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“Lovely English Cottage Experience”
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Detached stone country cottage with oak porch and gate
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Detached stone country cottage with oak porch and gate
Lounge with inglenook fireplace incorporating a log burning stove Open plan lounge
and dining area
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Very good
29 reviews
Detached stone country cottage with oak porch and gate
Lounge with inglenook fireplace incorporating a log burning stove
Open plan lounge
and dining area
Double sofa bed in lounge
En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1
Bedroom 1 with en-suite
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Lounge patio doors overlooking countryside
Ample parking for 3 cars
Why not join us for the festive season?
Kitchen with gas hob and electric oven
Kitchen with gas hob and electric oven
Kitchen with may cookery books if you fancy a new dish
Main bathroom with bath and electric shower over
Main bathroom
Bedroom 3 the bunk room
Bedroom 3 looking into the hallwsy
Staircase from the main hallway
Staircase from the dining area
The front porch from the car park
Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence awarded for 2018 for the second successive year
Welcome through the old oak porch
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Bath, Somerset, England

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Very good - based on 29 reviews
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AZMAN Z
1 review
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“Lovely English Cottage Experience”
Reviewed 3 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

From Tropical Malaysians, we wanted an English Cottage Experience and Ivy Cottage provided us with that lovely experience. It had all the necessary modern amenities with the nice English Cottage touch. Waking up in the morning, it was pleasant to have breakfast whilst watching cows in the pastures just next door. Being 20-25 min from Bath, where we spent most of the day, Ivy Cottage provided a good home base to return to, through a pleasant country drive without the hassle to look for parking. I believed, the cottage is irregularly used and provided the only downside where daddy long legs were plentiful on the ceilings and accumulated dust in the sofa cushions induced an asthma attack to my dust sensitive daughter. We sorted that out with the vacuum cleaner provided. All-in-all, we had a lovely experience and stay.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Aug 2017
Thank you for your review and congratulations to your son. Your pride shines through in your messages. The cushions are regularly washed but there is a small downside to living in the country during hay cutting season and the dust created when using the open fire it's unfortunate that your daughter is so sensitive to it We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the pleasure the cows bring The calves are very entertaining!
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

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Management Response
10 Jul 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review We are all so pleased you had a great time It is important to us that you enjoy it Hope it brought back pleasant memories for you lol
Not thought of a loyalty card scheme yet but might mention it at the pub lol
Be great to see you again and hope the birthday was a fun one
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Tony H
Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very cosy cottage, well equipped. Was great for a family get-together”
Reviewed 16 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Very close to the A36 but nevertheless quiet and tranquil, it is twenty minutes or so drive from Bath. Having been decorated for Christmas, it was an ideal setting for a seventieh birthday celebration. A wood-burning stove adds to the atmosphere.

It is well equipped and it was clean throughout. Much of the furniture has seen better days but that adds somehow to the ambiance.

We loved our time there.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Dec 2016
Thank you very much for your review We are really pleased that you enjoyed your family celebration
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Zambia201...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Miss”
Reviewed 15 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Stayed at Ivy Cottage Bath, thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The hosts were very considerate and accommodating, despite a slight problem with the en suite bathroom sink which had caused a leak, we weren't bothered by this. The house was fully equipped and comfortable. Would def stay again.

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Management Response
27 Oct 2016
Thank you for your review Karen and your understanding with the sink Everything has been replaced now I'm pleased to say
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Jane G
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointing - this property was not as described”
Reviewed 11 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

I booked Ivy Cottage for a week at the end of September to celebrate my birthday with my husband and our mums.

To start on a positive note, the views and setting of the property were lovely, & ideally situated if you plan to explore Bath but don’t want to stay in the main city. The main lounge/dining area were upstairs and the bedrooms were downstairs. The lounge/dining area was spacious and charming in an olde worlde way with lots of character.

However, the whole property was shabby and many parts were in a state of disrepair. Most importantly, it was not as described on TripAdvisor. Instead of the 3 double bedrooms advertised, there were 2 double rooms & a very basic, gloomy, single room with a bunk bed in it. (The advert was changed after we reported it).

I informed the owner & she said she was surprised that there was ‘still a bunk bed’ in the room…..When pressed, she offered the option of taking out the top bunk. I searched for an alternative rental property in the area but could not find anything suitable at such short notice. One of our mums agreed to take the room, & the owner issued a partial refund.

We reluctantly accepted this compromise as the alternative would have been to go home, which would have been very disappointing for our mums (both in their eighties) who had been really looking forward to this holiday.

However, another problem arose in that the baths and hand-basins in both the en suite and main bathroom, became unusable. There was water on the floor of the en-suite when we arrived & the problem got worse. Water was backing up in both baths & leaking onto the floor. We contacted the owner about the problem but she said she could not get her usual plumber until the following morning. In fact, the plumber arrived over 30 hours after we reported the issue. The owner said that she had been unable to get an emergency plumber out sooner.

Our mothers were so distressed at not being able to wash I felt that we had no choice but to leave – so we went home two days early.

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Liked least: Owner's response to problems we reported at the property
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
12 Oct 2016
i am really sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at the cottage As I pointed out during our many conversations it is important to us that you have a good experience I accept that there were bunk beds in one of the rooms rather than the double you were expecting This was an unfortunate mistake as early this year we changed the rooms but the update was not saved on the website As no other guests had brought it to our attention we were unaware of this and it was updated immediately once it was brought to our attention. When our manager showed you around the cottage you did not express that this was a problem but when you rang me some hours later to express your displeasure you were offered a total refund and the option to cancel your stay. Alternatively I offered the top bunk to be removed that night or the bunks to be replaced next morning with a double bed or a partial refund of £250 gratuitous payment. You were quite happy with the generous £250 which was transferred immediately to your bank, the beds being no longer a problem to you.
Unfortunately on the 5th day of your stay there was a problem with the waste pipes The manager tried to rectify it herself but was unsuccessful and the plumber was informed immediately. Unfortunately he was unable to attend until the next morning where a breakdown in communication resulted in him being unable to access the cottage on two visits where he left you a note to inform you of these attempts. Through my contact with him during the day I was under the impression that things were proceeding as planned. When I was informed that the problem was not resolved on your return from your day out I contacted as soon as was possible but you had already decided to end your holiday, demanding a total refund of the full amount of your week long stay, despite my assurance that he would be there that night. It was unfortunate that you were on the drive and ready to leave when he arrived.
Once again I am extremely sorry that your stay was not as you would have wished.
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