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A picturesque 15th century three storey stone cottage fully equipped & furnished

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Castle Combe, Wiltshire in a scenic location beside By Brook river

The property overlooks By Brook, the river which runs through Castle Combe and is ideally positioned for exploring Castle Combe . The village has a convenient car park at the top of the hill, and some on street parking over the bridge at the bottom of the village. There are two pubs and a gift shop Court Cottage Gifts, in the middle of the village. The Manor House Hotel with its Michelin starred restaurant a few minutes walk from the cottage.

A garage is provided for guests to use during their stay at the cottage and additional, free public parking is available opposite Porch House , beside the By Brook .

The living room also has a log burning stove - logs are provided.

More Details

Shirley Ungemuth
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

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 Castle Combe

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Castle Combe in Castle Combe

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    En suite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The ensuite bathroom is spacious with a bath and overhead shower .It also features a hand held shower. There are twin basins and a toilet . The widow has views over the rear of the property.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , With en-suite shower facilities
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite bathroom with shower is located on the top floor
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: No pets allowed. A high chair and travel cot can be provided on request at no extra charge. There is a single garage available nearby if required. Outside: To the rear of the property is a private courtyard which leads on to the main garden which is laid to grass & shrubs. There is patio furniture seating for use by guests during their stay at Porch House. All bedding and towels are provided. For stays over over 7 days, linen and towels are changed weekly. Central Heating throughout the cottage keeps the property warm. Large L-shaped hallway with flagstone floor.


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A picturesque 15th century three storey stone cottage fully equipped & furnished
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Charming historic home with modern updates to make a perfect stay for a family of 5.

  • 5 of 5

We instantly fell in love with this property and the location. The historic building maintains all of its charm while also having all modern fixtures to provide every comfort and convenience we might need. Shirley was very attentive to our questions. We found this to be a great home base in the lower Cotswolds with easy access to nearby Bath. The apartment was clean and comfortable and we loved having the fireplace on chilly nights. It was perfect for our family of 5, but the rooms would be great for a group of adults as well. I hope to return someday! Castle Combe was just what we were looking for! We loved the nature walk recommended by the Castle Inn where we went for breakfast.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the Location

  • 4 of 5

Adorable cottage. Quaint village. Perfect for 6 people. Watch your head. Low beams. Don't forget to duck.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Posh Spacious with ALL luxurious facilities

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Porche house for the Easter break 2018 for 3 nights and 4 days. The location of the property was picturesque with a small valley of water in front and a big garden at the backyard. Parking was easy with a garage with lock. The cottage inside was awesome with all latest facilities including a coffee machine!!!. This had a very nice antique style fire place in living room and spacious. The kitchen was also spacious with dining room for 4-6. The electric hob was surprisingly fast in heating. The rooms were well equipped and maintained to the highest standards. The whole cottage was strewn with lots of historical pictures on the wall. This was a 2 floor 3 bathroom cottage which was a luxury. We totally enjoyed the cottage and its location in castle combe which was a tourist place on its own with lots of visitors to see the old houses built in 1200's and the church which was a famous[we weren't even aware of this!!!]. We felt like we were living in a really posh place with almost all the tourists looking at us with a jealousy on the place we were staying. I will recommend this to all my friends on this property. This is definitely a brilliant place to stay either short or long. The owner of the property was very nice and welcoming with all the information sent well ahead of time. Communication was seamless and enjoyable.



  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your complimentary review . You obviously appreciated the cottage and village .Everything was left so clean and tidy ; a most welcome guest . We look forward to any subsequent visits.
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  • 5 of 5

Great cottage all you need is there. Shirley was helpful. We will definitely be back

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely, cosy cottage in a beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this cottage. The location in a beautiful Cotswold village is excellent. Only downsides: the width of the garage does not cater for bigger MPVs/ SUVs and taller people need to be careful not to bump their heads against beams in the ceilings etc.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage . Additional parking is available in the village ....
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Beautiful homely cottage in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a really fun time over new year. The cottage is lovely and the location is perfect - right by the bridge. Castle Combe was just perfect - lots of lovely pubs, walks and general relaxation. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Castle Combe, Wiltshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
9 Apr 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
29 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 5
8 Sep 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
We can accept bookings for short or long stays. Please see website for weekly prices and availability. Minimum booking is for 3 nights and £550.
Changeover day: We take bookings for short or long stays so have no fixed changeover days. Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is by 10am.
Booking notes
To book we ask for a 25% deposit which secures the reservation. The balance is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. A security of £250 is requested with balance & returned at end of stay. Payment by Credit cards accepted.

Changeover Day:
Flexible at most times of the year, subject to minimum stay 3 nights.

Notes on prices:
Prices from £550 for a 3 night stay or £700 per week in low season, to £1250 for 7 nights in high season.
Payment may be made by transfer or credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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