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Shepherds Hut, Hot Tub, Saltford, Cotswolds

Superhost-házigazdaSaltford, England, Egyesült Királyság
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The ultimate romantic rural retreat for couples. Idyllically located looking out over the fields that line the River Avon and beautiful rolling green hills. Accommodating 2 guests, the Shepherds Hut is split into a curtained sleeping compartment, a kitchenette/dining area with wood burner and a door leading into a separate bathroom with a walk-in shower, WC and washbasin. Outside, guests have plenty of open space to relax and soak up the views, including the luxurious hot tub and firepit!

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>> CLEANING PROTOCOL: Every owner of a property listed with Bolthole Retreats has undertaken to implement a series of additional cleaning measures in order to minimise the risk of infection between stays. Housekeepers have been instructed to follow a 30-point guide which involves cleaning first to remove germs and other impurities, and then disinfecting to kills germs with chemicals while wearing disposable gloves and facemasks. All laundry will be washed using a bleach or other disinfectant-based laundry detergent containing active oxygen bleach at a temperature of at least 60 degrees. At least one pot of hand sanitiser, and for the larger properties 2 or 3 pots, will be provided. Implementing these measures will necessarily result in an increase in the time taken to undertake a clean. Therefore, we ask that guests respect the advertised check-in and check-out times, and we will regrettably be unable to agree to any exceptions.

*NOTE: 1 well-behaved dog is welcome at the Shepherds Hut at an additional cost of £30 per dog. Please let us know if you will be bringing a dog and we will then revise your booking confirmation.

Avon Farm rules: please respect the 10mph limit around the farm; keep to the 20mph limit on Avon Lane; no outside noise after 10pm; no hot tub use after 10pm; and lastly, please notify the owners if any outside services have been booked (e.g. a chef or supermarket delivery). No additional day guests, or overnight guests are allowed unless previously agreed with the owners. Please note, no music systems are allowed outside if they are causing a nuisance to other guests at the farm.

THE SPACE>> INTRODUCTION
Set within the owner’s 230-acre arable farm, the five outstanding properties that comprise Avon Farm Estate are decorated to a high standard, and each boasts a large open plan living area (except for the cute and compact Shepherds Hut!) There are goats and chickens on the farm, so if you are up early enough, you can help yourself to some fresh eggs or wander around the stables.

Once you have settled into your Avon Farm holiday cottage you can decide what you want to do, probably a mix of relaxing in your comfortable space and testing out the hot tub, enjoying the flora and fauna surrounding the farm and just soaking up the atmosphere. However, if you wish to explore you can walk around the estate and stroll along the Avon River to the local public house on the riverbank, or for the more active, you can hire a bicycle from Clive and Serena (pre-booking required) head down the cycle path, which was once the old train track, to either Bath or Bristol – only 2 minutes from your accommodation, how green is that? Both cities are full of interesting places to visit and activities for all ages!

The Shepherds Hut has been designed efficiently to maximise space and provide everything that you will need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The space is bright, airy and modern with a half glass-panel door and plenty of windows. Step up into the beautifully furnished main kitchenette/living area, and you will find your cosy double sleeping compartment at one end and surprisingly spacious shower room at the other. Every part of the hut has been created to maximise storage space, and within the various underbed or overhead cupboards you’ll find all manner of utensils – it’s all there!

Guests have access to the 230 acres of land, which includes the River Avon, where you can do a spot of fishing (a licence is required). Take a walk through the farmland and you reach the local pub, which is situated on the bank of the river less than 1 mile away. The farm is also 2 minutes away from the Bristol and Bath cycle track, perfect for cyclists and walkers, and the property is close to Saltford Sailing Club. Surrounded by open countryside, Saltford is also known for its history and has a conservation area, with a restored brass mill (dating to 1720), an old manor house and a church with a Saxon tower. Just 6 miles away is the vibrant heritage city of Bath, which boasts the famous Roman baths, Thermae Bath spa, and the famous Royal Crescent, which is one of Bath’s most iconic landmarks. There are also several National Trust areas nearby, including Dyrham Park and Stourhead House.

Facilities

 Sleeps 2 in a double bed sleeping compartment
 1 bathroom with walk-in shower, WC and washbasin
 Parking
 Gravelled immediate outdoor area and grass
 Wood burner – 1 bag of logs, fire starter + lighter provided between Oct – April. Additional logs can be purchased from Clive and Serena for £5 per bag
 Dog friendly – x1
 Outdoor firepit
 Private hot tub
 All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
 Travel hairdryer (stored in cupboard to left of kitchen window above bench seat.)
 Welcome Pack – bread, cereal, biscuits, butter, milk, tea, coffee, sugar
 Cleaning and washing up equipment, liquid, bin bags, kitchen paper
 Bathroom starter pack including shower gel, shampoo, conditioner
 hand soap, toilet paper
 Heating and hot water
 LG TV
 Kitchenette – small Fridge with small freezer compartment, microwave with a grill, toaster, kettle
 Fold down dining table + chairs for 2 guests
 Iron
 Garden furniture – dining table + seating for 2 people
 BBQ – please provide your own charcoal
 Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm
 Stunning views over the valley and rolling hills!

Full Description
Inside

Kitchenette/Living Area
Step up two steps straight into the main space of the Shepherds Hut, a delightful area with cream panelled walls and wooden flooring, a cosy wood burner, window seat and fold-down dining table and chairs. The kitchenette is ideal for preparing simple meals, offering guests a Belfast sink, wooden worksurfaces, a microwave with a grill, toaster, fridge with freezer box and a kettle. A two-hob electric cooker is available on request.

Bed
Separated from the rest of the space by a curtain, the bedroom compartment is cosy and privet, offering guests a comfy double bed complete with wall-mounted flat screen TV.

Shower Room
A surprisingly spacious shower room, featuring a WC, washbasin and walk-in shower.

Outside
Guests at the Shepherds Hut have plenty of outdoor space, with a private hot tub, firepit, charcoal BBQ, outdoor dining table + chairs and outdoor storage area for BBQ equipment. The Shepherds Hut benefits from some of the loveliest views on the whole estate – what better way to end a day than enjoying a BBQ and drink facing out over the luscious green hills?

Enjoying the Farm and our Facilities

One of the biggest benefits about staying on a farm is there’s loads to see and do without even leaving the site, it’s great for families, friends and couples alike!

Avon Farm Cottages have secured fishing rights for their stretch of the river, just a short walk from the holiday cottages. Guests are welcome to fish in the river, own equipment and licence required.

Bicycles: The Bristol to Bath cycle path runs through the farm and you can get onto this from Avon Lane. If you wish to hire bikes from the farm they are available by booking prior to your stay. Locks are provided, but please bring your own helmet.

Please help yourselves to chicken eggs. The chickens are beyond the car park through the opening onto the fields
Not far from the chickens is a family of goats. They like being fed vegetables, fruit, even bananas!

Walk past the past the goats, follow the path down to the river and take a riverside walk either way along the public foot paths.

The horses do not belong to the farm and are looked after by their owners who come daily to see them. Please do not feed the horses, but they are always happy for a stroke on the nose and a hello.

All around this field are many blackberry bushes, please help yourselves when they are ripe.

There are other tenants on the farm that either live with us in the converted barns, or just let a stable and field. They are all very nice, and always happy to answer any questions!

Mit használhatnak a vendégek?
Guests have access to the whole property. Guests can also explore and walk around the farm and see the animals.

Egyéb fontos dolgok
The Shepherds Hut is part of Avon Farm Estate, a collection of premium holiday cottages. It is located on a working farm where other tenants and holiday makers will be staying.

Avon Farm rules: respect the 10mph limit around the farm; keep to the 20mph limit on Avon Lane; no outside noise after 10pm; no hot tub use after 10pm; and lastly, please notify the owners if any outside services have been booked (e.g. a chef or supermarket delivery). No additional day guests, or overnight guests are allowed unless previously agreed with the owners. Please note, no music systems are allowed outside if they are causing a nuisance to other guests at the farm.
The ultimate romantic rural retreat for couples. Idyllically located looking out over the fields that line the River Avon and beautiful rolling green hills. Accommodating 2 guests, the Shepherds Hut is split into a curtained sleeping compartment, a kitchenette/dining area with wood burner and a door leading into a separate bathroom with a walk-in shower, WC and washbasin. Outside, guests have plenty of open space to…

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Saltford, England, Egyesült Királyság

Enjoying the Farm and our Facilities

One of the biggest benefits about staying on a farm is there’s loads to see and do without even leaving the site, it’s great for families, friends and couples alike!

Avon Farm Cottages have secured fishing rights for their stretch of the river, just a short walk from the holiday cottages. Guests are welcome to fish in the river, own equipment and licence required.

Bicycles are available to hire from Clive and Serena.

Please help yourselves to chicken eggs. The chickens are beyond the car park through the opening onto the fields
Not far from the chickens is a family of goats. They like being fed vegetables, fruit, even bananas!

Walk past the past the goats, follow the path down to the river and take a riverside walk either way along the public foot paths.

The horses do not belong to the farm and are looked after by their owners who come daily to see them. Please do not feed the horses, but they are always happy for a stroke on the nose and a hello.

All around this field are many blackberry bushes, please help yourselves when they are ripe.

There are other tenants on the farm that either live with us in the converted barns, or just let a stable and field. They are all very nice, and always happy to answer any questions!

Avon Farm rules: respect the 10mph limit around the farm; keep to the 20mph limit on Avon Lane; no outside noise after 10pm; no hot tub use after 10pm; and lastly, please notify the owners if any outside services have been booked (e.g. a chef or supermarket delivery). No additional day guests, or overnight guests are allowed unless previously agreed with the owners. Please note, no music systems are allowed outside if they are causing a nuisance to other guests at the farm.

Local amenities

Saltford is a vibrant community of more than 4,000 residents situated on the A4 between Keynsham and Bath, alongside the River Avon and the Bath-Bristol cycle-path. Its location makes Saltford the perfect hub for activities in the Avon Valley. The village is surrounded by open countryside, with lanes, riverside walks and lovely views across the Avon Valley.

Saltford is widely known for its history, with the ‘old village’ lying within a Conservation Area and including St Mary’s Church (over 1,000 years old with a Saxon tower); Saltford Manor House, a Grade II listed building estimated to date to the Norman era and thought to be the oldest continuously occupied private house in England; and the restored Ancient Brass Mill (1720), which is a gem of industrial heritage.

At its heyday, the Brass Mill was at the cutting edge of technological and economic development. Today Saltford is a thriving community of over 200 successful businesses, many run as work-from-home enterprises. Saltford is also known for its wealth of activities and community involvement, all centred on the Saltford Community Association.

There is a thriving Saltford Environment Group and Saltford has been awarded Fairtrade Village Status. Saltford Golf Club has hosted the prestigious English Ladies Open Tournament and Saltford Lawn Tennis Club is a friendly, welcoming club where non-members are invited to play.

The biennial Saltford Festival in June showcases all that is best about Saltford, including music, dance, poetry, drama, comedy, exhibitions, talks, guided walks, competitions, and, of course, food and drink.

Here are some of the attractions and amenities close to Avon Farm Estate and Saltford: (see Saltford Community Association for more information)

Historic Conservation Area ("Old village") including St Mary's Church and the restored Ancient Brass Mill (1720)

Access to the Bristol and Bath railway cycle-path (13 miles of off-road cycling open to walkers and cyclists with pubs en-route)
Access to the River Avon (Saltford Marina, Avon County Rowing Club, canal boating)

Avon Valley Country and Wildlife Park (Pixash Lane, Keynsham)
Open countryside and riverside walks in beautiful countryside directly from the Avon Farm Estate.

Several character pubs and restaurants (see below)

Sports facilities: floodlight tennis courts at Saltford Lawn Tennis Club; football and cricket at Saltford Playing Field (with licensed bar, live music and TVs) and golf at Saltford Golf Club.

Theatre productions and other activities at Saltford Hall (Saltford Community Association)

Library and Post Office

Pubs and Places to Eat in walking distance of Avon Farm Estate

Bird in Hand is a typical English pub with a good selection of beers and a petanque (boules) area outside (<1mile)

Golden Moments - Fine Bengal Cuisine. Best Curry house for miles, friendly staff and super tasty food. (1 mile)

The Crown in Saltford has great reviews for food, friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere, it also does the perfect gin and tonic. (1 mile from Avon Farm opposite the bus stop to Bristol and Bath)

The Riverside Inn is 1 mile away, great location on the banks of the River Avon. The Shallows, Saltford, Bristol BS31 3EZ. (1mile)

The Jolly Sailor has views of the River Avon and canal lock, with live music at the weekends. (1 mile)

The Thai Cafe – not a public house, but an extremely tasty, efficiently run Thai café with great reviews about their tasty food. Alternatively order a takeaway. (0.9miles/5mins drive)

Closest Supermarkets

Tesco Express: Bath Rd, Saltford, Somerset, BS31 3HQ

Waitrose: Broadmead Lane, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1ST

Best route into Bath: take the ‘Park and Ride’ bus service at Newbridge, postcode: BA1 3NB which operates every 10-15 minutes during the day, Monday to Sunday (and on certain bank holidays).  The service operates every 20 minutes after 7.30pm in the evening. It does not operate on 25th/26th December; 1st January; or Easter Sunday.

Local shops and bus stops to Bath and Bristol can be found on the A4/main road.
Enjoying the Farm and our Facilities

One of the biggest benefits about staying on a farm is there’s loads to see and do without even leaving the site, it’s great for families, friends and couples a…

Házigazda: Bolthole

Csatlakozás időpontja: 2016. augusztus
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We run Bolthole Retreats; a holiday let company specialising in the Cotswolds
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