We have just come back from a wonderful mid-week break at Church Farm cottages. The cottages have been converted really well and offer an excellent base for exploring a beautiful part of the world.
Our cottage (Moncrate) had two bedrooms, a good sized bathroom and a lounge/kitchen area which was more than adequate for four adults (myself my wife and our two teenage children).
On site there is also a swimming pool and a really handy games room with table tennis, pool table and table football along with DVD and book library too.
They have put a lot of effort into helping you on rainy days if you can't get out and walk or sightsee etc. We played board games and table tennis etc one afternoon when it was wet but had a brilliant time all the same.
Finally a very handy laundry room was also available to help dry off wet clothes, iron or wash things as needed.
We were also offered a free breakfast at nearby Hartley Farm Shop (well worth a visit anyway) also owned by the same family.
The local pub The Seven Stars is also worth a visit (or three!) the food is amazing and the beer chosen on barrel the week we were there (Cornish Knocker) was heavenly. The friendly services of the staff was a delight too.
Near the cottages, you can walk around Winsley easily enough, you can walk down to the canal and head into beautiful Bradford on Avon or go the other way up to the engineering brilliance of Dundas's aqueduct (there is also one at nearby Avoncliff too). Clever guy.
Bath is nearby via bus or car (buses bring you back late at night too if you fancy a drink and don't want to drive) timetables are in the cottages. Bath is always worth a visit. A mixture of Roman, Georgian and Victorian architecture make it a place to explore. Retail therapy is evident too but all laid out in a tasteful style.
We would highly recommend these cottages and will be planning on returning at some point when diaries allow again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family run single storey farm cottages tastefully converted from old cow byres with beams and vaulted ceilings. Working sheep farm in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Superb indoor heated swimming pool and games room. Three 2-person cottages and four 4-person cottages. Also 12-person four star gold award barn, The Old Granary (5 bedrooms/3 bathrooms) 3/4 mile. Ample free parking. Free Wifi. Individual patios with own garden furniture and shared garden. 24hour Laundry room. Village pub, The Seven Stars, serving good food and local ales 500 metres. Hartley Farm Shop and kitchen on neighbouring farm. Regular buses and train stations at Bradford on Avon (2 miles) and Bath (5 miles). Weekend, Midweek and weekly stays. Minimum two night stay at weekend. Welcome cream tea on arrival. Families, Pets, Cyclists and Walkers welcome. Gold Green Tourism award. Book online. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Church Farm Country Cottages Hotel Bradford-On-Avon