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Stradbrook Ford

Mells, Somerset (Ref. 1073531)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Owner was really helpful with local information and comprehensive black booklet with instructions for all appliances, etc."

    We found the house very clean and comfortable. It was ideally situated for our family wedding at Babington House and within easy reach of Frome with its shopping facilities, railway station, etc. All in all a good stay and we enjoyed our time there.

    Reviewed by AlastairJul 2022

  • "Stradbrook Ford is definitely the best cottage we’ve stayed in so far."

    The quality of the furnishings, the crockery and cutlery was first class. The standard of cleanliness was very high also! The village shop in Mells was very well stocked and it became our larder - we needed to shop at the Co op in Frome only once. The peaceful and beautiful surroundings were most enjoyable and we shall most certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2022

  • "A really good week spent in this interesting village."

    The area is good for both local walks and driving further afield. The local Talbot Inn is highly recommended for both food and a warm welcome.

    Reviewed by David J FJun 2022

  • "This property was first class."

    Everything you could possibly need was provided - except a measuring jug. The welcome pack on arrival was a lovely touch. We were a group of 3 generations and it was perfect. Really homely and comfortable. The only downside was that the tumble drier didn't dry. We cleaned the filter and emptied the water tank and unblocked the condenser but to no avail. Despite this I can't rate it highly enough. Well done!

    Thank you for your feedback, I am glad you had a lovely stay. I have purchased a new tumble drier. If you had let me know of the problem while you were there this could have been rectified straight away. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BeverlyMay 2022

  • "Wonderful property in an idyllic setting."

    Extremely clean and well equipped with everything we needed. Easy booking and communication and the detailed information left in the cottage was really helpful. Great location with easy access to many attractions in this lovely part of the country but we also enjoyed staying in the village with pub, village shop, delightful tea at the Walled Garden and country walks. A great stay and can highly recommend Stradbrook Ford and Sykes Cottages - we hope to return.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Stradbrook Ford, spacious property in a beautiful location!"

    We liked sitting out in the garden and watching the swans in the river at the bottom of the garden! Good base to visit Bath & Glastonbury as well as places to go walking.

    Reviewed by NatashaMay 2022

  • "We were very pleasantly surprised by the information up front, but our surprise upon arrival was even greater."

    A lovely situated cottage. Rooms, facilities and everything in perfect order! A fully equiped kitchen gave us ample opportunity to try it out! Too bad I didn't get to spend as much time in the library as I would have liked.

    Reviewed by VictorMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely week!"

    The cottage is beautiful, spacious and very comfortable with all the facilities, lots of books. The setting is amazing with a large garden just opposite the cottage, which was great for the kids. Also loved the village cafe and pub/restaurant. Definitely recommend it!!

    Reviewed by PatriciaApr 2022

  • "We had a family weekend away with 7 adults and a baby."

    The cottage was an ideal size to accommodate us all and we did not feel overcrowded. The cottage has an excellent range of facilities and is extremely clean and comfortable. It is in a lovely quiet area with lots of walks to go on and surrounding countryside to explore. We wished we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by MartinMar 2022

  • "Amazing cottage in an amazing location, such a charming village and we were so lucky with the weather so able to stroll around."

    All our needs catered for and plenty of space for everyone with the hub of the cottage being the spacious kitchen/dinner.

    Reviewed by JillMar 2022

  • "The house was lovely and suited our needs perfectly."

    It was well equipped and very warm and cozy, The location is wonderful and we enjoyed our morning visits from a pheasant with whom we shared breakfast!

    Reviewed by KerrieDec 2021

  • "We had a great time in a beautiful village in a gorgeous house."

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2021

  • "A delightful cottage in a peaceful & tranquil setting, the village of Mells is unspoilt with a pub and shop all within easy walking distance of Stradbrook Ford and a real find to 'get away' from the rat race!"

    ! Directions to the property & location of the key were easy to follow & comprehensive details of all facilities were detailed in a folder left by the owner. There was even a welcome basket of 'goodies' (including a bottle of bubbly) left for us which was much appreciated!!

    Reviewed by GodfreyNov 2021

  • "The house was fab."

    Truly enjoyed our stay BUT cleanliness was a true concern especially with a property of this stature and the price we paid. I have taken photo's which will shock. Will be following this up with yourselves. Several times we tried to contact the cleaning company bt no answer and no answerphone.

    Firstly, we would like to express our gratitude for raising your concerns after your stay. We were fortunate to receive a couple of pictures to determine the cause and are pleased to provide assurances that this is no longer a concern. We take much pride in our property as has been reflected in the previous feedback. We take all comments seriously in order to help us to continually improve our standards. We would like to highlight that had we been notified of your dissatisfaction at the time, we would have been more than happy to put this right for you. Thanks again for providing us with your feedback, and we are pleased that despite the concerns that you shared you still enjoyed your stay in our property. Best wishes, The Owners of Stradbrook Ford Property Owner

    Reviewed by TracyOct 2021

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage, clean and welcoming."

    Loved the quiet location and walks from the front door as well as accessibility to places of interest

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at Stradbrooke Ford."

    The house was perfect for a family holiday, with lots of different spaces indoors to gather in, and the gardens and surrounding area are stunning. The village has a lovely pub and local shop, and is a short drive from Frome with some great cafes, bars and shops. We recommend the river walk to from Mells to Frome that is suggested in the guest book! Frank was responsive, friendly, and incredibly helpful during and after our stay.

    Reviewed by SavannahAug 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower and basin, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request), 1 x ground-floor double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Living room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Study/reading room with access to the patio
  • Oil central heating with wood-burning stoves
  • Oven, hob, microwave, AGA, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, wine cooler
  • 2 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter packs for wood-burning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair/travel cot/stair-gate available om request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with lawn, patio, furniture and a summerhouse
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior and around the garden

The property

Stradbrook Ford is a detached, character cottage boasting a beautiful mature garden, resting in Mells, Somerset.

Perfect for a multigenerational family get together, this traditional cottage offers a ground-floor bedroom along with three further bedrooms on the first floor.

Arriving at the cottage, off-road parking greets you before stepping into the first of two charming sitting rooms.

Sink into the sofa while the woodburning stove creates a warming amber glow while you watch TV with your loved ones, or perhaps escape to the second sitting room to indulge in a good book or watch films and box sets on the second television, while the second woodburning stove roars.

Make your way to the kitchen/diner where you will find all the amenities you need to rustle up delicious dinners for your group including an AGA and a combi electric oven and hob.

Gather your group to eat in the dining area while you catch up on the days events and plan another adventure.

When sleep calls, head to the bedroom for some well-earned rest; the ground floor hosts a light and airy double.

This bedroom has dual aspect to the garden, and its own external access.

Completing the ground floor is a handy utility so you can freshen your clothes throughout your stay and a convenient cloakroom.

Climb the stairs to find the remaining bedrooms, a king-size with an en-suite shower room, a double with an en-suite basin and shower, and a final twin, perfect for younger guests; all of which have been thoughtfully decorated with the character features of the property in mind.

Finishing off the interior of the cottage is a family bathroom home to a bath with a shower over, giving you the option of enjoying a long soak or a quick rinse after a day of exploring.

Outside, the garden is sure to become the social hub for your group in the warmer months.

Take your meals alfresco and dine at the outdoor dining table with a glass of wine, or spend your days sunbathing on the sun loungers while the children seek shade in the summer house.

For days out while at Stradbrook Ford, head out into the village and discover your surroundings.

The small village of Mells has tremendous architecture and ancient streets with an idyllic church with churchyard, walled gardens with great privacy, and surrounding country walks.

Treat your loved ones to a meal out at The Talbot Inn, which serves both food and drink, or pop to the village shop/Post Office to pick up some essentials.

History buffs can take a trip to the nearby Nunney Castle to explore the remains of the grand moated castle dating back to the 14th century.

The area has an abundance of walking and cycling opportunities around the country lanes and beautifully kept gardens such as Kilver Court Gardens which is just a scenic drive away and home to an array of carefully selected plants and shrubbery.

Historic and sort after Frome is the nearest town, and the cities of Wells and Bath are within 15 miles.

Children and animal lovers alike will relish in a day spent at Longleat, a superb zoo and safari just a short drive away and well worth visiting; the site boasts an Elizabethan house, gardens, a maze and a spectacular array of animals, both native and exotic.

With so much to see and do, choose Stradbrook Ford for a memorable holiday to Somerset.

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

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About the location


Frome 3.9 miles; Longleat 9.8 miles; Wells 14.2 miles; Bath 14.4 miles.

Mells is a small village dating back to the 16th century, and is now famous for its picturesque architecture, ancient streets and dramatic location. In Mells, you can visit the ancient church with churchyard, enjoy the walled garden and country walks, and relax in The Talbot Inn which serves both food and drink, or grab your essentials from the village shop with café, doubled as a Post Office, so whether you fancy eating in or enjoying an evening out, Mells is a great spot. Nearby you can get down with the history at Nunney Castle which has the ruins of a small 14th century castle, with four round corner towers and a moat. Or travel a little further to the adventurous Longleat with it's stunning 15th century manor house, hedge maze, gorgeous gardens and the popular Safari Park which features a monkey drive thru, a gorilla enclosure and an African animal village. The nearby town of Frome offers a selection of amenities to keep you busy, as well as a train station, museums and art galleries, a cinema and a children's playground with a park. Also within driving distance is the interesting Somerset Coalfield Life Museum at Radstock, the picturesque 12th century cathedral at Wells, and the gorgeous Abbey and Roman Spas in Bath.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas