If you like the idea of a wood burning stove, a Victorian claw bath and a large walk-in shower in a newly converted cottage in an Area of Outstanding Beauty within minutes of Bath this is the place for you.
This idyllic romantic rural retreat is only 12 mins max from Bath City Centre, close to the Universities and Public Schools so in the perfect location for culture and country pursuits. Bordering on the Midford and Horsecombe Brook the charming garden has views of the hill opposite and down the valley.
The comfortable sitting room is carpeted with the original wood burning stove, settee/sofa bed and 2 arm chairs. A dining table and 4 chairs are also provided.
Outside, there are 2 lovely seating areas, one on the cottage patio with teak table, 4 chairs and a parasol and one down beside the Horsecombe Brook. Perfect for a quiet chat after a day spent in Bath watching the river wildlife, mallards, moorhen – you can even see the kingfishers flying past and the buzzards are constantly entertaining.
The kitchen has been recently modernised with electric oven and hob, clothes washer, microwave, toaster fridge etc.
Up stairs there is a master double/twinnbedroom with views over the garden and the Midford Valley. The bed is an Airsprung 1200 pocket sprung double/twin with Egyptian cotton sheeting and cream throws, a built in wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
The bathroom has a large walk-in shower and a traditional Victorian claw bath,
Central heating,water and electricity are included as well as a Welcome Basket containing coffees, teas, cereals, milk bread, butter and marmalade to get you started.
Brooks’ view is one of the original artisan cottages of the Somerset Coal Canal built for the workers: ideal for those who want to enjoy the delights of the countryside whether active pursuits such as cycling, walking, fishing, canal boating or just relaxing after a busy day in the City or around.
Fishers, cyclists, walkers most welcome.
Regrettably the premises are not suitable for the less able or children under 10 and much as we love them no pets due to the local wildlife.
Rates including Welcome Basket and all utilities are £98 for 2 people per night, and £130 for 3 and £162 for 4 (utilising the 4 ft sofabed). Free off-road parking.
- 4 Visit England Stars
- Visit England Cyclists Welcome 2012
- Visit England Walkers Welcome 2012
- Number of Rooms / Units
|Room / Unit Type||Capacity||Room / Unit Tariff*|
|Brooks' View - cottage for 2 people||2||£98.00 per unit per night|
|Brooks' View - cottage for 3 people||3||£130.00 per unit per night|
*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per unit per week or per unit per night for self-catering accommodation.
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- In countryside
- Midweek breaks
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
- Village Location
- Weekend breaks
Children & Infants
- Accept children (Minimum age) - 10
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Access to golf course
- Arrangements for riding/pony trekking
- Cycle hire
- Gym - At nearby Combe Grove Manor Country Club
- Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities - At nearby Combe Grove Manor Country Club
- Indoor pool - At nearby Combe Grove Manor Country Club
- Other sporting facilities - At nearby Combe Grove Manor Country Club
- Outdoor pool - At nearby Combe Grove Manor Country Club
- Sauna - At nearby Combe Grove Manor Country Club
- Solarium - At nearby Combe Grove Manor Country Club
- Spa bath - At nearby Combe Grove Manor Country Club
- Tennis court - At nearby Combe Grove Manor Country Club
- Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
- All major credit cards accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Visa accepted
Room / Unit Features
- CD Player
- Colour TV
- DVD Player
- Electric shaver point
- Free View TV
- Ironing Facilities
- Modem Point
- Oven / Cooker
- Washing Machine
- Broadband Internet Access
- Electricity inc in rate
- Garden/patio for guests' use
- Linen provided
- Open all year
- Short breaks available
- Wireless Broadband Internet Access
- Mobile Phone Reception
- Special provisions for cyclists
- Special provisions for walkers
1. From Bath, take the A36 towards Warminster.
2. Follow this road for about 2 to 3 miles until you come to a set of traffic lights.
3. At the traffic lights turn right up Brassknocker Hill (past the Viaduct Inn).
4. Take the first left to Monkton Combe. Drive through Monkton Combe and take the first left, signposted Tucking Mill.
5 Drive for about ½ mile along the valley and you will come to the first building on your left on the road side which is the rear of the Annexe. Park here for Tucking Mill Annexe only.
1. Exit at Junction 18 for Bath. Follow the A46 to Bath.
2. Large roundabout, head right to Bath.
3. At Bath at large traffic lights, get in left hand lane and turn left, picking up the A36 towards Warminster.
4. Follow the A36 for about 3 miles until you come to a filling station on your left, then a set of traffic lights at the Viaduct pub on right.
5. At the traffic lights, turn right up Brassknocker Hill. Take the first left to Monkton Combe.
6. Drive through Monkton Combe and take the first left, signposted Tucking Mill.
7. Drive for about ½ mile along the valley and you will come to Tucking Mill (brown signpost).
8. The Annexe is the first building on the road side on the left . Park here for Tucking Mill Annexe only. The entrance to the Annexe is on your right as you face the rear of the Annexe. Light sensors surround the Annexe.
Park and enter via gate on your right as you look at the rear of the Annexe. Light sensors surround the Annexe.
Tucking Mill Cottages (not to be confused with Tucking Mill Cottage on the road-side) are down the drive immediately before the Annexe coming from Monkton Combe.
Parking is at the end of the drive between the green lines and will be signposted.
A small path opposite the parking place leads down to the cottages. Go down the steps and round to the left. The path should be illuminated but bring a torch just in case (useful for going to the pubs anyway). No 2 is the first cottage- there is no No 1. Brooks’ View (No 3) and Fishermen’s Retreat (no 4) are next door to No 2.
The key will be found in the keypad at the left of the doors.
Any problems, ring Ann on 01225 833223 or Emma on 07845 586707. Please do not disturb our neighbours.
Public Transport Directions
By train - Bath Spa is the closest mainline station. Bradford up on Avon also hosts London trains from Waterloo and the South Coast.
Taxi from the station – circa £10. Contact Abbey Taxis 01225 444446 or V Cars 01225 464646.
By plane to Bristol Airport, 22.6 miles away (30-40mins). Take Airport Carz if you want a taxi. Otherwise head for Bristol by bus, catch a train and then take a taxi – can be more trouble than it’s worth