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

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-May-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Judith
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 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 Mendip (Glastonbury)

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 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.

42 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveller 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: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind words and detailed review.
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5

Very peaceful break in supurb cottage.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely little cottage in a very secluded village.Very well appointed and with everything you might require for a peaceful break away from it all.Judith the owner met us on arrival and fresh bread and milk was a welcoming touch.Highly recommended and well deserving of the 5 star rating.Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed your break.
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5

A real gem!

  • 5 of 5

I visited this cottage with my husband and two young boys as we were wanting a place to stay while doing trips to Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole and Bath. We felt like we had stumbled across a little secret with this place it is truly wonderful. We arrived early but had said we were happy to go for a walk as knew we had arrived ahead of schedule. Judith was very kind and friendly and was happy for us to unload our things and leave the car at the property and also for my son to use the toilet that she had just cleaned!!! The area is stunning and we had a lovely walk and went to the pub which is a 2 minute walk. Judith had left some delicious fresh bread, butter, jams, tea and coffee so we could have some refreshments straight away. The property itself is just gorgeous and spacious but still with a lovely cottage feel. The log burner is very easy to use and the kitchen is extremely well equipped and had everything we needed. We were planning to eat out but we ended up cooking our meals in and a large superstore was approx a 10/15minute drive away so could get everything we needed with ease. The bedrooms are a very good size and the bathroom is fantastic and very large and having the additional downstairs toilet was very handy. There was also a utility room and I even got a wash load done and plenty of space to put up airers for the clothes to dry. Although we had two young, active boys (6yrs and 4yrs) with us we felt we had plenty of space and we all loved looking out the quaint windows to a sea of yellow flowers in the fields. It was vey quick and easy to get to our destinations and we even fitted in a couple of hours in Wells which is very close by. Overall we had a perfect stay here and would definitely recommend it and book again!

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Very warm welcome with fire lit and some provision left which was lovely .Central for lots of places to visit .Will be booking again soon

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I look forward to welcoming you back!
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5

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Poppies cottage is a wonderful home away from home. Judith has provided thoughtful amenities in beautiful style. It was fun having to run the heat stove. Being near so many wonderful sights is a big draw to this charming spot in the country.

Thank you Judith for your gracious hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I'm really glad you enjoyed your trip to the South West.
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5

Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Not one to do reviews normally but on this occasion feel I must.

A beautiful cottage in an idyllic location. Judith (the owner) is a delight, the pub is within minutes walking distance and is lovely and serving great food.

Overall thoroughly recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words.
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Whitsun
27 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£500
 
 
Early Summer
5 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£85
£450
 
 
Mid Summer
9 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£550
 
 
Peak Season
24 Jul 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£600
 
 
Late Summer
28 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£550
 
 
Early Autumn
4 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
£500
 
 
Mid Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
From
£80
£400
 
 
Half-term
21 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£450
 
 
Late Autumn
30 Oct 2017 - 16 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
From
£80
£400
 
 
Winter
17 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£85
£400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£85
£400
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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 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.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

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

Floor Area

  • 40 m²

Bathrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...

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.

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