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“A magical stay for all the family”
Looking towards Ruth's Cottage playhouse. Please use the garden we have lots of seats, enjoy the sun
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Looking towards Ruth's Cottage playhouse. Please use the garden we have lots of seats, enjoy the sun
Carlotte's Post Office playhouse, for every childs dream playshop. You may have trouble leaving The charming & comfortable double bedroom with a brass bed. Lovely views, and  en-suite shower room
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Looking towards Ruth's Cottage playhouse. Please use the garden we have lots of seats, enjoy the sun
Carlotte's Post Office playhouse, for every childs dream playshop. You may have trouble leaving
The charming & comfortable double bedroom with a brass bed. Lovely views, and  en-suite shower room
The Norman Guarderobe which houses the garden loo, so querky. You can sit on a throne be King of all
The lovey sunny kitchen which looks out to Ruths Cottage & Charlottes Post Office. What fun to play.
Sitting room with the woodburning stove, dining room beyond. So cosy and comfortable come home to.Ah
Tea in the Gazebo, lovely on a hot sunny day to catch a cool breeze. The water feature is qurky.fun
Tom's Lodge play house was on Shed of the Year. Folks come from miles around when the garden is open
Our garden was featured on BBC2 Open Gardens with Carol Klien what fun we had. Carol was inspired.
Another veiw of the peacefull garden for you to enjoy and relax. Maybe have a before dinner drink.
Sheep on the our Green in front of Spindle Cottage. They have come for a holiday as well, how nice.
The Barbecue has a Mediterranean feel, with a wonderful table to seat many, next to Ruth's Cottage.
The sunny conservatory from kitchen door. Whatever the weather this is the place to enjoy the view.
Dining room towards the kitchen, lovely pitch pine table, pews & dresser with willow pattern china.
Tom's Lodge playhouse & the Gazebo . Find Myrtle the Mermaid she is washing her hair, try the quiz.
Tom's Lodge an Elizabethan playhouse just waiting for children to enjoy and have fun brill Love it s
Inside Tom's Lodge playhouse, a little table & stools, even an upstairs. Mind how you go on stairs.
The lovely garden, just relax & enjoy. Lots of places to sit & enjoy lunch with a glass of wine.
View from the twin room balcony, with the Green beyond and we sometimes have sheep visiting,charming
The Owl and the Pussy Cat & the Pea Green Boat in the Post Office garden. The Box Hedge is the sea.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Binegar, Somerset, England

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“A magical stay for all the family”
Reviewed 9 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Spindle Cottage is a magical place to stay for big and small people! From the welcome we received from Angela and Alban to the fun we had discovering all of the hidden surprises in the house and gardens - this really is a special treat for all the family. This little cottage holds a lifetime and more of stories and most are marked in the woodwork by Alban! Our teenage son admired the handiwork, our daughter thought it was all so romantic and our youngest was fascinated by the crooked doors and hidden treasures... not to mention the quiz!!! Ssshh!

Spindle Cottage was built in 1641 (i think!) but it is so well modernised and equipped there was absolutely NOTHING left to chance. It was a perfectly comfortable stay - home from home. The gardens and sheds are just a delight to view even on a rainy day. We are only sorry that we didn't have more time to relax and enjoy it all.

Great location for touring the area as our holiday included trips to Bath, Bristol, Wells, Longleat Safari Park, Chew Valley Lakes and Cheddar Gorge.

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Liked best: We all loved the house - endless hours of discovering new things and how much it was lovingly restored by Angela and Alban.
Liked least: Nothing - it was absolutely was beyond all our expectations
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
10 Sep 2016
We did love having you here and we do hope that when you come back you will be able to spend more time relaxing and chatting with us. We would love to know how your family flourish and hear of their news and plans for the future, we wish them well. We thought of you on your journey home and that you caught your ferry on time.
As we read your delightful review we could hear your beautiful brogue, the joyful spirit of you comes through, so we thank you for your company, for coming to Spindle Cottage, for your review and God willing your return. With love Alban & Angela
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P L
Blackpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Very enjoyable relaxing holiday in a unique property”
Reviewed 21 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Our third visit to this cottage which is run by the very friendly owners. Fabulous gardens for adults to relax and children to play in. Children will especially love the unique playhouses constructed by the owner and all the hidden carvings to hunt out - see website for images. Quiet location but with plenty to do and visit nearby.

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Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
21 Aug 2016
Hello dear returning guests. Thank you so much for taking time to reply when you have only just arrived home.
It was great to see you again and glad you enjoyed seeing all the extra new parts of the cottage and the garden. Who knows what you will find if/when you return again to Spindle Cottage
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Helen L
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Wonderful Cottage!”
Reviewed 21 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We spent a wonderful week at Spindle Cottage at the beginning of August. Our children loved the fabulous playhouses and exploring the cottage which is full of hidden details which enthral and delight both adults and children alike. The Buntings welcome you to their home with open arms and everything has been thought of to provide you with the best holiday possible from quizzes for the children, to suggested tours of the local area. The cottage is a short drive away from many large tourist attractions including Chedder Gorge, Wooky Hole and the beautiful city of Bath.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Aug 2016
Hi Helen,
Thank you for your lovely review, Other guests love to read what has been enjoyed and often take inspiration and follow in your footsteps. So thank you, you are helping them and us for all to have a wonderful experience on their holiday with us in beautiful Somerset on the Mendip Hill. See you again we hope. All the best
Angela
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Selena-Su...
Horsham, United Kingdom
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“A magical place.”
Reviewed 22 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We booked Spindle cottage to be near our family and so that our 6-year old grand-daughter could stay overnight and enjoy the garden and sleep in the big bed. she LOVED it all, and so did we. We were sorry to leave as it is such a comfortable place to stay as well as being beautiful. There were lots of nice touches provided by Angela in the cottage, and Alban's handiwork is just so clever. The local pub is good too!

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Liked best: Almost everything.
Liked least: The cooker (electric with solid 'rings'). Difficult because I'm used to gas.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • 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
24 Jun 2016
Isn't it wonderful to watch a child play. Our little playhouses encourages that imaginative play time. So glad to have you all here at Spindle Cottage and now that you have found us we hope to see you again. Do tell your family to come and visit, our garden is open on Sunday 3rd July 2.30pm, we would love to see them. Thank you so much for your lovely review. Best wishes Angela
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Suma L
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“Spindle cottage ”
Reviewed 8 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Amazing place owned by lovely people. Spindle cottage is a place that both children and adults can enjoy equally. The moment you step into the cottage it's like you have entered a fairytale. But what makes the place even more special are the owners. Angela and Alban both are very kind and extremely helpful. We loved our stay here and children still can't forget the sheds in the garden. We hope to return really soon.

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Management Response
8 May 2016
Dear Suma,
Thank you so much for taking the time in your busy life to write a review for us at Spindle Cottage.
I hope the children and the adults will never forget their holiday here as one of those special places that stays in your memories.
We certainly look forward to your return and hopefully stay a little longer next time. Take care and very best wishes to you all.
Angela
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