Priston Village, Bath & surrounding Area
Cider Press Cottage is an absolute gem of a holiday property and we're delighted to see it undergo a total revamp in early 2015, making it a stylish, spacious country retreat about 10 - 15 mins from the centre of Bath. Built in the 18th century and situated in the grounds of the owners beautiful home, this classic little cottage is every inch the rural retreat. The cottage is detached yet literally just moments from open countryside, with a lovely stroll down the lane to the village and it's local pub, The Ring O'Bells. Each time we visit this cottage we love it even more, for so many different reasons, and the recent update has given it a real lift.
Internally the light colours along with the tasteful furniture give it a real contemporary feel, while all the old period features ensure the charm and character remain witiin this charming bolt hole. The location of the property is absolutely ideal, a short drive into Bath city centre or a short walk deep into the countryside give this an appeal which sets it apart from so many cottages. This is an absolute belter!
Entrance through into open plan living space
Living Area with three large sofas, wood burning stove plus flatscreen TV with DVD and Freeview
Kitchen / Dining Area fitted with electric hob and oven, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, dishwasher plus washer/dryer. There is a table and four chairs.
Stairs to first floor and private terrace garden
Both bedrooms are roughly similar in size (comfortable and spacious) and are either end of the landing
Bedroom One with Super King size, pocket sprung double bed (6ft) which can be unzipped to make two single beds if requested at the time of booking. There is a chest of drawers and hanging hooks.
Bedroom Two with Super King size, pocket sprung double bed (6ft) which can be unzipped and made into two single beds if requested. There is also a wardrobe and shelving.
Bathroom contemporary and recently refitted, with bath, power shower over, WC & hand-basin.
The property has a large parking area to the front, plus a private terrace to the rear, with table and chairs. The surroundings are very peaceful and there are many walks along pathways and bridleways including one across the owner's land which goes to the woods!
Sorry No Pets. Basket of logs on arrival. Off street parking. Saturday Changeovers in the Summer months please. Children Welcome, Cot & High Chair Available. Wifi supplied.
Cider Press Cottage is located on the edge of the village of Priston, a village just 5 miles outside Bath and the site of a Roman villa dating from about 100 AD! The village is recorded in the Domesday Book, highlighting its age, with reference made to the presence of the church, possibly wooden! We do know, however, that as old as the church is, it was 'modernised in the 12th Century when the nave of the Church of St Luke and St Andrew were added! Similarly the church's tower dates from the 15th century and has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building, so we do recommend a stroll down to see a little bit of Bath and English history. (There is a disproportionately large weather vane given as a gift by the lord of the manor in 1813!)
The village has a good quality local pub called The Ring o' Bells, and has a very solid reputation for its food and friendly welcome. It is also very much the quintessential village with a thriving community of activities, should you wish to partake when staying at Cider Press Cottage. Its history, as you can see, is deep and in fact Priston Mill was given by the monks of Bath Abbey in 931 and is powered by a 25 feet water wheel. Today the present building dates from the late 18th or early 19th century and is maintained in working condition, with the associated tithe barn (1700's) it is currently used as a wedding and conference venue.
Beyond the village are a range of excellent things to do. No less is a trip into Bath, which is quick and easy, where you will find an almost endless list of things to do ranging from the Roman Baths through to an excellent selection of restaurants, shops and a whole range of things to keep you busy. Failing that you could drive within 45 mins to Longleat to see the lions and monkeys, a wealth of National Trust properties and gardens - you name it there is so much to do in this excellent location!
"We loved it! My family gave me an A+ for finding and booking this cottage! It was quiet, cosy and had everything we needed. The owners were just lovely and let our kids help feed their donkeys. It was wonderful to return to this cottage as our little sanctuary after busy days sight-seeing. We used the Park and Ride to get into Bath, which was very easy and good value. Thankyou for a lovely place to stay and a delicious cake too! "Mrs Morcorn 2017-10-04
"Good location, property has character."Oddie 2017-10-30
"The cottage was perfect for our requirements and very well equipped. it was spotlessly clean and the beds were very comfortable. One of the nicest we have ever stayed in and we hope to return one day."downs 2017-09-12