Mrs Kneeshaw September 2017
The cottage was in a prime spot for visiting Dorset, Somerset and Devon. Both Perry's and the pub in the village had lovely meals. The complementary cakes and cider were lovely.
Mrs Shaw August 2017
Lovely cottage, in a very pretty and peaceful village setting.
Mrs Calvert August 2017
A beautiful cottage, set in a lovely, peaceful area. Great for families with dogs. Perry's Cider is a must!
Mrs Griffiths July 2017
We couldn't fault the cottage which was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The cake and cider were a lovely touch. We found the location to be a bit quiet and the coast took an hour to get to, so a lot of driving was involved. We did, however, have an enjoyable time.
Mr Roddis July 2017
This is a cute little cottage, Felt very welcome. Dowlish Wake is like a Ghost Town, so qiuet and very picturesque. Could do with a refurb as looking a little tired and some of the wall had damp. The toilet system is a nightmare, so loud that if you flush during the night it would wake the hole cottage up. The beds......WOW. They was so comfy we actually took pictures of the pillows and mattress and ordered them when we got home. All in all this was a lovely little cottage. The Dolphine in Ilminster was supurb for food.
Mrs Thomas June 2017
We had a wonderful relaxing week at the cottage and the weather was excellent. The cottage is very comfy and spacious.
Mr Bates May 2017
The property description should state that there is a macerator in the en-suite and that, if the damp problem is not rectified, the smell of damp will permeate into all the furnishings.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for your review. This traditional cottage has been renovated with sympathetic building techniques, including lime plaster to allow the walls to 'breathe'. You may notice more moisture at times, for instance when the weather is warm and wet, but this is to be expected of a cottage of this type. The full central heating helps to keep the cottage cosy, and opening a window slightly ensures a good airflow, which is essential. We wouldn't normally mention a macerator system (quite common for an en suite where the plumbing may be awkward) in our description but we're sorry that you found this noisy, and hope it didn't impact on your stay. Tanya, Customer Support
Miss Todd April 2017
The village Dowlish Wake was stunning friendly residents lovely walking distance to the local pub. Not forgetting the amazing Perrys cider (farm shop) simply amazing. Fantastic walks and all on our front doorstep. Scrumpy cottage was great equipped with all the essentials. We had a great holiday we will definitely return. Thank you
Mrs Clarke April 2017
Another lovely relaxing week at Scrumpy Cottage. This well equipped dog friendly cottage is in a small village with a friendly pub and a tearoom at the local cider farm. It is ideally situated for visiting local National Trust properties, scenic countryside walks and the fantastic Jurassic coastline.
mrs Hill January 2017
This is a beautiful warm cottage with excellent accomodation and very high quality fittings and furnishings in a delightful village location
Mr Fallows December 2016
A beautiful, comfortable cottage in a real hideaway location for anyone who wants seclusion, peace and quiet.
Mrs Andrews November 2016
Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful village with local pub serving food and large playing field to exercise the dog safely. Great location.
Ms Castle September 2016
Idyllic location to relax and recharge.
Mrs Tingey September 2016
Brilliant, Scrumpy Cottage exceeded our expectations!
Mrs Wood July 2016
Fantastic cottage in a great location, would highly recommend!
Mrs Burrows June 2016
Our second visit which we much enjoyed and hope to return next year.
Mr Keil June 2016
Excellent, Comfortable, Delightful, in an beautiful English Countryside
Mr Green May 2016
Superb character cottage in a lovely village, just around the corner from a great village pub. What is not to like?!
Mrs Kershaw May 2016
A super cottage in a lovely village, cannot fault anything we would definitely stay again
Ms O'Reilly April 2016
Owner's and neighbours very helpful and accommodating with excellent welcome gifts of cider and cake well appreciated
Mrs Clarke March 2016
A lovely cottage with everything you need for a relaxing break. It is ideally located for exploring country towns, villages and the Jurassic coastline. Dog friendly pub in the village and lots of walks nearby.
Mr Wright March 2016
Mr Powell January 2016
Scrumpy Cottage is a very comfortable, well appointed, well equipped and roomy holiday home and is good value for money. One of the nicest holiday cottages we have stayed in and makes a good base for exploring the area.
Mr Green November 2015
We would defy anyone to find fault with Scrumpy Cottage. The location is superb, and the village is picture postcard. The pub is very dog-friendly and serves splendid pub grub. Added to this Perry's Cider Mill in the village - what is not to like!
Miss O'Hara November 2015
The cottage is beautifully decorated and very well equipped. It's location in a lovely little village is ideal for those wanting peace and quiet.
Mr Pond August 2015
Nice cottage, good location for seeing surrounding area, pretty village
Mrs Burrows July 2015
Scrumpy cottage is a very pretty, well furnished cottage in a beautiful village. Lots to do in the area including National Trust properties, walks and small towns. We would certainly rent the cottage again if we return to the area.
Mr Rigby June 2015
Fantastic cottage, home from home. Superb location. Spotless through out and welcoming. The owners are available when you want them, but otherwise respect your privacy. "Scrumpy Cottage" is a firm favourite and were sure it will be yours!!
Dr Lumley April 2015
Excellent cottage - very comfortable, lovely decor and so many nice places nearby to visit.
Mr Rothwell March 2015
Great cottage, old but with clean contemporary fittings, modern bathrooms and kitchen. Ideal for four, two couples or family. Pub around the corner, bring a torch as it's black at night. PS one is provided, but bring one anyway!
Ms Carey December 2014
Lovely cottage in a very nice village, well placed for all sorts of holiday activities. Super for families or couples and very dog friendly!
Mrs Knight October 2014
Excellent cottage in a lovely quiet village. Immaculately clean and well looked after by the owners. The local pub is in walking distance and is very friendly serving good food. Would definitely recommend Scrumpy Cottage for a relaxing holiday.
Mrs Stephenson September 2014
A 'Truly Scrumptious' holiday cottage!
Mrs White September 2014
There were fresh flowers, a freshly baked cake, and a nice supply of the local cider waiting for us in the cottage upon our arrival. Everything inside the cottage was neat and clean. The cottage is located in a small village that is convenient to many tourist attractions including Bath, Stonehenge, and the coast cities all of which we explored during our stay. We found that both Perry's Cider House and the New Inn are convenient to the cottage and serve very good food. All in all this was a very good holiday and we would highly recommend Scrumpy's Cottage.
Mrs Quigg August 2014
We stayed at Scrumpy with our 2 daughters aged 10 & 11, and had a lovely time. Scrumpy is in a tiny hamlet, tucked away offering a really quiet, peaceful stay. It's a great place as a base to explore & we went 'North' to Exmoor, Porlock & Lynmouth and 'South' to Lyme Regis & Beer (well worth it). Only wish the weather had been a little kinder and consistent. Would absolutely recommend.
Mr Ryland May 2014
The cottage had everything we needed and is furnished to a high standard. We found it very easy to make ourselves at home. The location was ideal for a relaxing break, the village is very quiet and peaceful and the pub is close with good food (with gluten free options). The owners were very helpful and it was nice to have some time to chat to them.
Miss Stewart December 2013
An absolutely beautiful cottage in a lovely location, just round the corner from a very friendly local pub!
It's very quiet and peaceful and made a good base for exploring the local area: the Blackdown Hills AONB are a short distance away and the local lanes and villages are a real treat to explore by bike.
The cottage is extremely well-equipped - the kitchen has everything you need if you like cooking. We hired the cottage over New Year and it was absolutely perfect for us - although the BBQ didn't get used, I'm sure come the summer dining out in the courtyard would be a real treat!
Mrs Hackland November 2013
This is a beautiful cottage, perfect for our family of four with young children. The owners made contact with us before hand to ensure we had clear directions and welcomed us on arrival - even offering us a homemade cake and local Perry's cider. The cottage is immaculate - all newly renovated - and has everything you need during your stay, including a wood burner and washing machine. The village is idyllic and, although we didn't have chance to sample it, we were recommended to eat at the local pub (within walking distance). We would whole heartedly recommend a stay at scrumpy cottage.
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