$141 / night
Total guests, Nights

Romantic, peaceful rural retreat - Ian's Cottage – Home 463768 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Romantic, peaceful rural retreat - Ian's Cottage – Home 463768

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 24 mi
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Ian's Cottage sits in a lovely location here at Brickyard Farm. It is surrounded by fields and has stunning views of the Mendip Hills yet is only a few minutes walk into the picturesque village of Wedmore where you can visit the local pubs and enjoy shopping for local produce, arts, crafts and vintage items.

Located on the edge of the Somerset Levels which is well known for it's National Nature Reserves this is a great place for bird watchers and wildlife lovers and there are excellent opportunities for walking, cycling and riding. Here in the winter months huge flocks of starlings can be observed wheeling across the sky before coming to roost in the reed beds on the Somerset Levels, an extraordinary natural phenomenon featured on BBC Autumn Watch. We also have plenty of wildlife in the garden including badgers, foxes, rabbits, buzzards, a barn owl and woodpeckers.

Golf, clay pigeon shooting and fishing are all available very locally.

Somerset offers a variety of places to visit. Within easy reach of the cottage are the City of Wells with its magnificent Cathedral and Bishops Palace, Glastonbury with its mystical Tor and Abbey steeped in the legends of King Arthur, magnificent Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole caves. Vibrant Bristol and the elegant Georgian City of Bath are within an hours drive and there are many historic houses and gardens such as Tyntesfield (NT) and Longleat. How about a day at the races at either Wincanton, Taunton or Chepstow.

Originally Ian's Cottage was a small barn which has been converted to provide comfortable and characterful accommodation. Inside is a beamed living/dining room with a sofa and armchair and a wood burning stove for cosy evenings by the fire as well as a dining table and chairs. Books, CD's and games are provided or you may prefer to enjoy your favourite programmes or films on the Smart TV. The compact kitchen is well equipped with an electric cooker, microwave, washing machine and fridge with icebox. The bathroom has a bath/wc with shower over the bath. Please note that the some of the doorways are slightly lower and narrower than standard doors as this is an old building. An initial basket of logs for the wood burner is included.

Narrow wooden stairs lead to a beamed double bedroom on the first floor with 5' bed, there are marvellous views of the Mendip Hills. Our linen is luxurious egyptian cotton and each guest is provided with a soft bathrobe, slippers and a fluffy bath sheet and towel.

Outside is a south facing terrace and lawned garden. Garden furniture and a barbecue are supplied. Parking is right outside the cottage.

Comments from some of our guests:

"Amazing cottage with beautiful views."

"Idyllic cottage in beautiful surroundings. Local area well worth exploring. We had a brilliant time. Will definitely come back again."

"Lovely retreat away. Great weekend, everything we needed. Will be recommending!"

Check in from 4pm. Check out 10am.

The cottage is situated approximately quarter of a mile down a farm track, it is quite accessible for all but the lowest of cars.

Covid 19 -We want you to feel reassured and confident that we are doing everything we can to keep you safe. Between bookings we will be following government guidelines for deep cleaning and disinfecting the cottage with products known to be effective against coronavirus and our cleaners will wear a fresh set of masks, gloves and aprons for each changeover. Our bed linen and towels are sent to a commercial laundry where everything is washed, dried and ironed according to strict hygiene protocols to ensure it is safe to use. Cleaning products and hand wash/soap will be provided for your use in the cottage.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 King Beds
  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

You really need a car to get around if you want to explore more than the village of Wedmore.

Interaction with guest

The cottage is in a private location here at Brickyard Farm at the top of our land and well away from our house. I generally communicate by text or email but am always happy to pop in if asked. We like to leave our guests in peace to enjoy their stay but we are available if needed and always happy to help.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Fiona D.
Average reply time:
13 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 Jun 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





8 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 2 Aug 2017

We had a lovely few days at this beautiful place, it is private, tranquil and very comfortable. We will be going again!

Response from the owner Thank you for your review, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.

“The cottage is delightful, and very peaceful with just the sound of birds singing.”

Reviewed 7 Jul 2017

The village of Wedmore is a real surprise with everything you could need on the doorstep. There are 3 pubs which vary from standard pub fare at the New Inn at very reasonable prices, to the very smart Swan Inn which has a quite different menu and higher prices.

Response from the owner Thank you for your review Caroline, I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay here in Wedmore and I hope that we can welcome you back one day.

“Fab cottage”

Reviewed 31 May 2017

If you would like the perfect getaway for two. This is it. We had such a wonderful time and hosts Fiona and Paul are very helpful and there if you need help or advice. Just great. Thanks.

Response from the owner Thank you for your review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and it was lovely to meet you.


Reviewed 21 Jul 2016

This house has all what you need for two persons. So quiet, wonderful view, big garden, beautiful village. Fiona, the owner, was very helpfull and very nice. We have nothing of any bad comments!

Response from the owner Thank you for your lovely comments, we hope to welcome you back her one day.

“Wonderfully relaxing weekend break.”

Reviewed 29 Feb 2016

Fantastic place to spend a relaxing weekend. Our third time staying at the cottages - never disappointed! Welcome package of tea and cake, and local breakfast goodies is a wonderful extra bonus.

Response from the owner Thank you very much for your lovely review and we hope to welcome you back for a fourth visit.

“Peaceful retreat”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2015

We had a wonderful week staying at ian's Cottage in Wedmore. The cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, Underfloor heating and the woodburning stove were much in use during a week of rather cold and wet weather. Fiona welcomed us when we arrived and provided a super 'welcome pack' including homemade bread, marmalade, cake, bacon, eggs and more-all delicious. The wifi wasn't working when we arrived and Fiona offered to get it reconnected, but it was actually quite refreshing to have a week of not checking emails and social media. We were delighted to be adopted by one of the farm cats, who popped in every day to say hello and get a cuddle. Plenty of wildlife to be seen right outside the cottage including owls, squirrels and rabbits. Wedmore itself had everything we needed with three pubs and the shops all within a short walk. Perfect central location to visit Wells, Cheddar and Glastonbury. We loved our stay and would recommend to anyone looking for a cosy retreat in a rural location but with lots of amenities and attractions so close by.

Response from the owner Thank you for your lovely review highlighting so many of the things that you enjoyed during your stay here. We would love to welcome you back should you decide to visit this area again.

“Been twice - back again this year!”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2015

We first found Ian's cottage in November 2013, loved it so much we cam back in June 2014...loved it again...back in November this year too!! My husband and I go down with our small Jack Russell… More

Response from the owner Thank you for the super review, we are delighted you are returning for a third visit to Ian's Cottage and look forward to seeing you again.


Reviewed 11 Mar 2015

Really quaint. Peaceful rural location and the host was good enough to provide lots in the store cupboard and fridge which is a lovely touch you don't get in many places! Great location near to W… More

Response from the owner I'm very happy that you enjoyed your break here in lovely Somerset. We are lucky to live so close to many pretty towns and villages as well as the beautiful Somerset Levels and I'm glad you enjoyed visiting some of them.Thank you for your lovely comments and we hope to welcome you here again one day.

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