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Orchard Cottage

Malmesbury, Wiltshire (Ref. 988996)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Guest's review on TripAdvisor 26 June 2017. 4 of 5 stars.

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    The cottage is situated in a beautiful courtyard on a farm with lovely views. There are lots of animals close by, many peep through your window which is nice. The owners are very friendly as are their dogs. The cottage is basic but was fine for our needs. I would rate the cottage accommodation as 3 stars but the location and available amenities such as sauna, heated swimming pool, snooker room and table tennis push my rating to four stars. We would definitely stay again but we're not sure about ...

    The cottage is situated in a beautiful courtyard on a farm with lovely views. There are lots of animals close by, many peep through your window which is nice. The owners are very friendly as are their dogs. The cottage is basic but was fine for our needs. I would rate the cottage accommodation as 3 stars but the location and available amenities such as sauna, heated swimming pool, snooker room and table tennis push my rating to four stars. We would definitely stay again but we're not sure about about the water supply which strongly smelled of sulphur so we bought in bottled water to drink.

Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

One of five cottages in a traditional courtyard development on the southern edge of the Cotswolds, Orchard Cottage is a classic Cotswold stone cottage, expertly converted from original farm buildings into an attractive holiday home.

Inside, you'll find clean and tidy rooms with a contemporary kitchen and plenty of space for a small family.Surrounding the property is a 370 acre working dairy farm, where you'll come across a wide variety of animals (cows, peacocks, guinea fowl and turkeys) which should delight the kids (they can even be shown round the farm), as well as an abundance of wildlife too.

Heavenly!The farm is criss-crossed by a number of walks including paths through a bluebell woodland and along a stretch of the River Avon.

The cottages overlook the beautiful Avon Valley with magnificent, south facing views over rolling grassland, the Wiltshire Avon and beyond to the distant Marlborough Downs.For larger groups, Orchard Cottage can be booked with Stable Cottage, sleeps two (H133), The Granary, sleeps five (H135), Bottom Barn, sleeps five (H136) and Cow Byre, sleeps seven (H137).

There are dining facilities for up to 16 guests in Cow Byre.

Accommodation

All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double plus ensuite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin, 1 x ground floor twin. Shower room with shower, WC and washbasin. Living/dining room. Kitchen.

Amenities

  • Heating
  • Oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine
  • TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Plenty of shared outdoor areas, with shared swimming pool, BBQ
  • Onsite areas: swimming pool (please bring your own towels), tennis (please bring your own racquets and balls), croquet area, sauna, table tennis area and snooker room
  • Other facilities available: beautician, personal trainer (must be booked in advance)
  • Marquee hire available for special celebrations
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Note: Extra refundable cleaning deposit of £100 is payable if booking 2 or more cottages.

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About the location

MALMESBURY

Chippenham 11 miles; Cirencester 13 miles; Bath 23 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
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