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The Dairy

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7 Nights See prices

  • £531  to  £863

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Short Breaks From

  • £110 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £130 p/night
    Peak season
    (5 night min)

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£555 Sun, 9 Jun 2024
5 nights - Or 3-5 nights at £130/ night

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    5 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About The Dairy

The Dairy is a delightful, period holiday cottage that can accommodate three people (plus a cot) in two bedrooms. Formerly a 17th century farm dairy, it has been carefully renovated to provide comfortable holiday accommodation whilst retaining lovely original features including beams, doors and exposed stone.

With  thick stone walls and full gas central heating, the Dairy is cosy during the winter yet cool in the summer. Entirely self contained, The Dairy is attached to the owners’ home, which was a traditional Somerset farmhouse. The holiday cottage is ideal for families, friends, or couples looking for a peaceful retreat.  

Situated away from main roads, The Dairy is surrounded by beautiful scenery. It is just a minute's walk into the heart of the ancient stone-walled village of Westbury-sub-Mendip. where there is a village shop for groceries and the village inn offers good food and ale. The village is located within easy reach of Cheddar, Wells, Glastonbury and the coast, with plenty of interesting places and attractions to visit.

The Mendip hills above us are designated a National Nature Reserve. The limestone crags offer spectacular views of the coast, wonderful walks, gorges and caves and are a haven for bird and wildlife. The Somerset Levels below us are a fascinating, flat wetland full of wildlife and willows.

Walkers and cyclists are spoilt for choice with a range of interesting routes, including the newly refurbished Strawberry line runs through the village. This provides a safe route to Wells, initially completely off road then on quiet lanes.   Golfers will enjoy the 18-hole parkland course at Wells.

A warm welcome awaits you at The Dairy and the owners Cathy and Will are next door and are happy if needed to suggest places to visit, to ensure you discover the hidden gems that this beautiful part of Somerset has to offer.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Cathy Hancock joined Independent Cottages in September 2011

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Eco / Green

Location (Somerset)

The Dairy is a well equipped holiday cottage that still retains many original features.

Accommodation comprises:

  • Sitting room with comfortable seating, flat screen television (including iplayer, Neflix,etc ), DVD player, good WiFi speed, books, games and a toy box for little ones. A spiral staircase takes you up to the first floor (stair gates provided).
  • Kitchen with period features, combined with modern units including a dishwasher, an electric fan oven and grill with induction hob, washing machine, microwave and fridge with freezer box. The table and chairs seats up to 6 . A food blender, high chair and a good range of cookware and utensils are provided.
  • The romantic master bedroom has a king-size, oak bed, has a comfortable, quality, hybrid mattress, under a voile canopy draped from the original vaulted ceiling beams.  There's a wardrobe, two chests, chairs and a separate washbasin, plus blackout blinds for sleepy mornings.
  • The second bedroom also has original beams, sunny window, ( plus blackout blinds) a comfortable single bed, chest of drawers, a desk and a rail for hanging items on the back of the door. A cot can also be provided.
  • Shower room with electric shower, WC and wash basin.

Outside: A large walled courtyard which is  shared with the owners, has parking for guests and a peaceful patio garden, exclusively for guests, with a small lawn, flowers and trickling water feature. This sunspot offers some dappled shade under a lilac and cherry tree and a cafe table and chairs make it the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine or good book. Guests are welcome to borrow a portable BBQ.

Additional information: All beds are made up with freshly laundered quality cotton bed linens, and good quality pillows and duvets. Cotton towels are provided. Short breaks available - minimum of two days and not in peak season. Well behaved dogs are welcome at an additional supplement of £10 per dog, however they must be kept downstairs and off the furniture (stair gates available). No smoking or candles. Central heating is included in the price from 1st May to 1st October - at other times if heating is required, the owners reserve the right to charge £2 a day. 

The Dairy Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 2nd Mar 2024 - Fri, 31st May 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £330 | 4 nights: £440 | 5 nights: £550 | 6 nights: £640

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Sun, 30th Jun 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Additional Notes: Short breaks in June £ 125 Night

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Mon, 1st Jul 2024 - Sat, 31st Aug 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 5
Additional Notes: Short breaks £130 / night depending on number of nights

7 Nights

Min. 5 nights:
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Sun, 1st Sep 2024 - Thu, 31st Oct 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Additional Notes: Sort breaks £120/ night depending on length of stay

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Fri, 1st Nov 2024 - Thu, 19th Dec 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Additional Notes: Sort breaks variable £115/ night

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Fri, 20th Dec 2024 - Wed, 8th Jan 2025
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Additional Notes: Short breaks £130a night

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms (1 master bedroom- king size bed & 1 full size single (+ option of a cot)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1749 870351 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Cathy Hancock
Member Since September 2011

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The Dairy Noticeboard

Longer lets are often available from Nov - March. Please enquire. See our Instagram page thedairycottage_ Short breaks minimum 2 nights.

Last Minute Offers

Sun, 9 Jun 2024 for 5 nights, £555
Or 3-5 nights at £130/ night
Sat, 22 Jun 2024 for 6 nights, £660
Or 3-6 nights at £130 a night

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The Dairy 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 2nd May 2024
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