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Oxen Cottage @ Nables Farm

Upper Seagry near Malmesbury, Wiltshire (Ref. 935719)

4.7

Excellent

Manor Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Review(s)

  • Diane

    “Overall this is a lovely cottage.”

    Comfortable, spacious, clean and quite well equipped. Inside is gorgeous although a couple of minor observations - the TV must be 20 years old. It's not a smart TV so couldn't log into any of my digital services which means a very limited offering of channels. The picture isn't great either. The information posted on the wall in the hall is completely out of date as it says that there is no internet in Oxen cottage. We found a router in the kitchen but because of the information sheet ...

    Comfortable, spacious, clean and quite well equipped. Inside is gorgeous although a couple of minor observations - the TV must be 20 years old. It's not a smart TV so couldn't log into any of my digital services which means a very limited offering of channels. The picture isn't great either. The information posted on the wall in the hall is completely out of date as it says that there is no internet in Oxen cottage. We found a router in the kitchen but because of the information sheet and the fact there was no ethernet cable or password on the back we didn't believe we had internet. We couldn't contact the owner so contacted Sykes. The owner came back to us next day to say there is indeed internet but the password was on the bottom of the router. Once connected the internet is very good and reasonably fast but would have been good to have up to date info in the first place. In fairness the owner wasn't very well at the time we visited. The other thing is the garden furniture - it is literally falling apart and very old/uncomfortable. Which is a pity given that the other properties all have really lovely smart modern garden furniture. These are only minor things though and overall we had a great time. The cottage is generally lovely and the farm is beautiful. The bed linen and towels are spotless and of good quality and everything in the cottage with the exception of the wine fridge works. Not sure why other people have complained about flies - the weather was very hot when we were there and we had no particular problem with flies or indeed any farm smells. They did provide a fly spray and some very good fly screens on the french doors which may have helped? We would especially recommend The New Inn in Upper Seagry. We had Sunday lunch there which was divine (you need to book but they are very good with e-mail) and we ate there again on the Friday night which was fabulous. It's very much a "real" pub used mainly by locals and it really is lovely.

    - Diane, July 2022

    Hello Diane, Many thanks for your constructive feedback. I am pleased to read that you found the cottage lovely, the farm beautiful and the local pub got a tick in the right box also. There are some elements to your review that do disappoint but also need some clarification for readers. I accept your point that the TV is not entirely up to date, it is however flat screen with full freeview channels available. I often have to ask myself when the right time is to change items that aren’t broken and still serve the purpose they're intended for. However, I shall consider updating the TV although technology is hard to keep up with these days. The garden furniture is 3 years old, is all weather rattan material and I can see no reason why you feel it is falling apart and old? Oxen cottage is our entry level cottage and yes, other larger more premium properties on the farm do have furniture suitable for the pricing of the property. However, we never detract from quality regardless of price. Lastly, the internet; The general information on the wall as you enter is very broad to cover all aspects of the property and farm in general. Oxen Cottage is the last to be connected to the internet relatively recently. The cottage is advertised as having internet, the cottage has internet and the flashing router that sits prominently on the kitchen counter is clear to see even if that small aspect on the information sheet is dated. You stayed whilst i was suffering with covid hence keeping a low profile. You called and left a voice message; I returned that call within 5 minutes with no answer and your phone does not offer a voice mail service so I followed up with a text message all within 5 minutes of your call. The following day sykes called to ask about the internet and they too tried to return your call but could not get through. I then tried calling the secondary number on your booking, again with no answer and no voice mail service and I followed up with a further text message which you received, and the situation was resolved. I feel that as hosts and given the circumstances we did all we could in a swift and professional manner. That said, you clearly had a lovely time here with beautiful weather baring the couple of niggles mentioned. You are certainly welcome as always to return and we'd be happy to see you. Martin Property Owner

Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with a bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburner-effect fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven with halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer (in adjacent outhouse), dishwasher, WiFi, TV with Freeview.Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Raised patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: The property is on a working beef cattle farm and cattle are nearby
  • Note: The owner has one dog
  • Note: There is an access ramp available at this cottage
  • Note: There are two steps down to the front door.

The property

This detached, single-storey barn conversion is located on the owner's organic farm, on the edge of Upper Seagry.

Set in the lush countryside of North Wiltshire and only six miles from the ancient town of Malmesbury, this property boasts character features such as high vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and staddle stones set into the wall.

The cottage has been tastefully decorated throughout to provide spacious, comfortable living accommodation including a king-size master bedroom with en suite facilities and a Jacuzzi bath.

Oxen Cottage makes an excellent base at any time of year.

Nables Farm

In the tranquil village of Upper Seagry in the idyllic Wiltshire countryside, resting amidst classic farmhouses and quaint cottages, is the award winning and organic Nables Farm. This wonderful collection comprises of nine exquisite properties, each boasting quality and contemporary furnishings, décor and appliances, providing guests with a truly fabulous base to return to after adventures in the Cotswolds and the Wiltshire countryside. Enjoy an all-ground-floor layout within both Oxen Cottage and The Farm House, sleeping four and six guests respectively, with the barn conversion of Woodmans Cottage offering four guests accommodation over two floors. The state of the art trio of Seagry Barn is a magnificent barn conversion like no other, transformed into a modern, almost futuristic property, with each of the three dwellings offering seven guests a luxury layout, with a wall of glass making the most of the gorgeous views. A pretty semi-detached duo, The Hen House, presents a further eight guests with two lovely cottages, also offering all-ground-floor living, whilst the final addition to this incredible collection is The Anchorage, a huge five-bedroom farmhouse boasting super-king-size bedrooms , presented over three levels. Guests are perfectly situated to explore both of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty either side of Upper Seagry; the Cotswolds and the North Wessex Downs, both being within a reasonable driving distance. Explore the quaint and historic market town of Malmesbury, reputedly the oldest borough in England, you can expect to find over 400 listed buildings along the pretty streets, mixed among and housing independent shops, traditional pubs and the stunning 12th century Abbey, with the beautiful Abbey House Gardens certainly not to be missed. Venture down to Chippenham, another lively market town, to visit the Chippenham Museum and browse the booming street markets held on Fridays and Saturdays, whilst nearby are plenty of stone-built villages popular with filmmakers including the National Trust’s Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village. With more than 3,000 miles of footpaths to walking the Cotswolds, you will have new places to venture to everyday. In the opposite direction, the North Wessex Downs is made up of rolling chalk hills, once under a warm sea, now with diverse habitats and natural wildlife and excellent countryside for walking and many other outdoor activities. Make unforgettable memories with your loved ones at Nables Farm in Wiltshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

About the location

UPPER SEAGRY

Malmesbury 5 Miles; Chippenham 6 miles

The small North Wiltshire village of Upper Seagry is found in superb countryside only five miles north of the bustling market town of Chippenham, and six miles from the ancient town of Malmesbury. Close to the southern end of The Cotswolds, this rural location provides a great base from which to explore this fascinating area. There are ample footpaths and bridleways nearby, a visit to Malmesbury - with its 12th century Benedictine Abbey - is a must, whilst a trip to the Cotswold Water Park is a real treat. Westobirt Arboretum, with its extensive collection of trees and shrubs is not to be missed. Within an easy drive can be found the picturesque village of Castle Combe, also well known for its car racing track, and the quaint National Trust village of Lacock, used as the setting for the BBC TV serial Cranford. The impressive Roman city of Bath, Bowood House, and the ancient stone circle at Avebury are also easily accessible. This really is an excellent base for a relaxing and interesting break at any time of the year.

There is an Electric Car Charging Supplement on this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas