Secluded and peaceful - your own personal haven to relax and forget the worldLight and airy double bedroom - very comfortable bed and top quality linen provided!
Relaxing Somerset Retreat
Relaxing Somerset Retreat
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Nestled into the side of Cheddar Gorge, underneath a canopy of Scots Pines, with panoramic views of Glastonbury Tor and the Somerset Levels - a unique place to stay. Lovely and sunny in the Summer months;a log burning stove for cosy Winters.

The space

Staying here, you will be surrounded by nature in a haven of peace and tranquility – it is easy to relax and forget the world if you want to.

But if you want to explore the local area, you are just a short walk from some of the most spectacular scenery in England, quality restaurants, quaint countryside pubs, craft and gift shops, bars and of course the world famous Cheddar Gorge & Caves.

The property is tastefully decorated with the emphasis on comfort and quality - we know the key to a relaxing holiday is peace, quiet and a great night's sleep so only the dawn chorus will disturb you each morning.

Guest access

You will have access to the whole property which is set up for up to 4 adults and 2 children. Cheddar Holiday Cottage is a converted barn with accommodation all on one level. There are 3 bedrooms - two spacious doubles and a room for the kids with bunks.

This spacious retreat also has ample outdoor space with an area of garden exclusively for guests to use at the front and side of the property. Please note that the property is set into the Mendip hills which form a steep and rugged limestone landscape: consequently the garden is quite steep and can be slippery.

When you return from your outdoor adventures, there is also a laundry room with washing machine, dryer and space for your muddy boots!

Interaction with guests

Whether you want to escape for a few days or thoroughly explore everything that Somerset has to offer, you are assured of a warm welcome from your hosts, Vanessa and Jerry who have lovingly refurbished the Cottage to a high standard. We can provide recommendations for great places to eat in the local area and suggestions for events and activities to keep you occupied whatever the weather. We are very sorry but are unable to accommodate Dogs. We can suggest walks for all levels of fitness which will help you really explore and get to know the beautiful countryside like a local.

Other things to note

The cottage is situated at the top of a steep drive and although there is ample level car-parking at the top, there are four or five steps up to the front door. Whilst we would love everyone to be able to enjoy this very special property and the stunning scenery around it, realistically it would not be easy for anyone with a mobility disability. Please contact us if you have any specific queries.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 bunk bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Common spaces
2 sofas

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

We love this house and we hope you will too! We just expect you will look after it as you would your own and leave it clean and tidy on departure. The whole property is no smoking but you are welcome to smoke outside on the decking or in the garden (and make the most of the spectacular views at the same time!)
We are very sorry but we unable to accommodate Dogs.

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Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


18 Reviews

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Nigel User Profile
October 2017
Great place & wonderful hospitality

Lara User Profile
August 2017
Perfect place to stay in the heart of Cheddar Gorge. Lots of space and very private despite hosts living next door. Would definitely visit again.

Andrew User Profile
August 2017
Just had a great stay at this wonderful property. The bungalow is so well equipped and comfortable you will be amazed. Vanessa and Jerry (and Brian the dog) are warm hosts and made us feel very welcome. It is secluded and quiet and yet you are only a few minutes walk away from the restaurants, shops and pubs in the village. Take the opposite direction and you have easy access to lovely walks, the views are truly fantastic. You can rest assured that every good review that you will read about this property and the hosts is spot on! Thankyou for a lovely time.

Lauren User Profile
July 2017
Vanessa and Jerry are wonderful people who went out of their way to make our trip the best it could be! Thank you for looking after us, it was an absolute pleasure. Hopefully see you again one day soon :)
Vanessa And Jerry User ProfileVanessa And Jerry is a superhost.
Response from Vanessa And Jerry:
Lauren, thank you so much for the lovely review. We really hope that you will come to Cheddar with your lovely family in the future, and good luck with the house hunting. It sounds as if you won't be very far away. We would love you to drop in for a cup of tea any time. All the very best X
July 2017

Celia User Profile
June 2017
We absolutely loved staying at The Clangers. Vanessa and Jerry had thought of everything you would need to have a relaxing holiday. The bungalow was very spacious, clean and comfortable. It is set in a secluded spot with fantastic views yet only a 5 min walk from the Cheddar gorge. Our hosts were so friendly and helpful and we loved meeting Brian the dog. We would definitely recommend staying here
Vanessa And Jerry User ProfileVanessa And Jerry is a superhost.
Response from Vanessa And Jerry:
Thank you for the lovely review! You really were perfect guests and welcome to come back anytime.
June 2017

Sharon User Profile
June 2017
Fantastic hosts. Beautiful location and excellent property. Fully equip for all your needs. Great welcome gifts upon awaiting your sampling. Really nice touch. I'd highly recommend staying at Vanessa and Jerry's place. Lovely location with superb views. You can get to the Cliff Top Walk from their property too without purchasing a ticket as connected to there grounds. We purchased a ticket for £19.50 each to do the Gough's Cave, Dreamhunters Cave, Jacob's Ladder and the Look out Tower, Cliff Top Walk, Open Bus Tour and Museum of Prehistory. We only managed Jacob's Ladder and the Look out Tower, Look out Tower and Cliff Top Walk but have up to 10 years to go back and do the others. We will certainly be back :-) It's also worth sampling the Cheddar. After all that's what the area is famous for!

Charlene User Profile
May 2017
Wonderful .A Beautiful place to stay with great hosts. Thank you x
Vanessa And Jerry User ProfileVanessa And Jerry is a superhost.
Response from Vanessa And Jerry:
Glad you enjoyed it Charlene. Please visit again!
May 2017

Cheddar, United KingdomJoined in February 2016
Vanessa And Jerry User ProfileVanessa And Jerry is a superhost.
We have lived in Cheddar (in the house next door to the holiday cottage) for over 12 years and we love it here. We are relaxed and enjoy meeting new people and being able to recommend walks around the beautiful local countryside.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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