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4 Bishops Cottages

(Ref. 1069979)

Wootton Courtenay, Somerset Show on map


  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a beautifully peaceful place to be."

    The cottage is well appointed with a very efficient and easy to use central heating system. Walked upto Dunkery Beacon and explored Dunster Castle. The village shop sells delicious quiches. Minehead is only 10 minutes away if you need more provisions.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We love the location of the cosy cottage in this peaceful village, and yet it is very accessible with a car to the amenities of Dunster, Minehead, with all of the Exmoor National Park area on the doorstep Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Oct 2023

  • "The location and garden are lovely."

    Any guests need to be aware of lots of steep steps in the cottage. Also be aware of very narrow lanes to the cottage as we had bike on back of car. Very remote no pub and little local shop only opens in the morning. Otherwise idyllic with big dining kitchen and very modern bathrooms. When we contacted the hosts they were very quick to respond.

    Thank you for your helpful feedback.The village shop also runs a bar on a Friday 5pm - 9pm, and Saturdays in the Summer.The nearest pubs are the Lion Inn at Timberscombe, and several in Dunster including the Luttrell Arms which has a commanding view of Dunster Castle from the garden. Castle Coffee House is highly recommended Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn3.8Sep 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay here; Wootton Courtenay was ideally situated for exploring both town and country, and the cottage itself was well-appointed and comfortable with a large, bright kitchen looking on to a well kept and private garden."

    As you would expect in an older property there are steps and low ceilings which may not suit every situation, but at 6' 5" I still managed to shower and manoeuvre, and we also noted that a downstairs bedroom had been added. A beautiful spot!

    Thank you for your feedback and helpful comments.We appreciate your comments about suitability for all, and are delighted you share our enthusiasm for the cottage and the surrounding area! The garden bedroom downstairs is not currently part of the offering to guests , however in the future with further improvements to bathroom facilities we may be able to include this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam4.7Aug 2023

  • "We have enjoyed our holiday in your lovley cottage very much."

    Exmoor, Dunster and the countryside is really beautiful. Everything was perfect.

    Thank you for your feedback Sabine We love this cottage and the area where we have lived for 20 years.We are always very happy when the village and surrounding area are appreciated by our guests also, and hope that you leave refreshed and relaxed after your two week break. with best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sabine4.7Jul 2023

  • "We have stayed in many cottages and will always give a positive review and recommend the cottage, if deserved."

    This cottage should be advertised as unsuitable for anyone with the slightest mobility issue. Every room is accessed via steps. The garden is particularly difficult, with several steps from the kitchen and more to reach the garden. The stairs are unsafe, when decending,. There are inadequate rails to enable a safe decent. My friend fell from the steps into the upstairs bathroom, and could have been seriously injured. There was no information regarding when the bins would be collected, WiFi was also not left for us to access. We had to email the owner. Also, there wasn't a visitors book for us to record our issues. We were relieved to leave the cottage, without an injury. I am of working age and walk in the Lake District regularly and I was cautious of the number of levels in this property. I do not write this review with any malice, merely to deter those who might, like us, find this property unsuitable.

    Dear Lesley Thank you for your review. We agree with your thoughts about the unsuitability of our cottage for elderly people or people with significant mobility problems. It is a very old cottage and, although modernised, the levels of most of the rooms necessitate a couple of steps up or down, which are visible in the photos posted on the booking website. We have made this more explicit in the booking description. Unfortunately, we were only made aware that your friend was aged 90yrs the evening before your arrival. As you know, we are happy for our guests to contact us, and did offer you to let us know if your friend found the staircase a major problem when you arrived as another solution could have been found either by us or through the Sykes office. We are sorry to hear that your friend fell on the two steps into the bathroom and pleased there was no serious injury. We did notice that the bracket to the safety glass of the shower had been dislodged, and needed to be rectified. It is always helpful for those that follow if guests report any losses or breakages. Although the council collects recycling on a Tuesday, we have a private arrangement so that guests arrive and depart with a ‘clean slate’. It is appreciated if the recycling can be separated as indicated on the label on the recycling boxes. The wi-fi password is on the rear of the router in the kitchen, and we have added this to the house manual 2023, and will consider your suggestion of a visitors book in the cottage. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley2.8Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage, but due to the wet weather I left earlier than planed."

    Unfortunately I couldn't get the heating on to the towel rail or the radiators so my shower towel and my clothes remained wet. Sorry but I did follow the instructions. Sorry but I did leave my loaf of bread in the bread container. Thanks Alan Casey

    Dear Alan Thank you for the 94% ! Sorry to hear you had one of the wetter weeks. The central heating and towel rail are very efficient, and we would have been pleased to have guided you through the switching programmes through contacting us by phone or email. Unfortunately we were not aware of your plight. I hope this will not deter you from coming again, and we would be happy to help.I will review the instructions in the house manual. Contacting the Sykes Cottages office is another way to contact us if there is a problem. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.7May 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x single
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair can be available on advanced request
  • Roadside parking available on a first come, first served basis
  • Rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Bike storage
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Barbeques and smoking are prohibited
  • Note: This property has low ceilings, please take care
  • Note: The single bedroom has a very low window, please ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Note: This property does not accept puppies
  • Please note; Its is a very old cottage, although modernised, it may be unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues due to the steps between rooms (as photographed).

The property

Nestled within the delightful landscape of the Exmoor National Park, in the quaint village of Wootton Courtenay, rests this charming holiday home, 4 Bishops Cottages.

Boasting a remarkable thatched roof and a traditional interior, 4 Bishops Cottages is a charming base to enjoy a romantic escape to the country.

Kick off your shoes as you step over the threshold and into this lovely cottage, heading through to the cosy snug to put your feet up and enjoy a moment of peace with a warming cup of tea after a busy day exploring.

Be charmed by the traditional character of the country-style kitchen, decorated with wooden beams and housing all of the modern amenities necessary to prepare a romantic meal for two, with an intimate dining table taking centre stage in the sociable space, where you can share a bottle of wine as the designated chef cooks up a storm.

After an action-packed day, retire to the sitting room to relax in front of the television, or if you're lucky enough to experience the warmer weather, take your celebrations outdoors with a seat on the patio, surrounded by the colourful and mature shrubbery of the well-maintained garden.

When sleep calls, head back inside and climb the stairs to the first-floor, where you'll find two delightful bedrooms, a singles and a double room, with the benefit of an en-suite walk-in shower, where you can freshen up before snuggling up under the covers.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and take a stroll into the heart of Wootton Courtenay, where you'll find a well-stocked convenience store, perfect for picking up any last-minute essentials, Take tea in nearby Dunster with it’s charming historic village and castle, or a walk along the secluded Dunster beach.

To add a touch of luxury to your fabulous staycation there are several find dining restaurants in nearby Dunston and Porlock Wier.

The coastal town of Minehead is within easy reach, boasting a remarkable stretch of scenic golden sand, enticing you to take a dip in the tranquil waters or bask in the suns rays from the beachfront.

Treat your significant other to a spot of fish and chips and a leisurely stroll around the harbour, or board a steam-hauled locomotive and take a nostalgic ride through the picturesque countryside of Somerset.

There's a plethora of walking, riding, cycling and hiking routes available from your doorstep, with Exmoor National Park stretching over 1000km of woodland, moorland and tumbling rivers, along with the South West Coast Path decorating the nearby coastline, providing panoramic views across the scenic waters.

Discover the hidden gem of Somerset with a stay at 4 Bishops Cottages.

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

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About the location


Minehead 4.1 miles; Lynton 17.4 miles; Barnstaple 32.9 miles.

Tucked away in the picturesque countryside of the Somerset West and Taunton district of Somerset rests the historic village of Wootton Courtenay. Encompassed in stunning scenery and set a stone's throw away from the dramatic coastline, Wootton Courtenay offers the best of both the coast and country. The pretty village has a well-stocked convenience store, perfect for picking up any last-minute essentials for your staycation. There's a plethora of sights and attractions within easy reach of the village, including the restored flour mill of the National Trust's Dunster Working Watermill, the scenic waters at Minehead Beach and the finest collection of owls homed at Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre. Across the border into the county of Devon is the charming seaside town of Lynton and the bustling town of Barnstaple, both well worth a visit. Wootton Courtenay is a marvellous base to discover the delights of this picturesque part of the country.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas