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Quiet Corner Cottage

Henstridge, Somerset (Ref. 1036988)

4.9

Outstanding

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Review(s)

  • Kenneth

    “15 to 22 July 2022.”

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    We have just spent a week's vacation at a unique place, 'Quiet Corner Cottage', in Henstridge, Somerset. It is like going back to a different era of peace and solitude. It is run by a unique man, Peter Thompson, what a wonderful character, full of help and information. Enter the 18th century farm annex by a gravel drive and you enter a new world of trees and some sheep. You can sit under a canopy and hear nothing. Visit the local pub, 'Bird In Hand', and be with people without problems or anger. If you like cider, try the Gladiator or Old Rosie. We walked Gold Hill, Shaftesbury a few times, postman there had to have good legs. Keep clear of the single track roads, they go on forever.

    - Kenneth, July 2022

Summary

  • Single storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with corner bath with seat, shower over, hand shower, WC, basin
  • Hall
  • Open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen area
  • Central heating, electric fire with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property

The property

On the outskirts of Henstridge, an attractive, single-storey, mid-18th cent.

cottage at the end of a 200 yard drive with working apple orchards (juicing in autumn) and paddocks grazed by sheep and miniature Shetland ponies on either side.

It nestles at the end of a beautiful garden (shared with the owner), a real suntrap (table/chairs, barbecue, guinea pigs) enclosed by stone walls.

The cottage adjoins the owner's converted threshing barn.

Home-produced eggs and prize-winning apple juice available.

Shop/cafe.

The cottage has beams, leaded windows and polished pine floors (rugs).

Gravelled drive and yard to 2 shallow steps up to front door.

Hall, off which living/dining/kitchen (washing machine, microwave, fridge, electric cooker) overlooking the garden, with high ceiling, woodburner and TV/DVD.

Two pretty, pink bedrooms (Velux windows) - a small single, and a double.

Bathroom (suite with corner bath with seat, shower over and hand-shower).

Transport from/to train station (by arrangement).

A peaceful, relaxing place with a short walk into the village, lovely Nat.

Trust properties to visit in the area and Thomas Hardy country and scenic hill forts to explore; plus a smart 9-hole Golf course.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location

HENSTRIDGE

Sherborne 7 miles; Shaftesbury 10 miles.

The little village of Henstridge can be found right on the border of Somerset and Dorset, at the head of the lush Blackmore Vale, used as the backdrop to Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles. Surrounded by glorious countryside, Henstridge is well served by a shop, pubs, restaurants and a cafe and offers lovely walks accompanied by fine views. The village is ideally located for exploring Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, as within a short drive lies the historic town of Sherborne, famous for its abbey and castles, and once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. Close by are a wealth of National Trust properties, such as the stunning Stourhead House and Gardens, while the nearby hilltop town of Shaftesbury, best known for the picturesque Gold Hill, is also well worth a visit. With the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury, Stonehenge, Bath and The Dorset Heritage Coast all easily accessible, this is a great base for relaxing and enjoying the delights of this superb area of the country.

Note: This property does not accept children under 4.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas