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UK England South West England Somerset Wells Nettwood Country Breaks

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 1 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
Unique, high-spec cabin with the friendliest of owners and easy access to the Mendips
  • Nestled on the edge of the wood for the best views over the Chew Valley
  • Luxury bathroom with a roll-top bath
  • Decked outside area with garden furniture

The Owner Says

Our World War Two cabin (we believe the only one left in existence) is an exciting alternative to a caravan or chalet-type accommodation. Seated on an aircraft transporter it is steeped in history and styled to a high standard. Brought up to modern expectations, it is fully insulated with modern central heating and a log burner in the lounge area for cosy nights in.
  • Situated on the edge of the wood for maximum views over the Chew Valley area
  • Sleeps 2 – one double bedroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen/lounge/diner. With cooker, fridge & microwave
  • TV/DVD player
  • Log-burner and gas central heating
  • Luxury bathroom with roll-top bath and shower attachment
  • Quality bedding and towels provided
  • Decked area with garden furniture
  • A small basket of logs

Features & Facilities

Facilities block with 5 toilets, 4 hand basins(ladies) & 3 toilets, 2 urinals, 3 hand basins (gents). 6 showers, 3 washing-up stations, 1 fridge & 1 fridge/ freezer, 1 hair dryer (20p). Children's wooden play area.

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Activities

Lots of lovely walks just across the road in East Harptree wood – head to the dragonfly-inhabited lake next to Smitham Chimney, a towering vestige of the woodlands lead and zinc mining heritage. Why not explore the forest on two wheels? The start point is 2 miles off Sustrans National Cycle Route 3 and you can hire bikes from Mendip Trail Bike Hire (07854 655212). The famous cave networks of Cheddar Gorge (01934 742343) and Wookey Hole (01749 672243) are both under 10 miles from the site. Walk the charming ancient cloisters of Wells Bishop's Palace Moat & Gardens (01749 671770) or connect with your inner hippy at Glastonbury Tor (01643 862452). The lovely seaside at Weston-super-Mare is a little over half an hour away while Longleat Safari Park (01985 844400) lies about 40 mins drive away and promises a great day out for young and old alike. Bath and Bristol are also just down the road. If you're visiting in August, you'll be lucky enough to see to see the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta overhead. Some have even been known to land at Nettwood!

Food & Drink

The Castle of Comfort Country House and Restaurant (01761 221321) serves up fantastically great value pub grub favourites (try one of their famous Somerset steaks). They also have a spacious beer garden with a children's play area. The Waldergrave Arms (01761 221429) is bursting with rural charm. This characterful old inn sits in the heart of the village. They even offer a takeaway service for Nettwood campers. Be sure to join in one of their frequent quiz nights to be in with a chance of winning big cash prizes! The village shop a mile and a half down the hill stocks all the basics. There's also a larger store in West Harptree that opens until 7pm.

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Getting There

From the M4: Exit junction 18 to Bath on A46. Exit Bath on A39 West (you can bypass Bath on country lanes to Newton St Loe). A39 leads to A368 (sign posted Bishop Sutton/Weston Super Mare). Go through Bishop Sutton. On entering West Harptree, turn left to East Harptree. Then right turn into East Harptree. Drive straight across the staggered junction up the hill (1.6m). Head left up the long track. Nettwood Farm is on the right of the gravel track.

From M5 (from North): Exit junction 20 Clevedon. Left on to B3133 (sign posted Yatton/Congresbury). Follow to Congesbury, right at lights, left next set of lights (this is still the B3133). Head towards Langford. Right on to A38. Left at Churchill traffic lights A368 (sign posted Bath). Right on B3134 up Burrington Combe. Forward to the top of Mendips (via the old Roman road). Second left opposite Castle Of Comfort Pub. Down hill 1.1m on right (go through small bit of woodland). Nettwood Farm on right of gravel track.

From M5 (from South): Exit junction 22. Follow A38 then follow directions from Churchill traffic lights.

Nearest train stations are Bath Spa & Bristol Temple Meads.