About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Sleeps 2-10. 6 bedrooms. 3 bathrooms. Nr Cheddar Gorge. Close Bristol/Bath
Once a 16th century inn, this lovely character house enjoys pride of place in a village Medieval Square. Quirky & homely with wood-burners, rambling garden and oodles of charm, this arty home is in the Mendips, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near renowned Cheddar Gorge & Caves.
Old Angel offers the best of both worlds:stunning Somerset countryside in easy reach of two vibrant cities - Bristol & Bath.
The Airport, Wells, Wookey Hole, Glastonbury, Weston-Super-Mare, heritage & nature sites, culture & coast all nearby.
We like to think the Old Angel in Axbridge lives up to its name: an old house with a real sense of history and a decent amount of contemporary comfort!
Artisan and eclectic in style and decor (flagstone & wood floors, a fireplace or two, scattering of beams, stone sinks, Moroccan wet room) there's an emphasis on natural materials and the hand built by the artist owners.
Hidden away from the house is a large rear 'secret' garden with steps leading up to various terraces and a sundeck area with lovely views.
There's ample indoor space to relax in peace or enjoy fireside get-together's.
Spread over three storeys - with three bedrooms on both the first and top floors - the flexible accommodation happily suits either small or larger numbers of guests.
Feature hand-built kitchen with wood-burner
Adjoining cosy snug room with open fire
Upstairs living room with wood-burner, overlooking The Square.
Spacious King size bedroom with en-suite bath & walk-in wardrobe
Large wet room with 'rain' shower
Large Super King size bedroom overlooking Square
Double bedroom with Zip & Link bed: either 2 singles or Super King
Bathroom - enjoy a candlelit bath with Mendip view!
We'd like the house to feel like home-from-home and with a fully equipped kitchen, gas hob/ oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine fridge & freezer it is well suited for self-catering.
Eating out is also an easy option as Axbridge itself has three good food-serving pubs and charming tearoom and there's a huge variety of restaurants, cafe's and eateries throughout the area: from great fish & chips to Michelin rated inns.
Not to mention those famous cream teas, Farmers' Markets, cider tasting farms & character rural pubs!
Entrance is off The Square, where you can park & unload.
The large secluded back garden is accessed by alleyway - a throwback to Axbridge's Medieval layout.
You'll pass Little Angel en route: a small garden apartment at the rear of the house where other guests sometimes stay. (This is accessed by it's own separate entrance via alleyway).
The whole garden is yours to enjoy - you can also share the apartment's Mediterannian style courtyard area. There's enough outdoor space/terraces for privacy.
Axbridge offers a real 'has-it-all' location.
With a varied and landscape-rich countryside on the doorstep - Mendip hills, Somerset Levels, gorges, caves, coastline, local reservoir & national cycleway/Strawberry Line track. Whatever the season it’s a wonderful base to explore the great outdoors for walkers, cyclists, climbers, nature lovers & photographers/painters.
And there's easy access to great cities, culture & buzz.
- Vibrant Bristol is just half an hour away
- Georgian Bath a gorgeous 20 mile drive through Cheddar Gorge and over the Mendips
- Charming Wells, the UK's smallest city with its cathedral, Bishop's Palace and twice weekly markets
- Quirky Glastonbury with its famous Tor, Abbey ruins & Chalice Well
- The natural wonders of Cheddar Gorge & Wookey Hole Caves
- Stonehenge, Exeter & Cardiff are do-able day trips
- Bristol International Airport 9 miles
ON THE DOORSTEP:
Three friendly Axbridge pubs/restaurant, all serve meals
Charming tearoom: breakfast, lunch, cream teas
Co-op shop open early to 10pm
King John's Hunting Lodge (Museum)
Local Reservoir popular for walks/jogging
Monthly Saturday Farmers market in Square
Weekly Sunday Cheddar car boot/flea market
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
Marianne & Simon Garden We fell in love with this wonderful area of the Mendips because of the stunning countryside. As a working artist Simon finds the landscape inspirational - and we love its proximity to city life, culture and cafes. Old Angel cast its spell on us 10 years ago and we've been slowly and lovingly renovating our character house ever since!
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We were a family group staying a the Old Angel, and we all loved the house which was beautiful, spacious, and quirky. All the rooms were tastefully decorated with lovely pictures and objects. There was something interesting in every corner! Sofas and beds were all comfortable and everything we needed was to be found in the kitchen and other rooms.Everything was clean and of good quality. We were blessed with lovely weather and were able to sit out and eat and drink in the garden area. Everyone commented on how "continental' it felt. Axbridge is a lovely small town with 3 good pubs and also tea shops and good local walks. The walk around the reservoir is especially nice and the surrounding area such as Cheddar Gorge is very attractive with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activity. All the information we needed was provided by Marianne and Lou and we felt well looked after. We had a fantastic weekend stay and hope we shall have the opportunity to return in the future.
Very quirky house with plenty of character
Stayed at the old angel for a family break over easter 10 of us in total and we all had a lovely time. The house has plenty of room and has everything you need and being right in the centre of the village you have everything right on your doorstep. On arrival we meet Marianne the owner who had justed finished cleaning and i can say the house was spotless! Marianne was lovely she gave us a quick tour of the house and gave us a run down on everything in the village. Would i stay here again 100% yes!
Fabulous home from home
I stayed at the Old Angel with 9 adults and one baby. It is huge - v useful with a crying baby at night! And has a well stocked kitchen, large living area and cosy, high spec rooms. Everyone was really pleased with the accommodation. One of my friends bathed twice a day to admire the view and relax. Honestly can't fault the house at all - was beautiful, relaxing and welcoming. It's right in the middle of Axbridge too - a stone's throw from the co-op and pubs. I'd definitely stay here again and recommend it.
Amazing property in super location
Spend a fantastic weekend with family at this gorgeous and very interesting property. Everything we could possibly need was there, and more! So well equipped and extremely clean. We were anticipating going out during the weekend but the house and location was so perfect we spent most of the time there and in the pubs/restaurants in the square. I highly recommend a visit to this quirky property. Marianne was brilliant and so helpful. Will definitely be returning.
The Old Angel is a fantastic property and perfect for a large family get together.
The Old Angel is a fantastic property perfect for a family get together. Full of surprises, the house is a wonderful period home, and so relaxing. The house has everything you need (and I mean everything!) so just turn up and enjoy it. The location is perfect, we felt like we were in the South of France (except for the weather!) We were there to celebrate my mother’s birthday and we couldn’t have asked for a better place. Thank you Marianne and Simon for your hospitality - we will return.
A fabulous house in a great location
The Old Angel is such an interesting house, it is very comfortable spacious and well equipped. There was more than enough room for our party of ten adults and we are already thinking about rebooking for another stay.
PARKING & ACCESS:
The Old Angel is located in the middle of a village Square. Car parking is either in the Square itself or one of two village-owned car parks literally around the corner. All are free, some with a daytime restriction .
To unload/receive supermarket deliveries etc: you can literally pull up directly outside the front door of the house.
GARDEN ACCESS/ LITTLE ANGEL APARTMENT
The terraced and secluded back garden to the Old Angel is yours to enjoy. You'll pass the Little Angel en route: a garden apartment at the rear of the Old Angel house where friends of ours sometimes stay (own separate entrance via alleyway).
The whole garden is yours to enjoy - it is large enough for privacy. You can also share the courtyard/outdoor dining area near the apartment.
The uphill sloping garden is informal in style with terraces and steps - so do watch yours!