Jackdaw Cottage Bruton
About Jackdaw Cottage
Jackdaw Cottage is a beautiful old weaver's cottage located in Bruton's historic conservation area.
It has two bedrooms (one with a king size bed and one with two singles), bathroom, living room, spacious fully equipped kitchen diner, wood burners, downstairs cloakroom, a lovely cottage garden and parking.
Bruton is a lovely, buzzy, small town in South Somerset in the UK, with an arty vibe.
It is easily accessible by road from the A303 and by train from London.
(Paddington to Castle Cary or Waterloo to Gillingham, Dorset)
Art galleries, cafes, restaurants, pubs, independent shops, wonderful local produce, craft beer and cheese are all abundant in the town or nearby.
Bruton is also surrounded by beautiful, unspoiled countryside and is well placed for visiting other areas of particular beauty such as the Mendip Hills, the Quantocks, Cranborne Chase, West Wiltshire Downs, the Cotswolds as well as interesting towns and cities such as Bath, Bristol, Frome, Wells, Sherborne and Bradford upon Avon.
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Bruton also has grocery stores that stay open late so you don't have to bring your kitchen or larder
Food and Drink
Roth Bar and Grill
At the Chapel
The Newt in Somerset
The Bruton Castle
The Sun Inn
The Montague Inn, Shepton Montague
Home, Castle Cary (vegetarian/vegan)
The Talbot Inn, Mells
The Bull Inn, Hardway
Further but worth it:
The Compasses Inn, Lower Chicksgrove, Wiltshire
The Queens Arms, Corton Denham, Sherborne
The Ethicurean, Wrington, Bristol
Places to Visit
Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Art gallery, Piet Oudolf garden
The Newt in Somerset
Bruton's atmospheric 16th century landmark
King Alfred's Tower and Stourhead
Rose & Lyons
The Antique Shop
50 High St
The Flower Shop
Ape or Eden
Beautiful historic centre, lots of independent shops, cafes (Rye Bakery particularly good) , restaurants, Frome Independent Market on the first Sunday of the month (March to Dec)
Kilver Court Designer Village
Messums Barn Wiltshire
You can also visit the following towns and cities from by train from Bruton:
ADD TO YOUR VISIT
Reflexology at Jackdaw Cottage
Reflexology is a deeply relaxing therapy, involving gentle massage on various points of the feet. It will leave you feeling like you have had a full body massage, energised and refreshed.
Sandy is a fully qualified Reflexologist with 20 years' experience. Treatments are £40 and Sandy will come to you, at the cottage, so you can carry on relaxing…
Call/text Sandy on 07791 788375
Georgia Mitchell is a fully qualified beauty therapist. She will come to the cottage so you can treat yourself to a manicure (£25, pedicure (£30) facials and hot stone massage (from £70) or have your make up done for a special occasion (prices vary). Please contact Georgia as much in advance as possible and at least one week prior to visit in order to avoid disappointment.
Email or call her on 07985 5756365
Jane Hodson, private catering
If you would like someone to cater part or all of your stay, may I recommend Jane Hodson (subject to availability) who is an award-winning private chef and can produce pretty much anything you would like to eat. Her passion is for local, seasonal and organic produce and she is particularly known for her Ottolenghi-style of cooking. Her food is always vibrantly fresh and utterly delicious! Jane is happy to make food in her own kitchen and deliver it to Jackdaw Cottage. She can prepare food on site but please be aware, as the kitchen diner is open plan, she will be a part of your pre -dinner socialising.
Contact details: +44 (0)7956 562 544 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Trundle Cottage Cakes
Local girl Vicky Morriss makes beautifully decorated cakes specialising in seasonal and local ingredients. Contact Vicky if you would like to have a cake delivered to the cottage during your stay or for your arrival.
Telephone 07974 934898
Helen Bishop is an experienced bookbinder who can come to Jackdaw Cottage and run a workshop for you. In one day you will learn how to construct hardback books, ideal for use as sketchbooks, journals or notebooks. You will be guided through the process using specialist bookbinding tools and all materials are included in the cost. Creating beautiful handmade books is a very satisfying process and people are always amazed at what they can achieve in a short space of time.
Cost £60 per person (min 2 max 4)
Contact Helen Bishop on 07790 380985