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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Somerton, Somerset, England

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JSharpe21...
London
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Incredible cottage in a great location”
Reviewed 15 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

I'm actually sitting in Wessex Cottage now, I'm able to write this because the WIFI here is very good.

On arriving at the cottage the first thing that struck us was how well equipped it was, and the great quality of furniture, fixtures and fittings and decor. This cottage definitely has not been fitted out on the cheap. And to be greeted by chocolates, fresh orange and pineapple juice, milk and many other essentials, make it even more special.

The cottage in located in spacious grounds, with plenty of parking, and has a really secure feel. There is plenty of space for kids to play outside in the summer, and hot tub if that's your thing. Wessex cottage also comes with it's own little private garden/patio area, which I imagine is very handy in the summer.

The location makes a great base for exploring Somerset. Somerton (The local town) is nice, and has a few handy shops, including a very nice local supermarket which stocks a lot of local produce. The local chip shop is excellent too.

About 25 minutes away is Glastonbury... A very unique town full of quirky little shops. Heaven if, like my wife, you into crystals. Glastonbury abbey is also very nice, and there are a few nice places to have lunch.

Wookey Hole is the other place we liked near by. A fantastic cave tour followed by a 4D 'ride', a museum, an impressive mirror maze and an old fashioned penny arcade. Plenty to keep the kids amused.

We have stayed in many self catering cottages, all over the UK, and I have to say that for the money, Wessex Cottage delivers the most comfort and luxury. We expected it would be nice, but the little extras, and the quality, make this something special.

The only negative is that we have to leave tomorrow :(

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Liked best: The little extras make you feel very welcome
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
17 Feb 2016
Ah thank you so much for your lovely comments ,its was lovely to finally meet you all and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us .
with regards Dean and Rachael Ruddle
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Belinda S
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“Wessex Cottage ”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Perfect - just come home from one week away with family. Can't recommend enough. Warm, friendly couple Rachel & Dean that couldn't do enough for you and the cottage is spotless and has everything you need. Kids loved hot tub!

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Management Response
16 Aug 2015
Hi everyone - thank you very much for your lovely review and the personal note and flowers that you very very kindly left in the cottage on your departure - it was a pleasure having you stay with us and glad you saw lots of the local tourist areas whilst on your visit here .
The cottage was lovely and clean on your departure so our cleaners were very happy that they didn't have to work too hard !
Thanks so much again and if you are ever in the area ,please do visit us again x

With kindest regards Dean and Rachael Ruddle
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Kalyan S
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent !!!! Outstanding!!!”
Reviewed 28 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I've been with my spouse and my parents..It was good cottage which has every thing we needed. Its clean and neat..Good size of double bed, and twin beds. Nice kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine made it easy for us. Its very quiet and peaceful. Owners are very friendly and come around quickly when we give a shout as they live very close to the cottage. My parents are from India...they are very happy when the saw the cottage and they enjoyed there home food as we got all kitchen stuff to cook food. Overall I would saw it was good and recommend this..oh oh oh,,,forgot to tell one thing..there is no lock for the bathroom, that was only the Minus point for this..otherwise it good.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
16 Aug 2015
Ah thank you for the lovely review - it was so lovely to meet you all and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Harley's court . We would love to welcome you back if you are visiting Somerset again .

Thank you also for leaving our cottage so lovely and tidy and we hope you found your umbrella that you had misplaced !
Thanks so much again Dean and Rachael Ruddle
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FiddlerJo...
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Couldn't ask for more!”
Reviewed 3 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Lovely quiet location on the edge of Somerton. Stayed with my wife and 2 young kids. Everything so clean and tidy, quality fixtures, fittings & furnitire throughout.
When we arrived we were quickly met and shown around by the friendly owners. The grounds are very pleasant and spacious with immaculate beds and borders.
Inside the house, the single beds had been made up with boys & girls bedding to suit our kids! Which was very nice. Further more, shortly after settling in we were presented with a hamper of essentials; bread, milk, butter, cereal and chocolate eggs for the kids! Again, another nice touch. A box of posh biscuits and a box of Chocolates too - we felt totally spoilt. Free WiFi worked a treat so I could keep up to speed with the real world.
We didn't find ourselves wanting for anything - plenty of cutlery, crockery, pots and pans etc. Even a gravy boat for our Sunday roast! Yes - every self-catering eventuality was pretty much catered for.
We were left to our own devices for a long weekend without disruption from anybody which was also really appreciated.
I don't think I could find a thing to criticise - it was basically perfect for us.
Can't comment on the hot tub as we didn't use it, but it looked a good size and I was very tempted!

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Liked best: The condition, the cleanliness, the attention to detail, the kind hosts
Liked least: Nothing I didn't like
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
30 Jul 2015
Hi

Thank you so much for vising Somerset and staying wish us here at Harley`s Court - it was lovely to go back into the cottage and found you had left it so lovely and tidy for us .We loved having you to stay and we would welcome you back at any time you are visiting the area again - next time you can relax in the hot tub too ! We hope you all have a safe journey home and will look forward to hearing from you again if you ever wish to visit Somerset again.
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emzle
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful weekend”
Reviewed 27 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

I stayed here with my partner and friends and we honestly had the most amazing stay. The owners could not have been more helpful (even going out of their way to get things we needed), it was lovely and clean and a lovely location. The hot tub was a lovely bonus too! We are even talking about planning next year's stay here!!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Aug 2014
Hi Rachael thank you so much for coming to stay ,it was lovely to hear that you all enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you back if you wish to visit Somerton again .
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