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“Idyllic”
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Detached natural stone built cottage with oak porch
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Detached natural stone built cottage with oak porch
Lounge with inglenook fireplace incorporating a log burning stove Open plan lounge
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Very good
25 reviews
Detached natural stone built cottage with oak porch
Lounge with inglenook fireplace incorporating a log burning stove
Open plan lounge
and dining area
Kitchen
Double sofa bed in lounge
En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Main family bathroom
Family bathroom
Bedroom 3 - bunk beds
Bedroom 3
Lounge patio doors overlooking countryside
Ample parking for 3 cars
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Bath, Somerset, England

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Very good - based on 25 reviews
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Mohsen S
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“comfortable cottage in pretty rural setting unsuitable for children or a short stay”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed for three nights with our daughter and three grandchildren. The cottage was small but comfortable. The kitchen adequate but rather rudimentary with a tiny fridge. Bedrooms with lots of storage but little space to move. Small garden with lots of broken toys but with a lovely view over the fields. Few issues are worth commenting. Vacating time is 10 am and is non-negotiable – we tried. What with the 4 pm clock-out time short stays become rather expensive. Secondly you have to cross the A36 to get to the Red Lion, the wonderful Mill-at-Rode and the nearest shop in Rode. With a queue of cars coming at speed in both directions round a blind bend over a hill, paying little attention to the reddened road surface and slow down signs, it was a truly scary experience crossing with three small children. Try the Mill-at-Rode if you go – excellent, generous and not too dear.

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Liked best: Beautiful countryside
Liked least: Crossing A36 on foot
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
2 Sep 2015
Thank you for your comments and once again I apologise for being unable to allow you to check out later than 10am but as we explained we did need to prepare the cottage for our next guests. On the plus side you were able to negotiate getting into the cottage two hours early on your first day. I am sorry that you found the fridge inadequate but it is a standard sized. Sometimes the road can be busy as it is the main route to Bath but as no one else has commented on this I assume that they didn't experience too many difficulties.
I do hope you enjoyed your stay despite your difficulties.
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HelenaPat...
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
“Idyllic”
Reviewed 6 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I booked this cottage as a place to celebrate a friend's birthday, and was therefore a bit concerned about whether she'd like it on arrival - I shouldn't have worried, she and everyone else loved it! (I felt very smug being congratulated on my good choice.) It was much brighter and lighter in reality than I think the photos suggest, seeming a little more modern and airier than I expected, especially from some of the other reviews. The living area upstairs was a perfect place to sit and chat until the wee hours, especially with the sofa bed pulled out for maximum comfort, and there's a lovely breakfast table that we could all sit round and eat pancakes on Sunday morning. The bathrooms are lovely too - one room has an ensuite with a bath and shower attachment, but there's a separate bathroom with a proper stand-up shower, and despite there being 7 of us we didn't have any problems regarding hot water! Overall the cottage has such beautiful character, with the wooden beams and the gorgeous beds, that I'm not sure how anyone could fail to resist its charms.

Everything was set up perfectly for our arrival, and although we didn't meet anyone either on check-in or check-out (keys were left for us, and then we put them in the box) it was all really clearly explained and we didn't have any issues with finding linen, using the shower, cooking in the kitchen... any of those usual things that can be a bit of an issue. Also, I left a necklace and the owner kindly had it posted back to me, so I'm not sure how much more helpful you can be!

Regarding location, it was very easy to find by car and quite convenient regarding Bath and other local places - we had a bit of an issue finding a taxi company willing to take us into Bath on Saturday night (but then, there were 7 of us) and eventually got one for £40 each way, which wasn't too bad. Bath itself is beautiful and has a surprising number of lovely, underground cocktail places - quite a find! We spent the Sunday at Longleat, which was only about 15 minutes away by car, and had a wonderful time there despite the rain, though it was good to come back to such a cosy place and relax afterwards.

Overall we had an excellent time in Woolverton and all have very fond memories of staying at the cottage. Thank you!

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Liked best: The large living room, which was a wonderful mix of cosy yet spacious.
Liked least: The kitchen was a little small with an electric hob and not a huge variety of utensils, but considering it's a traditional, cottage property that's pretty understandable!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
6 Aug 2015
Thank you very much for that comment Helena. It is very important to us that guests are comfortable and enjoy their visit. I was quite envious at the chatting til the early hours. That is what life is about!
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839kate
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed 8 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

went on a weekend trip with 7 friends to celebrate my birthday, and the cottage is wonderful. Very quaint, the pictures don't do it justice. Looks out onto the countryside and there is a BBQ and is very close to Bath and a walk behind the Red Lion Pub which will take you to The Mill which is lovely for a drink.

Would definitely come again.

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Mike B
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Perfect”
Reviewed 6 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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person found this review helpful

Lovely cottage scoring a whopping 10/10 on the cozy-o-meter. Well located for access to Bath, Frome, Glastonbury, and the 24 hour service station just down the road.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Jan 2015
Thank you for your lovely review I am so pleased it was the chill place you needed
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KittyandM...
Golden, Colorado
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Absolutely perfect”
Reviewed 3 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Outside it was pouring rain and bone-chilling cold, inside Ivy Cottage no one cared about the weather!!! We were there with our 4 "20-something " children for 3 nights. Ivy Cottage is warm, charming, rustic in feeling but not in function.. The kitchen is well appointed making evenings "in" - playing cards by the fire and eating homemade soup very easy and fun. Good showers and comfy beds with big soft comforters made it a great place for rest and recharging. It is a 15 -20 minute drive
to get to Bath through utterly charming countryside. There is a pub that is walking distance, we found a few quainter ones within a 10 minute drive. Ivy Cottage was better than I thought it could be!!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Dec 2014
Thank you do much for your lovely comments Catherine.i am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. That's what it's all about isn't it. Relaxing time with your family is so important. Your description almost made me wish for rain lol
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sunsearch...
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Rustic country charm.”
Reviewed 21 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Only stayed here for a few nights but what a great time we had. If your looking for a private retreat away from it all then this is exactly the place for you. Be warned though, it is very rustic, not unclean by any means, but very well worn shall we say which all adds to the character and feel of the whole place. We stayed here during November and if cozy nights in front of a log fire are what you are after then definitely give this place a good look. There was always someone on hand to answer any questions that we had which was most appreciated.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Karen L
Sydney
1 review
“We love Ivy cottage”
Reviewed 26 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

What a fabulous house in a fabulous location. So cosy and welcoming with everything you need! Loved the fire place, loved the beds, loved the quaint front gate!! Don't ever change a thing!!! Thanks for a fabulous first taste of England!!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Nov 2014
THANKS FOR YOUR REVIEW IT REALLY IS APPRECIATED
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