Hillview Cottage

Bed & Breakfast

A comfy tea-and-cakes family home with antique quilts, Welsh dresser, open fires and super views. So lovely and welcoming - readers adore it


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Catherine is a wonderful host: warm-spirited, cultured and humorous. She knows the area well, and is happy to show you around Wells Cathedral – she’s an official guide. This is a comfy tea-and-cakes family home with rugs on wooden floors and antique quilts. Bedrooms have a French feel, the bathroom an armchair for chatting and there’s a friendly sitting room with an open fire. The stunning vaulted breakfast room has huge beams, an old Welsh dresser with hand painted mugs, a cheerful red Aga, a wood-burner to sit by and glorious views; breakfasts are superb. Guests love it here; excellent value too.


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

Family friendly

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


  • 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

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £80
Singles £50 - £55.
1 Twin/double
From £90
1 Twin
From £80


Michael and Cathy immediately made us feel like old friends on arrival. Lovely setting, superb room, delicious full English breakfast which seemed to appear from nowhere but must have been produced from their wonderful Aga! On our next visit we shall make full use of their grass tennis court and explore the many byways of the wonderful Somerset landscape which you reach just by stepping out of the door.

Tom, Chichester

Very warm welcome and we had a lovely stay in a really cosy pine chalet, "the Studio". Everything we could have possibly wanted and it was such a shame we only had one night, we may well be back for more in the future. Superb value. Great apologies were made for the fact that the hosts had family staying and therefore left us a DIY breakfast, but it was absolutely fine. I had booked this place under the false impression that it is in Wells itself but actually we were very happy with the country location. Dinner in the local pub was only a five minute walk down the hill and very good indeed.


Fantastic stay - the garden cabin is cosy, quaint, with everything you could possibly need to have an enjoyable stay. Peaceful and beautiful, we thoroughly enjoyed our 2 nights here. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. Very good value and would definitely recommend


warm welcome, cosy room and comfortable bed.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Michael & Catherine Hay

  • Visit the lovely garden at Bishop’s Palace, Wells.
  • Plenty to go and see in the surrounding area - neo-classical gardens at Stourhead are 40 minutes away.
  • Excellent local market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Longleat House and Safari Park - 25 minutes.
  • Bath/Bristol easy distance. Royal Bath & West Showground - 10 minutes.
  • Montacute, Lytes Cary Manor and Muchelney Abbey nearby, plus Wookey Hole Caves.