Self-Catering Holiday Rental Cottage in Bath
Nestled away amongst the rolling hills of the Midford Valley, just outside Bath, lays the charming Kingham Cottage. Set in the idyllic rural countryside, this beautifully converted former farm building, bursting with character and heritage, offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A stone’s throw from Bath, this gorgeous, self-catering holiday cottage offers a taste of the British countryside.
Kingham Cottage has two bedrooms and sleeps four adults comfortably. Our cottage is also dog-friendly, suitable for small dogs making it the ideal rental accommodation for the whole family. The rental cottage features exposed beams, stained glass windows, oak floors, and original exposed stonework making it the perfect holiday accommodation. If you’re able to tear yourselves away from the beautiful interior to explore the local area, you’ll find yourself surrounded by luscious countryside and only five minutes from Bath city centre; a world heritage city.
To top things off 100% of the proceeds from your booking will go towards funding our charity. After Umbrage is a charity whose vision is to provide free, short breaks for anyone who has been looking after family members or loved ones with life-limiting or terminal conditions. To date, we’ve given away 190 free holidays to carers and made such a difference to people’s lives. A large proportion of our funding comes from paid bookings of our delightful cottage. That means by booking your holiday with us, you’ll be directly contributing to furthering our vision and help fund future breaks for carers. Now that’s a win-win.
Even if you don’t decide to stay with us you can still help our charity. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and even just spreading the word to friends and family can go a long way. Without your help, we can’t provide care and support for people caring for someone with a terminal illness. There are lots of ways to get involved, so find one that suits you.
Near the entrance of the cottage is a small cloakroom with WC and washbasin.
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.
THE KITCHEN/DINING ROOM
There is a comprehensively fitted kitchen featuring a dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and fridge freezer. The attached dining area features a beautiful large wooden table. 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 freestanding bath.
Sit and relax round the patio table and enjoy the beautiful views over the valley.
Named after the founder’s mother’s Teddy Bear, After Umbrage is a charity whose vision is to provide free, short breaks for anyone who has been looking after family members or loved ones with life limiting or terminal conditions. We’re here to benefit anyone who is looking after a loved one with a life-limiting condition (or who has been recently bereaved) and is in need of a break. Which from experience is all carers. We have a beautiful cottage just outside Bath called Kingham Cottage, which we offer free of charge for up to four nights for anyone in this situation. Each applicant is allowed up to three stays at the Cottage. Since 2016, we have given away 190 free holidays to carers of loved ones living with life-limiting and terminal conditions.
How your booking helps
The proceeds of every private booking contribute towards funding our charity. By booking your holiday rental with us we can help provide respite for carers who are often overlooked. So if you’re looking to explore the magnificent world heritage city of Bath then it would make a world of difference to carers across the UK if you booked with us.
Even if you decide to book elsewhere, you can still help After Umbrage! There are so many ways to get involved by fundraising or donating. Just liking and sharing our pages on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter can help spread the word.
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)
Kingham Cottage is located just outside Bath. The following are a list of local attractions you may wish to visit during your stay:
HOW TO FIND US
Proceed to the end of the tree-lined avenue, past the brilliant Darling Deli 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. If you are coming from the M4, we would recommend J18
Summer Lane, Combe Down, Bath BA2 7EU
Unfortunately, Kingham cottage is not wheelchair accessible. We’re incredibly sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Self-Catering Cottage outside Bath
The characterful sitting-room has a wood-burner effect gas stove for extra warmth.
The perfect spot for cosy fireplace drinks.
Stairs to the first floor lead up from the corner of the sitting-room.
The kitchen is well-equipped, a friendly home-from-home.
There is plenty of room at the dining-table.
Start the day in style; try the Darling Deli just a short walk uphill in Combe Down for a classic cooked breakfast.
Farm house style kitchen, busting with character.
This is the double bedroom which has views to the front of the cottage and across the valley.
The bedroom has lovely exposed stone walls and a tall beamed ceiling.
This is the twin room – equally pretty with its beamed ceiling.
A large Velux window brings in plenty of natural light.
The twin bedroom has plenty of space.
The two bedrooms are at opposite ends of the first floor corridor.
The family bathroom, with roll top bath and separate shower cubicle.
Beautiful free standing bath, perfect for a relaxing dip.
This seating-area is private and sheltered. Perfect for alfresco dining.
Another little garden-area next to the kitchen window.
The incredible Abbey at the heart of Bath, next to the famous Roman Baths.
Kingham Cottage is just two miles from the centre of the fabulous historic city of Bath.
Bath is a great city to visit – something for everyone, history, shopping, eating out.
These are the facilities and services included in the price of your holiday.
- Travel Cot
- High Chair
- Washing Machine
- Private Garden
- Bed Linen
- Shower / Bath
- Private Parking for one car
- One Dog Welcome
- Pub & Local Shops Walking Distance
All prices are shown on the Classic Cottage calendar. Just click on the link. Bed linen and towels are included in the price. We also include central heating within the price. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs but there is a charge of £30 per pet per week or short break.
A non-refundable booking fee of £34 is payable per booking.
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Reviews from our guests
This time away has given me a little happiness in the darkest of times. A time for me to come first. I cannot express enough how grateful I am – thank you. The last few months have been the worse I have ever had. I don’t feel things will ever get better, but this stay in the stunning cottage was a break from everything. The first bath I’ve had without having to rush or keep an ear out. Thank you all so much. A real opportunity to make good memories and hopefully heal bad ones. You are all real earth angels – thank you.Donna & Keith from Hertfordshire
Tara, thank you so very very much for your enormous generosity in letting us use Kingham Cottage respite. Your work for carers is invaluable. So kind. We have had two lovely undisturbed nights and a whole day doing nothing but relax and our own little thing. Thank you so very much!Scott-Hunter Family
Thank you After Umbrage for a relaxing, reflective and enjoyable stay in your wonderful cottage. We lost our gorgeous Mum recently. Her name was Lynn. She was an incredible person and the best possible mother. We miss her every day. Thank you for giving us much needed time out.Ashley & Sam
Amazing weekend in a beautiful cottage. Your attention to detail is superb. Feel really relaxed and recharged to continue my caring journey. Thank you so much.Susan & Charlotte from Wigan
Thank you Umbrage, you are a bear with a big heart!Lesley
Thanks After Umbrage for the warm welcome, the beautiful cottage and the opportunity to get away together.Michael & Caroline from Glasgow
Comfy, cosy cottage. We both feel very relaxed after a few days here in Somerset and a real pleasure to return to Kingham Cottage every evening. Easy drive to Wells, Bath, Somerset – not forgetting Glastonbury. Five days filled with happy memories.Curtis Family from Hereford
We’ve had a wonderful weekend. Just a shame it had to end so soon. I think a nice, relaxing weekend with beautiful country walks was just what us and the girls needed. Thanks again Tara for being so helpful and hospitable.The Dale Family
Thank you so very much for giving us this opportunity. We have had a magical time. The cottage is beautiful and the location is something else. We would love to return some day. Much love.Clements Family
Once again a fab stay in a beautiful cottage. This stay was so needed for both of us. Thank you so much.Nicola & Keith from Doncaster
Laughter, tears, chocolate and prosecco made for a much-needed stay. Wonderful memories and rest.Kate, April & Diana from Macclesfield
Have had a lovely relaxing break in a very relaxed and pretty setting. A real treat for carers. Thank you so much Tara. The blankets on the settee were a nice touch!King Family from Leicester
We’ve had a wonderful few days in this beautiful cottage. Thank you Tara and After Umbrage for providing a magical retreat to restore the spirit. Thank you for caring for carers.Francesca & Patricia from Twickenham
A wonderful stay in a fabulous cottage. Thank you all at After Umbrage – it means a lot that others care.Steve & Ashley from Worcestershire
What a beautiful cottage. We gad a lovely, lovely time.We did some exploring and had some quality family time. We are so very grateful to After Umbrage for letting us stay here. We can’t thank you enough. A much needed break in perfect surroundings.The Hudsons
Tara, thank you so much for a beautiful holiday. We had a great time – everything was fantastic from start to finish. We didn’t want to leave. The views and weather were a bonus too.The Harrison Family from Stockport
Had a fabulous, relaxing time in the most beautiful cottage and location. Just a piece of heaven. Thank you.Howard Family from Milton Keynes
Thank you so much for this incredible stay. Exactly what we all needed. Much love.The Blakemans from Stafford
We’d booked in for three nights but were only able to stay one night due to unforeseen circumstances. However, it was a lovely break. Thank you.The Twist Family from Gloucester
Thank you for a beautiful stay and thank you for your kindness and lovely retreat for all.James, Caroline & Shannon
Lovely cottage in a fantastic location. A great base to reconnect with friends. Thank you.Louise from Australia
We have had such an amazing time here. The cottage is beautiful and so is everything around it.The Cartmale Family