Gorge View Cottage

Cheddar, Somerset
+44 (0)1934 744727

Walkers (and garden lovers) will thrill to the view of Cheddar Gorge, and appreciate the quiet of this eco-minded cottage


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

Strolling through the vast vegetable patch, thoughts on dinner after a walk in the Mendips may fade as the Cheddar Gorge appears in front of you. What a view! It’s best seen from the glorious garden (this was a gardener’s cottage after all), or while musing from the window downstairs as you let your partner chop and stir in the cleverly wood-reclaimed kitchen. You could even try the wood-burning stove in the bright sitting room for a slow stew; everything’s warmly open-plan anyway. Living opposite, Huw and Mary have lovingly designed this place along eco lines, noting heat and insulation, building materials, waste and even travel – and offer a 10% discount to guests using ‘green’ transport to get here. Those on the trail of the Great White Egret and in need of an honest night’s sleep won’t mind the unfussy bedroom; but there are flashes of joy too, such as the stone carving of the rabbit that was found during the excavation. Nature lovers will welcome the surprising tranquillity, yet bustling Cheddar is only a tourist’s step away, for eating out and quaffing the local brew. Perfect for walkers and cyclists.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-8pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
By 11am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 10% off for "green" travellers - enquire with owner. EV charge point available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £54
Weekly price
from £380
1 Cottage for 2
From £541 bed1 bedroom


Wonderfully appointed and equipped cottage close to several pubs and restaurants. Huw and Mary provide lots of very useful information on the area and were very welcoming and helpful. Would love to return and highly recommend the cottage for a stay.

Steve, Jersey

I stayed here in June with my partner and had a fantastic time! We were both very impressed by the cleanliness, lovely furnishing and beautiful views of Cheddar Gorge from the windows. It had a really homely feel, and the self catering facilities were fantastic. It was very easy to wander into Cheddar Gorge in a few minutes, and drive to numerous nearby towns and cities- perfect to explore all of Somerset! I particularly recommend the 'Gorge Walk' for the views at the top. Great for a picnic. Would recommend to any couples looking for a relaxing getaway. Fantastic value, beats a hotel any day


My partner and I stayed in the cozy, beautiful Gorge View cottage in April and keep reminiscing and talking about how and when we can get back! The views from the cottage are fantastic and the cottage itself is so homey you almost have to drag yourself outside! We did, and went on many walks in the Mendips, all over and around the gorge. We fell in love with Somerset! Mary and Huw are the warmest, most loving people. We were perfectly at home there. We explored the enormous, happy garden at stared at the Milky Way stretching above us at night. We can't wait to go back...


Gorge View Cottage is haven of eco-friendly gorge-ousness! The property itself is incredibly comfortable, well designed spacious and light. The views of the Gorge are spectacular and the array of walks that you can take right from your front door are delightful. On top of this, the hosts Mary and Huw, are generous, kind and thoughtful. They really walk their talk when it comes to living lightly on the land. Their organic vegetable garden is abundant, and they share their bounty with an open heart - look out for the purple runner beans, they're delicious! A holiday you won't forget.


We celebrated thanks giving on the friday at the cottage. We had music with food and amazingly lovely friends. We had a fantastic night in this beautiful little cottage which is immaculate and full of character. The next day we went for a walk in the beautiful gorge which is stunning. I highly recommend the cottage to have a holiday or weekend break.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Mary Robson

  • Borrow a couple of our bikes and head off along the old railway track, now a lovely cycle route. Through the tunnel to Sandford and you can sample Thatcher's cider at their newly refurbished "tap" pub with great food too.
  • Cheddar is literally on the edge of the MDnip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural beauty and there are many stunning walks or gentle strolls right from our the doorstep. We have walking sheets and OS map to borrow so you won't get lost.
  • Check out the gorge - England's highest inland cliffs at 450 feet high. Whether from the bottom or the top edge (vertigo alert) it is spectacular. If you fancy rock climbing you can do it the hard way too!
  • Beneath the breathtaking landscape are equally breathtaking caves carved out over millennia, and the site of Cheddar Man - Britain's oldest complete skeleton - just 9,000 years old. You pay for the show caves, but serious potholing is an option too.
  • The beautiful city of Wells, England's smallest city, with its famous cathedral is just 20 mins drive or a short bus ride away. Add in Vicar's Close, Bishop's Palace and grounds and the bustling market place and its a perfect day out.
  • For more history, myth and "magic" there is Glastonbury just 25 mins drive away. The iconic Tor to climb, serene Chalice Well Garden to wander in, the awesome (ruined) Abbey and amazing quirky alternative shops. A bonkers mix yet huge fun.