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Delightful Cottage In Wells, easy accessibility To All Somerset Has To Offer



Updated: 16-Nov-2016
Cottage in Wells, Somerset, England, UK - Fully Refurbished, In A Small Close, 2 Minutes Walk From The Historic Cathedral And Bishops Palace

This lovely cottage, with its relaxing rooms & all the facilities to provide a home away from home, is in the heart of Wells, England’s smallest city. Unusually for Wells it offers a parking space, so you can park your car, relax and explore all Wells has to offer.

Facilities include kitchen/diner, lounge with stairs to first floor; double and twin bedrooms, sleeping 4 (with space for travel cot); modern bathroom including bath with electric shower over and heated towel rail.

The Cathedral is probably the best known historic building in Wells, but there are lots more to discover. Vicars Close, said to be the oldest continuously inhabited street in Europe, the Bishops Palace, still home to the Bishop of Bath and Wells, a tablet commemorating William Penn who founded Pennsylvania.

A fabulous market is held in Wells twice a week offering a wealth of goods. All this within 5 minutes walk! For outdoor types, the Somerset levels offer excellent flora and fauna and bird-watching, with renowned RSPB sites. For walkers, a vast wealth of footpaths criss-cross the area, including The East and West Mendip Way, provide something for all ranges of age and ability.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have always lived on the Mendips and would be delighted to help anyone with information that will help them make the most of their holiday in Somerset. We are keen walkers and know lots of footpaths and good places to visit.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely comfortable cottage, superb location, enjoyed exploring the area. Jo & Dave, Feb '11

Enjoyed our stay. Well situated cottage, a little gem! will be recommending you. The Gills, May'11

Wonderful, well appointed & comfortable cottage, fantastic location. hope to come back soon. Fosters, March '11

Comfortable & well equipped cottage, thanks for welcoming touches. Easy walking to cathedral & wonderful market.Taylors, April '11

Shorts, York, July '11 - Beautiful, cosy cottage,well located

Mayes, Sept '12.Really good weeks holiday. We rent a lot of self catering properties. Yours is one of the best. Right cottage,right location, nicely furnished and equipped, bright and clean, well organised information.

Batesons, Aug '12 - lovely week in your beautiful cottage, had a great time. cannot recommend you enough, sorry to leave.Marion and Ian

Great week, house comfortable & close to everything. will be recommending to friends and family. Elaine and Anthony, July '12.
Feb 2011
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


Does what it says on the tin. Small but perfect.

  • 5 of 5

My husband is in recovery & we wanted somewhere we could do as much or as little as he felt up to. Perfect location & Parking an absolute bonus.Flat & very short walk to Cathedral & all amenities. Wonderful market.

Cottage so clean on arrival. Would love to come back at a later date & take advantage of Lucy's proximity to so much to explore in the area ( & easy access to bus routes to do it too) Thank you. Cath Pike

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we were really pleased you enjoyed your stay and we managed to provide everything you needed. We loved your caption - "does what it says on the tin, small but perfect", and may use it in future! We have stayed in lots of holidays lets, and hope that our experience has fed through to help us provide exactly what's advertised - and yes, we really are 5 minutes flat walk to the Cathedral! We hope to be able to welcome you back. best wishes for continuing recovery
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We booked this delightful cottage for a two night stay on our way home from Cornwall and Devon, and boy are we pleased we did.

Sandra replied to all my emails straight away, and was very accommodating many thanks.

It is very comfy and well appointed, I was able to make a three course meal on one night with no problem. Nice shower, beds gave us a good nights sleep.

Across the road fab pub and an easy stroll into centre to see The Cathedral and Bishop's Palace. Saturday morning there was a great market, not just food but lots of craft goods to be had, of course we availed ourselves. Car parking space and cottage are down a little alley, right at the begining of Tor Street easily missed, a good landmark is The Fountain Inn (on other side of road to Tor Street) and their car park which is directly opposite in Tor Street

Only slight problem there either isn't or I couldn't find a hairdryer.

If in the area again we would definitley stay again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for giving us 5 stars and for your fabulous review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay, both at Lucy's and in Wells, to round off your celebrations, and you'd be very welcome to come back and stay if you're in the area again. The pluses you've mentioned are exactly why we were lucky enough to find the cottage in such a great location in Wells. We've noted your point about the hairdryer - we haven't supplied one up to now - but will be purchasing at the weekend. Thank you again
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Lovely cottage in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in Lucy's Cottage and were very impressed. The cottage was really comfortable, spacious and spotlessly clean. The welcome goodies and card from the owners was a lovely bonus! It's in a great location about 5 minutes walk to the city centre, past the Cathedral and Vicar's Close. The fact that it has its own parking space is the icing on the cake.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review, it's much appreciated. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and the benefits of parking and central location. We hope we can welcome you back in the future. Sandra
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A beautifully clean and convenient cottage

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to be near the centre of Wells where our adult children from Bristol could visit. This cottage was perfect for us. Well maintained, welcoming, bright and with sufficient sense of space. Both countryside and the historic centre are on your doorstep. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location & lovely property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Lucy's Cottage during May half-term. The directions Sandra the owner provided us were spot on, with a lovely touch of some Thatchers cider, milk and cake waiting for us when we arrived. The cottage itself has 2 bedrooms, a lovely fitted kitchen and a cosy lounge, with wi-fi also included and it was great to have our own parking space next to the property. It's a 4 minute walk from the cottage to the cathedral and then into the centre of Wells, so a superb place to be in! Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and the recommendation. We like to make our guests welcome and provide a home from home as much as possible. We stay in lots of holiday lets, and glad to hear we are providing what people are looking for. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay, and, yes, we really are that close to all the amenities.
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  • 5 of 5

Clean and well-equipped. Easy, flat walking to cathedral, city centre and its amenities. Parking space an absolute boon. Had a lovely stay, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love Wells because it's such a very friendly city. It's so small & easy to get around, with lots of independent businesses offering a wide variety of food, goods & activities to suit all tastes. You're also right in the middle of beautiful surrounding countryside, so it offers the perfect mix.

Activity and Interests


Beaches on the West Somerset coast - Somersets famous resort of Weston super Mare, with its newly opened grand pier, as well as Brean and Berrow, Burnham on Sea - all within 30 minutes drive. Beaches on the Dorset coast - Lyme Regis and Charmouth, especially good for fossil hunting, and Weymouth, with its beautiful family friendly beach - all an hours drive away.


Bristol International Airport 20 miles.


Wells centre - 2 minutes walk for parks & historic sites, Cathedral School,

banks, post office, cinema

Wookey Hole & Cheddar Caves -3 & 6 miles

Glastonbury 5 miles - Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury Abbey

Street 6 miles - Clarks Outlet Village, Millfield School

Longleat Safari Park & Center Parcs 12 miles

Bath 15 miles - Roman Baths, Pump Rooms, Thermae Spa, Royal Crescent, Theatre Royal, a world Heritage City

Bristol 22 miles - Hippodrome Theatre, @Bristol, S.S Great Britain, Bristol Zoo

Further Details:

We have provided a large folder at the cottage which includes details & information of local attractions, places of interest, leisure activities available, and places to eat.

If you have any questions about what's on offer locally when making your booking enquiry, please feel free to ask & we will do our best to provide an answer!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rate 9
21 Nov 2016 - 8 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 10
9 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
pre xmas
19 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
post xmas
28 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
new year
31 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 1
4 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 2
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 3
25 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 4
1 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 5
10 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 6
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 7
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please email or telephone with enquiry. £50 deposit required within 7 days to confirm booking. Balance due 1 month before occupancy.

Changeover Day:
Usually Saturday. Please discuss with owner. Short Breaks/Long Weekends available. Property available from 3pm. Please vacate by 10am on day of departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • caving
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Newly fitted bathroom with WC, bath/electric shower over, shaver point, heated towel rail.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers and built in wardrobe. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, and chest of drawers.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: no smoking Outside: Private parking space within the quiet close, next to the cottage. Shurb border to front of property, incorporating gravelled area with wooden garden seat Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, bath, hand and tea towels provided. Please bring your own towels for swimming and the beach. Thank you Linen change & cottage cleaned between each occupancy.

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