The Old Post Office

The Old Post Office Testimonials

Please find below a selection of comments from our past guests, with suggestions of places to visit, where to eat and why the Old Post Office is so special.

Februry 2017, Amanda Jane

Really well equipped, clean and cosy cottage. Easy to find. Was concerned about the garden near the road and the dogs. Didn't need to though as was quite secure. Plenty of room. Comfy beds.

April 2015, The Griffins, Cotswolds

This is our second visit to The Old Post Office. We love it here! A very comfortable holiday cottage with access to many places of interest in Somerset. We will be back soon!

October 2013, Pippa, Mark, Alice, George, Isabell, Harry and Martha

Thank you so much for our lovely stay in your fantastic holiday cottage. We all felt so at home and it had all we needed. Thank you.

September 2013, Lou, Shirley, Jude, Helen and Hattie the dog, Hampshire

Had a really lovely holiday in your cosy cottage, welcome pack was appreciated. Great weather and enjoyed the walks in you book. Recommend the Old Barn Owl at Westport, nice, cosy, friendly staff and fab food. Thank you very much.

September 2013, Nathan, Maria and Dakota, Hertfordshire

Had a fantastic time in your lovely cottage, well equipped and such a gorgeous place. In perfect reaching distance of so many great days out! Very happy.

September 2013, Jo, Jon and Tess, Derby

Had lovely two weeks. Didn't want to leave. Thanks.

August 2013, McClymont Family, London

We have had a brilliant fortnight. Great house, best equipped, lovely walking area. Generous welcome pack. Thank you.

July 2013, Barbara and Joe, East Yorkshire

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage. Lovely surrounding area and villages. Perfect three days. Thank you so much.

May, 2013

Lovely quaint cottage - we will miss it! Cosy evenings by the fire - shame the weather wasn't brilliant as well.

May 2013, Andy, Diana, Jack and Jilly,

Had a lovely holiday in the cosy and very well equipped peaceful cottage, thoughtful welcome package and very well maintained and clean, thank you. Had lovely days at Forde Abbey, Branscombe, Beer and Lyme Regis. Bilby's nice for light meals and snacks in sweet town Ilminster. Sad to leave. Birds loved being fed in pond garden.

April 2013, Nicky, Rick, Chris and Van, Enzo and Bump, Kent

Very comfortable, relaxing and homely, especially the open fire! Beer and Branscombe worth a visit and the Oak at Barrington for good food. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and thank you for the welcome pack and cleanliness of the cottage.

February 2013, Gardener Family, South Wales

Thank you for all the care and attention that you have put into the cottage, it has made our stay a great one! Well definitely be recommending here.

February 2013, Trim Family, Wales

What a fab cottage in a fab location. Catered for all ages! Superb. Would love to return.

October 2012, Amelie, Eloise, Mike and Jane, Eaton

We really enjoyed your cottage. Thank you.

October 2012, Adam and Simon, London

Beautiful cottage, thanks for a great couple of weeks!

September 2012, Simon, Jo, Regina and Peter, Surrey

A lovely week in a cosy, comfy cottage.

September 2012, Steve, Kathy, Emma, Luke and Jake, Teeside

A great week. Central to all attractions. Cottage very comfortable. Thanks for welcome pack too!

August 2012, The Holloways and Mitchells, Kent

Lovely cottage - home from home. Owners very helpful. All beds very comfortable. Walks folder very useful.

August 2012, Paul, Jo, Hannah, Matthew and James, Wales

Had a wonderful week - loads to see and do. The cottage was clean, welcoming and cosy. Thank you.

August 2012, The Gordons, Hampshire

Lovely cottage, well equipped and thanks for starter pack. Recommendations - The Barn Owl and Picolo di Piazza.

August 2012, Amy, Adam, Izaak, Oscar and Arthur, Cambridge

Great cottage, very wonky! Loved touring about: Ilminster for local food from high street. Perry's Cider Mill - fab! Lyme Regis - great for the kids. Barrington Court - added extra of Gormley installation. Brilliant time. Many thanks

July 2012, The McIlroy Family, London

Lovely cottage. Fantastic weather all week. Great time. Thank you.

March 2012, Andy, Barb, Marley and Meg, Kent

What can we say! The Old Post Office is just fantastic, comfortable, cosy with some lovely features - especially the bath - much needed after walking the hounds every day. Carp fishing at Hewish - good sport. Views from Blackdown Hills stunning, never seem so many buzzards. Found some nice traditional pubs on our travels, closest is Ilton. Had a good meal at the Old Barn Owl, Westport. Wish we could have stayed longer. We will be back. Thanks

January 2012, Rob, Pam, Mark, Naomi and Ben

All the comforts of home

December 2011, Nic and Amy, Fi, Matt and Lucy, Rose, Mel and Tom

Great time in a beautiful cottage. Fantastic food from Bonners or the Smokery. All topped off with blue skies. Thank you.

October 2011, Loretta and Barrie, Essex

Very comfortable cottage and well equipped. Nice location and would recommend The Old Forge and Curry Rival for food. Very enjoyable stay.

August 2011, Park Family

Wonderful cottage. Everything we needed except room to put food! Went to Wookey Hole - great day out. Lyme Regis - not enough time in a day to do it justice!

July 2011, Reiser-Ambroschs, Germany

Very relaxing fortnight at this cosy well-equipped cottage. Perfect place for touring to Exmoor and the Jurassic Coast. Best food at the Duke of York. Thank you.

March 2011, Virginia and Jon

Wow, beautiful cottage, homely and warm. Enjoyed weather, went to Ilminster and walks locally. Don't want to leave. Thank you so much.

January 2011, Mel and Tom

Lovely week at an amazing cottage. Great walks followed by warming fires! Tasty food from Bonners. Thank you for a relaxing break.

Christmas 2009, Sam and Chris, London

A lovely place to spend our most relaxing Christmas ever. Thank you.

September 2009, Lee, Dave, Freya and William, Surrey

We've all had a fabulous week, the cottage was super, had everything we needed. Enjoyed the local cider! Children enjoyed the walks and the sea at Charmouth. Dogs enjoyed the walks. Freya doesn't want to go home.

September 2009, Graham and Isobel, Scotland

Enjoyed our week here. Cottage was comfortable.

August 2009, Michelle and Warren, East Sussex

Fantastic cottage, very well equipped. Thank you. Super cottage, we felt very much at home.

August 2009, Emily, Alice and William, East Sussex

The garden was great as well as the cottage.

August 2009, Gibsons and Wilsons, St Albans and Potters Bar

Lovely cottage. Lovely weather. Lovely holiday! Delicious cream tea.

August 2009, Gary, Verity, Chris, Nicky, Liam and Sean, East Sussex

Nice cottage, lovely weather, hot and sunny. Thanks for the scones. Favourite thing was Wookey Hole. We also enjoyed Cheddar Gorge.

July 2009, Beth, Rich, Becky, Steve, Louise, Paul and Ruby, South Wales

A lovely cottage. We really enjoyed our week despite the weather. Thanks for the scones on arrival. Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park very good for children.

July 2009, Val, Simon, Lisa and Thomas, Kent

Enjoyed the cream tea on arrival. Our weather could have been better but pretty central to lots of activities. Had a problem but sorted out very quickly. Thank you.

June 2009, David and Vivienne, Plymouth

Enjoyed the rest. A really restful week. Local walks very enjoyable, weather excellent. Loved it.

May 2009, Garforths and Agnolis Families, Worcester and Essex

Lovely cottage once we got used to the low door frames! Nice and quiet loads to do and places to take the dogs. Nice weather most of the week. Thanks for making our stay very pleasurable.

May 2009, Emma, Andy, Hannah and Bailey, Cambridgeshire

Great week. Home from home, cosy with a lot of character. Loads of places to see, Sherbourne Castle fabulous, Lyme Regis and Beer fabulous for seaside, well worth the trip. Thank you for lovely week.

April 2009, Jane and Mike, Nottingham

Thank you for a lovely relaxing week in your beautiful cottage. Weather was fantastic. Had some lovely walks to Barrington and South Cadbury. Great cycle ride around the villages and Chudleighs were ace.

April 2009, Christine, John, Viv, John, Dolly and Charlotte, Middlesex

Beautiful cottage and garden. Thanks for all the extra homely touches. Love the fire. Rusty Axe for dinner great!

February 2009, Peter, Jo and Jake, Worcestershire

Lovely place to come back to after taking the dogs on fantastic walks - even lucky with the weather. Thanks for equipping the cottage so well.

December 2008, Whitehead Family, Surrey

Lovely cottage, full equipped. Christmas tree a nice touch.

November 2008, Ellen and Friends, Berkshire

Excellent time out. Perfect cottage. Had a brilliant time and don't want to leave. Thank you.

October 2008, Carol, Alex, Harry, Charlie, Frances and George, Kent

Beautiful cottage, easy to feel at home. The welcome/starter pack was much appreciated. Great base for touring. Brilliant for the boys. Loved cows up the lane.

October 2008, Tom and Mel, Devon

Thank you for a lovely relaxing stay. Nice long walks to Ilton through fields of cows and a bull! Nice shops in Ilminster. Will come again.

September 2008, The Pinches and Thomas Families, Staffordshire

We have had a great week in Somerset and the cottage is lovely. The children loved the garden. Would recommend the cottage and county for a good holiday. Thank you.

August 2008, Andy, Anita, Ruby, 'Bump' and Kip, Northampton

Lovely peaceful cottage, great welcome pack. Thanks. We recommend Ilminster Art Meeting House café for lunch, steam engine ride at Cranmore and of course Lyme Regis for seaside fun!

August 2008, Susan, David, Elizabeth, Alan and Philip, Essex

We were on the trail of our ancestors and found them! Quaint cottage, beautiful area.

August 2008, Rob, Julie, Gavin and Bob the dog, Worcestershire

Lovely cottage and setting. The butchers and deli in Ilminster are fabulous. Lots of beaches to walk Bob on. Overall fantastic.

July 2008, Thurley Families, Peckham and Lincolnshire

Brilliant cottage and gardens. Lovely weather and lots of places to visit. Highly recommend.

June 2008, Davies and Salisbury Families, Manchester, Sheffield and London

Lovely cottage and gardens. Very well equipped and comfortable. Great location - appreciated the starter pack. Thanks for a great holiday. Would recommend.

June 2008, Adam and Julie, Kent

Lovely cottage, so lucky with the weather. Wonderful location, the dogs loved the long walks

May 2008, Keeley, Chris, Gemma and Heather, Essex

Lovely cottage. Excellent base for touring around. Thanks for the 'Chudleighs' and the other little touches.

Easter 2008, James and Sarah, Diss

Super cottage! A real home away from home. Lots of great walks.

October 2007, Nicola and Clare, Nottingham

Fantastic location, beautiful cottage, had a lovely relaxing weekend, will definitely return soon. Thanks a lot.

October 2007, Marion and Ian, Suffolk

Lovely cosy cottage. Had a very relaxing week. Good walks locally. Weather was good too! Would definitely like to come again. Thank you for the scones with jam and cream, they were delicious.

September 2007, Debbie and Keith, Sheffield

Had a really good week. Weather has been nice. Been walking and visiting National Trust properties. Cottage very welcoming. Good food at Oak. Great Indian at Balti House in Ilminster.

September 2007, Mr and Mrs Dillon, Sussex

A quirky and comfy cottage to which we all enjoyed. Good food and friendly locals at the Oak. Steam train was a great day out on West Somerset Railway.

August 2007, The Hulcoops and Grandma, Surrey

A cosy, comfortably cottage. Nice meals at the Barrington Oak and the Duke of York, Shepton Beauchamp.

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