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The Anchorage

East Pennard near Ditcheat, Somerset (Ref. 1059150)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Ditcheat 1.8 miles.

The Anchorage is an attractive, detached bungalow resting in East Pennard near Ditcheat, Somerset.

Enjoying views of the idyllic countryside and boasting ample off-road parking for up to three vehicles, The Anchorage is the perfect home away from home for a family or friends of four.

Upon entering the property, you will be pleased to find a pleasant sitting room with leather sofas for you to unwind on as you spend some quality time with your loved ones.

Continue through the property to find a compact kitchen hosting all the essentials required to rustle up those home-cooked favourites.

When a wonderful dinner has been whipped up, enjoy it gathered around the table in the nearby dining room, before settling down into an armchair in the inviting snug with a cup of tea in hand, gently warming the room with the rustic Rayburn Range.

When night falls, wander through the property to find two well-presented bedrooms, with one being a double and the other arranged as a twin; both rooms also enjoy handy storage for your belongings.

In the morning, make your way to the shower room, where you can enjoy a moment of relaxation in the rainfall shower, before venturing out to explore what this part of Somerset has to offer.

Set off on foot and take the scenic stroll into the heart of East Pennard, where you'll find a friendly farm shop stocking a fabulous selection of homemade goods, including milk and cheese made with dairy sourced from their own cows, as well as a range of essentials.

Head to Ditcheat, a village offering visitors with a convenience store and the Manor House Inn, as well as access to Ditcheat Park.

Spend the day visiting the town of Bruton, home to the world-class gallery, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, showcasing the workings of both national and international artist-makers in a contemporary setting.

From here, tour the extensive landscaped gardens of the country estate, The Newt, where ornamental and productive elements are blended together; keep your eyes peeled for the native deer promenading through the ancient woodland, learn the history of gardening at the on-site museum, or sample the fresh, seasonal fare at The Garden Café.

A scenic drive will bring you to the city of Wells, where you can enjoy touring the Wells & Mendip Museum, go on a stroll through Vicar's Close, before visiting the breathtaking Cathedral of Wells.

Glastonbury lies a little further afield, with the remains of Glastonbury Abbey waiting to be explored, the fascinating Somerset Rural Life Museum waiting to be toured, as well as a plethora of outdoor spaces you can enjoy, including the famed peak of Glastonbury Tor.

Be sure to visit Shepton Mallet, where ample fun can be had at the town's Lido, Collett Park and the beauitful Kilver Court Gardens.

Why not pay Bruton a visit, where the renowned Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery, along with the Newt Garden that can be found to the south of the town?

Further north lies the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with walking trails, nature reserves and enchanting woods in abundance; Cheddar rests on the western edge, where you can also embark on the famed trail through Cheddar Gorge.

Crossing the border into Dorset, the market town of Sherborne is within easy reach, where the iconic landmark of Sherborne Abbey dominates the skyline, dating back to the 8th century; stroll along the banks of Sherborne Lake where you'll discover the magnificent architecture of Sherborne Castle & Gardens alongside the ruins of its predecessor, Sherborne Old Castle.

Treat your family to a fantastic stay at The Anchorage.


  • Single-storey
  • Two bedroom: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Snug with Rayburn Range
  • Oil central heating with Rayburn Range
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: There are some uneven pathways and steps up to the entrance of the property, please take care
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: The Rayburn Range is not hot enough to be used for cooking and should only be used as a heating element
  • Note: A Jay-Be camping bed and an additional dining chair can be provided upon request to accommodate a fifth guest
  • Note: There are cows that roam in the field behind the property, please keep this in mind before booking

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

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About the location


Shepton Mallet 5.8 miles; Glastonbury 11 miles

Set at the foot of the Mendip Hills AONB, this thriving Somerset village is nestled some five miles south of Shepton Mallet. Boasting a pub and a local shop, Ditcheat is also home to Barber’s cheese dairy and Paul Nicholls’ racing stables. Local horses are frequently seen passing the village on their way to the gallops. Ditcheat village is also within easy reach of Worthy Farm, the Glastonbury Festival site, and the Royal Bath and West Showground, hosting one of Britain's major agricultural shows every year, along with many other events. Shepton Mallet offers a wonderful blend of old and new architecture, as well as a weekly market, a variety of shops, pubs and eateries. Nearby is Wells with its beautiful cathedral; Glastonbury, famous for its festivals; and the charming spa town of Bath, along with many family attractions including Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves and East Somerset Railway. Castle Cary is just south of Ditcheat, lying on the fringes of luscious, green countryside between the Somerset Levels to the West and the ridgeline of Penselwood to the east. It is worth a visit to see its old town centre with buildings such as the Market House, the Round House and the old George Inn, which runs along the foot of steep, grassy Lodge Hill, below where the castle used to stand. Castle Cary hosts a weekly market on Tuesday mornings, ideal for picking up gifts for loved ones, as well as crafts, fresh produce and artisan bread.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Offer ends Monday 29th Nov, 23:59 (GMT)

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