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Fenny Castle Vineyard cottage at Panniers Farm in a rural location near Wells

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Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

One bedroom stone cottage full of character on the edge of the Somerset Levels.

Panniers Farm Cottage oozes character with exposed oak beams and a huge inglenook fireplace and wood burner. The large open-plan living area has a leather sofa,television with DVD and coffee table.

The kitchen is contemporary and very well equipped including dishwasher,microwave and fridge with freezer compartment. It has a dining area with an oak table and pews for seating.

The bedroom has a double bed with white cotton linen and a small single bed suitable for a child. The small en-suite bathroom has a bath with shower over.

Bed linen and towels are included

There is central heating as well as the woodturner.

Outside is a large private patio area with table, chairs and parasol ideal for relaxing and enjoying the stunning view of the hillside.

Guests have their own private area for parking outside of the cottage.

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About the Owner

Gill Cumming
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2017

About Gill Cumming

Ten years ago when Gill and James first saw Panniers Farm they dreamt of planting a vineyard on the wonderful south facing slope and make English wine from this very special place. Now we have two parcels of vines and a small winery producing award winning still and sparkling wines as well as traditional Somerset cider.

Why Gill Cumming chose Mendip (Glastonbury)

This is a truly wonderful place to come and relax in peaceful Somerset countryside, being on the edge of the Mendip Hills and the Somerset Levels, with Wells and Glastonbury within a few miles.

The cottage is on a vineyard producing English sparkling and still wines, offering vineyard and winery tours and tastings. A range of Somerset craft ciders are also made here. Seasonal fresh produce such as salads are available, as well as eggs from our free range hens. Our small flock of friendly Suffolk sheep roam freely on the hillside.

Take a short walk through the lanes to the local goat farm in the village and sample their delicious range of goats cheeses and milk, and lots of friendly goats to pet!

On the edge of the Somerset Levels, this is a fantastic area for bird watching with three reserves close by: RSBP Shapwick Heath, Ham Wall and West Hay, where afternoons can be spent watching the starling formations. There are also many great walks, being at the foot of the Mendip Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ebbor Gorge and Deer Leap are a few minutes away by car.

After a long day of walking, what could be better than visiting one of the many traditional local pubs before retiring in front of the open fire. There are three pubs within walking distance,The Pheasant Inn at Worth being at the bottom of the lane.The Sheppey Inn at Godney, just a fifteen minute drive away is well worth a visit, the quirky pub has been rated one of the best British pubs - "Its exterior gives no hint of the wonders within", serves up delicious gastropub food and puts on many gigs and monthly music nights.

This is also an area rich in heritage, located just outside the historic city of Wells, one of England's smallest cities,with its beautiful buildings, cobbled streets and an old market place, where there is a large farmer's market held on Wednesday morning.The Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace are well worth a visit.

Bath and Bristol are only a forty five minute drive away.

8 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

5

Very restful & well-appointed cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 4 day stop here. Very comfortable and relaxed. Friendly owners. James recommended some great lunchtime places for a drink! Loved the log-burning fire. Will definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful relaxing stay in this lovely, home from home cottage which has all you need for a break away. Gill and James are very accommodating and friendly. We will certainly return for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Full of character, a charming cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Panniers Farm. We were made to feel very comfortable and enjoyed exploring what the farm had to offer including the homemade cider which was delicious. The cottage itself was perfect for two people and had everything we needed, being able to bring the dog was a bonus. Would recommend a short walk to the Pheasant Inn, food was excellent!

Thanks for a brilliant stay, we hope to come back again!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Great,family friendly and cosy

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay. Great cider and friendly sheep. Amazing fire. Very cosy, lovely cottage

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at Panniers Farm cottage in December. We were lucky enough to be there when they were serving their own mulled wine - it was delicious! We were happy that we were able to get the cottage good and cosy with the log stove, which was rather important as we had just arrived from California. Great location - close to Wells but also very rural. Gill and James are excellent hosts and their wine is outstanding.

Thank you for a most enjoyable UK holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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5

Very cosy.

  • 5 of 5

The property had a lot of character and was very cosy. We had a brilliant christmas here!

It had everything we could have asked for including that log burner which just topped it all off. The complimentary bottle of sparkling cider was also very nice. All in all a very memorable christmas was spent there.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Location

From the Owner

This is a truly wonderful place to come and relax in peaceful Somerset countryside, being on the edge of the Mendip Hills and the Somerset Levels, with Wells and Glastonbury within a few miles. The cottage is on a vineyard producing English sparkling and still wines, offering vineyard and winery tours and tastings. A range of Somerset craft ciders are also made here. Seasonal fresh produce such as salads are available, as well as eggs from our free range hens. Our small flock of friendly Suffolk sheep roam freely on the hillside. Take a short walk through the lanes to the local goat farm in the village and sample their delicious range of goats cheeses and milk, and lots of friendly goats to pet! On the edge of the Somerset Levels, this is a fantastic area for bird watching with three reserves close by: RSBP Shapwick Heath, Ham Wall and West Hay, where afternoons can be spent watching the starling formations. There are also many great walks, being at the foot of the Mendip Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ebbor Gorge and Deer Leap are a few minutes away by car. After a long day of walking, what could be better than visiting one of the many traditional local pubs before retiring in front of the open fire. There are three pubs within walking distance,The Pheasant Inn at Worth being at the bottom of the lane.The Sheppey Inn at Godney, just a fifteen minute drive away is well worth a visit, the quirky pub has been rated one of the best British pubs - "Its exterior gives no hint of the wonders within", serves up delicious gastropub food and puts on many gigs and monthly music nights. This is also an area rich in heritage, located just outside the historic city of Wells, one of England's smallest cities,with its beautiful buildings, cobbled streets and an old market place, where there is a large farmer's market held on Wednesday morning.The Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace are well worth a visit. Bath and Bristol are only a forty five minute drive away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol at 19 Miles Nearest Ferry : Weymouth at 42 Miles Nearest Golf : Wells Golf Course at 3.7 Miles Nearest Train : Castle Cary Station at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Wells at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Brean Sands at 15 Miles Car: recommended

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low season
19 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£395
 
 
mid season
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£495
 
 
mid high
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£540
 
 
mid season
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£495
 
 
mid high
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£540
 
 
mid high season
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£540
 
 
high season
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
mid season
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£495
 
 
low season
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£395
 
 
christmas and new year
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£424
for 4 nights
From
£106
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£495
 

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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • caving
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 55 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Child Bed, 1 Cot

Outside

  • Terrace

Meals

  • Self-catering

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