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Cosy Mallard Cottage, 7 miles from Bath, 10 miles from Bristol

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
3 nights minimum
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Mallard Cottage is a delightful, 1840s cosy stone-built end of terrace cottage with central heating throughout. It features a charming Bath stone fireplace with log burning stove and separate dining room with oak style wooden flooring. The kitchen leads out to a small walled courtyard complete with patio table and chairs. The cottage is well equipped and rental price includes all bed linen and towels and free wifi access. There is also a hairdryer, microwave, washing machine and washing line, fridge with freezer compartment, gas hob and fan oven as well as many more useful additions. New for 2018 a wireless micro DAB hifi so you can also play your own music from phones etc. Free parking space available in the adjacent pub car park,thanks to the generosity of the friendly landlord. Timsbur...Mallard Cottage is a delightful, 1840s cosy stone-built end of terrace cottage with central heating throughout. It features a charming Bath stone fireplace with log burning stove and separate dining room with oak style wooden flooring. The kitchen leads out to a small walled courtyard complete with patio table and chairs. The cottage is well equipped and rental price includes all bed linen and towels and free wifi access. There is also a hairdryer, microwave, washing machine and washing line, fridge with freezer compartment, gas hob and fan oven as well as many more useful additions. New for 2018 a wireless micro DAB hifi so you can also play your own music from phones etc. Free parking space available in the adjacent pub car park,thanks to the generosity of the friendly landlord. Timsbury village is only 7 miles from the World Heritage City of Bath and a convenient 5 minute drive to the Bath Park and Ride service. The bus stops for regular buses to Bath and Bristol are easily accessible. Mallard Cottage provides an ideal base for exploring the local area and OS maps are provided. The Mendip Hills (AONB) Wells, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole caves, Glastonbury Tor, Longleat Safari Park and various seaside resorts are a 30-40 minute drive away. Stonehenge is only an hour away by car. Timsbury is a charming village which offers an ideal rural base and yet is close to many tourist attractions. The village itself has useful facilities such as pub with a lovely garden, excellent food and pool table. There is also a pharmacy, post office, cash point, village stores, fish and chip shop, hair salon, churches and tearooms all literally around the corner. The local recreation ground provides a children's play area and dog walking facility. The World Heritage City of Bath The recommended way to visit Bath is by using the Park and Ride facility. Bath is renowned for its natural warm springs.Why not take a tour of the Roman Baths or pamper yourself at the new Thermae Bath Spa, complete with open air rooftop pool. Enjoy Bath's Georgian history with a visit to the Assembly Rooms, fashion Museum and No.1 the Royal Crescent or stroll around the expansive Victoria Park with its botanical gardens, duck pond and exciting children's play area suitable for all ages. The vibrant city centre is full of interesting boutiques, street entertainment, intriguing museums, famous name restaurants and pavement cafes. Bath is a city of Festivals which occur at different times throughout the year: These include the Literature Festival, International Music Festival, Folk Festival and Summer School, Guitar Festival,Taste of Bath, Jane Austen Festival, Mozartfest, and the very popular Christmas market. The Theatre Royal is highly acclaimed and often runs pre-West-End shows. There are two other small theatres, and several cinemas. Bristol Mallard Cottage is on a bus route from Bristol airport and Bristol city centre. The city offers a wide range of attractions including Bristol Zoo, Clifton suspension Bridge, Brunel's SS Great Britain, a wide range of concert halls, theatres, museums and busy shopping centre. Not far away you will find Bitton steam railway and Westonbirt Arboretum. The charming medieval City of Wells is also within easy reach. The seaside resorts of Weston-Super -Mare, Clevedon, Portis Head and Burnham -on- Sea are easily accessible as well. The Mendip Hills (AONB) are about 30 minutes away by car. They hide fascinating secrets such as underground caves and rivers, making the hills a popular centre for caving. Visits to Cheddar Gorge and Caves and Wookey Hole are recommended. Cheddar also offers tours of the cheese-making factory.The Mendips reveal centuries of history from the pre-historic at Cheddar to the Iron-Age at Brent Knoll and a Victorian fort at Brean Down. They are fantastic places for walking, cycling and horse riding and the views from the top of these hills are truly breathtaking. The hills are also a haven for wildlife, particularly if you are interested in butterflies and wild flowers. Pony riding available at Wellow trekking centre and diving facilities/ soft play areas close by. Mallard Cottage provides a warm welcome to guests from around the world. It offers a perfect rural base from which to explore Somerset's delightful countryside but is also close enough to Bath and Bristol to offer all the opportunities of a city break. More
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About the Owner
Rachel B
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2015
Interaction with guests
My partner and I only live about a 20 minute drive away so we can easily be on hand if needed but we both work nearly full time as teachers so unfortunately we do not have a vast amount of time to interact with guests. We are keen to make sure your holiday is the best it can be and happy to answer any questions you may have.We have a keysafe which means that you can check in whenever is convenient after 2pm ( or possibly earlier by arrangement depending on whether I have had guests in the cottage just before your arrival) so you may not see us at all!
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice cottage with a welcome note from Rachel. Everything there, shops nearby, all clean and homely. The road can be busy at peak times and the cottage is right on the road but it is a great base to travel from around the area....More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Jacqueline M
rae11664, VR Owner at Cosy Mallard Cottage, 7 miles from Bath, 10 miles from Bristol, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you had a good time and enjoyed your stay at the cottage. It sounds as if the roadworks on some of the other roads in the area caused additional traffic flow past the cottage whilst you were staying there unfortunately.

Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

Lovely cottage, cracking pub next door travelling to all surrounding areas was fantastic, would definitely recommend it.

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Marie C
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

Cottage was lovely, had everything we needed for us and our dog. 2 shops 2 mins walk down the road. Location is ideal for bath and bristol, shame the pub next door was closed, but it isnt too far to go into bath to eat....More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Sarah V
Reviewed 22 December 2018

Nice village with shops. Good walks for our dogs. Easily accessible to Bath and Bristol. Very pet friendly.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Spanielduo
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Mallard Cottage is cute and cosy which was good for us as the autumn weather was not the best! It is situated in a large village, close to a busy road (don't worry, there is triple glazing, so no noise inside) with parking in the...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Highchair
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Timsbury is an extremely friendly village. It is only 7 miles from the World Heritage City of Bath and a convenient 5 minute drive to the Bath Park and Ride service. Bus stops for regular buses to Bath, Bristol and Bristol airport are also found close by in the village. Mallard Cottage provides an ideal base for exploring the local area and OS maps are provided. The Mendip Hills (AONB) Wells, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole caves, Glastonbury Tor, Longleat Safari Park and various seaside resorts are a 30-40 minute drive away. Stonehenge is only an hour away by car. Paulton swimming pool is only 13 minutes away by car and Cheeky Monkeys soft play area is a 9 minute drive away. Wellow pony trekking centre, fishing, diving all close by.
Getting around
Bath can be very busy so we recommend using the Park and Ride facility whenever possible ( 5 min drive away). Buses run through Timsbury about every 2 hours to Bath, Bristol and beyond.
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