This cottage is heaven itself! We travelled to the little cottage for a New Years away, and had an absolutely beautiful few days in it. From the homemade scones on arrival, through to the beautiful little garden and amazingly comfortable bed. Overall our stay was as cosy and relaxing as we had hoped! Lived up to all expectations, and above!
— Louis - January 2017
Fi and Tom were the perfect hosts and gave us a warm welcome as did Cookie, the bantam, who said ‘hello’ every morning and the robins who were our constant companions in the garden. The cosy, stone cottage was light, airy and very comfortable - a lovely, peaceful place to come home to after a day out. During our stay Fi and Tom helped us to make the most of the beautiful countryside surrounding Vellow. We enjoyed fine walks in the Quantocks often with magnificent views across the Bristol Channel to Wales and everywhere we went the evocative sight and sound of the West Somerset Railway’s steam trains were never far away.
— Lorna - July 2016
A wonderful escape to an idylic place! We were made very welcome by Tom and Fi - lovely, genuine people, very relaxed, very helpful but totally unobtrusive. The cream tea (now stuff of legends!) was fab and we had everything we needed in this romantic little cottage. Lovely walks right from the door too with torches for a moonlit walk to the pub! Highly recommended.
— Simon and Anna - November 2015

Welcome to Little Orchard Cottage

Little Orchard Cottage in the quiet hamlet of Vellow is in a converted 17th century, detached stone building offering self-catering accommodation in a stunning location. Vellow is a tiny hamlet composed of period, local stone and thatched cottages, conveniently situated at the base of the Quantock Hills and Exmoor on the edge of the village of Stogumber, amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the West Country.

With beautiful furnishings, original oil paintings and a private, cobbled courtyard garden, Little Orchard Cottage boasts endless charm. Immediate access to the Quantocks and Exmoor makes it a dream location for walkers or simply a quiet getaway – all within walking distance to a great village pub.

Our stay was at Little Orchard Cottage was fantastic! Fiona and Tom are so warm and welcoming and were more than happy to advise on the local area. On our arrival we were welcomed with delicious cream teas still warm from the oven. The cottage has a lovely interior with serene beach paintings. It’s very cosy and comfortable and had everything we needed. Their welcome book is great and gives lots of information on the local area. The cottage also had maps available and very kindly Tom gave us great 10 mile route to do (with a pub stop off)! It honestly felt like we were staying with friends who wanted to make sure we had the best time while staying with them. We also were lucky enough to meet the famous tame Robin who for a moment or two perched on my hand. There was so much to see and do and the Quantock Hills and the surrounding areas, it’s without doubt one of the most beautiful areas I’ve visited in the UK. We definitely plan to visit again and we will absolutely want to stay at Little Orchard Cottage!
— Louise and Arthur - August 2015