The Land Girls' Cabin

Nr. Glastonbury, Somerset, England
Guests: 4       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

The Land Girls' Cabin

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A genuine 1940s corrugated tin holiday cottage near Glastonbury in Somerset. Full of quirky vintage charm, it has WIFI, an open coal fire, and is dog friendly.

Our Land Girls' Cabin 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 landgirls cabin was built in the Spring of 1940 to house members of the Women’s Land Army - young women who came to the countryside to help with the agricultural work as many farmworkers had gone to fight. More than a third of the Land Army came from major cities so a lot of rural accommodation had to be built.

The cabin has been recreated in true 1940s style and is built out of corrugated iron with tongue and groove wood panelling inside with insulation between.

Every detail has been attended to; the furniture is a mix of ‘40s and ‘50s upcycled gems and includes some of the highly practical utility furniture built at that time, including an enamel range with back boiler and Bakelite switches and plugs.

The Anderson shelter, protected with sandbags, is a particular draw for children who love to make their den there.

The cabin stands in its own garden, within the owners’ garden but faces away from them across the Somerset levels. It has its own driveway and parking to ensure privacy.

The cottage is on the edge of a village which has a pub, primary school, village hall and church, all within walking distance across the fields or along quiet roads. A 10-minute drive gets you to Glastonbury, with its Tor and crystal shops and Street, with the retail outlet of Clark’s village.

A little further is England’s smallest cathedral city of Wells and the lovely market town of Castle Cary. The beaches of Dorset are an hour away.

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Mary and Michael have created something wonderful and unique with this cottage. It is crammed with fascinating memorabilia - we particularly loved the old magazines and newspapers. The outdoor space i...

Roz C, August 2020

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arrival at
16:00
depart by
11:00
guests
4
7 nights from
£382 (based on 2 staying)
7 nights up to
£783 (based on 2 staying)
pets
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
(ground floor)

facilities at The Land Girls' Cabin

bathroom
bath
general
farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
activities
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
wifi broadband available
cleaning services
washing machine
infants
young children welcome
high chair
travel cot

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in detail

The cabin is well insulated and has both an open coal fire range and electric radiator. It has Wi-fi, but no TV connection.

Inside:

Open plan, kitchen, living, dining area

  • The kitchen area includes an original 50s sink, larder and fridge, plus a modern kettle, toaster, ceramic hob and combi microwave oven.

Living area:

  • The living area has a small sofa, an armchair and a further foldable easy chair.

Dining Area

  • The dining area has a folding Formica table with 4 chairs.

Bathroom:

  • The bathroom has an original clawfoot roll-top bath, a 1940s sink, electric towel rail and a toilet with an overhead cistern.

Bedroom (downstairs)

  • 2 single beds

Upstairs bedroom:

  • 2 single beds reached by a steep staircase and a very low doorway. The ceiling height is very low too, making it unsuitable for disabled or elderly people but brilliant for children.

Outside:

  • The Anderson shelter has a small stove and is reached down steps from the lawn.
  • There is a small enclosed garden with lovely views and a garden table and 4 chairs.
  • Separate driveway and parking for at least two cars.

local area

  • Glastonbury (Abbey, Tor, independent shops) 5 miles
  • Street (Clark’s village, swimming pools) 5 miles
  • Wells (cathedral, Bishop's palace )10 miles
  • Wookey Hole Caves, 12 miles
  • Shapwick Heath reserve (wonderful murmurations of starlings) 10 miles
  • Bath (Jane Austen land) 27 miles
  • Longleat (lions and very naughty monkeys) 26 miles

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customer reviews for The Land Girls' Cabin

Mary and Michael have created something wonderful and unique with this cottage. It is crammed with fascinating memorabilia - we particularly loved the old magazines and newspapers. The outdoor space is beautiful, with vines, figs, apples and herbs as well as the amazing Andersen shelter, the pigs at the bottom of the garden, and visits from the adorable dog Dunstan (a highlight). It's also in the middle of a beautiful part of England with many wonderful walks and towns and villages to visit. Just a note: The cabin is very comfortable, solid, and warm, with modern conveniences like mains sockets, WiFi and a ceramic hob cleverly camouflaged among the 1940s decor. But it is nevertheless a fairly authentic space - so if things like a modern shower, dishwasher, full-size oven, freezer etc are important to you on your holiday, this may not be the best choice.

- Roz C,
August 2020

Unique accommodation in a lovely location which is excellent for nice country walks. We enjoyed our stay very much.

- James S,
August 2020

We absolutely loved our stay at the Land Girls Cottage. Absolutely delightful cosy cottage filled with amazing care and attention to detail. Comfy beds, well stocked and a great big bath. The view from the garden is breath taking and provided just the break we needed. There was a suprise added bonus of Dunstan the dog and a family of pigs who we loved and were the cherry on the homemade 1940s cake. We will definitely come back and thanks for being such great hosts.

- Ryan E,
July 2020

Hi we had a fabulous time in this time capsule. Our children have been studying WWII at school and this weekend really brought history to life for them. So many little details - including the little mice poking out of their skirting board holes! Thank you for having us

- Lynne B,
February 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend in the corrugated cottage and only wish I’d been able to be there longer! Me and my partner love anything vintage and period and this place is very well done, with just enough modern touches (modern electric kettle!) to make it very comfortable too. We had a coal fire going pretty much the whole weekend, tried to get the oven section going but think we must have missed a baffle or heat switch somewhere! What a lovely place Glastonbury is too, well worth leaving the cottage for an afternoon :)

- Emma G,
November 2019

Excellent cottage holiday. Skilful restoration of cabin including wonderful collection of domestic items all around the time of the Second World War. Children and adults spent hours looking at the memorabilia. Other places to visit are near but we only went out once. Our host and friendly dog got it just right. Cosy fire, garden and woods.

- Nancy M,
October 2019

This has been a huge success! Helen loved the cabin, the environment and the village. Her family, likewise. It was a first holiday for her two granddaughters, 2 and 4, and they adored it! Helen was very impressed with the fine attention to period detail, and especially what the girls called “ the singing loopaper”. A wonderful gem of a place.

- Helen M,
August 2019

The Land Girls Cabin is an absolute treasure trove. In a beautiful location, it’s cosy and quirky, and every corner is filled with vintage trinkets to explore. We were so sad to leave early as our little girl was unwell, but the owners could not have been more welcoming and helpful, and as I said to them - we cannot wait to come back one day and make the most of the little cabin.

- Claire P,
July 2019

Delightful cottage and peaceful location, the cottage has everything you need, listened to chiff chaffs and green woodpecker in the morning and lovely and cosy next to the fire in the evening. We throughly enjoyed our weekend stay so much so my mum is planning on coming back for her 80th birthday in July!

- Annie S,
April 2019

What a place, this was a great cottage with lots of ww2 memorabilia that the owner has collected or bought from charity/Car boot sales. The owners were really lovely & we had such fun. We even dressed up as land girls. Recommend this place if you like qwerky places.

- Claire A,
October 2018