About Us

About us

Niddy Noddy is a family affair. Mum, Ann, and daughters Rowena and Eleanor fell in love with the dated cottage in 2014, which was crying out for the layers of artex and chintz to be stripped away to expose its honest beauty.  We think we’ve achieved that, but come and see for yourselves.


What on earth is a niddy noddy?

A niddy noddy is a woollen spinning tool used for winding yarn into a neat skein for washing or dying. We just liked the name. The manufacture of woollen cloth was Frome’s principal industry as far back as the 15th century and by 1700 the town was booming. The Sheppard family owned land in the heart of the town and decided to build new homes for the workers in their woollen mill, and name the street after themselves (as one would do if given half a chance).


Guest comments

“Thank you for everything! The cottage is absolutely gorgeous.  We had some lovely walks and challenging games of monopoly!” Elise & Masimo


“We loved staying here so much.  Every little detail was thought of.  The character and charm of the cottage is amazing.  We felt it was so very homely.  The quality of everything was tiptop and we had everything we needed and more!  We will recommend you guys as you care, especially with the added baby things which were beyond what we expected.”


“A memorable name for a truly memorable cottage.” Bristol 247 review