We were very impressed and pleasantly surprised by 1 Castle Cottage. The price, considering we were bringing a dog, was significantly under other local cottages, therefore we weren't expecting much. What we were met with was a charming cottage in picturesque countryside and an owner (Rich) who went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Off the beaten track, it is very peaceful and we enjoyed deer, rabbits, foxes and two of the friendliest horses we've ever met. Rich left ice creams and other treats for the kids, bread, milk, cereal, eggs, butter etc, so that we could walk in and feel straight at home. What a special touch that was.
A must visit is Stourhead, a National Trust property just a 7-minute drive from the cottage. The White Lion Inn down the road serves up amazing food, just be sure to book. All in all, the only issue we had with 1 Castle Orchard is that we didn't have longer there.