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2 Rose Cottages

Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset (Ref. 1026812)

4.5

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "We used to live in the area, emigrated and came back to visit friends, family & places we remembered."

    We stayed in the cottage from 3-17 June 2022. There is good and bad about this cottage. Good: It is a small ‘new’ cottage with 2 bedrooms, a bathroom upstairs and a cloakroom, lounge & kitchen downstairs. Although small, it was fine for just the two of us with our dog. You can see that the owners are proud of it as it was spotlessly clean and it is well appointed & furnished in a ‘cottagey’ style. The complimentary apple juice, dog biscuits with tags (to borrow during your stay - we didn’t) and the choc chip biscuits were a nice touch. There were books, games etc. for use and the smart TV worked great. (On catch-up TV, the screen tended to ‘split’ sometimes, but we guess that is something to do with the internet speed or some such). The internet worked well for all our devices. The key lock entry made it easy for us as there was only one set of keys and sometimes we were both out doing different things. Just need to remember the PIN code to open it! The flooring downstairs is easy to keep clean and we used the vacuum cleaner every day. It made us chuckle that the space behind the front door was imaginatively called ‘the Boot Room’. There is space there for coats & shoes but we brought shoes, Wellies & walking boots so fitting them all in the space was a challenge and there were only two of us! The Dolce Gusto machine with coffee and chocochino pods were appreciated by our guests that visited. We are vegans so we couldn’t use them nor the UHT milk that was kindly left in the fridge. We did, however, use the tea bags. The sugar and coffee caddies were empty but as we don’t use sugar and brought our own coffee, that was fine as well. There were some basic condiments, probably left by other guests, to use & we left some stock cubes ourselves. It was nice to be able to walk our dog straight from the cottage into the fields, the apple & pear orchard and to the river Perrott, as well as the North Perrott Fruit Farm. Our dog enjoyed it as well - he remembered the walks from when we lived in the area. The bed is comfortable and there are plenty of towels and loo paper, hand soap etc. provided. Bad: Although the crockery and cutlery were (mostly) clean, the pans and the ovens weren’t . I cleaned the pans as I used them but used foil to cover the trays in the ovens. The extractor hood hangs off when you use it so needs to be pushed back into place after use. The kettle leaks as you pour the water out - a first for us! We only had one tea towel for use the whole fortnight. No hand towel in the kitchen or cloakroom (but again, we brought our own). There is no toilet brush either in the cloakroom. We removed the stair gate after I’d bruised myself on it several times & put it back when we left. Our dog would never go up those stairs (and didn’t) so we didn’t need a gate. The owners emailed us on the day of our arrival to ask us to wear slippers or ‘stockinged feet’ on the staircase to limit the noise for the neighbours. They also threatened us with excess cleaning charges should we get mud on the carpet upstairs because they ‘wanted to be welcoming to other guests’! We didn’t much appreciate this. We’ve traveled quite extensively, all around the world, and have never been asked to wear slippers or stockings. We could hear the neighbours’ clock chime, their telephone ring and them talking, so that gives an indication of how thin the walls are. BUT: There are no anti-slip strips on the treads of the staircase and the wooden stairs are very smoothly painted. It is actually dangerous to walk on that staircase in socks! We had brought our slippers though, but they have rubber soles so perhaps the neighbours could still hear us on the staircase. The owners also instructed us on how to park our car in the allocated parking space (which is quite narrow - the parking sensors in the car were screaming at us every time we parked and the passenger had to get out before parking because you couldn’t open the car door once parked), to give the neighbour enough space to park her car. We were not to leave the car in the street, again, out of consideration for the neighbours. That was fine, but the neighbours didn’t reciprocate. They parked outside their cottage as they pleased. The front door scrapes on the mat, which makes it rattle as it is a barn-style door so it creates quite a noise every time you open the front door, There is also quite a gap underneath the door, letting in cold air. But, as it was late spring/early summer we only needed to use the heating once. The electric tripped out once & the tripswitch box is in a kitchen cupboard - not an obvious place. Also, on entering the cottage there was a strong smell reminiscent of nursing home minus the smell of urine. I found this particularly unpleasant and it made me feel nauseous. It didn’t bother my husband as much until we received guests when he felt slightly embarrassed by it. I don’t know whether the smell is caused by the cleaning products used or the many reed diffusers in the cottage, or by something entirely different. We bought another reed diffuser to counter-act the smell and that helped a bit as did opening the doors and windows but as soon as we closed them the smell was back. The cottage backs onto a housing estate. The neighbour living directly behind the cottage has several dogs in a kennel and they bark and/or whine any time of day or night. We were woken quite a few times by his dogs. He also had a loud row with his wife/partner. He has several cars, several vans, a motorcycle and a scooter and doesn’t think anything of revving the motorbike after 10pm. The light in his shed is on 24/7 and he was also banging something in the shed at 11pm. The tap in the bathroom was awful and the tap in the kitchen leaks. All in all the cottage was a good base for us but I don’t think we will come back.

    Reviewed by MikeJun 2022

  • "Had a wonderful time."

    Neighbours dog (in outside kennel) howled and barked into the early hours and from around 5am each morning. Aware that you can't control this.

    Reviewed by JuliaApr 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful, with everything including shower gel, herbs and spices and dishwasher tablets provided."

    The bed was that comfortable we are going to buy the same mattress.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "Very good area to go with dog and for walkers Some lovely places to visit There is a lack of shops nearby."

    So it’s best to get shopping whilst out in the car.

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2021

  • "Nice cottage, fabulous walks for the dogs from the front door without going near a road."

    Handkerchief garden, but fully enclosed.

    Reviewed by VeronaMay 2021

  • "Lovely property."

    Good location for local walks and a couple of NT properties.

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2020

  • "Everything was great thanks."

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2020

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Ground floor cloakroom and WC.
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Dolce Gusto coffee maker, Smart TV with complimentary Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, WiFi, Bluetooth speaker selection of books, games and art materials
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, high chair and stairgate provided
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed rear garden with seating
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome (not allowed upstairs), first pet free of charge, second and third pet on request at £20 each per stay, dog welcome pack and medium dog crate available
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 miles; pub 0.5 miles

The property

Haselbury Plucknett; a winner of a gold medal in RHS South West in Bloom is home to this lovely thatched roof, country cottage.

Lying 2 miles from Crewkerne and 7 miles from Yeovil, the cottage is in a rural area with local apple orchards and miles of country walks through fields and lanes.

Passing under the characterful thatched roof, you enter into a hallway, with an area to dry the dog, hang wet coats to dry and sit to change from your walking boots into your slippers. The well-equipped kitchen with shaker-style cream units and real wood worktops, houses everything you need for a short break, including quality white goods and a Dolce Gusto coffee maker.

Cooks will find the range of equipment and crockery especially attractive.

Pleasantly furnished throughout, 2 Rose Cottages provides a delightful holiday base for a family or two couples.

The cottage has a fully enclosed garden, an enjoyable local park and well-maintained playground at the end of a small lane.

Families and walkers will find lots to explore and enjoy here.

The comfortable sitting room is warm and welcoming with art materials, games, books, maps and local information to help with plans for the next adventure, maybe a trip to the nearby National Trust owned Montacute or 17th century Barrington Court or the Fleet Air Museum.

The oak dining table offers ample seating for mealtimes for 6 people but can be folded to intimately sit 2 for cosier meals.

Flick through the Smart TV and enjoy the on-demand features before retiring to the welcoming bedrooms upstairs.

Wi-Fi is also provided for guests use.

The bedrooms have been stylishly decorated with high quality, designer fabrics and oak furniture.

Comprising of a king size and a double bedroom.

The king size room can be arranged as a twin for flexibility and can accommodate an available travel cot which along with a stairgate and highchair will provide well for young guests.

Venturing out locally you will find a traditional pub with open fire, gardens and Michelin recommended fine food close by.

Crewkerne just two miles away has craft activities, Waitrose, supermarkets and many local, as well as, national shops. With three areas of outstanding Natural beauty walkers will be spoilt for choice; the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are right on your doorstep, whilst it is a little further to the magnificent Jurassic Coast where hidden coves, sandy beaches and even geological fossils are waiting to be explored! 2 Rose Cottages varies across the seasons, from wondering through apple blossom in Spring, or enjoying the many varieties of apples grown in open orchards within two minutes walk of the cottage in autumn, this little cottage will encourage you back again.

At Christmas this little cottage is tastefully decorated, warm and inviting for a cosy winter break.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

HASELBURY PLUCKNETT

Crewkerne 2 miles; Yeovil 7 miles; Bridport 13 miles.

The quaintly named south Somerset village of Haselbury Plucknett, named after a hazel grove and the medieval land owners, can be found just two miles north east of Crewkerne, close to the Dorset border. The village is surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the River Parrett and Liberty trails offering lovely walks; Haselbury Plucknett is a great touring base with plenty to see and do within easy reach, catering for all tastes. Within a few miles, Montacute House or Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum will not disappoint visitors to the area, whilst the scenic Dorset Jurassic Coast offers a splendid day out with sandy beaches at Lyme Regis, sea fishing from West Bay and even fossil hunting! Alternatively, take a memorable trip to ancient Glastonbury, the Somerset Levels or Wookey Hole. This is an attractive Somerset village offering a splendid year round holiday base.

Region Information

Note: Dogs not allowed upstairs

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season