School Cottages Bed & Breakfast, a tastefully renovated country cottage set in lovely gardens – complete with hens and pygmy goats in the orchard, is the perfect combination of comfort, style and traditional charm.

Conveniently situated in the pretty Somerset village of Farmborough, just 10 minutes from the Bath (Newbridge Road) Park & Ride, or 15 minutes from the city centre, and within easy reach of Wells, Glastonbury, Bristol, Bristol Airport, Cheddar and the Mendip Hills, with National Trust properties and areas of outstanding natural beauty just a short drive away, School Cottages is the ideal base from which to explore this beautiful region.

Choose from our single, double, king, twin or super king rooms, all en suite and equipped with 22’ flat screen digital TVs, and with free Wi-Fi. Single occupancy rates, seasonal offers and spa deals also available.

We also have a charming adjoining 2-bedroom self-catering holiday cottage, awarded 5 stars by the AA, which sleeps 4, either as 2 doubles or 1 double and twin singles. This is available for either full weeks or short breaks.

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Deposit & Cancellation


You may cancel or amend your reservation free of charge up to 3 full days before your arrival. No deposits are taken you just need a credit card to secure your reservation. Payment will be taken on day of arrival.

Self Catering Cottage

A £200 non-refundable deposit is required for week-long bookings or the equivalent of one night’s stay for shorter breaks. The balance is due one month prior to arrival.

In the event of a cancellation, we will endeavour to re-let the cottage. If we re-let the cottage we will refund monies paid less the deposit, which is non-returnable and non-transferable.

Full terms and conditions will be available during the booking process.

Booking Policies

CHECK IN: 4pm – 8pm
Please contact the property directly if you wish to check in outside these times.

CHECK OUT: 10:30am

CHILD POLICY: Children aged 12 and over age welcome in B&B / Children of all ages are welcome in the Self-catering Cottage

WEEKEND BOOKINGS:  A 2 night minimum stay is normally required for Friday & Saturday evenings in the B&B / A 3 night minimum stay is normally required in the self-catering cottage

Awards & Reviews


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AA Gold Star Award


Facilities & Parking

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

A destination for all seasons, where the log fires create a cosy ambience to the perfect winter hideaway and the extensive gardens bursting with beautiful cottage plants provide a colourful backdrop to the British summer.

School Cottages maintain their traditional country charm while offering the luxury and comfort of contemporary furnishings and décor throughout. They are cosy and homely, yet full of character and are perfect as an idyllic romantic retreat, a family getaway or that relaxing well-earned break you’ve been promising yourself.

Our beautiful grounds invite you to sit by the pond awhile, browse by the kitchen garden, or visit the orchard with pygmy goats and chickens, whose eggs provide a part of our sumptuous breakfasts. Or why not relax in the conservatory, or sink into the sofas in the guest living room, complete with open log fire.

All 3 bedrooms are en suite with power showers. The two double rooms (one standard double, the other with a king size double bed), come with flat screen TVs, free Wifi, toiletries, towels, and tea & coffee making facilities. The Master Double has all of the above plus a super king size double bed, luxury bath sheets and luxury Cole & Lewis toiletries. This room can also be made up as a twin if required.

Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Conveniently situated in the pretty Somerset village of Farmborough and just minutes away from the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, School Cottage, a tastefully renovated country cottage surrounded by lovely gardens, has the perfect combination of style and traditional charm. We believe the standard of the accommodation at School Cottage – and the adjoining B&B – reflects our very high expectations of quality, cleanliness, attention to detail and service.

Our charming holiday cottage is in a beautiful rural location; lots of fresh air, farmland and farm animals with great walks and country pubs nearby.

The cottage sleeps 4 in two bedrooms comprising one with king size double and the other with twin singles (which can be made into a 2nd king size double if you prefer).

The cottage itself has many lovely attributes; an oak porch, a cosy sitting room with original quarry tiled floor, exposed stone, wooden beams and a fireplace with wood burning stove. The modern conveniences include TV and DVD; fully equipped kitchen and utility room including dishwasher, gas hob, electric oven, fridge, microwave and washing machine and a bathroom with bath and shower.

Towels are provided, as well as tea towels, toiletries, quality bed linen and an initial supply logs for the wood burner for cosy nights in by the fire. We also provide a selection of complimentary starter provisions including tea, coffee, sugar, milk, cake and freshly laid eggs from our resident hens – when they’re cooperating!

The cottage is extremely child-friendly. We provide a selection of toys, games & dvds, plus high chair, travel cot and cot linen, stair gates, baby bath, changing mat and an ‘essentials bay box’ just in case you forget anything. We have various animals – chickens, cats and pygmy goats – all may help to keep the kids amused. There is also a children’s park a short walk away.

To the front of the property is a patio area for you to relax and enjoy your surroundings and is perfect for al fresco dining.

If you get tired of self-catering, you can, by prior arrangement, have breakfast in our adjoining Bed & Breakfast, which incidentally, could be used by other members of your family if you are considering holidaying en groupe – best of both worlds maybe!

The cottage is within walking distance of the village pub, which has a children’s play area. There is also a great selection of other eateries on our doorstep ranging from Michelin star restaurants and country house hotels to village pubs and excellent Fish & Chips!, not to mention the vast choice of eateries just a short drive away in Bath.

Located just southwest of Bath and within easy reach of Wells, Glastonbury, Bristol, Cheddar, the Mendip Hills and Somerset Coast, with Longleat, National Trust properties and areas of outstanding natural beauty just a short drive away, School Cottages makes an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful region. We are also only 20 minutes away from Bristol Airport and close to the popular wedding venue Priston Mill, as well as the Tilley Farm TTouch centre.

In high season the cottage is let on a weekly basis Saturday to Saturday. However we also offer short breaks at other times.

Free Wifi


Pet Friendly


Parking Available


Parking Description

Free parking. 1 space per B&B room, 1 for the self-catering cottage. Further parking available on the road right outside the property.

Families & Children

Family Rooms


Infants Accepted


Family Policy

Children aged 12 and over age welcome in B&B. Children of all ages are welcome in the Self-catering Cottage

Disabled Access

Level Access


Ground Floor Rooms


Wheelchair Suitable


Food & Drink

Breakfast Included


Licensed Bar / Restaurant / Lounge



Breakfast is included in the room rate for the B&B – Not included for self-catering rate

Our delicious 3 course full English breakfasts (alternative choices available), include freshly laid eggs from our garden hens, locally sourced meat and produce, plus our own home-made jams and preserves.
We are happy to cater for specific dietary needs with notice.

AA Breakfast Award

Other Food & Drink Facilities

  • Fridge available in guest lounge
  • Complimentary mineral water, ice, and fresh milk available.
  • Refreshment tray in each room
  • Complimentary tea/coffee, cake/cookies on arrival

Self Catering Holiday Cottage

A complimentary ‘welcome hamper’ on arrival. Includes tea, coffee, milk, cake, eggs from garden hens, homemade jam.