Sock Cottage

Yeovil, Somerset
Self-catering


You’ll love Tintinhull Gardens, Montacute House, Ham Hill, the Prince of Wales pub… and this sweet, fresh, cosy, rustic cottage for 2

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

Wind round a final bend to confront a wild valley, so wide and grassy it could be a backdrop to ‘Watership Down’. Here lie 35 acres dotted with horses and mown by sheep: yours to explore. The owners’ house, at the end of the long, high-hedgerow’d lane, was the Keeper’s Cottage for Montacute House, six miles down the bridle path and Elizabethan (yes, you can walk there). Your cottage, a beautifully converted single-storey old dairy, is attached. Open the stable door to a find a little nest glowing in the sunlight, all whites, creams and soft grey-blues. The clever woodwork is Andy’s – his workshop is on site – while Sarah runs a stud farm and breeds German ponies. A hamstone wall and an arched doorway separate the dreamy living and sleeping areas: fat white sofa, coir carpeted floor, woody kitchenette. Eat in Tintinhull, stock up in Yeovil, visit the farm shop a mile down the lane (it has a bistro too). Return to exposed beams above the big goosedown-dressed bed, and a little courtyard that catches the sun.

Essentials

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

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Please get in touch to arrange check in
Check out
Flexible
Booking restrictions
Price includes breakfast (ingredients provided). Short breaks available.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Restaurants 3 miles away.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £95
Weekly price
from £495
Surcharges
Nightly prices: £120 for 2 people per night on weekdays, £275 for 2 for the weekend.
1 Cottage for 2
From £951 bedroom

Reviews

We have stayed in many self catering and B and B establishments as well has swish hotels and we both agree that Sock Cottage is in our top 3. The welcome from Sarah and Andy, a visit to Andy's mega man shed, the beautiful decor, the shower big enough for a five a side football team and the mega comfortable bed. Did we mention the breakfast supplies left for us and the well equipped kitchen? Everything you need is there, no clock in the bedroom - remember you are on holiday - no need. Very highly recommended.

David and christine, Chilsworthy

Dear Sarah and Andy, thank you for your warm welcome and the most wonderful stay. Everything we needed was provided, as well as those extra touches which made us feel like VIPs. It was the perfect place to nestle down and take a rest from our busy life and to recharge our batteries. Our short week consisted of big days - there was plenty to explore and visit within a short distance, either on foot or by car. Even a visit to the beach was only an hour's drive away. We cannot commend Sock Cottage highly enough.

Julia, Derby

Stock Cottage is a real paradise! A cosy, spacious place with beautifully homemade woodwork, set in the peaceful and rolling landscape of Somerset. We’ve made some amazing hikes at Ham Hill. Sarah and Andy are the lovely owners who made us feel very welcome and at home. We’d love to come back!

Ariane, Amsterdam

Fabulous holiday rental. Just as described. Tucked away and very peaceful. Sock Cottage is ideally situated for accessing beaches around the durasic coast as well as Cheddar gorge, Glastonbury etc. Museums on doorstep for car and flight enthusiasts. Plenty of lovely places to eat out in the locality and cottage well equipped for self catering. Wonderful hosts who make you feel welcome the minute you arrive. Arrive as strangers depart as friends. Thank you Sarah and Andy.

Sue, Bridlington, east yorkshire

Sock Cottage is the perfect place to get away from city life. We cannot praise Sarah and Andy enough, they made us feel very welcome and they provided us with all the local produce to have a brilliant breakfast. The cottage was beautifully clean and had a wonderful soft bed and the shower was brilliant. We would certainly recommend a stay here.

Kurt, London

We managed to get 2 nights off to recharge our batteries and we chose a cottage very carefully. Sock Cottage was absolutely perfect. The cottage is so luxurious that the damp weather didn’t matter. We have taken photos of the kitchen which Andy and Sarah made as it is so nice. It would look great in our house. The food supplies were delicious and was so generous. If we ever get some time off again we’ll definitely be back. The trip to Sherborne was a highlight and wished we had had longer. Thanks both.

Dan, Wiltshire

Sock cottage is everything the photos indicate and ... far more. It's clean, tidy, and very thoughtfully well stocked. Sarah and Andy are lovely hosts who really care about making your stay a good one. For me, it was a beautiful, peaceful bolt hole, enabling me to sit with a glass of wine in the evening, on one occasion outside in the little courtyard, breathing in clean, fresh air in the diminishing twilight, listening to buzzards and owls calling and horses chuffing .. soooo peaceful and therapeutic! I really hope to return again and would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone.

Sally, Lincolnshire

Sock Cottage is a lovely place to spend time away - it's set in rolling countryside, with lots of walks available (particularly to great local pubs!) and is in a very good location for exploring Somerset and beyond. The cottage itself is beautifully furnished and very comfortable. The kitchen stocked with local produce for breakfast was very much appreciated too! Sarah and Andy are very welcoming (as are their two gorgeous dogs) and they went out of their way to help make our stay wonderful. Highly recommended.

Georgia, London

The perfect place to "get away from it all" Sarah very helpful.

Janet, Stamford

Sock Cottage is the perfect place to unwind. Peaceful,tranquil and very comfortable. Sarah is a perfect host who provides for all your needs no matter how small.

Margaret, Newcastle upon tyne

It was easy to have such a wonderful, very relaxing and restful two weeks in the charming, beautifully decorated and well equipped Sock Cottage. We enjoyed the peaceful countryside at the doorsteps of the Cottage with birds, rabbits and squirrels to watch. Meeting the Ponies and of course the two lovely dogs made Sock Farm a very special place. Sarah and Andy already too are a wonderful reason to come back again to Sock Cottage. They gave us the feeling coming home every evening. We loved talking to them. They are unobtrusively there for you. Just a perfect place for a perfect holiday.

Eva, Berlin

My criteria for a romantic weekend away included privacy, a DIY breakfast, lots to do, access to good restaurants and a memorable experience. We had it in spades! Although annexed to the main house, we had our own space and were left undisturbed. There was a big comfy bed and large ensuite shower with toilettries. Breakfast was delicious local produce, provided in abundance, enjoyed to the sound of birds, dogs & horses! We spent a day cycling around local attractions (Montecute House, Tintinhull Gardens, Ham Hill). Great pubs were recommended and Sarah offered to taxi us there/back. Superb!

Rebecca, London

Have just returned from a week's holiday. It was a most relaxing time and a pleasure to return each evening from exploring the surrounding places of interest to the very comfortable accommodation. The cottage is equipped to a very high standard with a well stocked kitchen for a very enjoyable breakfast each morning before setting off for the days' outing. Sarah and Andy's hospitality cannot be surpassed, we were made to feel welcome and very much at home from the moment we arrived and throughout the whole week- nothing was too much trouble. Can highly recommend and will definately return.

Michael, Pinner, middlesex

I really can not say enough good things about this accommodation. It was a sheer pleasure to spend time in this green haven and the homely, spotlessly clean, comfortable cottage so beautifully decorated by the hosts. Absolute peace and tranquility for a few days sitting reading in the lovely grounds. Sarah and Andy were welcoming and helpful, two nicer people you could not wish meet, they were brilliant hosts. I have to say I am also a fan of Norman the Labrador who sat patiently outside my door hoping I would not be able to resist his little hints to spend some time throwing his stick

Julie, Bournemouth

Absolutely beautiful cottage! Sarah and andy were fantastic and very welcoming. The breakfast provided was lovely too! Very close to national trust places to visit and lots of other places to visit too! Highly recommended and will be staying again without a doubt!! 10☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Nicola, Hawarden

Given the lovely photos of the farm and cottage and the excellent reviews we’d read in advance our expectations were very high yet thanks to Sarah and Andy’s warmth, kindness and attention to detail in our welcome and comfort these were exceeded. We were made to feel very much at ease in roaming around their lovely farmland and their lovely dogs, Norman and Olive, were a joy to play with. Non- dog lovers reading this should note that they’re not at all intrusive and will only engage with you if you want to join in, which my friend and I did with great enthusiasm. Highly recommended!

Sheran, South croydon

We've just come back from an amazing Bank Holiday weekend staying at Sock Cottage. Sarah made us feel so very welcome and was extremely helpful advising on local restuarants to ensure I had a lovely Birthday meal. The kitchen was stocked with delicious local produce which we thoroughly enjoyed. The cottage itself and decor was beautiful with so many lovely homely touches and the setting was idyllic and peaceful with gorgeous views. We also absolutely fell in love with Norman and Olive, the two gorgeous dogs and would love to return very soon.

Aimee

If only we had booked more than 3 days at Sock Cottage!! Sarah and Andy made us feel very welcome, and ensured that we had everything we needed - including excellent recommendations for the local pubs. The cottage could not have been more idyllic - fully stocked with the most amazing and fresh local breakfast goodies, and a perfect place for us to hide away in for a few days. We will visit again no doubt. Its a must!

Michelle

This is a truly charming cottage, restored with great care, craftsmanship and thought. It exceeds its promises. We found everything beautifully presented, immaculately clean and very welcoming, and were at once, at home with all we could need and much more! Lovely bed linen, fresh flowers, and Sarah and Andy, so accomodating and welcoming, and providing any extra attention they could lavish. We felt very cared for in the beautiful surroundings of their farm set in the peace of the lovely Somerset countryside. This was a haven and a privilege!

Susi

I booked Sarah and Andy's cottage for a romantic (proposal) getaway for me and my partner (now fiancee). The cottage itself was extremely well presented and we felt at home straight away. The location was exactly what I was looking for, rural but well connected, ideal for long beautiful walks into the surrounding countryside and to National Trust properties. Sarah and Andy were welcoming but not intrusive during our stay. They welcomed us into their farm house for a cup of tea when we arrived and gave us a wealth of ideas for activities in the area. We'll definitely be coming back!

Gareth

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sarah Steggall

  • Wake up to magnificent birdsong. Woodpeckers, squirrels and badgers in the wood, wrens and swallows nesting in the small barn opposite the cottage and buzzards displaying their flying skills over our hills. We even have wild deer in our hedgerows.
  • There is no need to shop on your way here. You will find the little kitchen stocked with all the immediate essentials to welcome you plus local farm produce of your choice to create a delicious breakfast the following morning.
  • Although Sock Farm nestles in its own valley at the end of a long 'No Through Road' we are within a few minutes of main routes from London to the West Country. Its unique position offers peace and tranquility with easy access to explore and enjoy the area
  • Enjoy some of the excellent pubs and restaurants in the area. Our eldest son is a rather splendid Head Chef and has put together a 'well tested' list of suggestions for you to try.
  • We occasionally have musicians practicing at the farm. This creates a wonderful atmosphere of live music on summer days. However, we are aware that this may not be everyone's choice so the timings are set according to guests' wishes.