In the little village of East Lambrook, about a mile from South Petherton village, is this detached cottage.
Converted from stables, it is a stylish base for a couple.
From the drive, where a horse occasionally clip-clops by, head up a couple of steps through arched doors into your smart kitchen with its flagstone floor and table for enjoying breakfast over the papers.
For suppers or quiet time, you have a dining room too, also with the charming flagstone floor, where you can enjoy the ready meals available if you don't feel like cooking or eating at the village pub.
The sitting room is cosy, with its oak floor and lovely Knole sofa to relax on.
Take the stairs up to your double bedroom, a romantic room with big bed and atmospheric period fabrics, accompanied by a bathroom with characterful roll-top bath or option of a shower.
Outside, you have a pretty sitting out area in the garden of the owners’ old thatched farmhouse, as well as use of an orchard where you can enjoy sunny alfresco meals at the picnic table.
This is a wonderful area for visiting amazing houses and gardens or churches.
Within the village itself is a manor house with cottage gardens famous for the national snowdrop and geranium collections, where you can buy plants to take home and enjoy afternoon tea, or head off to wonderful Montacute, Barrington Court or Tintinhull.
Walk up Ham Hill for superb views from the Iron Age fort.
The closest coast is in Dorset, at Bridport or Lyme Regis.
With easy access to the A303 or M5, Pittards Farm Cottage is a smashing location for exploring the area.
About the location
Crewkerne 5 miles.
The small, attractive town of South Petherton is surrounded by South Somerset's glorious countryside, with the town's central conservation area boasting a wealth of lovely hamstone buildings, oozing quiet, timeless charm, and with local inns serving good food, real ales and Somerset ciders. There are numerous National Trust properties and places of interest to visit nearby, including Lambrooke Gardens, Elizabethan Montecute House, and the Medieval Monastery at Forde Abbey. Within a short drive can be found the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, as well as Haynes Motor Museum, explore mystical Glastonbury, or marvel at Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves. Alternatively, take a day trip to majestic Bath, or Dorset's Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis. This is a great holiday base from which to explore this lovely part of the country.
Note: This property does not accept children, except babes in arms.