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Scrambles Cottage

(Ref. 1126559)

Stoke-Sub-Hamdon, Somerset, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "This is probably one of the best cottages we have ever had."

    Beautifully done out, clean, well equipped, with a lovely welcome pack, and close to the attractions we were interested in visiting. The only thing we would suggest is to make it plain in the advertising that this might not be the best cottage for those with mobility problems. We had no issues, but as well as the steep path and steps leading to the property (which were mentioned) the stairs inside were also extremely steep and, with the relatively narrow treads, could prove to be a hazard for some. Once again, this wasn't a problem for us, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you!

    Thank you very much for your lovely comments and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Scrambles. We will look at enhancing the listing information to ensure that the stairs are described more clearly. Glad to hear that the steep stairs were not a problem for you though. Thank you again and we would be delighted to welcome you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely stay in a beautiful location with outstanding views."

    Cottage beautifully done and really cosy. Prince of Wales pub excellent as was The Kings Arms at Montecute a few miles away. Neighbours and locals all very friendly and helpful. Points for noting: TV in bedroom had no aerial lead; Absence of welcome pack (sponge cake and milk only) was not really a problem as we brought plenty with us; May need curtain over front door in bad weather as gap in letter box (draft).

    Thank you so much for your review and your kind words. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Scrambles. We appreciate your comments on the welcome pack and will endeavour to enhance this. Thank you again for your feedback, we would be delighted to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "Comfortable charming cottage well worth the climb from the road to the front door."

    Stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Thankyou for the generous welcome gifts. The kitchen is well stocked with essential dry goods making food and drink preparations easy. Lots of interesting places to see and good walking areas nearby.

    Thank you very much for your kind comments, we are glad to hear that you felt welcomed and comfortable during your stay at Scrambles, and that you enjoyed the views and the countryside. We would love to welcome you back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.7May 2024

  • "The photos don’t do this property justice!"

    It’s beautiful and simply magical. The views were incredible and the cottage was quaint. We loved it and it felt like something out of a story book. It felt cosy and deceivingly my specious for a 2 bedroom cottage. This cottage is very well cared for. We would walk down to the local parks daily and drove to West bay, Yeovil and Crewkerne to access the local pools. There were a variety of beaches within 45 minutes drive, such a great location. We could have stayed longer with so much to do in all weather conditions. Thank you so much.

    Thank you so much for your kind words, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you had such a lovely time visiting this beautiful part of the country. We would be delighted to welcome you back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eloise5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely stay at Scrambles, very clean, everything catered for at the cottage, good welcome pack on arrival which was very much appreciated."

    Despite the wet weather we unfortunately had during our stay there was a lovely view from the front garden of the Cottage and a great Pub just up the hill.

    Thank you very much for your kind comments on your stay at Scrambles Cottage. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your holiday, despite the rainy weather - the views from the front garden are indeed lovely. The Prince of Wales at the top of the hill is indeed a great country pub and conveniently close. We are glad to hear you were happy with the facilities in the cottage - thank you again very much for your booking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Comfortable cottage with a view of the Somerset levels from the garden."

    Well equipped kitchen. You need to be fit and mobile as lots of steps to the cottage, and steep staircases to first and second floor bedrooms. There are also steps to small back garden.

    Thank you very much for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the views from the garden, and that you found the kitchen well-equipped. The staircases inside the cottage are indeed a little steep and there are also steps in the garden as the cottage is on a hill, but we hope that these nevertheless did not detract from your holiday, and that you had a wonderful time in the Somerset countryside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy3.4Sep 2023

  • "Very well presented accommodation with more than you need for a nice holiday."

    Lovely views from both front and back. Beware of the amount of steps in order to access the property. Seems to be an issue with getting the waste bins emptied.

    Many thanks for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay - the views are indeed amazing so we are thrilled you liked the cottage. With regard to the waste bins, we have addressed this with our cleaners so that they will be more proactive about managing this aspect. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second-floor double
  • Bathroom, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Cloakroom
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Dog Friendly (1 large or 2 small)
  • Front and rear garden (not enclosed), gravelled area, lawn area with patio furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are a number of stairs leading up to the top-floor bedroom so please bear this in mind when booking

The property

Boasting a superb rural setting, Grade II listed Scrambles Cottage near Stoke-sub-Hamdon in Somerset, is the perfect destination for a family break or for two couples on holiday together.

With incredible rolling countryside vistas all around, this rustic home-from-home offers the ideal opportunity to get away from it all and recharge your batteries.

Park up in the allocated parking space outside and unload your bags, before stepping into the traditional cottage interior where you will find a charming seating area arranged around a feature inglenook fireplace; somewhere you can imagine curling up together, getting warm and really getting into the holiday vibe.

When it’s time to eat, make your way into the fully fitted kitchen which has all the facilities needed to produce wholesome, hearty fayre for your holiday party and when you need to serve up, take a seat at the attractive dining table and look forward to tucking into long, lingering meals together.

Should the Somerset sun be shining, then you can make your way outside to the delightful garden at the rear complete with landscaped gardens and a gravelled area, complete with patio furniture just waiting for you to chill out and enjoy spending time eating and drinking alfresco.

Once bedtime calls, guests can take their pick from two beautifully presented bedrooms, one on the first floor and one on the second-floor, both offering a calming sanctuary to rest your weary heads after a hard day of getting out and about exploring the magnificent Somerset area.

Wake up to the wind in the trees and birdsong all around and jump in the shower, before heading out refreshed and raring to go.

Take a stroll into the delightful village of Stoke-sub-Hamdon where you can get your essential shopping and stop off awhile for a pint or two in one of any number of traditional pubs or if you want a night off from cooking, then take your pick from a selection of gastro pubs and restaurants including Cat Head Inn, the Prince of Wales, Castello and New Farm Restaurant.

Venture into the market town of Yeovil for a browse and while you’re in the area, check out places like Montacute House, Ninesprings Park, the Fleet Air Arm Museum and Tintihull Gardens.

Lace up your walking boots and head off into the gorgeous Somerset countryside for some of the best views in the world and you will want to return time and time again.

For a holiday to remember in a delightful rural idyll, Scrambles Cottage is the perfect choice.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Yeovil 6.6 miles; Chard 13.5 miles; Taunton 20.8 miles.

Also known as Stoke under Ham, Stoke-sub-Hamdon in Somerset, is a large country village a few miles west of the bustling market town of Yeovil. Here you will find a range of shops to stock up on holiday essentials including a farm shop and a community shop, as well as number of traditional pubs such as the Cat Head Inn and The Kings Arms which are just perfect for stopping off and enjoying a pint after a hard day of exploring. Dining options include Castello and New Farm Restaurant. Within easy reach of the village is Yeovil which as well as a good selection of shops, boutiques, galleries, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, also boasts a number of attractions including the National Trust’s Montacute House which dates back to 1601 and has delightful gardens, Yeovil Country Park and Yeovil Railway Centre, which is hugely popular with trainspotters and non-trainspotters! Other places in the area worth visiting include Ninesprings Park, Lytes Cary Manor and for a bit of history, try Beaminster Museum and Sherbourne Museum, or for a fun family day out head out to Crealy Theme Park and Resort.

Note: There are a number of stairs leading up to the top-floor bedroom so please bear this in mind when booking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas