Where to go

The Cotswolds

One of the most beautiful parts of SW England, but close at hand if you want great shops, restaurants and nightlife are Bath and Bristol. Our local town – Chipping Sodbury – boasts its own artisan bakers Hobbs House Bakery (The Fabulous Baker Boys), Waitrose, local butchers and greengrocers as well as a great Deli/coffee shop called Hamptons, which serves a great brunch!

The free Park and Ride service into Bath is around 15 mins drive located at the top of Lansdown, near the Racecourse.

There are a host of places to visit close at hand; Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury and Cirencester, Malmsbury Abbey, Berkeley Castle, Bristol Zoo and Aquarium, @Bristol to name a few.

The Cotswolds Way cuts through the farm and there a many local footpaths and walks which take you through some of the beautiful local countryside.

There is a cinema and sports centre with a indoor pool in Yate, which is 15 mins away, and Yate also offers a train service to Bristol Parkway.

Things to do at the Farm

We feed the chickens and ducks and collect eggs every afternoon at around 4pm. Guests are welcome to join us. If guests are interested in feeding sheep (or pigs when we have them) we can arrange this. We will be lambing during March so guests may come and watch – we can't always guarantee any action, but we may have lambs to watch!

Rainy days out

Bath and Bristol provide a wealth or ‘wet weather’ entertainment.

The Roman Baths, Fashion Museum, Assembly Rooms, The Jane Austen Museum Bath Abbey, The Holburne Museum, The American Museum to name a few in Bath.

The new Tivoili Cinema is great – big comfy sofas and seating, food and drink served at your seat.

Bristol offers SS Great Britain,

@Bristol and The Aquarium,

Bristol Cathedral, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery which are all fascinating.

Malmesbury Abbey, Berkeley Castle, Lacock Abbey are all close by – try to work out which movies are filmed on location here!!

Other places to visit

As well as Bath and Bristol, Cirencester, Cardiff, Ross on Wye, Oxford and Salisbury are all less than 2 hours drive away.

Longleat of course is a fabulous day out, as well as Bristol Zoo, Adam’s Farm, Noah’s Ark Zoo and Slimbridge Wetlands.

And anyone who loves a knickerbocker glory can't miss The Vintage Birdcage Bakery near Kingsgate Park in Yate!!

Outdoor & Active

As the Cotswolds Way cuts straight across Woodcock Farm, you would be hard pressed to find a more perfect walking location! Whilst 15 mins drive takes you to Westonbirt Arboretum, where the array of trees and plants offer a glorious backdrop regardless of the time of year.

Badminton Horse Trials the world’s premier 3-day event and highlight of the equine eventing calendar is within 10 mins drive. The Badminton estate can be accessed by foot and horse from Woodcock Farm.

For the music lovers Woodcock Farm is close to WOMAD and Westonbirt Forest Live.

We have plenty of OS Explorer maps, so we can show you some good places to walk.

Chipping Sodbury Golf Course is open to non members and around 3 miles away. It's a friendly club with comfortable clubhouse.

If you fancy a swim… try the Parlour Pool just down the road. A beautiful pool created in an old milking parlour, you can book a private session for just you!

Around 45 mins drive is The Cotswolds Water Park, with its beach, Inflatable Obstacle Course, waterskiing, and boating.

Shopping

Bath and Bristol offer fantastic shopping with a wide mix of independent shops as well as all the High Street and high-end brands.

Chipping Sodbury offer a great food shopping location; Waitrose, Hobbs House Bakery, Jon Howell and Artingstalls Butchers, Ian’s Fruit and Veg are all in the Town. There is free parking, but it is about a 3 mile walk.

The petrol station across the fields from the farm sells newspapers, alcohol and some basics.

Where to eat

The Bull at Hinton: Hinton SN14 8HG 0117 937 2332. The best Sunday lunch around! Definitely need to book for this, but great food any time.

The Old House at Home: Burton SN14 7LT 01454 218227. Lovely old pub in a pretty village. Good food and very cosy place with good beer.

The Crosshands Hotel: standard pub grub, but the nearest if you’re hungry!

The Bodkin: Tel: 01454 238310 (A46 towards Tetbury – about 10 mins drive). Charming pub/restaurant with good food and friendly landlord. Good ales and beers, with local food on the menu. Since 1671 the Bodkin has provided sustenance to many famous guests including Jane Austen who remembered her visits in her novel Northanger Abbey.

The Crown Inn: Tolldown SN14 8HZ 01225 891166 (on A46 towards Bath) Nice food and atmosphere.

The Squire Inn: Chipping Sodbury 01454 312121 – has been recommended by other guests as a nice place to eat.

The Bell Inn: Chipping Sodbury 01454 325582 - has been recommended by other guests as a nice environment and lovely food. 

Fox and Hounds: Burton Road, Acton Turville GL9 1HW 01454 218224. Lovely warm, cosy country pub with good food.

The Rattlebone Inn: Church Street, Sherston, SN16 0LR 01666 840871. The Rattlebone Inn is a classic English country pub, oozing character out of every nook and cranny. It even has a ghost, the 11th century Saxon warrior John Rattlebones! Great pub with delicious food and local ales. May need to book in the evenings.

The Hare and Hounds: Lansdown Bath BA1 5TJ 01225 482682. Lovely pub with amazing views across Solsbury Hill and the east of Bath. Really good food, very child friendly, but usually need to book for evening meal. Great location with gardens and patios for outdoor eating.

The Blaythwayt Arms: Lansdown Bath BA1 9BT 01225 421995. Good family pub near Bath racecourse. Large portions, good value, menus change regularly.

The Stables @ Vayre House: Chipping Sodbury 01454 322195. Excellent restaurant for a special night out.

The Tudor Raj: Chipping Sodbury 01454 321118. Good curry house. Take-away and eat in. Always reliable and good selection on the menu. The Horseshoes pub is a good ‘watering hole’ opposite while you’re waiting for your take-away!

The Gumstool Inn (Calcot Manor): 01666 890 391 Serving classic pub food with a twist, real ales and excellent wines.

Tetbury is about 20 mins drive away and has an excellent range of pubs, cafés and restaurants, including the well-know Snooty Fox. Café 53 is super with an interesting menu. Casa is a really lovely italian we love too.

Bath is around 25 mins drive into town, or about 15 mins to the well served Park and Ride on Lansdown Hill. Bath offers a wealth of dining options from The Ivy Brasserie, Wagamama’s Pizza Express, Nando’s, TGI’s etc. But there are many great independent bars, cafes and excellent restaurants so it’s worth exploring rather than going for the obvious.

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From the time we arrived until the second we left Caroline and Jason looked after us incredibly well. Timberdoodle is an unbelievable experience and getaway. Will definitely be back soon. Wine/Fires/stars/nature - PERFECT... Some great pubs close by as well.

Scott March 2019

I have no hesitation in recommending you stay here. We had a wonderful time exploring the local area and were made to feel so welcome by Caroline!

Beth May 2019

Such a lovely little spot. Quiet and peaceful but because it’s a small farm still great if you’ve got little ones. My 18-month-old loved watching Caroline feed some of the animals in the morning. Family owners could not have been more welcoming. Would highly recommend!

David

Caroline and Jason were amazing hosts, very friendly and were happy to assist with any requests we had. The apartment was perfect, finished to an extremely high standard, we couldn’t have picked a better place! The farm itself is lovey and our daughter loved feeding the chickens and looking for any eggs. Highly recommend getting the breakfast box that was offered. Delicious sausages, bread and fruit juice. Bring an ice box if you have one and take advantage of the amazing joints of meat you can buy too, looking forward to trying the pork shoulder we picked up! Thanks again to you both and hope to see you again! P.s. we asked our daughter to rate it out of 10...she gave you 100!

James Aug 2018

We had a great break at Barn End. The apartment was very clean, stylish and the location was brilliant. It is only a couple of miles from a motorway junction and it is an excellent location for visiting Bath and Bristol, both about 30 minutes and less than an hour from Bristol Airport. We also went to Longleat for a day and this is just over an hour away. Also Avebury standing stones and the adjoining house are worth a visit. The southern cotswolds are also near the apartment with some lovely villages nearby such as Lacock and Castle Combe. We are delighted to recommend this accomodation and hopefully we will be back next year.

Michael Aug 2018

This place is top rate! the owners are absolutely lovely and the cottage is wonderfully clean with everything you need to have a lovely get away. The location is very convenient with the cotswolds way right on the doorstep, and some quaint villages. I will definitely be staying again and will be recommending to all of my friends.

Kelly and James Sept 2018

We had a fabulous time in “The Hall”. Caroline & Jason were perfect hosts and the accommodation was superb!

Rebecca Sept 2018

Amazing dome, views & hospitality. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.

Phill July 2018

The Hall at Woodcock Farm is everything you could possibly want in a holiday let. It's in a quiet location but close to many places to visit. We were spoilt for choice. We could not have asked for more and the small touches of milk in the fridge and the essential staples in the kitchen were much appreciated. We will certainly be making a return visit.

Helen May 2019

My partner and I stayed at Barn End over the Easter weekend, looking to get away from London after a few stressful weeks at work. Caroline and her family were so welcoming to us, we didn't want to leave after our trip! Barn End was absolutely beautiful and very stylishly decorated.

Kimberley April 2109

Caroline's place is wonderful! The location is absolutely picture postcard perfect!! The nearby vistas are stunning. Lovely walks. Interesting history, beautiful villages. Tons of nearby conveniences... Waitrose, the picturesque high street of Chipping Sodbury closeby. 5 mins from the M4 yet so peaceful and serene.

Hannah Nov 2017

Thanks - had a great time. Bed was very comfortable & shower excellent. Loved looking round property and appreciated integration with you, Jason & Rory!

Kaye Aug 2018

Dreamy stay at Timberdoodle. Felt so cut off and peaceful which a breathtaking view. We both had the best nights sleep in months!

Jessica May 2019

A very relaxing stay in a beautiful area. Caroline & Jason are extremely friendly and really care that you are comfortable. The flat is tastefully decorated and impeccably clean. Lovely and welcomingly warm with comfortable beds ensured that a long family weekend was very enjoyable. We would not hesitate to recommend this property and its surroundings for an airbnb experience, We wish our hosts great success

Heather Feb 2018

Great sausages. Lovely hosts. Decent views!

Joe Aug 2018

Very nice apartment! Kitchen is great. Very good beds… we slept so good. Nice starting point for beautiful walks. Our daughters enjoyed the horses. Caroline, Jason and Rory were great hosts! Thank you! Absolutely recommend this place.

Marijke Aug 2017

We stayed one night in Caroline’s dome, on route to Heathrow from Cornwall. The Dome is set in beautiful surroundings with a nice view over to Wales and Bristol. It was clean inside and more than enough room for 3 of us, and very warm and cosy when we lit wood burner. You can buy logs from Caroline or bring your own. There is an outside (hot) shower and we made use of the gas bbq to cook our dinner. I would note to future guests to make sure you bring oil, salt and pepper for cooking as these things were not included in the dome. As we were travelling onward we did not bring linen or towels so chose to pay the £20 extra for Caroline to provide. Caroline was very friendly and helpful and was more than happy to show our little girl all the farm animals in the morning.

Emma Sept 2018

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