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The Reading Room

(Ref. 1082466)

Hinton St George, Somerset Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • village (8)
  • beautiful (7)
  • comfortable (7)
  • lovely (7)
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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We liked lots of things about the property."

    It was in a beautiful village, it was near a great pub and it was warm. On the negative side we didn't feel that the owners had gone out of their way to make visitors' holidays special. The information book said, "If anything is not perfect during your stay , please let me know and I will get it sorted for you..." We politely let the owner know that there were many cleaning issues including a filthy grill pan. She kept telling us how cross she was with the cleaners, but no-one came round to sort the issues. There were many other things including a wonky bed, a bed which squeaked with every movement and a six month old copy of the Daily Mail in the local information brochures. Guests need to feel that their visit is special. We just didn't

    Reviewed by Ruth3.8Jan 2023

  • "This is a superb cottage in a truly delightful village."

    The Reading Room is very comfortable, very well equipped with absolutley everything you may require for your stay. Large living room with comfortable seating, large screen intelligent TV, good wi-fi and nice gas effect wood burner. The kitchen is big with a 6 seater table in it, fully equipped with a range style cooker, beautiful crockery and even a Roberts radio. There are two bathrooms in the property that compliment the 3 large bedrooms. Linen and towels that are provided are again of high quality. The village of Hinton St George is a delight to stay in with all the locals we met being extremely helpful and polite. The village pub is amazing, the Lord Poulet Arms, where we ate there 3 times (the Sunday lunch was probably the best I have ever had anywhere in the world) The village shop is run by the village for the village and again is very special. My wife and I could not recommend both the Reading Room and village highly enough, both are 5 Star +. Book in for a week you will not regret it for a second. Big thank you to both the owners and Sykes.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Reading room is lovely and well, placed for going to new places."

    The furniture in the lounge should be moved when hoovering as we felt more comfortable with the sofa in a slightly different place and when we moved it there was quite a pile of dead flies and spiders underneath and caught up in the bottom of the floor length curtains. The toilet seat in the downstairs washroom needs to be replaced or repaired as it rocks when you sit down and is quite disconcerting. We did leave a note about the recycling, we feel that it could be better organised as we were unsure what went in what bin and what , in fact, could actually be recycled. We are fortunate enough to live in an area where 95% of items can be recycled and they all go in the same container!. We are a bit spoilt really! Overall the Reading Room is a delightful place to stay and the people of the village are remarkably friendly to visitors.

    Reviewed by David4.4Oct 2022

  • "Sorry such a late review."

    We had a fantastic time at the reading room. What a lovely property and a beautiful area. Sophie is a lovely host and very accommodating. We thoroughly recommend this property. Tracey & Simon

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent cottage very comfortable and peaceful a beautiful village lovely walks with our dog who throughly enjoyed it too only complaint was the bed was a bit soft otherwise it is the best accommodation we have stayed in kitchin well equipped everything you need definitely recommend and will return."

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Sep 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and loved The Reading Room."

    It was a great size for two couples and a 13 year old. It was very well appointed with everything you could possibly need. The sitting room was very comfortable and our daughter enjoyed the big comfy armchair. The kitchen was an excellent size to cook and eat in. Very sociable. In the very hot weather we were able to get a lovely through breeze with lots of windows to open. We felt safe having the front door open when we were sitting around downstairs as well. The villagers were very friendly and appear to look after each other. The village shop provided lots of basics and treats for our stay. We ordered a newspaper and fresh croissants every day. The only excitement was the morning when sheep were found wondering through the village! We enjoyed evening walks around the village, everyone said hello. The gardener came during our stay and made the garden look very smart. It was very peaceful and we weren’t woken by noise on the street or from the pub. Very relaxing. We’d thoroughly recommend the property.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is high-level in almost all facilities and the village and surroundings are beautiful, we enjoyed it very much."

    One point to mention is that the cottage has three beds, this doesn’t work for a family of 5 and we had to improvise an extra bed. With one extra single bed, the cottage would be perfect for 5 as well as 3-4, which it is now.

    Reviewed by Ed4.4Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and clean,a real home from home,my only criticism would be the outside space which was in a poor condition and not inviting to sit out which we would have liked,with a bit of tidying up it could be a lovely little court yard area."

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful home which is much larger than expected."

    Super clean and had all of the essentials that needed. The beds were very comfortable as were the sofa's and the circular chair was a favourite for all of us. Wonderful village setting with very lovely residents, and the hosts were very friendly when we met them. Would definitely recommend and we would hope to be back in the future!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Mar 2022

  • "Superb, well equipped cottage in a beautiful, friendly village."

    Every effort has been made to make a stay here enjoyable. Spotlessly clean and comfortable. There is a super gastro pub closeby that is well worth a visit, excellent food and service and a warm welcome is given to all. Lovely village shop which sells a good range of local and organic products. All in all a very relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Feb 2022

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin, WC and walk-in shower
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking
  • Rear courtyard with furniture and bike storage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note short breaks are Monday - Friday and Friday - Monday only.

The property

This traditional detached cottage, The Reading Room, is situated in the centre of Hinton St George, a postcard picture village in Somerset.

With the famous Jurassic Coast nearby, this pet-friendly cottage is a superb base whilst explore the beauty of countryside and coast.

You can grab a parking spot on the roadside and head into the house, past the lovely flowers and plants.

You are welcomed into a sitting room with a warming woodburning stove, making a great space to relax in front of the television.

Moving through there is a kitchen/diner with an oak dining table where you can enjoy an evening meal, and a large range cooker along with other self-catering facilities which are certain to entice any budding chefs.

The ground-floor also boasts a cloakroom with WC and a utility with a handy washing machine.

When the evening draws to a close, retire past the spacious landing and through the wooden doors to one of the three bedrooms; a colourful single, a double with storage, or a double with a scenic Velux window.

These bedrooms are complimented by a blue-coloured shower room so guests can freshen up after a long day of exploring the area.

Outside there is a rear courtyard with furniture, so grab a bottle of wine and enjoy an evening under the stars or take advantage of the bike storage for those wishing to explore the area on two wheels.

The Reading Room is just a stone's throw away from the quaint village shop for any self-catering essentials, or the pub if you'd prefer an evening of hearty food and local Somerset cider.

Either side of the village there are two towns, Crewkerne and Ilminster, which are both filled with supermarkets, high street shops and independent stores.

Also, just a short drive away is the larger town of Yeovil which is home to a cinema, a golf course and a country park, as well as the nearby 16th century National Trust Montacute House with formal gardens.

The surrounding area is a haven for walkers and cyclists with the scenic East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Blackdown Hills AONB, and Dorset AONB within driving distance and offering stunning views, a range of hills and active wildlife.

If you're looking for a beach day, travel to Lyme Regis where you can find interesting museums, an aquarium, a sandy beach, a pebbled beach and a fossil beach, whilst Lyme Regis is also the midpoint of the Jurassic Coast, meaning you can travel east or west to enjoy the rest of this scenic coastal path, filled with beaches.

Also, in the area you can visit the National Trust property of Barrington Court, Forde Abbey House with its garden centre, Ham Hill country park with its grassy peak and war memorial and the Haynes International Motor Museum with its display of cars and motorbikes dating back to the 19th century.

For an action packed and scenic trip to this part of Somerset, choose The Reading Room as your sweet base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

HINTON ST GEORGE

Crewkerne 3 miles; Lyme Regis 18 miles; Taunton 19 miles

Hinton St George is a picturesque little village and a great base for enjoying the Jurassic Coast which just a short drive away, it offers you the popular seaside resorts of West Bay and Lyme Regis. It is an idyllic, rural village offering an award-winning pub, village shop and tea room. The village is full of charm and is a beautiful, friendly place to visit. The surrounding area has plenty to occupy visitors, including local shops, walks and attractions. The area is also full of great pubs and restaurants serving good food and local Somerset cider. There are numerous visitor attractions in the area including Barrington Court, Forde Abbey, Montacute House, Ham Hill, Haines Motor Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum and many more. Crewkerne is another delightful village just a short drive away. Slightly further is the popular destination of Lyme Regis, a fantastic seaside town with narrow streets packed with gift shops and cafés.

Please note short breaks are Monday - Friday and Friday - Monday only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas