The heated indoor swimming pool is 13 metres long and 8 ft at the deep end. The tennis court can be glimpsed behind it.
The Cottage is a delightful holiday base. It has its own patio area, 1.5 acres of fully enclosed grounds, as well as the stunning  pool and tennis court.
There is a gorgeously sunny conservatory/dining room looking out over the gardens and with French windows to the patio.
There is a fabulous tennis court for you to enjoy - with the added bonus of a great  view ! Tennis racquets and balls are provided.
The perfect room to relax in.  There are blinds so that you can create shade if you wish. The swimming pool is in the background.
There is a bright,cheerful and very well equipped kitchen with extra  light coming through from the conservatory.
The kitchen is off the entrance hall which is light and airy - with a welcoming feel to the cottage the moment you step inside.
Another view of the living area with its comfortable sofas and garden views.
This is the welcoming sight when you open the front door.
This is one of the two double bedrooms - tranquil and stylish.
The Cottage has been made so comfortable for its guests.
This is the second double bedroom, beautifully presented.
There is a spacious shower-room with a walk-in shower.
The Cottage is in the foreground ( the owner's home is beyond but you have plenty of privacy) with the freedom of  approximately 1.5 acres of fully enclosed gardens to enjoy and your own patio area.
This is an exceptionally welcoming place to stay.
The Cottage in relation to the stunning pool house to the left.
The pool offers a choice of sitting areas so that you can really enjoy the experience.  There are proper changing rooms with showers and a music system too.
This quirky and exotic seating sets the scene in the pool room.
Have a lazy start to the day - or of course an early morning swim!
There is plenty of secure off road parking for The Cottage.
Looking down through the cottage from the front door.

The Cottage

3199

1.4 miles N of Crewkerne / Sleeps 4 + cot* (no children from 1 to 16)

7 Nights from £411 - £894

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The White Horse (1 ½ miles)

Located in the centre of this lovely village, you will find a varied menu inspired by French and British classics, great quality food and local cask ales.

Nearest beach

Seatown Beach (13 miles)

This lovely long stretch of beach is backed by the Ridge cliff which affords great views of the lush Dorset countryside. A good spot to look for ammonites and other fossils all year round.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2009

A favourite fossil hunting spot. Apparently there are beds of fossilised brittle starfish nearby as well as beds of belemnites. There's a free car park by the beach and you can walk up Golden Cap from here too, Dorset's highest spot, where the views are amazing.

Nearest walk

The Liberty Trail (3 ¾ miles)

This 28-mile trail starts at Ham Hill in Somerset, one of the largest Iron Age hillforts in Europe, and finishes at Lyme Regis in Dorset, spanning two counties. It follows the footsteps of villagers from the region as they made their way to join the Protestant Monmouth rebellion at Lyme in 1685.

Nearest town

Crewkerne (1 ½ miles)

A classic market town with elegant Georgian architecture, a 15th Century church and narrow streets of snug cottages.

Also nearby

Montacute House (4 ½ miles)

An exceptional Elizabethan house filled with treasures, including 17th Century textile samplers and Elizabethan art. This house featured in the 1995 film ‘Sense and Sensibility’.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Starkey May 2018

Marvellous Montacute

Absolutely wonderful in every way. We enjoyed many hours here. A must visit property.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Willis May 2016

Shame.

A lovely house and location . It was a pity it was spoilt by a very heavy handed and hard sell approach in the ticket office to join the N.T. I had to be very persistent to get into the house and gardens without joining up .
Once we had managed to get in we had another issue with an officious lady in the long room who basically told us off for taking the wrong staircase up . It turned out that a rope had not been put in place . How were we to know! Other staff members tried to make up for this and were excellent but the impression overall was poor.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Merriman September 2013

Very interesting

Another West Country gem to consider when in the Somerset or Dorset areas. Although the house was endowed to NT as an empty shell much work has been done by introducing surplus items from other properties and there is a current fascinating exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery which is a must.

The White Lion Carvery (1 ½ miles)

A traditional carvery that has become something of a Somerset institution.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Scammell July 2009

One of our favourites and we've been going there for over 25 years. Its a real, old-fashioned style of carvery, with an interesting selection of help-yourself starters and has roast pork, lamb and beef which the chef will carve to your specification. You can go back for more as often as you like, but the first serving is very generous! The sweet trolley is prepared each day by Maureen, the owner, who has been running the Carvery for over 30 years. Its a serious must for sweet-tooths!

North Perrott Farm Shop and Garden Centre (2 miles)

The farm shop sells a range of meat, dairy, cereal, fruit and veg and all produce is sourced as locally as possible with many items being organic. To complement the shop you will find a seasonal fruit farm, garden centre and coffee shop.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Professor Hapgood September 2016

A lovely shop and cafe

We have often stayed in North Perrott and found that the Farm Shop adds greatly to our holiday. It's a good and friendly place to pick up food and other essentials without having to drive, also to have lunch if you fancy a laid-back day in village with a nice walk to the shop. Also a good place for tea and a cake before checking into our rented cottage.

Forde Abbey and Gardens (7 miles)

A former Cistercian monastery dating back to the 1100s. The gardens are breathtaking, while inside must-sees include the cloisters and the upper refectory.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Downey July 2017

A place to unwind

We visited these delightful gardens as part of a circular walk from Thorncombe village. It was the perfect place for a leisurely lunch followed by a stroll around the gardens before continuing on our way. The highlight of the day.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mackintosh July 2011

Well worth a visit

We really loved the gardens and the interior. It was the highlight of our week. We spent several hours there and felt there was plenty to see both in the house and gardens. The tearoom provides excellent lunches for those who want to make a day of it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Avis January 2010

Stately home and splendid gardens

Fascinating former abbey dating back to 12thC. One of the greatest Westcountry gardens (according to Alan Titchmarsh), plant sales and a good restaurant serving really local food from the estate. A good day's outing.

Lower Severalls Gardens and Nursery (¾ mile)

Enchanting garden and nursery in the rolling south Somerset hills. Open four days a week, Mar- Sept.

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