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Hill House Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Templecombe, Somerset

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Hill House Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

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Hill House Cottage is located near to Templecombe village centre in Somerset, and has been created from a delightful self-contained wing of a Grade ll Listed early 18th century house. The cottage has been restored and refurbished by the owners to a superb standard, and successfully blends traditional charm with all the modern fixtures and fittings. Character features include exposed stonework, flagstone floors, and a welcoming woodburning stove in the sitting room. The accommodation includes two bedrooms; contemporary fitted kitchen with dining area; and a beautiful modern bathroom. Hill House Cottage is conveniently located within easy walking distance of the local shops, and within reach of the many attractions nearby including Wincanton, Wookey Hole, Wells and Cheddar Gorge. This cottage makes a wonderful touring base from which to explore this stunning part of England.

Templecombe is a village located in idyllic countryside and farmland where east Somerset joins North Dorset, at the heart of the Blackmore Vale. The area offers many attractive views, and the village offers great pubs, village shops and numerous beautiful rural walks. If you like a spot of fly fishing, this can be arranged on the local river with day permits. The ancient town of Sherborne, whose castle was once the home to Sir Walter Raleigh, is only a short drive away, as is the interesting hilltop town of Shaftesbury. This lovely part of the world also offers Glastonbury, ancient Stonehenge, and Stourhead gardens, which are all located within easy driving distance.

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.

Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, Freeview, Wifi, DVD, radio, books. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot available. Off road parking for 1 car. Small outdoor gravelled seating area with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk, pub 1 mile. Note: Property is adjacent to a road so children should be supervised when outside.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs Beesley
April 2016
This was a lovely cottage, a real home from home. Much more spacious than we were expecting, warm, comfortable, light and quiet, especially as it is situated on a main road. A great place to stay and explore the region.
Mrs Cumming
August 2016
The property was lovely, more spacious than expected. There were great high ceilings in the living room and it was decorated to a high standard throughout.
Ms Sprott
May 2016
Hill House cottage was the perfect location from which to explore Southern England. The cottage is very well equipped and it is decorated beautifully. The owners are very pleasant. Hill House cottage was close to perfection.
Miss Ross
August 2013
Location of the property is great to explore a number of counties. Cottage is a fantastic base to return to each day, and felt really comfortable and at home.
Mrs Elliott
September 2013
Far more spacious that the images on the website imply. Comfortable beds with good quality bedding and duvets. The wood burner was very efficient and quickly took the chill off the room, and was lovely to look at.
Mrs Bidwell
October 2013
A nice cottage. Plenty of local amenities and attractions.
Mr Mooney
December 2013
Cracking log burner, and a lovely cosy cottage. A lovely place to honeymoon / holiday in the UK.
Mr Ballingall
February 2014
Great all round accommodation, had a lovely time, used the log burner lots which made us very cosy. Will book again later this year.
Mr Allen
April 2014
We liked it a lot and we have stayed there before. It's a great place to stay and good routes to surrounding areas to visit. We'll be back.
Mrs Montague
August 2014
The cottage we stayed in was the perfect start to the holiday. We have never been to Somerset but we have had the most amazing time. Even though we took our dog with us we still managed to find places to visit every day with him. The scenery and coastline we have visited has been so picturesque.
Ms Mckechin
October 2014
Very comfortable and good quality accommodation. It was quiet and a good area for touring a wide range of attractions.
Mrs Bell
November 2014
The owner was very nice and even bought us a home-made lemon cake to enjoy. The little touches were nice, milk in the fridge on arrival, woodburner with logs, etc.
Mrs Edwards
February 2015
Hill House Cottage more than lived up to our expectations. It was decorated to a very high standard whilst still remaining exceedingly comfortable. The sofas, beds and pillows were wonderful, perfect for relaxing. The rooms are really spacious and there was more than enough room for 4 adults and a dog. Had the additional benefit of a country walk on the doorstep which was suitable for our dog and totally accessible. There was even an outside hose for cleaning both our wellies and the dog for when we returned. There is a small enclosed decking area with table and chairs for warmer weather with a gravel path.
Miss Gilliver
February 2015
We had a simply fabulous long weekend. The cottage is perfect (very well equipped) and the wood burner a welcome addition after a cold day out. The owners were so helpful and friendly. We will return and we will definitely recommend it to our friends and family.
Mr Meehan
June 2015
A perfect base to see all three counties. It was wonderfully decorated and furnished, and was much bigger than we thought and beautifully maintained. There were so many places to visit and the owners could not have been more helpful.
Mr Rogers
June 2015
The cottage was perfect as a base. It was cosy a pleasure to stay in. I would love to stay there again as we have thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay. It is situated in a lovely town, which has all amenities necessary a train station which I would like to make use of next time. It was pet friendly which was a must too.
Mrs Strudwick
March 2016
Liked the location, accommodation recreation, everything really. Would like to go again. The Cottage was fantastic, much more spacious than it seems on the website. A very peaceful and relaxing holiday. The dog was welcomed and had a good time as well.
Mrs Kelly
October 2015
Hill House Cottage was absolutely lovely! The Cottage was a delight, the owners have thought of everything and so beautifully decorated too! Couldn't fault it.
Mr Lowery
September 2015
A gorgeous cottage which was a pleasure to return to at the end of the day. Very well appointed and dog friendly with lots of things to do in the local area.
January 2013
Lovely cottage which offered much more than we were expecting! The facilities were fantastic and the log fire was lovely! The owners were very welcoming and helpful. We will definitely recommend this to friends and will be sure to return!
Mrs Djurhuus
July 2015
Absolutely brilliant accommodation, stylish and comfortable.
Mr Parsonson
February 2012
Everything was comfortable, a home-from-home atmosphere, non obtrusive owners but very friendly including the welcome cake.
Mrs Sleith
August 2013
Beautiful cottage in a good location for exploring the surrounding area. Particularly enjoyed the Dorset coast and Bath, Wells and Glastonbury.
Mr Southon
January 2013
Relaxing by the wood-burner in the living room was great, the perfect place to be on a snowy January weekend!
Mr Clark
June 2013
5* accommodation, choice of entrances ( front or side) private parking. Home made cake first weekend and a jug of milk both weeks. Friendly welcome and advice about any local travel issues. Lots of tourist literature available. Really pleasant place.
Mrs Scollick
August 2013
A spacious and well-appointed holiday home. We hired to be near relatives who live in the same village. Lovely, sunny little deck off the lounge with pot plants. Great shower over bath. There was a chocolate cake to greet us, and a banana cake mid-week!
Miss Wilding
February 2011
The presentation of the property was incredible. Immaculate rooms, with the countryside feel. A beautiful retreat away from busy city living. The property was simply delightful. The owners of the property were kind and even gave us a home made cake, along with advice on great places to visit in the local area.
Miss Drake
April 2011
The spacious, lovely decorated cottage made our stay very comfortable and homely. It was situated very well for enjoying day trips to both Somerset and Dorset.
Mrs Roseweir
December 2012
This is a lovely cottage furnished to a very high standard. The furnishings really complement the style of the cottage. We were welcomed by a lovely lit Christmas tree and carols playing on the radio.
Mr Richardson
December 2012
Beautiful sitting room and bedrooms. Kitchen and bathroom were a pleasure to be in. Property has real character. Beautiful log burner is the finishing touch. Charming hosts set up Christmas tree and put fresh milk in fridge - cannot recommend this cottage enough. Lovely place - was very sad to leave. Arrived tired and in need of a break, left relaxed and energized.
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September 2012
It was a lovely house, we felt really welcome when we arrived as the lights were on. There were fresh flowers on the table, milk in the fridge and the next day a freshly baked cake!
Mrs Merricks
September 2012
Great location to visit four counties, a busy day, followed by a relaxed evening in a very lovely house. The owner was a joy! We felt so welcome.
Mrs Firth
November 2012
The owners have carefully created a wonderfully welcoming cottage. The lounge was particularly cosy!
Mr Whittaker
October 2010
A really easy booking followed by an excellent holiday. We would recommend Sykes to others. The cottage was a real home from home, everything we needed was provided. Our thanks to the owners for providing such an excellent base for our holiday.
Mr Williams
November 2010
Excellent decor, very cosy, clean and tidy. Good location.
Mr Wrightson
November 2010
House is lovely, very spacious, well decorated and well equipped. We went for a walk straight out of the door, with directions we found in the house. We'll be back!
Mrs Roberts
October 2012
Everything you needed was supplied. The extra touches like teabags, milk and a cake were very thoughtful.
Mr Bedford-smith
November 2011
We had a wonderfully comfortable and relaxing stay. The cottage has every luxury of home. The building has huge architectural merit, a pleasure to be able to stay in such a lovely property.
Mrs Morley
July 2012
The house was immaculate with everything we needed, the bedding, towels and facilities were of excellent quality. It is in a very good area for exploring a lot of places.
Mrs Davies
August 2011
An ideal base for visiting the attractions in the surrounding area.
Mrs Simpson
September 2011
The cottage has a great deal of character and was convenient for traveling around the area. Although there is only one space advertised we managed to park both cars one behind the other. The owners were very helpful and friendly when we met them. My sister feels the cold so was happy that the heating was so efficient. The beds were comfortable.
Mrs Binding
September 2011
Very comfortable accommodation in a lovely location. The owners were very friendly and helpful.
Miss Miller
October 2011
We couldn't fault anything with the cottage, it was beautifully furnished and had everything we needed. This was our second visit to Hill House Cottage, we went two years ago and really loved it. There's loads to do within a short car journey. We went to Sherbourne, Lyme Regis, Longleat, Street and Stourhead Gardens. Our two children loved it. There's also a soft play centre 10 minutes up the road. The owners were lovely, making us a delicious banana cake and recommending a lovely pub, The Stapletons Arms, that were fine with us bringing our 9 month old baby as well as our 3.5 year old in for dinner. We've already said we will be back again in a year or two so the boys can go to Longleat again. We will definitely stay at Hill House Cottage again.
Mr Flounders
November 2010
The high standard of decor and the luxurious feel made this stay really feel like a true 'home from home' experience. We even drove away discussing how we might incorporate some of the ideas into our house!
Mr Cooksey
November 2010
Templecombe is easy to get to and there are plenty of local towns and villages to visit. The cottage was very nicely decorated and fitted. The log burner made all the difference though. The very generous owners brought me a birthday cake (homemade!) which was a nice surprise and made us feel very welcome.
November 2010
The cottage itself was very nicely decorated and cosy - we especially appreciated the woodburner. The cottage is well located to visit nearby tourist attractions - in the 3 days that we stayed we visited Salisbury, Shaftesbury and Sherborne. We can also highly recommend a pub in the nearby village of Buckhorn Weston called the Stapleton Arms.
Miss Martin
November 2010
Absolutely delightful - all that we expected and more. Many, many thanks. (And a great fish and chip shop 3 mins walk away!)
Mrs Young
October 2010
The welcome we received by the owners and their general attention to detail and warmth. The cottage was furnished to a high standard. The owners made us feel very welcome. The cottage was well located between tourist attractions.
Mrs Adamson
March 2010
Excellent, homely cottage. Owners very friendly, helpful and put in all the extra special touches.
Ms Brown
March 2010
The property was superb! The owners were delightful and the cottage was really well equipped - especially the kitchen. A place with a lovely atmosphere.
Mr Lagrue
September 2010
A lovely cottage, very comfortable and a great base for exploring Dorset and Somerset.
Miss Shrimpton
May 2010
Miss Wood
September 2010
Nice relaxing break away from it all. Good base for touring Somerset and Dorset. Would definitely book with Sykes Cottages again as property was exactly as detailed in brochure.
Mr Peters
May 2010
Accommodation exceeded our expectations and we were very comfortable. A great centre for visiting the delightful towns of Sherborne and Shaftesbury and the lovely gardens at Minterne Magna and the stunning coastline adjoining West Bay (Bridport) The rating of 4 ticks was correct.
Mrs Haederle
April 2010
It was a lovely cottage, beautifully decorated and was centrally located for exploring Somerset. The beds were extremely comfortable and the owner's cake was delicious!
Miss Baylis
March 2010
The welcome was exceptional. I literally cannot recommend this wonderful retreat highly enough!!
Mrs Browning
November 2009
It was a beautiful cottage, very comfortable and well presented. I would highly recommend it.
Miss Piper
December 2009
It was a beautifully decorated cottage. It was very warm and cosy with plenty of hot water.
Mr Hibbs
February 2010
The cottage was fitted out to a very high standard. The owners were very welcoming and even gave us a homemade banana cake which was very much appreciated!
Mr Mrs Lancaster
February 2010
The cottage was excellent, obviously a lot of thought had gone into making it very comfortable. Well situated for visiting surrounding attractions. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to our friends.
Mrs Blanche
October 2009
Easy location to get to and visit other places of interest. Accommodation was beautifully clean and safe for my daughter.
Mr Hill
October 2009
The cottage was the best I have stayed in through Sykes! The owners were very friendly and helpful. A big thanks to them, they deserve to do well. We would recommend this lovely cottage to all and we hope to visit again!
Mr Priestman
March 2009
The facilities were very good and the owners very helpful.
Mr Mallon
April 2009
Good location with easy access to various A-roads. Relaxed atmosphere.
Mr Marsh
May 2009
A very comfy, tasteful cottage within easy access of both Somerset and Dorset.
Mr Corrall
July 2009
Very friendly and helpful owners. Handy place to tour from - we used the local railway connections as well as the car to get around.
Mrs Ward
August 2009
A lovely '5' star cottage. Gave us a perfect base to travel and see the sites of 4 counties!
Mrs Scott
August 2009
Location, accommodation excellent variety of things to do nearby.
Mr Mrs Cruddas
September 2009
We enjoyed being in the cottage which provided a high standard of spacious accommodation with very comfortable beds, etc.
Miss Miller
October 2009
The cottage was beautiful. Wonderfully furnished and decorated. The owners were both very welcoming as were their family. Good recommendations from them for places to visit. We couldn't fault anything and would look to return in the future. We have also recommended to our families and friends. The area was brilliant for visiting all over Somerset, Devon and Dorset. Loads to do for families with young children. Pub down the road was nice, very friendly owner. A lovely holiday in all. Thank you! This is the third cottage I have been to with Sykes and all have been lovely. Really good standard.
Mrs Lander
March 2009
The cottage was new so everything was pristine. It had been beautifully and comfortably furnished and was spacious with a good use of of cupboards etc.
December 2009
Having our first choice sold in Oborne we were very pleased to have this alternative. It proved very comfortable and provided a good base for our holiday. It was well equipped and clean.
Mrs Clare Adamson
April 2010
We had a brilliant time staying in this lovely, clean, quiet and peaceful accomodation. The owners are on hand to help with anything and the homely finishing touches are perfect. I would recommend this house to anybody for a home from home holiday with lots of comfort and a very good base to explore all three counties. Thank you. Clare Adamson
April 2010
The cottage was excellent, very homely, clean with every convenience. Furnishings were to a very high standard. The owners were very friendly and keen to ensure you have a good holidays. The cottage is very well situated for local amenities and attractions.
May 2010
I cannot rate this oasis highly enough. The welcome was exceptional, the home was beautiful, every detail had been thought of, even fresh flowers were placed in the rooms. What a wonderful retreat, we can't wait to go again. Simply outstanding - thank you so much!
November 2010
Enjoyed our stay. The cottage was exactly as in the brochure and the location was an ideal base for touring this part of the country.
January 2011
Very high quality rental cottage with very high quality fixtures and fittings made this feel more like staying in a designer hotel (only with more space and more features)
January 2011
This little cottage is tucked away in a corner, next to the larger house of the owners. We visited during a wet and icy few days and it was still delightful - so we are thinking of going back in the summer. The log fire was burning when we arrived, the kitchen is well-equipped and the bathroom and the bedroom are wonderful - spacious, warm and comfortable. This is a well cared for and well thought out letting property and would be perfect for a family or for a couple. We can heartily recommend it.
Mr Lockyer
February 2009
Excellent standard throughout. Excellent standard and location. Three very good pubs in area. Will certainly go back again.
Mr Broadbridge
February 2009
The property was very warm and homely, and had the most comfortable beds. The whole house was cleaned to a very high standard.
January 2018
Lovely cottage situated in a great position to visit and explore Somerset. Surprisingly large, spotlessly clean, comfortable, contemporary and traditional mix of decor in a separate annexe to main house, filled with everything you need, but supermarket and garage 10 minute drive away should you need anything. Limited but sufficient space for parking on drive for one car, follow the clear instructions and you will easily find the cottage entrance and drive, but it is on brow of hill. Fresh baked muffins appreciated after a long day out, left at the door - thank you. Good walks around village for dog, lot of local tourist info to inspire. Good trip.
