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Hillside Cottage Countryside Cottage in Peasedown St John, Somerset

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sleeps 3
1 room
1 bathroom

Hillside Cottage Countryside Cottage description

Holiday home
Hillside Cottage is a first floor apartment above the owners' home on the edge of Peasedown, six miles from Bath. There is a double bedroom, a shower room, a kitchen with dining table and a sitting room. The sitting room has a sofa bed suitable for a child, as well as two massage chairs, perfect for tired muscles after a day spent exploring. Outside is off road parking for one car, and there is a private garden with a lawn, shared with two friendly free-range bantams. Hillside Cottage is a cosy couples' base for Bath and beyond.

Peasedown is a large village in Somerset, 6 miles south of Bath. Peadedown has a selection of shops and pubs, and is surrounded by good walking in lovely countryside. Bath has plenty to offer, from shops and tearooms to a theatre, Roman baths and historic Pump Rooms.

Somerset offers 3 areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Quantock, Mendip and Blackdown Hills. Lose yourself in the glory of nature, take a ride on a steam train, visit a traditional farmers' market or explore your mystical side at Glastonbury.

Gas central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Enclosed front garden with lawn and furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: Steep steps to the approach of the property, therefore making it unsuitable for those with mobility problems.


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  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs McCarthy
March 2013
The accommodation was luxurious and trendy! The views are outstanding.
Mr Wright
October 2013
This flat was just right for what we wanted. We were able to see all the sites we had planned. The apartment was excellent. It was peaceful and quiet when we got back from our days out.
Mrs Whittaker
April 2014
Well equipped, comfortable and warm with wonderful views. The owner very helpful and caring. Dora the hen almost human. The village has all necessary services but the exceptional views are the best aspect of the location.
Mr Ahmadov
February 2014
The cottage was lovely and cosy. Decorated nicely and well equipped with more than we needed. Views are amazing.
Mrs Spiers
July 2014
The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable. We had everything we needed. The location was perfect for what we wanted to do and see. We would stay at the cottage again if we wanted to stay in the area.
Mr Winsor
June 2014
A fantastic base to explore Bath, Somerset and the surrounding area. The apartment felt very welcoming and homely. Especially with the two friendly bantams. The location of the cottage was fantastically peaceful and the view across the valley was amazing from dawn until sunset.
Mr Hellot
August 2014
The owner was very welcoming and the property was well equipped and very calm.
Mr Fowler
August 2014
Beautiful area and well placed for a variety of activities. The owner was incredibly thoughtful and kind, we'll definitely be going back.
Miss Allen
May 2015
Absolutely brilliant place and amazing use of a small space.
Mrs Del Grosso
October 2015
It was very lovely and very quiet. The owner was also very friendly. I loved the county scenery.
Mr Read
April 2016
A very warm and cosy apartment, especially during a winter visit. Also with a comfortable spacious lounge and bedroom.
Mrs Mackenzie
August 2016
This lovely cottage is in a perfect location for a relaxing break. The views are wonderful and sitting in the garden to enjoy the sunsets was a highlight of the holiday. In the cottage we had everything we needed. There was access to country walks and to the main towns by bus. It was so good that we did not bother with the car at all.
August 2012
A very comfortable property furnished to a high standard. An excellent base.
Mr Parker
September 2012
A fantastic cottage with a very friendly and helpful owner. The welcome book of where to visit was extremely useful.
Mr Curtis
October 2012
A very well equipped cottage in a peaceful setting. A very pleasant owner who introduced herself but didn't intrude on our holiday in any way.
Mrs Knight
November 2012
The cottage was warm and comfortable. It was small but well equipped and ideal for 2 people. The location is good for getting into Bath with the Park and Ride about 10 minutes away by car.
Mr Kluczkowski
October 2012
Beautiful property with a spectacular valley view. Lots of wildlife right outside the window and we stayed nice and warm whilst watching. Nice friendly owner too.
Mr Walton
April 2013
We stayed in Hillside during a particularly cold week and it was tremendous to come back in each day to such a wonderfully cosy house. The bed was lovely and comfortable and the large shower was really good. The location was great for exploring the area and getting into Bath via the Park and Ride was very easy. The view from the living room over the valley was superb.
George G
May 2016
This cottage is absolutely perfect with every facility. Ruth who lives on the floor below via back door is an absolute treasure ensuring that any problems are immediately solved. The flat consists of a double bed room with silk covers over a downie. A large cupboard with a pull-down hanger, clean toilet and large shower room, very hot water. Lounge with two vibration chairs, variable angle TV and comfortable couch. Controlled dimmer lighting. Kitchen is immaculate. with all mod-cons. Only problem is that it is at bottom of steep hill so car is desirable but otherwise it is a 30 minute walk to croquet or cricket club via recreation park.
June 2013
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. The flat has wonderful views over a valley , is very nicely furnished and a garden to sit out in . It is in a quiet location but only less than 5 min drive from village shops . We would definitely stay again . Everything about the place was good no negatives at all.
David and Rose-Ann Hubbard
January 2013
We loved our stay here and it was everything that was described. Our landlord was just fantastic and accomodated us just great seeing as we got here really late on our first night. The countryside was picturesque with rolling hills and wildlife everywhere. Close to everything in the area and apartment was well stocked with everything you need. Would recommend to anyone and would stay here again if we are ever in the UK again.
December 2012
One of the best holiday rentals we've stayed in. Beautifully decorated, toasty warm and very well equipped. The owner is lovely, very welcoming and the location is excellent for visiting Bath and Bristol. We would defiantly book again if when in the area. The parking is a bit difficult as the property is on a steep hill but this is forgotten as soon as you spot the view from the lounge window.
Jim Curtis
December 2012
The Holiday accommodation was beautiful, very well equipped. The owner lives downstairs so is easy to reach if needed. A short distance away, Peasedown St John has many facilities and great roads to easily travel to Bath and the many great attractions in North east Somerset. We would recommend it unreservedly
Ken Parker
December 2012
The cottage was really superb, with a stunning view. The cottage is hidden away down a very small country lane but, in reality it is only 10 minutes away from one of the Bath Park and Ride sites (do not take your car into Bath!!). The kitchen in the cottage is not particularly large but the facilies provided are excellent. The cottage was exceptionally clean but still felt very "homely" & totally peaceful. The staircase is advertised as being steep but this is not as steep as I thought it would be & did not trouble myself or my wife. It is in an excellent location for touring Somerset and its adjoining counties.
May 2012
Firstly, the owner was very flexible with my arrival time, considering I'd booked only that morning! It was raining and late when I arrived by car in the small village of Peasedown St John. I received a phonecall from the owner who helped me find the location - it was a bit tricky to find as my GPS couldn't locate it exactly. We established I'd gone a little too far down the lane and Ruth volunteered to come down in her car. She's so friendly and hospitable and I appreciated her coming to get me! I was ready for a retreat experience having traveled around for a few months, and that was exactly what I found. The place is cosy in size and with good heating; it has nice contemporary/farm decor with attractive little features; tv in the lounge and bedroom with a DVD player & a few movies, which I watched; a writing desk and awesome massage loungers! Loved the kitchen. I never used the dishwasher or freezer, but fridge and washer/dryer were perfect for my needs (and I had a lot of washing!). Powder was provided as was milk, tea and coffee. Great to have iron and ironing board too. Bed was oh-so-cosy. Sigh. Just remembering the snuggly bed... I loved that there was a wardrobe and drawers to put my stuff away in...even a jewellery box! The holland blind in the bedroom was a bit dickie as far as getting that up and down. I appreciated the automatic lighting in the bathroom, and all the provided towels. So the view. Early in the morning with a nice sunrise over the hills below, then sunset at night showed different colours in the landscape. I could easily have sat and looked at the view for a while each day. There are houses a little distance either side, so do be prepared to see someone...although only every now and then! I spent a fair bit of time traveling around the local countryside and used the cottage as a base. Ruth has a good welcome folder of local attractions, and has even written some good - and not so good - restaurants and pubs to go to. I found this quite handy having not known anything about the area. It's 40 minutes to most of the sites like Stonehenge and Salisbury cathedral. Also I visited Cirencester in an hour and Bath of course is only 20 mins away by car. There's a bus stop at the top of the lane on the main road and takes 5 minutes to walk down to the cottage, and I recommend using the bus as it can be a nuisance finding a carpark in Bath. I recommend going to the Fox and Badger in Wellow. It's not far from Peasedown - only 15-20 mins drive - and an old pub with character and a well traveled and friendly proprietor called Eric. Overall, an excellent stay and I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a quiet getaway, not too far from most tourist sites.
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