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The Cottage At Barrow Mead

(Ref. 988677)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "We hebben een paar heel fijne dagen gehad in deze cottage."

    Het is een hele leuke plek, midden in de natuur en toch vlak bij Bath. De cottage is erg gezellig ingericht en qua voorzieningen helemaal compleet. We kregen van de eigenaar nog goede informatie en tips en er was voldoende informatie over de omgeving in de cottage aanwezig. Ook kregen we nog een heel gezellige giftbasket cadeau en lekkere eieren van de eigen kippen.

    Thank you for this review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage to be so comfortable. We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ingrid4.1May 2024

  • "The location is splendid, we loved every single bit of it."

    House is cosy, nice and tidy we had everything we needed for our stay. Would definitely come back.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Mar 2024

  • "As regular users of Sykes for our holiday breaks, this is the first time we have been disappointed."

    There were numerous issues, toaster not working, kettle dirty and full of limescale, microwave dirty, front door mat filfthy, no hot water downstairs, we boiled kettle to do washing up. The biggest issue was that the property was just shabby and in dire need of a really good clean and some tlc. We did not bring this to the owners attention as there was nothing they could do to fix things without us having to move out. At no time did we feel comfortable during the stay.

    It is clearly a personal choice not to raise an issue with us as the owners living next door or during the interactions we had during your stay, and instead choose to save it all up for a crushingly awful review. Firstly, let me say that our cleaning company was recommended by Sykes and there is nothing to suggest that they treat us differently to all the other Sykes cottages they clean. I will however share your review with them and draw their attention to the microwave which had clearly been missed. I have now cleaned it. The City of Bath is famous for its mineral rich waters but it means that limescale is a constant companion for those of us who live here. The kettle is usually replaced every 2 yrs. If you had mentioned this during your stay I would have provided a new kettle immediately. On reading your review I immediately checked that the hot water is working fine which it is. Again, if you had mentioned that you were having issues I would happily have explained its workings to you. February has been exceptionally wet, and the welcome mat has clearly been working harder than vacuuming could rectify. Again, had you chosen to mention this I would have done what I have now done, which is wash it, dry it on the Aga and get it back in the cottage within 3 hours. Finally, had you chosen to mention that you were having problems with the toaster I would have immediately purchased a new one or, as in this case, switched it on at the wall. We request that guests always let us know if there's anything we can do to help, for good reason. There is always a way to make things better, so that everyone can enjoy their stay at Barrow Mead. Kind regards The Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian1.9Feb 2024

  • "We had a really good week at Barrow Mead."

    The cottage has everything needful (and we did all our own cooking and spent quite a lot of time just chilling with our grown up children, so we really lived there, not treating it just as a bed for the night!) The absolute beauty of the place is its situation right on the edge of the city, but with the fields all around......To turn in the gateway and down the lane is to enter a different, peaceful world; a very welcome one as we are not city people! If we had a niggle, it would be the dormer window in our bedroom....the ceiling angle caught my husband on the head more times than he would care to remember.....fortunately no real damage done! Oh, and another middle-sized saucepan would be a great help....sometimed we cooked for two in huge pans. Thank you Louise and Matt for providing such a peaceful space.

    Thank you for your comprehensive feedback. We are delighted that you and your family had a wonderful stay. We have passed your suggestions onto the owner. We hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Feb 2024

  • "The cottage is very well maintained, comfortable, attractive in a lovely, quiet yet convenient spot near the park and ride into Bath."

    However instructions on how to alter the heating ( it was too cold the first evening and blasted out heat in the bedrooms over night.) I couldn't fathom how to alter it and had to trouble the owner. Also keeping the log burner alight was problematical and you need to experiment with the settings. Again no instructions given. These are crucial in December. A tea cosy would be nice as would a glove for the log burner. This may seem nit-picking but would have made our visit perfect rather than just very good. I would stay here again and recommend to anyone wanting a stay near Bath.

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We have passed your suggestions onto the owner. We are pleased that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed being within easy reach of the lovely city of Bath. We hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Barrow Mead."

    Great location for site seeing. The cottages kitchen was well equipped, and the beds were comfortable. The owners are great, very helpful, and no question too big. The only little thing that may annoy other guests is the double bedroom door doesn't close, and the shower isn't very powerful as it's electric.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Cottage at Barrow Mead. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the feedback. We will pass on your comments to the Owner for review and he hope to welcome you again very soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Nov 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well-equipped cottage in a beautiful, peaceful location but still able to walk into central Bath."

    Also on a good bus route. Really enjoyed our week at the cottage - hosts were helpful and the welcome pack was appreciated. Overall a perfect base for exploring Bath and the surrounding area.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such lovely feedback on your stay. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time away at both this beautiful property, as well as the surrounding area. We hope to welcome you again one day in the future. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Sep 2023

  • "An excellent cottage on the outskirts of Bath about 3 miles from the center of Bath with excellent transport connections to the city center."

    The cottage sits at the end of a private lane in a private and tranquil setting. The cottage is an ideal location for peace and quiet after the frenzy of the city and the owners of the cottage have made every effort to make your stay as pleasant as possible including a very useful welcome box with the best natural apple juice I have tasted, all in all we spent a very enjoyable and peaceful holiday week.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Sep 2023

  • "Spacious and very well-equipped cottage."

    Close to shops and city centre of Bath, yet relaxingly quiet and in a gorgeously green setting. Friendly hosts who provide an ‘impressive’ welcome basket - the locally produced apple juice is wonderful! Ideally located for visiting a large variety of cities and other places of interest, as well as for going on walks in beautiful landscapes. In short: absolutely recommended! Thanks for a more than lovely holiday!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are pleased you liked the cottage and especially the welcome basket. Thank you for recommending and we hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very nice and comfortable cottage."

    Small bedrooms, but good beds! Nice seating area and a very good equipped kitchen (good and sharp knives are rarely found in holiday properties, but here they are) with a nice goody basket. Friendly welcome by the owners who were also easy to reach for questions during our stay. The basic outside seating area with a fabulous view is a good extra.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. We're so glad you found the cottage to be comfortable and enjoyed the fabulous view too! We would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Jul 2023



    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leon4.7Jul 2023

  • "This is a great little cottage, very quiet and comfortable with great views over open countryside."

    There's a grassed area overlooking fields, with a table and chairs for the use of the cottage occupants. We couldn't believe just how quiet it is, considering it's quite close to local amenities. At night all we could hear were owls. The owners were very friendly and accomodating too. All in all, very highly recommended. We'd stay again if we're in the area.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay at The Cottage at Barrow Mead. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time away and we hope to welcome you again one day in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "Would have liked thicker quilts on the beds, as the ones provided were suitable for summer use only."

    Reviewed by Bridget4.4Feb 2023

  • "We found the double room quite claustrophobic especially as the door did not ..."

    We found the double room quite claustrophobic especially as the door did not open properly and the ceilings were sloped on both sides when the door was opened the bed touched it also we had the sheet change because it was badly stained the bath was not suitable because we are no longer young and need handle supports on the bath and the ceiling once again was slanted it was a very quiet place and no one seemed to mention these things only us perhaps we are getting fussy in our old age

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry that you were disappointed. We do try to accurately represent our properties by showing clear photographs on the website in order for customers to make an informed decision. We do hope that you were still able to enjoy your stay. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victor3.1Nov 2022

  • "Very welcoming host and guest food and drink items, lovely position, an ..."

    Very welcoming host and guest food and drink items, lovely position, an unexpected gem within the city boundary, lovely local walks, close to park and ride so excellent access into central Bath and also beyond, though we didn't manage to go far as so much to see and do in the city

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you felt welcomed and enjoyed the proximity to Bath, making good use of all there is to see and do in the lovely city. We hope to welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely rural property within easy reach of Bath and local amenities."

