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Wells, Somerset (Ref. 952265)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "We have had many wonderful holidays in this lovely bungalow Sue has made improvements every time we visit."

    Well situated for Wells City centre and surrounding places of interest, we will definitely return again.

    Reviewed by TonyNov 2021

  • "Very nice comfortable cottage good communication from owner nice surprise of a ..."

    Very nice comfortable cottage good communication from owner nice surprise of a cake on arrival would defiantly go there again

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "A clean, well equipped and quiet place to stay."

    Very comfortable, but felt overall that it needed a little sprucing up. The bathroom particularly needs some attention, eg. the sealant around the bath and basin area needs replacing and the toilet seat needs to be fastened securely. The twin bedside lights need new shades, and the lighting in the living room was not good for reading in the evening. It was a shame that there were no instructions for operating the kitchen appliances, but presumably this was due to Covid regulations. It was a lovely surprise to find tea and chocolate cake waiting for us on arrival - thank you - and delighted that there is now WiFi in the bungalow! Overall we had a very good week here.

    Reviewed by GeoffreySep 2021

  • "We've never left a critical review until now."

    Sue was so helpful before our visit but we had the shock of a basic microwave with big patches of rust and a toaster that didn't look much better. Overgrown garden and one heavy table to move from front to back door was also difficult - put a table at each door? Close to Wells was good but it all needed updating and a deep clean and modern facilities added. Wi fi requests ignored. Would definitely not return.

    Reviewed by ShelaghJul 2021

  • "It was lovely to be greeted by a tray set for tea complete with chocolate cake!"

    The owner was lovely- and even came to do some gardening mid week.

    Reviewed by JosephineJun 2021

  • "Me, my disabled mother and our dogs had a lovely holiday at Goldings."

    The bungalow was really nicely decorated, spacious and spotlessly clean. There is a really nice garden that stretches around the side of the bungalow that our dogs loved. The host Sue is very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. It is located in a quiet and peaceful area, all you can really hear are the birds singing so it is a perfect place to relax. But it is also centrally located for sightseeing, it is a 5 min drive to the historic Wells Cathedral and Bishops Palace, Glastonbury is only 15 minutes drive away and also nearby to many other beautiful Somerset towns and villages. I would highly recommend a holiday at Goldings.

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2021

  • "The house felt very cosy and comfortable, the cleanliness was excellent and the location was perfect for exploring the beautiful city of Wells."

    Even the lack of WiFi was no problem as it meant we got to spend more quality time together as a family. All in all a much needed and wonderful break. Sue was exceptionally helpful and the cake on arrival met with much approval from the children, a lovely personal touch.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2021

  • "The bungalow suited our visit,We were very pleased with it,Welcome touch was a Chocolate cake which was yummy and a chewy bone for the dog which I thought was nice."

    Where the bungalow was situated was good to shops and walks.Liked the Idea of the keysafe. All in all very pleased .

    Reviewed by JudithDec 2020

  • "Very quiet enjoyable area."

    Comfortable bungalow. Wifi would have been useful as mobile phone signal is fairly poor. Good value for money

    Reviewed by AlwynOct 2020

  • "Second time we have stayed here - a lovely bungalow, very comfortable and so handy for Wells."

    The owner left tea, coffee and cake for us which was a delightful surprise for us. The key safe system worked well. The only slight down to anything was nothing that the owner did, but rather a Sykes directive that said all information, books had to be taken away from the house. I can understand the books, but would have thought that local info leaflets could be left in a wipe down plastic folder.

    Reviewed by BrendaOct 2020

  • "Holiday bungalow exceeded expectations, it was in a prime location and was spot on with everything you need home from home."

    WiFi would’ve been a bonus and some smaller glasses for juice the icing on the cake? Minor improvements, otherwise 10/10 Sykes as a company easy online, never able to speak to, even though held for nearly an hour? Wanted clarity as booking confirmation wasn’t as totally booked, 4 adults 1 child and 1 dog just listed as 5 adults?

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2020

  • "It was a good base not far from the main attractions of Wells and Glastonbury."

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2020

  • "Goldings would benefit from WiFi."

    , as enjoyed in other holiday properties we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "The holiday cottage was very comfortable and clean, we were very grateful fore the tea and cake."

    The owner also left us some helpful instructions about how to get into Wells and other local information, such as parking and local markets. The location of the cottage provided us with a good base for exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2020

  • "I have had a lovely time."

    The property was spotlessly clean and had everything I needed. Great location and a wonderful town, very dog friendly and lots of beautiful walks. Wells is a very nice little town, friendly locals and great surroundings. Due to the current safe distance rules I did not get to meet Sue but she ensured I was left all the information I needed and tea, coffee and cake on arrival. Nice touch. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to switch off from the busy life. I know that for most people holiday means going abroad and sit by the pool with a drink, well that isn’t me. There are so many beautiful places in this country to see and explore that we often forget and we don’t feel we had a holiday until we get on a plane. The drive down to Wells took just under 3 hours and the scenery was breathtaking (non motorway). Let’s enjoy this country that has so much to offer and then sit in a paddling pool in your back garden with a drink so you can feel like you’ve had a holiday.

    Reviewed by MonicaAug 2020

  • "This was our second stay in the Goldings and it was everything we expected but unfortunately we arrived when the coronavirus was starting to take hold but the Goldings was a very pleasant retreat from the outside world."

    Reviewed by TonyMar 2020

  • "We enjoyed our stay here."

    The bungalow is clean, comfortable and well equipped. The location is quiet and close to the city. 15 min walk. The garden will be lovely in the summer. We used it as a family get together and specifically chose no WiFi, there was enough 4G to check emails and messages. Sometimes it’s nice to go analogue! Wells is a beautiful city, this was our first visit for 20 years, it was good to be so close without having the bother of car parking.

    Reviewed by DebbieFeb 2020

  • "This is our 2nd stay a Goldings and always clean, tidy and warm on arrival (in winter) The welcoming cake, milk, tea, coffee and sugar is always appreciated."

    Great quiet location with a 10 minute walk into the centre of Wells.

    Reviewed by TracyFeb 2020

  • "I stayed with both my teenage children over their exam week."

    Goldings was perfect. It is in a very quiet location, is very well equipped with everything you needed to make it a comfortable stay and is in walking distance to the city centre. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by GabrielaJan 2020

  • "Superb location and very accommodating host"

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2019

  • "Good location and good accommodation."

    The owner was very helpful and did a great welcome pack. Things that would have made it even better are less creaky mattresses and new pillows. Also a standard lamp or up-lighter in the sitting room to make it a bit more cosy. The lack or WiFi was really irritating (especially given how many people have already commented on it). We obviously had to pay for data as we were there for a fortnight and even the 3G signal was very variable. Overall however, it is good accommodation in a good location. The fact that we could take our dogs was also very important.

    Reviewed by HughNov 2019

  • "Would like Wi Fi."

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "Generally ok, but a dish washer, WiFi, and sharp knives would have been helpful."

    Reviewed by RogerAug 2019

  • "Lovely bungalow in great location."

    Very comfortable. Tourist pack is great giving information on places to visit and how to walk into Wells. Tea and cake on arrival is very nice. I would definitely suggest a mirror in each bedroom to be able to dry hair. Also a dvd player would be great for the evenings.

    Reviewed by BeverleyAug 2019

  • "Nice comfortable bungalow."

    Everything needed had been thought of by the owner. coffee and cake on arrival was a nice touch. Wells, Somerset is a lovely City. Everything is close by within walking distance or a very short drive. Lots of things to do and fabulous shops. The fact that everywhere we went was dog friendly, was a major bonus for us. The only thing I would recommend, is that there is some form of broadband/wifi, especially for a family break with teenagers, as you are not going to be out 24/7 and there were times we needed access to the internet. The people of Wells are most friendly and very welcoming. We very much enjoyed our stay and would definitely like to return in the future. stayed July 2019.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2019

  • "The bungalow was clean, spacious and comfortable."

    Sue greeted us with tea and cake and left us plenty of information about Wells and the surrounding area. Goldings is a 15 min walk to Wells and there are a number of supermarkets close by. Both the cathedral and the Bishops Palace are beautiful and Milton Lodge is a hidden gem with a fantastic view of the cathedral. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2019

  • "The bungalow was very clean and comfortable and situated a quiet area and easy reach of all the places of interest."

    Reviewed by TonyJan 2019

  • "Goldings is a comfortable, excellently located bungalow and the owner, Sue, was very helpful and approachable, being able to contact her even over Christmas."

    Wells is a very nice city with a beautiful cathedral, all easily accessible on foot from the bungalow, with an easy to follow short cut route laid out in the accommodation's details. Cake and tea on arrival was a nice touch

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2018

  • "Our stay was in early December, and understandably the bungalow was cold when we arrived."

    We were kindly greeted by the owner and shown around, given suggestions of where to visit etc etc The chocolate cake was a very welcoming treat. The bungalow soon heated up, and was very comfortable for the rest of our stay. The area is quiet. The cottage is within walking distance of the centre of Wells, though we chose to drive and park at Waitrose. We will return in the warmer months to look at the Cathedral grounds and park in all its beauty. The Cathedral itself is superb. The outlet village st Street near Glastonbury is huge. We also benefitted from Christmas markets in Bath - our first visit to Bath. I'm glad we decided to use the park and ride. Free parking and bus passes made the travelling free too. We will need to go to Bath again when we revsisit Wells. All in all, a very comforatble stay for a long weekend in the first week of Advent.

    Reviewed by TerryNov 2018

  • "Lovely cake, tea and coffee on arrival."

    Area is nice and quiet and garden enclosed so great for the dog. Easy 10-15 min walk into the City. Bungalow was more that we expected clean tidy and warm. The folder with details about the area (even telling you way to walk into town was helpful) lots of ideas on places to visit in and around Wells is such a good idea for newbies to the area.

    Reviewed by TracyNov 2018

  • "A lovely bungalow which was equipped with everything you would need for a enjoyable holiday."

    It was a 10 minute walk to the city centre. The owner was extremely helpful, leaving lots of information about the local area and had cake and tea facilities waiting for us after our long journey

    Reviewed by LynneAug 2018

  • "Very clean, comfortable and well located bungalow- in a quiet cul-de-sac, a short walk into Wells."

    We found everything we needed in the bungalow and particularly enjoyed relaxing/playing in the sunny garden. Wells has lots to offer in terms of attractions and places to eat and drink, and we also enjoyed visiting Cheddar Gorge and the Somerset Levels. The owner was very welcoming and quick to respond to queries, and we hope to stay there again.

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2018

  • "Several little things that could improve the comfort of Goldings - I think I read about them in previous reports."

    Having a young person with us, it needs to provide WIFI. A coat stand or coat hooks in the hall would be very useful, as would a shelf for shower bottles. It catered for five and there was exactly five of everything in the kitchen, a few extra spares would be useful. It stated that it was five minutes walk into the town. At 80, I found it was an uphill walk and took a bit longer than that! It was clean and warm but just needed a bit of tweaking!! We did enjoy our stay despite everything and our dealings with Sykes was very good and would use them again.

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2018

  • "We enjoyed a very pleasant 3 day break at Goldings and found the bungalow had everything that we needed."

    Plenty of interesting places to visit nearby such as Wells cathedral and several N.T. properties.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2018

  • "Great location."

    Excellent accommodation for a family (no WiFi but they survived! ) Great that dog can come. Sue (owner) left us a great Christmas Tree which was very thoughtful. And welcome pack. Would definitely recommend as a great holiday base to visit beautiful Wells and Somerset.

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2017

  • "One of those locations where nobody had obviously lived in property."

    ie no hooks on bathroom door, minimal kitchen equipment etc - adequate but just missing the extra touch. The provisions left thoughtful though - tea, coffee, cake, milk and salt, pepper, vinegar etc, washing up supplies good. Perfectly OK for 3 nights, bit minimal for a week. Good value for money though

    Reviewed by JenniferNov 2017

  • "The owner was very friendly and most helpful, explaining to us how to find interesting places to visit, shops, etc."

    We booked on the day and she made sure everything was ready for us and waited for us to arrive quite late!

    Reviewed by AlexandraOct 2017

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The property

A detached modern bungalow with 3 bedrooms located in a quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance of the historic centre of Wells and the Wells Leisure Centre.

Ideally situated to enjoy all the local amenities and even further afield, making this holiday accommodation ideal for families or groups of friends to get together.

This cottage is nicely-presented with a spacious sitting room with a comfortable sofa and armchairs, making it a great place to relax after a full day out and about exploring the area.

The kitchen is well-equipped with everything needed to prepare some lovely home-cooked meals.

There are three nicely-presented bedrooms with the extra flexibility of a zip/link bed and a small double as well as a separate bathroom.

Outside there is a lawned garden to the side and rear of the cottage, making a great place for the kids to let off some steam or even some alfresco dining.

There is much to see in Wells including the magnificent Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace, home of the Bishops of Bath and Wells for over 800 years.

The Vicars Close is the oldest residential street in Europe.

Street markets are held on the Market Place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Enjoy a day in neighbouring Glastonbury visiting the Abbey, climbing the famous Tor or browsing in Glastonbury's quirky alternative shops.

Go walking on the fabulous Mendip Hills.

Discover the caves in Cheddar or at Wookey Hole.

Be astounded by the stunning geological features of the Mendips, Cheddar Gorge, Burrington Combe or Ebbor Gorge.

Take a cycling tour of the low-lying Peat Moors area.

Visit the famous wetland nature reserves on the Peat Moors, habitat of the Booming Bitterns and the Great White Egret.

From November to February you can experience the sight of hundreds of thousands of starlings going to roost at sunset.

Take a trip to Clarks Village in Street where you can shop to your heart's content in the designer outlets.

Further afield is the Roman City of Bath which is famous for its Abbey and the Roman Spa Baths.

Spend time at the seaside at Burnham-on-Sea or at Berrow and Brean where there is a six-mile long stretch of sand.

For something different you can immerse yourself in Somerset's markets culture, indulging yourself with artisan food, antiques, vintage and retro wares, hand-made ceramics, glass and artworks.

Whatever you decide to do, the cottage will be an ideal place to enjoy a great holiday at any time of the year.


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request), 1 x 4ft double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave,fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview.Wifi Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden with paved covered area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 15 mins walk.

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About the location


Coxley 2 miles; Shepton Mallet 6 miles; Glastonbury 6 miles; Cheddar 9 miles.

Wells, England’s smallest city, is named after the springs which still bubble up today in the grounds of its splendid Bishop's Palace with its famous moat. Adjacent is the beautiful 12th century cathedral situated within a most attractive cathedral close and green. Nearby, Vicars Close is home to the oldest complete medieval street in Europe, and the quaint market square offers an array of interesting shops, boutiques and restaurants, and a colourful twice-weekly market. The surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides a wealth of scenic footpaths and rugged landscapes, and is a superb base for caving and rock climbing, and for road, biking and mountain biking. Nearby are the attractions of Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves, both offering great days out. The picturesque Somerset Levels, as well as mystical Glastonbury are also situated an easy drive away. The beautiful city of Bath, with its Roman Baths, Thermae Bath Spa, The Theatre Royal and wonderful shops, is under 30 miles away, as is the vibrant city of Bristol, which boasts a multitude of attractions, including The Zoo, Theatres, the Aquarium, the Arnol Fini Art Gallery and many more. All in all, this beautiful city makes a convenient and ideal touring base. With so much to see and do, there is something to keep everyone entertained!

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  • Last minute
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