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Leigh Holt

Waterlip near Shepton Mallet, Somerset (Ref. 924356)



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  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Super place- a little difficult to find in the dark !"

    Very clean and cosy- lovely cake welcome. Arranging to revisit next year

    Reviewed by PenelopeNov 2021

  • "Leigh Holt is a lovely place to stay."

    It is on a working farm and therefore is in the countryside, but very close to Shepton Mallet and an easy drive to Longleat, Wells, Bath and Glastonbury. Kate was very welcoming and helpful and the gifts of wine and cake were very much appreciated. There is nothing we could fault about our stay and will definitely be returning next year.

    Reviewed by KimNov 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Leigh Holt."

    Kate is very polite and could not do enough to help. The cottage was very clean on our arrival. It is the perfect place to stay as it is very central for days out and only 5 minutes drive from Shepton Mallet. The games room is an extra bonus for those lazy afternoons. This was our first holiday as a family and we will definitely be booking with Kate again.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2021

  • "The bungalow exceeded our expectations, it was clean and comfortable and had all the equipment we needed."

    Kate ensured that there were no feathers or pot pourri due to asthma. Her recommendations for local tourist attractions were great. The property was COVID safe and we will be visiting again.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Had a very comfortable and relaxing stay here."

    Reviewed by CarolynOct 2021

  • "The cottage was more than we expected, the bedrooms were spacious as was the lounge and kitchen, the place was spotlessly clean with supplies of all the necessary equipment, (loads of toilet rolls) a number of good pubs locally but we stayed in and cooked a couple of nights as everything is there that you need."

    The games room is a great plus too with he full sized snooker table and table tennis table to use if the weather turns bad. All in all we had a fantastic relaxing week in a truly beautiful cottage, we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2021

  • "Leigh Holt is a lovely place to stay."

    We had everything we needed and even cake waiting for us when we arrived! We all loved the games room and there are some great days out close by. We loved Longleat, Wookey Hole, the local lido and Mendip activity centre. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AbiAug 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Leigh Holt."

    Kate and Alex were very welcoming and friendly, the wine and cake were lovely extra touches. A really clean and well equipped cottage and the games room is an absolute gem. We had lots of fun in there with the kids.

    Reviewed by LaurenAug 2021

  • "Lovely and spotless cottage."

    Kids loved watching the tractors going past. We enjoyed the cottage especially the snooker room. Owner is very nice- made sure to say hello and goodbye. Very nice touch!

    Reviewed by SelvidaJul 2021

  • "Everything about the property and it’s location was great."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by GodfreyJun 2021

  • "The place was great."

    Such a good family. Very welcoming. I would highly recommend this place, whether its a lads weekend or family time. This home was a brilliant stay.

    Reviewed by JaiJun 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect spotless,it had everything you would need,and great location"

    Reviewed by LyndaMay 2021

  • "We stayed in April 2021, and had a fantastic time, the cottage was spotlessly clean and had all the amenities needed."

    It is also a great location for days out with kids. The owners were wonderful and made sure we had everything we needed. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by NarcissaApr 2021

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and was everything and more than we expected."

    Kate was lovely and the cake and milk was a lovely gesture. We will be back.

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2020

  • "Our family spent a lovely week at this beautiful cottage."

    It had recently been renovated and is fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. It has a great games room attached with snooker and ping pong tables. It is set on a working farm but is very quiet and peaceful. The location was perfect for sightseeing areas such as the Roman baths, Wookey hole and Wells cathedral. I would highly recommend staying here. Thank you Kate for a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by ShonaOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a very rural location."

    The owners next door were friendly & left us to our own devices. Only small criticism ( not that it was in the control of the owners or Sykes ) was there was no village pub within walking distance as was made to believe - the nearest in Cranmore looks derelict, so would have to drive to nearest establishment.. this aside, very peaceful & we were even treated to a live birth of a calf on the farm . Snooker & table tennis in a private game’s room was a nice touch, as was the carrot cake & apple juice left by Katie. We will love to return one day soon ❤️

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic week at Leigh Holt."

    The property was immaculate and the little extra touches were much appreciated. We spent hours in the games room playing snooker, pool and table tennis. There were plenty of cues, rests and bats to use. The living room was so comfortable as were the beds and there was loads of storage space in the bedrooms and in the kitchen; as well as lots of plates, cups etc to use. The cooker and the dishwasher were easy to understand straight away - something we haven’t always encountered - and there were all the utensils you could need, including a pizza cutter (we had taken our own just in case but didn’t need it). We would love to go back again, which shows what a great place it was. Thank you.

    Reviewed by RachaelAug 2020

  • "A superb holiday cottage, spacious, bright, comfortable and really well equipped - especially enjoyed the games room!"

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2020

  • "Fabulous, spacious and well equipped cottage, beautifully decorated throughout."

    Lots of parking space and easy access to main roads despite the rural farm setting. The games room is large, well equipped with individual heaters and a music system. The bed was very comfortable and the bedrooms, like most of the single level accommodation were very spacious. Kate, the owner, met us on arrival and was easy to contact if required. She added some very thoughtful extra touches which were greatly appreciated. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely host and family."

    Everything we needed. Great location for visiting places of interest round Somerset.

    Reviewed by CateFeb 2020

  • "Very nice owners."

    Really comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2020

  • "The Original information provided and photography was cleverly selected and presented to mislead."

    The cottage was presented as far more than it was. The games room was separate from the main building and suffered with damp making it an unpleasant space. The supplies included were far more limited than supplied with any lodge or Cottage rented in the last 20 years, actually ever. The cottage was clean but poor value for money for the price, even down to insufficient toilet paper supplied for a three day stay. Also beds were very uncomfortable and were clearly past their best, The dog poo on our leave from their dog summed up the experience. We were disappointed but made the best of it for our stay. We will be back to the area but would not stay in this cottage again. It is supposed to be for five. I think not, it was small for us alone. Positive - owner was a nice lady but clearly a lot to learn about renting a cottage to fulfilling the remit and resoonsibility.

    Many thanks for your feedback. I am sorry you felt this way, however I am always on site to sort any problems or answer any questions and I always like to make my guests feel at home and I am very sorry on this occasion you didn't feel this way. The snooker room is in a separate building however it is attached to the cottage within the front garden of the property so you have full access as and when you would like to use this. Unfortunately there will be some sort of damp due to the snooker room being within an old farm building which has been converted. Toilet rolls are included however once these have been used as it is a self catering cottage, not a hotel, you do then provide your own. I am sorry you felt the beds were uncomfortable and your daughter didn't sleep. The mattresses were replaced last year so are not past their best. For a 5* cottage we have to meet certain requirements and one of those is to have a firm mattress which I agree does not suit everyone. The majority of my guests always mention how comfy the beds are and once again I am sorry you didn't agree. Lastly with regards to the dog poo, I am very sorry you had to see this on your leave. Our dog and the farm dogs never normally go near the cottage and if they do we are always so careful that this never happens as we do not want to upset our guests. Once again I can only apologies that you felt this way after your stay at Leigh Holt. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren JDec 2019

  • "Hosts were very friendly and helpful."

    Accommodation was comfortable and spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2019

  • "Leigh Holt exceeded our expectations."

    We have had an excellent week. The cottage had everything we needed and more! We had great fun in the games room, the children loved the table tennis. Plenty to see and do close by to the cottage, we enjoyed Longleat, Stonehenge, Cheddar Gorge, and the caves at Wookey!

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2019

  • "Very exceptional holiday cottage is a nice location friendly host"

    Reviewed by EdwardJul 2019

  • "Super holiday cottage in great location for exploring surrounding areas."

    Spacious, tastefully decorated, comfortable and well equipped. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2019

  • "Our holiday at Leigh Holt was lovely."

    The cottage was beautifully presented, inmaculately clean and in a beautiful part of the world. The owners were helpful and I would thoroughly recommend the place.

    Reviewed by LizMay 2019

  • "Our Stay at Leigh Holt was perfect."

    Definitely one of the best places we have stayed in using Sykes Holiday Cottages.The weather was fantastic too. Kate and Alex made us feel so welcome. The place was immaculate, thoroughly home from home. The bonus was calves had been born the week before, so they were sharing the meadow with their mothers, at the bottom of the garden. We would most certainly recommend Leigh Holt to anyone who wants a cottage where they can relax and also be near to many places that Somerset has to offer. Two good pubs a few minutes away by car who dish up food near by. The Poachers Pocket, good pub food served very quickly. Also The Strode Arms who seem to be building up a business which had been neglected before, serve good quality food locally sourced,cooked to order, which was most enjoyable, need to book especially at weekends at both places.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent, everything to make your holiday a success."

    We would recommend this cottage to anyone who seeks a nice peaceful time. The young family who run the cottage are kind and considerate, and cater to all your needs.

    Reviewed by ShirleyMar 2019

  • "Great cottage, very clean & comfortable."

    Reviewed by MatthewNov 2018

  • "This has to be THE cleanest holiday cottage we have ever stayed in!"

    10 out of 10 for all areas! It was so lovely to walk into such a place and to know that the standard was that high. It may not be important to everyone but I think all agree that there is nothing worse than feeling you have to put everything through the dishwasher before use (yes, we've had holidays like that!) It is also unusual to find somewhere that is so well equipped - TV with freeview and DVD, WiFi, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer - the lot - and all in pristine condition. It was also nice to have separate (shower room, toilet) en suites to the master bedroom (not seen that before) and a very useful 'games room' with full size snooker table and table tennis (kept my husband and son happy whilst I watching boring TV!!) All in all we could not fault this lovely cottage on a farm and expressed our gratitude to the friendly, approachable hosts who were on site (attached house) should we have needed them.

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2018

  • "Excellent cottage with very friendly hosts who made sure that everything was up to standard would recommend this cottage to anyone who would like a peaceful holiday that is within a travelable distance of numerous destinations in somerset."

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage on a farm."

    5* loved every minute. Would highly recommend this lovely place and would return

    Reviewed by AnitaAug 2018

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The property

Shepton Mallet 4.5 miles.

A charming stone built cottage set on a working farm, neatly tucked away into the delicate farmlands of Shepton Mallet.

This well-presented and traditionally designed property is ideal for families or couples wishing to enjoy an enticing stay.

Walk through the delightful corridor and an open plan sitting and dining area boasts a portfolio of colours, floral prints and a delightful fire place.

You can sit back on the comfortable leather seating and feel right at home.

A well equipped kitchen rests across from this, neutrally styled and tied together with a lovely breakfast bar.

Moving round, an immaculate bathroom comes complete with an elegant shower, and carries a sophisticated feel throughout.

Just ahead, a four poster bedroom makes a calming place to sleep, elevated by deep purple curtains and a soothing effect from start to finish.

A uniquely decorated en-suite is divided into separate rooms, and wrapped in a pretty pattern for a stylish overtone.

Another bedroom holds both a double and single bed, enhanced by low lighting and nice white bedding.

This is a perfect environment for relaxing at the end of the day.

To the outside, lies a patio with table and chairs overlooking far reaching fields.

There is good walking on the East Mendip Way with links to West Mendip and other routes, with the cottage being 10 minutes from the Bath and West Showground.

Further afield, the town of Shepton Mallet holds wonderful old architecture, a weekly market, plus a variety of shops, and pubs.

Nearby are Longleat House, gardens and safari park and Glastonbury Tor to enjoy.

Wells, with its magnificent cathedral, Bath and Stourhead are great cities to visit.

For great days out, take a visit to Cheddar Gorge or Wookey Hole at any time of the year.

Also for something different, take a trip to the beach resorts of North Somerset and Dorset for a great family day out.

Whatever you decide to do, Leigh Holt makes a wonderful getaway at any time of the year.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x four poster double with en-suite shower, basin, and separate WC, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Games room with pool table and table tennis table.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Garden to rear with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub appox 2 miles
  • Note: 4pm check in time and 10am check out time
  • Note: Note: This property can only be booked from a Friday for a minimum of 7 nights

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About the location


Royal Bath & West Showground 3 miles; Wells 6 miles; Glastonbury 9 miles; Bath 19 miles, Bristol 22 miles

The historic town of Shepton Mallet is a delightful mixture of old and new, with some wonderful old architecture and a weekly market, plus a variety of shops, pubs and eateries. Shepton Mallet is set in the Mendip foothills, and is at the geographical heart of the Mendip District, between the villages of Evercreech and Doulting. This is a beautiful landscape, with unique places to visit and activities for everyone. Shepton Mallet is home to the Royal Bath and West Showground; one of Britain's major agricultural shows is held here annually in May/June, and many other events are staged throughout the year. The town is positioned close to Wells, Glastonbury and Bath, and many family attractions including Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves and East Somerset Railway are all within a 45-minute drive. With the scrumptious local cider an ideal tipple after a day exploring this part of Somerset, all in all you'd be hard-pressed to find a better holiday base.

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Note: This property can only be booked from a Friday for a minimum of 7 nights

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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