We live in Australia, and on our first visit to the UK in 1996, we both fell in love with England. We've returned 5 times on holidays since then.
In 2007, we got the opportunity to live and work in England. We found ourselves in Montacute, and we absolutely loved it. We stayed for 4 years, and only the lure of a secure job and the imminent arrival of grandchildren dragged us reluctantly back to Australia. When the chance to buy a property in Montacute came up, we couldn't pass it up. It's a beautiful village. One day, we hope to be able to live 6 months in Montacute and 6 months in Australia.
Montacute is the quintessential English village. There is so much to do in the village, within a short walk from the village, or further afield.
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Reviewed by Real Travelers
Banksia Cottage is situated in the heart of Montacute, and all the village’s attractions, including the majestic National Trust property Montacute House, are less than 6 minutes leisurely stroll from the front door. The cottage sleeps 6 comfortably, and has been extended to provide additional, open plan living space.…
10 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Left on Jun 09, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
From start to finish this was one of the easiest bookings I have made. Quick responses to emails and enquiries and the price is reasonable too. The cottage is really comfortable like a home from home and gaining access too the cottage is made really easy but still very secure. Th location is easy to find and there is a local asda nearby (about 5mins drive). There are 2local pubs and one is … See more