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Coach House In The Picturesque Village Of Mere

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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

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.

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About the Owner

Helen Watts
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 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.

12 Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

5

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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4

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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4

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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely character propety, full of charm in a beautiful village.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The property was clean and well appointed. All appliances worked. Great and easy to use Wi-Fi

  • 5 of 5

Owners were enthusiastic and provided recommendations for eating which turned out great : The George Inn for dinner, The Walnut Inn for breakfast, the Hillbrush factory for lunch, and a tour of the Stourhead Estate & Gardens. There were plenty of towels & linens. The TV with cable service was nice for late evening or morning news.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely host and a lovely place

  • 5 of 5

The place is really excellent, its situated in a nice environment.

The place has a small garden and a parking space for 1 car/van.

The 2 bed room cottage is very comfortable, a lively kitchen. When we arrived the whole place is very clean.

The heating system is very good, keeps the place very cozy.

The bedrooms are well done, with clean sheets and towels.

The host is very warming and made the holiday a special one.

We have missed the ferry and got ourself delayed, the host is very kind and help us alot.

Will come back again for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

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

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
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£85
£500
 
 
Rate 3
24 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
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£100
£600
 

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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Facilities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • cottage

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

Entertainment

  • Television

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Bathrooms

  • 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

Bedrooms

  • 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

Outside

  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome

Notes:

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