Apothecary Cottage

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The height of cottage-chic, this gorgeously bijoux, romantic pad for two is in a totally fab location and four-legged friends are welcome too.

At a Glance

From £506 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Autumnal escapes Courtyard Garden Fabulous restaurants and bars nearby Ideal Honeymoon spot Dog friendly Walking distance to a pub Wood Burner Perfect For Couples Parking 3 Hours From London
Step through the front door and you'll find yourself in a beautifully petite love nest. Light greys coordinate with black, creating a cosy, hidden-away feel with a touch of Victoriana about it. We love the huge mirrors, black lampshades, wood burning stove and fab antiquities such as the medicine bottles - a nod to Apothecary Cottage's original incarnation as the chemist for the village - and impressive lighting. This is a chic retreat, a lover's getaway in a terrific location to explore the delights of Somerset, such as the Mendip Hills, Wells, Glastonbury and the pretty coastline. The village of Wedmore is pretty and just a short walk away with a host of places to eat and shop.
Living and eating

The ground floor is open-plan, with the snug living room to the front of the property. A vintage sofa for two lies close to the log burner - perfect for snuggling up on after a walk on the Mendips. A television is on hand should you want to catch up on a series or have a film night. Head towards the back and you'll find the fab kitchen - extremely well-equipped for such a small cottage, including a coffee maker for a morning brew and pretty Sophie Conran tableware. We love the soft greys of the cupboards and the warm wooden worktops, whilst the hand-made dining table, cute and romantic for two, is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two.

Sleeping

Climb the striking wrought-iron spiral staircase and you'll find yourself in the pretty en suite bedroom, where vaulted ceilings and windows that overlook the village and the distant Mendip Hills await. The super-comfy double bed makes for long lie-ins whilst we love the fab antique lighting high above - cleverly created by the ingenious owners.

Bathing

The en suite shower room has a surprisingly spacious shower to wake you up in the mornings. The sink area is just stunning with a reclaimed vanity table, sink and striking vintage newspaper wallpaper, all in shades of black, cream and grey.

Outside space

To the back lies a small courtyard garden, ideal for a sundowner or alfresco breakfast on warm summer days.

WiFi

Apothecary Cottage has WiFi so if you need to stay in contact with the outside world, you can.

Dogs

One well-behaved dog is very welcome at Apothecary Cottage, we charge £30 per week or short break.

Parking

There is parking for one car to the rear of the cottage.

In the Area

Apothecary Cottage is situated in the picture-box pretty village of Wedmore, sometimes called the Isle of Wedmore, due to being in an elevated position on the Somerset Levels. It's just a short walk from the cottage to the centre of the village where you'll find two wonderful places to eat - The George Inn, a Grade II listed former home, and The Swan, run by executive chef Tom Blake from River Cottage. There's also a host of other eateries from cafes to delis, alongside lots of shops including Wedmore Village Store where you can pick up lots of locally-produced goodies to take back to the cottage.

Head to Wilkin's Cider Farm for a traditional Somerset experience. Sample the golden stuff (on the house) then pick up a bottle or two to take home with you. The Mendip Hills are just a short drive away and a must-do; the walking here is fantastic, and you'll witness the most beautiful views. Glastonbury is also a short drive away and a must-see for the Tor, Abbey and Sacred Well. The city of Wells is just down the road and has a beautiful cathedral and a fab market. Bath is a 55-minute drive away and great to visit during longer stays. Wooky Hole Caves, with over 60,000 years of history and Cheddar Gorge, a limestone gorge set in the Mendip Hills, are both wonderful natural landmarks and well worth a visit.

Reviews

'This was a beautiful welcoming cottage; delightful pieces of furniture, totally enchanting, the owners lovingly take care of this gorgeous retreat. Easy parking, everything was perfect. It smelt wonderful, super comfy bed, super shower room and lovely extra touches. We were over the moon!!' - October 2018

'We would stay again without any hesitation' - September 2018

'Apothecary Cottage has been the perfect location for our minimoon. It is beautifully presented and has had everything we need. We have enjoyed visits to Cheddar, Wells and Glastonbury as well as dinner at both the George and Swan. Wedmore has given us the relaxing and secluded minimoon that we were after, we would definitely recommend Apothecary Cottage to friends and family' - August 2018

'The cottage is amazing and a beautiful hamper was there on our arrival. The decoration is stunning and this is the second time I have booked through Boutique Retreats and it won't be the last. Great village, great cottage' - August 2018

'Thank you for an amazing mini vacation. The cottage is perfect - thanks for making it feel a home away from home. We will be back' - August 2018

'Lovely location and the cottage was just gorgeous' - July 2018

'Thoroughly enjoyable stay in the wonderful Apothecary Cottage; everything you need is here. Would recommend all three pubs in the village. Wells, Glastonbury and Burnham on Sea beach all worth a visit, Plenty of good walks locally. Wilkins Cider Farm is an experience.....we will certainly come back' - July 2018

'Great location, lovely decor, off road parking very handy and everything what you required in the cottage. Cottage was very clean on arrival' - May 2018

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Weekly rates:
  • 1 Jan - 29 Mar £674
  • 29 Mar - 24 May £751
  • 24 May - 19 Jul £865
  • 19 Jul - 30 Aug £1020
  • 30 Aug - 25 Oct £865
  • 25 Oct - 20 Dec £674
  • 20 Dec - 31 Dec £958
Short breaks:
  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.
Payments:
  • A 13 deposit & £30 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £30 per pet per week or short break
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