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The property

... about 3 miles from Ilminster, within a great country estate, the Gingerbread House is thatched, hexagonal, Grade II listed. On the edge of woods, about 300 yards down a farm track, 100 yards from farm buildings and about 300 yards from the busy A358 road (visible), it was built c1800 as the gardener's home. Good-sized, secluded lawn (table/chairs, barbecue), leading to woods and fields. You are welcome to walk the 500 acres of farmland, park and woodland, by arrangement.

Leaded pine-shuttered gothic windows and some low lintels (6'). Studded front door. Little hall. Two living rooms, one with open fireplace and TV/DVD. Small step down to kitchen/dining room (slimline dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker). Loo (washing machine, tumble drier). Steep, curved stairs (rope rail) up to three bedrooms – a double, a twin, and 3 steps down to another twin (limited clothes-hanging space) and big bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Lovely walking in the surrounding woods and fields.

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The place

Ilminster: fine small market town (shops, restaurants) at the heart of the ‘Hamstone country’. Nat. Trust houses/gardens within 10 miles (Barrington Court, Montacute). Sea, about 15 miles (Dorset 'Jurassic Coast'). Yeovilton air base nearby. Very easy to reach: M5, 8 miles; A303 straight there.


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Features

Electricity costs are included.

Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels).

Barbecue
There is a barbecue
Cot
There is one cot available
Cot
A travel cot is available
Dishwasher
There is one dishwasher
DVD player
There is one DVD
Electricity
Electricity costs are included
Fridge-freezer
There is one fridge-freezer
Groceries
Groceries can be pre-ordered from the owner
Heating
This property has an open fire
Heating
This property has electric fires and/or electric radiators
Heating
This property has night storage heating
Heating costs
Heating costs are included
High chair
A highchair is available
Linen
Linen and duvets are provided free of charge
Microwave
There is one microwave
Parking
Parking is off the public road on the grounds of the property. Parking for 3 standard sized cars.
Pets
Pets are welcome by arrangement. A maximum of 2 dogs are permitted, by arrangement.
Short breaks
This property accepts short breaks.
Smoking
Smoking is allowed at this property (but not in bedrooms)
Towels
Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels)
Tumble drier
There is one tumble drier
Vineyard
There is a vineyard nearby
Washing machine
There is one washing machine

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Full details

Cottage:E66
Location:Ilminster, West Somerset, Somerset
Sleeps:6
Changeover day:Saturday
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Bedrooms: 3 ( 1 Double, 2 Twin )
Bathrooms1
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Since:This holiday home has been let by Helpful Holidays since 2001. See page 15 of our 2018 brochure
Good for:Homes & gardensDogsFarmsRomantic escapesPets Somerset

we have been going to Gingerbread since our honeymoon in 2001 and its a lovely place for a holiday. Love the wood fire and the comfy beds. pat & bill



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