Cottages in Wells

Cottages in Wells

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Highlights in Wells

  • Gothic cathedrals
  • Lovely gardens
  • Historical markets
  • Mediaeval town
  • Natural landmarks
  • Museums

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Cottages in Wells

Visit a gorgeous, historical town

Plan a holiday trip to England’s smallest city. But don’t let its size fool you. There’s loads to see and do in Wells, from stunning cathedrals to colourful caves! Also known as Somerset, and lying at the foot of the Mendip Hills, this town is named for its many natural springs that envelop cathedral grounds. It’s also near cities like Bristol and historical Bath, making it a strategic destination for enjoying the best of the region. Many of the cottages are right in the centre of Wells, with a few located at the footsteps of the Ebbor Gorge Nature Reserve.

Tranquil cottages with lovely gardens

Stay in a postcard worthy cottage that fits the picturesque surroundings. Travellers to Wells, Somerset will find beautiful stone walled cottages with tile roofs. Most of these fantastic cottages feature lovely views and tranquil gardens as well as a fireplace, full kitchen and cosy living room. These accommodations are a perfect fit, whether you’re travelling alone or with friends, and will make your stay in Wells as incredible as the travel blogs you’ve read about the area.

Travellers and activities

Wells for History aficionados

The area of Wells is steeped in history, as can be seen from its many magnificent architectural buildings and historic streets. Often mistaken for Wells Cathedral for its size and grandeur, St. Cuthbert’s Church is an architectural building worthy of your itinerary. Learn about this edifice’s rich history and sublime Perpendicular architecture with arcade pillars. Afterwards, visit the Old Deanery, built in the 15th century, for its Tudor-style gardens. Then, follow that up with a visit to a 15th century tithe barn known as “Bishop’s Barn” laden with ashlar window and door dressings. Just around the corner from the Bishop’s Palace!

Wells for Nature enthusiasts

There are quite a number of natural areas to explore and admire in Wells. Mendip Hills is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At the peak, visitors will witness sweeping views of the area, including the charming town and Vale of Avalon. Pen Hill, the area’s second highest point, is just a 10-minute drive from here. Be sure to also visit the Ebbor Gorge. Hewn from the Carboniferous Clifton Down Limestone during the Pleistocene Epoch, it creates a stunning picture. Spend time exploring the woodlands and paddling in the streams.

Wells for Garden lovers

In Wells you’ll find gardens everywhere, with rose bushes and trees around every corner. Not to mention the gardens dating back to the Tudor period found at the Old Deanery. However, these gardens are also worth perusing. Start by enjoying the enchanting Stoberry Park Garden, providing botanicals and storybook views of Wells Cathedral over the Vale of Avalon. Then drop by the Milton Lodge Gardens, lovingly planted on the grounds of an 18th century historical house. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll through the unique arboretum and bask in spectacular views of Wells.

The mediaeval streets of Wells have been featured in a great number of films and series.

Top 7 travel tips in Wells

1. Admire an impressive 13th century Gothic cathedral

The construction of the Wells Cathedral began in 1176. It’s now not only the first Gothic-style cathedral in Europe, but also one of the most impressive. Visitors will marvel at the intricate architecture, ingenious scissor arches and Mediaeval stained glass.

2. See the spooky Wookey Hole Caves

Part of the Mendip Hills, these spectacular limestone caves are full of fascinating mediaeval legends. As you admire the stalagmites and unique cave lighting, you’ll learn the tale of a local witch turned to stone by a holy monk. This area also has countless fun activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

3. See the extraordinary Bishop’s Palace

This unique area, built in the 13th century, remains the seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells to this day. Visit the bishop's private chapel as well as 14 splendid, themed gardens.

4. Wells and Mendip Museum

This fascinating museum features prehistoric artefacts as well as Stone Age tools and Iron Age pottery. It also preserves the bones of a mysterious mediaeval woman known as “The Witch of Wookey”. There are several other intriguing collections and exhibits for visitors to explore.

5. Shop in historical markets

Visiting the historical market squares in Wells is definitely a must. Visit the Wells Market Place for a sightseeing trip in time. The Wells Outdoor Market is still operating to this day on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Shop at this Old-World market for speciality items, books, produce and anything else you can think of!

6. Hike to Glastonbury Tor and admire the views

Venture 15 minutes outside the city for outstanding 360-degree views. After climbing up the hill, travellers will be rewarded by photo-ops of the roofless St Michael's Tower, listed as a Grade I building.

7. Take a historic walk along the Vicars’ Close

Possibly the oldest residential street in Europe with history dating back as far as the 14th century. It was constructed to accommodate the Vicar’s Choral and keep them away from the worldly temptations of the town. The Vicar’s Close is also the most picturesque street in Wells.

Information about cottages in Wells

🏡 Cottages available: 11 properties.
💳 Discount available: up to -41%.
🌙 Minimum price per night: from £40.
⭐ Most popular amenities: garden, Wi-Fi and balcony.
🐾 Pet-friendly: 9 properties.
📶 For workation: 100% of the properties.

FAQs: Cottages in Wells

Which services can you typically find at the cottages in Wells?

Out of all of the services offered by Holidu, it appears that the cottages in Wells have everything that travellers search for! Here, cottages generally have a variety of amenities, the most popular being: garden (100%), Wi-Fi (100%), and balcony (45%)... Are you convinced yet?

What are the reviews like for the cottages in Wells?

The cottages in this destination often get a lot of positive reviews. 45% of cottages have a rating of 4.5 stars, which means that here you won't have difficulty finding great cottages for your next holiday!

Are the cottages in Wells suitable for holiday-makers who wish to travel with their pets?

Definitely! In Wells, 82% of the cottages allow you to bring along your furry friend, and 100% even have a garden!

Do the cottages in Wells mostly have an internet connection?

Yes! According to Holidu's database, 100% of cottages in Wells offer Wi-Fi. This means that you will be able to browse the internet during your stay!

How much does it usually cost for cottages in Wells?

Most of the cottages in Wells (100%) cost less than £100 per night. This is the perfect destination for reserving an affordable cottage!

Are the cottages in Wells suitable for stays in large groups or rather for a weekend break as a couple?

According to Holidu's information, 73% of cottages are perfect for families with up to four people. Approximately 73% of the cottages here include at least two separate bedrooms. Wells is the perfect destination for going in small groups, with family or friends!

When planning a luxurious weekend in Wells, are cottages a good option?

By looking at the holiday rental portal Holidu, we can assure you that the cottages in Wells are often a very good option for those who want to experience a luxury trip. This is because in Wells, 0% of accommodations have a swimming pool, 100% have a garden and even 0% have a sauna. Also, if what you are looking for is lots of space, 73% of the cottages can accommodate groups of more than four adults, and 100% have green spaces nearby.

If you are keen to take a trip to Wells, what time of year is the best time to do it?

The facilities found at the cottages in Wells show that it is a holiday destination that can adapt to all types of tourists and times of the year. This is because there are very varied options, with all the characteristics one can imagine. Therefore, you will be able to enjoy Wells in comfort all year round.

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