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Penny Hornsey

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Stunning English Country Cottage in Wiltshire Village. Bath Stonehenge Salisbury

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Wiltshire - Coachmans Cottage in Wiltshire

Single storey 2 bedroom cottage 4 guests Village Location WiFi Garden Parking

Stunning English Country Cottage in the centre of the picturesque award winning conservation village of Steeple Ashton near the Wiltshire/Somerset border.

Coachmans Cottage all ground floor, self catering accommodation sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms. Call Penny now for all information on +44(0)1380 870764 and visit www.coachmans-cottage.com for the lowest all inclusive price. We also have a wealth of genuine guest reviews at http://coachmans-cottage.com/guest-comments/

With comfortable sofas and beds, a real log fire, full central heating and double glazing. Wifi internet access and Freeview television with a DVD player. Private parking for one car and a small pretty secure courtyard garden. The beautifully furnished and immaculate cottage has all home comforts, modern conveniences and more.

Children over the age of 12 years are welcome.

Steeple Ashton, granted a charter to hold a market in 1266, retains many 16th and 17th Century buildings today. With a well stocked Award Winning Shop, and “The Longs Arms” a traditional English pub, serves good food, and the magnificent “St Marys” Church are all a short stroll from this stunning cottage and there are beautiful country walks from the cottage gate.

Within easy reach are the cities of Bath, Salisbury and Wells. Stonehenge and Avebury; Longleat with the renowned Safari Park; the National Trust Village of Lacock and Bradford on Avon . A day trip to the Cotswolds, a visit the south coast, or a day in London by train are all popular with guests.

The single storey cottage accommodation is accessed from the entrance hall.

BEDROOMS…A stunning 16’ Master Bedroom with a Freeview T.V. and clock radio, and a pretty cosy Twin Room with 3' beds. Both rooms have luxury beds to ensure a good nights sleep, cotton bed linen, duvets and extra blankets, built-in wardrobes, chests of drawers, bedside tables/lamps and hair dryers.

An 18' Sitting/Dining room with a real log fire, comfortable sofas, flatscreen T.V and DVD player, Wifi internet access, videos, games, books and local information .

Bathroom with power shower over the full size bath, w.c. and basin. Loan of cotton towels and bathrobes provided. Toiletries.

A separate, small galley Kitchen, well equipped with dishwasher, washer/dryer, oven, hob, microwave/grill and fridge with ice box.

The cottage has guest controlled central heating and constant hot water

Private off-street Parking for one car.

The pretty, private, enclosed courtyard with table & chairs for alfresco dining.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Penny Hornsey (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Penny Hornsey

Our family, with 2 Golden Retrievers, moved to Steeple Ashton in 1976 and now we really can't imagine living anywhere else. In the past we had shops in Bath and Bradford on Avon selling early antique country furniture and offering interior design advice. Hence the comfortable and co-ordinated interior at Coachmans Cottage.

Penny Hornsey purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Penny Hornsey chose Wiltshire

Coachmans Cottage was purchased in 1986 for my Grandmother. . She spent 6 very happy years living here. Now we would not want to part with the cottage next door, it is too much a part of our lives, and meeting all of the special guests that come to stay over the years is such an added bonus.

What makes this cottage unique

Coachmans Cottage is situated in the heart of this beautiful, award winning, conservation village, on a quiet lane just off the village green. The Longs Arms pub, serves good food. Pick up hot croissants for breakfast and a daily paper from the Award Winning village shop, both are only 100/200 metres away. St Marys Church is a short stroll in the opposite direction. The friendly villagers make visitors very welcome and as a past guest wrote in the Visitor Book 'like Midsummer without the murder'! For those who enjoy walking the 'Friends of Steeple Ashton' have compiled a number of walks starting from St Marys church, ranging from 2 to 8 miles, copies are in the cottage for guests use.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely week at Coachmans Cottage in April. It is an easy drive from Heathrow and a great place to recover from 8 hours jet lag after flying from western Canada! The cottage is peaceful, a short stroll from the shop and the pub, has nice walks from the door, and is perfectly located for visits to the many nearby gardens, cathedrals, and delightful villages. The cottage is very comfortable, clean, and well-equipped. Penny, the owner,is very helpful, and we were grateful for the delicious welcome tea. We're looking forward to another stay on our next visit to the UK!

Response: It was a great pleasure meeting you both and so pleased that all was well received, including the tea tray. We look forward to welcoming you back at a future date. Best, Penny
May 2014
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Stunning English Country Cottage in Wiltshire Village. Bath Stonehenge Salisbury
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

COACHMANS COTTAGE. excellent well decorated and furnished cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful cottage very well maintained by the friendly and helpful owners.The welcome breakfast basket was much appreciated.The village is very old and pretty with a pub only 100 mtrs away and a church almost the size of a cathedral. There are many old and interesting buildings and the village is calm and peaceful.The surrounding area is fairly flat but has good places to visit, the canal basin at Bradford on Avon was great fun with the canal trust cafe a good place to eat. For shopping try Salisbury with its huge cathedral and fine surroundings. A must to visit is Stourhead gardens and house,take a camera for the beautiful views. This cottage is highly recommended .

PS For Salisbury use park and ride, cheap and quick as parking in the city is poor.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for posting this review. I think it accurately describes the delight of Steeple Ashton. What a clever tip to suggest using the park and ride in Salisbury and it is well worth thinking the same way when visiting Bath. Best, Penny.
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Perfect holiday Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Coachmans Cottage exceeded our expectations. It is a lovely cottage in a beautiful, quiet village. Owners, Penny and Peter, were very friendly and welcoming and the cottage was decorated and furnished to very high standards. Whilst we did not intend to do much self catering the small kitchen was fully equipped with cooker, washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher and full range of crockery and cooking utensils. Penny had provided a welcome basket with bread, butter, milk, eggs and marmalade - a very nice touch. With televisions in the living room and main bedroom and Wi-Fi available we couldn't have asked for anything more. The Longs Arms is only 2 minutes walk away and provided very nice meals. Steeple Ashton is an ideal location for seeing the many sights of Wiltshire and I have no hesitation in recommending Coachmans Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words and high recommendation. We honestly believe that we are so lucky to live in the beautiful, friendly village of Steeple Ashton. Best, Penny.
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Cosy Comfort!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Coachmans and again was an absolute delight! Log fires, comfy beds, long walks (when the weather permitted), great local pub and village shop. The cottage is small but perfectly formed with all mod cons and Penny, Peter and Jo are delightful hosts.Nothing was too much trouble for them. Immaculately clean cottage and a great location to explore Bath and the Wiltshire countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review. It has been a pleasure having you both as guests in Coachmans and we hope to welcome you back again one day in the future. Penny.
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The most perfect cottage - not to be forgotten

  • 5 of 5

Our short break away was well needed and we were not disappointed. Upon arrival we were met by our wonderful hosts and you could tell immediately that we had landed upon a gem.

The cottage is quintessentially English and as picturesque as you could imagine. The interior, too, did nothing to dampen our enthusiasm. The main bedroom was a perfect size - large, well lit, with excellent storage. The spare room was also a comfortable size as too was the bathroom; immaculately clean and an added luxury of a powerful shower (not also provided in some cottages). The kitchen was of a modest size, smallish in comparison to the other rooms but more than perfect for us and I have never stayed anywhere where every culinary item was thought of. Not only that but we were left with a box filled with goodies - fresh orange juice, milk, butter, eggs AND homemade brownies! It made us feel so at home.

My husband loves tending an open fire and the magic of the sitting room was emphasised by the smell and warmth generated from a daily fire (hosts left us a generous amount of wood to get us started). Several factors of the cottage have made us want to return. The house was warm, friendly, immaculately clean and being pregnant offered me the perfect sanctuary to relax in quietness.

Steeple Ashton is a beautiful village - you almost feel lost in time; the local pub is a stone's throw away and offers delicious food and cosy evening drinking.

The surrounding area is full of stunning walks and cultural excursions depending on what you enjoy doing and there is a wealth of information left for you at the cottage. Our recommendations - Stourhead (beautiful walks around the National Trust park), Barton Country Park (lovely, flat walk along the canal), Salisbury Cathedral is stunning but our favourite place was Lacock, a village protected by the National Trust and seen in many period dramas and blockbuster films. Eating wise, you must try Sign of the Angel - great service and locally produced food prepared to a high standard at a reasonable cost.

I can't recommend this place enough and we cannot wait to return again in 2016. A home away from home. Thank you so much Penny and Peter!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my goodness, what to say after this WONDERFUL review...Just to clarify that the bath has a power shower over and not a separate shower cubicle. THANK YOU and we look forward to welcoming you both back next year. Best, Penny.
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Perfect English Country Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Upon our arrival at Coachman's we were greeted by our warm and friendly host, Penny. The cottage was absolutely delightful, cosy, warm and immaculate, in fact, all it 'said on the tin' and more. We found Steeple Ashton to be a welcoming, friendly village, with the dog friendly pub ( The Longs arms ) serving an excellent Sunday Lunch. The cottage is ideally situated for easily visiting many places of interest in a 'day- round' trip.( Bath being an absolute must - 15mins by train.) We definitely intend to return sooner rather than later to enjoy again the delights of this beautiful cottage set in idyllic countryside.

Peter, Cynthia and Sandy.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review of Coachmans Cottage. You are so right about the train trip into Bath, a regular service from Trowbridge that takes away the pressure of queuing and parking! Your stay was over all too quickly and we look forward to welcoming you all back again soon. Best, Penny
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage - really welcomed and instantly made at home! Penny's chocolate cake was the perfect tonic after a very long drive. Delightful village and great pub . So good we're already booked to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Pleased that all was good for you and delighted we will be welcoming you both back so soon. Penny
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Longs Arms
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Longs Arms
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The beautiful Georgian City of Bath for shopping, restaurants, theatre and the Thermae Spa, is only 12 miles away. Cathedral City of Salisbury home to a copy of The Magna Carta. Longleat House with the famous Safari Park. Bowood and Wilton Houses. World Heritage Sites of Stonehenge, and Avebury Circle. The National Trust village Lacock, Harry Potter and many period dramas have been filmed here. Beautiful Gardens at Stourhead, Iford Manor, Malmesbury and The Courts. Quirky towns, Saxon Bradford on Avon, Devizes with a thriving market and a flight of locks on the Kennett and Avon canal and Marlborough. Pretty villages Castle Coombe and Biddestone. Small Manor Houses, Great Chalfield, Westwood and Sheldon, and so much more too numerous to mention....all an easy drive away.

NB Fabulous Autumn Colour at Stourhead and Westonbirt Arboretum.

In depth details on the Coachmans Cottage website, see the live link.

A week in Coachmans Cottage, Steeple Ashton is simply not long enough


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
July 2016
8 Jul 2016 - 28 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2016
29 Jul 2016 - 1 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2016
2 Sep 2016 - 29 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2016
30 Sep 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November 2016
28 Oct 2016 - 1 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
December 2016
2 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year 16/17
30 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

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Call +44(0)1380 870764 or email for further details
Sorry no children under 12 years old (incl babes in arms). All bookings taken subject to Coachmans Cottage "Terms & Conditions"

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wiltshire in Cotswolds

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom has a full size bath with power shower over, loo and wash basin. Constant hot water. The loan of one hand towel, one bath towel and one bathrobe per guest provided. Toiletries.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Room with full size 3' beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Master bedroom
  • Master Bedroom, luxury bed, Freeview T.V., clock radio, large built-in mirrored wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair, bedside tables and lamps. Twin bedroom with 3' luxury beds, pair of single built-in wardrobes, chest of drawers, stool, bedside table and lamp, alarm clock. All beds have cotton bedlinen, seasonal duvets and extra blankets. Both bedrooms have hair dryers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Get a taste of village life, use the shop and pub, you can meet and chat with the locals who have a wealth of local knowledge. Visit the alpaca farm in Steeple Ashton, arrange a private tour around the village, learn about campanology, or join in if you are already a ringer. Hop on a bus to Trowbridge and catch a train into Bath or if preferred we have a local taxi you can book. More details on our website. http://www.coachmans-cottage.com

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