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

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.

More Details

Gill Cumming
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wells in Saint Cuthbert Out

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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Fenny Castle Vineyard cottage at Panniers Farm in a rural location near Wells
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for a week in September, lovely small cottage in the deep countryside. The lanes around here are like a maze. Very clean well looked after property, looking at the visitor book it gets alot of use, so it must be hard to keep it looking good. The bed was comfy, if on the small side, we are used to kingsize. The bathroom is adequate, with a shower over the bath and plenty of very hot water. The outside space is very nice, we had breakfast outside most mornings and we were joined by the Long Tailed Tits. The kitchen has a few shortcomings for a property of this price. We found ourselves using the diswasher nearly everday due to lack of plates and cups, the utensils are basic and sadly lacking in quality, however it didn't spoil our holiday.

The owners were friendly and live on site, they do go past your house most days to get to the vineyard, but they don't bother you and most of the time we didn't know they were there.

Overall I would recommend this cottage, if you like the deep countryside, yet its only 2 or 3 miles into the lovely city of Wells, this is perfect. I'm only giving it four stars, because I feel that for nearly £600 in mid September I expect better equipment and a bigger bed!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very comfortable cottage with all we needed for a good stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully converted and retains charming and unusual features such as internal wooden shutters on some of the windows and exposed stone walling. Everything we needed in the kitchen was supplied and we watched the birds visiting the nest in the shed while we ate our breakfast. A lovely spot, friendly hosts, a good week.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful location; spotlessly clean; peaceful and quiet. I could not have asked for more during my last-minute break away. An ideal location for exploring Wells, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole and Glastonbury.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the cottage at Pannier's Farm. It is spacious, well equipped and in a lovely, peaceful location. It has its own private courtyard garden and it was very pleasant to sit outside on the warmer evenings. Being close to Wells, it is a convenient base for exploring much of Somerset. It is a short walk to the Pheasant Inn, which does excellent food. We hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect farm cottage, convenient to Wells and its cathedral, an ideal host in Gill Cumming.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful to wake to and to end the day with. Equipped kitchen. Firewood provided in abundance. Comfortable bed. The shower, always important when we travel, gave warm/hot water in abundance. The cottage has its own secure enclosure and we never felt any need to lock our doors. We stayed three nights and drove to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and many other areas we hoped to visit. Highest recommendation!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage for two

  • 4 of 5

An excellent few nights rest and relaxation near Wells. The cottage has everything you need and is so quiet. It is a real gem within walking distance of the city either along the road or on rambling footpaths. We love the area so will probably be back. Thank you James and Gill

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Ferry
42 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.7 Miles
Wells Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Castle Cary Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Brean Sands
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wells, Somerset

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
mid season
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
low season
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
christmas and new year
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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