This unique pied-a-terre, close to the Somerset/Dorset border not far from the Jurassic Coast, stands in its own private wildlife meadow. Perfect for couples, this idyllic retreat has wide doors into the light open plan living-room with its sandstone floor, welcoming wood-burner and high quality furnishings. A bespoke spiral staircase leads up to the oak-floored galleried bedroom and bathroom. Two dogs are welcome here and there are walks on the doorstep as well as a beautiful hedged garden for you and an open invitation to enjoy the delightful gardens of the original manor house and to use the shared tennis court. The local pub and a farm shop with a cafe (both offer free WiFi) are a short stroll away.
Fling open the French doors to the sunny south-facing patio and sit beneath the oak pergola for al fresco breakfast or a romantic evening meal. As well as your own wildlife meadow, the gardens of The Manor Farm are a delight to explore and you will come across the sheep, chickens, ducks and cows that live here too! The Pump House is an easy drive from the stunning Jurassic Coast, where the nearest beach is at West Bay, Bridport – the now famous setting for the television series Broadchurch. In fact there must be something special about this historic area as Barrington Court near Ilminster was the setting for the television adaptation of Wolf Hall! For a recuperative day staying put, wander to that quintessential feature of rural England, the village cricket ground, just the other side of the meadow, and enjoy a cool Somerset cider whilst watching a match. For the energetic, a secure bicycle shed is provided for you so you can set off on two wheels – the River Parrett Trail is just a stone's throw away – finding some lovely country pubs to stop off in en route.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD/CD player and wood-burner. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Galleried Bedroom with double bed
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Other properties at this location: Manor Farm Lodge (1616).
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 200 yds
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- 3 panel heaters
This is the view of The Pump House as you pull up into the dedicated parking-area. It is in its own private wildlife meadow with an additional garden to enjoy too.
The open plan layout of the ground floor means that this gorgeous bolt-hole is filled with light.
There is a lovely wood-burning stove for romantic evenings.
The dining-table looks out over your very own wildlife and wild flower meadow.
The patio is a delight - not overlooked and surrounded by the wildlife meadow.
This is the side garden for The Pump House - as if the meadow is not enough space!
There are thoughtful, warm and friendly touches throughout.
You will truly relax the moment you arrive.
There is a really well-equipped kitchen to one side of this bright and cheerful open plan cottage.
Everything here will make you feel at home.
What a great place to start each day of your holiday....
.... and end it too !
The spiral staircase opens directly into this comfortable and stylish bedroom.
Lie in bed and listen to peace and quiet - with some birdsong and sometimes sheep in the meadow to set the scene.
This is a romantic bolt-hole....
....with delightful details to make you smile.
The bathroom is also on the first floor - plenty of room for a bath and shower.
There is even a thoughtful corner in the bedroom with mirror, make-up shelf and stool.
Four-legged friends are so welcome here too - and there is plenty of space for them to explore and enjoy.
There are French windows out onto the private sun-drenched patio where you can sit beneath the oak pergola and just take in the tranquility.
You are invited to explore the Owner's wonderful gardens.
The Owner's beautiful gardens, which guests are welcome to explore.
Stroll up the lane to watch a cricket match! A glorious way to spend a lazy afternoon.
The sheep live in an adjacent meadow - they all have their own names!
There is a secure bike shed for you to use. This is such a good area for cycling.
South Somerset has a number of great historic houses to visit - this is Montacute House.
Looking across Beer and Seaton on the Dorset coast, approximately half an hour away by car.