• About Easel Cottage

    This holiday property, a former part of Mendip Hospital, is full of charm and character, with art work and wonderful furnishings throughout.

    • Electric cast iron stove inc
    • Elec, full elec heaters, bed linen and towels inc
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • M/wave
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with patio area
    • Woodland privately owned by owner
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Games room with table tennis and dart board
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

    > Dating from 1880, Easel Cottage sits on the highest point of South Horrington village, just outside the medieval city of Wells, affording it a superb viewpoint towards King’s Castle Wood.
    In its former function, the cottage was part of the Mendip Hospital, and used as a porter’s lodge and staff quarters. Lovingly brought back to life without losing its original charm, it retains original doors and windows, with the addition of modern comforts.
    Whilst renovating Easel Cottage, the owners have collected some weird and wonderful finds, including unopened 1960s medication, shoes, Victorian glass and hospital meal menus. The cottage was originally attached by a bridge to the main house (Mendip House), which is currently inhabited by the cottage owners. Mendip House is also the home of the owner’s gallery business. The walls of Easel Cottage benefit from housing a selection from the art collection, providing a visually rich, unique style to every room. It is an art lover’s paradise – your own private gallery for the duration, with the works adorning the walls available for purchase. The gallery business’ network of local artists means that the owner can also organise art workshops/activities/instruction if visitors are inclined.
    A short stroll from Easel Cottage will find you in the heart of South Horrington, which between 1848–1991 was the Mendip Hospital. The original hospital was built to house 400 patients and staff. The principal architect was George Gilbert Scott, who is better known for his designs of St Pancras Station and the Albert Memorial in London. Wells Cricket Club is based in South Horrington, with Wells Golf Club’s beautiful 18-hole parkland course at the foot of the village.
    Shrubs, trees and flowers adorn the cottage garden, attracting a myriad of birds which fill the air with birdsong. Situated alongside Easel Cottage, visitors will also have use of the owner’s private Bluebell Wood, and you may be lucky enough to spot the deer that wander through occasionally.
    There are some glorious walks emanating directly from the cottage. Wells Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and Vicar’s Close are 1½ miles away and can be accessed via a picturesque walk running alongside Wells Golf Course. Other routes take the walker past King’s Wood through to Dulcote and Dinder. There is also a good selection of independent restaurants located in Wells.
    Conveniently placed for visits to Glastonbury Abbey and Tor, the beauty of the Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels, Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves. Within an easy drive, guests can reach the cities of Bath and Bristol, as well as the coastal resorts and sandy beaches at Weston-Super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea and Brean Sands. Shop and pub within 1 mile.

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      Cottage

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      3 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 5 people

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      pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Games room
      Games room
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Television
      Television
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Luxury collection
      Luxury collection
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Pets – not allowed
      Pets – not allowed
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "This holiday property a former part of Mendip Hospital is full of charm and character with art work and wonderful furnishings throughout.Living room with electric cast iron stove and wooden floor. Hallway dining area with stone floor. Kitchen. Games room. Two double bedrooms both with 5ft beds one zip link can be twin beds on request. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. \n \n\nElectric cast iron stove inc \n\nElec full elec heaters bed linen and towels inc\n\nFreeview TV\n\nDVD\n\nMwave\n\nWmachine\n\nDwasher\n\nFreezer\n\nWi-fi\n\nGarden with patio area\n\nWoodland privately owned by owner\n\nParking for 2 cars\n\nGames room with table tennis and dart board\n\nWelcome pack\n\nNo smoking\n\n\n \u003e Dating from 1880 Easel Cottage sits on the highest point of South Horrington village just outside the medieval city of Wells affording it a superb viewpoint towards King’s Castle Wood. \nIn its former function the cottage was part of the Mendip Hospital and used as a porter’s lodge and staff quarters. Lovingly brought back to life without losing its original charm it retains original doors and windows with the addition of modern comforts.\nWhilst renovating Easel Cottage the owners have collected some weird and wonderful finds including unopened 1960s medication shoes Victorian glass and hospital meal menus. The cottage was originally attached by a bridge to the main house Mendip House which is currently inhabited by the cottage owners. Mendip House is also the home of the owner’s gallery business. The walls of Easel Cottage benefit from housing a selection from the art collection providing a visually rich unique style to every room. It is an art lover’s paradise – your own private gallery for the duration with the works adorning the walls available for purchase. The gallery business’ network of local artists means that the owner can also organise art workshopsactivitiesinstruction if visitors are inclined.\nA short stroll from Easel Cottage will find you in the heart of South Horrington which between 1848–1991 was the Mendip Hospital. The original hospital was built to house 400 patients and staff. The principal architect was George Gilbert Scott who is better known for his designs of St Pancras Station and the Albert Memorial in London. Wells Cricket Club is based in South Horrington with Wells Golf Club’s beautiful 18-hole parkland course at the foot of the village.\nShrubs trees and flowers adorn the cottage garden attracting a myriad of birds which fill the air with birdsong. Situated alongside Easel Cottage visitors will also have use of the owner’s private Bluebell Wood and you may be lucky enough to spot the deer that wander through occasionally.\nThere are some glorious walks emanating directly from the cottage. Wells Cathedral Bishop’s Palace and Vicar’s Close are 1½ miles away and can be accessed via a picturesque walk running alongside Wells Golf Course. Other routes take the walker past King’s Wood through to Dulcote and Dinder. There is also a good selection of independent restaurants located in Wells.\nConveniently placed for visits to Glastonbury Abbey and Tor the beauty of the Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves. Within an easy drive guests can reach the cities of Bath and Bristol as well as the coastal resorts and sandy beaches at Weston-Super-Mare Burnham-on-Sea and Brean Sands. Shop and pub within 1 mile. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/914/840/914728.jpg EXS

    Easel Cottage reviews collected by Reevoo

    8.2 out of 10 – based on 6 reviews

    Overall rating

    8.4

    Comfort and Equipment

    8.4

    Location

    8.9

    Cleanliness

    9.0

    Value for money

    8.0

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    10
    out of 10

    A really quirky little cottage in a fun part of the world. The hosts are lovely and really helpful. The cottage is really well equipped with cooking stuff as well as games and dvds for a wet weather day. We had a fabulous week. Many thanks

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    2019-04-11

    9
    out of 10

    Easel Cottage is a delight. The thought and work the owner has put into it is superb, all four of us would love to live there individually. The only thing we would like to see is a handrail installed beside the steps, it was wet while we were there, and we had to be very careful especially when carrying our luggage up/down the steps.

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    2018-09-29

    8
    out of 10

    Beautiful and stylish cottage with very nice hosts.

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    2018-09-11

    7
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    2019-07-21

    8
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    2018-11-25

    7
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    2018-08-31

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