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Gardener's Cottage, part of a 16th century manor.

Entire home
hosted by Angus
  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
Great for remote work
Fast wifi at 53 Mbps, plus a dedicated workspace in a common area.
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Free cancellation before Mar 7.

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Annexed to a Manor House that dates back to the 1100's, Garden Cottage is as steeped in history as it is modern comforts and technology.

Deceptively private inside, this is the perfect getaway for couples, friends or families to enjoy Somerset.

On the outside, a pet friendly small courtyard with BBQ & wood fired hot tub*

On the inside - comfort & history coupled with Fibre WiFi, Alexa, Disney+ exceptional sound system and modern appliances.

The space
I am fortunate enough to live on an estate in a Manor House that dates back to the 1100's or so. Garden Cottage was renovated from a general store to a home in the late 90's and has been rented since then.

I have been a Superhost with AirBNB on and off since 2012, and know how important it is to you for me to be very clear about the space and not to "sell" it too much. Please please take the time to read this description!

NB: weekend bookings can stay until 5pm on Sunday - you have the FULL day. Nothing worse than having to leave early.

Whilst attached to the main house, it has it's own entrance, privacy and benefits from a small secured courtyard perfect for dinner, a BBQ, a hot tub (wood fired, Norwegian style) it takes a while to heat but I can light and manage the fire for you if you'd like - it is very VERY comfortable. To keep the price down for those that won't use it, I would ask for a contribution towards the water and fuel of £12.50, you can BACS this at the time or I can request it through AirBNB.

On the outside of the main entrance is a cobbled drive that is used by me to access outbuildings, as well as another property down the way - Mike and Dave live there and are pretty awesome.

Your privacy is important, so I can reassure you that no one can peek in the house itself - though you will need to exit the front door and walk around 10 paces to the courtyard, which is fenced and private.

Immediately inside the front door is a coat, hat and boot rack, you will also find a cloakroom / bathroom. To the left is a well equipped kitchen with induction stove and double oven, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, Dualit multi coffee maker and more than just essentials. As I LOATHE crappy blunt knives, I can assure you that your utensils and kitchen equipment will be of good quality.

In an attempt to minimise waste I can ensure that there will be, at a minimum, local free range eggs, milk, flour, sugar, olive oil, ketchup, mayo, salt, pepper, butter, bread & various herbs and spices. There will more than likely be leftovers in the form of dry pasta, unopened tins & sauces. Do ask me if you need anything specific - I have a decent store of random things!

Just check with me if you're planning a massive shop as I almost certainly have a few bits that you can just have - rather than buy especially. Speaking of which, Ocado, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's are all familiar with where we are - if you'd like to "pre-provision" let me know and I will unload and stock your things before you get there.

Up two large steps from the kitchen, through an ancient glass fronted door is the living / dining room. A dining table and chairs for 6, a dresser, super comfy sofa's (a 2 & 3 seater), 4K TV with high end Yamaha soundbar and sub woofer, Alexa, FireTV (standard TV stations, catchup, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ etc), all arranged around an old bread oven alcove. There is also a high end record player, CD player and a really good collection of DVDs.

Up the fairly tight spiral staircase, you will find a master bedroom with an Emperor bed, dresser, chair and an Alexa Echo dot to set alarms, listen to the radio or play some soothing white noise to help you drift off.

All upstairs rooms are equipped with Velux windows with blackout blinds.

The main bathroom is unusual - the layout means that the bath is the main way to wash - there is a shower head, but only the smallest of people will be able to stand underneath it. It's flexible and mounted on the ceiling - in 10 years there haven't been any complaints, but I thought it worth mentioning.

The hallway upstairs has a chair for dumping whatever you need on it before you come to the second bedroom. Bedroom two has two single beds that may be pushed together to fashion a double bed. Please note that this is very much "two single beds pushed together" and not a proper Queen bed. There will be extra blankets and pillows available to stuff down the gap if you're absolutely hell bent on being close! There is a TV with DVD player for the kids.

I've been as clear as I can be, the photos are really quite honest - do not hesitate to contact me with any questions and queries.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 2
2 single beds, 1 crib

What this place offers

Courtyard view
Garden view
Kitchen
Fast wifi – 53 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
Pets allowed
43" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Disney+, Fire TV, Netflix
EV charger

Where you’ll be

Churchill, England, United Kingdom

Churchill is a historic village at the bottom of the Mendip Hills, with Black Down Hill visible from the property. Within walking distance there are some epic pubs of all descriptions, including The Crown, which can only be described as 'The Pub-iest Pub in the World', The Nelson (cheap as you like buffet), The Stag and Hounds (2 for 1 food - reasonable) and The Churchill - family food, prices and drinks.

Also within stumbling distance (especially after the pubs) are Churchill Sports Center, St John the Baptist Church (Norman era) and Mendip Outdoor Pursuits. Mention us to get a discount on all activities - battle archery, frisbee / disc golf, caving, skiing (not a typo) and everything in between.

The Wave Bristol, Bristol Hippodrome, We The Curious and many other sights are within a short drive.

Some amazing walks up and down Burrington Coombe are close by, as well as some of the best cycle routes in the South West (check your Strava app - Cheddar Gorge, Burrington Coombe, the Somerset levels and Glastonbury are all a quick lycra clad ride away.

The famous Strawberry Line cycle and waking route linking Yatton train station (direct trains available from London) and Cheddar goes past the back of the house.

7 nights in Churchill

Mar 8, 2023 - Mar 15, 2023

4.98 out of 5 stars from 55 reviews

Hosted by Angus

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