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Seasonal Offers on Short Breaks at Panniers Farm Cottage,Fenny Castle Vineyard

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • 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.

Dogs are welcome at £10, payable on arrival.

More Details

Gill Cumming
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

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 Wells

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 Wookey

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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 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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Seasonal Offers on Short Breaks at Panniers Farm Cottage,Fenny Castle Vineyard
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews

Peaceful weekend

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage and had a very peaceful and restful weekend. It had everything we needed and was beautifully presented. Our dog, Poppy, felt immediately at home too and loved walks in the fields and the surrounding area. Gill was very helpful and friendly and we had a very enjoyable at the local pub. Thank you very much.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Ideally situated for our needs. The dog loved it and was very interested in the chickens. Good food at The Pheasant.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tranquil and comfortable, a perfect getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay, great walks with the dog around the area. The cottage was well equipped and peaceful. We went on a wine tour with James which was informative, we have a greater appreciation of what it takes to enjoy a glass. The Orgata white is lovely!

Jill made sure we knew what there was to do and things to see, they were warm and welcoming but not intrusive!

The wood burner made the little nook all the more homely. We hope to return with Poppy dog soon.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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