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The Anchorage

(Ref. 1059150)

East Pennard near Ditcheat, Somerset Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "The Anchorage is a really spacious bungalow, quietly situated amongst rolling hills."

    The plentiful rooms are large and well furnished, although the twin bed mattresses are a little soft. A lovely welcome pack was provided too! The kitchen was very well equipped and very clean, including the cooker, which is not always the case in holiday cottages. The shower worked fine and with the bathmat down at the entrance, there was no problem with any flooding as mentioned in some reviews. Everything we wanted to visit was within 10-15 miles (Wells, Glastonbury, the Motor Museum, Stourhead). One negative (and the reason for 4 rather than 5 stars) was the smell of oil in the property, especially the dining room where the boiler is directly behind the table, and at the outside table which is next to the large oil tank. It was much nicer to sit round the other side of the bungalow, on the grass amongst the lovely plants, buttercups and daisies. All in all a very pleasant stay was had at The Anchorage.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Jun 2024

  • "Overall this property was just what we wanted, in a quiet place, private garden, it really is a place to relax."

    It had all we needed to enjoy our stay. The TV is pretty basic so we are glad we didn't have the intention to binge watch any series. There is plenty of room as the bungalow is deceptively bigger than it looks. The only negative for us was the smell of fuel oil in the dining room which I assume comes from the boiler? But, this would not stop us returning for another break later in the year.

    Reviewed by Martyn4.1May 2024

  • "A very comfortable property, situated in a large, pretty, garden with extensively pleasant rural views."

    The property is warm, well equipped and cleanly presented. It is set well back from the road, which is in fact a very quiet lane, and yet the Anchorage is ideally suited for exploring the Mendip Hills and North East Somerset. It also enjoys easy access to the splendid cities of Bath and Wells.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Anchorage."

    It was a great location. It was so quick getting to the places we wanted to visit. It's a quirkily designed bungalow, but was very clean and roomy and we had everything we needed. The grounds were beautiful: it was a shame the weather didn't allow us to be outside more. The beds were a little lumpy, but for the price it was considerably better than glamping/yurts/static caravans which tend to be so expensive these days. The owner was attentive and communicative and made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Lee4.7Jul 2023

  • "A really nice cottage the shower issues are being addressed beautiful surroundings Loved lt"

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.1Jul 2022

  • "One minor problem."

    Shower room needs work around edge of shower as it overflows all over the room.

    Reviewed by Jeffery4.1May 2022

  • "The property is excellent, location perfect and contact with the owner was very good."

    Would not hesitate to return and recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2022

  • "We very much enjoyed our short stay at The Anchorage ."

    The bungalow was great.the adjacent countryside was lovely,and our visits to Shepton Mallet,Glastonbury,Wells were all very enjoyable.All in all a lovely time.We were very lucky with the weather also. We look forward to a return visit. JR

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2021

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedroom: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Snug with Rayburn Range
  • Oil central heating with Rayburn Range
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: There are some uneven pathways and steps up to the entrance of the property, please take care
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 9.30am
  • Note: The Rayburn Range is not hot enough to be used for cooking and should only be used as a heating element
  • Note: A Jay-Be camping bed and an additional dining chair can be provided upon request to accommodate a fifth guest
  • Note: There is livestock that roams the field behind the property, please keep this in mind before booking Note; A small lockable shed is available to store 3-4 bikes Note; Please do not park on the grass verges at the front of the property

The property

Ditcheat 1.8 miles.

The Anchorage is an attractive, detached bungalow resting in East Pennard near Ditcheat, Somerset.

Enjoying views of the idyllic countryside and boasting ample off-road parking for up to three vehicles, The Anchorage is the perfect home away from home for a family or friends of four.

Upon entering the property, you will be pleased to find a pleasant sitting room with leather sofas for you to unwind on as you spend some quality time with your loved ones.

Continue through the property to find a compact kitchen hosting all the essentials required to rustle up those home-cooked favourites.

When a wonderful dinner has been whipped up, enjoy it gathered around the table in the nearby dining room, before settling down into an armchair in the inviting snug with a cup of tea in hand, gently warming the room with the rustic Rayburn Range.

When night falls, wander through the property to find two well-presented bedrooms, with one being a double and the other arranged as a twin; both rooms also enjoy handy storage for your belongings.

In the morning, make your way to the shower room, where you can enjoy a moment of relaxation in the rainfall shower, before venturing out to explore what this part of Somerset has to offer.

Set off on foot and take the scenic stroll into the heart of East Pennard, where you'll find a friendly farm shop stocking a fabulous selection of homemade goods, including milk and cheese made with dairy sourced from their own cows, as well as a range of essentials.

Head to Ditcheat, a village offering visitors with a convenience store and the Manor House Inn, as well as access to Ditcheat Park.

Spend the day visiting the town of Bruton, home to the world-class gallery, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, showcasing the workings of both national and international artist-makers in a contemporary setting.

From here, tour the extensive landscaped gardens of the country estate, The Newt, where ornamental and productive elements are blended together; keep your eyes peeled for the native deer promenading through the ancient woodland, learn the history of gardening at the on-site museum, or sample the fresh, seasonal fare at The Garden Café.

A scenic drive will bring you to the city of Wells, where you can enjoy touring the Wells & Mendip Museum, go on a stroll through Vicar's Close, before visiting the breathtaking Cathedral of Wells.

Glastonbury lies a little further afield, with the remains of Glastonbury Abbey waiting to be explored, the fascinating Somerset Rural Life Museum waiting to be toured, as well as a plethora of outdoor spaces you can enjoy, including the famed peak of Glastonbury Tor.

Be sure to visit Shepton Mallet, where ample fun can be had at the town's Lido, Collett Park and the beauitful Kilver Court Gardens.

Why not pay Bruton a visit, where the renowned Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery, along with the Newt Garden that can be found to the south of the town?

Further north lies the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with walking trails, nature reserves and enchanting woods in abundance; Cheddar rests on the western edge, where you can also embark on the famed trail through Cheddar Gorge.

Crossing the border into Dorset, the market town of Sherborne is within easy reach, where the iconic landmark of Sherborne Abbey dominates the skyline, dating back to the 8th century; stroll along the banks of Sherborne Lake where you'll discover the magnificent architecture of Sherborne Castle & Gardens alongside the ruins of its predecessor, Sherborne Old Castle.

Treat your family to a fantastic stay at The Anchorage.

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

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About the location


Shepton Mallet 5.8 miles; Glastonbury 11 miles

Set at the foot of the Mendip Hills AONB, this thriving Somerset village is nestled some five miles south of Shepton Mallet. Boasting a pub and a local shop, Ditcheat is also home to Barber’s cheese dairy and Paul Nicholls’ racing stables. Local horses are frequently seen passing the village on their way to the gallops. Ditcheat village is also within easy reach of Worthy Farm, the Glastonbury Festival site, and the Royal Bath and West Showground, hosting one of Britain's major agricultural shows every year, along with many other events. Shepton Mallet offers a wonderful blend of old and new architecture, as well as a weekly market, a variety of shops, pubs and eateries. Nearby is Wells with its beautiful cathedral; Glastonbury, famous for its festivals; and the charming spa town of Bath, along with many family attractions including Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves and East Somerset Railway. Castle Cary is just south of Ditcheat, lying on the fringes of luscious, green countryside between the Somerset Levels to the West and the ridgeline of Penselwood to the east. It is worth a visit to see its old town centre with buildings such as the Market House, the Round House and the old George Inn, which runs along the foot of steep, grassy Lodge Hill, below where the castle used to stand. Castle Cary hosts a weekly market on Tuesday mornings, ideal for picking up gifts for loved ones, as well as crafts, fresh produce and artisan bread.

Please note: Guests checking out after 10am may incur a late check out fee.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas