Nr. Glastonbury, Somerset, England
A genuine 1940s tin holiday cottage, newly-restored, near Glastonbury in Somerset. Full of quirky vintage charm, this Somerset holiday cottage for four has WIFI, an open fire, and welcomes pets – the perfect Glastonbury holiday!
Our Land Girls House was built in the spring of 1940, around the beginning of the Second World War when Britain felt under imminent threat of invasion.
This authentic little cottage was originally built for the Women’s Land Army, or ‘land girls’, who were young women put to work in agriculture to help with the war effort. More than a third of land girls came from major cities, so many rural accommodations had to be built - hear their story. The cottage has been recreated in true 1940's style and is built out of corrugated iron with tongue and groove wooden panelling inside with insulation between.
Every little detail has been attended to in the nostalgic Land Girls House, the furniture is a mixture of quirky 40's and 50's upcycled gems and includes some of the highly practical utility furniture built in the late 40's early 1950's, with authentic details such as a forties enamelled range with back boiler, a functioning radiogram from the fifties and Bakelite switches and plugs!
The Anderson shelter and sand bags in the garden is a particular draw for children where they love to make their den here! See a fantastic review in the Daily Mail.
The cottage stands alone near the owner’s house but faces away across the Somerset Levels, with its own driveway and parking to ensure privacy.
The cottage is on the edge of a small village called Baltonsborough, which includes a shop, post office, church and pub all within short walking distance across the fields. The perfect base for exploring Glastonbury (you have a view of the Tor from the garden), and Somerset. Half an hour to the huge beaches of Somerset or an hour down to West Bay (Bridport) where there filmed 'Broadchurch'.
A lovely simple, cosy and nostalgic stay. All necessary conveniences and very warm. Lots of hot water for a hot bubble bath after those local walks across the levels. Good location for seeing lots tha...
The house is well insulated and includes both a coal fire range with back boiler and electric heater. There is also Wi-fi
Open plan, kitchen, living, dining area
A lovely simple, cosy and nostalgic stay. All necessary conveniences and very warm. Lots of hot water for a hot bubble bath after those local walks across the levels. Good location for seeing lots that's great about somerset.
What an amazing little cottage, it was like having a holiday in a different era! We stayed in winter so were able to make full use of the open fire which kept everything very cosy. The period features are outstanding and the owners have an excellent eye for detail, it was a pleasure to stay back in the forties (luckily without any air raids) We would recommend this to anybody who wants to get away from the modern world for a relaxing break.
Just the place for an evocative and interesting yet relaxing stay. My boys loved it, the large garden, piglets, Dunston the dog, making a fire in the Anderson shelter, listening to 40s tunes on the record player...Lots to see in the area, we only scratched the surface, we will be back soon I hope
Myself and my 9 year old daughter (and old Labrador) spent an enchanting three nights at the Land Girls Cottage. We felt as if we'd been transported back in time and spent hours exploring the delightful details of this wonderful cottage. We didn't venture too far (apart from an amazing Flea Market at Shepton Mallet) as we couldn't tear ourselves away from passing the time in this quirky cottage and garden. We took some local walks with the dog and it's a stunning area to explore. The cottage owners (who live next door) are fantastically welcoming and took my daughter off to feed their pet sheep and pigs - she felt like a proper land girl. Only downside - we wish we'd stayed longer and had chance to explore a bit more.
Really quirky and great fun. There's lots to look at and discover throughout the cottage. We went for Mum's birthday and she said it was a fantastic experience she'd never forget.
Couldn't have asked for a sweeter place to stay! Our children loved this place and it was really good for accomodating dogs with fields and a garden on the doorstep. I wish we could have had longer. I would definitely recommend!
What an enchanting place! We loved stepping back in time and discovering all the vintage paraphernalia this place is packed with. My little boy loved the attic room and the old viewfinders, plus the Andersen shelter was a big hit! Visiting the pigs at the bottom of the garden to feed them our scraps was a highlight for me, though I was sad at the thought of what was going to happen to them... Loved the surrounding areas, really enjoyed our dog walks at nearby Coombe Hill woods. The Land Girls' House has been added to our list of UTT places to revisit!
We loved the land girls house - it is a perfect 1940s time capsule,it was warm and cosy,and a most relaxing easy place to stay.Highly recommended for a "girls" get together.completely different and really good fun.
Beautiful, peaceful location and great for exploring the local area. The hut is amazing! The attention to detail is brilliant- we kept discovering more hidden gems. The Anderson shelter was great fun. The owners were great and left a food parcel which was really appreciated. We also loved visiting and feeding the nearby pigs. This holiday hut provides unique accommodation with great historical details. Highly recommended.
We loved staying at the Land Girls' house. Our two girls (5 and 8 y) adored their little bedroom and all the little secrets hidden around the house. We listened to Elvis on the record player, kept warm by the fire, and had a wonderful time. We ate outside once, if we'd had sunnier weather we'd have eaten outside more often as the view was lovely. Highly recommended!
We had a perfect long weekend in the Land Girls House back in March. Surprise birthday away for the two of us plus dog, and really couldn't have asked for a more fun, cute, unique and comfy few days. Loved exploring the little details of the cottage, playing board games in front of the stove and watching woodpeckers tapping away in the woods adjacent to the garden. Beautiful, easy walking from the door, and a real feeling of cosyness that is rare in holiday rentals. Very much recommended!
We were only there for two nights, but wish we could have stayed longer. The place is a gem - everything themed 40s/50s. My modern kids loved discovering the record player “What’s *that*?!”. Cosy, quirky and a real treat.
Lovely tin cottage, amazing decor inside. Loved the open fire, vintage larder and record player. Kids loved their "room in the attic" and having their own little den. Would recommend.
What a wonderful experience. We were only there for a few days but in that time we were totally blow over with how the person who put the cottage together had made everything 1940 s. If you want a relaxing break with a living in a museum thrown in this is the place. For young children sleeping up a ladder in a loft place would be so exciting. Just for info. If your staying longer than a few days you need to think about meals that can be done on a hob or microwave as there is no cooker. Kathy
This was one of the very best short family breaks we have ever had!! Absolute heaven for our children and for us. We had a real rest sitting by the fireside and listening to 1940's music on the record player. So many things to look at and explore inside the house not to mention all the great things and places to visit nearby. We will definitely return and have been busy telling all our friends about it.
What a wonderful place! So cosy spent hours looking at all the books and things to discover, listening to LPs. Loved the Churchill speech on the stairs and all the extra touches like the camp coffee and even the loo roll holder! Owners lovely too - left milk and ginger beer for our arrival. Would thoroughly recommend!
We had a brilliant time at The Land Girls House! It was quirky, fun and extremely cosy. With the fire going and the record player on we really felt as if we had escaped to another era (with more luxuries and home comforts!). Thank you very much, a truly relaxing weekend.
***********5 have an adventure************* I booked The Land Girls House as a surprise 40th birthday retreat and could not have been more pleased with this delightful, quirky little house! 5 of us rocked up with the intention of living a vintage weekend and this place ticked all the boxes. Set in beautiful countryside, with stunning views of the village, it really was a step back in time. The house itself is small however catered for all our needs and we had great fun stoking the open fire & we even braved the range oven, which gave us the most delicious stew on the Saturday ( much needed as the weather was filthy that day) The sleeping arrangements were more than sufficient, with comfy beds and a degree of privacy in all spaces. And the lashings & lashings of hot water was fab! The attention to detail was fabulous, and we thoroughly enjoyed popping a record on the record player & sipping champagne. The memorabilia was great and we spent a good few hours perusing & remembering when life was lived at a gentler pace. I would (and have) recommended this property to anyone who likes to experience something a little different and for those who love vintage/WW2. Our special memory of the weekend was watching a most glorious sunset, whilst bats flew around the gardens. Just perfect!!
Amazing place, kids loved the Anderson shelter!
We had a fantastic time. The Land Girls House is a unique, quirky and thoroughly memorable holiday experience - superbly appointed, wonderfully cosy and great value for money. Highly recommended.
What a wonderful place - and so snug and warm! Listening to the owls at night was just marvelous! We are both members of a WW2 group so took our 1940 clothes down to take photos. Lovely, lovely place, private garden with shelter, and more hot water than you could possibly use. Fresh eggs as well. Great place, will be booking again.
Fabulous step back in time, a real living museum. So much detail it is hard to take it all in. If you're for something a bit different then you've just found it. Highly recommended for young and old alike. The owners are lovely and very welcoming. Couldn't have asked for more. Thanks for letting us stay.
Wonderful location, beautifully decorated and really atmospheric.
Place is fantastic, nostalgic and relaxing. Thoroughly recommended for either a girlie weekend, romance or smaller children. We enjoyed reading through all the memorabilia and listening to the 40s tunes on the record player. Our party was great grandma, grandma and our gran-daughter (3). She loved the loft bedroom and the Anderson shelter to play in. Another visit in the future is planned!
This was a truly unique stay. You feel transported back to a different time. All the fixtures and fitting are true to war time Britian, the attention to detail is very impressive. For kids, it's really exciting and like one big play house. For adults, there will be something you remember from you childhood, everything reminded me of my granny's house! And the Anderson Shelter is just great fun! The surrounding countryside is beautiful and a trip to Glastonbury is a must. Great fun, and something we will look back on and talk about for years to come.
Such a charming place and an amazing area - we loved it! SO nice to come home to every day after a day down at the beach (we did three!) - Lukasz
Wow. We'll be back! We enjoyed every minute of our stay in the Land Girls House. We felt we were in a very comfortable 1940s bubble; sitting around the coal fire with an LP playing on the radiogram, serving meals - easily cooked with the modern cooker and kettle - in china from the era, relaxing in the wonderfully deep bath with lashing of hot water, sleeping in comfortable beds with cotton sheets and bedding with designs from the era. There are many, many authentic delights in every room that were a real pleasure to explore; many of which were still around in my childhood from the clip on bedside lamps, a rag rug, the kitchen cupboard with the let down flap all lovingly restored, gas mask, hair clips, books, games, newspaper cuttings . . . I could go on! Thanks for having achieved a great balance between well hidden modern facilities which meant we were warm and comfortable and the delights of stepping back in time to an authentic 1940s home. As a daughter and two granddaughters of a land army girl we're proud to be the first visitors - Cath 2014
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