Sock Cottage

Yeovil, Somerset
Self-catering
+44 (0)7721 766210


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

  • 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

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 £120
Weekly price
from £625
Surcharges
Nightly prices: £120 for 2 people per night on weekdays, £275 for 2 for the weekend.
1 Cottage for 2
From £1201 bedroom

Reviews

We loved our stay, a perfect spot to bask in the glory of the countryside. Great hosts, wonderfully equipped cottage complete with lovely fresh farm produce on arrival - enough to keep you going throughout your stay! Lots to see and do in the area, Tintinhull Gardens and The Lord Poulett Arms being amongst the absolute favourites from the information provided by Sarah. Hard to top though seeing a badger in the lane approaching the cottage and the joy of hearing the young birds in their nest outside the cottage door...... a lovely peaceful, relaxing place to unwind.

Elizabeth, Manchester

We had a lovely couple of days at Sock Cottage and would highly recommend for anyone wanting to get away from it all - Sarah & Andy are the perfect hosts and could not do enough to make sure we were happy and had everything we needed including the lovely fresh produce waiting for us! The cottage is gorgeous and great area for long walks.

Karen, Sussex

Sarah and Andy made us very welcome in their beautifully appointed cottage. We enjoyed the peaceful rural surroundings in an area with plenty of interesting places to visit, there are 2 National Trust properties within walking distance. We were generously supplied with breakfast food throughout our visit, much of it locally produced. We should love to return.

Penny, Berkshire

Out stay was perfect, will definitely return, Thank you Sarah, everything we could possibly want, and lovely surroundings. Enjoyed having your dog for company on our walk.

Linda, Dartmouth

What a wonderful escape. The cottage has been beautifully done and being able to walk straight from the property is a real bonus. Sarah is incredibly responsive, very kind with the food supplies and helpful with the suggestions she gave us for walks and meals out. She even gave me a birthday card and brownie treats which was so lovely. We would certainly come back and recommend it to others.

Sarah, London

Our stay at Sock Cottage was just what we needed - we really felt like we needed a change of scenery and that's exactly what we got :) The cottage itself is absolutely beautiful, the owners Sarah and Andy have thought of everything and the local produce supplied for breakfast was such a treat! The cottage setting/location was so peaceful and relaxing and we were lucky enough to have some fantastic weather which meant that we could literally walk out the front door and head out over the fields - walking for miles each day! Highly recommend a visit to Sock Cottage :)

Beverley, Gloucestershire

You will enjoy a truly lovely break away at Sock Cottage. The owners, Sarah and Andy were delightful company and had stocked the fridge with bacon, farm eggs, milk, bread and more. The elegantly furnished cottage is set in beautiful countryside with plenty of footpath walks. Although lots of places were closed due to Covid, we enjoyed the gardens and village of Montacute and Sherborne has some excellent independent shops. Horses, fields and Somerset fare, we will return!

Wendy, London

We had a lovely stay, despite the strange Covid times! The Cottage is lovely, really comfy and well equipped. The Owners are charming and Sarah left us a fabulous "welcome pack", and had pre booked some excellent restaurants for us - so we waddled out at the end of our stay! The location is excellent with plenty to see within easy reach, and walks directly from the Cottage.

Sue, Sidlesham, West Sussex

A beautiful, immaculately fitted out cottage in a most beautiful location. Delicious fresh produce in the cottage when we arrived meant no rush to shop for food. The huge bed in the huge bedroom was so comfortable that we needed some discipline to get up in the morning! Sarah and Andy made us feel truly welcome and were always at hand if needed. All around green fields, hills and trees - that is the view from Sock Cottage. What is not to love? We will be back.

Valerie, St Albans

Sock Cottage was a great find. It is beautifully fitted out. Sarah the host is kind and welcoming but not intrusive. The food and provisions for breakfast lasted us 3 nights and so we didn't need to go shopping. The cottage is tucked away in a beautiful bit of countryside, very quiet and lots of birds. The huge bed was very comfortable and the shower is amazing. The lighting in the bedroom could be a little stronger and a log fire would have just finished it off nicely.

Richard, Worcester

My wife and I found ourselves looking for that exceptional place where our last 5 months of complete lockdown was not thrown away. It has been so very difficult for us rather elderly to manage over this difficult time but we needed that break, as most people do. What we found was the most beautiful home you could ever wish for!! A cottage so comfortable and welcoming, fabulous space and stunning scenery. ADD to that the absolute charming and brilliant hosts, Andy and Sarah and you have a package that is unbeatable. Not forgetting the two adorable dogs, who we fell in love with. WE WILL BE BACK

Peter, Southwell

We loved being at Sock Cottage. It's at the end of a long track so there is no passing traffic - our ideal, as Londoners, searching for quiet but civilised remoteness. Surrounded by lush, hill fields the whole atmosphere is tranquil. The interior of cottage itself is thoughtfully and stylishly furnished; all the wood work including Gothic-style magnificent double doors into the bedroom has been made by Sarah's talented husband Andy. Supplies of both local foods and toiletries are extremely generous. Sarah and Andy are warm, lovely people who go out of their way to be helpful. We'd go again!

Jane, London

Sarah and Andy were great hosts. The kitchen was well-stocked, even with specific dietary requirements. The cottage was beautiful and very clean. 10/10 would recommend!

E, Richmond

We arrived amidst storm Dennis! Sarah brought us straight into the farmhouse for tea and cake. It was the perfect start to a lovely stay. Sock Cottage is charming - beautifully appointed and well equipped with kind and caring hosts who clearly enjoy welcoming visitors. Highly recommended.

Marie, St Ives

We have not long returned from our fourth stay at Sock Cottage and are already looking forward to our next visit. It is an absolute haven of tranquillity, the cottage is beautiful as are the surroundings and Sarah is the most welcoming host. Thank you for another perfect holiday!

Sarah

Had a wonderful 2 night stay at Sock Cottage. Sarah and Andy were very welcoming, friendly and helpful plus 2 very friendly dogs! Breakfast was self catering and Sarah provided us with excellent local produce. The accommodation was outstanding, wished we could have spent longer there. Will definitely return!

Alison, Worcester

Ideal place for a couple looking for a comfortable stay in the countryside. The setting is ideal (the roads are narrow but totally worth the effort) and the cottage is very clean, really well appointed, tons of room lovely shower and a huge comfortable bed. I don't do reviews but this place is worth it. Sarah and Andy are unobtrusive but caring hosts - its hard to fake a welcoming cup of tea!

Andrew, San Francisco CA

We spent three days in Sock Cottage and Sarah and Andy were extremely kind and welcoming. It was a beautiful escape In a very tranquil place. Amazing sausages and bacon and lovely eggs for breakfast. The house was very quick to warm up on a damp, cooler June day!

Jill, Oxford

This is an absolute gem and if it's peace and tranquility and great base in which to explore Somerset that you are looking for then this is the place. The cottage is immaculate, the 6ft bed incredibly comfortable, an amazing walk in shower and the lounge and kitchen are well equipped. Sarah and Andy are great hosts and provided one of the best welcome baskets that we have ever experienced, and their restuarant suggestions were excellent! We had a delightful holiday.

Meg, Dublin

Sock Farm Cottage is a very spacious and comfortable place in the tranquil Somerset countryside on the doorsteps. Our hosts, Sarah and Andy, are kind and friendly, generous and highly attentive to their guests providing them with freshly farm produced food. We enjoyed those days in a delightful setting with the historical monuments of the National Trust close by.

Wolfgang, Dresden, Germany

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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.
  • For keen walkers we have direct access from our land onto Monarch's Way. This runs for 615 miles and was the escape route taken by King Charles ll after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester! A stroll to Montacute House is only 40 minutes though.
  • A growing number of our guests now have electric cars. We have a charging point in the stable yard close to the cottage for convenience.