A Delightful row of characterful cottages with countryside views
Looking towards this characterful stone cottage built in 1860
Kitchen/diner has an original flagstone floor and exposed stonework
Make time for tea, you are on holiday
Prepare your meals in the well-equipped kitchen
Enjoy mealtimes together and plan your day ahead
Beautiful lounge with original flagstone floor and woodburner
Relax after a long day exploring in a characterful room
Enter into this light and airy bedroom and enjoy the view
Relax in this comfortable double bedroom
Plenty of space in the master bedroom
Wake up to wonderful views from the second bedroom
A flexible bedroom that can be a single or a twin on request
Looking towards the bathroom and master bedroom
Original features have been restored in this beautiful bathroom
Stunning heritage fittings
Quaint courtyard garden, perfect for a summers evening
Relax with a good book in the sunshine
Stunning lawned area to front of the property
Driveway entrance to this beautiful row of properties
1 / 20  A Delightful row of characterful cottages with countryside views
2 / 20  Looking towards this characterful stone cottage built in 1860
3 / 20  Kitchen/diner has an original flagstone floor and exposed stonework
4 / 20  Make time for tea, you are on holiday
5 / 20  Prepare your meals in the well-equipped kitchen
6 / 20  Enjoy mealtimes together and plan your day ahead
7 / 20  Beautiful lounge with original flagstone floor and woodburner
8 / 20  Relax after a long day exploring in a characterful room
9 / 20  Enter into this light and airy bedroom and enjoy the view
10 / 20  Relax in this comfortable double bedroom
11 / 20  Plenty of space in the master bedroom
12 / 20  Wake up to wonderful views from the second bedroom
13 / 20  A flexible bedroom that can be a single or a twin on request
14 / 20  Looking towards the bathroom and master bedroom
15 / 20  Original features have been restored in this beautiful bathroom
16 / 20  Stunning heritage fittings
17 / 20  Quaint courtyard garden, perfect for a summers evening
18 / 20  Relax with a good book in the sunshine
19 / 20  Stunning lawned area to front of the property
20 / 20  Driveway entrance to this beautiful row of properties

Scrumpy Cottage - Somerset

Ilminster, Somerset
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This beautiful cottage is a perfect blend of period charm and contemporary convenience
  • Enclosed suntrap courtyard perfect for lavish lunches or some lazy summertime sunbathing
  • Network of footpaths virtually on the doorstep, perfect for exploring this stunning countryside
  • Take a day trip to the seaside resort of Lyme Regis or the Jurassic Coast
Property code: 56523

This characterful stone cottage originally built in 1860 has been thoughtfully renovated by the owner’s own hands and no attention to detail has been forgotten making this a truly unforgettable retreat.

A great spot for those requiring a peaceful and relaxing holiday or wishing to enjoy all that Somerset and Dorset have to offer. There is a choice of country walks, cycle routes and golf at Cricket St Thomas. Retail therapy can be found in the market towns of Ilminster, Chard, Crewkerne and the larger towns of Yeovil and Taunton. Explore the famous World Heritage Jurassic coastline where you can go fossil hunting on Charmouth beach or visit Lyme Regis, Dorset’s iconic seaside town. Nearby are National Trust's Barrington Court, Lytes Cary Manor, Montacute House and further afield, Stourhead House and don’t forget to visit the Quantock Hills, or the nature reserves on the Somerset Levels.

You are welcomed into the delightful character accommodation through the front door where there is a useful porch to store muddy boots after a countryside walk. You will then be greeted by the lounge which is bursting with original features including exposed beams, flagstone flooring and a fireplace which boasts a wood burner for those cooler evenings. Here you can relax on the comfy sofas while watching your favourite programme on the Smart TV/DVD. The original flagstone flooring continues into the well-equipped kitchen/diner which has an electric range style oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine, perfect for trying out new recipes or old family favourites. Heading up the cottage style stairs to the first floor you will find two beautiful bedrooms both with original features including beams and a feature fireplace in the master bedroom. The spacious master king-size bedroom enjoys countryside views and has a TV. The second bedroom is very flexible, a single with additional single bed, which can be made up as a single or twin on request, it enjoys views over the courtyard and surrounding fields. You will also find the bathroom on this floor with a shower over bath, sink and WC, it also has beautiful heritage fixtures and a feature fireplace.

Venturing outside there is a pretty enclosed sheltered suntrap courtyard with seating and a charcoal BBQ making it a perfect spot to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining with a glass of wine, or a place to relax and enjoy your morning coffee while reading the paper or planning the day ahead. There is also an outhouse which is perfect for storing bikes. There is off-road parking for two cars to the front of the cottage.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 single with additional single bed
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric range style oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach 16 miles, shops and pubs within walking distance
  • Lockable bicycle storage available
  • Smart TV/DVD in lounge and TV in double bedroom
  • Charcoal BBQ available

Eloise Gould

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Eloise.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael, 19th September 2020

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The cottage was very welcoming and comfortable. It was extremely well equipped, nothing had been overlooked, even down to a roll of Sellotape ! The location was good, giving easy access to many places of interest. Well worth a return visit.

Reviewed by David, 4th September 2020

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Hi spec kitchen, spotlessly clean,beautiful cottage, renovated to a very high standard. Excellent location for exploring surrounding area.

Reviewed by Vivian, 15th August 2020

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A wonderful cottage, sympathetically renovated and fully equipped. With the second bed in the twin it may be a little cramped, and would probably be suitable for younger children, we only had it as a single. The stairs are steep and the original flooring would not be suitable for someone with mobility issues. The owners are close at hand but not inRead moretrusive, and can give advice on places to visit. Great location. Hide

Reviewed by Neil, 8th February 2020

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The cottage is a beautiful bolt-hole in the South Somerset countryside. Conveniently loctaed to the local market town of Ilminster and close to local amenities. The cottage itself is a delightfully restored home, well resourced and appointed with everything you will need for an indefinite stay. The owners are at hand as required but respect customeRead morer privacy. A perfect place to relax and unwind. Hide

Reviewed by Pauline, 25th January 2020

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Clare and Ed made us welcome with fresh flowers and breakfast supplies, and popped in on the first evening to make sure all was well. The cottage was a warm, comfortable and homely base for a chilly week in January. We found plenty to do in the area even in the winter, without needing to gar far afield.

Reviewed by Mark, 28th December 2019

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Reviewed by Jenna, 21st December 2019

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We had a wonderful family Christmas at Scrumpy cottage. Everything we needed was provided including additional requests after a welcoming phone call with Clare before we arrived. The cottage was sparkling clean and beautifully equipped, alongside a book of suggestions for local sightseeing spots. Clare and Ed, our marvellous hosts, went above and bRead moreeyond. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon. Hide

Reviewed by Elin, 26th October 2019

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A wonderful week away with our three children (5,3 and 3 months). Friendly hosts - great at recommending age appropriate places to visit. A relatively small property but very nicely done up with a very roomy master bedroom - plenty of space for a travel cot (provided) and lots of storage for everyone's clothes. We took our own travel cot for downstRead moreairs daytime use. The kids were delighted at the selection of puzzles and games. Kitchen was fab (great Range, and the coffee machines were a treat!). Hide

Reviewed by Shirley, 19th October 2019

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A beautifully renovated, cosy cottage in a peaceful location, great for exploring the area. We received a warm welcome from the owners and a welcome pack of useful items such as milk and butter. A reserved parking space was very handy too. We enjoyed our break and would recommend the cottage.

Reviewed by Christine, 24th September 2019

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Scrumpy Cottage is a delightful, fully modernised mid-Victorian property retaining period character. It is located within walking distance of the delightful market town of Ilminster and the lovely village of Dowlish Wake with its Cider Mill and Inn, both of which are well worth a visit. The owners are most helpful and welcoming and seem to have thoRead moreught of everything to make one's stay really comfortable and enjoyable. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew, 7th September 2019

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Great place with a warm welcome, lots of thoughtful touches. Would stay again.

Reviewed by Catherine, 25th August 2019

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We really enjoyed our stay at Scrumpy Cottage! Full of lovely modern touches and a clean, contemporary bathroom and kitchen, it is a cosy cottage which feels special. Within easy distance of lots of lovely days out we had a great holiday.

Reviewed by Julia, 5th August 2019

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A delightful cottage, very well renovated. We had a lovely time relaxing in the outdoor space and visiting the coast. Lots of recommendations for places to eat in the area

Reviewed by Ulrich, 28th July 2019

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A nice/beautiful cottage. A perfect base to start tours in Somerset etc.. A advisable place to stay your holiday. Clare and Ed, thank you for all, we will come back.

Reviewed by Annabel, 20th July 2019

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We enjoyed a week here during some of the hottest weather of the season. The cottage was charming and beautifully renovated. It was very well supplied and the owners were incredibly welcoming and helpful. Couldn't ask for more.

Reviewed by Sarah, 24th May 2019

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We had a fantastic time at Scrumpy Cottage. It was in a really lovely peaceful spot, whilst also having Ilminster and it's amenities accessible. We loved hearing the birds singing every morning and looking out over the lovely countryside. The cottage had been beautifully renovated but still retained lots of original features and was very well equipRead moreped. We were staying with a 3 year old and there was no shortage of places to visit to keep him occupied. Would thoroughly recommend! Hide

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A Delightful row of characterful cottages with countryside views
Looking towards this characterful stone cottage built in 1860
Kitchen/diner has an original flagstone floor and exposed stonework
Make time for tea, you are on holiday
Prepare your meals in the well-equipped kitchen
Enjoy mealtimes together and plan your day ahead
Beautiful lounge with original flagstone floor and woodburner
Relax after a long day exploring in a characterful room
Enter into this light and airy bedroom and enjoy the view
Relax in this comfortable double bedroom
Plenty of space in the master bedroom
Show 8 moreWake up to wonderful views from the second bedroom

Location

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