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Beautifully renovated Grade II listed Cowsheds (NEW LISTING!)

People13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

5 spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, kitchen / diner, sitting room

OVERVIEW

Good Mondays is 10 mins off the M4 and ideal for visiting the wealth of attractions in the Cotswolds. The Grade II listed cowshed conversion has high beamy ceilings, light spacious rooms with lovely features from the farm in its hay day. The bedrooms have super king or king sized beds dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets, goose down duvets and fine linens, all with smart TVs, free wifi and a desk. The bathrooms are furnished with cast iron baths and/or a large monsoon shower with Cowshed cosmetics.

SPACE

The Cowsheds is comprised of 5 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. All rooms have a cupboard, desk, smart TV and fit a travel cot (if required) and the beds are made up in Egyptian cotton sheets, goose down duvets. The bathrooms all have a cast iron roll top bath and / or a monsoon shower, along with fluffy white Egyptian cotton towels and Cowsheds cosmetics. More detail for each room below...

Bedroom 1 is the largest room, furnished with Volga linen fabrics, India Jane lamps and, in addition to the above, a sumptuous sofa. This easily fits the high-end portable single bed to sleep the 11th guest and/or our 2 travel cots, if required. The spacious bathroom is equipped with a monsoon shower and a cast iron bath fitted with Lefroy Brooks hand-crafted taps.

Bedroom 2 offers a more contemporary style with a beautiful nickel king sized bed, backed with a panelled wall and warm low level lighting. The adjoining bathroom offers an enormous Lefroy Brooks basin with an extravagant monsoon shower. This bathroom is also furnished with grab rails, so is possibly best suited to any elderly or disabled member of the group.

Bedroom 3 holds a super king bed, a sofa bed and 2 other comfortable sofas. The room is multi-purpose, either an extremely large and decadent bedroom with an additional seating area, or perhaps better to divide off the sitting room from the bedroom with the thick linen curtain, still allowing plenty of room for a couple in the bedroom and a small party in the sitting room, or deploy the sofa bed and create anther bedroom. The room is dressed with Volga linens and a lovely Bronte by Moon throw. The en-suite bathroom is entered by ducking under the beam and through the original sliding cowshed door opening up to a spoily cast iron bath fitted with Lefroy Brooks taps and a monsoon shower.

Bedroom 4 is a little smaller and more traditional, adorned with Chelsea Textiles fabrics, a beautiful Bronte by Moon throw, antique furniture and a king size bed. The traditional charm flows into the beautifully panelled bathroom which offers a cast iron bath fitted with Lefroy Brooks taps and a large monsoon shower.

Bedroom 5 can be used as a twin or super king room. It is situated in the old piggery, again a little smaller than Beds 1-3, but well-equipped with all the mod-cons and comforts required for a country break. The bathroom has a more eccentric ambiance with the roll top bath decked in old railway sleepers similar to those used in the Piggery of old, and a wonderful copper wash basin.

The kitchen diner has high beamy ceilings and a glass frontage allowing the sun to stream through, whilst adorned with low level copper lighting and glass pendant lighting to ensure a more subtle vibe in the evenings. The dining area holds a round farmhouse table suitable for 12 people with a couple of breakfast tables by the windows and a large smart TV. The kitchen itself is well-equipped with a large range cooker, microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso machine, 2 fridges, mini freezer, bluetooth beatbox, selection of fine bone china, plenty of wine glasses and tumblers, and all the mod cons you could require. We provide a good supply of essentials (including Nespresso capsules) which will be at your disposal.

The sitting room (refer to Bed 3) is furnished with 3 large comfortable sofas (one of which is a double sofa bed) topped with Volga linen scatter cushions, a coffee table, desk and a large smart TV. There are board games at your disposal.

Outside there is a small grassed area front and back, a large teak table and chairs furnished with nickel lanterns, and a BBQ (please bring charcoal). To the exterior of the Cowsheds, we are growing a small orchard and you may well see our sheep and chickens roaming free.

GUEST ACCESS

The Cowsheds are all on one level, except a step up into the en-suite bathroom to Bedroom 3. Bathroom 2 also has several grab rails so is possibly best suited to any elderly or disabled members of the group. The Cowsheds have their own separate courtyard and 10-car parking area, as well as their own separate entrance from the road.

GUEST INTERACTION

Whilst our house is separate from the Cowsheds, it is just a stone's throw away so we are very much available if needed.

NEIGHBOURHOOD OVERVIEW

We are close to the Roman cities of both Bath and Cirencester and within easy reach of the pretty Cotswold towns of Tetbury and Malmesbury and in the other direction the Wiltshire market town of Marlborough. Malmesbury; The current Abbey building dates back to the 12th century and is built on a site of worship used from the 7th century and beside it is Abbey House and Gardens, which has featured on many TV programmes, this truly spectacular 5 acre garden in the centre of Medieval Malmesbury and straddling the River Avon has brought praise from around the world. Tetbury; Cotswold market town made rich by the wool trade in the 16th and 17th centuries. Today it is well known for its upmarket shopping – antiques, vintage & interiors, exclusive boutiques & HRH Prince of Wales’ Highgrove shop. Westonbirt: The famous and newly upgraded Arboretum is within half an hour, ideal for entertaining children with a Gruffalo trail and playground. Avebury: Arguably better than the other more famous Wiltshire stone henge and certainly larger and allowing for much closer access. Nearby are also the other pre-historic sites of West Kennet long barrow and Silbury Hill, as well as Avebury Manor and some lovely walks upto and along the Ridgeway – Britain’s oldest road. Lacock; owned by the National Trust, Lacock includes the famous Abbey and Fox Talbot museum. Castle Combe; has been called the prettiest village in England and understandably has featured in many films including War Horse and just up the hill is the famous racing circuit of the same name Horses; If pedigrees rather than petrol are more your thing then check what's on at Bath and Cheltenham race courses which host events year round including the famous Cheltenham Festival in March. In May the world’s premiere 3 day event Badminton Horse Trials is also close by. Houses & Estates: The stately homes of Bowood, Dryham Park and Chavenage are all under 30 mins away and Longleat is under an hour. Bowood and Longleat make for wonderful family days out with Longleat's famous safari park and maze and Bowood's adventure playground and 18 hole golf course. HRH Prince of Wales’ unique garden at Highgrove is well worth a visit (booking required well in advance).

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

The Cowsheds are close to a wealth of attractions and activities. We will send you a Welcome Pack on receipt of your booking which provides you with a comprehensive list of places to visit, gastro pubs, etc. Times by car: Bath – 40 mins Bristol – 38 mins Cirencester – 18 mins Lacock - 22 mins London – 1 hour 45 mins (on a clear run) Malmesbury - 12 mins Marlborough – 30 mins Swindon - 20 mins Tetbury - 23 mins Avebury (Stone Circle & Manor) – 20 mins Babmington (Horse Trials) – 28 mins Bath Race Course - 35 mins Bowood (House, Gardens, Golf & Adventure playground) – 24 mins Castle Combe (Village and Racing Circuit) – 24 mins Charlton Park (WOMAD Festival) – 15 mins Cheltenham Race Course – 57 mins Cotswold Water Park - 20 mins Dryham Park (National Trust) – 24 mins Gatcombe (Horse Trials) – 30 mins Lacock Abbey (National Trust) – 22 mins Westonbirt (Arboretum) – 22 mins

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:

- We are VAT registered and would be happy to provide you a VAT receipt for your stay.

- Children's facilities: Travel cot and single camp bed (with bed linen), 2 highchairs, BT video baby monitor, potty, nappy changer mat, child loo seat, step, plastic crockery and cutlery.

- BBQ available, please bring your own charcoal.

- Excellent wifi, suitable for business meetings

More Details

Property Manager
Georgina Greene
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Chippenham in Wiltshire

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Hens / Stags without prior consent No glitter or confetti Any damage caused, please let us know asap to we can mitigate it if at all possible.
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Cast iron roll top bath, monsoon shower, Cowshed cosmetics
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , V large monsoon shower (with grab rails), Cowshed cosmetics
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large roll top bath with monsoon shower, Cowshed cosmetics
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Cast iron roll top bath, monsoon shower, Cowshed cosmetics
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Cast iron roll top bath, monsoon shower, Cowshed cosmetics
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Wednesday (Bed 3 / sitting room) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Super king, curtain separating sitting room inc.double bed
    Thursday (Bed 4) - 1 Large Double Bed , King sized bed
    Tuesday (Bed 2) - 1 Large Double Bed , King sized bed
    Friday (Bed 5) - 2 Single Bed , or a super king if required
    Monday (Bed 1) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Super king bed and single portable bed & travel cot (if req)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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The property has been beautifully renovated and furnished and the owners are very attentive when needed and absent when not. Perfect hosts!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Bristol
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Cross Keys Pub, Bradenstoke
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Wiltshire Hotel and Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Chippenham station
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
M4
Nearest Restaurant
3.3 Miles
Somerford Arms (gastro) Pub
Car: necessary

We are close to the Roman cities of both Bath and Cirencester and within easy reach of the pretty Cotswold towns of Tetbury and Malmesbury and in the other direction the Wiltshire market town of Marlborough. Malmesbury; The current Abbey building dates back to the 12th century and is built on a site of worship used from the 7th century and beside it is Abbey House and Gardens, which has featured on many TV programmes, this truly spectacular 5 acre garden in the centre of Medieval Malmesbury and straddling the River Avon has brought praise from around the world. Tetbury; Cotswold market town made rich by the wool trade in the 16th and 17th centuries. Today it is well known for its upmarket shopping – antiques, vintage & interiors, exclusive boutiques & HRH Prince of Wales’ Highgrove shop. Westonbirt: The famous and newly upgraded Arboretum is within half an hour, ideal for entertaining children with a Gruffalo trail and playground. Avebury: Arguably better than the other more famous Wiltshire stone henge and certainly larger and allowing for much closer access. Nearby are also the other pre-historic sites of West Kennet long barrow and Silbury Hill, as well as Avebury Manor and some lovely walks upto and along the Ridgeway – Britain’s oldest road. Lacock; owned by the National Trust, Lacock includes the famous Abbey and Fox Talbot museum. Castle Combe; has been called the prettiest village in England and understandably has featured in many films including War Horse and just up the hill is the famous racing circuit of the same name Horses; If pedigrees rather than petrol are more your thing then check what's on at Bath and Cheltenham race courses which host events year round including the famous Cheltenham Festival in March. In May the world’s premiere 3 day event Badminton Horse Trials is also close by. Houses & Estates: The stately homes of Bowood, Dryham Park and Chavenage are all under 30 mins away and Longleat is under an hour. Bowood and Longleat make for wonderful family days out with Longleat's famous safari park and maze and Bowood's adventure playground and 18 hole golf course. HRH Prince of Wales’ unique garden at Highgrove is well worth a visit (booking required well in advance).

Bath – 40 mins Bristol – 38 mins Cirencester – 18 mins Lacock - 22 mins London – 1 hour 45 mins (on a clear run) Malmesbury - 12 mins Marlborough – 30 mins Swindon - 20 mins Tetbury - 23 mins Avebury (Stone Circle & Manor) – 20 mins Babmington (Horse Trials) – 28 mins Bath Race Course - 35 mins Bowood (House, Gardens, Golf & Adventure playground) – 24 mins Castle Combe (Village and Racing Circuit) – 24 mins Charlton Park (WOMAD Festival) – 15 mins Cheltenham Race Course – 57 mins Cotswold Water Park - 20 mins Dryham Park (National Trust) – 24 mins Gatcombe (Horse Trials) – 30 mins Lacock Abbey (National Trust) – 22 mins Westonbirt (Arboretum) – 22 mins.

Pubs

Somerford Arms (Little Somerford, 3.5 miles) - very popular with a buzzy atmosphere and good, reasonably priced food including child-friendly dishes. www.somerfordarms.com

Cross Keys (Bradenstoke, 1.6 miles) - a swift climb up the Lyneham escarpment, this traditional village pub has had a recent refurbishment and serves good traditional pub food. www.crosskeysinnbradenstoke.uk

The Horse & Groom (Charlton, 7.3 miles) - along the lanes this restaurant and inn offers flagstone floors, an open fire, a relaxed and cheerful ambiance and good food. www.horseandgroomcharlton.com

More “Gastro”…

The Vine Tree Inn (Norton, 10.3 miles) - great food and atmosphere in a very civilised country gastro pub setting. www.thevinetree.co.uk

The Potting Shed (Crudwell, 10 miles) - another popular gastro pub with excellent food and lively vibe. www.thepottingshedpub.com

The White Horse Inn (Compton Bassett, 8.2 miles) - friendly pub with award winning restaurant. www.whitehorse-comptonbassett.co.uk

Restaurants

La Flambé Restaurant (Sutton Benger, 3.7 miles) - serves a classic French bistro menu, not fancy but friendly. www.laflamberestaurant.co.uk

La Piccola Italia (Malmesbury, 6.2 miles) - located just along from the Market Square at 9 Oxford Street, this is a hidden gem providing reasonably priced good Italian food with decent service and a good atmosphere. www.lapiccolaitaliamalmesbury.co.uk

The Bird Cage (Malmesbury, 6.2 miles) - located at the top of Malmesbury high street opposite the “Bird Cage” serving good pizza and pasta dishes, a favourite for young children. www.birdcagemalmesbury.co.uk

 

The Butchers Block, The Kings Arms Hotel (Malmesbury, 6.2 miles)) - on the Malmesbury high street with a focus on steaks. www.thekahotel.com

High End Dining

The Pig, near Bath (Hunstrete, 32 miles) - Very cool, high end, foodie hotel with a great vibe. https://www.thepighotel.com/near-bath/

Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa (Easton Grey, 8.8 miles) - The Dining Room and Grey’s Brasserie - both Michelin starred restaurants www.whatleymanor.com

Cafes

Made by Bob (Ciren)

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Chippenham, Cotswolds

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid
28 May 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,230
for 2 nights
From
£600
 
 
High
16 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,338
for 2 nights
From
£654
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,122
for 2 nights
From
£546
From
£502
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Cleaning fee £25 + Tax

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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