1 Castle Orchard

Penselwood near Wincanton, Somerset (Ref. 923067)

  • 1 Castle Orchard - (Ref. 923067)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Mr Ireland

    “This cottage is excellent.”

    The owners have really made it so comfortable and the "welcome" pack ( either absent or virtually nonexistent in other cottages we've been to with Sykes) is very generous. There are wonderful views from almost every room in the house, and the conservatory really is a bonus all day long. For anyone that enjoys peace and tranquility, this is the place. We were invited by the owners to visit their own home where they have a delightful sanctuary for ponies and donkeys. This was a real ...

    The owners have really made it so comfortable and the "welcome" pack ( either absent or virtually nonexistent in other cottages we've been to with Sykes) is very generous. There are wonderful views from almost every room in the house, and the conservatory really is a bonus all day long. For anyone that enjoys peace and tranquility, this is the place. We were invited by the owners to visit their own home where they have a delightful sanctuary for ponies and donkeys. This was a real highlight. We travel with Sykes about twice a year and we are of the opinion that this is by far in the top three of many that we have stayed in over the years, and surprisingly, considering the facilities, one of the cheapest we have been to. Please recommend this place as its a triumph for the owners and they deserve to have it occupied all year we think. Thank you

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
Facilities -
93/100
* Average score of 14 customer ratings

The property

Penselwood 2.5 miles.

Situated in the small village of White Cross near Penselwood, close to the border of Wiltshire and Somerset, is this wonderful, end-terrace holiday cottage with beautiful views.

The immediate area surrounding the cottage is abundant in wildlife, serene and peaceful; with only the sound of birdsong to accompany your alfresco dining, it is the perfect retreat for friends, families and couples seeking a relaxing break in the country.

Inside, on the ground floor, there is a kitchen with a dining table for six and a sitting room with a woodburner.

With exposed stone walls and wooden beams, it is a really lovely, cosy place to relax together in cooler months.

On the other side of the kitchen, an open doorway leads into a bright conservatory where you will find six comfy armchairs facing a delightful view of the garden and countryside, beyond.

Sitting here, you can sometimes spot the deer that come right up to the cottage!

Upstairs are three pretty bedrooms, a traditional bathroom and a shower room with a shower cubicle.

The first two bedrooms are each accessed down three steps from the hallway, and the master room has large wardrobes, a wicker armchair by the window, and a double bed which enjoys the marvellous views.

The lawned garden has a brick-built, covered seating area, and there is a covered patio with outdoor dining furniture.

There are lots of great walks in the area and there are lots of interesting days out to enjoy at Stourhead, Longleat, Cheddar Gorge and Stonehenge.

A charming holiday cottage, perfect for a relaxing, peaceful getaway.

Accuracy of the listing -
95/100
Value for money -
92/100
* Average score of 3 customer ratings

Accommodation

Over two floors. Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Shower room with shower and basin. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Conservatory.

Comfort -
98/100
Cleanliness -
93/100
* Average score of 14 customer ratings

Amenities

  • Central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freesat, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Power and starter pack of fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private lawned garden with covered seating area
  • Covered patio with furniture
  • Five well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: One internal step between dining area and sitting room
  • Three internal steps from the hallway into the double and twin rooms
  • Note: Sloped ceilings and slightly restricted head height on one side of master bedroom
  • Note: Owner is happy for you to give him any clothes washing to do, by prior arrangement and on request

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About the location

PENSELWOOD

Wincanton 4 miles; Gillingham 5 miles; Shaftesbury 9 miles.

Penselwood is a charming hamlet consisting of a sprinkling of pretty cottages, a village church and a children's play area, all surrounded by lush farmland and unspoiled countryside. Situated on the borders of Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire and reached by little country lanes from the nearby scattered village of Bourton, this is a superb, peaceful area to relax, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The area offers great walking and you'll be spoilt for choice of places to visit, with the magnificent house and gardens at Stourhead, and historic Shaftesbury and Longleat House and Safari Park within a short drive. Travel a little further afield and visit Yeovilton Air Museum, Stonehenge, the Cheddar Gorge, and the magnificent cathedral cites of Salisbury, Wells and Bath. An excellent rural base from which to explore this lovely area.

Location -
92/100
* Average score of 3 customer ratings

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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