Fancy an Autumn break?
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Enjoy the comfort and tranquility of the cottages set in an acre of gardens.
All cottages are Visit Britain 4 star rated again this season,- the perfect relaxing break. Come and explore this delightful part of Somerset with the attractions of Glastonbury, Wells, Bath, Cheddar, Wookey Hole,The Bath and Wells show ground with its varied programme of events, Exmoor, Clark's outlet village and the coasts of Somerset and Dorset all within easy reach.
Many National Trust attractions are also easily accessible.
Excellent bird watching territory. Westhay starling roost and Shapwick Nature Reserve within half an hour drive.
Local maps and walks and cycle routes provided for Lovely walks and cycle routes through peaceful lanes and footpaths. New geocache circuit created 18/8/14 around Barton St David
Arrange for a Waitrose, Sainsbury or Tesco food delivery for your arrival!
Bus stop 200 yards from house excellent for over 60's and green tourism!
GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
Table tennis is available in the stable block.
LONG TERM ACCOMMODATION
Moving to Somerset? Looking for accommodation until completion?
Working in Somerset and needing your own space??
Undergoing home renovations and in need of peace and quiet?
Please contact us to discuss available options.
Caroline and Tommy April 2015
Wow! Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and welcome. Sleepy Hollow is just perfect!
Thank you so much for the wonderful little touches that have enhanced our stay. We have all enjoyed a relaxing break away. Even our two little ones have enjoyed slowing the pace down, throwing routine of day to day life out of the window for a few days.
Nooze cottage is so well equipped - there is everything we needed.
We all slept soundly and woke up to the sounds of the birds and sheep.
We have been so lucky with the weather so warm for April.
Thank you for providing opportunity to see frog spawn, and newly born lambs with their mummies. Sp many firsts for our youngest. We will definitely be back. We have fallen in love with Sleepy Hollow!
Andy April 2015
Thank you very much for a most welcoming visit. Greeted with beautiful birdsong. Stunning location and views, a complete break from the family. hope to see you again.
Trish and Keith March 2015
Lovely few days here, felt very at home in the cottage, fitted our needs perfectly.
Lizzie, Tony and Jimmy Christmas 2014.
Dear Cath and Trev,
Much gratitude for your thoughtfulness and hospitality. We were in a very tight spot with the delay on our house meaning we were potentially a bit 'homeless' over the Christmas period. You responded so efficiently to our request for 'Room at the Inn' and when we arrived travel weary and not knowing what to expect we were greeted with homemade goodies and a decorated Christmas tree. It meant a lot to us.
Thank you so much for your kindness.
We will visit again and certainly highly recommend 'Sleepy Hollow'
Graham, Angela and Hendrix July 2014
For the fourth year in succession we have spent an idyllic two weeks here at Sleepy Hollow far from the madding crowds ignoble strife. We are refreshed and recreated ready to resume our place in the Leicestershire scheme of things. Even though we have been here before, we have still managed to discover new things and meet new people. Kingweston church is an absolute gem and well worth a visit. The Quarry Inn continues to provide the most excellent Sunday lunches and (almost) all the local inns are dog-friendly.
Of course it goes without saying that our hosts, Cath and Trev are wonderful in making all their guests feel at home - thank you both.
Hope to see you again next year.
Sarah and James May 2014
Thank you for a lovely stay. Nap cottage has been a lovely, peaceful retreat for us after days cycling on the Tour of Wessex. Such quiet nights, days filled with birdsong and beautiful gardens to look out on.
Richard and Moyra January 2014
It was lovely to be in such a place when we were effectively homeless awaiting completion on our new home. Everything we needed was to hand and we were grateful Trev and Cath were so flexible about our length of stay.
Janet and Peter Christmas 2013
Our third Christmas visit and we were lucky to have avoided the floods that we saw to reach this oasis of tranquillity.
Ingrid July 2013
From Stockholm, Sweden to England and, mostly by chance,we came to Sleepy Hollow and Barton St David and we couldn't have found a better place! We totally fell in love with the village and the area, and will most certainly return to Somerset some day.
Elaine and Ronnie July 2013
Had a great week again! Cottage lovely, as always. Very welcoming and friendly. Thanks for the lovely apple pie. Hope to be back again soon. Weather fantastic
Sue and Giovanni: May 2013
'Nap' is beginning to feel like our second home. It's reassuring to know we can come here when we come to Great Britain and nice to see you Cath and Trev, again. Arrivederci.
Kevin, and Bobbie - September 2012
As near to perfection as you can get! Thankyou for sharing your 'home' - peaceful, thoughtful and exceeded our expectations!
Lesley, Chris and Michael, - May 2012
Lovely cottage - we very much enjoyed our stay (not long enough!) Cath and Trev were very welcoming, the gardens are beautiful and the local area is lovely.
John and Dinah - April 2012
We've had a great time at Sleepy Hollow - we will spread the word back in Lymm! We sunbathed on top of Glastonbury Tor,walked along the sea front at Sandbanks, observed the remnants of 1960's hippies in Glastonbury, ate fabulous cakes at Goodfellowsin Wells.
This is a great place - hope to be back some time.
Lara and Sinclair - February 2012
Thank you for a lovely 3 days at the cottage. It was perfect for our needs. The girls had a great time at Millfield, and we had a relaxing break. Will recommend to others - see you again
Pete and Cheryl - September 2nd 2011
A lovely cottage- a real home from home. Had some lovely walks straight from the cottage and saw badgers and deer! Enjoyed a day at Cheddar Gorge and people watching at Glastonbury!
Waters June13th 2011
We have recently returned from a fabulous extended family holiday at Sleepy Hollow Cottages. We stayed in all three cottages which was brilliant for having our own space, but also great for doing things together as well. Our group ranged from 8 years old to 60+ and there was plenty of places to see and visit to suit everyone in our party. The cottages themselves were also a lovely base when people fancied a quiet day in and perfect for fun evening get togethers when we returned from exploring. Trevor and Cath were extremely welcoming, helpful and accommodating and the children loved playing in the beautiful gardens whilst the adults enjoyed relaxing in the surroundings. I would highly recommend Sleepy Hollow Cottages for a lovely family holiday.
S.Haydock. 17 May 2011
We stayed in Sleepy Hollow Cottages (Nap Cottage) during March 2011. The accommodation was lovely - having some great features such as wood burning stove / spiral stair case. We were lucky enough to have great weather during our stay, although we can imagine that Nap cottage is a very cosy to place to stay during those cold winter nights! Cath and Trevor were very welcoming and very hospitable! As well as great accommodation, being in Barton St. David, Sleepy Hollow is great for exploring the local area such as Glastonbury and local Cider farms (I am sure Cath and Trev would be happy to suggest good places to visit if you have time during your stay!). I would highly recommend Sleepy Hollow as a relaxing retreat, and look forward to staying again soon!
Bisoneyes. 16 Jan 2011
A hidden gem in a beautiful setting. That is just one way to describe the wonderful Sleepy Hollow Cottages. From the moment you arrive you know you have found five star accommodation. Cath and Trev are guaranteed to provide you with a warm welcome.
The cottage we stopped in, Leep, was very well maintained, spotlessly clean and had all the features you could have wished for in a holiday home. We really did find it a home away from home. The location of the cottage is within a short car journey of Glastonbury, and really well placed to strike out towards the wonderful Dorset or Somerset coastlines. Glastonbury is not only fascinating, but has all the local shops and amenities that you'll need to support your stay in this superb self catering accommodation. The week we stopped there over August Bank Holiday weekend 2010 the weather was fantastic and allowed us to take full advantage of all local attractions. We would highly recommend the coastal walk near Worth ...
Had a lovely holiday - gone too quickly - so much to see. Thank you for your hospitality. Hope to return next year
Pauline and Stewart 18th - 25th September 2010
We have enjoyed our few days here so much - and a wonderful welcome including a delicious apple pie. After much walking at Shapwick we achieved our ambition ! - we saw an otter which swam past the hide at great speed - dived and re-appeared with a coot! Thank you Cath and Trev.
Mike and Sally 16/9/2010
A stay in Sleepy Hollow provides a wonderful base for exploring the beautiful county of Somerset. The hosts, Cath and Trevor, provide a warm welcome and are "on hand" if needed. The cottage was excellent - clean and cosy with all facilities possibly needed provided. The lovely garden provides a safe place for children to play and explore. Our two children, aged 7 and 3, enjoyed playing croquet and table tennis and thought the garden was great for playing hide-and-seek!
We spent the week visiting beaches, exploring Wells, Glastonbury, visting Longleat, the Cheddar Gorge, Haynes Motor Museum and several other places. In fact we we would love to return to see the places we didn't manage to get to! There is certainly plenty to do and lots of opportunities for relaxing in some of the most beautiful countryside. Thanks to Trevor and Cath for giving us the opportunity to explore Somerset. We hope to return! The Butters Family (21st -28th August 2010)
Ideally located cosy cottage
By cvlight - 26 Aug 2010
We had a wonderful stay in cosy peaceful Nap cottage located in the idyllic picturesque Somerset countryside - just perfect for a relaxing break. There are plenty of places of interest to visit nearby including the delightful Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust), the lovely city of Wells and the cider farm at Dowlish Wake (scrumptious cream teas). If you are feeling energetic a climb up to Glastonbury Tor is well worth the effort as the views are spectacular. The owners, Trevor and Cath, really make you feel really welcome and the homemade fruit pie that awaits you is truly delicious! We would thoroughly recommend a stay at Sleepy Hollow Cottages which are suitable for all ages, although the spiral staircase in Nap Cottage would be a problem for any guests with a mobility problem. Thank you Trevor & Cath for a wonderful stay - we'll definitely be back in the future. John & Chris Light (8th-15th August 2010)
Thanks for a great stay
By malcolm.gilks - 26 Aug 2010
Lovely place, lovely friendly people. Warm welcome, beautiful location in a small village that is close to everything you would need. Ben (aged nearly 5) loved the table tennis and the fact he could play football in the paddock. Cottage really clean, tidy and had everything you could need for a holiday. The gardens were lovely with apple and pear trees in full fruit during our late August vist. To sum up - a great place for a family holiday and plenty of places to visit in the surrounding area. Hope to stay again.
Gustav de Kment 9 Aug 2010
None of the four of us had ever been to Somerset but we knew that we wanted to choose a cottage with easy access to all the places worth visiting around the county but which also allowed us to retreat and, very importantly, "do our own thing" in leisurely comfort. We did much "googling", drew up our list of preferences and are very glad we chose "Sleepy Hollow". We were received with a big smile and we all, including our two children, aged ten and nearly five, immediately felt at home in "Leep Cottage". The younger one dashed to the sheep in the paddock in the mornings and we played table tennis in the shed and croquet (how often does one have the chance to play such a civilised game?) on the lawn bordered by beautiful and colourful flower beds whilst we decided what to do during the day. Cath and Trevor were always available for tips and we visited Longleat House and Safari Park (a real must for all ages), Bath, Wells, Glastonbury, took our children riding in the local equestrian centre and did not forget to take a few country walks through cider apple orchards and past idyllic centuries-old stone churches. With regards to the cottage itself, it was modern, clean, well-maintained, well-equipped electronically and the kitchen was a self-caterer's joy. (We had, for instance, no difficulty in cooking a dinner one day for 7 people.) We shall definitely be coming back.
Nooze for the less mobile
By wenhams - 9 Aug 2010
Cath and Trevor took over Sleepy Hollow two years ago and have enhanced this peaceful haven in the heart of Somerset. We've always stayed in Nooze, with its view out on the garden with the gnarled old apple trees and hanging baskets and pots full of colour. All the facilities you need are there. It's a thoroughly peaceful and restful place - which is what we're after - but of course it's incredibly well situated for a lot of National Trust properties, places like Glastonbury, Wells and Cheddar, and even the seaside to the west and south. I have severe mobility limitations (i.e. use a rollator or a stick and companion) to get around. Getting up steps is almost impossible. Whilst Nooze is not suitable for a wheelchair, if all you need is a single storey cottage, with more than enough room to move around, then this is great. This was the fourth year we've stayed in Nooze - which just about says it all - and we hope to come back for as long my mobility permits!
Elena - June 2010
Cath and Trev are the dynamic duo running and maintaining these lovely cottages in a quiet rustic setting. The beautifully landscaped gardens are great for kids to run about and for the nature lover to appreciate the flora and foliage. The warmth of the owners makes the stay a home away from home. And the location is ideal for visiting attactions like the Haynes International Motor Museum, the Wells Cathedral and the Clarks Shopping Village. We enjoyed the use of the kitchen, the laundry room and the indispensible free WiFi.
Friendly owners, beautiful surroundings
By Ferry - 16 Apr 2010
The owners are very welcoming, a freshly made pie is provided on the day of arrival for example. The cottage is newly redecorated in a modern style with a nice bathroom, well equipped kitchen and a WiFi connection. The cottages are located in a quiet area with pretty and well maintained gardens. We liked the presence of a laundry room as well. The owners are friendly and helpful while still respecting your privacy. Over all a very pleasant experience, very good value for your money. We will definitely stay here again when we're in the area.
Ontario Canada 8.5.2009
Thanks for sharing this beautiful part of England with us. You have thought of everything - I can't think of anything we needed other than more time!