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A relaxing rural retreat with Hot Tub

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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 has 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 December and January to enable us to maintain our high standards of decoration in the cottage.

More Details

Owner
Lee Ruddle
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2017

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 to live here. 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.

Location

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Bristol Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Longs Arms
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Southampton
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Erlestoke
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Trowbridge
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A350
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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Max speed on entering premises 5 mph due to free range pets and children.
  • Hot Tub Can be used between the hours of 10.00 - 22.00 Before use please read safety rules.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King Size pine bed, seasonal bedding included. Antique pine wardrobe, chest of draws, bedside tables with lamps, full length mirror. Hair dryer provided. Solid oak flooring throughout with rugs for added comfort.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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A relaxing rural retreat with Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9423075 based on 52 reviews
5

Lovely home from home cottage lovely surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the cottage. The cottage itself is a home from home with everything needed for a self-catering holiday and the private garden area and hot tub were an added advantage. The owners were really welcoming and had left a welcome basket of tea, coffee, biscuits, eggs and fresh apples from the garden which really gave a personal touch. Well located for easy access to Bath, Salisbury, The Cotswolds and Stonehenge to name a few. We had a lovely relaxing week and would definitely consider another stay here in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and immediately felt at home. The cottage has been finished to a very high standard and with great attention to detail. We really appreciated the welcome basket in the kitchen. We loved going in the hot tub in the evenings and the grounds were lovely. Plenty to see and do in the area and just wish we had booked for longer than three nights. Lee and David were friendly and welcoming and we can understand why they love living there. Would love to visit again and would definitely recommend. Many thanks to you to you both, Lee and David.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay, the cottage is perfectly equipped with everything you could possibly need. The hot tub is a massive bonus in a lovely well kept garden. Would defiantly recommend and look forward to a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful, charming cottage. A real find.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Lee and David's cottage. It is a really comfortable home from home. Equipped with all you can think off to make your stay perfect, even a hot tub in the beautifully planted garden. Easy to find, five minutes drive from the local pub, The Longs Arms which is a very friendly place that does great food. This was a perfect base for us to explore Salisbury, Stonehenge which is nearby, Avebury Shaftesbury Stourhead Gardens and Bath is close too.

Lee and David are lovely people who made us so welcome. Shame we had to leave after four nights but we know where to stay for Wiltshire in the future, sitting on the patio in the evening, surrounded by total silence, and the beautiful night sky was heaven.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. For future guests it is great to hear from some one who has actually stayed. During your short stay you managed to explore quite a bit, as you mentioned many of these beautiful places are really quite close to us. The beautiful night sky and silence at night are really quite magical! I do hope we see you again, regards Lee and David
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5

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Was a amazing way to spend a few days relaxing and seeing the surrounding areas, the hot tub was a very nice touch, made us both so relaxed

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property with very thoughtful finishing touches.

  • 5 of 5

We came here on our honeymoon, it is such a beautiful cottage and spacious, the pictures look lovely but in person the cottage is amazing and it is so cosy and relaxing! We had lots of days out visiting sites that are a short drive away such as Bath and Avebury.

The hot tub was a bonus and Lee and David were very welcoming and friendly. We had a fantastic week!

We hopefully look forward to coming back again.

Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments on the cottage, we really try to get every thing just so for our guests. Glad to hear that you will be come back. All the best for a long and happy marriage. Kind regards Lee and David
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Steeple Ashton, Cotswolds

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Oct/Dec17
2 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
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Xmas17
18 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
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Feb/Mar18
1 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
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£490
 
 
Easter 18
30 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£285
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£95
 
 
Apr/Jun 18
3 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£255
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£550
 
 
Jul/Aug 18
1 Jul 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
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Sept 18
10 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
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Oct/Nov 18
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
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£490
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Please be advised that once you have submitted any enquiry you can reply to by replying directly to my response.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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