This superb two-bedroom property near Bath forms the wing of a 17th Century former farmhouse with some later Georgian additions. The spacious, centrally-heated accommodation offers high quality, modern facilities combined with period features, which include a fantastic inglenook fireplace, original bread ovens and oak beams.
The ground floor is open plan, incorporating the kitchen, sitting room and dining area. The large, triple-aspect kitchen has two original bread ovens (non- working) as an interesting feature and a superb solid oak floor. It is equipped with all the usual modern appliances, including an electric range-style cooker and dishwasher. French doors lead onto the lovely large garden, which an extensive lawn, flowerbeds and a patio with patio furniture for guests to use and views over Marksbury village.
The sitting room and dining area has an attractive stone mullion window overlooking the front garden and a large inglenook fireplace. An initial supply of fuel for the fire is included in the rental price. There is a large, comfortable sofa and chairs and oak dining table and chairs. The television is a 42 inch flat screen and there is also a DVD player, iPod docking station and free wireless internet access.
Stairs lead to the first floor, where a large double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, WC and washbasin. The double bed has an antique-style metal frame and a high quality pocket-sprung mattress. The second double bedroom, smaller than the first, also has a metal-framed double bed with pocket-sprung mattress, stone mullion window and its own en-suite shower room. A good quality put-you-up bed can be provided to accommodate an extra guest/child in the first bedroom, and a travel cot is also available.There is ample parking on the large driveway.
The standard of furniture, furnishings, carpets, equipment, bedlinen and towels throughout this property is high. It has not been formally assessed for a star rating, but prospective guests can be reassured that the standard of accommodation and facilities surpasses that of our other holiday property The Bungalow (sleeps 2 people), also available via this website, which was assessed as 4 Star, with a Gold Award, by Visit Britain in 2013.
The property is ideally situated for visiting Bath, Bristol, Wells and the many other attractions the West Country offers. Longleat, Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury and the Cotswolds are all within easy reach and the area is excellent for walkers and cyclists, with many interesting footpaths and cycle routes. Marksbury is a village 5 miles from the outskirts of Bath and 4 miles from Keynsham, situated on the A39 where it meets the A368. It has an interesting church, believed to be late 12th century in origin. It is only a 10-15 minute drive to the centre of Bath, and there are nearby Park & Ride bus services to Bath and Bristol. There are several pubs a short drive away, serving great food and a convenient small supermarket and petrol station a couple of minutes' drive away. Facilities for golf, swimming, fishing, spa days, paintballing, quadbiking and horseriding are all nearby, plus the considerable shopping and cultural opportunities Bath and Bristol offer.
Please note this is a non-smoking property and regretfully we are unable to take pets.
Comments from the guest book:
"Everything you could want, in an amazing location."
"Better than I could have hoped for. Location perfect and the facilities are immaculate."
"Perfect, beautifully decorated and very clean – a real escape to the country feel."
"What a lovely place to stay! I'll definitely recommend it and would love to come again."...Read more
The Farmhouse Wing, Lower Church Farmhouse, Bath Bath, West Country, England
Additional Location Information
Lower Church Farmhouse is located in the village of Marksbury, which combines a rural setting with close proximity to the beautiful Georgian spa city and world heritage site, Bath. It's also ideally situated for those visiting Bristol, the Cotswolds and the cathedral city of Wells. Attractions such as Longleat, Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury and Wookey Hole are also within easy travelling distance. Marksbury is 5 miles from Bath, situated on the A39 where it meets the A368. It has an interesting church believed to be late 12th century in origin.
Lower Church Farmhouse is in the centre of the village, close to wonderful country walks. There are several pubs nearby serving great food, and there is a convenient small supermarket and petrol station a short walk away, which sells groceries, newspapers etc. It is only a 10-15 minute drive into the centre of Bath which has a multitude of attractions. There are nearby Park and Ride bus services to Bath and Bristol. Facilities for golf, swimming, fishing, spa days, paintballing, quadbiking and horseriding are all nearby.
More About This Location
City vacations, Rural retreats
Nearest train station: Bath, 5 miles Nearest airport: Bristol, 12 miles Car is recommended
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