“Only stayed for a few days due to a ...”Only stayed for a few days due to a family emergency but this was a dream cottage just perfect the owners were lovely friendly people would definitely go againOnly stayed for a few days due to a family emergency but this was a dream cottage just perfect the owners were lovely friendly people would definitely go again
- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
Mill Close Farm is a charming early 18th century cottage situated on a rural lane in the village of Lovington.
Well-appointed throughout, the accommodation is arranged over two floors and combines country charm with modern living.
It offers a fantastic base for couples, friends and families wishing to spend their holiday discovering this beautiful region.
The cottage includes a large well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast area, but also has a separate dining room leading through to the sitting room, complete with a woodburning stove, just perfect for cosy nights in.
There are three comfortable and tastefully furnished bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor and benefits from an adjacent shower room, as well a family bathroom on the first floor.
The cottage is situated in a delightful setting with a pleasant garden and two acre paddock lined by mature trees and surrounded on two sides by the River Brue, ideal for an evening stroll.
In the 20th century the property was used as a working farm and includes a barn, part of which is still accessible for a game of ping-pong.
Across the lane lies Lovington Mill, a Grade II listed 18th century flour mill with a thatched mill-worker’s cottage, and the three buildings were described by Pevsner in his Buildings of Somerset as ‘an exceptionally pretty group of Georgian buildings'.
There is an artisan baker, Lieveto Bakery situated within a five minute walk along the lane on the lane, selling bread and croissants on Saturday mornings.
Some of the best attractions that the West Country has to offer are within easy reach including the National Trust properties of Stourhead, Barrington Court, Tintinhull, Montacute House and Lytes Cary.
Gardeners will also delight in the displays at Kilver Court and East Lambrook Manor.
The newly revamped Haynes Motor Car Museum is just 15 minutes away as is the Bath &West Showground with its traditional annual farming show in June, as well as various flea markets, antique fairs and other shows.
Bruton with its vintage clothing and antique shops and internationally acclaimed contemporary art gallery Hauser and Wirth is also 15 minutes away.
Within 30 minutes you can visit the City of Wells, the smallest city in England, with its stunning Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and lively farmers markets.
Also within a half hour drive is Wincanton and the Wincanton Racecourse, with its multiple race meetings, the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, Clarks Shopping Village in Street, Wookey Hole, the ancient abbey town of Glastonbury or the chic abbey town of Sherborne.
Further afield is the beautiful city of Bath with its Roman Baths and elegant Georgian architecture, the stunning Jurassic Coast with the promise of fossil hunting days, walks along the coast at Bridport, West Bay or Lyme Regis and Longleat being just 40 minutes away.
Mill Close Farm is within easy access by car, air and by sea making it an ideal location to explore some of the best of the South West.
Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size doubles (one is zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x ground floor double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast area. Utility. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Conservatory.
- Oil central heating with woodburning stove
- Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview
- Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair on request
- Off road parking for 3 cars
- Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
- Shared use of barn with table tennis
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 2 miles
- Note: The cottage dates to 1715, so some doorways are low
- Note: Access to the paddock and river is through gates, however children should be supervised.
About the location
Castle Cary 3.6 miles; Glastonbury 11.7 miles; Wells 14.8 miles.
Lovington is a sleepy village in Somerset, with the River Brue running through it. With its historic grey blue lias stone buildings, quaint village church and 300 year old primary school, the village remains largely unspoilt. It is the home of Lovington Ice Cream, the Cottage Brewing Company and an artisan baker, Lieveto Bakery, just 200 yards down the lane, selling bread and croissants on Saturday mornings. The village boasts a thriving equestrian and farming community. Lovington is just 3 miles from the market town of Castle Cary with its rail station, shops and wide range of amenities and free parking. It is sleepy but not remote!