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Charming row of historic courtyard cottages in Cotswold village near Bath. - The Old Stables, Freshford, Bath, Somerset

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Freshford - Manor Cottages

Two 3 bed courtyard cottages close to village train station. Each one sleeps 6.

Stable Cottage has three double bedrooms, one of which is en-suit. Two bed are king-size and one is a double and all have quality mattresses. The family bathroom has a full size bath with a shower over and the en-suite has a shower. Each room has a central heating radiator.

The fully fitted well equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, washer machine, tumble dryer and a microwave. The dining area of the lounge has a dining table and six chairs. The lounge area has comfortable seating for six. This pleasant room has a limestone floor and large patio windows looking out on to the courtyard. Often you will see rare and beautiful birds from here.

The Old Stables has 3 bedrooms. Two bedrooms have king size beds with lovely quality mattresses and bedding. The third bedroom has two single beds. The family bathroom has a full size bath with a shower over. Each room has a central heating radiator.

The fully fitted well equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, washer/dryer, filter coffee machine and a microwave. The dining room has a quality dining table and six chairs. There are two arm chairs providing a quiet space for relaxing. The separate lounge has two leather sofas providing comfortable seating for six. There are glass bi-fold doors that open fully onto the courtyard where there is outside seating for two.

Both cottages have broadband Wifi and Free view television. There is parking for two vehicles on the courtyard, one large and one standard. All bedding and towels are provided.

Stable Cottage and The Old Stables can be found in Freshford which is a beautiful village at the southernmost tip of the Cotswold hills, about five miles south-east of Roman Bath and three miles west of Bradford-on-Avon. The excellent local pub and restaurant sits by a 16th century bridge, and Freshford also has a tiny railway station with hourly trains to Bath, which is a ten-minute journey, as well as numerous other destinations. There is an award winning local village community shop and café that serves lunch.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage The Old Stables, Freshford, Bath, Somerset, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

The Old Stables has three large bedrooms. Two beds are king-size and one has twin beds. All have quality mattresses. The family bathroom has a full size bath with a shower over. Each room has a central heating radiator.

The fully fitted well equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, washer machine tumble dryer and a microwave. The dining room has a dining table and six chairs. The lounge has comfortable seating for six. Included is broadband WiFi and Free view television. All bedding and towels are provided

There is parking FOR TWO MEDIUM SIZE CARS ONLY on the courtyard.

Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Paul Newson
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2016
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About Paul Newson

My wife and I run this small holiday business from our home office just outside Bath. We own all

the properties we let and that currently includes two cottages in beautiful Freshford near Bath; one

one bedroom cottage just outside Bath and The Old Museum in Looe, Cornwall and a Medieval Tower in Trogir, Croatia.

We have designed the business on our own experiences of travelling and staying in holiday

apartments. Here are our main principles:

• Be as responsive as possible to any email communication from the customer. We try to

answer all emails within the hour.

• Offer interesting, historic buildings in a beautiful and relaxing environment.

• Offer locations that work well without a car.

• Try to make the properties as close to a “home from home” as possible.

• Work hard to keep the standard of maintenance as high as possible.

• We pay a bonus to our housekeeper if the words “spotlessly clean” appear in a review.

• Make the business of booking as simple and straightforward as possible.

• Trust our guests.

• Provide enough information to enable guests to find the property easily.

• Make the check in as simple as possible.

• Provide a stress-free holiday from beginning to end.

Paul Newson purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Paul Newson chose Bath & North East Somerset

Stable Cottage and The Old Stables have just been completely renovated and were finished in June 2014. They are located in a

truly beautiful quintessential Cotswold village, yet surprisingly close to the City of Bath. All our

previous experience has come together in creating this holiday cottage.

This cottage is for you if you:

• Enjoy the wonderful walks along the canal, rivers and beautiful Limpley Stokes Valley.

• Be able to get into Bath Centre within ten minutes, with or without your car.

• Explore Bradford-on-Avon, Salisbury, Glastonbury, Bristol, Wells and the many other towns

and cities that are within an hour by train or car.

• Relax and enjoy the peace of the English Countryside.

• Enjoy cosy winter evenings in with family or friends.

What makes this cottage unique

• Completely renovated in June 2014.

• Close to a lovely typical pub that serve food and often has live music.

• Tiny branch line train to Bath, Bradford-on-Avon and beyond that sometimes runs on steam.

• Able to park right outside the property in secure location.

• Peaceful location in Georgian village.

• Award winning community shop and café.

• Close to many attractions, country house estates and National Trust Properties.

• Many things to do for everyone of all ages.

• A safe and healthy environment for children.

• No traffic issues.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

The Old Stables, Freshford, Bath, Somerset
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews
5

What a lovely little house!

  • 5 of 5

Freshford is such a wonderful little village, and a perfect place to explore the area from. This house was perfect for my family, and a wonderful alternative to a hotel. Very clean, very quiet, and comfortable. I wish we would have planned to stay longer as this was the best part of our trip. Thanks very much!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and well equipped cottage in a beautiful location. Ideal for visits to Bath which is just 10 minutes by train. Really enjoyed our stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much.
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4

Family get together in Freshford.

  • 4 of 5

We chose the property to be close to our daughter's family who live in Midford Lane. Four adults and two children stayed for four nights. The property was comfortable and adequate for six people. The lack of outside space was not a problem at this time of year.

The kitchen equipment was good and the beds were very comfortable. Our one request for help was quickly answered.

We ate and shopped in Bath, using the local train station. Unfortunately the local pub was not serving food.

The only negative, if there has to be one would be the thin walls if you are unfortunate enough to have a neighbour who plays loud music.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. The cottage does seem to work well for family reunions.
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4

Lovely country cottage

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at The Old Stables. Very comfortable, clean, pretty cottage. The kitchen is very well equipped and basic bits were provided ie toilet rolls, soap, shower gel, tea, coffee, washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets - really nice touch. The cottage was in a very small, but beautiful, village. Very little in the village and unfortunately the Freshford Inn under going some building works so not serving dinner. Train ride to Bath excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for a lovely review. Apart for the Inn at Freshford there is also the Community Cafe that is within easy walking distance. There are the Cross Keys and The Hop Pole both of which are a longer walk. A ten minute train trip to Bath gives you a choice of over 80 places to eat. There are also so lovely places in Bradford-on-Avon and Trowbridge. This is my all time favourite but you will need to book. http://thefox-broughtongifford.co.uk/
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5

2 nights in October 2015

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay in a lovely property. Fully equipped and extremely comfortable - large bedrooms with very comfortable beds and plenty of storage space.

We visited both Bath and Longleat and found the property ideally located for both. If wishing to eat out locally it is advisable to book ahead as we struggled on a Thursday evening to find a pub to seat 5 people.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Clean and Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The accommodation is ample and clean. Finding the Old Stables could be made easier with more signage. There were six adults in our party, so more towels would have been beneficial. Otherwise, a great base for traveling to see the local tourist sights.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. Due to an over-site we only left three large and three small towels instead of six large and six small which is what we specify for a short break of two nights. Had you contacted us when you arrived I would have popped in with more towels. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bristol
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Inn at Freshford
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Southampton
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Freshford
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M4
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Inn at Freshford
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Lyme Regis
Car: not necessary

Freshford is a beautiful village at the southernmost tip of the Cotswold hills, about five miles south-east of Roman Bath and three miles west of Bradford-on-Avon. The excellent local pub and restaurant sits by a 16th century bridge, and Freshford also has a tiny railway station with hourly trains to Bath, which is a ten-minute journey, as well as numerous other destinations. There is a local village community shop and café.

The village sits above the convergence of the Frome and Avon rivers and is largely characterised by gracious stone buildings surrounded by fields and woodland. The hills and valleys that surround the village give an endless variety of views and provide habitats for a huge diversity of wildlife and flora. The village has existed since Saxon times, and was given to Bath Abbey after the Norman Conquest. A mill existed here as early as 1086 and there are still remains of one built in the 1540s. In the 19th century stone was mined in the parish and employment included agriculture, brewing, the manufacture of cloth, and their ancillary operations. As one walks these lush river valleys in the mighty footsteps of the Romans, surrounded by the elegantly weathered remains of the Industrial Revolution, one can be forgiven for thinking that this may be one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Sites within 15 minutes drive include the World heritage Site of Bath with the famous Roman Baths and Georgian architecture, excellent shopping and dining facilities, Theatre Royal, Odeon and Art House cinema, rugby at 'The Rec', many festivals and free music most nights and Bradford on Avon with the 14th century Tithe Barn and Saxon church.

Sites within an hours drive include Stonehenge, Salisbury cathedral, Longleat, Bristol , Wells and many National Trust properties.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Freshford, Somerset

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
8 Aug 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£340
for 2 nights
From
£170
From
£245
Fri,Sat,Sun
£895
 
 
Season
22 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£810
for 3 nights
From
£270
£950
 
 
Special
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£340
for 2 nights
From
£170
From
£245
Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
 
 
Summer
1 Apr 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Freshford in Somerset

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 98 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Family Bathroom: The stylish bathroom has a full size bath with a shower over. There is a window with frosted glass.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Moroccan - 1 Large Double Bed
    Pine - 1 Large Double Bed
    Twin - 2 Single Bed
  • Moroccan Bedroom: Furnished in the Moroccan style this bedroom has a king-size bed with a quality “hotel” mattress, a triple wardrobe, six draw cabinet, matching bedside cabinets with side lights, full length mirror, chair, suitcase rack, bedside sheepskin rugs various interesting artwork, a cot under the bed and a hair-dryer. There are views over the courtyard. Pine Bedroom: Furnished in aged pine effect this bedroom has a king-size bed with a quality “hotel” mattress, double wardrobe, six draw cabinet, matching bedside cabinets with side lights, a full length mirror, various paintings and prints, hair-dryer and a chair. There are views over the Manor House gardens. Twin Bedroom: Furnished in simple pine this bedroom has two single bed, a double wardrobe, matching bedside cabinet with side light, some pictures, a hair-dryer and a desk with a free standing mirror. The view is over the courtyard.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The area is ideal if you are interested in: Bath and all it has to offer by way of history, art, drama, music and sport. The Limpley Stokes Valley with the wonderful walks, boating, picnics, local pubs and historic buildings. Surrounding towns and citys including Bristol, Bardford-on-Avon, Wells, Glastonbury and salisbury. Surrounding area including famous beauty spots, Stone Henge, Avebury, Longleat Safari and Adventure Park and many National Trust historic manor houses.

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