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Village Country Cottage, Excellent family facilities inc garden, woodburner

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Property

Updated: 27-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Blackford, Nr. Sherborne. 4 beds, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 7+ - Lovely Village Location, Easy Access From London, Central - Ideal For Walks, Sea, Historic Houses

Kingfisher Cottage - Country cottage in style of barn conversion with a sunny garden in a small village. Fully modernised while retaining features - fireplace, woodburner, exposed beams. Modern features inc underfloor heating (downstairs), CH radiators upstairs, double oven and ceramic hob, pressurised hot water. The garden provides a lovely setting to relax with a tranquil stream, sun loungers, BBQ, table/chairs, lawn (ideal for children). There are walks, historic houses, Jurassic coast and other places of interest within easy reach. With renowned pubs and restaurants in the area that provide something for everyone - from quaint to modern! With easy access to north coast (Somerset and Devon) and south coast (Jurassic coast of Dorset, Devon etc) and under one hour from Weymouth - site of Olympics 2012 sailing - there are sandy beaches, quiet coves, great walks and more!

Beds are 4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 7 and up to 10 with futons

Bedroom 1 - 1 kingsize Double Bed, 1 Cot

Bedroom 2 - 1 kingsize Double Bed

Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, full size single beds

Bedroom 4 - 1 single Bed

Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 - 10 (4 Bedrooms) Plus Cot

Notes on bedrooms:

Bed 1 - King size double bed. En-suite with power shower.

Bed 2 - King size double bed. En-suite with power shower. Has single futon as well

Bed 3 - twin/double. 2 (3') full size single beds or double Superking (zip link). Zip link for one week or longer stays

Bed 4 - Single bed

Double futon/sofa bed in lounge

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Tim Adams
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Tim Adams

Tim & Alison look forward to welcoming you to Kingfisher Cottage.

We meet all our guests on your arrival and will do our best to ensure you have the perfect holiday!

Do email or phone us if you would like any information or have any questions.

Tim Adams purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Tim Adams chose South Somerset

The cottage has been in our family since built in 1997 and has been lovingly further modernised and updated in recent years.

Fully modernised while retaining features such as fireplace, woodburner, exposed beams as well as oak stairs. Modern features inc underfloor heating (downstairs), CH radiators upstairs, double oven, ceramic hob, pressurised hot water, power showers etc.

With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms as well as large 'farmhouse' kitchen together with large lounge/dining room there is plenty of space for a great holiday.

The garden provides a lovely setting to relax with a tranquil stream, sun loungers, BBQ, table/chairs, lawn (ideal for children) .....

The village has around 35 houses and a lovely church.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is beautifully renovated to provide modern facilities while retaining all its charm.

Chapel Cottage is located in a no through road with only 3 houses beyond - so with almost no traffic in the lane you can truly 'get away from it all'.

Blackford has a lovely church and there are walks, historic houses, Jurassic coast and other places of interest within easy reach. There are renowned pubs and restaurants in the area that provide something for everyone - from quaint to modern!

Guestbook comments from the owner

2012

Jan: We all enjoyed a fantastic long weekend..... The cottage is so comfortable and cozy yet modern in all the right places. We shall no doubt return again.



Feb: Perfect escape. We had an amazing, relaxed weekend away and could not be happier with the lovely warm welcome!



Feb : Words fail to articulate the luxury and glory that is Chapel Cottage!



June: Once again a month of sheer bliss in the cottage. We love the "home away from home" feeling of being here



July: Wow! What a beautiful cottage!



Aug: Very relaxing. Has been a great base for the Olympic Sailing in Weymouth.....



Aug: One of the very best! ... had a great time and the facilities you laid on for us were excellent. Loved the freshly laid eggs! Will recommend.



Aug: The cottage is the best we have ever stayed in and we are sad to be going home so soon!



During 2012: We have enjoyed having guests from all over the UK, Spain, USA, Hong Kong, Australia and more!



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Jul 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner

2012

Jan: We all enjoyed a fantastic long weekend..... The cottage is so comfortable and cozy yet modern in all the right places. We shall no doubt return again.



Feb: Perfect escape. We had an amazing, relaxed weekend away and could not be happier with the lovely warm welcome!



Feb : Words fail to articulate the luxury and glory that is Chapel Cottage!



June: Once again a month of sheer bliss in the cottage. We love the "home away from home" feeling of being here



July: Wow! What a beautiful cottage!



Aug: Very relaxing. Has been a great base for the Olympic Sailing in Weymouth.....



Aug: One of the very best! ... had a great time and the facilities you laid on for us were excellent. Loved the freshly laid eggs! Will recommend.



Aug: The cottage is the best we have ever stayed in and we are sad to be going home so soon!



During 2012: We have enjoyed having guests from all over the UK, Spain, USA, Hong Kong, Australia and more!



see website for more
Jul 2011
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2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

5

Beautiful cottage in Somerset, close to the A303.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely retreat cottage in a small Somerset Village. Set in a tranquil location a stones throw from the A303. Beautiful cottage with a stream meandering through the garden.

A lovely welcome from the owners (who live close by). This cottage is ideal and huge. Our family group of 10 had a fantastic time in the cottage. Waking up to a dusting of snow, it can only be described as idyllic.

Can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed having you as guests and are most grateful for the clean and tidy way you left the house! Do come again!
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5

excellent !

  • 5 of 5

Excellent !

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Caroline! We were very happy to host your gathering and are delighted you had a good time. We were very grateful that the cottage was left clean and tidy to help us prepare for next guests. Do come again!
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Location

From the Owner

The cottage has been in our family since built in 1997 and has been lovingly further modernised and updated in recent years. Fully modernised while retaining features such as fireplace, woodburner, exposed beams as well as oak stairs. Modern features inc underfloor heating (downstairs), CH radiators upstairs, double oven, ceramic hob, pressurised hot water, power showers etc. With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms as well as large 'farmhouse' kitchen together with large lounge/dining room there is plenty of space for a great holiday. The garden provides a lovely setting to relax with a tranquil stream, sun loungers, BBQ, table/chairs, lawn (ideal for children) ..... The village has around 35 houses and a lovely church.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

With easy access to north coast (Somerset & Devon) & south coast (Jurassic coast of Dorset, Devon etc) and under one hour driving from Weymouth - site of Olympics 2012 sailing - there are sandy beaches, quiet coves, great walks and more! Includes Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove, Studland, West Bay, Weston Super Mare, etc. Along the Jurassic coast you can look for fossils, go rock pooling, paddling and swimming. Boat trips & Channel Islands (Guernsey or Jersey) – Condor Seacat runs from Weymouth.

Travel:

Car is highly recommended. Airports in around 1 hour include Bristol, Southampton, Exeter, Bournemouth. Airports in around 2 hours include Gatwick & Heathrow

Ferries from Poole, Weymouth. Trains from London Paddington to Castle Cary & Waterloo to Sherborne.

Distances:

Sherborne 7m, Wincanton 4m. Within 30 mins: The Bath and West Show/Showground. The Fleet Air Arm Museum. Haynes Motor Museum, Hauser & Wurth,

Longleat. Sherborne Abbey and Wells Cathedral. Glastonbury and Glastonbury Tor Clarks Village, Street. Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park

Ham Hill Country Park.

Within 60 mins: Bath and Bristol. Salisbury and the Cranborne Chase. Cheddar Gorge. Stonehenge. Wookey Hole and Cheddar Caves Dorchester. The Tank Museum, Abbotsbury Swannery. Monkey World.

Further Details:

Information pack on arrival with supermarkets and other information. Shops in Sherborne, Yeovil, Wincanton, Castle Cary etc. An online shopping delivery can be accepted on the day of your arrival by arrangement

National Trust and English Heritage properties nearby include: Montacute. Stourhead. Tintinhull. Lytes Cary. Barrington Court. Glastonbury

Sherborne Castle.

Cycle Routes & Walks: Alfreds Tower (folly, wooded, superb views). Camelot (Ancient Hill Fort at South Cadbury). Ham Hill. Leland Trail (and cycle route). Somerset Levels. Somerset website (various walks/cycle routes).

Local good food pubs: Camelot, 2m, South Cadbury. Kings Arms, 2m, Charlton Horethorne. Mitre Inn, 6m, Sandford Orcas. Montague Inn, 4m, Shepton Montague. The Old Inn, 2m, Holton. Queens Arms, 3m, Corton Denham. Red Lion, 8m, Babcary . Stapleton Arms, 7m, Buckhorn Weston. Stags Head, 3m, Yarlington .

Local Restaurants: At The Chapel, 7m, Bruton. Capozzolis, 10m, Ilchester. The Green, 7m, Sherborne. Little Barwick House, 9m, Barwick. Paprika Indian Restaurant, 7m, Sherborne. Plumber Manor, 15m, Sturminster Newton. Rajpoot Tandoori, 7m, Sherborne.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 8
4 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 9
8 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 10
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 4
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 5
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£175
£990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 6
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,190
for 7 nights
£1,190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 11
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£175
£895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 12
28 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
£990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 1
4 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
£1,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£895
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A well-behaved dog is allowed by prior arrangement. Strictly no smoking in the cottage. 40% of rental fee due on booking to secure booking. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival. Booking form will be provided with full T&C or downloadable from owners website. dorset-somerset-holiday-cottages.co.uk

Changeover Day:
English-speaking owners on arrival & on hand to answer any questions and ensure your stay is pleasurable. Normal changeover is Saturday - other days possible. Check-in is after 2pm on the day of arrival. Checkout is by 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices from £595 to £1090 per week.

Short breaks are also possible outside peak weeks. Weekend rates are available out of peak season (2 nights minimum normally) - but feel free to contact us whatever your needs!

Weekends can be Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun or Fri/Sat/Sun etc

Check for weekend rates from £300 - £350 for 2 nights or £400 - £450 for 3 nights

EXTRA GUESTS: prices quoted are for up to 7 guests. A double futon in the lounge and single futon in bedroom 2 may also be used if payment is made £15 per person/per night. Maximum 10 guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The cottage is beautifully renovated to provide modern facilities while retaining all its charm. Chapel Cottage is located in a no through road with only 3 houses beyond - so with almost no traffic in the lane you can truly 'get away from it all'. Blackford has a lovely church and there are walks, historic houses, Jurassic coast and other places of interest within easy reach. There are renowned pubs and restaurants in the area that provide something for everyone - from quaint to modern!

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, en-suite to Bed 1
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, en-suite to bedroom 2
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, downstairs cloakroom with toilet and basin
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Family bathroom
  • 3 upstairs bathrooms. 2 are showers/toilets and are ensuite to bedrooms. 1 family bathroom with bath, shower over, toilet and basin. Additional cloakroom toilet downstairs

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, full size beds-can be zip linked as double for one week stay
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed, full size bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, single futon also in bedroom 2 for extra guests
  • Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, One double futon in lounge for extra guests
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 - 10 (4 Bedrooms) Plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 - King size double bed. En-suite with power shower. Bed 2 - King size double bed. En-suite with power shower. Has single futon as well for extra guest Bed 3 - twin/double. 2 (3') full size single beds or double Superking (zip link - for one week or longer stay) Bed 4 - Single bed Comfortable, C/H, carpets. Travel cot Double futon/sofa bed in lounge for extra guests

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: A well-behaved dog is allowed by prior arrangement. Strictly no smoking in the cottage. With stream sensible precautions should be taken with babies/toddlers. Dog or baby sitters often available by arrangement An online shopping delivery can be accepted on the day of your arrival by arrangement. Outside: The sunny garden is mostly laid out to lawns leading down to a tranquil stream. The stream is normally a few inches deep. Apple and other trees provide a wonderful country setting and shade - if required! In front of the cottage is a traditional stone patio facing onto the garden. Tables, chairs, sun loungers, parasols, gas and charcoal BBQs etc are all provided to make your stay a pleasure! With stream sensible precautions should be taken with babies/toddlers. There is driveway parking up to 3 cars and additional space nearby in the lane. Utility Room: Washing machine. Tumble dryer facilities Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & linen are included and will be changed on request after one week or between guests. Cleaning is also weekly on request and between guests. Other: French windows lead to the patio & garden from lounge. Back door from kitchen to patio & garden. Underfloor heating & exposed beams. Oak stairs.

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