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LUXURIOUS OPEN-PLAN COACH HOUSE SET ON 11 ACRES OF BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS

Alexa Simms

Advertiser since: 2008
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People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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LUXURIOUS OPEN-PLAN COACH HOUSE SET ON 11 ACRES OF BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Bath & North East Somerset - Friary Coach House

Friary Coach House - 1 bedroom, can sleep up to 3

The luxurious open-plan Coach House is set on 11 acres of beautiful grounds by the river and sleeps 2 people (or up to 4). You can enjoy the grounds and marvelous views from your own private outdoor terrace with a table and 4 chairs under a vine-covered pergola, perfect for BBQs and breakfast. There is parking for 2 cars on the grounds. Awarded 5 star by the AA.

The History

The site is completely idyllic and tranquil and blessed with verdant beech woods, lovely gardens and orchards filled with birdsong and gently rippling water. The Carthusian Friary was established in 1232 and was home to the monks of Hinton who lived in seclusion in clusters of small cottages with a little church and out buildings. Buried walls, occasional pieces of carved stone, and evidence of the fish ponds they built are all the archaeological remains of the buildings used and lived in by the Lay Brothers. Legend has it that in the year of 1232, on the very day that Ela, the Countess of Salisbury, founded the Priory at Hinton as well as the Abbey at Lacock , she stopped to take a drink from the spring at Friary and it was named Ela's Well in her honour. It still runs merrily through the gardens.

The Property

There are two floors, both bright and spacious with lovely vistas.

An open white fitted kitchen along one wall has an electric hob and oven, a microwave, a large fridge and freezer, a dishwasher, a washing machine and dryer combined and a cupboard for storage. Alongside is a breakfast bar and 4 stools or you can relax at a dining table and chairs to seat 6.

The living area has a sumptuous rug with a lavish 3-seater sofa, armchair and coffee table in front of the feature coal-effect fire. There is a Freeview TV with DVD/stereo radio and a selection of films, books and chest of drawers for storage.

The contemporary tiled shower room has a power shower, hand basin and WC. Plus further storage.

Upstairs is flooded with light from 6 Velux windows in the eaves and French doors leading out onto a private balcony. It is spacious and comfortable with a 4'6'' bed and a double sofa-bed (suitable for 2 children). Storage is provided by a large chest of drawers, a dressing table/desk, coffee table and a large antique wardrobe providing hanging space downstairs.

The Grounds

Friary Coach House has the most beautiful setting, with lovely flower gardens, sheep roaming the grounds, the River Frome meandering past and natural water meadows stretch over the opposite bank. The villages of Westwood and Freshford are just in sight. Explore 11 acres of woodland, pastures, large ponds and an orchard all dotted with benches so you can relax and marvel at the views and the tranquillity. There are muncjac deer, barn owls, herons, horseshoe bats and abundant wildlife. The house has croquet and badminton, bats and balls and spare fishing rods. It's popular with ramblers and there are plenty of delightful walks along local footpaths including a 2.5 mile circular walk from the house past Iford with a pub stop at Freshford for refreshments. There are maps and guides in the house. The owner can also arrange horse riding, river boats and fishing for trout and chubb.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Friary Coach House, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

There are two floors, both bright and spacious with lovely vistas. An open white fitted kitchen along one wall has an electric hob and oven, a microwave, a large fridge and freezer, a dishwasher, a washing machine and dryer combined and a cupboard for storage. Alongside is a breakfast bar and 4 stools or you can relax at a dining table and chairs to seat 6. The living area has a sumptuous rug with a lavish 3-seater sofa, armchair and coffee table in front of the feature coal-effect fire. There is a Freeview TV with DVD/stereo radio and a selection of films, books and chest of drawers for storage. The contemporary tiled shower room has a power shower, hand basin and WC. Plus further storage.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alexa Simms (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2008
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Why HomeAway

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Bristol International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
The Inn at Freshford
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Bath Spa
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
The Inn at Freshford
Car: recommended

Friary Coach House is set in a small hamlet called Friary outside the village of Freshford and about 6 miles (10km) South of Bath. It is accessed by a lane which descends through Friary Wood from the A36 (The Warminster Road). The nearest main line railway station is Bath Spa in Bath City Centre where there are frequent trains to and from London, Paddington, approx 1.5 hours away. There is a local train station at Freshford with regular connections to Bath and this is a 10 minute walk from the house along the river. Alternatively, a chauffeur or taxi can be arranged.

Pubs and restaurants

The Inn at Freshford has good food Tel. 01225 722250

The Hope and Anchor at Midford in the Cam Valley Tel. 01225 832296 for Gastro dining

The Mill at Rode, a riverside bar and restaurant. Tel 01373 831 1100

The Cross Guns at Avoncliff Tel. 01225 862335

The Hop Pole Inn at Limpley Stoke. Tel 01225 723134

Professional catering and marquee hire for special occasions can be provided upon request.

Places of Interest

Bath is about 6 mins. by car and a World Heritage Site with many architectural treasures. There are plenty of museums and galleries, excellent restaurants and bars and great shopping and entertainment.

1 mile away is Iford Manor with its famous Peto Garden and Summer Arts Festival. The pretty market towns of Bradford-upon-Avon, Frome and Wells are a short drive with winding streets, delightful shops and local markets to enjoy.

30 mins. drive takes you to Lacock Abbey, Longleat and Stourhead. 45 mins. drive to Stonehenge, Wells and Salisbury Cathedrals. Call Tourist Information Centre 0906 711 2000

Nearby is The Colliers Way Cycle Route and also the picturesque Kennet and Avon Canal. Hire bikes, barges, electric boats and canoes from Bath and Dundas Canal Co. Tel. 01225 722 292

Parking for two cars is available on the grounds.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Bath & North East Somerset, Somerset

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
7 Jan 2014 - 18 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
£240
£840
 
 
19 Dec 2014 - 1 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£240
£840
 
 
2 Jan 2015 - 7 Jan 2015
2 night minimum stay
£240
£840
 

Notes

  • Please note that prices shown are for 2 people staying at River Coach House and for a 2 day weekend - For full property details and to book, please visit www.bathholidayrentals.com/properties/river-coach-house.

    50% deposit required to confirm booking. Full payment due 6 weeks before stay.
    A refundable damage deposit is required which is refunded after your stay if everything is in order.

    Guests are responsible for any costs incurred in paying by bank transfer.
    Surcharge payable for Credit cards, no charge for UK Debit cards.
    All utilities (except telephone), linens, towels and weekly cleaning for stays over 12 days are included in the price.
    Free internet Access.
  • Damage deposit: £150.00

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bath & North East Somerset in Somerset

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 0 m²
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The contemporary tiled shower room has a power shower, hand basin and WC. Plus further storage.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Upstairs is flooded with light from 6 Velux windows in the eaves and French doors leading out onto a private balcony. It is spacious and comfortable with a 4'6'' bed and a double sofa-bed (suitable for 2 children). Storage is provided by a large chest of drawers, a dressing table/desk, coffee table and a large antique wardrobe providing hanging space downstairs.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis
Notes:
Friary Coach House has the most beautiful setting, with lovely flower gardens, sheep roaming the grounds, the River Frome meandering past and natural water meadows stretch over the opposite bank. The villages of Westwood and Freshford are just in sight. Explore 11 acres of woodland, pastures, large ponds and an orchard all dotted with benches so you can relax and marvel at the views and the tranquillity. There are muncjac deer, barn owls, herons, horseshoe bats and abundant wildlife. The house has croquet and badminton, bats and balls and spare fishing rods. It's popular with ramblers and there are plenty of delightful walks along local footpaths including a 2.5 mile circular walk from the house past Iford with a pub stop at Freshford for refreshments. There are maps and guides in the house. The owner can also arrange horse riding, river boats and fishing for trout and chubb.
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