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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Melita is a very well equipped bungalow in beautiful countryside close to Wells Cathedral and Glastonbury so great for exploring and lovely country walks."

    Lots of games, puzzles and toys for children and treats for dogs. It is close by the busy main road so noisy early morning. A generous 'welcome pack' awaited us and a much needed cuppa was very gratefully received. The quirks of the bungalow is that there are too many pretty ornaments as this leaves less space for us to put things especially in the back bedroom where 8 items on the tallboy left no space for personal items. An empty wall shelving would definitely have helped. A smaller wardrobe might leave a few more inches to squeeze by the lovely wide comfy bed. All towels were exceptionally large clean and fluffy and hot water always 'on tap' but the hall toilet sounded like a ship's horn when flushed. Seating was not comfortable enough after a busy day and proper seat cushioning on the conservatory seats would help as sun lounger covers so uncomfortable and gave no support we couldn't use them. All this being said we have a lovely week together at Melita. Thank you Helen and Robert. -

    Reviewed by Barbara3.8Jul 2024

  • "A lovely spacious bungalow just outside Langport (great river walks)."

    It was very well equipped with everything we needed. It's next to an A road, so some traffic noise, but nothing to make us wish we'd booked elsewhere and we sat in the garden most evenings. There are fields close by for dog walks which was ideal, but our dog also had a great time running around in the fully enclosed garden. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Melita to anyone looking to book in the South Somerset area.

    Many thanks for your kind words and we are glad you enjoyed you stay at Melita. We do try to make your stay as enjoyable and stress free as possible, by providing most things that make your holiday enjoyable. We are also pleased that your dogs enjoyed the stay as well, they are after all part of the family, that's why we provide little treats for them also. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jun 2024

  • "I have stayed at many cottages in the past and this has to be the best equipt of them all."

    Even down to the dog treats etc. The settees were a little uncomfortable but that may be because of our ages. If i was ever to holiday in the area again i would stay here again. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Edward4.7Jun 2024

  • "Having stayed before, this visit was just as good."

    Breakfast pack very welcome. The garden was lovely for the dogs, lawn freshly mown. Everything you could need is provided, beds very comfortable. A lot of thought has gone into Melita and it was a pleasure to stay there. Good parking too. Recommend it and will be staying there again hopefully.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely well appointed bungalow."

    There were a lot of little extras especially for the dogs that we found very thoughtful. The property itself was very comfortable, clean and provided everything you could possibly need. All in all a highly recommended property. The welcome pack of fresh croissants also added a special touch

    Reviewed by Debra5.0May 2024

  • "Melita, is an absolutely lovely there is everything you could possibly need, comfortable beds very well equipped kitchen, beautiful garden enclosed for dogs."

    We had an excellent week there, weather could have been better but at this time of year to be expected. Just a little suggestion change the sofas in the lounge they are so uncomfortable and I know it’s been mentioned before but a smart TV would have been lovely.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Feb 2024

  • "Wonderful bungalow to stay in, loved the pastries on arrival."

    Everything you could possibly need for a comfortable holiday stay. Fully enclosed rear garden for the dog to roam in, kids to play in. Plenty of board games and dvds to keep everyone entertained in the evenings. Dogs well catered gor with a dog bed, bowls, towel, dog shampoo all provided. Will definitely stay again if visiting Somerset in the future.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fantastic stay at such a lovely bungalow."

    The bungalow is so well equipped and comfortable. On arrival a lovely welcome pack for us and 1 for the dogs too. Lovely touches with 2 dog beds ready in the front room for them. Also the dog cleaning kit and hose was a great idea and welcome after the walks. Great location to explore the area with plenty to do locally and a little further afield. The information books and leaflets at the bungalow had so many options we wished we had booked longer. A great place, a great stay would recommend to anyone and look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Dec 2023

  • "Excellent place to stay, everything you could possibly want for comfort."

    Reviewed by Elliot5.0Oct 2023

  • "Everything wonderful."

    All catered for. Lovely home from home. Thank you owners, exceptional.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2023

  • "Melita has everything."

    It's clean, warm, comfortable & spacious. Wide variety of toys, books & games for all age children. Reference books, maps & novels for adults. Very well equipped kitchen. Good shower, bed linen & towels. Great welcome pack. Garden secure for all size dogs. Nice village with shop, garage & church. Friendly, helpful hosts. Booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by Clarissa5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a lovely bungalow with everything you need with dogs and children."

    It is just off the main road but not to much of a problem. There is only 1 pub within walking distance and dogs are only allowed outside they have heaters but if you don't smoke probably not the best place.

    Reviewed by Gill4.7Sep 2023

  • "Everything about the bungalow was excellent, we have never stayed in one as well equipped with absolutely everything you could possibly need!"

    From kitchen essentials through to guide books, games, toys for the children and even baby requirements including a high chair, dog leads, toys, a towel for wet dogs and even treat biscuits. Being elderly with only my son/carer I had no need of any of these but was really impressed by the provision for all their guests. The only downside, for me, was the steps with my limited mobility but my son looked after me very well and helped me in and out. I We would love to be able to stay there again in the future.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2023

  • "A genuine home from home."

    Everything there you could possibly need. Garden really secure for our dog and easy walk just over the road which was a relief. She also loved the ball and thrower and the hose! If we'd had children there were games and books to keep them occupied. The garden was great to sit in and relax. I managed to read a whole book from the bookshelf during the week too. Langporte great for dog walking by the river and lots of interesting dog friendly places nearby too. Only very tiny downsides the TV wasn't SMART and the toilet seat in the bathroom needs some attention.

    We thank you for you positive feedback and am glad you enjoyed your time at Melita, with regard to the SMART TV, we have installed one previously, however we were getting calls from people who could not use it, so that is why we reverted back to a normal TV. The toilet seat is not the want for trying, this seems to be a fault with the design, we have replaced toilet seats a number of times and seem to get the same issue, we will try again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely home away from home, very thoughtful with stuff for children even down to plates and cutlery."

    Garden was lovely and well maintained, spacious and clean and loved the hand soap and creams left out and the breakfast pasteries.

    Reviewed by Melita5.0May 2023

  • "This bungalow is situated next to a busy main road, the traffic noise is very disturbing from 6."

    30 am till late. This ruins the ability to enjoy a relaxing chilled out holiday, shame because the garden is a lovely feature. If you had indicated this in your description of the property we would not have booker it.

    We thank you for your feedback, there may have been a diversion in place at the time, which meant there was more traffic than usual, as it is not normally as you have described it, however, the location of the bungalow does provide easy access to all the attractions around the local area and provides straight forward access to the M5, A303 and A358. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.1May 2023

  • "The owners have gone to a great deal of trouble to make Melita as homely as possible, it was like staying at a family home instead of a holiday let."

    The weather was awful, rain every day, but the bungalow was warm & cosy to return to. We always take our own dog washing / drying things in case of bad weather but the owners has thoughtfully provided everything anyway. We chose the village as old friends live there, but it makes a good base for touring the area. There is a well stocked shop and albeit rather expensive pub within walking distance of the bungalow and a fish & chip van on Wednesday evenings which was superb. So, summing up, no reason not to go to Melita, suitable for all ages and dog.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 2023

  • "If you want a holiday that is home from home this is the place to stay ."

    Suitable for all ages plenty of toys and games for kids space for dogs to run about outside. Ideally located for all Somerset attractions. Bungalow is as photos shown on website. Small complaint headboard on king-size bed needs fixing to bed as it bangs up the wall every time you move

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Mar 2023

  • "Great place in a great location ."

    Lots of dog walking nearby. Only downside was a fusty odour when we first arrived but I don't know if it had been unused for a week or two. However that is not a serious criticism.thoroughly enjoyed our week

    Thank you for your feedback, we do appreciate this and yes, we have investigated the musty smell issue and found that there was a water leak under the hall floor, which we have now fixed and we have also replaced the carpet, which has cured the problem. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Feb 2023

  • "Property was well equipped and comfortable."

