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Avalon Cottage

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
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“Immaculate, and very well equipped in an ideal location for garden visits”“Lovely cottage in great location and peaceful surroundings”'Just perfect for two''Fabulous accommodation, great locatIon, excellent pub only 5 mins walk away'These are just some of the lovely reviews given by our guests.Modern detached comfortable cottage, well equipped, quiet setting with extensive rural views, excellent local pub serving good food and beer, close to many National Trust and other visitor sites, footpaths for walkers, quiet lanes for cyclists, bird-watching, relaxing. Perfect for a spring, summer or autumn break, stay with us in South Somerset and discover a beautiful, largely unknown and unspoilt part of England, with tranquil villages full of houses built of the local mellow hamstone. Avalon Cott...“Immaculate, and very well equipped in an ideal location for garden visits”“Lovely cottage in great location and peaceful surroundings”'Just perfect for two''Fabulous accommodation, great locatIon, excellent pub only 5 mins walk away'These are just some of the lovely reviews given by our guests.Modern detached comfortable cottage, well equipped, quiet setting with extensive rural views, excellent local pub serving good food and beer, close to many National Trust and other visitor sites, footpaths for walkers, quiet lanes for cyclists, bird-watching, relaxing. Perfect for a spring, summer or autumn break, stay with us in South Somerset and discover a beautiful, largely unknown and unspoilt part of England, with tranquil villages full of houses built of the local mellow hamstone. Avalon Cottage is a detached property located on the edge of the pretty South Somerset village of East Lambrook (home to the 'Margery Fish' cottage garden). It is set in the owners' grounds and has far-reaching views across the beautiful South Somerset countryside.The accommodation, which was refitted in 2013 to a very high standard, is suitable for one or two people, and consists of one double bedroom, which can either have a superking double bed or 2 single beds (superking double is standard, please let us know when booking if you would prefer 2 singles), with a large fitted wardrobe, a modern shower room with heated towel rail and mirror and a large sitting room with a 3-seater sofa, HD TV, DVD and Internet Wi-Fi. The well fitted kitchen area includes a ceramic hob with extractor fan, double electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, fridge freezer and an iron and ironing board. Please note that there is no washing machine in the property but emergency washing facilities can be provided as necessary in the owner's property which is adjacent. The kitchen also has many cookware accessories. There is a dining table and 2 dining chairs, extra chairs can be provided if required. Through French doors from the sitting room there is a conservatory with table and chairs. Full central heating and double-glazing ensure a cosy warm house whatever the weather outside.5 minutes walk down the lane brings you to the centre of the village where you will find the Rose and Crown, an attractive traditional country pub dating in part back to the 17th century, which has a lovely atmosphere and serves excellent meals at lunchtime and most evenings. Opposite the pub is East Lambrook Manor Gardens, created by the late Margery Fish, celebrated plantswoman and gardening writer. The Grade 1 listed garden is renowned as the premier example of the English cottage garden style, and there is a tearoom, art gallery and plant nursery in the grounds. 2 miles away is the village of South Petherton with many attractive hamstone buildings where there is a post office, numerous shops, delis, churches and the Brewers Arms, another lovely pub. Also within easy reach are Martock, Langport, Tintinhull, Crewkerne, Ilminster and Yeovil.Avalon Cottage is centrally located for a great vacation. There are a number of National Trust properties within a few miles such as Barrington Court and Montacute House (both seen in the BBC drama 'Wolf Hall'), Lytes Cary Manor, Tintinhull, the Treasurers House in Martock and the Priory in Stoke-sub-Hamdon. Muchelney Abbey and Priest's House are also nearby. The property is centrally located for visiting both coast lines - to the North you will find Burnham-on-Sea, Weston-Super-Mare, Watchett and Minehead, with the West Somerset Heritage Steam Railway (at 22 miles the longest standard gauge heritage line in the UK), and to the South the popular towns of Dorchester, Axminster, Sidmouth, Seaton, Lyme Regis and Bridport. Within an hours drive are Taunton (has one of the best museums in the country), Cheddar Gorge, Wells, Glastonbury, Stourhead, RNAS Yeovilton, Haynes Motor Museum, and the medieval monastery at Forde Abbey. Bath, Bristol and Exeter are also about an hour away. The Parrett Trail passes through the village, so walkers will be able to tackle it in both directions - south towards Merriott and Chedington and north towards Bridgewater and Steart. Cyclists are also well catered for with quiet country lanes, and cycle routes Nos. 30 and 339 pass through the village. Just to the north the Somerset levels provide miles of peaceful easy cycling, to the south it's for those who like more of a challenge! In either direction the scenery is rewarding. Short guided local cycle tours can be arranged, and lockable storage for your cycles is available on site.Bird watchers will find the RSPB sites at West Sedgemoor and Swell Wood (for nesting herons) a 'must visit', and slightly further away are the large nature reserves of Shapwick Heath and Ham Wall (ref Bitternes and Glossy Ibis). At Aller Moor you might be lucky and see the cranes which have been re-introduced to the area. So you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of this beautiful unspoilt part of the country or explore the many local footpaths, one directly from the property, which will enable you to see wildlife such as deer, foxes, woodpeckers (green and greater-spotted), swallows and buzzards, or even barn owls, ravens and kingfishers if you are lucky. Due to its location the sky is big, the sunsets are fantastic, and clouds willing the stars at night are clearly seen and can be quite spectacular. There is plenty of off-road parking and use of a large lawned area with seating. Electricity, heating, towels and bed linen are included. As the property is on one level wheelchair/disabled access should not be a problem. Additional information and welcome pack on arrival in the cottage. Please feel free to contact us if you require any further details. The cottage is suitable for 1 or 2 people. Regret no pets and no smoking. Arrivals from 4.00 pm and departures by 10.30 a.m., other times by arrangement. Booking Notes--------------------Discounts available for returning guests, send us a request with the dates filled in before you book and we'll send you a booking quote. Discounts also available for stays of 2 to 4 full contiguous weeks, again email us first. STOP PRESS - New conservatory completed! We've replacing the original conservatory with a brand new modern sparkly one, it has a solid pitched insulated roof with a tiled floor and double glazed windows all round, making it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.More
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About the Owner
Isabel Axton P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
Interaction with guests
Avalon Cottage is a detached property within the owner's land. We do try to remain separate but are usually around to assist with any questions or issues which may arise. Many guests enjoy discussing with us what they are going to do or have done and many have become friends through visiting more than once. You will have your own keys to the property and can thus come and go when you wish - no curfews! Ample on-site parking.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just spent the last week at Avalon cottage. The owners Peter and Isabel were most welcoming. The cottage is very comfortable and to a high standard with a well kept garden to walk or sit in. It is well equipped and clean and...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Perfect accommodation in an idyllic setting. Peter and Isobel couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. We would recommend Avalon Cottage for a stay in the Somerset countryside.

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Compass692885
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

The bungalow was immaculately clean. The owners were very helpful and friendly. The surrounding countryside is first class demanding your investigations.

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Trip473956
Reviewed June 26, 2017

An immaculately kept bungalow in close proximity to owners house, the owners were helpful and on hand but were not intrusive in any way. Quiet location with pub within walking distance though our favourite pub for meals was the Barrington Boar about 15 minutes drive...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Cribbo
Reviewed June 20, 2017

we spent a week in Avalon cottage and found it a delight to come back to after being out all day sight seeing. sitting in the conservatory watching the birds was very relaxing. The cottage is very well equipped and the owners, Isabel and Peter,pleasant...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Janice C
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
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Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
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About the neighbourhood
On higher ground just south of the Somerset Levels at West Moor.
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Car, bike or walking. There is a 'hail and ride' bus service from the village into South Petherton and on to Yeovil.
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