Cider House West

Shepton Mallet, Somerset
+44 (0)1749 830700

A little love nest tucked away in a pretty hamlet - walks galore. Super cool owners and pets next door so dogs are welcome to stay too


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Such a charming getaway, full of quirky style. Not long ago, a semi-derelict worker’s cottage; now a snug retreat, with sunny terrace and interiors designed by rugged ex-rocker JJ. Step straight in through the glass front door to a gorgeous open plan living space with flagstone floor and wood-burner, always laid ready to light. The kitchen corner has solid slate tops and all you need to cook well – lots of useful basics, plus milk, bread, coffee and eggs are left for you. Only a tiny fridge, but any overspill can go in a larger one in the summerhouse; guests can use the hosts’ washing machine too. Also downstairs is a walk in wet room with brickwork floor and splendid thunder box loo. It’s up steepish stairs to the mezzanine bedroom, with patchwork quilt on the big bed and a Buddha sitting happily on a windowsill. A huge deep bath stands in the corner, there are hooks and hangers instead of a wardrobe. Dogs will be in heaven – there’s hot and cold running water outside for muddy paws. It’s all rather lovely – and you may get to join in with bohemian Lucinda and JJ, testing the output from their cider orchard.


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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £71
Weekly price
from £500
Damage deposit
2-night stay, £180.
1 Cottage for 2
From £711 bedroom


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lucinda Edgell

  • The Cider House West is a unique holiday or weekend-break home perfectly suited for two people or small family in the perfect village of Westcombe in the heart of Somerset.
  • With miles of glorious dog friendly (we like dogs) walks direct from your door, great restaurants and hostelries including our award winning village pub the house is perfect for a true rural escape.
  • The market town of Bruton is 10 minutes. Here you will find the renowned Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery which also houses the Roth Bar & Grill. The High Street has funky shopping and At the Chapel where you can enjoy a relaxing coffee or a perfect pizza.
  • Glastonbury Festival is 15 minutes and the wonderful cities of Bath & Wells both approx 30 minutes. Bath & West showground is a mere 5-minute drive, famous for antique, classic car and agricultural shows.
  • For the more adventurous the world famous Jurassic coast is an hours drive away. The sandy beaches of Burnham on Sea a mere 50 minutes across the Somerset levels, which are full of wild bird sanctuaries.
  • Castle Cary Train station is 15 minutes by car. 1 hour 40 from London Paddington. Pick up can be arranged.