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Cathay House

Cheddar, Somerset (Ref. 1056441)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

This pretty little cottage is set down a quiet lane in the heart of Cheddar, close to a wealth of amenities.

Offering a welcoming interior with chic touches throughout, Cathay House provides a heart-warming base for families eager to escape the rush of everyday life.

After a day of touring the local towns and villages, get comfortable within the sitting room, complete with two leather sofas, an alluring electric fire and TV, you’ll have no trouble easing into your evening.

A quaint sun room is positioned at the front of the house, offering an alternative space to sit and lose yourself in a good book.

Dust off those cooking books and head to the kitchen, amply equipped with all you the essentials for a short break, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and even a washing machine, so you won’t have to pack your whole wardrobe.

Serve family feasts in the dining room or enjoy alfresco dining from the enclosed courtyard, perfect during the warmer months.

As the evening comes to a close, there are three tasteful bedrooms to choose from; the master includes a double bed and en-suite shower, while the second bedroom hosts twin beds and a child’s bunk room completes the sleeping quarters.

Serving these cosy dwellings, the family bathroom boasts a feature roll-top bath with attractive fixtures and fittings, allowing you to recover after a day of walking.

Cheddar is a lovely village to base your holiday, it is a quaint place with plenty of quirky shops and tea rooms as well as pubs and restaurants to choose from.

Walkers can follow a nearby footpath which leads to the summit of the Cheddar Gorge from where you access many other footpaths and discover the surrounding area.

Take a scenic drive towards the stunning coastline for a range of local sandy beaches where you can treat the children to an ice cream, or simply let them run and play in the sand, while you soak up the sunshine.

However you choose to spend your holiday, return each evening to the warmth of Cathay House.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x children’s bunk
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric coal effect fire
  • Sun room
  • Gas central heating with electric coal effect fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile, pub 0.2 miles

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About the location


Wells 9 miles; Weston-super-Mare 12 miles.

The large Somerset village of Cheddar is a major tourist destination on the edge of the Mendip Hills, renowned for SSSI Cheddar Gorge, the largest gorge in Britain, which includes several show caves such as Gough’s Cave, through which Britain’s biggest underground river runs. The Cheddar area is unique; apart from the chasm, the Cheddar Gorge cliffs are Britain’s highest inland limestone craggs and create a spectacular sight. The village gave its name to Cheddar cheese and has also been a centre for strawberry growing, the crop being transported on the railway, which now provides a fabulous cycle path. Cyclists will also enjoy the picturesque paths that cross the Somerset Levels, while Wells - the country’s smallest city, with it’s beautiful cathedral, is perfect for culture lovers. Visit the ancient town of Glastonbury, well known for its annual music festival and connections to all things mystical. Alternatively, the scenic Somerset Coast and Exmoor National Park are both easily accessible, truly spoiling you for choice of how to spend your holiday!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas