Castle Combe Village, Bath & surrounding area
A stay at Castle Combe Cottage is a real treat! Not only are you in one of the Cotswolds' (and also England's) most idyllic villages but you are also staying in a chic, stunning cottage with super-swish interiors BUT you also get to enjoy the benefit of hotel room service from the Manor Hotel at the end of your drive! Wow! This cottage has just about everything; a period house dating back hundreds of years (possibly one of the original village cottages) and filled with character - fireplaces, lead windows and beams - it has been lovingly cared for. Inside is a contemporary holiday home beautifully furnished with spacious rooms downstairs and two bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs. The open plan living area is special - open fires at either end with plenty of logs to keep you warm give it a real super-cosy feel, while the modern-cool dining room is a total one off to be seen....
However, the link with the wonderful, Michelin starred hotel is the real 'winner'. Specially arranged and agreed by the owner with the hotel, is the chance to arrange for food to be delivered to your door via 'room service' (in a self catering cottage we hear you say!?)* Beat that. Whether it is one meal or every meal, it's there if you want it! This is a one off cottage that will leave you wanting more, for sure.
Entrance through to lobby area with hooks and space for shoes, boots etc.
Open plan Living Area across the whole of the cottage, with kitchen and dining areas to the rear. There are two seating/living areas, each with their own fireplace or wood burning stove. There are multiple sofas and armchairs, there is a large flatscreen
49 " TV (Cable TV with Sports) with DVD player and a selection of DVDs. Digital Radio plus ipod dock.
Kitchen, fully equipped with electric hob, oven and grill, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, and washing machine/dryer. There is a stable door to the rear garden. A freezer is in the outhouse.
Dining Room is so quirky and unique! Accessed from the living area or kitchen, it has a large dining table along with cool uplights creating a modern area.
Bedroom One with super king size double bed (6ft) zip and link (can be two singles if preferred), wardrobe plus additional storage, wall mounted TV and a divine view towards Castle Combe's historic church.
Bathroom with roll top bath, huge walk in shower, WC and double wash basin
Bedroom Two, unique indeed, with king size double bed (5ft), chests of drawers, plus additional storage space, plus an 'open but ensuite bathroom with bath, handheld shower and washbasin. The WC is in a private room within the bedroom!
There is a desk / office area on the landing which is plenty big enough for some work (if necessary)
The cottage has a private garden/terrace with pots and plants. There is a table and four chairs. As the cottage is within the hotel grounds (it's one of two cottages that are privately owned, but are within the hotel boundary) parking is off street within a gated and enclosed area. You walk approx 20 yards from the car park to the cottage.
Heating & Electricity incl. Off street parking. Wifi incl. One well behaved dog welcome - please check. Children Welcome (travel cot and highchair available).
Owner is happy to take short breaks through the year and flexible on change over dates
The owner requires a Cash Security Deposit of £150.00 for this cottage.
* Please note that at times when the hotel is extremely busy (weddings / Christmas etc) the delivery service may not always be available.
When we visited this property, it was the most perfect of days (as you can see by the pictures!) and we saw a truly tranquil scene of enjoyment around the village. Castle Combe is possibly (and arguably) one of the most attractive villages in the whole of the Cotswolds. Sitting on the border between Wiltshire and Gloucestershire and convenient from the M4 motorway, it is a village where the architecture has been protected and the 'Olde Englande' has been left untouched in many ways but improved aesthetically. According to certain guide books you will see Castle Combe described as 'the prettiest in England' and you will see why when you visit. It also has one of the most recognisable bridge and river scenes - often photographed and regularly used in period film and TV dramas, see below.
This cottage is unique as it is one of the very few set within the grounds of the hotel and therefore enjoys perfectly manicured views of picture postcard England. The hotel is located in the heart of the village and moments from the local pubs as well as the miles of walks that can be enjoyed in the surrounding countryside. At the top of the village is a golf course (1 mile) plus there is the old Castle Combe Race Track which often has events and small scale motor gatherings occuring through the year.
Alternatively the historic cities of Bath and Bristol, are nearby. Bath is no more than 25 mins away and is certainly worth a visit if you are in the area for more than a few days. The Cotswolds and many Cotswolds' villages are all within easy reach - places such as Tetbury, Malmesbury and Cirencester are all within an easy drive. Other locations include Badminton, Dyrham Park, Stourhead, Longleat House & Safari Park, Glastonbury, Wells, Lacock Village.
As some of you may be aware Castle Combe is often used for filming! The most recent example was for Steven Spielberg's blockbuster 'War Horse'. Click here (http://cotswoldsinfo.manorcottages.co.uk/attractions/visit-castle-combe-to-see-the-locations-used-in-war-horse/ to read more. Interestingly Castle Combe doesn't allow any telegraph poles, TV arials or satellite dishes!!