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Quiet Corner Cottage

(Ref. 1036988)

Henstridge, Somerset Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a lovely short holiday for us this Christmas, immaculately clean, but ever so cosy and welcoming."

    We plan to return at some point, thank you for a lovely stay and for the biscuits and best apple juoce qeve ever tasted!!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Dec 2023

  • "My partner and I returned this year having spent some time last year at Quiet Corner Cottage as we enjoyed our stay there very much."

    As the name suggests it is indeed quiet and just what we wanted for a short break. Peter the host is a wonderful man and nothing is a bother with him. He is warm and welcoming and yet respectful of your time spent there. I enjoy the fire and ran out of logs quicker than I anticipated, a quick text to Peter and it was resolved in less than 5 minutes! The cottage is nicely tucked away with free and easy parking. It is quaint and has character but also fully equipped with everything you might need for self catering and Peter will always accommodate you for something you can't find, not that that happened for us. A really good stay and will want to go back again!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with a very welcoming owner who was very informative about the local area."

    I would highly recommend this for anyone who loves peace and quiet in a rural location.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everything you need was provided, if extras where needed you just have to ask,lovely hosts and very peaceful and relaxing ,that is why we chose it,close to lots of visitor attractions and the pubs within easy walking g distance which I managed with my mobility issues,very nice lunch in The Bird In Hand pub."

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings."

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Aug 2023

  • "We had a great stay at Peter’s “Quiet Corner Cottage” and with the owner living next door, he was always on hand with advice, local knowledge suggestions and just general neighbourliness."

    The accommodation is all on one level which was ideal for our party and we also had the use of the conservatory adjacent. The property is fully equipped and feels instantly “homely”, it was ideal! In best Somerset tradition, Peter makes apple juice from his own old English orchard and you may find a delicious bottle in the fridge on arrival! Located on the Somerset/Dorset border ‘twixt Sherborne and Shaftesbury, it offers easy access to many NT properties and many fine gardens. There’s plenty for everyone regardless of weather.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Quiet cottage had everything needed for a self catering holiday."

    Peter, the owner was very helpful with local information. No negatives at all and would recommend to anyone wanting peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2023

  • "Only really one word to describe Quiet Corner Cottage and gardens."

    Lovely. Thank you Peter for your time, consideration and limitless knowledge.

    Reviewed by Norma4.7May 2023

  • "A really lovely tranquil place to spend some chill out and relax time."

    Owner was very friendly and informative. And he welcomes any constructive critique,( not that any was necessary to give)!. He has a very good knowledge of the best places to visit, so don't be afraid to pick his brains. The welcome biscuits and the home produced apple juice were a pleasant treat. More of the delicious juice can be purchased on site. And we did! There are several National trust sites and houses within easy reach if you are interested in visiting these sort of places. Weymouth is worth a trip. Tip - if you have a disability parking badge, you can park on the seafront during the day. This was free from 9am until 5pm, but things can change! Plus they have free to hire beach wheelchairs. We had a thoroughly great break.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7May 2023

  • "Peter was a wonderful host, friendly and helpful with plenty of tips on places to visit and eat."

    Cottage was lovely, warm and cosy and the garden would have been beautiful to sit and relax in had the weather been better. We had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Apr 2023

  • "The owner was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the cottage and the region and the homemade apple juice provided in our fridge was delicious and would recommend."

    Mornings could be sat out on the porch enjoying the silence and views of the garden and nights spent inside the warm and cosy lounge relaxing after days out.

    Reviewed by Bernard4.7Mar 2023

  • "Wonderful place!"

    We had a great time at Quiet Corner Cottage. We spent our evenings at the fireplace and travelled around the area during the day. Peter is amazing host and gave us useful recommendations about places to visit. And he makes delicious apple juice! The cottage is simple but comfortable. The stone walls breath well so the air is fresh even if all windows closed and the heating is on and the fireplace burning. The interior is lovely, with cosy old furniture. The farm is tranquil and peaceful, the small garden in front of the cottage is well maintained and beautiful even in December. We had a really good rest and felt relaxed and recharged after our stay. It would be nice to stay at this place again!

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay, very quiet, ideally situated for our excursion"

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2022

  • "Exactly as described, a quiet corner of peace and tranquility."

    A great central location for exploring Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Quite corner cottage."

    Peter, the owner is amazing and made us feel very welcome. The Cottage is really well equipped, and lots of things to explore in the area. The tranquillity of the farm setting is amazing and all the animals are a real joy.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2022

  • "15 to 22 July 2022."

    We have just spent a week's vacation at a unique place, 'Quiet Corner Cottage', in Henstridge, Somerset. It is like going back to a different era of peace and solitude. It is run by a unique man, Peter Thompson, what a wonderful character, full of help and information. Enter the 18th century farm annex by a gravel drive and you enter a new world of trees and some sheep. You can sit under a canopy and hear nothing. Visit the local pub, 'Bird In Hand', and be with people without problems or anger. If you like cider, try the Gladiator or Old Rosie. We walked Gold Hill, Shaftesbury a few times, postman there had to have good legs. Keep clear of the single track roads, they go on forever.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our second visit to Quiet Corner Cottage (first visited September 2021)."

    As before, everything was in good order, and Peter was as attentive and caring to our comfort as previously. The weather was not good but that worked to our advantage as we relaxed in the Cottage & garden environment, taking walks in the village, and befriending one or two local people. We left Quiet Corner Cottage with batteries recharged, and ready to take on the world!!

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Jun 2022

  • "Heerlijk rustig huisje, met een fijne tuin waarin het goed toeven was."

    Voorzieningen waren in voldoende mate aanwezig. Wij hebben er twee heel prettige weken doorgebracht.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, we're really pleased to know you had a good holiday and hope you will be able to return in future. Translated into English (thanks to Google!) this reads as: "Lovely quiet house, with a nice garden where it was good to stay. Facilities were sufficiently available. We spent two very pleasant weeks there." Property Owner

    Reviewed by George H5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely peaceful place to stay!"

    The host Peter is fantastic, and nothing is too much trouble.if you want a quiet get away from it all base to explore this beautiful area this is it.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2022

  • "Quiet Corner Cottage lived up to it's name completely and was the perfect break both I and my partner needed, having both lost a parent each recently among other life difficulties."

    It literally had every item conceivable in a self catering capacity and offered everything required for a comfortable, pleasant and enjoyable stay in a beautifully quirky cottage. The highlight for me was an easy to use log burner which was amply supplied with extra logs (additional charge if using more, as we did, but very reasaonable), kindling, newspaper, firefighters, long matches and lighter. When lit it happily burned for quite some time before needing to be stoked with more wood and provided such a lovely homely feel on top of the glowing warmth. It was secure, off the beaten track and car parking sufficient for 2 cars, up a farm track with a gated entry. You then enter the cottage from a small walled garden, again with everything a garden could offer for the summer. Peter, the host was outstanding from first meeting him and being guided in all you needed to know to being treated respectfully but on hand throughout our stay to the parting goodbye on leaving. He also furnishes you with a bottle of home made apple juice, award winning and you can taste why. He is a fountain of knowledge and in my opinion, a true gentleman with great regard to ensuring your stay is in every way perfect for you. One of the very few truly great places I have stayed in and without doubt will be returning here many times to come. Genuinely couldn't recommend Quiet Corner Cottage more to anyone looking for a peaceful and relaxing stay in a home from home setting.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "We had such a lovely time in the Quiet Corner Cottage!"

    The Host Peter is such a lovely person, which made our stay extra special. He was so thorough with so much information and was always prepared to help providing us ideas on what to do around the area and how to get there. The garden, the hens, the ponies add a special touch to the lovely farm. Last but not the least, the home-made apple juice is just so tasty!! We want to thank Peter so much for his hospitality and for allowing us to stay in his property, we could unwind and refuell which was just what we needed. The stay was one of the best!!!

    Reviewed by Enoka5.0Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed a super week at Quiet Corner Cottage."

    A very very clean and well equipped cottage. Everything provided to make it feel home from home. Peter the host is on hand with great advice and helpfulness. We loved the welcome from the hens everyday when we left or returned. The cottage is set within a very pretty peaceful garden. We enjoyed walks from the cottage into the village and via rural footpaths. A fabulous base to visit Old Wardour Castle, Cadbury Castle, Old Sarum Hillfort, St Peters Pump, King Alfred's Tower, Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, Muchelney Abbey and Church, Stonehenge and Cheddar Gorge including the rather challenging 4 mile cliff walk amongst others. A very busy and restorative week.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped everything you could possibly need."

    Absolutely delicious apple juice produced at the farm.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2022

  • "This little cottage is lovely, tucked away on a small farm where apple trees are grown to make marvellous apple juice."

    The two small ponies who adore apples and carrots, two hens and a small herd of sheep watch you carefully as you come and go past them each day. The log burner gives the lounge that real cosy feel on colder evenings. We really enjoyed our weeks stay in November and hope to visit again at some time next year.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage lives up to the name Quiet Corner as it is situated in a lovely garden and approached through a little orchard."

    The cottage was clean, cosy and had everything we wanted. Particularly liked the wood burner. Peter, the owner provided milk, biscuits, apple juice and tea and coffee on arrival and was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We really liked the period cottage for its character, charm and simplicity. We had a relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Susanne4.4Oct 2021

  • "Peter was very welcoming and helpful."

    The cottage was cosy and lived up to its name. The garden is completely charming and we were so lucky the weather was good but of course there is the log burner when it gets chilly.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Sep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed the very comfortable and well appointed cottage, and we really appreciated the beautifully maintained garden."

    Beyond these, there were the hens, horses, and sheep to appreciate, and the orchards (the apple juice is delicious). Henstridge itself has an interesting history, and a walk around the village and church/churchyard is worthwhile. Peter is a font of knowledge on the whole area, and he will give sound advice regarding walks, places to visit (and not), where/when to go (and to avoid).

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Sep 2021

  • "This charming cottage was exactly what we were looking for!"

    It was on a fantastic little farm, away from noise, but within easy reach of everything! The cottage was exceptionally clean with everything you could possibly want in it! The garden area was secure and beautiful with table/chairs/benches & a bbq. Peter the owner was around if you needed him but kept a respectful distance, so the owners being next door was far from a problem. Peter was a walking book of knowledge, anything you wanted to know, he knew! Pubs, restaurants, walks, places of interest, days out, you name it he could he advise! There were many maps on hand to help. The cottage had games for a rainy day. The water supply was constantly hot. The log burner was fantastic for those chilly summer nights. All in all, this was a fantastic find for us, Peter was a lovely human being, and we will definitely be returning!!! Thank you for a wonderful staycation

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was delightful."

    impeccably clean .Set in a very beautiful ,peaceful corner of Dorset .I would recommend a holiday in this cottage to everyone who is looking for a restful break.We loved the home-made apple juice ,the best I have ever tasted..Peter was a perfect host so helpful and kind.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very generous and informative welcome."

    In view of the extreme heat we spent more time at the property than expected and enjoyed the peace of the garden.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2021

  • "We were after a restful break away from it all."

    We found it. In a nutshell - very comfortable - lounge through to the bedroom - very clean - everywhere - very well stocked kitchen - washing machine a bonus After a day out it was just great to be able to relax in very cosy surroundings and, weather permitting, which it did, a sit in the beautiful tranquil garden - swallows overhead. We even tried the wood fire with success. We bumped into Peter, the owner, most days (he has a lot to do on the farm) and he always asked if we were ok. From our point of view Quiet Corner was just what we wanted. Well done Peter and thank you.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable with lovely garden and peaceful environment."

    There were plenty of places to visit in the locality. Peter the owner was friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful break.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2021

  • "This lovely clean, warm and comfortable cottage is ideally situated for site seeing and walking."

    A lovely week away after the months of Covid lockdown.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 2021

  • "Fab cottage, really cosy and really amiable and friendly host."

    Lots of good places to visit.

    Reviewed by Lauren4.7Dec 2020

  • "We had a very pleasant week at Quiet Corner Cottage."

    The cottage has a great location with easy access to shop, pub etc. Peter the owner was very helpful with recommendations for places to eat and things to do. He also makes apple juice on site which is absolutely delicious.

    Reviewed by Jasper5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely peaceful location."

    Cottage quaint and well equipped. Super host, provided great recommendations for places to eat and sight see, and our daughter was very impressed with the apple juicing. Thoroughly enjoyed Cadbury Castle.. well worth a trip. Enjoyed our 5 days away, would happily return.

    Reviewed by Jade4.7Oct 2020

  • "Peaceful, Clean and pretty cottage in a beautiful apple orchard."

    Welcoming and attentive host,would definitely recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Oct 2020

  • "Delightfully quiet cottage set in a rural enviroment, surrounded by Orchard."

    Slightly quirky yet all we would ask of a getaway break. Characterfull host who is very willing to help out and point out various places to see etc. Im sure we will stay again.

    Reviewed by Kelvin4.4Oct 2020

  • "Quiet cottage is exactly as it's description."

    It is situated down a quiet lane and the driveway approach is through the apple orchard, with the ponies and sheep in fields alongside. An added bonus is that it is only a 5 minute walk to a shop which practically sells everything and 2 pubs , one of which serves very good food. The cottage was lovely and clean with great kitchen facilities. The area abounds in beautiful towns such as Sherborne and Shaftesbury .

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2020

  • "The peaceful location."

    Easy access to site seeing areas. Character of cottage. Helpfulness of farmer on site. The apple juice!

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Aug 2020

  • "Quiet Corner Farm cottage is full of charm and, as its name suggests, is in a peaceful and delightful setting."

    Going in mid-March the early Spring flowers made the garden look lovely and added to the ambience of the cottage's location. The interior suited our needs perfectly and the wood burner certainly made the evenings nice and cosy! The cottage is an ideal base from which to visit the quaint local towns and nearby National Trust properties. Peter, the owner, made us feel very welcome and, if something should arise at the cottage that needs his attention, he is usually to be found somewhere close by tending to the orchard's apple trees from which he makes delicious apple juice! All in all this was an enjoyable and relaxing week in a comfortable and welcoming property.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Mar 2020

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  • Single storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with corner bath with seat, shower over, hand shower, WC, basin
  • Hall
  • Open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen area
  • Central heating, electric fire with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property

The property

This single storey cottage is situated on the edge of Henstridge, joined to a converted threshing barn at the end of a 200 yard drive and surrounded by apple orchards and paddocks.

Dating from the mid 18th century, with beams, leaded windows and pine floors, it is a peaceful Somerset base for small families or couples.

Enter your front door up a couple of steps and you will find yourself in the hall, off which is the lofty open-plan living space with woodburning stove and TV in the seating area, a dining area and a well-equipped kitchen area.

Head into the two pretty pink bedrooms for a peaceful haven after exploring this wonderful region.

Enclosed by stone walls, the lovely garden shared with the owner is a sheltered sun trap where you can enjoy a barbecue .

With Shetland ponies in the paddocks and home produced eggs and prize-winning apple juice, this is a real country idyll.

There is a handy shop and café, or head into the village to visit the two pubs or excellent Indian restaurant and the Henstridge 9-hole Golf course.

All around is Thomas Hardy country and the beautiful Vale of Blackmore, so you can explore Somerset and Dorset, with great panoramic views from old hill forts.

Transport can be arranged to the train station just a couple of miles away and there are regular bus services and local bike hire if you want to park up the car.

Somerset is a treasureland of stately homes and there are no less than twenty to visit within twenty miles.

In an ideal spot for exploring Somerset and Dorset, Quiet Corner Cottage lives up to its name.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Sherborne 7 miles; Shaftesbury 10 miles.

The little village of Henstridge can be found right on the border of Somerset and Dorset, at the head of the lush Blackmore Vale, used as the backdrop to Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles. Surrounded by glorious countryside, Henstridge is well served by a shop, pubs, restaurants and a cafe and offers lovely walks accompanied by fine views. The village is ideally located for exploring Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, as within a short drive lies the historic town of Sherborne, famous for its abbey and castles, and once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. Close by are a wealth of National Trust properties, such as the stunning Stourhead House and Gardens, while the nearby hilltop town of Shaftesbury, best known for the picturesque Gold Hill, is also well worth a visit. With the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury, Stonehenge, Bath and The Dorset Heritage Coast all easily accessible, this is a great base for relaxing and enjoying the delights of this superb area of the country.