August 2017
Joyful I have to start with the crowning glory, the beds and bed linen. We can not remember sleeping so soundly, despite the recurring church bells. Luckily mummy loved the kitchen, which is it not my domain The photographs do not do the propert justice,especially the Harry Potter fireplace. A shame there is not more outdoor space; the chairs constantly smelt of dog and their is an awkward turn into the property on a blind hill crest. I would not advise taking a large car.
September 2013
Had a wonderful stay here, everything we could have needed was provided.
March 2014
A lovely place to stay the week. The cottage was bigger than we imagined, and beautifully decorated throughout. The log fire was wonderful; the kitchen well equipped; and the bedroom very comfortable. The cottage was very clean. The owners were very personable, but not in the slightest bit intrusive. Thank you!
Tracey M
June 2015
A really beautiful cottage, excellent for visiting all three counties. The owners could not be more helpful and consider all your needs. The homemade cake was really welcome and a lovely addition. The rooms are large and the cottage appears much larger than you think. The decking area is lovely for sitting in the sun in the morning. The kitchen is beautiful and you are able to cook easily any meals if you wish. The fish and chip shop and pub are within five minutes walk and both are friendly and superb. I would highly recommend this cottage. Thanks again for a peaceful week.
September 2012
This cottage is an absolute joy to stay in.. Very modern but with all the cosy cottage charm..We had everything we needed there and more, a home away from home, we would go agagin and again... We received a warm welcome and the owners are very friendly and helpful and keep the cottage in fantastic order and was very clean...
January 2013
We stayed on the weekend and had a great time. The cottage is very characterful and furnished beautifully. The owners were very friendly and helpful and even dropped over home-made muffins for us. Upon arrivial the place was spotlessly clean the fire was lit and they had music playing, a really nice touch after the car journey. It became like a home from home for the weekend relaxing in front of the fire after days out exploring the area. The bed was really comfortable and the bathroom is top notch. The local area is beautiful with plenty of places to explore and good local pubs and restaurants. The Stapleton Arms in Buckhorn Western 10 mins drive away was a lovely rural pub and the food was excellent. You really can't fault this place for a weekend getaway or longer.
May 2012
We had a wonderful time in this really excellent cottage which has great amenities such as well equipped kitchen and very modern bathroom and comfortable bedrooms. The main room is really cosy with a wood burner which we used every night during our visit in December after being out in the cold all day! We would recommend it
December 2009
This cottage exceeded our expectations! Beautifully furnished, kitchen included everything one needs, comfortable bedrooms with lots of space in the wardrobes and a neat bathroom with plenty of towels. And everything in top shape and extremely clean!!! Since we were there in April we were ever so pleased that a good central heating gave us a cosy stay. Landlord even gave our son (9) a huge easter egg and the whole family were surprised with a nice "welcome package". Location is in a small village and sadly the pub was closed during the whole week we stayed, but that is certainly out of the home-owners range of influences. A good bottle of red wine in the cottage certainly has it's positive aspects as well ;-) Thanks folks...keep up the good standard!
December 2009
Beautifully refurbished stylish cottage with everything that is required. The only downside is Templecombe itself which does not have much to offer. However, would certainly return to the cottage. The owners were very helpful.
December 2009
The owners were friendly & helpful, the cottage was excellent with every convenience. the location was excellent for touring. There was nothing we didn't like.
December 2009
Premises represented excellent value for money. Nicely decorated, clean and comfortable property with all home comforts. Car parking for 2 vehicles. Owners living in adjacent property were very helpful and friendly. This annexe is in a very good position for visiting surrounding areas and although the village itself was lacking in local pubs at the time of our visit (due to renovations), there were others to visit within short driving distances. The property is very handy for the nicely kept train station - with reasonably priced tickets available for day trips to Salisbury and beyond. The only thing lacking really was a nice garden in which to sit out on a summer's evening, although the annexe did overlook the owner's garden at the back. Worthy of note if you have children is the fact that this property is adjacent to a reasonably well used road and care would need to be taken with young ones around.
December 2009
We had a superb week the cottage is to die for old world charm with all the modern conveniency's!! Kate and Husband made us so welcome and Thanks for Milk, coffee and the apple cake!! We would recommend this to every one and hope to return one day!!Thnak you so much!!
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