• About Turnpike Cottage

    Charming and unusual, this cosy circular thatched toll cottage lies just half a mile from Chard in the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated on the A30 Chard to Honiton road the cottage enjoys stunning views, and is ideally placed for exploring Somerset’s many attractions and Dorset’s Heritage coastline. Beer is just 15 miles away and Sidmouth and Lyme Regis are easily accessible. Shops, pubs and restaurants 0.5 miles.
    All on ground floor: Living room with flagstone floor. Dining area/kitchen. 1 bunk bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with sloping ceiling.
    Open fire in living room (initial fuel inc). Elec heaters and elec by meter reading. Bed linen and towels inc. Stereo/CD. M/wave. W/machine. F/freezer. Hedged garden with orchard, terrace and furniture. Parking.

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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      Yes 1 pet(s) allowed

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    Two Storey features
    • Detached Property
      Detached Property
    • Garden / Patio
      Garden / Patio
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Open Fire
      Open Fire
    • Thatched Roof
      Thatched Roof
    • Washing Machine
      Washing Machine
    • Toll House
      Toll House
    • Car Parking - On Site
      Car Parking - On Site
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    7.1 out of 10 – based on 7 reviews

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    out of 10

    Very enjoyable. Afforded a unique experience. Location really good, within walking distance of Chard and its' proximity to so many other lovely places. Loved the character of the place and would hope to make a return visit. A place very much deserving of its' restoration.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-10-07



    out of 10

    over all very good

    Confirmed guest, 2017-09-23



    out of 10

    Love this place. Came 2 years ago and had to come again this year. Fell in love with this little quirky place with its gorgeous thatch roof and his years of Apple's in the garden. A true hidden gem

    Confirmed guest, 2017-08-26



    out of 10

    This is the second time I've stayed at Turnpike Cottage. Great cosy cottage. Just be aware stairs to bedroom are really steep. I'd happily stay here again.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-04-29



    out of 10

    I loved it and I would certainly like to return sometime It is so different from the regular boring holiday let's out there, you are literally transported to another time (no another world) you feel like you are staying in a 'hobbits' house. The owners have really bought into and kept the spirit of this wonderful building but quaint period places like this do have some draw backs if you are used to modern standards of comfort. Importantly, it felt clean and tidy. The complimentary bottle of thatchers was very welcome. I can certainly understand why some people might find this cottage somewhat challenging with no central heating and a bit draughty (could have done with a couple more sausage draught excluders for the doors) but I coped I just put on an extra layer. My stay was in February which coincided with one of the coldest days of the year but I certainly felt comfortable enough with the roaring open fire throwing all the heat I needed. As far as the the A30 is concerned, I'm a Londoner so traffic not a problem. I could go on about how much I liked this property but you'll probably lose the will to live. All I can say is I dearly hope the owners keep the place as it is and avoid uvpc double glazing. What you see on the website is what you get.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-02-13



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    Confirmed guest, 2017-08-12



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    Confirmed guest, 2017-08-05



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