2 bedroom cottage with country views, wood-burner and original features.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Small children will need careful supervision. Small children will need careful supervision.
Pets allowed - Up to 2 well-behaved dogs. Up to 2 well-behaved dogs.
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 28
- No dogs upstairs or on furniture, nor left alone in the cottage Please sort and recycle rubbish. Please clean and tidy the cottage before departure.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Lovely and wished we could have stayed longer
Really lovely cottage in a great location. Our break was sadly cut short due to restrictions so went home early. Will definitely book again for next year, so we get to enjoy this lovely place and area. Judith was really helpful .
This is a very comfortable and cosy cottage, as long a the log burner is kept lit. This does require some effort but it is fun. Would highly recommend .
Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
Lovely cottage with all the amenities
Clean and pretty cottage with all that you could need.
Thank you for your five star review!
A beautiful cottage to escape to
We had a lovely time staying in Judith's cottage. There is a great pub 10 minutes walk away called The Ring o Bells. We walked down to the reservoir and along the river with the children and the dog which was really beautiful.
Judith was very warm and welcoming. The cottage is quaint, well kitted out and the WiFi keeps us all connected when we wanted to be.
It's a lovely place to escape to with a dog as there are nice walks close by. We had a great time!
Thanks so much for your lovely review. I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Arriving at Poppies was a pleasant experience with Judith explaining how to get the best out of the log burner and making us feel welcome. Very nice location to get away from the hustle and bustle of London and after a busy festive season. It was so relaxing and the Ring o Bells pub several hundred yards away was lovely to enjoy a beer and the exceptional food. Highly recommend
I'm delighted you enjoyed your break away from the city!
Just 12 miles south of Bristol, Hinton Blewett is located in the Chew Valley, an AONB, and a short drive from Bath, Wells and Cheddar. Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and renowned for its architecture and many tourist attractions. Bristol is another historic city with a lot to offer, including its buzzing harbour side, many museums, theatres, shops and iconic suspension bridge. Cheddar is famous for its Gorge and cheese but the twin is a little disappointing. The small city of Wells is very near and particularly delightful with its farmers’ markets and stunning cathedral, Bishop's Palace and wide range of shops and cafes. Nearby Wookey Hole provides an excellent day out for families, with its network of underground caves and resident witch! Slightly further on is the town of Glastonbury with its celebrated Tor and Abbey, and its associations with King Arthur and Avalon, not to mention the world famous music festival. The surrounding Somerset levels are particularly popular with bird watchers and naturalists, and are home to several nature reserves.
Hinton Blewett is also on the Limestone Link, making the village pub popular with ramblers. Walkers have immediate access to a wide network of public footpaths and quiet lanes. Within easy walking distance lie Litton reservoirs, a wildflower meadow and nature reserve. Other local attractions include The Chew Valley Lake, popular with birdwatchers, walkers and families, and now offering a fish restaurant and play area. Also nearby is the village of Bruton, which boasts one of the world’s leading commercial galleries: Hauser and Wirth offers free access to its galleries and landscaped garden. Visitors can also enjoy locally sourced food and drink at the on-site restaurant.
You don't need to go far to find excellent food and service in an assortment of local pubs and restaurants.
- english, french, german
I am a qualified languages teacher, but began my career in broadcasting at the BBC and BFBS. I'm really enjoying my state of semi-retirement which has enabled me to pursue my many interests, not least walking and bird watching. I love living in the Chew Valley which has so much to offer and I look forward to sharing its delights with my guests. While it is situated in beautiful countryside, it is within easy reach of Bristol, Bath and Wells. The former are particularly good for lovers of history, theatre, cinema and art. My two grown-up sons also enjoy coming home to the peace and quiet of the Chew Valley.
Judith purchased this Cottage in 1993
Why Judith chose Bristol
I moved to the Chew Valley from London with my family over twenty years ago and I have never regretted doing so. Greenway Cottage was an empty shell and Poppies was derelict when we came here. I began work on renovating Poppies in 2011, slowly restoring it and finally finishing furnishing it this year! A lot of love and attention to detail has gone into this work, and I hope you will love it as much as I do. I care passionately about the natural world and the environment, so Poppies has been restored with this in mind. It is equipped with solar thermal and photovoltaic panels (discreetly situated on the field facing side of the roof). Both properties have original circular stone staircases, though the one in Poppies is purely decorative and now serves as a bookshelf. It is an ideal situation: very rural and yet so close to centres of culture and shops! Despite its rural location, it is very accessible, by car at least. Sadly public transport is very limited.
What makes this Cottage unique
The unique benefits are: peace and quiet with lovely views and a network of public footpaths on the doorstep and yet so close to Wells, Bath,Cheddar, Bristol, Glastonbury and many other places of interest. You can walk to the village pub which has great views and serves excellent food. There are so many interesting places nearby, not least Holt Farm, the home of Yeo Valley, producers of organic dairy products. They have a fabulous garden which is open to visitors on certain days and an amazing workers canteen which is now open to the public for lunch (booking in advance essential) or coffee. It's worth exploring their website. https://www.yeovalley.co.uk/the-valley/events-in-the-valley. Camely Lodge is twenty minutes away on foot and there are two farm shops with restaurants and cafes if you are up for a longer walk! Farrington Farm also offers a host of activities for children. Chew Valley Lake is 5 minutes drive away.