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The Cider Shed

(Ref. 1018254)

Winscombe near Shipham, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cider (9)
  • well (8)
  • shed (7)
  • clean (7)
  • helpful (6)
  • welcoming (6)

16 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The property is spacious and homely, well located and has beautiful views. Our hosts were friendly, welcoming and happy to recommend local places to visit. I'd highly recommend this property as we couldn't have been happier.

    Reviewed by VictoriaSep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the cider shed, it was a great base for our exploration of North Somerset."

    The flat was spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped. We were very lucky to have great weather and so made good use of the peaceful sunny balcony.

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2023

  • "Fabulous week at The Cider Shed."

    The owners live in the flat downstairs and couldn't be more welcoming and helpful. Flat was clean, spacious, well quipped and the goodies left for arrival were delicious (we even bought some of the cider to bring home!) Loads to do in the area, we would love to come back and would stay here again.

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2023

  • "Darren and Heather were perfect hosts."

    Welcoming, informative, efficient and generous. The property was well kept, had everything we needed and we like the balcony feature especially.

    Reviewed by FrankAug 2023

  • "Very clean, well fitted and comfortable accommodation in an excellent location for visiting the area."

    We had a really lovely, relaxed stay. A wonderful welcome pack to enjoy too! Many thanks

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2022

  • "Just what we needed at this present time to deal with our loss."

    We can't fault The Cider Shed. An absolute credit to the owners. Very clean, quiet, warm and comfortable property (It's a TARDIS),with the added extras of flowers, bread, milk, butter, cheese, eggs and their yummy Wilcox Cider. We would love to know where we can purchase the cider? A perfect base to explore the surrounding area and beyond. The Star is just a 10 minute walk and well worth a visit, but sadly they are not open on Monday & Tuesday. You will not go wrong in choosing the Cider shed. Again, many thanks to the owners

    Thankyou so much for your review it was lovely to meet you both and we are so pleased. You enjoyed your stay hopefully see you again one day xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by RoyOct 2022

  • "Fantastic stay in a beautiful place."

    Can’t wait to go back!

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2022

  • "A perfect home from home with perfect hosts."

    Heather and Darren were very friendly and helpful, suggesting food at The Star, which was excellent, and also suggesting wearing hi-viz jackets for the short walk. There are lots of walks from the property and also many places to visit, including Tyntesfield (NT) and Clevedon. The welcome pack of food was lovely and the cider was first class. This may have been our first visit but it definitely won’t be our last.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "One of the best we have stayed in and and very friendly and helpful owners."

    Reviewed by JeanFeb 2022

  • "What a fantastic experience!"

    We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived and we have nothing but praise for Heather and Darren and their wonderful property. The sense of space and light drew us in, and together with the goodies in the fridge relaxed us immediately. The Cider Shed was immaculately clean, with furnishings of a high standard and a "handbook" which gave us an insight into the history of the property and the family's story too - best we have seen. Finally, the owners' recommendations for local businesses were exactly what we were looking for and we left wanting to return.

    Reviewed by SteveFeb 2022

  • "Heather and Darren were excellent hosts!"

    They were very friendly, helpful and welcoming! Their place is charming, relaxing, clean, comfortable and it has everything you would need for your holiday. The view from the cottage is magnificent. They were always so helpful and would go out of their way to help us with anything we needed. We enjoyed being able to buy fresh eggs and cider from their farm. Their farm is a wonderful place to see, you can tell they gave a lot of care and attention to it. They are just wonderful people, I can see why they are so popular in the local village. We'll swing by to say hello for sure if we are in the area again. Thank you again for everything!

    Reviewed by MichelleJan 2022

  • "I have chosen the Cider Shed because of its location and the photos on Sykes website were very attractive."

    I needed some quality, quiet family time for 2 weeks (I had my teenage son visiting us from abroad on school holidays), and this seemed to be the perfect place to be! The flat is on the top floor of a former Cider Shed and the access to it is through some rather challenging external stairs. the place looked incredibly clean and had a very pleasant, perfumed smell all around. Lots of natural light came through which was great. The kitchen was very well equipped and modern. The lounge had a very charming balcony facing the sun, where you can enjoy an nice cuppa or a drink at the end of the day. The bedrooms were very comfortable and of good size, with nice quality furniture. The beds were very comfortable and had new, clean pillows. Bathroom was spacious, with both bathtub and separate shower unit. Ample and safe parking on the premises. In all, it has been the best two weeks we have had with the kids for a long time. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Sarah JaneDec 2021

  • "Had a great few days in the lovely cider shed."

    fantastic views, host's were so nice. Comfy cosy home from home feel. Hopefully we will get to go back.

    Reviewed by TheresaOct 2021

  • "Very friendly, quiet owners who made us feel at home but not intrusive."

    Lovey outlook in the sitting room. Love to go again as lots to explore locally. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "This is a wonderful apartment: in our view should be 5 ticks!"

    The apartment is spotless, spacious and very well-appointed. Appreciated the welcoming groceries and wine! Wonderful to have the great big windows in the lounge looking out over the fields, looking at the sheep and chickens, and so quiet at night. The location could not be better for exploring Somerset: we went to Bath, Wells, Bristol, Clevedon (Grade 1 pier), Portishead (great marina), Cheddar Gorge, as well as lovely country walks around the Bladon and Chew valley lakes and Cheddar reservoir. Star Inn nearby is nice, The Swan at Rowberrow lovely country pub, great Sunday lunch. The Cider Shed owners are so hospitable and helpful, running up and down the stairs for us printing documents as we were in the middle of exchanging on a house! We very much hope to return before too long!

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Accomodation was more spacious than it appeared in the photo's, Hosts were welcoming and helpful, recommending places to visit to eat and to walk."

    The balcony was a lovely place to sit in the sun for breakfast and in the evenings.

    Reviewed by SheriSep 2021

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  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin room
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting room with and balcony
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 0.3 miles, shop 0.9 miles
  • Please note: below the property is empty.

The property

Nestled in the quaint village of Shipham, Somerset and surrounded by the charming countryside this two-bedroom apartment, The Cider Shed.

A private driveway greets you on arrival to this tranquil setting, offering two parking spots and steps that lead up to the abode; travel up the stairs to the first floor to discover the spacious hallway where you can house your belongings.

Venture into the open-plan living space, the heart of the home, where you can gather around the elegant dining table and then shuffle over to the sofa and escape reality with a fantastic film; as the sun begins to set, head over to the balcony and immerse yourself in the stunning scenery.

The spacious kitchen is certain to entice any budding chefs, take advantage of the facilities and cook up a storm for your loved ones where the thoughtful layout of the room means you don't have to miss out on any socialising!

Retire for the night in one of two bedrooms, where you can choose between a double bedroom or a twin, both with ample-storage and boasting incredible views of the rich greenery that stretches far into the distance.

In the morning, revive yourself with a shower and step outside onto the balcony to enjoy your morning coffee with a captivating book in hand, breathe in the fresh, countryside air and feel your worries lift in this calming setting.

Treat you and your family to a traditional, home-cooked meal at The Star Inn for a welcoming atmosphere at a local pub or venture to the nearby Hansford butchers and convenience store where you can stock up on all of the essentials.

The village of Shipham is home to magnificent walks due to the splendor of nature that it offers, so lace up your walking boots and explore the scenic region, which has Shipham Hill, the highest point of the Mendip Hills.

Take a short drive to Cheddar, which possesses one of the UK's greatest landmarks, Cheddar Gorge, where you can drink in panoramic views of the Mendip Hills and before leaving be sure to try the renowned cheddar cheese, which is matured in Cheddar’s Gough's Cave.

Take your family for an adventure to the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare, which has the longest, natural beach in the UK.

You can enjoy a stroll along the promenade with some hearty fish and chips and easily access Weston-super-Mare street from the beach to discover a variety of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.

A fantastic getaway awaits you and your family at The Cider Shed.

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About the location


  • Cheddar 4 miles
  • Burnham-on-Sea 10 miles

Winscombe is a large village in North Somerset and makes a superb base for exploring the surrounding countryside and coastline. The village is located in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is well-served by a selection of shops and cafes. Head to the coast and discover Burnham-on-Sea with its seven miles of unspoilt sandy beaches, sailing, fishing and donkey rides, as well as Burnham and Barrow Championship Golf Course. The nearby traditional seaside town of Weston-super-Mare offers awarding-winning sandy beaches, restaurants and shops, as well as the Playhouse, Winter Gardens and the Grand Pier offering a year-round programme of shows, musicals and fairs. Drive five miles inland to Cheddar, on the edge of the Mendip Hills and renowned for Cheddar Gorge, the largest gorge in Britain, which includes several show caves such as Gough’s Cave, through which Britain’s biggest underground river runs. Cyclists will enjoy the picturesque paths that cross the Somerset Levels, while Wells, the country’s smallest city, with its beautiful cathedral, and Glastonbury Tor, with its connections to King Arthur are both nearby. A great holiday destination for those wishing to enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas