The cottage's location and immediate surroundings.

The Cottage benefits from having a very peaceful setting but at the same time being within easy reach of Bradford on Avon's amenities. The rail station is a 5-10 minute walk and has regular trains to Bath Bristol and Salisbury. The train journey to Bath is just 12 minutes and is a lovely scenic journey. The nearest supermarket is a short drive, or a 5 minute walk.The town centre is about 10 minutes on foot and has shops, a very good selection of Restaurants and Pubs, as well as being a lovely tourist attraction itself. It has several very attractive period buildings, the oldest dating back to the town's Saxon origins. Many areas of town have remained the same for centuries. There are a few different routes into town from the cottage, the most picturesque is via the towpath towards Bath. This goes past the famous Tithe Barn; over the river Avon via the 'Packhorse' bridge, over the tiny railway crossing into Barton Orchard, finally passing through Chantry and past the Saxon church.

These are views of the road on which the cottage stands. The first shows a view down to the lock on the Kennet and Avon canal. There is a bridge here which give access to the canal towpath and walks or cycle rides towards Bath in one direction and Devizes in the other. The second view shows the road as it turns left of the cottage. The track on the left leads to walks to the picturesque local villages of Westwood, Avoncliffe, Iford,Freshford and Limpley Stoke. Access to the canal and the river can also be gained from this direction.
These are closer views of the canal taken from both sides of the bridge. The first shows the lock more clearly. The view from the opposite side shows the area in front of the canalside cafe the Lock Inn.
There are some lovely views of the town from the cottage. The first picture shows a view looking directly forward from the top bedroom. It shows the buildings on the opposite side of the canal. The second picture is a view of the town from directly outside the cottage. It shows a view across the canal and the park to the town centre.
These images show the area on the opposite side of the canal from the cottage. One shows the park which is a very short walk across the bridge and along the towpath.This is the main part of the park, there is also a smaller area adjacent to it, towards the Tithe Barn and the river. The park has two children's play areas and plenty of open space for ballgames, there are also three tennis courts here, which are free to use. The other picture shows part of the towpath leading down from the cafe, the access to the park is just past this point.
Leading on from the park is an area which houses the wonderfully preserved Tithe barn. The building is always open to the public and is impressive both inside and out. Just on from the barn, is the Barton Farm Country Park, through which the River Avon runs. The river can be crossed by the historic 'Pack Horse' bridge