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Woodforde Cottage

Babcary near Somerton, Somerset (Ref. 4513)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location in a beautiful quiet village ..."

    Great location in a beautiful quiet village Cottage really quaint Lovely sitting out areas front and back Bathroom could do with a hard floor rather than carpet as this smelt a bit Garden could do with a tidy up But we had a lovely week

    Reviewed by HeatherJun 2022

  • "The cottage is an old house with a lot of lovely features."

    It is well equipped and was clean enough when we went. The instructions for equipment etc were clear and useful, as often I’ve been places where you spend ages trying to figure out how to use things. The bedroom with the twin rooms is small with two small beds that are not the best to sleep in. Parking is ok if you are only bring one car and I parked on the bit of space at the side of the bus stop, opposite the cottage.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2022

  • "This a lovely cottage."

    Cosy for three adults but may be a bit snug for four. The heating and hot water are a bit quirky but we quickly got used to the set up. The kitchen has everything you could need, the beds are comfortable and there are lots of interesting books. Looking at some earlier reviews: there were no signs of any cobwebs, the fridge looks very new and was clear of ice and the information folder was easy to find. We can thoroughly recommend the pub in the village which is a short walk away and does fantastic food.

    Reviewed by RogerFeb 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Had everything you needed, beds clean and comfortable. Kitchen well stocked with all the utensils you need. WiFi a bit iffy but considering where you are it’s to be expected. Can’t fault it, othan the welcome folder could do with being in plain sight! We didn’t find it till it was too late and missed recycling day. The recycling also needs to be made clearer for people from out of the area, there was loads when we got there that had not been collected cos it was all mixed up. I sorted thru it all and separated it all out but was too late to be collected and was no specific bin for glass. Other than that it was perfect.

    Reviewed by CarolynAug 2021

  • "While this is a pleasant cottage in a nice village, there are some obvious problems."

    First there is no clear parking space in what is a short narrow lane. The neighbouring residences have put driveways in their front gardens. No mention is made of this in the description of the let. Another serious problem is the plumbing. The hot water only works for a short time when filling the bath - it mysteriously stops and even more mysteriously, the cold water into the bath then stops too. Also, there is no shower. The kitchen sink almost always has no hot water at all. Also, the cottage shows signs of rather cursory upkeep. For example, the laundry basket was filled with dusters, dust pan and similar items, and had dirt in the bottom. Another example was the fridge freezer, which had not been defrosted for so long that we could not fit our icecream in it (it was a summer stay).

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage."

    Everything you needed for a perfect stay. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely, we enjoyed our stay ."

    A few things that could improve are the cleanliness- cobwebs absolutely everywhere, pillows and quilt need either replacing or washing . There are no facilities to wash hair , this should be made clear .

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "Lovely character cottage in a peaceful location."

    Just one small point to mention was the freezer needed defrosting and there was an ice cream stuck in there. Overall we had a lovely stay in a beautiful county

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2021

  • "This quaint little cottage is so lovely."

    Its well equipped, comfortable and homely. I would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by StevenJun 2021

  • "A nice welcome with a lovely card from the owners with tea and coffee and milk in the fridge waiting for us."

    Was such a comfortable charming old cottage my family had a great time- really easy with the dogs too with enclosed gardens front and back and beautiful walks all around us. Would definitely book again

    Reviewed by CeriMay 2021

  • "A delightful old cottage in very quaint village lovely pub called the red lion very nice food and good beer."

    Thank you Liz for renting your cottage,we was only going to stay for 7nights but ended up staying for 14 nights it was that good. So looking forward to our next visit. Well recommend.

    Reviewed by MalcolmOct 2020

  • "On arrival, the recycling bin (situated at the front gate) was overflowing with items on the path (we appreciate that waste collections are out of owners control) but this was not a great impression."

    Overall we found the cottage unwelcoming; the decor looks very dated and tired. Floor furnishings had seen ‘better days’.....particularly the bath and toilet mats. The bedroom door of the twin room was not attached to the doorframe at the top hinge, so moving the door was precarious ......not an acceptable standard. Unfortunately, our overall impression of the cottage was that it did not feel clean. The local pub, within 10mins walking distance was the saving grace.....welcoming staff and great food. Dog friendly as well.

    We are so sorry our cottage failed to meet your expectations. It is important to us that our guests enjoy our much loved cottage as much as we do, and always endeavor to resolve any issues as soon as we are made aware of them. We have passed your feedback about cottage cleanliness on to the company who prepare the cottage for us, and had a frank conversation with them about standards. I can only apologise about the bedroom door. We have of course now replaced the hinge, and explained to our caretakers the importance of informing us of any maintenance issues so we can address them as soon as possible. So glad you enjoyed the pub! It's a great village amenity. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebSep 2020

  • "A lovely quirky cottage in a small Somerset village."

    We loved staying there. Really enjoyed the log fires, the quietness and darkness of the village at night, great walks and the Red Lion pub just up the road. The cottage is very small, (I banged my head 3 times) and the stairs extremely steep. It is tired and desperately needs redecorating.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "One minor thing, would have been good to have had a few tea spoons."

    There was only one baby spoon. As a nice gesture a,pint of milk would have been nice. All other cottages we have stayed they left one Would stay here again as very cosy Many thanks for a great quiet break

    Reviewed by CorinneSep 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect, it was clean and homely."

    The only negative was the shower or lack of! The cottage location was good and we were able to visit lots of amazing places. The dogs enjoyed lots of new walks and enjoyed laying in the sun in the back yard of the cottage. I would definitely stay in this cottage again.

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    Shame not a shower [as partner struggled to get out of bath]

    Reviewed by BrianMar 2019

  • "The house could do with decorating in places such as window frames, bits of ceiling, the gate and the front door to make it more appealing when going in."

    Reviewed by JMar 2019

  • "Delightful cottage."

    Cosy, warm and well maintained. Obviously a much loved family home than a simple rental. Had a wonderful time with great walks which our springer spaniel loved. Nights in front of a roaring fire. What is there not too like. Sally, Mike and Bracken

    Reviewed by SarahJan 2019

  • "This is our 3rd visit to this cottage."

    It's a lovely cottage but over the 4yrs we have been it has gone down hill. Although inside is still clean the gardens have been left to run wild. The garden table had gone rusty with one of the legs broken and being held up by a flower pot with a rock inside . The photos that you have for this cottage is so out of date. On our first visit 4yrs ago the bottom stair was broken and it still is. Also my husband had to mend the front door lock. It's such a shame this lovely little cottage really is in need of some TLC. Will not be going back again.

    Reviewed by EricSep 2018

  • "This was a clean comfortable and cool cottage for us and our huskies."

    The local area has many great walks and sights such as Ham Hill Country Park which is well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by JosephJul 2018

  • "Loved Woodforde Cottage and the little village it was in."

    The cottage was really clean and comfortable and it had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2018

  • "Very nice cottage and lots to do in the area."

    Lovely village location and helpful neighbours. Steep stairs could be an adventure coming down. Car parking limited but adequate. Great local pub restaurant.

    Reviewed by SylviaApr 2018

  • "This is our second time at woodforde cottage, it is a cosy and delightful character cottage."

    The village of Babcary is scenic and very quiet and peaceful. In Babcary there are wonderful wildflower meadows these are a 10 mins walk from the cottage. Flowers are out in the summer but it is still great to have walk there, we never met anyone on the walks and went in September and March. The local Inn Red Lion serves delicious food and is a traditional and elegant inn. We have both enjoyed our stay and our dog has too, at this quaint cottage. The cottage has all the necessary essentials and a delightful front garden where all the wild birds visit to feed on the bird feeders. We always ensure we leave seed and peanuts for the next visitors as previous visitors have done. Glastonbury is half hour drive, RSPB Hamwall 1/2 hour, Glenda Spooner 15 mins and Chesil beach a little further. These are a few super places to visit. It is a central location to visit most attractions that Somerset has to offer and further afield.

    Reviewed by SophieMar 2018

  • "Good location for exploring Somerset and Dorset."

    Good local pub a short walk away. Nice character cottage with well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by TracyJul 2017

  • "Very nice cottage, Great location but can do with a shower."

    Reviewed by CNov 2016

  • "We had a great holiday with our dogs lots of walks and trips to the coast, for ..."

    We had a great holiday with our dogs lots of walks and trips to the coast, for us we need a bigger garden for our dogs but the cottage is lovely and cosy and we did enjoy our stay very much

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2016

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, very well equipped."

    Had a lovely relaxing week away.

    Reviewed by WSep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (2'6" beds)
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath and basin
  • Separate WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and open fire.
  • Night storage heating downstairs with electric fires upstairs and open fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, library of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking outside property
  • Enclosed front and rear garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Village pub 3 mins walk, shop 1 mile
  • Note: Steep stairs, may not be suitable for the infirm.

The property

An 18th century stone terraced cottage which oozes character, in the village of Babcary.

This Babcary cottage provides cosy accommodation full of homely touches.

Features of this Babcary cottage include exposed beams, a stone fireplace with bread oven, and attractive cottage garden.

The cosy sitting room with open fire leads to a small dining area, and on to a fitted kitchen with modern appliances.

Then, climb the steep narrow stairs to find two attractive bedrooms.

Step outside the door of your Babcary cottage and you have easy access to walks in the beautiful Somerset countryside, with plenty of inns and pubs serving Somerset cider and beer.

Farther afield there are many fabulous gardens and National Trust properties including Montacute House, Lytes Cary and East Lambrook Manor Gardens.

A lovely Babcary cottage and an ideal touring base.

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About the location


Castle Cary 7 miles; Somerton 7 miles.

Babcary is a small rural village off the A37, part of the old Roman Fosse Way, and just 7 miles from Castle Cary. The glorious Somerset countryside is all around, offering plentiful walks and rambles. There are numerous National Trust properties and places of interest to visit nearby, including Lambrooke Manor Gardens, Barrington Court, the Elizabethan Montacute House and the beautiful walled gardens and intimate manor house at Lytes Cary. Within a short drive can be found the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, as well as Haynes Motor Museum, or why not explore mystical Glastonbury, or marvel at Cheddar Gorge? A great holiday base from which to explore the beauty of Somerset.

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