THE ART COTTAGE . Wellow . Bath BA2 8QE

The Art Cottage is a gorgeous two bedroomed holiday let, sleeping 5, nestled in the centre of idyllic Wellow village and just 5 miles from the Heritage City of Bath.

Off the road and entirely private, The Art Cottage has been recently renovated and decorated with beautiful furnishings and fabrics and original artwork. It is situated in the grounds of Knight’s Barn, a 1640 cruciform barn in the conservation area of Wellow.

The Art Cottage looks out over a large garden onto the valley below which is south west facing.
It is also next to the art studio of Emma Rose http://www.emmaroseartworks.com.

Exposed beams, oak flooring, Farrow&Ball paint, Oka accessories, French bed linen, hypo-allergenic pillows and duvets. A Firepit, BBQ, Television, Netflix, wifi and books all conspire to give you a warm welcome.

There is a large double bedroom with french doors leading onto a private garden terrace. A single bedded room. A bathroom - with shower over bath. A kitchen with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and everything else you would expect. In the extra utility room, there is a large fridge freezer, washing and drying machine, iron, Henryhoover.

The sitting room and dining area are combined, with french doors again, looking out over extensive gardens to a valley south facing view. There is a large TV - with the internet, netflix. An eletric fire, central heating, original artwork and a delightful air.

Do go to GALLERY above, to see all the photos of The Art Cottage

Voted Best Village in UK in 2014 by The Sunday Times, Wellow boasts a gastro pub, a community run village shop, a school, playing fields, a Medieval Church, Packhorse Bridge and Brook, and the well known Trekking centre. Cyclist heaven, as the cycle track straight into Bath comes into the village. You can store your bikes undercover either in the walkway next to the front door of the cottage, or in a shed within the gardens.

Do have a look at our GALLERY to see photos/websites of Wellow and Things To Do Nearby, and LINKS to contact local amenities

Wifi password: VamPir1cal


emmaraoseartworks@gmail.com . 07885 235 915
john@roseandyoung.co.uk . 07802796701


Wellow is in an Area of Outstanding Beauty, on the very tip of the Cotswolds, only 6 miles south of Bath. The area is recognised as having special architectural and historic interest, and is a haven for history lovers, ramblers, cyclists and artists.

Wellow has a vibrant and welcoming community. The Art Cottage is situated right in the heart of the village. While being so central it is also entirely private and quiet.

Stars - Wellow is famous for having no street light, so at night it is a joy to look up and see the night sky, with no pollution, and lots of stars.

There is a community run village shop :
The Parlour Shop . 01225 835 438
Mon-Fri 09:00 – 17:00, Sat 09:00 – 13:00

A gastro-pub: The Fox & Badger: 01225 832293

The Wellow Trekking Centre: 01225 834 376
Ponies, horses, small animal petting area and activities.

A beautiful Medieval Church - St Julians

Playing fields for chidren and adults including a childrens playground, adult outside gym and tennis courts.

Ancient Saxon burial site on the ridge overlooking Wellow “Stoney Littleton Long Barrow” - one of the finest accessible examples of a Neolithic chambered tomb.

Packhorse Horse Bridge and Wellow Brook (very good for paddling and Pooh Sticks)

Cycling: Wellow is based on the Sustrans Cycle Network (route 24) with links to Bath, Bristol and Frome. You can venture onto the iconic Bath Two Tunnels Circuit; which is the UK’s (and possibly Europe’s) longest cycling/walking tunnel.

There is also relatively easy cycling further afield to Frome and Mells.

Fabulous walking wherever you look


Private Chef - Caroline Chilton-Bates

Mes Amis . Beckington 01373 830723.

Castle Farm . Midford . 07564 783307

Wheatsheaf at Combe Hay . 01225 833504

The Inn . Freshford

Wheelwrights Arms at Monkton Combe
01225 722287

The George at Norton St Phillip
01373 834 224

The Talbot Inn at Mells . 01373 812254

The Hope & Anchor at Midford . 01225 832296

Frome is 20 minutes away and is stuffed with interesting places to eat and shop.

For things to do, go to our Gallery page and click on all the links there.


Wellow Village Shop

White Row Farm - amazing farm shop

Castle Farm - food boxes and cafe/dining club

Farleigh Road Farm Shop - food and cafe

Mes Amis Cafe

Riverford - Food boxes delivered

Harvest - Organic Food shop Bath

Frome Whole Foods


Bath is just 15 minutes away by car.

The Park & Ride at Odd Down is a mere 6 minutes away.

Bath is a world Heritage City where you will find stunning Georgian architecture alongside The Roman Baths, The Circus and The Royal Crescent.

Museums and Art Galleries are dotted everywhere (including Emma Rose Art Works, 78 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BD).

Theatre Royal Bath and the Ustinov Studio host new and old plays, West End try outs/transfers and cutting edge theatre. There are two cinemas, the ‘Odeon’ and 'The Little Theatre'.

Bath is stuffed with great restaurants, shops and the famous Thermae Spa where you can soak in the waters . Roman Baths and Pump Rooms, The Jane Austen Centre, Bath Assembly Rooms and Fashion Museum, The Royal Crescent/Circus - to name but a few of the famous sites.

Longleat Safari an Adventure Park is a mere 25 minutes drive away.

Cities that are easily accessible from Bath Station:

Bristol: 10 minutes
Cardiff: 60 minutes
Cheltenham: 60 minutes
London: 90 minutes
Weymouth: 120 minutes

Local National Trust and English Heritage Properties:

Prior Park
Dyrham Park
Lacock Abbey
Farleigh Castle
Castle Combe

Interesting places a drive away 10-60 minutes drive

Iford Manor and Gardens
Bradford On Avon
Frome (amazing market first Sunday of every month)
Salisbury Cathedral
Wells Cathedral
Wookey Hole

Wedding / Party Venues

Wick Farm (3 miles away) https://wickfarmbath.co.uk
Priston Mill (5 miles) https://www.pristonmill.co.uk
Orchardleigh (5 miles) http://www.orchardleigh.net


The Art Cottage is approached from the main road, down the drive of Knight’s Barn. In front of you is an undercover walkway - the cottage is to the right, the Art Studio is to the left.

Through the walkway (to the back of the cottage) is an absolutely stunning view of the valley, across the large garden - yours to enjoy.

Also at the back of the cottage is a garden table and chairs and a Lutyens bench. Also plenty of benchs in the garden to relax on.

There is plenty of free parking in the village. You can park right outside Knight’s Barn on the road. There is also a free car park in the village.


Normal check in is after 3pm and check out is before 11am.

Minimum stay is for 2 nights, unless it is a Bank Holiday Weekend, when the minimum stay is 3 nights. Key - the key will be found in a key safe on the wall.

Minimum booking 1 week during July and August.

Washing machine and dryer, iron/ironing board, fridge/freezer (extra), hairdryer, wifi, shampoo/conditioner/body wash/body cream/ soap.

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events


Our council operates a very strict recycling policy

Please be so kind as to separate all recyclable items (glass/plastic/tins, newspapers and cardboard)
and put in the green bins provided - outside the french doors of the sitting soon. Black bags to be put in the black bins at the house gate by the road.


All heating in the cottage is electric and individually controlled.


Please kindly switch off the lights, heating and make sure the doors and windows are closed. Please leave the property clean and tidy. Feel free to sign the guest book.

Please put keys back into the key safe.


The Parlour Shop - a couple of minutes walk
0125 835438
9am-5pm Mon-Fri
9am-1pm Saturday

Frome Road, Bath BA2 5RF
01225 498600

Tesco Express/Petrol Station
6am-Midnight 7 days a week
100 Midford Road, Bath BA2 5RU
0845 0269043


To Bath it will be around £15.

Scott of Country Cars (based in Wellow)

V Cars - 01225 466666


For all Emergencies call 999
For non-emergencies please call John Rose on
07802 796 701 or 01225 837719/837809


Royal United Hospital
Combe Park, Bath BA1 3NG
01225 428 331
(30 minutes drive)


Combe Down Branch Surgery
Sulis Meadows, Sulis Manor Road, Bath BA2 2AL
01225 832226 (7 minutes drive)

Oldfield Surgery
45 Upper Oldfield Park, Bath BA2 3HT
0125 421 137

Fire Risk Assessment

Qualified contractor check January 2018
No gas on premises
No smoking allowed
No free standing heaters in cottage
No open fires
Fire blanket in kitchen
Smoke detectors checked
No fuel kept on premises
Brand new furnishings 2018 which comply with regulations