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Teacher's Cottage

(Ref. 1043945)

Wiveliscombe, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (10)
  • lovely (7)
  • bathroom (6)
  • bath (6)
  • nice (5)
  • stairs (5)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay in Teacher's Cottage and the accommodation and layout was better than we expected."

    Although just off a crossroad the cottage was very peaceful and free parking just a short distance away was no problem. The entrance gate was hard to open but given the wet weather it was understandable. Would definitely recommend staying.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Feb 2024

  • "This is a peach of a cottage."

    Bathroom, kitchen and living rooms are large and airy, it feels like home as soon as you walk in. Though I wish I had half the decorators panache! Bedrooms would have benefitted from being bigger, but they were good for the amount of time we were there. The bed was very comfortable to sleep on. The fan was a boon, as the window faces the ‘wrong direction’ for the breeze in the week we stayed. Only the stairs were difficult for us - but not an insurmountable problem. (No pun intended.) The village of Wiveliscombe is a total gem and this property is perfectly placed to enjoy the village centre.

    Reviewed by Dennis4.7Sep 2023

  • "The place was really nice, with real "english atmosphere" !"

    We really liked it. A bit annoying was, that the cleaning was not done when we arrived and we needed to contact for help. But then after some time the cleaning stuff arrived and we got it cleaned basically .. but this was a bit destroying our first impression while arriving. After that we really loved to be in this cottage and it really has everything what we needed in kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms. We would book it again!

    Reviewed by Gabriele4.4Aug 2023

  • "We struggled to find the cottage at first, if we were told it was by the traffic lights it would have made it easier to find."

    The place looked clean but a lot of the furniture was in need of a re-vamp. We were very disappointed with the courtyard as it was overgrown and dirty looking making us feel we could not sit out in it. The bathroom was lovely and it was nice to have a washing machine and tumble dryer. I would not recommend this place for anyone with young ones as the stairs are quite steep and can be slippery. The cottage was nicely situated making it easy to visit lots of different places easy to visit which helped to make our short stay enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Graham2.8Aug 2023

  • "The property have everything for a family holiday, there are books, games and dvds in abundance."

    It’s situated right in the middle of the village with two lovely pubs where you can enjoy some good food and some very nice takeaways. Everyone is so friendly and it offers some great walks for the dogs. My only criticism is the garden area needs a bit of tidying, some weed killer and a jet wash would greatly improve it. We absolutely loved the quirkiness of the cottage and would definitely stay again with our 2 little dogs.

    Reviewed by Alfred4.4Jun 2023

  • "Going through previous reviews I would like to say all the areas which were negative have been addressed."

    There is a lovely new bathroom, must of been a change in cleaners as it was spotless, and a lovely welcome package was left for us milk , bread etc The cottage is utterly charming and comfortable over 3 floors with big squashy sofas , comfortable bed and a very well equipped kitchen there is a washing machine and tumble dryer for your convenience which is handy if You have children with you ( we didn’t but when the kids were little would of been a god send ) Parking is 2 minutes walk away and is free, The village has lots of shops and pubs and is very friendly. It was really quiet considering it’s on a main road but isn’t that busy . Would recommend this cottage highly and would definitely book again .

    Hi Fiona, thank you so much for your comments - we have really tried to take on board feedback so we appreciate you noticing. Glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2023

  • "Loose rugs on wooden floors could be a hazard, maybe some slip-proof matting underneath would be good?"

    Lock on front door is temperamental . Could maybe get a little more kichen equipment, we had to buy a bottle opener! Otherwise a lovely quirky little house with loads of character, great position in a charming little town.

    Reviewed by Jim4.4Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage!"

    Worth noting lack of parking space (though available in nearby free car park) and lots of stairs if that might be difficult. But facilities and equipment perfect for us (family of four), all very comfortable, we enjoyed the book collection, and we loved Wiveliscombe!

    Reviewed by Susannah4.4Apr 2022

  • "Nice comfortable home."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, actually nicer than the photos."

    The only downside was lack of any basics like salt or pepper and olive oil, or washing up sponges. Otherwise really nice spacious cottage.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.1Nov 2021

  • "Adequate accommodation house is a little care worn."

    Bathroom needs updating . outside space is a disgrace full of weeds. I think the owner needs to get a grip of the situation and invest in a maintenance program on the property.

    Reviewed by P3.8Sep 2021

  • "The cottage itself was dirty, I’ve never had to clean a bedroom before in a holiday let but there was thick dust on every surface and beneath the bed."

    The owners also thought it was acceptable to have a broken shower fixing. The photos show that that bathroom was dated which is fine but the level of cleanliness was awful. The bath was stained, the boxing in and floor area around the wc/basin is chipped and smells. The owners have filled the property with lots of bric-a-brac and books which do cause a lot of dust. The books on the stairs all need a wipe, the piano in the living room also had thick dust which had to be cleaned as we were being affected by it. They’ve invested in the kitchen but again far too much stuff in there plus an expensive branded fridge which all things considered the funds could have been spent on a new bathroom suite. Top tip plastic baths are not the best to stand in. Deeply disappointed and this is the first negative review I have ever submitted. We didn’t contact the owners as we felt it might have tainted the enjoyment of our week in this lovely part of the country.

    Thank you for your feedback.I am sorry the house did not meet your expectations. I am using a cleaning company to manage the house for me as I am currently out of the country so I will speak to them about the cleanliness issues, I cannot apologise enough for this.If you had contacted Sykes or used the contact number provided we could have done our utmost to address the issues. As for the bathroom, it is dated I do acknowledge that, and is on my list of things to update though I haven't yet had a chance with COVID and my current deployment (I am in the military). I will prioritise that when I return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John2.2Sep 2021

  • "The host folder was very informative and left a mobile number for any issues and they respond in a very prompt manner"

    Reviewed by Debbie3.8Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is not suitable for elderly people with two flights of stairs everything was difficult to do."

    There was no face or hand wash no washing up liquid and only one dish washer tablet we had to buy these from the local coop

    Mr Taylor, I am so sorry to hear that the house didn't meet your expectations in your recent visit. Thank you for bringing it to my attention, I will endeavour to ensure that the correct items are left for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael2.2Jul 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor queen-size bed, 1 x single with trundle bed
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge/ freezer, microwave, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available in the nearby streets, as well as free parking in a public car park
  • Enclosed courtyard with outdoor seating area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles

The property

Lying deep within the picturesque town of Wiveliscombe, you will find Teacher's Cottage.

Set over three floors, this wonderful character cottage offers a fantastic base for families or groups of four to explore the Exmoor National Park.

Step inside the welcoming ambiance of the beautifully appointed farmhouse kitchen, and admire the striking Belfast sink as you make your way over to the gas hob to prepare a hearty home-cooked meal, with the help of the useful utensils that lie peacefully within the stylish grey cabinets.

Take a seat at the charming dining table and begin to map out your adventures for the upcoming days spent exploring the fantastic Somerset countryside.

Venture upstairs to the first floor and be greeted by a fabulous sitting room boasting two plush grey sofas, where you can relax and unwind as you catch up on your favourite shows on the TV.

Cross the hallway to the pretty first-floor bedroom, home to a lovely single with the addition of a trundle bed, allowing for two guests.

Climb a further staircase to the second floor and discover a delightfully decorated queen-size bedroom, styled with wonderful oak furnishings and an antique style dressing table.

Here, you will also find a bright and airy bathroom featuring both a bath and an overhead shower so that you can indulge in a relaxing soak in the tub or a quick rinse under the shower.

Grab your coats and head for the door as you embark on a thrilling day hiking through the magnificent Exmoor National Park.

Enjoy a peaceful stroll along the River Barle, stopping off at the Dulverton Heritage Centre to learn of the rich local history along the way.

Be impressed by breath-taking architecture on tours of the imposing Cleeve Abbey and Dunster Castle, just a short drive away.

Spot Lemur and parrots at the Tropiquaria Animal Sanctuary before heading onto the aquarium, home to a wide variety of exotic fish.

Head to the Quantock Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to see the National Trust owned Fyne Court and wander through the beautiful woodland of the Great Wood National Forest.

Experience the very best of Somerset on a stay at Teacher's Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Taunton 11 miles.

Known affectionately as Wivey, this historic market town is set in wonderful surroundings on the edge of Exmoor, in the Brendon Hills. This is a perfect centre from which to set out on outdoor pursuits; from fishing for trout on the peaceful waters of Clatworthy Reservoir or Wimbleball Lake, horse-riding at a number of stables in the area or simply taking a long walk through the idyllic countryside on well-signed paths. There are several excellent independent shops in Wiveliscombe including an award-winning butcher, antique shops, a gunsmith and the well known Court House, a striking three-storey independent shop that attracts visitors from far afield. The village is half an hour's drive from North Somerset's beaches, such as Blue Anchor Bay and, as the gateway to the Brendon Hills and Exmoor, an ideal base for walking and other pursuits in one of Britain's loveliest National Parks. The picturesque Exmoor towns of Dulverton and Bampton are within driving distance. A perfect holiday destination - peace coupled with good facilities and leisure pursuits.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas