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  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Pets
  • Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
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5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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A carefully restored pet friendly cottage for five situated in the heart of the Somerset Levels. Lovely period features to the lounge with a cosy wood burner and beamed ceilings.

A carefully restored pet friendly cottage for five situated in the heart of the Somerset Levels. Lovely period features to the lounge with a cosy wood burner and beamed ceilings.

Mill Batch Cottage is an 18th century holiday cottage, situated on the edge of the village of Mark, situated in the heart of the famous Somerset Levels, and in the shadow of the Mendip Hills. It was originally built as a cattle barn sometime in the 1780s, but in 1819 it was converted into a cottage by William Counsell - hence the inscription ’WC 1819’ on the outside, and ’WC’ above the old fireplace, which often amuses visitors! The property has been refurbished in 2019 with new furniture and appliances, but still retains many of the original features; the low wooden beam over the front entrance, oak beamed ceiling, and the original fireplace, now with a wood burner for extra cosiness. The name Mill Batch (shared with the owner’s home, adjacent to the cottage) comes from the fact that the property is about fifty feet above sea level (high for the Somerset levels!). This makes it the ideal place for a windmill, and one was built here in the early 18th century. The lane next to the property leads to the Hamlet of Perry, named after pear cider, which would have been made there. Cider apple trees still run alongside the property and in the orchard next door. Sheep often graze here, wandering amongst the dappled light. The garden of the cottage, though small, borders the owners much larger garden, 1.4 acres. Both are packed with wildlife, as are the surrounding areas, including the Avalon Marshes, Mark village has a fine 16th century church, village stores and two pubs both serving food. Shop ½ mile, pub ¼ mile.

Large beamed, double aspect living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace. Kitchen with tiled floor and sloping ceiling. Utility. Separate toilet. Fairly steep wooden stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with window shutter. Beamed twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Single bedroom with floor level feature window. All bedrooms with exposed stone wall. Shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD (small music library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Taxi service by prior arrangement with owners
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking

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What do our customers say?

  • 8

    Emma

    Posted by anonymous

    Great central location with nearby shops and restaurants and great cottage. Only thing you need to be aware of is one side of the cottage shares a courtyard with the owner's family, so you can hear their cars comings and goings.

    Confirmed guest, 30/04/2022 07/05/2022
8.8 out of 10 – based on 19 reviews collected by ReeVoo