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Peaceful Rural Cottage With Views Of The Mendip Hills AONB & Somerset Levels



Updated: 22-Sep-2016
Cottage nr Wells, Somerset, England - Convenient For Access To Wells, Cheddar, Glastonbury, Bath & The Coast

Set in the heart of the lush green Somerset countryside between the popular tourist centres of Wells and Cheddar, Honeyhurst Farm is situated in an idyllic location with lovely views over the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Somerset Levels. Open fields surround the Farm complex providing an idyllic private, quiet (with the odd ‘moo’ or ‘bah’) rural location. The spacious, farm cottage sleeps 4 and offers 800 sq. ft. (75 sq. m) of living space. It has been converted from a single storey stone farm building, formerly used as a cider store in bygone times and has been equipped to a very high standard. The accommodation has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, with a lounge, large kitchen/dining room, shower over bath room, entrance porch and a small conservatory with French doors opening onto a south west facing sun terrace with charcoal barbecue, table and chairs.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

We are Kathy and Don, retired, and we live in Honeyhurst farmhouse. Kathy will be available most days to provide advice and assistance as and when required. We have two friendly Bearded Collie dogs and two micro pigs. Our cider apple orchard is home to some sheep at various times of the year to keep the grass in order. We are keen gardeners and open our garden to the public in support of the charities sponsored under the National Gardens Scheme.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you once again for a wonderful holiday (our 10th time in 8 years). Once again we have enjoyed the peace & beauty of your home and garden. The amazing weather has been a bonus – sun every day and the trees coming out in leaf. Looking forward to coming back.
Apr 2015
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From the Owner

Work brought Don to Somerset from Berkshire. We bought the property because of its peaceful and beautiful setting with its babbling brook, mature trees and views of Mendip Hills & the Somerset levels. The property is set back from a quiet country lane on the fringe of the villages of Rodney Stoke and Draycott with their two pubs, two churches and a village shop. We renovated the holiday cottage as much for others to enjoy as for a business and have been rewarded by meeting many interesting people. Since moving here we have been impressed by the number and variety of activities and places of varied interests there are here about. Visitors continue to add to the collection of brochures in the cottage. We have also been impressed by the quality of food in pubs/restaurants and on offer by local producers.

Activity and Interests


The coastline, including Burnham (15 Miles), Breen (17 miles), Clevedon (20 Miles) and Weston Super Mare (18 miles) suits all tastes from isolated dune and estuary shorelines to modern man made attractions with entertainment, fast food, arcade games, donkey rides, piers and boat trips.


Honeyhurst Farm is named on the Ordnance Survey map 182 (map ref. ST475502) and on the larger scale Ordnance Survey map of Mendip Hills West. Use of a car is essential. Nearest airport: Bristol International Airport (15 miles). Nearest mainline stations: Castle Cary (15 miles, mainline to London Waterloo - c. 2 hours 10 minutes) Weston-super-Mare (17 Miles)


M5 is the nearest motorway 10 miles

Cheddar with its famous gorge 4 miles

Wedmore village with its up market shops 4 miles

Axbridge with its medieval square 6 miles

Wells with its magnificent cathedral is England’s smallest city 6 miles

Glastonbury with its famous tor and Christian history 10 miles

Longleat house and safari park 30 miles

Bristol with its zoo, botanical garden and Brunel's ship SS Great Britain 22 miles,

Bath is a world heritage site 22 miles

Weston-super-Mare with it pier and vast beach 17 Miles

Wookey Hole caves 4 miles,

Bath & West Show Ground Shepton Mallet 15 miles

Further Details:

Pub - The Strawberry Special free house: ½ mile

Restaurant - The Rodney Stoke Inn free house with garden: 1.5 miles

Supermarkets: Sainsbury in Cheddar, Tesco, Waitrose, Lidl and Morrisons in Wells.

Petrol: Cheddar and Wells.

Bakers: Wedmore

Butchers: Wedmore

Golf: Wedmore & Wells

There are national and regional nature reserves at Ebor Gorge near Wookey Hole Caves, Rodney Stoke Woods, Draycott Sleights, Cheddar Gorge, Charterhouse on the Mendips, Shapwick (famous for the large flocks of starlings) on the levels, Chew Valley Lake, Compton Dundon and Bridgewater Bay are all within a few Miles.


Rental rates

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Booking Notes:
Changeover Day is Saturday
The cottage is available from March to the end of October.
Please phone or email to make a booking and receive our booking conditions.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Departure time is 10.30 a.m. Arrival time is between 3.30 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. unless special arrangements have been made prior to arrival.

Notes on prices:
Prices are all inclusive, including heating, linen and towels plus cot and high chair if booked in advance.

Payment details will be provided with our booking conditions which are supplied in response to enquiries.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 22-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Honeyhurst is ideal for exploring the many interesting local villages such as historic Axbridge with its village square and King John’s Hunting Lodge, Priddy on the Mendips with its village green and there is genteel Wedmore with its up-market shops. The nearby towns of Cheddar with its famous gorge and caves, Medieval Wells is England’s smallest city with its magnificent 12th and 13th century cathedral and bishops palace. Wells continues to attract film makers and is frequently used as the backdrop for TV productions. Bath is a World Heritage Site, with its Roman Baths, Abbey, Georgian buildings, Theatre Royal, rugby ground and shopping. Glastonbury is famed for its early English Christian history, its ruined 12th century Benedictine Abbey, its attraction for alternative heath, wellbeing and beliefs and its annual pop festival. It also has a large and much photographed local conical hill with a tower on top known as the Tor with its connections to the legendary King Arthur.

Property Type

  • bungalow


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  • Iron & Board
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  • Towels Provided
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  • Dishwasher
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  • Microwave
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  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • caving

Floor Area

  • 900 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Power Shower
  • The bathroom also has an airing cupboard.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Cot available by prior arrangement
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Full sized beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has a 5 foot wide bed. The second bedroom has two full sized single beds.


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  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage benefits from double glazing and there is full oil fired central heating. There is no gas in the cottage. Smoke alarms are fitted and there is a fire blanket in the kitchen. A handbook and several local tourist brochures are provided to assist guests to make the most of their stay. The use of a cot and high chair (notified in advance) are without extra charge. Outside: The cottage is situated in the (National Garden Scheme – yellow book) beautiful half acre part walled gardens with mature specimen trees, sweeping herbaceous borders, rocketries and lawns. There is an adjacent accessible 4 acre traditional working cider apple orchard. Ample seating is provided to enjoy the gardens and views. A babbling brook runs through the property and is suitably fenced in the farmyard and rear garden to provide a relatively safe environment for children to play. PIR courtesy lighting is provided for walkways. Facilities include a large concrete off-road parking area suitable for several cars and secure storage for bicycles Guests may freely use the garden and orchard with their extensive seating for relaxation. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Prices are inclusive of linen and towels and a few consumables to get guests started. Cleaning and replacements take place weekly. Other: The conservatory has two cane effect chairs, a panel heater and there is a sun parasol for use with the garden furniture.

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