The Hermitage

Nunney near Frome, Somerset (Ref. 9248)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No


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

The property

A quaint, semi-detached stone cottage, dating back to 1750, tucked away in a peaceful location within the attractive Somerset village of Nunney, 3 miles from Frome.

This Nunney holiday cottage oozes character, and combined with modern comforts, as well as the woodburning stove in the cosy sitting room, and a pretty courtyard garden, it makes a wonderful base for exploring the area.

A gentle stroll from this Nunney holiday cottage takes you to the picturesque ruins of the 14th century Nunney Castle; enjoy a picnic beside the moat, or learn of the castle's history, and on the way home to your Nunney cottage, stop off and treat yourselves to the real ales on offer at the local pub.

There's lots to do within a short drive of this Nunney holiday cottage; take in a show at Frome's Merlin Theatre, marvel at the sensational gardens and magnificent houses at Longleat or Stourhead, explore ancient Glastonbury or regal Bath.

This charming Nunney holiday cottage provides you with a comfortable, romantic base in an idyllic Somerset village.


Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, video, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available close by
  • Small courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: This property has steep cottage stairs and as a result, is not suitable for the infirm.

About the location


Frome 3 miles; Bath 18 miles; Glastonbury 18 miles.

Arguably one of Somerset's prettiest villages, Nunney is dominated by England's smallest castle, built in the 14th century and surrounded by a picturesque moat. Sadly ruined during the Civil War, the castle still commands an attractive, much-photographed, centre piece to the village. Local amenities include a tea room, shop, newsagent, post office and a pub serving good food and real ales, whilst the annual August street fayre is well-known for its carnival atmosphere! The nearby town of Frome offers a good selection of shops and restaurants as well as regular events at The Merlin Theatre. Alternatively visit Longleat House, gardens and safari park, or Stourhead, both a short drive, whilst ancient Glastonbury, Wells cathedral, Wookey Hole, and the majestic cities of Bath and Salisbury are all easily accessible. A picturesque Somerset village providing a most interesting holiday location at any time of the year.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute