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Fishermen's Retreat, Bath

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £99 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 43 reviews

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Rated 4 Star by Visit England

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

4 Star Bath self catering cottage located in the peaceful Midford Valley, this newly renovated holiday let provides the perfect retreat and holiday accommodation for those seeking a base from which to explore the delights of Bath and its beautiful countryside. A veritable haven of calm.

Free Wifi. Free parking.

Sleeps 2 (king sized/twin bedroom)

An overnight guest can be accommodated in the small single guest bedroom or on the sofa bed

4 star rating from Visit England

12 minutes' from Bath city centre

Numerous walks and cycle routes nearby

Fly fishing available

Beautiful south facing private garden with BBQ

Free wifi

Living room with wood burning stove (logs supplied)

Short or long breaks available

The south facing private garden at Fishermen's Retreat borders the Midford Brook which is ideal for spotting wildlife or indulging in fly fishing. With many walks and cycle paths (including Sustrans Route 24) on your doorstep and just a ten minute drive from Bath city centre, this cottage ideal for both romantic escapes and family holidays.

Sleeps up to 3 using sofa bed or small overnight room.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 20 km, Nearest railway: Bath Spa 3 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Recently renovated, Fishermen's Retreat combines contemporary luxury with traditional features. The first floor master bedroom features a king sized bed with luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linen. If required, the bedroom can also be made up as a twin room. Further accommodation is available with a single guest bedroom on the first floor and a 4ft wide sofa bed in the living room for overnight guests.

The living room features a traditional wood burning stove and offers both lounge seating and a dining area for up to four guests. A flat screen TV and DVD player are available and the property also has free wifi throughout.

Further details outdoors

A beautiful, private, south facing garden with honeysuckle and roses leads down to the Midford Brook where wildlife abounds and fly fishing is available.

Outside dining facilities, including a BBQ and table and chairs are available on the patio beside the house and there is also a decked area beside the brook - ideal for enjoying a glass of chablis under the willows while watching the kingfishers or fishing for the elusive trout.

Inside the old Canal cottage, there are many original features including the wood burning stove. Fuel is provided. The seating for 4 comprises a comfortable sofa and 2 chairs. there is a widescreen TV and DVD n the sitting room and iPod docking station and speakers.

Facilitiies include microwave, fridge, freezer, electric oven and hob, toaster. A Bosch dishwasher and washing machine are also installed

Further details

A Welcome Basket containing cereals, tea, coffee and sugar can be provided at additional cost. Plus dishwasher and clothes washing tablets

Egyptian cotton linen, towels, toiletries, free use of wifi, utilities, cleaning materials and local taxes also included.

Free parking for one car but a second space is possible on request.

Regretfully due to the proximity of the brooks and the high quality of the furnishings, Fishermen's Retreat is not suitable for children under 10.

The Somerset region

Somerset is a beautiful part of the country and the Midford Valley's sheltered location creates a unique micro-climate.

The local area is of significant historic and archeological interest, with the father of English geology, William Smith, having resided nearby.

The area also sits on the site of the old Somerset coal canal and there are many artefacts to be found locally. The Annexe is just five minutes' walk from the Tucking MIll Viaduct, soon to become the site of the Sutrans cycle track 24.


A UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is lots to see and do in Bath. With historic architecture such as the Pulteney Bridge, Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths, the Royal Crescent and the Circus, and attractions including the Fashion Museum (previously the Museum of Costumes), the Jane Austen Centre and the Bath Thermae Spa, you'll be spoilt for choice.

There a regular festivals and events in Bath, including the Music Festival in June, the Mozart Festival in November, the Literary Festival in February/March and the Chrismas Market in December.

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31 Oct 2014



very comfortable cottage with everything thought of.we liked being close to pub, bike and canal paths while having the feeling of being in the country… More

19 Mar 2014


"beautiful location"

Lovely little cottage set in beautiful grounds. Perfect for exploring the area. Very well kept and had everything we wanted.… More

Very good of you to take the time to respond.Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Do hope you managed to venture down the Two Tunnels, the new cycle/walkway into Bath...quite an adventure. There is a lot to do in the locality as well as Bath 12 mins by car away ( or 40 mins by foot).

Best wishes


2 Mar 2014


"Home from home"

I appreciated the way that ann had done everything possible to make our stay easy. No need to bring the kitchen sink - all the essentials were in the cottage for us on arrival. Our accommodation was v… More

11 Feb 2014


".We would have loved to stay longer."

Hi ann,Fishermen's Retreat is a delight.While I ate breakfast I saw a woodpecker and a yellow hammer ( which I could identify because of the book on local fauna which you supplied).As a stranger … More

HI Robin Glad you enjoyed yourself. Our birds are lovely..I agree.. and my husband takes great care to provide special feed and create bird corridors so that all can enjoy them. We are lucky too in having the brook so close as that encourages the darting kingfishers , cormorants and the heron

Sorry you did not find the Google directions on our website clear enough..what would you like us to add in?

Best wishes

6 Jan 2014


"Countryside getaway"

The cottage was well furnished (although looked much bigger in the photo!) and comfortable. We loved the wood fire and the view of the stream. It was so easy to 'check-in' and find the keys.… More

2 Dec 2013


"All i want is a room somewhere..."

Being the person in charge of booking the accommodation for our girly shopping tip to Bath was quite a daunting experience - however, the fishermens retreat was exactly what we expected, very true to … More

27 Nov 2013


"Exactly as described - a haven of calm close to Bath"

Visiting family in Bath, this place gave a super base; comfortable, warm, snug. Logs well supplied. Well appointed. I really valued the neat garden, and sitting by the stream, enjoying the view and qu… More

19 Nov 2013


"Quiet convenient retreat close to town"

Very nice little place with all the equipment provided to self-cater. Still close enough to the town to eat out. Walking through the two-tunnels takes 45 minutes into Bath.Very clean. Fast WiFi. An ow… More

18 Nov 2013


"peaceful stay, just what i needed"

lovely place to stay in, however had issues with the shower… More

16 Nov 2013


"tranquil luxury cottage"

We have had a delightful stay in this amazingly comfortable cottage. We loved the luxurious style and log burning stove. Not to mention watching the birds on the bird table while having breakfast.Ann… More

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