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The Wagon House

(Ref. 915882)

Bicknoller, Somerset Show on map

4.3

Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a small issue with a couple of radiators not heating up, when mentioned to our lovely hosts it was sorted immediately, thank you."

    Everything else was just as we wanted it to be. We may well be returning.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Oct 2023

  • "A beautiful property in a beautiful setting."

    A real home from home. What an amazing barn conversation. Owners lovely and so helpful. Will 100% be returning.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "The double bed seems aged & sinks slightly into the centre."

    A shower in the bathroom would be an improvement. This is a working farm so don’t expect perfection. The owners were perfect hosts.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Apr 2023

  • "Everything was great apart from the poor/non existent wifi, which because I unfortunately have to work is a necessity."

    Not such a drawback for me as I could bluetooth to the phone but could be for others. The chickens coming to visit in the morning was great fun. Gary and Jackie are great hosts, lovely people

    Reviewed by Andrew Douglas4.1Apr 2023

  • "Love the Wagon House and this was second stay."

    Its secluded and olde world. It is in a very unspoilt part of the country with excellent walks and stunning views; close to some beautiful villages and the Somerset vintage railway line is just a bonus.

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0Dec 2022

  • "We loved The Wagon house, so charming in a safe and enjoyable environment for the family."

    Beautiful part of the UK, we look forward to staying again in the future, thank you from the Covillers family.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property would benefit from having a proper shower rather than an old fashion push on rubber fitting."

    Reviewed by Stuart3.8Sep 2022

  • "My father and I enjoyed a lovely weeks stay."

    The cottage was comfortable and quiet and in a beautiful setting. Having lived in a property over 400 years old in Yorkshire we appreciated the age of The Wagon House and the History attached to it. We were able to access some spectacular places on and around the moor, in particular Red Stag Safari, Dunster Castle and Porlock Weir, where I bought another jug for my kitchen. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful and I hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Heather4.1Sep 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the Wagon house."

    The property is very rustic, with most of the basics. A few things which could be improved: The lack of shower was very disappointing especially as the base of the bath was damaged so bathing scratched your back. A small investment in a shower hose that’s fits to taps would make a huge difference and I know this was available in other properties. The cleanliness was fine at face value but then there were spiders everywhere, we found a used pair of boxers in the room we were using for our kids and when retrieving our sons toy cars on a regular basis it was clear that the furniture had not been cleaned under in a long time. The hessian rug in the lounge was extremely uncomfortable especially for young children who crawl round on the floor. Big positives though: The quiet outdoor space and the fact that you can BBQ outside the accommodation were great and made our stay really social. The owners are very friendly and helpful and the fresh eggs were fantastic. The stream on site made a great afternoon/morning activity for our son to play in and race his boats.

    Reviewed by Chris3.1Aug 2022

  • "Pleasant 4 day stay st The Wagon House."

    Friendly hosts. Great location. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2022

  • "My daughter and I had a great time at this cozy Wagon House in this beautiful spot in the Somerset countryside."

    Thank you for the friendliest hospitality. Thinking back to our stay I would suggest adding a handheld showerhead to the bath tub and adding a small fence or hedge on the patio by the front door for a little more protection. But these are really small things. I fully appreciate the wonderfully restored old buildings and all the work that has been done to preserve this place! Thank you again and I look forward to returning one day.

    Reviewed by Christoph4.7Jul 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, beds were very comfortable, facilities were good."

    Very rural, the lane was tricky at times but authentic.

    Reviewed by Sara4.1Feb 2022

  • "Great place to stay, just to let you know the leg of the coffee table is close to falling off (forgot to say when I saw you)."

    Another lamp in the lounge would be really useful and an outside light. Thank you for your hospitality, it was such a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Nov 2021

  • "The children and I have had a great halfterm."

    Hopefully will be back for next year. X

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely owners."

    Very friendly. Bedding is rather dated but very clean

    Reviewed by Stuart4.1Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful rural location and great for family and the dog."

    The cottage was lovely with everything you could need. A very welcoming retreat after a hectic year.

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Aug 2021

  • "Loved our stay did plenty of walking and enjoyed the countryside, lovely place had everything you need great value"

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Jun 2021

  • "The claw footed bath is not easy to get in and out of if you are older or have difficulty with joints and mobility."

    Reviewed by Geraldine3.8May 2021

  • "Staying at the Wagon House has been idyllic."

    Gary and Jackie gave us a warm welcome. The house is full of character. We enjoyed being on the farm, seeing newborn lambs, watching the chickens. This is an ideal situation for exploring the Quantocks.

    Reviewed by Felicity4.4Apr 2021

  • "This cottage really isn't worth its 4 star rating."

    Although the conversion has been done very well, the lack of cleanliness and cobwebs everywhere, lets the cottage down. To make matters worse on the first morning we found food spilled out over the floor, and the next day saw a mouse. I find it hard to believe that the owners weren't aware of the mice, as droppings could be seen in the corners of the rooms. According to the website the property has an 'attractive pretty patio area with table and bench' this proved to be very tired and the 'attractive claw foot bath' with its chipped enamel has definitely seen better days. I feel we have been overcharged for the property considering the experience we had, and would welcome a refund.

    Reviewed by Owen1.3Jul 2019

  • "We loved our stay on the farm, our toddler loved all the animals, tractors and walks through the fields and woods."

    The Wagon House is a beautiful building with so many interesting features, with lovely seating areas at the front and back to make the most of the sunshine. We felt that it could do with some new towels and a refresh of the bedding as they seemed a bit dated and let the property down a little.

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Apr 2019

  • "We were expecting 4 * facilities as quoted on your brochure."

    The beds were comfortable & clean and the family very welcoming. However there were very old cobwebs over the ceilings and behind furniture and the windows were very dirty inside and out. The oven and microwave had been cleaned well but when we used them a toxic smell was given off from the cleaning fluids used which made me gag! The bath is impossibly deep to climb in and out and the rugs on the floors have seen better days. Definitely not 4 star accommodation.

    Reviewed by Diane1.9Sep 2018

  • "Very welcoming and friendly."

    Lovely cottage, well equip. Comfy beds. Towels were a bit too small.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Aug 2018

  • "We had a very comfortable and relaxing week in this beautiful part of Somerset surrounded by rolling hills ."

    The accommodation was very comfortable and the bedrooms were cozy and dead quiet. Fantastic deep bath. If we plan another trip to Somerset, Sykes cottage will be our first choice. Thanks so much for a wonderful time. J/L

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful little cottage, We really enjoyed our stay the kids loved going for little walks down to the stream!"

    Only thing is they need a new frying pan i couldn't cook pancakes or fried eggs on it they just stuck to bottom.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.6Feb 2018

  • "Most enjoyable break."

    Cottage most comfortable and the scenery and surrounding countryside superb. Gary and Jackie were most welcoming. Will go again

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage and location, pity the local pub was not a bit closer!"

    !

    Reviewed by Dawn4.8May 2017

  • "Owners of the cottage were very friendly and welcoming."

    As it's on a working farm, we got to see Lambs being born and even got a cuddle with one! Beautiful surroundings and acres of land to freely roam.

    Reviewed by Gary4.8Apr 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and single sofa bed
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private front patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Please note: There is a £300 Good Housekeeping Bond on this property.

The property

A charming wooden clad farm cottage all on the ground floor, so ideal for the less able.

Full of character with wooden floors, vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and an attractive display of farm equipment, this splendid cottage is ideal for couples or a small family.

There is a sitting/dining room with plush furniture for relaxing in front of the TV after a day's walking, and leading off this room is the delightful fitted kitchen.

The double and single bedrooms share a bathroom with attractive claw foot bath, ideal for a long soak before bedtime.

At the front of the cottage is a pretty patio area with table and bench overlooking the farm yard where chickens and cats freely roam.

Note: This property is next to Refs. 915883, 915850 and 915884, together they sleep 21.

Meadowsweet Farm Cottages

Bicknoller 1 mile. Meadowsweet Farm Cottages are set adjacent to an attractive 15th century farmhouse, in a delightful peaceful rural position one mile from Bicknoller Village. The cottages are close to the beautiful Quantock Hills in North Somerset and only 5 miles from the spectacular coastline. These stunning converted farm buildings, close to the mill stream and set within 30 acres of working farmland, offer a unique farm stay for families and groups of friends, with views of the West Somerset steam trains, green meadows and lush woodland to wander into and chickens, lambs and ponies for children to admire. All four cottages have retained their interesting features such as exposed rustic oak beams, stone walls and wooden floors but have been well furnished to provide a comfy, cosy farm cottage with a friendly welcome from the owners who are only too happy to share their rural life with guests. They would be delighted to introduce you to the friendly farm cats, and encourage you to collect and buy fresh hen eggs and other items for a tasty farmhouse breakfast. The cottages are dog friendly and guests are free to wander the farm meadows and woodlands with their pets, or relax alongside the stream and listen to the plentiful birds, especially the arrival of the swallows in Spring. Within a mile is the pretty village of Bicknoller, nestling on the slopes of the Quantock Hills and having a useful village shop, a welcoming pub serving local food and ales, plus footpaths leading up into the hills with breathtaking views of the surrounding unspoilt countryside that inspired the famous poets Coleridge and Wordsworth. The Coleridge Way, a 36-mile footpath, follows in their footsteps all the way to Porlock on the coast and provides some stunning walks where you may possibly spot the native red deer that roam the hills. There are some fabulous beaches just 5 miles from the cottages, such as Blue Anchor which is dog friendly or Watchet which also has a pretty harbour and interesting shops. These Somerset cottages offer a chance to stay in a historic property with a choice of fine inland scenery and a dramatic coastline.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location

BICKNOLLER

Watchet 5 miles; Taunton 13 miles; Bridgwater 15 miles; Burnham-on-Sea 25 miles;

Whichever way you approach the village of Bicknoller you are met with one of the most charming and picturesque villages on the Quantock Hills.The village is full of beautiful thatched houses, a village shop and an old thatched Inn, which provides a warm welcome. The village lies on The Coleridge Way, a long distance path running along The Quantock Hills towards the North Somerset coast. The Quantock countryside is among the finest in England and was the first to be awarded the national status of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and Quantock Common is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The hills provide almost 50 square miles of open heathland, woodland, small villages and farmland, with some beautiful countryside for walking, horse riding and bird watching. Within a short drive of Bicknoller are Dunster Castle, West Somerset Railway, Hestercombe House and Gardens, Clarke's Retail Village, Glastonbury Abbey, Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge and Exmoor.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas