Greenhills is a beautiful period stone cottage in an unspoilt Somerset village just a few miles from historic Bruton, with a renowned pub, the Three Horseshoes, within walking distance. There is an immediate feeling of tranquility when you step into this lovingly renovated cottage, the interior is fresh and contemporary with plenty of traditional period features to add real character.
This deceptively spacious and much-loved cottage has the special bonus of two sitting-rooms, each with a wood-burning stove. One is set up as a TV room with relaxed seating that can easily be set up as a sofa or as two armchairs – the television is a Smart TV, as is the one in the kitchen – and the other sitting-room is a place to relax and chat after a day out exploring an area that is rich with history. There is a large open plan contemporary kitchen/dining-room with bi-fold doors to the patio and garden. The fabulous kitchen is equipped as a true home-from-home and has an island as a sociable focal point.
The three bedrooms, two doubles and one single along with a bathroom are all on the first floor and for convenience and flexibility there is a lovely shower-room on the ground floor too. Painted wooden stairs lead upstairs and with painted floorboards for the bedrooms too, this marries up tradition and a very contemporary Scandinavian feel.
The garden is sheltered and feels very private, with a patio-area that has far-reaching views across the countryside. For guests who wish to bring their dog on holiday, the great benefit is that the garden is fully enclosed. For all guests to enjoy there is a footpath leading down into the valley just a few steps away and on the other side of the village there is a lovely peaceful area of woodland with a babbling brook to explore.
The child age restriction is in place out of care for very young children on the stairs, which are traditional turning cottage stairs. Babes in arms, up to 6 months, are most welcome.
Close to the historic town of Bruton with its beautiful buildings, independent shops and famous cafe, The Chapel, this little town is also home to the renowned international Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery.
Within a very reasonable distance are the Cathedral City of Wells and colourful, iconic Glastonbury. In a setting with a gentle rural landscape below the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - where you can take in panoramic views right across Somerset - this tranquil, easy to reach place is a perfect choice for an escape.
As well as the fabulous monthly Artisan market in Frome, which draws in visitors from far afield, there are great shopping experiences to be had. For those all important holiday treats the Mulberry factory shop and Kilver Court outlet at Shepton Mallet, and the Clarks Shopping Village at Street are both great options if there's a rainy day, and you feel like some retail therapy!
Frome provides a range of locally made foods and cheeses, designer crafts, specialist homes, and gardens treats, with the next village to Batcombe being home to the Westcombe Cheesemaker, where you can visit the shop or book in for a cheese tasting tour and a peek into the cheese maturing cave. The dairy also hosts a micro-brewery - The Wild Beer Company - why not try a beer tasting too?
Sitting-room 1 with Smart TV and wood-burner
Sitting-room 2 with multi-burner
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric range cooker (with induction hob), microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Smart TV
Utility-room with washing machine/drier and wash-basin
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 3 with single bed (3')
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Please take care there are some internal steps and turning cottage stairs (there are handrails). *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 400 yds
- Patio furniture
- 4 NS heaters
Greenhills Cottage is a beautiful stone cottage in an equally beautiful village - with a truly excellent pub - near to the historic Somerset town of Bruton.
There are two beautiful sitting-rooms. Each has a wood-burning stove and original flagstone floor. This one leads on through to the kitchen/dining-room.
From the patio you have lovely rural views facing west, so gorgeous sunsets too.
This is the reception/sitting-room that you step into through the front door - what a great start to your holiday here.
The gorgeous open plan kitchen/dining-room has bi-fold doors to a very sheltered and private feeling garden at the back of the cottage.
Greenhills is the prettiest of stone cottages in a tiny row in this beautiful village. You can park directly outside the cottage.
This cottage is a true home-from-home with all that you could possibly need.
The kitchen/dining-room is stunning. The island is a great addition to this very contemporary and sociable space that has bi-fold doors to the garden.
Looking along the full length of this sunny open plan space.
The two reception rooms link one to the other. Both have wood-burning stoves and one has a TV so that you can have one room for watching films etc and one for chatting and being TV-free!
The front door opens into the first of the reception rooms where you can hang your coats.
This is the first of the double bedrooms, with lovely painted floorboards and views out to the front of the cottage and the fields.
Another view of the first bedroom.
This is the second of the double bedrooms - just as stylish and tranquil with peaceful neutral colours.
Another view of the second bedroom to show its size.
All the beds are beautifully presented with lovely linens and throws.
This is the pretty single bedroom with views out over the garden and the countryside beyond.
Another view of the single bedroom.
The family bathroom is on the first floor with the bedrooms but there is also a shower-room on the ground floor.
The stairs have a bannister and a fitted rope handrail - they come up from the second reception room.
This is the ground floor shower-room - beyond the utility-room.
Greenhills is the end cottage in this little row of period stone cottages. This is a very quiet village and the road is not a busy one.
The village church is at the heart of the hamlet.
... and the pub, The Three Horseshoes, is just up the lane.
If you bring children ( 5 yrs + ) there is a lovely playground in front of the church.
There is a gorgeous little woodland where all are welcome with a stream just a stroll away.
This is the beautiful setting for Greenhills. Batcombe is a tiny, historic hamlet surrounded by countryside and with an excellent pub just a stroll away. Greenhills is the last in the terrace.