Spring Cottages (Three) cheddar - A warm welcome awaits from your hosts - Gina & Ken Falcon
APPLE BLOSSOM COTTAGE
We understand that this part of the barn was mainly used for keeping pigs when this was a working farm. They have long since departed and this section has been transformed into a very comfortable cottage next to Cherry Tree cottage and farthest from Honeysuckle cottage.
The pretty bedroom with a double bed and electric blanket and separate bathroom (bath and shower), are upstairs. Downstairs there is a comfortable living area with a colour television/VCR and CD player/radio. The kitchen/dining area has the benefit of a refrigerator, microwave oven, electric cooker and washing machine
CHERRY TREE COTTAGE
This cottage is between Apple Blossom and Honeysuckle cottages and the space it now occupies is believed to have been mainly used for the storage of animal feed when this was a working farm. All traces of hay and straw have been swept away!
It reflects its former use with the display of some old farm items.
1 King size or2 twin bedsVictorian style bedroom and en-suite bathroom (bath and shower), are upstairs. The kitchen/dining/living accommodation is downstairs and has the benefit of books, games, colour television, VCR and a CD player/radio.
As you drive through the gate you pass by Apple Blossom and Cherry Tree cottages to reach this cottage which for a time at least was used as a stable for the farm horse called Skipper. His photo hangs on the wall.
Interesting wartime recollections can be read in the cottage Notebook, supplied by one of our regular visitors who was evacuated from London at that time.
The sunny,King size or twin bedded, upstairs bedroom has a country feel with its pine and cottage garden decor. The en-suite bathroom (bath and shower) is tastefully decorated to match. The kitchen/dining/living accommodation is downstairs and has the benefit of books, games, a colour television, VCR and a CD player/radio.
The cottages will normally only be bookable for complete weeks in June, July, August and September and during other U.K holiday periods.
Our self catering accommodation consists of three one bedroom cottages, Apple Blossom, Cherry Tree and Honeysuckle. They are in a converted barn built of local stone, nestling on the South side of the beautiful Mendip Hills.
We are 15 minutes walk from the spectacular Cheddar Gorge and Cheddar Caves and the same distance from the village centre.
Telephone +44 (0)1934-742493 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to establish if your choice of cottage and stay is still available.
Out of season breaks (see Tariff) are available between October and May inclusive excluding Easter, Whitsuntide and the February and October half-term weeks. Pets will be charged at £4 per night. In addition please see the Special Offers section below:
Spring Cottages are about 15 minutes walk from the world famous Cheddar Gorge, at the foot of which stands the village. The Gorge exists in the Mendip Hills which offer countless short walks, the West Mendip Way long-distance footpath and beautiful views. There are several good pubs providing food within walking distance and local shops offer all you are likely to need on holiday. Don't forget that Cheddar is famous for it's strawberries in the summer, and for Cheddar cheese. As an aside, Somerset is well known for its Cider!
The Kings of Wessex Leisure Centre has a lovely swimming pool and fitness facility. In addition to walking there are chances to involve yourself with fishing, golfing, caving, climbing, horse riding, dry-slope skiing, cycling - the list is endless! We are willing to explore particular aspects of your preferred leisure activity so you have details even before you arrive.
Shopping and sightseeing.
The smallest cathedral city in England at Wells is 8 miles away, offering interesting shops and regular markets. For 'big city style' shopping visit Bristol 18 miles away, or Bath 25 miles away. Street, which is approx. 13 miles away, is where you will find Clarks' seconds village, selling discounted, brand name goods. If this is not enough, then Taunton, Exeter, Cardiff, Glastonbury, Weston-super-Mare and Gloucester are all within easy reach and well worth the journey.
Places of historical interest.
Glastonbury is a must only 12 miles away. The town centre includes many specialist shops featuring local myths, legends and New Age culture. The Chalice Well, the Tor and the Abbey are all worth a visit. If you are interested in the Romans, then don't miss a visit to Bath. The city is also famous for its' Georgian elegance and has various literary connections.
Gardens and National Trust properties.
Spring Cottages are ideally situated for visiting many famous gardens in the south-west e.g. Hestercombe, East Lambrook and Forde Abbey. Many other gardens are a part of National Trust properties e.g. Montacute, Stourhead, Barrington Court, Killerton and Dyrham Park with it's newly opened kitchens, are not to be missed.
Tyntesfield House south of Bristol, is the most recent acquisition of the National Trust.
We believe that the series of carnivals in November are as spectacular as any you will find in the United Kingdom and they are all very accessible from Spring Cottages. The floats (carts) are prepared by carnival clubs. The members work hard fundraising and designing the new floats for most of the year, then in the last couple of months they take shape and the results are breathtaking. You can get a taste of what Carnival is all about.
The Somerset Levels are internationally important as a wetland habitat. The limestone Mendip Hills support their own particular types of vegetation and they in turn provide a rich habitat for birds and butterflies. Those, and the Moors are fascinating.