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Little Shortwood in Batcombe, Somerset

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Little Shortwood description

Holiday home
Little Shortwood is a delightful, detached single storey hamstone conversion in the rural Somerset village of Batcombe just a few miles from Shepton Mallet. All on one level (with just a few internal steps), this cottage can sleep four people in one double and one twin bedroom. The cottage also contains a family bathroom, a fitted galley kitchen and a sitting room with a dining area and a woodburning stove. Outside the cottage is off road parking for one car, a large decked balcony with garden furniture and shared use of the owner's garden. With the local pub in the village, and with the whole of this beautifularea to discover, Little Shortwood is a fabulous holiday cottage whatever the time of year.

The village of Batcombe nestles in the valley of the River Alham in East Somerset, on the edge of the Mendip Hills and only 3.5 miles from the town of Bruton. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is bursting with rural walks, picturesque villages and country pubs. Within a short drive are the superb house and gardens at Stourhead, as well as magnificent Longleat House and Safari Park. Enjoy a trip to mystical Glastonbury, The Royal Bath & West Showground, or Clarks Village shopping centre at Street, all within an easy drive. A little further afield, Wells and Salisbury Cathedrals, Cheddar Gorge, Stonehenge and even the Dorset and Somerset coasts are all easily accessible, making this an enjoyable holiday destination at any time of the year.

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, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, books/games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for one car. Large decked balcony with furniture. Shared use of owner's lower garden. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 7 mins walk. Note: The decked balcony is high up above the garden, and a stream runs through the owner's garden, therefore young children should be supervised. Note: This cottage sleeps a max. of 4 people including infants.


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  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs Reilly
August 2016
The cottage was absolutely lovely and very well equipped. The decking was a real bonus! I felt that the pictures on the website didn't do it justice. We would definitely recommend the cottage to friends. We've been using Sykes for many years and we think this was one of the nicest we've stayed in. Looking forward to booking with you in the Isle of Wight next year!
Miss Rushton
January 2016
The cottage had everything we needed. It was close to a lovely pub and the wood burner made for cosy evenings. We could have spent a week exploring the local area. The owners were very amenable and helped us with our queries.
Mr Thompson
October 2015
The property was excellent, very comfy sofas and beds, brilliant power shower, clean, spacious, well equipped kitchen, everything you could possibly need, warm with friendly owners.
Mrs Brockett
September 2015
The cottage is in a beautiful location and had everything we could possibly need. The owners couldn't be more helpful and were perfect hosts!
Mr Beardall
June 2015
It was exceptionally clean well looked after by the very friendly owners. There were great views over the valley from the outside decking. The pub down the road was great, just how a country pub should be.
Ms Strawbridge
July 2015
This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful village. The view from the cottage is fabulous and the garden is brilliant. The owners are very welcoming and our holiday was perfect.
Mrs Logan
July 2014
Great location, very friendly helpful owners.
Mrs Le Cocq
August 2014
A really cosy place for us to settle for the week during our wedding party in the local village hall. It is a lovely place which has a cottage feel with modern aesthetics. Would recommend to all!
Mr Parker
April 2014
Perfect cottage to explore that region of Somerset, Longleat is especially convenient to reach being just 20 mins away.
April 2013
It was a really nice cottage within a tranquil, rural setting.
Mrs Roberts
June 2013
The cottage was perfect. It was a wonderful holiday
Mrs Trumble
July 2013
The position of the cottage was lovely and we could enjoy a few drinks on the decking looking at the lovely view. The owners were very hospitable, friendly and they helped to ensure we had a great holiday. It was just such a lovely place and we will definitely be staying again given we have family living nearby.
Mrs Van Der Merwe
January 2013
The cottage was spotless, beautifully decorated and a real home from home. We loved everything about it and will be back!
Mrs Horrocks
September 2012
We enjoyed our week at Little Shortwood, especially sitting out on the decking and the view. The owners were lovely and the cottage was clean. Local pub was good and the surrounding area was lovely.
Mrs Corney
July 2012
A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location.
Miss Joy
July 2012
The cottage was in a lovely location and suited our needs perfectly.
Mrs Gallagher
July 2012
A lovely peaceful setting, not being overlooked by other properties. We were able to eat breakfast on the decking in the warm morning sun. A very comfy and cosy place to stay. There were a number of places to eat at and visit close by. The owners were very friendly and helpful.
Ms Irvathraya
January 2012
Ambiance, surroundings and the cleanliness of the property. Great locations and the bedrooms were super cozy.
Mr Smith
December 2011
A lovely, cosy and welcoming cottage which was just ideal for our much needed winter break. Set in a lovely location which made it easy to get about during our stay.
Mr Kourkoumelis
November 2010
Location of the property is fantastic and also the hospitality of our hosts was particularly warm and hospitable.
Mr Banwait
February 2011
Frankly one of the best cottages I have ever stayed in. The owners were very friendly and could not have done any more to make our stay more pleasurable.
Mr Jamal
March 2011
The location of the cottage and condition of the cottage and its contents. Also, the kindness and forthcoming nature of the hosts.
Mr Hutchinson
April 2011
A nice little cottage. Just the right size for our needs. Super location. Lots and lots to do in the area. Good south facing patio area to enjoy al fresco dining on the sunny days. Friendly and welcoming couple. Very likely to stay again sometime soon.
Mr Price
July 2011
It was very good in all respects. The hosts were very friendly and helpful and the location good. I would not hesitate to return at some time in the future.
Mrs Waldron
August 2011
I liked the fact that it was near to many attractions and it wasn't difficult to get to them. The cottage was well maintained and the standard was excellent. The owners are very pleasant. They came and introduced themselves which we thought was a very nice thing for them to do.
Mrs Smart
November 2011
Owners were very helpful. The cottage is in a great position, very relaxing and a high standard of furnishings and decor. It felt like home from home, which is not always the case in holiday accommodation. The best holiday home we have stayed at.
Mr Bullas
September 2010
Its location and nearness to many places of interest. This was a very relaxing holiday in a well equipped and homely cottage. No mobile phone reception in village, this did however add to the relaxation.
Mrs Cumming
October 2010
The cottage was delightful and the views from the decking were really lovely. Very helpful and friendly owners. Highly recommended.
August 2010
Very quiet. Lovely views from the decking over the valley. And wildlife; buzzards, red squirrels and deer. Friendly, helpful owners.
January 2013
Great location - lots of attractions etc within a small radius. The accommodation was cosy and well-equipped.
June 2013
We (me, my husband and 3 yr old daughter) have just come home from a wonderful week in Little Shortwood. It was a wonderful and relaxing break. The cottage had everything we needed, it was home from home. The owners are just the most loveliest people you could ever meet. There is a pub a few minutes walk, which has lovely food and a warm welcome. Would definitely stay at the cottage again and can't recommend it enough
September 2011
A great location, off the beaton track but within easey reach of major road links. Not the place for people who would like to sit in, or with children who would want to play in a garden, as it overlooks a sharp declining valley, but there is a nice sundeck to sit on, and dine on if you wish, while taking in the views. The owners could not have been more helpfull or welcoming. I would recomend this to all people who want to just get away from it all.
December 2012
the owners who live next door were very friendly and welcoming & cottage was lovely and clean. Loved the decked balcony overlooking the garden - it felt like being in a treehouse! We were lucky with the weather so could spend lots of time out there eating and drinking wine. Location was very quiet but has a nice pub with good food and there are plenty of places to visit if you have a car. We hope to visit again one day.
November 2010
The cottage is lovely, simply and tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Spacious enough for for two couples or for a family (not good for babies and toddlers however!). We would love to come again.
November 2010
excellent if you wanted a quiet rural location and were prepared to get the car out, nothing too much trouble for the owners, great feature was the decking/balcony outside the door on the valley edge , saw squirrels, buzzards and deer, great views, pub in the village , and amenities nearby , but car essential, probably would not take small children, due to the very steep valley sides
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