Easy way to help unpaid carers

Want an easy way to help unpaid carers? And get that warm fuzzy feeling that comes with doing a good deed for others in need. There is a very simple way. Book Kingham Cottage for a holiday during Winter 2023. It’s an idyllic cottage near the City of Bath set in the beautiful countryside of the Midford Valley. It is rare that we have availability and so it is an opportunity to be grabbed swiftly.

Rare availability

We have rare availability in November and December 2023 at Kingham Cottage. We want you to be the first to know. It’s when the magical and award-wining Christmas Market is on in Bath (from Thursday 23rd November to Sunday 11th December). When you book your stay with us via Classic Cottage, you create much-needed funding for our charity. All the proceeds from your booking go to the charity to give unpaid carers free breaks. It’s an easy way to combine a city break away and give back to the community of unpaid carers.

About the cottage

This ‘best of all boltholes’ is just a couple of miles outside the wonderful city of Bath and yet in a rural setting with panoramic valley views and a deep sense of peacefulness.

Kingham Cottage is a beautifully renovated detached stone cottage with a warmth of character that you will feel the moment you arrive. The cottage and the location, between the villages of Combe Down and Monkton Combe, high up on the side of the valley, are idyllic.

About After Umbrage

When you book your stay at Kingham Cottage, 100% of the income goes to beneficiaries of After Umbrage, a charity providing free breaks for carers of loved ones with life-limiting conditions. In the last six years, this arrangement has given over 300 carers and their families a free holiday at Kingham Cottage, a gift they say is magical and energising, helping them return home rejuvenated. 

Bath Christmas Market 2023

The magical and award-winning Bath Christmas Market will be bigger than ever. There are over 150 twinkling chalets spread out across the picturesque Georgian streets of Bath selling handmade and local Christmas gifts. Plus, 2023 will be their 21st anniversary.

Soak up the sights, smells, and festive ambience of Bath at Christmas and enjoy more than a market. There’s a packed calendar of family-friendly events, top restaurants, beautiful architecture, and the UK’s only natural thermal day spa, Thermae Bath Spa. Afterward, you can return to the cozy cottage to warm yourself by the fire.

Words from our beneficiaries

The breaks we give unpaid carers and their families make a big impact. It’s not just the time away from their non-stop role as carer, nor is it just about an energy boost from a relaxing break. It’s feeling less alone. Belonging to a community of carers and feeling just that little bit less isolated because of the magic of Kingham Cottage. So many like-minded carers have stayed, there is a warmth about the old farm building that transcends its walls. Your booking will help keep the cottage doors open for unpaid carers – families who need support and spend most days being invisible. This makes them feel special, appreciated and their dedication to their role is acknowledged.

Thank you for your support