The Tudor Rose

Montacute, Dorset and Somerset (Ref. 915230)

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Cottage features

  • Four poster bed
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A most impressive and distinctive, Grade ll listed 15th century cottage, conveniently situated in the heart of the attractive hamstone conservation area of the medieval Somerset village of Montacute, four miles from Yeovil. Believed to date back to 1485, this Montacute cottage offers a unique holiday home for both families and groups of friends wishing to explore this lovely area. Once the village shop, and often featured on picture postcards, this Montacute holiday cottage is full of character and has been imaginatively and sympathetically renovated, retaining many of its original features, yet offering modern creature comforts in three bedrooms, a family bathroom, a kitchen with a dining area, and a sitting room. The wealth of beams, exposed stone walls, leaded windows, inglenook fireplaces, plus a warming woodburning stove in the spacious, beamed sitting room, and magnificent king-size four poster double bed all come together to create an unforgettable holiday cottage experience. At the rear of this Montacute cottage there is a cosy decked seating area for two, whilst the front of the cottage looks out over the picturesque conservation area with its striking array of pretty hamstone cottages. Across the road from this Montacute holiday cottage lies the entrance to the National Trust's stunning Montacute House, a magnificent Elizabethan mansion used as a setting for several films including ‘Sense and Sensibility' and 'Wolf Hall'. The grounds and gardens offer beautiful walks. Other local walks take in the nearby St Michael's Hill and Ham Hill, both commanding lovely views towards the Mendip Hills. Further afield, good transport links from this Montacute holiday cottage take you to historic Glastonbury, regal Bath, ancient Sherborne, and even Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast. This charming Montacute cottage offering a characterful holiday home for everyone to enjoy, at any time of the year.


Three bedrooms. 1 x four poster king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with electric oven and 6-ring gas hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking outside cottage with unrestricted parking in village centre
  • Small courtyard with furniture (seats 2)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Limited mobile coverage

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “brilliant experience”
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    • “Excellent place to stay. Beautiful house idyllic surroundings. Loved the house and loved the area. Will definitely be back. House was well equipped and had a lovely atmosphere. One of the nicest places we have stayed.”

    Carol B, August 2015

    • “Amazing”
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    • “Me and the family went for a 5 night break over New Years eve, such a beautiful village, lovely walks with my 3 year old over at the Manor House. The locals made us feel very welcome in the pub, house was spotlessly clean, beautiful decorated and so comfy. Would love to go back”

    Nats110, April 2015

    • “Would return in a heartbeat”
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    • “The Tudor Rose in Montacute was wonderful. We loved our week there and hope to return someday. It was our first visit to England and we found Montacute to be very quaint. Within walking distance of the Montacute House grounds and two pubs that served good food we could simply relax and enjoy ourselves on the rainy fall days. When we wanted to go further afield, there was much to see of interest in the surrounding areas. The house itself was comfortable. I had never had the type of heating system they had in the house and was worried I'd be cold in England in October but I felt quite warm and toasty. It was just the two of us although it would have been comfortable with a family. The staircase is steep for USA standards and if I was bringing young children I"d want a safety gate at the top. Great parking availability. Close to the road but in a tiny town so we did not notice any road traffic noise when we were sleeping. The kitchen was fine. I'd love to return in the summertime. We did have trouble with the wi-fi but the owners were contacted and worked with us to fulfill our needs so no complaints about that. We were their first renters so this glitch has probably been fixed. Close to stores for supplies (groceries, etc.) but we did not cook as much as planned because there were two pubs with good food and it was nice to be able to walk to dinner and back.”

    JoyousLady, Charlotte, North Carolina, January 2015

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    • “The wood burner was a lovely feature making it very cosy. The furnishings and antiques were a lovely finish to a lovely house”

    Dr Staples, Newcastle Upon Tyne, October 2015

    • “A great cottage in a beautiful location, an excellent base for our days out throughout the week.”

    Mr Brigham, Hull, July 2015

    • “Liked everything! The cottage was just as described; well equipped and very comfortable, a real home form home. In a nice quiet location in the centre of the village. There were plenty of leaflets for tourist attractions as well as information on local amenities. The WiFi worked well. Finally, the April weather was absolutely glorious with sunshine every day, making it a very pleasant holiday. I would certainly recommend this cottage to others and would stay again if holidaying in that area.”

    Mrs Yates, Blaenau Ffestiniog, April 2015

    • “We thought the village was lovely, almost like stepping back in time. After a day out visiting various places in the surrounding area, it was so nice to sit and relax and enjoy the cosiness of the wood burner. We do hope to enjoy another holiday in this cottage in the future.”

    Mrs Price, St. Ives, March 2015

    • “Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings. All the little extras provided and the high standard of furniture, fittings and décor made this property stand out for us. There was lots of local information provided in the welcome book and good instructions for the appliances. A real home from home. There was great food at the local pub The Kings Head.”

    Mrs Shepherd, Deal, January 2015

    • “We arrived to find a very clean and well presented property in a delightful village. The local pubs were both friendly with some very good food. I cant recommend this property enough. Our stay was exactly what we would have wanted. Peaceful and cosy! The fact the heating was on and milk in the fridge couldn't have been better considered. Well done and keep up this standard. Many thanks!”

    Mr Noakes, Steyning, November 2014

    • “We loved this little 3 bedroom house in Montacute. It was our first time in England and being in a rural area from which we could take day trips but close enough to a town that had everything was great. There were wonderful little touches throughout that made our stay extra special. The owners had taken care to prepare two booklets for us - one with instructions for the appliances and heating system that was quite thorough. The second was for places of interest nearby that provided a handy guide for us. We are already considering going back and staying at this lovely little house again.”

    Ms Geissinger, Huntersville, October 2014

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About the location


Yeovil 4 miles; Long Sutton 8 miles; Glastonbury 19 miles.

The historic, medieval Somerset village of Montacute is four miles from Yeovil and most well known for the National Trust's impressive Montacute House, a stunning Elizabethan mansion built for Sir Edward Phelips, the prosecutor of Guy Fawkes. The house is set in beautiful gardens and has been widely used as a film set, notably in 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Wolf Hall'. The village centre and conservation area features an array of picturesque hamstone cottages, two thriving pubs, a Post Office, and a fascinating radio and television museum. Locally, there are lovely walks to be had to the nearby Ham Hill and St Michael's Hill where a folly affords wonderful views across the Somerset Levels and beyond. The nearby bustling town of Yeovil provides a wide variety of shops and restaurants as well as a lively theatre. Alternatively, enjoy a day out at Yeovilton's Fleet Air Arm Museum, or Haynes Motor Museum, explore mystical Glastonbury, or the UK's smallest city, Wells, with its majestic cathedral. With ancient Sherborne and the scenic Dorset coastline both easily accessible, you will find that a week is not nearly long enough to enjoy everything on offer within a short drive of this lovely Somerset village!

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