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Hillside Cottage

Peasedown St John near Bath, Somerset (Ref. 14158)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in very peaceful and beautiful valley with great walks for my dog from the door."

    Owner was very welcoming and helpful. Park and Ride bus service into Bath was brilliant.

    Reviewed by CarolynMay 2022

  • "Towels hard."

    Over priced , due to owner still occupying downstairs. Hard to locate Best part was the view from the window .

    Reviewed by DMay 2022

  • "Ruth was really welcoming and chatted to us."

    I came with my adult son as my husband was not able to come at the last minute. She immediately made up the bed in the front room as she realised we needed separate bedrooms. The views over the valley were amazing and the flat is cosy and welcoming. I would happily sat there again and recommend it to my friends

    Reviewed by GillianApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring."

    It had everything we needed and was perfect for our short family break. Would highly recommend and we will return for a longer stay.

    Reviewed by DebbieDec 2021

  • "A pleasant and quiet stay, a good base to see local area and visit Bath and surrounding towns and tourist attractions."

    The park and ride into Bath is only 5mins away by car and worth using if you are visiting Bath as traffic there is horrendous.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "Very comfortable, good vibes accommodation."

    Quiet location and superb hilltop views overlooking fields and farms. Perfect size for a couple with dog (like us). Close enough to A roads to get anywhere.

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation with all mod cons and a short walk to the village, which has an excellent bus service to Bath and a less frequent one to Wells."

    Be careful if you get up at night - there are steps in unexpected places - and if you drive a 1950s Cadillac you may have trouble parking. But the cottage has stunning views, is a very comfortable place to stay, has excellent wifi, a Tv with Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime and a very pleasant and helpful landlady. If you want to eat out we can recommend The Meeting Place in the village for breakfast, lunch and snacks and, for evening dinner, Wetherspoons, in a converted cinema in Midsomer Norton.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    The host was kind and on hand. The setting is beautiful with amazing views. It's also very peaceful. The garden is sweet and handy for sitting quietly.....just the sounds of the countryside. The apartment is very compact but has everything you might need. We found the steep steps to the first floor a slight challenge for my partner who has mobility issues and for our dog who has some arthritis. We were aware of the steps when we booked. It's just good to know. We felt the apartment was a little tired and dated, but that's simply personal taste. Very nice local walks on the doorstep too. Overall, we'd recommend here for the beauty of the location, peace and quiet and convenience to Bath, Wells and Mendips.

    Reviewed by TrevorSep 2021

  • "Excellent very well presented property in a very secluded and peaceful location."

    Met by owner warm friendly welcome. All amenities close at hand, Park and Ride for Bath city centre 10 minute drive or local buses.

    Reviewed by CliveJul 2021

  • "The owner Ruth was very friendly & helpful ..."

    The owner Ruth was very friendly & helpful Would definately recommend a stay there We were warned that it was hilly, so not ideal for people with walking difficulties

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2021

  • "Hillside cottage is a lovely place."

    Very dog friendly for your fury friend. Ideally located in a lovely village, easily accessible to Bath very handy for people like us visiting our daughter at university. The cottage is very well equipped, the owner left us a lovely welcome pack. Including a much appreciated bottle of towel and poo bags for your dog incase you forget to bring them. Very dog safe garden. Very informative information file and lots of leaflets on places to visit. Overall thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend.A credit to the owner.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2021

  • "A comfortable home with a private entrance and garden."

    Beautiful, peaceful views over picturesque farmland.

    Reviewed by LeighOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with secluded garden."

    Steep steps up to the flat, not ideal for a larger dog. I had to carry my little dog which wasn't a problem. Parking limited and somewhat tight on side of the road, ok for smaller car in layby outside. Garden fence very high so cannot see over but lovely views from the flats rear windows. Location great for Cheddar Gorge and the coast.

    Reviewed by LyndaSep 2020

  • "The location , the view from the sitting room and bedroom, The flat had every facility we needed and we received a lovely warm welcome from the owner ."

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2020

  • "We were very comfortable in this accommodation and it provided everything that we needed."

    The owner, Ruth lives on site and greeted us on arrival then left us to our own devices. She had thoughtfully provided milk, tea, coffee and biscuits to refresh us on arrival and a bottle of wine which went down well on our first evening. The lounge was spacious with collection of leaflets to suggest days out. The shower was good. The bed was very comfortable and there was more than enough storage space in the bedroom. Lovely countryside views from the lounge windows and plenty of places to visit within 90 minutes drive. The centre of Bath is only about 9 miles away with the Park and Ride car park conveniently only a few miles down the road which is far easier and quicker than driving all the way. There's also good walking directly from the cottage.

    Reviewed by VivienneSep 2020

  • "The Cottage was amazing for its size."

    It had everything that you could possibly want whilst staying in it. The owner was lovely and we even had a welcome pack on arrival, of tea, coffee, milk, biscuits and a lovely bottle of wine, which we didn’t expect. It was most welcome.

    Reviewed by AnnaAug 2020

  • "The cottage is in a lovely quiet location."

    Several walks are possible from the doorstep, maps provided. We had a lovely week. The owner Ruth was very helpful. She generously provided some goodies in the fridge to greet our arrival. She also came to the rescue when we got in a fight with the can opener during the week! Thank you.

    Reviewed by JeanAug 2020

  • "Lovely little flat on a hill, on the edge of a nice village Peasedown and beautiful Hamlet Carlingcot."

    The flat has everything you need if you are a couple wanting to walk in the local area. Beautiful walks! Stunning views! We have an 8 month baby and have had a lovely time. Travel cot fitted in the lounge and a bumbo on the kitchen table when we ate. You couldn’t fit a high chair and two people eating, the garden is lovely all though on a slope. Bathroom is small but the double shower is great, I could have my baby in there as I showered, which is very useful! Stunning views and the sun hits the garden perfectly. Only down side is the TVs randomly loose signal at times but not for long. Glastonbury, wells, beaches north and south all about an hour and less than two, away. Locals are really friendly and all say hello. There’s no reviews recently for some reason, that I do not know Why but This flat is lovely and great for a couple (And a dog) wanting to go on local walks or Local attractions.

    Reviewed by SamJul 2020

  • "The accomodation was exactly as described."

    It was a fantastic place to stay. Everything we needed was there. Ruth the owner was really helpful and met us as we arrived and explained everything we needed to know. The views from the living room and the bedroom were fantastic. We stayed in the winter and the whole house house was really cozy. It is ideally suited for those wishing to explore Somerset and Wiltshire. The Georgian city of Bath is a must and is only 20 minutes away.

    Reviewed by PatrickMar 2020

  • "Hillside was conveniently positioned to visit family and also visit Bath."

    The apartment was warm, comfortable and clean. The host Ruth had thought of everything to tie us over with tea bags, coffee, milk and cereal. A really nice touch. The kitchen was extremely well equipped with utensils. The washer/dryer was an added bonus because the weather was awful. Having a dishwasher was brilliant too because who wants to wash up when your on holiday.

    Reviewed by AlexFeb 2020

  • "Excellent really happy."

    had a great break

    Reviewed by LeeJan 2020

  • "The cottage had everything we needed!"

    Very dog friendly, providing beds and lots of thoughtful extras.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2019

  • "Cottage apartment was small but had everything you needed."

    It was well furnished with a comfortable bed. It was up some steep stairs but this wasn't a problem for us. We carried our little Jack Russell up as she couldn't do the stairs. We would definitely like to book again in the future.

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2019

  • "This cottage has everything needed for a comfortable stay in beautiful surroundings."

    It is quirky but charming - we would happily stay there again!

    Reviewed by TimSep 2019

  • "Lovely little place with stunning views."

    Ruth made me & the dogs very welcome, and there were biscuits, milk and dog treats left for us - how lovely! Very well equipped and clean accommodation, and the garden was nice & secure for the dogs. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely use this property again - thank you.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2019

  • "This lovely house was a pleasure to have as our base for the week."

    It was initially tricky to find, but the host, Ruth came down to meet us and welcomed us into her lovely home. The views were outstanding, binoculars provided, and we enjoyed watching the birds visiting the little garden at the front. The facilities were as promised- great to have a dishwasher and washing machine too. Our dogs were made welcome with special foam beds, towels, poo bags and bowls provided! We managed to visit lots of places all within an hours drive- Bristol, Bath, Glastonbury, Cheddar gorge, Chew magna lake as well as lovely local walks from Hillside cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Somerset.

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2019

  • "Lovely quirky cottage, fantastic views and Ruth was very welcoming."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "Great base to catch the bus into Bath and avoid the traffic and parking hassle."

    Four busses an hour.

    Reviewed by SusanneJun 2019

  • "The wow factor with Hillside cottage was the views!"

    You could see miles of beautiful countryside and wildlife and watch the graceful changing colours of the sky at sunset as well as the haze drifting down the hills. It made you feel like you were truly on holiday away from everyone and everything!

    Reviewed by TammyMay 2019

  • "Very good access to both tourist activities and also walks in the fabulous countryside."

    Reviewed by StellaApr 2019

  • "Everything was fine , we had a nice few days."

    Ruth was very helpful, anything we needed she was there to help us . It was a lovely quiet place so if you want a nice piecefull break then it's ideal. We would definitely go back there .

    Reviewed by JeanApr 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with all the amenities and in a great location."

    If you are interested in walking the Bath Skyline walk is a must, great views over the city. We particularly booked this location as we wanted to complete the last 20 mile section of the Kennet and Avon canal path to Bath, after each 10 mile we were able to get the train back to Bradford on Avon where we had parked our car. The trains are every hour. Bradford on Avon is very quaint and has lots of places to eat, would recommend the B.O.A. Teapot on Silver Street, the sandwiches and cream teas are a must. All in all a great week.

    Reviewed by ThereseJan 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Hillside cottage."

    The views are beautiful, the flat itself was clean and comfortable and the owner was great. Everything we needed to feel at home was provided and it was a great base for visiting Bath and the surrounding areas. I would highly recommend! The owner provides a big welcome book with information on where to visit which was great! However i don’t think it includes Lacock Abbey/Village. About 40mins drive and it was really worth a visit!

    Reviewed by AprilAug 2018

  • "We enjoyed staying in this flat."

    The views were great and there are some nice walks from the door. Close proximity and easy access to Bath and it was nice to get back to the quiet and peaceful location after days out. Ruth is a great host. Attention to detail in the flat was good with a very good and welcome ‘welcome pack’. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by PetraMay 2018

  • "The villages is only a short walk away, I would go to the Red Post much better than the other."

    Fish and chips were very good. Plenty of local shops and good bus service. Book your ticket on your phone it is cheaper.

    Reviewed by IanApr 2018

  • "A very comfortable cottage with lovely views of the countryside."

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2018

  • "Due to severe weather we were two days late in arriving, The cottage was excellent, warm, comfortable and very well equipped."

    Owner was very understanding and helpful. We will return to this cottage. Thank you

    Reviewed by AlexanderMar 2018

  • "A panoramic view onto the green, hilly landscape from almost every window and a secluded and quiet garden, this is relaxing from arrival onwards!"

    Reviewed by FrederikAug 2017

  • "The location was very peaceful yet not far away from local attractions."

    The cottage was cosy and comfortable and the host was welcoming. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2017

  • "Charming cottage with fantastic views."

    Lovely owner nearby, so very handy for local info. Super location, very quiet, yet Bath just a short drive.

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2016

  • "As you approach Peasewood St John follow the cottage owners directions and not the satnav."

    The distance is slightly longer but the route is easier than getting caught up in very narrow country lanes especially in the dark or at the end of a tiring journey. Cottage is located on a steep narrow hill so walkers be warned the traffic comes fast not much wriggle room to get out of the way, the same with actually driving & cycling as well. Cottage itself was very pleasant with wonderful country views including chickens in the garden not that they moved much! We had a great week cycling around, up & down Bath, Bristol & Devizes

    Reviewed by LucySep 2016

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  • All first floor one double bedroom with TV Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Sitting room with sofa bed, Fitted kitchen with small dining area
  • Sitting room with sofa bed.
  • All first floor one double bedroom with TV Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Sitting room with sofa bed, Fitted kitchen with small dining area
  • Sitting room with sofa bed
  • 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 smoking
  • Two small to medium sized well-behaved dogs allowed
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Steep steps to the approach of the property, therefore making it unsuitable for those with mobility problems, for mobile babies and toddlers under 4yo
  • Note: This property sleeps 3 people (1 double room & 1 sofa bed)
  • Please note: The property allows two small to medium sized well-behaved dogs

The property

Peasedown 1 mile.

This smart apartment above the owners' cottage is a mile from Peasedown, a large village south west of Bath, and has spectacular views over the surrounding rural landscape.

Neat and compact and furnished to a high standard, this Bath self-catering apartment would suit a couple wanting to explore the nearby city but preferring a rural retreat to relax in after a day spent sightseeing.

The sitting room has a sofa bed suitable for a child, There are far-reaching views from the light and airy sitting room of this apartment near Bath, where the scene changes according to the seasons and weather.

Outside this Peasedown apartment there is a private garden with a lawn, where you can sit with a refreshing drink and plan the next day's activities.

There are some fabulous walks in the area south of Bath and some interesting village pubs at Combe Hay, Wellow and Midford, all serving delicious, well-prepared food and local Somerset ales and ciders.

Bath has a huge variety of attractions to see, especially the hot natural springs of the Roman Baths and the Thermae Bath Spa with state-of-the-art spa facilities, whilst just a short drive will bring you to numerous attractions including Longleat Safari Park, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole caves and Stonehenge.

This welcoming Bath self-catering apartment makes a relaxing rural base close to this stunning city.

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About the location


Bath 6.3 miles.

Peasedown St John lies on one of the hills surrounding Bath, a thriving community with a good selection of shops and pubs and about 6 miles from the centre of Bath. There are some fabulous walks in this area, including the Limestone Link long distance walk linking the limestone of the Cotswolds to that of the Mendip Hills, and passing through the valleys and villages south of Bath. Near Peasedown there are some pretty river valleys: along the length of the Wellow Brook are the remains of the Somerset Coal Canal, used in the coal mining industry around Peasedown up to the 1950s. Six miles away is the beautiful city of Bath and no matter what time of year you visit, there is something for everyone including the stunning architecture of its Georgian terraces, music festivals galore, the Christmas markets, the Roman Baths, plenty of specialist shops and of course the Thermae Bath Spa, Britain’s only natural spa where you can indulge yourself under a starlit sky.

Region Information

Please note: from 26 July 2019, this property will allow two small to medium sized well-behaved dogs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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