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Description

Welcome to our pretty, romantic holiday home built around 1805 (listed Grade II). It is conveniently situated between the city and bluedoor_front_300x200countryside in a secluded private lane with safe parking, 1.5 miles south of the centre of Bath.

Furnishings

The cottage is furnished to a very high standard. It has a large open-plan living/dining/kitchen area downstairs and a utility room with dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Two bedrooms upstairs, one with a standard double bed, the other with two single beds which can ‘zip-and-click’ into a super king-sized double. Baby/toddler cot and bedding available. Bathroom has a bathtub with a strong shower. It is warm in winter and cool in summer. Our home is nearby.

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Kitchen

Full kitchen facilities for the self-caterer – we provide a welcome pack with milk, coffee and tea etc. for your arrival. Convenience store (open 8am-10pm) nearby and award winning ‘Darling Deli’ (300m away) serves breakfast and light lunches (Mon-Sat). The ‘Forester and Flower’ (10 minutes walk) serves meals in the evenings (except Sunday). And there is also a traditional Fish & Chip shop! You can BBQ in the lovely sunny garden (charcoal provided).

The Area

Combe Down is in the World Heritage Site and on the border of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Location is famous for Georgian stone mining – from massive underground excavations. Bath’s fine houses and many prominent buildings in London were built using stone from these mines. The history of stone mining is told in the new Ralph Allen Cornerstone centre nearby. Ralph Allen was the entrepreneur who established Bath stone as the ‘must have’ building material of the Georgian period.

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Out and about

We will provide you with maps and brochures about activities, visitor sites and festivals. Stonehenge, Bristol and the Wye Valley are easy day trips from Bath. Lovely walks from the house into the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and some great country pubs. You can walk or cycle through the mile-long Combe Down Railway Tunnel – a new and exciting multi-user trail. Bikes can be hired nearby at Dundas beside the Kennet & Avon canal – an alternative route to Bath.

Facilities

Central Heating Dining table (6 seats) Linen provided
Cooker Living room (5 seats) Towels provided
Dishwasher Double bed (1) Welcome pack (coffee etc)
Washing machine Single beds (2) or Super-King (1) Private garden
Dryer Cot for baby/toddler Picnic table and BBQ
Fridge and Freezer TV in main room and bedrooms Private road (no traffic)
Microwave Wifi and DVD/Blue Ray player Safe parking

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Safety, environment and ‘house rules’

The house has a gas safety certificate and electrical safety test (annual checks) and other safety features including Carbon Monoxide and smoke sensors to give you (and us) security during your stay. The house is not suitable for wheelchairs or the very elderly. We welcome well behaved children. Care must be taken with young children because the kitchen area is open plan and this may pose a risk. We regret that we cannot accommodate pets. We ask you to use the recycling container and to consider the environment with your use of heating etc. House rules – if you are a decent person you know ‘the rules’; if you treat other people as servants we’d rather you stayed elsewhere.