2 luxury log cabins in Wick, Nr. Bath, Somerset, England - Only 7 miles From Bath City Centre
About Jim McAlinden
Hi my name is Jim Mcalinden and I'm a 48years old property developer in Bath, I do residential and holiday lets in bath and about 5 years ago built 2 log cabins in the grounds of my house which overlooks the hills of Lansdown, Bath. I also have 3 flats in bath, let for holidays and hen parties All my properties are in 5 star condition and furnished to a very high standard as I would if I stayed there myself.
Jim McAlinden purchased this Cabin in 2007
Why Jim McAlinden chose Wick
These cabins are in there own grounds with parking , over looking lansdown hills just 10 min from bath
What makes this Cabin unique
Built new 8 yrs ago, private hot tub / fire pit and bbq garden and private parking
Check-in: 12:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Absolutely outstanding position
We stayed at the property for a hen party in November and it was everything we were looking for. The log cabins were just what we needed for accommodation with a brilliant outside space with the hot tub and views over the countryside even though it wasn't the best weather. Would 100% recommend this property and hopefully be returning for my future hen party.
I have never stayed in such bad accommodation
Under the “Location” tab on the OwnersDirect website, the location of the property is falsely advertised to be in Batheaston near Bath and claims to be 10 minutes from the centre of Bath. However, two weeks prior to our stay, the owner contacted us to give us the address for the property, which is in Wick, South Gloucestershire, over 20 minutes away from Bath.It increased the costs of our stay significantly given that our taxi journeys were far more expensive than anticipated.
The internet advertisement for the Linden cabins accommodation uses the word “luxury”. I found the Linden Cabin to be of a very low unacceptable standard. Pine was better but overcrowded. In Linden:
1. The double bedroom has no opening window
2. The other bedroom which has 4 beds including a bunk bed and 2 singles is overcrowded as the beds are so close together there is little room to move and store your belongings
3. The pull out double bed in the kitchen had a soiled mattress and no Carbon Monoxide detector could be seen even though the gas boiler was in the kitchen. Sleeping in the kitchen for 2 people on a soiled mattress is not luxury
4. The bedroom carpet was sticky and probably needed a good clean
5. The kitchen was falling apart and may look good in the photos but is unfit to be classed as luxury. The plinth fell off easily and was difficult to put back, the units were of a cheap design and well used, the crockery and cutlery were mismatched
6. The log cabin had not been cleaned properly – old wipes and rubbish were found behind the bed
7. The only bathroom for 8 people had a swollen door due to the damp that would not close properly, could not be locked and had to be pushed hard to open even from just pulling to
8. The shower in the bathroom was a wet room and by the smell after a few people had had a shower was obviously leaking or maybe the drain was incorrectly designed as the terrible smell of damp which built up over the weekend seeped into the floor and into the double bedroom which had no opening window .9. The only bathroom and toilet (one bathroom and toilet for 8 people is not luxury) was off the double bedroom which had no opening window therefore those sleeping in the kitchen and the other bedroom had to walk through this bedroom to get to the toilet and shower, definitely not luxury. In comparison to the Linden cabin at Wick, the Travelodge would be real luxury. The house whose garden we were in had also been let out to a loud stag do.
I am so sorry to hear you feel so strongly about this, and am shocked to have only heard about it now, weeks after your stay, after receiving an email stating you all had a great time, and briefly mentioning there may be a problem with the shower which is such a shame as there is now nothing that can be done!
Firstly i would like to reassure you that there is no Gas in the linden cabin. Both cabins are run from the boiler in the Pine cabin (which is gas) but of course has all of the correct certificates and carbon monoxide detectors in place. There is obviously none in the Linden cabin because no gas is present at all.
Thank you for making me aware of the mattress, I believe someone had spilled wine on it so I have ensured this has been sent out to be cleaned and had protective covers put in place.
Having now been made aware of the damp smell after your stay I had a plumber go and check the shower, as this had never happened before. Subsequently there was a small leak behind it which he has now fixed, because of this the carpets will be changed shortly too.
The cabins are advertised as 'Two, Two bedroom log cabins sleeping 16', this ultimately means 8 people in each cabin, maximum of four in each bedroom, and a floorpan is available at request.
I am very sorry about the confusion with the map on Owners Direct, I actually tried to change this a while back but owners direct did not allow me to make the changes. I swapped the advert from another property we owned in Batheaston. However i have gone out of my way to make the location very clear. on the overview page on owners direct it states that it is 'two two bedroom cabins located in Wick, Nr Bath' it is also at the top of the booking form...!
Wick is 6 miles from bath so it takes around 10-15 minutes to drive there. We also have contact with a very good taxi company who have extremely good rates, at around £5 per person to bath!
The cabins are designed for Parties, a quirky base for groups to stay in, with great outdoor space, a hot tub and a large table to all eat around (in & out) located well, close to both Bath and Bristol
When booking into the Cabins all of our guests know the facts all mentioned above (having multiple people in each room, sharing bathrooms, bringing your own towels etc.)
However i have taken all of your points on board and have mentioned everything to the owner of the property, who is actively making slight changes to ensure this doesn't happen again.
A cosy retreat for a weekend away with friends
My friends and I had a lovely two night stay at the log cabins. Everything was just as described in the listing description - the showers were excellent and the kitchens were well equipped to serve our party size (10 & baby). The venue was easy to find and a short car ride from Bath Spa train station (about 10 minutes) to pick up friends coming from all over the UK. Jim and Joss were very helpful and quick to respond to queries we had prior to the booking. We enjoyed going on walks in the surrounding countryside and visiting the local pub. The hot tub was excellent, in spite of the rain we made sure we enjoyed it! We would definitely recommend this place - great value for money. Thanks again to Jim and Joss.
Great for a sunny hen weekend
12 of us stayed in the cabins for a friend's hen weekend. The location was brilliant, felt like you were in the countryside and only a short journey to Bath centre.
Excellent space for 12 inside or out for dining and we loved the hot tub!
We used Rita to take us in and out of Bath, she was very flexible and always on time to pick us up.
Perfect for a hen wknd
The pictures are true to life- they give a fair and accurate representation of the property. A group of 14 of us stayed here for a friend's hen wknd and it was the perfect setting for what we wanted. The scenery is absolutely stunning!
The property is within easy reach of both Bristol and Bath. We had a night in on the Friday and went out in Bath on the Saturday, which we found to be a lovely place! There's plenty of day activities available too- we opted for boating, which was great fun.
As with previous reviews I would second the positive comments about Rita's taxis that the property owner recommends. They have a minibus so our party was able to travel everywhere together and all of the drivers; Rita, Martyn and Stewart were professional, incredibly friendly, punctual and flexible. Their service was excellent!
Two minor points to consider were that no tea towels were provided and we found there was a lack of cooking utensils- baking trays etc... which made cooking on the Friday evening a little difficult. All in all though, we had a wonderful time at this property and it was perfect for what we wanted!
Great group accommodation
Booked the lodges for a friend's stag in Bristol, Loads of room, excellent facilities and great location- easy access to Bristol city centre for a night out.
Bristol international airport is approx 35 min drive.
From Bath train station approx 15 min drive.
Ideal for hen parties and stag parties
Activities available close by such as, Golfing, and horse racing
The beautiful Georgian city of bath with glorious shops restaurants and nightclubs and the well known thermal spa is just a 10 min drive.
Mini bus service costs £10 each return into Bath.
There are also numerous sites and activities along with all the various small villages such as Castle Combe, Laycock, Stonehenge, Longleat safari, Wells etc.
There is 2 local pubs 1 mile and 1/2 mile walk away with excellent food
MINIMUM OF TWO NIGHTS