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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)|
|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||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, 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.
About this location
The Somerset 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»
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24 Sep 2014
"Couldn't have asked for a better cottage, in such a great location."
We really enjoyed our stay in Wells Cottage and it certainly lived up to all our expectations, based on our review of the website. It was so close to Wells Cathedral and only a few minutes walk to the City Centre. It proved to be a great base to visit many interesting places like Glastonbury Tor, Lacock Abbey, Montacute House, Stourhead and Longleat.
24 Sep 2014
I really couldn't ask for more. Upon entry everything was clean and tidy, and there were handy instructions posted round the house giving instructions for use on certain items (oven, boiler etc). the cottage itself was spacious and homely, and was perfect for our stay.
The location was even better, literally a stones throw from Wells Cathedral, and a short walk past that into town. We did think parking would be a slight issue, however there was plentiful on street parking in the surrounding area, so we were never on the hunt for a space for very long.
Overall, i can't recommend this cottage enough.
7 Jul 2014
"This is a gem in the centre of Wells."
This cottage is in the centre of Wells, within easy walking distance of all the attractions.It is well-equipped and modern, while retaining it's character.There is everything you could want - p… More
21 Feb 2014
"Lovely cottage in great location"
This is a lovely, deceptively spacious, cottage in a brilliant location situated just behind the cathedral, just a couple of minutes walk away. Very comfortable and well equipped throughout. And for anyone not wanting to leave technology behind, there's a TV in each bedroom and the lounge plus fast broadband/wifi connection and stereo system with (original) iPhone dock. Highly recommended.
20 Feb 2014
"Great location, beautifully appointed,very clean, quiet and so comfortable"
This three bedroom self contained unit has every convenience. The furnishings are modern,but the space has a cozy British charm. The convenience of two bathrooms for the 5 adults was a huge bonus. Everything was was spotless, and the kitchen had everything you could need to cook.We were there in February and the heating was excellent.
The owner provided easy to follow directions to the unit and there were instructions for all appliances and electronic equipment. Wifi worked well. Mobile connection is spotty, but this is a problem everywhere in Wells.
"Fountain Inn" next door is a lovely pub, with yummy food.
"Ask" restaurant in the high street is a wonderful thin crust pizza place, very kid friendly.
I highly recommend 7 Andrew St. You are so close to all the sights in Wells.
1 Sep 2013
"Well-equipped, commfortable and well-located"
Six of us stayed at Wells Cottage over Bank Holiday weekend. The fact that Wells Cottage has a family bathroom, en-suite to the master bedroom and a further toilet downstairs - all combined with a hi… More
21 Aug 2013
"Comfortable and well appointed in walking distance to the Cathedral and town center."
The cottage has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs and a toilet downstairs. The kitchen is very well equipped and the sitting room is comfortable.
There is a TV in the sitting room and one in every bedroom.
The Cathedral and town center are just a few minutes walk away.
I particularly liked being able to hear the Cathedral Bells ringing the changes on Sunday morning.
18 May 2013
"Great place to stay"
Wells cottage really is a great place to stay a short walk to the centre of Wells. The cottage is located a short walk from the cathedral and the shops. There is a small supermarket on the High Street - all walkable. There is a good pub near by (Fountain Inn) which has a restaurant and other eating options around town, again, all within walking distance.
The cottage website suggested that parking across the road in the pub car park would be OK but the owner (Kathy) let us know before arrival that recent experience suggested otherwise. Car parking is an issue here but there are places to park along the side roads. We parked in the pub car park to unload and load and then moved the car on unless we were heading out again. To be honest, the pub car park at no time looked full, but it is important to remember that it is for the use by their patrons. We went in to the pub and had a few drinks and spoke to the bar staff - no problem.
Being on what passes as a "main road" for Wells, we didn't find the road noise to be any bother. The downstairs room facing the road has secondary double glazing. Late afternoon the room basked in the sun which was great.
The bedrooms, bathrooms / ensuite and kitchen were all excellent. We had space to unpack our four large suitcases and live comfortably for the week. The cottage also has wifi which is seemingly a must have for places.
There really wasn't anything that I didn't like about this cottage. This is a great place to stay for a quiet weekend in Wells or should you wish to explore Somerset.
5 Nov 2012
"Superb cottage in a wonderful location"
Everything has been thought about and provided in this beautiful cottage. The weather during our stay was mixed, but staying in by the fire was never a hardship. We had a superb holiday and came home relaxed and refreshed. We would highly recommend
13 Sep 2012
"excellent location and a home from home"
Perfect location for sightseeing, recommend membership to The National Trust as so many wonderful properties to visit in this part of Somerset. Wells is totally charming, steeped in wonderful history and offers a fantastic market - not just touristy, but good to see so many locals using a 'proper' market with no tatty cheap clothes stalls!
Countryside fantastic, recommend a car as hills very steep - especially Cheddar Gorge.
Best holiday house ever stayed in with regard to how thoughtfully kitted out - mirrors in good places, quality china and glasses etc etc - not the average holiday let by a long way.
Would certainly re-visit and most comfortable for a family of four - our teenagers are perhaps a little unusual as love history and NT properties, but our 20year old Uni student daughter loved the charity shops in Wells and was very pleased with her bargains.
Bath well worth a visit - rather busy, so not for young children - the Assembly Rooms were stunning.
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