Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Sharpstone studio is a detached property, and is fully equipped with everything you will need for your stay. There is private parking directly outside the studio, and a small patio area where you can enjoy the extensive views to Iford, Friary Wood and beyond. In the village, only a five minute walk, there is a well stocked, friendly shop and cafe, serving delicious breakfasts and lunches. Some ten minutes away is the 16th Century local Inn. Locally there is also a hotel and spa which guests at the Studio are welcome to use. The surrounding countryside is part of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering wonderful walks in the village, woodland and along the rivers Avon and Frome.
The village of Freshford, is ideally situated for those wishing to explore a variety of local attractions, including the Roman City of Bath with its array of elegant architecture, including the Royal Crescent and infamous 'Circus'. Bath is a hive of activity, with art galleries, boutiques and an interesting variety of restaurants and cafes. Bath Thermae Spa is a popular attraction providing the ultimate bathing experience, including the roof top pool with views extending over roof tops to the historical Bath Abbey.
Sharpstone studio is only 1 km from Freshford train station, with trains leaving regularly to Bristol and London, Exeter, Cardiff, Brighton and Weymouth. The bus stop is only 100 metres from the studio, providing easy, hassle-free access to Bath City centre.
Locally there is tennis and golf, horse riding, fishing and canoeing.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Weymouth 70 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 18 km, Nearest railway: Freshford 1 km|
|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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Sharpstone studio is light and airy. The interior design of the studio is modern, with a large kitchen/living area. Wooden flooring throughout. The blackout blinds in the bedroom are solar powered, and make the bedroom very dark for restful sleeping.
Outside there is private parking, an outdoor seating area and wonderful views.
|Further details outdoors|
There is off street parking.
Arrival at the studio is after 3pm and departure before 11am.
The West Country region
There are pleasant parks and landscape gardens offering visitors the opportunity to see a variety of Italian and English gardens often attached to a magnificent manor house such as the house and gardens at Iford and Longleat. There are many places of historical and architectural interest in this region, such as Stonehenge and Avebury, where the ancient stones still stand as timeless monuments to the past.
The weather in general is mild as the hills offer some shelter from the wind. Bath's southerly position in Britain means summers are often warm up to 30 degrees, and winters generally not falling much below -2 degrees.
Bath has three main spas. The main historical bath is housed in the Roman Bath Museum which is open daily. The Cross Bath is now part of the main Thermae Spa where you can bathe, and now a new roof bathing pool is a magnificent opportunity to see views of roof tops and the famous Bath Abbey, whilst enjoying the warm waters of the Spa.
The elegant Bath stone houses in the centre of Bath offer a fantastic back-drop to some of the most beautiful architectural sites in the country. The Royal Crescent overlooking Royal Victoria Park and the 'Circus', a Georgian circular building, are famous landmarks both designed by John Wood.
The small cities of Wells and Salisbury and their stunning cathedrals are a short distance away.
The Bath International music and art festival in May is a 10 day event, its opening night being a huge celebration in the centre of Bath.
The Bath area is steeped in history, dating back prior to the Roman invasion when the several spas in the area were revered for their healing properties. Bath is in a valley surrounded by rolling hills, with the river Avon flowing through the centre of the town.