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Little Orchard

Higher Odcombe near Yeovil, Somerset (Ref. 933887)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely holiday cottage with stunning views."

    If you love birds this is the place for you. An abundance of different varieties come and visit the bird feeder throughout the day whist buzzards soar above. Well positioned for peace and quite yet close to local shops and pub. Everything you need is in the cottage for a relaxing break with a welcome pack full of treats to enjoy in a spotlessly clean well equipped accommodation. Highly recommend holidaying at Little Orchard.

    Thank you very much. You are welcome any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebraMar 2022

  • "I have never stayed in holiday accommodation that was so good in every way."

    The bungalow was in a peaceful location with lovely views. It was comfortably and tastefully furnished and also well equipped which allowed us to enjoy a much needed break. I cannot rate it highly enough and hope to return some time in the future.

    Thank you so much, it was a pleasure. You are welcome any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnFeb 2022

  • "Tranquil beautiful setting."

    Kindness of owners.

    Reviewed by RosemarySep 2021

  • "So quite and peaceful just right for recharging your batteries."

    Wonderful to be able to experience so much nature. Owners seem to have thought of everything you might need in the bungalow!!!

    Reviewed by SMay 2021

  • "The photos on the website did not do justice to all the excellent qualities of this delightful holiday home!"

    The views were magnificent and could be enjoyed from the light and spacious kitchen and comfortable sunroom. We had a wonderful relaxing holiday enjoying the beautiful countryside around.

    Reviewed by FionaApr 2021

  • "The Little Orchard is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the scenery in the countryside."

    We spent a lot time admiring the sunrise and the sunset. An unforgettable stay!

    Reviewed by AliOct 2020

  • "Little Orchard is a delightful, spacious bungalow with every amenity to ensure a happy holiday."

    The owners left us a lovely welcome pack and were charming and helpful. The bedrooms were large and the beds comfortable. The views of the surrounding countryside were beautiful and it was lovely to watch the birds at the feeders from the dining table. We had booked the local pub a few weeks before and the sunday evening dinner was delicious. Sadly it rained for two whole days while we were there but it didn't stop us exploring and we had a lovely, lazy couple of afternoons with lots of magazines and DVD's supplied by the owners. I would definitely recommend Little Orchard.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, and we had a really good holiday."

    However, it should be pointed out that the roads around Odcombe are very narrow, and sometimes steep. Sometimes driving in that area can be a little frightening!

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2020

  • "Highly recommended - very clean, lovely garden, lots of wildlife to be seen!"

    We had such a relaxing time here. The owners are extremely helpful and generous. This house does not disappoint.

    Reviewed by HannahAug 2020

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful the bungalow was nice with lots of room and extras i."

    E flowers wine chocolates various in fridge. The outlook from most windows was lovely countryside in all directions not overlooked by anyone for a quite relaxing holiday we would definitely recommend this holiday. It was in easy reach of towns and villages.We will definitely have a week here again.

    Reviewed by GlynAug 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfy had everything we needed really quiet and the views are amazing highly recommended."

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2019

  • "Peaceful location with lots of wildlife to see in idyllic surroundings."

    High quality property with the advantage of a Conservatory and garden to sit in and enjoy the rural surroundings . The only sounds are from the birds and the Church clock. Location is handy for lots of National Trust properties , all worth visiting. If you are looking for a tranquil holiday then this is the ideal location.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2019

  • "We had a lovely warm welcome from the cottage owners."

    Little Orchard is a perfect home from home. Location was excellent for exploring the area and particularly for the National Trust properties we wanted to see nearby. We had a great week!

    Reviewed by LinaJun 2019

  • "Absolutely delighted with the treats left by the owner - how very thoughtful she ..."

    Absolutely delighted with the treats left by the owner - how very thoughtful she was Also the view from the cottage was fab

    Reviewed by IreneApr 2019

  • "Little Orchard is a very well equipped house in a quiet location with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside."

    The house has been completely renovated and the decor is fresh and bright. We visited in winter and found the gas heating/gas fire kept the house warm and cosy. Overall, we thought that Little Orchard is a nicer house than the photographs led us to expect. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2018

  • "Lovely bungalow with fantastic views and owners who really put themselves out to make sure that you had a comfortable and enjoyable holiday."

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2018

  • "We have had a really lovely time at Little Orchard in Odcombe, Somerset."

    Comfort, cosiness and contentment in all aspects of the holiday. Everything was catered for. Fresh flowers, chocolates, milk, cheese, wine, butter, fresh bread for a start. Beautiful views from the large garden, from which we were allowedto take carrots for a couple of our meals. We enjoyed watching the little birds in the garden too, such a luxury for us as we mainly only get to see gulls and magpies at home. We visited Sherborne Castle and surrounding area, Montacute House, and Wells Cathedral which were all worth visiting. Coffee and cake in The Village Cafe in East Coker was delicious and very reasonably priced. If you enjoy walking there are lots of places to have walks to enjoy the countryside. The time just flew while we were there and it was difficult to think about leaving. The owners of this lovely home really know how to give you a lovely holiday. One of the most comfortable places we've stayed in

    Reviewed by KimSep 2018

  • "Very comfortable,clean,well equipped property."

    Wonderful views, helpful friendly owners. Good welcome pack provided. Lots to houses, gardens and museums to visit locally.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage in a great location for exploring the area."

    Very comfortable and spacious. Also well equipped. Lovely owners, only to happy to help in any way. Would not hesitate to return or recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "This holiday is prefect for a relaxing break due to lovely location and the fact that Glen and Christine the owners have gone the extra mile to make the bungalow as comfortable as possible ."

    There is plenty to do in area or you don't need to do anything just enjoy the location.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2018

  • "Parking only suitable for small or medium size car."

    Superb views.

    Reviewed by GaynorJul 2018

  • "Owner was very thoughtful."

    Bungalow was very homely and welcoming.

    Reviewed by DebbieJun 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage to stay in."

    It was like home from home. We arrived to find everything we needed, plus extra treats, which was such a lovely surprise. My only reservation about the cottage is if you have a large car turning it round in a very small space could be difficult. Other than that 10 out of 10. Perfect! Many thanks to the owners for making our holiday such a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2018

  • "Loved the property which is in a small peaceful village but close to the shops & supermarkets in Yeovil."

    Met the owners who were lovely & left a welcome pack which was very thoughtful. The view from the property is superb where you can see for miles. Liked everything about the place & wouldn't hesitate in returning.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2018

  • "The view was fantastic."

    Reviewed by LorraineMar 2018

  • "Little Orchard is a perfect holiday cottage,cosy, spotless and central for going places,like the coast and lots of National Trust."

    The owners are very friendly ,it was a pleasure to meet them.We were left an amazing starter pack of food and goodies,which was much appreciated. Would love to book this cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by CherryMar 2018



    Reviewed by IrisJan 2018

  • "It was an absolute pleasure to stay at Little Orchard."

    The cottage was very clean with all the facilities needed for a hassle free stay. The views over the Somerset countryside were outstanding. Glen and Christine (The owners) were available at all times should we have a problem although we had no issues at all. They were considerate of our privacy allowing us to enjoy our stay. We would thoroughly recommend booking for a peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by IainNov 2017

  • "We had a great time there ,it was lovely and clean and very comfortable, a ..."

    We had a great time there ,it was lovely and clean and very comfortable, a welcome pack of fresh bread cheese and wine and fresh flowers on the table the owner came and checked to see if was ok when we arrived ,then his wife popped round during the week to check if we was warm enough ,they are lovely people ,great location for visiting Haynes museum and Yeovilton fleet air arm museum which was all indoor and wheelchair friendly , supermarkets not far away , great holiday ,

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2017

  • "Charming, characterful bungalow with magnificent views over Yeovil."

    Very well equipped and clean. Plenty to see and do nearby.

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2017

  • "We Found cottage really clean and comfortable."

    Easy to find and in a quiet and pretty location. The views from the back of the cottage completed the peaceful holiday. The welcome pack was really a nice touch. We would visit cottage again in the future.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2017

  • "This is a lovely bungalow with a great outlook over the countryside."

    The welcome pack was outstanding and the hosts are very friendly and helpful. The accommodation was very clean and comfortable, with all amenities within easy reach. It makes a great base for exploring the sights and we would go there again.

    Reviewed by CharlesSep 2017

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Little Orchard and would recommend it to anyone."

    The place was very clean and well equipped and the friendly owner came to call on our first morning to check all was well. Odcombe has a great local pub and it's a sleepy little village, but very easy to get to any of the local attractions or half an hour to the coast.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2017

  • "This beautiful cottage far exceeded our high expectations."

    The picture and descriptions sold it for us but they did not do justice to the propert and we were surprised at how spacious the house and garden were. There was every facility we needed and a few more to boot. A charming blend of contemporary convenience and orriginal furnishings. Private, peaceful, calming. Ate breakfast either watching the birds on the feeders or in the conservatory soaking in the views and the sun. Kids had plenty of room to play and loved the property too. Pretty village, close to local superstores, national trust properties and plenty to do in the nearby areas. (Make sure you read the directions given to get to the property and don't rely only on a sat nav) We met the owners who were really lovely, welcoming and couldn't have done more to make our stay nicer. Lots of nice thoughtful touches throughout the property in terms of facilities and surprises. Would highly recomend it - We do hope to return here as we loved our week and the property really made our holiday, can't say enough nice things about it!!

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2017

  • "Location was good for local supermarkets and lots to do within an hour away."

    The welcome provisions exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by KathrynJul 2017

  • "The owners were really helpful and nothing was too much trouble."

    The bungalow was exceptionally clean and a home from home. The views were beyond what I expected. An extremely good experience all round. Definitely one for the return visit.

    Reviewed by CaroleJul 2017

  • "This is a well equipped cottage in an impressive position."

    It was comfortable and well maintained. It is well located to reach all places of interest and is only a mile from Montacute House.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2017

  • "The bunaglow was lovely."

    Well equipped kitchen, lovely views and in a peaceful location. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by LorraineFeb 2017

  • "Little Orchard is an excellent place for a family to stay."

    It was very clean and everything was provided by the owners. The property has good views of the surrounding countryside and it is so quiet, apart from the occasional helicopter fling over.

    Reviewed by ScottOct 2016

  • "Little Orchard was probably the best equipped holiday cottage we have been in."

    The cottage is just so cosy and comfortable. The welcome pack was generous and communication by the owners excellent. The position of Little Orchard is so peaceful and the views are stunning!

    Reviewed by EricOct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • 1 x double, 1 x twin with two 4" double beds
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Separate cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and Juliet balcony
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Conservatory.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed wrap-around garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 10 mins
  • Note: The back door is accessed by six steps
  • Note: The garden is on a slope and may not be suitable for the less able
  • Note: There are three steps down to garden from the conservatory.

The property

This lovely detached bungalow is quietly tucked away down a little lane near the church in the village of Higher Odcombe in Somerset.

This attractive cottage is ideal for friends and families wishing to get away for a little peace and quiet.

From the cottage there are breathtaking views which are revealed when you reach the inside and then the conservatory and gardens.

You can literally see for miles across the most glorious unspoilt Somerset countryside!

After you have prepared and enjoyed your meal in the well-fitted kitchen, you may actually enjoy washing up gazing out of the window at the sensational view!

Plenty of space to socialise with a bright dining room and the sitting room opens out into a conservatory, a lovely sunny place to relax, enjoy refreshments and take in the view.

Then at the end of the day snuggle up in one of the two comfortable bedrooms, and dream of your day’s adventures!

Outside this charming cottage there is an enclosed wrap-around garden with furniture where you can sit and relax with a good book and refreshing drink, whilst taking in the absolute quietness around you.

If you like a brisk walk, take the lane down to the nearby pub which is well known locally for its ales which are brewed on site, and together with some good food will set you up for the climb back up to your cosy cottage.

Nearby, the National Trust’s Montacute House and beautiful gardens offer a fascinating day out.

Alternatively, you can take a trip to Yeovilton’s Fleet Air Arm Museum with lots of planes to view, including Concorde.

There are plenty of other attractions within easy reach to keep you busy too, such as mystical Glastonbury, Wells Cathedral, the Haynes Motor Museum, and historic Sherborne, the list is endless!

This really is a super and comfortable holiday home in a fascinating Somerset location.

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About the location


Yeovil 3 miles.

The quaint Somerset village of Odcombe nestles on a hillside close to the vibrant town of Yeovil. It is actually a village of two distinct parts, Higher Odcombe, near the top of the hill with its impressive village church, and Lower Odcombe with its pretty cottages and friendly village pub, which is well known for its local micro-brewery. Mentioned in the Domesday Book, many of the cottages have been built from the lovely warm coloured hamstone, quarried locally, giving the village a charming olde-worlde atmosphere. The adjacent village of Montacute is most well known for Montacute House a superb Elizabethan mansion with stunning gardens, now managed by the National Trust, widely used as a location for films including ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility’. Nearby Yeovil offers a good selection of shops and restaurants, as well as a lively theatre, multi-cinema and 10-pin bowling alley. An easy drive takes you to Yeovilton's Fleet Air Arm Museum, or Haynes Motor Museum, and also within reach are Ham Hill Country Park, Ninesprings Country Park and a number of National Trust properties. Alternatively, explore mystical Glastonbury, or the UK's smallest city, Wells, with its majestic cathedral. With ancient Sherborne, and its castles and abbey, as well as the scenic Dorset coastline both easily accessible, you will find plenty to do within easy reach of this charming Somerset village.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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