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Quist Cottage

Ilminster, Somerset (Ref. 967262)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x family room with double and single, 1 x bunk room
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Utility/cloakroom with WC and washbasin
  • Sitting room
  • External games room
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV/DVD, WiFi, piano
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Lawned garden with barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The garden might not be completely secure for small dogs
  • Note: The bedrooms have limited hanging space; wardrobes are not provided

The property

Situated on the edge of the Blackdown Hills between Taunton and Ilminster in the peaceful conservation village of Hatch Beauchamp lies Quist Cottage, a stone-built, semi-detached, period cottage tucked away at the end of a small lane in the heart of the village offering a large private garden with plenty of space to relax at the end of the day’s exploring. The Jurassic Coast, Exmoor, and the Quantock Hills are within a 40 minute drive of the dwelling; the village is ideally located for a West Country holiday while the surrounding Hatch Beauchamp is full of Somerset’s famous cider orchards and rolling farmland.

The cottage has been designed and furnished with relaxation in mind whilst the large and well-equipped kitchen/diner welcomes you with a warm glow from the woodburning stove, a farmhouse dining table, smart TV and a small sofa.

In the spacious sitting room you’ll find a piano, plenty of games and a large smart TV and DVD player, as well as a selection of classic films and plenty of interesting books to keep you occupied on your days in.

Climb the stairs to the first floor, home to three attractive bedrooms: one king-size, one family room including a double and a single, and a bunk bedroom best suited to children; guests will also benefit from a spacious family bathroom on this floor and a ground-floor cloakroom with a basin and WC.

Quist Cottage also has a rustic, unheated games room with a table tennis table, dart board, and equipment for a range of sports including tennis cricket, badminton, and boules, as well as a handy utility room to freshen your clothes throughout your stay.

Step outside; the large lawned garden has plenty of trees and interesting hideaways for you to explore, alongside a paved patio with table and chairs for when you fancy a spot of lunch outside on those warmer days or even your evening meals in the last of the summer sun using the barbecue provided.

This garden offers plenty for nature lovers - a spotted flycatcher regularly nests here and woodpeckers, buzzards and a host of smaller birds are daily visitors; if you’re lucky you’ll even see a fallow deer in the wood at the end of the garden, but be sure to keep an eye on your four-legged friends as the shrubbery can see some gaps throughout the year.

The village pub, the Hatch Inn, is within 200 yards and even closer is a country house hotel with bar, restaurant and gardens.

Close by, the village playing field and cricket pitch is a short walk away, which also hosts a children’s playground for their entertainment.

Ilminster is the nearest town, and is full of surprises for the curious traveller, discovering a mix of antique shops, wonderful butchers, and some interesting boutiques alongside the usual essentials including supermarket, chemist, bank and post office while Taunton is the county town of Somerset and is a bustling town with a splendid museum, plenty of excellent shops and restaurants, and is the home of Somerset cricket.

The aforementioned Jurassic coast is a short drive away, with numerous sand and shingle beaches, rock pools, and always the chance of finding your own million-year-old fossil, whilst the many towns and villages on the coast include Lyme Regis, West Bay and Burton Bradstock offer everything from arcades and mini golf to beautiful cliff walks, windswept beaches and fishing trips.

With coast, country, adventurous activities and many National Trust houses and gardens all within easy reach, Quist Cottage is the perfect location for a traditional break in the lovely county of Somerset.

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


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20 Customer Review(s)

  • Miss Carter

    “Really lovely cottage, cosy and well set up.”

    Log burner kicks out a lot of heat! The photos don’t do the house or garden justice. Fantastic stay, throughly recommended.

    Log burner kicks out a lot of heat! The photos don’t do the house or garden justice. Fantastic stay, throughly recommended.

    - Miss Carter, May 2021

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About the location


Chard 5.3 miles; Taunton 12.5 miles; Yeovil 14.6 miles

A town and civil parish in the countryside of south west Somerset, Ilminster lies in a desirable position for exploring the south of England. In close reach of both the Blackdown Hills and the Dorset Area's of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town makes an extremely scenic base for those seeking outdoor wonder, with plenty of activities to entertain all tastes. The parish includes the charming hamlet of Sea, combining to offer a good range of pubs, cafés, restaurants and takeaways for all of your culinary requirements, as well as a selection of supermarkets and independent shops to take your pick from. Taking its name from the River Isle and its large church of St Mary, Ilminster also benefits from a rich history, with its art gallery and concert hall once being a sixteenth-century grammar school, as well as a traditional Edwardian-style clothing and soft furnishings store named Dyers letting you get a real feel for the town's past. Enjoy a show in the town's theatre, Warehouse Theatre, or venture to the nearby historic town of Yeovil, offering wonderful retail experiences, an impressive golf club, pleasant parks and gardens and much more, with the Yeovil Railway Centre being a particular wonder. The National Trust property of Montacute House is in easy reach too, with its impressive Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design, alongside charming gardens where you can while away the hours, or venture into one of the nearby AONB's for all matters of outdoor adventure including walking, cycling, horse riding amongst remarkable vistas. In reach of Chard and Taunton, as well as the famed town of Glastonbury with its world-renowned music festival, Ilminster makes the perfect holiday base at any time of year.

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Note: Note: Pets are charged at £30.00 per pet, per week (or short break)