Apple Loft, Dillington Estate

Ilminster, Somerset





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A boutique rural retreat in Somerset's rural countryside with six bedrooms and a wood fired hot tub

1 nights from £1073 Book Now

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Hot Tub

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Pets Accepted

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Enclosed Garden

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Children Welcome

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Freestanding Bath

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Family Friendly

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Washing Machine

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Cot Available

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High Chair

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Nestled in an ancient orchard with views over Dillington Park, this converted and extended old Estate cottage is now a beautifully re-imagined rural retreat, where contemporary design and an idyllic countryside setting combine to create a fabulous ‘best-of-both-worlds’ escape for groups of friends and families to enjoy.

Renovated to a very high standard, Apple Loft’s interior is made up of two levels that include 6 gorgeous bedrooms and just as many bathrooms as well as a fabulous open-plan upper floor living space. Incredibly well furnished and equally well styled, each bedroom is sprawling yet cosy and adorned with superior linens and sumptuous soft furnishings to make wonderful places to retreat to after country path walks and indulgent pub lunches. Designer wallpapers and tiles along with opulent colour schemes and ornate fittings and fixtures add a touch of extravagance to the property’s bathrooms while upstairs an enormous fireplace and sinkable sofas welcome feet-up relaxation or hours of chilled out conversation.

The property’s pièce de resistance, an upper floor loft-style, open-plan kitchen, dining and living room space, opens out through bi-fold doors onto a wonderful flagstone terrace, where drinks, barbecues and fresh air dining can be relished. South-facing with wonderful views over Dillington Park, the garden and terrace enjoy the lions’ share of the day's sunshine hours so to make the most of the space, the owners have installed a fabulous wood-burning hot tub as well as a fire pit for evenings that can extend well into the night. Guests with four legged companions in tow can rest easy in the knowledge that their pups will be able to stretch their legs in a garden that is fenced off and dog-proof, while younger members of the family can run free or play catch on the lawn.

In spite of its modernisation, Apple Loft remains unbelievably charming, with many of its historic features in the older parts of the house that include exposed brickwork and hamstone, old oak and elm beams, and a wood-burning stove set into the fireplace adding to its authenticity and character.
  • Things to know

    Check in time: 16:30
    Check out time: 10:00
    Security Deposit: We ask our guests for a £500 good housekeeping bond, which is pre-authorised against your card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved (held as a pending transaction) and then released afterwards if there is no damage or additional cleaning. This will be held on the card on file 7 days prior to your arrival.
    Pets: 2 pets allowed, £50 per pet per week, in line with our house rules we do ask that pets are not left alone in the property, do not use the furniture or go in the bedroom areas
    Number of steps: 1 internal flight of stairs
    Type of heating: Central heating
    Linen & Towels: Bed linen is provided for your stay, however, if you require use of the travel cot you will need to bring your own cot linen. Each guest will be supplied with one hand towel and one bath towel for their stay. (if your holiday is longer than 10 days, please contact the Luxury Coastal team to discuss a mid-stay linen change)
    Wi-Fi: This property offers free Wi-Fi for guests, however, we cannot guarantee the speed and connectivity. Therefore, if you are planning to work during your holiday, we recommend bringing a wifi dongle.
    Coffee Machine: Nespresso coffee machine
    Hot Tub: Wood-fire
    Smoking: All of our properties are non-smoking and we ask that any party member who smokes, do so off the premises.

Room Information

  • Living
    Living Room
    Located on the upper floor this lovely room forms part of the open plan living space and is beautifully furnished with three large sofas, a Smart 55” internet-connected flat screen TV and a Bluetooth soundbar
  • Kitchen & Dining
    Kitchen (and separate utility)
    Located on the upper floor and open plan with the dining and living rooms, the kitchen features a central island which doubles as a breakfast bar with two barstools and wine racks. There are two dishwashers and an American-style fridge/ freezer with water dispensers as well as two electric single ovens with grills, an induction hob and a bluetooth / DAB radio. A Nespresso coffee machine as well as a selection of kitchen appliances are provided including toaster, kettle, microwave, washing machine and a range of cookware and utensils

    Dining Room/Area
    Located on the upper floor and open plan with the rest of the living / cooking space, this gorgeous room has a large dining table and chairs with a glass wall bringing the views of the garden inside
  • Bedrooms
    Apple Loft has six ground floor bedrooms, three of which are in the original part of the house. These three rooms feature original elm beams and exposed hamstone walls, one of which also has an ornamental fireplace which is no longer in use

    The remaining three bedrooms can be found in the newer part of the house which has been extended into the bank to the back of the property, and these sit below the rear terrace and garden

    All of the beds have comfortable, deep mattresses, fluffy, indulgent mattress toppers and 400 thread-count cotton bedding. Soft bathrobes, body-wash and shampoo are also provided as well as separate towels for use in the hot-tub
    Five of the six bedrooms can be set up as either twins or super-kings and all five have their own en-suite bathrooms

    The sixth bedroom is a bunk room so is ideally suited to families with children and it can be set up as a triple if needed with the addition of a pull-out mattress below. This room has access to a separate bathroom which is across the corridor
  • Bathrooms
    Well-equipped and beautifully designed, the property’s six bathrooms range from large shower rooms to bathrooms with freestanding tubs and a wet room. All have large rain head attachments, heated towel rails, WC’s, mirrors, hand basins and storage
  • Outside
    The rear garden is south-facing and set on the upper level of the property so is accessible from the home’s upper floor. Divided into various useful spaces there is a large furnished flagstone terrace with a dining table and chairs, and another smaller paved area where a fire pit, table and chairs are located. In a quiet corner at the far side of the garden is the wood-fired hot tub with views across Dillington Park to the north. The garden is fenced in and secure so dogs are welcomed
  • Parking
    The house has private car parking space for five cars

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Good Housekeeping Bond
We ask our guests for a £500 good housekeeping bond, which is pre-authorised against your card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved and then released afterwards if there is no claim. We will contact you nearer the time of your arrival to arrange this.

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Welcome to Dillington Estate

The Dillington Estate is a 3000 acre working farm and country estate peppered with chocolate-box cottages and Grade II listed farms, with many of the old working buildings and cottages being lovingly restored to offer beautiful holiday homes.

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Family weekend

This is a wonderful luxurious property so spacious for a large group. It’s fully equipped for indoor and outdoor entertainment. The bedrooms and en-suites are “ to die for” . A nice touch too with a welcome cake and biscuits. Yea coffee etc all provided too. We would come again.

Sheila, 15 May 2023

Hi Sheila, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Apple Loft and hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes, Lois

Lois - Luxury Coastal - 15 May 2023

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