Lock Keeper’s Cottage

Seend, Wiltshire
Price: £592-£1002 per week
Sleeps: 5 + cot**
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
  • Former lock keeper's cottage on the Kennet & Avon Canal
  • Dog friendly
  • Ground floor bedrooms
  • Wood burner
  • 50" TV with surround sound
  • Bike storage
  • Non-smoking
  • Not suitable for children under 8, except babes in arms

What our guests say

Many thanks for a cosy cottage in a not very good weather week.

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Availability and Booking

October 2017
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The price for your stay will be £467

Price includes a special offer discount of £83 (15%) off the normal rental of £550


15% discount for all holidays ending on or before 28th October


As the name implies, this cottage once housed the keeper whose job it was to operate the lock immediately adjacent to it. Renovated to a high standard, the cottage now offers bright and comfortable accommodation with a grandstand view of narrowboats on the Kennet and Avon Canal, either moored to the bank or moving slowly along and `locking through` just beyond the garden. If you fancy exploring the canal yourself, narrow boat trips can be arranged at Bradford-on-Avon or you can just follow the towpath, which affords scenic walks - to a conveniently placed pub “The Barge Inn” in one direction! The whole area contains much of interest for day excursions: Longleat House and Safari Park, Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, Bowood House (including golf) and Lacock Abbey are all within easy reach by car, while the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, a World Heritage site, is only 20 miles away.

Lock Keeper’s Cottage has been thoughtfully redesigned to provide light and surprisingly large spaces and is a very pleasant base for exploring this interesting area.


To find out more about Lock Cottage and the surrounding area, click here.


This is all at ground floor level. Entrance to lobby and hallway. Large, bright kitchen/dining area with French windows leading out to the garden. Comfortable sitting room with woodburner. Two bedrooms off sitting room, one double and one twin. Further (very small) single bedroom off hall. Bathroom/wc with roll-top bath. Further shower room/wc.

Outside: utility room in outbuilding. Garden, bordering the canal on one side and open fields on the other, with gravelled area, lawn and flower beds. Barbecue. Bike storage available in garden shed. (NB although the garden is separated from the canalside by a low wall and gate, children must be supervised at all times).


  • Woodburner
  • Oil fired central heating (partly underfloor)
  • Initial supply of logs, oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included in rent
  • **Space for visitors` own cot
  • 50" TV (freeview) with surround sound
  • Video
  • DVD player
  • Auto washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in outbuilding
  • Drinks fridge
  • Microwave
  • Parking for two cars in pull-in on opposite side of road (NB care needed when crossing)
  • Pub ¼ mile
  • Shop/PO ½ mile
  • Non-smokers only
  • Well behaved pets welcome (max 2)
  • Not suitable for children under 8, except babes in arms


What our guests say

Many thanks for a cosy cottage in a not very good weather week.

Mr & Mrs Sullivan, June 2017.

Lovely cottage for a perfect weeks holiday

We stayed at the Lock Keeper's Cottage for a week, we were two adults and two teenagers. The cottage is to a very high standard, well equipped and very clean. More importantly it has bags of character and is very comfortable. I liked the dining area where we had family meals looking out on the countryside. There are two sitting areas, ideal when you need you own space. We did not find the road an issue, it is not particularly busy and there is room to stand and see both ways making crossing over to the car very safe. The cottage is perfectly located with two pubs and a village store just a small walk away up the canal paths. There is a lovely log burning stove, although with under floor heating it was used for its character rather than warmth.

The property is a short drive to Longleat and Bath. Longleat is highly recommended. We had a great holiday and would definitely recommend the property.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, October 31 2015. 5 of 5 stars.


My family and I stayed here earlier this year and we were very pleasantly supplied with the cottage. We were a party of four adults and we had plenty of space.The building itself is lovely and very well equipped with the canal boats drifting by outside the windows. Places to eat are just along the tow path and the locals were lovely. Well worth a visit!

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, June 3 2014. 5 of 5 stars.
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Excellent location for "canal watching

Our party of four had a very comfortable stay next to the canal, where there was always something going on. The owners were very helpful in checking in and out and provided lots of local information in the cottage. It is one of only a few places in the area that allow dogs to stay; this is really good as the walks along the canal are ideal for that morning exercise. The proximity of the road when coming out of the gate could be a problem for small children as you step out directly onto the tarmac, but there are adequate warnings in the booking information. There are a number of pubs nearby and we can recommend The Bridge, just 10 minutes walk along the towpath. We will definitely stay again when in the area.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, April 24 2014. 5 of 5 stars

I would like to tell you how delighted we all were with our stay. The accommodation was excellent, all to a very high standard and exceptionally well equipped.... the area beautiful. We have all agreed there will be a return visit.

Mrs Slade, October 2010
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