We stayed one night on our way home from Exeter. It was a bit further off the A303 (about 10 minutes along small country lanes) than I'd anticipated but well worth it. Setting is stunning and the owners are extremely hospitable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and discover one of Somerset's best kept secrets!! Dating back to the late 15th Century and set in one of the most beautiful areas of South Somerset near the old market town of Ilminster, this stunning Thatched stone cottage oozes comfort with touches of luxury. With an acre of wonderful plantsman’s gardens,(open under the National Garden Scheme) and panoramic views to die for, life can’t get much better than this! Choose from the Kingsize double with en-suite in the Medieval bedroom, or the SuperKing double/twin bedroom with its own private adjacent shower room down your own private landing . With beautifully sprung comfy beds, your own Freeview TV, hospitality tray with a selection of Indian, China, herbal and fruit teas and coffee, filtered water, hairdryer and independent heating controls, we aim to make your stay with us as comfortable and relaxed as we can. An iron and ironing board are available and we can help with restaurant/pub reservations. The guest sitting room has TV/DVD and wood burning stove in the old inglenook and there is wireless internet access and plenty of private parking. Our breakfasts are sourced wherever possible from our own and local produce and served in the stylish kitchen/breakfast room with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. Enjoy a quiet drink in the garden on a summer’s eve, the scent of roses, while watching the cows return from milking. A great base for walking, cycling and bird watching with the Somerset Levels and RSPB reserves nearby. We are excellently placed for a number of wonderful National Trust properties and private Historic Houses and Gardens including Barrington Court, Montacute, Lytes Cary, Tintinhul, Forde Abbey, Hestercombe, East Lambrook Manor, Mapperton and Cothay Manor to name just a few! Being approx. 20 miles from both coasts and Dorset and Devon, a visit south to Hardy country, Lyme Regis, Bridport, Weymouth, Chesil Beach and the Jurassic Coast, or north to Weston-super-Mare, Burnham on Sea, Minehead, Cheddar Gorge and Exmoor National Park are all an easy drive. Visit Glastonbury and Wells, or Bath for some Roman culture and a little retail therapy! Easy access from all major routes - M5(J25), A303, A358 and A30. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Farndon Thatch B&B Ilminster, Somerset, UK