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Coach House In The Picturesque Village Of Mere



Updated: 23-Sep-2016
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.


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
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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

Speaks English

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review


Fantastic stay.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for four nights and it was wonderful! Helen was lovely and made us feel very welcome. The cottage is beautiful and in a great location. We visited Bath, Stourhead, Haynes International Motor Museum and spent one day in Weston Super-mere. It's ideal for anyone who wants a sight seeing trip as it's so close to so many great spots. Would highly recommend to anyone and hopefully we will visit again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests


Own Car or Car hire is essential.

Train - Gillingham, Dorset 10min drive

Airport - Bristol - 1h15min drive


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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
15 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £50

Booking Notes:
Please email.
£150 deposit by BACS or cheque on confirmation of booking and the rest on/before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is preferred on Saturday (arrivals after 4pm and departures before 12pm) but this is flexible on discussion.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us for long/short let prices.
Price includes towels and linen.

Short Stay prices (percentage of full week price)
50%=2 nights (weekend) 60%=3 nights, 70%=4 nights, 80%=5 nights 90%=6 nights

Deposit by BACS on booking and the remainder in cash on arrival (or BACS the week before)

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.
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Updated: 23-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Television


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom on 1st floor. Toilet, basin, Bath with shower head attachment Separate W.C. on ground floor


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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


  • Garden


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside: Small fenced garden and patio. Private off-road parking. Utility Room: Washer/dryer, iron and ironing board. Towels and Linen provided (weekly)

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