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Celia's View

(Ref. 1117535)

Aller near Langport, Somerset Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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  • great (5)
  • clean (4)
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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful views."

    Lots to do cider shack well worth a visit.Splash and water park at bream also worth a visit a bit further out also has a amusement park next to it.Glastonbury and Clark’s outlet worth a visit.We enjoyed our holiday here and would recommend it to our friends and family.

    Thanks for your lovely feedback about our house Celia's View See you again soon Sue & Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved our weekend stay & definitely will be booking the holiday house again."

    Lovely smelling candles on arrival, great furnishings and very dog friendly pub 5 minutes away. It was a very enjoyable break for the four of us and the doggos loved the garden & the friendly fellow staffy next door. 10/10

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2023

  • "It was OK, we got there and the rear side gate was swinging open and some plastic recycling was blowing around, and a bit of the gate had come off, could of done with a washing line, seeing as a washing machine was there to use, and more saucepans would be useful, we had to purchase some!"

    ,the kitchen table chairs were past best all wobbly and uncomfortably' I don't think the cleaners had been for a while, judging by the cobwebs on the light in the front room,and the dried up flowers on the kitchen table, the sofa was full of dog hair as was the throws for the sofa, the bedding was clean, but the mattress took some getting used to, and bathroom was clean too, apart from that it's got nice views, and quite a nice place to say.

    Reviewed by Jason2.8Jul 2023

  • "A lovely house and garden - and great views."

    My only small issue was that it was somewhat dusty there, spiderwebs, dead insects etc there. House was otherwise clean though. Another small hiccup was that there was no cutlery! Everything else was great and we loved our stay here.

    Reviewed by Tina4.1Jun 2023

  • "A delightful place to stay."

    Lovely views from the property, plenty of wildlife. Short walk to the pub which was great and dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jun 2023

  • "Access to the parking space at the back of the property is via a very steep and narrow lane."

    There are then several steep steps to gain entry into the property, which we feel should be listed on the website. From the front there are two steps, again both of these are very steep. As a consequence, we would not recommend this property for anyone with mobility issues or young children. Also, if you are tall, you need to be careful of your head when coming down the stairs and the size of the bathtub if tall or of bigger build is likely to cause a problem. We were surprised when we arrived to find a lit candle unattended and music playing. Had this been a romantic weekend then it may have made sense, but for a family holiday it felt somewhat odd, not to mention unsafe. The two canned drinks left in the fridge as a welcome felt out of place, particularly with three adult guests on the booking - should we draw straws for who gets a drink!? It is a personal taste, but we would recommend an alternative welcome gift. In terms of the welcome pack, there is reference to nearby takeaways and it would be helpful for these leaflets to be included. We were disappointed that there was not sufficient space/storage for recycling in the kitchen area and it was unclear on what weeks the rubbish and recycling would be collected. We would encourage the owners to add the yearly recycling/refuse collecting planner to the welcome pack and label recycling and rubbish bins with ‘2’ to indicate that they are assigned to the property. On our visit, we could see a food waste bin, no other recycling bins were provided. Although the location was lovely, our holiday was interrupted by the presence of a gardener. We feel that such work should be limited to the changeover period, so as not to interfere with peoples’ holidays. Although we did receive an email just prior to visiting, this did not give a time of when the gardener was expected, nor did they introduce themselves to us. On arrival, they proceeded to open both front and back gates, which could have led to one of our dogs making their way on to the main road directly outside the house. This is unsafe and intrusive. With regards to the kitchen facilities there is a half-sized dishwasher, which didn’t get everything clean and meant this was on sometimes twice a day. Of note, the fridge has a small freezer compartment, rather than there being a separate freezer. Although there were a good selection of glass mixing bowls, there was only one large pan and one frying pan, which is not sufficient for a property that caters for 5 people. Similarly, there were only a maximum of 4 of each type of glass, bowl or plate. We would recommend adding in a few more pans, tongs, a sharper pair of scissors (those supplied were incredibly blunt) as well as providing a scouring pad/brush, foil and cling film (or state that people would need to bring their own.) It would also be helpful to have some a greater range of oven-proof dishes as well as traybake/cake tins etc. We did appreciate the washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and washing tablets. Of note, there were cracks in some of the glasses and we are unsure whether this was due to dishwasher use from previous peoples’ stays, but it was noticeable that they had been pushed to the back of the cupboard. The proportions of the tables and chairs in the kitchen were very uncomfortable, as we were leaning over the table. The chairs were incredibly uncomfortable, and we could not stay seated for any period of time before our backs become uncomfortable. This meant that we gave up trying to play the board games we had brought with us. During our stay, the garden space was lovely and sunny. Unfortunately, with no parasol there was no way of giving shade. An outside barbeque would be great. Again, the outside seating offered only caters for 4 people - 2 single chairs and a bench that only fits 2 people comfortable. In terms of the bedrooms, the quality of the beds and bedding was very good. However, it may be worth being mindful that future visitors may require the option of hypoallergic duvets/pillows etc. We do think the comment regarding “ample” storage space in the bedrooms is questionable. Only one double bedroom had a hanging rail. The other double bedroom had an over the door coat hook and the single room had 4 coat hooks. This was fine for us as we were having a mini-break, but would not be sufficient if staying for longer. We do note that the listing does not state that you provide WiFi. However, this is something which we feel would be worth revisiting particularly as the phone signal for 4G/5G was incredibly poor within the property and gardens. If guests are willing to pay, there is a BT HotSpot option, so if WiFi is not going to be offered this could be mentioned in the listing? During our stay the TV itself lost signal which was disappointing, especially as it had only basic TV channels. When we have had previous holidays, we have found the TV remote has offered the function of logging to your Netflix/Amazon account, which has been great but this would require a WiFi and a Smart TV. Although our stay could definitely have been better, this property does have a lot of potential and we hope that the owners will take on board our feedback.

    Reviewed by Caroline1.9May 2023

  • "Celia's View is a lovely place in a great location."

    On arrival we found the (narrow but navigable!) track to the parking space at the back of the house, and let ourselves in without any hassle. The house was extremely warm (26 degrees!!! We started off by turning all the radiators right down!) and inviting. It took us 24 hours to locate the cutlery, which was hiding in a secret drawer within one of the kitchen units (boy, did we feel like idiots when we eventually found it!). We were disappointed that there was no cheese grater, but it was a minor inconvenience and the rest of the kitchen was lovely to use: excellent cooker and plenty of cupboard space. It would have been handy to have a few more glasses (not quite enough for a family of 4) but we managed. We did find an intriguing number of abandoned dog toys under the beds and sofa, which amused the children no end, and the bathroom cabinet was not that clean on the inside, but otherwise the house was spotless. We were visiting in February, so we didn't much chance to enjoy the garden, but the children did enjoy feeding the sparrows that live in the hedge at the front of the house, and also visiting the amazing play ground just down the road. Perfect location for travelling to nearby places, and all in all a super holiday location.

    Thanks for your feedback on Celia's view. We have rectified several of the things you noted,the cutlery drawer location is emailed to all now, plus all doggie balls in a special place. Glasses purchased,plus cheese grater. As it's our first time in the business so we are still learning, and it's a new clean property which we intend to keep improving on. Many people have now stayed and they love it. Hope you will return soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cathy4.4Feb 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with electric fire
  • Electric central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed front and rear gardens to relax in
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note: This property is not suitable for people with mobility issues due to the amount of steps leading to the property

The property

Langport 2.6 miles.

This spacious property sits on a country lane in Aller, just a few miles from Langport.

Presented to an excellent standard with exceptional views across the Somerset levels, Celia’s View makes a great base for families looking to escape normality.

The open-plan living space is well-equipped for a short break, offering an electric fire and arrangement of seating, along with a TV for movie nights.

The designated chef can take over the kitchen, offering a host of integrated appliances, including a washing machine so you don’t have to pack your entire wardrobe.

After preparing a delicious meal, settle down at the dining table and toast to a long-awaited break with your nearest and dearest.

Step outside to the garden, complete with plenty of seating so you can enjoy a drink in the evening.

Whisk away to the first floor, home to two doubles and a single, both neutrally presented and hosting ample storage space.

Awaken from a leisurely slumber and freshen up in the bathroom, complete with bath and shower over, so you can best decide how to prepare for the day.

When you’re ready to explore, Walkers and cyclists will have found their haven with a plethora of scenic country trails just moments away; keen twitchers can also visit the wildlife-rich RSPB Ham Wall to catch a glimpse of the resident starlings.

Just a short walk away is a great pub, offering a variety of meals with Sunday roasts and live music, whilst the bustling town of Langport is nearby and is home to a variety of lovely architecture and many wonderful eateries, including the welcoming Black Swan and The Rose & Crown Inn, cafes, restaurants, and takeaways, as well as well-stocked shops where you can pick up fresh produce and antiquities.

Why not head to Glastonbury, renowned for its music festival and remarkable abbey remains, along with the Somerset Rural Life Museum, a wealth of shops and the imposing Glastonbury Tor with its landmark 15th century tower.

Enjoy a day out at the seaside and watch the tide come in, Brean Beach is a dog friendly beach just 25 minutes away.

Or try your luck at paddle boarding locally at Langport.

Bike hire for the family is also available in Langport.

If you like Antique hunting, try Ilminster or Langport.

We recommend a lovely day out in Somerton with art shops and homemade scones in the market square opposite the Buttercross.

At the back of the house is a large hill, at the top is "Aller & Beer Wood Nature Reserve" with a vast array of wildlife to see with fantastic views over the over the levels of the house.

Many stately homes are within a 20 mile radius.

However you choose to spend your time, a break at Celia’s View is sure to bring fond memories.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Street 6 miles; Glastonbury 10 miles; Burnham-on-Sea 15.5 miles; Exmoor 30 miles; Bath 33 miles, Lyme Regis 32 miles

The ancient market town of Langport lies at the heart of the Somerset levels, at the crossing point of the River Parrett, mid-way between the county town of Taunton and Yeovil. Its central location makes it a thriving hub for local villages and an ideal base to explore the surrounding area, as well as the Somerset Levels, one of England’s most unchanged Landscapes. The ancient beauty and diverse wildlife of the area makes it one of the landscapes that have inspired many artists and photographers as well as drawing visitors from all over the world. The surrounding countryside teeming with pretty villages and quiet country lanes with footpaths and cycle trails to explore the picturesque Somerset Levels. Somerset is rich in wildlife and is one of the country’s top areas for birdwatching. It also offers a heritage railway, where visitors can take a trip on longest standard gauge line in the country. This is an excellent touring base for the area, with the stunning town of Glastonbury just over ten miles away, noted for its famous music festival, it also benefits from an array of superb amenities and displays a stunning abbey, Clarkes Shopping Village at Street, Wells Cathedral, Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge all within an easy drive. If a day at the beach is what you're after, the seaside town of Burnham-on-Sea is easily reachable and offers a range of amenities as well as its wonderful sandy beach. Avid walkers can make the most of the nearby Mendip Hills AONB and features magnificent walking and cycling country. Travelling slightly further afield; to the south you'll find many places of interest; the beautiful fishing port of West Bay, the Jurassic Coast with Lyme Regis and the artisan town of Bridport with its markets and music venues or the historic cities of Bath and Wells.

Please note: This property is not suitable for people with mobility issues due to the amount of steps leading to the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas