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Teacher's Cottage

Wiveliscombe, Somerset (Ref. 1043945)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "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 SusannahApr 2022

  • "Nice comfortable home."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by RobertNov 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 HannahNov 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 PSep 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 JohnSep 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 DebbieJul 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 MichaelJul 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.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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