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Lime Kiln Cottage | Bradford-on-Avon

From: £295

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Guests: 4
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Beeches Farmhouse Rooms | Bradford on Avon

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
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Three Bloomfield

Old Stables: rural retreat,sleeps 6,10 minutes to Bath | Freshford

From: £135

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Guests: 6
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The Garden House holiday rental sleeps 4 +2 | Castle Combe

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Guests: 6
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Bailbrook Lodge | Bath

From: £89

Bedrooms: 15
Bathrooms: 15
southwood house

Southwood House

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Guests: 6
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The Old Granary | Bradford-on-Avon

From: £995

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Guests: 12
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Whitley Coach House | 20 mins from Bath Centre

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Guests: 5
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Church Farm Country Cottages | Bradford-on-Avon

Bedrooms: 16
Bathrooms: 10
Guests: 34
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Fishermen's Retreat, an award winning haven of calm on Bath fringes | Bath

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Guests: 3
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Rickbarton Cottage – 5 miles from Bath – Indoor Heated Pool on site | Bradford on Avon | Bradford-on-Avon

From: £215

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Guests: 2
church farm country kitchen

Hayleaze Cottage | Bradford-on-Avon

From: £215

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Guests: 2

Stable Cottage: 6 bed country cottage, just 10 minutes to Bath | Freshford

From: £150

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Guests: 6
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Brooks' View, luxury romantic self catering cottage in Bath outskirts | Bath

From: £100

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Guests: 2
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Burys Cottage - 5 miles from Bath – Indoor Swimming Pool | Bradford-on-Avon

From: £215

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Guests: 2
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Spacious Double Room in West Bath | Bath

From: £25

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Guests: 2
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Pig Wig Cottages | Bradford on Avon

Bedrooms: 4
Guests: 10
church farm country swimming pool

Stapeley Cottage | Bradford-on-Avon

From: £295

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Guests: 4
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Old Parsonage House | Nr Bath

From: £75

Bedrooms: 5
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At the Manor | Norton St Philip

From: £1336

Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 4
Guests: 15
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Moncrate Cottage | Bradford-on-Avon

From: £295

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Guests: 4
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Vellum Stone Cottage | Bradford-on-Avon

From: £295

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Guests: 4

Meadow View Organic Biodynamic Culinary School and Bed and Breakfast | Bath and North East Somerset

From: £60

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
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Tucking Mill View, luxury self-catering cottage, 12 mins Bath Centre | Bath

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Guests: 2
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Fosse Farmhouse B&B | Castle Combe

From: £140

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Guests: 6
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Horseshoe Cottage, Lime Kiln Farm | Bath

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Guests: 6
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Toghill House Farm | Nr Bath

Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 8
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The Annexe Yew Tree Cottage | Wick

From: £375

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Guests: 2
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The Dovecote | Castle Combe

From: £420

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Guests: 4
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Waterhouse | Bath

Bedrooms: 13
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Pitfour House | Timsbury Bath

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
 

One of the draws of staying in Bath is that it is a city nestled between miles of untouched scenery and terrific landscapes, boasting farmyards, woodland, fields and more. Because of the natural surroundings, a stay in Bath means having the choice of staying either in the city centre or on the outskirts where you’ll find more rural accommodation and the chance to see more of the wonderful countryside that this part of Somerset offers. Staying in more rural locations will also give you the opportunity to experience life in small communities, many with interesting histories and charming shops and cafes for you to enjoy if you fancy a break from the bustle of the city centre.

Staying outside the city will give you a few more self-catering options. There are barns and cottages in the surrounding towns and villages where you will be able to stay in a comfortable ‘home from home’ in quiet surroundings with the freedom of being able to come and go as you please and enjoy Bath at your own pace. Choosing self-catering in the city centre might offer you a penthouse apartment or converted Georgian townhouse, but going a  bit further out will give you splendid cottages, former dairies, converted barns and chapels,making it an ideal place for a rural retreat.

The wide open countryside boasts golf courses and hotels, with courses onsite for you to get in a few swings, while you are on your holidays. Bath is home to several golf courses, many of which are located in rural scenery with spectacular views of the city or with miles of the unbroken countryside all around. Bath Golf Club is one of England’s finest and oldest inland courses and is right on the doorstep, whereas Lansdown Golf Course is on the outskirts. Further out still, you can experience playing at the courses in Orchardleigh, Midsomer Norton or Farrington Gurney where there are golf clubs hidden away in the surrounding towns and villages. Heading out of the city for a few rounds of golf and a little exploring is one of many great reasons to choose a more rural retreat when holidaying in the city. All the surrounding golf courses are within a short distance of the city centre and boast superb facilities.

Combining city and rural life will allow you to really get the best of both worlds and see Bath from all angles. If you want to get a better sense of the place, take a look at some of the hotels, guesthouses and other properties in the neighbouring countryside. You will never have to travel too far to find something enticing to do and staying further out will guarantee you the chance to have a meal in one of Somerset’s independent eateries which tend to use fresh, local produce. Choosing to stay outside the city centre also means you aren’t confined and will give you easy access to both the centre and star rated attractions like Stonehenge, Longleat Safari Park and Cheddar Gorge. Choosing to stay outside the city will also give you access to the city of Bristol, if you wanted to add another city to your itinerary.

Take a look at the accommodation on the outskirts of the city and be spoilt for choice with country hotels, spa retreats, self-catering apartments, farm holidays and B&Bs.

 
 

Stable cottage is created from a stone built-stable block dating from the 1840’s. It is located in the beautiful Georgian village of Freshford which lies at the junction of the Frome and Avon valleys in the southern Cotswolds. There are some wonderful walks to local pubs following the riverside and canals. All just 15 minutes from Bath by car but the secret of this location is the 9 minute train journey to Bath from the village station, just a short stroll from the cottages.

The cottage :
Stable cottage is a newly renovated, limestone floored, 3 bedroom, two bathroom (one is en-suite) cottage. It has large windows to the front of the house filling the bedrooms and downstairs with light on a sunny day. It has an open plan living/dining area with free view TV/DVD and two large suedette couches and comfortable chairs. For dining there is a blond Oak dining table and chairs to seat 6 . The Stables can accommodate 6 people in three bedrooms (two king size and one double) . The kitchen is fully equipped with cookware,dishwasher and washing machine . The house also offers Iron/Ironing board, Hairdryers All bed linen and towels . There is a Welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, butter, eggs and bacon. Free WiFi. There are also books and board-games in the house for the use of guests.
If you have any questions on Bath and the local area before or during your stay please let us know. We would be delighted to help.
Neighbourhood overview :
Freshford is a beautiful ancient village with a wonderful pub just a few minutes walk from the cottage( The Inn at Freshford) that serves restaurant quality food and all the local beers and ciders.They have an excellent fully stocked( from wine to organic humus!)community shop that also has a good quality cafe that serves lunch. There is also a local doctors surgery. The village is nestled at the junction of the Frome and Avon valleys . The Kennet and Avon canal is a 15 minute walk from the cottage.
Getting around :
You don’t need a car to stay in the cottage. The village station is a few minutes walk away. Trains hourly off peak and thrice hourly at peak times. Bath 9 mins, Bristol 22mins.

London Padington to Bath Spa 1.5 hours Bath Spa to Freshford 9 minutes

Bath Spa to Freshford “https://www.thetrainline.com/train-times/bath-spa-to-freshford

Freshford to Bath Spa “https://www.thetrainline.com/train-times/freshford-to-bath-spa

There is also a local bus service to all the adjacent villages and Bath. The cottage has two parking spaces suitable for one medium and one small car or a single large SUV.the surrounding towns you might want to visit.
Other things to note
If you are a runner or keep fit enthusiast the owner is a qualified Personal Trainer (Bath Uni) with much Marathon and half marathon experience. She specialises in Ladies training. Please let us know if you would like guided running or some Personal Fitness training

 

The Old Stables is created from a stone built-stable block dating from the 1840’s. It is located in the beautiful Georgian village of Freshford which lies at the junction of the Frome and Avon valleys in the southern Cotswolds. There are some wonderful walks to local pubs following the riverside and canals. All just 15 minutes from Bath by car but the secret of this location is the 9 minute train journey to Bath from the village station, just a short stroll from the cottages.

A three bedroom cottage (two king and one twin-bed) with a fully equipped kitchen opening onto a dining room There is a separate living room with TV/DVD and two large leather couches . The living room has large patio doors that open up onto the courtyard area. The Old Stables can accommodate 6 people. This cottage has: Three bedrooms (two king size and one with twin beds) One family bathroom , a Living room with Freeview TV/DVD two large leather couches and a dining room with a table seating 6.The  Kitchen is equipped with all the cookware you might need dishwasher along washing machine/dryer and  Iron/Ironing board.
Hairdryers , bed linen and towels are all provided in the bedrooms.We provide a “Welcome pack” of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, butter, eggs and bacon. The cottage has Free WiFi.
Neighbourhood overview:
Freshford is a beautiful ancient village with a wonderful pub just a few minutes walk from the cottage( The Inn at Freshford) that serves restaurant quality food and all the local beers and ciders.The village has an excellent fully stocked( from wine to organic humus!)community shop that also has a great cafe that serves lunch. There is also a local doctors surgery. The village is nestled at the junction of the Frome and Avon valleys . The Kennet and Avon canal is a 15 minute walk from the cottage.
Getting around:
You don’t need a car to stay in the cottage. The village station is a few minutes walk away. Trains are hourly off peak and thrice hourly at peak times. Bath 9 mins, Bristol 22 mins.
London Padington to Bath Spa 1.5 hours Bath Spa to Freshford 9 minutes

Bath Spa to Freshford “https://www.thetrainline.com/train-times/bath-spa-to-freshford

Freshford to Bath Spa “https://www.thetrainline.com/train-times/freshford-to-bath-spa

There is also a local bus service to all the adjacent villages and Bath. The cottage has two parking spaces suitable for one medium and one small car or a single large SUV.

Other things to note
If you are a runner or keep fit enthusiast the owner is a qualified Personal Trainer (Bath Uni) with much Marathon and half marathon experience. She specialises in Ladies training. Please let us know if you would like guided running or some Personal Fitness training

 

 

Spacious Double bedroom in Victorian terraced house to the west of the city of Bath. Property has good transport links to city centre, as well as being close to all local amenities you should need for a pleasant stay with us.

The house is situated to the west side of the beautiful city of Bath. Furnished with a mix of modern and vintage furniture, the property has all you need for a relaxing stay. There are good transport links to the town centre, with services stopping less than two minutes from us. There is also ample free street parking outside our door. The breakfast room/lounge has a very homely feel and contains books, games and suggestions on where to go in Bath. Guests also have use of our ultra fast fibre broadband. We’ve equipped the kitchen to make cooking easy with a host of ingredients and basic utensils.

You’ll have your own private double bedroom with large comfortable double bed and ample storage space. You can also benefit from shared use of the modern and well equipped kitchen, comfortable living room and bathroom.

I like to give guests their own space during their stay, however I am always available to offer recommendations and help, both before and during their stay. I am never far away or am in the house, and am always on hand should you need me. I usually arrange for a self check in but can always be on hand if a guest would like me to help them check in.

We are a five minute walk from the high street where you’ll find a supermarket, takeaways and a few local shops. There are a number of good pubs and bars in the area all walking distance from us. Alternatively, its less than ten minutes into town by taxi and shouldn’t cost you more than £6-£7.

The property is less than two minutes from the bus stop where you can catch regular services into the town centre. There is plenty of on street parking outside the house. We are about ten to fifteen minutes walk from Oldfield Park train station where you can access services to London and Bristol.

– 5 miles from Bath – Indoor Heated Pool and Games Room

Lime Kiln Cottage is a great cottage for all the family. Tastefully decorated giving it a country, yet contemporary feel. Enjoy use of the indoor heated swimming pool and games room onsite. Welcomed by a local produced cream tea on arrival. This property has received a Mobility Level 2 award making it a suitable option for the elderly or those with restricted mobility.

5 miles from Bath – Indoor Heated Pool

Superbly located cottage 2 miles from Bradford on Avon and 5 miles from Bath. The recently refurbished Moncrate Cottage gives the perfect home-from-home feel that everyone wants on holiday. Comfortable and cosy accommodation for a family getaway in wonderful rural surroundings. A well-equipped property with everything you should need. The Indoor heated pool and Games Room provides endless entertainment for the whole family.

Vellum Stone Cottage has everything you should need for the ideal family getaway – indoor pool and games room on site, Kennet and Avon Canal Close by (3/4 of a mile), walking and cycling from your doorstep. Farm Shop and country pub(s) within walking distance. The cottage features a country feel with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, with soft furnishings compliment. Enjoy admiring the sheep in the fields surrounding the farm.  – 5 miles from Bath – Indoor Heated Pool and Games Room

Stapeley is a popular choice of cottage when looking for the family. The comfortable and well-equipped property has everything you should need for your time away. Families can enjoy the rural surroundings and experience life on our working sheep farm. Unwind in the Indoor Heated Swimming Pool and Games Room.  – 5 miles from Bath – Indoor Heated Pool

– 5 miles from Bath – Indoor Heated Pool on site | Bradford on Avon

Rickbarton Cottage gives the ideal base for that countryside retreat that everyone thrives from. Walks from your doorstep, including close proximity to The Kennet and Avon Canal (3/4 of a mile away). Local Farm Shop and village pub within walking distance. Unwind in the Indoor Heated Swimming pool. Bath is easily accessible (5 miles away). Good bus service from the village.

– 5 miles from Bath – Indoor heated pool on site | Bradford-on-Avon

Hayleaze Cottage is the perfect base for a rural retreat. Country features including a stable door on arrival, an open-plan living room and kitchen with exposed beams. The comfortable leather sofa is perfect for unwinding after a busy day of exploring. The bedroom has a comfortable double bed, wardrobe and enough room for a cot if you bring your baby or toddler with you (Cot can be provided – please state this when booking).

Burys Cottage has a cosy and romantic feel to it being tucked away in the furthest corner of the row of cottages. There is an open plan lounge/well-equipped kitchen/dining room and the double bedroom has a four poster bed. Crisp white bed linen and towels. Bathroom with bath/shower above, WC and handbasin. Garden furniture – table and two chairs with sun parasol. Welcome cream tea on arrival.

A stunning converted barn sleeping up to 12 people, set in a peaceful countryside location. This detached barn is 3/4 of a mile from Church Farm along a country lane. It has its own landscaped garden and private driveway with plenty of parking. Use of the Indoor Heated Swimming Pool and Games Room 3/4 of a mile away at Church Farm

– Sleep up to 12 – 6 miles from Bath – Rural Retreat

FISHERMEN’S RETREAT – A HAVEN OF CALM

A veritable rural retreat, Fishermen’s Retreat is an award winning haven of calm where you can totally escape from the bustle of Bath and relax in the beautiful Midford Valley beside the Midford Brook.

ABOUT FISHERMEN’S RETREAT

ACCOMMODATION

One of a rank of 4 cottages built for the Somerset Coal Canal workers in the late 1800s and renovated today to  4 Star standard and has now been awarded a Gold Star for exceptional accommodation and welcome.

Sleeping facilities are on the first floor with a king size luxury 1400 pocket sprung bed in the master bedroom with crisp Egyptian cotton linen and a small overnight guest room.  There is also a sofabed in the sitting room. With the original fireplace and wood burning stove the sitting room is very welcoming and comfortable.    There is also a pine dining table for 4 in the window alcove so you can watch the birds feeding as you eat.  This is more like a home than a holiday cottage.

Just outside the front door there is a small private patio with table and chairs where you can pop out for a quick cup of coffee and admire the roses.

Fishermen’s Retreat has a south facing mature garden leading down to the Midford brook where there is a stone built barbecue on the brookside patio.  There is nothing more enjoyable than relaxing with a glass of wine while your cook is at work!  Wildlife abounds here with a variety of birds..kingfishers, warblers, heron, cormorants all frequent visitors, preying on the local trout.

AROUND AND ABOUT

The Brook is a fishery stocked by the Avon Anglers and day tickets can be purchased for fly fishing.  Need to be organised in advance.

Alternatively, you can enjoy the many walks and cycle rides around:  Sustrans 24 is just above the cottage and you are not be more than 300 yards along the road from the famous Two Tunnel Cycle way into Bath.

The Kennet and Avon Canal path also provides excellent cycling opportunities and you can cycle one way i to Bath and the other to Bradford on Avon and Devizes.

Wild swimming is available at Warleigh Weir and Farleigh Hungerford, 2-4 miles away

Maps are supplied in all cottages.

MEDIA FACILITIES

There is free Wifi throughout the cottage and  a  flat screen TV in the sitting room. An iPod Docking station is also provided.  There is a selection of DVDs, a variety of books as well as some board games.

PARKING

Free private parking space for one car is provided and a second by arrangement

ABOUT TUCKING MILL SELF CATERING

Fishermen’s Retreat is one of the five 4 Star Luxury Gold properties in Tucking Mill Self Catering owned by Michael and Ann.  There are two apartments  in the city centre,  The Old Smithy Loft and No 2 Hedgemead Court, and two other cottages Brooks’ View and Tucking Mill View just 12 minutes drive away at Tucking Mill, Midford, a historic hamlet just outside the city boundaries in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

REWARD CARD

All our guests benefit from the Reward Card and you can enjoy exclusive discounts for many of the city’s restaurants and cafes.  One special deal is the 3 hour session for the price of 2 at the Thermae Spa  – Mon-Fri.

THOSE LOOKING AFTER YOU

The property is managed by the Family Team..With Ann who has a background in hospitality and much travelling, Michael who built the barbecues and is in charge of logs,  bird feeding and Head housekeeper Nikki the team will do its utmost to ensure you enjoy your stay.  You will also likely meet our invaluable man of all trades, Rob

Short or long breaks available.

 

 

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