    Well equipped and comfortable. Access to a delightful private garden overlooking the orchard . Light and airy property with attentive hosts . Would highly recommend

    Pleased you loved the cottage and enjoyed the cottage. Thank you for the recommendation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally Anne4.4May 2022

  • "We had a very pleasant 4 nights."

    Very quiet & very comfortable. Sheep & lambs in the field a few yards from the door and country walks from the house. Tha Park & Ride at Odd Down is 5 mins drive away, free to park then we used our passes so nothing to pay!

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in beautiful surroundings, clean and looked after."

    Welcome hamper was a very nice touch. Loved every minute of our short stay even our teenage son agreed

    Thank you for your feedback. It's fantastic to hear that you had such a brilliant stay, and that your son enjoyed it as well! We look forward to one day welcoming you back to The Cottage at Barrow Mead! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Apr 2022

  • "This place was a real find!"

    It is ideally situated for both Bath and Bristol (we made good use of the Park and Rides for both cities) yet peaceful and surrounded by lovely countryside for walking. Matt was a great host - readily on-hand if we needed anything.

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. It's great to hear that you had a lovely stay at The Cottage At Barrow Mead and we cannot wait to welcome you back to the property one day in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a fine stay at Barrow Mead cottage, starting with a warm welcome from the owners."

    The cottage is well located on the edge of Bath, it’s location close to the park-and-ride especially noteworthy. All in all, strongly recommended.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Cottage at Barrow Mead. It is a great location to visit Bath and with the Bus stop at the end of the road, it's very convenient to. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2021

  • "A warm and friendly welcome to a delightful cottage."

    Excellent location -rural feel but close to amenities and a short drive to the city of Bath.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "The property is in an excellent location, only about 10 minute drive into Bath which is a very beautiful little city with plenty to see."

    We also visited Bristol twice which is about 10 miles away. Once in the cottage you wouldn't think you were so close to town as it was very quiet and surrounded by fields. The cottage itself was very well equipped with everything we could possibly need. The owner was very welcoming and friendly, we were greeted with local apple juice and eggs from his chicken on our arrival which was lovely. However this may not be the property for you if you are very afraid of spiders as lots seemed to find their way in, especially upstairs!

    Thank you very much for your feedback on the Cottage at Barrow Mead. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry about the spiders, this time of year is the time they prefer to be in the cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Jul 2021

  • "The owners of the property lived in an adjacent property and were very friendly."

    The welcome hamper was very nice and was much appreciated. The property was in a lovely rural location but very close to the centre of Bath.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2021

  • "Delightful cottage."

    Despite the summary on the Sykes site, it is still astonishing that the place can be so close to a busy road in a city and yet feel so remote. From the sunny window upstairs the views across the countryside give no indication of the metropolis nearby. Can't hear it either. Park & Ride is just a few minutes drive away and free to use for us ancients with concessionary pass. There are pleasant walks from the cottage and the owners are very friendly and helpful. Perfect.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at The Cottage At Barrow Mead. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed the stay and how convenient the location is for town access. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2021

  • "Nice spacious clean cottage."

    Very friendly owner , did everything he could to make us comfortable. Very kind of him to offer his 3 pin ev charger to charge my tesla!

    Reviewed by Prabhu5.0Dec 2020

  • "Great location for Bath and surrounding area accommodation was perfect ."

    the welcome hamper was a very nice thought. I would definitely stay in this cottage again .

    Reviewed by Spencer4.7Oct 2020

  • "Absolutely amazing experience for a short space of time we had (weekend)."

    I could easily stay here for weeks. Such peaceful place with full of nature and scenic surroundings. Best of all was the host, Matt who accommodated us in the best way. Even let us use his BBQ to make the day even better. Definitely planning on visiting again. Amazing place. Thank you Matt!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback with regards to the cottage, it's always lovely to receive comments about guest's stays. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zain5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fabulous location."

    Peaceful silent and only a few minutes away from the center of Bath

    Thank you for your feedback about The Cottage at Barrow Mead, It's always lovely to hear how much guest's enjoyed staying. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike4.4Jul 2020

  • "We enjoyed our anniversary weekend in this lovely house celebrating with another couple, location was great, nice walks and used park and ride for the Bath Christmas market, if we could recommend anything would only be that mirrors are needed in the bathroom and both bedrooms, impossible to dry hair without one!"

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was in delightful surroundings and the owners were welcoming and friendly."

    It was equipped with everything we needed. Its proximity to the Park and Ride made trips into Bath centre easy and stress free.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2019

  • "The owners were very welcoming and left a lovely welcome basket."

    The cottage is in a lovely secluded spot but only 15mins from bath city centre. I really liked that they were eco friendly and trying to be with ethical and sustainable. I didn’t notice this in the listing though which I think a lot of people would like to know.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Oct 2019

  • "The location, close to town but very peaceful down a country lane, was ideal."

    The facilities were top notch. The hosts, including the lovely Ripple, greyhound and very friendly, were very nice. I want to know what mattress they had in the master bedroom as it was so comfy.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a wonderful break in a dream location."

    On arrival we were greeted by Matt who explained about the cottage and the local facilities. The welcome pack was a nice thought and covered basic essentials, including fresh farm eggs...The cottage was light and airy, modern decor and spotlessly clean. In addition the bed was as comfy as those claimed by a national hotel chain. Getting about was easy with local bus stops close by as was the park and ride 5 minutes up the road. Some 10 minutes walk was a local Tesco convenience store. The owners are operating a very green business model and that has a to br commended. In summary an idyllic location to stay in clean and comfortable accommodation with great owners. Highly recommend .

    Reviewed by G5.0Sep 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage with lovely views of the surrounding countryside."

    despite being off a main road it is actually quite secluded. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed. The owners are friendly and helpful and kindly gave us a lovely welcome basket including fresh eggs from the chickens which the kids loved! we very much appreciated the time taken to tell us about the orchard and the surrounding area-it was very kind and welcoming. the location is excellent for visiting Bath with bus routes and the park and ride nearby or a 10 minute drive into the centre itself. we also visited Lacock Abbey, Bradford-on-Avon, Longleat, Frome, Cheddar Gorge and lots of other lovely towns all in reasonable driving distance. would absolutely recommend this cottage and the children are already asking to return!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2019

  • "The owners were extremely friendly and made us welcome from day one."

    The location was excellent, very close to Bath but also in a quiet location. One immediately had the feeling of being in the English country side with lovely views. In addition to the very comfortable cottage a table and chairs was made exclusively available to us where we could sit under the trees on the edge of the apple orchard. All in all, an experience we will never forget.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Easy access into Bath but set in quiet and tranquil surroundings allowing for a relaxing holiday. The cottage is fully equipped with all amenities and hosts were always on hand if needed.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Mar 2019

  • "A delightful, quiet stay in an enchanting part of the country."

    Cottage and hosts ideal

    Field And Vera

  • "A lovely cottage."

    It was the perfect location for walks . The log burner was great too !

    The Hollands

  • "A lovely peaceful cottage with a friendly atmosphere."

    Perfect distance from the city centre, made better by the Park and Ride ! Very cozy. It's been wonderful.

    Wade And Phil

  • "Thank you we had a lovely weekend in Bath."

    Our 4th stay here (at least) and am sure it won't be our last (we hope!) Always a lovely warm welcome and cozy too.

    The Evans Family

  • "A beautiful location in a well equipped, comfortable cottage."

    The Buckness Family

  • "We had an amazing time here!"

    The cottage is so beautiful and there's so much privacy here. We will definitely come again.

    Mr And Mrs Chew

  • "We had a lovely holiday in your gorgeous cottage."

    Our time in Bath was brilliant.

    Mr Crawford Jones

  • "Everything was of a very high standard"

    Mr Grant

  • "Had a fantastic stay."

    Lovely location and beautiful cottage. Thank you very much!\ \ \

    Mrs De Roy

  • "We had a wonderful time here, very close to Bath centre, but also the beautiful countryside."

    Best of both worlds!


  • "We loved our stay at the barrowmead cottage."

    We wish it could have been longer. The location and the view was excellent. Matt and Louise were great hosts. The house was really cute and cosy. The fire place was all setup and ready to go. So was the kitchen, with a cute basket full of goodies. Even though it's well connected to the city, once you are in the property it feels you are amongst nature. We would love to visit and stay there again. :) Mr Sen, May 2017.


  • "“It was fantastic stay."

    The landlord was so kind and coperative. The house is very nice and a wonderful place to relax. Matt was very kind and would always meet us while smile on his face. I would 100% recommend this place for stay while in Bath. It is not very far from Bath Centre and very easily accessible on the Bus. Wonderful place will definitely book it again when in Bath next time”

    Mr N

  • "We've had such a lovely week here, our one year old has really enjoyed having the space to crawl about too!"

    We will definitely recommend the cottage to friends and hope to come back ourselves as it is an excellent base for exploring around Bath. A really lovely, comfy cottage. Thank you!

    Matt, Alison And Violet

  • "A lovely few days."

    Francis, Sevda And Marina

  • "Came away to re-charge batteries, definitely done that in this lovely cottage."

    Matt & Louise very friendly & welcoming. Thanks very much for welcome basket, & supply of eggs very much appreciated. Beautiful setting. Peace & quiet.


  • "We really love this place."

    The cottage is very comfortable.

    The Bordet-Chauveau Family

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  • 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 with woodburner.
  • Central heating, woodburner
  • Electric induction hob, oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, DVD, The cottage now boasts a full-fibre connection with internet speeds around 200 mbps up and down
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Bench outside the property, and separate garden
  • Off road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 1 mile.

The property

The Cottage At Barrow Mead!

When we visited this delightful cottage, we couldn't believe it is where it is and that you are actually IN Bath, well actually you're not, it's just that you are near the centre but you look out across open countryside!!

As you pass through Bath, you suddenly find this little lane running alongside a school approximately 1/2 mile later and you're in the middle of nowhere, overlooking the rolling countryside of the southern Cotswolds.

Hikers, birdwatchers and those in search of peace are just as likely to enjoy this super cottage as are those looking for culture, shops and a gastronomic experience, given its proximity to the heart of Bath, which is just 15 minutes away in the bus or car.

Inside, the open plan ground floor gives a real sense of space which, with the woodburning stove, is just as welcoming and snug in winter as it is cool and inviting in summer.

The private garden area overlooking the orchard and rolling countryside offers a super hideaway, while listening to birdsong.

A little piece of heaven in Bath.

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About the location


Bristol 13 miles; Glastonbury 25 miles.

The beautiful, cosmopolitan city of Bath, a World Heritage Site, offers something for everyone. No matter the time of year you visit, you are likely to find events catering for all tastes, from the famous Christmas market to music, food and cultural festivals and world-class theatre productions on offer at the Theatre Royal. The streets are lined with every kind of restaurant and the wide range of quality bars and shops are sure to tempt. The stunning architecture of Georgian terraces are famous and a joy to behold, whilst a visit to the celebrated Roman Baths and wonderful abbey are a must whilst staying in this beautiful city. Should you tire of all on offer in the centre then there are many attractions located under an hour’s drive away; take a gentle boat trip along the Kennet and Avon Canal, explore the craft shops at local Frome or Bradford-on-Avon, or explore mystical Glastonbury, Cheddar Caves, Wookey Hole, Lacock or even ancient Stonehenge. Bath offers visitors a very special holiday experience, whatever the season.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas