We’ve put together some questions and answers that might be useful when you are planning your stay at The Cottage Beyond:
Do you allow short breaks at The Cottage Beyond?
Yes, we do! You can book a 2 or 3 night weekend, or a 4 night midweek break from Monday to Friday. Note that 2 night stays are not always available due to demand for longer bookings.
Do you take a deposit prior to a stay at The Cottage Beyond?
The simple answer is no!
How do I get to The Cottage Beyond?
The Cottage Beyond is located at the heart of a 160 acre organic farm out in the countryside between Wellington and Wiveliscombe in Somerset. The M5, A38 and A358 are all within easy reach. The nearest train stations are at Taunton and Tiverton, both 10 miles away; the closest bus station is at Taunton where you can then catch another bus to Wellington. You will need to book a taxi to bring you to The Cottage Beyond from there; taxis are usually readily available in Taunton and Tiverton town centres, or book in advance (see our Extras page).
If you are coming by car you will receive detailed directions after you’ve made your booking.
What are your check in/check out times?
These are as follows:
Fri to Fri bookings: Check in 4pm Fri Check out 10am Fri
Mon to Fri bookings: Check in 4pm Mon Check out 10am Fri
2 night weekend break: Check in 4pm Fri Check out 4pm Sun
3 night weekend break: Check in 4pm Fri Check out 10am Mon
Will there be a key left for us or will the owner/manager meet us?
You will be able to see all your check in details by logging into the My Booking section of our website about 4 weeks before your holiday (use your email address and booking reference number to do this). One of us will meet you and welcome you to The Cottage Beyond, and show you where things are. There is a key safe for use during your stay.
Is The Cottage Beyond Access Friendly?
Yes. We are very sympathetic to those with additional needs and have done what we can to ensure the house is accessible. Please see our Accessibility page here for further details.
Do you allow dogs?
Yes, we generally allow 2 well behaved dogs though this is strictly by prior arrangement only and will be charged at £50 regardless of the length of your stay. You will need to add your dogs as a chargeable extra once you have confirmed your booking. Nothe that we have dog rules which must be agreed to before your stay and strictly adhered to.
Can I have groceries delivered to The Cottage Beyond?
Yes you can. Tesco, Waitrose, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsburys, and COOK will deliver here. Please arrange deliveries for after your 4pm arrival. We recommend that you put your name and mobile number on the delivery information.
Can we have friends over to see us when we are staying at The Cottage Beyond?
You can have friends to visit you during your stay, as long as it’s been agreed with us beforehand. However, friends aren’t allowed to stay overnight unless they’ve been included as members of your party on your booking form. We have to comply with insurance and health and safety policies in this respect and unfortunately, any guests who break this rule will be asked to leave the property.
What facilities are there at The Cottage Beyond?
The list below sets out what you can expect to find at The Cottage Beyond:
6 bedrooms – 5 en suite shower rooms – large family bathroom – kitchen – sitting room/dining room – snug – utility room – spa hall with heated pool, hot tub and sauna - covered games area with table tennis and table football - large garden – covered outdoor area with seating – decking – garden furniture – BBQ (charcoal can be purchased from us) – play fort – roundabout – nest swing – trampoline (netted for safety) – plenty of parking.
Professional electric double oven – large electric hob – microwave – 2 x dishwashers – fridge/freezer – washing machine – tumble dryer – Blue Ray disc/DVD player – surround sound Bluetooth music system – wifi – mobile reception – open fire in sitting room (logs supplied).
Note that smoking is not allowed in The Cottage Beyond, the covered games area or the spa hall. Fireworks, sky lanterns and drones are not allowed either.
What is supplied at the property for us?
There is enough crockery, cutlery and glasses for a dinner party for your whole group. You’ll find at least 2 toilet rolls per toilet, salt and pepper, tea, coffee, sugar, and milk, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, tea towels, a dish cloth and scourer sponge, oven gloves, kitchen roll, tin foil, cling film, bin bags, washing powder, and hand soap. There are GHD hairdryers in all bedrooms.
Bed linen and towels: All duvets, pillows and bed linen are provided; duvets and pillows are filled with synthetic fibres and are hypoallergenic. Bath towels, hand towels and bath robes are also supplied. Note that we do not supply towels for use in the spa hall, so you will need to bring your own for this. We also recommend appropriate footwear (such as flip-flops) for use in the spa hall.
Baby & Toddler Equipment: We can supply up to 3 travel cots (please bring your own cot bedding) and 3 highchairs at no extra charge – you will need to select these when doing your room configurations.
There are stairgates at the top and bottom of the stairs, and there are toys suitable for toddlers in the snug.
Additional Aids: We have a height adjustable shower stool, a toilet frame, toilet raiser seat and super-grip suction mount hand grips which can be placed wherever needed (these can also be used in the spa hall). Just let us know before your arrival and we will leave these out for you.
Room Configurations: All rooms have zip and link beds that you can have arranged as super kings or twins. Bedroom 1 has 2 additional 3” single beds and Bedroom 2 has 2 extra 2’6” single beds suitable for children. Please refer to our Floor Plans for details.
Is there wifi at The Cottage Beyond?
There is indeed! We have 4G broadband which gives excellent speeds of approximately 80Mbps up and 20Mbps down.
Other Useful Information
Are there shops or a supermarket nearby?
Yes, Wellington (5 miles) has three supermarkets – Waitrose, Asda and Co-op. There are also bakers, butchers and a delicatessen in the town. Taunton is further away (10 miles) but has more supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Lidl and Morrisons.
Are there good places to eat nearby?
You’ll find several places where you can stop for a bite to eat on your way to The Cottage Beyond, although this may require a short diversion off the main road. Please see Our Things To Do page for suggestions.
How do we book the Extras shown on your website?
We are pleased that you are thinking of using our recommended suppliers – thank you! You’ll need to contact them to make the necessary arrangements, and once you’ve done that just let us know who you’ve booked, when they’re coming, and how many of them there will be – we just need this information for insurance purposes.
Do we need holiday insurance?
Whilst we don’t insist that you have holiday insurance, we think it’s a good idea to do so. A good travel insurance policy is likely to cover cancellation of your booking due to most reasons genuinely beyond your control – some insurances even cover cancellation due to adverse travel and road conditions. We think this is seriously worth considering – remember that we can’t be held liable if you aren’t able to access the property due to events beyond our control. We also recommend that your holiday insurance covers you for personal liability claims just in case any accidental damage is caused during your stay.
If you have any other questions please ask! We are always happy to help with anything you need to know before or during your stay.
We wish you a very enjoyable stay at The Cottage Beyond – happy holidays!