First stay under new covid rules. Everything seemed very clean and tidy, with a checklist of what touch points had been cleaned before our arrival. Hand sanitiser on the outside wall by the front door. Very quiet location, with tranquil seating area by the brook. The cottage was very cosy and the kitchen well equipped. Thank you for a restful weekend.
Loved our stay at this lovely, cosy cottage just 15 mins out of Bath central. Beautiful view from the bedroom out into the river. Would definitely return in the summer to make the most of the lovely garden. Host was responsive and friendly
Everything about this place is amazing, communication with Ann and Nicki was brilliant. The cottage is in a beautiful location and had everything you need and more. There was tea, coffee, milk and logs for the fire. Can't wait to visit again in the summer.
The cottage is one of three each with a private garden that runs down to a babbling brook. Only the sounds of nature disturb the verdant tranquillity - the singing of the birds and the jumping of the fish. By the brook at the bottom of the garden is a well-arranged table and chairs where we lunched and took afternoon tea. It would have been nice however to have had a tray to carry our meals more easily down the garden. We were fortunate to enjoy four sunny days and would have wished for a decent parasol (there are two tiny parasols in the shed by the cottage door but these are too small to give any shade from 1pm onwards).
The cottage location is marvellous for country walking in all directions and one of us also cycled along the SUSTRANS trail which affords lovely views of the countryside. And there was even a walking stick and umbrella by the front door to encourage us to go out. We spent one afternoon in Bath - very quick and easy to reach by calling a local taxi.
Indoors everything was well arranged with great attention to detail (hooks on the back of bedroom doors) and very cosy. The mattress on the single bed in the smaller bedroom was however rather too soft for a good night's sleep. The kitchen was well-equipped and conveniently laid out. The only thing missing was a colander/strainer that prevented steaming our vegetables and made it a challenge to drain the peas!
We appreciated the responsiveness of the management who at our request refrained from the planned cutting of the grass so as not to disturb our tranquillity.
My daughter and I have just returned from 3 wonderful nights staying at Fisherman's Retreat - we wish we could have stayed longer!
The location of the cottage is wonderful - it feels very private and rural, with an amazingly beautiful and well-tended garden running down to the river. There are many birds and animals in the surrounding countryside, stunning views, and all this set against a beautiful soundtrack of the river and birdsong - Fisherman's Retreat really is a very magical and special place.
What we found extraordinary is how perfectly located the cottage is to explore the city of Bath and surrounding area - we couldn't believe how quick and easy it was to travel into the lively centre of Bath with its many attractions and amenities, and to return to such a peaceful and cosy place in what felt like under 15mins.
The cottage itself is extremely cosy and well presented, we had absolutely everything we needed to self cater, and the very easily lit and maintained stove was a big highlight for us as the cottage felt warm and snug throughout our stay, despite visiting in February. There is also excellent central heating, plus all the mod cons you might expect.
Check in/out couldn't have been quicker or easier with the key box system, and the cottage was all warm and ready for us when we arrived. We were lucky enough to meet Nikki who is lovely, and it was clear that she was on hand should we experience any problems or have any questions. But everything was so well laid out and well catered for that we had no need to ask!
We would definitely return to Fisherman's Retreat again when visiting Bath - the combination of beautiful tranquility and proximity to the exciting city of Bath left us delighted, it's a real gem. Thank you, Nikki!