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Secluded swimming pool with views of the Quantocks
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16 reviews
Secluded swimming pool with views of the Quantocks
Sitting room
Sitting room with dining area
Dining area
Kitchen
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bathroom with shower over the batch
Coach House from the garden
Coach House drive
Old Rectory Coach House garden
Old Rectory Coach House - Farm View on the left; the Elms on the right
Trampoline and garden
Cottage garden
Dogs welcome!
Sampford Brett village
Sampford Brett village and the Quantocks
Swimming time!
Brendon hills - fabulous cycling both on and off road
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Sampford Brett, Somerset, England

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Mel H
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“What a gorgeous, friendly, home-away-from-home cottage”
Reviewed 30 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

I cannot say highly enough how impressed we were with the Elms. We had a lovely, warm welcome from Jan who greeted us when we pulled up on the drive. There were fresh flowers, a pint of milk in the fridge and biscuits which together with the lovely decorated cottage made us feel at home straight away. There is everything you could think of to make a relaxing stay: great views, sounds and sights of the steam railway and a friendly, hospitable village. The grounds of the cottage are great for children to explore, including a trampoline, play equipment and outdoor pool which is well protected by a high fence and high latch that children cannot reach. The garden extends into a wooded area with footpaths which again are great for children to discover. We had a great stay and would thoroughly recommend the cottage to anyone. When we are back in the area, we would deffinately stay again.

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Liked best: The location and grounds of the cottage
Liked least: Can't think of anything
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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WalkerSus...
Sussex
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“A delightful place”
Reviewed 3 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

A lovely cottage in a delightful location and most hospitable owners. An ideal base for walking both on the Quantocks and Exmoor and along the charming Coleridge Way. Lots of useful information provided in the very well equipped cottage. You could not ask for anywhere better to stay in this part of the world. Look forward to another visit.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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Edward W
Halesworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Absolutely Wonderful!”
Reviewed 23 July 2013 for a stay in May 2013

The Old Rectory Coach House is the best self-catering accommodation that we have ever visited. Picturesque, comfortable, spotlessly clean and friendly. Jan and Phil Swan are the perfect hosts. There is plenty of room and everything works perfectly. The location is also superb. If you want a West Somerset walking holiday this is definitely the place to stay.

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Liked best: The cleanliness, the warmth and the location.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Fokke van...
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Management Response
12 Sep 2017
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, even though the pool was a bit bracing! You certainly made good use of the pool and the garden and saw lots of the local area. We hope to have more visitors from Holland in the future.
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