The Cider Press

Pensford, Bath & N.E. Somerset

Crisp cotton sheets, big fluffy towels, a basket of local goodies... in this spacious escape for two in the heart of the lovely Chew Valley


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


Crunch over the gravel past Sue and Mike’s home to enter the old village cider press, recently turned into a smart comfy escape for two. The big open-plan living/dining room lets the light flood in, you can loll on a squashy sofa in front of a wood-effect burner (no faffing with logs) while someone else stirs and chops in the slip of a kitchen, which has all the mod cons. Paintings, bright rugs and stuffed bookcases give off a homely, traditional feel. Upstairs to a bright bedroom with a divine bed, silk blinds framing verdant views and a plush en suite. Outside you can help yourself to veg from their garden, barbecue on the deck or sit under the willow in your own private walled garden. You’ve a bursting welcome hamper to dig into filled with plenty of local goodies and certainly enough for breakfast on your first morning. You’re in a pretty village in the heart of the Chew Valley and it’s walking distance to two good pubs. Walks start from the door or you can head off into the Mendips. Wells, Glastonbury and bustling Bath and Bristol are all nearby.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


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

& pricing

Special offer: £100 a night

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Restaurants 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £110
Weekly price
from £650
Short breaks £110 - £130 per night.
1 Double
From £1101 bed1 bedroom


We have just spent a fantastic few days at The Cider Press and are already planning another visit! Every detail has been thought of and Sue and Mike are extremely welcoming hosts who want you to enjoy your stay. The result is a thoroughly luxurious and relaxing time for everyone (including our dog!) . Highly recommended.

Frances, Derby

Thank you very much Sue and Mike for making our stay with you so enjoyable. We had a fantastic weekend at the Cider Press. It’s a beautiful retreat, very well appointed, spacious, quiet and above all super comfortable. It ticks all the boxes. Nestled deep in the glorious Chew Valley countryside, it’s also an excellent springboard into both Bath and Bristol. Best of both worlds! We’d love to stay again. Warm regards, Chris & Amy.

Christopher, Norwich

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sue Stevens

  • The world heritage city of Bath is just 20 minutes away with the magical Christmas Market, famous Roman Baths, beautiful Georgian architecture, the Jane Austin Centre, roof top Spa, vibrant Theatre Royal, great restaurants and excellent shopping
  • Bristol is a short drive in the other direction. See the harbour, take a ferry to SS Great Britain. Enjoy award winning restaurants. Trail the galleries & museums & spot Banksy’s street art. Explore Clifton Village and visit the iconic suspension bridge.
  • Wells, the smallest city in England, only 15miles south, provides an architectural feast with its stunning cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace. Drive on to Glastonbury, the burial place of King Arthur - and home to the world’s greatest music festival!
  • Other nearby treasures include many National Trust properties (Dyrham Park, Lacock Abbey and Stourhead Gardens), the inspiring Westonbirt Arboretum., Cheddar Gorge and the Mendip Hills with walks around pretty villages and welcoming pubs.
  • Just steps from the Cider Press are beautiful walks along the River Chew, through the woods or over the hill to the local pub. Sit with a glass of wine as the sun goes down in the private walled garden or bbq on the deck overlooking the garden and orchard.
  • A gentle ramble takes you to The Pig Near Bath, a country house hotel/restaurant with deer park and locally sourced food. Other dining treats await at the Michelin star Pony & Trap in Chew Magna, the Ethicurian in Wrington and the Ston Easton Park Hotel