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Stradbrook Ford

Mells, Somerset (Ref. 1073531)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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

About 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, helpful for guests with limited mobility.

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.


  • 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 woodburning stoves
  • Combi electric oven and hob, AGA, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, wine cooler
  • 2 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter packs for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair/travel cot/stairgate 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

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