single room with work table, bedside cabinet, wardrobe and four large under-the-bed drawers. The bed is 4'...so a large single. The kitchen and lounge are available if required. There is a parking space available. Caged animals are acceptable.
“Dinah is a warm, caring, and interesting hostess who is genuinely interested in meeting people and wants her guests to be totally at their ease. Add to this an amazingly comfortable bed and a spotlessly clean room, and you have the ideal listing for a solo traveller.”
Atherstone Farm Cottage is a beautiful and newly refurbished grade II listed thatched cottage in the tiny hamlet of Atherstone in Somerset, two miles from Ilminster. Its rural location and carefully restored interiors make it a great countryside bolt-hole. Both bedrooms are ensuite, one with a roll top bath and shower, the other a walk-in wetroom / shower. The house also has a modern kitchen, with a separate utility room, and a large stone-floored living and dining room with a wood-burning stove.
“Atherstone Farm Cottage was a lovely place to stay. Set in the middle of nowhere down some narrow lanes, you really felt away from it all. Facilities were great, despite the farmhouse being rather old! The low beams won 4-2 in terms of days when I hit my head, but that just added to the charm. Check-in was easy (via a key safe), and they texted to say that we were able to check in early, which was a nice touch. Nearby pubs and restaurants were very nice, with particular mention of the Lord Poulett Arms and Pip’s Railway Cafe. (Don’t trek all the way to The Pig, though. We were disappointed). All in all we had a really good time and can recommend the cottage highly.”
The Salt Box is perfect for solo adventurers, business travellers and couples. It is small, but we think "perfectly formed"! Easy to get to, being 5 minutes from the A303.
“Had a lovely stay here in the countryside. Sarah is a welcoming host and we had everything we needed. Definitely recommend for a quiet getaway.”