Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

4 Star Bath self catering cottage located in the peaceful Midford Valley, this newly renovated holiday let provides the perfect retreat and holiday accommodation for those seeking a base from which to explore the delights of Bath and its beautiful countryside. A veritable haven of calm.

Free Wifi. Free parking.

Sleeps 2 (king sized/twin bedroom)

An overnight guest can be accommodated in the small single guest bedroom or on the sofa bed

4 star rating from Visit England

12 minutes' from Bath city centre

Numerous walks and cycle routes nearby

Fly fishing available

Beautiful south facing private garden with BBQ

Free wifi

Living room with wood burning stove (logs supplied)

Short or long breaks available

The south facing private garden at Fishermen's Retreat borders the Midford Brook which is ideal for spotting wildlife or indulging in fly fishing. With many walks and cycle paths (including Sustrans Route 24) on your doorstep and just a ten minute drive from Bath city centre, this cottage ideal for both romantic escapes and family holidays.

Sleeps up to 3 using sofa bed or small overnight room.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 20 km, Nearest railway: Bath Spa 3 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Satellite 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 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Recently renovated, Fishermen's Retreat combines contemporary luxury with traditional features. The first floor master bedroom features a king sized bed with luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linen. If required, the bedroom can also be made up as a twin room. Further accommodation is available with a single guest bedroom on the first floor and a 4ft wide sofa bed in the living room for overnight guests.

The living room features a traditional wood burning stove and offers both lounge seating and a dining area for up to four guests. A flat screen TV and DVD player are available and the property also has free wifi throughout.

Further details outdoors

A beautiful, private, south facing garden with honeysuckle and roses leads down to the Midford Brook where wildlife abounds and fly fishing is available.

Outside dining facilities, including a BBQ and table and chairs are available on the patio beside the house and there is also a decked area beside the brook - ideal for enjoying a glass of chablis under the willows while watching the kingfishers or fishing for the elusive trout.

Inside the old Canal cottage, there are many original features including the wood burning stove. Fuel is provided. The seating for 4 comprises a comfortable sofa and 2 chairs. there is a widescreen TV and DVD n the sitting room and iPod docking station and speakers.

Facilitiies include microwave, fridge, freezer, electric oven and hob, toaster. A Bosch dishwasher and washing machine are also installed

Further details

A Welcome Basket containing cereals, tea, coffee and sugar can be provided at additional cost. Plus dishwasher and clothes washing tablets

Egyptian cotton linen, towels, toiletries, free use of wifi, utilities, cleaning materials and local taxes also included.

Free parking for one car but a second space is possible on request.

Regretfully due to the proximity of the brooks and the high quality of the furnishings, Fishermen's Retreat is not suitable for children under 10.

The Somerset region

Somerset is a beautiful part of the country and the Midford Valley's sheltered location creates a unique micro-climate.

The local area is of significant historic and archeological interest, with the father of English geology, William Smith, having resided nearby.

The area also sits on the site of the old Somerset coal canal and there are many artefacts to be found locally. The Annexe is just five minutes' walk from the Tucking MIll Viaduct, soon to become the site of the Sutrans cycle track 24.


A UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is lots to see and do in Bath. With historic architecture such as the Pulteney Bridge, Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths, the Royal Crescent and the Circus, and attractions including the Fashion Museum (previously the Museum of Costumes), the Jane Austen Centre and the Bath Thermae Spa, you'll be spoilt for choice.

There a regular festivals and events 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.