Kingswood Cottage

Bruton, Somerset
+44 (0)1749 850170

An artistically designed and furnished cottage with inspiring, uninterrupted views over valley and forest. Come to escape and recharge...


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

The Experience

Drive down the long track to this rose-clad cottage, which looks out over a deeply peaceful slice of Somerset – you could almost be in the wilds of Scotland with the distant mist-topped forest, the dark night skies and the wildflower meadows undisturbed for years.

Anna leaves a first-morning pack of bacon, bread, butter, jam, marmalade, milk, muesli – and eggs from the hens if they’re laying. She helpfully makes sure the basics are stocked up too: tea, coffee, olive oil, condiments. You have plenty of space to spread out with a big sitting/dining/kitchen space, a separate inviting sitting room with a wood-burner and a little terrace, through French windows, for sunny breakfasts and evening drinks. Hop upstairs to two bedrooms, the master with en suite, the smaller double with a separate bathroom.

Wander out to chat to the animals – a small flock of black sheep, goats, dogs, chickens, ducks – and Ruby the relaxed pet pig, who used to live in the main house until she decided outside was more to her liking. You can walk to Stourhead through the woods in an hour or so and there are a few good pubs within five miles.

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We think you'll love

  • The remote, peaceful estate setting, the wake-up views and the starry skies
  • Chatting round the wood-burner in the comfy sitting room
  • Having a picnic in the wildflower meadow and walking through the oak forests
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You should know

  • The track down to the cottage is a bumpy, unmade road
  • The cottage is next to the main house
  • This is a delightful place to stay for adults only - sorry no children or dogs. Tiny babies are fine.


  • 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

Check in
From 3pm, flexible
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
November - February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £180
Weekly price
from £1260
Short breaks: 3-night stays from £555.
1 Cottage for 4
From £1802 beds2 bedrooms


We spent two very pleasant weeks at Kingswood Cottage. It's half of a pretty converted farm building overlooking expansive meadows rising to a majestic wooded ridge that forms an amphitheatre round the farm. Though it only has two bedrooms, there is a feeling of space both inside and outside. There are many lovely artistic touches in all the rooms. The owners were very welcoming with a generous welcome hamper and gifts from the kitchen garden. Lovely walks radiate out in all directions, not least those leading up through the woods into the back of the world famous gardens at Stourhead.

Oliver, London

This pretty cottage has a rose rambling over the front door, two inviting living spaces and two bedrooms above - one master, one little wallpapered double. It looks out over a slice of Somerset that has a feel of the wilds of Scotland - steam rises off the distant forest, the wildflower meadow has been undisturbed for years, the night skies are dark.

Wendy, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

You need a car for shopping and eating out, but there are great walks from the door and the organic farm has incredible views, a stream (the source of the Brue) running through and beautiful wildflower meadows and oak woods to picnic in. The Bull, Bruton, Spread Eagle Inn, Stourton and Natterjack Inn, Evercreech, are all within five miles. Bruton is popular and arty: At The Chapel restaurant, Hauser & Wirth art gallery, garden and restaurant, Godminster cheese. Frome (10 miles) has farmers' and antique markets; The Newt, Castle Cary, is well worth a visit (10 miles). Stourhead is a four-mile drive; Longleat House and Safari Park 11 miles. Closest cities are Bath, Wells and Salisbury.

Local points of interest from Anna Thomson

  • The Medieval town of Bruton is only 5 miles: visit At The Chapel Restaurant, the Hauser Wirth Gallery (garden, restaurant and bar where high quality locally sourced organic food is served), Godminster cheese.
  • Plenty of days out for all: Stourhead House and renowned gardens is 15 minutes by car; Longleat House and Safari Park is 25 minutes and Wincanton Racecourse is 12 minutes.
  • Our closest cities are Bath (25 miles), Wells (16 miles) and Salisbury (35 miles). The vibrant town of Frome is 10 miles.
  • Enjoy a drink and a meal at our local pubs - The Bull, Spreadeagle and Natterjack Inn.
  • There are exceptional walking routes directly from the cottage, with many footpaths so you can walk extensively without going on public roads. One route is up though the Stourhead woods to King Alfred's Tower.


Anna Thomson

Anna and Patrick live in North Brewham Lodge, next to the cottage. Both from Scotland originally, they're well-travelled and have filled the cottage with pieces from far and wide. They've brought up five children in this special place. Anna is an artist and has a studio in an old hay barn; Patrick is in finance. They will be happy to advise on walks and what to do in the area. Frank, who lives at the top of the drive and is ex Royal Navy, will also be on hand to help. They would like guests to experience the wonderful nature here.