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2 Rose Cottages

Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset (Ref. 1026812)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Mike

    “We used to live in the area, emigrated and came back to visit friends, family & places we remembered.”

    We stayed in the cottage from 3-17 June 2022. There is good and bad about this cottage. Good: It is a small ‘new’ cottage with 2 bedrooms, a bathroom upstairs and a cloakroom, lounge & kitchen downstairs. Although small, it was fine for just the two of us with our dog. You can see that the owners are proud of it as it was spotlessly clean and it is well appointed & furnished in a ‘cottagey’ style. The complimentary apple juice, dog biscuits with tags (to borrow during your stay - we ...

    We stayed in the cottage from 3-17 June 2022. There is good and bad about this cottage. Good: It is a small ‘new’ cottage with 2 bedrooms, a bathroom upstairs and a cloakroom, lounge & kitchen downstairs. Although small, it was fine for just the two of us with our dog. You can see that the owners are proud of it as it was spotlessly clean and it is well appointed & furnished in a ‘cottagey’ style. The complimentary apple juice, dog biscuits with tags (to borrow during your stay - we didn’t) and the choc chip biscuits were a nice touch. There were books, games etc. for use and the smart TV worked great. (On catch-up TV, the screen tended to ‘split’ sometimes, but we guess that is something to do with the internet speed or some such). The internet worked well for all our devices. The key lock entry made it easy for us as there was only one set of keys and sometimes we were both out doing different things. Just need to remember the PIN code to open it! The flooring downstairs is easy to keep clean and we used the vacuum cleaner every day. It made us chuckle that the space behind the front door was imaginatively called ‘the Boot Room’. There is space there for coats & shoes but we brought shoes, Wellies & walking boots so fitting them all in the space was a challenge and there were only two of us! The Dolce Gusto machine with coffee and chocochino pods were appreciated by our guests that visited. We are vegans so we couldn’t use them nor the UHT milk that was kindly left in the fridge. We did, however, use the tea bags. The sugar and coffee caddies were empty but as we don’t use sugar and brought our own coffee, that was fine as well. There were some basic condiments, probably left by other guests, to use & we left some stock cubes ourselves. It was nice to be able to walk our dog straight from the cottage into the fields, the apple & pear orchard and to the river Perrott, as well as the North Perrott Fruit Farm. Our dog enjoyed it as well - he remembered the walks from when we lived in the area. The bed is comfortable and there are plenty of towels and loo paper, hand soap etc. provided. Bad: Although the crockery and cutlery were (mostly) clean, the pans and the ovens weren’t . I cleaned the pans as I used them but used foil to cover the trays in the ovens. The extractor hood hangs off when you use it so needs to be pushed back into place after use. The kettle leaks as you pour the water out - a first for us! We only had one tea towel for use the whole fortnight. No hand towel in the kitchen or cloakroom (but again, we brought our own). There is no toilet brush either in the cloakroom. We removed the stair gate after I’d bruised myself on it several times & put it back when we left. Our dog would never go up those stairs (and didn’t) so we didn’t need a gate. The owners emailed us on the day of our arrival to ask us to wear slippers or ‘stockinged feet’ on the staircase to limit the noise for the neighbours. They also threatened us with excess cleaning charges should we get mud on the carpet upstairs because they ‘wanted to be welcoming to other guests’! We didn’t much appreciate this. We’ve traveled quite extensively, all around the world, and have never been asked to wear slippers or stockings. We could hear the neighbours’ clock chime, their telephone ring and them talking, so that gives an indication of how thin the walls are. BUT: There are no anti-slip strips on the treads of the staircase and the wooden stairs are very smoothly painted. It is actually dangerous to walk on that staircase in socks! We had brought our slippers though, but they have rubber soles so perhaps the neighbours could still hear us on the staircase. The owners also instructed us on how to park our car in the allocated parking space (which is quite narrow - the parking sensors in the car were screaming at us every time we parked and the passenger had to get out before parking because you couldn’t open the car door once parked), to give the neighbour enough space to park her car. We were not to leave the car in the street, again, out of consideration for the neighbours. That was fine, but the neighbours didn’t reciprocate. They parked outside their cottage as they pleased. The front door scrapes on the mat, which makes it rattle as it is a barn-style door so it creates quite a noise every time you open the front door, There is also quite a gap underneath the door, letting in cold air. But, as it was late spring/early summer we only needed to use the heating once. The electric tripped out once & the tripswitch box is in a kitchen cupboard - not an obvious place. Also, on entering the cottage there was a strong smell reminiscent of nursing home minus the smell of urine. I found this particularly unpleasant and it made me feel nauseous. It didn’t bother my husband as much until we received guests when he felt slightly embarrassed by it. I don’t know whether the smell is caused by the cleaning products used or the many reed diffusers in the cottage, or by something entirely different. We bought another reed diffuser to counter-act the smell and that helped a bit as did opening the doors and windows but as soon as we closed them the smell was back. The cottage backs onto a housing estate. The neighbour living directly behind the cottage has several dogs in a kennel and they bark and/or whine any time of day or night. We were woken quite a few times by his dogs. He also had a loud row with his wife/partner. He has several cars, several vans, a motorcycle and a scooter and doesn’t think anything of revving the motorbike after 10pm. The light in his shed is on 24/7 and he was also banging something in the shed at 11pm. The tap in the bathroom was awful and the tap in the kitchen leaks. All in all the cottage was a good base for us but I don’t think we will come back.

    - Mike, June 2022

The property

Nestled in the picturesque village of Haselbury Plucknett in South Somerset, two miles from Crewkerne, and seven miles from Yeovil, is this cosy thatched cottage, 2 Rose Cottages. Delightfully furnished throughout, 2 Rose Cottages provides a charming holiday base for a family or two couples.

With a lovely local park and safe playground at the end of the short lane and miles of rural walks over fields, through orchards and along country lanes, this is a family and walkers paradise. Returning from a walk or day out, enter into a welcoming hallway area where you can take off your boots and dry the dog before continuing inside. The shaker-style kitchen is well-equipped with cream units and wood worktops, as well as housing all the essential appliances for a short break, including a toaster, microwave and Dolce Gusto coffee maker.

The comfortable sitting room is where plans can be made for the next adventure, using the maps and information provided.

The dining table offers ample seating for mealtimes and enjoying the books, art and games supplied. Flick through the Smart TV and enjoy the on-demand features before retiring to the calm bedrooms upstairs. The bedrooms have been tastefully decorated with pretty country inspired fabrics and boast a traditional feel, comprising of a king size and double.

The king size can be arranged as a twin for flexibility and has extra space for the requestable travel cot. Outside, there is a fully enclosed garden where you can sip on your morning coffee, gazing at the thatched roof, whilst contemplating how best to spend your day – perhaps a trip to the nearby National Trust owned Montacute or 17th century Barrington Court is on the cards?

Or a visit to the Fleet Air Museum? Haselbury Plucknett makes for an ideally peaceful holiday spot, offering a Michelin recommended traditional pub with open fire, gardens and fine food.

The well-stocked town of Crewkerne just two miles has craft activities, Waitrose, supermarkets and many local, as well as, national shops. Walkers will love the area with the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty right on your doorstep, whilst further afield is the magnificent Jurassic Coast where you can discover hidden coves, sandy beaches and even geological fossils! Whatever you decide to do, 2 Rose Cottage will welcome your return, maybe to see the apple blossom in Spring, or the apples in autumn, in the local orchards which are open for walking year around.

At Christmas this little cottage is tastefully decorated, warm and inviting for a cosy winter break.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Ground floor cloakroom and WC.
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Dolce Gusto coffee maker, Smart TV with complimentary Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, WiFi, Bluetooth speaker selection of books, games and art materials
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, high chair and stairgate provided
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed rear garden with seating
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome (not allowed upstairs), first pet free of charge, second and third pet on request at £20 each per stay, dog welcome pack and medium dog crate available
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 miles; pub 0.5 miles

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

About the location


Crewkerne 2 miles; Yeovil 7 miles; Bridport 13 miles.

The quaintly named south Somerset village of Haselbury Plucknett, named after a hazel grove and the medieval land owners, can be found just two miles north east of Crewkerne, close to the Dorset border. The village is surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the River Parrett and Liberty trails offering lovely walks; Haselbury Plucknett is a great touring base with plenty to see and do within easy reach, catering for all tastes. Within a few miles, Montacute House or Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum will not disappoint visitors to the area, whilst the scenic Dorset Jurassic Coast offers a splendid day out with sandy beaches at Lyme Regis, sea fishing from West Bay and even fossil hunting! Alternatively, take a memorable trip to ancient Glastonbury, the Somerset Levels or Wookey Hole. This is an attractive Somerset village offering a splendid year round holiday base.

Note: Dogs not allowed upstairs

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season