Cottage in Wedmore, Somerset, England - Peaceful Location Within The Glorious Somerset Countryside But In Easy Reach Of Holiday Activities
Rated 4 star Gold Award 2016 by visit Britain. Property updated for holiday lets in 2011. Please use the paddock to relax in, to play games or for children to let off steam after a day out. Adults may like a 'friendly' game of croquet too or enjoy a glass of wine in the paddock as the sun goes down.The village of Wedmore is on the edge of the Somerset Levels and is bustling with boutique shops, pubs selling real ale and of course Somerset Cider, a gastro pub and beautiful church to explore. The area is a Mecca for walking, cycling, fishing and for golf. Wells Cathedral (smallest city in England) is 9 miles away many cafes, shops and Wednesday/Saturday markets. Bath, Bristol, Taunton and the Quantock hills are about 25 miles away. The Mendips and the famous Cheddar Gorge is about 6 miles away. CHILDREN!! do not miss Wookey Hole, Longleat and the many Farmparks close by. For some retail therapy 9 miles away Clarks village has a host of high street discount outlets.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
My husband and I have always lived in Somerset and can not imagine living any where else.
We enjoy travelling in this country and further afield when possible.
I am a tennis nut and since retiring play as often as possible. Although we have 7 grandchildren who take up a lot of time and I visit them as often as time allows.
We both love walking seeing friends and family and making sure our garden is up together and that the cottage is spick and span for visitors.
Guestbook comments from the owner
3rd May 2013 -Lovely Cottage and beautiful surroundings perfect for our first family holiday. Peter and Matty made us very welcome and at home. Gorgeous weather made the stay all that more enjoyable we will make every effort to return when our daughter can walk around the garden herself.
6th May 2013 -A beautiful cottage with everything we needed, kids loved the garden and paddock, couldn't get them in. Gifts on arrival were very much appreciated. We will definitely return.
17th Mat 2013 - This was our 2nd visit to this lovely cottage and we enjoyed it equally this year.
1 holidaymaker review
I have stayed in a numberof cottages over the past few years and highbury is in a league of its own. The owners matty and peter are super helpful while still giving you complete privacy. The cottage is superb, very well furnished clean and imediately makes you feel at home. It has fabulous large gardens and play area. We will definitely be revisiting this wonderful property.
From the Owner
“We fell in love with the property and the situation as we had always dreamt of bringing up our children in the glorious Somerset countryside. Highbury Cottage is situated in a small hamlet 2 miles from the popular Saxon village of Wedmore which is bustling with boutiques, village shops selling local produce, pubs selling local ales and of course local cider, a gastro pub, fish shop and many cafe. The area is a mecca for fishing, walking, cycling, golf and many tourist attractions. The city of Wells is 9 miles away. Bath and the Quantocks are about 25miles away and Cheddar Gorge and the Mendip hills are just up the road 6/7 miles. Children - don't miss Longleat, Farmparks or Wookey hole or sandy beaches. For retail therapy Clarks village offers a host of high street discount outlet”
Activity and Interests
Burnham-on-Sea and Brean are about 20mins drive by car.
Weston- super-Mare is about 30 minutes drive away.
All sandy beaches some can be accessed by car.
Further afield for example Lyme Regis on south coast is about 1hour and 30 minutes by car.
Bristol airport is 35 minutes by car.
Nearest train station is Burnham and Highbridge:6miles
Nearest motorway M5 Junction 22: 6 miles
Nearest pub: The Sexey's Arms in Blackford: 1 mile
Nearest Beach: Burnham-on- Sea: 20minutes by car
Wedmore village is 2 miles away where you will find shops selling most items and also local produce.
The famous Cheddar Gorge is about 6 miles away.
The Somerset Levels is close by and great for walking, cycling or explore by car to spot the birds/wildlife.
Wells is about 20 minutes by car.
There are National Trust Properties to explore including Tyntesfield, Stourhead, Montecute House and Barrington Court all within 1hour and half away by car.
Bath, Bristol and Taunton are 25miles away.
Wedmore village has shops selling groceries and local produce. The local paper shop have a full range of goods and a cash machine.
The Nat West bank is open in Wedmore on Mondays and Thursdays
Wells, Cheddar, Burnham-on-Sea have larger supermarket and high Street shops and Banks.
There is a lot of choice to eat out in Wedmore we have a gastro pub (The swan) and 2 other pubs, a pizza restaurant and 2 other family restaurants.
Also the delicatessen and designer shops are full of yummy things to tempt you with.
Wilkins Cider Farm is worth a visit to sit to while away the time.
Wedmore is a busy village with always something on there is a Beer festival in September and a village fair in July each year. The Harvest Home is held in August and the Somerset Carnivals are held in November they are spectacular events of illuminated colourful decorated floats.
There are play areas for the little children in Blackford and Wedmore.
- Booking Notes:
Please contact the owners to book Peter or Matty Small.
Change over day is Friday the property will be ready by 3pm on the check-in day and we ask for it to be vacated by 10am on the check out day.
We ask for a deposit of one third if booked more than 8 weeks before and final payment 4 weeks before. Payment in full if booked less than 8 weeks. Payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer (BACS).
Our change over day is Fridays for full weeks
Check-in time from 3pm
Check- out time 10am
Short breaks of 3 or 4 days available from Fridays or Mondays but we may be able to be flexible on this
Notes on prices:
We will also consider short breaks if availability allows -just ask
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Visit Britain graded Highbury Cottage 4 Star Gold award 2013. The accommodation is light and airy with plenty of space to be comfortable and to relax. Upstairs: 2 bedrooms 1- 5' bed with ensuite bath and walk in shower 1- twin room with shower room next door. Downstairs area: Cloakroom Spacious sitting area with 3 seater sofa, TV, DVD, MP3 dock. Dining area and a garden room with soft seating to view the many birds visiting the garden. Well equipped kitchen with dish washer and separate area with washing machine and freezer. Outside terrace for alfresco eating with BBQ and furniture to relax after a busy day Paddock for children to let off steam or for a 'friendly game of croquet. Shed for bicycles or golf clubs Lovely linen changed weekly. So sorry no smoking or pets. Par”
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Large en-suite bathroom has a separate bath and walk-in shower, wc and heated towel rail. Shower room next to twin room has wc and shower enclosure. Spacious cloak room down stairs has wc and plenty coat hooks for outside gear.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom - 5' bed with large en-suite bath and walk-in shower has views of the garden and across the Somerset countryside. Bedroom 2 has twin beds with a shower room next door. Plenty storage in both rooms and luxurious towels and bedding.
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Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: We regret that no pets are allowed and there is no smoking permitted. The property is situated in the owners grounds although entirely separate it means that we are around to help if required. Outside: The property has a private terrace with table and 4 chairs with an umbrella and coal BBQ Storage shed for bicycles or golf clubs. Guests are invited to use the paddock for games or to relax in. Utility Room: Freezer, washing machine and iron and ironing board. Cupboard with gas boiler for central heating and instant hot water. Torches and fire blanket. Back door leading to terrace and storage shed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen is included and changed weekly. The property is cleaned weekly. Other: Garden room has 2 seater sofa and comfortable chair. Games, puzzles, cards, CD's Radio/CD player iPod dock Table Overlooks the garden useful place to relax