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A relaxing rural retreat with Hot Tub

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Steeple Ashton - Ashton Mill Cottage

Single story former stable situated within beautiful, country surroundings

This single story former stable block adjoining the owner’s home provides a charming holiday cottage amongst beautiful surroundings. All on the ground floor, bespoke kitchen with dining area, sitting room with patio doors opening onto decking area, one king size bedroom, shower room with wc.

All essential amenities including oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels, free-view television and DVD, small library including DVDs, books and games, wi-fi, electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer. Enclosed private garden area, with hot tub and tropical planting, outdoor decking area with table, chairs and sun loungers. Available access to the use of owners spacious natural grounds, including seating areas located alongside a free running brook which looks across to the stunning views of the chalk downs. Enjoy all this whilst being surrounded by wildlife and pet ducks Justin and Colin.

Footpaths and the award winning conservation village of Steeple Ashton with its 16th century church are a short stroll through the grounds. The village also boasts an award winning shop and local pub which recently featured in the ‘good pub guide’ with small restaurant and accompanying enclosed beer garden.

Having run this property as a successful holiday rental for three seasons we decided to close the winter of 2015 for a complete refurbishment. We now close every January to enable us to maintain our high standards of decoration in the cottage.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lee Ruddle
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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About Lee Ruddle

The last 5 generations of our family have lived in Steeple Ashton. Having lived in Australia for two years we were still 'drawn' home.

We thoroughly enjoy the rural aspect of our home and consider ourselves very privileged. It has afforded us the opportunity to ‘live our dream’ with our family and much loved pets.

Lee Ruddle purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Lee Ruddle chose Wiltshire

My husband and I purchased this property in 2007, having fallen in love with it some 30years previous, it needed full renovation to become what we feel is the perfect family home. Following our children ‘flying the nest’ we decided to utilise the space and spilt the property in two and create a self contained holiday home. Prior to owning this property we had renovated another holiday home in the heart of Steeple Ashton and thoroughly enjoyed this experience.

What makes this cottage unique

For many of us the hustle and bustle of everyday life is constant. However both we and our guests get to enjoy the relaxing, rural environment that this home has to offer with the added bonus of relaxing in the hot tub and gazing up at the stars. Its situation means we are surrounded by wildlife at its finest, enhanced by a brook running through the centre of the garden. Yet all of this is within a short walk of Steeple Ashton and all its amenities.


based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

A relaxing rural retreat with Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews
Raleigh, NC

This is a lovely, comfortable, charming accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this charming cottage. The welcome basket of goodies was lovely. The gardens were beautiful. The tiny village of Steeple Ashton provides a great afternoon of wandering around, guided by the booklet in the cottage....and it has a great pub. We would return, if we could, and recommend to anyone. The Jordans, Raleigh, NC

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage and a lovely welcome from Lee...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3 night stay at the cottage. Everything was lovely and the little touches such as fresh eggs and the tea and coffee etc was very welcome. If you're following a satnav , when you reach Spiers Piece farm ( with the airfield on your left) KEEP GOING! And then keep going some more. And don't turn into the house on the right with the large front drive! Keep following the road through 1 more set of gates....THEN you will see the green and white Wiltshire flag as mentioned in the details!

A lovely welcome from Lee with a lot of local knowledge. The cottage and gardens are beautiful and the hot tub is great.

The pub in the village was ok, it's a 45 minute walk. We didn't eat there as we had already eaten there wasn't a wide selection of ale ( mainly pale ales) I think there were more lagers and a big selection of wines.

We will certainly look at returning to the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are absolutely spot on in not going by what the satnav tells you, as we stress in our directions and of course look out for the Wiltshire Flag! What a shame you didn't eat at the village pub as the food is lovely, may be on your next visit! We look forward to seeing you in the future. Lee and David
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lovely quiet location, beautiful accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights. Not only is the location perfect for seeing the surrounding area, but the cottage was beautifully decorated and a very cosy place to relax in the evenings. The hot tub was a wonderful bonus too. Thank you for having us! Sarah and Mike

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Outstanding holiday let, well- equipped and with a lovely garden. Walks from your doorstep!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely couple of days. Good distance to several villages and towns. Country walks available, starting from the village itself.

High standard finish in the kitchen and shower room. Lovely gardens to relax in and enjoy.

We highly recommend this holiday let!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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relaxing rural retreat indeed

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, great location for the touring holiday we were on and friendly, helpful owners. ticked all the boxes for us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My partner and I absolutely loved our stay. The cottage was private and adorable. Lee and David were the perfect hosts and we fell in love with Bella and Hero!! We hope to stay again on my next trip to the UK. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Bristol Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Longs Arms
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Longs Arms
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
South Coast
Car: necessary

Steeple Ashton is central to a host of beautiful and historical sites and attractions. This includes the wonderful Longleat House & Gardens with its infamous Safari Park and stunning grounds and the beautiful Georgian City of Bath offering shopping, restaurants, theatre, galleries, museums and of course, the Ancient Roman Baths and Thermae Spa.

The National Trust Heritage Site of Stonehenge, Woodhenge and the Avebury Stone Rings are a must see. The wonderful White Horses of Wiltshire and the Chalk Downs (Salisbury Plain), all offering great views, wildlife and scenic walks.

Visit the Caen Hill flight of locks which boasts one of many cycle and foot paths along the Kennet and Avon Canal leading through many towns and villages such as the Saxon town of Bradford on Avon, Devizes and Malborough .

Other nearby local attractions include Bowood and Wilton Houses, Stourhead Gardens, Iford Manor, Salisbury Cathedral and Bath Abbey. Also within a short drive are the historical villages of Lacock and Caslte Combe; the location for many films and TV dramas including the world famous Harry Potter.

So much to see within a stones-throw of this beautiful rural location.


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
3 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
19 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Jan17 / Apr17
9 Jan 2017 - 2 Apr 2017
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for 3 nights
3 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
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24 Apr 2017 - 16 Jul 2017
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17 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
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11 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
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2 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
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for 3 nights
18 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
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for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Steeple Ashton in Cotswolds

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • walk in shower with adjustable settings, sink set into vanity unit, mirror cabinet and WC. Towels provided on heated towel rail.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King Size pine bed, seasonal bedding included. Antique pine wardrobe, chest of draws, bedside tables with lamps, full length mirror. Solid oak flooring throughout with rugs for added comfort.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Yard
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Upon arrival holiday guests are welcomed with a complimentary basket of tea, coffee, luxury biscuits,, jug of milk, jar of home made produce (such as jams, a product of our own garden) and if the 'ladies' are feeling generous a few fresh eggs.

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