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Fishermen’s Retreat, Rural Luxury Cottage with Private Garden | Bath

Prices from: £140
Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Children: Yes, but not toddlers due to stairs and brook Pets: No pets, sorry, due to wildlife Onsite Parking: Yes free parking for 2 cars

Family owned rural luxury cottage escape in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just minutes from Bath. Fishermen’s Retreat overlooks the glorious Midford Valley and is the perfect tranquil haunt for birdwatchers, fly fishers, cyclists and walkers. Enjoy 10% off when you book direct.

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About Fishermen’s Retreat

This 4 Star Gold, rural luxury, self-catering cottage is the perfect haunt for birdwatchers, fly fishers, cyclists and walkers as well as culture vultures. Just under 15 minutes from Bath city centre Fishermen’s Retreat is tucked in to the hillside of the glorious Midford Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

As a result, this 18th century artisan hideaway is the ideal place to relax and unwind from the bustle of Bath. It is newly renovated with style and comfort in mind, but retaining original features such as wooden floors and the traditional fire place with a log burning stove.

A Stay To Remember

Fishermen’s Retreat sleeps two guests in the master bedroom. The spacious south-facing room offers luxury with a generous king size bed, wrapped in Egyptian cotton linen, and stunning views out across the Midford Valley. There is room for a third overnight guest in the small single bedroom t.

Upstairs is the bathroom with a walk-in shower, heated towel rails and fresh cotton towels. Downstairs is a spacious kitchen with all the modern amenities for your self-catering needs. The kitchen leads through an open arch to the spacious sitting and dining room with contemporary fireplace, flat-screen TV, DVD player and sound system for those cosy evenings in.

The cottage’s delightful private garden abuts the Midford Brook and is a veritable haven for wildlife. The luxury outdoor dining area and additional terraced area near the edge of the riverbank, complete with BBQ, make for a great way to pass an afternoon.

Explore the Area

Fishermen’s Retreat is in a superb rural location for visiting attractions all over the south west such as Cheddar Gorge and Longleat. However, most guests find plenty to do on their doorstep; from canoeing to boating on the Canal, horseriding at Wellow, or visiting one of the many local National Trust properties, there’s lots of activity to jump into. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy a whole host of countryside walks and cycle routes nearby. For example, the Sustrans 24 route through the Two Tunnels Greenway. There are also two excellent independent gastro pubs serving quality food daily just 15 minutes’ walk from the cottage.

And Visit Bath, Of Course!

Don’t forget to take a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath and explore the beautiful Georgian architecture, leading food & drink scene and some of the city’s finest attractions. While you’re in Bath, make use of the Bath Reward Card offer, included with every stay. The card gives you discounts off The Roman Baths, Fashion Museum, Jane Austen Centre and Thermae Spa. Adventurers might love the savings at Wookey Hole adventure park too. You can also enjoy special prices and deals across the city’s fine dining restaurants and cafes, as well as local tours like the infamous Bizarre Bath walk.

Just For You

Bookable Extras

  • Continental breakfast for two with croissants, smoked salmon, eggs, jam and tea on your first morning for £18.
  • A luxury Welcome Package including cheese and English sparkling wine for two, £49.
  • Late checkout: Move your checkout time from 10am to 4pm for £55 (subject to availability).

Fishermen’s Retreat at a Glance:

  • Sleeps 2 (king sized bedroom)
  • An additional overnight guest can be accommodated in the small single guest bedroom
  • 4 star Gold rating from Visit England
  • Under 15 minutes’ drive from Bath city centre
  • Numerous walks and cycle routes nearby
  • Fly fishing available on stocked brooks ( extra cost, sorry)
  • Beautiful south facing private garden with BBQ and 2 patios
  • Free off road parking
  • Free WiFi , Freeview TV, DVD
  • Traditional living room with wood burning stove (logs supplied)
  • Short or long breaks available
  • Holds a Trip Advisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’
  • Personally managed by Ruaridh and Nikki, members of the family team



Fishermen’s Retreat is regularly reviewed 5 Stars across the web. Below are a few snippets from our guestbook:

“This has to be one of the most idyllic settings for a relaxing stay. The surround countryside is beautiful with an array of wildlife to see on various walks. Very nice touches like sherry and chocs!”

Martin & Aimi

“Lovely setting and beautiful walks. Enjoyed seeing the falcons and owls that lived next door… and of course the spotted apple tree.”

Cathy & Karen

“Gorgeous cottage – a home from home. Lovely setting, everything you need all in one place. Good walk into bath through the tunnels. Nice welcome from Ann. would and will recommend a stay here. Excellent place…”

Ruth & Claire

“This place is a little bit of Paradise on earth. The perfect retreat for me…strolls along the lanes, a pint in the local pub reading and listening to the silence (or a crackling fire, or the brook outside or the birdcalls) looking at the stars at night..I’d love to come back and see this place in all seasons. Thanks for making my visit so perfect and memorable.”


“Low beamed ceilings? Check!
Wood burning stove (with logs, kindling and matches provided)? Check!
Decanter of sherry and complimentary sweeties? Check?
Oodles of blankets and pillows and towels? Check!
Beautifully maintained garden with babbling brook? Check!
Tonnes of wildlife to be spotted? Check!
Entirely light pollution-free back garden perfect for star gazing? Check!

“Honestly, it was just perfect.”


“It was truly a little haven. Beautiful, peaceful and restful. Thank you so much.”

Jane, Claire & Jonathan


Award Winning Stays

Cyclists Welcome

Visit England 4 Star Gold Award for Welcome and Service

Hedgemead Court is Rated Excellent on TripAdvisor

Luxury Travel Guide Best UK Self-Catering Winner 2016

Fishermen’s Retreat has been granted the coveted 4-Star Gold Award from VisitEngland for exceptional quality. Thanks to fabulous reviews from our guests, the Retreat is also Rated Excellent on TripAdvisor and has consistently held a 9+ rating on for over 3 years. In 2016, our family company won “Best UK Self-Catering Provider” in Luxury Travel Guide Awards.

Book your stay and see why our guests love Fishermen’s Retreat, the ideal tranquil escape.

Part of the award-winning Tucking Mill Self-Catering portfolio.



1 Large master bedroom and 1 small single bedroom

1 Newly renovated shower room

Fully equipped kitchen with electric hob, oven dishwasher, clothes washer, microwave, fridge, freezer, full range of utensils and crockery. Coffee maker

Digital flatscreen TV and DVD player, free Wifi, and iPod docking station.

Private garden with two seating areas, one beside the cottage and one beside the brook; both have tables and parasols and chairs, BBQ also available.

All utilities and tax included, Egyptian cotton linen and towels provided, and wood burning stove with logs. Washing up liquid, tea towels & loo rolls also provided.

Availability for 2 cars. Free parking down a private drive.

Only outside.

Over 6s only.

No pets sorry due to local wildlife

2.9 miles. 10 minutes

Bristol Airport is 22.6 miles (40 mns) away.

Darling Deli, an 8-till-late Co-op and newsagents 1.4 miles away (5 minutes by car, 20 minutes on foot) at Summer Lane, Combe Down; Sainsbury superstore and Tesco Express 3 miles away on Frome Road (10 minutes by car).

Two excellent independent pubs that serve food at lunch and evening times. Just 15 minutes' walk. Hope and Anchor, Midford and Wheelwrights, Monkton Combe (both half a mile away).

Bath City Centre, Midford Valley, Tucking Mill Reservoir, Tucking Mill Viaduct, Sustrans Route 24, Midford Brook, Midford Castle, Kennet and Avon Canal, Dundas Aqueduct, Monkton Combe Schools, Prior Park, Bath University, Bath Clinic and Circle Bath, MOD, Longleat, Stonehenge, Cheddar Gorge.

From: £99 per night on weekdays and £115 per night on weekends for 2, 2 night minimum stay

From: £110 per night on weekdays and £125 per night on weekends for 2, 2 night minimum stay

From: £120 per night on weekdays and £130 per night on weekends for 2, 2 night minimum stay

From: £100 per night.

10% off when you book direct. No hidden costs. If Tucking Mill View is unavailable, why not check our other award-winning cottage escapes Brooks’ View and Tucking Mill View?

Fishermen’s Retreat, Rural Luxury Cottage with Private Garden

Fishermen's Retreat, No 4 Tucking Mill Cottages, Midford, Bath

Ann Stewart

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Special Offers

Stay for longer and get more!

- 3 nights or longer: Enjoy a free bottle of Casa Valduga sparkling wine on arrival, the perfect way to kick-back and relax. 5% off your stay and all the benefits of the Bath Reward Card.
- 7 nights or longer: Get all the above plus 10% off your stay and enjoy your ideal getaway for less this year.


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