Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Vine Cottages is a cosy 2 bedroom cottage situated just a 5 minute downhill walk to the centre of the lovely market town of Bradford-on-Avon, which has many independant shops, plenty of restaurants, pubs and coffee shops, and it is only 20 minutes from Bath.
The cottage is ideal for families and couples, having one double and one twin bedroom.These are adjoined by a lockable door, with each room having its own staircase!
There is a fully equipped kitchen/diner and a cosy living room.
The small secluded south-facing garden is ideal for alfresco dining and barbecues.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bournemouth/Weymouth/Weston Super Mare|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||600 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol, Nearest railway: Bradford on Avon|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Ground floor - Small comfortable lounge equipped with TV, DVD,CD Player, iPod docking station.
Fully equipped kitchen with dining table and chairs.
Small utility area with washing machine
Bathroom with wc, sink and bath with overhead shower.
First floor - Double bedroom with brass bedstead and plenty of hanging space/storage.
- Twin Bedroom with brass bedsteads, wardrobe and adequate storage.
|Further details outdoors||
There is a small lawn with garden furniture and barbecue.
Parking is available in Wine Street,a quiet one way street that leads down towards the town.
Please Note:- Access from Wine Street to the cottage is up a curved set of steps and a short footpath which, although unique and part of the charm, makes access a little difficult for those with walking difficulties.
Young children may need supervision when using this access.
See photographs for a picture of the steps.
The West Country region
The West Country is one the most beautiful areas in the U.K., with rolling chalk downs, scenic towns and villages, and the cathedral cities of Bath, Wells and Salisbury.
The Georgian city of Bath is only 8 miles away, with many attractions such as the Roman Baths, Assembly Rooms and the new Thermae Spa, as well as exciting shops, restaurants,galleries, museums and coffee shops.
Bradford-on-Avon station is about 10 minutes walk away from the cottage and provides easy access to the wonderful city of Bath, (15 minute train journey through beautiful countryside) arriving in the city centre!.
The National Trust Village of Lacock (setting for T.V.'s 'Cranford' and many other period dramas) is a 15 min drive away from the cottage,with Castle Coombe (setting for the film Dr Doolitle) 30mins away.
Stonehenge, the ancient stone circle at Avebury, Longleat House and Safari Park , Centre Parcs, Stourhead and Dryham Park are close by - all well worth a visit.
The Cotswolds to the north and the Mendip Hills to the west are also within an hours drive .
Bradford on Avon is a wonderful little market town with so much to see, and so many lovely restaurants and coffee shops, where visitors can stop and people-watch over a coffee. The town centre has lovely independent stores, a wonderful cheese shop, a delicatessen and lots of interesting little shops not found on the average high street.
The beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal runs through the town and here you are able to hire bicycles and canoes. If that all sounds too strenuous, why not sit by the lock with a coffee and watch the canal boats.
If you feel in the mood for some exercise, the hillside weavers' cottages are linked by a warren of footpaths, and from the area known as 'Tory', with the tiny church of St Mary,(well worth the walk) the views across the town and out towards Salisbury Plain are breathtaking. From this vantage point, you can see the town's ancient Tithe Barn and little Saxon Church.
Down by the Tithe Barn is small craft centre and riverside park with a lovely packhorse bridge over a shallow area of the river where children love to paddle and feed the ducks. Close by there is a children's play area.
If you don't feel like eating at the cottage, then you will be spoilt for choice as Bradford on Avon has some wonderful restaurants and pubs, but you would be advised to book at the weekends to ensure a table. If you want to eat at home, but don't fancy cooking, well of course like all towns, there are several take-aways.
Bradford-on-Avon also has a swimming pool, modern library and tennis courts. A small Farmers' Market is held in the town every Thursday morning, very close to the Tourist Information Office, where of course you will be able to find out exactly what is taking place in the area during the week of your stay.