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The Laurels - Detached Cottage near Bath and Bradford on Avon (BA15 2AX)

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Front elevation and entrance porch.
Patio area with folding doors to kitchen for al fresco dining or barbecue (very sunny in summer!).
Getting ready for a barbecue on a late August evening.
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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This delightful light and airy cottage, in the lovely peaceful village of Westwood, is just 2 miles from Bradford on Avon and close to the world heritage site of the city of Bath (7 miles). Recently refurbished, it has two double bedrooms and two bathrooms - one brand new with bath and shower, one with shower toilet and sink.There is a very well equipped kitchen and the dining area opens on to a patio with small enclosed private garden and barbecue. . There is parking for two cars immediately in front of the cottage. Relax in the comfortable sitting room, reading or watching widescreen TV with Netflix, after a day of sightseeing or enjoying the countryside. There are splendid walks right on the doorstep and further afield as well as bike hire near the canal basin at Bradford on A...This delightful light and airy cottage, in the lovely peaceful village of Westwood, is just 2 miles from Bradford on Avon and close to the world heritage site of the city of Bath (7 miles). Recently refurbished, it has two double bedrooms and two bathrooms - one brand new with bath and shower, one with shower toilet and sink.There is a very well equipped kitchen and the dining area opens on to a patio with small enclosed private garden and barbecue. . There is parking for two cars immediately in front of the cottage. Relax in the comfortable sitting room, reading or watching widescreen TV with Netflix, after a day of sightseeing or enjoying the countryside. There are splendid walks right on the doorstep and further afield as well as bike hire near the canal basin at Bradford on Avon. The New Inn is the highly rated local village gastropub just a two minute walk away (booking advisable on Friday and Saturday). There is also a popular gastro pub (The Inn) just a mile down the road in the picturesque village of Freshford Bradford on Avon, with its stunning architecture, offers many opportunities for sight-seeing, eating and drinking. It is a five minute drive away - or a 40 minute stroll on the beautiful Kennet/Avon canal that takes in the 18th century John Rennie aqueduct at Avoncliffe . Drink in the view at the Cross Guns which overlooks it. Westwood Manor and church are over the road and Iford Manor garden is in easy walking distance. We are surrounded by a wealth of historic and interesting places: Bath, Stonehenge, Salisbury, the Georgian village of Lacock, Longleat Safari Park and many others. The cottage and location provide you with all the ingredients for a wonderful holiday of sightseeing, fabulous countryside and excellent eating.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Nigel H
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second stay at the Laurels, and we enjoyed it just as much as previously. Despite varying degrees of lockdown and indifferent weather we were able to get in a number of walks - the Kennet and Avon Canal, the Avoncliffe Viaduct etc,...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Nigel H, VR Owner at The Laurels - Detached Cottage near Bath and Bradford on Avon (BA15 2AX), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great reviewTony . We're delighted you enjoyed your second stay with us and found plenty to interest you in this wonderful area, even in the face of restrictions. We look forward to welcoming you again soon

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Date of stay: August 2020
Nigel H, VR Owner at The Laurels - Detached Cottage near Bath and Bradford on Avon (BA15 2AX), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Date of stay: August 2020
Nigel H, VR Owner at The Laurels - Detached Cottage near Bath and Bradford on Avon (BA15 2AX), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 2 August 2020

We stayed at the Laurels for a week at the end of July. The cottage is well equipped e.g. tea, coffee, some additional food, cleaning products, a lovely sitting room (Netflix and lots of channels) and a quiet outdoor area with seating and a BBQ....More

Date of stay: July 2020
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Nigel H, VR Owner at The Laurels - Detached Cottage near Bath and Bradford on Avon (BA15 2AX), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your helpful review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay for a well deserved break after what has been a trying time for us all. As you have noted, the attractions and hospitality sections of the community and area are reassuringly...More

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Date of stay: March 2020
Nigel H, VR Owner at The Laurels - Detached Cottage near Bath and Bradford on Avon (BA15 2AX), responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2020

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
In addition to the splendours of Bath you can also explore the lovely historical towns of Wiltshire: the unspoilt Georgian village of Lacock is just 11 miles, Longleat Safari Park is 13 miles,the ancient market town of Devizes is 15 miles away, Marlborough, with its famous college, is 20 miles, the historical town of Salisbury with its stunning cathedral that also houses the best preserved copy of Magna Carta is 30 miles . The world heritage site of Stonehenge on Salisbury plain is also within easy driving distance of 30 miles. Trout and coarse is fishing is available on the Avon, the Frome and the canal (advice on permits can be given) and books on local walks are provided in the cottage.
Getting around
There are many attractions within a 5 mile walk of the cottage and several books of local walks and cycle rides are provided in the cottage. The number 94 bus from and to Bath runs through the village on a Monday to Friday, and there are train stations at nearby Avoncliffe and Freshford, both with parking, which can take you to Bath and Bristol in one direction and Bradford on Avon in the other.
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