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Lovely Spacious House & Garden in small village close to the City of Wells.



Updated: 15-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House Nr Wells, Somerset, England - Three bedroom contemporary holiday home, a perfect place to explore the delights of the west country

Built with eco credentials that include an air source heat pump, underfloor heating and super insulation, Kingdom Cottage is the perfect place to explore the delights of the West County what ever the season. With a south facing aspect, open plan interior and contemporary decor and furnishings, this a holiday home where visitors can relax and enjoy their stay in comfort.

Situated just two miles from the Cathedral City of Wells and perfectly located for a range of attractions : the archaeological sites of Stonehenge, Avebury & Glastonbury Tor, the cities of Bath & Bristol with their museums, galleries & historical buildings, scenic walks, RSPB nature reserves & cycle trails, retail outlets and a host of National Trust houses & gardens.


The open-plan living/dining area catches the sun for most of the day and has easy access through French doors to the patio and garden. The well-equipped kitchen and dining area is ideal for entertaining whilst the living area with its flat screen TV and DVD comfortably seats six. For those who wish to read or listen to music there is also a smaller sitting room with a comfy sofa and selection of books and magazines. A downstairs toilet and washbasin are tucked under the stairs.

Bedroom 1 - double bed, chest of drawers and large walk-in wardrobe with ample space for storing suitcases.

Bedroom 2 - twin beds, chest of drawers and wardrobe.

Bedroom3 – Kingsize bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and en suite bathroom.

Family bathroom with shower and bath.

All linen and towels are included along with extra blankets and throws for chilly evenings. 
Garden furniture is provided for relaxing on the patio, and there is a bench under the porch that is perfect for catching the evening sun.
Off-road tandem parking for two cars.

We regret we don’t allow dogs at Kingdom Cottage.
PLEASE NOTE that there is a drop from the garden to the road. Young children will need to be supervised.
Short breaks are available, generally in the low season, please contact us for details and pricing.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Fiona Hingston
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2017

About Fiona Hingston

The owners, Patrick and Fiona have lived in the village of West Horrington for over thirty years - they obviously love the place! Kingdom Cottage is situated in what was the bottom of their garden.

Whilst they are happy to help and advise in what ever capacity they also respect the privacy of the guests staying at Kingdom Cottage. (pictured - Gus our friendly lurcher)

Fiona Hingston purchased this house in 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thankyou so much for such a warm welcome.We have had a great week in Kingdom Cottage and found it a superb base to visit many of Somerset's beautiful locations.
Apr 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thankyou so much for such a warm welcome.We have had a great week in Kingdom Cottage and found it a superb base to visit many of Somerset's beautiful locations.
Apr 2016
  • 1 of 3

6 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


A lovely quite spot within easy reach of so many great places

  • 5 of 5

Whilst relatively new the cottage is furnished in such a way to make it feel cosy and homely.

We loved the views from the bedrooms, the little reading area as you come in, and the general sense of space and light.

Kitchen was wonderfully equipped, maybe a few champagne glasses wouldn't go a miss but I'm being picky.

In summary, highly recommended and I'm sure the garden adds another dimension in the summer

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a five star review, champagne glasses on order! Best wishes to you and your family, glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Lovely cottage, just right

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you arrive at Kingdom Cottage you just know it's going to be a lovely stay. It's modern, fresh, clean and homely - what more could you want?

A delightful few days, thank you very much to the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A pleasure Lizzie, glad you and your friends had a relaxed stay at the cottage.
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Very nice village home

  • 4 of 5

We unexpectedly arrived late at night amidst serious fog and a drizzly mist. This home is set in the middle of a tight little walled village. We'd been told to be sure not to use any of the neighbors driveway to enter the property and park the car. It was very dark and difficult to tell which home was the one we were looking for. You actually enter from the back so the only view I'd seen in the pictures wasn't the one I was now seeing. And the key was to have been by a rear window but we found one on a side window. It was all a bit unnerving and frustrating. But we did finally get inside. It's a very nice house, entering into a small living/reading room with a bathroom and the kitchen and family room ahead. Lovely kitchen. Stairs to 3 bedrooms upstairs, one with an ensuite bath and another bath to be shared by two of the bedrooms. Nice linens and all very clean. There was a tea cake which we didn't spot until our last morning as we left. And some milk. There is no coffee maker which seems an unfortunate decision as you're rather far from a store or restaurant. This was the most sparsely furnished kitchen in terms of items often provided by the owner. No water, a bottle of wine, juice or the aforementioned coffee. So, after arriving 5 hr. late at 11:30pm, we went straight to bed and then got up fairly early and drove the few miles to town to get provisions in the morning. Aside from that, nice sites nearby, including Stonehenge, an hr. away. Good restaurants. Wells is a cute little town with a lovely cathedral. Plenty of space for two couples or a family. Don't hesitate to visit, just arrive in daylight and come with some of your own groceries.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you found Kingdom Cottage satisfactory for your stay in January and I trust you and family enjoyed the rest of your stay in the UK. It was unfortunate that you had such a long and tiring journey from Europe to the cottage, arriving at night and in thick fog. I did, when replying to one of the several emails sent that day include a reminder that the key was on the ledge of the back wall window, adding 'by the bins' to aid their location. The outside light was left on to illuminate the entrance and house sign with additional lamps lit in the house to help make your arrival easier. The map sent to guests shows the layout of the parking in relation to the house but learning from your experience I will add a photo of the parking bay to my listing. Your final email of the day arrived at 1am and concerned the absence of a coffee maker and wifi. My partner called in first thing next morning to point out the wifi password sign on kitchen wall. (The password is also now available in the guest information book.) A coffee machine is not listed as available on our Owners Direct listing – cafetieres however, are provided. A customary welcome tray was left on the kitchen table with cake, tea, sugar and a pint of milk in the fridge. To provide complimentary wine, coffee, bottled water and orange juice would mean raising rental rates which I don’t want to do and this is after all, a ‘self catering’ cottage. And just to clarify, so readers are not mislead about our location, the nearest shop is less than a mile away, the nearest pub half a mile and Stonehenge is two hours away, not one.
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Exceptional cottage in a tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

We received a warm welcome on arrival and we're delighted with a surprise bonus of cake, cookies, milk in the fridge and fresh garden flowers on the kitchen windowsill. Kingdom cottage is beautiful, tastefully furnished with excellent attention to detail. Everything one would need for a holiday away from home is catered for.I would highly recommend Kingdom cottage for a relaxing holiday in tranquil surroundings. Cheddar Gorge , Wookey Hole, Stonehenge, Bath are some of the places we enjoyed during our stay all worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your lovely review of our cottage, so pleased you enjoyed your stay and managed to visit some of the attractions here in the West Country.
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Rural cottage par excellence.

  • 5 of 5

This is the ideal country cottage. Immaculately clean, everything up to six people could possibly need supplied. We spent three nights with our daughter and son-in-law from Australia, and his parents and had a truly wonderful stay. The owners were charming and unfailingly helpful with information and advice about the beautiful surrounding area.

Within easy reach of Bath, Wells, Cheddar and other local places of interest. Good pubs and restaurants in Wells, only five minutes drive away and pretty villages round almost every corner.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to go back

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property as a surprise for my Fiance who had recently turned 40 and arranged for some friends to meet us there. The first word my fella said when we walked in was "Wow!" Beautifully thought out property with everything we needed. Everyday we noticed something new and quirky.

Perfect location, Wells is just a short drive away with again, everything we needed from supermarkets, takeaways and lovely places to eat. We enjoyed a meal at the Fountain Inn and would recommend this as a place to go. We wanted to go to Beah (Restaurant) but this was closed and I was a bit disappointed but Fountain Inn was a great alternative for us.

There are some woods with a stream nearby to explore and being a runner, I chose to do a trail run through and it didn't disappoint. Would recommend this area as a place to explore even if you're not a runner.

We spent a day in Bath, which was a first visit for us and it did not disappoint, beautiful city living up to it's reputation. Not too far from the cottage.

Fiona and her husband were a delight, right from the booking through to our stay. They are clearly very proud of the cottage and they have every reason to be. Very helpful on recommending places to go and always got back to me promptly with any queries I had, a very friendly service.

I can't think of anything to criticise, perfect cottage in a perfect location with perfect owners, just need to work out when we can visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Natalie for your review, our first on Owners Direct, its reasuring to know that guests appreciate what we've done at Kingdom Cottage. We really do want people to have a lovely holiday in our new house and enjoy exploring the area.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol Airport at 15 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Britainnia Inn at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Wells Golf Club at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Castle Cary at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 and M4 at 25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Fountain Inn at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Westonsupermare at 20 Miles Car: recommended


Weston Super Mare 20 miles

Dorset coast 50 miles


Bristol Airport 40 minutes away

Castle Cary Train Station 20 minutes away

Car recommended


Wells 2 miles

Glastonbury 8 miles

Frome 10 miles

Bristol and Bath 18 miles

Further Details:

A walk to the end of the village will reward the visitor with a view of Biddlecombe, a wooded valley with a meandering stream that flows down to feed the pools in the Bishops Palace. There are plenty of other walks to enjoy here too: take the path that leads across the fields to Wells or follow the stream and find the Buddle House which was once used for lead mining.

The city of Wells is two miles away, with its magnificent Cathedral and the delightful moated Bishops Palace and garden. The city has a market on Wednesday and Saturday and a choice of pubs and restaurants for wining and dining.

For a more 'alternative' shopping experience Glastonbury is the place to visit. Now known worldwide for its Festival, Glastonbury is also home to the Rural Life Museum and Abbey and a visit would not be complete without a walk up the Tor for panoramic views of the Somerset Levels. During the winter months the nature reserves on The Levels are where great flocks of starlings gather to roost: a sight that, once seen, is never forgotten.

Other local towns include Frome, with many independent shops and cafes, and Street, famous for Clarks shoes and its retail outlet Clarks Village.

Bath and Bristol are twenty miles away and other places of interest include: Longleat Safari Park, Wookey Hole & Cheddar Caves plus many National Trust properties such as Stourhead and Barrington Court. Stonehenge and Avebury are an hour and a half away.

For those who like walking there are plenty of trails and pathways to be explored on The Mendips and at various RSPB reserves in the area.

There are two golf courses nearby, an indoor swimming pool in Wells and a lovely open air pool in Street.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring
28 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half term
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early summer
5 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid summer
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer hols
14 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late summer
4 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Autumn
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half term
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
30 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas and New year
21 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

10% discount on rates if only two people stay at the cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 15-May-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Downstairs cloakroom - Toilet, with washbasin
  • Family bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, wash basin and heated towel rail.
  • Ensuite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, wash basin and heated towel rail.
  • Bath and hand towels provided for each guest.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, double bed, chest of drawers, large wardrobe.
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, King size bed with firm, pocket sprung mattress.
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
  • Light, airy bedrooms. Freshly laundered bedding, with additional throws and blankets if needed.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...


  • Kingdom sleeps 6 + cot (0 - 15 mths) and only the number stated in the booking can stay there. Any change to this must be by prior arrangement with the owners. Minimum 3 night stay. In the summer months we prefer to take Friday to Friday or Saturday to Saturday weekly bookings, if in doubt, send us a message about your dates. We do not accept hen, stag parties, single sex groups or wedding parties. If you have any queries about this, please get in touch. Sorry, no pets. Please note that there is a drop of a metre from the garden to the road. Young children will need to be supervised. Off-road tandem parking for two cars. Other parking in the village is limited. Weekly maid service and change of linen and towels. The cottage is cleaned thoroughly between guests.

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