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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Bradford on Avon

Stables Cottage in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

From: €363 weekly Guests 5 Rooms 3 Bathroom 2

Stables Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Stables Cottage is a delightful, detached barn conversion set in a tranquil location on the owners' working arable farm. With three bedrooms including one double with en-suite shower room, one twin, plus one single, this cottage can sleep five people. The cottage also includes a bathroom, a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room. Outside is off road parking for three cars, a private front patio with furniture, plus shared lawned gardens with with a pond area. With wonderful walks available from the doorstep and many nearby outstanding attractions including Stonehenge, this charming barn conversion offers friends and families a wonderful, peaceful place to enjoy a relaxed holiday in Wiltshire.

Area
The scattered rural hamlet of Bowerhill is situated two miles from the market town of Melksham in west Wiltshire. There are a number of attractions within easy reach including Stonehenge, Avebury, the stately homes and gardens at Bowood, Longleat and Chalfield Manor, the city of Bath, the market towns of Devizes and Marlborough and the National Trust owned Lacock Abbey.

Region
Wiltshire is a county offering cultural richness, historical sites, friendly people and attractions for all the family. A holiday in Wiltshire really does have something to suit everyone at any time of year.

Amenities
Electric central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars. Private front patio with furniture. Shared lawned area with unfenced pond and access to surrounding fields. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub 10 mins walk. Note: The owner has a dog, pets must be kept on a lead when in shared grounds. Note: There is an unfenced pond close to the cottage, children and pets to be supervised.

Cottage amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Davies
October 2020
The cottage was as listed.. We arrived to a warm cottage with an unexpected welcome hamper of quality tea, coffee, milk, fruit and wine along with many extra touches like dishwasher tablets, tea towels, toilet roll etc. The setting was perfect, the kids enjoyed the ducks on the pond and great dog walks right outside the door.
Dr Blair
August 2020
The cottage was very spacious for five adults and was set in a secluded location on a farm.. It was the perfect base for exploring the South West of England. The town of Melksham was close by for food shopping and take-aways. A short walk across two fields was a canal and great pub for food and drink. The living room was very spacious and the separate kitchen was well equipped and large enough for five adults to sit round the table for meals. The bedrooms were good with the master bedroom having a table and two chairs in one corner. The ensuite bathroom was small but was good to have. It had a shower, toilet and washbasin. The main bathroom was larger with a bath that had a shower and toilet. We had a dog with us and there were several footpaths around the farm for morning & evening walks.
Dr Blair, August 2020
March 2020
Third time we have been to this lovely cottage which has everything.. Great base to explore the Wiltshire countryside and beyond. Many thanks to the owners as they always make you feel at ease and our dog enjoys coming here too.
Mr Maskell, March 2020
February 2020
This is the second time we have stayed at Stables Cottage and we loved it.. It’s so quiet and comfortable, and everything is right there for you. The items left for you on arrival are just lovely and myself and my husband have found a new love for Scrabble during our time there with the use of the games available. The kids are just free to Have fun and there is no worry when they step outside as they are so far from the road, they loved walking around the field and splashing in the puddles. We had to stay somewhere else during October half term as Stables wasn’t available and it just wasn’t as homely, to us Stables ticks all the boxes and we are hopefully going to book for next year as well.
Mr Cummings, February 2020
November 2019
The property is in a good location, readily accessible to Bath and other attractions like Lacock Abbey.. However the property itself is quite basic. There are no proper wardrobes / chest of drawers in the bedrooms, just cloth temporary wardrobes which were full of dust. If clothes slip off the slatted shelves then unfortunately they get covered in dust. The kitchen is not fully tiled and as such grease splatters are present throughout the kitchen, not pleasant. The fridge freezer is in a make shift cupboard and limited cooking utensils if you are planning on cooking. However the worst feature of this property was the damp on the wall between the kitchen and the living room. The wall was physically damp and bubbling. I would not recommend this property.
Mr Wightman, November 2019
October 2019
We had an enjoyable, peaceful and comfortable stay.. Cottage very easy to find and we appreciated the provisions and lovely flowers provided. The photographs of the cottage on Sykes website could be updated as the lounge carpet and furniture have received a pleasant update. This is a cottage that we could easily return to.
Miss White, October 2019
September 2019
A lovely cottage with a nice location.. A very nice welcome package from the owner, biscuits, fruit, coffee etc. We were made to feel very welcome and the cottage was a great base for touring the area. Excellent pub, the Barge, close by on the Kennet and Avocado canal.
Mrs Gray, September 2019
September 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Stables.. There was plenty of room by way of accommodation and it was lovely and clean. There was a nice vase of flowers, some milk, biscuits and wine waiting for us! The gentleman running the accommodation was extremely pleasant and helpful. It was close to the farmhouse with a great deal of open fields, a pond and patio to enjoy which means that it was lovely and quiet. There was every facility that one could wish for and we felt most welcome. We certainly hope to visit again one day soon and we highly recommend this accommodation to anyone interested.
Mrs Aldrich, September 2019
July 2019
What a gem in the country side! We arrived at this cottage and were greeted by fresh flowers, bowl of fruit, bottle of wine, milk, tea and coffee. What a delight to arrive to. This cottage is perfectly situated for visiting the West Country. There is lots to do and see with lots of pubs that serve food. We were travelling with our dog anf I can highly recommend The fox and the hound and Water Meadow very welcoming of our dog indeed. The owner is delightful and so is his dog Ruby. I would highly recommend this holiday home, it is just perfect.
Mrs Bailey, July 2019
June 2019
Cottage is situated just off the main road and so is easy to find (directions were perfect).. Entrance is opposite the roadway to the local pub on the canal, which was very handy and an enjoyable spot. Could not find the local shop, nor did we think it is within walking distance, so we shopped whilst out and about. It is ideally situated to get to many archaeological sites and National Trust/ English Heritage places.
Mrs Hargreaves, June 2019
June 2019
We were welcomed by the owners at arrival, as their lovely farmhouse is adjacent to the beautifully renovated Stables Cottage.. The farm itself lies at the end of a long flat drive surrounded by fields full of wildflowers, and is wonderfully peaceful. Despite there being a main road at the other end of the drive (with a useful bus stop nearby), the only noises you hear at the house itself are the occasional light plane taking off from the nearby airstrip, ducks on the stream and the clip-clopping of horses now and then. The house has an extremely well equipped kitchen diner and a roomy and comfortable lounge with a range of books and games to play. On our one really rainy day we made use of these. TV and internet available (the latter fast enough to keep our two adult children happy). On our days out, I would agree with other visitors that the local footpaths are difficult to find. We used the canal towpath for most of our excursions – the spectacular Caen Hill Locks are a must. If we could suggest any improvements, a rotary washing line might have been helpful (though I can understand not wanting to spoil the vista) and we have found a ringbinder full of instruction books for appliances, places to eat etc. helpful in other properties. We really enjoyed our stay, despite the pre-heatwave weather, and if we are in the area again would certainly return to Stables Cottage.
Mrs Walsh, June 2019
May 2019
This is not a working arable farm as described but the surrounding meadows are a tranquil wildlife haven.. We saw deer, a barn owl, buzzards, a hare and a wide range of birds all close by. The property is spacious, very clean, comfortable and adequately furnished and equipped. There is no property information or visitor book in the cottage which is unusual so we struggled to understand the recycling arrangements, what cleaning was required or the best local shops and facilities. There is a lovely canal side pub 15 mins walk away across fields but there is no map or route description in the property and we took two attempts to find the way on poorly marked footpaths. The retired farmer is lovely and helpful and we did enjoy our stay. There are lots of interesting attractions nearby. A bit more equipment and local knowledge information would make this a really great place.
Mrs Price, May 2019
May 2019
Owners were very friendly & approachable .. Reassuring should anything need attention. Beautiful setting with lovely wild flower meadows. We saw deer, a woodpecker & lots of green finches. Easy parking & very easy to reach nearby towns and the canal. We would thoroughly recommend it as a holiday venue
Mrs Brown, May 2019
April 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed our long week end in Stables cottage.. Spacious comfortable light and airy, this accommodation was perfect for us and our dog particularly because we had such a warm welcome from the elderly gentleman farmer. The location is perfect for exploring this picturesque part of Wiltshire including a walk along the Kennet and Avon canal to Caen Hill Locks. I’m fairly sure we’ll be visiting again.
Mrs Hamer, April 2019
April 2019
Great holiday, lots of things to do in the area.. House great, host lovely.
Mr Santillo, April 2019
February 2019
This property was great for us.. Well decorated lovely property. The hard standing out side along with the driveway was perfect for our 3 yr old to cycle his bike on. The field in front of the house was great to walk/run our dog on. Set far back from the road so quiet. Comfortable lounge and the enclosed kitchen meant we could lock our dog in there and not worry about her sneaking onto furnishings. Lovely welcome pack of fruit wine and biscuits with essential tea coffee as well. Owners very helpful. Improvements could be a recycling bin; message about where to dispose of full rubbish bags; plus a travel cot and a high chair to be made available. Great location to explore lots of NT sites, canals, Bath and some old villages. We would book again if coming back to this area.
Mr Bell and Miss Sally Wrigley, February 2019
February 2019
Had an absolutely lovely stay, lovely location and beautiful cottage.. Quiet with plenty of parking and completely safe for the children couldn’t recommend this place enough such a lovely stay have already booked for next year.
Mr Cummings, February 2019
February 2019
A very comfortable and well equipped cottage, plenty of walks if you have a dog and fields to play in with children.. Only a short drive to Devises or the Canel network. A very good base to explore the area and if you are lucky you can watch the odd plane take off as it has a private landing strip. We would definitely return
Mr Bird, February 2019
January 2019
A lovely clean, well equipped cottage.. Very friendly. This cottage has all you need for an enjoyable visit to Wiltshire. It's clean, spacious and very comfortable. The area is very quiet, which was lovely and only a short distance from a local village and a supermarket. Plenty of places to eat & visit. Local pubs serve excellent food, The Black Prince in Devices was excellent value for money and a homely pub. We had a relaxing week here and would definitely recommend this cottage.
Mrs Jarrett, October 2018
September 2018
The living area rug was extremely grubby and badly stained .... The living area rug was extremely grubby and badly stained there was abroken chair in the kitchen a broken bed side locker we asked three time for a hair dryer but did not get one also had we had known we were expected to strip the bed befor leaving we would not have taken the cottage as we are not able to do any hard work being in our middle eighties an befor travilling 200 miles
Mrs Holmes, September 2018
July 2018
Lovely cottage and at the heart of Wiltshire to explore and within easy reach of great locations..
Mr Maskell, July 2018
June 2018
We had a fantastic holiday staying at Stables Cottage! My two boys had a brilliant time playing in the fields at the front of the cottage, so much space to run around in. The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable, not to mention a lot bigger than I was expecting.. We will definitely be returning to this peaceful retreat in the future.
Mrs Rothnie, June 2018
June 2018
Had a lovely time,good location places to visit are within easy reach.. We had some trouble finding the entrance to the farm as it is set back in the hedges and hard to spot from the road.
Mr Comte, June 2018
May 2018
Lovely cottage idyllic setting and peaceful retreat easy accessible owner very helpful
Mr Kenny, May 2018
March 2018
Yes no vacuum there and tap in en.. - suite dripping a lot lovely stay
Mrs Morse, March 2018
February 2018
Fantastic location to explore the ancient landscape associated with Stonehenge, which is what we came for.. The cottage is light and airy and beautifully furnished-not the usual random selection of reject furniture all to often found in holiday properties. We love the spacious kitchen with the large dining table. As a family we eat at the table rather than on the lap. The shower in the main bathroom is really good, the en-suite shower is what it is: an electric shower. There were fluffy towels, toilet roll (we restocked), biscuits (ditto), fresh flowers, fruit bowl and a bottle of wine, so thoughtful and welcoming. Even handwash was provided. Just one small thing, the dishwasher does not actually wash the dishes, you have to do it the old fashioned way- no real hardship though.
Rees, February 2018
May 2017
To rent this property a car is essential, as the cottage is in a rural location.. However, there are lots of nice walks around the area and lots to see in surrounding area.
Mrs Scales, May 2017
April 2017
This was a lovely holiday cottage set within convenient distance to lots of local attractions.. the house was really nice with everything you need plus a few nice extras left by the owners :) We would definately use the place again when in the area.
Mr Hills, April 2017
March 2017
Nice cottage, friendly people and great views.. A nice welcoming pack. The only thing is that it doesn't have a vacuum cleaner, didn't feel comfort leaving it without going around at the end of the week with the hoover. Nice to meet Ruby.
Mrs Morse, March 2017
November 2016
The cottage was booked a bit last minute but I think we did exceptionally well and would love to return for a longer trip.. This was the first time of using Sykes Cottages and I would definitely use again. Booking was easy, seeing information that I was interested in was easy and booking confirmation was clear with all the details you would need. Contacting the owner of the property was straightforward and he was so lovely on the phone, they even left us a bowl of fruit, biscuits, fresh flowers and a bottle of wine for us - such a lovely surprise. Thank you for making our little trip away a pleasure.
Mrs Martin, November 2016
September 2016
Extremely spacious and comfortable to stay in..
Mrs Streeter
July 2016
The cottage has a fantastic outlook over the pond with ducks, moorhen, small birds and visiting heron and kingfisher. The hosts are friendly welcoming and very interesting to talk to. The accommodation is extremely comfortable and provides a relaxed holiday base in a great location for exploring Wiltshire. The kitchen is spacious, very well equipped and a lovely family social area. Everything contributed to a perfect holiday getaway, especially being within easy reach of the pub with its fantastic location and great food.
Mrs Rundle, September 2016
July 2016
The cottage has a fantastic outlook over the pond with ducks, moorhen, small birds and visiting heron and kingfisher.. The hosts are friendly welcoming and very interesting to talk to. The accommodation is extremely comfortable and provides a relaxed holiday base in a great location for exploring Wiltshire. The kitchen is spacious, very well equipped and a lovely family social area. Everything contributed to a perfect holiday getaway, especially being within easy reach of the pub with its fantastic location and great food.
Miss Cordle
June 2016
This is a spacious and comfortable property in a tranquil setting.
Mrs Barfoot
June 2016
The cottage is in a heavenly spot, a good central location for days out. Stables Cottage is very spacious, with a lovely big lounge and kitchen, although we didn't bother to cook and use the appliances as we ate out each day.
Mrs Streeter, July 2016
June 2016
The cottage is in a heavenly spot, a good central location for days out.. Stables Cottage is very spacious, with a lovely big lounge and kitchen, although we didn't bother to cook and use the appliances as we ate out each day.
Mrs Barfoot, June 2016
June 2016
This is a spacious and comfortable property in a tranquil setting..
Mr Kerby
May 2016
The location was perfect; a lovely roomy accommodation. It was comfortable and well equipped with a friendly owner and furnished to a high standard. We had a great holiday.
Mr Knapp
May 2016
A spacious Cottage in peaceful surroundings.
Miss Cordle, June 2016
May 2016
The location was perfect; a lovely roomy accommodation.. It was comfortable and well equipped with a friendly owner and furnished to a high standard. We had a great holiday.
Mr Kerby, May 2016
May 2016
A spacious Cottage in peaceful surroundings..
Mr Footer
February 2016
Great accommodation and very spacious. There was plenty of room for all 5 of us. Wonderful and peaceful location, ideal for exploring Wiltshire and the neighbouring Counties.
Mr Knapp, May 2016
February 2016
Great accommodation and very spacious.. There was plenty of room for all 5 of us. Wonderful and peaceful location, ideal for exploring Wiltshire and the neighbouring Counties.
Mrs Naul
December 2015
Absolutely stunning grounds to live on. Loved every minute!
Mrs Hibbert
December 2015
The property was well situated for lots of attractions. It was in a lovely spot surrounded by lovely countryside. The local pubs were excellent. We would definitely visit again.
Mr Footer, February 2016
December 2015
Absolutely stunning grounds to live on.. Loved every minute!
Mrs Naul, December 2015
November 2015
The property was well situated for lots of attractions.. It was in a lovely spot surrounded by lovely countryside. The local pubs were excellent. We would definitely visit again.
Mr Wolstenholme
July 2015
A beautiful cottage in a tranquil setting. The owners were lovely and we will book again.
Mrs Jones
June 2015
This property is in a beautiful position, and the owners were very welcoming and helpful. It was very clean and had plenty of parking outside the property. It was lovely to sit in the garden at the outside table watching the ducks at the pond and all the other wildlife. There was a very good sun umbrella for the table. Overall a lovely place to stay with many things to do and see nearby. Would recommend it!
jandst1
June 2015
Our first time in Wiltshire so the cottage provided a great base for exploring the many sights and places in the area. The welcome wine, fruit and milk were a nice touch as well as the flowers. The cottage itself is very spacious and well equipped although the fridge has a very small freezer compartment so don't take a lot of freezer stuff because it won't fit. Couple of things that we missed were not having curtains at the bedroom window (just the blinds) as it was light very early and also a bath mat as the shower over the bath created quite a wet floor. This is a very peaceful location with great views at the front and plenty of wildlife.The owners are on site in the house next door and were friendly and helpful.
Mrs Hibbert, November 2015
June 2015
A beautiful cottage in a tranquil setting.. The owners were lovely and we will book again.
Mr Wolstenholme, June 2015
June 2015
This property is in a beautiful position, and the owners were very welcoming and helpful.. It was very clean and had plenty of parking outside the property. It was lovely to sit in the garden at the outside table watching the ducks at the pond and all the other wildlife. There was a very good sun umbrella for the table. Overall a lovely place to stay with many things to do and see nearby. Would recommend it!
Mrs Jones, June 2015
June 2015
A well equipped and comfortable cottage in peaceful, pleasant surroundings.. The owners (next door) were helpful but unobtrusive. Perfectly situated for exploring Wiltshire and beyond. Would definitely re visit.
Mr Barker
February 2015
A well equipped and comfortable cottage in peaceful, pleasant surroundings. The owners (next door) were helpful but unobtrusive. Perfectly situated for exploring Wiltshire and beyond. Would definitely re visit.
Mr Barker, February 2015
December 2014
We stayed at The Stables Cottage for two weeks.. Location was perfect for us - just short drives to all Historic Places and Towns we wanted to see. Spacious, clean and fully furnished accommodation in a well located friendly farm situation. The kitchen is a great size and so we were inspired to cook, although there's a good local pub - Kings Arms in Melksham - if you want to eat out. The owners were very friendly and we really appreciated the huge welcome package.
Ms Krischer
October 2014
We stayed at The Stables Cottage for two weeks. Location was perfect for us - just short drives to all Historic Places and Towns we wanted to see. Spacious, clean and fully furnished accommodation in a well located friendly farm situation. The kitchen is a great size and so we were inspired to cook, although there's a good local pub - Kings Arms in Melksham - if you want to eat out. The owners were very friendly and we really appreciated the huge welcome package.
Mrs Charron
October 2014
The cottage was very comfortable, warm and bright.
Ms Krischer, October 2014
October 2014
The cottage was very comfortable, warm and bright..
Mr Elkin
September 2014
Super property in a lovely location.
Mrs Clayton
September 2014
An excellent place to stay.
nikiyorkshire
September 2014
Stables Cottage is a very comfortable place to stay. It is ideal for exploring the Cotswolds and close to Stonehenge. The owners are very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The views from the windows are superb. It is very quiet and well equipped. The local pubs serve excellent food. We had a wonderful time there and won't hesitate to recommend it to people, especially as it allows you to take 1 dog with you
Mrs Charron, October 2014
September 2014
An excellent place to stay..
Mrs Clayton, September 2014
September 2014
Super property in a lovely location..
Rev Holliman
August 2014
The property was lovely, well situated, beautifully maintained and a delight to stay in.
Guest
August 2014
This was excellent accommodation - clean, bright and situated near to many interesting places. One or two items were missing e.g. there was no tea pot nor hair drier but otherwise the equipment was very suitable.
JHollie
August 2014
We stayed here for a week as it was ideal for touring, we visited Highgrove, Longleat, Bath, Lacock etc it was really well placed to enable us to do this. The house was very clean, beautifully presented, we had lots of space, a bottle of wine and fruit to greet us, and the whole house really well thought out. The tv had free view and we had internet provided. The only issue is the step from the kitchen to the lounge if you have someone with mobility issues but for us, our children and my mum it worked really well. We went to the pub down the lane opposite - great. All in all a lovely place to stay, we will return here. For us it was perfect.
Mr Elkin, September 2014
August 2014
The property was lovely, well situated, beautifully maintained and a delight to stay in..
Mr Robbins
July 2014
It is the first time we have rented a cottage which had actually everything you need and was absolutely spotless! Wiltshire is a great place to visit and we would recommend this place to friends and family.
Mr Hyndman
July 2014
The cottage was very bright, clean and user friendly. The area is quiet and restful with plenty to do if you like walking and visiting National Trust properties and gardens. The owners were very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Jehan
June 2014
The accommodation was really good and very comfortable. The owner was very friendly and gave some good tips of where to go in the area. There were great towns to visit and the nearby inns served great food.
Mr Robbins, June 2014
June 2014
The cottage was very bright, clean and user friendly.. The area is quiet and restful with plenty to do if you like walking and visiting National Trust properties and gardens. The owners were very friendly and helpful.
Mr Hyndman, June 2014
May 2014
The accommodation was really good and very comfortable.. The owner was very friendly and gave some good tips of where to go in the area. There were great towns to visit and the nearby inns served great food.
Mrs Clark
April 2014
Stables Cottage was the perfect place for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed. The warm welcome we received along with wine and flowers was lovely. The pond in the garden gave us hours of fun, watching the ducklings and their antics! Wiltshire has so much to offer that a week was not long enough and we really did not want to leave! We hope to return soon!
Mrs Clark
April 2014
Stables Cottage is the perfect place for peace and relaxation. The cottage was spotless and had everything we needed. We received a warm welcome with wine and flowers to greet us! The pond in the garden had a visiting mummy duck and brood of ducklings which made for very happy hours watching their antics. There is so much to see and do in Wiltshire, a week wasn't long enough and none of us wanted to come home. We hope to come back soon!
Mrs Jehan, May 2014
April 2014
Stables Cottage is the perfect place for peace and relaxation.. The cottage was spotless and had everything we needed. We received a warm welcome with wine and flowers to greet us! The pond in the garden had a visiting mummy duck and brood of ducklings which made for very happy hours watching their antics. There is so much to see and do in Wiltshire, a week wasn't long enough and none of us wanted to come home. We hope to come back soon!
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