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Church Farmhouse

(Ref. 27206)

Winsham, Somerset Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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110 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property, great character."

    Nice quiet location with the coast only a short drive away. Has everything you need.. already booked again!

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely splendid property."

    Perfect for a family get-together, but equally cosy for a couple. Everything you could possibly want is provided, including a delicious home-baked cake! The owners are friendly and helpful. The area is rich in things to do, excellent walks, and places to eat, even in January. We have already re-booked.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jan 2024

  • "Well equipped and beautifully clean and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely, perfect for our needs and in a lovely location."

    The owners were so friendly but not in our faces, so we could relax and enjoy our stay. They have created a beautiful place to unwind and we're so incredibly helpful when we needed it.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Nov 2023

  • "Myself and 3 friends stayed at church farmhouse on 10th November for a long weekend, and we wished it was for longer we truly didn't want to leave."

    From the moment we walked in it was warm and welcoming from the lovely home made lemon drizzle cake and everything you could possibly need and more. It is situated in a lovely peaceful village but a good location for going out and about. The owners Deborah & Trevor live next door and were super welcoming and suggested places to visit and lovely pubs to eat in, but wasn't intrusive. We were sad to leave, but would 100% recommend staying here, and hope to come back to stay again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2023

  • "My friends and I can back to stay at The Church Farmhouse, after staying there 4 years ago."

    We loved it that much! The house is amazing! Really cosy, and plenty of space. The kitchen and living room were very spacious. We’ll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Sunil5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is the PERFECT place for a cosy cottage trip."

    I truly couldn't recommend it enough. The location is brilliant, tucked away from everything and everyone with a beautiful walk route right across the road. The house itself is absolutely stunning, theres a lovely big dining table in the kitchen and the living room is cosy yet spacious with a fire to keep you warm. The bedrooms are all adorable with incredibly comfy beds and plenty of extra blankets if needed. Deborah is so lovely and even let us go see the ducks in her garden. There were plenty of snacks and eggs from their chickens put out for us, including an extremely delicious cake! (Thank you so much guys) The best place to spend my birthday, can't wait to go back again.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay, The house is beautiful and very cosy."

    It was a pleasure to meet Deborah and Trevor, they were very welcoming and helpful. We had a lovely time and very lucky with the weather. We will definitely be returning . Thanks again Sally, Paul, Rebecca and of course Poppy

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2023

  • "WOW! What a wonderful house to stay for your holiday."

    Apart from being cosy and comfy we have never stayed anywhere so well equipped with everything you could possibly need, home from home definitely. The owners Deborah and Trevor are such a lovely, helpful couple and are very happy to share their knowledge of the area. We only stayed 3 nights and next time we definitely want to stay for longer. Carol & Reg from Burgess Hill

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "My friend and I loved our stay at the farmhouse."

    Its comfortable with all the luxury of home. We loved the village and friendly people and the closeness to the coast. The countryside is stunning. Our hosts were joyful and lovely to us and we could ask for nothing more. Thank you Denise and Debbie

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week staying at the cottage."

    It was a real home from home. We were a family group of eight humans and two dogs. The cottage was spacious, comfortable, tidy and well equipped for all our needs. We appreciated all the interesting information which the hosts provided about the history of the house as well as things to do in the local area. All information was up to date and the personal recommendations were helpful. The hosts were friendly and welcoming, even keeping an eye on the dogs for us when we went out for the day and left them behind at the cottage. We would happily recommend the cottage and the hosts.

    Reviewed by Phil And Inge5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic property with everything you could need."

    Very friendly and helpful hosts too.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in great location."

    Owners next door were very nice, there to help but not to intrude. Easy reach of a lot of tourist attractions. Dog proof garden and good walks around the village.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a really lovely family break for my husband’s 70th birthday."

    The farmhouse had everything you could want or need. The owners were fantastic nothing too much trouble, my granddaughter visited the chickens and collected fresh eggs. The dog friendly garden was secure for our two dogs and we made use of the outdoor patio furniture for evenings alfresco. Thanks again for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful holiday home, could not wish for anything else."

    Everything was provided. The hosts are both marvellous. The setting is ideal. We will definitely be using this home again in the future

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a lovely place for a family get together to celebrate a 65th birthday !"

    We loved the cottage itself, as well as the village, and surrounding countryside. Our dogs were made very welcome, and the area is great for dog walking. We appreciated the host's own artwork on the walls, very beautiful. All of us had a very relaxing holiday, and would love to stay again. Thank you for making it for us.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a very happy, very comfortable stay at Church Farmhouse - it’s a lovely house, spacious, full of character and very very well arranged and equipped."

    Specially loved the warmth of the Aga when making early morning tea, and the roses climbing up round our bedroom windows. Deborah and Trevor were very kind and helpful, and our grandchildren loved playing with the dogs and collecting the eggs - which we all loved eating, so fresh and tasty. Thank you Deborah! Winsham is a lovely little village in one of the most beautiful parts of England. So altogether a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful house, so much more than we expected."

    Would 100% go back

    Reviewed by Amy-beth5.0Apr 2023

  • "If you want a country cottage with character and comfort then this is it."

    Without doubt the best equipped property we've stayed in and Deborah and Trevor are wonderful hosts , unobtrusive but always on hand to help if required. Blissfully quiet and yet situated in the village of Winsham with a great local shop and post office just around the corner.Quality furnishings throughout, it feels like you are staying in a home rather than a typical holiday let.Great for dogs with local walks from the doorstep and an enclosed garden.The guest book is full of glowing reviews from repeat visitors over several years which is testament to the quality of the property and the holiday experience as a whole.We are already planning our return for next year.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property owners who live next door are fab hosts, so friendly & accommodating and had thought about everything in the cottage, I couldn't think of anything that was missing!"

    Very warm & cosy, comfy beds, I could have stayed much longer.... it was a FIRST CLASS stay, thoroughly recommend x

    Reviewed by Tina Louise5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely property perfect for our needs."

    Welcoming owner. Clear communication

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Feb 2023

  • "We absolutely loved this house."

    It was a really good size for a family get together, but still felt cosy for just the two of us when the family had gone home. Everything you could possibly need was provided, including a delicious cake! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Dec 2022

  • "This was our third visit to Church Farmhouse and it was as excellent as ever."

    Deborah and Trevor are very welcoming and they have gone above and beyond to ensure their guests have everything they need. The cottage is charming, cosy, very well equipped and a real home from home. We would highly recommend the cottage to other potential guests. We will certainly be back

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Church Farmhouse."

    The cottage is warm, comfortable, quirky, beautifully maintained throughout and absolutely sparkly clean. It really exceeded my expectations. Comfy beds, a well-stocked kitchen / pantry, lovely views - I could go on. Owners Trevor and Deborah went out of their way to make us feel welcome, with personal touches like a homemade cake, card and flowers to greet us on arrival, but they were never intrusive and the cottage feels totally private while you're inside - the balance was perfect. We also had some specific requests before we arrived (we were holding a family get together with various different households arriving on different days / at different times) and Deborah couldn't have been more accommodating. Thanks so much for a terrific stay.

    Reviewed by Angharad5.0Dec 2022

  • "Family reunion post Covid."

    Characterful, homely, cosy and welcoming. Trevor and Deborah were superb hosts. The apple cake and welcome card were touching and unexpected. Attention to detail and provision for the needs of guests unsurpassed. The cottage is a tardis inside. We wanted to stay permanently!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the property albeit cut short due to commitments."

    The property was beautiful and the wonderful apple cake on arrival was just delicious. The owners were lovely and allowed our grandchildren to visit their ducks and chickens and also have fresh eggs, which they enjoyed. However, the property was not very clean, and many items were greasy and sticky. Cobwebs were all over the place, which was a disappointment. This did not affect our stay but the house could certainly do with a deep clean. On another note the frying pans were old and when used everything stuck to them as the non stick had worn off. We had a great holiday, loved the house, and enjoyed the area surrounding it.

    Thank you for this feedback. The issues you raise will be dealt with straight away. We are very sorry your experience fell below our usual high standards. Kind Regards Trevor and Deborah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy2.8Oct 2022

  • "This was a perfect cottage in the most quaint little village."

    One of the villages even gave me some garden seeds as we were walking back from the local pub. The cottage was better than we expected, large enough to host 6 adults, 2 children and a Labrador! The facilities were great and hosts respectful of our privacy but also on hand if we needed anything. On arrival, we were greeted by a home made apple sponge which was left with a note on the kitchen table. So many places to visit locally - would definitely recommend and we’d like to return. Thank you Deborah and Trevor xxx

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable property."

    Owners who live next door very friendly and helpful - there if you needed them but never intruding. Information pack they provided in advance of our stay was very useful for planning what we wanted to do during our stay.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2022

  • "A very comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this well equipped and comfortable cottage situated in a very pretty village."

    Our extended family of seven were very happy with the facilities although the tallest among us had to remember to duck to avoid the low ceilings! The owners were very friendly and accommodating.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "We stayed with our family at Churchyard Farmhouse for a week."

    The cottage suited our requirements perfectly. It was very comfortable and we are happy to commend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2022

  • "Church farmhouse is an absolutely fab."

    place to stay. Very comfortable and everything exactly like you hope to find. The owners are very welcoming and have thought of everything to make your stay a very happy one. They have put together lots of useful information about local things, the village shop, walks, places to visit and info. on places alittle further afield. We were meeting up with family, we did venture out as some lovely places to visit, but were very happy just to relax in the comfort of the garden. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Church Farmhouse."

    The property owners were helpful from the get go. Their suggestions for places to visit were perfect. We enjoyed visiting the hens and ducks that produced the eggs we had for breakfast most days, so lovely for being fresh. And we especially enjoyed using the garden, it was just right for the weather, whichmeantwealsomadegooduseofthebbq. Inside was comfortable with all facilities to meet our needs, there was nothing lacking. We certainly hope to return sometime.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "We spent an excellent week at Church Farmhouse, the location and facilities exceeded our expectations."

    The hosts have created a well equipped, relaxing holiday home which suited the three generations of our family, allowing us the space and comfort to gather together after the Covid Separation. Warmly welcomed into a family home, set in a friendly village, peaceful countryside surrounds and only 30 minutes from the Dorset coast.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "A really lovely cottage and setting."

    The house was perfect for three generations of our family. Great facilities and friendly owners next door with great tips on places to visit. We would love to go back one day.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "An excellent homely cottage , well equipped very comfortable beds and lovely welcoming lemon drizzle cake."

    The grandchildren enjoyed collecting the chicken and duck eggs which we all enjoyed for breakfast.. We all had fun playing the piano. The owners are very friendly and helpful and not intrusive. There are some lovely walks around this location which are very pretty, Very well situated for getting around the grandchildren enjoyed going to Pecoram. Would definitely recommend and use this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful weekend at Church Farmhouse."

    Deb and Trevor were very helpful and friendly without being intrusive. The welcoming cake, eggs and milk were a lovely touch and the Farm House exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Mar 2022

  • "I choose Church Farmhouse, after a year’s delay, to spend a special birthday with my family."

    From the moment we arrived , we knew the choice was a good one. The family kitchen was warm and welcoming, well stocked with utensils and a perfect window seat my granddaughter took residence in. The bedrooms were roomy, full of character with lovely uneven floors. The snug priced very popular with the grandchildren who could play games and watch TV away from the adults! An amazing real fireplace, which we lit whilst playing games in the evening, took centre stage in the spacious lounge. Surrounded by wonderful countryside, Winsham is close to the sea, whilst only being 3 miles from a main supermarket. Trevor and Deborah, the owners, live next door and were friendly and readily available should you need them. Sadly, we were unable to complete our weeks stay as the virus struck our family and , with heavy hearts, we returned home. But the memories made with my family we’re very special. Hopefully we can return to this special cottage, to complete our holiday!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful charming cottage which is bigger than you think."

    Very cosy, clean and great location. Very friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Feb 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Church Farmhouse, which is even prettier and better equipped than the photos indicate."

    Our hosts were friendly and available, helping us to feel we could really relax and enjoy the space. The village has a wonderful community shop just up the road and fresh milk is available from a nearby farm. We hopped in the car get to lots of wonderful beaches and interesting towns, and ate a delicious meal at the River Cottage Kitchen in Axminster, which allows dogs under the table. The local walks are good too - even the inevitable January rain and mud were less of a problem because wet jackets, dog towels and husbands dry fast by the Aga.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jan 2022

  • "We rented the property over Christmas and had a wonderful stay."

    The farmhouse has so much character and we especially enjoyed sitting by the fire and using the large, well stocked kitchen. Our hosts were very communicative and friendly and left us a rather delicious lemon drizzle cake. We were only a 5 minute walk away from the village shop and post office, which has all the supplies you could need. Even more convenient is the village pub which is less than a two minute walk. Winsham itself is well situated for walking in the fields, day trips to the coastline and many more activities. We will certainly look to book again in the future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, everything you could need for a very comfortable stay."

    Trevor and Deborah very welcoming. Really enjoyed our few days here, thank you

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic property, the best we’ve stayed in, every need is catered for plus lots of little thoughtful extras, very warm friendly greeting."

    Couldn’t have asked for better.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2021

  • "Would highly recommend this property."

    The owners were welcoming, helpful and generous. The house is beautiful, comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Nov 2021

  • "Thank you for such a welcoming and comfortable stay."

    Your lemon drizzle cake on the table when we walked in was such a lovely touch. The cottage was warm, comfortable, wonderful fireplace in the evening and piano to play on. Great beds for a good nights sleep too. The village is equally warm and welcoming! We had a fantastic week exploring the area during 1/2 term. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Aruni5.0Oct 2021

  • "What a delightful cottage."

    All our needs and wishes were met and then some. So cosy, so comfortable, a home from home. Delicious Lemon drizzle cake on arrival. Endless logs for the fire. We had a fabulous week. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely village."

    Just up from road from the village shop, we had everything we needed to relax. The owners had thought of everything and more to ensure we had what we needed. Definitely recommend to anyone looking to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great cottage in a tiny village in reach of great walks."

    great hosts with good recommendations of walks and food visits. Garden that is properly enclosed for the dogs. Little extras all round in case of forgetting anything which everyone Will do at some point! Lovely cake left! Comfortable rooms throughout.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Sep 2021

  • "What a wonderful house, so comfortable and a real home from home, plenty of loo rolls, hand soap etc, beds good quality, everything you will need in the kitchen, and if it isn't there then just mention it to the owners next door and they will sort it out."

    It was a great place for our grown up family to get together from all corners of England, and we spent most evenings around the large kitchen table. Would recommend. 5 stars

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Sep 2021

  • "The property was beautifully furnished with everything we could possibly need."

    The hosts were friendly and extremely generous; cake and fresh eggs were provided as well as lots of local knowledge on walks, places to eat and the best beaches. It was the perfect holiday accommodation for our family.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2021

  • "Arrived at the cottage and was greeted by the owner’s Trevor and Deborah who were lovely hosts, answering any questions and given tips in the area."

    The cottage was beautiful and so was the lemon drizzle cake. Cannot fault this holiday and is ideally situated for beaches as well. Janie

    Reviewed by J5.0Aug 2021

  • "Church Farmhouse is fantastic as are the owners Deborah and Trevor."

    We have stayed in numerous cottages but this was the best by far. Our 4 grandkids played hide and seek in the cottage and there are so many rooms with nooks and crannies that sometimes they gave up looking. There is a lovely private garden with seating and a BBQ perfect for star gazing in the night sky. Everything was spotless and the amenities were endless. The cottage is so full of character it was like going back in time. A lovely village shop and local pub 2 minutes walk away. Try the farm milk vending machine with many different flavours about 2 miles away. Don't forget to take your own bottle from the cottage. Thank you so much. Sonia and Ian

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Jul 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable stay over the past week."

    Attentive, friendly owners who provided great recommendations on things to do - in writing before we arrived and verbally during our stay. House is set in beautiful countryside with lots of walks from the doorstep and about 30 minute drive to the beaches. House itself was clean, comfortable and well equipped. Note low door lintels for those that are tall.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jul 2021

  • "Our family had a fantastic time, our hosts Deborah and Trevor gave us some great recommendations for good local food and bars."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful, spacious cottage with excellent hosts who were friendly and helpful."

    The cottage was lovely and warm and we appreciated the extra touches which made it a home from home. We would definitely rebook if we travelled to this area again!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2020

  • "Things that were missing in the cottage."

    Were, a pizza slicer, baking trays and a clothes airer. I slipped on the top step of the steep stairs and pulled tendons in my foot and hobbled for two days and still feel the ache now. The stairs are very steep and carpeted. I wonder if anything can be done to stop other people hurting theirselves?

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jul 2020

  • "Lovely holiday cottage Location very quiet, so needed to always travel out."

    Lots to do and see within 30 minutes Super nice and friendly hosts! Most amazing lemon cake on arrival

    Reviewed by Kerrie5.0Jul 2020

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Church House, the owners were very accommodating and welcoming."

    Would definately recommend staying here

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2020

  • "Had a lovely weekend at this cottage."

    Our party was 8 with 2 dogs and never once did we feel we were under each other's feet!! Plenty of room for all. The owner had left us fresh eggs, milk and a lovely home made lemon drizzle cake which was a lovely touch. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Feb 2020

  • "This was our second winter visit to Church Farmhouse and it is an excellent place, it certainly exceeded our expectations on our first visit and this time we knew what to expect and were not disappointed."

    The owners are very very friendly and it is a good central location. As with many cottages the stairs are quite steep for anyone with mobility problems but you get used to it and it is so well equipped. Everything you could need with the very nice touch of a delicious cake welcoming us all. A great experience. We look forward to returning there in the summer. .

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jan 2020

  • "Debbie and Trevor were very friendly and approachable."

    We were greeted with a lemon drizzle cake. They had also provided all the basics that one would need initially including a good supply of toilet roll. The cottage was very warm and comfortable. Everything seemed to have been thought about to ensure we had a comfortable and enjoyable stay. All the rooms were spacious and comfortable. We had to report a leak under the sink which they thanked us for reporting. It was dealt with immediately and we were compensated with a very nice bottle of wine. Debbie and Trevor were also very flexible about the time we left on our day of departure.

    Reviewed by Kathleen Ruth5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a lovely time."

    Owners were delightful and had left a cake for us, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, with off road parking, lovely inglenook fire which we lit both nights, comfy seating and also beds."

    Needed car, went to Lyne Regis during the day and to eat as no local places to walk to. Owners very friendly and welcomed us with lovely home made cake.

    Reviewed by Michelle3.8Nov 2019

  • "A lovely cottage - real character in a real village."

    A home from home - with the added comfort of a real fire! Hosts could not have been friendlier or more helpful.

    Reviewed by Eve5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage in a quiet village."

    Very warm and inviting with freshly homemade lemon drizzle cake on arrival. The owners lived next door so were on hand to offer ideas for walks and had there been any problems would have sorted them out.

    Reviewed by Tess5.0Oct 2019

  • "A beautiful, characterful large cottage that accommodated three generations of our family and our dog extremely well."

    Very friendly and helpful owners that lived next door. We loved the location of the cottage in a village with access to lovely walks from the door but also only a short drive to the coast.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2019

  • "The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful, was a nice touch to leave us a home made lemon drizzle cake and milk in the fridge on our arrival."

    The cottage was quiet, comfortable and peaceful and had everything we needed from a well equipped kitchen to toiletries in the bathrooms. The bedrooms were spacious and tastefully decorated with bed linen and fluffy towels provided. Centrally situated the cottage was a good base to explore the countryside and also the coastline a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Linda M5.0Aug 2019

  • "Night mare car journey going and returning because of the school holiday traffic."

    9 hrs and 7 hrs. You could suggest that people start the trip at 6 pm. Or you could book them in a Premier Inn as a package. Perhaps you could offer flights from Manchester to say Exeter with a hire car waiting at the airport even. The roads are going to get worse...........just a thought. PACKAGE COTTAGES.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage with lovely owners."

    They are very friendly and helpful. Little touches to the cottage made life easier for our arrival with the added benefit of a lovely cake waiting for us. This cottage is a beauty with plenty of space for all the family. I really hope myself and family can return in the future. I am already missing looking out over the garden from our room. It was the first time we took our little dachshund and our first as dog owners. He settled in so well and loved his holiday life.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Church Farm, Winsham."

    The welcome was good and our hosts available but not imposing with a wealth of local knowledge that enhanced our week. We have holidayed together several times now and have not found a better equipped kitchen on our travels. ideal for eating in when that was our preference. the beds were comfortable, which is ot always the case and we had sufficient space to spread out when we wished. A good place to stay.

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Jun 2019

  • "The ‘cottage’ is very well equipped with more equipment than usual."

    We did not want for anything. All rooms are spacious enough for at least 6 adults to enjoy a relaxing holiday and we managed 9 at the table one day and not too squashed!

    Reviewed by Bridget4.7May 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage and the people that own it are wonderful people very friendly and very thorough we enjoyed our fresh eggs on arrival and the children thoroughly enjoyed going with the owners egg collecting."

    Such a lovely cottage with so much character, very clean and the little things just make it feel so warm and cosy, there are so many things included in this property it surly is home from home. The kitchen provides everything you need from cooking drinks even baking cakes. The bedrooms are so spacious and hold lots of character and the log fire in the living room has such a cosy feel we spent many days relaxing in front the fine. We certainly enjoyed our time here and was sad to have to leave. We will deffinatly be back next year

    Reviewed by Jacquline5.0Apr 2019

  • "My family our dogs and I had a wonderful holiday at Church Farmhouse."

    The cottage was very clean and extremely well stocked with all utensils, crocks and mod cons we could have wished for. The Harris' were very welcoming and upon arrival we had some fresh eggs from their chickens and a lemon drizzle cake made by Mrs Harris. We had some lovely walks, one of which was straight from the door to Forde Abbey where we had a cuppa and a piece of cake. We also had a very nice roast dinner at The Bell Inn on Sunday. I would definitely recommend a stay at Church Farmhouse and would like to go again myself.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lots of personal welcoming touches from host."

