This delightful traditional stone cottage is a tranquil village bolthole near Glastonbury, just south of Somerset's stunning Mendip Hills, with their spectacular landscapes and dramatic natural gorges. This is simply a perfect hideaway to escape to.
2 Batch Cottages, in Bread Street, is a listed period cottage and was likely to have been one of the artisan baker's cottages when it was originally built 400 years ago. The cottage – with a wood-burning stove at its heart – is full of character and has been lovingly renovated.
Ideal for a couple wanting an escape for a short break or a week, there is a pub within walking distance and so much to do nearby whatever the time of year. The property welcomes your four-legged friend and has fully enclosed gardens to the front and back.
From the front door you step into the welcoming sitting-room, with its wood-burner, flagstone floors and deep velvety sofa. Beyond this are the newly installed kitchen/dining-room and bathroom, with a door to the very private patio and back garden. Steep turning cottage stairs, which are an original characteristic of a cottage this age, take you up to the double bedroom, with its comfortable king-size bed, exposed stone feature wall and views over the front garden.
There is so much to do in this part of North Somerset. Visit Glastonbury for some vibrant colour and quirky character – clamber to the top of Glastonbury Tor for views to take your breath away, or take in beautiful Georgian Bath and the historic Catherdral City of Wells for some history.
The Hauser and Wirth Gallery in Bruton will give you a very different cultural experience with international exhibitions, an award-winning garden and the renowned Rothko Grill. Frome offers a monthly weekend artisan food market and some quirky independent shops in cobbled St Catherine's Street. There is a fabulous farm shop just a few miles away in Pylle to stock up on local produce to bring back to the cottage or to take home as a treat to remind you of your peaceful country experience.
There are stunning walks in the Mendip Hills above Cheddar, giving you excellent panoramic views across the Somerset Levels. Try the top of the Ebbor Gorge near Priddy for the most amazing picnic site, and explore the trails at Burrington Coombe, where white goats graze on the sheer sides of the Gorge.
The cottage has been lovingly refurbished and retains many of the original features, so expect some low lintels, sloping ceilings upstairs and those steep stairs. Babes in arms up to the age of six months old are welcome at 2 Batch Cottages.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom with king-size double bed (5')
This is a very old cottage so there are some low beams and very steep turning stairs. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome 1 small or medium-sized dog only
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full electric CH
2 Batch Cottages is the most beautiful little stone cottage, full of warmth and character - the perfect bolt-hole for two. The front and back gardens are fully enclosed.
Your four legged friend will love snuggling up by the fire after a long walk in the countryside.
This is the lovely double bedroom on the first floor. The sloping ceilings and low cottage window add to the atmosphere.
This cosy cottage has a wonderful wood burning stove in the living room and original flagstone floors
The front door opens into the living from the beautiful front garden - there is a fully enclosed rear garden too.
There is a deep squishy sofa to sink into for a snug evening in.
The kitchen/dining room is beautifull designed with lots of very clever bespoke design features to add a contemporary twist to the old cottage.
Another view of the kitchen. The window looks out over the rear garden and patio.
The cottage has a very private and enclosed back garden.
The patio outside the back door catches plenty of sunshine.
This really is a romantic bolt-hole, away from the hassle of every day life
There is space in the bedroom for this little desk/dressing table.
The brand new bathroom is on the ground floor, off the kitchen. The unique Moroccan copper sink is a wonderful touch.
Sitting out in the traditional cottage front garden is just as lovely.
Climbing to the top of Glastonbury Tor is a great challenge but so well worth it for the stunning views from the top.
Wells Cathedral City is a short drive away. The cathedral, the Bishops Palace and the weekly artisan market make this a great place to visit.
The Roman city of Bath is not far - another exellent day out to enjoy.
On the way to Bath you will pass the Burrington Reservoir.
Axbridge is a lovely medieval town to the western edge of the Mendip Hills.