Idlers Cottage

South Petherton near Crewkerne, Dorset and Somerset (Ref. 3516)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Tucked away in the garden of the owners' Grade II listed thatched cottage, within the attractive conservation area of the small Somerset town of South Petherton, sits this wonderfully charming hamstone studio cottage. Tastefully furnished and equipped to a high standard, with a warming woodburner, this is a superb Somerset cottage, ideal for a romantic break. The private patio area is perfect for unwinding, while the shops and pubs serving good food are just a short walk. The area has a wealth of National Trust properties and places of interest, including East Lambrook Manor Gardens, Montecute House, and Forde Abbey. An easy drive takes you to Sherborne, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Glastonbury, Bath and even the Jurassic Coast. A truly special South Petherton cottage.


All ground floor. Open plan studio accommodation with double bed, small kitchen area, dining area and sitting area with woodburner. Shower room with shower, basin and WC.


  • 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
  • Note: Three hens in a run close by.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Excellent Studio/Cottage”
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    • “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.”

    Nic01984, Merseyside, United Kingdom, August 2015

    • “Fantastic Cottage, Lovely Place”
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    • “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.”

    Leogreenlaurenhoskin, July 2014

    • “Compact and cosy.”
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    • “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.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Tunbridge Wells, November 2012

    • “Romantic break”
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    • “A charming cottage for a relaxing break, in the heart of a village.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Aylesbury, September 2012

    • “Wonderful place”
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    • “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”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Watford, October 2011

    • “Romantic studio cottage in charming peaceful village”
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    • “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 .”

    Seamstress S, Sunderland, United Kingdom, July 2015

    • “Peace and privacy in a Somerset village”
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    • “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.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, October 2013

    • “friendly hosts,relaxed atmosphere beautiful area”
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    • “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.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Newton-lewillows Lanc's, December 2009

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    • “It was comfortable accommodation in a peaceful and beautiful area, with good access to the coast and Somerset levels. Would fully recommend this cottage.”

    Ms Farr, Salisbury, October 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.”

    Ms Smith, Chichester, August 2015

    • “Idlers Cottage was a lovely peaceful place and the Location was perfect for exploring the surrounding areas.”

    Mrs Nicholson, Litherland, July 2015

    • “The accommodation was comfortable and relaxing. The private garden area was lovely. Very enjoyable.”

    Mrs Minnock, Deal, April 2015

    • “Gorgeous romantic setting, superb location, fantastic weekend break!”

    Miss Sutton, Southampton, February 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 Jones, Exeter, January 2015

    • “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.”

    Miss Abel, Biggleswade, November 2014

    • “The cottage looked exactly as advertised, we had an amazing stay very romantic and would definitely stay again.”

    Mr Dickson, Burton-on-Trent, November 2014

    • “Peace and quiet!”

    Mr Hulme, Ashton-under-Lyne, October 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.”

    Mrs Richards, Bury St. Edmunds, September 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.”

    Mr Gordon, Ryde, June 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.”

    Mrs Priest, Bournemouth, April 2014

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About the location


Crewkerne 5 miles.

The small, attractive town of South Petherton is surrounded by South Somerset's glorious countryside, with the town's central conservation area boasting a wealth of lovely hamstone buildings, oozing quiet, timeless charm, and with local inns serving good food, real ales and Somerset ciders. There are numerous National Trust properties and places of interest to visit nearby, including Lambrooke Gardens, Elizabethan Montecute House, and the Medieval Monastery at Forde Abbey. Within a short drive can be found the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, as well as Haynes Motor Museum, explore mystical Glastonbury, or marvel at Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves. Alternatively, take a day trip to majestic Bath, or Dorset's Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis. This is a great holiday base from which to explore this lovely part of the country.

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