View towards the cottage
Lounge with woodburner
Charming room with large inglenook fireplace
Kitchen with dining area
Master double bedroom
Master double bedroom
Twin bedroom
View towards the cottage and owners adjoining property
Meet the owners friendly sheep
1 / 10  View towards the cottage
2 / 10  Lounge with woodburner
3 / 10  Charming room with large inglenook fireplace
4 / 10  Kitchen
5 / 10  Kitchen with dining area
6 / 10  Master double bedroom
7 / 10  Master double bedroom
8 / 10  Twin bedroom
9 / 10  View towards the cottage and owners adjoining property
10 / 10  Meet the owners friendly sheep

Ivy House Cottage

Wincanton (1ml E), Somerset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming wing of Grade II-listed 17th century farmhouse
  • Period features throughout including exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace
  • Situated in the heart of the village of Bayford
  • A short stroll from the village pub serving local food and ales
  • Close to the border of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, ideal for exploring all three counties
  • Within easy reach of the historic market towns of Frome and Sherborne
Property code: IVHOU

This lovingly furnished period property is brimming with character and ideally located for exploring three counties at once.

Situated just off the A303, this property is ideally placed for touring Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. The surrounding area boasts an array of picturesque market towns, including Frome, Shaftesbury and Sherborne, while the historic cities of Salisbury, Wells and Bath are all within easy reach. For those in search of culture, Stourhead Gardens are close by, while Longleat Safari Park makes a fun day out for the whole family.

Inside, this cosy cottage is steeped in charm, through exposed beams, original windows and uneven ceilings. The spacious kitchen/diner is light and bright with plenty of surface and storage space for making yourselves at home. Here you will find an integrated oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, washer/dryer and dishwasher, together with a round table for sociable mealtimes. The delightful lounge next door is warm and inviting with a woodburner set into a large inglenook fireplace, exposed ceiling beams and a window seat. This is a homely room for relaxing after a long day on foot and making use of the Smart TV/DVD. This property boasts two spacious bedrooms on the first floor, one double with antique writing desk and one twin. The bedrooms share a shower room with WC.

Outside, there is an enclosed shared area with seating for enjoying al fresco drinks. Guests also have access to a shared enclosed orchard, ideal for exercising dogs.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Kitchen: integrated oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Woodburner with logs included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome
  • Beach 45 minutes, shop and pub within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Eloise.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stephen 10th August 2019

Perfect base for our family to spend a week. Owners were really welcoming and helpful, and the cottage was well appointed with many thoughtful touches - easy parking right outside, comfy beds, good quality cookware/kitchen equipment, smart tv, large shower (no bath) and ample fuel for wood burner complementing effective central heating. Even bread,Read more milk, bacon and eggs on arrival! Good location too - supermarkets etc close by and easy access to main road routes. You should definitely stay here! Hide

Reviewed by SUE 18th May 2019

A comfortable cottage in a cracking location, which made an ideal base from which to visit the many attractions only a short drive in any direction. Very helpful owners who couldn't have done more. The "welcome" goodies were very fulsome.

Reviewed by Yvonne 30th March 2019

Ideal situation for lots of local interest and walks. Warm welcome from owners. Always on hand for any problems. Cottage comfortable and spacious for humans and dogs!!

Reviewed by Nick 16th March 2019

A very comfortable and well equipped cottage, have visited before and wouldn't hesitate to return.

Reviewed by Rebecca 29th November 2018

Quaint, cosy and ideal break. Our dog loved it, the owners were super and we had a great time.

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