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“Another delightful week at the lovely Spindle...”
Looking towards Ruths Cottage playhouse. Please use the garden we have lots of seats, enjoy the sun.
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Looking towards Ruths Cottage playhouse. Please use the garden we have lots of seats, enjoy the sun.
Charlotte's Post Office playhouse. A childs dream playshop. You may have trouble leaving. Have fun. The charming & comfortable double bedroom with a brass bed. Lovely views, and  en-suite shower room.
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Looking towards Ruths Cottage playhouse. Please use the garden we have lots of seats, enjoy the sun.
Charlotte's Post Office playhouse. A childs dream playshop. You may have trouble leaving. Have fun.
The charming & comfortable double bedroom with a brass bed. Lovely views, and  en-suite shower room.
The Norman Guard robe which houses the garden loo, so quirky. You can sit on a throne be King of all
Lovey sunny kitchen has all you need. Great view to Ruth's Cottage & Charlotte's Post Office.
Sitting room with the woodburning stove, dining room beyond. So cosy and comfortable come home to.Ah
Tea in the Gazebo, lovely on a hot sunny day to catch a cool breeze. The water feature is quirky,fun
Tom's Lodge play house was on Shed of the Year. Folks come from miles around when the garden is open
Our garden was featured on BBC2 Open Gardens with Carol Kline what fun we had. Carol was inspiring
Another view of the peaceful garden for you to enjoy and relax. Maybe have a cool pre   dinner drink
Sheep on the our Green in front of Spindle Cottage. They have come for a holiday as well, how nice.
The Barbecue has a Mediterranean feel, with a wonderful table to seat many, next to Ruth's Cottage.
The sunny conservatory from kitchen door. Whatever the weather this is the place to enjoy the view.
Dining room towards the kitchen, lovely pitch pine table, pews & dresser with willow pattern china.
Toms Lodge playhouse & the Gazebo . Find Myrtle the Mermaid she is washing her hair, try the quiz.
Tom's Lodge an Elizabethan playhouse just waiting for children to enjoy and have fun brill. Love it
Inside Toms Lodge playhouse, a little table, stools, even an upstairs. Mind how you go on stairs.Ops
The lovely garden, just relax & enjoy. Lots of places to sit & enjoy lunch with a glass of wine.
View from the twin room balcony, with the Green beyond, we sometimes have sheep visiting the Green.
The Owl and the lovely Cat & the Pea Green Boat in the Post Office garden. The Box Hedge is the sea.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Binegar, Somerset, England

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achm1999
Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Another delightful week at the lovely Spindle Cottage”
Reviewed May 16, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We had another wonderful week staying at Angela and Alban''s delightful cottage and garden. Somerset looked beautiful with all the blossom on the trees, including the apple trees in the orchards. Lovely gardens to visit in the area, and many places to eat out, roundabout with great food. Good walking and bird watching too, especially down on the Levels at rspb Ham Wall, and at Somerset Nature reserves.
We will be back in the autumn!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 18, 2017
Hello Anna,
How lovely of you to write another brilliant review about Spindle Cottage and Somerset, you are the perfect guests. You were out and about seeing the best that Somerset has to offer, then home to enjoy your Mendip cottage with time to relax and put your feet up. We are so pleased that you are returning later in the autumn. Lets hope you will see glorious autumnal colour and have lovely warm weather when you come. Meanwhile enjoy the Summer, take care.
Love from Angela & Alban
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Sue B
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful and peaceful, a perfect retreat!”
Reviewed February 27, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

A truly beautiful cottage full of character and charm, and every home comfort you could wish for. Cosy and warm with central heating as well as a lovely wood burner in the living room, made for a wonderful short break during a chilly February! Our 6 year old couldn't wait to get home each evening to help light the fire, and he adored the little playhouses and finding all the hidden treasures and carvings around the house and gardens. Angela and Alban were the perfect hosts - welcoming and helpful for local attractions, pubs etc. Perfect location for visiting Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Wells and Weston-super-Mare. Would definitely recommend and would love to return, perhaps when it's warmer, to enjoy the gardens even more! Thank you for a relaxing stay, we fully recharged our batteries!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 1, 2017
Dear Sue & family,
You were the perfect guest so thank you for booking Spindle Cottage for your short break, and a big thank you for your perfect review. Great praise for the cottage and for your visits to Somersets lovely attractions.
We shall always do our best to make your stay as perfect as it can be, so we look forward to your next holiday here. If we could summon up perfect weather for you we would but we shall have to leave that to Mother Nature. September is often great, hint! hint! Take care.
Kind regards,
Angela & Alban
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LOL7BARNS...
BARNSTAPLE
1 review
“Mendip Marvel”
Reviewed December 12, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Wow! We have just been transported back in time to a magical place called Spindle Cottage. What an adventure we've just experienced. A place right out of Hansel and Gretel where wonderful surprises kept being found. A welcoming cottage to relax in and absorb sights, smells and sounds of years ago. We didn't want to leave. Angela and Alban, you absolutely made our holiday one we'll never forget. Thank you.

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Management Response
Dec 13, 2016
Wow, wow, wow! to your glowing review. Thank you for choosing Spindle Cottage, I am so glad you found us on your search on the internet. Your always welcome here and you have got to return because you haven't finished the quiz and not found the spider carved in the beam or Mrs Pig's little son Percy in the little bedroom, so that wont do will it?
Have a wonderful Christmas, lots of love. Angela & Alban
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LMGBristo...
Northampton,UK
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fabulous location and well equipped”
Reviewed December 5, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Our third stay in this wonderful cottage. It is well located for scenic visits such as Cheddar Gorge and independent shopping at the many Somerset towns such as Frome.
We love the garden and the amazing outbuildings. Alban is working on yet another building, this time a Shepherd's Hut and we were able to look inside and see the quality finish he is achieving.
The living space suits us as there are plenty of bathrooms and chill out areas, so everyone can go at their own pace and find a spot to suit them.
The owners are very welcoming, they are friendly and knowledgable, always able to give useful advice on a proposed trip.
We used the local pub to provide us with excellent takeaway pizzas.

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Liked best: Unique character property
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Dec 7, 2016
Hello Lynne, It was lovely for us to see you again at Spindle Cottage, you know the area quite well now so your reviews will help other guests and help us possible gain future guests.
We do look forward to you returning again and hopefully the Shepherds Hut will be finished and I will have equipped it with lovely curtains, bed linen, towels and china which I shall enjoy doing and we shall enjoy showing you around the finished Hut. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Much love, Angela
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kay551751
Leven, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely week with lovely friends in a lovely cottage with lovely weather,”
Reviewed October 13, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We are scottish friends of the couple who made the booking, but just had to praise our lovely week with Margaret & Donald.
One cannot describe the wonder of this cottage. It is magical , quirky, homely and unique,
and the owners Angela and Alban are the most welcoming and kindly hosts we have ever come across. The work they have put into this holiday cottage is tremendous,and we only hope we can travel down from Fife to enjoy their hospitality again.
Thank you Angela & Alban. Til we meet again. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Kay & Andrew

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 15, 2016
Dear Kay & Andrew,
From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for your lovely review. It was our pleasure to meet you and make sure your holiday was the best it could be. We do love sharing Spindle Cottage with guests like yourselves who feel the magic of this place.
It has always been a place to share from the moment we moved in. Old friends came to see what we had done to this derelict cottage. New friends came to party here, and some came to convalesce and recover. Now our beautiful home gives back to us and we get to meet lovely people like you. Come again soon.
Thank you,
Angela
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achm1999
Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Delightful cottage with wonderful hosts in a great location.”
Reviewed October 4, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Lovely comfortable cottage full of character in a beautiful garden.
Very well situated to visit the wonderful diverse Somerset countryside for walking, Wells for the cathedral and markets and NT houses and gardens.
Also several pubs within a short drive providing excellent food.
Many thanks Angela and Alban we so much enjoyed our week at Spindle Cottage and looking forward to a return visit in 2017.

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Liked best: The character of the cottage created by Alban's carpentry craftmanship.
Liked least: Nothing to mention.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Oct 6, 2016
Dear Anna, Thank you for writing a lovely review for us. We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Spindle Cottage and we also are looking forward to your return visit in 2017.
Have a good Autumn with glorious colours. Dare not say Christmas its to early. Best wishes Angela & Alban.
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DaveS1240
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed September 11, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We were looking for a quintessential British experience in the country for our family (including three young daughters). We wanted a charming home to base ourselves, in a charming little village and with lots of other charming little villages to visit in the surrounds. It could well have been one of those pipe dreams that never quite happens. Indeed when we found and booked Spindle Cottage we were doubtful - surely it can't be as great as ALL the reviews suggest. Well, it was! The house is delightful. The garden was a treasure trove for young kids - incredibly crafted play houses for the girls surrounded by a beautiful cottage garden. Angela and Alban have created a treasure of a house and are treasures themselves. We feel very fortunate to have stayed there. We can't recommend it highly enough.

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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 12, 2016
Oh my, oh my,oh my, your review takes my breath away. Your words are so beautiful, thank you so much.
We feel honored by you and we are so pleased that we have been instrumental in giving you the dream holiday that you thought might not exist.
Since we have lived here this has always been a place to share with others, family and friends also with people who needed some tender loving care a place to recover. We even had a door knocker with SANCTUARY on it. I don't know what happened to that knocker but now we can open the door to folks like yourselves who are ready to have fun, relax, explore, be a child again, feel at home or just be.
It was lovely for us to have you here. The welcome back is here for you.
Blessings.
Angela.
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