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Outstanding cottage in the country

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Peasedown St John, Nr. Bath, Somerset, England - Rural Location, Easy Access To Bath By Car

Beech Cottage is situated on the outskirts of two villages Wellow and Shoscombe, both approx 1 mile away. Wellow has the Fox and Badger public house with good food, and the Apple Tree at Shoscombe. Wellow Trekking Centre is a very popular activity for all the family. There is also the village of Peasedown St John that has a chemist, baker's petrol station, butcher's, Tesco express and a Co-op. Located in the owner's property, Beech cottage has its own private area. There is a large shared drive with ample parking. The south west has many attractions to offer and Beech Cottage is ideally situated to visit them all. There is the cathedral city of Wells, the vibrant city of Bristol, Longleat, to name a few. Bath, the world heritage site, is the main attraction with its Georgian architectural buildings, museums and the only natural hot thermal spa in Britain.

Liam & Chris Martin
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
2 April, 2018

About Liam & Chris Martin

Hello, we are Lee & Chris Martin, we have lived in this area for almost 40yrs. I work in the hospitality trade; Lee is a carpenter/ builder although semi retired. Lee has professionally converted our out-building into a high specification holiday cottage. We have been up and running now for over two years. The reviews we have received have been amazing and we have enjoyed welcoming all of our guests, and look forward to meeting future guests. We have a border terrier called Dylan. Our two sons have grown and flown the nest.

Liam & Chris Martin purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Liam & Chris Martin chose Radstock

We brought this derelict property and renovated it while living in a caravan with our two boys. We love this area and only moved a short distance from our previous home to live here.

We enjoyed the challenge of the project and there was plenty of scope to expand.

We love the fact that we can be in the bustling city of Bath by a short drive, and we have the rolling countryside on our doorstep. The perfect balance for us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Beautiful location, one of the best cottages we've ever come across, immaculately decorated and furnished" Jim & Ann Dignan South Yorkshire. June 2013

"We feel truly blessed to have found such a special place, a warm welcome, we loved it, we will be back" Martin, Mary, Bridie & Connor. West Yorkshire July 2013
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Radstock in Mendip District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • twin bathroom/double bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathrooms to both bedrooms, twin room with shower over bath, wash hand basin w/c and heated towel rail. Double bedroom enclosed shower wash hand basin, w/c and heated towel rail
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, solid oak wardrobe, dressing table and bedside cabinets. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, solid oak wardrobe, dressing table and bedside cabinets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: Beech Cottage has two good size bedrooms both with en-suites, luxury fitted kitchen, wood burner, oil central heating, logs and heating included in the price, everything to make your holiday a pleasure. Beech Cottage is within easy reach to tour the area. Beech Cottage is strictly no smoking. Sorry no pets. Outside: Own garden with play area, shared paddock, patio area, BBQ table and chairs. Parking for several cars, secure place for cycles. Please note there is a pond in the owner's garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedding included. Welcome pack also included. No maid service. Check out 10.30 am Arrival 4 pm.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Outstanding holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a truly wonderful holiday cottage this is! We have just returned from a week's stay and have thoroughly enjoyed our time in Somerset. Beech cottage is surely one of the best letting experiences we have had, from the moment we stepped inside. A generous welcome pack was waiting from the owners and everything was immaculate in presentation. The craftsmanship that has gone into the design of the cottage is fabulous and every inch of space utilised to the best advantage. As I wrote in the visitor's book, if I owned a holiday cottage, I would want it to be just like this one. Knowing how fussy I am, I couldn't think of a better compliment! Wholehearted thanks, Chris and Liam, for your efforts in providing a unique and beautiful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nigel, Catherine, Madeline & Isabelle. Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and would love you to stay again some other time. And thank you for leaving everything so clean and tidy! Chris & Liam
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Fantastic, beautiful cottage & easy acess

  • 5 of 5

Had a 4 night stay here for my sisters 30th birthday. This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in! The owners were very welcoming and the welcome pack and birthday card were very much appreciated. Everything needed was provided and all was extremely clean. Ideal location for visiting Bath. Managed to visit the Wookey Hole Caves, Roman Baths, Fashion Museum, American Museum in Britain and Cheddar Gorge. Would without a doubt recommend this cottage to those looking for a quiet getaway and we hope to stay here again ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we are pleased you all enjoyed your stay at Beech Cottage. We would love you to visit us again, as we mentioned you do get a discount for being a returning guest!
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  • 5 of 5

The property is perfect in every way. The hospitality of the owners fantastic. Welcome pack on arrival of freshly made bread, jam, all the essentials including wine and chocolates. Nothing is too much trouble. It is a home from home, perfectly situated to tour bath and the surrounding areas and sites of great historical value and leisure, fun activities for the children.

We enjoyed our stay here no end, would and probably will return again at some future date.

Richard, Amy, Gaia and Luna

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sumptuously splendid country cottage retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Situated just south of the city of Bath, down a quiet country lane, Beech Cottage lies adjacent to and within the shared communal grounds of Primrose Cottage owned by Chris and Liam. This was not a problem in fact the owners were more than welcoming, allowing visitors to feel at home while staying here. Nothing is too much trouble. There was more than enough space to park directly outside the cottage and sufficient space for turning.

Upon arrival at Beech Cottage, we were greeted with a sumptuous welcome pack including a freshly baked loaf of bread –all unexpected but greatly appreciated and consumed without objection.

The cottage was clean throughout, with central heating in each room and a wood burner stove in the through lounge/diner/kitchen with an unending supply of logs from Liam and Chris for those cosy nights in. Plenty of utility and sundry essentials, including dustpan and brush and hoover and a dishwasher and washing machine, in case needed. Could do with a tumble dryer though!

The service received throughout our stay from Chris and Liam was top notch, nothing was too much trouble we couldn’t have hoped for better hosts and they are always on hand for your every need.

The cottage and its facilities were immaculately hand crafted by Liam and Chris – all the wood work throughout the cottage was carved and crafted by Liam’s fair hands and it creates a truly individual and sumptuous feel to the whole experience.

The HD/SKY TV, Radio and DVD player provided alternative entertainment to the numerous board games provided by Chris and Liam.

The bedrooms were comfortable and warm, one with double bed and one with zip double /twin beds and splendid en-suite facilities.

The grounds around the cottage include ample parking for two cars and a gated patio/BBQ area and a large lawn edged with shrubs leading to the open countryside. Below the Cottage, lies Primrose Cottage where Liam and Chris live with Dylan (their dog) and the numerous huge fish they have in the large pond between the two cottages.

A great place to locate yourself for exploring Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, all within a couple of hours drive, Bath is also easily accessible!

A must is the recommended the local Somerset cider pub crawl from Chris and Liam, around the local hostelries! Stunning quite literally!! Norton St. Philip is a must see! http://georgeinnnsp.co.uk/home

I dare you to be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful get away from it all place

  • 5 of 5

The booking process the wonderful welcome, the log burner, little touches on arrival, the cleanliness, the location, the beautiful interior - this place is without doubt one of the nicest self catering places we have stayed in! The photos just do not do it justice! Be prepared to have your expectations exceeded. We loved it. We wanted to get away from it all and Beech Cottage ticked all the boxes! You will not be disappointed. We loved the open plan layout and the cosy lounge area with the roaring wood burner especially on Sunday morning with a cuppa and a book. Magical and so relaxing. Thank you Chris and Liam for creating such a great cottage 😀

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW!! Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so pleased you had such a great relaxing time!
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Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed for two nights but its was a prefect break. The cottage is beautiful and spotless. It so clean but very homely at the sametime. When we arrived we have home made bread the fire was on ready for us. I would like to say a massive thank you for letting us stay is was a wonderful break and we will be back next so we can really enjoy Bath. Lisa, Shane, Matt and Mand

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29.4 Kilometres
Bristol airport
Nearest Train
7 Miles
bath spa
Nearest Beach
51 Kilometres
Weston super mare
Car: necessary


Bristol airport approx 26 miles. Car essential.


Bath is 7 miles away, and Bristol is a distance of 19 miles - home to Brunel's SS Great Britain Clifton suspension bridge and the floating harbour. The medieval city of Wells is 13 miles away with the Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace, travel another 2 miles to see Wookey Hole and the Cheddar caves. And a little further on is the inimitable town of Glastonbury. Longleat House and Safari Park 17 miles home to the Marquess of Bath and over 500 different animals - a great day out for the children.

Further Details:

Free guided tours in Bath twice daily at 10.30am and 2.00pm are a must for visitors to Bath. And don't miss the Roman Baths, the Circus, the Royal Crescent and blow-out tea at the Pump Room.

There are many villages within easy reach, Bradford-on-Avon, with its fine array of Saxon, Medieval and Tudor architecture, a 14th century tithe barn, and the Kennet and Avon canal. There is a bustling pedestrian shopping area with small independent shops and a good choice of tea rooms and restaurants. The historic market town of Frome, has many listed buildings and attractive side streets, with a number of craft shops and galleries. National Trust places nearby include Stourhead, Dyrham Park. For shopping, try the Clark's Village in Street, and the Mulberry Factory outlet shop in Shepton Mallet.

The two tunnels project has just been completed on the old Dorset and Somerset train line, and offers the longest cycle/walk through a tunnel in Britain. You can join it just over a mile from us, a great hit for cyclists and walkers.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Radstock, Somerset

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
mid season
4 Mar 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
mid season 2
30 Apr 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
22 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season 3
9 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
low season
4 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas new year
2 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
You can book by e-mail or telephone. 50% deposit to be paid at time of booking, final payment to be made 6 weeks before arrival. If you're booking on the 6 weeks or after, then the full amount is due at the time.

Saturday changeover. Guests are asked to vacate by 10.30 am to allow for changeover at 4 pm. Please phone the night before to check if you can book in earlier.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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