The Corrugated Cottage WWII
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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The corrugated cottage was built in the spring of 1940, around the beginning of the Second World War when Britain felt under imminent threat of invasion. The cottage was built for the Women's Land Army, or ‘land girls', who were young women working in local farms.

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The corrugated cottage was built in the spring of 1940, around the beginning of the Second World War when Britain felt under imminent threat of invasion. The cottage was built for the Women's Land Army, or ‘land girls', who were young women working in agriculture to help the war effort. More than a third of land girls came from major cities, so many rural accommodations had to be built.

The cottage is built out of corrugated iron with tongue and groove wooden panelling inside with modern cellulose insulation between.
It stands alone beside the owner's house in a small wood with badgers, foxes and tawny owls. The cottage is just a few miles from Glastonbury, on the edge of the village of Baltonsborough, which has a shop, post office,church and pub all within a short walking distance across the fields.

The cottage has been recreated in the style of the 1940s, with authentic details such as a forties enamelled range with back boiler, forties utility furniture and Bakelite switches and plugs. The kitchen includes an original fifties sink, larder and fridge with a modern electric hob and microwave.
In the bathroom is a claw-foot roll top bath and toilet with overhead cistern.
There is a record player and a selection of LPs from the era to get you in the mood.

The cottage sleeps four people-five at a push, with two bedrooms and four single beds and an additional sofa bed. The bedroom upstairs is reached by a steep staircase and very low doorway and ceiling, so is unsuitable for disabled or elderly people (but brilliant for children!). The house has wireless internet and no television. It is well-insulated and includes both a coal fire range with back boiler and electric heating.

There is a small enclosed garden with a wonderful view over the levels.
The garden includes table, chairs and an Anderson shelter, which has a small stove that can be used as barbecue. Or you can just sit in there and play cards, safe from the threat of the Nazi Luftwaffe. Children often make it their den.

The cottage was historic category winner in Channel 4's Shed of the Year 2015.

For those guests staying in the space as part of the launch of the Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year competition, they will also receive a hamper full of Cuprinol goodies to go home and do up their own shed*. We hope your stay will help inspire a bit of sheddie love and sheddie renovations of your own!
*limited numbers and subject to availability.

Guest access

Your own small enclosed garden with shelter, plus private off road parking.

Interaction with guests

We live next door and are always available for help or a chat.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 couch

Amenities
Internet
Free parking on premises

Prices
Extra people €6 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee €58
Weekly Discount: 18%
Weekend Price €105 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking in the cottage (even pipes).

Dogs are welcome in your enclosed garden. Please do clear up after them.

The bedroom upstairs is reached by a steep staircase and very low doorway and ceiling, so is unsuitable for disabled or elderly people (but brilliant for children!).

We have hens, ducks and two old sheep in the field next door.

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Cat(s) and other pet(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Diane User Profile
September 2017
Very quirky. Great for relaxing break.Very rural so good for walking the dogs. Lovely to feed the friendly pigs.Hosts always available.

Claire User Profile
August 2017
Such a quirky place to stay in a peaceful spot but within easy striking distance of amenities and attractions. The cottage is well equipped, in vintage style, and had everything we needed for a "get away from it all" holiday. The local village (small but with pub) is just a ten minute walk and a ten minute drive takes you to Glastonbury/Street. Lots to do nearby including the pretty town at Wells (the Bishop's Palace is worth a visit), Cheddar Gorge, and Wookey Hole (great for kids - looks small but can easily spend 4 hours there - take your own food though). Michael and Mary were good hosts, readily available both before and during our stay. Highly recommended if you're after a holiday with a difference.

Susan User Profile
July 2017
Staying at Corrugated Cottage is a delight. The authenticity of the details in the décor is great. Garden views are delightful. It's a really special place. Mary the host couldn't be more helpful.

Kiri User Profile
July 2017
Staying in the Corrugated Cottage is like going in a time capsule!! We loved all the old artifacts and vintage trinkets, books, toys, utensils, furniture and Nic- knacks which filled every nook and cranny!! The place was very homely and the beds were very comfortable and by the time we came to leave we felt we we leaving an old friend !! The enclosed garden was great for our dog billy and we loved meeting the owners dog too!! The surrounding area is very beautiful and we had great pub meals out- a short drive and then walked up to the village pub (the greyhound) for a drink too!! We relaxed in the garden late into the evening and it was very tranquil!! Definately recommend to those who like a quirky getaway!!

Sharon User Profile
June 2017
This cottage is a wonderful place to step back in time. It is truly just like being in the 1940s. We were made very welcome and felt very comfortable. I highly recommend staying at the corrugated cottage if you want to get away from it all. Plenty to see and do. One of my most favourite places I've stayed!

Paula User Profile
June 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Michael's. Anyone interested in history will enjoy being there. Artistic. Good location. Quiet. Good beds. loved the 1940s vintage decor. Highly recommended.

Steph User Profile
May 2017
A most memorable trip . Not enough hours in the day to digest all the fascinating memorabilia. A cuppa in the Anderson Shelter is something none of us will forget Mary and Michael were perfect hosts, great communication and spent time explaining the history of the cottage. A must to stay in and a weekend none of us will forget - thankyou !

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Michael User ProfileMichael is a superhost.

I am a sculptor and conservator and have preserved and renovated our houses in Bellac, France and in Somerset, England.
I am interested in quirkiness too, which is reflected in some aspects of the houses.
We enjoy travelling, and sometimes bring our adult children along as they like being paid for.

Languages: English, Français
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