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Bradley Cross Farm, Shepherds Cottage



Updated: 19-May-2015
Cottage in Cheddar, Somerset, England - Outstanding Views From Cottage Over The Somerset Levels

High on the Mendip Hills, sits a stone cottage on a working farm, with breathtaking views over the Somerset Levels. The cottage was built around 1850 and was formerly occupied by the local shepherd grazing his sheep on this area of the Mendip Hills. Today the land is grazed by the traditional breeds of Longhorn Cattle and Wiltshire Horn Sheep, well suited to managing the natural grassland on the farm. Cheddar Gorge, Site of Special Scientific Interest, lies to the north of the farm and Mascalls’ Wood, an ancient woodland, lies to the west. Cheddar village and local shops are a distance of about 1 mile from the cottage. Ideal for walkers and close to the Mendip Way.

Details for holiday cottage Shepherds Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Sleeps 2. 1 bedroom cottage.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Internet

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About the Owner

Judy & Paul farm Traditional breeds of cattle and sheep on the Mendip Hills, an dedicated Area of Outstanding Beauty. We are a County Wildlife Site so protect the flora and fauna with our livestock management practices. Specifically we protect the natural habitat for Greater Horseshoe Bats, Barn Owls and Doormice. We grow our own vegetables, produce our own jams, chutneys, eggs and honey from our own bee hives. We also source organic wine from France.

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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Totally chilled out!!

  • 5 of 5

Found this a lovely quirky cottage to stay in. Fantastic views over Cheddar and being the time of year we found snuggling up to the fire in the evening just perfect. In fact loved it so much that we have booked to go back for a week in June & hopefully enjoy sitting outside & enjoying the views!! The owners Judy & Paul are also very welcoming & helpful & were a delight to meet.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Chill Out

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Bradley Cross Farm. The cottage was as we expected cosy & comfortable. The setting is beautiful with views and peace to die for. We were made to feel very welcome by Paul & Judy and welcomed their knowledge of the area. We had a soft spot for the dogs particularly bracken who charlie is missing :(

We had many walks in the area sometimes a little too far but so nice to come back to the cottage to rest and recoup ready for the next day. Hope to come back some day.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pete and Gill Thanks for the lovely comments about the cottage. We really loved having you both and Charlie the dog was such a sweetie with Bracken! Look forward to seeing you again Best wishes Judy and Paul
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cottage with a lovely wood burner for cooler evenings.Beautiful tranquil location with stunning views over the countryside and Cheddar.Perfectly secluded yet not far from Cheddar.Lots of lovely walks in the area and plenty of National Trust places to visit.Hope to return as we loved it so much.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice comments, it was a pleasure to have you stay. We are glad you managed to get the most out of your stay with visits you made to the local area. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind Regards .... Judy & Paul
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  • 5 of 5

A cosy cottage with wonderful views of Cheddar and beautiful countryside.So peaceful and tranquil its like being in another world.Loved the wood burning stove for the evenings.Great walks,plenty of National Trust places to visit,lovely owners could not have wished for more,it was a perfect holiday and we hope to go back again soon,it was very hard to leave and I could easily live there.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Allyson, thank you once again for your nice comments, it was a pleasure to have you stay. We are always pleased to hear how much people like to share our "way of life" if only for a short period. We are always glad to receive praise and recommendation and you managed to get the most out of your stay with visits you made to the local area so you are certainly a great couple to recommend us. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind Regards .... Judy & Paul
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From the Owner

Judy and Paul bought Bradley Cross Farm for it's position close to Cheddar and the idyllic views over the Somerset Levels. It was a place to further pursue our interests in Rare Breed cattle and sheep. The property is secluded but at the same time within easy reach of the village of Cheddar

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Working farm, walkers & ramblers over The Mendip Hills and West Mendip Way,

cycling, mountain biking.

Trekking centre 3 miles, i.e. Hourly rides, Pub rides, Day rides etc


Weston Super Mare 14 miles, large sandy beach, adequate parking, easy access to shops, on beach parking sometimes available


Road Directions

M5 Jcn 22 onto A38. Follow A38 signs to Bristol Airport/Cheddar/Wells, follow A371 signs to Axbridge/Wells/Cheddar. In Cheddar you will pass the Bath Arms on your left. Turn immediately left onto Union Street. After 150 yds turn right onto Redcliffe Street. Follow road for 0.5 mile uphill, around right and left hand bend. Turn left at small hamlet of Bradley Cross and follow track uphill for 0.5 mile.


Cheddar village 1 mile

Public Transport Directions

Bus service 126, runs hourly between Weston-Super-Mare and Wells, with stops in Cheddar 20 minute up hill walk to the farm. Trains connections to Bristol, change for Weston-Super-Mare (bus to Cheddar). Access to Cheddar via National Cycle Route 3 (top of Cheddar Gorge), the Strawberry Line cycle way connects with Yatton station. Bristol Airport 10 miles away.

Further Details:

Local attractions:

Cheddar: A friendly town with a wide selection of restaurants, tea houses and pubs.

Cheddar Gorge: With its dramatic scenery offers visitors a number of walks including the West Mendip Way, a 30 mile route from Uphill near Weston-super-Mare to Wells or Jacob’s Ladder, walking from the cliff top down to Cheddar.

Wookey Hole: Impressive cave complex of deep pools and intricate rock formations. A visit to the caves also offers access to a functioning Victorian paper mill.

Ebber Gorge: Two miles uphill West of Wookey Hole, Ebber Gorge offers a more tranquil alternative to Cheddar Gorge. Follow the wooded trails along the ravine up to the Mendip plateau.

Wells: The smallest City in the country, famous for its Cathedral, 24 hour Astronomical clock dating from the 1390 and the cobbled medieval Vicars’ Close.

Glastonbury Tor: A well known landmark, linked to many local fables and legends such as King Arthur and the Holy Grail.

Weston-super-Mare: Sandy beaches, traditional fish an chips and amusement park or visit Sand Bay, a quiet beach bound to the North by Sand Point, a headland maintained by the National Trust.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    Phone or e-mail for availability, complete and return booking form with deposit
    balance on arrival

    Changeover Day:
    Changeover day normally Saturday departure 10:00 hrs, Arrival from 15:00 hrs

    Notes on prices:
    The cottage is offered on a self-catering basis.
    Available from January - December
    Cottage rate: from £40 per night
    Low tariff: £200 per week
    Medium tariff: £250 per week
    High tariff: £300 per week
    (cost includes linen, towels and utilities)
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From the Owner

The property is conveniently located close to the towns of Wells, Bath, Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare. Absolute peace and quiet are a feature often not found in similar properties.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Internet


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


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  • Notes on accommodation: Wood burning stove (wood included in price) Outside: Garden, table chairs, barbecue

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