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The Old Parlour

(Ref. 942607)

Regil near Bristol, Somerset Show on map

4.8

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Very warm and comfortable cottage."

    Lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2024

  • "Had a wonderful, relaxing stay in this lovely cottage."

    It was really homely and comfortable with everything you could ask for when self catering. I was after a peaceful environment where I could rest and recharge, and found this to be the perfect place. Ideally located, to explore the beautiful surrounding areas. The hosts were lovely and welcoming and took the time to give me a guided tour of the farm and village which I really appreciated. Thank you for a lovely stay and I hope to be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely clean and warm cottage."

    Had everything we needed for our stay. Owners are on site and made an effort to say hello and give recommendations on places to visit/ local places to eat. Handy for lots of interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2023

  • "The old parlour is a lovely holiday home."

    The children loved seeing the sheep and playing in the garden. It is in a quiet location, perfect for a relaxing break. My family had a wonderful time and would happily come back for another visit. Thank you to the owners for being so welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay here great location as a base to travel out from."

    Jane and Dave were lovely and made us very welcome. Local pub just up the road great food and drink. Would definitely stay at this property again.

    Reviewed by Craig1.3Oct 2023

  • "A lovely secluded cottage, so peaceful, David and Jane gave us a warm welcome ..."

    A lovely secluded cottage, so peaceful, David and Jane gave us a warm welcome and are close by if you want any local information: The cottage has everything you need and plenty of work surface, The beds are really comfortable and the shower is great,

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely hosts, beautiful area and well appointed cottage to explore the area."

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Sep 2023

  • "A very warm welcome which included gray eggs - helpful and could not have asked for better hosts"

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2023

  • "Brilliant stay, managed to do more of the activities I had planned for me and my family because of the central yet rural location."

    Loved the personal touches such as fresh eggs and a tour by the local host who knew pretty much everything about the area. If ever return to this area I would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Aug 2023

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay and first holiday as a family of four!"

    The cottage is a great location, around 20-30mins drive from Cheddar, Clevedon, Bristol, Bath and Weston Super Mare so we found plenty to do in the local area. Local pub and restaurant a short walk away. Chew Valley Animal farm was a great day out for us just a short drive away and Chew Magna has some lovely restaurants. Cottage is perfectly equipped and the owners are lovely, welcoming us with fresh flowers and eggs from the farm, as well as a daily chat and recommendations for the area. My son loved the free roaming animals and built a special love for the black lab, Betty, he was very sad to leave her. Bedrooms are great size and the whole place was cosy and like a home from home, we were all very sad to leave and hope to stay again soon. Thank you Jane and Dave for a great week.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Jul 2023

  • "A wonderful stay at The Old Parlour."

    Farmer Dave was so lovely, many a chat! Beautiful location, clean & comfortable accommodation. Watch out Bristol has a CLEAN AIR ZONE CHARGE. This affects a lot of journeys to avoid the zone, using single track roads, adding to journey time.

    Reviewed by Nina5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely property."

    Clean and comfortable. No frills but good honest accommodation with lovely hosts. Pub serving good food within walking distance. Lots to do in area, walking and Bristol attractions.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very clean and comfortable property."

    Convenient for visiting North Somerset and very pleasant hosts.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Old Parlour."

    Jane and Dave were warm and welcoming. The place was cosy and we all enjoyed the beautiful garden :)

    Reviewed by Dushka5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent location for Chew Valley & the lovely village of Blagdon."

    Hosts Jane, David & Ben very helpful & friendly.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2023

  • "Very warm welcome on arrival, with fresh eggs."

    Cosy well equipped cottage. Plenty of kitchen utensils. Ice compartment in fridge kept our meat frozen. Don't bring too much though. Lovely rural setting, all the rain over Christmas didn't dampen our spirits. Look forward to our return. Hopefully with better weather. Only comment over our 2 week stay would be a better mattress on the double bed. Bear in mind it is a bit remote & internet may be dodgy. Having said that trying to get anything fixed over Christmas is difficult & was working well when we left. Thank you Jane & Dave for a lovely peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    In October 2022.

    Reviewed by David4.4Oct 2022

  • "We were made very welcome at The Old Parlour by the owners Jane and Dave."

    And when I got lost finding the cottage Dave even waited at the gate trying to spot me! Nothing was too much trouble for Jane and David, and we appreciated how clean the cottage was - the cleanest we’ve ever stayed in! It was lovely to have clean linen half way through our two week stay. The cottage was quite well placed for me to make frequent visits to my parents in Midsomer Norton.

    Reviewed by J R5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    The cottage was perfectly situated for everything we wanted to do whilst in Somerset. It was pristinely clean and we were made to feel so welcome. Thank you Jane, Dave and family

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Aug 2022

  • "A very pleasant stay, charming hosts, recommended highly"

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a Lovely stay in the Cottage, the hosts where super friendly and we enjoyed chatting with them and finding out about the farm!"

    Village also beautiful, we can only highly recommend the Old Parlour. Also great to see friends nearby in Bristol and going for country walks!!

    Reviewed by Anna-maria5.0May 2022

  • "Owners friendly, enjoyed chatting with them."

    Nice to be on a working farm. Cottage is very comfortable, well presented and the flooring is particularly stylish. Only suggestion would be the installation of a dishwasher.

    Reviewed by Russell4.7Apr 2022

  • "First impressions are very important and the first impression of this cottage was run down."

    It was not is a quiet location, which is what we wanted. 3 cottages together. We experienced noise from the attached cottage, from people standing around talking very loudly and from various vehicles including a motor bike. We had a front door that would not lock, when finally getting in contact with the owner was told you need to lift the door up to lock it! Surely we should have been told this when we arrived

    Reviewed by Liz3.1Mar 2022

  • "Really comfortable and cosy cottage, situated in a lovely peaceful village."

    Plenty of local walks, which we enjoyed despite the weather! This was the relaxing Christmas break away from everything that we were looking for

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2021

  • "The sofas have been updated to a lovely cream suite, very cosy."

    We had a great time and it’s a lovely area, Jane is also very welcoming but leaves you to it. Cannot go wrong with this property for a peaceful break.

    Reviewed by Catherine Elin5.0Dec 2021

  • "Made to feel most welcome by the hosts Jane & David"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2021

  • "The perfect place to stay for quiet country walks and friendly hosts."

    Dave and Jane were very welcoming and the cottage very comfortable. The only thing missing for the duration of my stay was an internet connection. I couldn’t get a signal on my phone either. Other mobile providers do connect I gather but just be aware connectivity may be patchy.

    Reviewed by Annette4.7Sep 2021

  • "A lovely cottage my husband and myself and 2 year old grandaughter loved it very ..."

    A lovely cottage my husband and myself and 2 year old grandaughter loved it very quite and a peaceful my grandaughter loved the sheep and chickens in the feild at the top of the garden and the dog betty the farmer dave was very nice and would stop and talk to my grandaughter and jane his wife was lovely as well we even met his son ben and partner and there baby son ben even showed us the baby calfs would certainly recommend this place

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely farmhouse cottage in a brilliant location."

    Very rural so nice and quiet but only a 20 minute drive to Bristol city centre. We also made day trips to Wells, Cheddar Gorge, Weston Super Mare, Cleveden... so much to do in this area for children and families, feel like we barely scratched the surface. The cottage itself was clean and the hosts were very welcoming, lovely people. We would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Aug 2021

  • "We have just returned from our holiday at the Old Parlour."

    This was one of the best holidays we had in the UK. We were touched by warm welcome from Jane and Dave. Our daughter enjoyed exploring the farm, watching the animals being fed and listening to Dave’s stories about farming. It was amazing to be able to follow Dave around the farm, watch the cows being fed and talk to such a kindhearted person. Thank you so much, Dave and Jane, for looking after us. We will truly miss you. The cottage is located on a family run farm, it is well equipped, clean and comfortable. Highly recommended for families with children or anyone wishing to escape from city life to the beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2021

  • "A truly lovely relaxing week in the Mendips."

    The cottage was extremely well equipped and the hosts were very welcoming. The cottage proved a great base to explore the local area. We also recommend a visit to the local pub.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great stay at Regilbury Farm."

    The owners were lovely and made us feel very welcome throughout our stay. The cottage was clean, very well equipped and had everything we needed for our stay. We really enjoyed being on a working farm and perfect for our young children to be able to see the animals daily and watch the tractor in action. Family have owned the farm for over 200 years and real privilege to be their guests. Location was great for exploring the local area and Bristol/Bath although is very rural so expect narrow country lanes. Recommend arranging delivery from a supermarket as nothing in close proximity.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was well equipped with everything you could want for a holiday."

    Plenty of clean linen and towels were provided, also eggs and flowers on arrival. The owners were very friendly and welcoming, always ready for a chat. The garden area was pretty and well furnished. We stayed for 4 weeks and thoroughly enjoyed exploring a beautiful area, with plenty of walks and lovely scenery.

    Reviewed by David4.1May 2021

  • "Altogether a brilliant holiday at this cottage that is situated some 400 feet up in the Mendip Hills."

    It served my wife and myself as a base for visiting the numerous places of interest in the area and we could not have picked a better place to stay. Our hosts were excellent and provided fresh flowers and half a dozen eggs when we arrived. A tour of the farm was provided although this was not asked for specifically. We have no hesitation in recommending this cottage and if ever we are in the area again will happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by George5.0Oct 2020

  • "This holiday was perfect from start to finish."

    The owners were so lovely and welcoming. The cottage was so well equipped with everything we needed - great shower, comfy beds and lovely garden with gorgeous views. Enjoyed a few bbq in the garden. We loved being among the animals on their farm. Great location for exploring surrounding areas including Bristol, Bath, Weston-Super-Mare, Clevedon, Longleat, Tyntesfield NT...highlight of our stay was the wonderful farm tour and our boys (aged 9 and 10) getting a ride on Farmer Dave's tractor! So many gorgeous memories made in this place. We didn't want to leave and would love to return! Highly recommend!!

    Reviewed by Sumayya5.0Aug 2020

  • "Relaxing atmosphere, clean cottage, friendly farmers and my daughter enjoyed seeing the cows."

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and clean."

    We were made to feel very welcome by the family who own it. The best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in had everything in it you needed. The cottage is in a beautiful part of the country with many places to visit. We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2020

  • "Wonderfully peaceful and relaxing time away."

    Jane & David couldn't have been more helpful & thoughtful - especially when Bristol Water accidentally lost the water supply to the village, which could have ruined my time away if they hadn't been on hand. The Old Parlour is a comfortable and well-done-out holiday cottage in beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2019

  • "No; all as described thanks"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2019

  • "Yes the persons who own the cottage Jane & David are the most wonderful persons any one could meet so kind and thoughtful and as for the cottage we have really enjoyed the clean and tidy rooms we have been on quite a few holidays but this one was our best and would let anyone know just how good the place is the only drawback we found was too far out to get to places."

    Reviewed by Eric5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely spot, very comfortable and extremely welcoming hosts."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2019

  • "A very peaceful and comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Mar 2019

  • "Very comfortable apartment."

    Rural setting but not far from main roads and Bristol and very convenient for airport. Very friendly and helpful hosts. We got stuck in the snow and they really helped out at the end of our stay. I would thoroughly recommend this holiday apartment.

    Reviewed by Sophia5.0Jan 2019

  • "Welcomed at gate by fantastic smiling Jane ,beautiful cottage, immaculately clean."

    very friendly hosts. we had fresh eggs on arrival from hosts and bought two more trays during the week. one we devoured and one we brought back. loved the farm setting, meeting the calf too. local pub The Crown really friendly and great food too. john had two days fishing at Plantation lakes (trout,bass roach) toilets and cafe there too. Trago Mills at Merthyr Tydfil was as always a great day spent, including lunch at the cafe. Wells cathedral another great day spent, especially as the day we went there was a Bentley car show on, wow.

    Reviewed by Lou5.0Oct 2018

  • "Far exceeded what we expected."

    Family were really friendly & welcoming with loads of information on places to go & walks. We had a tour of the farm which was amazing. We wanted somewhere peaceful where we could chill out after a very stressful time & it did not disappoint. We would certainly go to this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and well equipped."

    The big drawback for me, as I had planned it as a working holiday, was that the internet connection was so poor that it was almost unusable. I had to go elsewhere to work. The family are very friendly.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.1Feb 2018

  • "Wonderful, cosy, warm and nice and peaceful."

    Very warm welcome from friendly hosts. Excellent location for Chew lakes, Bristol, Wells Cathedral and Cheddar Gorge. I'll be back.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Feb 2017

  • "We had a great time in this cosy cottage."

    The owners have been very kind to us and showed us the farm. We definitely will recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Vicky4.8Jan 2017

  • "My wife an I thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the farm."

    Nothing was too much trouble for Jane, very approachable and interested in us as visitors to an unfamiliar area which was nice. We would love to come and spend more time here and look forward to doing so.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Sep 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms
  • 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area, and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD on request,CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: There are 2 steps up to the front door; alternative step free access is available via the back door
  • Note: The cottage is located on a working farm with some associated sounds and smells
  • Note: Farm and wildlife tours by arrangement with the owner
  • Note: The property is situated in a remote, rural location accessed by narrow country lanes.

The property

This charming semi-detached, single-storey former milking parlour, thought to date back over 100 years, is situated on the owner's farm in the rural hamlet of Regil.

One of two on site, this delightful property is located a short drive from the Chew Valley Lakes and the Mendip Hills.

Comfortably furnished throughout, with flagstone floors and an open plan living area, this barn has been thoughtfully converted to now offer a real home-from-home farm holiday experience.

The 97-acre farm, a haven for wildlife, has been in the same family for five generations.There are also sheep and hens on site too, you can seasonally feed the calves and lambs, or treat yourselves to a fresh egg for your breakfast!

The surrounding local area offers peaceful walks through gently undulating countryside and quaint villages dating back before the Domesday Book.

Within a short drive you can experience fly fishing or just take a picnic to the scenic Chew Valley Lakes, marvel at the picturesque Cheddar Gorge, or explore the impressive by-ways across the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Alternatively take a trip to attractive Wells, The UK’s smallest city, with its stunning cathedral, or venture to the vibrant cities of Bristol or Bath.

At the end of the day you’ll be pleased to return to your rural retreat.

This delightful Somerset barn conversion offers you a real farm experience, the perfect place to unwind and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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About the location

REGIL

Bristol 9 miles; Wells 14 miles; Cheddar Gorge 13 miles; Bath 18 miles.

The tiny hamlet of Regil is one of the three villages that make up the Parish of Winford in North Somerset. Tucked away amongst picturesque, unspoilt countryside, dotted with cottages and farms, it is a tranquil rural spot, close to the Chew Valley Lakes and the Mendip Hills. The hamlet is ideally placed for enjoying countryside walks, cycle trails and the scenery of this lovely area. Within eight miles, the city of Bristol offers a great day out; take a boat trip around the historic harbour, or step on board the world's first great ocean liner, Brunel's SS Great Britain, or visit Bristol Museum and Art Gallery which features outstanding collections of art and archaeology, geology and natural history. Alternatively, explore the Roman city of Bath which is a World Heritage City and is home to the fabulous Roman Baths, a range of museums and the Botanical Gardens. Marvel at the spectacular Cheddar Gorge, or try your hand at fly fishing on Chew Valley Lake. Regil offers a super, peaceful rural Somerset location, far from the madding crowd!