Ansford Park Cottage

Castle Cary, Somerset
Bed & Breakfast

Stunning walks through beautiful Somerset countryside; return to family dinners, valley views, comfy beds and peace


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


An old farmworker’s house, modernised and freshly spruced, stands proud in verdant countryside. Long views from the clipped garden drift into the distance; warm Sue (plus cute Jack Russells) greets you. You sleep in the extension to the front of the house; one bedroom has valley views, the other has views over the Mendips. Both have comfy beds, books, homely touches and peacefulness. Breakfast is a leisurely affair of local bacon and eggs. Tramp off on an inspiring walk – Leland trail, Macmillan Way – you’re spoilt for choice. Escape London by train (95 minutes) – collection from the station can be arranged.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Please get in touch to arrange
Check out
Christmas & rarely.
Dinner £25. Packed lunch £5. Pub/restaurant 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £70
Singles £70.
1 Twin/double
From £70
1 Twin/double
From £70


A very pretty cottage surrounded by a dreamy garden and long views over the green hills of Somerset. Charming Nigel and Sue look after you beautifullyand give you truly comfortable bedrooms and very generous breakfasts.

Nicola - sawday's inspector, Bristol

After a long slow journey from Eastbourne, Ansford Park Cottage was a welcome sight. A picturesque cottage nestled in lovingly tended gardens with views to die for away from the hub bub. It was so peaceful and a perfect stopover on our way to Cornwall. Our hosts were so welcoming and friendly, the interiors stunning, the bedrooms oh so comfortable and the breakfasts utterly delicious taken in a kitchen to die for! The recommendation for supper was superb as well. A gem of a B&B with gorgeous hosts and one we shall I'm sure return to.

Nicky, Eastbourne

We had a brief but delightful visit to this pretty cottage. Kitted out with country house style and comfort. Our hosts were most welcoming taking our late arrival In their stride. The breakfast was delicious. The views from their carefully tended garden are spectacular. We highly recommend this b&b

Lucy, London

Absolutely faultless! A perfects nights sleep in a beautiful and comfortable room. Topped off by a delicious breakfast by our friendly and helpful hosts in the morning. Can't recommend it enough!


A really lovely house in a beautiful setting. Nigel and Sue were the perfect guests. I would thoroughly recommend a stay here. Many thanks!


Another really relaxing one night stay in this delightful place with its equally delightful owners. The beds are outstandingly comfortable and the food original and delicious.


The extremely friendly and relaxed welcome made us & our dog feel really at home. The food was delicious and our room very comfortable. The house has been cleverly designed by its architect owner and is full of interesting paintings and beautiful furniture carefully collected and the garden is lovely and beautifully designed - all in all we had a real holiday and after just two days we felt rejuvenated.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Susan Begg

  • The cottage is well located on the edge of the historic market town of Castle Cary and close to Bruton with its popular Hauser and Wirth art gallery and beautiful gardens by Piet Oudolf.
  • There are many National Trust Properties in the area notably Stourhead Gardens, Montacute House and Lytes Cary. Nearby is the Cathedral City of Wells and Glastonbury, famed for its Abbey ruins and Tor and home to the famous Glastonbury Music Festival.
  • Other attractions in the area include Kilver Court and Mulberry designer outlets and the Clarks Village at nearby Street home to Millfield School. The Fleet Air Arm Museum, The Royal Bath & West Showground and Wincanton Racecourse are also nearby.
  • For those feeling energetic three long distance paths are on the doorstep of the Cottage, The Macmillan Way, The Leland Trail and The Monarchs Way as well as the South Somerset Cycle Way. There are several good country pubs within walking distance.
  • The area is renowned for its farmhouse cheddars and cider and there are several farm outlets within easy reach.
  • The A303 is roughly 5 miles to the south offering a direct link to the M3. Castle Cary has a mainline train station and has regular services to London Paddington, Bath and Weymouth and the South West.