This beautiful farmstead cottage boasts a harmonious blend of contemporary and country styling, with exposed Cotswold stone walls and beams and a hot tub set in a spacious private garden with an outside dining area, raised beds, overhanging mature trees, and an artificial grass lawn. Stable Cottage sleeps up to six guests across one king-size bedroom, one twin, and a double sofa bed in a garden Summer House. Downstairs the cottage features a bright yet cosy Living Area, with a wood burning stove, and a fully equipped Kitchen and Dining Area, while upstairs the two bedrooms sit on either side of a well-appointed Family Bathroom with a walk-in shower and bath. Stable Cottage accepts two well-behaved dogs.
Set within the owner’s 230-acre arable farm, Stable Cottage 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. Stable Cottage is directly attached to neighbouring Tythe Barn and is accessible through a connecting garden gate (which can be locked), making the two ideal partners for large groups. All Avon Farm Cottages can be booked separately or together to accommodate larger groups and families; hen parties are also welcome – please see below for more information.
Stable Cottage is perfectly situated with easy access to the South West’s two most vibrant cities, Bristol and Bath, yet located away-from-it-all in beautiful countryside with stunning views across the Avon Valley.
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!
Stable Cottage’s wisteria-clad, stone walls and the wooden porch is the perfect picture of a luxurious countryside retreat, drawing guests inside where they will discover a cottage furnished to a very high standard with a contemporary and old-world blend of furnishings and features.
To the rear of the cottage, is a large, private garden with a hot tub on a raised deck, a summer house, with a double sofa bed, a seating/dining area, and an artificial-grass lawn where you can relax on deckchairs and enjoy an evening drink. Parking for up to three cars is available at the front of the cottage.
Once you have settled into Stable Cottage 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’ at the end of the Welcome Guide.
Step through from the covered front porch into the open-plan Kitchen/Dining and Living Area decorated to a very high standard with white walls, exposed beams, birch wood effect flooring and colourful, contemporary artwork.
Stable Cottage’s kitchen/dining area is equipped with all the amenities you’d expect from a luxury, self-catered holiday cottage, including a Hotpoint cooker and hob, Kenwood microwave, Miele fridge-freezer, a dishwasher, and a large capacity washing machine. At the centre of the kitchen is a rectangular dining table with seating for six, surrounded by sparkling white Corian worktops and dove-grey kitchen cabinets, housing everything you need to prepare your meals. A complimentary basket of goodies will be waiting for you, including a loaf of bread, cereal, biscuits, jam, butter, milk, tea, coffee and sugar.
The Living Area features a fabulous freestanding wood burner, with a three-seater, soft velvet sink-in sofa and armchair and a large wall-mounted JVC smart TV with a DVD player. A cosy rug sits on the birch-wood effect flooring, which contrasts perfectly with the white walls, feature stone walls and exposed beams. Decorated with just the right amount of ornaments and artwork, the Living Room is a cosy yet contemporary space to relax in with lots of light from windows to the front, back garden and side patio.
This attractive, spacious, clean-white room with grey exposed beams and stone walls are furnished with a sink-in, king-size bed, bedside chest of drawers with reading lamps, a half-height wardrobe with plenty of hanging space, a large mirror with power points directly below and a thick and luxurious marl-grey carpet. Light streaming through a window overlooking the garden and a Velux window in eaves to the front of the property makes this a lovely bright bedroom.
Perfectly complementing the master bedroom, Stable Cottage’s twin bedroom also features clean-white walls with grey exposed beams, feature stone walls and a thick and luxurious marl-grey carpet. The room is furnished with two single pine beds with bedside chest of drawers and reading lamps, a half-height wardrobe and a large mirror with power points directly below.
At the top of the spiral staircase, between the two bedrooms, is the Family Bathroom, featuring a full-length bath, with a mixer tap to one end, a walk-in corner shower with fixed overhead shower, a washbasin with vanity unit, a tall storage unit with a full-length mirror and a dual-flush toilet. The bathroom has a heated towel rail and wood-effect flooring.
Secluded garden with hot tub and summer house
Stable Cottage’s secluded and large garden (approx. 11 metres x 9 metres) sits at the back of the property and is accessed via a side door off the Living Room. The garden features a raised decking area with a five-seater hot tub and a long garden bench. Step down to the artificial grass lawn with raised beds and mature shrubs and plants and relax on a deckchair or sit on the sofa in the summer house while you enjoy the sound of birds tweeting in the trees overhead. A back gate (with lock) opens from the garden to the entrance of Avon Farm Estate. From here you can walk through to a farm WC, which guests sleeping in the Summer House are free to use if the Family Bathroom is occupied.
The garden’s wooden Summer House is both stylish, with its zebra ‘skin’ rug and colourful fluffy cushions, as well as practical, with a double sofa bed, bedside table and lamp, a mirror and hanging hooks, insulated walls (to keep it warm at night and cool in the day), an electric radiator and power points.
Enjoying the Farm and its Facilities:
One of the biggest benefits about staying on a farm is there is lots 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.
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+2 in 2 bedrooms across 1 king-size bedroom, 1 twin, plus 1 double sofa bed in private summer house
1 bathroom: bath, walk-in shower, WC and washbasin. (Note: guests may also use the Farm toilet located beside the garden.)
Parking for 3 cars
Private enclosed garden
Hot tub – seats 5
Summer House – with double sofa bed
Fireplace with wood burner – 1 bag of logs, fire starter and 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
Bathroom Starter pack: Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap and toilet paper
Heating and hot water via electric central heating with individual thermostat controls.
TV – JVC, flat screen, Smart TV
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
Oven/hob with extractor fan (Hotpoint)
Ironing board, iron, clothes airer (on request) clothes pegs
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.
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 STABLE COTTAGE 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.
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
Stable Cottage has a narrow, spiral staircase up to the bedrooms and bathroom, which may be difficult for guests with mobility restrictions to ascend. However, the property has a heated and insulated Summer House in the garden with a sofa bed that converts into a full-size double, which has access to a toilet through a gate in the garden
Parking: Guests may park up to three cars at the front of the cottage
Dog friendly: A maximum of 2 dogs, an additional fee is required per dog.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
What a fantastic stay at this wonderful relaxing getaway on a working farm! The animals are so cute and I even held the baby rabbits! Everyone is so friendly - 10/10!!!!
Emily - August 2021
Lovely, clean accommodation. Friendly and helpful staff on site.
Kerry - August 2021
We absolutely loved staying here and celebrating my mums 70th. Stable Cottage is beautiful and we felt so relaxed and really switched off.
Stable cottage was absolutely perfect for a getaway with friends, only stayed a few nights but could’ve stayed the week! Not too far from Bath or Bristol by car, both lovely places to explore. The hot tub was easy to use, a few steps away from the house and everything we wanted. The cottage itself was so cosy, spacious and had everything we needed- no need to buy milk and bread :) couldn't recommend more!
Thank you for a lovely stay! Really enjoyed our time, the cottage was really clean, the hosts were very friendly and helpful and everything was as described! Amazing to find somewhere so lovely and be dog friendly.
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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