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Raven Cottage - Character Cottage in Rural Setting- Great location!

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Raven Cottage is a lovely, characterful cottage in a rural village with great access to many top attractions and public footpaths. Close to Sherborne, Yeovil, Frome, Bath, Glastonbury, Street Shopping Village and the great Jurassic Coast. Set within a Meditation and Retreat Centre, it is ideal for a relaxing stay; indoor heated swimming pool can be booked. Raven Cottage is a delightful and cosy 17th Century character cottage. It has front and back gardens with lawns and mixed flower borders, with ample space for car parking.

Owl Cottage next door can also be rented to accommodate larger groups.

Two twin bedrooms with two single beds in each.

One single bedroom with single bed.

Small double sofa bed downstairs

One bathroom upstairs with bath and attachment mixer shower. One shower room/toilet downstairs.

Electric cooker and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, toaster, kettle and kitchen is well equipped.

Sitting room with DVD player (no TV access), CD player and radio, sofa bed, selection of books and games.

Dining room with dining table and 7 chairs.

Linen, towels, tea-towels provided. If staying over a week the property is cleaned and clean sets of linen and towels offered after seven days. Front and rear gardens with lawn and mixed flower borders. Indoor heated pool in grounds of Centre available for hire by the hour at £3.50 per person per hour. Dogs welcome by arrangement at £10 per night.

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More Details

Owner
Hànanda Whittingham
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
20 January, 2018

About Hànanda Whittingham

Raven Cottage is owned by the Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre, a UK Registered Charity, which looks to serve the needs of all people, of all races, backgrounds, beliefs, and for all levels of need. The focus is on providing teaching, nurturing, the clearing of emotions and balancing of body, mind and spirit for all who desire peace, harmony, health and progress.

The Centre consists of a 17th Century house with its surrounding buildings and spacious grounds, including beautiful landscaped gardens and an indoor heated therapy pool. The gardens would be available for you to enjoy for quiet reflection and relaxation, and the Swimming pool can also be booked by arrangement, by filling in a guest agreement form. there is a small charge of £3.50 per person per swim.

Hànanda Whittingham purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Hànanda Whittingham chose Yeovil

We are happy to allow well behaved dogs in the Cottages, there is a charge of £10.00 per night for them.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ik was with 5 friends on a vacation for a week in the Raven cottage. The house was a bit tiny, only 5 beds in 3 rooms, 1 of us had to stay in the livingroom an a sofa. It was a warm welcome with flowers and cake, thank you! The garden is absolut fantastic! great space for healing and light!
Mar 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Yeovil in South Somerset District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Also small double sofa bed in sitting room - sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
If you would like any of our home-cooked vegetarian breakfasts, lunches or evening meals, please book prior to arrival or ask in reception about availability with at least 24 hours' notice. As well as the teaching and practise of Pure Meditation, we offer Retreats and Self Development Courses throughout the year, regular clinics for Natural Spiritual Healing and Progressive Counselling/Coaching, Transformation Hatha Yoga classes and 1-1 Personal Training and Professional Training Courses for Natural Spiritual Healers, Progressive Counsellors/Coaches and Transformation Hatha Yoga Teachers. Owl Cottage and Willow Caravan next door can also be rented to accommodate larger groups. Rooms (including ensuite and disabled facilities) are also available within the grounds of the Centre for B+B and full board accommodation.

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Raven Cottage - Character Cottage in Rural Setting- Great location!
average rating of 4.375 based on 13 reviews
5

Great attention and peaceful house

  • 5 of 5

all details very well cared! Lovely environment

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased our guests enjoyed their stay and look forward to welcoming them back.
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Characteristically rustic

  • 4 of 5

Served as a base for family activities in the area

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

Raven cottage was just right for 5 adults or a family. It does have a bed settee extra but possibly a bit small for 2 adults. There were 7 of us but 3 were kiddies who managed to share beds. The cottage is well stocked with crockery and cooking pots and oven dishes which was excellent as we tend to eat in. I was impressed that it had a steamer set as we steam all our veg and it is rare for a self catering place to have one. Did not miss the TV at all played games instead.

Lovely complex and quiet, quaint village setting. Nice to have 2 enclosed gardens with the cottage.I have recommended this place to a friend who has booked up already.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased our guests enjoyed their stay and look forward to welcoming them back.
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5

Lovely thoughtful property

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely cottage, and Hànanda and Roseanne were very helpful. The thing that really stood out was the level of consideration - not only was there a plate of homemade biscuits waiting for our arrival, but there was soap by every sink, washing up liquid, sugar and a little bottle of milk in the fridge. I don't remember any cottage I've stayed in previously having that much thought put into it.

The village is really nice and the man who runs the local pub was friendly and accommodating too. We had such a great weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased our guests enjoyed their stay and look forward to welcoming them back.
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Quiet and cosy

  • 4 of 5

Cosy cottage with careful touches to make it a pleasant stay.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased our guests enjoyed their stay and look forward to welcoming them back.
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5

Very well equipped, cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Warm welcome, with delicious homemade cake and fresh milk laid out on arrival. The cottage was warm and cosy and had everything you could possibly need, even smallest touches such as torches and alarm clocks by each bedside. Easy car parking next to pretty garden and just two step access to cottage. The cottage was very clean and well maintained with comfortable chairs and beds and a very helpful extra downstairs loo/shower. The double handrails on the stairs were also great to aid getting 90yr old parents up and down. We had a lovely weekend visiting the fabulous Fleet Air Arm Museum just 10minutes away and one of the best museums ever visited, with great interactive flight deck experience. We also visited the Haynes motor museum perhaps rather expensive for what was no more than a two hour visit, but an interesting display of historic cars which was good for remembrance therapy for elderly mother with Alzheimer's. We avoided eating at the Mildmay Arms as there was no website to consult and poor tripadviser reviews. We ate on Saturday night at Sparkford Inn which was cold and Spartan, and we were the only guests in the restaurant, but food and service was good and plentiful.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay and hope to welcome them back.
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bristol
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Mildmay Arms - local pub
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Sherborne; Castle Cary ; Yeovil
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
local pub
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

There are Courses and Retreats at the Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre throughout the year with comfortable accommodation and vegetarian home cooking.

Coast/Beach:

About an hours drive from the Dorset Coast, with World Heritage places to visit and beautiful beaches, including Chesil Beach. Somerset Coast also in easy reach, with Weston-Super-Mare also being about an hours drive away.

Travel:

Bristol and Exeter Airports about an hour away

Distances:

Two minute walk to Village Shop

15 minute drive to the nearest towns of Yeovil, Sherborne and Castle Cary

Further Details:

Situated in the village of Queen Camel, the Cottage is in a tranquil position, whilst also being within walking distance of the village shop (with ATM facilities) and playing fields. The surrounding area offers varied scenic walks and the Cottage is within easy reach of the coast, Dartmoor and Exmoor. The village is situated one mile south of the A303 and is easily reached from London and all parts of the country. There are trains from London - Waterloo and Exeter to Sherborne and from London - Paddington, Exeter and Bristol to Castle Cary.

Walk from the cottage in open countryside to Cadbury Castle and Corton Denham Ridge, the Leland Trail and Monarch Way. Ham Hill, Montacute House, Stourhead Gardens, Glastonbury Tor, Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park and Longleat Safari Park are within easy reach by car. The cities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter are just an hour away. Yeovil, with its modern shopping facilities and cinema and the historical town of Sherborne, with its tearooms, specialised shops, Abbey and Castles are a short drive away. There is a rural bus service operating through the village with links to coach services.

The Cottage is adjacent to the Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre which offers access to an indoor heated swimming pool (at £3.50 per person per swim at prearranged times - this can be booked at reception or in advance by phone or email. Please bring your own swimming towels), walks within the 3½ acre gardens with ponds and wildlife garden and use of two Meditation Rooms. Classes in Yoga or Pure Meditation Foundation and appointments for Natural Spiritual Healing or Progressive Counselling/Coaching can also be arranged. Whilst you are here you are welcome to use the Centre gardens for peaceful activities and the Meditation Rooms.

Rooms (including ensuite and disabled facilities) are also available within the grounds of the Centre for B+B and full board accommodation

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Yeovil, Somerset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter rate
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£85
£425
 
 
summer rate
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
£475
 
 
winter rate
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£85
£425
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
£475
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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