Recently converted from an old stable block, Dovenby Cottage has been transformed into a romantic, cosy, rural retreat of the highest standard. With owners next door you have access to a wealth of local information should you need it, but will have privacy to hunker down in this charming period property, complete with open fire. We run short & longer breaks, all starting and ending on either a Friday or Monday.
Cosy cottage in lovely, peaceful village, close to Bath & walking distance from Castle Combe Is
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jan 2019
About Justin Haines
This a family owned property with the family living next to the property. We are a married couple with a 9 year old son. We are both professionals and work during the week, whist our son goes to a local village school.
Justin Haines purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why Justin Haines chose Nettleton
Built in 1900 as a stable block and tack room Dovenby Cottage has been used to house horses, donkeys, sheep, chickens, carts and even soldiers on leave from WWII. In spring 2013 we lovingly converted it to a cottage of the highest quality, whilst keeping many of its period features. We love this area of the South Cotswolds because whilst being a beautiful part of rural Wiltshire it has great accessibility to a wide range of amenities. We are surrounded by National Trust sites and properties such as Dyrham park, Laycock Abbey and Avebury, plus are very close to Bath and Bristol. One of our favourite things to do at the weekends is to walk to Castle Combe for lunch.
What makes this Cottage unique
Dovenby Cottage is a lovely place to snuggle up on a cold day. It has underfloor heating throughout, but if you prefer this can be switched off and you can light a log fire. On warmer days you have a garden and patio, with bbq to enjoy. The property is just a minutes walk to the village shop and 20 minutes from an award winning pub. It is a slightly longer walk to famous Castle Combe. Ideally located to venture in to Bath, yet escape the crowds for rural tranquillity at the end of the day.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
A wonderful staycation!
We stayed at Justin’s cottage for a couple of nights and it was just wonderful. The cottage is fully refurbed with a great wet room bath, lovely kitchen and a huge bedroom with very comfy beds. Justin was extremely friendly and everything was set up upon arrival. The local area is as remote as it gets with delightful pubs and viewpoints, I highly recommend staying here to get away from it all! Thanks again Justin and family! :)
Clean and tidy modern and well equipped
Enjoyed the relaxing feeling of the cottage and the friendly reception from the owner
It feels like home!
This is a lovely self contained property with comfortable bedroom, huge bathroom and a well proportioned living area.
Good location with the local pub about 15mins walk away which has good food. We did some walking in the area but also easy to get to Bath, Stonehenge and some beautiful National Trust properties in the area. Would love to stay here again.
Very comfortable, peaceful and relaxing. Would definitely recommend!
The cottage was really a perfect country retreat for a couple. Owners really considered what guests might appreciate. Lots of little touches that made our stay that bit nicer. Plus, the surrounding countryside is absolutely idyllic.
We loved Dovenby Cottage! The cottage is perfect and the remodel is ideal! Kitchen is fully equipped, including a washer/dryer! The bathroom is amazing with a great shower, huge bath towels and a towel warming rack. They even provided 2 terry cloth bath robes! We didn’t use the fireplace but what a nice touch!! There was a delicious lemon cake and a bottle of wine waiting for us which was greatly appreciated!! Justin was very helpful in providing us with directions and they’ve put together a great book with all kinds of info about the area and restaurants. It was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend this cottage!!
It was a pleasure to meet these two lovely ladies from the USA. They were so enthusiastic to visit the UK and this area in particular and they were really grateful for the small bits of advice we offered. Have a great trip to Ireland ladies and a safe journey home.
5 Star Self Catering
Excellent 5 Star self catering ‘Cottage’ accommodation for 2. Great location to explore all the Surrounding villages and towns of the Cotswolds and also great location to explore Bath. Justin was extremely helpful all the way through the booking process and gave lots of really helpful hints and tips. Cottage itself is excellent and fully furnished with anything you need from a nights stay to a week. We will definitely return when visiting the area again. Thank you both so much.
Special interest holidays:
The area is particularly popular for cyclists and horse-lovers, as Badminton horse trials take place nearby.
Bristol airport: 30 miles.
Castle Combe: 40 min walk, Laycock 14 miles, Bath 15 miles, Bristol 15 miles, Tetbury 16 miles, Cirencester 26 miles, Malmesbury 12 miles, Cheltenham 30 miles.
Dyrham park 5 miles, Badminton horse trials 3 miles, Bowood house 16 miles, Avebury 30 miles, Stonehenge 32 miles, Longleat 30 miles
Shop and Post office 60 seconds walk from the cottage.
Changeover days are Monday or Friday, all breaks start & end on a Friday or Monday. Pay Owners direct via their terms, or enquire direct via www.dovenbycottage.com where terms are: 25% deposit and the balance 4 weeks prior to arrival.