High on the Mendip Hills, sits a stone cottage on a working farm, with breathtaking views over the Somerset Levels. The cottage was built around 1850 and was formerly occupied by the local shepherd grazing his sheep on this area of the Mendip Hills. Today the land is grazed by the traditional breeds of Longhorn Cattle and Wiltshire Horn Sheep, well suited to managing the natural grassland on the farm. Cheddar Gorge, Site of Special Scientific Interest, lies to the north of the farm and Mascalls’ Wood, an ancient woodland, lies to the west. Cheddar village and local shops are a distance of about 1 mile from the cottage. Ideal for walkers and close to the Mendip Way.
Cottage in Cheddar, Somerset, England - Outstanding Views From Cottage Over The Somerset Levels
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 17, 2019
About Judy Credland
Judy & Paul farm Traditional breeds of cattle and sheep on the Mendip Hills, an dedicated Area of Outstanding Beauty. We are a County Wildlife Site so protect the flora and fauna with our livestock management practices. Specifically we protect the natural habitat for Greater Horseshoe Bats, Barn Owls and Doormice. We grow our own vegetables, produce our own jams, chutneys, eggs and honey from our own bee hives. We also source organic wine from France.
Judy Credland purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Judy Credland chose Cheddar
Judy and Paul bought Bradley Cross Farm for it's position close to Cheddar and the idyllic views over the Somerset Levels. It was a place to further pursue our interests in Rare Breed cattle and sheep. The property is secluded but at the same time within easy reach of the village of Cheddar
What makes this Cottage unique
The property is conveniently located close to the towns of Wells, Bath, Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare. Absolute peace and quiet are a feature often not found in similar properties.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Just what we wanted for our Christmas break.
We were made very welcome by Paul when we arrived. The log fire was lit and all we had to do was unpack. The shepherds hut had everything we needed for our stay. Our 3 dogs loved that they could run around outside. You can walk over the fields to Cheddar gorge and the views are amazing. We were lucky enough to spot a couple of deer too. We will be booking a weekend there again very soon.
Great place and great people! A peaceful relaxing weekend which was well needed! Thanks very much!
Great querky cottage with a nice would burner and great views despite the weather! Walking distance to the gorge so great for us and the dog! Really nice and friendly owners will definitely stay again! Thanks Mark and Hayley!
Fantastic hosts & beautiful location
Lovely little cottage that is perfect for couples looking for a quiet weekend away within easy walking distance of Cheddar & the Mendips. Paul & Judy were very welcoming, friendly and accommodating. I’m sure we will return one day. Both thumbs up!
Dear Andrew and Sue.
It was nice to meet you both for your short visit ….on this occasion.
Thank you for your glowing report on our Shepherds Cottage we are so gratified when we receive such great write ups and it was a pleasure to meet you both.
We look forward to welcoming you both back to the farm in the near future.
Kind Regards …. Judy & Paul
Cosy cottage for two
Very nice cosy cottage well equipped for all your needs, also has a lovely log burner. We stayed for three nights and wish we could have stayed longer. Outstanding views from the cottage and the hosts Paul and Judy are so friendly and made us feel more than welcome. They have loads of knowledge of area and nothing is to much trouble. Would definitely highly recommend and we cant wait to go back.
Dear Barbara & Martin
Thank you so much for your glowing write up of your stay on the farm in our
We are particularly glad that you made such good use of the cottage to be able to explore this beautiful part of Somerset.
We look forward to welcoming you both back to the farm soon so that you may continue your explorations.
Best wishes …. Judy & Paul
This is the perfect place to stay for relaxation and peace & quiet. The cottage has everything you need, the views were amazing and owners Paul & Judy made us feel very welcome, thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.
Thanks for your glowing review Louise, pity the weather wasn't better, so you didn't see it at it's best, hopefully better next time.
At least you both had a relaxing weekend and we will certainly look forward to you returning sometime soon.
Best wishes …. Judy & Paul
All was exactly as expected, sparkling clean and well provided with everything needed for comfort, cooking etc. Judy and Paul are very pleasant and helpful and the property is warm and cosy. We would return again if visiting the area again.
Christopher thank you so much for the glowing review of your stay with us.
You were 5* guests and made good use of the facilities and left everything spotless for us at the end of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to the farm another time. Best wishes ….. Judy & Paul
Special interest holidays:
Working farm, walkers & ramblers over The Mendip Hills and West Mendip Way,
cycling, mountain biking.
Trekking centre 3 miles, i.e. Hourly rides, Pub rides, Day rides etc
Weston Super Mare 14 miles, large sandy beach, adequate parking, easy access to shops, on beach parking sometimes available
M5 Jcn 22 onto A38. Follow A38 signs to Bristol Airport/Cheddar/Wells, follow A371 signs to Axbridge/Wells/Cheddar. In Cheddar you will pass the Bath Arms on your left. Turn immediately left onto Union Street. After 150 yds turn right onto Redcliffe Street. Follow road for 0.5 mile uphill, around right and left hand bend. Turn left at small hamlet of Bradley Cross and follow track uphill for 0.5 mile.
Cheddar village 1 mile
Public Transport Directions
Bus service 126, runs hourly between Weston-Super-Mare and Wells, with stops in Cheddar 20 minute up hill walk to the farm. Trains connections to Bristol, change for Weston-Super-Mare (bus to Cheddar). Access to Cheddar via National Cycle Route 3 (top of Cheddar Gorge), the Strawberry Line cycle way connects with Yatton station. Bristol Airport 10 miles away.
Cheddar: A friendly town with a wide selection of restaurants, tea houses and pubs.
Cheddar Gorge: With its dramatic scenery offers visitors a number of walks including the West Mendip Way, a 30 mile route from Uphill near Weston-super-Mare to Wells or Jacob’s Ladder, walking from the cliff top down to Cheddar.
Wookey Hole: Impressive cave complex of deep pools and intricate rock formations. A visit to the caves also offers access to a functioning Victorian paper mill.
Ebber Gorge: Two miles uphill West of Wookey Hole, Ebber Gorge offers a more tranquil alternative to Cheddar Gorge. Follow the wooded trails along the ravine up to the Mendip plateau.
Wells: The smallest City in the country, famous for its Cathedral, 24 hour Astronomical clock dating from the 1390 and the cobbled medieval Vicars’ Close.
Glastonbury Tor: A well known landmark, linked to many local fables and legends such as King Arthur and the Holy Grail.
Weston-super-Mare: Sandy beaches, traditional fish an chips and amusement park or visit Sand Bay, a quiet beach bound to the North by Sand Point, a headland maintained by the National Trust.
Rates & Availability
Changeover Day: Changeover day normally Saturday departure 10:00 hrs, Arrival from 15:00 hrs Notes on prices: Tariff: The cottage is offered on a self-catering basis. Available from January - December Cottage rate: from £45 per night Medium tariff: £250 per week High tariff: £300 per week (cost includes linen, towels and utilities)