Cider Cottage



Property ID SVEOT885

7 night price

Property Description

A traditional country home within beautiful Somerset countryside, Cider Cottage is a newly refurbished grade II listed thatched cottage which embodies all the rustic style yet modern upgrades of the perfect rural retreat!

A perfectly quaint exterior greets you as you approach the cottage, with a flowery set of stone walls and large wooden door, and this is maintained by key characteristics within. The main stone-floored living area is spacious and features a lovely set of sofas and chairs in front of the open fireplace and 55’ flatscreen internet-connected TV (with a Bluetooth soundbar!), creating the perfect space to curl up with a glass of wine or a good book on the cooler winter evenings. The open plan design creates a thoroughly social atmosphere, with the dining table alongside the living room. In the beautiful modern kitchen there is an electric oven, hob and dishwasher, and all kinds of pleasant finishing touches. There is also a separate utility room with both a large fridge/freezer and a washer/dryer to ease the daily routine and give you more time enjoying your romantic getaway!

A majestic staircase leads from the main living area to the first-floor, where the two bedrooms are located. Both stunning bedrooms are ensuite, and feature similarly modern and appealing design elements as the rest of the property, with traditional artwork adorning the walls and lovely wooden furniture. The master bedroom ensuite is huge and enjoys a roll-top bath and walk-in shower, while the second bedroom ensuite is a superb modern wet-room with heated stone tile floors and both have fluffy bathrobes provided to keep you as content and comfortable as we can!

The large private garden consists of an expansive lawn, a BBQ and a brilliant set of teak table and chairs for when the weather allows, as well as private parking space for two cars. From fabulous stone floors and ancient beams, to all kinds of accessible fields and woods surrounding the cottage, this is the ideal spot for a rural escape both inside and out!

There are some amazing local walking and cycling routes, country pubs and of course, should you need it, easily accessible shopping in Ilminster just two miles away.

Those in larger groups who still want to enjoy this beautiful spot, can stay at  Hurcott Farmhouse, which is just next door and can accommodate up to fourteen guests.


Heritage Collection Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Cable TV Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Cider Cottage is a charming holiday cottage with a cosy living and dining room with a large fireplace. There are 2 bedrooms, both of which are en-suite, accommodating up to 4 guests.

Ground Floor
– Fully equipped kitchen with dining area
– Living and dining room
– Utility room
– Guest W.C.

First Floor
– Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
– Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room (can be configured as a twin bedroom)

Exterior Grounds
– Lawned garden
– Terrace
– Outdoor dining area
– Barbecue

Additional Facilities
– Heating
– Wi-Fi
– Working fireplace
– Smart TV
– Board games
– Washer-dryer
– Dishwasher
– Krups coffee machine
– Iron and ironing board
– Bath robes
– Hair dryers
– High chair and cot upon request
– Private parking

Located in the tiny hamlet of Atherstone, and surrounded by fields and woods, Cider Cottage benefits from access to both amazing local walking and cycling routes throughout the myriad of local country lanes and footpaths, and a huge array of pubs, restaurants and activities in the local vicinity!

There are several country pubs nearby, some within walking distance, including the Barrington Boar, and many others just a short drive or cycle away, including the Dinnington Docks and the Lord Poulett Arms.

There is also a variety of shopping opportunities in Ilminster, as well as a number of local attractions, such as the Dennis Chinaworks (with fabulous tea rooms), Dillington House (a venue for regular classical music concerts) and Barrington House, a National Trust house with gardens open to the public, that are well worth a visit.

There are also a number of local cider producers nearby, Perry’s Cider in Dowlish Wake and Julian Temperley’s cider and cider brandy distillery at Burrow Hill, whose orchards and presses are worth seeing. And finally, the lovely beach at Lyme Regis, and of course the infamous Jurassic coastline, perfect for a day or two walking, are both just 40 minutes or so away.

Local Amenities
Nearest Town/City Ilminster(2.5 miles)
Nearest Restaurant Quirky Bakes(2.2 miles)
Nearest Airport Exeter(32.4 miles )
Nearest Golf Cricket St Thomas Golf Club(6.6 miles)
Nearest Supermarket Tesco(4.1 miles)
Nearest Train Station Crewkerne(7.7 miles)


Best Suited For: All Ages

Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY


  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)


  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages


  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds


  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Sun Villa Escapes we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply contact the Sun Villa Escapes Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

– Maid service/extra cleaning
– Private chef/cook/catering
– Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
– Local day-trips or tours
– Airport transfers
– Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Sun Villa Escapes Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards.

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 25th 2020 – Sep 4th 2020 £1,108 £1,344
Sep 4th 2020 – Oct 16th 2020 £656 £833 £1,010 £1,186 £1,237
Oct 16th 2020 – Nov 3rd 2020 £710 £899 £1,088 £1,277 £1,323
Nov 3rd 2020 – Nov 28th 2020 £570 £722 £873 £1,024 £1,059
Nov 28th 2020 – Dec 21st 2020 £656 £818 £979 £1,129 £1,129
Dec 21st 2020 – Dec 28th 2020 £1,849
Dec 28th 2020 – Jan 8th 2021 £1,645
Jan 8th 2021 – Feb 12th 2021 £506 £632 £759 £886 £887
Feb 12th 2021 – Mar 5th 2021 £538 £678 £818 £957 £979
Mar 5th 2021 – Mar 26th 2021 £506 £632 £759 £886 £887
Mar 26th 2021 – Mar 29th 2021 £688 £874 £1,060 £1,246 £1,301
Mar 29th 2021 – Apr 5th 2021 £1,113 £1,331 £1,527 £1,527
Apr 5th 2021 – Apr 28th 2021 £688 £874 £1,060 £1,246 £1,301
Apr 28th 2021 – May 5th 2021 £1,032 £1,237 £1,430 £1,430
May 5th 2021 – May 24th 2021 £877 £1,062 £1,248 £1,301
May 24th 2021 – Jun 4th 2021 £1,538 £1,800 £1,833 £1,833
Jun 4th 2021 – Jul 5th 2021 £688 £874 £1,060 £1,246 £1,301
Jul 5th 2021 – Aug 23rd 2021 £957 £1,165 £1,372 £1,452
Aug 23rd 2021 – Sep 3rd 2021 £1,113 £1,339 £1,565 £1,581
Sep 3rd 2021 – Oct 15th 2021 £688 £874 £1,060 £1,246 £1,301
Oct 15th 2021 – Nov 1st 2021 £742 £940 £1,139 £1,337 £1,387
Nov 1st 2021 – Nov 29th 2021 £602 £761 £919 £1,077 £1,108
Nov 29th 2021 – Dec 20th 2021 £688 £856 £1,023 £1,172 £1,172
Dec 20th 2021 – Dec 27th 2021 £1,941
Dec 27th 2021 – Feb 26th 2022 £1,860

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote please enquire


These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Arrival time After 15:00
Departure time Before 10:00
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in rental price
Changeover day Any day
Minimum stay 2 nights
Pets welcome? Two pets are permitted per booking upon request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of £50 per pet per day will apply. Pets are not permitted upstairs or on the furniture at the property.
Smoking Allowed? No
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi included in rental price
Other Ts and Cs No parties or events please
Security deposit A 20% deposit will be made at time of booking, with full balance due 2 weeks prior to your arrival
  • Features
    Heritage Collection – Wi-Fi/Internet – BBQ – All Bedrooms En-Suite – Satellite TV – Cable TV – Indoor Games – DVD – Working Fireplace Heating