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Heron View Lodge

Shepton Mallet near Wells, Somerset (Ref. 915080)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Disappointed that no washing machine as we were staying for a week we expected there to be one ."

    Minimal equipment :- no egg cups. Also owner away for all the time we were there. No one about for help

    We decided when building the lodges not to have washing machines as we liked the extra space in the kitchens. The lodges are advertised with no washing machines mentioned. I have asked many guests if the lodges didn’t have something they would have liked and egg cups never mentioned, but I will make sure I buy some. Yes I was away, but both my husband and son were at home while you were on your stay as mentioned when we spoke, all contact numbers were left inside if any help or advise was needed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "Loved this Lodge!"

    Great views! We had a warm welcome from the Geese and ducks when we arrived and the young Goslings. They have been a delight to us during our stay and we shall miss them! Lodge was clean and well equipped. We did bring our own towels, teatowels and oven gloves. Bedding was clean and beds were made up. Rooms are very spacious. WiFi is good. Large fridge/freezer. Great heating and hot water. In fact no problems at all. Would recommend this Lodge.

    Reviewed by LynetteSep 2021

  • "Heron View Lodge is an amazingly peaceful place to stay."

    I'm already missing the visits from the ducks wanting to be fed. Seeing a roe deer the first evening I arrived was incredible I have a new bat detector and made use of it in the evenings, I identified 3 different breeds of bats Listening to tawny owls in the evening is so relaxing and seeing a barn owl fly past was great. Its fantastic to stay somewhere with no artificial light interference star gazing is so much better. The pub up the road serves great homemade food, the owners are wonderful Tracy met me on Saturday, she asked me to drive carefully when on the property due to the ducks and cats-no problem its their home,

    Reviewed by JoSep 2021

  • "The Lodge was generally OK but lacked the finishing touches that we have enjoyed ..."

    The Lodge was generally OK but lacked the finishing touches that we have enjoyed when staying in comparable lodges through Sykes Cottages

    Reviewed by RonJul 2021

  • "Super location, very relaxing and helpful host."

    Reviewed by John PApr 2021

  • "Good location & very nice Lodge."

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Very relaxing and quiet with lovely views of the Mendip hills."

    The property could benefit from have a washing machine tho but for a week/long weekend break it’s a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "Sofas very soggy- not good for backs"

    Reviewed by PenelopeNov 2019

  • "We have stayed in many lodges but none have got it so right in every way as this one."

    Total peace and friendliness. perfect

    Reviewed by KimOct 2019

  • "Unfortunately no DVD available"

    Thank you for your feedback. The TV has an inbuilt DVD player in it and you enter the disk in at the side of the TV itself. The remote control is a 2 in 1 to operate both the TV and DVD player to make it easier for guests to use. I'm sorry that you were unable to find it during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2019

  • "The owners, Tracey and Andy, were so welcoming and helpful, and also allowed us to feed their Alpacas one day."

    The Lodge was larger than we expected and was well equipped and very comfortable, with superb views.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2019

  • "Lovely lodge, very clean,stylish and comfortable, beautiful views all around,close to many attractions and owner Tracey made us feel very welcome and spent time introducing my children to her llamas,which they got to feed."

    One of the best places I've stayed in!

    Reviewed by SamanthaMay 2019

  • "The lodge was superb We were very impressed with our accommodation, The view from the verandah was great & It was very quiet & peaceful."

    Tracey the owner was very pleasant & helpful. We hope to go again next year.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "The Heron Veiw Lodge was much more than we expected."

    It was spacious but warm and cosy. It was very well presented and clean. It was situated close to the farm and the views were great, as were the stars on a clear night. The fixtures and fittings and the soft furnishings were very good quality. I would definitely recommend it

    Reviewed by TheresaFeb 2019

  • "Excellent location for visiting so many places including Cheddar, Wookey Hole, Longleat, Bath and more."

    Reviewed by BrianDec 2018

  • "Tracey, the owner, went out of her way to help us and to ensure our stay went as smoothly and was as enjoyable as possible."

    I had such a lovely birthday weekend at Heron View Lodge! I stayed there with my partner, brother and sister-in-law. The lodge is stunning and extremely spacious with absolutely everything needed for an unforgettable self catering break away. I highly recommend Heron View Lodge, so much so thatwe are arranging to stay again in the summer!

    Reviewed by StaceyOct 2018

  • "Tracie, at Heron Lodge was really nice, we had a chance to watch her feed the Al Paco's, their fun to watch!"

    ! good location, central to facilities and activities, would highly recommend. very cosy, clean lodge with great views very relaxing.

    Reviewed by TinaOct 2018

  • "Lovely spot."

    Friendly owners. Very peaceful and quiet. Would be great for children. A good base to explore the area.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2018

  • "Loved the property, the llamas, and Tracey."

    The tea pot was lovely, but a coffee pot would have been appreciated.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2018

  • "We had a great time at Heron View (despite poor weather)."

    The lodge is spacious, warm and well equipped with fantastic views (weather permitting!!) and a variety of nature and bird life on and around the lake. The owner is friendly and welcoming. The location is quiet, but Shepton Mallet (and amenities) is only a few miles away and in easy reach of a wide variety of attractions at Wells, Cheddar, Frome, Street and further afield. Pub serving good tasty food in a few minutes walking distance.

    Reviewed by HeatherMar 2018

  • "Lodge absolutely brilliant - spotlessly clean - very comfortable - one of the best we've stayed in our 40 plus years of self catering."

    Good central location for sightseeing and very friendly owners.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2017

  • "Lodge was in a quiet beautiful location, spotlessly clean and very well equipped easy to reach beauty spots eg Cheddar Gorge, Wells Cathedral, Bath City and the Fleet Air Arm Museum."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JuneMay 2017

  • "Perfect location for travelling around Sonerset."

    Owner very friendly. Would love to go back with my grandson.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Covered bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with decking and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Coarse fishing on-site by arrangement (rod license required)
  • Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult when near the lake
  • Note: All Games, DVD and books have been removed
  • Note: Guests to bring their own Towels and Tea Towels

The property

Shepton Mallet 3 miles.

This substantial detached timber lodge, in the grounds of the owner's livestock farm in the Mendip Hills, is situated near to the market town of Shepton Mallet in Somerset.

The lodge makes a perfect peaceful base for families or friends wanting to explore the picturesque Mendip Hills.

Set in a beautiful, quiet position overlooking a lake, the tastefully furnished interior provides a roomy, open plan living area, accentuated by the high ceilings and large windows which frame superb views.

The lodge offers two generous bedrooms and a spacious shower room, together with a large, open plan living area with dining area and a hand-built kitchen from locally-sourced oak, with black granite worktops.

Outside, the extensive timber-decked veranda is a great place to enjoy an alfresco meal whilst taking in the views across the carp lake toward the distant hills.

You can also watch the ducks and geese on the lake.

A short drive from the lodge is the renowned Royal Bath and West Showground, which has regular events throughout the year, including flea markets and antique fairs and not forgetting the annual agricultural show.

Also, short drives away are Wells, England’s smallest city and home to the magnificent cathedral and Bishop’s Palace, Glastonbury, home to the Abbey and Tor, Cheddar Gorge and the cities of Bristol and Bath.

This cottage is an ideal base to visit one of the many picturesque towns and villages in this beautiful part of the country.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 26049, together they sleep 10.

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About the location


Royal Bath & West Showground 3 miles; Wells 6 miles; Glastonbury 9 miles; Bath 19 miles, Bristol 22 miles

The historic town of Shepton Mallet is a delightful mixture of old and new, with some wonderful old architecture and a weekly market, plus a variety of shops, pubs and eateries. Shepton Mallet is set in the Mendip foothills, and is at the geographical heart of the Mendip District, between the villages of Evercreech and Doulting. This is a beautiful landscape, with unique places to visit and activities for everyone. Shepton Mallet is home to the Royal Bath and West Showground; one of Britain's major agricultural shows is held here annually in May/June, and many other events are staged throughout the year. The town is positioned close to Wells, Glastonbury and Bath, and many family attractions including Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves and East Somerset Railway are all within a 45-minute drive. With the scrumptious local cider an ideal tipple after a day exploring this part of Somerset, all in all you'd be hard-pressed to find a better holiday base.

Region Information

Note: All Games, DVD and books have been removed.
Note: Guests to bring their own Towels and Tea Towels

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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