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3 Bedroom Detached House On The Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire Borders. Free wifi

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Detached 3 bedroom house in Mere, Wiltshire on the Dorset and Somerset borders - 10 Miles from Longleat, Free Wifi, 4 Bedroom house next door also available

The property is a lovely, comfortable, bright detached house in a quiet location overlooking open a park to the south. There is a small garden to the side of the house that is newly planted with climbing roses, honeysuckle and jasmines. Mere is located approximately 10 miles from Longleat, 25 miles from Bath, 20 miles west of Stonehenge and just over an hour's drive from north and south coasts at Weston Supermare and Bournemouth respectively. It is only an hour and a half drive from the M25. The area is ideally located for exploring Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. The countryside around Mere offers good walking, cycling, golfing and fishing. There are National Trust properties nearby, lovely scenery and beautiful quiet roads. A local gliding club offers flights and tuition. Public tennis courts and a children’s playground are only a 5 minute walk away.

More Details

Douglas Clowser
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2017

About Douglas Clowser

Hi we are Alison and Doug. I am a Civil Engineer and Alison works in Architecture. We met when working together on a large project for the army centered around Salisbury Plain.

We sold my house in Surrey and moved to Wiltshire in 2012 and decided to buy a house to let as a holiday home so others could enjoy the same holidays we had.

Alison enjoys gardening and has planted many roses and climbing plants to brighten up the house and has planting plans to make the area even prettier.

I am interested in classic cars and have one myself that I enjoy using in the summer on the quiet local roads which allow a more sedate way of driving.

Douglas Clowser purchased this house in 2012

Why Douglas Clowser chose Wiltshire

I fell in love with this area on the Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset borders years ago when I used to bring my children here on holiday. We loved the beautiful scenery and quiet roads which are a welcome change from where I used to live within the M25.

Mere is a lovely old village that doesn't seem to have been discovered by too many tourists so is still peaceful in the summer, but surrounded by lots to do within an hour in any direction.

What makes this house unique

My grown up children still live in Surrey so the easy access to the A303 is very convenient for me and I can be back in Epsom within 90 minutes. It also gives superb access in to Somerset and on into Devon.

I used to take the children to Longleat when they were younger and it is only a short drive along country lanes from Mere.

I think one of the nicest things about staying in Mere is that you are not living in a tourist destination. Every day you can enjoy a quiet drive to somewhere of interest and then return to calmer surroundings in the evenings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've had a lovely sta. Lovely house and the park was the highlight for our 2 little ones
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mere in Wiltshire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Light and bright modern family bathroom with bath and shower over. Basin and wc. Separate wc on ground floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) plus a baby in the travel cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Double bed. South facing room with views over the park and open fields. Bedroom 2 - Twin beds. North facing room to the rear of the house Bedroom 3 - Single bed. South facing room with views over the park and open fields.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The property is a newly built house that was completed in 2012. There is another 4 bed detached property next door that is managed by the owners and is also available for holiday rental. Being a new property the house is warm and comfortable with a new central heating system and double glazing. There is free WIFI internet connection in the property. A travel cot is available for very young children. Please could you bring your own bedding for the cot. Towels are provided We are not able to accept bookings from parties of more than 5 (plus a baby in the cot). Visitors are not permitted. Outside: There is a small garden to the side of the house with a south-facing aspect overlooking a park and open fields. A patio table and chairs are also provided together with a charcoal barbecue The property enjoys an elevated position overlooking the park and is separated from it by an very large old stone and brick wall. Level access to the park is approximately 200m from the property. The park has a children's play area at the far corner of the field and public tennis courts. The field to the front of the house is ideal for children to run around and for family activities. A ladder is available for direct access to the park from the house


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

3 Bedroom Detached House On The Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire Borders. Free wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Loved the place very nice place to stay and loads of nice places to visit

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cottage for a small family

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is bright and well equipped. Weather was dreadful when we stayed but we were warm and cosy indoors. Upstairs is rather creaky which means you have to tread carefully when tiptoeing out of the baby's room, but that was a minor issue.

Mere itself is a lovely village, usual combination of twee shops, wine merchant, decent sized co-op and some lovely churches.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful well kept property.

  • 5 of 5

I book a lot of accommodation for surveyors who are away for weeks at a time, this property is very well kept and the gentlemen that stayed commented on the homely feel.

The owner of the property (Douglas) is very helpful and kept in contact the entire time.

I would recommend this property and give it a 5 out of 5

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet and luxury place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We we a group of four freinds and have spent a wonderful time in Somerset. Our expectations of the holiday house in Mere based on the description were very high, however the reality has even exceeded them. Everything in the house was very precisely prepared for our arrival as promised by the owner. Unfortunately our daily plans were very demanding so we couldn't enjoy enough this nice quiet place in Mere during those days. There is nothing we would be unsatisfied except of the fact that it is too far from our home in Czech Republic to come more often...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. Clean, modern and well maintained. Fully equipped with all the things you will need. Doug and Alison even provided us with a travel cot and high chair for our 15 month old son.

Friendly welcome from Doug and a welcome pint of milk waiting for us in the fridge.

The house is in a perfect location to explore the surrounding areas. We visited Longleat, Peppa Pig World and Western-Super-Mare. All lovely days out.

Mere was a lovely little place with adequate amenities. The playing field and park area facing the house is perfect if you have a family.

We only ate out in one of the local pubs, The Walnut Tree Inn. It was lovely, I highly recommend the Sunday carvery. The local Chinese take away was very nice too.

Overall we would highly recommend this house to family and friends. We would most definitely return as a week was not long enough to explore the surrounding areas.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Ideal property, all facilities you need, well kept and well stocked. Clean upon arrival, particularly quiet and peaceful but within easy 5 minute walk to local amenities (shops, pubs, cafe, take away food etc.) check out the village wine merchants, and candle factory shop. Ideal base to visit all attractions of Wiltshire/Dorset/Somerset you may choose. Great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Gillingham, Dorset
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Bournemouth or Weston Supermare
Car: recommended


Weston Supermare is approximately 45 miles north of Mere and Bournemouth approximately 45 miles south. Both resorts take an hour and 15 minutes to reach by car.


Bournemouth airport is 40 miles away and about an hour drive by car

The Dorset town of Gillingham is only 5 miles away and has a railway station with links to London Waterloo, Exeter and Basingstoke. The journey from Waterloo takes 50 minutes. Taxis are available from the station.


5 minutes walk to village centre

Stourhead National Trust property is 3 miles away and only 6 minutes by car

Bath 26 miles and 45 mins by car

Stonehenge 21 miles and 20 minutes by car

Longleat Safari Park 12 miles 25 minutes by car

Peppa Pig World 40 miles 60 minutes by car

Haynes Motor Museum 16 miles 21 minutes

Shaftesbury 8 miles 20 mins

Further Details:

Mere has a good sized Co-op supermarket (open until 10.00 pm every day), Post Office, bank, chemist, flower shop, butchers, antique shops, wine merchant, fish-n-chip shop, Chinese takeaway, curry house and 4 pubs with restaurants. All the pubs allow children and 2 of them are particularly family friendly.

Free wifi is available in some of the pubs and the Mere library has free high speed broadband.

We have now upgraded our system to provide free wifi in the property

Mere is a very old village with a lot of lovely stone buildings and a great deal of history, dating back to medieval times. Castle hill is the site of ruined castle built in 1253 and there is a local museum should you be interested in any of Mere's history.

The Dorset town of Gillingham is only 5 miles away and has a greater range of shops and a large Tescos and Waitrose. You should be able to find everything you need in Mere or Gillingham but there is a larger shopping centre in the Wiltshire cathedral town of Salisbury which is only 25 miles away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mere, Cotswolds

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
School Summer Holiday
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £150 is required at the time of booking. Full cleared payment to be made 4 weeks before date of arrival.
A discount is available for parties of 2 and long weekend and mid week breaks may be available at any time.
Sorry no pets

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day - Saturday (flexible).
Arrival from 4.30pm at the earliest, departure by 10.30am.

Notes on prices:
As not everybody needs a 3 bed property we are happy to discount the price for small parties.

Even if you are just a couple looking for a weekend break I'm sure we can offer you a price competitive with smaller properties.

This is our first year owning this holiday home and we are keen to make a success of it so please email to discuss prices.

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.