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Rectory Farm Lodge

(Ref. 957128)

Queen Camel near Yeovil, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • great (15)
  • lovely (15)
  • eco (13)
  • clean (13)
  • location (12)
  • lodge (12)

35 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a great home for couples or families with ideal location on the edge of a village and easy access to A303."

    Lots of room and very comfortable with beautiful views. The owners are lovely and in the area if needed. We stayed for around a month with family members joining us as available, couldn’t have been happier and will definitely return in the future.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "Bright airy accomodation, everything clean and in good condition."

    Nice to have quiet appliances in combined lounge / kitchen / diner. Rooms quick to heat up in the recent frosty weather. Just 2 of us this trip but with decent sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms plenty of opportunity for 'quiet time' if used by 6 people. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Erica5.0Jan 2024

  • "Booked this for family coming from Switzerland for our mothers 80th."

    They were thrilled with the accommodation

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jan 2023

  • "Rectory Farm Lodge is a lovely place to stay."

    It’s very well equipped, clean and spacious. It’s set in a beautiful, quiet location with plenty to do nearby, including Sherborne, Stourhead and Wells. Shiona, the owner, is friendly and helpful. I’d strongly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2022

  • "The best ever place we have stayed very good for disabled people the place is ..."

    The best ever place we have stayed very good for disabled people the place is out of this word the owners go out there way to help you you can go lots of places from there

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay comfy and has everything you need and great location to explore Somerset"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great family weekend in this idyllic lodge."

    The owner was there to meet us and was very helpful. It was so peaceful, clean and had everything you could need.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jul 2022

  • "We all loved the holiday and to be honest with you this has been the best ..."

    We all loved the holiday and to be honest with you this has been the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in the hosts were extremely helpful and we could not fault it in anyway I would highly recommend this holiday cottage we all loved it

    Thank you and thank you for the flowers. Shiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Jun 2022

  • "With the amount of space available a couple of smaller tables to rest ones drink would be nice, also a small table in the bathroom would be equally good, Actually I’m nit picking because overall my Daughter and I loved staying at the lodge,Great location with so much to see in the vicinity also the Deer and Rabbits were entertaining, I wouldn’t hesitate recommending the property to friends and family."

    Reviewed by Gerald4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely Lodge very spacious & comfortable with a wonderful view."

    Would certainly recommend

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic stay, couldn’t of asked for anything more."

    It was immaculate, and had everything we needed. Beautiful setting and just lovely in every way. Will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Nov 2021

  • "Superb setting in a modern, well equipped and clean property."

    The owner lives nearby and clearly cares for the upkeep of the house. It is spacious, light and airy and the patio overlooks lovely was a delight to stay there, we would recommend it and certainly return ourselves one day.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Superb holiday accommodation, peaceful location within easy reach of all that both Somerset and Dorset have to offer ."

    Highly recommend. We will be back .

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a fabulous week at Rectory Farm Lodge, the owner Shiona came to say hello soon after we arrived and then left us to enjoy our holiday but on hand if we needed anything."

    Accomodation exceeded our expectations, photos do not do it justice. Very clean, very comfortable and everything you could possibly need. We all slept very well dispite the heatwave of 31 degres!. We spent lots of time just sitting reading on the patio and enjoy the lovely views over the fields, very peaceful and relaxing. Safe and secure garden for our mini yorkshire terrier who enjoyed laying under the bushes in the shade to keep cool. Local recreational ground 5min walk away where she was able to run off her lead. We visited Cheddar, Wells and Street shopping outlet all in easy reach. Lots of lovely local farm shops and friendly pubs close by. High chair and nice big travel cot provided. We highly recommend the Rectory Lodge and will certainly being staying again in the future. Thank you so much for a fabulous holiday

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "We have just had a fabulous week staying here."

    Very welcoming hosts, beautiful cottage and fantastic location. Could not have asked for more! So much to do in the area so will definitely be back. (Nine Springs country park and Lyme Regis were amongst highlights. Mattia Diner and West Camel bakery are also worth a visit).

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely equipped cottage with stunning views."

    In a great location for visiting Cheddar, Wells and Lyme Regis. The owners welcomed us and ensured that all was well with our stay on leaving. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2020

  • "Rectory farm Lodge exceeded our expectations, it was lovely and clean, warm and had everything we needed, towels were provided, washing machine came in handy."

    We were greeted with a bottle of prosecco and milk in the fridge, coffee tea and sugar by the kettle, toilet rolls in the bathrooms. The owner called to make sure everything was ok not long after we arrived which we thought was a lovely welcoming and they were on hand if we had any problems during our stay. Would definitely recommend Rectory farm Lodge set in the beautiful Somerset countryside and not far from some really picturesque villages

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2020

  • "This holiday was amazing, the cottage was beautiful and fully equipped."

    The owners were very friendly and fantastic at communicating with us. I would definitely come back to here again.

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0Aug 2020

  • "What a lovely clean and well appointed property We used this as a base ..."

    What a lovely clean and well appointed property We used this as a base travelling into Devon and Dorset as well as Somerset The property itself is part attached to a “sister” lodge ,it would be ideal for a larger family group if you booked both at the same time, we would certainly consider doing this We had not previously considered a property like this ,it is a credit to the Owners I booked through Sykes Cottages on the back of a recommendation,I am very pleased ,that I did I am sure that we will return to this property Our party was 4 adults and two children We all had a great time

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful location and cottage with lots of space."

    The views were gorgeous and even got to see some wildlife.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2020

  • "The accommodation, garden and setting was lovely and I would recommend staying here."

    I only have three small niggles, which have been commented about by others who have stayed before us. if the owners rectified these it would only make the holiday experience in their lodge even better. The showers did require a hand rail, especially the en-suite walk in one which can be used and appreciated by a disabled person. The addition of a DVD player in the living room, to give extra choice on a dark wet evening. The side gate to keep children and pets safe within the back garden is I understand a newish and appreciated addition. With keeping dogs safe in mind though, the front gate and hedge and side fence between the two properties does need wire being added. A smaller dog can easily get through and wonder. This is a worry when getting dogs in and out of a car, and one does not want to have to keep putting them on a lead, or having to check where they are all the time whilst unpacking on arrival or repacking on departure. This is the second time I have used Sykes cottages and have found them very efficient and helpful and reasonably priced.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Oct 2019

  • "A beautiful holiday let spotlessly clean and amazing views ."


    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely & Spacious accomodation with beautiful views."

    It worked well with 6 adults and a small baby and it was very clean. If i had to be really picky, the only down side was the flies, which you cannot help being next to the Cows and a farm. I personally like seeing the cows in the morning. :)

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Sep 2019

  • "Spacious property with great views over open countryside."

    The accommodation was very clean and well equipped. It was quiet but in easy reach of Yeovil and well positioned for trips to Dorset & further into Somerset. Shiona was very helpful. Overall a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2019

  • "The property is perfect as a base for exploring the beautiful Somerset countryside."

    It’s very well equipped, comfortable and despite only being a couple of years old is clearly well looked after. The owners are very helpful and take good care of you during your stay. The only minor things that could possibly be done to make the property any better is the inclusion of a dvd or blu-ray in the main area and perhaps a television in the main bedroom.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Aug 2019

  • "The owners are really helpful and friendly."

    A well equipped and clean holiday cottage. The owners have now put up a side gate to keep dogs in the rear garden. Great views across the fields.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2019

  • "The owners are very helpful and friendly."

    The view from the lodge is incredible. Great base to access so many visitor attractions. VFM for sure

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2018

  • "We stay in many cottages and holiday homes and feel value for money was not met."

    We found the weekend price was above average for a cottage that didn't offer any extra for the cost. All though the cottage was advertised to be dog friendly we would highly disagree. We actually decided against taking our dog after reading reviews just before we left. The garden isn't secure at all. My dogs would of easily got through the poor fencing and front gate which is situated on a main road. We booked the cottage because it was meant to be pet friendly. We had to pay £100 to kennel our dogs after reading the reviews which put the cost of the holiday up again. The cottage is really clean and had plenty of parking.

    Reviewed by Sam3.1Sep 2018

  • "What a lovely place!"

    ! This new [ well a year old] traditional looking home is just wonderful. It may look like a log cabin on the outside but the inside is beautifully and tastefully appointed in the most modern style [Shiona obviously has an eye for these things]! It was a home from home with everything you could need for a lovely holiday. The weather was scorching and having the bi-fold doors in the family room made it easy to be out on the patio - where there was a table, chairs and parasol - plus a BBQ for al fresco dining. The master bedroom had doors onto the patio too - and we slept with them open, it was so hot. The lodge is ideally placed for visiting South Somerset and Dorset. We visited the Yeovil Show - great fun, the heritage railway there, Weymouth [ twice], Bovington tank museum, the Fleet Air Arm Museum and the Haynes car museum - plus Wookey Hole and Street [the Clarkes Outlet Village]. We loved watching the planes from Yeovilton - and counted the helicopters coming home every evening! A great holiday - thank you!

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jul 2018

  • "This property is a real gem."

    Fantastic location, great host and the lodge is stunning. If you are planning a stay, I would highly recommend this lodge.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely, clean and spacious."

    Great views. Well equipped. Everything modern. The heating baffled us and the bathroom door needs looking at- my daughter got herself locked in! We took our dog but as she’s young and quite small we couldn’t let her outside without being in a lead as the gate and fences would have allowed her to have escaped into the road. We found Shioba to be friendly and helpful. A comfortable stay. We would return in better weather.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Feb 2018

  • "Wonderful accommodation- spotless, very comfortable and well equipped."

    We imagine it would be great during the warmer months , when the doors could be opened in the living area! The location is great, outside the village but within an easy walk . The village has a good shop and pub. The accommodation is also well located near the A303 with easy to access the rest of Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset and Devon.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Nov 2017

  • "Good location for NT and other visits."

    Lovely local towns and villages.

    Reviewed by David4.6Aug 2017

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners."

    Ideally located for access for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2017

  • "This is a lovely lodge in a great location the accommodation was spacious and very comfortable."

    The owner was welcoming and helpful. Had everything we needed, hope to visit again next year. Thank you

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2017

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  • Please note: The changeover day for this property is FRIDAY, if you are booking a weeks stay please ensure your holiday begins with a Friday check in
  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility.
  • Underfloor heating provided by air source heat pump
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 12 mins walk
  • No stag or Hen party's

The property

This beautiful holiday home offers a wonderful retreat near Queen Camel, in the stunning country of Somerset.

Three comfy bedrooms allow an excellent night’s sleep and there is a family bathroom where you can enjoy a soak in the tub after a long walk, to help ease those aching muscles.

In the open plan living area, The Lodge has bright, modern yet comfortable accommodation with bi-fold doors that let you welcome the fresh country air indoors during the summer.

The kitchen is well equipped for preparing tasty meals, and you can easily plan the day’s adventures over breakfast at the large dining table.

At the end of the day, relax on the sofas with a glass of wine before bed.

An excellent choice for friends and families exploring Somerset.

Note: This property is attached to Ref. 957130, together they sleep 12.

Rectory Farm Properties

Rectory Farm Lodge and Rectory Farm View are located in the pretty village of Queen Camel which has an array of local shops and pubs and are just 6 miles from the historic town of Sherborne, home to the castle built by Sir Walter Raleigh. The ancient town of Sherborne has many delightful banks of the River Yeo set amidst glorious countryside and picturesque buildings, ancient Inns and quaint shops. Very popular for its beautiful abbey and two beautiful castles, one of dating back to 1594 with superbly landscaped gardens. Sherborneis perfect for a day of sightseeing or a quiet afternoon stroll.

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About the location


Yeovil 6 miles; Sherborne 6 miles.

Named after the nearby River Cam and Queen Margaret of France, the pretty village of Queen Camel is well served by a local shop and pubs and is just 6 miles from the historic town of Sherborne, home to the castle built by Sir Walter Raleigh. The surrounding area abounds in historical interest and is probably most well known for nearby Cadbury Castle, an ancient hill fort thought to be the site of King Arthur's Camelot! Numerous attractions lie within an easy drive - Montecute House, Wells Cathedral, Yeovilton Air Museum, Stourhead, Bath and Salisbury to name but a few! A great place to relax and explore.

Please note: The changeover day for this property is FRIDAY, if you are booking a weeks stay please ensure your holiday begins with a Friday check in.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas