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Quiet Corner Cottage

Henstridge, Somerset (Ref. 1036988)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "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 KennethJul 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 KieranJun 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 GeorgeJun 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 AnthonyMay 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 RobertMay 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 EnokaApr 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 JulieApr 2022

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

    Absolutely delicious apple juice produced at the farm.

    Reviewed by HelenJan 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 DianeNov 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 SusanneOct 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 GrahamSep 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 KieranSep 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 ShelleyAug 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 MaureenJul 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 MaryJul 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 JohnJun 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 MargaretJun 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 DawnMay 2021

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

    Lots of good places to visit.

    Reviewed by LaurenDec 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 JasperOct 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 JadeOct 2020

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

    Welcoming and attentive host,would definitely recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by KathOct 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 KelvinOct 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 KarenSep 2020

  • "The peaceful location."

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

    Reviewed by DawnAug 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 AliceMar 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.

Region Information

Note: This property does not accept children under 4.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas