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Corrugated Cottage WWII

Glastonbury, Somerset, England
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A 1940's 2 bedroom cottage with authentic detail throughout including an Anderson air-raid shelter outside. Near Glastonbury. 2 nt min stay.

Hidden in pretty woods (packed with badgers, foxes and tawny owls), on the edge of a small village called Baltonsborough, is the Corrugated Cottage WWII, a detached 2 bedroom property that can accommodate up to 4 guests. The 1940's cottage has many authentic details to really take you back in time while still having the pleasure of modern comforts. The cottage was built for the Women's Land Army, or "land girls", who were young working women in agriculture to help the war effort. More than a third of land girls came from major cities, so many rural accommodations had to be built.

Baltonsborough is a charming, historic village with a 15th century church and pub which are within short walking distance across the fields. For a variety of shops and other facilities, just a few miles away is Glastonbury. The nearest airport is Bristol Airport, about an hour away. 10 miles from the cottage is Castle Cary train station.

Fitting with the cottage's 1940's decoration, inside are utilities such as a 40's enameled range with back boiler, 40's utility furniture, Bakelite switches and plugs. The kitchen includes an original 50's sink, larder and fridge with a modern electric hob and microwave.

In the bathroom is a claw-foot roll top bath and toilet with an elevated cistern. There are 2 bedrooms, both with 2 single beds, one of these rooms is downstairs, while the other is in the attic room with a very low ceiling (up some very steep stairs). The sitting room has a dining room table and chairs as well as a coal fire range with a back boiler. There is also an immersion heater to heat water.

Outside is a small fenced garden with table and chairs, lovely views facing south, mature trees on one side and an Anderson shelter which provides a perfect play den for the children.

There is off-road parking for up to 2 cars. Wireless internet is available. No television.

Well behaved dogs are welcome. £10 per dog per stay.

Length of stay is flexible. 2-night minimum stay. £180 for 2 people for 2 nights. Price between £500 and £520 per week approximately depending on how many people and time of year.

Room Types

Twin

Nearest Airport/s

Bristol