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Excellent 5/5 12 reviews

Living Room with underfloor heating

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

A 200 year old lovingly refurbished cottage, retaining its period features and character, whilst providing all mod cons. Set in the peaceful village of Freshford, 5 miles from Bath Spa. The cottage has a beautiful south facing shared garden and patio, with stunning views of the valley. Whether you are looking for a quiet retreat, a romantic break, or a small family holiday, Starlington Cottage is a special and atmospheric gem, set in a beautiful area, that is both steeped in history, and provides all you need for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday. Underfloor heating for cooler months, makes this a cosy cottage, even in the winter. The cottage does not have a TV, however, we provide free Wifi and a selection of DVD's to enjoy on your own laptop.

Please note: The cottage is available for 2 people. A third person can be accommodated with an occasional fold-up bed at an additional cost of £35 per night. A child under 11yrs old can stay for free.

There is a day spa 3 minutes walk from the cottage. Therapeutic Massage is also available at an extra cost. Please contact the owner of the cottage to arrange this.

Treat yourself to a day at the Thermae in Bath, or spend a day walking in the Roman City, which is a visual treat. Freshford is an area of "Natural Outstanding Beauty", and offers beautiful woodland and river walks, cycle paths and rivers to swim in. There is an eco shop and cafe 5 minutes walk away, and a local pub by the river 10 minutes walk away.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol Airport 18 km, Nearest railway: Freshford 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden

The West Country region

Somerset, The Cotswolds, The West Country

Freshford is in the Cotswolds Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty, in the Green Belt. The Cotswolds is full of beautiful English

villages, hills, rivers and woodland. If you enjoy walking, fishing, or bird spotting, this is the place for you. There are many marked footpaths through fields and woodland, making it easy to choose long or short walks.

There are many places of historical interest in the region, including Stonehenge, Avebury and the City of Wells. There are daily guided tours from Bath to these places, throughout the year. For alternative events that focus on health and healing, Glastonbury is an eco friendly town, famous for its Sacred Springs and the Tor.

Longleat is a short drive away and provides a day spa, a Safari Park and Longleat House and Gardens. It has extensive grounds and forestry, for long and short walks. Spend a day at Stourhead Lake, Durham House, The Arboretum or Corsham Court, which are all within the region. A bit further away but still within the region is Weymouth, which offers cliff walks and a beach for you to enjoy.


Freshford, Bath Spa and Surrounding Villages

Freshford offers beautiful walks through the ancient Friary Wood and along the river Frome. There is a cycle path from the next village, along the canal to Bath. The local Inn at Freshford has live music evenings, an open fire and excellent food. Spend an afternoon in the ornate Italian Gardens of Iford and treat yourself to cream tea. Iford provides a feast of music events every summer. Take a picnic and listen to opera, jazz or world music. Tickets need to be booked well in advance.

Bradford on Avon is a beautiful town within walking distance, and is steeped in historical interest. It is great for breakfast! Both Bradford on Avon and Frome (20 drive away), provide artisan, antique and vintage shopping. They have a variety of restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes.

The Roman Spa was built to utilize the hot springs, that were dedicated to the Goddess Sulis Minerva, the Goddess of Healing and Wisdom. The Thermae is a modern extension of the original spa, and provides all you need for a

luxurious and uplifting experience, at a reasonable price. The city of bath is a visual treat, with the Royal Crescent and The Circus highlighting its architectural beauty, and its golden hue creating a particularly lovely atmosphere. Visit Bath during the International Music Festival in May every year, or during the Literary or Film Festivals. There are guided walks throughout the city most evenings, and per-london shows at the Theatre Royal.

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22 Aug 2014


"Immaculate cottage with a stunning view"

Everything that other reviewers have said about this cottage is true. It has been renovated to the highest standard, the kitchen is well equipped and everywhere is spotlessly clean. We only met Jem an… More

25 Jul 2014


"Beautiful cottage, charming scenery, perfect country escape"

We stayed for 4 nights with our 4 year old. Our host Emer met us on arrival and was available throughout our stay for advice on places to visits, maps etc - she was so helpful and a really lovely char… More

27 May 2014


"A comfortable and relaxing stay"

We stayed, with our 2 year old child. Jem kindly met us at the station, and gave us a tour of the village so we could get our bearings. A fold up bed was made available for the little one. The cott… More

15 May 2014


"Lovely cottage in a pretty, peaceful setting"

We had a lovely stay in Starlington cottage. Freshford is a very pretty village with wonderful countryside nearby (plus a nice pub!) and only a short train ride from Bath. Jem was really welcoming, an… More

14 May 2014


"A Little Gem"

A perfect little retreat for two set in a wonderful community spirited village. It was beautifully presented, and we loved the style and quirkiness of the ornaments and pictures. The kitchen was well … More

10 Mar 2014


"Peaceful and cosy cottage at just 10 minutes from Bath"

We stayed in Starlington cottage only for a weekend. This place is just perfect distance from Bath (10 min by train) and set in a beautiful village. We really enjoyed coming back in such a quiet and… More

28 Jan 2014


"Could not recommend more."

Spent a weekend here in the new year. Gorgeous cottage in a lovely little village, perfect place to explore surrounding area and easy trip in on the train to bath. Welcomed with cake and fresh eggs an… More

23 Dec 2013


"Lovely little cottage in an idilic setting."

My partner and I really enjoyed our stay at Starlington Cottage. It suited our needs very well, it was well priced, finished to an excellent standard, warm and cosy. The owners Emer and Jem were extremely helpful and made sure we had every thing we needed then let us get on with it. We have recommended it to our friends and would stay definitely stay again if we found ourselves called to Bath again.

15 Nov 2013



We have just returned from a wonderful 3 day break staying at Starlington cottage. The cottage its self is beautiful, as are the views. Emer & Jem were most welcoming, warm, friendly & very helpful. The cottage is in the most amazing location, giving you a real feel of the countryside, whilst being only 5 miles from Bath. Lovely walks around Freshford, which is a beautiful village & has a really nice local pub too. We are already looking at returning in the spring & would not hesitate in recommending Starlington cottage to our friends. Thanks very much to Emer & Jem

17 Sep 2013



We booked Starlington Cottage for a weekend in Bath and it worked absolutely perfectly. The Cottage has been finished to a very high standard with warm underfloor heating downstairs, exposed Bath sto… More

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