After Umbrage aims to provide idyllic holiday accommodation in some of the more scenic areas of rural Britain so that those who take care of loved ones with a terminal illness may have the break away that they truly deserve.
Information for Carers Information for Paying Guests

The Cottage – A Little Retreat



Kingham Cottage is a lovely retreat just five minutes from Bath, but far enough from everything to give a few days of peace and quiet as well.

Kingham Cottage
Summer Lane
Coombe Down

Near to the entrance of the cottage is a small cloakroom with WC and wash basin.
The living room is spacious and light, having windows on two walls and an open plan to the hallway and the oak staircase which winds up to the first floor. There is an inglenook fireplace with log effect gas burning stove, TV, video and CD player.


A comprehensively fitted modern kitchen featuring a dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and fridge freezer. The attached dining area features a working renovated Victorian stove. Meals can also be taken on a secluded patio.


Upstairs are two beamed and vaulted bedrooms. One is a double bedroom with washbasin and breath-taking views down the Midford valley, the other features two single beds.


There is a spacious bathroom with a power shower, as well as a free standing bath.


Directions on arrival to ‘The Avenue’ – Combe Down village:
Proceed to the end of the tree lined avenue and turn right at the ‘t’ junction. After approximately 250m there is a left turning into Summer Lane. Continue down the hill (pass the primary school on your left and after 300m you will arrive at Kingham cottage. There is a private lay-by for parking your car immediately outside the cottage.
For sat-navs, the cottage postcode is BA2 7EU.


The following Amenities are available within a 5-10 minute walk of the cottage:

Licensed Co-op – selling fruit & veg, real cheeses & household products,
Delicatessen (serving coffee and lunch)
Fish & Chip Shop
Several Pubs (serving a variety of food and drink_
Post Office
Building Society
Barclays Bank
Doctors (inc. Chemist and Dentist)
2 Hairdressers
Beauty Salon (Nails, Hair, Waxing, Massage & Facials)
Garage (Mechanics & Used Car Sales)


The following are a list of local attractions you may wish to visit during your stay:
Roman Bath Spa complex with natural thermal waters
Longleat House and Park
Westonbirt Arboretum
Theatre Royal
Bath Abbey and the Royal Crescent
Many fine restaurants and country pubs
Canal and river waterways for walks and bicycle rides

Information for Carers

To book your get-away, just follow these simple steps:

  • Download one of our referral forms a take to either your local Hospice or GP. Once signed send it back to us at PO BOX 1310, OUNDLE, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 2PE.
  • We will then contact you with your booking code and instructions. You’ll then be able to see when the cottage is available, and choose your time.
  • Once booked a FULLY REFUNDABLE £50.00 deposit is required. We love our After Umbrage cottage and know you will too, but accidents happen and we want to keep it beautiful for everyone. 

Contact us for a booking

Alternatively, if you need to get in touch with us please write to us at:

After Umbrage,
PO BOX 1310,
PE2 2PE.


Information for Paying Guests

Spread the Word
We firmly believe that if more people knew about After Umbrage and the good work we do, we would have the support we need to expand our operations and bring help to the members of communities all over the UK who work so hard to care for those they love in their final days.
If you would like to help but can’t spare a lot of money just now, one of the best ways is to let others know about us. If you have access to a publication, or know someone who is willing to provide publicity for a good cause, please contact us and let us know. Even a mere website link can bring attention our way, and make the important work we do that much easier.

Book your stay at Kingham Cottage

When you book your stay at Kingham Cottage 100% of the booking fee goes to supporting After Umbrage.

Kingham Cottage is a detached, beautifully converted, former farm building with a superb interior, offering great charm and original character. Beams, stained glass windows, oak floors, oak window seats and original exposed stonework are all features in this delightful stone cottage. There is plenty to do just on your doorstep. There are plenty of fabulous walks in the area, and Bath itself is just five minutes away, a World Heritage site with wonderful attractions to suit any taste.

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Kingham Cottage, Bath