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Strawberry Stables

(Ref. 1049622)

Iwood near Congresbury, Somerset Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "I really enjoyed my stay at Strawberry Stables."

    Quiet and peaceful. You can hear the planes from Bristol Airport but they are not intrusive. I good place to access Somerset and beyond. The Stables is well equipped and has everything you need to enjoy your stay

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jun 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a great area with plenty of places to visit."

    The cottage was clean and very comfy and suited our young family perfectly. The only slight negative was that all the grounds were covered with CCTV, we felt we should of been made aware of this and what would happen with the images recorded before booking. We would definitely recommend and hope to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7May 2024

  • "The property was lovely, and spacious in a quiet location."

    It is in a location that is near to most of the attractions we wanted to visit, which was nice to only have around half an hour drive or less to Bristol, Wookey Hole. Weston-super-Mare. The only thing we found slightly negative and that is down to personal preference was the beds. The mattresses were soft and made boing sound, when you moved or turned over, and you could feel the springs. As I said its personal preference. The weather was nice one day and we went to use the retractable washing line. It didn't work and wouldn't pull out.which would have been nice to use and a nice touch. So we used the clothes airer, but when we got back from our day out it had blown over. Scattering all the washing across the property. Could the owner fix or replace the washing line. Overall, we had a lovely time and would love to return sometime in the future.

    Good Morning Keith, Thank you for your feedback, as you can see from our recent feedbacks we have changed the mattresses on the 13th april. We have also now replaced the washing line. We can only apologise for these issues and hope to see you in the future. Many Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Apr 2024

  • "Good location for visiting Somerset locations."

    Nice cosy lodge, however we found as in a previous review that the mattresses on the beds need replacing. They are not very comfortable and this is the only property that we have stayed in where mattress protectors and pillow protectors are not used.

    Hi Christine thanks for your feedback. We did renew the mattresses when we had the feedback from other customers, however as the mattresses still seem to be an issue we have now changed for a totally different mattress which were changed on the 13th April. We have also put mattress protectors on. We hope to see you in the future. Many Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine3.4Mar 2024

  • "The owners were very responsive when there was a slight problem with water."

    Lovely cottage would highly recommend. Beautiful bathrooms, the beds could do with updating that’s the only niggle, everything else was lovely. Thank you

    Hi Emma thanks for your feedback. We did renew the mattresses when we had the feedback from other customers, however as the mattresses still seem to be an issue we have now changed for a totally different mattress which were changed on the 13th April. We hope to see you in the future. Many Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage is in a great location, lovely and quiet!"

    For me though the mattresses need to be changed, so does the bed linen, they are not good quality and the towels were so old - it’s so important to get that bit as right as possible. Maybe add a cafetière to the kitchen and complimentary tea, coffee and milk? I feel the cost of our stay could have covered that. But it has great potential! We came in Feb so couldn’t use the patio area - I could see us using that for bbq etc as it was lovely! Hope the feedback is ok, we did enjoy our stay and would recommend the cottage to others! Thank you

    Hi Thelmar we have taken your feedback on board and have made a few changes to the property. We hope to see you in the future Many Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thelmar4.1Feb 2024

  • "This cottage was so lovely - warm and clean when we arrived - it was in a good state of repair and we did not have any major problems and did not have to contact anyone during our visit - I would highly recommend this location as a place to visit bath - Weston super mare and Bristol."

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Jan 2024

  • "We absolutely loved our 4 night stay at Strawberry Stables!"

    The property was just beautiful and very clean. The beds were all very comfortable and they had new mattresses. They were so comfortable we didn't want to get up in the morning!! The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed and we particularly liked the modern bathroom, en suite and underfloor heating. It is evident that the owners have put their heart and soul into Strawberry Stables and they were so helpful. We can't wait to return in the spring!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2023

  • "Strawberry stables is set in a beautiful area just outside Congresbury where there are some local shops and pubs."

    The local chip shop is definitely worth a visit. The stables was great for our needs as we had my elderly parents with us, my mum could easily get about with her walking aid due to the layout. The stables was underfloor heated and was always cosy and warm. I do agree with previous comments on the need to replace the mattresses, and bedding has seen better days. Plenty of towels were provided, but they could also do with replacing. We have stayed in many cottages and a welcome pack of tea coffee and milk is usually provided, lucky we had brought our own , but could be a good idea for the owners.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.4Oct 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage with lots to do and see in the surrounding area the cottage more than met our expectations and we will definitely look to return again very soon."

