With wonderful views over the fields from the rear of the property, this beautiful cottage makes a wonderful spot for a romantic retreat. Bluebell Cottage is situated on the outskirts of Henstridge village – a small rural settlement on the border between Dorset and Somerset. As one of three holiday homes, this charming single storey mid terrace offers a stylish open-plan living-area, one double bedroom and a luxurious wet room with shower. Local amenities such as the village shop, pubs, restaurants and café are all within easy walking distance, though for a wider variety of establishments, the historic town of Sherborne is also cl...ose by, making this a great location for your holiday, no matter what time of year.
Amenities: Electric convector heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of washer/dryer (in external utility room), TV/DVD, radio/CD player, wireless internet connection (bring own laptop). All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Shared use of grounds with private patio area and garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles.
Region: Somerset offers 3 areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Quantock, Mendip and Blackdown Hills. Lose yourself in the glory of nature, take a ride on a steam train, visit a traditional farmers' market or explore your mystical side at Glastonbury.
Town: Used as the backdrop to Thomas Hardy's ‘Tess of the D'Urbervilles’, the lush Blackmore Vale is also home to the little village of Henstridge, situated on the border of Somerset and Dorset. Henstridge itself has a village shop, pubs, restaurants and a café. It also offers lovely walks accompanied by fine views in the glorious countryside. The historic town of Sherborne is just a short drive away and was once home to the famous Sir Walter Raleigh. The National Trust operates a number of properties in the area such as Stourhead House and Gardens whilst the cathedral city of Salisbury, Stonehenge, Bath and The Dorset Heritage Coast are all in the near vicinity. This is a great base from which to explore Somerset and Dorset.Read more
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. The "Min. Per Night" prices quoted are based on the weekly rental price, they are not applicable for short breaks. See our short break policy or ask for further details.
Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 01/06/2012 for a stay in October 2011 | Ageing hippie
the service in itself was no problem.
The home in itself was no problem.
Location was ideal for us, amenities were as expected.
Liked best was cottage in general.
Liked least was the bed, mattress very uncomfortable;
had to descale the kettle before use; lack of shelf by the shower to put bottles on.
Left on 01/04/2011 for a stay in November 2010 | Linda
Bluebell cottage was a lovely place to hide away from the world for a peaceful break. The free wifi was great as I wanted a quiet place to study and relax. Also lots of things to do nearby - I went quadbiking, mountain biking, walking, running and really enjoyed the beautiful countryside in the area.
Walking distance to a nice local pub and good indian restaurant, but you will need a torch! Udder Farm shop and cafe just up the road is excellent.
If you are a National Trust member check the opening times of local properties - Stourhead is open all year but most of the others close in the winter.
Left on 12/04/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | bycycling Gran
This was our second visit to the Bluebell Cottage.Need we say more.
The attention we received from Mr Curtis made us feel very welcome.
The Cottage was just as excellent as it was on our previous visit.The furnishings had been replaced, which made us feel the owner cared.
The location was a bit isolated but this did'nt deter us, for there was plenty of eating houses and shops within a half a dozen miles. The coast was about an hours drive away.
The cottage was fully equipped, with milk and tea,coffee to welcome us.
Parking was not 100%, but it was not an issue
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in August 2008 | ColinB
The owners were very welcoming and gave good advice on local eating places. There were excellent facilities including a washing machine and dryer available. The cottage was very comfortable and tastefully decorated.
The cottage is in the country however it is easy to find and close to a good range of excellent pubs. It is between Sherborne and Shaftesbury both interesting towns to visit.
I liked the quiet location it enabled me to switch off completely and relax. The least thing I liked was the weather - it did rain most of the week - but that is an English summer !
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