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Idlers Cottage Romantic Cottage in South Petherton, Somerset

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1 room
1 bathroom

Idlers Cottage Romantic Cottage description

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Idler's Cottage is a ham-stone studio-cottage that offers accommodation for up to 2 people. All the accommodation is laid-out over one level and has been decorated with taste and thought throughout. A private patio allows you to enjoy a spot of summertime dining while, in the winter months, storage heaters and a wood burning stove ensure that you can still enjoy all that the area has to offer. Although there is off-road parking for 1 car, the local shops and pubs are just a short walk from the front door. Idler's Cottage is well placed as a base from which to seek out local attractions.

South Petherton was once of great strategic importance on the Fosse Way. This compact little ham-stone town with its many small shops now has a quiet, unhurried charm. It has an old church with an octagonal central tower and the 14th Century manor house was restored in the 19th Century and nicknamed 'King Ina's Palace'. South Petherton stands where it stood a thousand years ago, taking its name from the nearby river Parrett and the Saxon word ‘ton' for settlement. Modern day Petherton is a bustling, lively centre with many shops retaining their original Edwardian and Georgian fronts and providing services to the small outlying hamlets. The basis of the community has always traditionally been agriculture, interspersed by glove making, cider production and other cottage industries. Local attractions include the Margery Fish Garden in the East Lambrook Manor Gardens, the fossilised beaches of Lyme Regis and Charmouth and the Roman city of Bath.

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.

Storage radiators with woodburner. Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, library of books. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot on request. Off road parking for 1 car. Private patio area with picnic bench. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 3 mins walk. Note: Cottage is accessed via stepping stone path through the owners' garden.


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  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mr Tomlin
July 2016
A very peaceful and restful environment. A plentiful supply of shops nearby, very helpful and non-intrusive owners.
Ms Muir
August 2016
Beautiful cottage, wonderful little touches such as the furnishings and pretty garden flowers. The bed was so very comfortable and the overall comfort was perfect for two. Unobtrusive owners who were friendly when we arrived. Thank you for providing such a pretty place to stay.
Mr James
February 2016
A lovely cottage with excellent owners who give you all the information about the cottage and surrounding area then leave you to get on and enjoy your stay - perfect. It was nice and secluded, comfortable and quiet, perfect.
Ms Farr
October 2015
It was comfortable accommodation in a peaceful and beautiful area, with good access to the coast and Somerset levels. Would fully recommend this cottage.
Miss Scrivener
January 2016
A beautiful cottage with brilliant owners, and everything we needed was in place for a perfect relaxing break.
Mrs Minnock
May 2015
The accommodation was comfortable and relaxing. The private garden area was lovely. Very enjoyable.
Mrs Nicholson
August 2015
Idlers Cottage was a lovely peaceful place and the Location was perfect for exploring the surrounding areas.
Ms Smith
August 2015
The area was ideal to explore on foot, there were lots of local walks, good village shops and a pub only a few minutes away. The village was very attractive with lots of character. Idlers Cottage was private and secluded with its own patio area.
Miss Jones
January 2015
It was a lovely cottage! My boyfriend and I had a really nice time. It was very pretty and cosy, with a log-burning fire which was very romantic.
Miss Sutton
February 2015
Gorgeous romantic setting, superb location, fantastic weekend break!
Mrs Richards
September 2014
Idlers cottage is set at the top of the owners garden, very private and rustic with all mod cons. The owners were very friendly and obliging, always helpful, but respecting our privacy. South Petherton is a beautiful village with shops and a great pub. We found everyone in the village very friendly and shop owners very helpful, we will definitely go back next year.
Mr Hulme
October 2014
Peace and quiet!
Mr Dickson
November 2014
The cottage looked exactly as advertised, we had an amazing stay very romantic and would definitely stay again.
Miss Abel
December 2014
A beautiful cottage set in a tranquil setting in the stunning town of South Petherton. Perfect retreat, furnished so tastefully with a cosy, vintage vibe. Situated close to quirky shops, a pub offering a yummy menu of home cooked local produce and friendly people. Definitely recommend to family and friends. Thank you to the owners for a lovely stay.
Mr Hooper
December 2013
The owners were friendly and lived next door. South Petherton has a very good pub serving excellent beer and cider and food within 5 minutes walk. It's also a good base for the coast, Somerset levels, Wells, Glastonbury, Dorchester and Sherborne. The cottage was nice and warm.
Mrs Drake
January 2014
Superb attention to detail in every way, wonderful friendly and helpful owners, Can't speak too highly of it.
Mr Tideswell
February 2014
This is an ideal property for couples who want to escape the pace of modern society. The accommodation is small, yet charming and secluded; it has everything that you need to enjoy a weeks stay. The log burner is a real bonus and brings the room to life. We spent a lot of time exploring the Somerset, Dorset and Devon area, so the location was perfect.
Mrs Priest
April 2014
A lovely little cottage that provided a peaceful getaway, which was just what we needed. A great base for exploring - plenty to do in the local area. Would love to come back.
Mr Gordon
June 2014
Fantastic location with lovely accommodation. Amazing privacy considering you are in the owners garden! It was very cleverly designed to make you feel like you have your very own space. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Idlers Cottage to anyone needing a break away.
Ms Van Der Beek
October 2013
We loved the privacy. The cottage was very cosy and beautiful, romantic.
Mr McGowan
August 2013
A really beautifully furnished one room cottage in a friendly village. Lovely secluded feel. Good shower. Very helpful owners. Shops, library, pub, etc very near by. Lots of gorgeous gardens etc nearby to visit.
Miss Syrett
December 2012
Complete privacy without being far away from anything, and the friendliness of the owners and local area. The cottage itself is perfectly formed and is a lovely place to spend time.
Miss Usher
May 2013
We absolutely loved our stay, the hosts were very welcoming and helpful but left us to our own devices.The cottage ticked all the boxes: beautiful, full of character, homely yet romantic and very fairly priced. Despite being located in the owner's garden it is very much secluded and private.
Mr Sweetman
June 2013
We had peace and quiet and the location was excellent. The owners were very friendly and helpful but gave us complete privacy. We will most definitely be returning.
Mr Cooper-Rose
June 2013
Excellent central location, quiet and secluded yet with everything required, including superb hosts.
Mr Harman
July 2013
Everything was most enjoyable. A lovely small Somerset village, close to several gardens and lovely for local walks. The cottage was well laid out, comfortable and homely.
Mrs Gordon
July 2012
Our stay was very relaxing.
Mr Joint
July 2012
Very quiet and relaxing and we liked the situation of the cottage.
Mrs Fox
September 2012
The cottage was very cosy and extremely comfortable. The owners helpful but discrete. This is a great base for exploring South Somerset, many beautiful houses and gardens and some charming towns and villages all close by.
Mrs Simpson
October 2012
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful village. The owners were friendly and welcoming and the cottage was exactly as described with no hidden surprises.
Mrs Walker
July 2012
The cottage was very well maintained. A good location in the village - we had a very enjoyable stay.
Mrs Smith
July 2012
There was plenty to do and see and the garden was quite private.
Mrs Wesley
July 2012
The area and amenities nearby were superb! The local pub served excellent food, there were lovely walks around the village and a good map from tourist information. Lovely, friendly village.
Ms Zuses
June 2010
We enjoyed the character of the cottage and peacefulness of the garden. The owners were welcoming and accommodating.
Ms Sweeting
June 2010
The property was exactly what we required. Very true to the brochure description. It made a very good base for the travelling we did in such a beautiful part of the country. We would highly recommend it.
Mr Lang
October 2011
The cottage was well situated to explore the surrounding places of interest of which there are many. The village of South Petherton is delightful with a very friendly atmosphere. The owners were welcoming but not intrusive.
Mr Bamford
November 2011
Our holiday was very relaxing. The cottage was very private and we had our own private patio area that was not overlooked. We loved the whole South Petherton experience. A very friendly village, we felt very much part of the community . We loved the local pub, lovely pub grub and not expensive, very good value for money. We were made very welcome, very good customer service. Thumbs up all round.
Mr Hofmann
July 2011
Very tastefully decorated by outstanding friendly hosts.
Mrs McCarthy
May 2011
Idlers Cottage was exactly as described - idyllic and in a picture perfect village. Our hosts were charming and helpful whilst allowing us privacy - we couldn't have asked for better. Make sure you frequent the local pub - the choice of foods and ales are amazing and the staff are very welcoming. We will definitely be returning to Idlers Cottage!
Mr Bennett
December 2010
We enjoyed the homely feel of the place and the cleanliness. Nice choice of amenities without being overly fancy.
Mrs Gearing
April 2012
Cottage is lovely, perfect setting to do a lot of touring and many attractions close at hand - excellent. Would recommend property to friends and family.
Mrs Pearce
October 2009
The cottage is very cosy and private. The owners were extremley friendly and helpful. An excellent base and the village is a joy, with everything to hand and even its own arts center. The Sykes cottage administrator was very knowledgeable and excellent on the phone. Thank you.
Miss Burfoot
November 2009
It was lovely studio accommodation. Clean, fresh and at the same time very cosy. Just what we wanted. Very friendly owner.
Mrs Crosby
November 2009
Received a very warm welcome from owner who was very helpful leaving us milk on arrival and generally very pleasant. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very cosy with real fire.
October 2013
One room cottage in back garden of helpful owners. In very friendly village with lovely local shops and close to splendid stately homes and glorious gardens. Get a local map so you can navigate the back roafs. No washing machine. Would suit reasonably mobile couple who value peace and seclusion.
Miss Shotton
April 2010
The owners were very welcoming, but left us to do our own thing as well. The cottage was beautifully kept and great value for money, a perfectly relaxing break for us.
Flower P
July 2015
Charming studio cottage tucked away Iin a corner of the owners lovely garden . Very private with its own small garden with seating area . Owners friendly and around if you need them but you have privacy. The village has still retained the village shops butchers , bakers, grocers, pub, florist etc which we loved just a minutes walk to the friendly village to buy everything you need. There is a small co-op but we gave all our business to the independent shops above as the village would die if the supermarket got all the business. The interior of cottage is charming and comfortable and the garden is cottage style but I would recomend higher watt bulbs as we found we had to put the lighting on all day as it was dark and that's are only negative but this can be resolved quite easily with a smaller tv and cooker as they block the light from windows. Hope this helped but should not put you off as its lovely . Great places to visit for the garden lovers and peaceful country walks to Martock . Highly recomend the small shop opposite the grocers selling handmade pastries and cakes , meats and cheeses etc also the pretty florists ( textile artist ) selling handmade gifts by her very own hand .
Mrs Longman
December 2009
The kindness of the owners - the accommodation was excellent in every way.
Miss White
March 2010
A very pretty cottage with good location for local shops. The wood burner was a nice touch, warm and cosy. Everything we needed for a restful weekend.
Mr Wix
November 2009
Very enjoyable weekend, cottage excellent.
Ms Mansoori
December 2009
Lovely, lovely place, lovely hostess, lovely village, everything was lovely.
August 2015
Beautiful and peaceful Studio, exactly as described, situated at the bottom of the Owners well maintained Garden. Lovely Owners who are there if you need them, but give you complete privacy. The amenities are excellent, Anything else you may need can be obtained from the local village, which is just a few minutes walk and includes the village pub with lovely friendly staff and customers alike. It is also a superb base for exploring the surrounding areas. We thoroughly enjoyed our week stay and definitely hope to visit and stay again in the Future.
Mrs Chater
September 2009
Thank You. Great place to relax and enjoy the area. Lovely hideaway.
Mr Southall
September 2009
Excellent location, quiet peaceful surroundings and pleasant hosts. Overall, a very enjoyable week.
Mr Grieve
August 2009
The accommodation was stunning, and was well worth every penny spent. The couple that own the cottage are lovely friendly people, and really made us feel welcome. The cottage is in the perfect location with plenty of places to visit, and just a 2 minute walk from the local shops and pub. We really enjoyed all of our holiday and will definitely recommend to friends and family.
Mrs Brunswick
July 2010
The cottage was well located and a great base for touring the local area. Small but perfectly formed!
September 2012
A charming cottage for a relaxing break, in the heart of a village.
November 2012
Charming yet discreet owners. Very comfortable little studio with well-equipped kitchen. In great location only minutes from the charming village of South Petherton. Very close to a number of National Trust properties and other places of interest. Friendly pub in village, beer festival in progress during our visit good fun.We loved this cottage and would recommend it to anyone wanting a quiet romantic break at any time of the year.
July 2014
We had a fantastic stay in Idler's cottage, an easy walk to 2 great pubs, especially the one in South Petherton and located perfectly to set off for beautiful walks around the countryside with the added bonus of a coop 5 minutes walk away for if you run out of milk. The cottage itself was amazing with all the facilities you could want and a lovely private garden and bench area to sit around. Would definitely reccomend.
December 2009
we couldn't have asked for a nicer break .are hosts were friendly and helpful without being intrusive.the accomodation was clean and comfortable perfect for our requirements. unfortunately the week we stayed it was the village hostlery's beer festival and we felt obliged to participate in the festivities sampling most of the 27 beers and 12 ciders on offer 4 days of heaven ....we did see quite a lot of the local area as well , and very nice it was to .it was a disappointment when we had to leave.
October 2011
Was the first holiday I went on with my boyfriend, lovely out of the way place, you have your own little patio area which is really nice to have meals out on, weather permitting. Cosy inside and a wonderful place to stay in general, would definitely consider this place again if I want to visit the area
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