    If there's anything that could be improved maybe upgrade to the sofa and chairs which are maybe looking a little tired now ? But on the whole it's one of the best cottages we've stayed in

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Oct 2023

  • "On the positive side it was lovely and quiet, easy reach of main attractions and very well equipped."

    On the Downside a decent side sink in en-suite would be good even if the the shower was removed to make room

    Reviewed by George4.7Sep 2023

  • "A great place to stay."

    Will (the owner) was very helpful when we had a minor issue (battery expired in the entrance gate fob).The place is spacious and was clean upon arrival. Good WiFi witrh decent speeds and we were able to stream Netflix,Prime without any issues. The place has underfloor heating (heat pump) and was comfortable in September.The showers had good pressure and worked well. The place is located about 100yds off a main road , so it was easy to get too, but still quiet.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Sep 2023

  • "The beds need to be upgraded mattresses too small for the beds no mattress covers or toppers."

    The en-suite basin was so small the size of a size 5 shoe box, the seal on the shower leaked also toilet seat was loose the cushions for the outside seating were concealed under a bed and difficult to get out The front door was difficult to unlock and needed the help of owner to undo. bald patches on the leather chair cobwebs in the main bathroom The property is not over priced for the condition and amenities. kitchen need more cleaning material and a 2 slice toaster for 6 persons is not acceptable

    Reviewed by Maureen J2.2Sep 2023

  • "Ensuite bedroom needs a proper double mattress ."

    .not 2 singles ..uncomfortable..only small wardrobe in thus room suggest chest of drawers would help..no instructions for cooker microwave washing machine or dishwasher..would be useful..shower very slippy mats would be useful.. Now positives lovely quiet location ..private ..lots to see and do nearby ..accommodation good size for our party of 6

    Reviewed by Maria4.1Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic place to stay."

    The property was exceptionally clean and very spacious. It had everything we needed and would definitely book again. It was lovely and quiet which is what we wanted. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Vincent4.7Jul 2023

  • "Nice property."

    Pros: smart TVs in all bedrooms. Great kitchen. My lads loved the electric chair. Great to have the bifold doors. Nice reclining chairs outside. Cons: Mattresses need updating. 2 singles mattresses making double in en-suite. En-suite basin very small. We all used the main bathroom sink. Having hooks on the backs of door for towels/coat would be useful. Ceiling in living room need attention as they’re a couple of long cracks. Makes it look unloved :(. Maybe time to update one of the recliners, it’s been well used. Overall a nice property that is situated on a quiet road with horses in the back field. Easy access from M5 and plenty to do. Cheddar Gorge, SSGreat Britain (in clean air zone area, so check your vehicle), Mendip activity centre etc.

    Reviewed by Ivan3.8Jul 2023

  • "AN AMAZING PROPERTY IN A BEAUTIFUL LOCATION WITH EASY ACCESS TO SURROUNDING AREAS."

    THE OWNER SHOULD BE PROUD OF HIMSELF HE HAS DONE A BRILLIANT JOB WITH THE PLACE, MET THE GENTLEMAN WHILST ON OUR WAY OUT FOR THE DAY WHERE HE ASKED IF ANYTHING WAS NEEDED?, ‘WE REPLIED JUST A COUPLE OF SUN LOUNGERS TO LIE ON AND ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER’, WE RETURNED LATER THAT DAY TO FIND THE SUN LOUNGERS ON THE PATIO, THERE WAS NOTHING HE WOULD NOT HAVE DONE TO MAKE OUR STAY MEMORABLE, WHICH IT MOST CERTAINLY WAS. A TOTAL REST WAS THE IDEA BEHIND THE HOLIDAY WHICH CERTAINLY DID THE TRICK. WE LOOK FORWARD TO COMING BACK AGAIN. THANK YOU

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property in a peaceful location, with lots of places of interest to visit close by."

    The accommodation was spacious & comfortable & the bifold doors are a fantastic feature. Only niggles would be that the bathroom & shower room could do with some hooks on the back of the doors to hang towels. There was also a slight unpleasant odour in the shower room. However, we very much enjoyed our stay & would visit again.

    Reviewed by Teresa4.7May 2023

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Good location for coast and country. Good Access to motorways for return home. Owners quick to respond to queries and very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful property in lovely location."

    We did have a problem logging in to WFI which was soon sorted by the very pleasant owner. We had noticed birds flying in & out of a box on the fence & later realised it was a container for smokers cigarette butts. Have left a note on the fence to make smokers aware that there is a nest inside. Altogether a lovely holiday close to many tourist attractions. Janet

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful property, would highly recommend and we would defiantly come back."

    If I had to say anything negative { and it is trivial } the mattresses are a bit worn and ready for replacement, and maybe a bit more information on what can and cannot be recycled. Thankyou for a lovely stay !!

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed our short break at Strawberry Stables."

    Good location to visit many of the attractions Somerset has to offer. We went to the coast, Wells and Glastonbury as well as Cheddar Gorge. Although the weather wasnt kind to us, as it was very cold and wintery,the property was lovely and warm and comfortable. NB regarding the directions to the property, it is about only 1/4mile on the right down the lane. Hope this helps.

    Reviewed by Milly4.4Mar 2023

  • "Spacious and well appointed property."

    Exactly as described, one of the best holiday properties we have stayed at. Will and his wife were lovely, called in to make sure everything was ok and sorted out a small problem with a connection to the tv for us.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Dec 2022

  • "Brilliant cottage in a great area, very peaceful and very well furnished."

    Owner visited once and was very friendly and was happy to answer questions. Highly recommended :)

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in a beautiful and quiet area in a fantastic house with all the facilities you need and more, would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Juliana5.0Nov 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Strawberry Stables."

    It was very clean and bright with the big windows. The house was very warm and the beds very comfy (we prefer them soft so suited us perfectly). It has everything you need and Tesco deliver to the door. It is in a very quiet location but close enough to lots of attractions and places to visit. We went to Glastonbury, Brean Down, Weston-super-Mare, Bristol, Clevedon, Cheddar Gorge and Wells. You can then relax in the lovely reclining chairs at the end of the day. We would highly recommend Strawberry Stables and hope to go back again sometime.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent property lovely and peaceful and a superb location, having the livestock in the paddock next to the property really helps you relax and unwind from the stress of normal life."

    Yes there are a few things that could be done to make the cottage a little better but overall a wonderful experience.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Oct 2022

  • "This was a lovely cottage with lots of room."

    Well situated. We had hot weather and the house was hot, and due to location on a farm there were a lot of flies which can’t be helped and not a criticism of the cottage. However fans are supplied so that was excellent. Towels supplied but could have been a bit larger. Very comfy, especially the beds and very spacious. TV remote a bit iffy.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Jul 2022

  • "Strawberry Stables is in a lovely location."

    The property had a lot of nice features but some items spoilt its rating. The mattresses on the beds need replacing and better quality bedding is needed. The towels were in short supply and poor quality. The flooring in the bathrooms was always covered in fluff from the towels. Adding some coat hooks would be very useful.

    Reviewed by Pauline3.8Jun 2022

  • "The key instructions that you sent us were wrong."

    We decided to try the key safe code to open the gate and fortunately it did. There was a key fob for the gate but no instructions for its use were provided. In fact we were not sure what the key fob looked like. There was no instructions for the kitchen appliances, we never got the microwave to work. Again there were no instructions for the TV, etc. The reception was not great. Programmes kept breaking up. There was no sign of an outside aerial. There was only one bedside light for 3 bedrooms and only one bedroom had a mirror. There was a shortage of storage in the bedrooms. The cleanliness was not great, especially of some of the cooking equipment. The bed linen was not of great quality. The bath and shower were slippery when in use, safety mats should be provided. The instructions on what to do with the rubbish and recycling was non-existent. There was no visitors book to pass on any recommendations for restaurants and places to visit. It was very disconcerting to see 2 very large and long cracks running the length of the living room ceiling. Having said all that, it is in a wonderful location. Very quiet and peaceful with some lovely sunsets and lots of bird song. It could be made into a really top class property with attention to these details. It is shown as 5 ticks, currently we would not rate it as that.

    Reviewed by John2.8Apr 2022

  • "Loved our week there, everything you need for a quiet relaxing break and perfect ..."

    Loved our week there, everything you need for a quiet relaxing break and perfect for a disabled person who has difficulty breathing and walking, children loved watching the rabbits in the field

    Reviewed by Val5.0Apr 2022

  • "Overall very nice."

    Would have been good to have some coat hooks. We prefer firmer beds and thinner pillows but that is a personal choice.

    Reviewed by John4.1Apr 2022

  • "Lovely stay that really suited our requirements."

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8Mar 2022

  • "Booked for 12 nights over the new year."

    Lovely private property located in a beautiful setting with plenty of walks. Close to Bristol, Weston, Cheddar, so lots to do in any direction. Nice spacious rooms. Great open plan family space. Pet free zone which was a bonus for us as 2 of our party are allergic to animal fur. Very friendly host. Thanks for a relaxing and comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Alex4.7Dec 2021

  • "Overall Good."

    Reviewed by Uma4.7Dec 2021

  • "The stay here at Strawberry Stables was perfect and needed for a quiet environment, great location with everything close by ( a car is a definite requirement ), equipped with that home feel, safe and private."

    Had a great welcome by the owners .. who don’t don’t bother you at all unless you contact them and that was only for a change of towel supply.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Nov 2021

  • "Enjoyed a lovely holiday, Fantastic location and facilities."

    Reviewed by Desmond5.0Oct 2021

  • "We all really enjoyed our stay in Strawberry Stables, the owners were very helpful and friendly and the house is well equipped and comfortable."

    We would recommend jt anyone.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2021

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size with TV's, 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Air source heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 4 x TV's, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample private driveway parking
  • Enclosed garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 1.2 miles

The property

Congresbury 1.9 miles.

Perched in the quaint area of Iwood near Congresbury in Bristol, is this delightful, detached bungalow, Strawberry Stables.

All-ground-floor and sleeping up to six guests, Strawberry Stables is a charming dwelling for a getaway to Bristol, enjoying a private gated entrance, an enclosed garden and in close proximity to the seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare and the city of Bristol.

Take your pick of car parking spaces on the ample private driveway, before unloading your bags with ease.

Step into the open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area, where you can look forward to whipping up delicious homemade treats for your guests as they uncork a bottle of wine and set the dining table.

After a tasty meal, retire to the plush sofa in the sitting room, where you can put your feet up and relax whilst enjoying your favourite film on the TV.

Catch your rest in one of three king-size bedrooms, all of which have their own TV, ideal for those lazy mornings.

Kick-start your day with a refreshing shower, before joining your guests for a morning coffee in the enclosed garden.

Grab your walking boots and head to the nearby village of Congresbury, where you will find a good selection of pubs and restaurants offering scrumptious meals and local ales, well-stocked convenience stores, a cricket club, the North Somerset Birds of Prey Centre and Cadbury Hill.

Enjoy a stroll up the scenic hilltop which boasts a delightful array of walking trails, fantastic views of the countryside and the impressive Iron Age Cadbury Hill Fort.

Just a short drive away are the Mendip Hills – Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can explore hidden caves, enjoy climbing, or take the Cheddar Gorge Walk Path to the famous Cheddar Gorge where you can wander through the cathedral-like caves and soak up the many years of history.

For your guests who are looking for more relaxation, head to Weston-Super-Mare, where you can enjoy relaxing on the sands of the glorious beach, paddling in the shores, or a leisurely stroll to the Grand Pier which houses indoor rides, arcades, and a tearoom.

Just a little further is the thriving city of Bristol, where you can enjoy superb views from the Clifton Suspension Bridge viewpoint, spend a day at the Bristol Zoo Gardens or Bristol Aquarium, delve into history at the Bristol Cathedral or revel in the picturesque delights of the marina.

Offering the perfect home-away-from-home base in Bristol, choose Strawberry Stables.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location

CONGRESBURY

Mendip Hills AONB 3.5 miles; Weston-super-Mare 8 miles; Bristol 12 miles.

Congresbury is a village and civil parish resting in Somerset, England. Discover a selection of pubs and restaurants for some fine food options and real ale, as well as many independent shops and supermarkets for your amenities. Situated close to the thriving seaside town of Weston-super-Mere and the city of Bristol for a range of tourist attractions. Bristol offers many historical hot spots, including Victorian The Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and Brunel's SS Great Britain, all well-worth exploring. You are within reach of some lovely white sandy beaches for those lazy afternoons sunbathing, or take the opportunity to try your hand at some watersports. A charming base for exploring the country and coast of Somerset.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas