Welcome to Gorge View Cottage – This is an award-winning sustainable holiday cottage for couples, delightfully located in the foothills of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The property has been refurbished to exacting environmental standards and has lost none of its character and charm. The cottage is also rated 4 star Gold Award.
Facilities include a fully fitted kitchenette in reclaimed wood, FSC oak flooring, best-in-class appliances, mostly high-performance LED lighting throughout, triple glazed upper windows, PV Solar electricity, rainwater harvesting (for the garden), underfloor heating and a great log stove with integral oven for those colder nights. Paints and materials were all chosen for their environmental credentials.
The house has a Freeview smart TV with Netflix, iPlayer and more and, if wished, free wifi throughout.
There is off-road parking for a car, or motorbike, and secure parking for bicycles.
The cottage is perfectly situated in the village of Cheddar and has superb views of the famous Gorge. It stands opposite the main Gorge View house, and customers have access to the house’s working permaculture garden.
Cheddar is ideally located to explore so many wonderful places in this part of the South West including: The beautiful city of Wells, Wookey Hole Caves, the Somerset levels and coast at Brean Down or Weston-Super-Mare, the market town of Glastonbury with its Tor, ancient Abbey and diverse shops are all within 15 miles. Bristol, Bath and Exeter are a leisurely day trip.
The cottage has its own patio, facing west and tucked at the back of the cottage by the front door. On sunny days it catches a lot of late sun. Guests are also more than welcome to use and sit out in the garden beside the cottage and shared with the house. Or just explore the extensive garden with a myriad of little walk-ways. We garden organically and using permaculture methods. It is not a show-garden - but a working wildlife garden and if we have fruit or vegetables in abundance we're happy to share some fresh produce.
Accessed from the drive and patio through a stable door, the ground floor is open-plan with hall, lounge, dining and kitchen areas. Triple-aspect the views are to the garden, drive and across to the gorge. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas-hob electric oven, and a fridge with small freezer section. Given space constraints the washing machine is available in our annexe - just ask if you'd like to use it. Otherwise the kitchen has a full 4-person set of crockery, cutlery, a full set of cooking and oven dishes, a range of glasses, stainless steel coffee press, tea pot and more. There is a small collection of non-perishable cooking basics left by other guests which you are welcome to use. A microwave oven is available and kept tucked under the staircase. We provide complimentary local spring water in the fridge and a range of teas and coffees for refreshment on arrival - fresh organic milk on request.
The lounge has a triple sofa and an armchair, and the TV is a modern smart-LED Freeview TV with Netflix, BBC iPlayer and a host of other streaming services - including radio channels. The cottage has free WiFi throughout, but this can be switched off is not wanted. The dining area has an extending round table, and two chairs. If you plan to have guests then we can provide more chairs.
There is underfloor heating throughout the cottage, controlled in zones by separate thermostats. In winter you may want to use the wood burning stove and we provide a big basket of kiln-dried logs, kindling, paper, matches and even eco-firelighters if needed. We do though charge £10 if this is used, but you are equally welcome to provide your own wood, we just ask that only well-seasoned wood is used.
First Floor Description
Upstairs the landing and bedroom are again open plan with a separate shower room with basin and toilet. The bed is a king-size wooden frame bed with a memory foam mattress, organic cotton sheets, and we also provide organic cotton, or bamboo towels.
With windows look out to the garden and to the gorge. All windows open and the vellum roof light windows have both blackout blinds for sleeping and diffuser blinds for the day if wanted.
The shower is surprisingly spacious given the limited space and hot water is on-demand.
Second Floor Description
Window Views Description
The views from the cottage are some of the very best in Cheddar, across to Cheddar Gorge and the Mendip Hills. The far side of Birch Hill lane falls away to the valley floor just below, giving an uninterrupted panoramic view to the gorge and the high ground beyond.
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