Wayside Cottage

Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset (Ref. 3721)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Mrs Grayburn
    August 2016
    “The cottage was lovely but the poor ...”
    The cottage was lovely but the poor towels and pillows let it down.
    The cottage was lovely but the poor towels and pillows let it down.


  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

A cosy, terraced, former farm worker's cottage, built from traditional hamstone and dating back over 250 years, on the edge of the pretty village of Shepton Beauchamp.

Lovingly restored and renovated, this Shepton Beauchamp cottage combines country charm and character with modern living, boasting features such as the original inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, and exposed stone walls, alongside views of the surrounding Somerset countryside.

Only a short walk away are the amenities of Shepton Beauchamp, including a shop, pub and family-run butchers, while the quaint town of Ilminster is only 5 miles away.

Situated amidst peace and tranquillity, located on a National Cycle Route, surrounded by numerous country walks, and with a wealth of interesting places to visit nearby, this Somerset cottage is the ideal base to relax and enjoy a rural, country getaway.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip & link - can be made into twin on request), 1 x double. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Utility room. Cosy sitting room with inglenook fireplace and woodburning stove.


  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric double oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, LCD TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD/radio with iPod dock, library of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking for two cars on a first come, first served basis
  • Small enclosed courtyard with garden furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at £15
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: This property is suitable for children aged 6 and over due to open tread stairs.

About the location


Ilminster 5 miles.

The attractive village of Shepton Beauchamp is ideally located between the Somerset Levels and The Blackdown Hills, the latter of which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, home to numerous species of wildlife and plants, making it a beautiful location for walking and exploring. Shepton Beauchamp village itself is well served by local shops and a pub, as well as being situated on a National Cycle Route. The village is surrounded by numerous country walks, and a short drive will take you to a variety of interesting places to visit. The National Trust's Barrington Court and Montacute House are nearby, and Perry's Cider Mill is not to be missed. Less than an hour away lies the stunning Cheddar Gorge to the north, Lyme Regis seaside town to the south, and a little further lies Exmoor National Park, a great day out for all the family.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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