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Acorn Cottage

(Ref. 967264)

South Brewham, Somerset Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "I have previously contacted sykes and sent in photos, sykes did not respond."

    The property does not have any independent Internet and relies on the signal being boosted from the neighbouring detached property, detached by more than 10 metres and through two foot thick solid stone walls. The Internet never properly worked and stopped working altogether and we were forced to return home. The property was advertised with WIFI, washing machine and a coffee machine, none of which were present at the property. We have reported this to Sykes who have failed to respond and failed to resolve this between ourselves and the owners. The property has a large crack along the length of the tiles in the utility room and this is through the middle of the tiles. It's dangerous to walk on. The property has thick fluff inside the radiators and behind the bed and side cabinets, there is significant internal rising damp and mould, photossentto Sykes. This has been reported to sykes with photographs. Had the property delivered what we paid for we would have been delighted and would have rebooked it. It's completely unacceptable to advertise WIFI when the connection into the property has never been upgraded to fibre optic despite there having been fibre in the village for 10 years. I have asked for a refund of 50% as we left four days early and never had the Internet. I had no mobile signal unless stood outside in the garden.

    Reviewed by Janice1.3Mar 2024

  • "I was quite surprised that the owners charge an extra ten pound for the week for a dog because of cleaning."

    Perhaps the owner needs to get another cleaner because there was dog hair everywhere in the house when we sat in the chairs we had long dog hair over our clothes. My husband suffers from asthma and he felt quite poorly with all the dog hair. We have a little toy poodle that doesn't moult so this was not good for my husband. I feel that it needs a really good clean every were. Lovely cottage with great views. Sorry for being so negative.

    Reviewed by Deborah3.4Mar 2024

  • "This is a beautiful cottage and we felt at home here."

    There is everything you need to have a fantastic holiday. The location is great too. The owner checked in on us twice to make sure we were ok. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Feb 2024

  • "The property was lovely and cosy, very warm and well equipped for our 10 day stay, the location was idyllic for us, very quiet and surrounded by fields for dog walking, thank you."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2024

  • "We wanted a bit of peace and quiet away from it all and that is exactly what we got."

    This bungalow is like home from home. Everything you need is there, nice and cosy with a comfy bed to look forward to at the end of the night. Excellent if you’re taking pets as the garden is secure and we were also given access to the fields at the back of the bungalow to let the dog run loose. Didn’t adventure out much as we went over the New Year period so not sure of the surrounding areas but there is loads of booklets at hand to show you what’s on offer. David the owner met us at the property on arrival to show us around and nothing was too much trouble for him. Overall we loved our stay and would recommend

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Dec 2023

  • "We had a very relaxing week at Acorn Cottage ad particularly enjoyed the log burner which made it very cosy"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2023

  • "4th time staying at this property."

    Excellent hideout away from todays hectic world. Nothing is too much trouble for the host David who works hard to please without being invasive. We have had a great week chilling out .

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a perfect position for visiting different locations in Somerset."

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Oct 2023

  • "Nice property in a very quiet, rural location and perfect base for walking in Somerset and Cranborne Chase."

    Views from the cottage are lovely.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Acorn Cottage is a wonderful place to stay if you are looking for a peaceful holiday surrounded by countryside and wildlife."

    It was heaven to just relax in the very private garden and gaze at the stunning landscape, with King Alfred's Tower on the horizon. We saw foxes, deer, pheasants, buzzards, red kites and busy house martins swooping over the fields to catch insects for their young. The garden was fully enclosed for our dogs, (once the mesh barrier was secured on the archway), and they loved to have a good run in the large field behind the garden. We visited and would thoroughly recommend Stourhead, Sherbourne Castle, Iford Manor Gardens and The Bishop's Palace Gardens in Wells. The cottage was clean and comfortable and had everything you would need for a week away. Thank you David for your warm welcome.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a super holiday, friendly chats and advise from David the owner, such peace ..."

    What a super holiday, friendly chats and advise from David the owner, such peace and quirt , Kites ,Buzzards, Deer, and Fox in the back field, we had wonderful weather as well, many thanks David sure we will see you again

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cosy cottage, well equipped and in a lovely location, so good we booked again for next year while we were there."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was very warm and cosy, well equipped , spacious and for us a lovely quite location."

    We spent all our time in the sun room, as it was too cold to sit outside, however , it gave us the feeling of being outdoors.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage is cosy and comfortable and has a lovely log burner, The garden is completely dog friendly and secure, Our only grip is the WiFi needs to be sorted, it is very hit and miss, as it states Wifi I would expect it to be use able, 1 bar on a good day of Wi-Fi when you are sitting in the conservatory is not acceptable and shouldn’t be advertised as so, as it is fed from the next door house it cannot be classed as Wi-Fi that is useable."

    Many thanks for your feedback. We have installed a new wifi system which is now giving full coverage for the cottage with good stability and speeds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue3.1Apr 2023

  • "Because the owner was confused about our booking and thought we had cancelled!"

    ! the cottage was not ready and not cleaned with no bed made up etc, so we had to do some cleaning. The sofa bed mattress was too thin for adults to sleep on with any comfort being only about 2” thick this resulted in the other couple in our party sleeping on this sofa having to go home early. The cottage was cosy and warm in a lovely area In spite of the problems mentioned we would consider a return

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Feb 2023

  • "Lovely well-maintained cottage."

    Friendly helpful owner. Great location.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2023

  • "We we’re snowed in one far and the owner was very kind, he brought round fire ..."

    We we’re snowed in one far and the owner was very kind, he brought round fire wood and salt so we could get up the driveway, Thankyou for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Donna4.4Dec 2022

  • "A cozy and comfortable cottage with lots to do nearby - Stour head House, walks around King Alfred's Tower and Wells Cathedral."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, with secure garden for our dog and bonus use of attached field."

    Perfect for visiting Wells and lots of National Trust properties in the area. Would happily recommend, especially if you have a dog! Thanks Acorn Cottage, we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Shelagh5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is so quaint, set in glorious countryside with plenty of Somerset to explore."

    The field was great and we and our dog loved going straight out the door for walks! David was welcoming and helpful. We would recommend!

    Reviewed by Kate4.4Jul 2022

  • "We really loved our stay at Acorn Cottage, What a little cracker it was firstly met David the owner very polite man."

    Very large sitting room with dining space, no problems at all within the Cottage. Now what a lovely relaxing, peaceful & quiet garden which overlook the fields & countryside a joining the garden & watching the local wildlife, must mention weather was amazing just like our holiday stay..... Thanks Acorn Cottage,,,,,

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very nice cottage in a secluded situation."

    Very enjoyable stay with an attached field in which to walk the dogs. 5 star holiday break!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Over the last 40 years we have stayed at approx 50 holiday cottages and this one was definitely one of the best."

    We hope to use it again maybe autumn next year.We did have a few issues but the owner was very helpful and sorted things very quickly.John & Nadia

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2022

  • "Another lovely holiday, will be booking again"

    Reviewed by Kandy4.7May 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location, very quiet and peaceful."

    There are plenty of footpaths locally, and the use of the owner's field is a bonus. The garden catches the sunshine all day. Highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Apr 2022

  • "Although we had no power for the first night due to the violent storm we were warmed by the log burner."

    The cottage itself was a joy with a whole field for our dog to run in. The owner is very friendly and we certainly return at a later time of the year.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a wonderful break , just what we needed , very Quiet beautiful views , could not ask for more ."

    The cottage was cosy , warm and had everything we needed . PERFECT

    Reviewed by Glenys5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is our third time staying at this lovely quiet country property, so we knew what to expect by way of facilities and layout."

    It was our 40th wedding anniversary while we staying and have had a lovely time. The dog has enjoyed the freedom of the secure garden and the field next door.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Oct 2021

  • "The directions seem to be out-of-date because the Old Red Lion pub mentioned does not seem to exist any more."

    Reviewed by John4.4Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage set in beautiful scenery."

    The cottage is surprisingly spacious for a one bedroom and had everything our family needed. The owner was very kind and helpful. The outside space was fantastic, lovely in the sun with a glass of wine and it was lovely to sit in the conservatory eating breakfast. Would definitely love to stay again.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2021

  • "Great cottage and great location ."

    Facilities were very good - only minor comment on the website said double bed 'split into 2' - it did not, hence we had to get a blow up mattress for one of the kids. Fantastic locations - within 45 mins drive we visited Bradford on Avon, Bath, Wells, Glastonbury and Stonehenge. Within 90 mins drive and we visited Weston Super mare and Weymouth. Lots of great walks close to the cottage for the dog and nice secure garden plus access to large field for a runabout. Would highly recommend as a great base for a small family

    Reviewed by Dave4.4Aug 2021

  • "Lovely helpful owners."

    Easy to use bed-settee. Surprisingly spacious for 1bed accommodation (great to have two loos!). Glorious rural setting.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely setting, cottage had every facility."

    Central for both coasts but an hour away at least. Lots of National Trust properties around but just beware that lots of very narrow country roads and due to position of cottage you are surrounded. However this does lead you to lovely little villages. We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and having a cottage means you don't even need to leave it you can chill in the lovely garden.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Jun 2021

  • "Acorn cottage is in a lovely, quiet, countryside setting with wonderful views over the fields."

    The cottage itself is fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing break and is very tastefully decorated. It's the perfect base for sightseeing in the immediate vicinity and for traveling further afield to visit some of the lovely towns and attractions nearby. The cottage is dog friendly with a fully secure fence surrounding the property and a large adjoining field which the owner advised we may use for walking the dogs whenever we wanted.

    Reviewed by Judie5.0May 2021

  • "The walks so close are wonderful, that was a huge attraction but to find it had an enclosed garden for our dog was the icing on the cake."

    It was our second visit and there will be a third. Love it

    Reviewed by Kandy4.7Apr 2021

  • "The location of the cottage is perfect!"

    It's really quiet with a great outlook from the rear of the cottage. The conservatory was a really pleasant surprise - we had breakfast and other meals in there regularly looking out on the fields and horses. Plenty of equipment and a full size fridge/freezer made keeping and preparing food easy. TV and DVD player were really useful in the evening. We were very lucky in that we had perfect dry weather all week so we were able to explore Somerset.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2021

  • "Acorn Cottage is in a lovely tranquill position, with stunning uninterrupted countryside views."

    This is a very comfortable and cosy cottage with a nice and secure garden for dogs, allowing my 2 young Mini Dachshund lots of fun and frollicks. There is also a lovely large field that you can also use to exercise dogs as long as there are no farm stock in field. I would absolutely recommend this cottage if you want a nice peaceful location. Owners of cottage are very helpful and knowledgeable about local attractions.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Oct 2020

  • "Whilst the cottage was very nice and Mr Cowie was very attentive without being intrusive we experienced numerous difficulties in our efforts to contact Sykes prior to our holiday."

    This we found frustrating although we had a wonderful once on holiday.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Sep 2020

  • "A lovely base with a very helpful owner."

    We had a lovely holiday and I am sure we will return.

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Sep 2020

  • "The view was amazing and so peaceful."

    We watched an owl swooping into the meadow in the evenings looking for his supper. Cottage equipped with everything we could have wanted. The garden was beautiful and secure for our dog which was great. Plenty of space to park. Quiet village setting , great if you want to get away from all the madness

    Reviewed by Tracy4.4Aug 2020

  • "Acorn Cottage is absolutely lovely & the owner is really nice and helpful."

    This is the second time we have stayed in this beautiful area. If you would like a quiet, relaxed place to stay which is well appointed then we can't recommend Acorn Cottage enough.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "We loved being at Acorn cottage."

    Peaceful and calm surroundings. Cottage had all we needed. Was lovely not needing to bring things like hand soap, washing up liquid, tea towels, even dishwasher tablets all provided. Thank you to our host for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a lovely time in a cosy, quiet cottage and I have seen many gardens in details described as enclosed that have not been but this one was."

    We could let our dog out when she wanted to without having to put her on her lead or take her for a walk as we have had to do in others. I think it should be something that you should do to check gardens in listings, especially as we nearly lost her from one. We will return to Acorn Cottage because of this

    Reviewed by Kandy4.7Dec 2019

  • "Good privacy in lovely secluded location."

    Every comfort provided which is the reason why we have had four holidays at this property.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Oct 2019

  • "Excellent cottage, peace and quiet was promised and we were not disappointed."

    The owner was an excellent host and was very helpful. This is an honest, warm, down to earth country retreat that met our needs and was very comfortable. we would be happy to go again as we enjoyed the country views.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Sep 2019

  • "Lovely well-appointed cottage."

    Would certainly recommend

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, with a beautiful view."

    Very comfortable, spacious and well supplied. Could not fault it.

    Reviewed by Hamish & Stephanie5.0Sep 2019

  • "We were infested with flies, cooker in the kitchen was filthy, WiFi was advertised but you had to sit in the conservatory in the corner to pick up a weak signal from the router next door!"

    The cottage itself is very tired and in need of a refurbish to come up to previous properties we have stayed in. Very disappointed.

    Reviewed by Janice1.3Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was really lovely and the hosts exceeded expectations with lots of nice little touches that made everything so much nicer."

    A great little cottage in a super peaceful little village. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2019

  • "Comfortably furnished cottage set in a quintessential English countryside location."

    This is a perfect retreat for exploring Somerset and Wiltshire with a great country pub in short walking distance for good food and drink. If you have a dog then they will love the space they have in the garden and a field immediately to the rear of the cottage. I cannot stress enough that the cottage is even better than the photos on the website.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jul 2019

  • "Acorn cottage was the ideal location for us to visit the Somerset attractions such as Stourhead House and Gardens."

    We could see King Alfreds Tower from the Cottage. The cottage had everything we needed, it was comfortable, clean and the village is stunning. The Owner was welcoming. It was so peaceful and we are both going home very relaxed.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2019

  • "It was so peaceful we came home very relaxed."

    Good base for visiting many places and even heavy rain couldn't spoil it.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jun 2019

  • "Stunning views from the cottage very well equipped the new reclining chairs are ..."

    Stunning views from the cottage very well equipped the new reclining chairs are fabulous linen was wonderfully clean the two televisions were an adequate size you don't need to watch the telly with the views the owner was so helpful and pleasant we had a very pleasant and peaceful stay as for anyone complaining about cleanliness it takes two minutes to wipe a little bit off dust it is the country your not paying for a maid service maybe I'm different I would have to keep my own house clean we would highly recommend this cottage thank you to the owner for a very relaxing break

    Reviewed by Denis5.0May 2019

  • "It was a nice peaceful cottage but was let down by dust, cobwebs, dirty splash back in the loo, grease on the light switches, and the sofa was so uncomfortable."

    On the plus side the bedding was spotless as were the towels. Good to have all you need in the kitchen as in t towels, washing up liquid etc. It just needs a good bottoming as my gran would have said.

    Reviewed by Colin3.4May 2019

  • "This was a wonderful location, very peaceful ,everything catered for in the cottage , a home from home!"


    Reviewed by Jackie4.1May 2019

  • "Acorn Cottage is in a delightful setting overlooking fields with plenty of privacy."

    It is larger than it appears in the photos. The garden is dog proof which is a real bonus and they enjoyed walks in the fields. The Wi-fi was intermittent whilst we were there, probably due to the weather. The cottage is lovely and warm, plenty of hot water too. The kitchen is nicely equipped with the added bonus of a dishwasher. The host was welcoming and friendly, and would have been easy to contact had we needed to. It is ideal for visiting Longleat Safari Park where we spent a couple of days and also Glastonbury. We were a party of 4 adults and had plenty of room, the conservatory is particularly nice for enjoying a cup of coffee in the sunshine. If we are back in the area we would certainly love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Jennifer3.4Apr 2019

  • "A little on the shabby side but nonetheless cozy."

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Dec 2018

  • "The owner was lovely and helpful."

    The house was so well equipped and clean and tidy. The only bad thing was the chairs in the sitting room was not comfortable but they have a t.v in the bedroom and the bed was so large and comfortable. The owner has now made the garden inclosed s ideal if you have a dog like we do. I will be booking this cottage again and would recommend it to everyone. A very enjoyable holiday with plenty of attractions near by.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Oct 2018

  • "Great area, lots to see and good walks, quiet and peaceful setting."

    David a lovely host.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2018

  • "The scenery from the cottage is amazing."

    The cottage lies in a very quiet, secluded area what gave us a lot of privacy. The owner of the cottage, David, is very friendly and he could give us some suggestions for trips. Our dog has really enjoyed the daily walks near Alfred's tower where you have endless footpaths. Our stay was 1 big succes and we'd love to come back!

    Reviewed by Willem Alfred4.7Jun 2018

  • "Adequate accommodation, although advertised as being for four, but only really big enough for two."

    The pub was shut all the time we were there and no shop within a mile. Nearest shop in Bruton. Ideal base for exploring the area. Fabulous views and very quiet. TV ridiculously small and lounge furniture not very comfortable. Garden not enclosed, there is a field out the back of the property the owner preferred dogs to only go round the edge of the field so if the dogs wanted to be in the garden, one of us had to be,to stop them disappearing into the long grass. Conservatory had wicker furniture which was not user friendly and the owner had put a heat deflector on the ceiling secured with masking tape and it was hanging off by the end of the week.

    Reviewed by Margaret3.1Jun 2018

  • "The only negative was the size of the television."

    A laptop size television is not on in this day and age and the bedroom tv was even smaller.

    Reviewed by Graham3.1Jun 2018

  • "Lovely welcome from the cottage owner."

    The location is quiet and secluded. It is a great area if you like walking and if you have a dog. Near to several places to visit including National Trust properties. The cottage contained all the things you need to self cater and had good quality linen and towels etc . You do not always get large bath sheets in a holiday rental! Would not hesitate to book here again.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0May 2018

  • "I have stayed in quite a few cottages using yours service but I must say Acorn cottage is the best equipped of all the ones I have rented."

    Its well equipped but in addition the provision of all the basic essential supplies makes a stay much easier for some one like me who is visiting from abroad and who doesn't arrive with washing powder; rubbish bags etc. Added to the sheer convenience, the location is superb and the bed very comfortable so I shall certainly be trying to book Acorn Cottage again on future visits.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2018

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  • Ground Floor: Lounge/Diner with double convertible sofa
  • Conservatory
  • Kitchen
  • Utility Area
  • Bedroom with 6ft zip-linked double bed (does not split in to 2 singles), TV and en-suite bathroom with bath (5ft), shower, WC and washbasin
  • Cloakroom with WC and washbasin.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Gas Cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, Coffee Machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels included free of charge
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with gravelled patio area, furniture and BBQ
  • Two dogs accepted
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub one mile walk.

The property

Acorn Cottage in the friendly rural village of South Brewham is truly charming.

This detached, spacious property is set amidst four acres of meadows and woodland and has spectacular views over adjoining country to the impressive King Alfred's Tower on the horizon.

Inside the cottage is warm and welcoming; a perfect space to come back to at the end of an enjoyable day exploring Somerset's many tourist spots.

All on the ground floor, the spacious living room/diner has a traditional wood burning stove.

The kitchen overlooks the dining area through a smart arch and from here a bright sunny conservatory leads out to into the garden and secluded patio area, where you can sit and enjoy a leisurely breakfast or watch the sun set.

Finally the cottage has a large double bedroom and an en-suite bathroom.

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About the location


Frome 11.1 miles; Bath 24.8 miles; Bristol 27.8 miles.

The town of Bruton is situated in the south-east corner of Somerset. Proud of its status as one of the smallest towns in England, Bruton is built in the valley of the River Brue and is situated between Frome, Gillingham and Wincanton, and Castle Cary is nearby. Bath and Bristol are also within easy reach, by car or train (Bruton is on the Bristol to Weymouth line), and major attractions such as Stourhead Gardens and House are well worth visiting. A lovely base for your Somerset getaway.

Note, this property sleeps two in beds and two on a convertible sofa.

Note: Pets are charged at £30.00 per pet, per week (or short break)Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £20 will be added to the cost of your holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas