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Starlings Roost

(Ref. 1045995)

Ashcott, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Great experience at Starlings property, we loved the hot tub, we found it very family/kids friendly, we all had an amazing time."

    We also found the area very quiet, and friendly neighbours, just what you need for a relaxing getaway. We will return for sure

    Reviewed by Daniel4.4Dec 2023

  • "Such a lovely property!"

    This is our second visit to starlings roost and it didn’t disappoint! The property is modern, comfortable and in a perfect location to explore Somerset. The Xmas touches were a great touch and made it a home from home. If we had any feedback a second telly in one of the bedrooms would be appreciated, a bedside light for the main bedroom would be a good addition and maybe some heaters for the conservatory/dining room. I know we visited in December but the conservatory was so cold we ended up not using the room and had dinner every night in the kitchen. It was a shame as it was a family get together and we wanted to celebrate Xmas early. Overall though great stay and we will certainly visit again!

    Reviewed by Cameron4.7Dec 2023

  • "Lovely Bungalow wish dinner plates would fit in Microwave other than that had ..."

    Lovely Bungalow wish dinner plates would fit in Microwave other than that had great time and looking forward to coming again next year

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely loved staying here, brilliant facilities very clean !"

    Very modern ! Great location , we loved the hot tub and beds were so comfy too ! Loved they had everything you needed neighbours lovely too, Local pub was just a short walk away dog friendly and great food. Deffo will stay here again we loved everything.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a very pleasant stay, used the hot tub daily, the only slight issue was that the hot tub goes on and off throughout the night, and because it’s right below the main bedroom window it disturbs your sleep."

    We turned it off and just remembered to turn it on 30 minutes before we wanted to use it. Street is a lovely town, with everything you need with in a 10 minute drive.

    Reviewed by Jonn4.1Aug 2023

  • "It was a lovely property, but unfortunately upon arrival we noticed quite a bad ants nest in the conservatory."

    This was quite off putting. We contacted the owner, who sent someone a few hours later to clean it up. There was ant traps already down, so this must have been an ongoing issue. Throughout the holiday there were more dead ones and live ones. Ants and ant flies. We couldn’t avoid walking through due to needing to take our dog out in the garden. We had to pick the dog up to walk through. This was the main thing that spoilt it as my daughter was highly anxious and it wasn’t very nice for us either. Despite this we made the best out of a bad situation just so we could enjoy our once a year family holiday. The drive wasn’t very nice to park on, due to it being so steep. Also, one of the days when we arrived back from a day out, a car was parked outside the property waiting for us. We thought it was the owner and maybe they wanted to check the ant nest. I spoke to the man and soon realised he wasn’t the owner at all, he stated that the property was for sale and that he wanted to come and look around the property. I informed him we were on holiday and this wouldn’t be possible. We then informed the owner as it seemed quite suspicious. The neighbour was lovely and I would highly recommend visiting Cheddar.

    Reviewed by Lyndsey2.2Jul 2023

  • "The property was comfortable and was equipped with everything needed during our stay."

    The hot tub was a hit with everyone. Outside the property could do with a little TLC

    Reviewed by Robin4.4Jul 2023

  • "We had a nice Monday to Friday stay at Starlings Roost."

    The bungalow had everything we needed and was clean and comfortable. The rear garden was secure for our dog and the hot tub was lovely. The bungalow was situated at the edge of a quiet residential area in a quiet village. Not many facilities in Ashcott itself (which is a small village) but it was a good base to explore, with the RSPB reserve, Glastonbury and Wells just a short drive away. Only one complaint: can we order better weather for next time please?Despite the rain, we still enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely bungalow in a beautiful location."

    Close to Glastonbury, Wells and Street.. Hot tub was a great extra. Could have done with a non slip mat for the bath. Only criticism was that on arrival the dish washer was full of dirty dishes, but it wasn't an issue. The garden is secure and pretty, suitable for dogs. We had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely place."

    Very central to many places. Clean. Comfortable. No problems

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, deceptively large."

    Spotless throughout. Well-maintained gardens, very private. Hot tub was amazing! Ashcott offers many dog-friendly walks and is close to attractions. Seeing deer and marsh harriers at RSPB Ham Wall, under 2 miles from the cottage was a great experience! Biscuits, prosecco and other goodies, including dog treats left by the owner of the cottage were much appreciated. For a relaxing break in the country, we cannot recommend highly enough

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely week, but should be noted that the drive way is very steep, welcome pack was a bit light missing milk and white sugar."

    Nice touch with the bottle of Prosecco and flowers. Beds was comfortable and Slept well.

    Reviewed by Steve3.8Apr 2023

  • "Cosy, comfy, ideally located and perfect for our requirements."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2023

  • "It was a lovely cottage/bungalow in a beautiful village."

    The hot tub was great. The heating/fire were amazing. To top it all we have an electric car so the car charger was game changing. Thank you!!!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2023

  • "We chose to have a winter break at Starlings Roost so that we could do some walking and to see the birdlife."

    It appealed to us because of its close proximity to RSPB Ham Wall - it's a 5 minute drive away and we were very fortunate to be treated to some exceptional starling murmurations at RSPB Ham Wall. We went every day at sunset. We also visited at sunrise to see them lift off, as we knew where they had roosted the night before, and this experience was just as magical with no-one else there.....as long as you can drag yourself out of bed in the dark! The cottage was very clean and bright. It was particularly cold weather whilst we were there in January and the cottage was very warm and cosy. Both the kitchen and bathrooms are modern and well equipped. We slept in the king sized bed and found it to be very comfortable. We had a small problem/unexpected issue whilst we were there (which was not the fault of the cottage owner) but the owner responded immediately and resolved the matter within a couple of hours for which we were very grateful.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2023

  • "Perfect property for our stay near Ham Wall and other reserves."

    It was warm and comfortable, with the added bonus of a hot tub.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "A great stay."

    The drive is on a slope but navigable. The village pubs do not serve food early week, which is out of the owner's control. Nevertheless, really good accommodation and excellent customer service by the owners with plenty of places to visit.

    Reviewed by Edwin5.0Oct 2022

  • "The bungalow was extremely comfortable with plenty of room for all of us."

    The garden area was great for spending time in hot tub or relaxing in seating on deck listening to birds and bees. Lovely large conservatory for dining/playing games and lovely views on sunrise and sunset. Plenty of space in all the bedrooms.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2022

  • "There was a lack of wardrobe space and no dressing tables with mirrors which was a little disappointing ."

    The driveway is incredibly steep. Some folk with mobility issues would find it difficult however the property and garden are lovely .

    Reviewed by Stephanie3.8Jul 2022

  • "We have just returned from a wonderful week at Starlings Roost."

    The bungalow was very comfortable and equipped with everything that we needed, with lovely touches, such as fresh flowers and a welcome pack. The EV charge point was very welcome and removed the anxiety around charging which has marred holidays elsewhere. The location was ideal to walk out to the local nature reserves and a relatively short drive to several other places we wanted to visit.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely stay at Starlings Roost."

    The property was very comfortable, clean and welcoming. Fresh flowers in every room, a welcome pack of prosecco, tea, coffee, biscuits, jam and treats for the dog was a lovely touch, thank you. Loved being able to see Glastonbury Tor and Walton Hill from the bedroom and conservatory. The garden is private and enclosed with a hot tub which was a luxury as was having an ensuite and a family bathroom. Street is only a 10 minute drive away and was the most convenient place to get the shopping (Sainsbury's). The Ashcott Inn was extremely welcoming with a helpful, enthusiastic team and yummy food. The property is well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "Photograph on the Sykes webpage showed countryside view and did not reflect the bungalow was actually on a housing estate."

    A bit misleading. Local shop was permanently closed.

    Reviewed by John3.8Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and extremely welcoming."

    We all really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Jun 2022

  • "The property was overall very good if not fantastic."

    A couple of things to note for the owner, the ensuite toilet didn't look clean when we arrived, and the settees could be improved for comfort. It would be helpful to have a clothes airer we could put up inside the property incase it is raining, and finally it would be helpful to have non-slip bath matts in both bathrooms or a handrail for safety as we all found the trays slippery. For 6 people the wardrobe space was very tight. Lovely touches were the welcome pack, plenty of towels and all beds were extremely comfortable.

    Reviewed by Keith4.4May 2022

  • "A great property in a beautiful location with everything you could possibly need."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

  • "Thank you for an absolute stunning stay."

    The house has been renovated to a fantastic standard, with a modern feel. The welcome pack was lovely and the fresh flowers made the house homely. The property is situated in perfect location for exploring Somerset in every direction. 2 minor suggestions and at no point did they hinder our holiday would be a secondary television in a bedroom (I know not everyone wants a tv when they go on holiday but it does help in an evening) and a folding laundry Airer as it’s easy to dry things in the conservatory and go out for the day. Only small suggestions but would make a big difference. We had a lovely week! Would happily recommend and will come back anytime! Thank you

    Reviewed by Cameron4.7Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful bungalow, well equipped with everything you could possibly need!"

    Disappointed to find the local pubs and restaurants all remained closed during our stay.

    Reviewed by Erin4.7Apr 2022

  • "Had a great stay here at the weekend."

    Lovely bungalow with added benefit of a hot tub. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and plenty of towels provided. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Everything was ‘ as per programme."

    ’ The cottage was in a quiet village with an excellent dog friendly pub within a 5 minute walk serving 1st class food especially their Sunday Dinner - The Ashcott Inn. The cottage itself was dog friendly and had all the facilities we needed. Small conservatory was great for eating in and back garden with hot tub was great. All in all it was a first class break.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jan 2022

  • "This was a great choice for our family get together."

    The bungalow was warm, clean and comfortable. There was a fully equipped kitchen which we made use of, which included a microwave which you can’t quite see in the photos. There were some nice touches, such as toiletries, cakes and fizzy wine. There were plenty of towels provided, including one for a dog if you bring one. You can see Glastonbury Tor from the property, the hot tub was a bonus, we had a great stay and we’ve recommended the bungalow to our friends.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at starlings roost, we booked solely for the hot tub and we absolutely loved it, the children also had so much fun."

    The bungalow itself was clean and comfortable, the beds were lovely and we all enjoyed a lie in both days. It was the perfect little getaway that we as a family needed, thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Roxanne5.0Dec 2021

  • "House was lovely and very welcoming."

    The house could do with a full length mirror and some door mats as we found that we were lacking these.

    Reviewed by Megan4.7Nov 2021

  • "It was lovely clean nice touches eg flowers and wine enjoyed the t Hot tub beds ..."

    It was lovely clean nice touches eg flowers and wine enjoyed the t Hot tub beds were super comfy really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Nov 2021

  • "The property was spotless and well prepared."

    The bottle of fizz was very much appreciated. Location is ideal for exploring Somerset. The hot tub was great. As mentioned by others the mattresses on the beds aren't great, and are probably due for replacement. The WiFi isn't great, and struggled at times. The settee and chairs in the lounge are practical as opposed to comfortable. The kitchen had everything you needed. The local pubs were okay, one doing food and one not, with neither open Monday or Tuesday. The cottage is on a quiet estate

    We have now replaced the beds and added an additional sofa. We will be looking at improving the WiFi as well. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Oct 2021

  • "Ideal location."

    The bed in the main bedroom was uncomfortable and the seating in the living room was not very comfortable either.

    Thank you for your feedback, we have added a new sofa and changed the beds. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam4.4Sep 2021

  • "Really lovely, bright, airy and clean accomodation and really good location."

    Lovely to be able to walk to the local pub for great food. The owners could put some full length wardrobes in and bedside cabinets beside all beds. Full length mirrors would also be useful and the mattress in the double en-suite bedroom could do with being changed - think a spring has gone! We did have to clear out the sink in the en-suite bathroom as the water was taking a long time to clear, once we had done this all fine. The cleaners probably ought to check when doing cleaning after stay. Very sensitive heat detector in kitchen which made cooking rather interesting!! Some pictures on walls would make a little more homely and a blind in the double en-suite bedroom would be good in the window looking out to the road!!

    Reviewed by Debbie4.4Aug 2021

  • "Newly refurbished house in a very quite area."

    Large driveway with a Car charger. Good sized rooms. The place was spotless. Felt very welcoming. Nice touch with fresh bouquets throughout the house. The hot tub was private and the kids enjoyed it. I could not recommend Starlings Roost more highly.

    Reviewed by Khaimraj5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very clean and a great base for sight seeing."

    The house itself was very well kept and had good appliances. Plenty of space and comfortable overall. Loved the welcoming gifts a very thoughtful touch. Clearly the owners are seasoned holiday letters. Very private garden. Hot tub was good but in direct sunlight so too hot to use in the current heatwave. Duvets very thick and too hot. A fabulous little holiday home worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Julia4.4Jul 2021

  • "Very Steep Drive To Park On,Recycling Instructions A Bit Vague,Well Equiped Bungalow,Nice Neigbours"

    Reviewed by David4.1Jun 2021

  • "Spacious Bungalow, great setting and convenient location for visiting lots of nearby attractions."

    The only issue we had was the mattress was way too firm.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7May 2021

  • "Immaculate bungalow."

    Good location. Everything you need, plenty of pots and pans and everything you would need. Hot Tub was very welcome.

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great place to stay for both humans and dog."

    Centrally located and easy to find. Superb local pub too. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Oct 2020

  • "Bedside cabinet in main bedroom on rt side needed."

    Beautiful comfortable bungalow in a peaceful location.

    Reviewed by Bernie5.0Sep 2020

  • "The location was great for us, for where we wanted to visit."

    nice to come back to a hot tub.you have everything there, home from home

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "We very much liked the personal touches in the rooms."

    The place was immaculate. Lovely welcome package. Really good/fast broadband. Fantastic hot tub. Some oven gloves and a hairdryer would be helpful additions, but this is not a criticism in any way. A perfect holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely modern pristine cottage."

    The welcome pack included lots of treats and the hot tub was an added luxury. Husband found the king size mattress too hard but I found it good for my back. The addition of bedside lamps would avoid having to get up to switch off the main light but couldn’t fault the accommodation otherwise. We ate in the village at the Ring O Bells and The Ashcott and would recommend both. Wells is worth a visit and the beach at Sand Bay north of Weston-super-Mare. We were unfortunately limited to visiting most of the local RSPB nature reserves as they either don’t allow dogs or only allow in certain areas.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower room, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room/sun room
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Electric car charging point
  • Garage for bike storage
  • Front lawn
  • Rear enclosed lawn and patio with hot tub
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Starlings Roost is a detached bungalow, offering superb countryside views towards nearby Glastonbury and its tor, in the quaint Somerset village of Ashcott.

The bungalow offers ideal accommodation for a family or group of six wanting to explore Somerset and the nearby Mendip Hills, with fantastic walking and cycling opportunities available from the doorstep.

Close by is the RSPB Ham Wall nature reserve, adjacent to the Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest where you can see a variety of birdlife as well as acres of woodland, meadows and lakes to discover.

Enter the newly renovated property and discover a brand new kitchen, fully equipped with all of the necessary appliances, including an oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, as well as breakfast bar area where you can enjoy a quick snack.

Meanwhile, the dining room/sun room is a bright and airy space to host group meals while admiring the picturesque countryside views on offer to you.

After dinner, retreat to the sitting room to relax on the sofa and throw on a family movie while the heat from the electric fire fills the room with warmth and adds to the homely feel.

When you're ready to get some sleep, you can choose from three spacious bedrooms, which consist of a twin, a double and a king-size with dual aspect windows, offering superb countryside views to the Tor, as well as a convenient en-suite shower room, with a family bathroom providing a shower over bath completing the interior.

Externally, there is a sloping driveway with parking for two cars, as well as a sloping front lawn, while to the rear, you will find an enclosed lawn and patio area with a hot tub, providing a relaxing end to your day.

Ashcott village offers a convenience store and several excellent village pubs, any of which serve food, within walking distance of the property, as well as a brewery and there is an annual beer festival with lots of entertainment and music, which takes place each July.

Five miles away is the picturesque town of Glastonbury, known for its world-famous music festival, as well as offering a good selection of shops and eateries, an abbey with links to King Arthur, the standalone hill of Glastobury Tor, topped by a 15th century tower and offering sweeping views across three counties and the Victorian pump house of the White Spring.

The market town of Bridgwater is approximately 10 miles away, offering museums, riverside walks, and for nature and wildlife enthusiasts, the protected salt marshes of WWT Steart Marshes and the Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserve.

For a beach day out, Burnham-on-Sea has a wonderful sandy beach, while walkers and cyclists will enjoy exploring the Mendip Hills AONB, filled with historic sites, fascinating caves and limestone hills.

Starlings Roost is a fantastic base from which to explore the countryside and coast of Somerset.

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About the location


Glastonbury 5.5 miles; Bridgwater 9.5 miles; Burnham-on-Sea 15.5 miles

Ashcott is a lovely, rural village sat in the Sedgemoor area of Somerset in southwest England. It boasts a handy shop, five welcoming village pubs as well as its own brewery. Ashcott also hosts an annual beer festival with music and entertainent to raise money for the local community and takes place each July. This is an excellent touring base for the area, with the stunning town of Glastonbury just over five miles away, noted for its famous music festival, it also benefits from an array of superb amenities and displays a stunning abbey. For fabulous shopping facilities, the charming market town of Bridgwater is well-appointed and is less than 10 miles away. 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 as well as fine architecture and much more.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas