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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 Natural 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 Jul 2014
My 19 year old daughter and I stayed at the Abbotsleigh cottage during July 204. We had spent some time in London and Milton Keynes and I was keen to show my daughter the beautiful english countrysid… More
30 Jun 2014
"Beautiful cottage in beautiful location and wonderful hosts"
We very much appreciated the very warm welcome and helpfulness of the hosts. The brownies were a lovely touch. The cottage is very comfortable, tastefully decorated and well-equipped. The bed is great… More
15 Jun 2014
"Excellent location,accommodation and everything to a very high standard"
The owners Phil and Naomi ,Very welcoming, helpful and present the property to a very high standard. The whole apartment was well decorated and furnished and equipped. The gardens and aspect from th… More
27 May 2014
"perfect weekend break"
this lovely accommodation is tucked away in the middle of nowhere but so close to Bath. We had the most wonderful time and felt like we'd had a week's holiday in one weekend, so diverse are … More
21 May 2014
"Wonderfully welcoming, peaceful retreat"
We stayed for a week with our 2 children age 7 and 9. We all loved the cottage. Everything we needed was at hand. The whole cottage was immaculate and the owners very welcoming, happy to answer all ou… More
20 May 2014
"Beautiful cottage in a lovely village"
I can strongly recommend this cottage apartment. It is decorated and furnished to a very high standard and has everything that you could wish for on a weekend away, including coffee, tea, milk in the… More
9 May 2014
"A great place to stay"
A very pretty cottage with wonderful views.Comfortable and well equipped,a great place to come back to after a day out.We will definitely visit again.
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!
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