Pear Tree Cottages

“An ideal location for walkers and wild life spotters with a number of nature reserves nearby” - VisitEngland Assessor

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Stoughton Cross, Somerset

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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
Contactless check in and out. Communication by phone or email. If this isn't possible, social distancing will be maintained. Hand sanitiser and disposable wipes are available in the cottages.

Our Inspector's view

The farm is criss-crossed by footpaths and offers great views across the valley floor to Axbridge, Cheddar and Wells and even to Brean Down and the Bristol Channel beyond. The 4 star, gold award cottages are alongside a quiet country lane. The ancient settlement of Wedmore is 1.5 miles away and is known to historians as the place where Alfred the Great and the Viking king, Guthrum, agreed a peace treaty in 878 AD, and it is where Guthrum converted to Christianity. It’s also known to the modern visitor as a charming, bustling place alive with every amenity, whose busy shopping streets belie its size as a small village. You will find bijou designer clothing shops alongside shops selling the best local foodstuffs: a butchers/farm shop, a fishmonger, a delicatessen and a newsagent/off-licence. There are also three traditional Somerset pubs to eat and drink in. Cherry Plum Cottage sleeps two. The bedroom has a 5ft double bed with en-suite shower room. Luxurious bath sheets, combination feather duvets and rich cotton bed linen are provided in both cottages. The living room features leather sofas, an oak dining table and chairs and a stone fireplace with cosy woodburner. A basket of wood is included. There is a smart TV, a DVD and a CD/radio/cassette player. WIFI ultrafast broadband internet connection is also included, approximately 300Mbps upload and download speed. The well-equipped kitchen features a modern oven with ceramic hob, a dish-washer, fridge-freezer, microwave oven, washing machine and all the utensils you'll need. All rooms have underfloor heating. Cider Apple Cottage has two bedrooms. Bedroom one has a 6ft zip and link double bed which can be unzipped to make two single beds. There is an adjoining bathroom with a shower over the bath. Bedroom two has a 5ft double bed with an en suite shower room. It also has a fold up Jay-be bed for an extra person if required. The bedrooms are at either end of the cottage with the living space between them. This is an ideal layout for friends and families who travel together. The living area and kitchen have the same facilities as Cherry Plum Cottage. There is ample parking outside and access to the adjacent secure shed where you can store your bicycles or golf clubs. This also holds a barbecue for your use. The cottages are on one level with a ramp from the parking area making wheel chair access easy. We also have a cot, highchair, baby bath and other useful items for babies.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

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4 Star Self-Catering
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Gold Award
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Recommended for walkers

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Pear Tree Cottages
Pear Tree Farm, Stoughton Cross, Wedmore, Somerset, BS28 4QR
Phone : 01934 712243

About the area

Discover Somerset

Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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