Information For Our Country Cottages & Rooms

We are not a working farm, just a smallholding with the majority of our animals being pets and having names.

Our black cat 'Siafu' is named after a little black African ant with a particularly nasty bite! Her son 'Paca' is the large black cat with white markings. Many black cats in the area are bigger than the regular domestic cat and rumour has it that there is a 'Black Cat of Iford', puma? cougar? which as the Iford woods are not far from here, as the cat walks, could be responsible.......

We have some pet hens and ducks and in spring often have a‘ broody’ sitting on eggs so you may be here when chicks are hatching. In the mornings please feel free to give the chickens any little scraps or crumbs. If fed in the evenings it can deter them from going to bed which is when we feed them so it helps if they are hungry!

For Pauline’s birthday in July 2015 the family surprised her with a very special delivery of two beautiful, but very naughty English Setter puppies. Their names are ‘Misty’ and ‘Blue’. Misty is the one with a black patch and a few orange freckles who loves a cuddle. ‘Blue’ is the curler one who will steal your food! If they are bothering you then please let us know and we will get them in.

The original Farm House was built sometime between 1780 and 1820.

The en-suite rooms which are the 'Milking Shed', 'Potato Shed', 'Old Dairy' and 'Old Cart House' were originally 'Sweet’s Dairies' that supplied milk to Bradford on Avon by horse and cart. The fifth en-suite room is the 'Farmhouse Room' upstairs in our farmhouse.

The Pig Wig and Cow Byre Country Cottages are named after their former use. The conversions into accommodation began in 1983 and plans for more cottages are always in the pipeline.

We are situated one mile from the Saxon town of Bradford on Avon; end of the drive and turn right. It is a marvelous place steeped in history and historical architecture. Please do not leave without having a walk around the town. The ancient Saxon Church dates back to AD 705, the 14th century Tythe Barn, the weavers’ cottages at The Tory and much more.

We hope you have a lovely stay at Beeches Farmhouse Country Cottages & Rooms and if there is anything you need please just ask.

Pauline and Nigel

 

Emergency Contact numbers

If we cannot be located at the house please ring the bell by the front door or we should be available by phone:

Business Office 01225 865170 incase there is no answer, try Farm House Private Line: 01225 868523 and incase of no answer try Pauline Mobile: 07761004606 and Nigel Mobile: 07979828581.

There are laminated maps to Trowbridge and Bath Hospitals (BA1 3NG) in the Farm House front porch.

Local doctor: 01225 866611 Out of hours number 01225 866611 or dial 999

Trowbridge Hospital (casualty): 01225 752558 Bath Hospital (RUH) : 01225 428331 Dentist 01225 860038 Vet 01225 862656

Fire!

In case of fire or smoke alarms sounding in your cottage or room then please dial 999. Then please either press the doorbell at the farmhouse or call us on 07979828581 and 07761004606.

Guests should then gather at the ‘Meeting Point’ sign in the car park.

Car Park

Once you have unloaded your luggage please put your car in car park. Please do not park in front of the accommodation as emergency vehicles must be able to have access as there are three cottages beyond the rooms. Also our guests do not wish to see cars when they open the door in the morning. If you are unable to park in the car park then please use the area sectioned off on the games field opposite the car park.

Please refrain from moving vehicles in front of the rooms whilst guest may still be asleep.

EV Charger

If are going to need the ev charger during your stay do email us in advance so we can ensure that it is turned on during your stay. Charges apply.

CCTV

There are several CCTV cameras around the property.

Dogs

Well behaved, quiet and friendly dogs are permitted in the four ensuite rooms in the converted farm buildings and in Cow Byre 1 and Cow Byre 2. They are not permitted in The Farmhouse Room or in the farmhouse or in Pig Wig Cottage. There is a charge per stay. Ts & Cs apply and can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/dogtsandcs

If you have bought a dog with you without letting us beforehand kindly do so asap.

Non-Smoking

We operate a no smoking policy and extra charges may be made should additional cleaning be required. We would be grateful if you could smoke by the picnic benches and not on the patios the rooms as the smoke blows into other people's rooms, can offend and can set off the alarms.

Wi-Fi

No password is required except for The Farmhouse Room.

Logs

For the self-catering cottages there are logs and kindling in the log store to the left of the front door of the farmhouse. Please stock up in daylight as the path is uneven and has steps and is not well lit.

Extra blankets and pillows can be found in drawers under your bed or in the wardrobe.

Iron

For the ensuite rooms there is an iron and ironing board available at reception. The cottages have their own in the cupboards.

Recycling

Please be thoughtful and considerate recyclers and sort your recyclables into the marked bins behind 'Pig Wig Cottage' on the path to 'The Cow Byres'. There are individually labeled bins for Mixed Glass, Plastics, Mixed Paper & Cardboard, Food Tins & Drink Cans, Household Waste, Food Waste. Any un-recycable household waste can be placed in 'Household Waste'. Any food you do not wish to take with you can be left in the fridge. If you do not recycle then we have to go through your bins and a minimum charge of £20 could be applied.

Check out time

10am for the ensuite rooms and 11am for the two bedroomed cottages. Please refrain from moving vehicles infront of the rooms whilst guest may still be asleep. If leaving early kindly pop the keys through the letterbox at the farmhouse.

Complaints

If there is anything you are not happy with please let us know immediately. We can't put it right if you leave it until after you have left to tell us! If there is anything you require please let us know.

Walking to Bradford-on-Avon and surrounding area

We are one mile from the town centre (20 minute walk). We would advise that you do not walk on the road as the first part does not have pavement but walk by the inside of the hedge across the fields until you get to the metal gate by the lane to the garden centre where you can then use the pavement for the rest of the way into Bradford on Avon. The George at Woolley is a dog friendly pub and is a 10-15 minute walk, firstly to the metal gate by the lane to the garden centre then turn right up Cemetery Lane and turn right for 100 yards or so, along Woolley Street.

Travelling to Bath 7 miles

By Car: Turn right or left out of here and follow the sign posts.

By Train: From Bradford-on-Avon it is 20 minutes through the picturesque Limpley Stoke Valley. To find Bradford-on-Avon train station (BA15 1EF) go over the bridge in town. It is the third exit on the mini roundabout and you can park at the 'pay and display'.

Eating out in Bradford-on-Avon

There is a great selection of pubs and restaurants in and around Bradford-on-Avon: https://bit.ly/PubsAndRestaurants

It is advisable to ring and book first, especially on weekends.

If you order meals being delivered please tell them not to come up to the farmhouse and either give them directions to your room or cottage or wait for them by the car park.

For Breakfast have a look at our suggestions here:  https://bit.ly/PlacesForBreakfast

Eating out in Bath

Bath is renowned as one of the best eating places outside of London.

With over 300 restaurants, cafe and pubs all within walking distance of each other.

Taxis - Just tell them Beeches Farmhouse on Holt Road

Bradford on Avon Taxis 01225 862277 Other taxi companies are available.

Directions to local shops etc

Bradford on Avon has a great selection of independent shops for your supplies.

Turn right at the end of our drive 1 mile.

Train Station (BA15 1EF). Go into Bradford on Avon. Go over town bridge. Mini round about. Turn in by Fish and Chip shop.

Hartley Farm Shop (BA15 2JB) . About 2 miles from here.

Go past petrol station (directions below) and follow signs to Winsley

Petrol Station (BA15 1AF) . End of our drive, turn right, turn right into 'Springfield'. 200 metres on left hand side.

Car repairs and tyres. T&A Motors (BA15 2AU), Treenwood Industrial Estate 01225 866578

Co-Op Supermarket (BA15 1EJ) – Small size. Turn right out of our drive. Just after the first small roundabout turn left and park outside the shop. They are open 7am to 11pm.

Sainsbury Supermarket (BA15 2AZ) - Medium size. End of our drive. Turn right, Keep going straight through the town and out the other side on the Frome Road. You will come to a small round about with a sign directing you to the Avon and Kennet car park and Treenwood Industrial Estate. Turn into that road and take last exit off the next mini round about.

There are big 'Tesco' (BA14 7AQ) and 'Asda' (BA14 8AT) stores in Trowbridge aswell as a ‘Lidl’ (BA14 8QU) and ‘Aldi’ (BA14 0QT). You can get to Trowbridge by turning either left or right at the end of our drive and follow signs. There are several supermarkets in Melksham aswell.

Doctors Surgery and Chemist are all in Railway Station Car Park (BA15 1DQ) .

Minor injuries unit at Trowbridge Hospital. (BA14 8PH) (See map at the farmhouse porch) End of our drive, turn left, fork right towards Staverton. Last exit off round about by Marsh Road petrol Station.

1st exit at Marina round about. Last exit at 'Wickes' round about

2nd exit at round about by 'Lidl' about 500 meters along on left hand side.

Longleat. Please drive through Bradford on Avon and follow signs for Warminster.

 

Should you require attention please ring either the front door bell or the bell in the hall to our private residence.