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Review of The Cottage Beyond

The Cottage Beyond set in it's own large, private garden
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The Cottage Beyond set in it's own large, private garden
Enjoy swimming and sitting in the hot tub whilst admiring your garden The fabulous pool suitable for all, with a length of 13m and a deep end for the serious swimmers
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The Cottage Beyond set in it's own large, private garden
Enjoy swimming and sitting in the hot tub whilst admiring your garden
The fabulous pool suitable for all, with a length of 13m and a deep end for the serious swimmers
The front door
Enjoy swimming and sitting in the hot tub whilst admiring your garden
The light and airy lounge which has a curvaceous ramped entrance, loved by all.
The modern, curvaceous, contemporary kitchen.  Easy to use and packed with everything a cook needs.
The large solid oak dinning table capable of seating 15.
Bedroom 1 on the ground floor which is fully accessible
Bedroom 6
Entrance to the Spa Hall
Pepsi the farm dog talks to one of our cattle
Hugging goats!  Over 100 goats graze our fields, they are all friendly and like to see visitors
The magic ball which continues to amaze with it's wonderful reflections
East side of the house with the trampoline on the left and the Spa Hall on the right
One of the two circular tree seats to enjoy your morning coffee sitting under the walnut trees
Spa Hall seen from the upper lawn area
Bedroom 3 that can sleep 2 in either a super king sized bed or two singles
Bedroom 4 detail
The sauna
Swings and slide set in the garden
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6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Sampford Arundel, Wellington, Somerset, England

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Roy V
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Looking for perfection? - You have found it”
Reviewed May 19, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

My 60th Birthday. All the family - my wife , our 3 children, their partners and our 8 Grand children made our way to this fantastic place 'in the middle of nowhere' . , with Spotlessly clean with ample bedrooms for all of us - all top quality. Excellent indoor swimming pool, full playground, games for all the family and of course 'Blackberry & Apple' the tame pet pigs- the kids did not stop smiling until it was time to go home.
On arrival we were met by the owners who explained how everything worked and how to contact them if we needed anything(we didn't). Flowers, a large home made cake, tea and coffee were all left for us .
Beautiful garden, superb views. If you are looking for somewhere to 'get away from it all' - look no further
Cannot recommend this to highly - simply fantastic

Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 21, 2015
Wonderful, kind words, full of positive feedback - brought smiles to us all - thank you so much.
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sunnynats
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Just perfect”
Reviewed January 16, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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We stayed here for a friends 30th birthday. There were 10 of us. You need a car to get here - it is the middle of nowhere. I was glad to arrive in daylight hours. We were lucky out satnav worked the whole way, I wouldn't recommend relying on phone signal. Print the directions from the website as well - they are most helpful.

We had a delivery from ASDA come to the house. They deliver there regularly apparently.

The house is beautiful. It is huge. Plenty of space for us all to either be together or have time on our own. All facilities in the kitchen are fantastic. We cooked 3 meals a day for all 10 of us all across the weekend. All cutlery, glass wear, cookwear etc is provided.

A large dining table, comfortable living room, sky tv, DVD's, books, a play room for kids, table football, board games, all available. A table tennis table and air hockey are available in a garage just outside the house.

The pool isn't attached the house, but it's only a short walk. You can connect your music through bluetooth and the pool looks fantastic at night all lit up. The hot tub and sauna are all easy to use. The owner of the house comes down to show you how to use everything.

They provide you with manuals all over the house as well, so you can generally figure most things out.

We lit the fire and had a lovely snuggly afternoon on the sofa's watching films.

There was wifi provided in the house that was fairly reliable. And the owners live next door. They have a lovely dog - Pepsi, who was so well behaved and loved the guests.

They also had a little cupboard full of little bits that you might have not brought your self that you can buy from them - super helpful.

Kitchen roll, toilet roll, cling film, tin foil, salt, pepper - all provided!

We would stay here again in a heartbeat. It was beautiful and perfect for what we needed.

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Jan 17, 2015
Thank you Jess. So glad you all had a fantastic time, The Cottage Beyond is such a special place. Hope we can welcome you back again soon. Christine
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HfamilySo...
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful house with superb attention to detail”
Reviewed June 1, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We are a group of 11 friends; we stayed at TCB from May 16th - 19th. This place is amazing - from the lovely welcome on arrival, through to the beautiful house and pool building, and the superb weather (OK, we were lucky there!), the whole weekend was perfect. And we, as a group, are very fussy! We loved this place and would 100% recommend it to anyone; you won't be disappointed, I promise. We didn't want to go home!

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Liked best: The pool building
Liked least: It's a bit difficult to drive to (but very peaceful!)
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Becci H
Weldon, UK
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic!”
Reviewed May 27, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

I couldn't speak more highly of this wonderful house! My family and I have just spent a week at The Cottage Beyond and it really is the most fantastic place to stay. The house itself has everything you could want from pots and pans to a BBQ and even Table Tennis and Air Hockey. The Spa hall is a place for fun or chilling out. An absolute no brainer this one.... Will definitely be visiting again!

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tanyapadd...
Kettering, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“amazing 5 day getaway!”
Reviewed May 23, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Just got back from a five day stay at The Cottage Beyond and it was amazing! The cottage was well equipped we couldn't have asked for more.

All the bedrooms were perfect and the beds were so comfy.

All the family had so much fun in the pool, especially the sauna!

Finally, Pepsi! What a truly wonderful dog. We wanted to take her home!!

Thank you!!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ben C
Winchfield, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot, brilliant holiday”
Reviewed February 6, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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person found this review helpful

We visited The Cottage Beyond in January 2013 as a group of friends to celebrate two birthdays. In late 2013 we decided that we should return in January 2014 - without any birthdays to celebrate but just because it's a great place to spend a week.

The house accommodated our group (of eleven the first time and nine the second) comfortably. The well-stocked kitchen and large dining area allowed us to be self-sufficient for the majority of our meals and there was space for us all to relax in the lounge with the separate snug dedicated to kids TV. The bedrooms are mostly en-suite and the one that isn't has a large bathroom just across the landing. All of the bathrooms are lovely - spotlessly clean, finished to a high standard and with lots of hot-water. The views from the upstairs curved bedroom across the gardens and Somerset are stunning in the mornings.

Although in the middle of nowhere there's plenty to do with Sky movies and sports, internet access, games-room with table tennis and a table football table in the hall. The house is set in lovely grounds which are in turn set within a working farm with guests encouraged to visit the chickens in the morning for fresh eggs! The pool hall really makes the cottage - a large pool with a sauna and jacuzzi plus a changing area is great to relax and have fun.

Alan and Christine made the whole booking process very easy and on check-in we were warmly welcomed with a home-made cake.

All in all we had a great time relaxing in the cottage and walking around the local area and for a week away from it all with family and friends it's a great place and that we'll certainly be heading back to!

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Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • 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
Feb 19, 2014
Thanks Ben, so glad you love The Cottage Beyond and it's surrounds as much as we do. You'll be pleased to learn we've just installed a blue tooth music system in the pool hall - it sounds fantastic! Looking forward to your return. Take care and thanks, C & A
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 24, 2013 for a stay in December 2013

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 30, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. Delighted you had such a brilliant time.
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