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In peaceful rural location within walking distance of lovely pub, near Bath.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom cottage with country views, wood-burner and original features.

‘Poppies’ is a newly renovated stone cottage situated in the grounds of the owner’s property in the conservation area of Hinton Blewett. The cottage enjoys views across open countryside and has been thoughtfully restored with the environment in mind.

The accommodation offers two bedrooms: a main bedroom with superking-size bed which can be converted to twin beds on request and 1 double. Bathroom: with shower and roll-top bath and WC. Separate WC on the ground floor. Sitting room with flagstone floor (and rug), sofa and armchairs, feature fireplace and wood-burner and smart TV. The kitchen (with hand-built solid wood units) /diner has a flagstone floor, electric oven, fridge/freezer and microwave oven. There is utility room with washing machine and airer. Outside there is a gravelled courtyard with a seating area in front of the cottage, flowerbeds and a bench in the corner which catches the afternoon sun. Amenities: parking for two cars in courtyard


Owner
Judith
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
12 November, 2017

About Judith

I am a qualified languages teacher, but began my career in broadcasting at the BBC and BFBS. Having recently given up my post as a secondary school MFL teacher, I now teach French once a week at a local primary school. I'm really enjoying my state of semi-retirement which has enabled me to pursue my many interests, not least walking and bird watching. I love living in the Chew Valley which has so much to offer and I look forward to sharing its delights with my guests. While it is situated in beautiful countryside, it is within easy reach of Bristol, Bath and Wells. The former are particularly good for lovers of history, theatre, cinema and art. My two grown-up sons also enjoy coming home to the peace and quiet of the Chew Valley.

Judith purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Judith chose Radstock

I moved to the Chew Valley from London with my family over twenty years ago and I have never regretted doing so. Greenway Cottage was an empty shell and Poppies was derelict when we came here. I began work on renovating Poppies in 2011, slowly restoring it and finally finishing furnishing it this year! A lot of love and attention to detail has gone into this work, and I hope you will love it as much as I do. I care passionately about the natural world and the environment, so Poppies has been restored with this in mind. It is equipped with solar thermal and photovoltaic panels (discreetly situated on the field facing side of the roof). Both properties have original circular stone staircases, though the one in Poppies is purely decorative and now serves as a bookshelf. It is an ideal situation: very rural and yet so close to centres of culture and shops! Despite its rural location, it is very accessible, by car at least. Sadly public transport is very limited.

What makes this cottage unique

The unique benefits are: peace and quiet with lovely views and a network of public footpaths on the doorstep and yet so close to Wells, Bath,Cheddar, Bristol, Glastonbury and many other places of interest. You can walk to the village pub which has great views and serves excellent food.

There are so many interesting places nearby, not least Holt Farm, the home of Yeo Valley, producers of organic dairy products. They have a fabulous garden which is open to visitors on certain days and an amazing workers canteen which is now open to the public for lunch (booking in advance essential) or coffee. It's worth exploring their website. https://www.yeovalley.co.uk/the-valley/events-in-the-valley. Camely Lodge is twenty minutes away on foot and there are two farm shops with restaurants and cafes if you are up for a longer walk! Farrington Farm also offers a host of activities for children. Chew Valley Lake is 5 minutes drive away.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Radstock in Mendip District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No dogs upstairs or on furniture, nor left alone in the cottage Please sort and recycle rubbish. Please clean and tidy the cottage before departure.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is light and airy with a traditional roll top bath and overhead shower . In keeping with the cottage's green credentials, the floor is covered in marmoleum, which is a natural product.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bed can be converted into twin beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Large main bedroom with windows overlooking fields front and back. This bedroom has a super king size bed which can be converted into twin beds when required. This bedroom has a wardrobe with hanging space and a chest of drawers. There is room for a cot which is available on request. Bedroom 2 has a double bed , view across fields, one chest of drawers and some hanging space.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Poppies has been decorated and furnished to a standard that I hope will make your holiday very special. I have retained all the remaining original features while ensuring it meets today's guests exacting standards. At the same time, it is as 'green' as I can make it without compromising standards. It is ideally suited for those who love walking and the natural world, but also enjoy culture and good food! I can provide directions to all the places of interest and National Trust properties as well as the wide choice of local walks. Guests can be assured of total privacy in their holiday home, but I am close enough to help with any problems or questions, should the need arise.

Reviews

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In peaceful rural location within walking distance of lovely pub, near Bath.
average rating of 4.95 based on 60 reviews
5

Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with everything you could ever need. Luxurious furnishings, very comfy beds and an amazing bath. Stayed here for 3 nights, 3 adults and 1 dog. Wish we could have stayed longer. Will absolutely be returning to the property again. The welcome pack was a nice touch. The owner Judith was lovely and very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The property is in a great location, near to Wells, Bath, Bradford Upon Avon, Chew Valley Lakes. Beautiful views looking out over the fields. Couldn't ask for any more. Thanks Judith for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind words and detailed review.
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Peaceful country hideaway

  • 4 of 5

A lovely cottage with a great local pub. The owner has made a welcoming holiday home. Great to be able to take my dog. There is no garden but a public footpath opposite gives immediate access to fields for a walk. Owner provided a lovely welcome pack and plenty of information, maps and walks which we took advantage of. No phone signal but wi fi fine. Very quiet and peaceful location, a great get away.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a relaxing time. There is usually a phone signal outside if not always inside but it's not perfect, that's for sure!
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5

Lovely Cottage and Location.

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend stay at Judith's beautiful cottage. Nice peaceful location (a far cry from our usual hustle and bustle of London commuting), with a lovely pub just up the road. Enjoyed nights in front of the log burner with a glass of wine!! Good travelling distance to Bath, Wells etc. We would highly recommend. Thank you Judith for such a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your weekend. I really appreciate your comments. Thank you.
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Best Place Ever

  • 5 of 5

Not too good at writing reviews, but I could not forgive myself if I didn't do one for Poppies.

This was without a doubt the best place we've stayed yet in our 8 years of renting houses and apartments.

Lovely village in a rural setting, house was as described (perhaps a little better than described), Judith (the owner) was personable, friendly and most helpful with suggestions for things to see and do in the area.

Several places nearby for meals, would particularly recommend the Blue Bowl Inn and the Chew Kitchen.

I would highly recommend these accommodations to anyone looking to stay in this area.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your recommendation. It's always nice to know that guests have enjoyed themselves.
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Only regret was didn't stay long enough

  • 5 of 5

I gorgeous cottage with everything we could possibly need. A lovely stroll to the pub for dinner and sitting by the fire in the evening was the perfect finish to the day.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Next time, perhaps. So glad you enjoyed your brief visit.
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A wonderful stay at Poppies Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week's stay at Poppies Cottage starting with a warm welcome from Judith and a very welcome 'starter' pack of goodies. The cottage is beautifully decorated, warm and cosy and with everything you could need. It is in a peaceful area but within very easy reach of Bath, Wells, Bradford on Avon amongst other highlights in the area. Would have no hesitation in recommending Poppies Cottage - the best we have ever stayed in. Thank you Judith.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bristol airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Ring 'o Bells
Nearest Ferry
88 Miles
Portsmouth
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Farrington Gurney
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Bristol Temple Meads
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Ring o' Bells
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Churchill Dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Weston-super-mare
Car: necessary

Just 12 miles south of Bristol, Hinton Blewett is located in the Chew Valley, an AONB, and a short drive from Bath, Wells and Cheddar. Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and renowned for its architecture and many tourist attractions. Bristol is another historic city with a lot to offer, including its buzzing harbour side, many museums, theatres, shops and iconic suspension bridge. Cheddar is famous for its Gorge and cheese! The small city of Wells is very near and particularly delightful with its farmers’ markets and stunning cathedral and wide range of shops and cafes. Nearby Wookey Hole provides an excellent day out for families, with its network of underground caves and resident witch! Slightly further on is the town of Glastonbury with its celebrated Tor and Abbey, and its associations with King Arthur and Avalon, not to mention the world famous music festival. The surrounding Somerset levels are particularly popular with bird watchers and naturalists, and are home to several nature reserves.

Hinton Blewett is also on the Limestone Link, making the village pub popular with ramblers. Walkers have immediate access to a wide network of public footpaths and quiet lanes. Within easy walking distance lie Litton reservoirs, a wildflower meadow and nature reserve. Other local attractions include The Chew Valley Lake, popular with birdwatchers, walkers and families, and now offering a fish restaurant and play area. Also nearby is the village of Bruton, which boasts one of the world’s leading commercial galleries: Hauser and Wirth offers free access to its galleries and landscaped garden. Visitors can also enjoy locally sourced food and drink at the on-site restaurant.

You don't need to go far to find excellent food and service in an assortment of local pubs and restaurants.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Radstock, Somerset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
17 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£85
£400
 
 
Christmas
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£550
 
 
Winter season
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
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£85
£400
 
 
February half-term
10 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£500
 
 
Late winter
17 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
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£85
£400
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
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£90
£550
 
 
Spring
9 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
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£85
£400
 
 
Whitsun
26 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£500
 
 
Early Summer
4 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
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£85
£450
 
 
Mid Summer
9 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
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£95
£550
 
 
Peak season
21 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
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£100
£600
 
 
Early Autumn
4 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
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£90
£500
 
 
Mid Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
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£85
£450
 
 
Half-term
20 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
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£90
£500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
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£85
£400
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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