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“A perfect country stay! Do the farm tour!”
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Withy Mills Farm
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“A perfect country stay! Do the farm tour!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We were looking for an easy break in the country with our 3 month old and Withy Mills did not disappoint. We were booked in to Wharfingers Cottage with lovely underfloor heating and a log burning stove. The kitchen was very well equipped and, as did all the cottages, had super views across the rolling countryside. Had the weather been better, we would have loved to have sat outside and watch the sunset with a glass of wine but instead we made do with cosy nights in front of the fire.

The farm is in an excellent location. We had great days out at the races (Bath), shopping (Street outlet centre), waling in Eber (?) Gorge, exploring farm shops and walks. We also went to Longleat which was brilliant and again, just 30 minutes away. Debbie and Tom gave us a real insight into the runnings of the dairy farm and I would highly recommend asking for a little tour.

Top tip - if going with a baby, take some nice rugs for baby to lie on. The heated flagstone flooring is lovely but a little hard for small people.

Just be aware that the track leading to the farm really is quite bumpy so be careful unless youre in a 4x4!

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Withy Mills for a Valentine's weekend and as a base for exploring the surrounding area. Despite arriving in some of the worst British storms in recent years we were given a warm welcome from Debbie and there was a delightful plate of scones waiting for us. The cottage has stunning views and is a very good size with all the facilities you could want. We visited Bath on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed a visit to the Pump Rooms but we were so happy with the cottage we stayed there throughout Sunday and walked the local area. The wood burner is a treat on a cold night and the large bath adds to the luxury. We also enjoyed a very tasty curry from the restaurant in Camerton and would highly recommend. Can't wait to go back soon!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Whipple Tree Cotage at Withy Mills Farm is ideal for a couple or small family. Absolutely everything is provided in this cosy, comfortable and very clean holiday home. The warm scones on arrival, the generous supply of tea, coffee, etc and the huge basket of logs for the woodburner, all help to make for a very warm welcome. The cottage is tastefully furnished and decorated; bedding and towels are top quality. This is a great find and we will be recommending to our friends.

Room Tip: All cottages have lovely views over open fields.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Located in a village Timsbury Bottom, a few miles away from Bath, Withy Mills Farm offers accommodation of a high standard.

The cottage (Engine House) is beautiful, with tasteful décor and good-quality equipment and nice bathroom. We had everything that we needed and yummy scones were waiting for us on our arrival, which was lovely.

I got engaged there so I will always keep warm memories of Withy Mills Farm. Would love to go back there one day.

Room Tip: I stayed there with my fiancée and the Engine House seemed to be perfect for one or two couples.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the Engine House. Was absolutely lovely place with a great fire, and really warm during winter nights. The cottage is very well equipped with all the mod cons you expect and at the same time it has a really nice character feel to the accommodation. Also cannot speak highly enough of Debbie who went above and beyond my expectations for customer service. The location is great too, just a few minutes drive to Bath but still in a quiet, beautiful and tranquil location.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

We didn't want to stay in Bath or Bristol so this was perfect.

LOCATION: Just outside a large village called Timsbury Bottom. I wouldn't say that the village is particularly attractive as it has a mismatch of houses including ugly 70s ones. It does have two local shops including a Co-op with parking behind. I did set my Sat Nav to Co op Timsbury Bottom so that I didn't get lost getting there.

The cottages are 5 miles from Bath so we used the cottage as a base to drive towards Bath (using the Sat Nav again) which took us passed Odd Down Park&Ride where we parked the car and got a bus into the centre of Bath (£3.20 each mid-week, £2.50 weekend - you pay on the bus)

The Sat Nav was used to get to the cottage and it did indeed; bringing us to the turning with Withy Mills Farm sign and a drive down a pot holed one track road. The only improvement, apart from the track, would be a sign as to where to park when you arrived as it is either straight on in front of the cottages or a right turn and I think lots of different people arrived in their cars at the same time and we all got it wrong.

You will however, go WOW as the cottages are nestled in a lovely area.

THE COTTAGES: There are three cottages in one line (Engine House - the smallest, Wharfinger - middle one and Whippletree cottage - the biggest at the end)

I think the thing to say is that the cottage inside and outside look like the website photos ( I have been to many cottages where the cottage is a tatty run down version of the glossy website photos but not here.)

WHIPPLETREE COTTAGE: We loved this. It has a wood burning stove, fridge, dishwasher, hairdryer and tea/coffee/sugar is provided. There are two rooms, one of the Mezzanine level upstairs and one on the ground floor (it can be either a twin or a double). There is one shower room with an electric shower and a TV/DVD machine so bring some films along to watch.

The front of the cottages overlook the farmhouse and courtyard (and chickens!) and the rear over fields. Each cottage has a terrace area where you can sit outside with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down.

A basket of wood is provided with the wood burning stove and another can be purchased for £5. You can also buy the farm eggs. We missed the farm tour so organise this well in advance not on the day as we tried to do as the farmer was out. The scones and cream on arrival are very welcomed.

It is very very quiet - although the other two cottages were occupied we didn't hear a thing. We loved it so thanks.

Room Tip: Whippletree is the largest cottage
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

We booked the engine house for a weekend break for our tenth wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. The cottage was beautiful, well thought out and with everything you could need. Nice touch was the scones, jam and cream provided there waiting for us. Loved the mezzanine level bedroom and the enormous bed was amazing! Free wifi and lots of info on the surrounding area provided. Unfortunately I had just fractured my elbow and had a large cast on so we were unable to do many of the activities we had planned - this just meant we spent more time relaxing at the cottage :) we lit the wood burner every day - not because it was cold, just because we loved the idea of it! Went to the King William pub for Sunday lunch as recommended by Debbie which was very nice. Highlight for somewhere to eat though was Sotto Sotto in Bath - book well ahead though! All in all we loved it here and have already recommended it to friends.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Withy Mills Farm
Address: Timsbury Bottom, Timsbury, Bath, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath > Timsbury
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Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Timsbury
Number of rooms: 4
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Withy Mills Farm Timsbury, Bath, Somerset

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