Saturday, 22 August 2009

Slipper Cottage

SLIPPER COTTAGE: A friendly welcome awaits you at this charming 17th Century cottage, in one of Somerset's prettiest villages, - Montacute, where 2 of our double bedrooms are made available for guests.

Slipper Cottage is a great base from which to explore Somerset and the surrounding area.
Savour our delicious breakfast, offering you a selection ranging from porridge to a full English breakfast, with of course fresh fruit, yoghurt, homemade bread and preserves.
Our Rates are:
Single occupancy from £25 excl. Breakfast & £30 incl. Breakfast
Double occupancy from £45 excl. Breakfast & £55 incl. Breakfast

Facilities in both rooms are as follows: Vanity Basins, Shaver Points, Colour Televisions, Tea & Coffee making facilities, Central Heating, Trouser presses and Hair Driers

We do not allow Pets, and operate as a NO SMOKING house.

Payment by Cash or Cheque made payable to Mrs S Weir. Unfortunately Credit/Debit Cards cannot be accepted

Opening Times: Slipper Cottage is open all year except Christmas &New Year
MONTACUTE is only 1 mile from the main A303 (the main trunk road from London to the South West), and is about 18 miles from the M5 motorway.
  • From London, Heathrow or Gatwick take the M3 to J8, then the A303 to Cartgate Roundabout (about 7 miles west of Ilchester), left onto A3088, after half a mile turn right into Montacute.
  • From the north or south take M5 to J25, then take the A358 towards Ilminster, left onto A303 for about 10 miles to Cartgate roundabout, right onto a3088, after half a mile turn right into Montacute. We are located on the left 100 yards before the church. It is the only house with a bay window.
  • Barrington Court - National Trust - 16th Century Elizabethan House and superb walled gardens
  • Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park - The TV Series 'To the Manor Born' was filmed here.
  • East Lambrook Manor Gardens - designed by Margery Fish
  • Ham Hill, Iron Age Fort
  • Haynes Motor Museum
  • Lower Severalls Gardens
  • Lytes Cary - National Trust - 14th Century Manor House
  • Muchelney Pottery, John Leach
  • Perry's Cider Mill and Museum - you can sample the cider before purchase!!!
  • Montacute TV & Radio Museum
  • Muchelney Abbey & Church with oldest working barrel organ in any UK church
  • Tintinhull House Gardens - National Trust
  • Worldwide Butterflies & Lullingstone Silk Farm
  • Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum - with Concorde 002 prototype
  • There are 5 golf courses within 12 miles. - Chedington Court, Long Sutton, Sherborne, Windwhistle, Yeovil


  • Burton Bradstock is a pretty village on the coast - next to 'Hive Beach' with National Trust CafĂ© and Free Car Parking for National Trust members.
  • Clarkes Village Retail Outlet at Street
  • Forde Abbey - 12th Century Cistercian Abbey with wonderful gardens.
  • Glastonbury Abbey, 7th Century, the oldest above ground Christian Church in the world!! And King Arthur's burial place
  • Glastonbury Tor
  • Hardy's Cottage (National Trust)
  • Hardy's House (National Trust)
  • Hestercombe Gardens - designed by Sir Edward Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll
  • Maiden Castle - near Dorchester - Iron Age Fort
  • Mapperton Gardens, near Beaminster, surrounding a Jacobean Manor House
  • Sherborne Abbey - dates originally from Saxon times
  • Sherborne Castle - built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594
  • West Bay - Old fishing port
  • World Heritage Jurassic Coast


  • Abbotsbury Swannery
  • Bath
  • Dartmoor
  • Dorchester - Market Town - famous for links with Thomas Hardy and 'The Mayor of Casterbridge'
  • Also Tutankhamun Exhibition
  • Dunster Castle (National Trust)
  • Dunster Village with it's very old Yarn Market
  • Exeter
  • Exmoor
  • Honiton - famous for lace making - now a good centre for antique shops
  • Killerton House and Gardens (National Trust) - famous costume collections from the 1700s to todayJohn Veitch created the gardens in 1770
  • Knightshayes Court - (National Trust) a lovely Victorian mansion with formal and woodland gardens
  • Lyme Regis - olde worlde seaside town, famous for it's Cobb and Quay (where they filmed 'The French Lieutenants Woman)
  • Quantock Hills
  • Salisbury
  • Stourhead House and Gardens - (National Trust) built in 1740 - landscaped gardens around a lake with temples and grotto.
  • Wells Cathedral - over 1,000 years old
  • Wells cathedral Bishop's Palace - with lovely gardens
  • Weymouth
  • Wookey Hole Caves - with spectacular caves, Madame Tussaud's storerooms, anda working Victorian Paper Mill