Holiday Cottage Accommodation in Somerset Nr Cheddar and Wells
Ensuite Bedrooms -King size 4 Poster Bed and Hot Tub
Ash Tree Cottage
Ash Tree Cottage
Garden Hot Tub (Easter
until end September)
Holiday Cottage in Somerset, near
- simply the best when you
choose from Somerset self catering holiday accommodation cottages. High quality, newly converted, self catering
holiday accommodation with two ensuite bedrooms. Located in rural
Somerset countryside, convenient for Wells, the superb Cathedral at
Wells, Cheddar, Bath, Bristol, Glastonbury as
well as The Mendip Hills,
and Somerset's coastal
beaches. This is a superb centre for touring the West Country of
England. Somerset offers perfect country holidays in comfortable
self catering cottages.
01934 712867 /
07792 473307 /
Self Catering holiday
accommodation in Somerset-
Ash Tree holiday Cottage quiet and tranquil
location - an ideal place to
relax and get away from it all. Both bedrooms have ensuite baths and
showers. We offer a King size Four Poster Bed and quality twin beds
plus use of our superb garden Hot Tub Spa (Easter until end September by arrangement). This
pretty country cottage has a small private garden area with table and seating, perfect
for a summer's evening. The garden area and cottage have views
over the countryside. - Watch rabbits playing and buzzards flying whilst
you have your breakfast. A delightful rural
retreat for romance and relaxation! Somerset offers superb holidays in
self catering country cottages. Details and maps of local walks
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self catering holiday cottages
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from Cottage Garden
Local Area -
Wedmore, Mendips, Wells, Cheddar, & Glastonbury
is beautifully sited north of the Somerset Levels and south of the Mendip Hills,
halfway between Wells and Burnham-on-Sea.
village grew around a Saxon square. The stone cottages still echo the
plan of the original village, which dates to the 1100's when it was a market centre for the
surrounding agricultural area. The 14th
century market cross stands as a testimony to the times.
for us today, the conservation village survives virtually intact. Stone
buildings, some whitewashed, lie scattered among the trees. Much of the
architecture relates to Georgian times, the Post Office is a case in
point, and earlier. The Old Vicarage dates to the year of Christopher
Columbus' discovery of America. Of a later date, probably the 16th
century, the George Hotel is a former coaching inn. The Italinate
chemist shop on Church St. was once a Victorian department store, a
"one stop" shopping spot for Somerset inhabitants. The village
of Wedmore still attracts shoppers, tourists and locals alike.
area is one of the best places in the country for birdwatching. The peat
moors are a rich source of food for the birds. Limestone caverns dot the
surrounding landscape, as do nature reserves. Old farmsteads sit amidst
the rolling green hills. Today cheese, livestock, fruit growing,
limestone mining and tourism help support the economy of the area.
this area was the hunting ground for prehistoric man, Iron Age remains have
been found in the area along with a number of Roman sites of the 1st
the 7th century the area belonged to the Saxon kings of Wessex, the name
Wedmore derives from the Saxon term meaning "hunting moor".
King Alfred favoured the area with a royal estate. The site of the manor
house, adjoining the church, may be the site of his royal house.
878 AD, after winning a battle against the Danes, he brought the Danish
leader, Guthrum, and 30 of his followers to his estate at Wedmore for 12
days of feasting and ceremonies.
Danish leader was christened and a peace treaty was signed, allowing
King Alfred to unite his kingdom. This Treaty of Wedmore divided England
from London to the Mersey. South of the line English custom and law
ruled, while north and east, Scandinavian laws and customs were
followed, the Danelaw.
medieval stone church, St. Mary's, standing tall in the village, is
thought to be on the site where the treaty signing took place. Like all
churches of the times, it is set in a graveyard. Built in the late
1400's, traces remain of a 1200 church, and decorated work dates to
possibly the 1300's. A wall painting, circa 1500, of St. Christopher is
a special treasure.
medieval times both the Bishop of Bath and Wells and the Dean of Wells
Cathedral oversaw Wedmore parish, which consisted of 3 villages,
Wedmore, Blackford and Theale, and 14 hamlets. On a ridge of land rising
out of the Levels, between the rivers Axe and Brue, the historic village
of Wedmore still reminds us, today, of its ancient past.
range of hills known as the Mendip Hills has been officially classed as
an area of outstanding natural beauty. Situated in Somerset, they
are primarily limestone with many caves including the famous Cheddar
Gorge and Wookey Hole. Some of the caves show signs of prehistoric
habitation. Apart from these caves and hills, the region also
includes the marshy lowland of the Somerset Levels and the nearby towns
and villages of Glastonbury, Wells, Charterhouse and Frome. There
are also ruins of Roman lead mines, and a Roman
Gorge Nature Reserve
Gorge Nature Reserve is owned by the National Trust. There is
evidence of inhabitation in this lovely wooded valley dating back to
Neolithic times (about 3000 BC). Bones, tools, cooking utensils
and ornaments have been found in caves throughout the gorge. There
is a nature trail through the gorge, which features some outstanding
views over the Somerset Levels.
City of Wells houses one of the most beautiful cathedrals in England,
but it still has all the charm of a village. The cathedral is one
of the architectural highlights of Britain, replete with magnificent
Gothic carvings, a unique scissors vault to brace the building against
shifting medieval foundations, and a marvellous chapter house. It
also houses a wonderful clock, with mechanical knights who exchange
blows every hour. Around the corner from the Cathedral is Vicar's
Close, the oldest street of 14th century houses in Europe. This
was once the home of the vicars of the cathedral, who were housed there
by the bishop to stop their scandalous behaviour including womanizing,
fighting and stealing. The Bishop's Palace is also well worth a
visit, nestled beside the cathedral. It is still the official
residence of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The swans of the moat
there are an unusual attraction. They were and still are trained
to ring a bell hanging from the gatehouse at feeding time.
town of Glastonbury is dominated by the enigmatic Glastonbury Tor (an
old West Country word for hill), topped with a 14th century tower
which draws the eye from anywhere on the surrounding Somerset Levels.
Legend has it that the Holy Grail is buried inside the Tor. The Tor can
be climbed for wonderful views, though it can be windy on top. At
the foot of the Tor is Chalice Well, sleeping in a peaceful garden. The
well is another of the reputed hiding places of the Holy Grail.
the centre of Glastonbury is Glastonbury Abbey, at one time one of the
richest abbeys in England. During the Middle Ages Glastonbury was
one of the premier pilgrimage destinations in Britain, due to the
ancient legends associating it with Jesus, the Holy Grail, and King
Somerset Levels are lovely, low farmlands split by long irrigation
canals and the meandering River Brue. They make for a good day out on a
bicycle, or a pleasant walk. The Mendip District Council
distributes a series of great Rural Walk Leaflets, available at tourist
Info Centres throughout the district.
For enquiries and to check
availability call Wendy Nicholson
Tel 01934 712867
/ 07792 473307 Email From Here
Ash Tree House, Poolbridge Road,
Blackford, Wedmore, Somerset BS28 4PA
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