2 bedroom cottage with country views, wood-burner and original features.
- english, french, german
I am a qualified languages teacher, but began my career in broadcasting at the BBC and BFBS. I'm really enjoying my state of semi-retirement which has enabled me to pursue my many interests, not least walking and bird watching. I love living in the Chew Valley which has so much to offer and I look forward to sharing its delights with my guests. While it is situated in beautiful countryside, it is within easy reach of Bristol, Bath and Wells. The former are particularly good for lovers of history, theatre, cinema and art. My two grown-up sons also enjoy coming home to the peace and quiet of the Chew Valley.
Judith purchased this Cottage in 1993
Why Judith chose Bristol
I moved to the Chew Valley from London with my family over twenty years ago and I have never regretted doing so. Greenway Cottage was an empty shell and Poppies was derelict when we came here. I began work on renovating Poppies in 2011, slowly restoring it and finally finishing furnishing it this year! A lot of love and attention to detail has gone into this work, and I hope you will love it as much as I do. I care passionately about the natural world and the environment, so Poppies has been restored with this in mind. It is equipped with solar thermal and photovoltaic panels (discreetly situated on the field facing side of the roof). Both properties have original circular stone staircases, though the one in Poppies is purely decorative and now serves as a bookshelf. It is an ideal situation: very rural and yet so close to centres of culture and shops! Despite its rural location, it is very accessible, by car at least. Sadly public transport is very limited.
What makes this Cottage unique
The unique benefits are: peace and quiet with lovely views and a network of public footpaths on the doorstep and yet so close to Wells, Bath,Cheddar, Bristol, Glastonbury and many other places of interest. You can walk to the village pub which has great views and serves excellent food. There are so many interesting places nearby, not least Holt Farm, the home of Yeo Valley, producers of organic dairy products. They have a fabulous garden which is open to visitors on certain days and an amazing workers canteen which is now open to the public for lunch (booking in advance essential) or coffee. It's worth exploring their website. https://www.yeovalley.co.uk/the-valley/events-in-the-valley. Camely Lodge is twenty minutes away on foot and there are two farm shops with restaurants and cafes if you are up for a longer walk! Farrington Farm also offers a host of activities for children. Chew Valley Lake is 5 minutes drive away.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Up to 2 well-behaved dogs.
Small children will need careful supervision.
Minimum age of primary renter:28
No dogs upstairs or on furniture, nor left alone in the cottage Please sort and recycle rubbish. Please clean and tidy the cottage before departure.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Five stars all round!
What a lovely cottage and welcoming host! It was easy to find with good directions and Judith gave some great suggestions of things to do which would interest our son. We arrived to find a welcome pack of food which was a lovely touch and a wonderful burning fire. The cottage itself was cosy once the fire worked its magic and my husband enjoyed using the fireplace. Our first night was a cosy night in by the fire playing the supplied board games - lovely family time if somewhat a bit competitive!! We also tried the local pub which was great, and also one a short drive away which had massive portions of delicious food. Longleat was a popular day out with my son and we also stumbled upon the outlet village which kept all of us happy! Wookey Hole was not too far and lots of fun. All in all, the cottage was well- located, a perfect size for us, comfortable, clean and Judith a charming host. Would love to come back!
Thank you for your detailed and very kind review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your holiday.
Lovely stay in pretty cottage
Judith looked after us well and was close by if we needed anything. The cottage is lovely and had everything we needed for our trip and a good location to explore the area.
Thank you for your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
Beautiful property, spotlessly clean , had everything you could possibly need and more . Lovely area , close to all amenities. We will definitely be going back. Thank you Judith.
And thank you for your lovely review. I look forward to welcoming you back here.
Weekend playing croquet
Ideal setting for Bath Bristol and Camerton clubs
Thank you for your 5 star rating.
Lovely cottage in a very convenient position for Bath and surround attractions. The well euipped cottage was spotless with a very homely feeling. I would strongly recommend staying here and would definitely stay again myself.
Thanks so much for your recommendation.
We had a superb stay in this beautiful cottage. Judith made us feel very welcome and we were delighted to arrive to the bread, milk, butter and jams! Local pub in walking distance, very friendly and excellent choice of food for both adults and children!
Thank you for your kind comments. I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay.
Just 12 miles south of Bristol, Hinton Blewett is located in the Chew Valley, an AONB, and a short drive from Bath, Wells and Cheddar. Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and renowned for its architecture and many tourist attractions. Bristol is another historic city with a lot to offer, including its buzzing harbour side, many museums, theatres, shops and iconic suspension bridge. Cheddar is famous for its Gorge and cheese but the twin is a little disappointing. The small city of Wells is very near and particularly delightful with its farmers’ markets and stunning cathedral, Bishop's Palace and wide range of shops and cafes. Nearby Wookey Hole provides an excellent day out for families, with its network of underground caves and resident witch! Slightly further on is the town of Glastonbury with its celebrated Tor and Abbey, and its associations with King Arthur and Avalon, not to mention the world famous music festival. The surrounding Somerset levels are particularly popular with bird watchers and naturalists, and are home to several nature reserves.
Hinton Blewett is also on the Limestone Link, making the village pub popular with ramblers. Walkers have immediate access to a wide network of public footpaths and quiet lanes. Within easy walking distance lie Litton reservoirs, a wildflower meadow and nature reserve. Other local attractions include The Chew Valley Lake, popular with birdwatchers, walkers and families, and now offering a fish restaurant and play area. Also nearby is the village of Bruton, which boasts one of the world’s leading commercial galleries: Hauser and Wirth offers free access to its galleries and landscaped garden. Visitors can also enjoy locally sourced food and drink at the on-site restaurant.
You don't need to go far to find excellent food and service in an assortment of local pubs and restaurants.