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St Margaret's Cottage

(Ref. 925543)

Tatworth near Chard, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Enjoyed our time in the cottage."

    Ideal position for visiting Dorset, Devon and Somerset, all within easy reach.

    Reviewed by David4.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely clean cottage."

    Excellent base for Lyme Regis, Beer, Seaton,Charmouth etc

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage and perfect for our family break, a few qwerks as you expect in an old cottage but lovely, everything you could want and more for a holiday."

    We had a 4x4 and we parked with no issues so please dont let that put you off. Plenty of space in the lounge and dining room for us all. Thanks so much.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7May 2022

  • "Really looking forward to our long awaited holiday."

    At first glance were impressed. We went into the Kitchen then the Bathroom and so shocked at the very poor cleanliness of both rooms. We did not expect to come away on holiday to clean our holiday let to a standard to which you claim to make in this covid era. some of the appliances in the Kitchen ie the fridgefreezer, had mould and food debris around the door seals and also the microwave is rusty inside the cooking compartment. We did not cook in the kitchen as it is not my place to completly clean the kitchen. We could go on but there isnt enough space. We had to completely clean the Bathroom, the shower door was so dirty you couldnt see through it due soap scum and lime stains. It looked as though it hadnt been cleaned for a long while. On top of this 3 of the venetian blinds where broken, the one in the main bedroom could not be closed properly so no privacy. Wardrobe in main Bedroom smelled very unpleasent so did not use it. also not safe as my husband went to open it, it fell on him. The doublebed in the main bedroom was awful

    We take the cleanliness and maintenance of St Margaret’s Cottage very seriously and actively encourage our guests to report any issues as they occur by providing mobile numbers and email address. We did not hear from the guests at all during her stay and therefore were shocked to get this review. If she had complained at the time, we would of course have visited ourselves or sent our cleaners and caretaker to sort out any issues. When our cleaners arrived after the guests completed her stay there was no evidence of any cleanliness issue. The blinds have since been repaired, which is something we would have done at the time, if we had been made aware. Since receiving the review we have checked and there is no unpleasant smell in the wardrobe and the wardrobe is fixed to the wall. The double bed is very comfortable, as we often stay there ourselves, Guests who stayed afterwards have made none of these complaints. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah2.5Aug 2021

  • "Cottage was great apart from a few niggles: 1)."

    Lack of a full-size bath. I appreciate the bathroom has been made out of the original master, which restricts the space available but placing the toilet next to the sink (i.e. ditch the cupboard between) would have allowed room for a corner bath. 2). As explained in a phone conversation to the owners, the mixer tap on the bath / shower was stuck on very hot and the plastic release switch doesn't work. 3). The cottage description hints that access / parking is tight but it really is VERY tight. I was just about okay with my Vauxhall Insignia but, should anyone book the cottage with a slightly wider vehicle, they are going to have real problems getting in and out. I think this could be made clearer in the description, because I don't think clients with large vehicles are going to be very pleased if they have to park in a nearby road and haul all of their stuff round there by hand. 4). The large cooker extractor hood - I banged my head on it several times, it is too big and sticks out too far into the kitchen. Apart from that all was great, thanks.

    Reviewed by John4.1Aug 2021

  • "The holoday was great."

    The owner sent hooid communications. Sykes sent communications in triplicate that were not needed. I know to leave a cpttage clean and tidy and when payments go out and to have money to cover. A simple, your payment received with thanks and have a good journey home at the relevant times would suffice. I understand you didn't consult with the cottage owner about the" end of holiday" e mail and ypurs was totally inaccurate. Goodbye Sykes cottages.

    Reviewed by Viv4.4Jul 2021

  • "St Margaret’s cottage is as you’d expect for a West Country cottage, compact, quaint and in tight country lanes!"

    If you have a large wide vehicle not ideal, but a mid size family car you’ll be just fine. It’s well equipped and a fantastic base for exploring the coast. Sykes booking system was very straightforward with lots of communication emails. The owners communication was spot on and detailed. We would be very happy to stay in the future.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Jul 2021

  • "Firstly. the acess by any larger car would be impossible secondly the double mattress is of poor quality i did not sleep well"

    Reviewed by Barry4.1Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    The cottage and location was perfect for our family of 4. It was like a home from home, it was so comfortable and had everything we needed. The local shop and park is very convenient and it's an easy drive to all the local attractions. Thank you so much to our hosts who communicated well throughout our booking and stay and we look forward to coming back soon.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2021

  • "We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay for a week away."

    The cottage was perfect. And even with the current COVID issues, it was still cosy and welcoming. It has all the standard facilities you would expect, and was very clean. The beds were really comfy, But could have done with thicker duvet covers, but we took blankets in case we got chilly. It’s within driving distance to most popular places, such as Lyme Regis, Bridport and west bay, which were all within a half hour drive away. The only small downside to it is the access. I have a Toyota CHR, and I had to drive extremely carefully down the lane, even with my wing mirrors in I had very little room for manœuvre. Anyone with a 4x4, i.e evoke or bigger, would have difficulty gaining access to the property. Having said that, once your used to the width of the lane, it becomes easier! All in all, we had a brilliant stay, and would recommend anyone to visit this quaint cottage and village. Thank you to Mrs Dawson, for making it as homely as possible given the current situation. We will definitely return

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was generally as described and a great location for visiting local towns etc."

    Given the current C19 pandemic and the extra cleaning that we were expecting to have been done we were disappointed with what we found, there were issues relating to the property that should be addressed: Lounge - the central heating radiator didn't work at all, there was a small oil filled radiator at the other end of the room not sure if this was supposed to be in addition to the CH system or extra. We propped open the dining room door and this allowed the heat from there to circulate into the lounge. There weren't cables from each of the TV boxes to the TV and no instructions. A small bin would have been useful. Dining room - very comfortable and homely. Kitchen - when we arrived all the crockery, glasses, cutlery etc. had a dusty/gritty residue as the dishwasher didn't seem to be able to rinse properly - probably needs a good clean. Some of the cupboard door were dirty with grease and finger marks. The non-stick cooking trays has burned on residue from previous use which was easy enough to wash off but should not be for us to do on arrival. Bedrooms - the double bed made us roll toward the middle, it wasn't until the last morning we discovered that the longitudinal bar underneath supporting the middle was in fact toward one side. As a result of this one of us slept in the twin room where the bed was in fact very comfortable, but not what we had wanted. Bathroom - the shower screen was very dirty with limescale and has obviously not been cleaned for many months.

    Reviewed by Martyn3.4Sep 2020

  • "Great base for exploring all the local attractions quiet and tranquil it was a ..."

    Great base for exploring all the local attractions quiet and tranquil it was a cosy cottage to stop in had a really relaxing holiday would highly recommend stopping here

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and location, very quite, yet close to do Chard and Axminster."

    Plenty of space with good facilities and very clean. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jason4.7Feb 2020

  • "We were impressed with the quiet and tranquil location,the cottage was fitted out to an extremely high level,and the area was a perfect base for touring Dorset,Somerset and Devon!"

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2020

  • "Nice cottage ."

    Plenty to do nearby. But it was a little disappointment: first we did not enjoy the garden which was very small and you could access only from the kitchen, there was steps and a big wooden self closing door so you could not see the garden from the house and so could not see the ones outside from the inside. The other bad point is that the door between the dining room and the kitchen does not have the standard height and so both of the adults bumped our head at a time or an other and quite strongly for my part which was not pleasant at all as you can imagine. We found the cottage smaller than expected. Nevertheless it was not expensive for the area so it is worth the price. A welcome pack would have been appreciated.

    Reviewed by Fabienne4.1Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location, plenty to do if you don't mind travelling a little."

    We were there during the Lyme Regis Carnival week which was an added bonus! The villiages of Beer and Branscombe were very picturesque leading to lovely beaches, more to do in Beer if you have children, definitely worth a visit. Local pub 'YE OLDE POPPE INN' very friendly and lovely food. Cheddar Gorge an hour away with outstanding scenery. Overall had a fab holiday and would definitely recommend. Loved all the inspirational plaque quotes around the cottage. Thank you Mr and Mrs Turner & Ruby! X

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2019

  • "Really comfortable, nice and warm, great place and quiet location."

    Lovely part of the country. Only negative the fridge and freezer doors are the wrong way round but could be changed.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was really lovely and we enjoyed the week."

    The cottage was very well furnished, clean, warm, and comfortable and with everything we needed on hand. Lots of thoughtful comforts. I even got used to the creaky springs in the double bed! The owner had advised us of the easiest way to drive in and out of the lane, but we did have issues parking and manoeuvring with the Freelander and had to park on the road. Yes! we would certainly come again.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Sep 2018

  • "Great position for exploring"

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Aug 2018

  • "The only thing missing was a clothes airer to hang washing on,as the line was very short & in the bushes, but this is a tiny niggle in an otherwise lovely,comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2018

  • "What a way to start our holiday in England St Margaret's Cottage was wonderful very spacious, very clean, lovely décor everything you need in the kitchen."

    Lovely little backyard with seating and cloths line, very pretty village great base to explore from coast to coast very sad to leave would highly recommend make sure you stay a week lots to do in all directions. Thankyou so much we will be back .

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2018

  • "This place was amazing, we love it so much we wanted to pick it up and move it , ..."

    This place was amazing, we love it so much we wanted to pick it up and move it , it was so quite, and peaceful, and every thing in the cottage was outstanding, I would recommend this cottage, to anyone, thank you very much for a lovely time, Ian & Petra,

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2017

  • "Spacious and clean."

    Two tv's is great for us with differing interests. Lane is narrow, but fine after parking first time.

    Reviewed by Keith4.4Sep 2017

  • "Warm & cosy for a winter stay."

    Very quiet location. Very well equipped cottage. Excellent.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth Ann5.0Dec 2016

  • "Tricky parking ok once we got use to it ."

    Bath needs a hand rail ( but we are pensioners) it was warm and cozy and well equipped , had a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Sep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with gas flame-effect fire
  • Sitting room with open fire..
  • Gas central heating with gas fire and open fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, slimline dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, sound bar, DAB radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for fire available from local store
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private front seating area and rear courtyard, both with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk
  • Note: Two steps down into kitchen from dining room
  • Note - Property unable to accept bookings taken within 5 days of Holiday date
  • Note - No work groups
  • Note: There is a pub in walking distance ( 5-10 mins)

The property

A charming, semi-detached cottage, dating back to 1880, tucked away down a little single-track lane within the South Somerset village of Tatworth.

The village is also known as South Chard and is just three miles from the town of Chard itself, near the borders of both Dorset and Devon.

This lovely period cottage has been renovated to an extremely good standard, offering a delightfully comfortable home-from-home in Somerset.

It has two bedrooms with windows overlooking the adjacent little lane, a bathroom where you can enjoy a soak after a long day outside, and a well-equipped, narrow galley kitchen, access from the dining room down two steps.

The dining room has a warming, woodburner-style gas fire and a TV, meaning it can double up as a social space once dinner is over.

The cosy sitting room has stairs to the first floor and features a warming open fire providing a further place for your group to socialise.

Outside, there's a small private sitting area at the front and a private courtyard at the rear of the cottage, beside the little lane.

When the sun is shining, you can sit out here with a book, or enjoy refreshments whilst you discuss your day’s activities.

Close by are lovely rural walks to explore, whilst a short drive takes you into the nearby town of Chard, which offers an interesting selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.

There are several historic houses and beautiful gardens to visit within an easy drive, including Barrington Court, Forde Abbey and Montecute House.

Alternatively take the route south to the market town of Axminster, or take your buckets and spades and enjoy a fresh fish supper at the charming seaside resort of Lyme Regis.

A superb holiday cottage in a wonderful village location, offering a comfortable and convenient base for enjoying South Somerset, East Devon and West Dorset.

Note: This property is adjacent to Ref. 14229, together they sleep 9.

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About the location


Chard 3 miles.

The delightful Somerset village of Tatworth, sometimes known as South Chard, is quietly situated close to the borders of both Devon and Dorset. There are many attractive properties locally, including ancient cob and thatched houses, and there are many local walks and cycle routes close by. The nearby lively town of Chard, just three miles away, offers a good selection of shops and a variety of restaurants and inns. The surrounding countryside close to the Chard reservoir offers an interesting habitat for wildlife and birds, a super place for nature lovers to spend time. Whilst there's a wealth of interesting country houses and gardens to visit nearby, including the National Trust's Barrington Court, Montecute House and Forde Abbey. Alternatively, take the easy drive to Dorset and Devon’s scenic Jurassic Coast or the short drives to Lyme Regis, West Bay, Sidmouth and Beer. An interesting holiday base at any time of the year.

Note - Property unable to accept bookings taken within 5 days of Holiday date. Note - No work groups.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas