Carers Stay at Kingham Cottage

To book your get-away for up to four people, just follow these simple steps:

Step 1:  Download our referral form and take to either your local Hospice or GP for signature.

Step 2: Once signed, send the form to us at PO BOX 1310, OUNDLE, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 2PE.

Step 3: We will contact you via email with your booking code and instructions. You’ll then be able to see when the cottage is available, and choose your dates.

That’s it. You’re in, and we hope you have a fantastic stay! Kingham cottage sleeps up to four so please feel free to bring friends or loved ones if you wish, or just take a little time for yourself. After all, you’ve earned it.

We are fully booked for this year but taking bookings for 2023. Please bear this in mind when considering your dates.

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.

The sitting-room is a perfect ‘unwinding’ room, with a stove in the fireplace, deep sofa to sink into, wooden floors and beams. Double-doors take you into the friendly farmhouse-style kitchen/dining-room. Upstairs are two individually presented bedrooms with high beamed ceilings, and the bathroom has an original roll-top bath as well as a contemporary shower cubicle.

The cottage itself is so welcoming and comfortable that you might simply want to stay put, but with the draw of Bath just a short distance away, this will also be a cottage to enjoy returning to after a day out.

Treat yourself to a day’s shopping, stop off at the wonderful deli in Combe Down and head back for a truly relaxing evening in.

If the weather is kind to you, sit out on the sheltered patio at the front of the cottage and feel a part of this gentle rural community. You can easily walk downhill into Monkton Combe to The Wheelwrights Arms pub – walking back up is more of a challenge but Kingham Cottage awaiting you is your reward!

Thank you Umbrage, you are a bear with a big heart!
Lesley

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

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

Do I Qualify?

After Umbrage is pleased to offer you – as an unpaid carer of someone with a life-limiting condition and/or recently bereaved – a free respite break for up to four nights. Our respite breaks are for a maximum of four nights which includes your arrival and departure day.

The accommodation is for a maximum of four people.

If you are a Carer you can come for two stays and one stay for a bereavement.

How do I apply?

  • To book your get-away for up to four people, just follow these simple steps:

    Step 1:  Download our referral form and take to either your local Hospice or GP for signature.

    Step 2: Once signed, send the form to us at PO BOX 1310, OUNDLE, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 2PE.

    Step 3: We will contact you via email with your booking code and instructions. You’ll then be able to see when the cottage is available, and choose your dates.

    That’s it. You’re in, and we hope you have a fantastic stay! Kingham cottage sleeps up to four so please feel free to bring friends or loved ones if you wish, or just take a little time for yourself. After all, you’ve earned it.

What happens next?

You will be given a code with instructions to see the cottage availability calendar and book your dates.

What if I need to cancel my stay?

As your stay is a respite break and not a holiday, we understand that you may sometimes need to cancel.  If this is the case, all we ask is that you let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your dates to another Carer.

Can I change my booking?

If you need to rearrange your stay at the cottage, please let us know as soon as you can.  We will cancel your stay with no charge.

If you wish to rebook you will need to reapply – steps 1-3 above.

Local Amenities

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)
  • Newsagent
  • 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)

Local Attractions

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

WELCOME INSIDE

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.

 

THE BEDROOMS

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.

 

THE BATHROOM

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

 

OUTSIDE SPACE

Sit and relax round the patio table and enjoy the beautiful views over the valley.

 

 Accessibility

Unfortunately, Kingham cottage is not wheelchair accessible. We’re incredibly sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Amenities

The cottage sleeps four and these are the facilities and services included:

  • Travel Cot
  • Heating
  • Hairdryer
  • High Chair
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Garden
  • Bed Linen
  • Shower / Bath
  • Private Parking for one car
  • One Dog Welcome
  • Pub & Local Shops Walking Distance
  • WiFi