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The Thatch

Yarlington, Somerset (Ref. 904902)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was lovely and comfortable and clean surrounded by beautiful gardens."

    It was very peaceful. The owners were very friendly and helpful and gave us lots of useful information about the area and places to visit.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and cosy - although a little cold."

    Our main requirement was that the garden would be enclosed, but it wasn't. Which made the stay more problematic for us.

    The heating is all electric and controlled by the guests. Each of the radiators are set with basic timers which can be bypassed to be on all the time and turned up to suit the guests. An instruction book is provided explaining how to bypass the timers. The garden has never been enclosed and perhaps this fact should be added to the description to avoid further confusion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KimApr 2022

  • "A lovely peaceful location."

    The owners Brian and Gladys so friendly on arrival. Locals so kind and welcoming. I loved it. My dog Minstrel settled straight away and adored being fussed in Castle Cary by the locals. Lovely area. Seemingly unspoilt not so much building. We already want to rebook for next time. The pub 5 mins away stunning location just a wonderful relaxing mini break. Fantastic price for all the Thatch had to offer. The garden you can use is beautifully maintained.

    Reviewed by ChloeSep 2021

  • "Lovely owners Bryan and Gladys ..."

    Lovely owners Bryan and Gladys Very high quality and extremely quaint Absolutely loved the gorgeous relaxing break beautiful countryside gorgeous cottage and garden

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2021

  • "Somerset is beautiful but not a lot going on for a young family."

    However we made our own fun at Sherborne Castle, the local Country Show and Stourhead National Trust place. The cottage is gorgeous, small and perfectly formed. Very cosy.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2021

  • "Lovely welcome and really friendly owners"

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "The easiness of the whole process."

    The Hosts could not be anymore welcoming and it was the perfect quiet break we wanted. Thank you.

    Reviewed by LyndaJul 2021

  • "Bryan and Gladys were fantastic hosts, the cottage had everything you needed."

    The village was lovely and peaceful and the locals very friendly . Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "The app was excellent, lots of information included in there."

    Cottage lovely and clean.

    Reviewed by MaxineJun 2021

  • "This was our seventh time, staying at The Thatch, Yarlington."

    Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s beautiful cottage in a lovely little village. Very quiet & relaxing. A big thanks to Gladys & Brian for making us very welcome & looking after us. We’ll certainly be back for the eighth time, at least.

    Reviewed by GlenJun 2021

  • "Gladys and Bryan provide a very well thought out holiday cottage which they renovated about 8 years ago ."

    It had been used as a store by the previous owners. G and B are very friendly and helpful as well. Yarlington is quiet/peaceful tiny village. Our dog enjoyed lots of walks. The area has many attractive villages built from the local honey coloured stone.

    Reviewed by ElizaOct 2020

  • "Fabulous walks, gorgeous cottage and lovely owners."

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "Nice rental property, with very pleasant couple as hosts."

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2020

  • "Very happy with the cottage"

    Reviewed by VictorAug 2020

  • "The garden and general location were amazing."

    The owners were very friendly helpful and welcoming.The cottage was cosy but small for four people and had a strong mouldy smell, particularly the furniture, inside the kitchen cupboards and the carpets.

    Thank you for taking your time to leave your feedback. We are pleased to hear you were happy with the location, garden and the property owners. We can confirm that the carpets in the property were deep cleaned prior to the property re-opening for holidays. The cupboards and furniture are also cleaned on each change over. Thank you again for your valuable feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FotiniJul 2020

  • "The owners of the property are very friendly and helpful, there is no bbq at the property but without asking they let us theirs!"

    I would highly recommend this property it is in a great location, very quiet but not far from wincanton which has 2 supermarkets, lidl and Morrisons.

    Reviewed by KatieJul 2020

  • "Beautiful tharched cottage in a unspoilt area."

    Excellent for dog walking with lovely walks from the cottage. The owners who live next door are very friendly, welcoming and knowledgable on local beauty spots. They have worked very hard to make the cottage and gardens a delight.

    Reviewed by AliciaMar 2020

  • "The Thatch is a lovely cottage in a lovely little village."

    It was very comfortable and very peaceful and we enjoyed our stay very much. The owners and the villagers were very friendly and made us feel very welcome so we would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by BelindaSep 2019

  • "There was no shop for three miles and the only pub didn't open till six o'clock."

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2019

  • "The Thatch is a real home from home with lots to see and do outside and the owners, who live next door, were eager to ensure we had a great holiday experience."

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2019

  • "We booked this cottage as we had a wedding on the Saturday close by."

    The rest of the week we went walking around the many towns/villages nearby, such as Glastonbury, Wells, Sherborne, Langport, Montacute etc. The owners are a very friendly couple.

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2019

  • "The cottage is a stunning place to stay in the beautiful country side, the owners are very helpful and welcoming."

    the cottage is set next to the owners home in a beautiful surroundings. The local pub was again very welcoming and when we took our dogs there they was very accommodating.

    Reviewed by CraigApr 2019

  • "A gem of a find."

    where old meets new. really comfy. helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by IanMar 2019

  • "We had a lovely time staying at The Thatch."

    Lots of places to visit, a brilliant pub within easy walking distance and friendly hosts. Our only observation would be that the shower is very disappointing - more of a 'dribble' than a shower. Yes, the water was hot but the pressure was feeble. Investing in a power shower would make this a truly 5 star holiday home.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are pleased to say the shower has been checked and is now working properly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JuliaJan 2019

  • "Beautiful little cottage."

    Very comfortable and homely. Morrisons and Lidle only 3 miles away at Wincanton if you need to stock up. We took our Spaniel and cocker Spaniel with us and they were made most welcome. The pub in the village The Stag is only 5 mins walk away. Good food and dogs welcome. Our hosts Gladys and Brian made you feel welcome. Lovely garden but not enclosed so if you take dogs you do have to go out with them. You cannot just let them out into the garden. It wasn’t a problem for us. Brilliant base if you want to tour the country side but if you want the beach the nearest is about an hour away which was Lyme Regis. Quite a few National Trust properties to visit. Somerton and Castle Cary are two lovely little villages.

    Reviewed by MoiraDec 2018

  • "There may have been one but a flashlight near the door to use walking to the pub would be a welcome addition to the cottage’s equipment."

    Most important, don’t touch the shower temperature control. There is a very fine line between freezing cold and too hot. Great value for money and would stay again when we visit family.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We have since had the shower looked at and the problem has been resolved. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ThomasNov 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage couldn’t of asked for more."

    We were so pleased with The Thatch, will definitely book for next year!

    Reviewed by Patrick MichaelNov 2018

  • "Very clean cottage, full of character."

    Owners live next door, and couldn't be more helpful. Pub short walk away, with good ales and food.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2018

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage with really friendly and welcoming owners in a beautiful location."

    The Stags Head Inn, less than 5 mins walk away and is wonderful. Dog friendly and a great menu. The cottage ad states BroadBand can be slow, but please note, you can only get a signal in the kitchen where the WiFi sender is plugged in. There is no router in the cottage. We had a really lovely week at The Thatch and would book again.

    Reviewed by ClareSep 2018

  • "Great cottage in the most tranquil setting."

    ....... Mr and Mrs Mead are an amazing couple, lovely people with good taste........ Royal Doulton china!! Had everything you would need at the Thatch. The local pub (less than 5 mins walk) served great food with a great landlady. Cannot wait to return, highly recommend this cottage ... our 2 dogs had a fantastic time too!! Many thanks.

    Reviewed by BeniceAug 2018

  • "The Thatch was outstanding, we have experienced many holiday cottages, The Thatch is probably one of the best, if not the best."

    The whole experience was excellent.

    Reviewed by KenJun 2018

  • "We had the most fab week at the Thatch, the cottage was beautiful and cosy and the garden perfect for the dog and lovely to sit out in for us , the owners bryan and Gladys were such lovely people and give us lots of information about the area and places to go , can't wait to go back again ."

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2018

  • "The Thatch was a lovely place to stay everything was so clean and more than we expected as it was a last minute booking."

    We took our two dogs with us and had some good walks around the village. It was great to have our own garden area where we sat out with the dogs on the lawn with tea and scones. The local pub also had a good menu and very dog friendly. We would love to stay there again but for a longer holiday. Many thanks Gladys & Brian. Les & Mo

    Reviewed by LeslieJun 2018

  • "A lovely cottage within a very sleepy rural Somerset Village complete with a very nice local pub."

    Would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by SuviMay 2018

  • "This cottage is very nice to stay in."

    The village is very quiet if you like that sort of holiday ( we do ). There is a nice pub a couple of minutes walk away. As mentioned by the owners the internet is pretty bad and very slow which is normal for out of the way places, so don't expect to watch netflix ! The phone signal is also bad. There are lots of of places to visit ranging from a couple of miles to forty miles. Castle Cary is about 3 miles away, Yeovil about 12 and Lyme Regis about 40.

    Reviewed by GrahamApr 2018

  • "Very nice cottage warm and clean ."

    Great quiet position and an easy walk to a very friendly local pub

    Reviewed by BarbaraFeb 2018

  • "We would highly recommend the cottage to other clients."

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2017

  • "Nice cottage , decent size television , lovely dog friendly pub a few minutes away."

    Good location for visiting many places , only 35 miles from several coastal resorts as well for a day out at the beach.

    Reviewed by GrahamNov 2016

  • "A bit difficult to find"

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2016

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  • One family bedroom with 1 double and 1 single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area, sofa bed and electric flame-effect fire.
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, small dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Fibre optic WiFi throughout, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lawned garden with furniture accessed up steps to side of cottage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Owner’s home and B&B are adjacent to the cottage
  • Note: No children under 5
  • Please note due to the rural location a car is essential as no bus service is available.

The property

An absolutely charming semi-detached, stone-built thatched cottage, believed to date back to 1710, in the most attractive rural South Somerset village of Yarlington, midway between Castle Cary and Wincanton.

Set in the grounds of the owner’s cottage, this Yarlington holiday home has been lovingly restored to embrace all the modern creature comforts required, yet still retain a wealth of character, creating a most delightful holiday home for a couple or small family group.

The beamed sitting room of this Yarlington cottage provides a cosy, warm social space to snuggle up in after your day out, plus there is a well-equipped kitchen for preparing tasty meals.

Upstairs, the bedroom with its pretty, decorative cast iron fireplace, offers both a single and double bed, together with an adjacent shower room.

Outside this delightful Yarlington cottage there’s a lawned garden with furniture, a great spot to relax whilst planning your days out.

An easy drive from your Yarlington cottage takes you to the attractive small market town of Castle Cary with its wealth of antique shops and array of local inns.

The nearby town of Wincanton has a slightly larger selection of shops and restaurants, as well as the popular Wincanton race course.

Within driving distance from this Yarlington holiday cottage are the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton and Sparkford Motor Museum.

Or, venture north to ancient Glastonbury or the Clark’s shopping outlet, whilst the wonderful house and garden at Stourhead, and historic Sherborne are also easily accessible.

A most attractive characterful Yarlington cottage, a cosy holiday home at any time of the year.

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About the location


Castle Cary 3 miles; Wincanton 3 miles.

The picturesque village of Yarlington, with its beautiful church and clear water stream, at the head of the River Cam, can be found in rural Somerset. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, midway between Castle Cary and Wincanton. The local area is surrounded by lovely country walks, with the popular village pub serving real ales and good food. Three miles away, the small market town of Castle Cary offers an interesting selection of antique shops, local stores, pubs and restaurants, whilst the thriving town of Wincanton, also 3 miles away, probably best known for its racecourse, provides good shopping and leisure facilities. Local transport links allow easy drives to numerous places of interest including Sparkford Motor Museum and the famous Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton. Alternatively, take a day out to mystic Glastonbury, the National Trust’s Stourhead House and magnificent gardens, or historic Sherborne, all easily accessible. A lovely south Somerset location, offering a wealth of lush rural landscapes, quaint villages and relaxing walks. A real escape to the country!

Region Information

Note: No children under 5.

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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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