Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This lovely recently renovated cottage sleeps 6 adults comfortably in three double bedrooms, one en suite, and is positioned in the wonderful medieval city of Wells and within easy level walking distance of all the main sites.
Leave your car and stroll around the Cathedral and Bishops Palace, marvel at the world famous clock and soak up the atmosphere in the Vicars Close – the oldest inhabited street in Europe.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Weston-Super-Mare 25 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 25 km, Nearest railway: Bath 25 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
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Downstairs comprises sitting room and kitchen/diner:
A new fully fitted and equipped country style kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washer/drier. There is a table with 6 chairs which extends, if you wish, to seat 8 comfortably.
The sitting room leads off the kitchen with comfy sofas and chairs and a TV with DVD player and a selection of DVDs and books to entertain you on dull days or quiet evenings in.
There is also an electric stove to provide additional heat and a warm glow on chilly evenings. In the entrance porch is a small sitting area for those who might want to read in peace and quiet away from the rest of the family.
There is also a downstairs toilet.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms:
The master bedroom contains a 5’ double bed and has its own en suite shower room.
There is a further double beamed and vaulted bedroom with a standard double bed.
The third bedroom is also beamed and vaulted and contains twin beds.
All bedrooms have wall mounted TVs with DVD players and plenty of storage space for your clothes. There is a spacious family bathroom with toilet, basin, bath and over bath shower.
|Further details outdoors|
The property has a small enclosed courtyard with a table and chairs so you can sit out and enjoy a drink on a summer’s evening. Like many of the older properties in this part of Wells, the door from the street opens onto an alleyway leading to the courtyard and the front door of the property and the property behind it.
The West Country region
The ideal destination for families, friends or couples. Wonderful ambience combined with stunning surroundings make for the ideal holiday getaway! With so much to see and do in the area you will never get bored!
The cottage is a short stroll from all the main sites of this gem of a medieval city. Take your time to explore the Cathedral and the moated Bishop’s Palace. www.wellscathedral.org.uk and www.bishopspalacewells.co.uk. Stop for a coffee or a leisurely lunch in one of the many coffee shops and eateries in the town. On Wednesdays and Saturdays there is an excellent market in the market square with a wide variety of craft, food and general interest stalls. If you like to walk or cycle there are lots of circular routes from Wells with plenty of good village pubs to incorporate into your trip! Wells does have a small independent cinema showing a selection of the latest releases. A giant multiplex it is not but it is a good option on a wet day. Wells also has a good local swimming pool on the outskirts of town if the kids need some exercise.
Glastonbury Abbey is another famous ecclesiastical site in the middle of this quaint Somerset town steeped in history and mysticism. If you think you are fit enough, climb Glastonbury Tor (my, reasonably fit, 80 year old father could manage it!) «www.glastonbury.co.uk»
WOOKEY HOLE CAVES
Learn about the Witch of Wookey in a visit to these caves on the outskirts of Wells. Always popular with the children with plenty for them to see and do once you have toured the caves and a popular option in bad weather. «www.wookey.co.uk»
As if having one set of caves in the area was not enough, Wells has two! Apart from some spectacular caves Cheddar is also famous for its cheese of course. «www.cheddarcaves.co.uk» In June there are lots of opportunities to pick your own strawberries in the many strawberry fields scattered around the Cheddar area.
Slightly further afield but worth a visit is the Regency city of Bath. Admire the architecture in the famous Crescent and Circus, both a short stroll from the centre of town. You must see the ancient Roman Baths which are really well presented in a user/child friendly tour. For a modern take on the spa try the Thermae Bath Spa if you have the time (and no children in tow). «visitbath.co.uk» and «www.thermaebathspa.com»
Plenty to see and do in Brunel’s city including a lovely zoo although most come for the excellent shopping especially in the newly designed Cabot Circus shopping mall. «visitbristol.co.uk»
WESTON SUPER MARE
The archetypal seaside resort complete with ever popular donkey rides. Sadly the amusement arcade at the end of the pier burned down a year or so ago but is in the process of being rebuilt and now there is a new attraction in the form of a Big Wheel. Don’t expect golden sand or even to see the sea – it isn’t known as “Weston Super Mud” for nothing but it is a perennial favourite with kids of all ages and you can make terrific sand castles! «www.whatsonwestonsupermare.co.uk»
HAYNES MOTOR MUSEUM
A good choice on wet days and popular with the boys (of all ages) with a great selection of vehicles of all sorts. «www.haynesmotormuseum.com»
FLEET AIRARM MUSEUM
Another good wet day choice with exhibits which will interest all ages «www.fleetairarm.com»