Brooks’ View

A romantic setting steeped in history.

Unashamedly romantic luxury self-catering holiday cottage.

Brooks View is one of the original artisan cottages in Tucking Mill. Full of original charm from its Victorian roll top bath to a wood burning stove, perfect for romantic escapes and city breaks in Bath.

Brooks View is one of the original artisan cottages in Tucking Mill.

Full of original charm from its Victorian roll top bath to a wood burning stove, perfect for romantic escapes and city breaks in Bath.

At a Glance

From £120-160 per night for 2

A traditional artisan cottage on 2 floors
Designed in an eclectic romantic boho look
Luxury Gold country cottage
Spacious bathroom with Victorian roll top bath and large walk in shower
Lovingly tended south facing private garden
Summerhouse situated at the confluence of the Midford and Horsecombe Brooks
Log burning stove for comfort in winter evenings
Lovely view to the flock of sheep on the Midford Hills
Constant flow of birds to Michael’s bird feeders
A real haven of calm
Sleeps 2 and a sofabed available

Steeped in History

Dating from the late 1800s, Brooks’ View is one of four artisan cottages which were originally built for the Somerset Canal workers in the tiny hamlet of Tucking Mill. Located in the Midford Valley, it’s an ideal holiday let for short or long breaks whether you want to go sightseeing, explore the countryside or simply relax and unwind in glorious rural seclusion.

A Stylish New Look

Newly converted, Brooks’ View is the epitome of a romantic retreat with a decadent Victorian roll top claw bath, luxury king sized 1200 pocket sprung bed and a cosy living room featuring a traditional wood burning stove.

On the ground floor of the cottage, the inviting living room benefits from sofa and throws, comfy chairs, flat screen television, DVD player, iPod docking station and dining area for four. The kitchen is fully equipped with the added convenience of both a washing machine and a dishwasher. The cottage also has free WiFi.

Your Own Private Garden

Outside, the picturesque, mature, south-facing private garden leads you to the banks of the tranquil Midford and Horsecombe Brooks. The garden has a BBQ and outdoor dining area, perfect for relaxing and spotting local wildlife. Fly fishing can also be arranged by request for those wishing to while away the hours by the babbling brook.

At your fingertips

Everything you need is included in our digital Touch Stay guide. You’ll get full access to this handy guide when you book direct, giving you insights into the local area and how to make the most of your stay with us.

Book with us & be rewarded in Bath

All our guests benefit from the Bath Reward Card during your stay, giving you exclusive discounts across the city’s best restaurants and cafés. You can benefit from our 25% off saver card at the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery. Don’t miss out!

For more info about the Bath Reward Card please contact us.

Walking & Cycling

The Two Tunnels Greenway shared use path is right on your doorstep and makes up part of the cycle route, Sustrans 24. The route runs through Bath, Radstock, Frome, Warminster and Salisbury to join route 23 in Hampshire.

We have spent some time putting together a few of our favourite local walks in your welcome pack guide to the area. There are also several that start at Monkton Combe, the neighbouring village, and the lovely canalside route from the Dundas Aqueduct into Bath or towards Avoncliffe and the Saxon town of Bradford on Avon.

Visit Bath

The UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath is one of the UK’s leading tourist destinations. For us, we love visiting Bath for the array of quality restaurants and sightseeing. There’s a rich history to explore in Bath and it’s only 10 minutes’ drive from our tranquil setting at Tucking Mill.

Regular festivals, including the Bath Christmas Market and Bath Literary Festival, are among some of the events that guarantee there’s always something to do and see in Bath!

Fishing & Activities

We have a special partnership with the Avon and Tributaries Angling Association (ATAA) to offer day tickets to fish on their waters for £30. Enjoy trout fishing along the beautiful Midford, Cam and Wellow Brooks, as well as coarse fishing on the Bristol Avon, the Somerset Frome and downstream of the weir at Monkton Combe on the Midford Brook. Other local activities include horseriding, archery, tennis and more, which are also mentioned in your welcome guide.

Beyond Bath

We’re lucky enough to be situated in an area with excellent access to many of the South West’s finest destinations. Day trips can include a short drive up to Bristol to explore the buzzing city life, or ventures to the breathtaking Cheddar Gorge or Cotswolds. Lacock Village, popularised by shows like Downton Abbey, is also a popular day trip. StoneHenge and Longleat are further down the A36, while the gorgeous Bowood estate is just a half hour’s drive.

William Smith

Known as the “father of English geology”, William Smith lived across the way in the hamlet of Tucking Mill. Smith is credited with creating the first nationwide geological map and collating the geological history of England and Wales into a single record. From 1798 to 1810, Smith lived and explored the Midford Valley and enjoyed the beautiful English countryside around him.

Take a look around the interior of our award-winning luxury cottage before you book.

Additional Information

Each property benefits from:

  • Digital flat screen television, DVD player and iPod docking station in living room
  • Fully equipped kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher
  • Free off road parking
  • Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels provided
  • Luxury 1200 pocket sprung beds
  • Personally managed

This property is not suitable for the less able. Not suitable for pets or toddlers.

If you wish to combine a stay in the city and just outside the city, look at for the perfect contrast.

Special discounts are available if you wish to combine a stay in the city and the country.

Check out our digital guestbook for more information.

“What a wonderful paradise! Peaceful and tranquil!”

Michael and Thomas (California, USA & Stuttgart, Germany)

“Nice cottage and lovely garden. We had a great dinner at the Wheelwright Arms.”

Theo, Ellen and Jesse (Holland)

“Perfect setting for a surprise anniversary treat!”

Ian and Clare (England)

“Lovely, peaceful cottage, homely and cosy. The little summer house near the Brook was so relaxing. We will hopefully be back soon.”

Steve, Sue and Jack

“We are so lucky to have chosen this lovely accommodation. Everything is so delightful. The tiny road, the green fields, cottages and of course this cosy Brooks’ View and its wonderful garden. We enjoyed our breakfast near the river. Thank you so much for this so British stay!”

Elisabeth, Friederic and Guillem (Bretagne, France)

“Amazing location. Beautiful cottage. Hosts very accommodating. Log burning Fire made all the difference. Everything you need for a relaxing break. We will be back and friends also want to book after seeing photos. Thankyou for a most relaxing birthday weekend. Everything was thought of!”


“Brooks’ View Cottage is all you need for a relaxing break in the countryside. Everyone we met between the 2 pubs (Hope & Anchor and the Wheelwright Arms) were so friendly it was unreal. The cottage is just perfect and we shall certainly be looking to come again.

“Also, the landlady Ann – a real delight and very helpful in arranging all we needed via email!”


“The perfect place for a little break. Just what we needed after a stressful year!”

Bob and Carolyn

“We stayed three amazing days at Brooks View Cottage which is too wonderful… so lovely and quiet. We enjoyed all moments of relaxation in the romantic garden. Hoping to come back soon.”

Namy and Pierre

“The advertisement does not justify how awesome it is here. The garden is beautiful and our evening BBQ was made when we saw a deer in next door’s garden. We look forward to coming again soon!”

John and Ade

“The perfect place for a little break. Just what we needed after a stressful year!”

Namy and Pierre

“This cottage is just the kind of pale we had hoped for…your attention to detail truly shows the love and caring you have for this special place. The beautiful flowers, the birds, the babbling brook , the beautiful flowers everywhere, the best bath towels, the kindling , the wood for the stove and of course the great shower and modern bathroom.”

Adam from Poland and Dano from New Jersey.

“Absolutely beautiful cottage- everything possible that we could have wanted. Breakfast for a very reasonable added price was fantastic, huge selection . Use of the barbecue and garden was amazing. Thank you for a perfect duple of days.”

Helen and Grant

“The cottage is adorable. The fire delightful. And the gardens re just gorgeous. Thank you for a lovely cosy few days in Bath. We loved our stay.”

Melissa and Will, New Zealand

“We throughly enjoyed our stay. Excellent location with beautiful views and wildlife. We will definitely be coming back to this little gem of a cottage”

K and A Leicester

“Why did we not book for a week? Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Beautiful cottage and surroundings, Didn’t get to see Bath as our time here was too precious, Will share this little piece of paradise with friends from Australia.”

Peter and Pauline March 4

“Wonderful setting and lovely cottage. Enjoyed watching the wildlife. It was so quiet we overslept”


“This is our second visit this year and will return next year, hopefully for a week. This beautiful cottage has stolen my heart. Bath Thermae spa is a must”

Shona, Kev and Ashden

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