In the heart of Cheddar and close to the town’s eponymous gorge and caves, The Bath Arms has…
Our Inspector's view
Gorge View Cottage is an award-winning ,sustainable self-catering holiday cottage for two, nestling in the foothills of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Originally a gardener’s cottage, it is newly and fully renovated to exacting standards while maintaining its natural charm. For anyone looking for a relaxing and peaceful break, Gorge View Cottage has it all – yet it is close to the caves, gorge and hills, and also pubs, restaurants and cafés.
Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 1
- Maximum occupancy: 2
- Offsite pool
- Offsite tennis
- Offsite riding
- Onsite cycle hire
- Offsite cycle hire
- Offsite gym
- Lawn area
- Garden furniture
- Washing machine
- Sky or freeview
- En suite
- Linens provided
- Towels provided
- Fireplace or wood burning stove
- Low season minimum price: £420
- High season minimum price: £620
- Open all year
- Changeover day: Any day, with minimum 2 days stay, if available. At Christmas "week only" stays.
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About the area
Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.
Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.
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