The Local Area

Covid-19 Update

Mar 26, 2021

We are taking bookings from April 12th 2021 in accordance with government guidelines except for key workers etc.

With the exception of Emergency, Key workers etc,  if you are an emergency care or key worker in need of accommodation, please get in touch via [email protected] or Tel: 01458 253099
Please see details on our current cleaning regime.

You can book as normal for future dates, later in the year, but the short term is subject to constant review and change depending on official advice as we continue on through this difficult time.
We hope that our prospective and regular guests recognise that this is done to show that we understand the need to act responsibly. We all need to be aware of our community’s concerns and pressures at a time when the health of the nation takes precedence over everything else
We believe and know this to be the right thing to do, for our guests and staff. The time to protect others at the expense of our business is now. And those we protect now will hopefully, come back to us when this extraordinary event comes to an end. And at this time, we will look forward to welcoming you all back to Withy Cottages with open arms.

Covid-19 Notice

Jul 19, 2020

Covid-19 Notice

In case you were wondering if it’s safe to come to Withy Cottages during these uncertain times, we wanted to reassure you of the usual and extra measures we are taking right now.

We are monitoring the situation closely and day by day – at the moment, we’re operating business as usual and look forward to seeing you.

When you’re here, you should know that:

  1. We disinfect all work surfaces, door handles, TV remotes, light switches, chairs etc.
  2. We use a disinfectant spray on the soft furnishings.
  3. We will continue to wash all towels, tea towels and bed linen, whether they have been used or not at a high temperature.
  4. The cutlery and crockery will be put on a hot wash and stored in the dishwasher for your use.
  5. Our staff are washing their hands regularly before, after and during the cleaning of your cottage using handwashing technique as set out by the WHO
  6. We are checking in with staff daily to ensure they are healthy and well and have not been in contact with anyone who has travelled from affected Covid-19 areas
  7. We are not accepting guests who have travelled from abroad.

Please don’t be offended, but we will not be shaking hands when we greet you at the cottage.

If you have a cold, a sniffle, a cough, fever or are feeling unwell, firstly, we are sorry to hear it! And secondly, we would ask that you kindly to cancel or reschedule you’re booking so that we can see you when you’re back feeling fighting fit.
If and when the time comes that we need to take extra measures, we will do so in the most responsible way as advised by the right authorities.

Thank you, Mary

Beautiful Somerset

Jul 20, 2017

Some local places to visit all close to Withy Cottages. https://www.beautifulsomerset.com/somerset

Langport – Great British High Street Awards

Oct 23, 2016

Langport – Great British High Street Awards

Langport is now in the final three of the village category of the Great British High Street Awards.

Since being hit by the worst flooding in living memory in 2014, Langport has worked hard to fight back. Festivals, free parking and funding for new infrastructure and community facilities, Langport now has a vacancy rate of 0%.

Cycle Maps – Somerset County Council

Aug 20, 2016

Cycle Maps – Somerset County Council

CYCLE MAPS
Somerset County Council has produced a series of 20 Walking and Cycling maps to help you to explore the County using a network of off and on-road routes.

http://www.movingsomersetforward.co.uk/cycle-maps

Cycling – Somerset Levels Cycle Map

Aug 20, 2016

Cycling – Somerset Levels Cycle Map

Somerset Levels Cycle Map

This area map shows the National Cycle Network and local routes in this area. It covers the Somerset Levels area of the South West region of England, including Bristol, Bath, Glastonbury, Wells, Minehead and Yeovil.

The Somerset Levels is excellent for cycling. Sandwiched between the Mendip and Quantock Hills are flat pleasant cycle routes in the Levels, a coastal plain and wetland area so called for its flatness and home to many fascinating towns like Glastonbury and Wells. The iconic Glastonbury Tor can be seen for miles around and the town has a real spiritual feel; Wells is home to a 12th century cathedral and much other historic architecture. Cheddar Gorge, famous in its own right for its stunning views, caves and cheese making traditions, is the end point for the family friendly Strawberry Line between Yatton and Cheddar.

http://www.sustrans.org.uk/shop/route-maps-guides/somerset-levels-pocket-cycle-map-4

Beer Cider Company

Apr 11, 2016

Beer Cider Company

We are craft cider makers, trading from our working farm just outside of Langport. You will be made most welcome to visit us at our cider shed (aka “The Shack”) where you will be able to sample and buy our cider (Gold Rush Cider) or our new bottled slightly sparkling cider  and apple juice.

We currently run around 5 acres of orchard growing a total of around 10 commercial varieties. We also source within a 10 mile radius additional apples from local farmers orchards.  Most of our varieties are traditional cider apples known as ‘bittersweet’ or ‘bittersharp’. These apples are chosen for cider-making for their fibrous nature which makes them easy to press. Bittersweet apples also have high levels of tannin which is essential for producing great tasting cider.

The Garden Project

May 20, 2015

The Garden Project

Work continues in the lower garden and weather permitting the new turf will be completed soon. The secret patio at the bottom of the garden now has a lovely wooden bench where you can sit and listen to the birdsong and gaze over the meadow grass watching the cows graze. We have an amazing selection of birds in the area and at times it can be quite noisy with them all  to singing their beautiful tunes.

Our Chickens

May 20, 2015

Our Chickens

Fresh eggs for your stay from our six lovely chickens.