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The Tallet Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Somerset Cottages - The Tallet

Tallet is an old Somerset word meaning hayloft and so the name of this cottage reflects its original purpose.

It was converted from a bakehouse and hayloft in 1995 and today provides very comfortable self catering accommodation.

Many original features have been preserved, including the stone staircase, flagstone flooring, the bakehouse oven door and an inglenook fireplace.

Self Catering Holiday Cottage in Somerset - The Tallet Rental Property in Castle Cary

Adjacent to Clanville Manor farmhouse, The Tallet is situated on a working farm. The secluded setting is idyllic and peaceful, but the busy town of Castle Cary is just 2 miles away.


The maximum occupancy is 4 adults and up to 2 children and there are 2 bedrooms:

  • Double bedded room with 6 foot wide superking bed [plus cot or small child’s bed if required]
  • Children’s room with full sized bunk beds [accommodates 2]
  • If you are a larger party, please enquire about the ‘room only’ or ‘self-service B&B’ option of staying in the ‘four-poster’ bedroom in the farmhouse when booking Lone Oak or The Tallet.

Self-Catering Holiday Cottages in Somerset - The Tallet Bunk Bedroom

The bathroom has a power shower over a small bath. Perfect for families with young children, the cottage is equipped with stair gates at both the top and bottom of the staircase, along with a cot and high chair.

There is also a cupboard full of children’s toys and board games, a flatscreen LCD television with digital ‘Freeview’ channels and a DVD  player. Both cottages have a Sony Bluetooth Wireless Speaker to play your music from your smartphone or tablet.

The Tallet Holiday Cottage in Somerset - Living Area

There is also free – WiFi internet access – available in the Tallet Holiday Cottage.

The kitchen provides all essential modern facilities – it is equipped with a full sized oven and microwave, a dishwasher, a freezer, a kettle and a toaster.

Self Catering Holiday Cottage in Somerset - The Tallet Living and Dining Room

A washing machine and tumble drier are available in the farmhouse utility room, next to The Tallet.

The Tallet Holiday Cottage in Somerset - Kitchen

There is a ‘real flame’ oil stove in the inglenook fireplace which provides a cosy way to heat the downstairs, as well as heating the upstairs radiators and hot water. All electricity is included in your rent, plus heating from October to April inclusive.

Holiday Cottage Garden - Recent Picture

The back door of the property opens onto a stone terrace and the walled garden is the perfect place to relax in fine weather, with a (fenced) heated swimming pool available in June, July and August. You have your own ‘private’ area of lawn with a picnic table. The large play area is shared with guests staying at Lone Oak cottage who can walk down the farm drive to use it.


Food and Drink

We encourage you to buy local food when you are staying at The Tallet or in Lone Oak Cottage. Before your visit you may like to order food from –our local Farmers Market web site  – this carries a very wide range of items and the prices are competitive.

Usual latest order time via the Farmer’s Market website is 9am on Tuesday morning for delivery on Friday but this may vary at Christmas and Easter so please check at the time of ordering, especially if you are buying perishable items. If you put a note to indicate that you will be staying at Clanville Manor, they will deliver to the farmhouse and we shall make sure that it is ready in your fridge or freezer for your arrival. If you’d prefer to order from a supermarket delivery service, please time the order to arrive after you do so that you can put it all away and know where everything is! Our postcode is BA7 7PJ, make sure you select ‘Clanville Manor Farm’ for The Tallet.

We shall lay a tray of tea and homemade cake for your arrival, and there will also be a some of our eggs or local apple juice for you to try, depending on the season.

In Castle Cary there are good quality butchers, delicatessens and shops including a late opening Co-op. Further variety is provided by a Chinese take-away, 2 fish and chip shops, an Indian take-away and restaurant, a Thai restaurant and other pubs and restaurants within the locality.

Rates and Availability

Please see – rates – page for details of tariff. Summer weekly lets are Friday to Friday, short breaks start on Mondays and Fridays-the online system will usually ‘throw out’ any other start dates, so do enquire!

Other Information

  • Please note that smoking is not permitted inside the cottage.
  • Awarded 4 Stars by the AA.
  • Bed linen [except cot bedding] and towels [except swimming towels] are provided.
  • Pets are not allowed [except assistance dogs].