The gardener's cottage serviced an Edwardian walled garden in the grounds of a Somerset manor house. Now adjoining the outdoor swimming pool, the 2-storey cottage is virtually in its original condition, albeit with electricity. Very atmospheric and unusual space withing quiet, private grounds.
This is an old, unrestored working gardener's cottage from the Edwardian period. The interior features stone walls and cobbled floor, thick barn doors and no decoration. Upstairs are the original pheasant pens, glasshouse store and apple store. Exposed beams throughout the upstairs. There is a standpipe nearby and electricity with a fuse box, but this is still used as a garden store area. There are no bedrooms, etc! However the cottage is near the main house, where bathrooms, etc are available.
Real Wood Floor
Walls & Windows
Exposed Brick Walls
This cottage is in a very quiet, secluded part of the garden. Close to the original walled garden and decrepit vinery and peach house, it is like stepping into the past. It is surrounded by lawn and paving on one side, with an old brick wall along the side. One approach to the cottage is between a mature hedge and underneath a large, trained wisteria. The walled garden is accessed through a gated arch. There is a 300-year old tall yew hedge on top of a buttress (folly) visible from the cottage, and inside the walled garden. The walled garden also features an avenue of old espaliered pear trees.