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Cowslip Cottage Family Cottage in Henstridge, Somerset

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sleeps 5
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Cowslip Cottage Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Set on the border between Dorset and Somerset in the outskirts of Henstridge, this single storey cottage has been skilfully converted to offer comfortable, well-equipped accommodation for up to five people. The property offers a stylish wet room shower, two bedrooms and an open-plan living area with views across the beautiful surrounding countryside. The cottage is idyllically situated for all local amenities and is within easy driving distance of the main attractions in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire.

Situated on the border between Somerset and Dorset, the village of Henstridge is located at the head of the lush Blackmore Vale, used as the setting of 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 numerous trails for cyclists and walkers along scenic country routes. Ideally located for exploring Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, the village is within easy reach of the historic town of Sherborne, famous for its abbey, castles and as the home of Sir Walter Raleigh. Close by are a number of National Trust properties including the stunning Stourhead House and Gardens, whilst the nearby hilltop town of Shaftesbury, best known for the picturesque Gold Hill, is also within easy reach. With the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury, Stonehenge, Bath and The Dorset Heritage Coast all just a short drive away, this is a wonderfully diverse location.

Somerset offers 3 areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Quantock, Mendip and Blackdown Hills. Lose yourself in the glory of nature, take a ride on a steam train, visit a traditional farmers' market or explore your mystical side at Glastonbury.

Electric convector heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of washer/dryer (in external utility room), TV/DVD, radio/CD player, wireless internet connection (bring own laptop). All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Shared use of grounds with private patio area and garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs Beggache
August 2014
It was a lovely location with lots of places to see. We were made welcome and the cottage was beautiful.
Mr Rudd
May 2015
Everything was very clean and tidy. Though compact, the cottage was perfect for our needs.
Mr Smith
June 2016
A lovely location and a lovely cottage. The nearby towns are delightful and there is plenty to do. A thoroughly enjoyable location. I would happily recommend.
Mrs Battershill
October 2013
Great location and a fantastic property with all the necessary facilities. Friendly owners made sure that our stay was comfortable. They also provide plenty of information on the local area.
Mrs Beer
June 2014
Good location to visit the area. Wet room and Mowbray frame and bath/shower stool ideal for elderly parent. Great to be able to park adjacent to the patio for dad to step out into the property. Mum and I made good use of the patio area to sit and read in the sun when we came home from outings. Was able to access the internet which was useful to re-check information on the places we wanted to visit.
Mr Blackwell
August 2010
Quiet and remote but a good base to explore from by car.
Mrs Keay
August 2012
Enjoyed the location and peace and quiet.
Ms Foley
September 2013
Good location for exploring Dorset or Somerset. Cottage was clean and comfortable. Owners were very helpful when we had any questions or inquiries.
Mrs Bashford
August 2010
Owners were very friendly. nice location for getting out and about.
Mrs Newell
August 2010
We had planned to see lots of places on holiday and achieved the full list. The cottage was well placed to see the places we wanted to visit.
Mrs Smith
December 2009
The location was fantastic for us. The cottage was perfect for space and very clean.
Mr Middleton
September 2009
It was a good place to tour around from and the owner was very helpful and willing to assist.
Mr Lewis
October 2009
The cottage was in a very quiet location and enabled access to a lot of Dorset/Somerset attractions. It was comfortable and warm. Owner left thoughtful touches like flowers and a TV guide and milk for our arrival.
Mrs Lawson
October 2008
An ideal base for touring Dorset/Somerset area, both for families and older couples.
Mr Wright
August 2009
The cottage was well appointed with flowers on the table and milk in the fridge, which was a nice welcome. It was truly a get away from it all, but with plenty to do within an hours driving. Centrally located, it was a good base to explore the area.
September 2011
We stayed two weeks. It was an excellent place for taking daytrips. There's enough to do in the surrounding, all in 40 miles reach.
August 2014
I booked the cottage after looking at the information on the Sykes cottages website. As I was travelling with my parents, one with mobility issues, I wanted a single level accommodation this fitted the bill. There are 3 cottages in a row and I found out before booking which would be best. This one is the furthest from the entry to the premises but that means you can park beside the flagstone patio area. The other 2 you can park beside only to drop someone out but the car then needs to be tucked back by the cottages to allow the other cars out. The bathroom is a wet room and a Mobray frame for the toilet and perching stool are available to use for anyone disabled. The only drawback for us was the twin bedroom was the opposite end of the property to the bathroom. My parents prefer twin beds to a double to sleep and the double I used was next to the bathroom. For my dad this was a distance to walk however this I am sure won't be a drawback for everyone. The property had everything we needed and the beds had comfortable mattresses. On the Somerset Dorset border so lots of places to visit within around an hours drive.
Mr Humphreys
August 2007
Warm welcome from owners and they were there for advice during the week we spent there. Excellent standard again - have yet to be dissatisfied with a Sykes cottage!
Mrs Pearce
October 2007
Our hosts were very welcoming, we could not fault any aspect of Cowslip Cottage, it is a beautiful, clean and very comfortable haven, a great place to get away from it all.
December 2009
The cottage and the owners were great, however for a wheelchair user the drive way is a nightmare because of the gravel. Especially powered chair users. The only way of getting into the cottage was by backing up to the patio which had a screen at one end which is not shown on the photo
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