Norton St Phillip Village, Bath & surrounding Area
Springfield Cottage is utterly gorgeous! Typically cosy and every inch a classic Cotswolds' cottage, this very charming holiday home also has the added benefit of being within a very easy drive of Bath too. It's located on a very quiet lane (almost above it in fact...) on the edge of the village of Norton St Philip which itself is similarly outstanding and beautiful. Inside, the property has been carefully and stylishly improved; stripped wooden floors in the living room with a warming wood burning stove create a cosy welcome, while a smart, contemporary kitchen awaits the discerning cook. Upstairs is cool bathroom and cute bedroom which overlooks the countryside (from your bed!). The owners, famous artists, really have added their creative touches throughout and the result is classy bolt hole for two. We love it!
Outside, there is a private garden with a patio and bench, very peaceful and with super country views and within a few minutes you've got two classic country pubs too. Quite heavenly....
Entrance through to living room
Living Room/Dining Room with sofa for two people, wood burning stove with original stone fireplace, TV with DVD player.
Dining table with two chairs
Kitchen, very cool and very well equipped with gas hob, electric oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge, there is ample storage space. There are French doors to the garden terrace.
Upstairs (please note steep stairs)
Bedroom with double bed (4ft 6in) with wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin.
There is a private garden, which surrounds the cottage. The garden itself is slightly elevated above the lane, which means it is very private. It is mainly grassed, but with some flower borders.
Babes in arms welcome. Heating & Elec incl. Starter pack of logs incl. (Sorry no cot or high chair available). Parking on street, nearby and free/unrestricted.
Springfield Cottage is located in the village of Norton St Philip, about 6 miles to the south of Bath. A very rural village it is (thankfully!) blessed with two pubs, both attractive and welcoming as well as historic. In fact both of the pubs are within just a 5 mins walk and serve lovely food. You also have a local village shop, Post Office and Cafe, all on your doorstep.
The most well-known landmark in Norton St Philip is the George Inn on the High Street. One of the oldest inns in the country, The George has existed for 700 years. The character-filled interior contains many original features, including fifteenth-century wall-paintings rediscovered a few years ago. Various films have shot scenes here, including The Remains of the Day and a TV adaptation of Defoe's Moll Flanders. The pub has a pleasant beer-garden overlooking the village green, and also offers accommodation and meals. The village's other inn, just over the road, is also historic and appealing. The Fleur de Lys is another ancient building which became an inn during the sixteenth century. Like the George, it serves meals.
On the edge of the village is the local award winning Farm Shop Farleigh Road Farm shop and cafe which offers local produce and all things Tractor Ted related!!
Beyond the village are a wealth of similarly pretty and attractive villages, but perhaps of greatest appeal is Bath, which sits about 15 mins away (by bus if preferred too) where you will find one of the country's most attractive cities. There are many things to do including the Roman Baths, viewing the outstanding Crescent plus much, much more.
This is a superb location all round!