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Nordrach Cottage



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Bunkhouse-style Accommodation

£6 per night for guests and £3.50 per night for members

Lounge Cottage Multi-fuel stove

Accommodation for up to 30

The MCG Cottage near Charterhouse-on-Mendip provides comfortable accommodation for up to 30 people

Our accommodation is ideally suited to large groups such as universities, scout groups, walkers, cyclists, etc as a base for outdoor and leisure activities. Within walking distance or a short drive are Upper Flood Swallet, the Charterhouse caves (GB Cavern, Longwood August Swallet, Manor Farm, Tynings, Rhino Rift), Pinetree Pot, and the caves of Burrington Combe (good for beginners)

  • Comfortable lounge with multi-fuel stove (fuel provided)
  • Central heating via radiators (including the two toilets)
  • Changing room with fantastic showers that never run cold
  • Dining area and fully equipped kitchen with ample cooking and facilities (gas cooker, additional gas hobs, fridge, microwave and food storage shelves)
  • Extensive library accessible to MCG members
  • Tackle store accessible to members - well stocked with ladders, ropes, etc.
  • Ample car parking for at least 8 cars plus further off road parking (more details here)
  • Gas and electricity included in price
  • Payphone (01761462797)
  • WiFi - limited Internet bandwidth due to our rural location
  • Camping area
  • Hosing down area with rope washer and high pressure hose for cleaning dirty caving suits and other equipment.
  • Members have access to several Cave Keys (CSCC, GB, Longwood etc) and Caving permits
  • Keys and permits available to guests by prior arrangement
  • 3 bedrooms with comfortable bunks sleeping 30 people (please bring your own sleeping bags/linen)
  • Rooms sleep 6, 8 and 16 people
  • Handbasins in each room
  • All bedrooms have central heating
  • The Cottage is fully protected with a modern GRADE D L2 Fire Alarm

Nearby attractions

Walkers will enjoy the superb local walks and the many conservation areas

Other outdoor pursuits include horse riding at Tynings Trekking Centre and skiing at the dry ski slope located in nearby Churchill

  • Cheddar Gorge 18mins by car
  • Wells/ Wookey Hole 22mins
  • Bath 30mins
  • Weston-Super-Mare 30mins
  • Glastonbury 36mins


£6 per night for guests and £5.00 per night for members


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Mendip Caving Group. UK Charity Number 270088. The object of the Group is, for the benefit of the public, the furtherance of all aspects of the exploration, scientific study and conservation of caves and related features. Membership shall be open to anyone over the age of 18 years with an interest in the objects of the Group.