A picturesque 17th century cottage in a pretty, historic rural village just 10mins from the historic city of Bath and 20mins to lively Bristol. Child friendly, recently refurbished with 4 bedrooms, garden, private parking and rabbits!
We have a lovely cottage in Bitton, a pretty, classically 'English' village positioned between Bath and Bristol. It is just 10 mins drive to central Bath and 20 to central Bristol.
Our house dates back to the 1700's but was renovated 3 years ago and now provides modern, very comfortable living, There are 4 bedrooms ; one with a king size bed, 2 single rooms and the smallest is our toddler's nursery with cot. We prefer to only rent 3 rooms so that we can use one to store our belongings, laundry etc. Please enquire if you'd like to use all rooms as there is extra charge for this. The downstairs area is semi-open plan and we have a log burner, triple glazed sash windows, under floor heating, range cooker, automatic bathroom light sensors and rain sensors for the automatic skylights. There is a bathroom upstairs and a shower room downstairs, both with power shower cubicles. We have dishwasher, washing machine and wifi. In the living area there are books, DVD’s, an ipod dock and games and the TV has freeview and digital radio. We have a lot of children's toys around but will endeavour to tidy many away if you do not have children with you.
We have a private parking space at the property, actually two, but we use one! Happy to leave both available if required. We also have 2 baby lop rabbits that live in a large hutch in our garden. We can arrange for someone to have them while we are away or can leave them if you're happy to let them out in the morning, feed them and lock them in at night!
Our home is very family friendly with toys, a small trampoline and slide, (all toddler sized) but is also very suited to couples. It is very safe, well insulated and cosy and we have wonderful, friendly neighbours who would be pleased to help you with any queries.
We have a cot, changing mat, stair gate and various baby paraphernalia you can think of for you to use! (Please note we no longer have a high chair)
Our property lies at the entrance to the most desirable area of the village. To one side is the Bath road which takes you directly into central Bath, and on the other side is the pretty church lane which leads you to the 11th century church, St Marys whose bells you can hear throughout the village. Next to the church are fields, farms and horses! Bitton is an ancient village, featured in some of John Betjeman's poetry and is the birthplace of author Dick King Smith and actress Richenda Carey, home to artist Kate Ward and television presenter Noel Edmonds. The Grange, by St Mary's Church, was once the home of Jane Seymour, one of the wives of Henry VIII.
There is an excellent farm shop up the road and a corner shop just over the road from us. Nearest supermarket is in Keynsham, a five min drive. There are lovely walks and the Bristol to Bath cycle track for cycling enthusiasts. There is a fantastic Bath ales pub, The Swan, just a 5 min walk up the road. It serves great food and has a large garden and play area. Bath, obviously has all manner of attractions and we would be very happy to leave suggestions for visits to both Bath and Bristol and any other info you might require.
We will provide milk, tea, coffee and a welcome basket with fruit, cereal, bread, croissants etc. There will be fresh, Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels for your use as well as a welcome pack with information about sightseeing and local amenities.
Interaction with guests
We are not usually present during guests stay as will arrange to stay elsewhere but will organise key/ changeover etc prior to your stay and will be available by phone/ email for any queries. We leave a welcome pack with house guide, area info and suggestions on parking, eating out etc,
Other things to note
We have 2 rabbits in the garden and may arrange someone to care for these during your stay, unless you're happy to do so.
If using the whole property while we are away then usual common sense regarding locking the property up applies. We also prefer not to wear shoes upstairs, as we have cream carpets and please use table mats on the dining table :)
Our property accommodates 4 people, 5 at a push. Please refrain from inviting extra people to stay without consulting us first. This listing is for three bedrooms, including the nursery: one double (kingsize), one single and nursery with cot. We charge extra to use the fourth bedroom. Please let us know if you wish to use this, otherwise we keep storage and washing in here!
We have one cupboard in the kitchen which we would prefer you not to use. This has our glassware, wedding gifts etc in. We will of course provide alternatives and will clearly mark the cupboard.
This is our family home so it has many personal belongings, including our wedding gifts, daughter's toys and the odd work of art so please treat the place with respect and return any items back to to where they belong. Please be honest about any breakages, accidents etc. It is much appreciated if you could keep the place clean and tidy.
Any queries please ask. Thanks so much!
Family of four: 4 year old daughter, 1 year old son, Dad is chief mate on a superyacht and also a record breaking Ocean rower! Mum works in the events/wine and spirits industry, talks about gin for a living! We like travelling, learning languages, having adventures, enjoying good food and fitness!