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Relaxing Get Away in Somerset with Private Pool, Acres of Garden, idyllic in Summer, cosy in Winter



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Farmhouse in Yeovil, Somerset, England - midway between The Jurassic Coast and the Rugged Beauty of the Devonshire Coast

This Beautiful Seventeenth Century Dower House is part of the prestigious Aldon Estate, which was home to the young Earl and Countess of Kilmorey until the late 1970's.

The property is serene, secluded and quiet, perfect for a long stay and also a quick getaway for the weekend! Bask in comfort and pleasure and breathe in the fresh country air.

Situated close to the ameneties of Yeovil and mainline Rail.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Emily is a Barrister and Edward is a Business Consultant based in London.

'Little Aldon' was a crazy idea we had a couple of years ago. We came and fell in love with the place.

Little Aldon is our perfect and idyllic holiday home - and we love to share it with like minded people. We have two small children (3yr and 1yr) so we appreciate the importance of a child friendly and child-entertaining environment. The garden is sizeable and has children's play frames and other toys. We are constantly adding new things to keep kids happy - and take the strain of us parents!!

We also know the importance of staying connected - so we have fast fibre internet available, free Love Film Tv and a landline that you can use to stay in touch.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lorri "thank you for a wonderful, tranquil time - long walks, the smell of an English summers eve, bluebells by the bed.."

Michael "thank you for everything - lovely meals, beautiful rooms, and garden"

Paul and Sam "what a stunning retreat, so peaceful and wonderful"

BB "Just a quick mail to say what a great time we had at Little Aldon. The house was just right, with everything available to make us feel at home (thank you for the welcome note and bottle of wine). We were also able to fully enjoy the beautiful garden as the weather overall was kind to us"
Oct 2013
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Fabulous property

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Edward and Emily for sharing your home with us for our sons 30th birthday celebrations. We had great fun in the pool and the garden and all the toys were fab for the children. We were lucky with the weather also and enjoyed a BBQ outside. Snooker room definitely an asset for the men! regards Jacqui and the family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful country retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house is magical and we had the most wonderful family get together. I actually don't want to write a review because I'm worried too many people will want to go and it will be impossible to book in future but this house is splendid and the photos are an exact representation. We had two children who were entertained with the fabulous pool, gardens, play room and games room. The baby in the group was taken care of with a cot and changing table all provided in the house. There is so much space here that eleven of us were comfortably spread out but the kitchen and sitting room provides a spacious area for everyone to get together. Beaches are a good drive away but it's right near a park which you can wonder through. Everything is well provided for in this house, you really get a sense that you're staying in a place that is well looked after and treated as a home from home which guests can totally take advantage of. Hats off to these hosts, they've nailed it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We wanted somewhere to escape outside London where work keeps us. We really wanted to get away from the London commuter catchment areas and yet be within 2 hours from London. 'Little Aldon' has all the benefits of being in the country, surrounded by fields and cows - yet 5 minutes from Yeovil town with all the shopping and 24 hour conveniences. This is what guests have had to say about their stay at Little Aldon; “Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home, it all felt very grand and we all loved it – 3 generations and we all found lots to do. The home décor is divine and the bedrooms are comfy and stylish. The pool area is lovely and we enjoyed having that to splash around in… Thank You, Thank You, Thank You” - CT “Easy access from all directions. A very comfortable and welcoming, relaxing home of a very high and much appreciated standard, clean, warm, a much cared for and loved home. We loved the feeling generated by photos and personal items around – full of care and affection.” - DP “We had a Super stay!” - PG “Swimming pool and diving board, big garden – great family get together!” - ST “Space, very comfortable, family friendly, quiet setting. Great venue for a family holiday. Highly recommended!” - TB “The house was very clean and tidy and Stan loved the fishtank. The fires, the pool, the garden, nice bedrooms – Fab bathrooms!” - SB “Setting, Games Room, Bedrooms, Ground, Variety of Toys, convenient for Yeovil, bed linen clean and fresh.” - TO

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol or Exeter at 50 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Poole at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Yeovil Junction or Yeovil Pen Mills at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M5 at 30 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Burton Bradstock at 30 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Sailing - Sutton Bingham reservoir is 10 minutes. Horse stables at West Coker.

Steam engines - a favourite pastime locally. Yeovil Junction train station has a steam museum and ride on steam trains at regular intervals.


40 minutes drive from the Jurassic Coast including the stunning West Bay, Burton Bradstock, Abbotsbury, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, and 40 minutes drive from the north Somerset coast


10 minutes drive from Yeovil Junction which goes to London Waterloo and Exeter.

45 minutes from Poole ferry.

60 minutes from Bristol or Exeter airports


5 minutes from Yeovil centre

15 minutes from Sherborne

20 minutes from National Trust houses Montacute, Lytes Carey, Tintinhull and Barrington Court

25 minutes from fantastic Good Pub Guide recommended pubs New Inn at Cerne Abbas and Lord Poulet Arms at Hinton St George

Half an hour from Dorchester

Further Details:

We have 100 leaflets of local activities: clay pigeon shooting, riding, sailing, zoos.

Sherborne and Dorchester nearby for Restaurants.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
8 night minimum stay
New years 16 to 17
31 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
easter 17
14 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
25 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
christmas 17
20 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
15% non refundable deposit on booking returned at the end. Full amount two weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Preferably Saturday, but open to other possibilities

Notes on prices:
Shorter stays are possible but because the changeover costs are fixed (i.e cleaning the house from top to bottom) the nightly rate is higher when the booking is shorter.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Space, peace, quiet and family time. You won't hear traffic or other noises except the owl at night, you can let your kids run free (as well as dogs).

Property Type

  • farmhouse


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • town


  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • caving
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom One: Ensuite to Bedroom 1 with freestanding bath, large shower+wc, Bedroom 3 - adjacent bathroom with showerbath/underfloor heating+wc, Bedroom six in a small annex with its own large walk in shower, freestanding bath+wc. Downstairs loo.


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom One - Emperor size double bed with large ensuite bathroom, Two - kingsize double bed, Three - twin singles next to bathroom, Four - kingsize double/ziplock twin , Five - king size double, Six - ziplock twin/double + bathroom


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Comfortable and spacious. The house has Infinity fibre internet so that you can keep in touch with the world and work if you have to! Outside: Over 2 acres of garden with fountains, and seating areas next to the ponds. Orchard at the end of the garden. There is an outside BBQ. POOL We have a private, heated, indoor (see below) swimming pool (5m x 10m x 9.5 feet deep, sole access) with sitting area next to the pool. Lockable. We get asked a lot of questions about our pool when people enquire, so here is some helpful info: the pool is large and fun, its under an old greenhouse structure so indoors but not totally sealed off or plush. We try to offer 24-26C temperature but could go higher with extra cost and notice. It is not shared - it is for your use only. This is not as warm and plush as a public pool where temperatures and chlorination levels are much higher. I prefer our approach, but its not like a Spa Health centre! Please note. So masses of fun, large, great for kids! Unless agreed pool is Mar thru Oct. Can we longer if needed...but this needs agreement. The Summerhouse has a sofa and armchairs and lots of toys. Utility Room: Washer-drier Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, towels etc included. Please let us know if you need fresh linen or cleaning services during the stay. Also please let us know if you would like housekeeping, cooking or waiting services during the stay (subject to availability). Summerhouse in the garden with sofas and lots of kids toys. Pool - 5 x 10 meters, 9.5 feet deep - locked for child safety

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