House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Birds Nest is a small house tucked into the stunning village of Winsley renowned for amazing scenery and walks just a short distance between Bath and Bradford on Avon.
Birds nest is a comfortable house with room for a large family or two, a wonderful home to come back to from exploring Bath and its surrounds. This is a tranquil spot with fantastic walks. Hartleys farm shop is two minutes walk away and is a great place for breakfast or lunch. You can even have a takeaway supper!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Weston Super Mare 60 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 40 km, Nearest railway: Bradford on Avon 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Birds Nest is a cosy house decorated in a comfortable but simple style. The heart of the house is undoubtedly the large contemporary kitchen with doors opening onto a small courtyard for al fresco dining.There is a study/childrens room just off the kitchen and down the corridor a welcoming sitting room with a wood burning stove.
. To the front of the house is a small garden perfect for catching the evening sun. Two of the four bedrooms are adult only as they are accessed by a fairly steep staircase. There are child safety gates in place.
|Further details outdoors|
Birds Nest is set just back from a quiet road going through the village, there is space for two cars to park on the road just outside the house.
You will be greeted on arrival and there will be a welcome pack of basic provisions.
The West Country region
The West Country has long been a place popular with those who love walking and the outdoor pursuits. Apart from Roman and Georgian Bath there are many other amazing stately homes and gardens including Stourhead.In the spring Badminton Horse Trials and the summer Glastonbury Festival.
Jane Austin, William Beckford, Beau Brummell and Ralph Allen are some of the historical figures associated with Bath and you will find many references to them at the newly refurbished Holborne museum.
On a more local level, down by the canal you can rent canoes, bicycles or a boat for the day. Bradford on Avon is a wonderful place to shop for local produce and antiques.
At the weekends Frome, Bradford on Avon and Bath have farmers markets and Bath has a huge outdoor antiquesmarket once a month at the race course.
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8 Jul 2014
"Wonderful Location and House, Amazing Kitchen... Good Value !!"
We are a family of 5 from Australia but come to the Bradford on Avon area every couple of years to visit family there.We have stayed in many different holiday houses in the area and this is a really b… More
11 Jun 2014
"A lovely house, ideally placed for Bath and beautiful countryside"
A big thank you to Anna for our lovely weekend at Bird's Nest. This was just the loveliest place for four university friends to meet up for a 40 years on reunion. It's a tardis of a house … More
24 Nov 2013
We're a group of 6 in our early twenties and we had an excellent stay at Bird's Nest. Anna was very helpful with suggestions about things to do and her own personal recommendations and was very flexible about arrival/departure times.
When we arrived the kitchen already had some welcoming supplies, which was thoughtful, and the house itself is great. There's a very cosy log burner in the sitting room and there was a large supply of wood to keep it going. Some DVDs, books and board games are also provided. In my opinion the kitchen is the best feature of the house, because it's so sociable. In the summer it would be wonderful to have a barbecue in the courtyard area. It was very well decorated and presented and exceeded my expectations.
The stairs to the top floor are quite steep and perhaps not ideal for older people or young children, but there are stair safety gates to make sure little children are safe and three bedrooms over the two lower floors, so I can't see it being a problem for anyone.
The village pub is very close and does great food and the bus stop is very convenient. It was £4 for a single adult ticket into Bath and it stops very near to the train station, so one day we went to Bristol as well. It was only about £21 to get a taxi from Bath back to the house. We also went for a walk by the canal and went to Cheddar Gorge during our stay.
Excellent house and location!
4 Oct 2013
There once were some people from Devon,Who stayed in this cottage from heaven,The kitchen was sublime,The cookies were divine,And they snuggled by the fire until eleven :)A group of 6 of us stayed her… More
21 Sep 2013
Cottage was everything we wanted. Welcome package was brilliant.Though the cottage is advertised for 8 people. The owner put 2 extra beds in the study for the children as there were 10 of us.Great bu… More
16 Sep 2013
Stayed for a long weekend to celebrate a 40th birthday house ,ideally situated went into bath on bus twice House was warm and cosy when arrived fantastic food hamper left and a lot of thought gone int… More
26 Aug 2013
"A perfect getaway"
My family and I have really enjoyed our stay at Birds Nest. The village is lovely great food at the pub and excellent local produce at the farm shop. The bus into Bath and Bradford on Avon stops just… More
7 Oct 2012
"Lovely period house in a great location and fab village pub"
Having spent a long time hunting for the perfect place to host my mother's birthday party and have a bit of a family get-together I came across "The Birds Nest". Seemed to fit all the criteria and was nice and close to Bath. Anna the owner was very friendly and accomodating as well as incredibly helpful with information on the local area. She even offered to help source a cake! The house itself is very well presented and very well equipped. On arrival we were greeted by a roaring log fire, home made cookies and a fresh loaf of bread. We walked to the village pub which is only 2 minutes away and had a fab meal. Delicious food and a good selection of local beers and ciders! (bar area is dog friendly by the way)
Back to the house we spent the rest of the evening in the very cosy front room with fire and tv (ample room for 5 adults and one little one). The kitchen/diner is enormous and beautifully done opening out into a courtyard with bbq. Perfect for a party. Its not far to go down to the nearest bit of canal for a nice walk. We also ended up getting the bus back from Bath one day which was easy as it stops less than a minute away. I dont know what time it runs to but it would be an excellent mode of transport for a night out in Bath. Also in the village is a farmshop and also a Coop incase you run out of supplies. All in all fab house in a brillant location with plenty to see and do in the surrounding area especially if you want to dabble on the canals or river. Would recommend this place to anyone. Its a lovely venue and very reasonably priced. Hope to return again for more fun soon.
23 Aug 2012
We have just returned from a wonderful hen weekend in Bath, and I have to say, the Birds Nest cottage in Winsley was without doubt the best self-catered accommodation I have ever stayed in. It is a be… More
9 Jul 2012
"Home away from Home"
We rented this property as a base whilst doing Business in Bradford-on-Avon..what a great choice! Everything we needed was there and the owner was happy to provide equipment for the kids (highchairs/s… More
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