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Shepherds Rest


Sleeps: 4


Pets: 0


Bedrooms: 2

Key Features of this property

  • Wifi
  • Car parking on site
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Garden / Patio
  • Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly

All Features of this property

  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle

Accommodation description

2 steps to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Beamed throughout.
Living room: With wood burner, 40" Freeview Smart TV, blu-ray player, DVD player and DAB radio.
Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse style with oil range, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack. Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps in the garden in which there is a right of way through for the neighbouring properties.

As its name suggest, Shepherd’s Rest is a perfect resting place for exploring the local area of Somerset and the close by medieval city of Wells, nestled in the heart of the Mendip Hills. This semi-detached house is located on a secluded working farm, next to the owner’s home, with great countryside views, yet close enough to explore the major tourist attractions close by. A fantastic place for leaving the car behind and exploring the local area by foot straight from the farm.

Located along the ‘Strawberry Line’, a traffic free route from the Mendips to the sea, perfect for cyclists and walkers. The Cheddar Valley Line, which ran from Yatton railway station through to Cheddar and Wells, became known as the “Strawberry Line” because of the volume of locally grown strawberries that it carried to London markets. The West Mendips Way, a 30 mile route across the southern edge of the Mendip escarpment from Wells, Somerset to the sea at Uphill visiting Wookey Hole, Draycott, Priddy, Cheddar, Shipham, Wavering Down, Loxton and Bleadon Hill, is nearby. Split Rock is close by, and is a disused quarry offering some excellent abseiling and climbing, which is considered to be one of the best quarries in the south west. Arthur’s Point is also another area very close to Shepherd’s Rest, where legend has it, King Arthur stood to watch over the enemy.

Wells is a compact and beautiful medieval city, and its architecture is what makes this city so charming. Stroll along the quaint, cobbled streets to Wells Market Place, where you’ll discover a twice weekly market selling a range of local goods and souvenirs. Shepherd’s Rest is perfectly poised to explore the surrounding area - Cheddar Gorge is nearby and the caves of Wookey Hole await; you’re also just a short drive from Glastonbury Abbey. The nearby Mendip Hills are not only an ideal spot for avid walkers, but also offer opportunities for cycling, horse riding, abseiling and caving. Beach 18 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Guest reviews of this property

  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    Confirmed guest, 29/03/2019
    Excellent accommodation in all respects. Very comfortable bedrooms, spacious bathroom, cozy living room, tremendous kitchen with ample dining room, great utility room and lovely garden. The whole cottage is warm, welcoming, clean and well provided with any items one might need. A true home away from home. The host was unfailingly friendly and helpful. Fantastic location with beautiful countryside views and numerous top notch tourist sights, shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs within a few minutes drive all around. Great area for walking or bicycling and also lovely for driving around this idyllic area. Cannot recommend highly enough. We were visiting from abroad and we've rarely stayed in such high quality accommodation. We hope to return!

9.9 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by ReeVoo
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