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 two additional guests 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; hen parties are also welcome – please see below for more information.
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- Open Fire / Wood Burner
- Hot Tub
- Sky TV
- Pub within 1 mile
- Shop within 1 mile
- Parking - Private parking for up to 3 cars
- Bedding & towels
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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, hen parties are also welcome – 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’ at the end of the Welcome Guide.)
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 Cluband 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 Parkand Stourhead House.
Hen parties are permitted; however, we ask that Avon Farm rules are respected (see below) and where possible members of the group travel together to avoid extra traffic on the farm lane.
Avon Farm rules: respect the 10mph limit around the farm; keep to the 20mph limit on Avon Lane; no outside noise after 10pm; no hot tub use after 10pm; 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.
One of the biggest benefits about staying on a farm is there’s 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.
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 foot paths.
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.
Next to the chickens is the poly tunnel, and when there is fresh produce, you’ll find some in your welcome pack, and can refill this when there is plenty. Feeling green fingered? The grounds of the farm are always in need to something, so feel free to help us keep the farm looking lovely. Whether that be a bit of weeding, dead heading, or just advice, we will welcome any help!
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.
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 Kitchen-Dining Area
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 double 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 foot stool 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 guests using the sofa bed.)
At the foot of the staircase, off-set from the Kitchen, is a handy W.C., with a corner handbasin 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, 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 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 a 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.
Saltford is a vibrant community of more than 4,000 residents situated on the A4 between Keynsham and Bath, alongside the River Avon and the Bath-Bristol cycle-path. Its location makes Saltford the perfect hub for activities in the Avon Valley. The village is surrounded by open countryside, with lanes, riverside walks and lovely views across the Avon Valley.
Saltford is widely known for its history, with the ‘old village’ lying within a Conservation Area and including St Mary’s Church (over 1,000 years old with a Saxon tower); Saltford Manor House, a Grade II listed building estimated to date to the Norman era and thought to be the oldest continuously occupied private house in England; and the restored Ancient Brass Mill (1720), which is a gem of industrial heritage.
At its heyday, the Brass Mill was at the cutting edge of technological and economic development. Today Saltford is a thriving community of over 200 successful businesses, many run as work-from-home enterprises. Saltford is also known for its wealth of activities and community involvement, all centred on the Saltford Community Association (www.saltfordhall.co.uk/links.html)
There is a thriving Saltford Environment Group and Saltford has been awarded Fairtrade Village Status. Saltford Golf Club has hosted the prestigious English Ladies Open Tournament and Saltford Lawn Tennis Club is a friendly, welcoming club where non-members are invited to play.
The biennial Saltford Festival in June showcases all that is best about Saltford, including music, dance, poetry, drama, comedy, exhibitions, talks, guided walks, competitions, and, of course, food and drink.
Here are some of the attractions and amenities close to Avon Farm Estate and Saltford: (see Saltford Community Association for more information)
- Historic Conservation Area (“Old village”) including St Mary’s Church and the restored Ancient Brass Mill (1720)
- Access to the Bristol and Bath railway cycle-path (13 miles of off-road cycling open to walkers and cyclists with pubs en-route)
- Access to the River Avon (Saltford Marina, Avon County Rowing Club, canal boating)
- Avon Valley Country and Wildlife Park (Pixash Lane, Keynsham)
- Open countryside and riverside walks in beautiful countryside directly from the Avon Farm Estate.
- Several character pubs and restaurants (see below)
- Sports facilities: floodlight tennis courts at Saltford Lawn Tennis Club; football and cricket at Saltford Playing Field (with licensed bar, live music and TVs) and golf at Saltford Golf Club.
- Theatre productions and other activities at Saltford Hall (Saltford Community Association)
- Library and Post Office: See www.saltfordhub.org/for opening hours.
Pubs and Places to Eat in walking distance of Avon Farm Estate
Golden Moments – Fine Bengal Cuisine. Best Curry house for miles, friendly staff and super tasty food. (1 mile). Website: goldenmomentsbristol.co.uk/
The Crown in Saltfordhas great reviews for food, friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere, it also does the perfect gin and tonic. (1 mile from Avon Farm opposite the bus stop to Bristol and Bath). Website: thecrowninsaltford.com/
The Riverside Inn is 1 mile away, great location on the banks of the River Avon. The Shallows, Saltford, Bristol BS31 3EZ. (1mile) Website: riverside-saltford.co.uk/
The Thai Cafe– not a public house, but an extremely tasty, efficiently run Thai café with great reviews about their tasty food. Alternatively order a takeaway. (0.9miles/5mins drive). Website: thaicafesaltford.co.uk/index.html
Tesco Express: Bath Rd, Saltford, Somerset, BS31 3HQ
Tel: 0345 674 6403
Waitrose: Broadmead Lane, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1ST
Best route into Bath: take the ‘Park and Ride’ bus service at Newbridge, postcode: BA1 3NB which operates every 10-15 minutes during the day, Monday to Sunday (and on certain bank holidays). The service operates every 20 minutes after 7.30pm in the evening. It does not operate on 25th/26thDecember; 1st January; or Easter Sunday.
Local shops and bus stops to Bath and Bristol can be found on the A4/main road.
The postcode for Avon Farm Estate is: BS31 3ET (please note this only takes you half way up the lane, follow Avon Lane till you see two large gates)
Avon Farm Estate is in the village of Saltford, just off the A36 (Bath Road), 6.5 miles north-west of Bath and about 8 miles south-east of central Bristol.
From London, take the M4 to junction 18 then follow the A46 towards Bath. At the village of Pennsylvania, take the A420 to Warmley. At Warmley turn left onto the A4171 towards Keynsham. At the A4/Bath Road turn left and stay on this road for approx. 2 miles. As you enter Saltford, turn left on to Norman Road and then continue straight on to High Street. Follow the hill down, passing the Bird in Hand pub on your right, continue under the railway bridge then take the first turning left onto Avon Lane. (If you continued straight on here you would come to the Jolly Sailor pub in a beautiful setting on the River Avon.) Continue along Avon Lane – an unlit country lane – for approx. half a mile until you reach the Avon Farm Estate sign, which directs you straight ahead to a black gate with an electronic keypad.
There are number of well-connected train stations within easy reach of Avon Farm Estate. Bath Spa is 6 miles away, 20 mins by car, and operates a very regular service from London Paddington, duration approx 90 mins. Keynsham is the closest station, 3.5 miles away, 10 minute drive and connects from Bath Spa or Bristol Parkway. Bristol Temples Meads is 8 miles away, 25-30 min drive and operates a regular service from London and Birmingham.
- Fallows of Saltford: 07825 153568
- Keynsham Cabs: 0117 9868 444
- Southwest Minibuses: 0117 965 0000
There is parking for up to 3 cars in front of Meadow View.