This 'best of all boltholes' is just a couple of miles outside the wonderful city of Bath and yet in a rural setting with panoramic valley views and a deep sense of peacefulness. Kingham Cottage is a beautifully renovated detached stone cottage with a warmth of character that you will feel the moment you arrive. The cottage and the location, between the villages of Combe Down and Monkton Combe, high up on the side of the valley, are idyllic. When you book your stay at Kingham Cottage, 100% of the income goes to beneficiaries of After Umbrage, a charity providing free breaks for carers of loved ones with life limiting conditions. In the last two years, this excellent arrangement has given over 70 carers a free holiday at Kingham Cottage, a gift they say is magical and energising, helping them return home rejuvenated. For more information please visit www.afterumbrage.org.uk.
The sitting-room is a perfect 'unwinding' room, with a stove in the fireplace, deep sofa to sink into, wooden floors and beams. Double-doors take you into the friendly farmhouse-style kitchen/dining-room. Upstairs are two individually presented bedrooms with high beamed ceilings, and the bathroom has an original roll-top bath as well as a contemporary shower cubicle. The cottage itself is so welcoming and comfortable that you might simply want to stay put, but with the draw of Bath just a short distance away, this will also be a cottage to enjoy returning to after a day out. Treat yourself to a day's shopping, stop off at the wonderful deli in Combe Down and head back for a truly relaxing evening in. If the weather is kind to you, sit out on the sheltered patio at the front of the cottage and feel a part of this gentle rural community. You can easily walk downhill into Monkton Combe to The Wheelwrights Arms pub - walking back up is more of a challenge but Kingham Cottage awaiting you is your reward!
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and log-effect gas fire
Kitchen/Dining-room with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome (1 small dog only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Full gas-fired CH
Kingham Cottage is a beautiful period detached stone cottage with lovely views.
The living-room is so cosy, with a gas-fired wood-burner effect stove and lovely natural wooden floors.
A deep comfy sofa and armchairs make this a lovely room to relax in.
There is a feeling of calm and warmth the moment you step into the cottage.
The little patio catches the sun at the front of the cottage .
There is a sheltered patio at the front of the cottage and views right across the valley.
This is the dining-table at one end of the kitchen.
Stairs lead up from the living-room.
The kitchen has all that you will need for your stay here.
Throughout the cottage are lovely welcoming touches to make you feel at home.
This is the view at the front of the cottage just across the little road that leads down to the village pub!
The double bedroom is at the front of the cottage, with wooden floors, a wash-basin - and of course the lovely views.
The wash-basin is tucked behind the door.
At the other end of the cottage is the twin bedroom.
There are sloping ceilings and pretty beams adding character to the first floor rooms.
There is a deep roll-top bath to have a soak in.
The bathroom offers a shower as well. So good to have the choice.
This is the first floor landing with the double bedroom just in sight through the doorway.