The Weighbridge Cabin
Log cabin | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
A 4-berth, fully furnished wooden cabin with raised decking overlooking private garden. Onsite wildlife rescue centre & sculpture trail with al fresco tea room. Situated 4 miles south of the capital of the Cotswolds, the Roman town of Cirencester (Corinium) and also at the edge of Britain's largest water park, Keynes Country Park, which offers a wide variety of water sports, leisure activities and National Trust Areas of Oustanding Beauty sites. Also if you just want to get away from it all, then this is an idyllic spot to do nothing! changeover is from friday to friday during the holiday season and departure by 10 o'clock and arrival after 3 o'clock.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Somerford keynes 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol Airport 80 km, Nearest railway: Kemble Station 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame|
There is no smoking in either of the 2 properties. the cabin is solely for the use of the person booking the cabin and those booked in and not for visitors unless by prior agreement. .linen is provided but you will have to suply your own towels
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Somerford Keynes is a quiet,small village 4 miles from the Roman town of Cirencester (Corinium).
Cirencester is the capital of the Cotswolds. It is a market town, which lies on the lower dip-slopes of the Cotswold Hills. There are many Roman remains including several Roman villas near the villages of Chedworth and Withington. The amphitheatre still exists in the Querns area to the SW of the town.
The Cotswolds is an area of outstanding natural beauty and typically a very English part of the country known for its hills, Cotswold stone and delightful villages and towns.
NB Roman Cirencester was known as Corinium Dobunnorum. The Romans built a fort around Corinium where the Fosse Way crossed the Churn. This made it the second-largest important town in Britain, second only in importance to London.
Somerford Keynes neighbours the waterparks and a golf course in Oaksey. It is a quaint Cotswold village with a friendly local pub where excellent food is served.
Some local attractions include;
Corinium Amphitheatre, Cirencester
Corinium Museum, Cirencester
All New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
Arlington Mill & Bibury Trout Farm
Chedworth Roman Villa
Cheltenham Races & Festivals
Coate Water Country Park
Cotswold Water Park
Historic Open Air Swimming Pool, Cirencester
Keynes Country Park
Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
……plus there are several golf courses in the area, over 140 lakes, fishing, wildlife conservation projects, nature walks, play areas, sculpture trail, wakeboarding, jet skiing, kayaking, water-skiing, inland beach nearby at the water park, birdwatching, horse riding, cycle & boat hire.
There are also many high quality restaurants, inns,coffee shops & tea rooms to choose from in and around Cirencester.
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21 Oct 2014
"Peaceful rural simplicity."
This is a lovely, characterful cabin, which was the perfect base for my Cotswolds walking break.Both myself and my dog were made to feel welcome and the enclosed garden and decking area was a real tre… More
28 Sep 2014
"lovely, comfy retreat with everything you need"
What a great retreat, everything you need , lovely log burner for cold night, David was available if needed with help and advice but left you to yourself if needed. Would highly recommend… More
15 Jul 2014
"Didn't want to come home!"
My partner and I enjoyed a very relaxing long weekend here in June 2014 with our young springer spaniel, Bonnie. The cabin itself was a delight and would easily suit a family as well as it does a coup… More
17 Jun 2014
I cannot recommend this place enough, we showed up and were shown around quickly to give us a basic grasp on what we needed to know and then we were pretty much left to our own devices. Dave came and … More
16 Apr 2013
we booked this place and were a bit wary as normally prefer more on site facilities...there was no need to worry,all of us including the dog had the BEST week..the cabin itself is great,big safe encl… More
11 Feb 2013
"Dont stay unless its summer."
Stayed here in May. Weather not very good. Beds ok and kitchen and lounge. However the place was cold. It had a log fire which heated the radiators slightly. The bathroom was freezing. Also as you had to pay for the electric and the logs, the cost of these made the place very expensive for what you got. I have often stayed at these sort of places so I know what I am talking about. Stayed in Scotland the year before in may, this place had a log fire and electric radiators, but these were included in the price, and the price was the same. So if you are thinking of staying here, make sure it is in the summer when you wont need any heating. Or take loads of money for electric and logs.
19 Nov 2012
"Fantastic value stay in the Cotswolds"
Had a little trouble paying deposit as I did not have a cheque account but was definiately worth the initial hassel. Place had a very homely feeling. My little two year old niece was with us and she l… More
14 Oct 2012
"The most relaxed September in my life"
Alex, me and our standard poodle Audrey spent the whole month at the Weighbridge Cabin. It was perfect and really practical to stay there with the dog. The Cabin is very clean, tidy, comfortable and beautiful and the garden is really big and wide. However, the vegetation provided us a lot of privacy.
David was very helpful and friendly with us....all were facilities. On the first day we met him at the village pub and he take us to the cabin. Every day he ensured that we were comfortable and all was ok for us. He cut some wood for the logfire at a really good price and he told us the best places to visit near there.
Concerning to the area, it's fabulous. The Cotswolds is definitily the most wonderful area in Great Britain I've never visited. It's people is really polite, the little villages are so cute and clean and the surroundings are spectacular. We were able to walk around a lot of lakes (really near to the Cabin), we visited Burton-on-the-water, Bibury, Tetbury, Sot-on-the-wold, Lechlade on Thames, Painswick, Fairford, villages which we really recommend to visit. We also visited Bristol, Bath, Oxford, and of course Cirencester.
Finally is I had to say the best and the worst of the cabin...I would said...in my opinion the best is that it's very cozy and homely. The worst maybe...I would said it's quite uncomfortable to have a shower during one month without a shower system, only with a vase...but it's not a big worry because you can achieve a cheap atatchment in a plumb shop.
Anna and Alex (a young couple from Barcelona, Catalonia)
15 Sep 2012
"Quaint place that was exactly as advertised"
Very pleasant, clean environment with a friendly welcome from David who was helpful but not interfering and lived nearby. The property had basic facilities and the only thing we really missed was a shower but the lovely old bath and jug to rinse off the hair was a novelty that the children loved too! The weather was too warm for us to try out the woodburner but that would have been a good feature for a winter break. The children loved the enclosed garden and the veranda was good to catch the sun on in the evening. We managed to get an internet connection on our laptop at times by using a "3" phone as a Wi-Fi hot spot (placed in a bag on the rainy roof). Great location and we visited Cirencester, went to the Cotwold Water Park, visited Bouton-on -the-water and other lovely villages.
2 Jul 2012
"Beautiful Setting for a relaxing break"
I booked the cabin with David who was really nice and helpful. The cabin itself is lovely, once the wood burner is going the whole place gets really warm and cosy. It is set in a sweet little village with a good local pub serving typical pub grub. There is also a really nice restaurant half a mile down the road call the Wild Duck if you wanted something a little more fancy!
Cirencester is a short drive and there is plenty to see and do there, I wish we could have stayed for a full week to really be able to explore the area more. I would defiantly stay again as it offers excellent value for money and is a great place to bring the dogs.
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