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Lilac Cottage

Wookey Hole near Wells, Somerset (Ref. 1075885)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "A really comfortable cottage with good quality furnishings and equipment."

    The kitchen is well-stocked with utensils. A beautiful peaceful location (we slept really well!) with a lovely well-maintained garden.

    Reviewed by GeorginaJul 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lilac cottage, it had everything we needed and the views were breathtaking."

    Peter was very friendly and welcomed us with fresh produce and information about local amenities. We would love to return at some point, in fact would have happily moved in!

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2022

  • "We love this cottage, our second stay in 3 months, we had an issue with the bathroom sink but was dealt with, hope we can stay again."

    Reviewed by GMay 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    Beautiful cottage and gardens. Really clean. Our only user feedback is some baking trays for the oven would have been useful. We also thought an information pack would have been useful for all appliances, local walks etc. Thank you Peter for the warm welcome and the welcome pack. Very much appreciated. We will deffinatly be back and recommend.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2022

  • "Lilac cottage is lovely."

    Such a peaceful setting-perfect for a getaway. The cottage is very comfortable and very well equipped. The garden is beautifully planted and perfect for sitting out in the sunshine with 2 seating areas. It is secure too so our young dog loved it. There is easy access adjacent to the cottage to walks in the Mendip Hills and the delightful City of Wells is a 10 minutes drive. We will definitely be back soon.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    Close to many places of interest. Hosts were lovely and helpful.

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2022

  • "A fabulous, warm, cosy property, magnificent location."

    Peter, the owner, gave us lots of useful information, including an excellent restaurant - Goodfellows. There are excellent walks around the property and Wells was about a 40 minute walk. We can highly recommended Wells Cathedral, the guided tour is a not to be missed. The only thing missing was a freezer, separate to the fridge (we love cooking and missed the extra cold storage) So, we just ate out a little more frequently - a win win for us ladies!

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you require."

    A great touch with the hamper of local produce. The bed was so comfortable! Great to have a walk in shower and stand alone bath in the bedroom. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by MicheleFeb 2022

  • "We so loved this cottage, so much so have booked another week in May, thank you so much."

    Reviewed by GFeb 2022

  • "We had a fantastic half-term week at Lilac cottage."

    The cottage was lovely, there were loads of great walks on the doorstep for the dog, and the kids enjoyed wookey hole and other local attractions. The food at Wookey hole Inn was fab! We hope to come and stay again soon.

    Reviewed by RobOct 2021

  • "Our hosts were very welcoming and exceedingly helpful."

    They recommended excellent restaurants and interesting places to see. Lilac Cottage was delightful and in a beautiful setting. We look forward to our next visit!

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request) with freestanding bath, separate WC and basin, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request)
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking for two cars
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Please note: There is a drop from the garden to the patio beneath

The property

This detached, well-presented cottage enjoys a beautiful setting in its own landscaped grounds, within the rural village of Wookey Hole near Wells.

Offering comforting furnishings throughout, this charming dwelling is an ideal choice for families or two couples looking to escape normality and explore the luscious landscapes of Somerset.

Discover the open-plan living space following a day of rambles, offering a cosy sitting area where you can kick back whilst the woodburner keeps you toasty.

Take advantage of the amply-equipped kitchen during mealtimes, preparing your go-to dishes before setting the dining table to catch-up on the day.

Retire to one of the bedrooms, both well-presented with super-king-size zip/link beds, offering flexibility as twins on request, while the master offers a feature roll-top bath where you can enjoy a lazy soak before bed.

Outside there is a patio and lawned garden to the side and rear of the cottage, making a great place for the kids to let off some steam or even some alfresco dining.

For the evenings away from the kitchen, venture into Wells where you can find a number of bars, cafés and restaurants, providing something for all budgets and palettes, as well as twice weekly farmers markets so that you can pick up local ingredients to enjoy at your self-catering cottage.

The West Mendip Way, a 30-mile route over the Mendip hills - an area of outstanding natural beauty - from Weston-super-Mare to Wells, England's smallest city, goes right past Lilac Cottage.

For a spot of history, visit Wells historic buildings, including the magnificent Wells Cathedral, the moated Bishop’s Palace and the 14th century Vicars Close, the oldest inhabited residential street in Europe.

Nearby are the fascinating Wookey Hole Caves, where you can explore the caves, while there are also plenty of educational sources on Dinosaurs, Minerals and Rocks, Paper Making and the Stone Age, fun for all the family!

Immerse yourself in local culture at the Somerset markets, indulging yourself with artisan food, antiques, vintage and retro wares, hand-made gifts and artworks.

Return each evening to the comfort and warmth of Lilac Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Coxley 2 miles; Shepton Mallet 6 miles; Glastonbury 6 miles; Cheddar 9 miles.

Wells, England’s smallest city, is named after the springs which still bubble up today in the grounds of its splendid Bishop's Palace with its famous moat. Adjacent is the beautiful 12th century cathedral situated within a most attractive cathedral close and green. Nearby, Vicars Close is home to the oldest complete medieval street in Europe, and the quaint market square offers an array of interesting shops, boutiques and restaurants, and a colourful twice-weekly market. The surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides a wealth of scenic footpaths and rugged landscapes, and is a superb base for caving and rock climbing, and for road, biking and mountain biking. Nearby are the attractions of Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves, both offering great days out. The picturesque Somerset Levels, as well as mystical Glastonbury are also situated an easy drive away. The beautiful city of Bath, with its Roman Baths, Thermae Bath Spa, The Theatre Royal and wonderful shops, is under 30 miles away, as is the vibrant city of Bristol, which boasts a multitude of attractions, including The Zoo, Theatres, the Aquarium, the Arnol Fini Art Gallery and many more. All in all, this beautiful city makes a convenient and ideal touring base. With so much to see and do, there is something to keep everyone entertained!

Region Information

Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas