4 Lower Chapel Court
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
4 Lower Chapel Court is situated in a former Gothic hospital designed by Sir Gilbert Scott famous for building St Pancras Station in London. It has been converted to a comfortable 2 bedroomed cottage of character. The cottage has its own self contained south facing patio garden with garden table and chairs. The City of Wells famous for its Cathedral, Bishop's Palace and the oldest existing Tudor street in the country is within walking distance.
Also close by are the famous Glastonbury Tor, Wookey Hole Caves and Cheddar Caves which also boasts one of the most spectacular gorges to be found in Britain. Bath and Bristol are approximately 50 minutes by car. Local transport runs regularly to both cities. The cottage is also close to Wells Golf Club for those who fancy a round of golf. Day passes can be purchased from the club.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Burnham on Sea 32 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Castle Cary 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The West Country region
The City of Wells is dominated by it's magnificent cathedral. Wells is the smallest city in England with a population of just 10,000.
The cathedral dates back to 1180, the Chapter House, Vicar's Hall, the Cloisters and Vicar's Close date back form the 13th to the 15th centuries. The cathedral hosts many classical concerts throughout the year.
The City of Wells is dominated by it's magnificent cathedral. Wells is the smallest city in England with a population of just 10,000. The cathedral dates back to 1180, the Chapter House, Vicar's Hall, the Cloisters and Vicar's Close date back form the 13th to the 15th centuries. The cathedral hosts many classical concerts throughout the year.
Another of the major attractions in Wells is the historical Bishop's Palace dating from the 13th century. The Palace is surrounded by a moat and is set among beautiful gardens. Wells is a thriving market town and there is a market held here every Wednesday and Saturday close to the entrance of the Bishop's Palace in the centre of the town.
Wells is set at the foot of the Mendip Hills. Stunning views across the levels can be enjoyed from the Ebbor Gorge Nature reserve in the Mendips. Another of the nearby attactions is Wookey Hole Caves. Here you can enjoy a guided tour through the fascinating limestone caves. Children will enjoy hearing about the legend of the "Witch of Wookey", and exploring the dinosaur themepark, and learning about the area's natural history. There is also an indoor playzone and old fashioned amusement arcade.
Another of Wells attractions is its proximity to the Bath and West Showground. This is the venue for a whole host of events ranging from agricultural shows and events, motorcycle, and rural craft shows, to horse trials and collectors fayres.
Wells has a good range of pubs and restaurants to choose from. There is also a Leisure Centre with swimming Pool. It is also home to the Little Theatre which is the headquarters and performance venue of the Wells Operatic Society. It also stages plays and pantomimes throughout the year.
With the number of attractions in Wells and places to visit nearby you will be spoilt for choice. Wells is also conveniently situated for visiting the historical City of Bath and many other Somerset attractions.
Some suggestions for visits are
*Wells The Cathedral, The Bishops Palace, The Vicars Close and the Cloisters.
*Wells Carnival (November)
*Wookey Hole and the Dinosaur Park
*Cheddar Gorge and Caves
*Glastonbury Tor and Abbey
*Street Open Air swimming Pool (recommended summer only)
*Street Clarks village with Large Shopping Centre of discounted clothing,shoes.
*Frome and The Lions of Longleat Safari Park and Stately Home.
*Stonehenge (approx 1 hour away or 40 miles)
*Oakhill The East Somerset Steam Railway
*Taunton The West Somerset Railway to Minehead.
*Yeovilton Airforce museum
*Bath The Roman baths and Georgian City
*Bath and West Showgrounds
*Bristol. The Suspension Bridge at Clifton, The SS Great Britain and The Zoo
Beaches are nearest at Burnham on Sea or there is Weston Super Mare and its Pier.
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25 Jun 2014
"Beautiful cottage in a lovely location"
We stayed at this beautiful cottage for 3 nights and wish we had been able to stay longer! The cottage is very well equipped for a family stay. We travelled with our two year old daughter and the cottage had everything we needed for her including toys, books and a cot bed if we needed it. The property is well laid out, clean, fresh and finished to a high standard. My daughter enjoyed looking at the plants and flowers in the courtyard garden.
It was lovely to stay in such quiet surroundings for a few days with my husband, daughter and parents and we all enjoyed it very much. There is lots to do in the area for families of all ages. There is a decent pub within walking distance that serves nice food and has a small play area for children. My dad enjoyed a countryside walk each morning and I went with him once which was great exercise and made me appreciate the scenery.
From the moment I made the booking the owners Chris and Viv were more than helpful and their communication with me was excellent. They provided all the information we needed and answered any questions quickly, I felt like nothing was too much trouble. The welcome pack left for us was most useful and the fresh flowers on the table were a lovely touch.
Thank you for a more than enjoyable stay! I'm sure we will be back sometime.
17 Mar 2014
My husband and I stayed at the cottage at the beginning of March. The support Chris and Viv provided from before we arrive until we left was excellent. The cottage is beautiful (with an enclosed outside patio which we enjoyed), impeccable, well equipped and in a beautiful, peaceful spot. All the info you need to know about Wells and the surrounding areas is provided thru brochures and hand-written notes, which you will find at the cottage. We managed to walk around the town of Wells and Bath (both beautiful). We had a great time! We will recommend it without hesitation and hopefully will be able to come back soon...there's a lot more we want to see and many things to do.
We had a great time! Thank you!
Silvia and Cliff (Vancouver, Canada)
23 Feb 2014
The cottage is fully equipped and furnished to a very high standard and located in a very peaceful area. The cottage is part of a converted hospital and we found the building itself very interesting, it would have been good to know a bit more about its history. A welcome pack was a very pleasant addition along with books, DVDs and games etc which we thought we would have use for given the recent extreme weather conditions, but the only evidence we saw of the flooding was when we climbed Glatonbury Tor when we could then see pockets of flooded areas. We did lots of nice walks including Ebhor Gorge, Cheddar Gorge (without paying the inflated entrance price!) and also made time to see and enjoy Wells, also within walking distance of the cottage. We would definitely recommend the cottage and the area and all in all we had a wonderful relaxing holiday. Thank you Chris and Viv.
11 Feb 2014
I stayed in this cottage to get ready before my wedding. The cottage was the well equipped and decorated to a high standard. Welcome pack was greatly received and included gluten free for my bridesmaid. The owners chris and viv are brilliant by giving me information on the surrounding area and they made me feel very welcome. So for can only say thank you for a wonderful stay and helping my day go smoothly. They definitely went out of their way.
3 Feb 2014
"Un nouveau séjour très agréable"
C'est notre quatrième séjour au 4 Lower Chapel Court et ce fut très agréable, comme les trois fois précédentes. Chris et Viv cherchent en permanence à améliorer le séjour de leurs invités ce qui est très appréciable. Charmant cottage vivement recommandé !
1 Jan 2014
A few days ago we came back from this cottage. It was not only our first Christmas away from home but also first ever cottage holiday. It was amazing. From the moment I first contacted Chris to ask for the quote I didn't have any doubt we would enjoy this stay. Chris and Viv-owners, made sure that we had all the information we need for our travel and the stay. The cottage was so clean and well equipped. We were shocked. The folders with the info on the cottage had more than enough information needed. And the welcome back was great! You don't get this type of service these days.
Not only the cottage was beautiful but also the surrounding area. There's a forest 5 mins away from the cottage. we only managed to see Wells which is beautiful too but I know that the other places around are worth visiting too. We checked this out on the leaflets that were at the cottage as well!
We are definitely going to come back to the cottage again soon.
Also the deposit was return the same day we left the cottage!
STRESS FREE HOLIDAY!
12 Sep 2013
"Presque comme à la maison"
C'est notre troisième séjour dans le cottage de Chris et Viv. Ces derniers ont un sens de l'accueil et du service qui peut difficilement être dépassé.South Horrington est lieu historiqu… More
23 Aug 2013
"Sehr schönes Cottage"
Das Cottage ist sehr schön eingerichtet und auch der Kontakt mit den Vermietern ist sehr freundlich gewesen. Für den Tag der Anreise sind auch die wichtigsten Lebensmittel (Butter, Brot, Milch ..) d… More
4 Aug 2013
"Very relaxing & tranquil surroundings."
We found this place by chance on the tripadvisor site and what a wonderful find. Extremely clean, very well equipt little cottage including dishwasher & breadmaker. We found it to be very quiet, tranquil, friendly & comfortable. Set in the old Mendip Hospital. This property is situated in an excellent position to visit attractions around Somerset, Dorset & Wiltshire. Best weeks sleep we have had in years :-)
Dear Kira. Many thanks for posting a review. Your comments in our guest book were very much appreciated and especially the way you left the cottage. Our thanks. Chris and Viv Kelly
20 Jul 2013
"Wonderful, clean, cottage with a lovely outside space, in a fantastic location"
Prior to our trip we received well researched, valuable information from the owners to ensure both journey and holiday was perfect. The cottage was lovely and clean with good sized rooms, including everything you could wish for from a home from home. Parking is provided along with a secure outside paved garden within which we enjoyed many meals. The location is fantastic with Wells being within walking distance either along the road or lovely footpaths via the 'east Mendip way' which my children aged 5 and 10 thoroughly enjoyed. The cottage is located perfectly for Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury Tor and Street which has a discount shopping village and Lido with several levels to the pool, ideal for children of all ages. We loved the cottage and had a most relaxing holiday with good walks and a welcoming pub within a short walk, which served a good choice of home cooked food. Wells itself has a beautiful cathedral and plenty to see and do. The cottage is wonderful and I would defiantly recommend to both families and couples alike.
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