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Coach House In The Picturesque Village Of Mere

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.



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

Helen Watts
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 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 Wiltshire

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mere in Wiltshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
  • 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
  • Television
  • Garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
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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Coach House In The Picturesque Village Of Mere
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 15 reviews


  • 4 of 5

The cottage was lovely and in a great location for visiting many local attractions! Would happily go back again :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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A great find!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is very clean, comfortable and has good facilities, everything we needed was provided. The location is ideal as there are many places of interest within half an hour.

Although it is for four people I think it might be a bit cramped for four adults unless they are family members.

I agree with another visitor that outside table and chairs would be a bonus.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay. Perfect for Longleat.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the coach house. Really good size property and bedrooms and a lovely private outside space. Helen and her children were very welcoming and our little boy was very sad to leave them behind. The location is ideal, a well appointed village close to numerous local attractions. There were a couple of simple things that would have been the icing on the cake namely some garden furniture and the shower being slightly revamped as it has low pressure and isn't wall mounted. A DVD player would also be a nice touch

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable,cosy, well equipped and great situation for exploring local area.

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was used for our wedding guests and proved to be a comfortable and perfect solution for our close family and friends to stay.

It was clean, well equipped and within easy reach of local amenities and the beautiful countryside in this part of the West Country..

Helen the owner is friendly, helpful and approachable.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely little cottage although could do with a little updating

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely cottage in a very nice village. There is a kids play area nearby and essential amenities (shop, pub, coffee shop!) within a few minutes walk.

We were warmly welcomed by Helen and her daughter quickly whisked my daughter off to play in their garden. The cottage is small but clean and comfortable. With two small children we found it big enough but it might feel a bit cramped with older children.

The kitchen is adequately equipped, including a dishwasher, but don't expect to cook anything too ambitious. There is a washing machine, although we didn't use it. The main bedroom is a good size. The second bedroom is small but was fine for two small children. The bathroom is the one room that lets the cottage down. Although it's clean it looks a bit tired and there is no shower.

We would definitely return if we're visiting the area again.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely quaint cottage

  • 4 of 5

The property is ideal for a young/small family offering all the amenities required (apart from a wall mounted shower head). There is a small garden, gated off road parking and it is on a great location for accessing the village of Mere and Castle Hill in particular. The owners live in the neighbouring house and are on hand should they be needed, our daughter even made friends with their children and played with them each day. A great stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mere, Cotswolds

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
24 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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.
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