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The pictures in the website are beautiful but still didn't prepare us for the cottage when we arrived. This wonderfully appointed cottage is situated on a small hill overlooking a valley and the view is exquisite. Driving to the cottage be prepared that it is a very small road for Americans. :-) It is about one car wide and has its share of traffic in the morning.There is parking for two cars in a driveway just off Tucking Mill Road.
Enter through a wooden gate and down a short gravel path guarded by a rope fence that leads you to the front door. The cottage is modern inside and decorated very tastefully. The living room/dining room/kitchen combo is large and comfortable. There is a washing machine so artfully hidden by the front door in the cabinet it took me a day to find it. All the cooking devices you could possible want are included. We were greeted with a wonderful bottle of brandy which I sorely needed after a three hour drive from Cornwall! The bathroom has a very cool glass enclosed shower and a heated towel rack, surely the sign of a most advanced civilization. The bedroom had the most comfortable bed of our 14 days in England. Heating is controlled by wall units and easy to use. Great wi-fi and TV service as well. We enjoyed the outside sitting area very much. There are several foot paths nearby to stroll the countryside.
It is a 10-15 minute drive to Bath. We chose to take taxis to take a break from driving and avoid the congestion getting into the city. It costs about £13-£14 each way. Bath is one of the most beautiful cities in Britain.
We loved Dovenby Cottage! The cottage is perfect and the remodel is ideal! Kitchen is fully equipped, including a washer/dryer! The bathroom is amazing with a great shower, huge bath towels and a towel warming rack. They even provided 2 terry cloth bath robes! We didn’t use the fireplace but what a nice touch!! There was a delicious lemon cake and a bottle of wine waiting for us which was greatly appreciated!! Justin was very helpful in providing us with directions and they’ve put together a great book with all kinds of info about the area and restaurants. It was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend this cottage!!