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Yeoman Cottage

(Ref. 1053084)

West Chinnock near Norton-Sub-Hamdon, Somerset Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was traditional cosy with a homely feel."

    Well equipped with lovely grounds. Looking forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Feb 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our few days at Yeoman Cottage in its delightful location and hope to return for a longer stay next year."

    It's extremely comfortable and very pleasant with lots of extras not usually available in holiday lets. We used torches for the evening short walks to the pub, partly on the road without a pavement.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2023

  • "Yes"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very spacious."

    Beautiful gardens. Issues with shower but had been warned. Generally well equipped but needs more mugs and decent wine glasses. Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Apr 2023

  • "This is our third visit to Yeoman cottage and we really enjoy our stay here at this lovely cottage made extra nice with comfortable furnishings very well equipped, beautiful gardens and very friendly helpful owner."

    Thank you for your kind words. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your third visit here. You were made aware of John’s death on 1st March in which case I feel it is necessary for me to reduce options so I shall no longer be accepting dogs. I am very sorry. Marie Wheatley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Very cosy. Marie and John were excellent hosts. No complaints. We hope to rebook next year.

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Sep 2022

  • "Great little cottage, well looked after in a fantastic setting."

    Dog friendly house and gardens (no gates out on to road, so not 100% secure) Warm and cosy with bags of charm. Owners very pleasant, only met Mrs. Great location for touring around the area, but care, some very narrow roads! Great pub 100 yds down the road.

    Dear Mr Woodhall Thank you very much for your kind words about the cottage. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable holiday in spite of the rain. However we are puzzled that you say there is no gate as you drove past it every time you came and left the property. How could you miss it? We don’t claim that the property and garden are 100% secure, in spite of an electric fence surrounding the large upper garden and a large white 5-barred gate at the entrance, which you were at liberty to close. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Sep 2022

  • "Our second stay at Yeoman Cottage."

    Made very welcome by owner with a lovely cream tea. Very nice clean and tidy cottage well furnished and equipped with lovely garden and summer house we will be booking it again for next March.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Yeomans Cottage."

    Friendly welcome from our host Marie with a lovely cream tea on arrival which was much appreciated. The cottage was great; clean and tidy, plenty big enough for the two of us and had everything we could need. The garden was beautiful and we were encouraged to explore and use it. It was also great to have our own private seating area, with welcome shade in the late afternoon during the really hot spell of weather. There was plenty to do in the area - several National Trust places very close by, walks at Ham Hill and Yeovil country parks plus we weren't too far from the Dorset Coast. We went to Lyne Regis and neighbouring villages and it was only an hour to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, which were both lovely. All in all we had a great holiday and would highly recommend. The only, only, negative really was that which has been commented on before - the shower. I don't know if there is a knack to it but I struggled with it a bit. However, we went knowing this might be an issue so it didn't spoil our holiday. Thank you both for a lovely holiday.

    Thank you Janet for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday. You certainly got about making use of the easy reach of the southern coast with its beauty spots, and the proximity of several National Trust houses and gardens. The fine weather certainly helped you to make the most of your holiday and fill your days with activity. Well done. Marie Wheatley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jul 2022

  • "The owners are a lovely couple."

    The cottage has a homely feel to it. The garden is amazing. We really enjoyed our 5 nights there. Just watch out the hot water is very very hot. It is a shame that it is not a full shower in the bathroom but have spoken to the owner she was going to look into for the future. The shower attachment is a little hit & miss with the temperature so be aware before washing your hair etc with it. We would love to return to the cottage but it really would need an shower in place of the bath as with rheumatoid arthritis in my hands getting out of the bath was difficult.. the sofa was a little low for me but again the owner was going to look at replacing this also in the future. The owner had made us scones /jam & cream... still warm too on arrival. So we would love to know when the updates are done to look at returning.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We very much enjoyed meeting you both. The sofa has been replaced, but in searching for one with higher elevations it seems that most are standard. A plumber is lined up, for yet another visit, so here’s hoping to get the pressure on the shower head regulated, and will investigate the possibility of replacing the bath with a shower cabinet. Hoping to welcome you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy4.4May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay with some delightful people who made us most welcome."

    They were particularly kind when my husband had a health problem and we had to leave early. We did find the sofa a bit uncomfortable, but otherwise a great destination.

    Thank you for your kind words. John and I are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay even though it had to be cut short. We certainly enjoyed your company and we’re very sad that you had to lose a couple of days. We do hope that David’s problem can be solved sufficiently to enable him to continue with his lifelong hobby. You’ll be pleased to hear that the sofa has been replaced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dale5.0May 2022

  • "Very comfortable and welcoming."

    Lovely garden and cottage.

    Thank you for your kind words. We’re very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Yeoman Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James Harvey5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Lovely garden and views. Found the shower head impossible to use - either too hot or too cold. With a small adjustment to the plumbing you could balance out the hot and cold water, this would make it a lot more comfortable. Otherwise a very enjoyable stay.

    Thank you for your kind words and for pointing out the difficulty with the water pressure. Plumbers have been consulted from time to time, and another appointment is arranged, but it seems to be a problem with the elevation of the water tank. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.4May 2022

  • "We were made very welcome when we arrived with a cream tea from the owner."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean fully equipped really comfortable bed and sofa also very warm and cosy with good Wi-Fi signal. Our dog Penny enjoyed the large garden as did we and the summerhouse. Our stay was perfect and we are booking to stay again for my wife birthday in July this year.

    Thank you for your kind words. We’re so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and especially enjoyed the summer house even though it was winter. We look forward to welcoming you again in July. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage and ideal for a quiet break."

    The cottage was extremely clean and well equipped. The owner was very helpful and immediately changed the kettle when we informed her that the one in the cottage did not work. She also brought us over a wonderful cream tea, thank you so much.

    Thank you for your very kind words. We’re happy that you enjoyed your stay in Yeoman Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2022

  • "The cottage was I a beautiful village which we really like and not far from yeovil and other areas."

    The only thing about the cottage was the shower would of liked a shower screen and be able to stand up.

    Thank you for your kind words. We realise that a shower cubicle would be desirable but the elevation and dormer window create difficulties. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Nov 2021

  • "Nice,clean and warm"

    Thank you for your kind words. We were very happy to welcome you to Yeoman Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff4.1Nov 2021

  • "Ideal for a quiet holiday, the cottage is very well maintained and the owners ..."

    Ideal for a quiet holiday, the cottage is very well maintained and the owners who live in the adjacent house and very friendly and a pleasure to stay with, our westie was given full use of the large garden and was allowed in the main house most mornings to say good morning There are an abundance of walks in the fields surrounding the village and a very friendly inn only a couple of minutes walk from the cottage In all this was a very nice break and would like to return for a summer break Thank you Alan, Sue and Daisy (westie)

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We were very happy to welcome you and Daisy was adorable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Nov 2021

  • "The owner was lovely The only things were the sofa was so old and uncomfortable we ended up having to sit on the floor ."

    Also there was not one cupboard in the kitchen that didn't have crockery in it for a bungalow that sleeps 2 you don't need 4 tea sets 12 plates and everything that goes with them nowhere to actually put food

    Reviewed by Judy3.1Oct 2021

  • "Lovely quiet cottage, needed a couple of good armchairs as elderly people like us could not get out of settee once in it, the cleaner had not removed the settee cushions to clean, chips and other bits of food we found there, I did inform the owners, you advertised WiFi but very limited we had to go to the owners back door for a connection not very convenient."

    You also advertised secure garden but my dog had to be on a lead at all times as she could have walked out into the road. My husband cannot get in or out of a bath so needs a shower, but you needed to be 2ft tall to get under the shower, you could take it off the wall to hold it by hand but there was no shower curtain to stop the water going everywhere, for the money you pay needs a bit of improvement.

    Reviewed by Pamela2.5Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is comfortable with lots of amenities."

    The gardens are exceptional and our dog loved exploring it. Great location to visit surrounding areas. The elderly couple were lovely and very welcoming. Would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.4Aug 2021

  • "An extremely comfortable cottage with a beautiful garden, well equipped and ideally situated in a quiet village."

    Lots of dog walks right from the doorstep across the fields and our dog loved it. A nice village pub 200 yards down the road. The owners were very pleasant and upon our arrival was fresh scones and cream, a nice gesture. I would definitely recommend and look forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "This cottage is ideally situated so many place to visit in the area."

    Its easy to get to both coastlines and there are charming local towns like Ilminster providing wonderful local produce.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2021

  • "Yeoman cottage is a place we would definitely return to when we want to revisit that area."

    It is set in tranquil surroundings with an acre of garden to roam in. On arrival we were greeted by the owner who was very welcoming and gave us a brief history of the building. Inside was a very welcome cream tea waiting for us. The cottage is well equipped and beautifully clean, and the history of the dining room table and chairs was very interesting. It is within easy driving distance the Dorset and Devon coast. We explored from Weymouth/Portland Bill over to Seaton/Beer. Taunton and Yeovil are both good for shopping. We would have no hesitation in recommending Yeoman cottage. I

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2021

  • "As it said on the tin"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2021

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, hand held shower (limited height and head-room), basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with DVD and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Patio area with table and chairs and lawn garden area
  • Guests are welcome to explore the shared garden with pond and summerhouse.There are extensive views also a vegetable garden and fruit trees
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There are 5 steps from the hall to the bedroom and bathroom

The property

Norton-sub-Hamdon 2.1 miles.

Enjoying a peaceful position within the countryside setting of South Somerset and within striking distance of Dorset and its stunning coastline, is this wonderfully transformed barn conversion, Yeoman Cottage.

Tucked away in the grounds of the one-acre garden of a 16th century village house, this south-facing property is the perfect retreat for a couple seeking to spend some quality time together and to explore the several delights that are within the surrounding area.

Be welcomed into the warming aura of the cosy cottage by stepping into the spacious porch, where an oak chest is located, holding an array of brochures and maps to assist you in planning the day’s ahead whilst staying here.

From here, you will find the well-equipped kitchen, containing a range of quality appliances including a washing machine, so that you can easily wash your belongings after an action-packed day of exploring.

Once you have made use of the kitchen appliances to cook up a hearty meal, settle down at the dining table with your partner to relish in a bottle of wine as you tuck into dinner.

Afterwards, retreat into the traditionally furnished sitting room; admire the pretty pictures, refreshing décor and William Morris linen curtains before sinking into the plush seating arrangement and flicking on the TV with a DVD player to wind down the evening.

During the summer months, be sure to open up the patio doors to allow a fresh breeze to filter into the room or step out onto patio area to catch the final glimpses of sunshine as it's perfect for alfresco dining.

Once the evening has drawn to a close, catch your rest in the bedroom, where the oak beams frame the well-presented double bed and the dual aspect windows, which offer pretty views to wake up to each morning.

Continuing to impress, the cottage is surrounded by a well-maintained garden, which you are welcome to explore, home to a wildlife pond, cordoned fruit trees, summerhouse and a kitchen garden, with produce available according to the season.

If you can tear yourself away from this tranquil oasis, take a leisurely stroll to The Muddled Man, a traditional local pub serving food and a welcoming atmosphere to complement, or travel slightly further afield to the village of Norton-Sub-Hamdon, where you will find another pub and a shop for picking up any essentials.

Keen walkers can take their pick from the wide variety of walks from the doorstep of the cottage, including Ham Hill Country Park for incredible views of the South Somerset Moors, Exmoor and the Mendip Hills.

Head to Sutton Bingham Reservoir to find opportunities for fishing, sailing and birdwatching or delve into the local area’s past by visiting the Haynes International Motor Museum near Sparkford and the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton.

Guests of Yeoman Cottage will also be spoilt for choice by the number of National Trust properties within the area, including Montacute House, the Priest's House, Lytes Cary Manor and Lambert's Castle.

For those willing to venture further afield, spend summer afternoons along the Dorset coast to visit the town of Lyme Regis, a centre for fossil exploration and the iconic Durdle Door arch.

With so much to see and do, Yeoman Cottage is a wonderful retreat to enjoy all year around.

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About the location


Yeovil 9 miles; Glastonbury 19 miles.

Norton-sub-Hamdon is a thriving countryside village resting within the district of South Somerset, just 9 miles from the town of Yeovil. This small village plays host to a church, a shop, a village hall, The Lord Nelson pub, and several local businesses, whilst being situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are more than twelve miles of footpaths and bridleways to follow, offering spectacular scenery, attracting walkers and ramblers from near and far. Nearby is the larger village of Stoke-sub-Hamdon, where you can explore the Fives Court Wall, and the Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory. Ham Hill Country Park with its Millennium Stones is in walking distance. Within a half hour drive you will find the iconic town of Glastonbury, which houses a wealth of shops, cafes, restaurants, and pubs to enjoy, as well as attractions which include Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury Tor, King Arthur's Tomb, and the famous music festival during the summer. Norton-sub-Hamdon is a quaint base for exploring Somerset further.

Note: There are 5 steps from the hall to the bedroom and bathroom.
The bathroom has a bath with a hand held shower (limited height)

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas