Withy Mills Farm

near Bath, Somerset, England

Converted cottages with original features plus a shepherds hut offer quality 4 star accommodation near Bath.

Key Points

  • Farm site with 4 converted barns offering quirky cottage space for friends and family to holiday together, maximum 12 guests.
  • Sit back & relax on the outdoor seating to enjoy your surroundings of the Cam Valley.
  • All cottages have full kitchens and cosy living areas with wood burners and underfloor heating.
  • Enjoy a day trip out to Bath, just 7 miles away.


Welcome to Withy Mills Farm, nestling in the folds of the Cam Valley close to the city of Bath. Enjoy a relaxing group holiday experience in this stunning location with friends and family sharing 4 unusual cottages, sympathetically restored from stone barns providing wonderful accommodation for 21st-century living just 7 miles from Bath.

When it comes to booking a group holiday, it is often desired to have private space as well as united fun. Withy Mills Farm offers just that with 3 cottages sleeping 2 guests and 1 cottage sleeping 4 guests with an extra space in a quirky shepherd's hut. Please do note though that there is no central communal area inside to have a meal together.

Wharfingers Cottage was originally a milking parlour and now provides accommodation for 2 on one floor with one internal step. There is a well-equipped kitchen and living area, spacious bathroom with corner whirlpool bath large enough for 2, and the bedroom with a king-sized bed, beams and view out over the Mendip Hills.

Whippletree Cottage sleeps 4 and offers a lovely open plan space with plenty of exposed brickwork and stunning beams. There is a well equipped kitchen and cosy living area with wood burner and TV. There is one bedroom on the ground floor that can be a twin or super king and a wonderful mezzanine level master bedroom with views over the surrounding countryside. 

The Engine House was once the stables and has been converted to a cosy studio suitable for 2 with a garden to the rear of the property furnished with wood table and chairs. The kitchen/dining room is on the ground floor but is open above to the green oak rafters. A well-equipped kitchen and living room with two comfy settees and a wood-burning stove. Climb the cast iron spiral staircase to the hayloft with a super king sized bed.

Now the cowshed has been converted to a ground floor self-catering apartment for 2 guests called Barleycorn. It has an open-plan kitchen/living area with an oak table with 4 chairs, king sized bed in the bedroom and large bathroom with walk-in shower. There is WiFi and underfloor heating throughout.

The shepherd's hut has a large bed that can fold away to seating during the day. Although insulated there is no internal heating so it is only used in the warmer months, and in conjunction with one of the cottages so the guests have access to a kitchen and bathroom.

The Piggery houses the laundry facilities.

As a working farm, dogs cannot visit but indoor pets may be possible.

Please specify the name of the property you are interested in when making an enquiry.

Groups of up to 12 guests are welcome in the four cottages & shepherd hut.. There is only space for a group to eat together outside.

Weekly bookings run from Friday or Monday. Short breaks are also possible for a minimum of 3/4 nights (weekend or midweek).

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Room Types




 Easy access from car

 Ground floor accom




 Hot water






 Clothes rack

 Dining area



 Heating - underfloor


 Ironing board

 Plug sockets

 Washing machine


Paid Extras


 Decoration for celebrations

 Extra logs / firewood


 Dining area

 Fairy lights


Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks

 Local shop

 Pub / Bar




 Quiet after 10pm


 Board games


 Mobile - Limited mobile signal

 TV - Smart


On Arrival

 Bring outdoor towels

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Luggage drop off

 Self check-in

Safety & Security

 Carbon monoxide detector

 Deep Covid-19 clean

 Fire blanket

 Smoke alarm


 Condiments & Oil







 Kitchenware / Utensils



 Tea & Coffee


Young Children


 High chair


 Welcome all ages


 Free parking

 Guaranteed parking space

 Parking alongside accom


 Quiet location


 Small site (2-4 accoms)


Can I bring my dog?

Unfortunately dogs are not allowed to stay in the cottages at Withy Mills Farm.

Can we see the animals on the farm?

Withy Mills Farm is a working dairy farm. During the winter months cattle are kept inside and you can walk down to see any in the sheds near the cottages. We are calving from September to November. From spring to late summer all the cows are out in the fields and less visible.

How near is the village to the cottages?

Timsbury is a one mile walk from the holiday cottages and has a Co-op, chemist, fish&chip shop, health food shop and cafe.

How late can I check in?

We can arrange a late check in at any time by arrangement.

Are the cottages suitable for a group booking?

We welcome family groups who are meeting for an event such as a wedding in the locality. However, we would not recommend renting all the cottages for a celebration such as Christmas as none of the properties have enough space indoors for more than four people to sit in comfort or to eat together.

Is there parking for more than one car?

Yes, there is plenty of parking for extra cars very close to the cottages.

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 7th April 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Debbie and Tom Lawrence from Withy Mills Farm