Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Abbotsleigh Cottage is a stylish contemporary apartment within a Regency country house. This bright and airy apartment with it's own private entrance and equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay, enjoys stunning views over wooded valleys and countryside beyond. Parking is on the drive. Outside there are seating areas overlooking the sunny south facing gardens. The stately panelled bedroom has a super king size corbeille bed, with Egyptian cotton sheets and en-suite shower room. In the living room, a large sofa converts quickly and very easily into a comfortable full size double bed.
Set on the edge of the village of Freshford, designated an 'Area of Outstanding Beauty' a place were every one walks and everything is in walking distance. There's a great county pub, down by the river, a well stocked friendly shop and cafe offering delicious breakfasts and lunches, and Freshford's own railway station with Bath City centre less than 10mins away. Locally there's horse riding, boating and canoeing, fishing and golf .
The World Heritage City of Bath just 6 miles away, is a truly vibrant city, full to the brim of fabulous architecture, stylish shopping, a stunning spa and a lively calendar of festivals and events.
Located in the South West of England, Bath is easy to get to - 90min form London Paddington by train and a short drive from the M4/M5 motorways.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol Airport 18 km, Nearest railway: Freshford Station 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The West Country region
Somerset, The Cotswolds, The West Country
Freshford is a great place from which to explore the many wonderful places of interest that are within easy visiting distance.
Longleat House and Safari Park and the neighbouring Centre Parcs where luxurious Spa days in it's wooded setting are on offer is only 30mins away.
Historic Stonehenge is only a 45min drive away, one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. The medieval City of Wells (the smallest city in England) with it's magnificent Cathedral is a must and just 22miles away, Close by, explore the beauty of the Mendip Hills & Somerset Levels, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Kilver Court Gardens and Glastonbury Abbey & Tor. Travel a little further afield to discover the Somerset Coast with the new pier at Weston-Super-Mare, Fleet Air Arm Museum at Ilchester Other local National Trust and English Heritage properties include Prior Park, Dyrham Park, Bowood, Lacock Abbey, Farleigh Castle, Stourhead, the quintessential English village of Castle Combe.
With our own Freshford railway station Oxford & London is easily reached for a day trip and in the other direction Weymouth on south coast.
Close to the World Heritage, Roman City of Bath, Freshford is set in an area designated 'an area of outstanding natural beauty' and is a 'Conservation village' all this means that it's retained it's historic architecture and landscape.
Very much a living village with always lots going on, a thriving village school, Shop and cafe, Post Office, Doctors Surgery and of course a wonderful country pub down by the river. With a rich history going back to Saxon times, several textile mills survive, now residential, weavers cottages, Manor house and even an old brewery.
Freshford railway station provides frequent services to Bath and mainline services to London and in the other direction to the south coast. The Kennet and Avon canal runs close by and it's a lovely bike ride to Bath just 5 miles level ride and there's a great pub and floating cafe on a barge along the way. in the other direction is Avoncliffe with its amazing aqueduct that carries the canal high over the River Avon below. Here there's a great cafe as well the old the Cross Guns pub with it's terraces running all the way down to the river bank. A little further on down tow path is the gem of Bradford on Avon with it's enormous 14th century Tithe Barn and plethora of great little shops, cafes and restaurants. If you fancy getting on the water, it's possible to rent a day boats, canoes or bicycles from the near by Dundas Canal Visitor Centre.
There's great walks in all directions, one takes you through Friary wood alongside the river to Iford, were a stone bridge with a statue of Britannia allows you cross the River Frome to Iford Manor. Famous for it's beautiful italian inspired Peto Gardens, designated Grade 1 in the National register of Historic Parks and Gardens. They serve teas here and there's a program of concerts through the summer months were you picnic in the garden before the evenings performance, need to book up in advance for this.
A 5min walk up the lane from Abbotsleigh Cottage is Homewood Park hotel. Set in extensive grounds with an award winning restaurant, it also offers a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and heated outside swimming pool with fabulous views.
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30 Mar 2014
"fantastic cottage and a wonderful stay!"
We spent a long weekend in the cottage (2 adults and a 2 year old), and had a wonderful and relaxing time. The owners are lovely and could not be more helpful. The cottage is spotless, super-comfort… More
12 Mar 2014
"Perfect get away!"
My boyfriend and I stayed at Abbotsleigh Cottage for a long weekend, Philip and Naomi were very accommodating and the cottage was absolutely lovely. The cottage was very clean and very well presented.… More
18 Feb 2014
"Perfect Hidden Gem"
After an eventful drive down (winter storms) we arrived to meet Philip who quickly showed us around before leaving us to explore. Having read previous reviews prior to booking I had a clue what we may find, and my partner was ecstatic to find some fresh homemade brownies in the kitchen!
The pictures and blurb could not be anymore accurate. The apartment and overall house is stunning, the attention to detail faultless. Set in the quiet and scenic Freshford, we struck gold with a village that is a friendly as it looks.
The bedroom is massive, the lounge endless and the wood burning fire a joy (though no need to worry as the central heating is brilliant).
What more can I say. Perfect owners, perfect location, perfect apartment.
The negatives - I had to go home.
Thank you Philip and family!
2 Feb 2014
"Great cottage in a picturesque village"
We stayed for three nights in mid January, and we had a perfect long weekend. The cottage is very well designed; really comfortable and beautifully decorated. Phil and Naomi were fantastic hosts, a… More
10 Jan 2014
"Lovely accommodation in a perfect location"
We stayed for two nights in the new year and were very impressed. A lovely apartment with little homely touches. Perfect for a trip into bath, the village had a lovely local pub and had it not been raining it looked like a lovely area for walking. Would definitely consider returning in warmer weather to see more of the area minus the rain and would definitely recommend!
11 Dec 2013
"Charming home away from home"
The accomodations are very modern and well designed. We felt at home as soon as we walked in the door! Homemade brownies were on the counter, and wood was already in the fireplace. The cottage is so c… More
7 Dec 2013
"Amazing stay, perfect idyllic location!!!"
Really enjoyed our stay in Abbotsleigh Cottage, the location is perfect, only 10 mins walk to the train station which brings you straight to Bath in a few minutes. The hosts were very welcoming, even had freshly made brownies waiting for us when we arrived. Can't recommend this place enough.
4 Dec 2013
Little gem in the middle of stunning scenery.The owners have created a beautiful, and comfortable place to stay, everything you could wish for is here. The decor is beautifully put together, with the … More
3 Dec 2013
"Outstanding hospitality in idyllic cottage"
This cottage is a great fund and excellent value in a beautiful village in the countryside and within easy reach of Bath. Naomi and Phil provide a warm welcome and the cottage is impeccably clean and … More
29 Nov 2013
"Gorgeous, cottage in idyllic location"
I stayed here with friends for a weekend. The cottage is lovely, beautifully decorated and really thoughtfully equipped. There is also a cosy wood fire, making it the perfect spot for a winter break. Freshford itself is a really cute, idyllic little village and the cottage has amazing views over the surrounding countryside. Phil and Naomi were exceptionally helpful with everything and really very kind hosts. We will certainly be back and would strongly recommend to anyone
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