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 £40 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|
|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|
|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||Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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.