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Corrugated cottage landgirls accommodation

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum
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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 insulation between. It stands alone beside the owner's house in some small woods with lots of badgers, foxes and tawny owls. The cottage is just a few miles from Glastonbury on the edge of a small village called Baltonsborough, which includes a shop/post office,church and pub within short walking distance across ...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 insulation between. It stands alone beside the owner's house in some small woods with lots of badgers, foxes and tawny owls. The cottage is just a few miles from Glastonbury on the edge of a small village called Baltonsborough, which includes a shop/post office,church and pub within short walking distance across the fields. The cottage has been recreated in the style of the 1940s, with authentic details such as a 40s enamelled range with back boiler, 40s utility furniture, a record player, with LPs from the war years and Bakelite switches and plugs. The kitchen includes an original 50s sink, larder and fridge with a modern electric hob and microwave. In the bathroom is a claw-foot roll top bath and a toilet with overhead cistern. There is a small enclosed garden with a wonderful view over the levels. The garden includes table and chairs and an Anderson shelter. Safe from the threat of the Nazi Luftwaffe, children can now make it their den. The cottage sleeps four people, with two bedrooms with two single beds each and an additional sofa bed in the sitting room. The bedroom upstairs is reached by a steep staircase and very low doorway with a very low ceiling, so is unsuitable for disabled or elderly people (but brilliant for children!). The house has wireless internet and no television. The house is well-insulated and includes both a coal fire range with back boiler and electric heaters. More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Hairdryer
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
Patio
Fireplace
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

I'd thought the Land Girls House would be good but it totally exceeded expectation. It was like living in a museum but where everything used and touched. The location was wonderfully rural but only 10 minutes walk to the pub. The hosts were charming and...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank CLARA239
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

It surpassed our expectations and was just amazingly comfy, warm and peaceful. There was so much to look at browse through and listen to; listen out for the air raid siren when you use the loo! Cosy fire to sit by following a soak in...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Excursion754975
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

An excellent place to stay. Took mum back to her childhood. She loved the old papers and magazines plus all the memorabilia. Position is so quiet and peaceful and in between showers we sat watching the wrens fly in and out of shelter.

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank julie h
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Absolutely loved our stay here. My 2 grandsons didn’t want to leave and learned so much despite being only 3 and 8. Warm, cosy and lots of little interesting Knick knacks. Plenty of things to do in the surrounding area too, can’t wait to return!

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Lisa197014
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed as a surprise for my partners 40th, he loves history AND Dad's Army! There were 4 adults and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! It's so unusual & you find little, well thought out, gems everywhere! 2 of us slept in the attic the first...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Julie C
Michael C, VR Owner at Corrugated cottage landgirls accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

So glad you enjoyed your stay. Apologies for Storm Brian!

About the Owner
Michael and Mary C
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2011
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