The Gardener's Cottage - Approved by Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

Crowcombe, Somerset

SLEEPS                      4 (+1 child)

PETS                           1 - 2



Ideal for a short break in the West Country from £148 (2 night breaks available, outside of the summer months)

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Property Description

The Gardener's Cottage is a delightful, family-sized detached period cottage with a thatched roof and a private garden, all with spectacular views of the Quantock Hills. This is a child-friendly and dog friendly cottage – perfect for families. The Gardner's Cottage is also an ideal base for Ramblers as footpaths directly on to the Quantocks are just across the lane.

This self-catering cottage is also an excellent place to get away even if you have to bring your work with you. Our free WiFi is useful for getting online and the village of Williton, just down the road has a full-service Post Office with photocopying facilities.

Property Layout

On the ground floor the accommodation boasts a comfortable living/dining area with an open fire. A complimentary basket of logs is provided to start off your holiday. There is a fully equipped spacious farmhouse style country kitchen with an oil filled Aga (for cooking and providing hot water). There is also a twin bedroom situated on the ground floor as well as a utility/boot room and separate toilet.  

The ground floor back door leads down from two steps into a spacious private garden with a seating area and a BBQ. In addition, cottage rental gives you access to the swimming pool which is open during summer months (36ft x 15ft, depth 3ft to 9ft - open June through September).

On the first floor there is a double bedroom, a cozy single bedroom (for the +1 child) and a bathroom with an over-bath shower, sink and toilet.

Accommodation Includes

Free WiFi, Electricity (no need for coins to top up electricity metres). Linen and luxury towels (swimming towels are not included). We also provide a complimentary basket of logs and kindling for use in the open fire (additional basket of logs £4.50.


Accommodation also includes

  • Washing machine
  • Fridge and Freezer / Dishwasher / Microwave
  • LCD Freeview Television / DVD player and a small selection of DVDs / iPod Docking Station / CD music system
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Highchair / Travel cot (bed linen for cot not included) / Pushchair / Fire Guard / Stairgate
  • A selection of board games / jigsaws / basket of toys / books / magazines
  • Parking
  • Secure cycle store
  • Information Pack (including instructions for Aga and optional chickens / pony care, local information, days out leaflets and Aga recipe ideas) 

Shopping Delivery

To make your holiday planning even easier, you can arrange to have your groceries delivered in advance of your arrival. Alternatively, you can plan your meals ahead of your holiday by visiting a local company based in Taunton who offers a superb selection of delicious frozen meals which you can purchase online and have delivered and packed away in the cottage in readiness for your arrival. Please contact us should you wish for your groceries to be delivered ahead of your arrival.

Please Note

There is no smoking permitted within this property and we allow well behaved pets at Gardeners Cottage.

Distance to local villages & Towns from Gardeners Cottage

  • Crowcombe is our local village which has a village shop, Post Office and a pub (The Carew Arms) (under 1 mile drive and within easy walking distance via local footpaths)
  • Williton is our local small town for grocery shopping (Co-op - open 7 days a week & Spar), butchers, Post Office, petrol, Doctors Surgery, Banks (NatWest & Lloyds), an Indian restaurant and even an antiques shop! (4 miles).  
  •   Taunton is our larger town for supermarket shopping, high street shops, restaurants, cinemas and coffee shops. The nearest A&E is in Taunton (Musgrove Park Hospital - 10 miles)

Hiring a Pony

We can make the dream of owning a pony come true! We have adorable ponies who would love for you to look after, pet and, if you wish, ride them. The pony will be stabled close by and it will be your responsibility to look after it. You would need to muck out the stable when not in the field grazing, feed and groom the pony and, if you feel confident enough, to tack it up and go for a little ride. All the pony asks for in return is a pat and a treat (they would just love a mint Polo or carrots). Depending on the package you choose, there will be riding tuition included also (from a qualified BHS riding instructor based at the family's riding school). Prices start from £55£230. If this is of interest to you, please enquire for further details.


Alistair Sawdays
approved 2011 to 2012
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