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Railway Cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Old Railway Cottage occupies an elevated position with private garden terrace with far reaching views of the Somerset countryside. It has a bus stop just 50metres below with good transport links (10min) to Bath Spa station (86min to London) and the Bath nightlife and to the historic cities of Bristol and Wells.

Situated on The Old Fosse Way, an overgrown 2000 year old Roman Road and just below the Old Somerset Coal Canal and controlling the Old Somerset Coal Railway, the cottage is at the intersection of old hedgerows with outstanding natural fauna and flora supporting amazing English wildlife, including many rare birds and animals including beautiful Bambis. Below runs the River Cam with lovely wooded fields and walks. There is a private drive and parking. Local produce adds to amazing terrace barbecues and long south west facing evenings.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Western Super Mare
Will consider House swap
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol Airport with good links to Europe with Ry 20 km, Nearest railway: Bath Spa which is 10minute drive and it takes only 3.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, 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 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors


The master bedroom has lovely views and a large brass bedstead with pocket sprung matress topped with memory foam for a comfortable night's sleep and deep triple wardrobe. A luxury double shower room in marble with wc and basin also serves the second bedroom which has a bed which can be used as 2 single twin beds or a double bed.

Down stairs is a comfortable lounge/diner with an old fireplace for log fires. There is a luxury fitted kitchen with AGA Rangemaster gas/electric cooker range and a large marble island with inbuilt dishwasher, trendy SMEG retro fridge and sink. A new washing machine is fitted opposite. All interior designed by the famous interior designer, Juliet Taylor - the owner.

An old stone cottage, Railway Cottage was extended in Victorian times to control the Somerset Coal Railway (long gone) famous for the Titchfield Thunderbolt express which took coal to power the Cornish tin mines. Behind the cottage up the old lane the Cotswold scarp crowned with massive beach trees was the inspiration for William Smith's discovery of modern geology. Wonderful walks and views

Further details outdoors

Old Railway Cottage has wonderful views over Somerset towards Wales. The large terrace with garden furniture and balcony is perfect for alfresco dining.

The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounding the cottage is a famous and expensive area of lovely stone houses and farms with popular Somerset villages. Railway Cottage is a perfect base to explore the local area and take in the historic cities of Bath with its famous Abbey, Wells with its famous Cathedral and Bristol with its old harbour and wine, tobacco and trading history. Both Bath and Bristol have renowned universities.

The house was previously owned by a twitcher and a wonderful array of birds visit the cottage. A large local heron is dissuaded by a static male heron protecting the fish pond!

The rolling green Somerset hills and winding river valleys provide a restful contrast to the vibrant tourist and commercial City of Bath with its Georgian shopping streets and wonderful pubs, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs.

You can drive to surrounding areas, walk or catch the frequent buses that run to almost midnight and enjoy your free parking.

The West Country region

Dunkerton is in beautiful Somerset near many places of interest.

The countryside is amazing, you are 2 miles from Bath and 12 miles form the ointersting cultural city of Bristol. Wales is about 25 miles away. There are many important places of interest like stonehenge, Longleat Safari Park, Chedder Gorge Caves and the coast st Weston Super Mare all within a 40 minute drive.

You can have an action packed holiday or restful country week!


Dunkerton is a situated 2 miles south of the World Heritage Site of Bath, there is lots to see and do in Bath. The renound Georgian architecture such as the Royal Cresent, Pulteney Bridge, Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths, the and the Circus, and attractions including wonderful River Avon, the Building and Fashion Museum, the Jane Austen Centre and the new Bath Thermae Spa, it is a great place for a holiday!

There are many festivals 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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Review 1-4 of 4

26 Oct 2014


"Lovely and cosy little cottage"

My wife and I stayed at the Old Railway Cottage with two friends in May 2014 and had a very pleasant stay. Cottage is small but perfectly formed, with a well equipped kitchen, ample sized bedrooms and… More

11 Dec 2013


"Beautiful cosy cottage set just outside Bath"

Very handy for Bath being set about 10 minutes away by car (regular bus route very close) this lovely cottage is small but beautifully refurbished. I particularly liked the well equipped granite toppe… More

5 Mar 2013


"Great for Romantic weekend - small but perfectly formed!"

Have just spent a week at this cottage using it as a base to explore area around Bath. The cottage is very small but has been designed so everything fits remarkably well. Very cute decor and would be great for a couple on a romantic break. Would be a squeeze for 4 adults unless you were out alot. Takes about 15 mins to drive to Bath or bus is very easy and stop is just outside cottage.
The cottage is 20m from a busy road and does suffer from traffic noise through the night - you don't notice it during the day. Also if you have a large car you will struggle to drive up the tiny uphill lane to the side of the cottage in order to turn around (i had a VW Polo and was scared!!) Try and get there during daylight or you will struggle to see it.

This nice lady actually found the parking hard because of entering the wrong way off the main road which makes it very difficult indeed! We always send out access and parking details which are easy to follow. There is a simple way to get to the cottage round the back and no one else has found it hard or encountered any difficulty.

11 Oct 2012


"Huge fun in Bath and Old Bridge Cottage is a great cottage"

We had a fantastic stay in this beautiful old Cotswold cottage, which is set in fabulous Somerset rolling hills a few minutes outside the stunning Roman city of Bath. The cottage has been beautifully … More

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Calendar last updated:22 Nov 2014

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