We only arrived home half an hour ago and I already miss the garden! We were fortunate to be blessed with good weather and throughly enjoyed having full use of the beautiful garden, particularly after multiple lockdowns with no garden at home. The village of Wellow is tranquil and the bridge/ford is a short stroll down the hill. The kitchen is compact but we knew this when booking and there is everything you need to prepare a meal plus two fridges for storage. We spent most of our time out sightseeing or in the garden, but there is ample space in the living area and a large dining table. We had a few problems on arrival that weren't the norm for the property, but these were addressed very quickly and with good grace. John and Emma are very friendly, helpful and genuinely lovely hosts. Being surrounded by Emma's stunning art is just the icing on the cake! Jill and family
Our nine day stay in Wellow was just what we needed after spending months in lockdown. The cottage is very well presented and the outside space wonderful and views impressive. Wellow is a lovely village. Highly recommend the local pub, Fox & Badger, where we ate a number of times during our stay. The community-run village shop is also well worth a visit. Location wise it's offers the perfect mix of tranquillity yet close to a large supermarket, and about 15 minutes' drive/taxi to Bath. You're also close to Frome and a number of excellent National Trust sites such as Dyrham Park. J
ohn and Emma were wonderful hosts. They were quick to respond to any queries we had but otherwise gave you complete privacy. We look forward to returning! Scott
“Thanks to you both for being such welcoming hosts. We had a lovely break in Wellow and look forward to returning in the future.”
Super little cottage with lovely views out of the fields and a great location meters from the pub and the playground. Emma and John were brilliant hosts! Sally
The Art Cottage is a really lovely place to stay. It’s really well set up and presented. We had a great time staying in the beautiful cottage in the delightful village of Wellow. We really enjoyed finding cold wine and milk on our arrival and John communicated well all the way through. Jesse
Thank you John, we had a really good time , specially in the garden, lovely place!
“This little cottage provided a good base for our family of 4. It was very cosy and so stylish! Very relaxing and quiet. The kitchen was a little small but still suitable for home cooking /baking and then we discovered the huge fridge in the utility room. The garden would be wonderful in spring / summer. Our boys shared the single bed in the small bedroom and loved it. In the village, the Ford (ideal for Pooh stick) and the playground were very popular with our boys. Highly recommended.”
“What a little gem this is. My son and I had a wonderful stay at The Art Cottage. Lovely cottage, in a pretty village surrounded by wonderful countryside just outside Bath. John is a great host and I look forward to returning soon. Would love to come in the summer to make use of the lovely garden and views.” Claire
“Beautiful space in a fantasic location. The garden is a real find.”
“Beautiful charming cottage hosted exceptionally - very comfortable and has everything you will need.”
“Art Cottage was a charming place to stay outside Bath in the village of Wellow. Place cannot be faulted and we will be back.”
Oct 2020 “Great stay at the arts cottage! A home away from home! Everything you need for a short break away to the countryside with the beauty of Bath just a short drive away. A great host including sending us a message the day after we had arrived if we needed any help exploring the local area which John was more than happy to provide us with a map and written directions. Would definitely recommend and return again!” Amy
Oct 2020 “The Art Cottage is a perfect retreat. Beautiful location with a view, plenty of walks nearby, cracking local pub and Bath only 10 mins away. The cottage had everything we needed. Will deffo return!!” MW
Sept-Oct 2020 Stunning. Beautiful month and a half. I will return. DK
“Lovely cottage in quiet and pretty village of Wellow. Nice furniture and everything we needed for a family of three including a huge garden for our child to play in. Peaceful and beautiful countryside with lots of great walks. The food at the village pub 'The Fox and Badger' was amazing and it was handy to have a village shop. John was a fantastic host, very helpful and answered my questions immediately. We loved our stay at The Art Cottage and hope to return.” Nicola
Just wanted to say that we had a wonderful time at the cottage, lovely place , garden and location. Thank you for being such great hosts, you have been extremely friendly and helpful. We hope to come back soon.
“Lovely stay at the art cottage. Amazing location and lovely living space.” Will & Family
“A beautiful cottage in a stunning location!” Claire
"Fantastic. Super Hosts, Lovely views, beautiful cottage. We will be back." Family Stone
“We loved our stay in the Art Cottage. John was so easily contactable. The weather was a bit gloomy while we were there so it was nice to have rooms with a lovely outlook even though outside was a bit rainy. A great little cottage in a lovely little village.”
Thanks John, we had a lovely time at Art Cottage. I’m sure we will be back soon for another stay!
“The Art Cottage has a great location in the village. Close to the super pub and convenient village shop. We spent a couple of days exploring Bath and the surrounding countryside from the Art Cottage with ease, safe in the knowledge we had a cosy and warm cottage to come back to. Well recommended!” Mr&Mrs C
“staying in the art cottage was a special experience for me and my family. the place has an amazing atmosphere and it is full of art from emma rose, what makes you feel you are inside an art gallery. everything was perfect and exceeded my expectations. emma and john are a lovely couple and they also have the cutest dog - kizzy. wellow is a stunning village of easy access from bath rail station. unforgettable experience highly recommended.” Vitoria Z/Brasil
Wow, so beautiful, cosy, convenient. Brilliant night in pub. John so helpful. Emma's art studio is amazing. We will be back. De Souza family.
“Characterful cottage with beautiful views over the valley. Well equipped with tumble dryer and washing machine as well as fridge freezer in separate utility area. Kitchen tiny but adequate, maybe needs a microwave. Beds really comfortable, small single and a large double. Cosy and nicely furnished in “shabby chic” style. Everything you need for a lovely break in the country. Big garden at the back which would be delightful in spring and summer. Wellow is a pretty village with a good pub where you’ll find excellent food. There is a beautiful church, a medieval Packhorse bridge and loads of places to walk. Easy to get to the Odd Down Park and Ride for the beautiful city of Bath- my favourite city in all of the UK. May be a teeny bit biased as I was born there. .”
“We had a wonderful time at the unique Art Cottage. It was a beautiful place with so much character, both inside and out - we felt at home immediately. John was a fantastic host, very timely and always helpful. All the extra touches make the stay very special. We would definitely recommend for a small group wanting to be close to bath but enjoy the tranquility of the lovey village of Wellow.”
“A lovely cosy cottage in the heart of the village and only a few yards from the Fox & Badger which has excellent food and lovely staff. The cottage has been renovated to a high standard and is beautifully decorated with lots of paintings by Emma on the walls. There was a bottle of wine in the fridge along with some milk. Tea, coffee and sugar were provided. You won't be disappointed if you stay there.”
“The Art cottage is a beautiful cottage and the walls are adorned with paintings from Emma who is our hostess. We couldn’t meet her but I’m sure she is very talented. The village of Wellow reminded us of Bibury, the autumn hues are splendid. I would love to go back in summer. You have your car then Bath is just 15 minutes from Wellow. The cottage is spotlessly clean and is ideal for a family of four. There is enough supply of duvet and throws to keep you warm. Remember to read the instructions and set the heating to continuous during the cold winter nights. If you have kids, the TV has YouTube and Netflix to keep them entertained. I would have love to sit and gaze at the garden and scape in summer. Just be mindful there are no street lights in the night, because we drive after work we were a bit surprised only because we drive after work. But I had read this before and carried torches. A beautiful elegant and artsy setup for a weekend away.”
“Hello John, Thank you for hosting us. We had no clue how beautiful the Art cottage would be. The village of Wellow is very beautiful. The spot clean house was like a haven for my small kids. The proximity to Bath helped us pop in and out of Bath in no time. Your Wife’s painting are extremely beautiful and when we return to Bath we would like to stay here again. They add a beautiful touch of class and elegance to the whole setup. Can’t imagine how welcoming it would be in summer. We also appreciate the rain water harvesting at the cottage. Thank you again!! Best Regards, Pallavi & Guru”
“A really nice, beautifully decorated space in a lovely village. The Art Barn had everything we needed for our family stay and it was an easy 20 minute drive to visit our friends in Bath. The pub around the corner (Fox and Badger) had a great atmosphere and served good food, although we could easily have cooked up a nice meal in the kitchen.” Carl
“A beautiful village in striking distance of Bath. Very comfortable beds & peaceful space.”
“We had a lovely stay at The Art Cottage. Wellow is a small village and really quiet, and the cottage was warm and stylishly decorated throughout with Emma's paintings. We cooked in for two nights - the TV is internet-connected for catch-up or Netflix. On Saturday we walked round to eat at the Fox and Badger - only 50 yards away but no noise, you could hear a pin drop in the cottage. We visited Lacock on Saturday, only half an hour away and a full day out. On Sunday we did a walk from the cottage in the morning, then went to Dyrham House in the afternoon, also about half an hour by car. Bath centre is 15 minutes away. Note that the local shop is closed on Sundays so buy your supplies beforehand. Thank you John and Emma for a lovely quiet country weekend.” Alan
“We had a great time at Art Cottage for a girly catch up. The location is great- really pretty village setting, close to Bath. The Cottage itself is beautifully done, decorated with Emma’s wonderful art and had everything we needed for a lovely couple of day’s. Would recommend and will definitely visit again.” Rhian
“What a wonderful little cottage, stylishly decorated and within such a beautiful part of the world. Peaceful and quiet, just what we needed for a little Bath escape. The hosts were warm and welcoming, and it was such a treat to meet the artist, Emma Rose and visit her studio, and of course buy a little something for back home! X” Dom V
“Lovely cottage in a beautiful location.” SM
"Incredibly restful" Mr & Mrs S
"We loved looking out at the views over the valley. Very comfortable, elegant, warm and sunny. Pub is great. We went three times. Food is wonderful. John and Emma are so nice. Emma's Art studio next to the cottage is wonderful. We bought a print to remind us of our happy holiday. We will be back" Robinson Family
“A lovely cottage with garden and great views, a short drive from the centre of bath.”
“Very nice place , we had great time in this beautiful art cottage !!”
“Stylish, cozy, and in such a quaint town. Walkable little shop in the village had everything we were in need of. Serene and quiet space to have a little getaway from the main city, but is only a quick drive away from Bath. Emma Rose’s Art was beautiful!” S
“A very comfortable and peaceful retreat, hosted by lovely people. Thank you for having us!”
"Brilliant, can't wait to come back, have rebooked already! Garden, pub, Bath, walks, comfort" TJ
“Lovely cottage in a quiet and picturesque location. Friendly village. Very close to Park and Ride for Bath. Lots of useful local information left.”K
“Stylish place perfect for 4/5, lovely garden and view, big comfy master bed, warm, nice little amenities selection and Prosecco in the fridge! The village is beautiful with a cute shop and pub, easy to find parking. Definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys quiet country life” Callum
“Beautiful location, stress free check in, comfortable. Highly Recommended” Sarah
June 19 -
“Beautiful village and cottage. Serene and peaceful. Garden was lovely to sit in and relax. Local pub serves up great food and good atmosphere. Cottage cosy with lovely artwork to admire. Kitchen very small but functional. Spotless. Would return. Great base for visiting Bath.”
“It was the perfect place for us girls who live far away from one another be together and relax in such beautiful surroundings. The garden is absolute paradise, you have everything you could ever need and beyond. John was a warm and welcoming host- our only let down was not booking to stay even longer in this amazing home. We hope to return one day soon.”
“A lovely cottage with everything you need to relax in this picturesque village. John and Emma were very helpful and welcoming and the cottage is an art gallery in itself! The garden is a lovely place to sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet.”
"Thanks again for the art cottage my parents loved it. The garden was a beautiful setting for some photos and a great place to relax before the wedding. Also thanks for your swift responses to our various emails before the stay. All the best. Ian”
March-May 2019 - private booking. "Heaven"
“Perfectly located for Bath & North Somerset. Very good space for a couple or family with small children.” M family
“John and Emma were great and lovely hosts. The place is AMAZING and full of creativity in a quite village few miles from Bath city centre. I would highly recommend it.” M from Saudi
"Hi John, this is our second trip to Art Cottage and Wellow. We love it" L USA
“Stylish and comfortable, with a perfect blend of country and town. A small gem!, It’s a great place that we will recommend to others ” C
Arriving for a local wedding ...."Thank you for a very comfortable cottage. The family was very very happy and spoilt!" Family J
We've just returned from a brilliant New Years Eve with you. Perfect location and accommodation. The pub was a hoot, Bath on the doorstep, the walks were everywhere and we enjoyed visiting your church and the Long Barrow, Saxon burial ground. Very interesting as well as comfortable. We are delighted also with the print we purchased from the cottage - an inspiring reminder. We will be back. Family R. 2/1/19
Incredible Christmas at The Art Cottage. We have never been so relaxed or comfortable. The beds were so comfy, the cottage so elegant and warm. Very near Bath and seconds walk from the superb pub. We will return. 5*. Thank you. Mr&Mrs Y.
An excellent place to stay, beautiful cottage and lovely surroundings. Good base for Bath with Park and Ride 2 minutes down the road. Good area for walking also. Loved our stay and look forward to a return trip. Caroline.
“Fantastic place, really quiet and beautiful and close to Bath. Highly recommend. Fantastic weekend” S
“Beautifully styled, immaculately presented and with stunning views in a lovely village, the Art Cottage was a perfect base for our weekend visiting our daughter, a first year student at the University of Bath. John was a very welcoming and perfect host.” J
Comfortable and relaxed surroundings. Cottage as described. Good location to Bath. Parking around cottage but we were allowed to leave car on drive - was a plus point. Arvinder.
“Just to say we had a lovely weekend at the Art Cottage, the decor, facilities and location were exactly what we were looking for and hopefully we'll return next year for another break. Thanks for your kind hospitality.”
“We have a wonderful few days staying in the Art Cottage, and John was the perfect host! The cottage is beautifully decorated with art, rivaled only by the views outside. We truly had a wonderful few days in Wellow. The art cottage was perfect iin every way! I'm sure you'll see us again Thanks again, A & A & S
"Just perfect. The warm beautiful cottage, soft beds, amazing art, beautiful village, great pub. We will definitely be back, particularly to see the views and to explore Bath which is so near" Mr & Mrs RB
“Great place. Ideally situated in Wellow - a lovely stay.”
What a find. We will be back for sure. The Gregsons
“A great base for exploring Bath and all the wonderful villages, country houses and gardens nearby. Then back to the cottage for peace and serenity. Our hosts left us alone which is how we prefer it. Great sleep on divine bed, excellent lounge area and the kitchen, although compact, had all we needed for a short stay. The pub in Wellow, the Fox & Badger, provides good meals and excellent real ale. Just need to ensure you bring food provisions with you as options in the village are very limited. Would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone wanting a peaceful, enjoyable stay in the Somerset countryside.” Graham/Australia
“This is a really beautiful cottage and gardens set in a most peaceful village and close to Bath.John is a really kind host and I would recommend this to anyone who is in the Bath area. Jerry O'Reilly/Ireland
"The typical and pretty village of Wellow is a great location close to Bath and the university. The charming garden offers the possibility of having lunch outside if the weather allows it. The accommodation is very comfortable, very well decorated and John took the time to welcome us to show us the operation of the house, tell us directions to Bath ..... "
“John and Emma’s cottage is just lovely! Stunningly decorated like a boutique hotel the photos are completely accurate. The walls are covered in Emma’s stunning art and her studio is right next door which we were invited to see. As hosts they could not have been nicer, even inviting us to a showing of Emma’s art back in London next month. The gardens are beautiful and they left us a bottle of wine to enjoy on arrival. The pub, village shop and children’s playground are a short walk away. And Bath was only 20 minutes drive. A perfect country getaway spot.” Z & J
“A wonderful place for a quiet family getaway. Our kids really enjoyed the back garden. The cottage was cozy and comfortable with everything we needed!” B
“Wonderful accommodation, beautiful setting, very comfortable, lovely welcoming hosts. Thank you for the welcome bottle of Prosecco, such a lovely surprise! We had a perfect weekend away and would recommend this accommodation to anyone. ” Sam
July 2018 - Just been awarded SUPERHOST STATUS on AirB&B!
Sparkling clean · 9 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
John is a Superhost · Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location · 100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
“Fabulous, fabulous! Thank you for such a gorgeous stay at the Art Cottage in a Wellow! A truly magical place. John and Emma were excellent, quick to respond and provided us with more than everything we could need for our stay. Thank you again! Highly recommended!!” Emily/Australia
Lovely place to stay in a beautiful location. Very easy taxi ride into bath. Lovely local pub with brilliant food especially after a great walk. Will definitely be back. We stayed here as a group of 3 adults. Plenty of space and even had a supermarket delivery which was perfect as we arrived my train. Great communication from the hosts. Thank you ?? Marsha
John & Emma are wonderful hosts - charming & thoughtful. The cottage is glorious - beautifully decorated & filled with wonderful art. Everything you need & in great location in the middle of the village & only a few minutes wander from the a great pub! Mel R
Just spent a lovely weekend at the Art Cottage.Its a really lovely place to stay.Very stylish and cosy.John and Emma were on hand(if needed) and gave us some great tips for places to visit and local restaurants.Really lovely local walks and a nice pub with good food.I,d definitely go back to stay any season to escape to the country from hectic London.Thankyou John and Emma. Patrick and gang
We had such a wonderful trip staying in The Art Cottage. John and Emma were lovely hosts and the location was perfect. The cottage is beautifully styled and has everything that you could want on your trip. We will definitely be back to visit again. Laura
“What a find! An elegant, cosy cottage tucked away in a pretty valley just a stones' throw from Bath. Honestly, a fantastic location. The village of Wellow itself is delightful (with an excellent pub) and there are lots of lovely walks to be had in the surrounding countryside. The views alone across the enormous garden are absolutely idyllic. John and Emma, the hosts, were instantly communicative when booking and also extremely helpful during our stay, offering all sorts of useful local tips and advice. They have clearly put a lot of thought into creating a very comfortable environment for their guests and the attention to detail is seriously impressive - from the soft beds to the well-equipped kitchen. You really couldn't ask for more. We came away rested, uplifted and determined to return. To top it all, Emma is a wonderful artist and we liked her paintings so much, she's now painting one for us! Highly recommended. A very happy place to be.” Mr RB
Idyllic setting, stylish space, amazing garden and backyard space. Also very clean. Highly recommended! Kiran and family
Transflated from chinese..."very quietly located countryside house,clean and tidy, very suitable for English holiday and countryside experience, very nice landlord prepared to answer any questions you may have, would be a great stay."
What a beautiful place. Really comfy beds, amazing view, incredibly atmospheric. Private and yet in the heart of a perfect English village and only took us just over 10 minutes to get to Bath. The local pub Fox&Badger is great - fab food and one minutes walk away. We will come back again.
The Sotherby Family
John & Emmas cottage is lovley. Set I n a lovley quiet village with a great pub that serves good food. The few days a away was a lovley rest away from the city . It was a fantastic setting to get some quiet time. Thanks again Glen from Scotland
“Emma and Johns cottage is a rare find! It’s simply beautiful! Fully equipped, and spacious with everything and more! Its a classy “home away from home” with uninterrupted views of the garden and valley. The interior is immaculate and it was a joy to admire Emma’s wonderful artwork on the wall. We cannot recommend this cottage highly enough to anyone visiting the surrounding countryside or like us for those wanting to visit Bath without staying in the City. Last but by no means least- Emma and John are fantastic hosts; caring and incredibly attentive. We arrived late due to the adverse weather and we couldn’t have revived a warmer welcome at 11.15pm! We most definitely will return!”
“Excellent stay at " The Art Cottage" very well equipped with everything you need, John & Emma were very welcoming hosts, hope to return soon. Highly recommend the Fox and Badger.”
We stayed for a short weekend in the Art House and had a great time. We were two adults and three kids and it perfectly fits this company size (2 kids in a sofa bed and one in a small separate bedroom). The house interior is brand new and spotless clean, there is a nice garden outside and a well equipped small kitchen for basic food preparation - we only used the French Press coffee maker. John and Emma the hosts were super nice and quick to respond - they live in a house behind the Art Cottage, but you have complete privacy. The village itself is conveniently located 6 miles from Bath and has a nice atmosphere and a good pub where you can get dinner (reservations are required). Overall, very recommended.
Great place for a relaxing weekend! We hope to come back in the summer
What a stunning place the Art Cottage is. We loved our weekend here. Very comfy beds and pillows. Everything you could want, plus lovely views from bedroom and sitting room. The Art in the cottage is enchanting and we intend to commission Emma to paint our view at home when the spring comes. The village is just perfect and the pub does amazing food. Thank you so much. See you in the summer.