Castle Combe Village, Bath & surrounding Area
Stable Cottage has the fortune of being situated in one of the most unique, picturesque and pretty villages in the Cotswolds - Castle Combe. They really don't come much better than this - even in the poor rain! Tucked down a very quiet lane that is just off the village 'centre' and no more than 40 seconds from two country pubs, this little beauty is gem of a holiday retreat. Inside the cottage is open plan and furnished in a simple attractive style; the kitchen is well equipped and modern, the living area very comfortable and warm and bedroom has large comfortable bed. It may be simple but it is lovely and very charming. Formerly a 17th Century stable, this barn has been carefully converted and yet retains all the character and feel of the original building, including a massive oak beam between the lounge and bedroom, the vaulted ceiling and thick stone walls.
As you would expect in a village as beautiful as this, there are endless walks in all directions, and as well as the pubs there is also a tried and tested tea room which serves a classic afternoon tea!
Without doubt a classic country cottage, at an attractive price, but in the finest village in the area. This is a must see village!
ACCOMMODATION (all on one floor and with underfloor heating throughout)
Stable door to open plan Living / Kitchen / Dining Room, all looking towards the beautiful village church
Kitchen well fitted with electric hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher and large fridge. Washing machine facilities available by arrangement
Living Area with sofa and chair and TV, video and DVD, with table and three chairs for dining.
Archway to Double Bedroom, with standard double bed and wardrobe.
Spacious Shower Room with free-standing power shower, fitted vanity unit, WC & hand-basin.
Under floor central heating and electricity included. Off street parking for one car.
Small outside table and chairs.
One well behaved pet by prior arrangement. Sorry No Cot or High Chair supplied. Saturday Changeover and full week bookings during high season please.
This is a location to literally take your breath away. It is almost too cute!
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 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 very 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 including The War Horse, Spielbergs' adaptation of the famous book.
The Manor Hotel is located in the heart of the village and well worth a visit to view their magnificent grounds and not only that you are welcome to eat there at any time during your stay. The two pubs in the village (less than a minute's walk from your door) are good quality and also serving good food.
There are countless walks through some stunning countryside, there is a golf course at the top of the village (1 mile) plus there is the old Castle Combe Race Track which often has events and small scale motor gatherings occuring through the year. In fact you are spoilt for choice!
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'. Interestingly Castle Combe doesn't allow any telegraph poles, TV arials or satellite dishes!!
"Very pretty cottage in a lovely setting, nice and peaceful. Mrs Barks, May 2017."Barks 2017-05-09
"Very nice atmosphere in the village and a very nice cottage (good standard). Mr Frauenstein, May 2017."Frauenstein 2017-05-30
"Very well kept Cottage in such a beautiful village. Mrs Siggers, July 2017."Siggers 2017-07-04