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
PLACES OF INTEREST - WITHIN 20 MILES
- Burton Bradstock is a pretty village on the coast - next to 'Hive Beach' with National Trust Café 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Wookey Hole Caves - with spectacular caves, Madame Tussaud's storerooms, anda working Victorian Paper Mill