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Light open-plan living space
Large screen TV with Sky-Q box
King-size bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Ground floor shower room
Enclosed rear garden
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Little Orchard - Ilminster

Ilminster, Somerset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Located in the pretty town of Ilminster
  • A good network of footpaths virtually on the doorstep, perfect for exploring with your four-legged friend
  • Take a day trip to the seaside resort of Lyme Regis or the Jurassic Coast
Property code: 78353

A luxury annexe in the area of the Quantock Hills in Somerset. Decorated in a contemporary and stylish manner, this property is perfect for celebrating, relaxing or exploring.

Situated in the pretty Medieval town of Ilminster, with its array of local shops, restaurants, pubs and takeaways. There is a vast choice of walks from your doorstep, from farm tracks to bridleways, walk the old railway track from Ilminster to the market town of Chard, or visit the Blackdown Hills. Retail therapy can also be found at Clarks Village and the larger towns of Yeovil and Taunton. Explore the famous World Heritage Jurassic coastline where you can go fossil hunting on Charmouth beach or visit Lyme Regis, Dorset’s iconic seaside town. Nearby are National Trust's Barrington Court, Lytes Cary Manor and Montacute House and don’t forget to visit Glastonbury, Cheddar, Wells, or the nature reserves on the Somerset Levels.

When upon entering the property, you will be greeted by immaculate accommodation, comprising of an open-plan living space. The comfortable lounge area has a sofa and easy chair, next to the chair you will find two USB charging ports for your phones and tablets, there is also a TV which is connected to SKY Q-box and a flame effect electric fire making the lounge space very cosy. The shaker style cream kitchen is fully equipped comprising of an electric oven and induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. The sink area has a hot tap for all your hot drink needs however, there is also a coffee machine within the kitchen area. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a contemporary shower room with a large shower and WC. ALEXA controls the stair lighting, bedroom lighting and one bedside light, giving a book reader control of the second bedside light. When it’s time to retreat to your bedroom you will find waiting for you a good size bedroom with exposed ceiling beams and comfortable king-size bed for a restful night sleep. The dressing area has ample clothing storage in the four double wardrobes and a good size dressing table. The en-suite bathroom has been built into the eaves of the property giving you a WC and bath to soak away the days adventures with mood lighting and candles (electric) to set the scene.

Heading outside from the back door is the outside space it is decked and fully enclosed with table and chairs, it is a morning suntrap, enjoy your morning coffee, or in the evening drink a glass of wine to unwind from the day, there is a power source by the seating area for laptops, just inside of the back door are two USB charging ports for your electric devices, with rear gate access if you like walking. There are many walks in the area some very rugged and others flat and level. If you have a four-legged friend or if you wish to wash your boots you will also have a dog shower facility. There is also off-road parking for one car at the front of the property.

  • 1 Bedroom - king-size
  • 1 Shower room with shower and WC and 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, boiling hot tap, coffee machine, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • 1 Dog welcome
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance
  • Underfloor heating
  • TV with SKY Q in the lounge  
  • Enclosed sun-trapped courtyard with seating
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Babes in arms welcome
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Laura 18th October 2021

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Everything was perfect and the owners are so friendly and helpful. Couldnt have asked for a better holiday. We took our dog with us and the walks were so lovely, so many places to venture! We loved the walks and coming back to a warm and beautiful home when we wanted to relax. There are many places to explore via foot and by car. We enjoyed every mRead moreinute of our stay and will be going back. Highly recommended!! Hide

Reviewed by Mike 8th October 2021

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This is a delightfully modern property , well furnished and ideal for two people. The use of space is to be admired and the facilities are excellent. Whilst the location is very good it is located in a residential street which for us was ok. It is close to numerous amenities , major access roads and points of interest so a major plus.

Reviewed by Rodney 26th September 2021

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Very comfortable and high tech cottage. The owners were very helpful during my stay.

Reviewed by Susan 3rd September 2021

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Lovely place very happy with it. Garrie and Christine very friendly hosts.

Reviewed by Patricia 27th August 2021

We Enjoyed our stay here immensely, the property was excellently presented in every way and the owners were friendly and helpful at all times

Reviewed by Carol 20th August 2021

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Fabulous accommodation, really friendly hosts.

Reviewed by Christopher 13th August 2021

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Had a very comfortable stay in Little Orchard. Very clean, lots of mod cons. Compact and alot made of the space available. Two toilets which is always appreciated. Lovely welcome from the owners through a phone call and texts, great to meet in person also.

Reviewed by Emma 30th July 2021

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We had a great stay at Little Orchard with our dog. It was so clean and homely and the owners are very friendly and welcoming. The home is ideally located on the edge of Ilminster (you can walk in to the town in under 30mins). Some good pubs nearby (Bell at Broadway, Perrys cider). We explored the nearby Blackdown Hills, the Quantocks and you can gRead moreet to the north/south coast in under an hour. It was easy to clean our dog as there is a shower to the rear of the home and dog towels are provided. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 23rd July 2021

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Fantastic and modern with everything you need. The place was very high spec and felt homely with a very comfy bed. The space has been utilised extremely well. A very warm and inviting place to stay and the owners Garrie and Christine are very approachable, friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Colin 16th July 2021

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A "Cosy Gem" In a Traditional Somerset Town. My Partner & I had a Lovely week in July 2021. There is so much to see in the area, the Dolphin Pub is worth a visit. The 1400 AD St Marys Church is worth a visit inside & externally. It is built in the Ham Hill Limestone, as are some of the other building & cottages etc. Silver Street Has Bonners ButcheRead morers, the meat etc from there is tasty top Quality! The deli & green grocers as the other clothes shops & stores are all worth a look. Thanks col, jo Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 2nd July 2021

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Lovely, clean well equipped little cottage right next to the owners house. Good as a base for exploring Somerset and Dorset, north and south.

