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.
The painted cottage stairs have a bannister and a fitted rope handrail, please take care.
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.
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.
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.
Glorious Nunney Castle is a short drive away.
The Mendip Hills are just waiting to be explored.

Greenhills Cottage


17 miles S of Bath / Sleeps 5 + cot* (no children from 1 to 5)

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

Nearest pub

The Three Horseshoes Inn (200 yards)

Set In the beautiful village of Batcombe, this 400 year old county pub uses fresh, local and seasonal produce to create a changing menu with both modern and traditional pub classic food. With a spacious bar and lovely dining room, this pub caters for all and is child and dog friendly. ***currently closed, re-opening September 2021****

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Gutted that the local pub is currently closed

We were gutted to discover this well rated pub is currently closed. New owners apparently, due to reopen in September

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

June 2020



Rated 3 out of 5 stars

February 2012

Review by C. Pimiento

Chanced upon a great place near Bruton - The Three Horseshoes Batcombe - oldy wordly. Just a great pub - had a great lunch then went for a walk - Beautiful 5 stars

Nearest beach

Burnham-on-Sea Beach (25 miles)

Burnham-on-Sea's beaches are comprised of everything you could need for a quintessential day by the sea, including ice cream galore, donkey rides, cafes and, most importantly, oodles of golden sand. Being Europe's second longest stretch of sand, the beaches offer lots of space to play and explore. For a beach in the heart of the action, visit Burnham Main Beach, also home to Britain's shortest pier.

Nearest walk

Batcombe Walk (1 ¼ miles)

*Recommended by a Classic Owner* Park in the hamlet of Spargrove and take a circular walk on footpaths and pretty lanes through the surrounding villages of Westcombe, Honeycliff and into Batcombe. Take the footpath along the pretty river of Alham for your return through Batcombe Bottom. Approximately 4 miles.

Nearest town

Castle Cary (5 ¼ miles)

A little but pretty market town in the Somerset countryside, full of little, unique shops and ancient market buildings. It's a quiet town, with lots of history to discover in the stone streets, home to one of only four ancient roundhouse lock-ups in the country. Walks abound with spectacular views and The Macmillan Way passing through the town centre.

Also nearby

Stourhead (6 ¼ miles)

Visit the world-famous gardens at Stourhead and sit amongst tranquil scenes. Described as ‘a living work of art’, the gardens lead visitors on a breath-taking journey. Spend a while in the 18th Century Palladian villa and Hoare family home, before wending your way around the grounds, falling in love with the beautifully thought out landscapes and classical architecture.

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

November 2021

Beautiful landscapes to explore

A short drive away and you're in the impressive landscape of Stourhead, with its magnificent trees, lake and iconic garden structures. We visited early November when the autumn colours were blazing. A perfect morning out, whether for a lazy amble round the lake or exploring the footpaths to viewpoints and monuments. Good National Trust cafe and shop too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

A highlight of our 5 night stay

We stayed in nearby Nunney for 5 nights. Stourhead was definitely our top pick. On a sunny day it was absolutely beautiful. The scenery is stunning and it was nice to have a well-earned ice-cream in the pretty courtyard of the pub after a good walk. There are plenty of spots for taking beautiful pictures. We'd be interested to return one Autumn or see it covered in snow too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe October 2014


This is the most beautiful place you can imagine - the walk around the lake, dropping into the various buildings and grottoes, is breathtaking. All I can say is you really must visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Merriman September 2013


A wonderful must in Dorset. Great gardens and interesting house. Well worth a visit.

The Bishop's Palace and Gardens (9 ½ miles)

A fantastic 13th Century building with 14 acres of exquisite, tranquil gardens.

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

November 2021

Bishop Palace Gardens and Wells

These are just the most beautiful gardens to wander around, even if you are not an avid garden enthusiast! The bubbling springs feeding the wells and river, the tranquility, the ramparts and the setting adjacent to the Bishops Palace, plus the imaginative planting make it a great place to visit any time of the year - November for us. Right in the centre of Wells too, so lots to explore.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

A great place to visit

A beautiful garden to walk around with great views of the cathedral.
Wells is a lovely small city to spend the day in.

Make sure you go to the cathedral and Vicars Close as well.

The Royal Bath and West Show (3 ½ miles)

On the first weekend of June, the country's biggest rural festival takes place. And it's not just livestock. See their Web site for this event and other all year round events.

Glastonbury Tor (11 miles)

Why not take a walk up this iconic, legendary Tor? Well worth the effort, you will have spectacular views across 3 counties. Dogs must be on a lead and there are no public conveniences.

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

Mrs Pascoe December 2014

Breathtaking (!)

It's well worth the initially steep climb up the tor for the amazing panoramic views from the summit - we parked in Glastonbury itself, walked up through the town and past the Chalice Well to tackle the steepest slope first, which meant an easier walk down the 'back' of the tor and a stroll through countryside to get back to the top of the town. Plenty of tea shops and cafes to refuel at when you get back!

The Strode Arms (3 miles)

Housed within a beautiful Somerset stone building, the pretty exterior is in-keeping with the village surroundings and reflected in the duck pond out front.

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