The Bungalow, near Bath
Bungalow | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
The Bungalow is a spacious, high-quality, detached property sleeping two, situated at the rear of an attractive 17th century former farmhouse in the village of Marksbury, near Bath. It offers a cosy and peaceful retreat, combining a rural setting with close proximity to all the wonderful attractions Bath, Bristol and Wells have to offer. It was assessed as 4 Star Gold standard in 2013 and since then it has been improved and updated.
The Bungalow is centrally-heated and equipped to a high standard. The large dual aspect lounge/diner has comfortable furniture and large patio windows which lead to the garden, where there is a patio, lawn and garden furniture. There is a flat screen television with DVD player, iPod docking station and free wireless internet access. The kitchen is newly-fitted and well-equipped with the usual modern appliances to make self-catering an easy and pleasurable experience. The large bedroom is dual aspect and has views over the garden. It has fitted wardrobes and a comfortable metal-framed, antique style double bed. There is a bright, fresh, newly-fitted bathroom with bath, shower over the bath, washbasin and a separate WC. There is parking on the driveway. Overall, it is light and airy, and an ideal place to base yourself to explore the beautiful West Country.
Marksbury is a village 5 miles from the outskirts of Bath and 4 miles from Keynsham, situated on the A39 where it meets the A368. It has an interesting church, believed to be late 12th century in origin. It is only a 10-15 minute drive to the centre of Bath, and there are nearby Park & Ride bus services to Bath and Bristol. There are several pubs a short drive away, serving great food and a convenient small supermarket and petrol station a couple of minutes' drive away. Facilities for golf, swimming, fishing, spa days, paintballing, quadbiking and horseriding are all nearby, plus the considerable shopping and cultural opportunities Bath and Bristol offer.
Marksbury is ideally situated to provide you with beautiful walks. There is wonderful countryside to explore right from the door or a short drive away and the Cotswold Way is close by.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol International Airport, Nearest railway: Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads|
|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, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The West Country region
The city of Bath is one of the top tourism centres in the UK. Its attractions, besides the wonderful Georgian architecture, include Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths, the Pump Rooms, the Royal Crescent and the Thermae Bath Spa with its rooftop swimming pool. It has a variety of theatres, museums and other cultural and sporting venues. For eating out and shopping you're really spoilt for choice, and The Christmas Market, held in the heart of Bath's main shopping district, with over 100 traditional chalets adorning the streets, is well worth a visit. In 2013 it runs from 28th Nov-13th December. Wander the quaint Georgian streets, following in Jane Austen's footsteps, and pop into one of the lovely teashops to sample a traditional Bath Bun.
Bristol is a cosmopolitan city which has something for everyone, and like Bath, is well blessed with shops, restaurants, museums and art galleries. The Harbourside area is particularly interesting and you can explore this popular maritime city from the water on boat tours. There's lots of fun to be had at Bristol Aquarium and AtBristol, a 21st century science and technology centre. The world's first great ocean liner, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Bristol Zoo Gardens and the Clifton Suspension Bridge are also major attractions.
Wells, the smallest city in England, is nearby, with its magnificent cathedral, dating back to about 1175 AD. Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Longleat, and many National Trust properties such as Stourhead, are all within easy reach, as are the attractive Cotswold towns of Cirencester and Tetbury.
The countryside around Marksbury is ideal for walking, and boasts many country pubs, serving great food. Facilities for golf, swimming, horseriding, fishing, quadbiking, spa days and paintballing are all close by.
Marksbury is a village 5 miles from the outskirts of Bath and has an interesting church, believed to be late 12th century in origin. It is rural, but convenient for road and public transport links to Bath and Bristol.
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29 Jun 2014
We stayed here for a long weekend in June, to start with all contact with the owners was brilliant before we arrived. When we did get there the photos do not do this place justice. It is amazing. So c… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review. It's great to know you had such a good time here, visiting Bath and Wells. I'm sorry the hedgehogs didn't make an appearance for you this time, but the woodpecker was a nice surprise visitor to the garden!
26 Jun 2014
"Fantastic Apartment, close to Bath"
We stayed at this beautiful property for a week. The apartment had everything you could ever need or want. The bed was so comfortable, that it was hard to get out of in the mornings. A beautiful Eng… More
It's great that you enjoyed your first trip to Bath so much and found the accommodation so convenient and comfortable. You brought some beautiful sunny weather with you, for which we were very grateful! We hope you enjoy the rest of your visit to the UK and take some wonderful memories and experiences back to Australia with you.
31 May 2014
bungalow in a great location ideal for visiting and trips out everything in the bungalow you need for a pleasent break caroline and mathew very helpful good tips on places to visit very good hosts if … More
Thank you very much for your kind review. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay here and found it so convenient for the places you wanted to visit. It would be great to see you both if you decide to visit Bath again.
2 May 2014
"Everything you could hope for-and more!"
This is simply one of the best self-catering places we have ever stayed in. The bungalow is well equipped and immaculate, with a lovely big bedroom and a super comfy bed. The location is perfect-a gre… More
Thank you for your great review - it was lovely to meet you both and we're glad you found the location so convenient. We're pleased to hear you might be considering a return visit sometime and would be delighted to welcome you here again.
18 Dec 2013
My wife and I stayed for just the one night before travelling on to Oxford. It really was a flying visit - we arrived at night after a busy day in Bath and left early the next morning.But we really wi… More
Thank you so much for your very positivc review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your short stay with us. It was lovely to meet you both and we hope that you'll be able to return for a longer visit in the future.
13 Dec 2013
"Exceptional - clean, comfortable and well equipped"
We've just enjoyed 3 nights in The Bungalow, Marksbury choosing this area because of it's closeness to Bath and short drive to Cheddar. The Bungalow is very well equipped with everything in… More
Thank you very much for your kind review. It was lovely to meet you both and we're glad you had a good stay with us, enjoying Bath's Christmas Market and a dip in the Cross Bath! It would be great to see you again in the future - in the meantime we hope you have a good Christmas. Best wishes for 2014.
6 Aug 2013
"Lovely peaceful stay"
Myself, my mum, and brother stayed in this farmhouse for 2 nights. Plenty of space for the 3 of us. Beautifully decorated and kept. Caroline and Matthew were great friendly hosts, providing us with lo… More
It was great to meet you all and we're really glad you enjoyed staying in the bungalow so much that you decided to stay an extra night. You managed to do a lot during your stay in Bath and it was good you were able to make it to the Cotswolds while you were here. I hope you have enjoyed the rest of your trip around other parts of the UK and that your family had a good trip back to Australia. It would be lovely to see you again another time.
29 Jul 2013
"Peaceful well positioned four night stay for three"
Our family: my husband, my son and I stayed for four nights in July. The farmhouse had everything we needed in a lovely setting and they provided a cot for our son.Bath is only a short drive away and … More
Thank you very much for your kind review. We were very pleased to have you to stay and we're glad you enjoyed the bungalow and the easy reach it gave you to the places your wanted to visit. This area does have a lot to offer - you'll have to come again and see the things you didn't have time for! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip around the UK and the fabulous weather you enjoyed in Bath followed you round the country.
23 Jul 2013
This spotless, spacious, little house located between Bath and Bristol is the perfect place in the country to chill out and relax. It has everything you could possibly need for a truly comfortable sta… More
Thank you so much for your kind review. We really enjoyed having you to stay and were very pleased that you found the bungalow so suitable and comfortable for your stay in Bath. You also brought exceptionally good weather with you, for which we're grateful! We would be delighted to see you again in the future and wish you all the best in the meantime.
21 Jul 2013
We stayed here for a weekend for a birthday. Couldn't have asked for a nicer place or better hosts.The accommodation is outstanding and fully equipped with everythimg one needs for a weekend or l… More
Thank you very much for your kind words. We're really glad you enjoyed staying here so much and that you had a good time visiting Bath over such a lovely sunny weekend. Very best wishes to you both and we hope to see you again sometime.
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