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The Barn

Draycot Cerne near Malmesbury, Wiltshire (Ref. 1007216)


Manor Cottages rating

  • 14 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Review(s)

  • Linda

    “My family and I had the most wonderful stay.”

    The cottage was just perfect, cannot fault it in anyway. The hosts were beyond accomodating, we had everything we needed and even had fresh eggs delivered and a visit to see the baby lambs! It was such a wonderful experience, would highly recommend.

    The cottage was just perfect, cannot fault it in anyway. The hosts were beyond accomodating, we had everything we needed and even had fresh eggs delivered and a visit to see the baby lambs! It was such a wonderful experience, would highly recommend.

    - Linda, April 2024


  • Six bedrooms: 2 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor double with sitting area with pellet heating, 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor twin, 1 x first floor family room with double bed and twin beds
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Second-floor kitchen
  • Utility.
  • Woodburning stove and pellet heating
  • AGA, washing machine, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, cooker, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchairs, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking
  • Four well behaved pets welcome, owner can accept more on request
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 1 mile, shop within 2.3 miles.

The property

Nestled in the hamlet of Draycot Cerne on the edge of the wonderful Cotswold AONB and within striking distance of the market town of Malmesbury is this superb conversion, set on a 20 acre working farm.

This spacious accommodation has been designed with a large group of friends and families in mind, boasting plenty of space to gather together and everything you could possibly need to enjoy a self-catering getaway.

Upon entering the property be welcomed into the open-plan living room, where the central woodburning stove takes centre stage before the plush seating arrangement, where you can look forward to getting cosy of a winter’s evening.

Beyond here is the contemporary kitchen area with the AGA inviting you in to rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal that can be enjoyed with everyone one amidst.

As the evening draws to a close, be spoilt for choice by the sleeping accommodation that awaits you, with six bedrooms situated across both floors to choose from, each designed to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement.

On the ground-floor you will find four double bedrooms with one benefitting from an en-suite shower room, ideal for guests with limited mobility, and another boasting a sitting area with pellet heating.

Up one flight of stairs there is a family bedroom with a double bed and a day bed, and the other flight of stairs will bring you to an additional double bedroom.

To the outside, you will find a large garden area, where you can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining whilst your canine companions stretch their legs on the lawn area.

Whilst staying here, you and your loved ones are welcome to meet the resident lambs, calves, piglets, rheas, peacocks and alpacas.

If you can tear yourself away from this rural hideaway, head to the nearby village of Christian Malford, where you will find a pub serving food and a shop for picking up the essentials.

To keep you busy whilst here, venture into the market town of Chippenham where you will find a larger selection of amenities, or choose to walk one of the magnitude of paths within the Cotswolds and North Wessex Downs AONB.

Attractions to suit a group of all ages and tastes includes the historical properties of Avebury Manor and Middlewick House, while younger guests will be delighted by Farmtastic Animal Farm.

Alternatively, explore the delights of the city of Bath, boasting some of the finest shops in the country awaiting to be discovered, as well as Georgian architecture playing backdrop to a wealth of fine-dining restaurants and cosy bistros.

Whilst here, look forward to dipping into the Thermae Bath Spa which contains the only natural thermal hot springs in Britain or immerse yourself in the city’s history by exploring the collection of museums and galleries.

The property is easily accessible with the M4 just 2 miles away, The Barn is an outstanding base for exploring the countryside setting or simply a relaxing getaway with all of your loved ones.

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About the location


Chippenham 11 miles; Cirencester 13 miles; Bath 23 miles; Tetbury 5 miles.

Dating back to the Iron Age and reputedly the oldest borough in England, the pretty market town of Malmesbury is located on a hilltop in the southern Cotswolds. Malmesbury is steeped in history and offers visitors over 400 listed buildings, a 15th century Market Cross, a ruined 7th century Benedictine abbey, an annual carnival and many independent shops, cafes and traditional pubs. Abbey House Gardens, home to 'The Naked Gardeners' can also be found in Malmesbury (Note: The gardeners are clothed during normal opening hours) and the annual Womad Music Festival is close by at Charlton Park. The area offers many country houses, including Rodmarton Manor and Gardens, and Chavenage House, a fine example of a Cotswold manor unchanged for 400 years. Just a short drive away is The Cotswold Water Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering 40 square miles and offering a wide range of activities, including boating, waterskiing, fishing, cycling, golf and horse riding, plus Bath, Cirencester and Tetbury are all within easy reach and well worth a visit.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas