Woodforde Cottage

Babcary near Somerton, Dorset and Somerset (Ref. 4513)

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Cottage features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
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The property

An 18th century stone terraced cottage which oozes character, in the village of Babcary. This Babcary cottage provides cosy accommodation full of homely touches. Features of this Babcary cottage include exposed beams, a stone fireplace with bread oven, and attractive cottage garden. The cosy sitting room with open fire leads to a small dining area, and on to a fitted kitchen with modern appliances. Then, climb the steep narrow stairs to find two attractive bedrooms. Step outside the door of your Babcary cottage and you have easy access to walks in the beautiful Somerset countryside, with plenty of inns and pubs serving Somerset cider and beer. Farther afield there are many fabulous gardens and National Trust properties including Montacute House, Lytes Cary and East Lambrook Manor Gardens. A lovely Babcary cottage and an ideal touring base.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (2'6" beds). Ground floor bathroom with bath and basin. Separate WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and open fire.


Night storage heating downstairs with electric fires upstairs and open fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, library of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking outside property. Enclosed front and rear garden. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Village pub 3 mins walk, shop 1 mile. Note: Steep stairs, may not be suitable for the infirm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Fantastic Stay”
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    • “A Fantastic stay. A lovely cottage in a very nice and friendly village. Pub about 2 minutes walk away, and about 30 minutes walk to the nearest shop. Highly recommended”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, December 2012

    • “Convenient and Cozy”
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    • “We found Babcary a great central point for visiting lots of places in Somerset, Dorset and eastern Devonshire. The cottage was very clean and well equipped. Kitchen and bath have been upgraded although a shower attachment in the bath would be nice. The village is very picturesque and quiet.”

    Ted Zealley, Utah, USA, June 2012

    • “Quirky Retreat”
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    • “Lovely little cottage that takes you back in time. Just the 2 of us and our 2 dogs and we loved it. Everything you could want was there including broadband that was just great. Very clean and well equipped. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 was the lack of a shower but otherwise it would have had 5 stars without hesitation.It was so quirky and a welcome retreat after a busy day discovering new places. Well placed for National Trust properties and the Haynes Car Museum is a must. Would return anytime.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “Lovely spot, cosy cottage, great break”
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    • “Great little cottage, close to pub (good food, poor choice of beer) and well located for a good variety of days out. Owners were flexible and accommodating, the booking process was easy and the cottage had everything we needed.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Newcastle Upon Tyne, January 2013

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    • “A beautiful Cottage in a lovely little village. The Cottage has everything you need, with a good sized kitchen and a comfortable sitting room. Would love to return.”

    Mrs Jones, Hounslow, June 2015

    • “Liked the quietness and the lovely unspoilt cottage, the location was perfect.”

    Mrs Gracey, Bracknell, May 2015

    • “It was quaint and cosy with everything I could wish for as an escape.”

    Ms Allaker, Corbridge, April 2015

    • “It was a beautiful cottage, very well equipped, in a lovely part of the country.”

    Mrs Jackson, Nuneaton, May 2014

    • “Cosy country cottage in beautiful country village setting. Character property with beams, lovely open fire and cosy bedrooms. Good selection of books and games. Pretty front garden.”

    Mrs Appel, Leatherhead, April 2014

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About the location


Castle Cary 7 miles; Somerton 7 miles.

Babcary is a small rural village off the A37, part of the old Roman Fosse Way, and just 7 miles from Castle Cary. The glorious Somerset countryside is all around, offering plentiful walks and rambles. There are numerous National Trust properties and places of interest to visit nearby, including Lambrooke Manor Gardens, Barrington Court, the Elizabethan Montacute House and the beautiful walled gardens and intimate manor house at Lytes Cary. Within a short drive can be found the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, as well as Haynes Motor Museum, or why not explore mystical Glastonbury, or marvel at Cheddar Gorge? A great holiday base from which to explore the beauty of Somerset.

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