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The Mill

Bicknoller, Somerset (Ref. 915850)

4.5

Very good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a fabulous historic building, sympathetically converted into a holiday let with all the modern comforts you will need."

    The farm is beautiful and the owners were fantastic- especially as they were in the middle of lambing. The area is stunning and the steam railway is a brilliant trip that can be accessed by a short walk from the door- we will be back, thank you

    Reviewed by GillianApr 2022

  • "The Mill was just as described, very simple, clean, tidy and although basic had all we need."

    The situation is great for touring north Somerset and Devon and not bad for further trips into Cornwall. The mill stream going past the cottage is delightful. The host and hostess were wonderful, very helpful. We had a great 11 days.

    Reviewed by Andrew DouglasMar 2022

  • "I enjoyed my stay and it realised my expectations."

    Friendly owners. Rustic but that was what I was looking for. Perfect for me.

    Reviewed by DerekFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful surroundings and lovely, friendly people."

    Converted mill was interesting and comfortable with friendly chickens and cats wandering around outside. Clear skies gave a good view of the stars normally masked by light pollution. We had a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by CharlesOct 2021

  • "The Mill is quiet and rustic."

    Facilities are basic but comfortable. It would not suit anyone who likes things to be pristine nor anyone who is tall- very low doors ! Great for a quiet escape into the country side.

    Reviewed by JonathanSep 2021

  • "Beautiful setting and a lovely warm comfortable cottage"

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2021

  • "Great location, characterful cottage with everything you need and friendly, helpful owners."

    The Mill could do with a little investment - thicker mattress on the double bed and fitted sheets, a knife sharpener and one decent kitchen knife, getting all the lights working, ideally a shower as well as or instead of a bath. All in all it was good though and would definitely go back here if holidaying in the area.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "Characterful cottage in a really lovely spot with friendly owners."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Christian JamesJul 2021

  • "Everything was very basic."

    Couldn’t sleep in upstairs bedroom because of the noise of torrent of water thundering past window. Had to sleep downstairs in uncomfortable beds with sheets that didn’t fit bed and it was cold. Equipment basic ,broken handle on cupboard door. Oven not clean cooker needed replacing. Bathroom only one step above none existing, it was dreadful. Whole place needed a good clean to get rid of all the cobwebs. Presume Sykes haven’t actually inspected this place as it was well below anything we have stayed in previously.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2021

  • "It’s was a great week to stay at the Mill."

    Sunny weather and the lambs still in their pen so we got to help feed them. I love the little back door of the house that leads to the garden next to the stream, where there’s a nice picnic table. We had a very relaxing time- falling asleep at the end of each day to the sound of the stream beside the house

    Reviewed by LindsayApr 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting."

    The children loved the farm animals, particularly the lambs. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by StuartApr 2021

  • "We loved the week we spent at The Mill at Meadowsweet Farm."

    It is a beautifully converted former cider mill with a stream running alongside which lulls one to sleep at night. The rooms are simply and tastefully furnished and the setting within the farm, with the lovely old farmhouse across the yard, works well. It is very quiet. My daughters and I plus dog had a great time both at the cottage and exploring the vicinity. It's a perfect location for walking on the Quantacks - which are quite stunning. We very much hope to return to this cottage and this beautiful corner of Somerset.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2020

  • "The place was really lovely and nicely looked after, the people there where friendly and kind and incredibly accommodating."

    The area was really nice and couldn't have asked for a better place to escape the busy work of a city.

    Reviewed by GabriellaAug 2020

  • "The location was beautiful, peaceful and secluded."

    Cute quirky house. Kids had such a great time, playing in the stream, making friends with the chickens. Farmer so friendly. Few little bits to feedback to owners, double mattress super thin and uncomfy, I ended up sleeping on kids single bed, bathroom lock doesn't work, spatula has no handle, and cupboard with glasses has no handle. The listing mentioned games books and dvds, but none there, (although we did leave a jigsaw behind!) Also lots of cobwebs, and dust in corners, it could do with a spring clean! But overall lovely. Thank you.

    Reviewed by LizJul 2020

  • "The peace and quiet the wonderful setting a well equipped cottage with a warm friendly welcome from the owners and the chickens."

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2020

  • "Nice cottage."

    Friendly host. It was great for our dogs which was the main aim. Nice and relaxed for them. Lovely space to walk nearby and nice longer walks locally. Would really recommend if travelling with dogs. Also a very lovely garden with lots of space to sit out. Very very peaceful. The sound of the water running in the stream outside was lovely to send you to sleep at night.

    Reviewed by PamelaJul 2019

  • "We enjoyed everything."

    The accommodation was fantastic and quirky. The weather was amazing. We would recommend a visit to Dunster Castle.

    Reviewed by NinaJul 2019

  • "The cottage was nice,but could do with updating, which could be hard as it is listed."

    However the kitchen was basic and the seating area could do with some new furniture, as what was there was old and uncomfortable, same with the beds. The garden was not enclosed at all which ment we could not let the dog out alone and maybe updated garden furniture to. The WiFi kept dropping in and out ,and the phone signal was bad (but it was nice to be off grid at times) . All that being said it was a nice retreat to get away from it all. The couple who own the property are friendly and made us feel welcome. Some good local pups where you can take your dog ie The Bicnoller arms and The Blue Ball.

    Reviewed by IreneJul 2019

  • "The property itself"

    Reviewed by mervynJun 2019

  • "We really enjoyed staying at the mill."

    It was very quirky. It was so peaceful and we loved the little garden space by the pond and listening to the water rushing down the mill race. The mill workings that were left in place were really interesting especially as we went to the water mill at Dunster and the lady explained how the mill would have worked. The location is perfect for exploring the beautiful country side and despite the weather being a bit showery we had a most enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2019

  • "This is our second visit, I stayed in this house two months ago together with my daughter and now we came back to stay all our family (4 people)."

    Great place! Very green around, a lot of nature, fresh air and walks. Very quiet and clean. The house is spacious enough for 4 people, equipped with all amenities. Beds are comfortable to sleep, the house itself is old and romantic.

    Reviewed by LeonidMay 2019

  • "Lovely quiet location within a farm setting, ideal for families but not very young children due to an open pond and stream."

    One dog welcome but do need to be kept on a lead outside. Friendly helpful owners

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2019

  • "The owners were very helpful and recommended a great swimming pool nearby and helped make our holiday special by allowing us to feed the lambs."

    Amazing location close to Jurassic coast and lots of lovely walks. We felt very safe and relaxed.

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2019

  • "This cottage is a very special place, especially in spring time: lambs, primroses, blossom, what more could you want?"

    Seeing steam trains puffing past at the other end of the field was an added bonus!

    Reviewed by RuthApr 2019

  • "Great quiet location inside green fields, very cozy house!"

    Reviewed by LeonidApr 2019

  • "The description of this cottage and pictures accurately represented what we found."

    It was gorgeous, quirky and in the most beautiful peaceful location.

    Reviewed by TracyMar 2019

  • "Lovely owners, across the way, fresh free range eggs!"

    , chickens came to visit daily, very tranquil and quiet!, good base for Somerset and Devon!. Lots of places to visit locally too.... Dubster castle, The Bakerlite museum to name but two!. Short drive to the coast... couldn’t ask for more!.

    Reviewed by VictoriaSep 2018

  • "It would have been a good idea to mention that the Mill has a couple of very low doors."

    Reviewed by SheilaMay 2018

  • "Very nice house, low doors and split level so we called it the Hobbit house, Loved it."

    Reviewed by MalcolmSep 2017

  • "Brilliant holiday , owners were very helpful."

    Our dog loved it there, plenty of space to run and stuff to see and smell... plenty of places to see only a few miles distant , though we were happy to just chill out on the farm. Even fishing for trout in the stream ,what more could you want.......

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2017

  • "Nice people at the farm."

    Lovely location and lots to do.

    Reviewed by TimJun 2017

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x lower ground floor twin
  • Lower ground floor bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with sitting area
  • Dining room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Deep mill pond alongside cottage, children and dogs must be supervised

The property

A stunning converted mill, full of character and charm and set on a bank alongside the stream with the original millstone still intact as a feature within the attractive farmhouse dining room, reminding guests of the building’s original purpose.

This cosy cottage has a quirky layout with open plan living room with kitchen area on the ground floor, the hub for guests and with steps down to the lower ground floor, leading to the twin bedroom and bathroom.

There are a couple of steps up from the living room to the very appealing dining room, which has a cosy feel and is an ideal room for family time, with steps out to the mill pond garden.

The double bedroom is on the first floor and has lovely views out across the farm.

An ideal cottage for couples or a grown up family, as the cottage is beside the mill pond and stream and the bedrooms are apart, on different levels.

Note: This property is next to Refs. 915882, 915883 and 915884, together they sleep 21.

Meadowsweet Farm Cottages

Bicknoller 1 mile. Meadowsweet Farm Cottages are set adjacent to an attractive 15th century farmhouse, in a delightful peaceful rural position one mile from Bicknoller Village. The cottages are close to the beautiful Quantock Hills in North Somerset and only 5 miles from the spectacular coastline. These stunning converted farm buildings, close to the mill stream and set within 30 acres of working farmland, offer a unique farm stay for families and groups of friends, with views of the West Somerset steam trains, green meadows and lush woodland to wander into and chickens, lambs and ponies for children to admire. All four cottages have retained their interesting features such as exposed rustic oak beams, stone walls and wooden floors but have been well furnished to provide a comfy, cosy farm cottage with a friendly welcome from the owners who are only too happy to share their rural life with guests. They would be delighted to introduce you to the friendly farm cats, and encourage you to collect and buy fresh hen eggs and other items for a tasty farmhouse breakfast. The cottages are dog friendly and guests are free to wander the farm meadows and woodlands with their pets, or relax alongside the stream and listen to the plentiful birds, especially the arrival of the swallows in Spring. Within a mile is the pretty village of Bicknoller, nestling on the slopes of the Quantock Hills and having a useful village shop, a welcoming pub serving local food and ales, plus footpaths leading up into the hills with breathtaking views of the surrounding unspoilt countryside that inspired the famous poets Coleridge and Wordsworth. The Coleridge Way, a 36-mile footpath, follows in their footsteps all the way to Porlock on the coast and provides some stunning walks where you may possibly spot the native red deer that roam the hills. There are some fabulous beaches just 5 miles from the cottages, such as Blue Anchor which is dog friendly or Watchet which also has a pretty harbour and interesting shops. These Somerset cottages offer a chance to stay in a historic property with a choice of fine inland scenery and a dramatic coastline.

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About the location

BICKNOLLER

Watchet 5 miles; Taunton 13 miles; Bridgwater 15 miles; Burnham-on-Sea 25 miles;

Whichever way you approach the village of Bicknoller you are met with one of the most charming and picturesque villages on the Quantock Hills.The village is full of beautiful thatched houses, a village shop and an old thatched Inn, which provides a warm welcome. The village lies on The Coleridge Way, a long distance path running along The Quantock Hills towards the North Somerset coast. The Quantock countryside is among the finest in England and was the first to be awarded the national status of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and Quantock Common is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The hills provide almost 50 square miles of open heathland, woodland, small villages and farmland, with some beautiful countryside for walking, horse riding and bird watching. Within a short drive of Bicknoller are Dunster Castle, West Somerset Railway, Hestercombe House and Gardens, Clarke's Retail Village, Glastonbury Abbey, Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge and Exmoor.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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