    Great idea for dog toys and spare towels. Our grandson enjoyed playing with the toys and loved the garden.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Feb 2023

  • "We rented the property for a three generation get together for Christmas and it fulfilled that criteria well."

    Although the photographs show a somewhat dated bungalow what it did not show was this has clearly been, or still is, someone’s home with their possessions still in situ. Now some people may like that but I prefer to rent a more sterile property. On arrival the property was very cold and musty. A note had been left saying “ The heating should come on 3 times a day on a timer. One hour in the morning about 7am, one hour at lunchtime about 1pm, a couple of hours in the evening about 6pm.” There was an electric fire in the lounge but that was inadequate to heat such a large property. The first nights sleep was disturbed because the bedrooms were very cold with inadequate thin duvet. We had no choice but to override the timer or vacate the property as we had two young children in the party. On the plus side the owners had decorated the property with a Christmas tree and outside lights. There was plenty of hot water and they provided a welcome pack with mince pies and Christmas crackers for the children.

    We thank you for your comments, however a little confused as you say you like a sterile environment rather than a home from home one, which is what we try and replicate and most people renting this property have enjoyed and welcomed, together with a spacious garden for the dog, so not really sure why you picked this one. Nether the less, we take note of the musty smell and will address that. Regarding the heating, we left a note to inform you of the times that the heating comes on and off, you are quite welcome to alter these settings to suit your living conditions. Alternatively why did you not contact us, we are only 15 to 20 minutes away and we would have come and sorted that out for you. If you required any extra blankets, there are plenty provided in the cupboards? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dee2.8Dec 2022

  • "Such a beautiful property, fully equipped and very comfortable."

    Property managers extremely friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this stay to anyone who wants a relaxing stress free stay

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback, it's nice know that the effort we put into the cottage has provided you with the relaxing break you deserve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maisa5.0Nov 2022

  • "A very comfortable, spacious and well equipped cottage, in a good location for exploring the area."

    We really appreciated the OS map, which helped us find good cycling routes nearby. The conservatory was a plus and meant we could enjoy some October sunshine for longer.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Oct 2022

  • "We found the property to be comfortable and well equipped."

    It was a good touring base. There was a good selection of maps of the area available, which was useful. It was near a main road, but this wasn't an issue. We enjoyed our stay, and would be happy to rent the property again.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2022

  • "A very well equipped property."

    Nice safe garden for the dog. We found the beds a little uncomfortable. The sofas were uncomfortable due to my short legs but used the ones in the conservatory which were OK. It was a refreshing change to have a well equipped kitchen and clear instructions for use of cooker, dishwasher etc. Dog was well looked after too with towels etc. Very thoughtful owners gave us a home from home.

    Reviewed by Lyn4.7Sep 2022

  • "Good and clean"

    Reviewed by Uma5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful stay at Melits."

    It was simply home from home. We could not have asked for anything more. It had everything you could possibly need. We were sorry to have to leave.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "June 2022. Melita was all that we hoped it would be."

    We live in a house so it was so lovely to have the 'bungalow experience' - no stairs! The bungalow is very spacious, extremely well equipped, spotlessly clean and attention paid to detail. The garden is totally dog proof so no need to worry about your fur babies and there is the benefit of having a laundry room with a hosepipe outside the door for muddy paws. The location was great for visiting all the local areas, we even got as far as Minehead, Porlock, Dunster, Cheddar, Wells to name but a few. Went off the beaten track to places such as Mells and Winsford. Booking was very easy, we have never used Sykes before and their website was easy to navigate, payment simple and communication spot on. I would like to say a big thank you to Robert and Helen for the croissants and flowers which were a lovely personal touch, and, as I said to Robert, I wish we could live in Melita permanently but alas this week it is back to the harsh reality of work and bills! Thanks for everything :)

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property exceeded expectations, it was large, well laid out, very well equipped and homely."

    We really appreciated the efforts the owners had gone to with a beautiful real Christmas tree and other decorations including a box of crackers. The welcome box was delicious too, our only disappointment was we couldn't visit the bakery and top up on those pastries! Thank you, this was the perfect property for our family Christmas made even better by the owner's efforts.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2021

  • "Melita is a large and very well appointed bungalow just off the main road through Curry Rivel, so extremely easy to find."

    We certainly lacked for nothing as everything that we required was provided and the beds were some of the most comfortable that I have slept on. The rooms are large and well furnished and it feels like being at home. The owners were most accommodating and helpful. Curry Rivel itself boasts an extremely good pub(The Firehouse) which does really good meals and is within easy walking distance. A small one stop store is just down the road and open from early to late, whilst a Tesco is in the nearby town of Langport. There is a regular but infrequent bus service between the towns of Yeovil and Taunton that stops just outside the bungalow.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2021

  • "To close to the main road"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Sep 2021

  • "Location, layout size of accommodation was great."

    But no keys code on arrival, no working contact number for owners, large fresh tea stain in bedroom, finger food Mark's on touch points on fridge & freezer and kitchen cupboard fronts (all easily cleaned off), dust in corners of floors and bits of food under sofas, open food products left in kitchen including open sugar bowl with lots of flys and used toiletries in bathrooms, hot water running out first night leaving two of us using kettle washes, heating started working (strangely mid week) even though in the off posistion, instructionsin a box not in folder ,headboard very loose in main bedroom, dvd player not connected/compatible with tv, tv wifi connection to bt hub very very slow.

    I am sorry you felt the need to comment on some issues, had , however, we would suggest that you should have text us 2 or 3 days prior to your stay as at the time we were in a very bad area to receive a mobile phone call when you arrived. We pride ourselves on ensuring the cottage is cleaned to a very high standard, so not sure why there was dust and food under the sofas. Regarding food products, which is just the sugar, we take note of this and will ensure this is placed in a sealed container. We do like to ensure that our quests have the luxury of plenty of tea, coffee, toiletries etc, so that they do not have to worry about a visit to the local Tesco on the first day. The issues with the hot water, we would have welcomed a phone call to us or Sykes at the time and we would have done something to sort this out. We cannot solve a problem unless we know it's there. As the cottage is situated in a rural area, we are governed by the speeds that are provided. Regarding the CD player we will look into that, but again, we would have looked into it straight away if you would have contacted us. We appreciate that our guests have a long drive to the cottage so like to ensure that you can relax in the delightful garden with the home made croissants from a local bakery that we leave for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely with everything you could need."

    Owner also left us a delicious assortment of croissants. Perfect location for both relaxing and exploring

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x adult bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with seating for 6 guests
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Conservatory with furniture, overlooking the garden
  • Note: This property does not accept company or worker bookings.
  • TV, WiFi and a selection of books
  • Board games available and toys for children e.g toy train set (please do check the toys are suitable for the child's age and supervise during usage) Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Welcome pack includes tea, coffee, milk, croissants
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed lawn and patio garden with furniture for 6 guests.
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome and dog treats are provided
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Please Note: This property does not accept company or worker bookings.

The property

Conveniently located in the centre of Curry Rivel in Somerset lies Melita, a modest detached bungalow offering all the amenities you could need for a fantastic trip.

Set across one floor, this property is suitable for a multi-generational family or a group of friends looking to explore Somerset.

Offering off-road parking and a beautiful garden, this dwelling is sure to be an ideal base for making memories with your loved ones.

Step into the property; a porch greets you where you can kick off your shoes and hang your coat, before moving into the sitting room, traditionally decorated and offering a selection of books and an electric fire for you to cosy up in front of with your loved ones on the sofas, or enjoy watching the TV after a long day of exploring the local area.

From here, the bright and airy conservatory invites you to relax overlooking the neat private garden.

Take advantage of the open-plan kitchen and dining space, where you can enjoy your evening meals as a family at the dining table or a lighter bite at the breakfast bar.

The well-equipped kitchen is certain to entice any budding chefs of the group, offering all the appliances for a comfortable trip, including an electric oven with ceramic hob, fridge and freezer space and a dishwasher, as well as a handy utility room just off the kitchen complete with a washing machine so you can freshen up your clothes.

When the night draws to a close, retire to one of the bedrooms; the property offers a king-size with lovely views over the garden, while the remaining bedrooms offer a double with plenty of storage in the fitted wardrobes for your things and an bunk, suitable for adults and children, with a delightful vanity where you can prepare for your day.

Completing the interior of the property is a family bathroom with a bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC along with another cloakroom with basin and WC, so you won't be short of space to prepare for the day ahead.

Outside, find a spacious lawn and patio garden with plenty of furniture for you to unwind in the last of the summer sun while your four-legged friends and the children play.

The charming village of Curry Rivel is home to a local shop, hairdressers, petrol station with post office and tea shop and a restaurant; why not treat yourself to a meal out at The Firehouse Somerset, which also offer takeaway if you prefer to snuggle up back at the property, or venture slightly further afield and find Brown and Forest Smokehouse, a smokery, restaurant and shop which also delivers delicious food packages.

The surrounding areas play host to East Lambrook Manor Gardens and Midney Gardens, perfect for an enchanting stroll among the greenery and foliage, or branch further to Hestercombe House and Gardens, where you can revel in three centuries of garden design while marveling at the stunning manor home.

For the golfers, Long Sutton Golf Club is just a scenic car journey away, offering a parkland golf course, set on the edge of the levels in the heart of South Somerset, set over 130 acres.

From your wonderful abode, nearby attractions include Glastonbury Tor and the Tribunal, a 15th-century stone town house which is now the Tourist Information Centre for the area, as well as the host of the Glastonbury Lake Village Museum, where you can find a touch of history during your stay.

Another notable English Heritage site is Muchelney Abbey, a 16th century abbey where you can tour the beautiful grounds and architecture, with plenty of space for the children to play on a sunny day.

There are also a number of National Trust properties to visit, these include, Barrington Court, Lytes Cary, Tintinhull House and Gardens and Montacute House.

A worthwhile visit to Historical town of Langport where you can have a walk by the River Parratt, sample the local artisan cafes and local craft shops.

For those who like shopping the nearby village of Street offers outlet shops in Clarkes Village, which also has an outdoor and indoor swimming Pool.

The rolling countryside of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers wonderful walking and cycling trails, while the East Devon AONB is within an hour's drive and boasts 18 miles of stunning heritage coastline and picturesque beaches to explore.

Bring your family and friends to share a memorable trip to Melita

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Taunton 11 miles; Glastonbury 17 miles.

Curry Rivel is a charming village situated on a ridge overlooking the magical Somerset Levels to the north, and with marvellous views towards the Blackdown Hills to the south. The village is in an unrivalled area of unspoiled countryside renowned for its birdwatching and willow crafts, such as basket making. Curry Rivel has a picturesque village green surrounded by some thatched houses and facing the parish church, dating from the 13th century. A licensed restaurant, a delightful café, a small range of shops and a petrol station can also be found in the village. There are nature reserves and bird sanctuaries just down the road and walks can begin at Curry Rivel using marked footpaths. Cycling is fantastic in this area, and if you are a novice you can choose the Somerset Levels for rides in flat, yet beautiful countryside. Somerset offers many outdoor pursuits; there are golf courses at Long Sutton and Taunton, pony trekking centres on Exmoor, and fishing on the River Parrett and at some local lakes. The RSPB West Sedgemoor has the largest lowland population of wading birds in England, such as lapwings, snipe, curlew and redshanks, and the nearby Swell Woods provide delightful walks and forms part of the RSPB reserve. Within driving distance there are some fabulous historic houses and gardens including the NT properties Montecute House and Barrington Court, and the town of Somerton, which offers an ancient market cross, the Somerset county cricket ground and the Museum of Somerset is worth a visit. Further afield there are plenty of other attractions, such as the Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Hestercombe Gardens, the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, Haynes Motor Museum and the West Somerset steam railway.

Note: This property does not accept company or worker bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas