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Cosy Detached Character Eco-Cottage, Fully Renovated, With Panoramic Views

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage in Cheddar, Somerset, England - Village Lane Location, Yet A 2-3 Minutes Walk from The Gorge Shops, Restaurants, Pubs And Takeaways

Gorge View Cottage is an award-winning sustainable four-star self-catering holiday cottage for two, nestling in the foothills of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We take bookings of any length from 2 days or more, starting on any day of the week - please enquire for any period other than complete standard weeks which you can choose to book directly through Owners Direct if you prefer.

Originally an old gardeners cottage, it was recently fully renovated to exacting environmental standards whilst maintaining its natural charm, with attention paid to sustainability and comfort throughout. For anyone needing a gentle break from the pressures of life Gorge View Cottage has it all; a haven for walkers and nature lovers, with easy access to stunning walks around the Mendip hills and the famous gorge. The caves, shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés all just a few minutes' walk away. Cheddar provides an excellent base for exploring further afield. The beautiful city of Wells, Wookey Hole Caves, the Somerset levels and coast at Brean Down, the market town of Glastonbury with its Tor, ancient Abbey and diverse shops are all within 15 miles. Bristol, Bath and Exeter are an easy and leisurely day trip away.

More Details

Mary Robson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 February, 2017

About Mary Robson

I live with my husband Huw in the main house opposite Gorge View Cottage, so are nearby if you have questions about your stay, what to do in the area etc.

Mary Robson purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Mary Robson chose Sedgemoor

We moved to the Mendips almost 20 years ago, when Huw (my husband) relocated to Bristol. We knew that Somerset was the place we wanted to be, and just over the Mendips everything gets quieter - a healthy 20 miles from cities of Bristol and Bath (close, but not too close).

Cheddar nestles on the edge of the beautiful Mendips Hills and yet the Somerset Levels begin here stretching southwards. We have the lovely city of Wells nearby, and Glastonbury with its Tor not much further, and yet the coast is only 10 miles away. If we fancy more adventurous outings we are an easy day's trip to the South Coast (the Jurassic Coast in Dorset is a UNESCO heritage site) , Exmoor, Dartmoor and Cornwall.

So for us and the family it has it all.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage opposite the main house is an old gardener's cottage that had been modified as a garage with store rooms many years ago. But it was close to collapse and we decided to renovate it as a living space for ourselves, and to do this in the most environmentally sound way we could (reflected we feel in the Green Tourism "Gold" award we have).

With our children leaving home at about the same time we then thought to part rent the cottage for holiday letting: we are after all in a beautiful tourist spot and the cottage enjoys the best views of Cheddar Gorge and the Mendips. A quiet location but so close to pubs, cafes, gorge shops and restaurants.

So anyone or any couple looking for a modern but characterful eco-cottage in a great location should find Gorge View Cottage has it all.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Exceptional Cottage: "My husband and I stayed at Gorge View cottage for 2 nights, it was a surprise birthday getaway present for me. We couldn't recommend this cottage highly enough. It's cosy, beautifully built and decorated, extremely environmentally friendly and very comfortable. The owners Huw and Mary were very helpful and welcoming, and really went out their way to make this trip very special and memorable.It was such a pleasure and joy to return to the cottage after a day of exploring, and enjoy it's calming and warming ambience. The cottage is ideally placed to explore the surrounding Mendip hills and of course Cheddar Gorge itself. There are some beautiful walks around here and stunning views from the cottage itself. Nearby Wells is definitely worth a visit. This is a lovely retreat for a break away, thank you Huw and Mary." Rebecca W March 2015

A Somerset Gem: "Stayed for 3 nights for a post Xmas break. What a wonderful cottage. Superbly renovated and a good eye for detail which makes it a really relaxing stay . Close to the gorge- walking distance- and a good base for exploring Somerset. You would not be disappointed !! Thanks Huw and Mary" K.B. January 2015

Perfect: "We spent 4 days in the Cheddar Gorge area and this place was just amazing. Short walk to town, a garden in the back that the owners welcome you to enjoy (great tomatoes). The bed is so comfy you don't want to get up. We are already talking of going back as we have friends who live a couple miles from there and did not even scratch the surface of things to do. Kitchen had everything you needed and then some. Just a perfect get away place." D.D. June 2014

Cosy Eco-cottage with Beautiful Views, Perfectly Located to Explore Somerset: "Gorge View has been carefully renovated to create a comfortable eco-cottage that provides all amenities one could hope for in a short or long stay. The owners were friendly and helpful and make you feel very welcome, even allowing guests to explore their permaculture garden and borrow bicycles from the shed. The cottage is located outside the bustle of Cheddar (which can be very touristy and a little chintzy) in a quieter area of the town. Happily this puts you in direct views of the Gorge but only a few minutes walk from all the shops, pubs, etc. There's ample parking, and this is a really great base to explore the surrounding area: Bristol, Bath, Wells, Glastonbury, the Somerset Levels, coast and the Mendips are all a short drive (or in some cases, walk or bike ride) away." Emily W September 2014
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A beautiful quaint cottage overlooking the Gorge.

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Myself and my husband had a wonderful stay here. Beautiful Eco-cottage, with stunning views and walks from the doorstep.

Very cosy and comfortable with attention to detail.

A good base to explore further afield.

We had a wonderful, relaxing week and will be recommending to family and friends for holidays here.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2017
14 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Mid season 2017
28 Apr 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 2017
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We accept payment by direct bank transfer, cheque or PayPal. Credit card payments can also be done using PayPal. We will supply appropriate details once a booking is confirmed. You can also opt to pay using OwnerDirect but only for whole standard weeks.

Changeover Day:
We normally accept bookings of any length from 2-days and up. We have no fixed changeover day but on changeover days arrival is anytime after 3.00pm and departure before 11.00am.

Notes on prices:
To encourage green tourism we offer a 10% discount to anyone arriving without a car (by public transport, on foot or by bicycle).

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cheddar in Somerset

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom: with walk-in shower, toilet and washing basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-sized bed (memory-foam mattress and organic linen) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Fantastic views to Cheddar Gorge and the Mendips.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: Underfloor heating throughout providing a lovely warmth which can be complemented by the excellent log-burning stove if wanted (logs extra). A range of quality high-performance LED lights and halogens spots, wall lights and table lamps, some dimmable, provide a wide range of lighting options. The cottage has been renovated to exacting environmental standards, and also with an eye to details: exposed stone on some walls (including some small carving we discovered on renovation), niche windows, wooden beams from the old railway line. All the additional stone used was sourced from our own garden. Outside: The cottage has its own small patio looking out over the main house garden which is itself open to guests. The main house garden, of around half an acre, is run organically and on permaculture guidelines, and is an accredited wildlife garden (Somerset Wildlife Trust). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels, in natural and mostly organic materials, are provided along with locally hand-made organic soap. Sheets and towels are changed on request.

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