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Tastefully restored hilltop cottage apartment in Dundry near Bristol

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage near Bristol - Beautifully presented with rural views.

A tastefully restored cottage apartment attached to the owner's property, but with its own entrance, garden patio and car parking, in the hamlet of Dundry in Somerset, 6 miles from the city of Bristol and Bristol Airport.

This gorgeous hilltop Dundry cottage apartment enjoys rural views, an ideal backdrop for relaxing after a day exploring the area. This attractive, beautifully-presented, modern Dundry cottage apartment provides spacious accommodation, including an open plan living and dining area with well-equipped fitted kitchen, and patio doors leading to a pretty garden, ideal for alfresco dining. Free-range eggs from the owner’s chickens are usually provided. This Dundry cottage apartment is just a few minutes' drive from an award-winning Michelin star-rated village pub and eating house. Walkers, cyclists, fishermen and landscape lovers are ideally placed in this Dundry cottage apartment for exploring the Mendip Hills, renowned Cheddar Gorge and caves, and Chew Valley Lake, an SSSI and national bird watching centre. Further afield the Georgian city of Bath, with a wealth of character and visitor attractions, and the exciting harbour city of Bristol both provide plenty to see and do. A perfect Dundry cottage apartment base in rural Somerset.

There is a twin bedroom with adjoining toilet and shower room and a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Free access to wi-fi is available.

More Details

Property Manager
Chris Harvey
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Mandarin
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Chris Harvey

Chris and Cynthia bought the property 8 years ago and converted what was then an 'annexe' into holiday accommodation and have been running 'Oolitic Springs' for 5 years. We loved the rural location but also the close proximity and easy access to Bristol city centre and we thought that others would like it too.

We are both environmental professionals who work in Bristol. Cynthia is an Environmental Consultant and Chris is a Hydrogeologist, which may explain the hydrogeological theme to the property's name, which originates from the springs which emanate from the Oolitic Limestone which crops out just below the ridge of Dundry Hill and can be seen from the surrounding footpaths.

In our spare time Cynthia collects carnivorous plants which can be seen in the greenhouse in the garden and Chris is an avid runner who regularly competes in the Bristol Half Marathon.

Why Chris Harvey chose Bath & North East Somerset

The property is modern, spacious, clean, comfortable, well decorated and furnished and suitably equipped for a comfortable self catering holiday. However most people chose Oolitic Springs for its unique location. Situated in a rural area surrounded by fields yet less than 6 miles from, and with easy access to Bristol city centre.

It is also conveniently located for the Roman town of Bath and the spectacular natural landscape of the Mendip Hills which include Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole.

The property also has good access to both the M4 and M5 which make trips to locations further afield, such as the south-west of England and Wales, the midlands and the south-east possible in a day.

What makes this cottage unique

We believe that Oolitic Springs' rural setting but close proximity and easy access to Bristol make it quite unique.

Sitting on the decked area, you feel like you're in a different world, to the 'hustle and bustle' of Bristol and it is hard to believe you are less than 6 miles from the city centre.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Had a fab time, feeding the chickens was a bonus. Very friendly owners and locals.
Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Bristol Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Carpenters Tavern
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Bristol Temple Meads
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Dundry Inn
Car: necessary


Less than 6 miles from Bristol Airport and Bristol city centre and approximately 15 miles from Bath.

The hamlet of Dundry in Somerset overlooks both Bristol City to the north and the Chew Valley Lakes/Mendips to the south. The city of Bristol is world renowned as a port & has a wide range of museums highlighting the city's history including Brunel's SS Great Britain. Slightly further afield is the Roman city of Bath which is a World Heritage City and is home to the fabulous Roman Baths a range of museums and the Botanical Gardens. A wonderful location to visit at any time of the year.

The cottage apartment is situated on the top of Dundry Hill, an East West trending ridge of Oolitic Limestone. The underlying Mudstone results in a spring line on the slopes of the hill, giving the apartment its name. The hamlet of Dundry enjoys a rural position, overlooking the southern fringes of Bristol to the north and the Chew Valley Lakes/Mendips to the south. Dundry has two pubs with restaurants, and is ideally placed for enjoying all the countryside walks, cycle trails and scenery of this lovely area. The city of Bristol is world renowned as a port and has a wide range of museums highlighting the city's history. Step on board the world's first great ocean liner, Brunel's SS Great Britain, in Bristol's historic Harbourside or visit Bristol Museum & Art Gallery which features outstanding collections of art, archaeology and natural history.

The tranquil village of Chew Magna and the Chew Valley lakes, a SSSI and national birdwatching centre are a stones throw away. Chew Valley is famous around the world for its scenic beauty and top quality trout fishing. For further details of fishing the Chew Valley lakes.

Good food is available at The Pelican Inn and The Bear and Swan in Chew Magna, whilst The Carpenters Tavern, a traditional Country Pub serving local ales and food, is located within easy walking distance of the cottage apartment.

The local area is ideal for Mountain biking especially with the introduction of two new trails in nearby Ashton Court Estate and Leigh Wood. The new trail network has been designed by Phil Saxena – who also designed the cross-country track for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Chew Magna in Bath and North East Somerset

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower attachment in bath.
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, basin and WC to double bedroom and en-suite shower room with double shower, basin and WC to twin room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , En-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin room with adjoining shower room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two bedrooms: 1 x double with luxurious en-suite bathroom with bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Note: This property does not accept children of 9 years and under. Outside: Off road parking for 2 cars. Private patio and a pretty garden, ideal for al fresco dining. Utility Room: Ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned weekly and towels and linen are changed weekly.


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Tastefully restored hilltop cottage apartment in Dundry near Bristol
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 10 reviews

A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property. Amazing location. Superb owners. Friendly cats and chickens. Could not have asked for anything more.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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unforgettable stay with lots to offer!

  • 5 of 5

you'll fell in love if you give it a go! the perfect place for any kind of breaks!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Boon G. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have you and your family staying in the cottage. We hope to see you again sometime. Best wishes, Chris and Cyn.
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Nice rural location, clean, good equipped, nice owners, close to Bristol and Bath

  • 5 of 5

I can only recommend this property. It is well maintained by the friendly owners.

The chicken and the cat support the rural feeling.

The tavern in walking distance is also recommendable. We got some takeaway meals (on real plates we returned the next day).

We liked to stay there very much.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. We'd love to have you back at Oolitic Springs anytime. Best wishes Chris and Cyn.
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quite and relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely quite and relaxing stay. Eveything you needed in the cottage,comfortable beds, great bathrooms, lovely fresh eggs. Ideal spot for travelling to bath, bristol and surrounding areas. Chris was great and very helpful, would return and recommend, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An outstanding cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was spotlessly clean, warm, quiet and very comfortable with a well equipped kitchen and ample parking. The owners Chris and Cynthia were very welcoming and we enjoyed lovely rural walks from the cottage. Bristol is a short car ride away and it is also within easy reach of Bath.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We could not believe that this lovely, comfortable and peaceful cottage could be just 15 minutes from the busy and frantic city centre of Bristol. It was warm, spacious and everything we could have wished for. Set up amongst farms and smallholdings in a quiet rural location was right up our street and perfectly sited to allow us to visit family in Bedminster without too much travelling.

We so enjoyed it that we have booked in again in the autumn.

Many thanks Chris

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Oolitic Springs Julie! We look forward to welcoming you back in the Autumn.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Chew Magna, Somerset

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Sept 3
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 4
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 5
30 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday. Flexibility maybe possible. Holiday makers may enter the property after 3.00pm on the arrival day and must leave before 10.00 a.m. on departure day.

Notes on prices:
Single nights are available at £95 per night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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