Middle Farm Cottage

Wells, Somerset
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1749 672120

Traditional village B&B near Wells with superb breakfasts, peaceful nights and interesting, musical hosts. Lots to do round and about too


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

David’s grandmother bought these two cottages in the 50s. He (ex-TV) and Julie (a professional singer) have hurled themselves into village life, spruced up the whole place and thrown open their door to guests. You’ll be well looked after: breakfast at a pretty walnut table on homemade bread, jams and marmalade, a full Welsh of local bacon, sausages and eggs, good strong coffee. They sometimes do kitchen supper, or it’s a short walk to a good pub in the next village. Bedrooms are traditional, peaceful and comfortable – the garden room has its own little outdoor space. Walk to Wells across the fields, get the bus back!


  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Well-behaved dogs welcome in the Garden Room.
Christmas, New Year, Easter.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Family supper £17. Pubs/restaurants 12-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £85
Singles £65.
2 Doubles
From £85
1 Twin/double
From £85



A delightful B&B on every count: the owners couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming and the cottage itself is charming, in a quiet and pretty village in unspoiled tranquil countryside, yet with easy access to Wells and the main road network. Our room was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable, with its own seating area in the very pretty garden, and as the location is so quiet our nights were completely undisturbed. Breakfasts were excellent, with home made bread, jams etc., making our stay was thoroughly enjoyable on all counts. We shall be very happy to have an excuse to return.

Andrew, Edinburgh

This is one of the best B&Bs we have ever stayed in and we shall certainly make it our base next time we visit these parts. Comfort, food, conversation - everything was perfect - and after two days we felt we were old friends. David and Julie could not have been more thoughtful: this was hospitality in its fullest sense.

Jonathan & Sandra, Rugby

A really warm welcome to a charming cottage-style home where we were made to feel at home, our every need catered for. Last minute changes; no problem. Comfortable beds; certainly. Conversation: first rate and wide ranging (history, education, music, architecture ...) Immensely civilised. And the coffee ... simply delicious

Kate and Jonathan, Falmouth

Sociable hosts who welcomed us into their family home almost as if we were old friends. They were happy to sit and chat, and socialised with us over breakfast too. A friendly place to spend the night.

Jasmine, Tauranga, New Zealand

David and Julie were warm and welcoming and made us feel completely at home with lashings of good food and entertaining conversation. David’s connection with the area goes back to childhood - one of his earliest memories is accompanying Granny to Wells cathedral for tea with the bishop – a not entirely welcome experience for a be-suited small boy. His knowledge of the cathedral is extensive so do get him to tell you about the 14th century choristers and the ladies-of-the-night! Julie is a keen walker and will point you to some lovely local walks. All in all, absolutely perfect.

Haydn & Lesley, London

We had a wonderful week at Middle Farm Cottage. A good breakfast in the kitchen whilst chatting to our hosts was a great way to start the day. The bed was comfortable and the location peaceful yet very convenient for getting out and about. It was a real pleasure to be made so welcome by Julie and David. We will come again!

Nigel & Daphne, Cambridge

One of my favourite places to stay. David and Julie were exceptional hosts, welcoming us warmly to their beautiful and tastefully restored house near Wells. The cosy garden room was very comfortable indeed, with a chic modern bathroom. Great shower! The house oozes charm, elegance and history in a delightfully tranquil village. Super breakfast in the attractive kitchen/dining area looking onto the pretty garden, with David on hand to look after us extremely well. Lunch at the local pub a short distance away was very fine too. A perfect base for exploring Wells and the area.

Peter, Oxford

Stayed with friend at this sweetest cottage house during weekend, the decorations and fine details in it has represented the character of traditional English styles but with morden functions. Without recommendations from the hosts we would not have such wonderful time in Wells. Thank you!

Samatha, Witney

David gave us a very warm welcome. The room was delightful with a private door to the rear patio, one of the most comfortable beds I've slept in, and a spacious shower room all to ourselves. David was particularly helpful with his suggestions about parking etc when we visited Wells. Our stay was most relaxing. We enjoyed good conversation over a tasty breakfast.

Maureen, Bexhill on Sea

We had never visited the area before and found Wells as interesting as we expected. We received a very warm welcome from David (Julie was away) who immediately brought tea and biscuits out into the garden and joined us for a most interesting chat. The garden room, with it's door opening onto the garden, was perfect as we had our two dogs with us, and the adjacent wet room was sparkling, with a powerful shower. David made us a delicious breakfast accompanied by more entertaining chat. I would definitely recommend staying here.

Sharon, Norwich

We had a wonderful stay hosted by David (Julie was out of town). The house has been in the family a long time but they have transformed it into a delightful B&B. The little village of Dinder is off the beaten path and yet close enough to walk to good pubs and restaurants and the enticing City of Wells. We were in the Garden Room with private entrance, a king bed and large adjoining modern bath. David knows the area intimately and loves to share tidbits to make your experience rewarding.


Very friendly and welcoming hosts who made us feel at home in their lovely old cottage. Lots of interesting furniture and art work, and a grand piano which my grand-daughter was allowed to play, much to her delight!

Liz, Stratford upon Avon

Absolutely wonderful house to stay in. Very comfortable bed and lovely bathroom. All needs were catered for and we couldn't have asked for more. David and Julie are charming hosts and couldn't have done more for us. Delicious breakfast and then sadly we had to leave and get back to London. We would recommend this stay very highly. Thankyou David and Julie.

Lisa, London

A perfect "home from home" when we most needed it, thank you! David and Julie are engaging and gracious hosts who made us feel at home immediately. The room was beautifully presented and we especially appreciated the "naughty biscuits" for those peckish moments. Breakfast options were extensive and delicious and it was super to have the flexibility for brunch after the Parkrun in Shepton Mallet on Saturday. Wells was only a 5 minute drive away, with an interesting array of shops: hadn't intended to buy a chest of drawers on our visit, but did! We look forward to staying again.

Marion, Newcastle upon Tyne

What a wonderful welcome and stay. We were made to feel at home immediately. Our rooms were fabulous with lots of little extra touches such as Fresh flowers and luxurious towels. Julie prepared a delicious cooked breakfast and her home made jams and marmalade were a treat. Lots of laughs and stories shared. Would certainly recommend a stay at Middle Farm Cottage and hopefully will return soon.

Deborah, Northampton

Lovely location and absolutely charming property. The owners could not have done more to make our stay memorable. The rooms were very well presented and the breakfast was right up there on the scale with top hotels. We will definitely be going back. I cannot recommend this property too highly it is quite excellent.

Rupert, Hindhead

A lovely area of Somerset and the hospitality of Julie and David made the stay memorable. Middle Farm Cottage is beautifully presented with antique furniture, fab wet room and sumptuous bedding. The combination of cherished heritage and stylish renovation works really well. Our hosts made us feel very welcome - including our two dogs. The breakfasts were excellent - love the apple compote! Thoroughly enjoyed meeting Julie and David and will definitely stay here again.


The location is picturesque and so peaceful. The cottage is all renovated to a high standard and a real find. Bedrooms are tastefully furnished and the bathrooms are all new with great showers. Thanks a lot for a delicious breakfast and extra requests. David and Julie are excellent hosts and very welcoming. It is a very comfortable place and you could walk to the next village for dinner at the pub. Wells is very close and must be visited. We absolutely recommend Middle Farm Cottage and hopefully won't be to long before we visit again.

Almut, Bookham, Surrey

I recently chose to stay at Middle Farm Cottage with my small dog hoping to enjoy the countryside around Wells and the city itself. It was indeed a lovely stay with David and Julie adding to the overall experience with their warm welcome, great breakfasts and local knowledge. I undertook part of the circular walk into Wells taking the bus back. It was a relatively gentle walk with gorgeous views and lots of good places for refreshment in Wells. A stay here is highly recommended.

Clare, Midhurst

A wonderful place full of interesting things to see and hear! David was a perfect host to us on our spring break. We had long and stimulating chats about music, garden plans and the cottage and family histories over our delicious full breakfasts. Highly recommended!

Irene, Frankfurt am Main

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from David & Julie Costley-White

  • Coronavirus Update: We will of course be even more stringent than usual regarding cleanliness and your safety. High touch, hard surfaces will be cleaned twice and disinfected between visits, and all linen will be washed at the hottest water setting.
  • Our Garden Room is down a short corridor from the main house. It has its own private wet room and door out onto the terrace, as well as radio, TV, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. Pets welcome. Breakfast either on a tray or in our kitchen/diner.
  • Dinder is a peaceful farming village which once supported 5 farms, including Higher, Middle and Lower Farms in the village itself. Through traffic is minimal - horses being walked to their paddock, the occasional tractor, and the hourly bus into Wells.
  • The statue of the Cardinal in the little gothic window was made especially for my grandmother by a member of the Clark family who lived in Dinder. He preferred life as a sculptor to working for the family shoe business.
  • Try the walk into Wells, past WW2 defences that were never removed, across the fields and through King's Castle Wood. Or walk some of the East Mendip Way past Shepton Mallet towards Frome. You can always take the bus back to Dinder!
  • Wells Cathedral is an architectural masterpiece, famous for its Scissor Arches. Soon after the heavy tower was added in 1313, the foundations began to sink into the soft Somerset levels. The genius solution was to spread the weight sideways.