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Old Cary Cottage

(Ref. 1042359)

Henley near Langport, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "A delightful place."

    Lots to see and do in the area. comfortable place to relax in, everything needed to relax and a super garden for dogs. owner nearby if needed.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is the best holiday cottage I've ever stayed in (and I've stayed in countless over the years)."

    Slightly unusual, lots of space, very quiet and comfortable, beautifully furnished in an eclectic way with some retro items which took me back to my childhood! I could go on but there is too many wonderful things to mention. The garden was heaven for both humans and dogs, and when the cows weren't in the paddock beyond the garden the dogs had a lovely mooch there too. Ideal because my old dog could just potter and the younger one could race around. While the owners live next door they were unobtrusive, though very helpful if needed. Thank you for a wonderful week.

    Such lovely comments, we really appreciate your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely break in Old Cary’s Cottage and appreciated the games being provided, however there were a few things that we’d like to point out: the garden is not fully secure due to the wooden gate between properties not being on a latch (it swung open on its own) and we had to block it with a stick."

    For some guests this might not be a problem but for reactive dog owners it is, and we were informed it was secure. Also for small dog owners, the 3 foot side gate would not have kept them in due to its wide spacing. In the welcome pack it states that owners may come to use the sink and vegetable garden, which we were not warned of ahead of booking, again a problem for reactive dog owners. It’s possible the owners don’t do this anymore so they could just remove that detail from the pack. Generally the place looked nice and had everything we liked but the dining chairs were not comfortable and the mattress wasn’t great (but I do have a bad back and people like different types, so maybe that’s just me). Overall it is a nice, quiet spot to have a break from busy lives.

    Thank you for your feedback. You are right the information pack does need updating, we don't enter the garden on the cottage side anymore and if we did we would let holiday makers know. I'm sorry the gate flew open, it is normally latched securely on our side. The small metal gate hasn't been a problem for many, but I do appreciate a smaller dog may escape there. We can always secure it if anybody asks though. All the best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy3.8Oct 2023

  • "Wow, what a true gem Old Cary Cottage is!"

    Tucked away in an idyllic hamlet away from the hustle and bustle of life this beautiful cottage is everything we could have hoped for! The space inside is so well thought-out with an exquisite interior that spills into the perfect wild garden and blends in with the surrounding nature effortlessly! It also had everything practical covered for people and pups alike. We came for a short two night stay and visited Wells and Cheddar easily from the property but all secretly looked forward to returning back each evening. I'm not sure who enjoyed it more, our 2 children (5 and 8) who loved nature spotting and lazing in the hammock, our 1 year old apple munching labrador who endlessly ran, sniffed, and ate his way around the enclosed garden, or us parents who got to enjoy a well earned sunrise coffee / sunset glass of wine! The owners (who live next door) were incredibly friendly in the few interactions we had, one of which was to drop everything and help us escape a scary cow related situation (of our own making) and their children even helped ours to find the best blackberries! Word of caution - don't take a wrong turn and attempt to go THROUGH the length of the cow field, something we foolishly did without thinking! All in all a perfect stay and highly recommended!

    Thank you for your kind words! Please come again. Charlotte Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lloyd5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfection!"

    Not often does the holiday cottage look even better than the photos! Just perfection! Location is stunning, the property is just beautiful! Fresh flowers from the garden - just lovely! Didn't want to leave! I would not change anything about it at all! Actually I would, I would steal the owners and they can come decorate my house! Or we could just have changed the locks and never left! It is just that lovely! Everything you could ever need!

    You are so kind. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robyn5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautifully converted building set in a tranquil location."

    A lovely calming retreat. Lots of fruit in the garden for anyone who fancies baking. The kids loved watching the crickets, bees and butterflies. They also enjoyed the tree swing in the next field. Hubby loved the hammock hung from the apple tree. A great base for exploring the area including Glastonbury.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Aug 2023

  • "I think this is the best holiday cottage I have stayed in over the last 15+ years."

    The owners have done a fantastic and very thoughtful, stylish job converting an old cowshed. I visited with my elderly mother and we loved the (pleasantly quirky) style and the quietness. The natural feel of the extensive garden is great, with various places to sit outside including a picnic table, a rocking chair under a veranda and a hammock in a large apple tree. Great facilities inside, including a really nice old piano which is very playable. Good access from the road and very convenient parking space. Loads of fruit to pick in the garden, so bring the ingredients to make crumbles if in season! The surrounding area has great countryside, walks and places to visit. I really hope to be able to return.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a peaceful setting, well furnished and comfortable."

    The gardens are amazing too. We had a restful a thoroughly enjoyable week and would return in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Such a beautiful cottage in an ideal setting."

    We loved our stay so much that we have booked to come back to spend Christmas.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning property."

    Lots of information for the area and things to do. Couldn't be happier.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely place."

    Magical setting. Garden- ideal for sitting back and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0May 2023

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic time at Cary Cottage."

    Everything about it was wonderful. We were very lucky to have a lovely warm and sunny week too. Our dogs Fred and Mavis absolutely loved the amazing garden! What a wonderful job you did converting a cowshed into a beautiful home. We felt very at home and wish we could stay there. Thank you so much we definitely hope to return

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2023

  • "Such a wonderful place."

    So peaceful and calming. Great for the dogs and I wish there were more places like this.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.1May 2023

  • "The cottage is beautifully and tastefully restored to a very high level set in a lovely "wild garden" with a view over open fields and walks from the gate."

    The kitchen is well equiped with almost everything that you need , the beds are quite comfy, although a little on the firm side. A liitle more information regarding parking would have been helpful as we were unsure if we could have parked inside the gate.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with everything we needed for a relaxing week."

    We found the cottage very warm and the layout was great with a large kitchen living room that had plenty of windows. Having a large garden and walks straight from the door was a big bonus for us.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2023

  • "Old Cary Cottage was a wonderful place to use as a base to explore Somerset."

    It was a beautifully maintained cottage every comfort had been considered and it was a bonus to be able to take dogs. Highly recommended !

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a cosy, lovely little cottage in an idyllic spot with walks straight out onto the levels."

    Cottage felt spacious , it is not obvious from picture how far it extends back. Bedrooms are a really good size and beds were reasonably comfortable . So impressed with owners renovation which keeps cottage at a good temperature. Plenty of hot water for a lovely soak. Everything we needed was provided. All we could think of as improvements are a potato masher and coat hooks in hall Great dvd collection available+ dvd, mobile reception was mostly ok. We were delighted to see the owl regularly in the garden ! We did not see owners much at all although they are next door, there is good privacy. The location is nice and quiet. The sat nav did not take us to right place initially - easiest access is through Ham village , down hill and turn right into Henley Lane, it’s them on left with front of gate visible. We had one meal put at the Halfpenny pub in Pitney, worth booking as very popular for hearty pub grub and very reasonable ! We enjoyed Somerton, Glastonbury, Montacute National trust and village, Ham hill walk, Coombe Hill ( not near property) . Langport is a lovely friendly town with walks and in Street, there is the Clark’s retail shopping centre. We will definitely be coming back here !

    Thank you Wendy, such kinds words. We will get that masher and hooks for sure. All the best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage is very cute."

    Having the open fields and easy dog walks on your doorstep is ideal. The wood burner is a lovely touch, the lounge is bright and airy and the open plan of kitchen and lounge is nice as when cooking you can still socialise. It is very rural, EE mobile signal not great, Internet was strong enough to watch Downloads and check emails. TV signal was sufficient for regular TV. It's a shame the bed config is as is because it limits it to couples or singles and I think it would be a lovely place to share with friends........ zip linked beds would be an idea. There was no welcome pack so make sure you visit the supermarket on your way, nearest was Tesco in Langport.

    Reviewed by Tracy3.1Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage in a wonderful location."

    A really thoughtful barn conversion to a high standard. The fridge door does not close properly, everything else was superb!

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Jan 2023

  • "A beautiful, quiet getaway"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a really lovely time here."

    It was such a treat to come back here every day after exploring the surroundings. So comfortable! Good beds. And everything is very quiet. The garden is really nice just to sit and relax. When I come back to this area, I hope I can stay here again.

    Reviewed by Hanneke5.0Oct 2022

  • "Peaceful, tranquil and restorative."

    Fantastic setting, lovely cottage and surroundings. Finishing touches were very quirky as was the general decor. Ideal for a complete decompression from town and city living, the natural wildlife in the garden and general area was amazing, we saw an abundance of insects and birds of prey. Very dog friendly, our’s came home exhausted from all the “sniffs” and exploring. A great base for exploring Glastonbury, Wells and the surrounding areas. Only downside were the beds. They could do with with upgrading for both size and comfort. As a tall person the double ended bed in the master was impossible to get comfortable in, and the second room bed had a mattress creakier than the Mary Rose. We had to come home for a decent night’s sleep. All in all, 8/10 with a big thumbs up from our 6yr old and the dog.

    Reviewed by Milo3.8Aug 2022

  • "Disappointed to find there was no dishwasher despite being listed and noted in owners instructions."

    Also no hammock as shown in photo's. TV signal was very poor and internet not strong enough to run a firestick. Apart from these minuses an excellent place to stay, spacious, comfortable, quiet and peaceful.

    Hello, thank you for your feedback. I'm not sure where it says about a dishwasher? I have checked all our information and there is nothing about a dishwasher. We have a washing machine in the garage which guests can use as they wish. Sorry if there was any confusion. We understand about the telly. I know it's not ideal. When we lived in the cottage we had no problem streaming telly on our laptops via wifi but we havent checked a firestick. We will try to improve the telly over the winter break. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Jun 2022

  • "Great holiday, really relaxing, weather perfect, enclosed garden so no need to worry about the dogs, short drive to local towns and beaches, cottage perfect inside and out with comfy beds."

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Jun 2022

  • "Loved the stay and cottage…."

    Really beautiful place. So peaceful, away from everything but don’t have to drive to far to get to attractions. Will definitely stay again

    Reviewed by H4.4Jun 2022

  • "We chose tis cottage due my wife's mobility issues."

    Movement around within the cottage was excellent but access from the car and through the entrances could be improved. Facilities really good with the exception of the shower being over the bath with no grab rails and the oven temperature control.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7May 2022

  • "A thoughtfully created eco-house that combines hope for the future with the relaxing feel of a slower-paced past."

    A wonderful place to unwind. Kim

    Reviewed by Arther5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely holiday let in beautiful grounds."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would happily return. A couple of suggestions: maybe upgrade the TV to a larger one, and a heated towel rail would be nice.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.4May 2022

  • "Wonderfully peaceful location with great facilities."

    We wanted for nothing on our short break. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2022

  • "Such a lovely cottage, we had a great time."

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Jan 2022

  • "We absolutely loved this beautiful little cottage, even more spacious than the photos depicted."

    The lovely open plan kitchen spills over to the lounge, so we could cook, socialise, and warm ourselves in front of the roaring log fire. The underfloor heating added to the comfort, with comfy beds and a beautifully tiled bathroom for plenty of hot showers. The kitchen was so lovely, that we even decided to take time to bake and decorate a cake, for all we needed was available. We loved the wraparound veranda, and truly enjoyed wrapping up warm and having a morning coffee together, looking out to the garden and open fields, an epitome of tranquility. We did not need to call upon the owners, whom lived next door, as we found everything we needed kindly provided by them, including a great recommendation to a local quirky pub called The Sheppy. We were truly sorry to leave such a lovely, homey cottage, but with the hope to return in the summer, when we can enjoy the outdoor space much more. Thank you to Charlotte & John !

    Reviewed by Himali5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in an idyllic setting."

    A labour of love by the owners in conversion from farm building to a quiet haven. Everything one could wish for to enjoy a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a very quiet location."

    We used this as a base for touring around Exmoor a couple of the days, though that is a hours drive away. Plenty of things to do and see more locally too, and the week went by far too quickly. Although not mentioned in the published details, there is a microwave oven and a hairdryer provided. There are also Tea towels, although the “generic” information sent by Sykes suggests that visitors need to bring their own. The garden is lovely, and a pleasure to sit in when the sun is shining. There’s a picnic bench, but a couple of folding chairs would be nice so you could keep in the sun as it moves round.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Sep 2021

  • "Charming characterful cottage in a lovely wild life friendly setting."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Jul 2021

  • "A very relaxing break"

    Reviewed by Cyril4.4Jun 2021

  • "A very nice, comfortable cottage."

    Set in a lovely garden and nice views over the Somerset Levels. There is plenty to do in the local area. Glastonbury is not very far and there are a number of National Trust properties nearby. We would definitely return to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7May 2021

  • "A wonderful, warm and cosy cottage with a subtle retro design feel."

    The perfect place to relax and reset. Our two little doggies loved the garden and field. We loved the location, a great base to explore the towns, villages, beaches and cider barns of Somerset!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Apr 2021

  • "We spent a wonderfully peaceful week here."

    Our 3-year-old and dog loved playing in the garden and jumping in muddy puddles along the paths. The house is warm (insulated) and elegantly put together. Hosts were very thoughtful - we found a decorated Christmas tree and mince pies on arrival. Hosts were also were on hand to give us spare keys when we inadvertently locked ourselves out. We needed to do some work during our stay, happily the WiFi was good for online meetings. We hope to come again sometime and see the garden in another season.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2020

  • "Old Cary Cottage was delightful and the owners friendly and helpful."

    The weather wasn't brilliant but we were happy to bunker down in this charming cottage with a fire and the lovely view from the long sitting/dining room over fields and trees. The garden is lovely too, and would be great in the summer months. It's a wonderful location for exploring the Somerset Levels, one of our favourite parts of the country, and we'd definitely stay here again - the cottage has great karma! Very happy to recommend it.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2020

  • "Such a quirky special place, with a beautiful outlook over the garden and fields beyond, quiet and peaceful, but not far to go to, to see Somerset sights and coast, Chester our Cockapoo was in his element, and we wished we didn't have to leave."

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely quirky property, pretty gardens and a peaceful location."

    Friendly helpful owners next door.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jul 2020

  • "We immediately felt at home."

    Exceptionally peaceful, beautiful and made with love, care and attention to detail. A unique place.

    Reviewed by Andreas4.4Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and en-suite cloakroom with basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, diner and sitting area
  • Air source underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available upon request
  • Off-road parking available
  • Enclosed lawned garden
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles; pub 4 miles
  • Please note: Cobbled path access and stone step entrance, therefore not suitable for wheelchair users
  • Please note: This property only accepts Friday changeovers.

The property

Langport 4 miles.

Hidden within the magnificent rural surroundings of Henley, you will find Old Cary Cottage.

Recently renovated to a beautiful standard, this attractive ground-floor cottage provides an idyllic escape to Somerset for a family or group of four.

Step inside the charming hallway and take off your coat and shoes, before heading through to the open-plan living space where you will discover a magnificent oak kitchen, kitted-out with a sleek electric range cooker and beautiful Belfast sink with decorative mosaic tiles.

Wander over to the dining space and take a seat at the table with friends, so that you can begin to map out your plans for the action-packed week that lies ahead.

Retire to the stylish sofa, or open up the patio doors leading out into the spacious enclosed garden as you bask in the sunshine on a warm summer's day.

Retreat to the airy bathroom decorated with both bright blue and yellow Moroccan style tiles and relax with a deep soak in the bathtub.

Choose between a double bedroom with stunning mahogany furnishings and the benefit of a well-thought en-suite cloakroom with basin and WC or a second spacious double with calming neutral tones and ample space to store all of your belongings.

Spend your days on scenic walks through the RSPB Ham Wall or Greylake where you can enjoy a spot of bird watching as you stroll along pretty lakes and appreciate the beauty of the English countryside.

Head to Glastonbury to see the ancient Chalice Well or wander the grounds of the imposing Glastonbury Abbey, before stopping off for a bite to eat at The Halfway House, famous for their hearty Sunday dinners.

Hop on your bike for a relaxing cycle along the banks of the River Brue.

For an unforgettable holiday with the family, book a stay at Old Cary Cottage.

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About the location


Street 6 miles; Glastonbury 10 miles; Burnham-on-Sea 15.5 miles; Exmoor 30 miles; Bath 33 miles, Lyme Regis 32 miles

The ancient market town of Langport lies at the heart of the Somerset levels, at the crossing point of the River Parrett, mid-way between the county town of Taunton and Yeovil. Its central location makes it a thriving hub for local villages and an ideal base to explore the surrounding area, as well as the Somerset Levels, one of England’s most unchanged Landscapes. The ancient beauty and diverse wildlife of the area makes it one of the landscapes that have inspired many artists and photographers as well as drawing visitors from all over the world. The surrounding countryside teeming with pretty villages and quiet country lanes with footpaths and cycle trails to explore the picturesque Somerset Levels. Somerset is rich in wildlife and is one of the country’s top areas for birdwatching. It also offers a heritage railway, where visitors can take a trip on longest standard gauge line in the country. This is an excellent touring base for the area, with the stunning town of Glastonbury just over ten miles away, noted for its famous music festival, it also benefits from an array of superb amenities and displays a stunning abbey, Clarkes Shopping Village at Street, Wells Cathedral, Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge all within an easy drive. If a day at the beach is what you're after, the seaside town of Burnham-on-Sea is easily reachable and offers a range of amenities as well as its wonderful sandy beach. Avid walkers can make the most of the nearby Mendip Hills AONB and features magnificent walking and cycling country. Travelling slightly further afield; to the south you'll find many places of interest; the beautiful fishing port of West Bay, the Jurassic Coast with Lyme Regis and the artisan town of Bridport with its markets and music venues or the historic cities of Bath and Wells.

Please note: This property only accepts Friday changeovers.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas