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Penny Hornsey

Member since: 2013
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Stunning English Country Cottage in Wiltshire Village. Bath Stonehenge Salisbury

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Steeple Ashton - 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. One well behaved dog may be welcome but you MUST speak with me before booking on 01380 870764.

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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

Really enjoyed our stay in the cottage and felt at home as soon as we arrived, with a lovely welcome pack and home made chocolate cake to greet us on our arrival. The cottage is very cosy, well equipped and comfortable for three to four people. It also benefits from a small courtyard at the front, which acts as a sun trap during the late afternoon / early evening. The kitchen is very small & narrow, so you need to be well organized if you are cooking an evening meal due to the limited space. However, If you don't fancy cooking, there are plenty of excellent pubs & restaurants in the local area, all within 15 minutes of the cottage. Penny the owner was also so helpful during our stay, offering advice if needed on certain locations or just saying hello after walking her two dogs. I would gladly recommend the cottage and hope to return in the future.

My Response

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review on Owners Direct and I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Coachmans Cottage and visiting this area which has so much to offer. I am sorry that you found the size of the kitchen challenging, we have equipped it with everything a guest would expect and more, I do stress in adverts that it is a "small separate galley kitchen" and show a photo and floor plan. I am pleased to read that you hope to return in the future and look forward to welcoming you back to Steeple Ashton. Best, Penny
Aug 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)
Stunning English Country Cottage in Wiltshire Village. Bath Stonehenge Salisbury
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews
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Perfect cottage in lovely village setting

  • 5 of 5

This is our 10th stay in this delightful cottage, & we've already booked for next time. Penny & Peter give a warm welcome to an immaculate and comfortable 'home from home'. Everything is kept to a very high standard and the location is central to lots of beautiful and interesting places.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect start to a memorable holiday

  • 5 of 5

We're an ex-Pat English couple with the last 23 years spent in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. We visit England annually, usually concentrating on previous hunting grounds in Wiltshire and North Yorkshire. We fly via Dubai, using its useful Durban to Gatwick route. We hire cottages that are large enough to act as a hub for our friends. We vary choices and decided that Coachman's Cottage in Steeple Ashton looked suitable; Penny's accessibility and detailed advice beforehand overcame any doubts about centralised booking. And how right this turned out to be for a touring overseas couple. An easily reached but captivating English village, enduring and oozing pride in its summer appearance; an ideally situated ancient cottage, near pub, church, shop and important routes; detailed and sensible comforts in the cottage inventory; immaculately equipped kitchen with all household facilities; instant friendship and guidance from Penny and her father; wonderful peace and calm for sundowners in the garden amid idyllic surroundings. We regard ourselves as reasonably seasoned travellers, never completely out of touch with England and the English but we cannot recall a better spot for a traveller to unwind and begin to absorb the unique charm and rewards of the English rural lifestyle. We congratulate Penny without reservation in running the perfect self-catering cottage. We would love to return and pick up her friendship where we left off.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my goodness. What to say in response to this wonderful review? I am very pleased that you loved Coachmans Cottage and Steeple Ashton so much. We look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you and many thanks. Best, Penny.
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Lovely, well-equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time in this lovely cottage. Brownies and home made marmalade upon arrival made us feel welcome.

Outside sitting space, excellent pub nearby, lots to see in the neighbourhood. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Coachmans Cottage, it was a pleasure meeting your family. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and exploring the area, and I hope that we will see you again on your next trip to the UK. Best, Penny.
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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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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Bristol
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Longs Arms
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Southampton
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Cumberwell
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Trowbridge
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A350
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Longs Arms
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Bournemouth
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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
August 2016
29 Jul 2016 - 1 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
September 2016
2 Sep 2016 - 29 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
October 2016
30 Sep 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 
 
November 2016
28 Oct 2016 - 1 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£520
 
 
December 2016
2 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£520
 
 
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
New Year 16/17
30 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
January 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 2 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£520
 
 
February 2017
3 Feb 2017 - 2 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£520
 
 
March 2017
3 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£520
 
 
Easter 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£555
for 7 nights
£555
 
 
Easter 2017
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£555
for 7 nights
£555
 
 
April 2017
21 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£555
for 7 nights
£555
 
 
May 2017
5 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
June 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
July 2017
7 Jul 2017 - 3 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
August 2017
4 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
October 2017
29 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£555
for 7 nights
£555
 
 
November 2017
3 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£520
 
 
December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£520
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
New Year 2017 - 2018
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE: HOMEAWAY, VRBO AND OWNERS DIRECT SUGGEST NIGHTLY RATES ARE AVAILABLE. THIS IS NOT TRUE. OUR WEEKS, MID-WEEKS AND WEEKENDS ARE SOLD AS FIXED PRICE BOOKING SLOTS (SEE BELOW) AND PRICES ARE NOT CALCULATED USING NIGHTLY RATES.
N.B :-
WINTER BOOKINGS, NOT INCLUDING CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR. WHERE A BOOKING IS FOR ONLY 2 GUESTS USING THE MASTER BEDROOM WE OFFER A £50.00 DISCOUNT OFF THE WEEKLY RATE.
WINTER SHORT BREAKS: 4 NIGHT MIDWEEK BREAK FOR THE SAME PRICE AS 3 NIGHT WEEKEND FROM £390.00
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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Steeple Ashton in Cotswolds

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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