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  • Lock Cottage Picturesque setting adjacent to the lock and canal | Lock Cottage, Brimslade, near Marlborough
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  • Lock Cottage Picturesque setting adjacent to the lock and canal | Lock Cottage, Brimslade, near Marlborough
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    Lock Cottage

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    Property ref: S125754

    • Bedrooms 2

    • Sleeps 3

    • Baths 2

    • Pets 1

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (10)

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    About this property

    Situated by the canal, this characterful cottage is the perfect base to explore the local area or relax and watch the passing boats.
    Ground Floor:
    2 steps to:
    Living room:
    With open fire, Freeview TV, beams, French doors leading to garden, and 2 steps to:
    Dining area.
    Kitchen: With electric range, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With super kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Welcome pack and doggy extras. Large enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 1-acre woodland. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property is adjacent to a canal and has a natural water supply from a spring.
    Lock Cottage is situated in a picturesque setting adjacent to the lock and canal. The cottage dates from 1865 when it was a lengthsman or lock-keepers cottage for the top lock of the Kennet and Avon Canal. The lengthsmen were responsible for lengths of the towpath and in the absence of a lock-keeper, for locks and surroundings which included the water levels and control of weirs. They were also responsible for the maintenance of banks on their length of canal, including cutting reeds and vegetation. The cottage still retains some of its original features including exposed beams and open fire places.
    This is a perfect base for exploring Marlborough and all the nearby National Trust land that surrounds the area. Lock Cottage has a large enclosed garden, fantastic for children or dogs, and you even have your own woodland to venture through. This is a great place to unwind and relax, and to just enjoy the delights of this part Wiltshire has to offer. Fishing is also available nearby. Shop 2 miles, pub ½ mile and restaurant 4 miles.


    Open Fire / Woodburner
    Detached Property
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Garden / Patio
    Golf nearby
    Pub within 1 mile
    Open Fire
    Pets – no charge
    Romantic Getaways
    Rural Location
    Woodburning Stove
    Decorated at Christmas
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Washing Machine
    Pet Friendly
    Heritage Collection
    English Country Cottages
    North Wessex Downs
    Accessible Cottages
    Entrance Ramp/Level Access
    Parking - On Site
    More Than Dog Friendly

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    Local amenities

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    • The Royal Oak
      0.5 miles
    • The Food Gallery
      4 miles
    • The Outside Chance
      4 miles
    • Waitrose & Partners
      4 miles
    • The Palm
      5.5 miles
    • The Seven Stars
      6 miles
    • Red Lion Freehouse
      7 miles
    • Avebury Henge and Stone Circles
      7.5 miles
    • Avebury
      7.5 miles
    • Waggon and Horses
      8 miles

    Reviews (10)

    Martin ‐ 9 Sep 2019
    "A beautiful peaceful cottage,and interesting when boats passed through the lock and to chat to the boaters !"
    Emma ‐ 31 Aug 2019
    "We loved Lock Cottage. The cottage is cosy and homely with everything we needed provided. The garden is beautiful and very private."
    Jane ‐ 16 Jun 2019
    "Really nice cottage, lovely garden well fenced for the dogs. Owners left us a lovely hamper for when we arrived. Lots of places to visit just a short drive away. This cottage is brilliant if you want to get away from everything and our 3 dogs loved walking along the canal. 3 locks down found a nice pub that let the dogs in very nice food and friendly atmosphere. The only negative was wish we had been told about the ditch/spring that runs through the garden dog thought it was great fun they were a bit smelly by the time we came home."
    Ben ‐ 27 May 2019
    "We did enjoy our time at Lock Cottage and it was a nicely furnished and comfortable place to return to after exploring the local area. It was only a short drive to a local Tesco for papers etc and our dogs absolutely loved running free in the Savernake Forest. The enclosed garden was fine but included a stream/ditch which the dogs had to be kept out of. The fixtures and fittings and décor were all a bit 'tired' and the property description is wrong in that there was no microwave and no shower in the main bathroom."
    Liz ‐ 20 May 2019
    "We had issues with the tv which didn’t work for the week we were there. There was no other form of visual / audio equipment at the property so evenings were very quiet.It was advertised that there was a microwave but there wasn’t one..There was only 1 set of curtains in the bedroom despite there being two windows, so we had to string up a dog blanket as a make shift curtain...The location is beautiful and the pub is 1.5 miles down the road / tow path. There is also no shop nearby (which said was within 2 miles). The nearest shop is Tesco’s in Marlborough (about 5 miles away)Very dog friendly with great garden, but wouldn’t stay again... ☹️"
    Jill ‐ 3 May 2019
    "If you love canals and being in deep countryside this is the place for you. The cottage is large and comfortable with views of the the canal. Walking the towpath from the cottage is delightful. Its rather a long walk to the nearest pub, but the kitchen is well appointed for eating at home. There are lots of quirky touches including a stuffed sheep in the kitchen. There is lots to do nearby in Wiltshire countryside."
    Lindsay ‐ 14 Apr 2019
    "A lovely character cottage in a great location by the canal & ideally situated for the countryside, local towns & historical sites. Overall we had a lovely relaxing holiday but cottage along with bed linen & towels could have been cleaner. More curtains e.g. second window in main bedroom would be useful, along with a microwave & greater volume of bowls & plates so you have some when the dishwasher is in use. Property description should probably also advise that water in the cottage is from a spring rather than mains water."
    Anne ‐ 29 Mar 2019
    "Quiet, peaceful location, great if you want to get away from it all."
    Mary ‐ 15 Mar 2019
    "A lovely location with good local pub. The cottage is sweet and kept very clean. Kitchen had everything we needed including sharp knives, which I have never had in a holiday cottage before!Very good garden for a dog. Was good for our needs."
    Allison ‐ 2 Jan 2019
    "Cosy, atmospheric, lovely surroundings"

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