Cider House West | Self-catering cottage in Somerset | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Cider House West - Self-catering cottage in Somerset

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Orchard House, Westcombe Hill, Westcombe, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6ER, Somerset
England, United Kingdom

Lucinda Edgell

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+44 (0)1749 830700(landline)

A little love nest tucked away in a pretty hamlet - walks galore. Super cool owners and pets next door so dogs are welcome to stay too

Such a charming getaway, full of quirky style. Not long ago, a semi-derelict worker's cottage; now a snug retreat, with sunny terrace and interiors designed by rugged ex-rocker JJ. Step straight in through the glass front door to a gorgeous open plan living space with flagstone floor and wood-burner, always laid ready to light. The kitchen corner has solid slate tops and all you need to cook well - lots of useful basics, plus milk, bread, coffee and eggs are left for you. Only a tiny fridge, but any overspill can go in a larger one in the summerhouse; guests can use the hosts' washing machine too. Also downstairs is a walk in wet room with brickwork floor and splendid thunder box loo. It's up steepish stairs to the mezzanine bedroom, with patchwork quilt on the big bed and a Buddha sitting happily on a windowsill. A huge deep bath stands in the corner, there are hooks and hangers instead of a wardrobe. Dogs will be in heaven - there's hot and cold running water outside for muddy paws. It's all rather lovely - and you may get to join in with bohemian Lucinda and JJ, testing the output from their cider orchard.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from Lucinda Edgell:

Local points of interest from
Lucinda Edgell:

  • The Cider House West is a unique holiday or weekend-break home perfectly suited for two people or small family in the perfect village of Westcombe in the heart of Somerset.
  • With miles of glorious dog friendly (we like dogs) walks direct from your door, great restaurants and hostelries including our award winning village pub the house is perfect for a true rural escape.
  • The market town of Bruton is 10 minutes. Here you will find the renowned Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery which also houses the Roth Bar & Grill. The High Street has funky shopping and At the Chapel where you can enjoy a relaxing coffee or a perfect pizza.
  • Glastonbury Festival is 15 minutes and the wonderful cities of Bath & Wells both approx 30 minutes. Bath & West showground is a mere 5-minute drive, famous for antique, classic car and agricultural shows.
  • For the more adventurous the world famous Jurassic coast is an hours drive away. The sandy beaches of Burnham on Sea a mere 50 minutes across the Somerset levels, which are full of wild bird sanctuaries.
  • Castle Cary Train station is 15 minutes by car. 1 hour 40 from London Paddington. Pick up can be arranged.
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  • 1 Cottage for 2
Price:(i) £400 to£600 per week

2-night stay, £175.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights.


Pubs/restaurants 5-minute drive.




Orchard House, Westcombe Hill, Westcombe, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6ER, Somerset

Self-catering Cider House West (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double; 1 bathroom
Price: (i) £ 400 to £ 600 per week

Lucinda Edgell

Visit website

+44 (0)1749 830700(landline)