Reviewed by David 18th June 2021

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This is a very well equipped, spotlessly clean, comfortable annexe of the owners home. We were made very welcome by the friendly hosts. The property is some distance from the coast, but there are properties and other attractions to visit nearby. There are several good pub restaurants within easy reach. Sunday lunch at The Bell at Broadway is well wRead moreorth a visit. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 28th May 2021

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Wow what an absolutely stunning property, the quality of fixtures and fittings, bedroom linen, towels was sublime equal to a luxury hotel. Added bonus of towelling robes, fantastic TV, beautiful village. The owners were so lovely and helpful but not intrusive in anyway whatsoever, really made us feel welcome and at home. There's a coffee machine wiRead moreth pods, tea towels galore, dog towels, welcome wine, milk and sundry items. Will definitely be back, thank you for amazing break Claire, Brad, Dex Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 21st May 2021

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The annexe was lovely had everything you could need although the weather was not great for the 1st few days and we did not venture far we were very comfortable in the property and had a relaxing time with the dog and some lovely local walks the owners Garrie and Christine were lovely and any problems were on hand if needed. I would highly recommendRead more this property. Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 30th April 2021

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Great property all round. Ideal location for walking into town but also for accessing some great walks, ie Dillington House and old railway line. Property is small but has been cleverly designed to make the most out of the space available. Extremely well equipped and useful to have washer/dryer & fridge/freezer. Very clean, comfortable and tastefulRead morely decorated. Owners, Garrie & Christine, are very welcoming and are on hand should you have any problems or want advice on anything. Hide

Reviewed by Norman 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Pamela 16th April 2021

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Immaculate accommodation,beautiful bedding,soft white towels. Very comfortable seating,lovely outdoor space. Very private yet close to owner in an emergency .

Reviewed by Julie 23rd October 2020

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Little orchard is a fabulous getaway. All mod cons. Immaculate and well designed. Perfect accommodation and hosts who live on site

Reviewed by Keith 16th October 2020

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Excellent accommodation, very clean and self contained. Garry and Chris , lovely hosts.

Reviewed by Philip 11th October 2020

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Property is an excellent design, maximising the use of space. Friendly and helpful host. Great location for enabling drives to coasts of Somerset, Dorset and both north and south Devon.

Reviewed by Julie 18th September 2020

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This is a beautiful property and as soon as you walk through the door it feels like home. It has everything you need and all in excellent condition. The location was perfect as we could easily get to every where we wanted to see with only a short drive.

Reviewed by Joanne 11th September 2020

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Really lovely modern property. The owner has thought of everything, even down to dog bowls! The bed was lovely and comfortable, with really food wardrobe space. A really lovely bath. It's lovely and dark at night and we found it really peaceful. A pub and spar shop within walking distance. The town with a tesco also within walking distance too for Read morea bit a longer walk. Communication was exactly right even with a text with directions. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 4th September 2020

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A lovely comfortable and well furnished option for a couple with very considerate and welcoming owners.

Reviewed by Mary 28th August 2020

Reviewed by Dawn 21st August 2020

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The property was everything you could wish for. Just perfect in every way. The owners had thought of everything you would need for a luxury stay. Even a gift and card for our anniversary! The only downside was that we had to travel 40 mins to 60 mins to visit locations with beaches or attractions we wanted to visit. A lot of driving. That said, if Read moreyou don't mind this then this property is a perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries, away from the busy work/home environment. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 14th August 2020

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The owners were lovely, very helpful and were on hand if we needed anythg. Communication was 10/10. Great touches with the chocolates, prosecco, Bath robes and even down to the doggy treats and dog towels. Would definitely stay there again if we are in the area.

Reviewed by Noella 7th August 2020

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The owners were friendly and welcoming when we arrived and everything about the property was clearly explained. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the accommodation. it contained a superbly equipped kitchen including washing&drying machines, dishwasher, fridge freezer, also a wine cooler. The lounge was comfortable with a good sized TRead moreV including SkyQ, The shower room was nicely finished too. Upstairs there the large bedroom with ample storage, and ensuite bathroom Hide

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Light open-plan living space
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King-size bedroom
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Location

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Eastbourne is a bustling seaside resort on the south coast of England. It has been a popular British holiday destination since Victorian times. The town’s attractive pier and promenade is still a major draw for visitors in search of a traditional seaside experience – you can enjoy a long, level stroll along the sea front whilst enjoying an ice cream or some fish and chips. The pebble beach is a good place to park a deckchair and take in the sun, or paddle in the sea. Great for family breaks and as a romantic getaway, the town has much to offer all visitors. The South Downs Way starts in town and extends 100 miles eastwards to Winchester – one of the first stops on the National Trail are the imposing chalk cliffs of the iconic Beachy Head, a few miles to the east of town. Eastbourne is a big hit with train enthusiasts as it’s home to the Spa Valley Railway and the Miniature Steam Railway. Historians may like Redoubt Fort and The Observatory Science Museum (in nearby Herstmonceux). For all-weather attractions for children why not investigate Fort Fun or the indoor Motcombe Swimming Pool? Further afield, and within a one-hour drive to the west is Brighton, with its own pier, wonderful array of shops and eateries. To the west is Bexhill-on-Sea with its impressive art gallery, the De La Warr Pavillion, and long seafront. Just beyond is the old fishing town of Hastings with its new award-winning designer pier, ancient castle and fishing shanty town.

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