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Gorge View Cottage

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
7 nights minimum 
Cottage
Gorge View Cottage is an old gardener's cottage recently fully renovated to exacting environmental standards, with access to the large permaculture garden. This four-star and Gold graded (Visit England) and Gold award (Green Tourism) accommodation is ideal for one or two people and it is available for week or weekend self-catering hire throughout the year. We accept booking for complete weeks on TripAdvisor/FlipKey, but please contact us if you are interested in stays from 2-days and upwards for a specific quote. Better still check out our own website. Situated in a small lane, conveniently located in Cheddar village, the cottage has uninterrupted and panoramic views to the gorge. It is the perfect holiday location with easy access to stunning walks around the Mendips and the gorge itself...Gorge View Cottage is an old gardener's cottage recently fully renovated to exacting environmental standards, with access to the large permaculture garden. This four-star and Gold graded (Visit England) and Gold award (Green Tourism) accommodation is ideal for one or two people and it is available for week or weekend self-catering hire throughout the year. We accept booking for complete weeks on TripAdvisor/FlipKey, but please contact us if you are interested in stays from 2-days and upwards for a specific quote. Better still check out our own website. Situated in a small lane, conveniently located in Cheddar village, the cottage has uninterrupted and panoramic views to the gorge. It is the perfect holiday location with easy access to stunning walks around the Mendips and the gorge itself; with the caves, shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes all just a few minutes' walk away. Slightly further afield are attractions such as the beautiful city of Wells, more caves at Wookey Hole, the Somerset coast at Brean Down or Weston-Super-Mare, and of course Glastonbury with the Tor, alternative shops and the ancient Abbey. For anyone needing a gentle break from the pressures of life Gorge View Cottage has it all.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Super King
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Huw R
Hosting since July 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live in Gorge View House next door to the cottage and share the drive. When you turn up we'll probably be in and pop out to meet and greet you, quickly show you the key things about the cottage and then let you get on with settling in. Our approach is that we will assume everything is fine, but if you want some information, want to know how something works, need to borrow some kitchen equipment, or a bowl of sugar, or have help lighting the wood burning stove if you'd like to try it ... then please just ask.

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Anna R
Anna R
Maidenhead, United Kingdom5 contributions
Wonderful cosy retreat
I can't really add much to the other 5-star reviews - it really was a gorgeous (and exceptionally clean!) place to stay. The weather was very changeable, but the cottage is so cosy (but spacious) and beautifully appointed and with great views, it was nice to stay in and wait out the rain. It's just a five minute walk to the gorge /restaurants up the lane and down a pedestrian path, so very good location. I did think when booking it might be a bit on the pricey side, but when we got there and saw the quality of the cottage and everything in it, it seemed perfectly good value! Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Visited September 2022
Written 10 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jasmine S
Jasmine S
5 contributions
A lovely welcoming stay- would come back!
Our trip was rearranged from February! The cottage was so well equipped and welcoming! The bed was so comfy we slept to well- Huw and Mary let us borrow bikes to do the Strawberry line trail which was so lovely! We would stay again!
Visited August 2021
Written 10 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alan M
Alan M
London, United Kingdom14 contributions
I agree with them!
Looking at earlier reviews I can see that all of the superlatives haves been used so I’ll just say that I agree with the previous 5 star reviews. The cottage is comfortable, clean, warm, well equipped and in a superb location. The owners are friendly and live next door but are not intrusive. All in all. Superb!
Visited May 2021
Written 22 May 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

susieb1
susieb1
56 contributions
5* cottage!
Just returned from a 5 day stay at Gorge View Cottage and can not recommend it enough. The cottage has everything you could want and more. Huw and Mary have put lots of maps and local information for you to use in the cottage, which were invaluable for all the walking we did. They also lent us their bikes so that we could ride The Strawberry Line, much recommended. Their garden is so beautiful, tranquil and full of wildlife. It was lovely to sit outside and watch the enormous amount of birds feeding every morning in their garden. The view of the Gorge from the cottage is exceptional. A 5* holiday rental. we will definitely go back.
Visited August 2019
Written 31 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps399081
Maps399081
Thanks for this lovely review, Sue. We're so glad you enjoyed it and got so much out of your time here. We'll look forward to seeing you here again sometime. Remember if you plan on Blagdon next time to maybe check-out (and book) the Yeo Valley Canteen. Open for breakfast and Lunch weekdays, but you can also pop-in (unbooked) for a coffee and cake mornings and afternoons. Huw & Mary
Written 2 September 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Martin C
Martin C
1 contribution
Perfect for EV road trip!
We stayed only two nights but we just had to post a glowing review. The cottage is comfortable; the hosts are the perfect combination of being there and very friendly without interfering or being fussy; the view of the gorge is tremendous; and for ev owners, the security of a reliable working overnight charge is wonderful, given the terrible state of public charging infrastructure. Top marks!
Visited July 2019
Written 3 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps399081
Maps399081
Thanks for the lovely review. We are starting to get more guests choosing us for EV charging and we love to be helping pioneer destination charging. We trust the onward road trip is proving both enjoyable and low (charge) anxious 🙂
Written 4 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fleur A
Fleur A
Sheffield, United Kingdom56 contributions
Beautiful cottage, comfortable and warm with excellent facilities
We spent 5 nights at Gorge View Cottage in March, we were welcomed by Huw who made us feel very welcome. The cottage is spotless, warm and comfortable, perfect for 2! Comfy bed, and waking to the dawn chorus was a treat. The location is very good for exploring the area, we went to Wells, Bath and Glastonbury, all an easy drive. There is fabulous walking and the cottage has lots of maps and information. We found 2 excellent restaurants in Cheddar- La Rocco and Lao Thai. Highly recommended break and cottage!
Visited March 2019
Written 22 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps399081
Maps399081
Thanks for the lovely review Fleur. SO pleased you had a good time here. We also love that dawn chorus and also try and have our window slightly open overnight to hear all the birds get going ... this year including an exuberant Robin who seems to perch just outside and kicks off before we're even aware of the light starting to grow. Huw & Mary
Written 23 March 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

knighedw
knighedw
Suffolk, United Kingdom16 contributions
Fantastic cottage
We’ve just got home from a fantastic stay at gorge view cottage this is second time we’re stayed hear and it gets better every time. We found a loverly cider farm near street which is worth a visit (heck’s cider farm) had a loverly meal in the bath arms but disappointed with the riverside . Thankyou very much Huw & Mary hope to be back next year
Visited August 2018
Written 21 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

claire b
claire b
Bristol, United Kingdom14 contributions
Beautiful cottage with stunning views
We only stayed a few days but the cottage was so homely and beautifully situated and I would strongly recommend it to anyone. Can't wait to come back and see those views again!! Claire and Linzi
Visited January 2018
Written 26 January 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps399081
Maps399081
Thanks for the feedback both of you. It's nice that even at this time of year the cottage is a cosy place, and we also love that the view to the gorge and the trees on the hills changes day to day and often hour to hour. Hope to see you again. Huw & Mary
Written 28 January 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

knighedw
knighedw
Suffolk, United Kingdom16 contributions
A perfect gem
We had a loverly stay in this cottage Huw was great and helpful loverly location for most things great meal at the riverside a loverly trip to wells and street. The cottage has every thing that you need just wish we could have stayed longer hopefully we will be back
Visited November 2017
Written 20 November 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps399081
Maps399081
Hi Angela. Thanks for the nice feedback. We’re really pleased everything worked out and the Riverside delivered again. Huw & Mary
Written 22 November 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

EdinburghSurferDude
EdinburghSurferDude
4 contributions
Perfectly relaxing stay in an exceptional cottage
This was my third time visiting Gorge view cottage and it remains an exceptional retreat. Ideally situated, warm, clean, very comfy and tastefully decorated this cottage sets high standards and does not fail to deliver them.
Visited April 2017
Written 18 April 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps399081
Maps399081
Great to hear you had another lovely stay, and maybe sometime we'll see you here yet again. You certainly packed in a lot of great local destinations whilst here.
Written 20 April 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Parking
  • Parking available

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About the neighbourhood
Cheddar nestles on the sunny southern slopes of the lovely Mendip Hills, a British Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). A small village of just 5,000 Cheddar is famous for the natural beauty of the gorge, the limestone caves beneath, the birthplace of Cheddar cheese, and the strawberries the area produces. It lies 20 miles south of the historic city of Bristol one of England's great cities, dominated by the 'floating' harbour designed by Brunel in the 1800s and with buildings going back to the 1600s. Nearby is the beautiful city of Bath famous for it Georgian architecture and the whole city is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Despite their proximity to these lovely cities the area is very rural. Apart from the hills with their walks and nature reserves, villages and pubs, there are also the flat Somerset Levels - reclaimed from sea and marsh centuries ago: today's coast is just 10 miles away. Within 15 minutes drive you can be in the picturesque market city of Wells (England's smallest city) with its glorious cathedral, Bishop's Palace, market square and medieval buildings. Ten minutes more and you are in Glastonbury home to the mystical Tor, the famous festival, historic abbey grounds, and many alternative shops and cafes. And further afield are national parks like Exmoor, with England's south coast just over an hour and half's drive. Cheddar is easily reached by train (mainline to Bristol or Weston-Super-Mare) or coach or even plane to the International Airport just 20 minute away. If you are driving it is a simple 10 mile drive from the M5 motorway exit. To reward the more sustainable guests we offer a discount to those coming by foot, bike or public transport. Cheddar is on the National Cycle Network (path #26) known as the Strawberry Line - almost entirely traffic free from Yatton using the the old rural trail track, and one day on to Wells. National Cycle Route #3 from Bristol runs across the Mendips coming close to the top of the gorge.
Getting around
Lots of good walking from the cottage door up on to the Mendips or out on to the Levels. We have to good bikes we lend to guests - good for (e.g.) a cycle along the Strawberry Line (old rail path). Buses service Wells (12km) and Weston-Super-Mare (21km). By car there are lots of great places, rural and city, in very easy reach.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
We're pretty easy to find given that we're so close to Cheddar Gorge which is signposted from a long way out (look for the brown tourist location signs). Once near the start of the gorge area in Cheddar, at the TweenTown (Riverside Inn) roundabout, head for the gorge, but immediately turn left in to Birch Hill. The Cheddar Fish Bar is on your right as you proceed up a short narrow rise and then it opens out a little. Gorge View house is the second bigger house on the left. Buses stop near the roundabout (inc. from trains in Weston-s-M, service 126). The airport is 20 minutes drive away or by taxi.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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