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The Old Bull Stall

(Ref. 1763)

Penselwood near Wincanton, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "The Old Bull Stall was idyllic, a fabulous place to stay."

    Just what we wanted a peaceful retreat away from the busy World. As our first holiday in 4 years, due to family ill-health, this was just perfect. We were made to feel so welcome and an added bonus were the furry residents, for us two who are total animal people! Thank you so much to all for making this a long-awaited holiday to remember.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "The bull stable is lovingly furnished."

    We were warmly welcomed and went on lovely trips around the area. It was very relaxing and quiet. Thanks for the nice time

    Reviewed by Jörg4.7Aug 2023

  • "Warmest of welcomes, lovely little touches make it more independent and individual."

    Comfortable and clean. Short walk up the quiet lane to the park, and very central to many places. We had wonderful days out everyday and felt not far from anything, even both north and south coastlines.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2023

  • "Really loved our stay."

    Our hosts were friendly and made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Jul 2023

  • "We spent a week in this lovely cottage, Owners were very friendly and welcoming with plenty of local knowledge to share."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable in an absolutely idyllic location, the nights were silent with no light pollution so if you like looking at the stars then this is an added bonus. The location is pretty much central to many of the main attractions that are on offer and would also offer a perfect base for cyclists and ramblers. Highly recommended and will be our first choice if we venture to the area again. Thankyou for making our holiday complete (harrison loved the sheep)

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jul 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Old Bull Stall."

    Thank you for making us so welcome. The flapjacks, eggs and milk were delicious too! The place is perfect and we had a very relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Not only did we see a baby lamb being born which was amazing but feed a baby lamb also."

    Enjoyed our short stay thank you

    Reviewed by Adam4.7Apr 2023

  • "For us, the cottage was ideal, in an ideal spot for what we wanted to do and had all the comfort and facilities that we needed for our summer stay."

    The owners couldn’t have been more helpful. It was just lovely.

    Reviewed by Bob3.8Jul 2022

  • "We have just had 6 nights at The Old Bull Stall Penselwood."

    This is an excellent location to explore the surrounding countryside and close enough to take in Bath, Cheddar, Salisbury, Wells & Glastonbury. The property had everything we needed. Nice touch of coffee, tea, milk & flapjack to welcome us. Lovely friendly owners. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Sean4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Very friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Bart5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage beside a working farm run by a delightful couple who looked after us well."

    5 minutes from the dual carriageway, pub and facilities. Strongly recommended.

    Reviewed by Anthony3.8Jul 2021

  • "A perfect setting for a country getaway."

    The hosts were very helpful and friendly. The only slight downside is the comfort of the living area seating. As we had good weather this was not too much of an issue as we were out a lot of the time, but in the winter I would prefer something more comfortable to sit in front of the fire and read.

    Reviewed by Lois4.7Jun 2021

  • "Very friendly owners, and dogs."

    We had a very enjoyable week, tea & milk & flapjack nice welcome touch. also the flowers on the table, would stay again.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.4Sep 2019

  • "Clean, cosy cottage, with everything we needed."

    Helpful owners, who left homemade flapjack, tea, coffee and milk for our arrival. Set in beautiful countryside. Would not hesitiate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2019

  • "We have stayed in quite a few of your listed cottages especially ones on Farms, all have been of a very high standard regarding comfort and furnishings."

    We think this cottage is in need of an upgrade the cooker although in good working order is very old, the furniture in the lounge is not comfortable to sit on of an evening after being out all day especially for an older person as backs are so low. The hot water went off the owners had forgotten to mention that we needed to press a button in order to reset it as it seems to have a problem. At all other properties we have stayed there has been a welcome starter pack, i.e. tea,coffee,milk even biscuits and treats I had rad the reviews before booking and several said it was nice to arrive and find a tray + eggs on arrival, so we did not take those things, however, we had a jug of milk in the fridge and some pieces of flapjack. I do think that a welcome pack is a good idea so you don't have to go out after a long journey to get the essentials. So we were a bit disappointed that we paid the same or similar price for this property but it was not up to the high standard we had come to expect from Sykes.

    Reviewed by June3.1Jun 2019

  • "This was a lovely holiday in a nice location, good walks and places to visit within a few miles."

    The farmer, wife and daughter made us welcome during our stay, even the little dog came out to greet us. We had wonderful weather so was able to explore Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire which were beautiful counties. We would certainly recommend the `Old Bull Stall ` for a quiet and peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4May 2019

  • "Cute cottage, well looked after and homely."


    Reviewed by Christina5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage down tiny country lanes but instructions for finding it were excellent."

    Very clean and well furnished. Lovely places to walk . Supermarket Morrison's in Wincanton 5 minutes drive away..very central and so many attractions a reasonable drive away. Owners very nice helpful and friendly. We will definitely book again. If you want peace and quiet but with wi-fi and phone signal try this. We loved it.

    Reviewed by June4.4Jul 2018

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful very good location to do lots of walks ..."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful very good location to do lots of walks and visit to cheddar and longleat and also a little drive to a dog friendly beach at Brean

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.6Aug 2017

  • "Very kind hosts"

    4.8Sep 2016

  • "Excellent location for visiting lots of attractions in Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset."

    Dorset coast not very far away. Lots of places to visit within a fifty miles radius. Owners very helpful.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Sep 2016

  • "The Old Bull Stall is ideally placed for going all around the area."

    In Somerset but close enough to visit Dorset and Devon, Wiltshire and Bristol Longleat Safari, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Wookey hole cheddar gorge Clarks village, Haynes motor museum some of the sights to visit The hosts are warm and friendly which is a big plus.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor double, 1 x ground floor twin with additional fold-out bed
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Small kitchen
  • Sitting room with gas woodburner and dining area.
  • Electric wall panel heaters with gas woodburner in sitting room and heated towel rail in bathroom
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, shared use of owner's washing machine by arrangement, TV, DVD, radio, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared use of owner's lawned garden with garden furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Young children should be supervised at all times due to proximity of farm equipment/animals
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead whilst on premises of property.

The property

A quaint, period cottage, converted from a former barn, situated on the owner's working farm in the peaceful hamlet of Penselwood, 2 miles from Bourton and 5 miles from Gillingham.

Set amidst glorious countryside on the borders of Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire, this traditional cottage provides a comfortable, well-furnished base from which to explore the delights of this lovely area.

The property offers cosy living accommodation, two charming bedrooms and shared use of the owner's lawned garden.

Enjoy a fresh egg for breakfast from the free range hens on the farm, which is also home to sheep, shire horses, cattle, ducks and geese.

There is good walking in the area and there are plenty of places to visit nearby such as Stourhead, Longleat, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, the Cheddar Gorge, Shaftesbury, Stonehenge, Wells, Salisbury and the Dorset coast, all within easy driving distance.

For days out close to home, purchase a day ticket for trout fishing, only 4 miles from the property, while children can enjoy a play area near the church.

This is a great base for a relaxing break in lovely, rural surroundings.

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About the location


Wincanton 4 miles; Gillingham 5 miles; Shaftesbury 9 miles.

Penselwood is a charming hamlet consisting of a sprinkling of pretty cottages, a village church and a children's play area, all surrounded by lush farmland and unspoiled countryside. Situated on the borders of Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire and reached by little country lanes from the nearby scattered village of Bourton, this is a superb, peaceful area to relax, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The area offers great walking and you'll be spoilt for choice of places to visit, with the magnificent house and gardens at Stourhead, and historic Shaftesbury and Longleat House and Safari Park within a short drive. Travel a little further afield and visit Yeovilton Air Museum, Stonehenge, the Cheddar Gorge, and the magnificent cathedral cites of Salisbury, Wells and Bath. An excellent rural base from which to explore this lovely area.