Scrumpy Cottage is a beautiful period village property. It has a lovely private courtyard garden and has a friendly village pub and shop at the Perry's Cider Mills just a short stroll away.
There is a lovely tranquil sitting-room with a wood-burning stove as an extra treat for out-of-season holidays or cool evenings.
The courtyard behind the cottage is very sheltered and private. There is a large outside table for al fresco meals, reading the paper, and planning the day.
As you enter the cottage, you step into the dining-room, with its original flagstone floors and farmhouse-table.
There is a very well-equipped kitchen, with a utility-room beyond it, leading out to the sheltered courtyard.
The stairs rise from the corner of the living-room.
The living-room has French windows out to the enclosed courtyard garden at the back of the cottage.
This is a lovely cottage to simply relax in - no need to dash off exploring if you don't want to, it is peaceful, full of character and you will really wind down here.
The dining-room has a lovely feature fireplace, one of two original inglenooks at the cottage.
Visit some of Somerset's excellent farm shops and farmers' markets for fresh local produce.
The two bedrooms are upstairs. This is the master bedroom with its king-size bed and luxurious bedding.
The view from the bedroom looks just across the little lane and over some of the village's pretty gardens.
This is a really good-sized room, with plenty of storage too.
The bathroom with fitted shower over the bath, is  next to the master bedroom.
The cottage has lovely deep windowsills. This bathroom window looks out over the countryside on the edge of the village.
Enjoy a slow start to your day.
A short corridor leads to the seecond bedroom and the shower-room.
This bedroom also has a king-size bed and views over the village.
There is plenty of space but at the same time the cottage is very well furnished with lovely pieces that are in keeping with the atmosphere here.
Pile up the holiday reading by the bed and enjoy a lie-in.
Little touches make all the difference and you will feel very welcome staying here.
Lovely decorations throughout give the cottage that homely feel.
Enjoy your holiday in south Somerset. It is a place you will hopefully return to again and again.
The cottage is in an edge of village setting and this is the view from one of the upstairs windows - overlooking the Owner's beautiful gardens and to the countryside beyond.
There is a huge playing field/park-area just 100 yards from the cottage where you can exercise your dog.
The playing field also has a lovely children's play-area.
There is a friendly visitor centre where you can learn about the cider making process - and better still, taste it! There is a little tea shop here too.
The tea shop has a lovely garden to relax in.
This is a truly peaceful edge of village setting. You can set off for wonderful walks through the gentle countryside in this area.
This is a perfect 'get away from it all' location, peaceful, traditional and so welcoming.
The gentle Somerset countryside is a delight to explore.
The village is in the heart of Somerset's apple growing countryside.
This is great walking countryside too - this is an incredible Iron Age fort at North Cadbury. From the top, the whole of Somerset is laid out around you.
This part of Somerset offers a wealth of historic houses to visit - this is Montacute House, managed by the National Trust.
Another view along the stunning Jurassic Coast - this is at West Bay, Bridport - again, an easy drive due south from the cottage.
If you want to visit the coast, Lyme Regis is an easy drive due south.

Scrumpy Cottage


1.6 miles SE of Ilminster / Sleeps 4 + cot

7 Nights from £453 - £915

This peaceful detached cottage, on the edge of a beautiful south Somerset village, is the perfect base for exploring this historic county or for popping over the border into Dorset and heading for the Jurassic Coast. Scrumpy Cottage has been completely refurbished and offers an ideal balance between the warmth and character of a period property with a contemporary makeover. There are some low beams and lintels, but the cottage is filled with light. French windows open onto a very private, sheltered and enclosed courtyard garden, a south-facing sun-trap for lazy summer days. Inside, the comfortable furnishings and wood-burner make this cottage excellent for out-of-season escapes to the country – especially as the local pub is just around the corner!

In the centre of the village Perry’s Cider Farm shop and visitor centre offers a range of local treats – not to mention cider tasting from the wonderful orchards for which this area is famous. The footpaths and gentle lanes are ideal for those who love walking. This part of south Somerset has a number of wonderful National Trust houses to visit as well – all fairly close together and so you can plan an excellent full day of visits – Montacute, Barrington Court, Lytes Cary and Tintinhull are the nearest. Nearby Ilminster is a delightful market town with a range of traditional shops as well as the historic Minster to visit.

Ground Floor


Kitchen with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher

Utility-room with washing machine

Sitting-room with TV/DVD player and wood-burner

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (5' double or 2'6'' twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 2 with double bed (5’)

Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin


  • Dogs welcome (1 small dog only)
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Private parking for 2 cars 100 yards
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 100 yds
  • Courtyard furniture and barbecue
  • Full gas-fired CH