Cottage in Castle Combe, Wiltshire in a scenic location beside By Brook river
About Shirley Ungemuth
The owner has enjoyed this beautiful cottage and exploring the surrounding area for many years. Castle-Combe has long been considered one of the prettiest villages in England and our friends who have used the house have loved the history and beauty of Castle-Combe.
Shirley Ungemuth purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Shirley Ungemuth chose Chippenham
Acquired in 2002 Porch House, Castle Combe is a very special place.A roof beam in the house has been dated to have been felled in 1468 so the property in parts is over 550 years old. The Street it stands on has recently been selected as one of the Top 50 streets in the British Isles and features in Melanie Backe-Hansen's book " Historic Streets and Squares" where she claims it is the most photographed street in England. Originally a weavers cottage (see the bobbin hooks in the ceiling in the hall) the house is a great blend of old and new which will transport you back to a earlier time while offering today's modern conveniences. As owners we love it but feel with a 600th anniversary approaching we are simply custodians of this piece of history & look forward to you sharing the same feeli
What makes this Cottage unique
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Girls weekend in castle combe
We had a lovely weekend stay at this property, it was exactly what we wanted. Lovely countryside, great pubs within walking distance and a great cosy cottage.
Beautiful place and the cottage is comfortable, warm and well equipped. The only improvement would be to round off the top of the doors as my husband sliced his head a couple or times (Although he is 6’1”) Other than that - perfect
We were so happy to stay in this beautiful home with everything we could have hoped for. Lovely bathrooms too and very well equipped kitchen. We loved the resident ducks on the stream outside also! Can’t wait to come back again.
Beautiful tranquil spot
The house oozed character and felt good to be part of history. The amenities were excellent and all the family said how comfortable the beds were. There was a slight hiccup at the beginning when we arrived , but this was responded to immediately and efficiently. Highly recommend the porch house.
A fairy tale experience — the cottage, hamlet and area.
The cottage and Castle Combe could have come directly from a happy fairytale. A once in a life experience. We will never forget driving into the village in disbelief that we were actually staying here. Don’t miss an opportunity to feel like your living in history.
Special interest holidays:
Badminton 10 minutes. Dyrham Park 15 minutes.
Within approximately 30 minutes are the City of Bath, Box, Bradford on Avon, Bristol, Corsham,Chipping Sodbury, Cirencester, Lacock, Malmesbury, Tetbury, Westonbirt
All within 50 minutes Bowood, Longleat, Avebury, Stonehenge, Marlborough, Westbury White Horse, Salisbury.
Opposite the property is the entrance to The Manor House in and its Michelin starred restaurant and Whately Manor is also within easy reach with its fine restaurants.
For entertainment the historic City of Bath can be reached is just 25 minutes by car. There are many fine historic buildings and museums to visit as well as a varied selection of shops. In Porch House there is a book for visitors with useful information on what to do in Castle-Combe and the surrounding area.
Castle-Combe has good access to the surrounding Cotswolds and to Bath. It is located just 15 minutes off the M4 and 25 minutes from Bath.
Bath approx 14 miles, Chippenham 6 miles, Bristol 20 miles.