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Magpie Cottage

South Brewham, Somerset (Ref. 928412)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent hosts."

    Excellent facilities.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2022

  • "Magpie Cottage is ideally placed in idyllic surroundings which guarantees a restful, peaceful holiday in the Somerset countryside."

    Zeena and David are the perfect hosts, friendly and knowledgeable of the surrounding area and so are able to recommend places to suit each personal taste. All in all a perfect holiday, which I would not hesitate to recommend to those wanting to savour the delights of this area of Somerset, which has lots to offer the curious holiday maker.

    Reviewed by MarieJun 2022

  • "We've been on many cottage holidays and this has been one of the best properties."

    It's a wee gem of a cottage tucked away with a spacious garden and grounds to walk around in. The hosts, David and Zena were absolutely lovely.

    Reviewed by SuzanneMay 2022

  • "Lovely break at magpie cottage."

    Dave and Zena are brilliant hosts. Fantastic walking from the door step. Local pubs good too.

    Reviewed by DianaApr 2022

  • "A lovely clean and comfortable cottage."

    Very quiet and secluded and the hosts David and Zena were very pleasant and helpful. Only downside was the lack of mobile phone signal and very intermittent Wi-Fi signal.

    Reviewed by DianeMar 2022

  • "The cottage was in an ideal spot for walking relaxing and exploring the area."

    The owners Dave and Zena were some of the most obliging, helpful, and friendly people you could wish to do business with. We had a delightful stay and would love to return as soon as possible. Thank you Sykes for a great time. Dave and Ann.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Magpie Cottage."

    The cottage was clean and the large bed very comfortable. As dog owners it was nice to be able to walk directly from the cottage on tarmac roads especially with the damp weather we experienced. The owners are very welcoming but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMar 2022

  • "Very friendly welcome by David, Zena and Gilly."

    Lots of local information provided. Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location, very comfortable bed, some great walks in the area, very easy directions to follow to find the cottage supplied, would happily book another stay in the future.

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2022

  • "David & Zena are a fantastic couple who make your stay great ..."

    David & Zena are a fantastic couple who make your stay great The cottage is very clean warm and homely If you are looking for peace and quiet then this is the place for you

    Reviewed by LesNov 2021

  • "Lovely rural retreat,lovely owners David and Zena on hand with useful ..."

    Lovely rural retreat,lovely owners David and Zena on hand with useful information of the area Lovely warm well equipped Cottage,and a lovely comfy bed

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2021

  • "Made us feel very welcome"

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "Situated in a place of welcoming tranquility, Magpie Cottage is beautifully furnished with excellent and clean facilities, as well as the obvious Covid safe measures that had been undertaken to enable us to feel safe and comfortable during our stay."

    The calm, peaceful and picturesque environment made it a perfect getaway. The hosts were extremely friendly, helpful and caring. We would strongly recommend this wonderful place.

    Reviewed by PhilAug 2021

  • "Perfect location for a quiet getaway."

    Perfect owners who made us feel welcome

    Reviewed by RonJul 2021

  • "Very comfy and clean cottage with plenty of space for a couple."

    Big private garden area behind the cottage if weather is good. If you like beautiful rural retreats away from the hurly burly then this is perfect! Plenty of areas of interest a short drive away and the owners (very friendly and helpful) gave us lots of useful information including a handy local info sheet with names of good places for food and sightseeing etc. We stayed for a week, but left feeling we could have easily spent another week exploring and enjoying the local area. If you unfortunately needed to do any work while away be aware that wifi access is very limited inside the cottage - a blessing or a curse depending on your situation! Although the listing on Sykes was very accurate, and the information we received before the trip with regards key collection and directions etc was detailed and useful, we were not so happy with Syke customer service. It seems if you have any additional queries or issues ( for example our deposit took ages to go through and I didn't know if the booking was secure) they are impossible to contact by phone and don't replay to emails.

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2021

  • "Fantastic situation, very peaceful."

    Owners, next door, were extremely helpful and friendly, as were the dog and cat! A wonderful 'Away from it all' holiday.

    Reviewed by GordonJun 2021


    Reviewed by TerenceJun 2021

  • "This cottage is ideal for those who like peace and tranquillity."

    Lovely couple who run it. Internet is hit and miss due to location which personally i thought was magic. Plenty of places too travel too for days out. Lots of information supplied by the owners for attractions. Very clean accommodation and the added touch of fresh flowers etc on arrival. Highly recommended for those who love the country way of life. Many thanks to david zena gilly and shoo. Perfect hosts.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "The cottage was a perfect break to refresh, quiet and comfortable."

    David and Zena were welcoming and very friendly..

    Reviewed by DanielMay 2021

  • "Lovely spacious cottage, a little dated (which didn't bother us) but immaculate, all covid rules and cleanliness applied."

    Situated next to owners farmhouse in beautiful peaceful, country surroundings. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. They Invited us in to their house for a much needed coffee after our long journey. Central for Wells, Glastonbury, Longleat, Stourhead house is lovely. coast about hour away. A relaxing first break away since covid started.

    Reviewed by ValMay 2021

  • "This was the second time we've been to Magpie Cottage and the place was every bit as good as we remembered it from our first holiday there three years ago."

    If you're looking for peace, seclusion and serenity with extremely friendly and helpful hosts, you couldn't do better than Magpie Cottage.

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2021

  • "Peaceful location and helpful hosts"

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2021

  • "Well located for visiting a good number of small picturesque towns, villages and National Trust and English Heritage properties."

    Bath and Bristol not too far away. Friendly and helpful owners live next door without being intrusive.

    Reviewed by GregoryOct 2020

  • "Great cottage."

    Lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2020

  • "David and Zena were amazing hosts, very welcoming and friendly."

    Set in a beautiful location, there's plenty of walking and things to see. The cottage is spotless, well equipped, and the bed super comfy. We'll definitely be back to explore all the places we couldn't get to.

    Reviewed by JoMar 2020

  • "We go to magpie cottage several times a year absolutely love it there."

    David and zena the owners are a really lovely couple always make us feel welcome .and we always look forward to going back .lovely scenery and peaceful place to be and lots of places to visit .

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2020

  • "David and Zena made us feel very welcome by inviting us into their cottage for a cup of tea when we arrived Also there was a lovely gesture of fresh flowers and chocolates which were much appreciated The cottage was immaculately clean with everything we needed for the time we were there just wished we could have stayed longer !"

    Reviewed by GrahamDec 2019

  • "Very nice holiday cottage is very clean and every u need"

    Reviewed by SNov 2019

  • "No. Holiday cottage was as described."

    Very clean. Excellent owners who spent time with us upon arrival. Set in a lovely area with plenty to do. Excellent holiday. Would thoroughly recommend this cottage. David and Zena were excellent hosts .

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2019

  • "David and Zena are wonderful owners who welcomed us and then allowed us to relax without any intrusion."

    We will return !!

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2019

  • "We had a fabulous time at Magpie Cottage!"

    David and Zena first welcomed our arrival with cups of tea in their farmhouse and suggestions of favourite places to visit. The cottage was absolutely delightful and spacious, from a beautifully appointed kitchen to an enormous and most comfortable bed! Flowers and chocolates were on the table for us to enjoy too. We made several excursions to Wells, Sherborne, Castle Cary and Frome finding farmers markets with lots of local produce and also an antiques and flea fair. Our spaniel Ruby loved the walks from the cottage and happily trotted up the path each day for her adventure. We were sorry to leave such a pretty place and hope to return again very soon.

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week at Magpie Cottage."

    The cottage was very comfortable and clean. We had a warm welcome when we arrived and the added bonus of a box of chocolates waiting for us in the cottage. Zena and David were lovely hosts and gave us lots of information on the surrounding area and sights to visit. We had a relaxing time in the peace and quiet of the cottage. Just what we needed.

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2019

  • "We did not want to leave the tranquility of this property set in the most beautiful area."

    We definately would return.

    Reviewed by AlistairJun 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage very well equipped."

    Central for well known attractions and well catered for locally for food. It is a very quiet and peaceful location, pretty cottage and lovely helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2019


    Reviewed by SMar 2019

  • "Magpie cottage was really first class, it was everything we wanted, every detail was thought of, we wanted for nothing."

    The owners were lovely ,friendly and made us very welcome. We already plan on returning next year.

    Reviewed by EuniceMar 2019

  • "This is a wonderful cottage for an away from it all holiday in a beautiful location completely off the beaten track."

    Ideal for walking not far from Alfreds Tower and National Trust at Stourhead. Many historical towns villages and landmarks of ancient Britain and Wessex. The owners are a very lovely couple full of information about the locality and provide a list of places to visit and local eating places.

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2019

  • "A very warm comfortable cottage."

    Fabulous king size bed. Super kitchen too. We went over christmas and the cottage was decoratated too.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2018

  • "We enjoyed our holiday in this lovely cottage which was clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Welcoming owners gave us lots of local information and the flowers and chocolates in the cottage were a nice touch.

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2018

  • "Of all the houses that we have rented , Magpie Cottage is without doubt the best."

    Hard to finde anything to say except that it is really just a home from home. M and Mrs Dabinett could not have been more welcoming and helpful with tips about what to do, where to go and where to eat. All in all, excellent - sad to leave!

    Reviewed by RobinSep 2018

  • "Magpie Cottage was exceptionally clean, comfortable & equipped."

    David & Zena are brilliant hosts with a mine of useful local knowledge & for whom nothing is too much trouble. Very highly recommended

    Reviewed by keithAug 2018

  • "My wife,myself and our dog recently enjoyed a fantastic week at Magpie cottage ."

    On arrival we met the owners David and Zena who,over a cup of tea, were able to offer plenty of suggestions for places of interest in the local area.We found the cottage to be spotlessly clean and really well equipped,lots of interesting towns,villages and properties within easy driving distance.We look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2018

  • "A lovely quiet location great welcome and willingness to help over any queries."

    The cottage was very comfortable and met all our requirements we enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2018

  • "The cottage was really very nice,very clean, we can say that it was one of best cottages that we have been to, the owners were very welcoming and approachable, a perfect place to visit Somerset."

    10 out of 10

    Reviewed by AndreJun 2018

  • "A great place to stay very central with lots to see and do around Somerset and Dorset, the local pubs are great for good food, Dave and Zena were very welcoming and had lots of information on places to go for a full day out."

    Reviewed by KenJun 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage, spotless and has everything you want."

    Excellent base for exploring the area and further. Bruton is only a short distance for shops and fuel. David and Zena are fantastic hosts. We are planning to return June 2019. 10/10 and gold star. Thanks to both and the cottage for an excellent relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2018

  • "A superb holiday, very friendly hosts, comfortable and clean quality accommodation and lovely area - what more could we want?"

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2018

  • "We have been away on holiday with "sykes " holidays in the past."

    magpie cottage was lovely, very peaceful (no phone signals) we really did have a good week. also we always go on holiday with our pet dog.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2018

  • "A well appointed cottage with everything you would expect and need already provided."

    Really in 'the back of beyond' it is exceptionally quiet and comfortable.

    Reviewed by MaureenApr 2018

  • "Great accommodation."

    Really friendly and helpful owners. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time ."

    David and zina are the perfect hosts it's a lovely cosy cottage with the most comfortable .bed .there is lots of places to visit and lovely walks and the veiw from the cottage of alfreds tower and the fields around lovely to sit and relax and enjoy the veiw.looking forward to going back Liz from caversham.

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2018

  • "This was a real Escape to the Country location."

    Our hosts David and Zena were delightful, as were their pets. The Cottage exceeded all of our expectations. It was extremely comfortable accommodation and the bed was a dream. The treats on arrival were greatly appreciated. This is an easy location to visit lots of local attractions. The people of Somerset are friendly and we will be definitely returning to the area in the near future.

    Reviewed by YvonneNov 2017

  • "Cottage was lovely, superbly equipped and spotlessly clean and tidy."

    The welcome was as warm as the cottage and the next door neighbours ( owners) wern't bad neither! Would recommend highly.

    Reviewed by J ANov 2017

  • "The best cottage if have ever had with Skyes."

    Reviewed by DoreenSep 2017

  • "Very friendly people making us feel very welcome."

    Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by LynnJul 2017

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage, great location and very well appointed with unexpected touches of welcome by this very friendly owner."

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2017

  • "Had a lovely couple of days cottage was lovely and cosy home from home owners really welcoming and friendly and helpful with places to visit had a great time ."

    Reviewed by IanJan 2017

  • "This cottage was marvellous, so clean and comfortable."

    Very very high standard. David and Zena were very helpful. Would happily recommend the cottage. Will be going again.

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2016

  • "The most comfortable Cottage we have stayed in-best bed and best sofas."

    Very warm and cosy. Lovely owners, very welcoming.

    Reviewed by SallyNov 2016

  • "This is a fantastic cottage completely off the beaten track for an away from it all holiday."

    No phone signal so no unwelcome calls to spoil your reverie. Dave and Zena the property owners are a lovely couple who could not be more friendly and helpful. We have already booked to go again.

    Reviewed by AdrianNov 2016

  • "Just 1st class."

    David and Zena were great. Would book again. Regards Colin and Jane.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2016

  • "Great cottage with lovely hosts."

    Would go again if in the area.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2016

  • "The location suited us just perfectly and the Mendips are so beautiful and the silence was wonderful."

    David and Zena were the perfect hosts. The cottage was really lovely and cosy. Yes we loved it.

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2016

  • "It was home from home,on arrival David and Zina made us feel most welcome,they were a delightful couple."

    It was just a shame that it was a short visit. There was plenty of space and a lovely garden at the back ,so if you wanted privacy and quiet it was all there for the taking.will certainly recommend this property to friends and family if they are holidays get in that area.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One super king-size bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility/lobby
  • Sitting room with dining area with gas fire.
  • LPG central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Notes: Due to livestock, please ensure your dog is kept on a lead at all times whilst on premises
  • Notes: The owner has a dog
  • Note: WiFi can be intermittent.

The property

This charming, single-storey, detached, former stone barn is tucked away in an idyllic, peaceful and rural Somerset location on the edge of the pretty small village of South Brewham.

Believed to date back to the early 1800s, this lovely cottage stands in the grounds of the owner's impressive working farm and farmhouse.

Now imaginatively converted to create a delightful holiday cottage, offering quality furnishings and equipped with everything you could possibly need for a delightful holiday, this cottage provides visitors with an extremely comfortable and rural base from which to explore this lovely area.

Following from a busy day exploring, there's nothing more pleasant than experiencing a comfortable night's sleep in the spacious super king-size bedroom.

The light sitting room lets the sun flood in but when the evening chill descends, you can cosy up in front of the excellent, easy to use, warming, flame-effect Yeoman Stove gas fire.

The well-equipped kitchen provides a great place to prepare your own delicious snacks or, if you fancy a treat, why not venture out to one of the two nearby pubs which both serve great food and real ales?

After your day out, enjoy relaxing in the enclosed, lawned garden.

Being in a rural location, a car is essential to make the most of your stay here, in fact you're spoilt for choice when it comes to interesting days out.

There are the National Trust's Stourhead House and Gardens nearby, or take a stroll up to King Alfred's Tower.

Longleat Safari Park and Adventure Park is just a short drive away, or guests can take in a trip to the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton and the famous Haynes Motor Museum.

For a bit of retail therapy, venture out to the Clarks Village Outlet Shopping, or be amazed by all things mystical in ancient Glastonbury.

Afterwards you can relax in the peace and quiet of this idyllic rural retreat, a really super Somerset holiday base.

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About the location


Bruton 3 miles; Frome 9 miles.

The attractive rural villages of South and North Brewham, sit on the Somerset side of the borders with Wiltshire and Dorset, nestling beside the River Brue in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just three miles from the charming, small, fashionable town of Bruton, where you will find an array of interesting shops and eateries as well as the renowned Hauser and Wirth art gallery. The lush countryside surrounding these two Somerset villages burst with lovely rural walks and several picturesque villages and country pubs, which pride themselves on serving real ales and cider. Within a short drive are King Alfred’s Tower and the stunning house and gardens at the National Trust’s Stourhead, as well as the magnificent Longleat Safari Park and Adventure Park. Good transport links allow easy access to numerous places of interest including Sparkford Motor Museum and the famous Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton. Alternatively, take a day out to mystic Glastonbury, Wells Cathedral, Wookey Hole or historic Sherborne. A lovely rural south Somerset location, offering an idyllic peaceful base from which to explore this fascinating area. A real escape to the country!

Region Information

This property only accepts a Friday Check In

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas