The Land Girls House

Nr. Glastonbury, Somerset, England

about the property

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'.

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latest review

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.

Billy G, 10 January 2017

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good to know

arrival at
16:00
depart by
10:00
guests
5
7 nights from
£207.00 (based on two staying)
7 nights up to
£703.00 (based on two staying)
pets
pets welcome (max 2 dogs)
bed layout
Twin (ground floor), Twin, Extra bed (single)

facilities at The Land Girls House

bathroom
bath
internet
wifi broadband available
general
farm or rural location
young children welcome
activities
open fire / woodburner
pub nearby (walkable)
cleaning services
washing machine

map - location

in detail

The house is well insulated and includes both a coal fire range with back boiler and electric heater. There is also Wi-fi

Inside:

Open plan, kitchen, living, dining area

  • The kitchen area: Includes an original fifties sink, larder and fridge (50's ice maker!) with a modern electric ceramic hob and microwave combo-oven. Retro electric toaster and kettle

Living area:

  • Small sofa for two (turns into a sofabed for 1 x person) and a 40's upholstered chair. 1940's kitchen range /fireplace with back boiler and oven (which is possible to cook in if you dare!)

Dining Area

  • Dining area: 1940's Utility furniture, formica dining table with flaps for 4 people to sit at and 4 utility dining chairs

Bathroom:

  • Original claw-foot roll top bath , 1940's sink, electric towel rail and toilet with elevated cistern

Bedroom (downstairs)

  • 2 twin beds

Upstairs bedroom:

  • reached by a steep staircase and very low doorway with a very low ceiling, so is unsuitable for disabled or elderly people (but brilliant for children!)

Outside:

  • There is a small enclosed garden with lovely views over the levels garden furniture
  • Anderson shelter and stove in the garden - a great place for children to make their den!
  • seperate driveway and parking for two cars

 

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customer reviews for The Land Girls House

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.

- Billy G,
10 January 2017

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!

- Mrs e e o'callaghan ,
11 December 2016

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!

- Oliver liria ,
26 November 2016

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.

- Penelope preston ,
12 October 2016

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.

- Sandra C,
28 August 2016

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!

- Polly field ,
11 May 2016

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!

- Owen fagtongpun-whit... ,
4 April 2016

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.

- Fiona M,
4 April 2016

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.

- Fatina L,
15 March 2016

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

- Kathy F,
8 March 2016

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.

- Richard S,
11 January 2016

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!

- Ella N,
30 November 2015

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.

- Jenny F,
23 November 2015

***********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!!

- Johan M,
5 November 2015

Amazing place, kids loved the Anderson shelter!

- Sarah pinnock ,
2 November 2015

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.

- Chris B,
30 October 2015

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.

- Brenda C,
8 October 2015

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.

- Emma S,
9 July 2015

Wonderful location, beautifully decorated and really atmospheric.

- Sarah N,
30 June 2015

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!

- Sarah H,
17 June 2015

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.

- Kate P,
30 May 2015

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

- Fiona L,
27 May 2015

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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30 June 2014

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