View towards the cottage
Lounge with woodburner
Charming room with large inglenook fireplace
Kitchen with dining area
Master double bedroom
Master double bedroom
Twin bedroom
View towards the cottage and owners adjoining property
Meet the owners friendly sheep
1 / 10  View towards the cottage
2 / 10  Lounge with woodburner
3 / 10  Charming room with large inglenook fireplace
4 / 10  Kitchen
5 / 10  Kitchen with dining area
6 / 10  Master double bedroom
7 / 10  Master double bedroom
8 / 10  Twin bedroom
9 / 10  View towards the cottage and owners adjoining property
10 / 10  Meet the owners friendly sheep

Ivy House Cottage,

Wincanton (1ml E), Somerset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming wing of Grade II-listed 17th century farmhouse
  • Period features throughout including exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace
  • Situated in the heart of the village of Bayford
  • A short stroll from the village pub serving local food and ales
  • Close to the border of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, ideal for exploring all three counties
  • Within easy reach of the historic market towns of Frome and Sherborne
Property code: IVHOU

This lovingly furnished period property is brimming with character and ideally located for exploring three counties at once.

Situated just off the A303, this property is ideally placed for touring Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. The surrounding area boasts an array of picturesque market towns, including Frome, Shaftesbury and Sherborne, while the historic cities of Salisbury, Wells and Bath are all within easy reach. For those in search of culture, Stourhead Gardens are close by, while Longleat Safari Park makes a fun day out for the whole family.

Inside, this cosy cottage is steeped in charm, through exposed beams, original windows and uneven ceilings. The spacious kitchen/diner is light and bright with plenty of surface and storage space for making yourselves at home. Here you will find an integrated oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, washer/dryer and dishwasher, together with a round table for sociable mealtimes. The delightful lounge next door is warm and inviting with a woodburner set into a large inglenook fireplace, exposed ceiling beams and a window seat. This is a homely room for relaxing after a long day on foot and making use of the Smart TV/DVD. This property boasts two spacious bedrooms on the first floor, one double with antique writing desk and one twin. The bedrooms share a shower room with WC.

Outside, there is an enclosed shared area with seating for enjoying al fresco drinks. Guests also have access to a shared enclosed orchard, ideal for exercising dogs.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Kitchen: integrated oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Woodburner with logs included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 1 dog welcome (further by arrangement)
  • Beach 45 minutes, shop and pub within walking distance

This property joined our collection in 2010 and is managed by Eloise.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christine, 23rd December 2019

This is a lovely cosy country cottage. It is well equipped and has a lovely wood burning stove to keep you warm in winter. The owners are delightful and couldn't be more helpful.

Reviewed by William, 9th November 2019

We unpacked, sat down for a cup of tea and felt immediately at home. Our hosts were very welcoming and provided some very useful provision; butter, eggs, milk, bacon and bread and the woodburning stove added to the feeling of comfort. All very clean and well equipped.

Reviewed by Patrick, 26th October 2019

Fantastic property with wonderful attention to detail. Hosts are extremely informative and always on hand to help whilst leaving you enjoy your stay however you chose. Highly recommended accommodation

Reviewed by Susan, 3rd October 2019

This is a beautiful cottage in a lovely part of Somerset.we loved everything about this cottage . The owners were extremely kind and helpful to us . We were in the region house hunting and they gave us advice on properties in which we were interested . We found our new home and hopefully we shall be in for Christmas!

Reviewed by Didi, 21st September 2019

Lovely old cottage, nice and friendly owners Welcome was nice with milk, bread, eggs, butter and bacon in the kitchen

Reviewed by Stephen, 10th August 2019

Perfect base for our family to spend a week. Owners were really welcoming and helpful, and the cottage was well appointed with many thoughtful touches - easy parking right outside, comfy beds, good quality cookware/kitchen equipment, smart tv, large shower (no bath) and ample fuel for wood burner complementing effective central heating. Even bread,Read more milk, bacon and eggs on arrival! Good location too - supermarkets etc close by and easy access to main road routes. You should definitely stay here! Hide

Reviewed by SUE, 18th May 2019

A comfortable cottage in a cracking location, which made an ideal base from which to visit the many attractions only a short drive in any direction. Very helpful owners who couldn't have done more. The "welcome" goodies were very fulsome.

Reviewed by Yvonne, 30th March 2019

Ideal situation for lots of local interest and walks. Warm welcome from owners. Always on hand for any problems. Cottage comfortable and spacious for humans and dogs!!

Reviewed by Nick, 16th March 2019

A very comfortable and well equipped cottage, have visited before and wouldn't hesitate to return.

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1/3 Deposit

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