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Hazel Cottage

(Ref. 1136466)

Ilminster, Somerset, Somerset Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "Lovely and comfortable cottage close to local amenities."

    Plenty of places to go within a short distance. Parking area is only suitable for a small vehicle.

    Reviewed by Beth3.8Aug 2023


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Rear patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed and there are steps to the exterior; please take care

The property

Hazel Cottage, a delightful, two-bedroom abode is nestled in the historic market town of Ilminster, Somerset.

This pet-friendly property is the perfect base to explore the nearby amenities and the stunning Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, accommodating up to four guests, ideal for couples, families, and friends alike.

Be welcomed by an off-road parking space, sought-after in the area, before stepping indoors to reach the living/dining room, the social hub of your home; here you can relax as a family after a day of adventure and plan your upcoming itinerary.

The kitchen and utility space are well-equipped with all the essentials needed for a self-catered stay, where you can keep on top of your holiday washing and whip up delicious meals; if the weather allows, enjoy mealtimes outdoors upon the rear patio, dotted with pretty blooms.

Two well-appointed bedrooms await upstairs, a double and a twin, whilst the bathroom is located on the ground floor, with the convenience of a bath with a shower over.

Begin your explorations locally where a short walk takes you into Ilminster with its independent shops, eateries, pubs, and cafés await you, including Alice Temperleys' new and exclusive cocktail bar!

Take a short trip to the nearby village of Barrington to visit the 11th-century Barrington Court, a Grade I listed, National Trust manor house, and meander through the picturesque grounds before stopping off at the café for a cup of tea and slice of cake.

Venture a little further to the village of Montacute, home to the 16th century Montacute House, a majestic Elizabethan mansion.

Outdoor enthusiasts will relish the opportunity to explore the many beautiful walks in the surrounding countryside.

The history, culture and beauty of Somerset is yours to enjoy from the comfort of Hazel Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


  • Barrington 3.7 miles, Montacute 10.8 miles
  • Corton Denham 20.9 miles

Ilminster was mentioned in the Domesday Book as a popular settlement and by Tudor times was a thriving town. Unfortunately a fire in early Georgian times burnt down much of the town though some old timber framed buildings can be found. Fortunately donations rolled in and the Georgians rebuilt the town in their own, often imitated, style using the lovely warm yellow stone from nearby Ham Hill.
A walk up Ham Hill is invigorating and walkers often find the pub near the top a welcome stop. The view from the top shows off most of South Somerset. From Hazel Cottage a walk up Herne Hill is more gentle and it gives a wonderful panoramic view of Ilminster. There is of course the walk to Donyatt to see the statue of the evacuee and a lovely walk across the fields to Perry’s Cider Orchard where you can relax in the cafe or go for a walk to see the cider being made. The tourist information office based in the Meeting House in Ilminster can give you details of all the other walks around town.

There are a number of pubs and restaurants in the town with take aways including Indian, Chinese and of course fish and chips. A recent newcomer is Alice Temperley (who has designed dresses for the Princess of Wales) and under the historic building which houses her offices (though she has kept a presence in London) there is a lovely cocktail bar either inside or outside in the beautifully decorated courtyard. Her outlet shop is nearby! There are also some lovely specialist food shops as well as two supermarkets.

Of course it is a historic area with many National Trust properties such as Barrington Court and Montacute House nearby. A lovely walk from the centre of Ilminster is to Dillington House where Lord North lived while Prime Minister. Other places to visit nearby include Haynes Motor museum and the aircraft museum at Yeovilton.

No description of Ilminster is complete without mentioning the Warehouse theatre which seats 150 people and puts on many excellent plays and shows throughout the year. When planning your visit why not look on their website and see if a show coincides with your visit.
Finally on the first Saturday in October Ilminster has ‘Carnival’ when a two hour procession goes through the town from 8pm. Floats, some of them with 20,000 bulbs, are in competition with each other and teams spend a year preparing their float. Entries come from all over Somerset. A spectacle everyone should see at least once in their lives. It is always good humoured and very enjoyable by all ages.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas