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Bilsham Meadows

(Ref. 1124276)

Aust, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed this house and would recommend it to anyone."

    There were nine of us for the first weekend and then my wife and I stayed on for the next four days. It was warm and comfortable. Just two things, small, there were no serving table spoons in the kitchen. And, like many other self catering homes and hotels bedrooms need chairs to pu clothes on when taking them off at night.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Mar 2024

  • "No complaints absolutely beautiful property"

    Reviewed by Maryam5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a fantastic stay thankyou."

    The property is finished to a high standard and was warm and comfy. Showers were hot and easy to use. We had a good soak in the hot tub with it's pretty fairy lights. Just a few basics would have made our stay even better- some flat baking trays, salt, and washing up liquid- not everything fitted in the dishwasher. We loved seeing the cattle in the shed - they were so quiet! We also spotted a fox and a white egret. We would definitely recommend Bilsham Meadows as a good place to stay for a large group.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Feb 2024

  • "Excellent stay in a lovely property ideal for groups."

    Large space and comfy rooms.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Feb 2024

  • "We originally made this booking for the summer, but due to my partner being diagnosed with cancer and another member of the partner donating her kidney to husband we wanted to cancel."

    The owner completely refused to give us a refund. This forced us to not only rearrange but also pay extra for the new date. There was absolutely no basic humanity or compassion for our situation, I even offered to provide evidence. Once we arrived at the cottage it was freezing. The owners were unreachable that evening, so it was not a great first night and we barely slept. The owners did arrive the next day, but all they offered were blow heaters which made minimal difference. The owners also mentioned a sensor was gone and someone was coming to fix it, this clearly indicated they were aware of the issue. Despite this gave no prior warning or provide the heaters in the first place. The cottage itself is beautiful and was very clean. I feel this cottage is completely let down by its owners, we were forced to rebook and then our already tainted stay was further ruined by the cold. For the cost to stay here, and the refusal to allow a refund we expected a lot better.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback and for your kind comments on the property itself we do pride ourselves on the quality and cleanliness of our property and this is reflected in our feedback score from previous guests. As soon as we were made aware of the issues with the heating in just one of the rooms, we did provide extra heaters which warmed the room up nicely. Unfortunately, the cancellation policy is a Sykes policy and out of our control. We did accommodate a change of dates but as the new dates were at a more expensive time of year there was a small uplift in the rental. Your comments regarding Sykes lack of humanity and service have been passed onto Sykes Cottages for them to review, we are sorry in this instance we were unable assist you further. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jessica3.1Jan 2024

  • "This property is exceptional."

    The building and its surroundings are lovely and it was the perfect space for our family of 9 people to spend Christmas. The kitchen was so well stocked - we cooked our Christmas lunch here and had everything we needed, and more. The rooms were warm and the beds were very comfortable. Thank you for making this such a memorable Christmas for us. We couldn’t have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fantastic property and absolutely no criticisms."

    Very comfortable and warm and we loved the hot tub.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "Only one issue."

    For 10 people the fridge is too small. There was not enough room for us 10 girls to put our food and drink in for 3 days. But an amazing place.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Nov 2023

  • "Amazing long weekend!"

    Great location/stunning property/Quiet/Easily accessible to other parts of Bristol. Would recommend to anybody! Happy to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Shanice5.0Nov 2023

  • "An absolutely amazing property…definitely has the wow factor."

    Bedrooms are all to a high standard with fresh towels provided and comfy beds. Bathrooms were amazing and top notch quality…loved the lights on the sinks as you walked in

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful house with everything we needed for our weekend!"

    Loved the open plan living and the hot tub. Watching the sun rise from the hot tub was a particular highlight. The master suite definitely had the wow factor, and we would definitely come back again!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely place."

    Quality furnishings and equipment. Bit too open plan for us. Charles

    Reviewed by F Charles5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful property, built and furnished to a very high standard."

    Excellently equipped with large groups in mind. Perfect for our group of 5 couples, not often you get 5 double beds in a property.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful accommodation and easy to find."

    Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Belinda4.7Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful property, lovely and warm."

    Bedding quality excellent , and also the towels that were sumptuous. Easy to find and gain access. Gardens planted and looking lovely already. Bed configuration instructions were followed up and perfect thank you . Hot tub was lovely for those who used it and plenty of blanket and outdoor towels. However , it was disappointing that there were obviously insufficient hand towels for the party which I did report the day we arrived but no more were forthcoming. Some of the kitchen equipment was not cleaned properly (lips marks on glasses, custard on jugs, mugs discolored.) This could be because of the frugal supply of dishwasher tablets provided, a couple more would have been appreciated. I cannot understand why cake forks are provided but no tea towels ?? Essential if you cannot always use the dishwasher. From a health and safety aspect , no oven gloves is an oversight and accident waiting to happen with no tea towels either to substitute. Another suggestion, with two people occupying the rooms, there really is not sufficient hanging space and most rooms could easily accommodate a decent wardrobe. There was also lots of detritus under the settees and under some of the beds. The Ironing board was broken ( with a note left on it from previous occupants) when we arrived and not sure why that had been left ? Overall ,we would have no hesitation to book again as hopefully, these are only teething problems in a new property and maybe a little tightening up on the cleaning service

    Reviewed by Veronica4.1Sep 2023

  • "An amazing house, the owners haven't skimped on anything."

    Very clean and well equipped. The one thing I would recommend would maybe be some blackout curtains in the bedrooms but not the end of the world. We met the owners and they were lovely and the doggies. The only complaint I have is that I didn't get to stay long enough, I was only there 2 nights but hopefully will get to go again. I would highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bilsham Meadows."

    We immediately could tell that there was a lot of thought and detail that went into building this lovely farmhouse/cottage. The kitchen/living area is so spacious. It allowed everyone to interact with each other in an open air space. Not to mention the patio, garden area and hot tub - a phenomenal addition to the cottage and one of the highlights. All the rooms were of a good size and the bathrooms were stunning! It would have been nice to have a little more storage space for clothing especially in the master bedroom upstairs. The cottage is definitely well insulated and warm and would be extremely ideal during the winter. Within our party of 10, there were some who loved the warmth and others who did feel a little warm and regularly went outside for fresh air. We noticed that in each space there were heating controls but we were unsure if these were fixed or could be adjusted. If they were adjustable then we didn’t know how to regulate it and would have been nice to adjust the heating to a middle ground to suit everyone’s comfortability. In regards to the wifi, it wasn’t too strong which caused some difficulties when trying to watch the TV as at several points the TV would buffer or would ask us to check the wifi connection. We appreciate this might have been down to a lot of people trying to connect at once. The owners were lovely and friendly. We liked how they gave us our privacy and checked in with us at the end to ensure everything is OK. There are a lot of information/help guides within the property so an answer usually would be found in these guides. Overall, Bilsham Meadows provided us with an amazing opportunity to unwind and reset from our busy lives. There is a sense of peace and tranquility about this cottage that has to be celebrated and appreciated and we would most definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Melody-joy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our stay at Bilsham Meadowes exceeded our expectations."

    Bedrooms were all good sizes and the bedroom area upstairs was stunning. The beautiful kitchen and living area provided an ideal social space. We were able to use the outside facilities and these proved to be perfect for both children and adults. The hot tub was an added luxury that was well used during our stay. All facilities were extremely well maintained and clean and the owners were attentive to any needs. We would not hesitate to recommend this gorgeous house which provided us with an ideal base for exploring the surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is an astonishing place which amazed everyone of us on the quality and facilities available."

    We went with our children, grandchildren and sister-in-law and they all loved the whole experience of staying there. The hot tub was obviously a major hit with all as was the games table with the grandchildren. The bedrooms were beautifully laid out, although a little extra clothes storage in some of the rooms would of been beneficial, something I'm told is already planned to do. This is a great place to explore from with so much within a short distance, even Wookey hole caves is only a hours drive away. A visit, or two, to the Boar's head at Aust is an absolute must with great food, drink and most importantly extremely friendly staff.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have had a wonderful week in a very luxurous family house with the nine of us."

    Everything was there and especially the jacuzzi was a wonderful, Italian daily experiece in rainy Britain. Only when it gets really hot outside climate control would do. Not neccassary for us, we had a fantastic holiday!

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    The property was very clean and well equipped. However, the hot tub was not warm enough so missed out on use fir one day but was quickly fixed for use the next day by the lady on site. Lady on site was extremely helpful. The pillows were too hard and this the only complaint. The property is very airy, spacious and bright. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by V4.4Jul 2023

  • "Hi, its beautiful living accommodation and internally very clean."

    I was disappointed that my request for all possible beds to be made up as singles was ignored- the photograph attached to the accommodation illustrates the possibilities. I also left a message on our arrival regarding this before 4.30pm and that was also ignored. We don't think there are enough bathroom facilities. Three double rooms are required to use the same bathroom which is unacceptable for the price we paid for the accommodation . The cleanliness of the hot tub was in doubt, a filthy filter was evident and it not checked daily as required. By day three, none of the party felt able to use it which was disappointing

    Reviewed by Suki3.4Jun 2023

  • "The property is absolutely beautiful, so peaceful and we loved having the cows walk round the back of the garden."

    It was extremely clean and tidy and all the games that are included were a great addition. Would definitely go back!

    Reviewed by Courtenay5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great stay with friends ."

    Beautiful house maintained well very clean . Would recommend some curtains in the down stairs room as very light in the mornings .

    Reviewed by Trudy4.7Jun 2023

  • "It would be good to have a wardrobe in the top floor bedroom."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2023

  • "Bilsham Meadows had something truly special about it."

    The space is modern and fantastic. You can tell a lot of thought and care has gone into the design and execution of it. The farm house and livestock we're very close to the accommodation, but once you're inside you'll hardly remember they're there. If anything, it adds to the experience! We found it to be great value for money too, especially split 10 ways! We all wouldn't hesitate to book the venue again in the future.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Bilsham Meadows."

    The house was fantastic and had absolutely everything we needed. The space was superb. The weather was not great during our stay however we were quite happy relaxing in a comfortable house. Beds were very comfy and the living space very accommodating. The hot tub was lovely despite not being able to enjoy the outdoor area due to the bad weather. We will definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2023

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite free-standing bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, WC, and bidet, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • 2 x ground-floor king-size
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Ground-source central heating
  • Electric Range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, wine chiller
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Private driveway with EV charging point (at extra cost to be arranged with the owner)
  • Rear patio with furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: The property is located on a farm
  • Please note: No stag, hen or party bookings accepted
  • Please Note: The owner requires contact to advise of your bed configuration, or it will be set up as above.

The property

Resting on the outskirts of Aust, a quaint village in Gloucestershire is Bilsham Meadows, a contemporary, five-bedroom Barn conversion.

Enjoying a close proximity to a range of local amenities, and far-reaching countryside views, Bilsham Meadows provides ten guests with a stylish abode, complete with an EV charging point, lofty open-plan living space, large private lawn and garden with designated hot tub area, paved patio complete with barbecue, outdoor table and seating.

Park up on the private driveway before entering this breath-taking and stylish barn conversion with light-flooded living space, adorned with sleek appliances and chic furnishings, where you can rustle up delicious meals, socialise, dine and relax in front of the TV.

Step outside of your tranquil base where you can dine alfresco and enjoy an indulgent soak in the hot tub after a day of exploration.

When sleep calls, select between five well-appointed bedrooms, all spacious and featuring ample storage including two ground-floor king-size bedrooms, one super-king (zip/link), one super-king (zip/link) featuring an en-suite and a dedicated dressing area, offering the epitome of privacy whilst a sleek bathroom services the remaining bedrooms.

The property is completed by a Master super-king size bedroom with grand en-suite, featuring Velux windows and direct views out to the surrounding fields and countryside.

Come morning, start your adventures in the local area by enjoying a stroll along the many countryside footpaths including the newly created Aust Wetlands towards the Severn Estuary and the two Severn Bridges with fine views across to Wales and The Forest of Dean, before travelling further towards the Wild Place Project Zoo, the Wave (inland surfing complex), Old Down Country Park or a bit of retail therapy at the Cribbs Causeway Shopping Mall, The Vue, Ice Rink, Ten-pin bowling and much more.

The bustling city of Bristol is reachable by car, dotted with a host of attractions to add to your itinerary, including Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the Avon Gorge, The SS Great Britain, Bristol Aquarium, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol Cathedral, the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) gallery, and the vibrant Bristol Harbourside with its many restaurants and theatres.

For an alternative take the trip on the railway line which goes under the Clifton Suspension Bridge spanning Avonmouth and the Avon Gorge with fantastic views to enjoy.

Complete your getaway at Weston-Super-Mare, the Grand Pier and the beach, visiting the family-friendly Puxton Park, before taking on the Mendip Hills AONB and the Mendip Activity Centre, Wookey Hole and the Cheddar Gorge, or travel in the other direction to The Cotswold AONB.

Choose Bilsham Meadows for a relaxing break to South Gloucestershire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £550.

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About the location


Thornbury 7.9 miles; Bristol 13.6 miles; Weston-super-Mare 27.7 miles

Aust is a quaint village in South Gloucestershire, resting near the cusp of the River Severn near the historic market towns of Thornbury as well as the villages of Olveston and Old Down. The village can be traced back to the year 793 and today village benefits from a service station where you can pick up essentials and a whole host of dine out options which include the Boars Head at Aust, the White Hart at Littleton-on-Severn, Miller and Carter at Cribbs Causeway; the village is also accessible for a variety of delivery takeaways. It also has easy access to the train station in Severn Beach, here you can also enjoy walks along the River Severn and admire the spectacular sunsets. For other notable attractions travel towards the heart of Bristol which is brimming with museums, galleries and parkland, ideal for those looking to immerse themselves in the area’s heritage and past. Outdoor enthusiasts will be in their element as the magnificent Forest of Dean, the Wye Valley, Cotswolds AONB and Mendip Hills AONB are all just a stone’s throw away, providing endless walking, hiking and cycling trails with picturesque views. Weston-super-Mare also resides nearby, perfect for those who would rather be by the sea, meander along its grand pier or stroll its golden shores. Use Aust as your base to explore all South Gloucestershire has to offer!

Please note: No stag, hen or party bookings accepted.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas