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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Beckington, Frome, Somerset, England

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Birmingham
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7 reviews
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“Needs a bit of care and attention.”
Reviewed 7 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Fab location, owners helpful and a nice time had.

This said, the lodges need a bit TLC. They appear grey with the wood in dire need of restraining. The bathroom shower curtain was in need of demoulding and net curtains in the living room were grubby, with brow stains and hems had had it. These stains were also a feature in many of the wardrobe corners too.

Someone had emptied the BBQ on the decking and left the ashes and grills there along with patio chairs sprawled around all over the decking, which had wired fencing that was broken.

The surrounding fields and ponds are nice apart from one, although nothing like in the photos as the grass is well overdue a cut. The grass that had been, was not collected and so you walked grass in all the time. In addition there was random items like left around like a trashed set of poles off a marquee left in our view strewn out on a bench rather than removed or hidden. It all needs some fresh eyes and attention.

The place simply needs a few £££ spending to bring it back to its former glory and to justify the price. This was our experience but other lodge dwellers may have had better.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
12 Apr 2015
Thank you for comments and pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We chatted quite a lot to one of these guests and offered local knowledge on cycling routes - they did not ask us to resolve any of these issues. To respond - the lodges are built with cedar which naturally greys to silver and was chosen especially to fit into the countryside landscape. We apologise about the shower curtain, we keep spares and it was replaced immediately, which we could have done easily whilst you were here. We hope the guests noticed the blinds were brand new, and the curtains have now also been replaced with new ones. 2 of the wardrobe corners had been slightly stained (about an inch, less in the other) as the shower backs onto them - they have now been repainted. (this affected just 1 corner in each of 2 wardrobes). The BBQ we have picked up - the high winds had blown everything around and we just hadn't spotted it and the chairs. The fences have been tightened, again they had come loose in the wind. Yes the grass is being cut- we have 2 mowers, one collects one doesn't - it is an ongoing process this time of year - with the now dry weather, today it looks immaculate. The poles for the marquee are about 50 metres from the lodges and we have simply laid them out to count all the pieces. They are not trashed and our guests are often appreciative of the marquee when we offer it for (wet) BBQ's! We feel £30 per head per night at Easter - plus a cot - represents very good value for money. We can assure future guests that these issues are now resolved and look forward to welcoming them at By the Byre.
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Kc8t4
1 review
“Lovely-would definitely stay again!”
Reviewed 31 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Just returned home after a lovely stay at the By the Byre cottages! We phoned very last minute on a Friday afternoon and managed to secure cottage number 2 for the Saturday-Monday! The owner Chris was extremely helpful from the start and this continued throughout our stay! We arrived to a warm, clean and well equipped cottage with eggs, bread, milk, tea and coffee all available! Chris was kind enough to direct us to nearby shops and pubs and these were all close at hand! Great location for longleat safari park, cheddar gorge and Bath-which we visited all in the 3 days we were there! Great stay and would definitely like to return! Thank you to the owners :)

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Apr 2015
Thank you for your lovely comments and really pleased you enjoyed your stay. The cottages are very cosy in this not so warm spring weather. Longleat just gets better with the baby zebra and the baby meerkats! Glad you also enjoyed Cheddar just 30 minutes away - the caves are quite spectacular. Hope to see you again at By the Byre.
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Adele E
Surrey, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Lovely lodge, peaceful location”
Reviewed 1 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We stayed in one of the lodges for two days over Christmas.. Angela and Chris are very friendly and helpful and the lodge was lovely..really warm and cosy, really clean and well equipped.
We even had bread, milk and eggs waiting for us when we arrived!
Lovely stay, would highly recommend.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Apr 2015
Thank you for your comments. Pleased you enjoyed your festive break at By the Byre. The 3 eco lodges are very cosy this time of year with the underfloor heating. Happy New Year and hope to see you again.
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Beautymas
Yarm, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic place!”
Reviewed 22 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Just returned from a great week staying in one of the holiday cottages(number 1). What a lovely place. Our cottage was perfectly adequate for our 3 children aged 6,11, and 13. A camp bed fitted in the twin room perfectlyso we were all happy! We arrived to find a welcome pack of bread, butter and milk, tea, coffee and sugar,and there were lots of other essentials that we didn't need to take as they were there already! The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, big fridge and separate freezer, everything was modern and clean.
The bedding and towels were immaculate and could be replenished as often as needed in the laundry room at the end of the block. We were able to wash and dry our clothes which was a delight! 100's of DVDs and games/toys for the kids, there really was everything you could possibly need! It's in a great location for all the local attractions, if you don't mind the country lanes! You won't be disappointed with this place, we would definitely return!

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Management Response
23 Aug 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments and really pleased you enjoyed yourselves. We do try to offer a family friendly holiday with most of the necessities provided. Having 3 children ourselves we know what is needed to make your holiday a happy one. Glad to hear Longleat was fun and hope the monkeys left your car intact! Hope you may return soon. Angela and Chris
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Lovely lodge in beautiful location”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed in lodge no 3 Nunney which overlooked a small lake where you could fish. The lodge was well equipped with dishwasher, washer, 2 TVs as well as them providing some extras like milk, eggs etc. A couple of days we didn't have hot water not sure if it was due to the rain as we had solar panels but the rest of the time it was fine. The lodges looked nicer than the cottages so if you can afford it I'd stay in a lodge. (The cottages outdoor area overlooked the entrance road whereas the lodges overlooked the pond and open countryside)
Loads to do within an hour such as Longleat, cheddar gorge, bath, stone henge.

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Management Response
28 Jul 2014
Great to hear you enjoyed your stay, and took advantage of visiting Longlete, Chedder and Bath. Apologies about hot water, its simply switching from solar to electricity. The four cottages at By The Byre are equally as well furnished and comfortable and all have access to the outdoor space. Thank you, hope to see you again.
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