Malmesbury, Cotswolds Cottages
Bottom Barn is situated on a 350 acre working dairy farm on the southern edge of the Cotswolds. Overlooking a pretty central courtyard next to the dairy, the barn can be combined with H133 - Stable Cottage, H134 - Orchard Cottage, H135 - The Granary and H137 - Cow Byre making this a perfect option for a large family gathering or a group of friends.
Children will delight in the farm animals roaming just outside the window such as cows, guinea fowl, turkeys (and the odd peacock), and can be shown round by the owners. There are also plenty of long walks across the farmland, which includes a bluebell wood and a stretch of the River Avon where coarse fishing is available by arrangement.
A wealth of other activities are also at guest's disposal on the farm - swimming pool, hard tennis court, croquet lawn, sauna and games room - and once you've finished enjoying all of that, you have your own private, south facing terrace where you can unwind at the end of an exciting day.
Inside the cottage itself, you'll find it bright and spacious with plenty of room for five guests. The decor is traditional in style, very much in keeping with the historic feeling of the barn, while at the same time providing all the comforts guests will need to really kick back and enjoy their holiday.
Open plan Living Area with sofa, two armchairs, TV (Freeview), DVD player and open log fire
Dining Area with dining table and chairs.
Kitchen, fully fitted, with double oven, dishwasher and microwave.
Bedroom One (via five steps up) with double bed (4ft 6), wardrobe and Ensuite Bathroom/WC with shower attachment to the bath.
Bedroom Two (via five steps up) with three single beds.
Family Shower room/WC.
Private, south-facing terrace with outdoor seating and barbecue.
There are also plenty of shared outdoor areas for guests. Enjoy a barbecue by the swimming pool while you soak in the breathtaking views across the farm and countryside beyond.
Sporting and Leisure Facilities
These include coarse and stocked trout fishing on a mile and a half stretch of the Wiltshire Avon, tennis on an excellent hard court (N.B. please bring racquets and balls), a large croquet area and swimming in the heated open air pool during the summer months. There is also a sauna, table tennis area and large snooker room with full size table, TV, DVD and plenty of books.
The services of a beautician (ideal for hen parties), offering facials, hairdressing, pedicures etc. and a personal trainer (aerobics) are also available (N.B. must be booked in advance).
Maunditts Park Farm Cottages can be booked jointly for larger parties. There are dining facilities for larger groups in Cow Byre.
Maunditts Park Farm benefits from its superb location overlooking the beautiful Avon valley with magnificent views over rolling grassland, the Wiltshire Avon and beyond to the distant Marlborough Downs. Being just eight miles from the M4 motorway gives guests great access to London (about one and a half hours), Bath (45 minutes), Oxford (around one hour) and Stratford-upon-Avon (one and a half hours) with all the attractions they provide.
Close by, you'll find plenty of historical, and architectural sites as well as places of outstanding beauty to visit including the Cotswold market town of Tetbury, charming Castle Combe, Lacock and Avebury (both National Trust.) plus the Roman town of Cirencester.
For family fun, there's Farmtastic Animal Farm near Chippenham and Bowood House and Gardens near Calne with its amazing adventure playground.
If it's local shops, pubs and restaurants you need, then the ancient, royal borough of Malmesbury is just two miles away.
"Great location, beautiful views, lovely walks. Time out for the family to be together. Would love to stay again."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2016-08-30
"We all had the most fantastic time. The location was beautiful, the cottages well equipped and homely, the facilities were brilliant (the pingpong table and the pool were much enjoyed by the children particularly!"Ms R Defriez 2012-09-01
"We had a fantastic long weekend, lovely accommodation and would like to come back to Bottom Barn next July/August for a week. Everything as described, very friendly people. Brilliant, from all five of us and the two dogs."Ann Bonner & family 2012-05-01