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Monks Cottage

Rode, Somerset (Ref. 26191)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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    Location was perfect, lovely quiet village with very friendly locals. Three really good pubs/eating houses all within 10 minute walk from Monks Cottage. Can recommend The Mill at Rode for Sunday lunch and evening meal. The Cottage was cosy, very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for our short break. I contacted Ms Harvey before our trip and as we could not give a definite arrival time she gave us information where the key was, which was extremely helpful. She also provided information on where to buy supplies. So a big thank you to Ms Harvey. All in all a wonderfully relaxed break to be highly recommended.

    - Mrs Horsepool, October 2016


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

The property

This immaculately-presented, Grade II listed, semi-detached stone cottage sits in the heart of the charming Somerset village of Rode.

Dating back to 1544 and once a wing of a Benedictine priory, this unique and romantic Rode cottage boasts a wealth of original features, including oak beams, exposed stone walls, and an ornate piscina font set into the wall.

There is also a charming inglenook fireplace housing a cosy woodburner, making this charismatic space warm, welcoming and wonderful for snuggling up together after a busy day out.

Ascend the lovely spiral staircase to find the single bedroom, bathroom and the characterful master bedroom, with its charming, stone, non-working fireplace.

Outside your Rode cottage, the attractive sheltered courtyard, with its vibrant array of potted plants, is a delightful place to sit and plan your day's activities in the morning sunshine.

There are local pubs, a shop and a Post Office, all within an easy stroll of this Rode holiday cottage, whilst there are lovely walks to discover nearby, as the Macmillan Way runs right through the village.

This Rode holiday cottage offers an ideal touring base, as within an easy drive, both the picturesque canal town of Bradford-on-Avon and the vibrant and historic city of Bath offer a superb day out.

Alternatively, enjoy the house, gardens and safari park at Longleat, or take a trip to Wells, ancient Glastonbury, or majestic Salisbury, all easily accessible.

This delightful Rode cottage offers an enchanting, unique holiday experience, and is a wonderful choice for your next Somerset holiday.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with multi-jet shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.


  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric double oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, telephone (incoming calls only), selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free, unrestricted roadside parking opposite cottage on first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: The steep, wooden spiral staircase may be unsuitable for less mobile guests and young children
  • Note: Mobile phone signal can be limited
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

About the location


Bradford-on-Avon 4 miles; Frome 5; Trowbridge 5; Bath 10 miles.

The attractive village of Rode sits on the Somerset side of the Wiltshire/Somerset border, and was once well known for its connections with brewing and the woollen industry, with several mills still dotted alongside the River Frome. In the 19th century, the village was the scene of an infamous murder, which inspired the book and TV film of The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher. Today it offers a tranquil, quintessential village setting with two pubs, a useful Post Office and store, and lovely walks into the surrounding countryside, along the nearby Macmillan Way. An easy drive takes you to the delightful, historic town of Bradford-on-Avon, from where you can take boat trips along the Kennet and Avon Canal, or explore the beautiful, cosmopolitan city of Bath. A little further afield, a trip to Wells Cathedral, mystical Glastonbury or the ethereal caves at Cheddar and Wookey Hole will not disappoint. Rode offers visitors a convenient and charming holiday base, at any time of year.

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