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Thorneybees House

(Ref. 1068263)

Creech St Michael near Taunton, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property, excellent amenities."

    Friendly and welcoming hosts.

    Thanks so much for coming to stay - have a great summer and hope to see you again in the future, Mandy and Jon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0May 2023

  • "Brilliant weekend for 4 generations + 2 dogs."

    House was perfect, in a very peaceful location. Everything had been thought of to make this a luxurious home for the weekend. Mandy and John were great hosts and so helpful , making us feel very welcome. A lovely touch was the welcome hamper, really appreciated. We would love to return.

    Thank you all for coming to stay, thank you for your lovely feedback we really appreciate it. Hope to see you again in the future, Mandy and Jon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely house, we had such a great family time, using the garden and the house, some lovely memories made, can't wait to next time!"

    So glad you had a good time. It was lovely meeting you all. Have a fabulous summer and hope to see you again. Thank you so much for coming to stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic few days away at Thorneybees House, great way to get the family all together - perfect size dining room and kitchen, lovely bedrooms, large garden space with plenty of garden game equipment and everyone enjoyed the hot tub and the Games room!"

    Excellent location for walking to the village along the canal, or for exploring further afield. What a wonderfully relaxing break, it was great to wake up in the morning to the sound of the birds. If you are looking for a great house for up to 10 people, look no further than Thorneybess - you won’t be disappointed!

    Lovely to meet you all and so thrilled you had a wonderful time with your family. Thank you so much for your review and hope to see you again at Thorneybees in the future. Best wishes Mandy and Jon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was comfortable and homely."

    We really enjoyed the hot tub. Large open garden and kitchen area with bi-folding doors. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. They were happy to facilitate any requests. The bedrooms were comfortable and the boys had fun in the games room Lovely stay would definitely recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely quirky property, great location."

    Hot tub was especially good and relaxing. Owners were very accommodating and friendly. We loved the welcome hamper.

    Reviewed by Johanna4.7Aug 2022

  • "The house excellent, Mandy and Jon was very obliging,however the en-suite would ..."

    The house excellent, Mandy and Jon was very obliging,however the en-suite would have been better if there was a shower or a shower over the bath as two shower for ten adults is not sufficient

    We are so pleased you had a great week. Sorry you feel there should be another shower. We have left a bath in the property as families like a bath for their children and the style of bath in the en-suite won’t allow a shower over it. Have a lovely summer. Mandy and Jon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Jul 2022

  • "Mandy and Jon are great hosts."

    The house was very comfortable, clean, and with plenty of activities (hot tub, indoor/outdoor games, pool table, etc)! My family really enjoyed it and didn't want to leave so soon. We hope to be back in the future.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Clean, spacious and a great venue for family gatherings. Couple of challenging points - Access is by a single dirt track and slow approach needed as you have to reverse for any oncoming vehicles. Once you’re in the house it’s superb, but WiFi and poor phone signals are something to be aware of. Aside from that it’s honestly so lovely. Hot tub is top notch, great large fridge and freezer. Wine cooler and all things good in the kitchen. We all had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Pj5.0Jun 2022

  • "It was one of the best experiences I’ve had so far."

    The house was clean and renovated. The garden was big and lawned. The landlady and landlord were so nice and lovely. Will definitely be back next year.

    Thank you for your lovely review, so glad you all had a good time. Hopefully see you next year. Have a great summer , Mandy and Jon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mana5.0Jun 2022

  • "My only feedback is to thank Mandy and Jon for allowing us to share their wonderful property."

    They were great hosts and Thorneybees ticked all the boxes for a wonderful 70th birthday celebration with my family. I would, and will, recommend this property to anyone who will listen!

    So thrilled you had a wonderful time and we hope to see you again in the future. Thanks for sharing your birthday cake too! Have a wonderful summer. Mandy and Jon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "Property was beautiful."

    The garden was perfect for us to host some lawn games and hot tub time. We spent the weekend here for a friends hen weekend after being let down by loads of other properties because it was a ‘hen.’ But Mandy was extremely accommodating and was literally a phone call away and even cooked some food for us when we were having nibbles which made a amazing help for us and some peckish hens! The kitchen was amazing size and facilities perfect! i would definitely stay here again!

    So glad you had a great time. Thank you for coming to stay. Hope to see you again in the future. Mandy and Jon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kayleigh5.0Apr 2022

  • "We absolutely loved the house and would definitely recommend it to people looking for a quiet getaway!"

    Going to miss the hot tub

    So glad you all had a great time. Thank you for coming to stay. Mandy and Jon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Apr 2022

  • "We booked Thorneybee’s for a girlie weekend to celebrate my sister’s 40th and it was great."

    Amazing property with lovely hosts who were on hand to answer our queries both before arrival and whilst at the house. The house is so well equipped with everything we needed. We were extremely lucky with the weather and so made the most of the gorgeous garden and hot tub. We would definitely return. Thank you to Mandy and John for making us feel so welcome and for the lovely welcome hamper. Our only suggestion would be to maybe have a sign saying ‘this way to Thorneybee’s house’ as you go over the canal bridge so you know you are heading the right way!

    Thanks so much for booking Thorneybees, thrilled you all had a great time. Hope to see you again in the future. Have a fabulous summer. Mandy and Jon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2022

  • "What an amazingly unique location and property!"

    If you were looking for somewhere away from the hustle and bustle, but with a town a matter of minutes away in a car - this is it. Beautifully kept contemporary house and garden with well thought out facilities and layout for large groups. The very friendly owners make themselves available to answer any questions immediately, and even pop round if you need help with anything, brilliant. We had sunshine throughout our stay which meant a glorious walk to the pub, but even if it had rained this house can still cheer you up I'm sure. Thoroughly recommended.

    Thank you so much for booking Thorneybees, so glad you all had a great time. Mandy and Jon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Mar 2022

  • "Myself and a group of friends (9 total) had a fantastic long weekend at the property."

    Plenty of space in the kitchen to prepare large meals for everyone, with dining space to match. The beds were very comfy and the house was certainly at a modern standard. The hosts Mandy and Jon were very friendly and helpful, couldn’t have asked for more. Would be an amazing property to rent during the summer months.

    So pleased you all had a great time and thanks for coming to stay at Thorneybees Property Owner

    Reviewed by Callum5.0Feb 2022

  • "A fantastic weekend away with all the family in a beautiful house."

    The house is big so plenty of room for all of us and the house is so warm with the added bonus of the log fire. The hot tub was amazing with everyone enjoying it and the games room kept the kids and adults entertained. We had a welcome hamper from Mandy and Jon who were so friendly and welcoming. Any problems or questions we had they’d be on it straight away. The house was very clean and the beds were comfy. The canal is next to the house so we had a nice walk along there. We absolutely loved our stay and will definitely be coming back.

    Thank you so much for coming to stay. So pleased you had a fantastic time Mandy and Jon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    Property facilities were brilliant, especially the hot tub, games room and log burner! Mandy was extremely helpful and provided lots of information prior to our stay. Communications with Mandy were brilliant (even when I needed to check if we'd switched the oven off after we'd left!). The welcome hamper was very appreciated too! Beautiful location with lovely walks nearby. I have already been recommending Thorneybees to friends and family and hoping we can stay again soon! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jan 2022

  • "Excellent stay and hosts were friendly and extremely helpful."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2021

  • "Amazing house and an amazing christmas spent with our family, The hosts could not do enough."

    The house was decorated on arrival with a christmas tree and decorations. Its a christmas we will not forget thankyou

    So glad you had a fabulous time. Happy New Year to you all with our very best wishes. Mandy and Jon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic house and facilities."

    Very friendly owners, Mandy and Jon were on hand if needed (we needed help getting the rugby on Prime, which they sorted!) Everyone loved the house and walks from the doorstep. Thoroughly recommend and we will be rebooking.

    So glad you had a fabulous time. Lovely meeting you all and hope to see you again next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Nov 2021

  • "Outstanding in every aspect one can think of."

    ..the location, the house, its facilities, special extras like the games room & hot tub! Mandy & Jon are brilliant. Very warm & helpful! We had a wonderful family time, 10 of us, enjoying this ideal place. A big Thank You to Mandy, Jon & Thorneybees House!!

    Reviewed by Alpa5.0Oct 2021

  • "Our stay at thorny bees exceeded our expectations."

    The hosts were so welcoming from the start of the holiday and remained this way until the end. The facilities could not be faulted. The location and house was perfect even for 10 20-23 year olds! The house was spotless and had everything we needed for a lovely holiday! We would definitely return and recommend to others!

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely setting; house superb with everything you could possibly need."

    Hot tub a particular bonus - especially with the children. Plenty of safe areas to play as it’s completely fenced. Very bumpy journey from main road to property. Car parking area in a stony/gravel surround of house, which may prove difficult for wheelchairs & buggies. Otherwise, terrific!

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house is fantastic and the hosts are very helpful and considerate."

    We all had a wonderful time, would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Mehbub5.0Jul 2021

  • "Thorneybees House is a fantastic place to stay with everything you need and more."

    The garden is very secure and enclosed, perfect for our dog. Mandy & Jon were superb hosts who went above and beyond to ensure our stay was everything we expected it to be.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2021

  • "The house is amazing great hosts mandy and Jon really did a great job Hope to go back soon"

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely hosts."

    Immaculately clean property. Couldn't have asked for more!

    Reviewed by Joshua5.0Jun 2021

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  • Five bedrooms with 4 TVs: 1 x super-king-size with a balcony and en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x king-size (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor double, please note: although the ground floor bedroom is suitable for the less mobile, there is a step down into the bedroom, the door is very narrow and there is an opening into the lounge which is curtained off
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with Sky TV and woodburning stove
  • External games room
  • Electric Aga cooker and electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble-dryer, dishwasher, wine cooler, 6 x TVs, Wi-Fi, and a selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with a lawn, patio with a hot tub and wrap-around decking with seating and boot room
  • Electric car charging point
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (not allowed upstairs)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2.9 miles
  • Note: the property is near the train line and train noise can be heard from the property
  • Note: The hot tub is emptied after each visitor, cleaned and refilled, because of this it takes 24 hours to heat so is not ready for guests until the morning after their arrival
  • Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £750

The property

Taunton 6.3 miles.

This amazing detached holiday home is an incredible hidden gem situated on the edge of the tranquil village of Creech St Michael on the canal, surrounded by the beauty of Somerset.

After a mile long private lane, (a little bumpy in bad weather) you will find Thorneybees in a private and secluded spot, offering a gorgeous house filled with a mix of contemporary amenities and characterful furnishings throughout.

Be welcomed by this striking property into a spacious entrance hall where you can kick off your muddy shoes before enjoying a fun-filled night in.

Move through the ground floor to find an enticing kitchen space, fitted with incredible amenities for a plethora of home cooking, certain to entice any budding chefs, with views out to the luscious garden outside.

Meals can be enjoyed in the sensational orangery dining room, here you can host special occasions in this bright conservatory style space, with enough room for all the family to gather round and spend quality time together of good food and drinks.

The charming sitting room provides a sociable space to gather with your loved ones whilst you cosy up in front of the fire and flick through the TV, or curl up with a good book underneath original oak beams and take in this incredible space.

Also on the ground floor is a ground-floor shower room and double bedroom with access by patio doors to the driveway, please note the driveway is gravel so unsuitable for wheelchair users.

A large picnic table offers an alternative dining arrangement on the wrap-around decking outdoors, here you can savour a glass of wine as you relish in the serene setting before treating yourself to an evening of luxury in the outdoor hot tub, situated next to a calming water feature.

Let the kids escape to the external games room from here, providing a private den when the adults want a night away, there's also a secure outside boot room accessed from the garden, making way for wet dogs, bicycles, fishing gear, muddy boots and coats.

Head upstairs to find four more inviting bedrooms, comprising a super-king-size with its own balcony for night-time stargazing, as well as a sumptuous en-suite bathroom, a king-size, two singles with the option of a king-size with zip/link features, and a double, all benefiting from their own ample storage.

Finally, step in to the first-floor shower room for a refreshing morning rinse, the walk-in shower offers a spacious spot to relax and prepare for the day ahead.

Head out on a leisurely stroll along the canal path around the quiet village of Creech St Michael, which has a local shop, post office, doctors and vets, enveloped by scenes of idyllic Somerset countryside and in close distance to the county town of Taunton where you can browse through a wealth of shops and supermarkets, as well as a choice of pubs and restaurants if you fancy a night away from the kitchen.

Taunton is the county town of Somerset, home to historic attractions including the Museum of Somerset, Castle Lodge, St Mary Magdalene church, as well as fun-filled activities at Somerset County Cricket Ground, the Brewhouse Arthouse Theatre & Gallery, Taunton Farmers Market, Vivary Park and a large cinema near Junction 25 for a rainy afternoon!

Explore the encompassing Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, both offering a range of challenging walking trails, cycling routes, and outdoor adventure, whilst the Jurassic Coast of East Dorset and Dorset can be found further afield.

Discover local attractions at Hestercombe Garden, the Willow and Wetlands Centre, water sports at Taunton Canal, Wookey Hole, and the West Somerset Railway, or choose to venture to some of Somerset's serene locations including Glastonbury, Street, Wells, Cheddar Gorge, and Minehead coastal town.

If you’re feeling adventurous, take a scenic road trip over to one of the popular surfing beaches in North Devon for a classic day out at the seaside, or venture over to wild corners of Exmoor, Dartmoor, and more beachside fun in Cornwall!

With the opportunity to explore both Somerset's coast and country, Thorneybees House is the perfect holiday base for families and friends alike.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £750.

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About the location


Bridgwater 11 miles; Tiverton 21 miles; Weston-super-Mare 30 miles

The county town of Somerset, Taunton is the perfect cottage holiday destination. The town has excellent buildings with charming stone and Tudor architecture, and there is also fascinating history in the town stretching back over 1000 years including a 10th century monastery. Taunton boasts a choice of museums and parks, one of which has held the Taunton Flower Show for over 150 years.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the Quantock and Blackdown Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are easily accessible, as well as the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks slightly further afield, plus Swell Wood, Ham Wall and Greylake nature reserves. If a day by the sea is what you're after, the coast is around 20.4 miles away and home to Blue Anchor Bay and St Audries Bay near Watchet; Burnham-on-Sea beach; Kilve beach near Minehead and, of course, the popular seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare, 32.7 miles away but well worth the journey with its great range of activities.

Note: possible train noise heard from property on occasion
Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £750

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas