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

Bedrooms 2
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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

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Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

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.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 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
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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In peaceful rural location within walking distance of lovely pub, near Bath.
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 70 reviews

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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Lovely cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday staying at Poppies cottage. A great location within easy distance of lots of local attractions.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful cosy cottage from which to explore the delights of Somerset.

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 nights in Poppies and had a wonderful stay. Judith made us very welcome. The log-burning stove meant the cottage was always cosy and warm, despite the wet and cold outside. It was a perfect base, with a great pub up the road for evening meals, if we didn't feel like cooking. Somerset is a beautiful county with loads to see and do, and our children especially loved Cheddar Gorge and Gough's Caves and visiting the coast at Brean Downs. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this delightful cottage. In a well situated spot to visit Wells, Bath & Bradford on Avon. The log burner was a delight especially in the cold evenings.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in Poppies and were able to visit some of the many places of interest in the area.
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Cosy peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Poppies, the cottage was perfect, very clean and tidy, nice and warm sat by the log burner and nice comfortable bed for a goodnight sleep. In a rural setting so good views and very peaceful, the local pub was less than 200m away and had a friendly welcoming atmosphere.

Judith (the owner) was very welcoming and helpful and has kept the cottage in an immaculate condition.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very appreciative comments. I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Little gem of a cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were due to arrive at Judith’s cottage during the snow storm of the decade and there were concerns about whether we would be able to get into the village. Judith’s communication leading up to the weekend was great and she went out of her way to offer us alternative dates and arrangements. We eventually set out a day late and Judith was very accommodating, lending us a camp bed so we could fit in an extra guest rather than him driving home in the snow. The cottage is warm and toasty due to the great wood burner and the beds were comfortable and the rooms generous. The kitchen had everything we needed but we enjoyed our meals at the pub down the road! I would recommend Judith’s cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind recommendation. I was so pleased it all worked out for you in the end.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bristol airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Ring 'o Bells
Nearest Ferry
88 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Farrington Gurney
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Bristol Temple Meads
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Ring o' Bells
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Churchill Dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
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 & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
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.