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Mendip Cottage

(Ref. 1004911)

Shipham, Somerset Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "A very comfortable cottage, just right for two."

    Can't fault the property at all!

    Reviewed by PhilippaNov 2023

  • "Once again we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Mendip Cottage."

    The cottage is private and the grounds secure, which is a great comfort when staying far from home. The cottage is scrupulously clean and very well maintained. This was our second visit and we have already booked a return visit for later in the year, which demonstrates our continuing confidence in this property. Thank you to Jane & Pete, the owners.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2023

  • "Another lovely stay in a comfortable accommodation which was spotlessly clean and good facilities."

    Reviewed by CameronSep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, tastefully decorated and fully equipped."

    Small private garden. Idyllic location with the added bonus of horses. Short walk to local village, even shorter if you take the nearby footpath. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2023

  • "We had a lovely break in your beautiful, cosy cottage."

    It was perfect for the two of us and it was really lovely to be able to hear the sheep. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your kind review James. It was lovely to meet you both and thank you for leaving it so lovely and tidy. Please come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2023

  • "Poor level of cleanliness, including dirty windows and frames all round, chrome in bathroom marked and stained, sticky paper residue on chrome toilet roll holder, sticky residue on underside of handbasin, overflow on basin black inside (easily visible when sitting on toilet), extractor fan in bathroom thick with dust and fluff, smelly kitchen sink drain, cooker hood dirty/in need of filter replacement, smoke alarm missing from hallway ceiling."

    No full length mirror. The picture on the TV stopped working early on the 2nd evening (before 6pm) and, although this was rectified within 24 hours, it was dealt with as if it were a nuisance for the owners to sort out, instead of an inconvenience for us, and with no apology. We were not informed that the TV was fixed and had to try it out the next evening to see if it was working again. Glasses were smeary and cutlery water-stained, kettle was badly scaled up. We didn't make any complaint whilst at the cottage, as we felt like we were there under sufferance, having booked to stay with our little dog, before they decided to stop allowing pets. We left it this long to post feedback as it's been the subject of a great deal of discussion between us for some time since returning home.

    Submitting feedback two months after you vacate your holiday cottage, sadly makes it impossible to check your allegations. Even more sadly, if you had raised any of these points at any time during your holiday, we would have happily come over and discussed it. On arrival I came out to greet you and show you to your cottage. I said that if you had any concerns or questions then to contact us as we lived about 30 metres from Mendip Cottage and were happy to help at any time. We also left a comments and maintenance form in the welcome folder which you chose not to fill out, so we are very much taken aback by your feedback. To specifically address your complaints:- "Poor levels of cleanliness"  We totally refute this statement.  We always clean our properties to the highest standards and I refer you back to our other reviews, including the one from guests who left the day you arrived.Their comment was “ extremely clean, private, and well equipped”. "Extractor fan in bathroom, thick with dust and fluff"  These are hoovered at every changeover. "Smelly kitchen drain" .There has never been a smell from the drains .That is the final item to be cleaned in the kitchen and is always bleached. "Cooker hood dirty in need of filter replacement " We dispute this is dirty as it is cleaned at every changeover. There is no filter requiredas it is a direct extractor to the external air. "Smoke alarm missing from hallway ceiling".  We removed the alarm due to it being activated every time someone opened the bathroom door after showering.  On consultation with our electrician this alarm is not required due to this area being covered by the one in the kitchen, which is only5 metres away. "No full length mirror". It doesn't say there is one on the listing. There is a ¾ length one in the bathroom and a smaller one in the bedroom. "TV stopped working".  The TV picture did stop working, and we immediately went over to try and fix it. After several unsuccessful attempts we apologized for the inconvenience and said there was nothing that could be done that evening and we would rectify it tomorrow when you went out for the day. The next day we removed that tv and put in another one. We did not notify you as we had already promised that we would rectify the problem, which we did, "Glasses and cutlery smeary/water stained". They are washed and dried in a dishwasher. This is the most hygienic way to dry and unfortunately sometimes leaves a few watermarks, which are easily removed if required, with the kitchen paper towels supplied to you. The kettle is regularly de-scaled on changeovers. " Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColetteJun 2023

  • "Mendip Cottage is a remarkable property."

    At first glance it appears tiny, but having stayed there for 2 weeks, we found it magically grew to suit our every need. It was extremely clean, private, and well equipped. Our dog quickly assumed she was ‘home’. The dog paddock was very useful, especially for early morning visits. We were sorry to leave and have every intention of returning. Thank you Jane and Pete and everyone else working there.

    Thank you for your Lovely comments Colin and it was a pleasure to meet you . You would be very welcome to return at any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Mendip Cottage."

    The accommodation was excellent - very comfortable, well-designed & equipped. The cottage is delightfully situated, in a peaceful spot on the edge of the village of Shipham, overlooking open countryside. It is fully accessible with a wet room & an attractive little patio/garden where we could sit in the sun & our dog could safely relax. He also enjoyed the enclosed canine exercise area! The owners, Jane & Pete, were most welcoming & helpful. We loved the area, watching the horses nearby, walking across the fields to Shipham village & eating at the local pubs. We don't hesitate to

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday Lyn and thank you for your kind comments. Please come again you would be most welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynMay 2023

  • "We found the property to be extremely comfortable, clean and had all the home comforts that you would need for a weeks break."

    It was in an excellent position for our walks, and sightseeing, and had several good pubs nearby for an evening meal. We would certainly recommend this property to others. Well done to our hosts and many thanks.

    Thank you for your kind review Pamela and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We would love to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PamelaApr 2023

  • "Super holiday close to Cheddar Gorge; the owners were lovely; a pen to exercise the dog was very useful; very quiet and dark at night - plenty of quality sleep; plenty of wildlife around (recommend the pools near Priddy - loads of toads when we were there); local takeaways five minutes drive; horses exercising in the yard opposite the house nice to watch; enclosed garden meant we could let the dog out without getting dressed."

    Highly recommended! We will be back!

    Thank you for your lovely comments Kenneth (and for the chocolates). We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would like to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KennethMar 2023

  • "My parents stayed at Mendip cottage for a few months as an in between moving house."

    It was absolutely lovely, everything they needed, the owners were on hand if needed and are lovely, couldn't do enough to keep my parents happy . Wonderful stay, would highly recommend.

    We were pleased to welcome your parents to stay at Mendip Cottage, Lisa. They were no trouble at all and I hope they are now settled in their new home. Thank you for your kind review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LisaJan 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Mendip cottage."

    It is a modern clean and comfortable conversion in a former stable block which has been converted to a very high standard. The open plan kitchen/living area is spotlessly clean and well presented, the king sized bed is delightfully comfy and the wet-room shower is fab. There is ample hot water from a huge storage cylinder which keeps a drying/utility room nicely warm and the whole cottage was comfortably warm in October. The garden was nicely and securely self-contained for our little dog. Perfect location for a couple, convenient for coast and country side.l

    We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay David and many thanks for your kind review. We would be pleased to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2022

  • "This is a very comfortable cottage set in lovely countryside with everything you could need and ideal if you are taking your dog."

    I would highly recommend it for a lovely peaceful break.

    Thank you for visiting Mendip Cottage Patricia and for your lovely review. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2022

  • "Had another wonderful stay in this lovely accommodation which was very clean, comfortable and excellent owners who were not intrusive."

    Situated in beautiful Somerset countryside with lots of places to see within a few miles. Will be booking again for sure.

    We are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Mendip Cottage again Cameron. We look forward to your next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CameronSep 2022

  • "Cottage was very comfortable peaceful surroundings everything you need for a good rest and relaxing stay"

    Very pleased you enjoyed your stay Jeffery and thank you for your nice review. Please come again Property Owner

    Reviewed by JefferyAug 2022

  • "Superb accommodation, owners extremely friendly and helpful, our dog Hugo enjoyed the numerous walks nearby."

    Plenty of dog friendly pubs nearby most of which do good food, I can recommend the Star which is in easy walking distance and does a wonderful Sunday roast. Overall just a wonderful place to stay and we’ll be back.

    Dear Michael It was lovely to meet you both, and Hugo of course. Thank you for your lovely comments and please come back soon ! Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage , very quiet immaculately clean ."

    Owners on site if needed . Tea coffee milk and cake left for us on arrival and we were able to check in early as cottage was ready before checking in time ( Jane owner texted me to tell me it was ready ) Overall great break and would not hesitate to visit again

    Dear David Thank you for visiting us and for your lovely review. We would love to see you again. Thanks again Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "Excellent property, owners should be very proud of what they offer."

    Owners very accommodating and on hand if required. Had a lovely stay and will return in the future.

    Dear James Thank you very much for your kind review and for the card and bottle of wine. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we would love to see you again. Best Wishes Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2022

  • "Mendip Cottage met all expectations."

    A comfortable and peaceful base for exploring Somerset. Lovely and clean with everything needed should you wish to cook. Lovely food served at local pubs such as the Star Inn and The Swan. All dog friendly. Would recommend!!

    Dear James So glad that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your excellent review. We hope to see you again. Best Wishes Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by RussellMar 2022

  • "Truly a lovely cottage, fresh,bright immaculately clean."

    Bed so comfortable in fact we'd love to know where it's from please!? Cannot think of a thing that could be improved on. Everything has been thought if so carefully in its design for ease, comfort and a thoroughly relaxing break. Thank you Jillian ,Martin & Toby

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2021

  • "Mendip Cottage is a really clean, comfortable and attractive place to stay."

    The owner, Jane, was very friendly and helpful, we had a very nice break.

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2021

  • "The accommodation was excellent."

    The cottage was of a high standard with everything we needed. Also in excellent location for exploring the area. Highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and in a lovely quiet location, couldn’t have wished for anything better."

    We will definitely revisit.

    Reviewed by HOct 2021

  • "Mendip cottage is an excellent place to stay!"

    It has everything you need for the perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    My wife is in a wheelchair & we had no problems at all in terms of accessibility. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RaySep 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at Mendip Cottage."

    Very peaceful and equipped with every thing you could need. would certainly recommend it. Thankyou to Jane and Peter for letting us stay.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2021

  • "Couldn't find any fault at all."

    It was like home from home. You had everything needed and more. Fabulous location, very private, won't hesitate to recommend to others, and to top it all, Jane had left scones, jam and cream, tea, coffee, sugar and milk. What a lovely welcome

    Reviewed by ShirleyAug 2021

  • "It was a fabulously peaceful and relaxing place to stay."

    The facilities were well thought out with everything you could need for a relaxing break. It was lovely to see the horses in the paddock and the fenced in dog exercise area was brilliant. We enjoyed many walks to the welcoming local pub and beyond. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2021

  • "Great location in the Mendips, ideal for some great walking Modern and very ..."

    Great location in the Mendips, ideal for some great walking Modern and very clean accommodation, with great facilities

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "Everything about the accommodation has been brilliantly designed and installed with quality finishes."

    The wet room a particular highlight for my husband who is planning one at home as we speak! Owners Jane and Pete were always on hand but not intrusive. Would definitely recommend and will look to return.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday staying at Mendip Cottage."

    Jane & Pete were very welcoming to us and our dog. The cottage was very well equipped, spotless and comfortable. The location was idyllic, so peaceful and we really enjoyed watching the horses in the paddock. A great location for exploring the beautiful area.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2021

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay, the personal touches really made it great."

    The bed was very comfortable and the wet room bathroom was lovely. The cottage’s central location made visiting all the attractions very easy and it was great to be able to walk across the field to the local pub and shop.

    Reviewed by GordonJul 2021

  • "It’s a real home from home with lots of really thoughtful touches."

    A tranquil retreat but in a great centre to visit local attractions. We are definitely planning our next visit.

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2021

  • "Excellent holiday accommodation."

    Friendly and helpful owners on site. Very interesting to watch training of competition horses.

    Reviewed by WinstonJun 2021

  • "The location is superb."

    Quiet but within easy walking distance of an excellent shop. Owner is helpful but not intrusive. Probably the best cottage we have had in a long while

    Reviewed by MonicaJun 2021

  • "We stayed here at the end of May 2021, with our border terrier, Jack."

    What a lovely place to stay, the owners were welcoming and friendly, the facilities some of the best we have seen, clean , well equipped and lots of little touches such as the welcome pack for Jack. Thank you

    Reviewed by BasilMay 2021

  • "A spacious, clean and comfortable accommodation set in lovely surroundings."

    10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2021

  • "Mendip Cottage is a beautiful place to stay, the cottage is well equipped and maintained with everything you need."

    It was impeccably clean and would recommend this to anyone wanting a peaceful break

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "The cottage was welcoming; well equipped, comfortable, warm and clean."

    Excellent centre for exploring the Mendips with a variety of footpaths to explore from the front door.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2021

  • "Brilliant shower room"

    Reviewed by Peter MichaelApr 2021

  • "An excellent cottage all round and in an ideal location."

    If we were to mention one thing it would just be that the sofa was a little uncomfortable .

    Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2020

  • "We would have preferred a larger fridge, and a freezer."

    During the pandemic we are having food deliveries weekly to avoid going into shops, but the lack of a freezer and a very small fridge made this difficult. More mugs and cutlery are required to enable full use to be made of the dishwasher please. Otherwise no complaints.

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2020

  • "My wife has restricted mobility so the Walk-In Shower and the space to move around was absolutely perfect."

    The milk, scones & jam on arrival was most welcomed and a nice touch.

    Reviewed by RaySep 2020

  • "Lovely peaceful setting."

    Very clean and sparkly cottage. Kind and thoughtful owner.

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2020

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by LynnAug 2020

  • "I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay."

    Fully recommend this wonderful cottage. Jane not only catered for me and my husband, she also made sure our dog had everything too. The added bonus for me were the horses on site. Thank you.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2020

  • "We had a great stay at Mendip Cottage."

    It is very well equipped with modern appliances. We particularly liked the kitchen facilities and wet room. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful. We highly recommend staying here if you want to explore the Mendips and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2020

  • "The Property was 1st Class."

    We were made very welcome and nothing was too much trouble, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "The property was lovely, very new, clean and comfortable."

    It was quiet yet really well placed for seeing some beautiful places.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2019

  • "Virtually brand new cottage with all mod cons including wet room, central heating and washing machine."

    Easy parking and a good base to explore Cheddar and surrounds.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size double
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV with free Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Enclosed landscape garden with seating areas and patio furniture
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • The cottages are all quite private from each other with their own little gardens, gates and front doors and we are in a lovely rural area with masses of open countryside for walking or driving around
  • In between lets the cottages all have a really good clean, the laundry goes to a professional laundry, and we are disinfecting as much as possible and all surfaces, handles etc
  • If you don't fancy eating out there are several very good takeaways in Winscombe, the nearest large village, who deliver, and most large supermarket will deliver groceries from Weston-sup-Mare.

The property

Surrounded by Somerset countryside, with its own enclosed, landscaped garden and a beautifully presented interior, Mendip Cottage is located a stone's throw away from Winscombe village.

The cottage is encapsulated by ten acres of tranquil and scenice land where you can see a variety of wildlife and nearby grazing horses.

This converted stable offers the perfect opportunity to explore all the coast has to offer, before returning to relax in the modern open-plan living area, where you can get cosy by the fire.

There is a wet room with a walk-in shower, ideal for those with limited mobility, while the double bedroom is well-appointed with bedside tables and ample storage.

Outside, you have a private seating area enjoying far-reaching views towards Weston-super-Mare, perfect for soaking up a balmy afternoon with a chilled bottle of wine with your loved one.

For those bringing along their canine companion, there is an enclosed grass paddock and a plethora of beautiful walks and footpaths where they can roam happily and freely.

Nearby is Cheddar and Wookey Hole, both offering many attractions worth a visit, while Weston-super-Mare has award-winning beaches and the Grand Pier offering annual performances, a lovely choice for a holiday.

Note This property can be booked with Ref. 997600, 997606 and 1004909, together they can sleep 14 people.

Shipham Barn Conversions

This former stable has been lovingly converted to provide four holiday homes amidst the delights of the Mendip Hills AONB. Each of these high-quality holiday homes has been decorated in exquisite fashion, with modern touches exuding class throughout. Make the most of the slick open-plan living areas, complete in tasteful fashion with all you could need for a stay of any length. The bedrooms are dressed in the highest standard, ranging in setups to help appeal to different types of holidaymaker. Prepare for each action-packed day in the lavish bathroom facilities. During the warmer months, relaxation time will be spent outside, where you can choose to relax on your own or gather the group together for some true quality time. Set over 10 acres of land with views of Shipham village, wildlife abounds and you are liable to see rabbits, foxes, deer, wild ponies, owls, buzzards and many other birds; a country lovers delight. The dwellings are situated in an AONB on the edge of the quaint village of Shipham, offering an abundance of walks a pub, a restaurant, a village shop with butchers and bakery, a church and a coffee shop too, so you'll never be short of something to explore. Thatchers Cider at Myrtle Farm is a short drive away and offers 2 hour cider tours (advance booking essential) and sampling in their beautiful orchards, offering you a different way of exploring this area of Somerset. Close to Weston-super-Mare, Wells and Bristol, these four properties are perfectly situated for all ages and interests to enjoy an action-packed adventure. Discover some of Somerset's finest attractions from these superbly converted farm buildings.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Cheddar 2.9 miles, Weston-super-Mare 10.4 miles, Wells 11.9 miles

A quaint village settled in the county of Somerset, Shipham can be found at the western edge of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it an extremely scenic region with plenty of activity to explore. With Shipham Hill offering one of the highest points in the Mendips, there's no better place to experience panoramic views of Weston-super-Mare and the Bristol Channel. The village itself benefits from a host of amenities, including a butchers selling local produce a selection of items to assist you on your self-catered stay, a pub, a restaurant, a coffee shop, and a lively village hall hosting an array of events throughout the year. Shipham is also home to Rowberrow Warren, a spectacular woodlands offering magnificent views and an abundance of nature to explore, making it a perfect place to explore by foot or bike. Within reach is the Mendips Raceway, here you can experience stock-car racing within the bowl of an abandoned reservoir, making a great local day out for all the family. Placed within the Mendip Hills, you can be sure to be surrounded by an array of adventure, whether you take time to explore Cheddar Gorge with its cliff top walks, or uncover the 50,000 years of history of the Wookey Hole Caves, there's something here for every taste at all times of the year. Within reach of Weston-super-Mare, Wells, and Bristol too, Shipham is the perfect base for exploring this outstanding area.

This property requires a good housekeeping bond of £150.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter