Thatched Roof
    Thatched Roof
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
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    Unique Cottages

Customer Comments

  • 1

    Confirmed guest, 07/04/2018
    I grew up in a farmhouse with no heating apart from an open fire. This cottage is cute but it would be best to rent in the warmer months. You could smell the dampness when you went in. This was not a problem but having small storage heaters that eat money I feel is not a good idea and having a towel rail in the small bedroom is not sufficient to heat the room up. Whilst I appreciate that a lot of time and effort has been put into the cottage to do up maybe the wording on the property could be changed slightly so people are aware of this. As I say it is cute and I am sure would be lovely had it been warmer.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; This is the first time we have had a complaint about lack of heating facilities - we are mystified. Apart from an open fire, there are fixed electric heaters in every room plus two portable electric fan heaters. Thank you for the kind comments about the cottage.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 10/03/2018
    We stayed here for a week and picked the cottage because we love historic quirky properties. We loved it. Full of character. Road not as noisy as we had feared. Some people have said they did not like aspects of this cottage, but maybe that is because they expect more modern properties with all mod cons. We thought it was great. It was clean and comfortable with an open fire and had been restored really sympathetically. Great that the owners have saved it from being lost. The bathroom had a lovely hot shower too. Would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

  • 1

    Confirmed guest, 30/12/2017
    Not even single glazing so not appropiate to rent over winter season. Electric usage was not included in rental payment, electric heater plus fire was not enough to heat place. Electric blankets provided, you pay the electric used. Not enough logs left to buy from. Property was very dusty, not well kept. Kitchen items were stained, dusty, rusty and not apealing. No complimentary tea, sgar, etc provided. No Christmas decorated even if it was agreed they will be. Landlady was not helpful but annoyed at my contact before entering property.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2017
    Love this place. Came 2 years ago and had to come again this year. Fell in love with this little quirky place with its gorgeous thatch roof and his years of Apple's in the garden. A true hidden gem

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