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Compton Bishop near Axbridge, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "We absolutely loved our stay."

    Crooks was comfortable, cosy, spotlessly clean and well equipped. We liked being able to walk, run and cycle straight from the property along the many paths, trails and quiet lanes. It was wet and muddy while we were there but Tracey very kindly let us keep our bikes in an outhouse, there was a hose available for washing muddy bikes and boots and we were very glad of the washing machine!

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Nov 2023

  • "My second time staying here and it was just as perfect as the first time."

    Beautiful clean and so well equipped. I am certain I will be back again next year.

    Hi Amy, we didn’t get chance to say hello this time. Hoping you will return next year to our exciting cottage renovations that are happening in January. Hoping to improve on the already cosy cottage experience. Thank you for enjoying your stay in Crooks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Crooks."

    Ideal for the two of us and perfect for our dog. Very clean and comfortable, had everything we needed. Bonus was fabulous weather so able to do lots of walking, great walks straight from the cottage. Wood burner looked good but didn’t use because of the warm weather. Thank you for the dog treats and also for ours.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2023

  • "Our host was very welcoming and helpful."

    We had a lovely break, walking in the area and "Crooks" was the perfect retreat. The cottage had all we needed and was extremely well laid out for 2 people. The welcoming touches were appreciated. We had our dogs with us and the outside shower tap was very useful after a long walk in the hills. Good pub food and tea shops in the surrounding area too. We hope to be back Carole

    Hi Carole, thank you for your feedback and we would be so happy to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Everything you need. Loved the dog treats as made the dog feel welcome too. Will definitely stay again.

    Hi Sarah, we are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay. In January we are renovating the cottages to enhance the cosy cottage experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, comfortable and spotlessly clean."

    It was ideal having the enclosed garden to sit out in and know our dog was secure. Excellent location with walks on the doorstep.

    Thank you for finding the cottage to be comfortable and clean and in just the best location in the Mendip area of outstanding natural beauty. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, had everything I could possibly need, special little ..."

    Lovely little cottage, had everything I could possibly need, special little touches including biscuits for me and my dog

    Thank you so much for your warm and positive review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing little cottage walking distance to the mendip hills."

    Ideal for dog walking. Owners nearby to help. Parking onsite which is always good. Very thoughtful, on arrival there were a few treats for us and also for the dog. Nice extras made it feel special.

    Aww, it’s lovely to read your comments and that it felt special. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely last minute stay at the crooks."

    Lovely setting and our dogs loved the stay. Everything you need and spotlessly clean. Will stay here again sometime.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2023

  • "We just had a lovely short break at the crooks, it had everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Lovely little garden at the front which was a sun trap and our two dogs sat out there sunbathing in this glorious sunshine we are having. Hopefully we will be booking another stay with you very soon.

    Thank you so much for choosing Crooks. Your feedback is so valuable. We hope you will come back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2023

  • "Crooks was an ideal base for our long weekend away"

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0May 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Crooks cottage."

    The location is beautiful and tranquil and the cottage itself has everything needed for a comfortable stay for two people. Tracey our host was very friendly and helpful.

    It’s so great to read that you enjoyed your stay, thank you so much Property Owner

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0May 2023

  • "Ideal spot great walks from the cottage enclosed garden for dog and everything you needed clean and tidy"

    Thank you for your warm and positive review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in your cottage."

    Very comfortable and quiet in the evenings. Great as a good walking base, some good local amenities and places of interest to visit. Would certainly return when we are next in that area of the country.

    Thank you so much for your review, we look forward to welcoming you again next time you are in the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely cottage ."

    Very welcoming and cosy. We hope to return later in the year.

    Thank you Anne, we certainly look forward to welcoming you again later in the year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage ,well equipped kitchen ,comfy sofa, with lots of walks straight from the door onto the Mendip Hills or down by the river ."

    Bring your boots as it may be muddy but theres a handy hose to wash them and the dog. Easy access to Cheddar ,Wells ,Glastonbury and the coast for great days out .

    I am so pleased you enjoyed all the lovely walks from the cottage door step and that you found the cottage a comfortable place to relax after all your sightseeing. Thank you for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Feb 2023

  • "We enjoyed our pre Christmas Break at Crooks, the owner was on hand in various ways and friendly."

    We travel up country from our Devon Home at this time of year to see family in Warwickshire so Crooks was ideally located for us. Is added to our favourite list to come back to again.

    Wow how lovely to be added to your favourites. It will be our pleasure to host you back at Crooks cottage again in the future, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2022

  • "Hello, I really enjoyed my stay at Crooks."

    It was intended as a base for me to visit grandchildren and family in Somerset. It was very comfortable. Tracey the owner was on hand for any queries and very friendly. I hope to visit again and I can thoroughly recommend the cottage.

    It was a pleasure meeting you Julie and I am so pleased you found Crooks a great base for visiting family and having your little ones to sleepover. We really look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Nice, comfortable, well equipped, small cottage."

    Lots of secure car parking. Very handy for local walks (some literally from the door), W-s-M, Wells (worth a visit), and other places of interest and beauty.

    Thank you your review means a lot to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in most perfect location."

    Everything well provided. Couldn't ask for more. So looking forward to coming back!

    Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Crooks. Thank you for the tip and I will certainly highlight the cider farms in the area. Hope you managed to pick up supplies back at Wilkins cider farm on your way home. Looking forward to seeing you again next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tamzin5.0Sep 2022

  • "One of the best rental properties that we have stayed at, it was perfect in every way."

    ..very clean , comfortable, warm, well equiped, in fact just perfect..we will be returning. The owners lived next door they did not disturb you but were there if you wanted them.

    It was a delight to meet you both and your lovely old dog and hear that you found the cottage perfect in every way. Do come back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage."

    beautifully decorated. it had everything we needed. very friendly and helpfull host. highly recommend.

    I was a little nervous seeing you were interior designers ( as advertised on your car) so you can imagine I am thrilled you liked the cottage. Thank you for your lovely review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucinda5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean."

    Bed was comfortable. it was very homely with quirky ornaments. very enjoyable stay.

    Thank you so much! So pleased to hear your stay was very enjoyable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent 4 night stay in this lovely clean and well equipped cottage."

    Nice country walks close by. Excellent location for visiting Cheddar Gorge, Axbridge and Wells. Lovely tea rooms in the area.

    Firstly thank you for leaving the cottage in a lovely tidy state I was so grateful to you on such a hot change over day. It was a pleasure meeting you and your pretty little dog. I am thrilled you enjoyed your break here at Dunnett Farm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

  • "Delightful little cottage, small, but comfortable, clean and charming, I would certainly recommend it."

    Tracey, the host was very friendly and helpful.

    Thank you so much. It’s my pleasure entirely to make your stay as happy and comfortable as I can. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at crooks cottage, very comfortable with great walks nearby!"

    Thank you so much. It’s so great to hear that you had a fantastic stay here at Crooks Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "Nice cottage in a good position."

    Couple of things though the mattress is not pocket sprung so we rolled into one another and was so uncomfortable I had a back ache in mornings. We left a day early because of it. The pop plug on sink in bathroom did not pop up. We did not raise it as its too much trouble. Surely the previous clean would found this. Also dust on lamp shades.

    Hi Jill, thanks for your comments, which we always appreciate and work harder to give a perfect experience for our guests. I was surprised though, that when I spoke to your husband on a couple of occasions he reported everything was fine. So I am sorry you had these issues. In the unlikely event of problems, we always try to sort them out as soon as we are made aware and hope future guests appreciate they can call on us. We have now purchased a new king size memory foam bed to hopefully cover all our guests comfort needs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill3.8May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage great place to stay would recommend it as a great base to sightseeing all the main resorts ie W-S-M ."

    CHEDDAR. etc are all less than 30 minutes drive. The only downside is the place needs a fridge/freezer and a good idea is a dvd player. 4.7

    It was a pleasure meeting you and your dear dog. So pleased you found us in a great spot for all the Somerset sights. I will certainly consider your idea of a DVD but many guests use Netflix or Prime mostly and the smart TV accommodates these for guests subscriptions. The fridge does have a freezer compartment but I can appreciate for longer staying guests a larger freezer may be more convenient. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Howard4.1May 2022

  • "Had a fantastic stay in a beautiful cottage and surroundings, very peaceful and relaxing with lots to do within a few miles radius, my only slight issue was with the bed , although very comfortable mattress , was a bit small for us personally as we are both quite tall, other then that could not fault."

    Thank you for your feedback, your comment regarding the bed has been useful and we now intend to replace with a king. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7May 2022

  • "We only stayed for a long weekend but had everything we need, logs provided for log burner with the option to purchase more which was good."

    Compact and cosy. Good location. Nice and quiet.

    Thank you for your feedback. It was a pleasure hearing you had everything you needed in Crooks Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage on the edge of the Mendips, clean and comfortable and cosy."

    Good walking from the doorstep. Wells ,Cheddar Gorge and seaside not to distant.

    Thank you for Choosing to stay in Crooks. We are very grateful for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona4.4Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Very quaint. It was very peaceful and an ideal position for exploring the surrounding areas. The only downside was the lack of privacy as the small garden was by the gate in and there was a window at the side which was by the bins so we kept the curtains closed which made it very dark.

    It was lovely to meet you. We are so grateful for your comment regarding the bins and these have been relocated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, quiet, comfortable and perfect position for long walks and local attractions."

    We will def be back again hopefully in the near future. Great welcome pack and facilities. Thankyou Tracey.

    It was great to meet you on your travels to see family and that you chose Crooks Cottage for your little break. It will be lovely to welcome you both back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tania5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very well equipped cottage, even treats for the dogs."

    Lovely views and walks.

    I am so pleased you found the cottage well equipped and that you and the dogs enjoyed some great walks in this area of outstanding natural beauty. Thank you for your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely incredible place to stay, the cottage is beautiful and has everything you need."

    We had lovely neighbours staying in the cottage next door. The fire was the selling point for me and it didn’t disappoint, lovely cosy evenings infront of the TV with the glow of the fire. We can’t thank Tracey enough for her hospitality, we had such a lovely time and look forward to booking with you again!

    It’s lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay and it would be our pleasure to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, ideal for the 2 of us and the dog."

    Very clean and well equipped. Beautiful location. Would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for leaving a review. We are so pleased to hear you found it very clean and well equipped. We would most certainly look forward to welcoming you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Oct 2021

  • "Some crockery was dirty a sugary residue in a glass kettle was greasy oven was dirty extractor filters had flys on upperside."

    Towels had a stale smell good job we took our own. Very disappointed with cottage would not return .

    Thank you for your comments. We were very surprised to read your review having not previously received any feedback less than positive. We have taken your feedback on board and are sorry to hear that the enjoyment of your stay was affected. Had we been made aware at the time we would have attended to any issues as soon as possible. We hope to be of assistance to you in the future. Thank you once again for your valuable feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher1.6Sep 2021

  • "Crooks is a very cosy cottage but not cramped because the space has been well designed."

    Although attached to Wavering (the cottage next door which is also a holiday rent) we heard nothing through the walls, even though the couple renting Wavering had a dog. The cottage was spotlessly clean and had all the facilities/equipment we needed. The key safe system worked well so we didn't actually meet our hosts. Crooks is set in a beautiful country area with an easily accessible end of the Mendips rising immediately behind the cottage. The road along the base of the hills runs immediately past the back of the cottage. There is very little traffic and you really don't hear it either inside the cottage or, indeed in the small garden seating area outside, so it is a very peaceful and quiet spot. Care is needed driving out of the property as the exit is onto a semi-blind bend in the road. We loved our stay and would recommend it for a quiet break in beautiful countryside. In colder months the woodburner would make the property even cosier (we didn't need it in late August/beginning September.

    We are so pleased that your stay in Crooks cottage met all your expectations. Thank you for such a lovely detailed review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage in a great location."

    Lots or local walks and within walking distance of a couple of pubs. Within easy reach of Bath and Bristol as well as Weston-Super-Mare, Cheddar and Wells. Dog friendly too. Would definitely return and highly recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Crooks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great location and a well appointed cottage."

    Owner very friendly and helpful

    Thank you for your lovely review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely location, exactly what we needed."

    Well equipped and very cozy.

    Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great cottage."

    Had everything we needed except a cafetiere.

    Thank you so much for your comments. I am sorry that the cafetière was missing during your stay. It has now been located and replaced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2021

  • "It was a lovely little cottage and it had lots of little homely touches."

    The kitchen was well equipped, and the house was very practical, with tiled floors downstairs. The bedroom was lovely, with a comfy bed and a good shower. The only 2 things that I would have liked to be a little better were the quality of broadband as it was hard to watch streamed TV (I know this is hard when you live in the country) and the sofa was small which made it difficult to lounge around after a long walk with the dogs. But we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Kira4.7Jun 2021

  • "We have stayed at Crooks Cottage and it's sister cottage next door."

    We will do so again having booked again for September this year. A fantastic place to stay in a glorious county.

    Thank you for your review. It was lovely to see you enjoying your favourite place again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2021

  • "A beautiful cosy cottage with everything you could want."

    Beautiful views and location was perfect for exploring this beautiful part of the country. Would highly recommend this place and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage Would visit again if in area Nice welcome by Tracey"

    Thank you for your review. It would be lovely to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by N5.0Apr 2021

  • "The accommodation was very nice, top class, could not wish for a better stay, would recommend this cottage to anyone who wanted upmarket experience."

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Mar 2021

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  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, Smart TV, WiFi, and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Front gravelled area with furniture and small barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome (£15.00 per pet supplement)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Please note: Suitable for one infant only
  • Please note: Minimum stay of 3 nights for short breaks and arrivals only on Friday and Monday please
  • Please Note: This property doesn't accept children under 5 years of age, due to the log burners - (Babes in arms welcome)
  • Please Note: If your booking is above 14 nights, this needs to be discussed with reservations department first (owners right to refuse booking).

The property

Axbridge 2.2 miles.

Sitting within the sleepy village of Compton Bishop, near to the excitement of historic Axbridge, rests this romantic botlhole, Crooks.

Exuding character and rustic charm, this property is perfect for a pair seeking to explore the countryside delights of Somerset, with walks and cycling routes from its doorstep.

Enjoy making precious memories with your loved one from the comfort of the beautiful open-plan living space, its woodburning stove offering a homely feel in the winter months, while your own private gravelled garden makes a lovely spot for a refreshing drink in the summer months.

Enjoy preparing romantic meals together within the country-style wooden kitchen, to be enjoyed around the dining table before ending your day with a relaxing shower in the king-size bedroom's en-suite, keeping your towel nice and toasty on the heated towel rail.

The bedroom benefits from a charming interior with traditional wooden beams, as well as ample storage space for walking gear galore.

For a memorable stay in Somerset, choose Crooks as your beautiful base.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1060213, together sleeping five guests.

Dunnett Farm Cottages

A pair of charming, stone-built barn conversions sat on the fringes of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the idyllic village of Compton Bishop in Somerset. Placed in an idyllic location with views towards Wavering Down and Crook Peak from which the cottage's names derive, it is the perfect stay for a group of five ramblers to come and make the most of this incredible area. Both cottages are charmingly decorated and come with homely and sociable open-plan living areas providing snug sofas, TVs and wonderful woodburning stoves to create the ultimate relaxing space after a day of walking and exploring. The kitchen areas have a rustic feel to them with wooden units and multi-coloured tiled walls, as well as offering all of the appliances that you will need during your self-catered stay. All of the bedrooms rest under the sloping ceilings, they are well-presented and are accompanied by characterful antique furniture to create that traditional cottage feel. The Dunnett Farm Cottages also boast pleasant gravelled gardens to the front, with plenty of seating for you to sit with a drink or even enjoy some alfresco dining. Nearby Axbridge is a splendid little town offering a shop, tearoom and choice of pubs, as well as rich history dating back to the reign of King Alfred the Great in the 9th century awaiting be discovered in the National Trust museum of the 15th century King John's Hunting Lodge, as well as attractions such as the UK's smallest cinema and festivals and carnivals to see throughout the year. Spend a day in the fascinating village of Cheddar, where you will find the marvel of Cheddar Gorge, where Britain's oldest complete human skeleton was found, Gough's Cave, Cheddar Reservoir boasting a range of watersports, and of course plenty of delicious cheddar cheese! Weston-super-Mare is also not far away should you fancy a traditional trip to the sea where you can find a sandy beach, theatres, museums of all kinds, and a pier offering a range of amusements, while the Mendip Hills AONB is a must-see for the outdoors lover, with plenty of walking, cycling, climbing, horse riding and so much more, there's no better place to experience the scenic splendour of Somerset. A couple of cosy cottages in a fantastic rural location, the Dunnett Farm Cottages make a delightful choice all-year-round.

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About the location


Cheddar 2.5 miles; Weston-super-Mare 8.5 miles; Bristol 19 miles

A delightful little town placed just outside of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Somerset. Axbridge boasts pretty little buildings and a fascinating history, it dates back to the reign of King Alfred the Great in the 9th century, the village is also home to the 15th century King John's Hunting Lodge which is now a National Trust museum. This picturesque village was in fact the location for the Thatcher's Cider Hot Air Balloon advert! In terms of facilities, Axbridge is home to one of the UK's smallest cinemas with a little over 30 seats, a choice of pubs, a shop and a delightful tearoom. The town also hosts a number of popular events, festivals and carnivals throughout the year which would be worth tying into your holiday! For you more active guests, visit the nearby Mendip Hills with its range of walking paths accompanied by astounding scenery, the Cheddar Resevoir also sits on the outskirts of the village and offers a good range of watersports for you to try. The delightful village of Cheddar is nearby and well worth visiting, especially for you cheese lovers. The seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare is also within easy reach if a day at the beach is what you're after.

Please note: property accepts Friday and Monday bookings. Alternative start dates made by arrangement with the owner.
Note: Minimum stay of 3 nights for short breaks and arrivals only on Friday and Monday please

Please Note: This property doesn't accept children under 5 years of age, due to the log burners - (Babes in arms welcome)

There is a £15.00 per pet supplement

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas