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Boo Cottage

Kingston St Mary near Taunton, Somerset (Ref. 1011669)



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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, bright, clean and had many little touches to make a very enjoyable experience!"

    Would highly recommend this cottage to others and will book again! Thank you! Additional, tried to book an other cottage with Sykes duriong my stay at boo Cottage - email received back same day from Sykes stating due to late request would speak to owner and get back to me . Sykes did not get back to me (even to advose if they could not cpntact the owner). Disappointed - so mixed feedback about Sykes and my experience, so looked at other cottage companies to book a cottage and thank fully was able to locate somewhere .

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2021

  • "Lighting was poor in the living area, grab rail in bath would be helpful otherwise it was fine."

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2021

  • "Quiet location with easy access to Taunton, the Quantocks and surrounding areas."

    The cottage was a real home from home. A place to rest, relax and recharge. This is an uplifting and energizing area with a warm and friendly welcome wherever we went. Thank you to the people of Somerset, we are looking forward to our next visit already.

    Reviewed by BetinaSep 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    The colour of the carpet gave me palpations but the hoover being handy helped. Pub over the road was great

    Reviewed by PaulaJun 2021

  • "We had the most super week at Boo cottage - it really is a little gem!"

    The courtyard garden was just ideal - the whole cottage was really clean and comfortable - the beds were comfortable, the lounge was ideal. There was everything you could need there! The pub over the road was lovely and it was really quiet - even with the windows open in the lovely weather, we never heard any noise at all from the pub or anywhere! It is in an ideal location for visiting lots of lovely areas nearby - we ventured down to the fossil coast - along to Dunster Castle and up to Cheddar Gorge - all within easy reach! I think it would be a great place to stay at any time of year and we may well pay a return visit in the future.

    Reviewed by SandraMay 2021

  • "An extractor fan in the bathroom would be a help."

    The outdoor temperature for our stay was around 18 to 20 degrees. It proved difficult to air the bathroom as the heating was not scheduled to come on (there were no instructions about the heating so we assume it is pre-set). The bathroom is downstairs and the window opens into next door's yard, but in any case the overall temperature was too cool to drive away the damp feeling. This is not a major grumble, but it could be eased without too much trouble. The cottage is very snug and in a very attractive and convenient location. We had a very enjoyable holiday and we will certainly consider using Sykes again, and possibly coming back to Boo Cottage.

    Thanks very much for the comments - the bathroom ventilation / heating is something we have been monitoring and has been ok during the summer time but a ventilator and wall heater are now being installed so that should alleviate the problem. Heating is pre-set via a NEST system which sits on the dining room table but the thermostat can be adjusted easily by turning the dial to the required level. Hopefully you will be tempted to make a return to Boo Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, and welcoming pub opposite."

    Presented in clean condition and adequately equipped. Just a few very minor suggestions: A non-slip mat for the bath would be useful. Can-opener could do with replacing. Couple of tea trays would also be useful.

    We're pleased you liked the cottage and the pub . Many thanks for the suggestions; a non-slip mat and tea trays have now been purchased. The can opener seems fine but perhaps there's a knack to it? Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2020

  • "It was a lovely cottage, quiet location perfectly situated for all attractions."

    Food in local pub was very good. People were all friendly. Cottage had everything we needed and we felt very at home.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2020

  • "Boo Cottage is a fabulous little cottage in the centre of a tiny village."

    We only stayed two nights but wished we could have stayed longer! It is such a charming Cottage right next to a lovely friendly pub (no noise at all!) and is perfectly placed to explore the surrounding area. A little garden to the side was perfect and we were really made to feel at home.

    Reviewed by KateAug 2020

  • "Great cottage, fully equipped, would highly recommend."

    Great place to explore the local areas and the local landlord and landlady at the pub were so friendly and the pub shop came in handy. Will go back for sure.

    Reviewed by DarrenAug 2020

  • "Boo cottage was a lovely and comfortable place to stay."

    The area is very quiet with a lovely pub across the road. (No noise from pub). Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2019

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and gave us an excellent base to explore the Quantocks and the local area."

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

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The property

This inviting semi-detached cottage rests in the pretty village of Kingston St Mary, in the beautiful county of Somerset.

With a tastefully decorated interior, Boo Cottage provides a heart-warming base for families or a couple looking to escape the hustle and bustle of their everyday lives and explore this peaceful part of the country.

Hearty feasts can easily be prepared in the well-appointed kitchen, while the dining area provides ample seating for all the group to gather during mealtimes.

After dinner, delight in the refreshing sitting room, with a sofa and an armchair, enjoying a family film before heading to bed.

With a king-size double and single bedroom, this cottage is perfect for a family of three.

The sparkling family bathroom is complete with a bath and shower over, so you can choose from an indulgent soak in the tub or a quick shower to prepare for the day.

Enjoy a cold beverage as you sit out in the lovely courtyard, benefiting from a south-facing aspect which catches the sun.

If you don’t fancy cooking then there is a traditional pub opposite the property, The Swan Inn, which serves good local food and ales.

The area is popular with walkers and cyclists with plenty of footpaths and pretty country lanes to explore, particularly around the Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park.

Not far from the cottage is the county town of Taunton which offers many bars and restaurants, along with a range of shops worth browsing.

You can also find Hestercombe Gardens just outside Taunton town centre, or why not venture further afield to Dunster Castle which boasts spectacular views of the Bristol channel, the Quantock hills and up to the moors of Exmoor.

Boo Cottage is a delightful base for those looking for a slow pace-of-life in this unspoilt part of the country.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV, WiFi, and a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed courtyard with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 0.1 miles Please Note: There is a £150.00 Good Housekeeping Bond for all future bookings with effect 29th November 2019.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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 a beautiful town and a perfect cottage holiday destination. The town has excellent buildings with charming stone and Tudor architecture, there is also fascinating history in the town stretching back over 1000 years including a 10th century monastery. It offers wonderful amenities with the Orchard Shopping Centre and plenty of other places to shop and eat. As well as this, Taunton boasts a choice of museums and parks, one of which has held the Taunton Flower Show for over 150 years. For your 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. If a day by the sea is what you're after, the coast is around 20 miles away, with the popular seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare a further 10 miles away but is well worth the journey with its great range of activities.

Region Information

Please Note: There is a £150.00 Good Housekeeping Bond for all future bookings with effect 29th November 2019.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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