This tranquil bolthole is in a peaceful setting in one of south Somerset’s most beautiful and unspoilt villages – Hinton St George – near the historic market town of Ilminster and an easy drive to the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis and Bridport. This is a perfect place for couples (babes in arms up to six months welcome) to escape the pressures of daily life – plenty of space, privacy and a delightful enclosed patio with wisteria climbing up the wall. An award-winning gastro pub, the Lord Poulett Arms, excellent village shop and a tea-room are all within a five minute walk. Vine Cottage Retreat has a large bedroom with a luxurious super-king sized bed, lovely shower-room and an open plan living, dining and kitchen-area.
South Somerset is a great base as it is so easy to reach, the countryside is gentle with a real range of landscapes from the Somerset Levels – home to some amazing RSPB wildlife reserves – to the Mendip and Quantock Hills and a little further afield the wilds of Exmoor National Park. Bordering Dorset and east Devon you can easily explore the stunning stretch of the Jurassic Coast and the South West Coast Path. There are a number of local historic National Trust properties to visit – Montacute House, Barrington Court and Lytes Carey are the nearest, all with amazing manor houses and beautiful gardens to explore. On your doorstep the village is filled with beautiful golden hamstone cottages and houses. The village gastro pub, the Lord Poulett Arms, is recognised as one of the best places to eat in the area – do book in advance! The village shop is a thriving focal point for the community and offers an excellent range of fresh local produce. As if this isn’t enough – you can stroll to the tea shop within two minutes, which opens at 10am providing cakes, sandwiches and snack meals, as well as cream teas.
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Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom with double bed (6')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 250 yds
- Patio furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
Vine Cottage Retreat is just that. A calm and tranquil place to switch off from your busy life, in the most beautiful village setting.
There is a very sheltered outside seating area, a little courtyard style garden, with this stunning wisteria to enjoy.
The open plan living area has a kitchen tucked at one end and plenty of space for a dining table and for the comfortable sofa and armchair too.
The bedroom has a wonderful superking sized bed. A perfect night's sleep is guaranteed.
This is the front door for this south-facing cottage. The patio is a delightful sun-trap with pretty planting to make it really attractive.
This calm and peaceful place is perfect for switching off and taking things slowly.
There are friendly details to make you feel at home.
Enjoy having time to yourselves. The kitchen is very well-equipped if you don't want to eat at the fantastic Lord Poulett Arms in the village.
A good mix of antique and new make this cottage's interior feel warm and welcoming.
The cottage opens out onto its own enclosed and sheltered patio beneath a wonderful wisteria.
The bedroom is light and airy but cosy at the same time.
There is plenty of storage for you.
Lie-ins are the order of the day - and then perhaps breakfast at Dorothy's Tea Shop a short stroll away.
Luxurious White Company bed linens are the icing on the cake.
The shower-room is a really generous size, a contemporary style and so very bright and sparkling.
Another view of the shower-room to give you a good impression of its size.
Hinton St George has a fantasic Tea Room - open all year round from 10am in the morning for a range of delicous snacks. Just a two minute stroll from the Retreat.
The entrance from Abbey Street - the cottage is to the right and your dedicated off-road private parking is to the left. There is plenty of turning space.
The Jurassic Coast is a short drive from Hinton St George - usually about 40 minutes. This is Lyme Regis right on the Dorset/ East Devon border
This is West Bay at Bridport. There is a lovely drive here via Crewkerne and Beaminster - stop in both for a wander before getting to the beach.
South Somerset has a number of historic houses to visit. This is Montacute near Yeovil. Barrington House is close, as well as Lytes Carey Manor
All the National Trust houses have wonderful gardens and walks too.
Tintinhull House has this beautiful garden to stroll in.
The Somerset Levels are home to several RSPB bird sanctuaries - really well worth a visit to see the amazing range of birds.