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  • The Gates, Castle Combe, Chippenham The Gates with self catering holiday accommodation for 6 Guests is opposite the Medieval Market Cross
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  • The Gates, Castle Combe, Chippenham The Gates with self catering holiday accommodation for 6 Guests is opposite the Medieval Market Cross
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    Charming Wiltshire Cottage

    Property ref: S41810

    • Bedrooms 3

    • Sleeps 6

    • Baths 3

    • Pets No

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (30)

    About this property

    Complimentary Welcome Hamper
    A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.

    Voted England's prettiest village, Castle Combe in the Cotswolds is the perfect destination should you wish to relax, walk and enjoy the slow pace of country life. Situated in a conservation area this picturesque village enables you to walk to the thatched Castle Inn for a beer or a glass of wine, while still being a short drive from the cosmopolitan cities of Bath and Bristol, each offering a fantastic array of shops, restaurants, theatres and bars.
    This historic property, known as S41810, is set in the very heart of the idyllic and popular village of Castle Combe. Little has changed since the 15th century with no street lights or TV aerials to detract from the village's ancient beauty. All the buildings are listed and nestled in the wooded Cotswold valley. The atmosphere is absolutely breathtaking.
    The position of S41810 could not be better; opposite the centrepiece of the village, the Medieval Market Cross. The property is positioned on the edge of the village churchyard with its attractive clock tower. The gable wall in the property features a Gothic window originally from the church. Some parts of the house date back to Medieval times and most of the roof timbers are over 400 years old.
    In 2003 this holiday retreat was sadly devastated by fire but the building has been beautifully and sympathetically restored retaining all the character of the original structure yet offering attractive accommodation with excellent facilities.This holiday at a glance

  • Sleeps six guests.

  • Three bedrooms.

  • Two bath/shower rooms plus free standing bath in master bedroom.

  • Wood burning stove.

  • Very small courtyard.

  • Street parking outside the property plus free parking 50 yards away.

  • Unfortunately, the property is not suitable for pets.

  • Minimum of a three night stay.
  • Additional features
  • Retained many original features including the 400 year old exposed beams.

  • Gothic, stained glass window, originally from the church in the luxurious master bedroom with free standing bath.

  • Wooden floors throughout the property.

  • Located in the village of Castle Combe, voted England’s “prettiest village.”

  • Within walking distance of the local pub.

  • Ceramic hob and electric oven, microwave, retro fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.

  • Flatscreen TV and DVD in sitting room and all bedrooms
  • Attractions and nearby amenities
  • The village was the set for the original Dr Dolittle film and, more recently, Warhorse.

  • The nearby village of Lacock (10 miles) is almost entirely owned by the National Trust and is home to the Fox Talbot Museum of Photography and Lacock Abbey. Lacock is often used as a film set for period dramas such as Pride and Prejudice and Cranham and was used in the Harry Potter films.

  • A leisurely and scenic drive takes you to the historical town of Malmesbury and Tetbury.


  • The National Arboretum at Westonbirt is only 5 miles away and a must-visit at any time of year, but especially so when the autumn colours put on a fantastic show. Perfect too for visiting the http://www.badminton-horse.co.uk and Gatcombe Horse Trials.
  • For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.

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    Reviews (30)

    Confirmed Guest ‐ 4 Jan 2018
    "The atmosphere in the house is cosier than you could possibly dream of! You have everything you need, even fresh eggs and bread to start your next day!"
    Confirmed Guest ‐ 20 Nov 2017
    "S41810 is set in a storybook. Located in the main square of Castle Combe, a picturesque village that has played home to many notable movies, you wake up to views of the stone church behind the house and the two local pubs right out front. The cottage itself is completely updated with modern appliances (including an AMAZING rain shower) while maintaining its original charm. Wood beamed ceilings, a vast fireplace in the living room, and the stained-glass windows in the master bed room are just a few of the details that will make you think you have traveled back in time. Alyson and her husband were perfect hosts—going so far as to ship a load of laundry back to Germany when it got stuck in the wash! Thank you for everything."
    Confirmed Guest ‐ 24 Sep 2017
    "S41810 was clean and well equipped. Interesting rooms though all the modern conveniences were there."
    Confirmed Guest ‐ 5 Sep 2017
    "Lovely cottage in the romantic village of Castle Combe -immaculate clean-.Many movies were filmed here e.g. WarHorse, Dr.Doolittle.Loved everything!"
    Confirmed Guest ‐ 2 Aug 2017
    "I have stayed in many VRBO properties and have been a prior innkeeper. I know the effort it takes to elevate the details to a high level of perfection. Everything about this property was suberbly executed from the welcome/instruction notebook to the beautifully equiped and organized kitchen and the impecable housekeeping. Thank you for making our stay in Castle Combe feel like a fairy tale!"
    Confirmed Guest ‐ 12 Jul 2017
    "S41810 is a beautifully restored and sensitively updated historic home. Furnishings were refined, comfortable and well selected. The kitchen was particularly well equipped. Two very nice pubs were literally across the street from our front door, but the village was perfectly quiet at night. Castle Combe is absolutely lovely and an excellent base for touring the Cotswolds. We enjoyed a fantastic circuit walk of approximately six miles right from our front door, and we left the walk description in S41810 information book in kitchen for use by future guests. On our last night, we had a wonderful, memorable dinner at the Bybrook Restaurant in the Manor House Hotel (a 3 minute walk) to celebrate my mother's 85th birthday. All in all, a fantastic visit."
    Confirmed Guest ‐ 12 Jun 2017
    "A lovely, well furnished historic cottage in an ideal situation"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Beautiful. Great goody box. Helpful owners. Recommend"
    Confirmed Guest
    "The cottage was well equipped except for the living room which was cold, dark with uncomfortable chairs. Also on reflection we underestimated the intrusive nature of tourists in the village and the noise that was generated each morning by delivery vehicles in the market square."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Exquisite property, excellent service and beautiful surroundings"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Some small niggles but the owner dealt with the important ones and we have yet to tell her about those. The cottage was brilliant but we think you must stress to people that there is NOOOO parking in Castle Combe as it was a surprise to us"
    Confirmed Guest
    "The cottage was very clean Most of the pots and glass needed washing before use.some of the serving dishes were chipped. The double bed was uncomfortable. The King sized bedroom had a beautiful stained glass window but no curtain, which made the room very light and also made it lack privacy. The free standing bath was in the same room and as the room overlooked the hotel we were not sure if we could be seen by the hotel guests so did not use the bath."
    Confirmed Guest
    "The cottage was very clean Most of the pots and glass needed washing before use.some of the serving dishes were chipped. The double bed was uncomfortable.The King sized bedroom had a beautiful stained glass window but no curtain, which made the room very light and also made it lack privacy. The free standing bath was in the same room and as the room overlooked the hotel we were not sure if we could be seen by the hotel guests so did not use the bath."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Immaculate! We are 4 ladies, celebrating a reunion after 40 years , all semi retired with very high expectations. We were not disappointed! Any minor problems were rectified immediately, very thin walls so the neighbor did complain about our chatting."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Good facilities. Very clean and tidy. A hand towel in the ground floor wc would have been helpful."
    Confirmed Guest
    "S41810 is amazing! We couldn't believe the modern amenities in most of the interior - what a creative renovation. The only thing we could have asked for is better lighting for reading in the lounge. The room tends to be dark. We decamped from the 'main' bedroom - as others had reported, the light coming in the dramatic stained glass in the window is a bit too much - but fortunately we were able to sleep in the twin-bedded room. We loved this cottage - the location, the amenities - it was great!"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Excellent location. Literally in the middle of a filmset. Cottage is pristine and cosy."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Lovely little cottage in pretty village. Pleasantly simple, tasteful, clean and comfortable. Pros: feather pillows (unlike all other Snaptrip properties we have stayed in) and no hideous trinkets. Cons: only one basket of logs provided and no notice of this or where to buy more (unlike all other Snaptrip properties we have stayed in). Would stay here again."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Perfect for a short country escape from the rat race."
    Confirmed Guest
    "A great cottage in a beautiful town. A great location to explore, thanks for the memories. VB, Australia"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A lovely cottage. Again we had great food at the Castle Inn and had fun at Longleat. Laycock is also worth a visit. The N's, Coventry"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A beautiful cottage and fantastically situated to explore the local area. We had a great time. R & C, Kent"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A lovely cool shelter from the summer heat. Good food and customer service at the Castle Inn. Enjoyed the village and Lacock. The B's, Scotland"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A fantastic break. We loved the Castle Inn, fab food and service. The farm shop at Allington is brilliant too. Lovely walk around the arboretum and a trip to Bath - with spa! Bliss!. Thanks for the welcome pack and for making our little holiday a home from home! This is our second visit to this beautiful, tranquil cottage, fabulous comfy beds and we will be back. Thanks. GH, Dorset"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A lovely vacation in the English countryside. Good food and help in the Castle Inn. The B's, Washington DC"
    Confirmed Guest
    "It's been great. Such an unusual cottage. So clean and with lots of equipment. We loved it. The village is gorgeous, so nice looking out of the window. Thanks. TC, West Sussex"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A lovely cottage, as nice as the brochure. A perfect little break pre our first baby. H & M, London"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A great cottage. Fab walks and the sun even came out. Good to have a well equipped kitchen for a cosy night in. Will recommend. CT, Cardiff"
    Confirmed Guest
    "What a fabulously comfortable and elegant house, we felt completely at home, happy and wished we could stay for weeks. Hope to come again and we'll recommend your property to everyone. BT, London"
    Confirmed Guest
    "We had a great stay despite the weather. One of the most beautiful places in England, we certainly hope to be back before long. G&D, Essex"

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