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Shephard’s Retreat

(Ref. 927897)

Charlton Mackrell near Somerton, Somerset Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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81 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely accommodation very cosy and comfortable had homemade bread fresh eggs from own chickens and milk butter waiting for us on arrival which was lovely touch Maureen and Phil were very helpful great walks nearby which our dog Forrest enjoyed would definitely return and recommend ."

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Feb 2024

  • "Delightful annex, very warm and comfortable and the hosts had thought of everything you might need!"

    I was travelling for work in winter and felt very cosy and comfortable at the Shephards retreat.

    Reviewed by Eve5.0Jan 2024

  • "Thank you for a lovely few days away - a perfect little retreat to base ourselves to see Somerset and see in the new year!"

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely holiday let, very helpful hosts onsite."

    Helpful information within premises regarding facilities and instructions for appliances.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2023

  • "Such a comfortable apartment, it had everything we needed and we enjoyed the homemade bread and fresh eggs from the hens in the garden."

    I heartily recommend visiting the local Fox and Hounds pub, delicious food at reasonable prices run by very friendly welcoming people. Thank you Maureen and Phil for a very enjoyable weekend in your lovely property, I especially liked looking out of the window in the morning at the beautiful garden and the view of your thatched cottage.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2023


    !! A “home from home.” The hosts were very welcoming and the accommodation was beyond my expectations. The little extra touches were a lovely surprise. With local footpaths you can start your day with a walk with your dog (if you have one) before setting out for the day. An ideal location to explore Somerset. The peace and tranquility were ideal if you wanted to just chill in the garden. Thoroughly recommend and will be going back again

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was the perfect little get away!"

    Maureen and Phil were very accommodating! Thank you! Scott, MJ and Mac

    Reviewed by Mary-jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent flat Excellent perprieters very welcoming andvery helpfull this is a fantastic place tostay very quiet and rest full."

    Very close to amenities and things to do had a fantastic week

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Aug 2023

  • "We would definitely recommend this holiday let to anyone, can't fault the accommodation and the owners were terrific."

    We got there to find home baked bread and milk waiting for us plus cereal and eggs, what more could you want. Plus very secure location and accommodation.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "This accommodation was extremely well equipped and very clean & comfortable."

    The grounds are fabulous and the owners both approachable, friendly and helpful. The provisions were a bonus,especially the gorgeous bread, even treats for our little dog. The location was brilliant for visiting other areas. We were lucky enough to have been there when the local gardens were open and this gave us a good excuse to investigate the village

    Reviewed by G5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was a return visit to this well designed and excellently maintained accommodation."

    Maureen and Phil were so helpful with advise on local attractions and the welcome pack of bread milk and eggs was much appreciated. We will return I am sure

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "Stunning holiday accommodation."

    Equally adaptable to be used for remote working. Really comfortable, friendly owners and beautiful walks from the front door. We loved the remote location and the village is really pretty.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Feb 2023

  • "Phil and Maureen (and their 4-legged family) are fantastic hosts."

    The flat is impeccably furnished with everything you could need, down to very detailed instructions on how to operate all the kitchen equipment. A welcome assortment of goodies upon arrival that included: fresh made bread, eggs, milk, and butter. Their homemade bread is a special treat. And if you brought a dog, there is even a little doggy bag with treats for your furry loved one

    Reviewed by Shawn5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well-equpped accommodation and an ideal touring base."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2022

  • "An exceptionally well equipped and comfortable apartment, with a delightful view over the owner’s garden."

    There was also a garage for a car or, in our case, our tandem. The owners were nearby to offer advice on places to visit, when asked. Conveniently situated for visiting Somerset places of interest, the small village provided easy access to walks and cycle rides.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are really pleased you had an enjoyable holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Sep 2022

  • "So impressed with Sheperds Retreat Owners communicated well and have put so much thought into ensuring that your holiday is perfect Detailed information about using appliances, information about tourist attractions as well as local facilities including map how to get there Groceries for your arrival ensuring you can have something to eat and drink if not manage to bring food."

    Facilities unbeliveable everything you will need to make it a home from home even including a picnic bag for your days out. Just so impressed into the thought and detail that has been put in to your stay at such an affordable price

    Reviewed by J5.0Aug 2022

  • "Perfect property with wonderful, accommodating hosts that made us feel very at home."

    Would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful property with very friendly and helpful owners - nothing was too much trouble (lovely friendly dogs too)."

    Shepherds Retreat was the perfect base from which to explore the area, and there was lots to see and do within easy reach. All in all, a fantastic stay in a fantastic property - can't fault it.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Een prachtig verzorgde ruimte boven de garage."

    Alles is aanwezig. We voelden ons direct welkom door de manier waarop Phil en Maureen ons ontvingen. In het huisje lag een welkomstbrief. Wij hoefden niet direct naar de supermarkt, er was eten in het huisje aanwezig zoals brood, cornflakes broodbeleg en drinken. Super een echte aanrader. Binnen een straal van 60 km. veel mooie bezienswaardigheden te bezoeken.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, and a pleasure to meet you both. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by P.w.5.0Jul 2022

  • "We arrived to a warm welcome from Maureen and Phil, along with a lovely package of freshly baked bread, eggs, milk, cereal, biscuits and fruit juices."

    The accommodation was perfect for us and our dog. Everything you might need was there ready to use. Shephard's Retreat is located perfectly for exploring Somerset and with local walks for our dog right on the doorstep. We would definitely stay again and recommend to our friends.

    Thank you so much for your positive and kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely apartment in a lovely setting makes it an ideal spot for a relaxing environment."

    Close enough to facilitate visiting all major towns and landmarks in the county and surrounding areas. Close proximity to a number of National Trust properties, so ideal for those wishing to enjoy historical buildings and gardens. We would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely holiday apartment in quiet, rural hamlet."

    We were welcomed with a nice basket of fresh bread, butter, cereal, eggs, and a pint of milk (and a few dog treats for our dog!) with little extras like tea and coffee also in the cupboards. Easy access to country walks on foot, plus lots of woods, country homes, and historical sites not far away by car. The apartment itself had very modern and clean furnishings and fittings (including a dishwasher). For anyone looking for a workcation, the wifi was strong enough for video calls, Netflix etc.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely! Quiet!"

    Relaxing! Beautiful scenery! Nice places to walk to and not far to drive any where perfect. It ticked off every thing we wanted. The accommodation had every thing you needed which was great. I.e tea bags,coffee,sugar etc Maureen and Phil thank you for letting us stay in Sheperds retreat. You have a beautiful home. Wish we could have meet tiger lily but rufus and roise where lovely to meet. thank you again Gemma,James and Chase (husky)

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Nov 2021

  • "The accommodation was set in the owner’s lovely garden, which we enjoyed."

    Mr and Mrs Trevethan have equipped the apartment with everything one would need to be very comfortable. They supplied a welcome pack, which was very much appreciated, even biscuits for our dog. We spent a most enjoyable week there, thank you.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2021

  • "Friendly greeting by the owners who were extremely helpful regarding places to eat or visit."

    Property was modern, clean, comfortable, with everything you might need provided for. There was the lovely addition of freshly baked bread, milk, eggs, etc left as a welcome pack. We would definitely recommend to our friends & hope to return one day. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2021

  • "Phil and Maureen were lovely hosts."

    A great place to stay, well located to enjoy the nearby towns and attractions.

    Reviewed by Alex4.4May 2021

  • "Maureen and Phil were most hospitable."

    Lovey fresh bread and eggs on arrival. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely suprise when we arrived after a long journey , freshly homemade bread , eggs ,tea , coffee milk."

    The owner was in the garden and as we arrived he greated us and explained about the electronic gate and how to use the keypad to enter the property. The property itself was lovely and laid out really well , very comfortable and lots of books and guides to help you visit the local area. Everything you need was supplied from washing up liquid , dishwasher tablets and washing tablets for the washing machine. I would like to thank Maureen and Phil for making our stay at Shepherds Retreat a safe and relaxing stay and I look forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2020

  • "Phil and Maureen were lovely hosts and very welcoming."

    We really appreciated the fresh baked bread, fresh eggs from their hens and all the other extras when we arrived. Charlton Mackrell is a great location and close to NT Lytes Cary and Montacute House. Most locations are only a few miles away and there are some great local pubs nearby.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2020

  • "The owners really pulled out all the stops."

    Like home from home with everything you need for a short break. Very well equipped and nice touches of milk fresh bread and eggs from they’re own chickens. Definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2020

  • "Loved the property."

    Comfortable with everything we needed inside. Owners are a lovely couple. Central position for what we wanted to do. Your company made it an easy experience even with the Covid pandemic.

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0Aug 2020

  • "Peaceful and secure location with excellent facilities."

    Very well equipped and clean cosy coach house accommodation. Lovely welcome goodies on arrival with lovely friendly hosts. We enjoyed the patio area and garden and loved meeting the dogs, cat and chickens.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Aug 2020

  • "The only reason I’ve said that it met and didn’t exceed expectations is because it did exactly what it said on the tin."

    The holiday was exactly as the description suggested and that meant that it was an extremely enjoyable get away.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Jul 2020

  • "Second visit, so we knew what to expect."

    ............which was all very good. One concern only ; from time to time a very unpleasant smell was noticeable in the bathroom,bedroom ,and corridor that joins them. This was of internal origin ( ie definately not from outside the building). The smell was similar to that given off by blocked drains. We did NOT make the owners aware of this ; it did not seem appropriate to write it in the visitors book! Perhaps you ought to make them aware of this though. We intend to return for a third visit if smell can bev rectified.

    When we were made aware of this problem we instigated a deep clean and a thorough investigation on what might have caused the concern raised. We did discover a small hole in the extraction system ducting which has now been repaired. We have had no further comments regarding any unpleasant smell and have been regularly monitoring the situation Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Feb 2020

  • "Had a lovely 4 nights at the shepherd's retreat very well equipped apartment and a very comfy bed."

    There was a very nice welcome pack awaiting us of homemade bread (very nice) some butter, milk, eggs and some treats for the dog who enjoyed them very much. There are several walks on the doorstep across fields and open countryside, the owner was very helpful would highly recommend for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jan 2020

  • "The owners could not be more helpfull."

    Lots of little treats for us and the dog. footpaths only meters away, which was ideal first thing in the morning, with a dog bin.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2019

  • "The moment we arrived at the gate to Shepherds Retreat, we knew this was going to be a great place to stay."

    It didn’t disappoint. A lovely apartment full of nice touches like homemade bread, eggs, milk and biscuits for Cooper! Beautifully appointed and comfortable; we had a lovely weekend away.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2019

  • "Phil and Maureen are wonderful hosts, nothing is too much trouble for them."

    Along with their beautiful dogs and a bengal cat they made us most welcome. Maureen bakes her own bread and left us a loaf, milk and lots of other little goodies. If we are this way again, we will most certainly book this cottage, it is very central for visiting all of the wonderful sites Somerset has to offer.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Oct 2019

  • "Lovely holiday home with everything needed for a weeks stay."

    It was really nice to have fresh bread and milk in the kitchen on arrival, we really appreciated that little touch. Great location with some good walks near by and easy access to main roads to get further afield.

    Reviewed by Rhea5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a wonderful time at Shepards Retreat."

    Phil and Maureen were very welcoming and it was a lovely surprise to find fresh bread, eggs, milk and more when we arrived. The apartment is lovely and had everything we needed for our week in Somerset.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2019

  • "Superb holiday accommodation with charming hosts."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jul 2019

  • "Shepherds retreat is a beautiful place to stay."

    .Phil and Maureen are lovely hosts and we have had a fantastic holiday.We cannot fault the place it felt like home.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Really comfortable bed ,nice bed room,spoilt only by lack of curtains which made the room very light at 5a."

    M.Enjoyed the fresh bread ,eggs,and milk ,on arrival.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2019

  • "Shepherds Retreat was set in a beautiful area with excellent facilities and in an ideal location for visiting Somerset"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Mr and Mrs Trevethan were very friendly and helpful and the food items that were in the cottage on our arrival were a very nice touch."

    In addition, the maps, local area books and many leaflets for local places of interest were also welcome. The property was very well appointed and one of the best that we have stayed in over the years. A really nice area and one that we will probably return to in future years.

    Reviewed by Rodger5.0Jun 2019

  • "A really well thought out apartment with everything you could need."

    A very relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Shephard’s Retreat."

    The cottage had everything we needed and the owner's (Phil and Maureen) were very welcoming and friendly. The welcoming pack was highly appreciated including the homemade bread and eggs from the owner's chickens.The garden is beautiful and our dog enjoyed playing with the owners dog's. The use of the garage underneath the cottage was great for my husband to store his bike during our stay. We would highly recommend this cottage to others. The only downside was that the Wi-Fi could be a bit slow at times but we find that often happens on our cottage stays in rural areas.

    Reviewed by Will5.0May 2019

  • ".Settled in very quickly. Quiet & serene place"

    . Doggy walks nearby. Owner Phil & wife very helpful,also in recommending places of interest. Had a great restful week

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2019

  • "What a find probably the nicest accommodation we have ever stayed in, in the uk."

    There was everything we could possibly need for our stay and the owners were very helpful and welcoming. The location was perfect for several national trust properties and other somerset attractions. We would have no hesitation in recommending this holiday to anybody wanting a luxurious rural retreat.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2019

  • "The hosts were absolutely amazing, so friendly and helpful, felt like nothing would be too much trouble."

    Had welcome gifts waiting for us when we arrived, felt like a home away from home. Had everything we needed and more! We loved our stay!

    Reviewed by Martha5.0Apr 2019

  • "A very clean, quiet and well equipted holiday cottage with beautiful garden, easily connected to great places in somerset."

    I will definitely come back at any possible.

    Reviewed by Xiaohong5.0Mar 2019

  • "Wonderful location and in a beautiful setting."

    Owners very friendly and helpful. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Feb 2019

  • "A lovely peaceful location centrally located for Somerset and close to the Dorset border."

    Lots of beautiful villages and towns within a short driving distance. Plenty of idyllic walks and in the evening the stars are heavenly. A spacious apartment with all essentials catered for, very clean and well appointed with a lovely welcome gift that included home made bread. A very dog friendly location.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Nov 2018

  • "A really beautiful place to stay, a little haven in an area of Somerset that is full of places to explore, many local footpaths and walks."

    Having such a perfect gem of a place to return to was the icing on the cake. Welcoming hosts, well maintained, well designed and with everything you need to complete your holiday. The Shepherds Retreat exceeded my expectations and I have already recommended it to family as a perfect place for couple, or like me, someone staying in their own.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2018

  • "A warm welcome by the host and all eventualities catered for a lovely quiet area although it wasn't too far to go for days out, would highly recommend this location to anybody for a nice relaxing break."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2018

  • "Wonderful apartment in lovely grounds,everything met our needs,with a home baked loaf of bread,eggs (freshly laid by the hens) milk,cereal and jam."

    We didn’t have to buy any bin liners or other daily provisions at all and the facilities are plentiful The resident dog is adorable,there is a cat too. The bed is king size and bedroom lovely and spacious.The kitchen has everything you could need. Can’t think of anything to say negative. Would stay again

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a very good holiday."

    Owners were very helpful. Good base for visiting National Trust properties. Cosy place to return to after days out.

    Reviewed by George5.0Aug 2018

  • "It was a great little place and the owners were lovely."

    They added small homely extras which make the cottage very welcoming. It is in a great location for visiting many of the nearby towns and would definitly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was furnished to a very high standard."

    With everything included & thought of!

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Jul 2018

  • "The hosts were very friendly and the little touches like bread and milk for us and treats for the dog were most welcome!"

    Would certainly recommend and revisit.

    Reviewed by Catriona5.0Jun 2018

  • "We were extremely satisfied by the property in particular with the quality of the equipment, all of which was first class."

    To arrive with a freshly baked bread, fresh eggs, coffee and milk was great. The owners were very friendly and to have the option of using a garage was a satisfying new experience. It is a good location for getting to places in Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset and beyond.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2018

  • "The owners have done a marvellous job and would recommend a stay at shephard,s retreat."

    Very friendly and nothing is too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2018

  • "I had a fabulous break at the very peaceful Shephard’s Retreat, hosts were brilliant and very welcoming."

    This holiday rental is in the grounds of their beautiful home and exactly as it appears in the photos but I felt completely free to come and go as I pleased. They provided everything you could want and lots of local information, both in person and via leaflets and magazines. This is a beautiful part of the world with lots of do. One of my favourite things was to go on nice long walks in the late afternoon, such a good way to explore.

    Reviewed by Astra4.7Apr 2018

  • "Every thing was good,felt very relaxed as the owners had thought of everything,hassle free stay superb thank you"

    Reviewed by Maria4.7Apr 2018

  • "A friendly welcome on arrival, along with a lovely surprise of homemade bread, and eggs from the resident chickens!"

    The cottage had a personal touch, with some thoughtful extras such as kirtchen basics. Immaculately clean and warm/cosy. An ideal spot to set up base over the Easter break. Would be happy to stay there again

    Reviewed by Bryony5.0Mar 2018

  • "Had a great weekend, great facilities and great location ."

    Friendly owners . Would like to contact the owner direct if you have an email address for them ?

    Reviewed by Michael4.8Feb 2018

  • "The apartment was beyond what was expected."

    The hosts were amazing and the little touches like freshly baked bread on arrival were just brilliant. Would definitely recommend and return. Made our anniversary that much more special thank you

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Dec 2017

  • "We had an amazing short break at Shepherds Retreat."

    A very warm welcome and a fabulous welcome pack including freshly made bread, will 100% be going back. Cannot recommend enough.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Nov 2017

  • "We had the most wonderful holiday."

    The owners we helpful and very friendly. We look forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Oct 2017

  • "Owners do everything they can do to help."

    The washroom a little bit small but spotlessly clean. Loaf of bread milk and eggs provided. Owners could not have done more.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2017

  • "Simply the best cottage booked so far tastefully decorated and fitted excellent ..."

    Simply the best cottage booked so far tastefully decorated and fitted excellent location friendly owners can't find any faults

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Sep 2017

  • "After a phone conversation, this property was recommended for us, it was fabulous and exactly what we were looking for, a holiday let in a beautiful country location."

    So beautiful!

    Reviewed by Leslee5.0Aug 2017

  • "A beautifully appointed apartment."

    Maureen and Phil have thought of everything for their guests' comfort and convenience. Within easy reach of all parts of Somerset and Dorset. I ad a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Anne4.8Jun 2017

  • "Wonderful holiday home, welcome goodies from the owners, freshly baked bread etc."

    - excellent! We could feel their heart was with it.

    Reviewed by Waltraud5.0Dec 2016

  • "Excellent quality accommodation and owners want to ensure that one has a good holiday"

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2016

  • "Superb location for touring High quality accommodation"

    Reviewed by Ormonde4.8Oct 2016

  • "Apartment first class, owners could not be faulted, welcome pack consisted of freshly baked bread, butter, milk, breakfast cereal, fruit juice, even dog biscuits for our toy poodle."

    The weather was kind to us so overall a great holiday

    Reviewed by Brian4.8Sep 2016

  • "The owners were very helpful."

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2016



    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2016

  • "I would certainly stay there again and, indeed, recommend the accommodation to friends."

    The owners were very welcoming, helpful and easy-going. Also, very trusting as they went away for a couple of days during our stay. The flat had nothing complicated about it so this was no problem. Nice touch also with the home-made bread, milk, eggs and sundries - much appreciated when you arrive after shops close.

    Reviewed by Madeleine3.8Aug 2016

  • "Very relaxing time, very nice welcome pack waiting for us and we were made to feel very welcome by the owners."

    Would absolutely recommend for a couple wanting a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Aug 2016

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  • First-floor apartment
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area and sitting area
  • Ground-floor utility area within garage
  • Heating from electric wall panel radiators
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer in garage, slimline dishwasher
  • TV with FreeSat, Blu-ray player, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Private patio with furniture and shared use of owner's lawned garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: The apartment is accessed by an internal staircase
  • Note: The owner has two dogs and a cat
  • Note: Please ensure dogs are kept on a lead at all times when outside
  • Note: Owner has a storage area under the property which is accessed infrequently

The property

Shephard's Retreat, a stylish and well-thought-out first floor, architect-designed, eaves apartment situated in a conservation area within the grounds of the owner's delightful 17th century thatched cottage, in the charming Somerset village of Charlton Mackrell.

With views over the owner's carefully-tended gardens and a little village lane, this attractive apartment has been thoughtfully furnished and equipped with everything you need for self-catering experience!

There's character sloping ceilings but ample headroom for taller guests, a super well-equipped kitchen area, with an adjacent breakfast bar, as well as dining and sitting areas, all attractively decorated and imaginatively set out, together with a plush bedroom with a king-size double bed and a super shower.

A really lovely base to return to after your adventurous days out!

Outside, you can enjoy sipping a glass of your favourite tipple on your private patio or stroll around the owner's much admired gardens.

There's lots to see and do within an easy drive of your Charlton Mackrell holiday base, from the nearby lovely walled gardens of Lytes Cary, exploring the pretty town of Somerton, once the ancient capital of Wessex, to ancient Glastonbury and beautiful Montacute House and gardens.

A hidden gem of a holiday property in a delightful village, Shephard's Retreat is a perfect base for a fascinating Somerset holiday!

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About the location


Somerton 3 miles; Yeovil 10.5 miles; Taunton 29 miles.

The friendly twin Somerset villages of Charlton Mackrell and Charlton Adam can be found three miles from the attractive small town of Somerton near the old Roman Fosse Way. The delightful, historic Somerset market town of Somerton, once the ancient capital of Wessex, borders the scenic Somerset Levels, just south of Glastonbury. The attractive town centre offers visitors an array of local shops, bank, pubs and restaurants. Somerton provides a perfect base from which to explore lovely Somerset, with the surrounding countryside teeming with pretty villages and quiet country lanes with footpaths, ideal for walkers and cyclists, with ancient Glastonbury, Clarkes shopping village at Street, Wells Cathedral, Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge all within an easy drive. A super, small Somerset village providing a superb touring base within easy reach of a wealth of interesting attractions and National Trust properties.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas