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Coach House In The Picturesque Village Of Mere

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Coach House in Mere, Wiltshire, England (near Dorset and Somerset borders) - Good Location For Day Trips To Surrounding Counties

Coach House is situated in the beautiful town of Mere, ideally located behind the medieval Castle Hill where Mere Castle once stood. With shops, pubs, parks and rolling countryside all within walking distance The Coach House is ideal for your holiday. Situated in the old part of the town our nearest pub is a 2 minute walk away, and a quick walk up Castle Hill will enable you to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding three counties (Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset). There are many attractions within an hours drive from the property. Take a trip into Salisbury and visit one of England's best Cathedrals, or submerge yourself in the world of Austen by spending a day in Bath with its stunning Georgian Architecture and the famous Roman Baths. A 20 minute drive will take you to the impressive Longleat (and safari park), home to the Marquess of Bath, and there are numerous National Trust properties nearby, (the closest being Stourhead) - many of which have been used as film locations and all steeped in English history and charm.

SORRY - NO DOGS

NO SMOKING

The Coach House consists of kitchen, dining room, sitting room, downstairs w.c. and utility cupboard (washer/dryer) - upstairs there are two bedrooms (one double and one twin) and a bathroom with shower head attachment. Outside there is off road parking for one vehicle, a patio and a small fenced/gated garden. There is wifi at the property.

More Details

Owner
Helen Watts
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2017

About Helen Watts

Helen works in the performing arts as a director and writer, and Brian is an architect.

Helen Watts purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Helen Watts chose Mere

Originally from Shaftesbury we were looking for our first home together. When we bought Long Hill House no one had lived in the nearby coach house since the coachman and coach (mud floors, hayloft etc). It took us three years to extend and convert - and we love it!

What makes this cottage unique

It's a home from home close to lots of attractions.

Location

Travel:

Own Car or Car hire is essential.

Train - Gillingham, Dorset 10min drive

Airport - Bristol - 1h15min drive

Distances:

It takes about 3 minutes to walk into Mere.

Gillingham is a 10 minute drive and Shaftesbury (Home of Gold Hill) is a 15 minute drive.

The Coach House is situated 5 minutes drive (3miles) from Stourhead House and Garden (National Trust) and about 25 minutes (16.5 miles) from Longleat.

Salisbury - 25 miles (35mins)

Yeovil - 28 miles (35mins)

Bath - 31 miles (50 mins)

Further Details:

In Mere there is a small supermarket (co-op), butcher, pharmacist, grocer (with fresh bread every Wednesday and Saturday) Lloyds Bank and Post Office

Indian restaurant, Chinese takeaway, Fish and Chips and Angel Corner Tea Rooms

There are four pubs.

For those who love fine wine Yapp Brothers is based in Mere and definitely worth a visit.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mere in Wiltshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower head attachment on bath
  • Bathroom on 1st floor. Toilet, basin, Bath with shower head attachment Separate W.C. on ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers Bedroom 2 with twin beds and chest of drawers
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Notes:
Outside: Small fenced garden and patio. Private off-road parking. Utility Room: Washer/dryer, iron and ironing board. Towels and Linen provided (weekly)

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Coach House In The Picturesque Village Of Mere
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 22 reviews
Southend, Essex
5

Fantastic Cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 2 night stay at the Coach House. The cottage had everything you could possible need!! We walked down to the George Inn pub on the first night and had a lovely meal, and on the second night we tried the Walnut Inn, which again was lovely.

The cottage is extremely well equipped, especially for younger visitors. We travelled with a 12 year old and a 15 month old and they were both more than comfortable. Even down to having a baby sleeping bag and blankets provided in the travel cot.

I can highly recommend staying in this cottage!! Thank you Helen for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Perfectly placed for Longleat trip, a comfortable, well equipped character cottage

  • 4 of 5

The beds and floor boards were a little creaky but this added to the character. Great stay in a lovely little cottage. Very friendly and helpful hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cosy, quaint, clean.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, nothing was too much trouble for Helen.

A lovely lady. Gave us a lot of information about the places to visit.

Private parking was a bonus.

Thank you Helen for introducing us to Leon and Vanessa, that really made our holiday. Hopefully, we will be back one day.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay,hope to be back

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic, everything we needed. Superb location, great village, wonderful host, could ask for nothing more!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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4

Ideal cottage for the three of us

  • 4 of 5

Great base to get to places such as Cheddar and Longleat Safari Park.

Would return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Really cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a four night stay and both of us were sad to leave at the end. The cottage was perfect for us, situated in a quiet spot where we could spend lazy evenings but close enough to places of interest to spend our days and for interesting drives off the beaten track. A previous comment complained about the water pressure in the shower, but we found the water pressure to be more than adequate.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mere, Cotswolds

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£200
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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