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Listed 15th Century Jacobean Cottage With Heaps Of Character

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Mells, Nr. Frome, Somerset, England - On The Edge Of A Beautiful Village With Many Listed Buildings, Amazing Walks And Great Cycle Routes

This cottage in the heart of the English countryside is owned by designers and recently restored to a very high standard. Recently featured in Country Homes & Interiors magazine, modern rustic style, with pretty garden, in one of the loveliest villages in Somerset.

Wireless internet, Sonos music system and free parking.

Local shop and superb pub with good food and lovely garden, a few minutes walk.

Sleeps 6 (two double bedrooms and one twin). Two bathrooms, one with roll topped bath and one with shower. Oak and flagstone floors, oak beams, inglenook stone fireplace with woodburning stove, an Aga, and stone mullion windows with oak window seats.

The award winning friendly village shop and cafe is very near, where you can buy a large range of locally sourced and organic food. There is also a stunning walled garden with lovely café and the excellent Talbot Inn pub (recently named by The Times as the best pub in Britain).

Half hour from Bath, Stonehenge and Glastonbury. One hour to the coast; 2-3 hours from London.

More Details

Nicole Townsin
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 November, 2017

About Nicole Townsin

Nicole and her husband, Paul are both designers. They bought this house two years ago and have had it restored and redecorated to create a beautiful country retreat.

Why Nicole Townsin chose Mells

Mells is the perfect english village, with a friendly well stocked village shop and a great pub. The surrounding countryside is stunningly beautiful and there are so many things to see and do.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is on the edge of the village, so is very peaceful with lovely country walks on the doorstep, but also benefits from being a very short walk to the shop and pub. The pub has recently been refurbished and is very popular with locals as well as visitors to the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A truly wonderful property in a gorgeous location. We booked this due to its location, pretty much in the middle of Stone Henge, Bath & Glastonbury. The house is beautifully refurbished including an aga for cooking on.

The decor & furnishing is simplistic whilst maintaining a sense of luxury. Wifi was good and there was sky tv if you wished. We lit the wood burning fire one evening which was a treat .

The village shop and cafe is opposite, serving lovely food and FANTASTIC coffee.

If you are looking for a beautiful getaway you absolutely won't be disappointed. This really is a rare find and at a price per night that a room in a b&b would cost for 2 people in Bath city!

Claire, July 2013

Don't hesitate, book! ?We've had a really great time at this cottage! It is beautiful from the outside, stunningly well decorated on the inside, its located in the centre of an old English village and there is a fantastic pub+restaurant down the road. What more do you want?

Hugo, September 20
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mells in Mells

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom with roll top bath and wc Shower Room with wc
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with French oak double bed, stone mullion windows, oak window seats Bedroom 2 with double bed, stone mullion window, oak window seat Bedroom 3 with twin beds
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
Notes on accommodation: Not ideal for very young children. Well behaved pets are accepted at our discretion - please discuss this before you book. Outside: There is a small pretty private garden with garden furniture, perfect for outside dining. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean towels and bed linen included and changed weekly. The property is cleaned weekly.


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Listed 15th Century Jacobean Cottage With Heaps Of Character
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful home in Mells

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Mells, really lovely home to stay in. Nicole was a great host, very responsive. If you visit during a wet period, there is a lovely paved walk along Collier route (great flat cycling for children). We enjoyed the Talbot Inn, would highly recommend eating in the Coach House (book early) & the village shop (which is well stocked with local goods) does excellent Gluten Free bread & Chocolate brownies.Thank you for lovely stay

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for mentioning the cycle route :)
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Beautiful house in a lovely village location

  • 4 of 5

The house itself was very stylish, high quality furnishings, well stocked and has everything you need.

The local post office, walled garden cafe and pub the Talbot Inn are all fabulous, with lovely villages and towns to visit. We enjoyed exploring and our highlight was horse riding at Divoky stables.

Fantastic, and very relaxing,

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice and tastefull

  • 4 of 5

Nice pittiresque house, with very tasteful interior in veru small village, but with good restaurant and pub on walking distance

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very charming cottage on a beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the Hollycroft cottage. Nice and pleasant interior with loads of character. Located right in the middle of Mells which is a village in a secluded valley with plenty walking possibilities and well located for activities. Our dog really loved the path along the Mells stream which is about 400 meters from the cottage. The information pack could be more extensive, less than we are used to have but we managed anyhow.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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comfortable and characterful

  • 4 of 5

A delightful property which has been beautifully restored. Right in the middle of Mells, close to the village shop, café, pub and other attractions and yet very private and quiet. The lounge with woodburner made for very cosy evenings in. The kitchen lacked a few useful items (toaster, microwave) but the Aga was quite simple to use if you took the time to read the instructions. Bedrooms were very comfortable, but perhaps could have done with a bit more furniture (a chair or two would have helped). The bathroom and shower room were well fitted out. The garden was absolutely delightful but rather small, but there were so many walks on our doorstep and so many things to see just in Mells that we didn't really mind.

A highly recommended property in a charming Somerset village.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect house in a gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvellous time in this cottage in Mells. It is beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable with everything you could need in the kitchen and living areas.

Nicole was a great host - very responsive and helpful and we loved the walks around the area and especially the food and ambience at the local Talbot Inn. We would have no hesitation in recommending the cottage to other people and hope to return there again! Sally and Jeremy

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lyme Regis and the South West coast is approximately a one to one-and-a-half hour drive, depending on traffic.


Nearest airport - Bristol (half hour drive); Heathrow 2 hours.

Trains: Bath (half hour drive); Westbury (20 minutes); Frome (10 minutes)

A car is recommended although not essential. You can get a train to Frome, then a taxi to Mells, and there is plenty to do in the village (great pub, 2 cafe's, a well stocked shop and miles of beautiful countryside to explore on foot or by bike)


There are so many great places to visit - Pretty country villages a short drive away:- 2 miles to Babington House (private members club), 10 minutes to the medieval artisan town of Frome (with nearest supermarkets and petrol stations), 20 minutes to Bruton, half hour to the Cotswolds, Wells, Glastonbury and Bath (with amazing architecture, shops and galleries, the Roman Baths and the new Spa). Longleat safari park is a 15 minute drive, Stonehenge 35mins drive


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mells, Somerset

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
cleaning and laundry £30

Minimum booking period of one week during July and August

Changeover Day:
Changeover usually on Fridays. Arrival time is usually after 4pm and departure before 10am, but we try to be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Nightly rate £150 weekdays, £200 fridays and saturdays. 3 night minimum stay.

A security deposit of £200 is required to secure the booking and is refunded within 7 days of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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