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.


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

Family friendly

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


  • 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

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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 £700
Singles £100-£130.
1 Double
From £1101 bed1 bedroom


February is mid winter. We needed to be close to The Pig near Bath but our weekend at The Cider Press offered us so much more. This is a cottage for all seasons. The triple aspect sitting room afforded far- reaching views over a spectacular landscape dressed now in thick, white snow; yet inside all was warm and cosy, every level of comfort catered for: a more than generous, delicious, welcome hamper, fresh flowers, magazines, books, scented candles... Sue and Mike are consummate hosts, attentive and unstinting in their thoughtfulness. Our sincere thanks. We enjoyed a truly memorable weekend

Graham and sheryl, Winchester

We wanted to celebrate my 60th somewhere warm and comfortable where we didn't have to be out of the room by a certain time. Where we could chill and catch up on sleep and recharge. Bath, Wells & Cheddar gorge are all a stone's throw away, as are some very good places to eat.The Cider Press is an absolute gem of a place. Cosy yet light,beautifully decorated with a superb bed and fabulous shower. All your needs will be catered for and Sue and Mike are incredible hosts. The welcome hamper contained one or 2 very lovely surprises. Mike and Sue...thank you SO much. We will definitely return.

Kath, Shrewsbury

We have enjoyed a fabulous week at the Cider Press with everything you could wish for, it sits in a delightful location with pastoral views over the Chew Valley. Sue and Mike couldn't be more helpful and really do go the 'extra mile' . 'The Pig near Bath' only five minutes away was highly recommended and didn't disappoint! Many thanks.

Philip & gill, Suffolk

The perfect weekend away! The Cider Press is absolutely amazing (even better than in the photos!). It's cosy yet spacious, beautifully decorated and VERY comfortable. The bed was amazingly soft and the views from the bedroom across the fields are beautiful. Sue and Mike could not have been more kind and generous - perfect hosts. The welcome pack was amazing, we really appreciated the home made elderflower cordial and the nespresso capsules! We could not recommend this place more and would love to come back. 10/10 cleanliness which I always appreciate...Thank you so much!

Mimi, London

A stunning little retreat with all the home comforts you could wish for, and more! Very helpful and friendly hosts and their adorable dog Tilly. The Cider Press makes a perfect year round venue, especially if you love walking and eating - The Pig Near Bath is very close! Thank you both for the perfect stay

Kay & simon, Exeter

We would just like to say how excellent our two day break in early July at The Cider Press was. The apartment was excellent in every way, an ideal location and Mr & Mrs Stevens very friendly and welcoming. Given the opportunity we would very much like to go there again.

Gerald & barbara

Absolutely magical place, homely and welcoming with fabulous hosts. So thoughtfully done with books and board games for rainy days. Maps and walks galore for sunshine days. Well equiped kitchen with basics and a BBQ. Delicious breakfast hamper and thoughtfully stocked fridge with milk and butter.

Francesca, London

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

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

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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