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Mar 2019

  • "This is our second visit to Church Farmhouse in Winsham."

    We love it. The owners are friendly and generous with their eggs, cake and anything else we need. They equip the cottage so well. It is ideal for larger groups, from sitting together round the large kitchen table to spending time apart in the many rooms. It is in a lovely area with a great little village shop and a pub with a games room. Can't wait to go again. Thanks to Deb and Trevor x

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Feb 2019

  • "This is an exceptional cottage!"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2018

  • "The property and its owners were just delightful - didn't want to leave!"

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Dec 2018

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage."

    The only thing (which I mentioned to the lovely owners who live next door) is that on the picture booking details, it looks as if the garden is overlooked by another property. In fact it's part of Church Cottage itself which overlooks the garden. Log burner worked beautifully. The whole cottage was so comfortable.

    Reviewed by June5.0Nov 2018

  • "Excellent in every respect."

    Our hosts added lots of little touches to enhance our holiday experience. Old refurbished farm building. Modernised well but retaining its old world charm. Equipped with all utilities and appliances required for a stress free stay. Certainly one of the best holiday rentals we have undertaken to date.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2018

  • "Deborah and Trevor were perfect hosts, on hand to help out if needed and gave us lots of tips and ideas of places to go."

    The lemon drizzle cake and dog treats waiting on the kitchen table was a lovely touch and made us feel instantly at home. The cottage was immaculate, and a great place to stay, we would definitely come back here. Every little detail has been thought about and the household supplies cater for everything you could think of, and a whole host of things you haven't thought about. It really is a home away from home, and we were very sad to leave.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great location, right on the Somerset/ Devon border, cottage was lovely and the owners very friendly, nothing was too much they were always happy to help and had great knowledge of the area."

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was just perfect."

    Deborah and Trevor are excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2018

  • "Pleasant location with fairly easy access to places of interest."

    Stairs to the first floor are very steep. Lyme Regis is relaxed and fairly 'dog friendly' and Forde Abbey has lovely gardens. The Tytherleigh Arms is good for an evening meal in the region of £30 a head.

    Reviewed by Teresa4.4Jun 2018

  • "Superb property, extremely well appointed and very friendly owners."

    The lemon cake and free free-range eggs were an unexpected surprise, and very welcome! Very quiet location, and it was a joy to sit out and just listen to the birds sing. We had three generations of our family in the cottage and we had plenty of room for each to have their own space, as well as rooms where we could all be together. Thoroughly recommended; we had a superb time.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had an amazing week in this cottage."

    We were a family of eight which included two children. There was plenty of room, good size bedrooms and most comfortable. You could want for nothing, every detail has been thought of, a very well stocked cottage. The children enjoyed collecting the eggs and we enjoyed eating them. Best self catering cottage I have had the pleasure to stay in.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0May 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time here for a week, the holiday exceeded our expectations."

    The hosts were brilliant, cakes and fresh eggs on arrival and couldn’t do enough for us. The cottage has everything you would need and more and there is so much on your doorstep, we enjoyed fossil hunting in Charmouth and the Fleet air museum so name a few. We will be booking again for next year. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2018

  • "We had a lovely two stay at Chruch farmhouse."

    Seven adults and our beagle were made very welcome. Deborah and Trevor were so welcoming, supplying fresh eggs and a delicious homemade lemon drizzle cake. The house is fully equipt with everything you could need. Clean, comfortable and well worth a visit. We visited the market in Bridport which was worth a visit and then down to West Bay to a stunning beach. Thank you for a lovely weekend.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Feb 2018

  • "A wonderful cottage, with lovely hosts who provided for our every need."

    The homemade cake, marmalade and fresh eggs were a real treat. Can't wait to go again!

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Feb 2018

  • "Wonderful experience staying at this cottage."

    Cosy, warm, fully equipped, an absolute delight. Great interaction with owners who went beyond their duty to cater for us, the free fresh eggs was a lovely guesture. We do a winter cottage break each year and can say this certainly was the best.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jan 2018

  • "This was an excellent house, very easy to book, and excellently communicated."

    It's a lovely location, really well stocked, and a very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Dec 2017

  • "Trevor and Deborah are utter gems: they have created a gorgeous rural escape with every possible comfort, need and wish catered for."

    The cottage is fabulous; clean and well-equipped, not just in terms of the house itself but also recommendations of what to do in the area, where to eat, etc etc. We came as a group of friends but can see that children and dogs are welcome too - will bring them in future!! Nothing was too much trouble - I can’t recommend Church Farmhouse enough and the two ultimte endorsements which we all shared are: we would happily move in, and we would happily return! THANK YOU for a truly marvellous weekend!

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Dec 2017

  • "Church Farmhouse is such a lovely, charming cottage with log fires and an AGA, but the real difference was the effort made by the owners."

    We had fresh cupcakes on arrival and fresh eggs each day, then our children were invited to help collect the eggs which they hugely enjoyed. The cottage is extremely dog friendly too and the owners left suggestions for nice local walks. All the effort they go to means all we had to do was enjoy ourselves- tt all made a short break seem like a proper, relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2017

  • "The owners were really nice and very helpful and the cottage was beyond expectations we could not fault it cannot wait to visit again."

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2017

  • "The cottage was picture perfect."

    Lots of space, oak beams, inglenook fireplace and very tastefully decorated. The owner welcomed us with a tasty cake, honey and fresh eggs. Everything was spotless and had a lovely homely feel about it. We particularly enjoyed being able to sit round the large kitchen table for meals together in the very well equipped kitchen and then relax later in the large comfortable living room. A great location for lots of trips out so we didn't need to travel far to see lots of interesting places.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Sep 2017

  • "This was the best equipped cottage I've stayed in, it was very clean and cosy."

    The owners were very friendly and generous, leaving us a cake, some freshly laid eggs, some honey and new potatoes they'd grown. The cottage was spacious with plenty of room for everyone and easily equipped for 8. Would definitely consider staying here again.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.6Jul 2017

  • "Excellent host's and lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2017

  • "Very characterful, well appointed cottage."

    Owners were really friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our week.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.8Jun 2017

  • "The owners are very friendly and helped us in any way, we had a great time!"

    Beautiful old house!

    Reviewed by Friedrich3.8Jun 2017

  • "We booked the cottage for a family reunion."

    The cottage, which is most of an old farmhouse, really did sleep 8 (and our two dogs) in comfort. The bedrooms are all good sized, the kitchen table (in a beautiful farmhouse-style kitchen with Aga) seats 8, there are enough showers, it was easy to park our 4 cars either in the dedicated spaces or elsewhere in the village. We made use of the village shop and the pub (good Sunday lunch). Chard, only 4 miles away, is big enough to have several supermarkets as well as local shops. We used the cottage as a base to visit several coastal towns and Exeter; it was just an ideal location for us. The owners were friendly, efficient and helpful. We really enjoyed our week in the cottage & I highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Hedy5.0Apr 2017

  • "The cottage was beautiful and Debbie the owner was lovely."

    We were a party of 6 adults 2 small children and 2 dogs. Everyone was welcome. Comfortable, clean and very well equipped accommodation. Brilliant for touring local area. We would recommend it and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Jane4.8Apr 2017

  • "A lovely holiday!"

    The cottage was beautiful. The owners were extremely helpful and left us some lovely welcoming gifts. We hope to return again soon!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Feb 2017

  • "This is an exceptionally well appointed cottage."

    It's comfortable and warm with ample room for the six of us. It's also conveniently situated for both the coast and the countryside with pretty little market towns within easy reach. I managed to twist my ankle falling off a kerb and there was a very useful walking stick in the cottage!!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2017

  • "Lovely house with a homely feel; even nicer than the pictures with everything we could have needed."

    Beds extremely comfortable. Owners Deborah and Trevor friendly and helpful. Wish we could have stayed longer...

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2016

  • "This is a very comfortable cottage in a lovely area."

    The owners are on hand and are very helpful and welcoming. The gorgeous fresh eggs and cup cakes when we arrived was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.8Nov 2016

  • "Church farmhouse is a beautiful cottage with a wealth of period features."

    It is superbly furnished with great attention to detail, a home rather than just a holiday let. The views from the back bedroom windows are stunning too. The owners, Deborah and Trevor, welcomed us warmly with a freshly baked cake, ho ney from their hives, eggs from the chickens, fresh flowers in the sitting room and even doggy treats for our family's dog. We relaxed instantly. Also the information and communication from Sykes cottages has been very impressive.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Nov 2016

  • "Trevor and Deborah were wonderful hosts - the cottage is even nicer than it looks in the pictures and we were sad not to be able to stay longer."

    Reviewed by Sarah4.6Oct 2016

  • "Perfect for what we wanted!"

    Absolutely stunning cottage and the owners who live adjacent are lovely and so helpful! The extra touches in the cottage went above and beyond expectation! Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2016

  • "First time to ever book a rental cottage in the UK."

    Found the cottage and Sykes through an online search. Booked in this particular location to be close to my Aunt and Uncle's country home for a weekend of wedding festivities for my cousin. Winsham is lovely! The shop folks were wonderful the three times we bought goods there, the church beautiful. We missed going to the pub, and wished there had maybe been another pub with longer opening hours, but otherwise we were charmed by the village. The cottage itself was beyond all expectations though very well described and pictured on your website. It was SO comfortable, SO beautiful, SO clean, and the owners SO welcoming. Our only regret was that we had three major events each day for the wedding celebrations in a village nearby so couldn't spend as much time at the cottage enjoying all the comfort as we would have liked. My brother, sister-in-law and niece from America were with us and were SO impressed. My husband and I, who live in London would like to rent the cottage again and bring his adult children along for a quiet family weekend. If we book another cottage or rental sometime the first place I will look is Sykes. Payment, confirmations, directions, etc. all top notch. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth Anne4.8Sep 2016

  • "The cottage we stayed in was the best we have ever used - it had everything and ..."

    The cottage we stayed in was the best we have ever used - it had everything and more that you could possibly need a real home from home with lovely friendly owners - a place we will definitely return to in the future

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2016

  • "We thought that the owners Trevor & Deborah were terrific very friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by Anthony4.8Jul 2016

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, electric AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Dualit 3-in-1 coffee machine (Ground coffee, Nespresso Capsules, EPE pods or Dulit Coffee and Tea Capsules) Ground coffee will be provided but please bring your own pods
  • 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVDs, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Amazon fire stick enabling renters to watch there favorite subscriptions, accessed via Alexa remote
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Stairgate
  • Comfortable off road parking for 3 cars, possibly 4
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and pond
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There are steep cottage stairs, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or very young children
  • Note: There are some low doorways within the cottage
  • Note: There is a fenced pond in the garden
  • Note: The owner lives adjacent but separately from the farmhouse and has 3 dogs and 3 cats

The property

A charming and characterful attached former farmhouse, quietly situated in the heart of the attractive south Somerset village of Winsham on the borders of Dorset and Devon.

The cottage is a wing of the owner's barn conversion, believed to date back to 1750, and has been lovingly renovated to create a most comfortable holiday home.

Inside the spacious sitting room, you'll be impressed by the original beams and gorgeous inglenook fireplace, a sumptuous place to relax and toast your toes in front of the cosy woodburning stove.

The pretty farmhouse kitchen, with its warming AGA, will inspire you to conjure up some tasty treats for your group.

Upstairs there are four double bedrooms to choose from, the master bedroom benefiting from en-suite facilities, whilst the other bedrooms share the use of a really lovely bathroom complete with a roll-top bath as well as a shower.

There is a further shower on the ground floor ensuring none of your party will have to wait long to use the washing facilities!

For those who wish to relax away from the rest, there's a cosy snug complete with TV and a good selection of books.

Outside, on warmer days, make use of the small private garden with a patio, lawned area and a pretty fenced pond.

The local Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides many great walking opportunities, whilst for garden lovers there are a wealth of gems including Forde Abbey and East Lambrook.

Further afield enjoy the attractions of the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, or how about a day trip to the beautiful cities of Bath or Wells?

The stunning Jurassic Coast with the resorts of West Bay and Lyme Regis, are also easily accessible.

This super farmhouse really does offer visitors a warm and comfortable home-from-home holiday experience, in a most beautiful part of the West Country.

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About the location

WINSHAM

Chard 3 miles; Bridport 12 miles.

An attractive rural South Somerset village, close to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, overlooking the Axe Valley, on the borders of Dorset and Devon. Winsham offers visitors a friendly, lively village base, with lots going on locally, together with a thriving village shop and pub, which serves a good selection of real ales. Being situated on the Liberty Trail and the Wessex Ridgeway, there are plenty of walking opportunities affording wonderful views straight from the door, and those who love exploring beautiful gardens and country houses are spoilt for choice with Forde Abbey, East Lambrook, Barrington Court as well as Montacute House, used as a setting for TV's Wolf Hall, all a short drive. There's easy access to the whole of the Jurassic Coast, from the wonderful old Victorian seaside town of Sidmouth in the west, Lyme Regis, and West Bay right round to Abbotsbury, with its famous swannery and subtropical gardens to the east. Winsham provides a perfect village touring base for enjoying both the coast and the countryside in one of the West Country's most unspoilt rural areas.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas