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THE COTTAGE

Somerset, UK

THE COTTAGE Somerset, UK

In the heart of Somerset’s rolling countryside, this impressive country cottage combines secluded luxury with classic rural chic. Tucked away in a hamlet, close to the town of Bruton and the historic city of Bath, The Cottage is far from unassuming. With its tennis court and beautiful cottage garden, it will not disappoint.

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The Details

Sleeps 
Ideally 4 but can sleep 6

Bedrooms 
One double
One twin
Plus sofa bed

Bathrooms 
One bathroom [bath and hand shower]

Features
Cinema room
Original outdoor tennis court [rackets/balls]
State-of-the-art rowing machine
Aga
Log wood burner
BBQ
Hair Dryer
Off road parking for 2 cars
Connectivity
Smart TV
Sky Plus
Cinema projector
DVD
WiFi
iPod dock, iPad
XBox

Your Home Escape includes
Linen
Towels and bathrobes
Logs and kindling [1 basket and box]
THE Bathroom products
Sun loungers

Make it extra special
Private chef with good notice
Spa treatments
Flowers and chocolates
Champagne and wine
Chauffeur

Children
One cot available
One highchair available

Pets
Sorry, no pets

Arrive | Depart
4pm | 10am

Additional information
Sorry, not wheelchair accessible
Tennis court not a state-of-the-art
Pool available April - Aug [heated by sun cover]
Pool cover only off if long spells of sun forecast.
Please bring own towels for pool
Extra logs at small charge

Mobile Coverage
O2 EE Vodafone

Facilities

  • Rowing machine
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Aga
  • Toaster
  • Fridge freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Wifi
  • TV
  • Sky + HD TV
  • Cinema room
  • DVD
  • Ipad
  • Ipod docking
  • Fireplace
  • Children welcome
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • BBQ
  • Walk to pub
  • Walking
  • Horse riding
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Tourist attractions

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The Escape

Drop your bags, throw open the doors and take in the setting. Sit out on the lush green lawn, pour a glass of leathery Bordeaux and throw yourselves down on a blanket in front of a crackling log fire. Stay there all weekend if you like.

For a change of scenery take the winding staircase up to the cinema room or lounge in a bubble bath till you have started to grow gills. If the outdoors starts calling, pull on your wellies and take a walk - ending in Batcombe at The Three Horseshoes, for a great local ale or something delicious from the locally sourced menu.

The Somerset town of Bruton 5 minutes drive away is booming thanks to a mix of a new contemporary art gallery and national media attention. Points West Business Correspondent Dave Harvey visited what Londoners are calling "the new Notting Hill".

Friday nights in Somerset have never been quite like this. Once a year there’s Glastonbury, of course. And then there’s the timeless pleasure of taking bottles of scrumpy up the hill with some mates and waking up Monday morning. But now an unlikely mix of artists, musicians and fashionistas are being drawn to a farmyard in the middle of what used to be nowhere.

It recently took the top spot of The Times' 30 best places to live in the UK.

Most agree the arrival of international art gallery Hauser & Wirth has cemented its reputation and made this already popular place to visit even more of a magnet.

Since the gallery opened in July 2014, more than 100,000 visitors have come from all over the world to see artworks such as the gigantic underpants that light up in the dark, the large Louise Bourgeois spider in the gardens and the work of Turner Prize-winning Martin Creed.

Traditional cottages on medieval streets, the 14th century Church of St Mary and the 16th century dovecote on a nearby hill provide a suitably pretty and historic backdrop but it's not as sleepy as it was in the day Steinbeck wrote: "The peace I have dreamed about is here".

Its popularity means Bruton has come alive with modern art galleries, quirky shops and restaurants such as Matt's Kitchen, where Matt Watson serves a single dish of the day in his own living room.

One of the first businesses to arrive was At The Chapel, a restaurant, bar, bakery that opened well before the gallery.
Bruton ought to come with a health warning: If you come here for a weekend, you'll soon be back property-hunting!"

There can't be many towns with Cameron McIntosh hosting film evenings and 15 published authors on the doorstep to give book talks.

Medieval Wells, Georgian Bath and mystical Glastonbury are nearby and the schools include King's Bruton, Bruton School for Girls and Sexey's.

"Bruton has a hip and cool environment that will remind you of Notting Hill in the early days,"
Aaron Johnson, Phoebe Philo, Alice Temperley, Stella McCartney and Don McCullin are amongst those helping this little corner of Somerset rival the Cotswolds.

The Home Escape THE COTTAGE Testimonials

 

Peaceful bliss

Thanks for having us! My bridesmaids and I had a relaxing pre-wedding Friday night. We particularly enjoyed the wine and chocolate brownies.
There was plenty of room for us to get ready for the big day on Saturday.
After our wedding, my husband and I foudn the cottage very cosy and peaceful bliss. Thanks again!

The new Mr+Mrs Rathmell | May 2016

Great design, tasteful interior

Wow! That’s what we thought when we looked at the pictures in the web, and it was Wow! Again when we arrived they look as they do on the photos. Great design, tasteful interior. At the same time cosy and comfortable. Hosts gave us a warm welcome. They show up quickly if you need something, without being obtrusive. - October 2015

Bernd and Christine - THE LOOKING GLASS

Stylishly 5-star

A lovely property with endless facilities; very luxurious and in an exquisite setting. We thought the property was fantastic. We chose it as an alternative to going to a well-known hotel nearby, as we wanted a longer break. It totally lived up to our expectations. It’s just as comfortable and stylish, and very relaxed.

We will be returning next year.

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