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Rectory Farm View

(Ref. 957130)

Queen Camel near Yeovil, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fabulous welcome from the owner who explained the ins and outs of the heating etc."

    The house was really clean, spacious and well maintained. The kitchen had every tool you could possibly need. The house was warm with comfortable sofas and beds. The parking area was big enough to easily fit the two cars we had with us. I liked that the gate was placed so that you could close it while still on the drive.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Mar 2024

  • "We booked Rectory Farm View as it was close to the Naval Base, where we were visiting, and can say that the accommodation was superb."

    Very clean and modern, with welcoming owners. The accommodation on offer was exactly as described and a great base to explore the surrounding area. Would definitely return when we are next in the area.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is a lovely property at the edge of a lovely village."

    I can not praise this property and the owners enough.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Loved our stay at Rectory Farm View, clean, warm, comfortable, everything you could possibly want, friendly helpful owners, and convenient for visiting lots of attractions."

    Children loved spotting the deer in the field and counting the helicopters overhead, definitely want to visit again.

    Reviewed by Val5.0Feb 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in idyllic surroundings."

    The owner was delightful and very helpful. Looking forward to next time.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay at Rectory Farm view."

    The weather was kind to us and the accommodation was amazing. Every thing was clean,plenty of room and the views and deer were amazing. Hosts were very accommodating and there if you needed them. Lovely to be greeted on arrival and also there to say goodbye. Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "A fantastic property."

    Brilliantly comfortable and quiet and photos don’t do it justice. The only thing we would change would be the addition of a hot tub, it would make for a great bonus after a day out exploring to be able to come back and sit in one and take in the views.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Aug 2022

  • "A very well equipped, comfortable and clean home from home for week."

    Not long enough to even scratch the surface of what there is to see and do in the area. We're very likely to return! A wonderful stay, warm welcome and a really great experience.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jul 2022

  • "As one of the party was disabled this property was ideally laid out being open plan with wide doors and all on one floor."

    Views from the cottage were wonderful.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property owner was very helpful and welcoming."

    We appreciate that Sykes’ video presentation and booking system allowed us to choose this spacious property which exactly matched our needs.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2022

  • "Rectory Farm View was a great place to stay for our family gathering in the village, easy walking distance of shop and if you want to visit the local pub."

    Also easy access to both Yeovil and Sherborne from Queen Camel. If we had known there were two lodges we could have had more family next door! We were also able to group up to visit Fleet Air Museum at Yeovilton just along the lane, Haynes Museum at Sparkford and a fun outing to let off still at Ham Hills Country Park not far along the A303. The lodge was very well appointed easy to keep clean and so relaxing, many thanks to Shona and Andy, wish we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2022

  • "We stayed for 3 nights and could not fault the cottage."

    .it far exceeded our expectations. The views especially the sunsets were amazing. Shiona explained everything to us regarding Covid practicalities and was so friendly and helpful. We would definitely like to visit again.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very nice, clean, warm, comfortable, well-equipped, great location, excellent parking, really nice hosts."

    Fully recommend this lovely holiday home.

    Thank you. I hope all is well in your new home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2021

  • "The property was extremely well equipped and layout, we would definitely stay again and recommend to family and friends."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent location."

    Peaceful environment. Friendly host.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful setting."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "Trying to contact Sykes by telephone on the Customer Query option was impossible."

    Tried endless times, holding for up to 20 minutes without success, even when transferred from a different option. No email address is published so unable to contact them. Also concerned with any company that retains all my card details on their files to deduct payments automatically. Would be very reluctant to use Sykes agin.

    Reviewed by Grahame5.0Jul 2021

  • "Third time we’ve stayed at Rectory Farm View."

    It’s becoming our ‘go to’ staycation choice.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay at Rectory Farm View!"

    The accommodation was exceptionally clean, very spacious and had everything we needed for our stay. The beds were very comfortable and the added bonus of a utility room was great. We spent many an evening sitting on the patio, having a BBQ just chilling with a beer and a glass of wine. All in all I would say this was one of the best places we have stayed at and hope to come back next year. Shiona was a wonderful host and answered the few questions I had prior to arriving so quickly.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Will look to return at some time but would appreciate ability to charge electric vehicle as rapid charging points around the area are minimal."

    Reviewed by Vyvyan5.0May 2021

  • "The property is wonderful!"

    Well equipped with all you could ask for. It's a new building (3ish years) so all the modern amenities are here: underfloor heating, modern kitchen with dishwasher, fridge freezer etc. Basically you couldn't want for more....but there is more! The view overlooking the owners farm was perfect for us city dwellers to look out onto and relax! To top it off the cows were very friendly :) The owner Shiona, was very welcoming and a perfect host. She provided all the details and requirements i.e. Recycling / food waste bins etc. and left us to enjoy or break. All appropriate COVID measures were in place and the property was spotless and very tidy...

    Reviewed by Satnam5.0Oct 2020

  • "Rectory Farm View is a very clean, comfortable holiday accommodation."

    The views all around are beautiful, & we saw amazing sunsets. Shona was very welcoming & helpful , & made sure that we had everything we needed. The bottle of Prosecco in the fridge was a lovely surprise. We would definitely book this again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic spacious holiday home."

    Photos don’t do it justice. Comfy beds and well stocked kitchen. Spotlessly clean and the hosts were lovely and always available if we needed anything. 2 pubs in walking distance. The one in West Camel serves Caribbean food in the garden and I can recommend the takeaway Sunday lunch from the pub in Queen Camel. Great location for exploring Somerset and Dorset. Lovely to eat our breakfast out on patio and we made use of the bbq in the evening.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2020

  • "A beautiful accommodation in a beautiful setting!"

    Book this - you will not be disappointed. The house was spacious, bright, modern and very clean. The host was superb and had thought of everything we needed- including all kitchen utensils. She was very easy to contact and made sure we had everything we needed. Each room was very clean and tastefully decorated with very comfy beds,linen and towels. There was an en-suite to the master with a large walk in shower with excellent water pressure. The main bathroom had a bath tub and shower as well. The house was very warm and cosy and a fan was also provided. There was lots of natural light throughout the property helped in by three large bi fold doors which spanned the open plan living/dining area. This made the whole property feel sunny and spacious as well as providing stunning views of the fields which wrapped around the property. There was also a outdoor furniture including dining table with parasol and a bbq. It was lovely to have our breakfast outside over looking the fields. The setting was very clam and relaxing. Everything has been very well maintained and the property felt new. A great place to enjoy the many attractions in the area....We visited Stonehenge, Weymouth beach and Charmouth to go fossill hunting which were all within an hour's drive. The accommodation provided a great base from which to explore these places. There is a supply shop a few minutes drive from the house with fresh bread as well as a Londis Petrol shed/Macdonalds/Costa within 10 mins drive. We are a family of six including 2 children and grandparents and this was certainly a great place to enjoy with the family. Thank you for a lovely stay - we will be back !

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a lovely family Christmas for four adults and two small children at Rectory Farm View."

    There was plenty of room for everyone and all their presents, including four extra adult visitors on Christmas Day. We were able to cook a full Christmas dinner for 10 in the well equipped kitchen. We were warm and cosy with a lovely view across the fields.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation and great location!"

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Sep 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 best accommodation we have had."

    Everything we needed, well equipped, very clean, excellent hosts, spacious and very near a lot of tourist attractions. We would definitely return for another holiday. Thanks

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Jul 2019

  • "The place was very spacious and the facilities and equipment was really good."

    Definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2019

  • "It was all perfect, everything the ad said was correct."

    Very very comfortable and friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Apr 2019

  • "A very nice cottage, warm and cosy, welcoming hosts."

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was very clean had everything we wanted for our holiday."

    The beds were very comfortable. The bed linen and towels were of very good quality. In the kitchen there was more than enough of the plates, bowls and mugs. The frying pan was a bit big than the electric hob it should be one size small. In the master bedroom there should be a window because at night it was quite warm. The veiw from the cottage was just too good. Watching the calves while having our breakfast just made our day. Had a very pleasant stay. Will come back again.

    Reviewed by Rajshree5.0Oct 2018

  • "Although the property was well equipped and well furnished it did not have a homely feel."

    It had fantastic bi-fold doors in the living space and master bedroom however we were unable to derive any benefit from these despite the fantastic weather. Each afternoon/evening we were inundated with flies so were forced to keep the doors and windows closed which resulted in the accommodation becoming extremely hot and especially uncomfortable for sleeping. We would have benefited from fly screens, fans in each room or preferably air conditioning. The accommodation was advertised as having a patio with views. The view consisted of a cow field which was immediately behind and to the right of the property.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.4Oct 2018

  • "This was our second time at Rectory Farm, this time staying in Rectory Farm View."

    As before, the property is very well equipped, immaculately clean with beautiful views and it is well located to explore the area as it is only one mile from A303.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Sep 2018

  • "Rectory Farm View is a lovely newly built and well presented property."

    The owners live just around the corner and were very welcoming, even adding some fizz as a welcome present which was a very nice touch. In terms of presentation, cleanliness facilities and appointment it has to be one of the best holiday cottages that we have stayed in. On top of this it was easy to get to from the main route down to the West Country and well located for visits to lovely venues such as, Sherborne, Lyme Regis, Wells, Cheddar etc...... All in all we had a very enjoyable stay and love this part of the country

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2018

  • "Great holiday home and would highly recommend."

    It was very well equipped and very comfortable with lovely views across the countryside.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Aug 2018

  • "Very spacious high quality accommodation with wonderful views in a beautiful area."

    Reviewed by Karin5.0Jun 2018

  • "Fantastic lodge, lovely location."

    Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2018

  • "Rectory Farm View exceeded my expectations of a holiday apartment."

    The rooms were well furnished, spacious and clean - lovely feel to the property which is on the edge of Queen Camel. Location was perfect for visiting many places of interest both in Somerset and Dorset. Peaceful and relaxing- had a great time.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2018

  • "Excellent cottage, well equipped, very clean and owner a delight."

    Would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0May 2018

  • "The owners were lovely and helpful."

    Amazing cottage in lovely surroundings. Didnt want to leave

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Feb 2018

  • "A fantastic gem of a property in a convenient location."

    A perfect retreat for short and long holidays.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Dec 2017

  • "Very pleased with every aspect of this property - modern building, well furnished and set in glorious countryside."

    Reviewed by Don5.0Sep 2017

  • "5* cottage in 5* location."

    We have stayed in many cottages over the years and this is one of the best.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Sep 2017

  • "Absolutely wonderful accommodation."

    Very comfortable and spacious. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Aug 2017

  • "The accommodation was superb."

    As a new build it was extremely well decorated and finished to the highest standards. The owners were delightful and really helpful I'd certainly recommend the property Peter Barlex

    Reviewed by Peter4.6Aug 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
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Rear lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 12 mins walk
  • No stag or Hen party's

The property

This delightful, ground floor holiday home enjoys beautiful views from a large, open pan living area from three sets of bi-fold doors.

It has a well-equipped kitchen, a dining table where you can all dine together and enjoy meals made from fresh local produce, as well as a sitting area with two large comfy sofas and a large TV.

The bedrooms are bright and spacious, one with twin beds and another with double beds.

The master double room also offers an en-suite shower room.

You can sit outside and enjoy the views in the sunshine, or take the short walk to the village pub for a good meal on their alfresco dining patio.

An excellent place for friends and families to explore Somerset from.

Note: This property is attached to Ref. 957128, 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