Meadow View is a two-storey, chalet-style cottage located between two farm buildings, featuring an open-plan kitchen-living-dining area, with a free-standing log burner and a private garden with a 4-seater hot tub and stunning views across the Avon Valley. The property sleeps four across one king-size bedroom and one twin bedroom, while one additional guest can be comfortably accommodated on the Living Room sofa bed. Meadow View has a family shower room, and a downstairs cloakroom. Two well-behaved dogs are welcomed.
Set within the owner’s 230-acre arable farm, Meadow View is one of five outstanding properties that comprise Avon Farm Estate Holiday Cottages, all decorated to a very high standard and each with its own hot tub positioned in a private patio or garden. All Avon Farm Cottages can be booked separately or together to accommodate larger groups and families.
Set within the owner’s 230-acre arable farm, Meadow View is one of five outstanding properties that comprise Avon Farm Estate Holiday Cottages, all decorated to a very high standard and each with its own hot tub positioned in a private patio or garden. 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!
Avon Farm Cottages can be booked separately or all together to accommodate larger groups and families – please see below for more information.
Meadow View is a cleverly converted, wood-clad barn building, with spectacular views of the Avon Valley, which can be enjoyed from the perfectly positioned hot tub. A large and fully equipped kitchen greets guests as they step through the front door, extending through to a Dining Area, with comfortable seating for six, and a spacious Living Area with an impressive free-standing log burner. Head up the contemporary staircase to a spacious king-size bedroom and twin bedroom. A downstairs cloakroom complements the living area, while upstairs is a family bathroom with a walk-in shower, WC and washbasin.
Once you have settled into Meadow View 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 pub 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. Both cities are full of interesting places to visit and activities for all ages! (See the Bristol & Bath Guidebook.)
Step through the front door (take care there is a single step down) into the open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and seating area stretching in front of you towards the outdoor decking and hot tub.
The bright and spacious, fully equipped kitchen features a large preparation area, with sparkling Corian worktops, oven, hob and extractor fan, fridge-freezer, and a breakfast bar, next to the dining area. On the opposite side of the Kitchen, with a window overlooking the farm courtyard, is the sink, dishwasher, microwave, and a handy breakfast preparation area with a toaster, kettle, and cafetieres.
The Dining Area has a large rectangular wooden table, with comfortable seating for six. To the side of the Kitchen, under the stairs, is a large storage chest with bedding for the sofa bed and a fan. The polished stone floor cleverly defines the Kitchen-Dining Area from the Living Area with its light-pine wood flooring.
Meadow View’s welcoming and spacious Living Area has two comfy three-seater sofas, an armchair, and a small sofa bed, all positioned to enjoy the fabulous wood burner, the view out to the deck and hot tub, and the large Samsung TV with Sky+ box and DVD player. A central coffee table, side tables, bookcase full of DVDs, a footstool and floor lamps complete the stylish yet home-from-home look.
(Note: The Living Area’s bi-fold doors have blinds and curtains to ensure a good night’s sleep for the guest using the sofa bed.)
At the foot of the staircase, off-set from the Kitchen, is a handy W.C., with a corner hand basin and heated towel rail. A large mirror sits above the toilet and is surrounded by charming chicken wallpaper!
A wide, carpeted staircase with a handrail leads up to the landing and two carpeted bedrooms on each side of the eaves and the family bathroom.
Meadow View’s rear-facing, the master bedroom features a resplendent king-size bed with a chrome and crystal bedstead and mirror-cube bedside tables with reading lamps. Complementing the bed is a comfy is furnished with a large double wardrobe, small chest of drawers with a mirror above and power point for a hairdryer (provided) and has a vast under-eaves cupboard, ideal for storing away luggage. A Velux window (with a night-time blind) throws lots of light into the room.
The cosy, second bedroom features two single beds, sharing a bedside table and reading lamp. A large, walk-in wardrobe provides plenty of hanging space, with additional storage space available in a huge under-the-eaves cupboard and in a chest of drawers, with a mirror above. One large Velux window (with a night-time blind) lights the bedroom.
Family Shower Room:
Sitting conveniently between the two bedrooms, the shower room has a walk-in shower, with striking, polished limestone tiling and hand-held and overhead rain shower, a toilet, and a double-length sink with a large over-sink mirror featuring built-in lights and a shaver point.
Leading out from the Living Area through bi-fold doors is an attractive wooden decking area with a four-seater hot tub - ready and bubbling for your arrival - with great views over the surrounding countryside. Step down to the outside dining and seating area, with artificial grass and raised beds attractively planted with pretty plants and bushes.
Enjoying the Farm and its Facilities:
One of the biggest benefits of staying on a farm is there are loads to see and do without even leaving the site, it’s great for families, friends, and couples alike!
Avon Farm Estate has 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 license required.
Bicycles are available to hire from Clive and Serena (Hire directly after booking.)
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 goats, follow the path down to the river and take a riverside walk either way along the public footpaths. 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 some tenants on the farm who either live on-site in the converted barns or who just let a stable and field. They are all very nice, and always happy to answer any questions.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 4+1 in 2 bedrooms across 1 king-size bed, 1 twin, plus 1 small sofa bed (downstairs)
1 bathroom: shower, WC and wash basin; 1 downstairs WC/cloakroom
Parking for 2 cars
Private enclosed garden with artificial grass and raised seating area
Hot tub, seats 4
Fireplace with wood burner – bag of logs, fire starter & lighter (from Oct – April)
All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
Kitchen essentials: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags, kitchen paper, baking foil, cling film
Toiletries: Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap and toilet paper
Heating and hot water via electric central heating with individual thermostat controls.
TV – Samsung, flat screen, Smart TV
Games + books
Dog friendly – 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, cafetiere, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses), saucepans, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve) bread bin
Fridge and Freezer
Ironing board, iron, clothes airer
Outdoor patio/seating area
Garden furniture – seats 6
Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
You will find a Tesco express in Salford which is within walking distance (25-minute walk, 1 mile). Larger supermarkets including Tesco, Waitrose, Iceland, and a Sainsbury’s local can be found in Keynsham just 2.5 miles from Avon Farm.
Bird in Hand (0.5 miles)
The Riverside Inn (1 mile)
The Jolly Sailor (0.5 miles)
Footpaths and bridleways (bike/horse-riding paths) lead directly from the estate - the owners are happy to point you in the right direction. You will also find a copy of the local map ‘Saltford on Foot’ at the cottage. The Bristol & Bath Railway Path is a stone’s throw from Avon Farm Estate and can be joined near the Bird in Hand pub, just half a mile down Avon Lane.
At Avon Farm:
One of the biggest benefits of staying on a farm is there are loads to see and do without even leaving the site, it is 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 goats, follow the path down to the river and take a riverside walk either way along the public footpaths. 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.
Places to Visit:
Thermae Bath Spa (6 miles)
Bristol Zoo Gardens (11.5 miles)
Dyrham Park, National Trust (11.5 miles)
Train - Bath Spa is 6 miles away, with a direct service from London Paddington. Keynsham is the closest station, 3.5 miles away. Bristol Temples Meads is 8 miles away and operates a regular service from London and Birmingham.
Taxis - Fallows of Saltford, Keynsham Cabs, Southwest Minibuses
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
It is our policy not to take bookings for single sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years.
Parking: There is space for two cars in front of Meadow View
Dog friendly: A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome, additional fee per dog (on booking)
Please be aware that Avon Farm Estate properties are situated on a working farm where farm machinery is sometimes in operation; therefore, please be vigilant at all times
Children must always be supervised in the communal spaces and when using the hot tub
Avon Farm rules: respect the 10mph limit around the farm; keep to the 20mph limit on Avon Lane; no outside noise after 10 pm; no hot tub use after 8 pm; and lastly, please notify the owners if any outside services have been booked (e.g. a chef or supermarket delivery). When ordering a supermarket delivery choose Avon Farm on the drop-down address menu, and clearly write MEADOW VIEW in the delivery instructions. 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
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
Fantastic place, we had an amazing stay here. We will be returning again as soon as possible. Very comfortable and the location is spectacular with amazing views all around. Thank you.
Panny - August 2021
Stayed here for a week. Stunning property, absolutely immaculate. Private secluded garden with a hot tub which we all loved. Lots to do in the surrounding area and plenty of great places to eat out. Great welcome of Nicky and Sydney nothing too much trouble. Would definitely recommend 5 stars. Loved it 😍
Belinda - August 2021
Beautiful location and great accommodation. Everyone we spoke to was absolutely lovely. Would definitely recommend!
Beautiful location, with stunning views & good access to Bath & Bristol, really great hosts.. Modern, very well equipped accommodation. Loved having the animals & lovely walks nearby.
Just had a lovely short break at meadow view. As soon as we arrived all stress disappeared the cottage was stylish and clean and alot of room ,we took 2 dogs and had no problem as there was so much room outside for them to exercise and enjoy themselves. Felt we had privacy to relax but owner was around if u wanted him which we didn't .The hot tub was to die for and we used it alot .
Guests have access to the 230 acres of land, which includes access to the River Avon, where you can do a spot of fishing (a personal 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 two minutes away from the Bristol and Bath cycle track, perfect for cyclists and walkers. The property is also close to Saltford Sailing Club and Saltford Golf Club. Surrounded by open countryside, the village of Saltford is also known for its history and has a conservation area, with a restored brass mill (dating to 1720), a Norman 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, one of Bath’s most iconic landmarks. There are also several National Trust areas nearby, including Dyrham Park and Stourhead House.
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