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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:
19 July, 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.

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: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • If your dog sheds hairs, please hoover these up regularly.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
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
  • 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 ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

In peaceful rural location within walking distance of lovely pub, near Bath.
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 48 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

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Judith's cottage. Judith was very welcoming and friendly and the cottage was done out to a high standard, really cosy. The bedrooms were lovely, with really nice bedding. Beautiful bath. Pub up the road is lovely, we went there for a couple of drinks. Great location for exploring bath and Bristol. We also visited Wells which was lovely. Cottage had really good wifi and we were welcomed with some fresh bread, butter and milk. Definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your recommendation. I'm really glad you enjoyed your weekend break.
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5

Our stay at Poppies, Hinton Blewett

  • 5 of 5

We received a warm welcome from Judith on our arrival and were very pleased with the tour of the cottage, which was spacious, well equipped and proved to give us a comfortable stay during our week in Somerset. The 'welcome pack' was a thoughtful addition. When we needed help, Judith was on hand and nothing seemed too much trouble. The area around the cottage was beautiful countryside and having the Ring of Bells just a short walk away gave the opportunity for a very good meal. The location made it easy to visit Cheddar Gorge, Wells, Bath and Wookey Hole and if you enjoy peace and quiet for your holiday, as well as opportunities for walkiing, this cottage is ideal. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind and helpful review.
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5

Beautiful, cosy, romantic cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cottage in a secluded part of England.

Short drives to large historic centres such as Bath and Bristol.

Typical country pub a two minute walk up the road, good atmosphere and the best meals for miles.

Highly recommended for that quiet getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your recommendation. I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Excellent very well equipt cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a really enjoyable stay with plenty of walks for our dog. The local Pub produced very good meals and it was in walking distance from the cottage. Judith was a lovely host and very helpful when we had problems finding our location.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was pleased to be able to help - I know how confusing the lanes round here can be before you get to know the area!
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4

Full of character and charm

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location and character of this charming cottage. With the exception of one or two practical details (which is why we gave it four rather than five stars), everything was well thought out. The kitchen was probably our favourite room, with good light and space, and the comfort of the beds also definitely deserves a mention. We enjoyed exploring the local countryside on foot - though we almost got lost, inadvertently heading right for the Mendips! And we were very impressed by nearby Bath and the Clifton area of Bristol, as well as the rugged beauty of Cheddar Gorge. Plus the weather was roasting.

Judith the owner was also helpfully flexible when it came to our dog, which was much appreciated. We returned her kindness by making sure that we left the cottage spotless.

Thank you very much Judith.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. It would be helpful to know what the practical details were that you referred to in case there is something I can do to improve the situation.
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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
 
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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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