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Victorian Old Coach House With Stunning Views To The Marlborough Downs.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Chittoe, Nr. Lacock, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England - Luxurious Accommodation Within Easy Reach Of Many Historic Towns And Villages

The Coach House is a unique detached former coaching house and set within the grounds of our home at The Old Vicarage. Surrounded by open fields and woodland, with fabulous views to the Marlborough Downs, perfect for long walks and total relaxation. The huge living space (30ft x 16ft), with kitchen area at one end, wood burning stove at the other; comfy sofas and chairs to relax in, table and chairs for dining. An enormous glass window replaces the original entrance allowing the sun to flood the room with light and enhance the view of the original cobbled court yard. Downstairs there is also a study room with single French day bed; separate loo & stone sink. The huge Master bedroom with Superking size double bed, en-suite bathroom and French windows opening onto balcony. Large twin bedroom with en-suite shower/wet room also with balcony. Lie in bed, watch the sunrise and in the evening, the moon appear over the beautiful Wiltshire countryside.

The property is ideally situated near the Georgian City of Bath with all it's stunning architecture, history, wonderful shops and restaurants including the famous Polly Lunn Tea Rooms, one of the oldest buildings in Bath. The National Trust Village of Lacock is a ten minute drive where you can visit the Fox Talbot Photography Museum and the Abbey where scenes from Harry Potter were filmed. Lacock was also the location for films including Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and the ever popular television series Downton Abbey to name but a few. The George Inn dates back to 1361 and has a wonderful open log fire as does the Red Lion. The ancient English Heritage Sites of Stonehenge and Avebury are within striking distance and not to be missed. Our local market town of Devizes is home to the Caen Hill flight of canal locks, the longest in the country as well as a beautiful market square which hosts a weekly market and monthly Farmers Market as well as some unique pubs and shops.

Bowood House, set in gardens designed by Capability Brown, with its' International Golf Course and renowned children's Adventure play ground is only a few minutes drive and the medieval Great Chalfield Manor and gardens another delight. While staying at The Coach House, guests can enjoy use of the tennis court, relax by the outdoor pool set within it's own walled garden, and make use of the BBQ and outdoor eating area.

More Details

Mrs Fiona M Dodson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Mrs Fiona M Dodson

We have lived in Chittoe for 27 years and brought up our five children here - well almost! I am an enthusiastic cook and offer delicious home made cakes for tea on arrival, as well as a pot of jam hopefully made with fruit from the garden. Muffins are a particular favourite!

Why Mrs Fiona M Dodson chose Wiltshire

We bought the property in 1985 wanting to create my vision of a proper family home. Moving every two years or so as a child, hadn't given me 'wanderlust' but the desire to 'belong'. Our children have been so lucky to have been brought up in this idyllic countryside with ponies, chickens and sheep, plus my husbands lust for old tractors and machinery!

With the kids now largely grown up we decided to renovate the Coach House from being a work shop, tractor home and hay barn with tiny flat above to a more stylish set up. Our plans evolved as we went along with the original plans being done by our son now an engineer. With huge input from all members of the family we now have a wonderful property so others can also enjoy this idyllic location.

What makes this house unique

The views from the bedroom windows and balconies are spectacular. The property is set with in the grounds of our home and surrounded by open fields and woodland. Perfect for walking and biking. We offer use of our tennis court, repainted this year and the swimming pool which is to be re-lined March 2016..

It is also perfectly situated for visiting many ancient sites such as Avebury and Stonehenge; the Georgian City of Bath and towns such as our local town of Devizes with its' market square, unique shops, pubs and cafes as well as the famous canal and stunning Cane Hill flight of locks.

Bowood House offers an international Golf course and Spa as well as fabulous fine dining, only a couple of miles away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

30th Aug (2 nights B & B) - A lovely place, a very cute dog and very nice people! Stephanie (H K)

- Just want to say I love this place and your family is so nice. The place is beautiful with blue sky, trees, flowers, fruits, dogs and even stars at night. The breakfast is really good especially the home-made bread! All the best and look forward to seeing you again soon. Andy (Hong Kong).

- Thanks Fiona, your family and dog for such a warm welcome. The house is so cosy and the environment is so lovely, we all feel at home! I really appreciate the breakfast you prepared for us every morning. It was so delicious (Hong Kong)

23rd-30th Aug - Great place, very warm welcome. Thanks for the jam, wine, carrots fresh from the garden...

16th-23rd Aug - Amazing stay. Thanks a lot from all the family for your kindness! It was a very relaxing and pleasant experience. All the best for all your family. Emmanuel & Magali (France)

9-16th Aug - This was a perfect antidote for your busy lives.
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bromham in Cotswolds

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure , Wetroom style with Travertine stone.
  • Beautiful contemporary bathrooms with limestone flooring and underfloor heating. Luxury fittings and heated towel rails.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Suite with Superking double bed. - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , A baby's cot is available
    Antique Victorian Twin Room - 2 Single Bed , Beautiful antique Victorian single beds.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Study with antique French Day Bed. Toilet & basin adjacent.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has Superking double bed with bathroom ensuite. Bedroom 2 has Victorian twin beds with ensuite Shower/wet room. Bedroom 3/study is downstairs and has a french day bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Please note all floors downstairs are limestone or slate with the stairway made of Bath stone. There are no handrails by the bath but a non-slip mat is stored in a cupboard. Outside: Large and secluded south facing gravelled terrace with steps leading to garden area and then onto large open field suitable for ball games etc. The terrace area provides ample room for outdoor eating. Table, chairs, umbrella and BBQ are stored in an old Tack Room. The tennis court is along a gravelled track. The pool is accessed through an orchard and gate. It is set within its' own huge walled garden making it safe and completely secluded. It is covered by a solar thermal cover and heated by our new bio-mass heating system. It is available for use and only shared with ourselves. Sun loungers available. Games room with pool table, table football and exercise bike, by arrangement. Utility Room: The utility room is outside in a separate old 'Tack Room' and includes washing machine, hoover, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Feather duvets and beds all made with fresh 100% cotton linen from The White Company. Bath and hand towels also included. Other: A study downstairs with French Day Bed for one, desk and hanging space for coats. A downstairs loo with stone sin

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)


Beautiful house & location and great for children

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed staying in The Coach House. We have two young boys (8&5) and they loved playing in the grounds and swimming pool (and making friends with the dog!). The owners were very welcoming and the wine & blueberry muffins on arrival were a nice touch. We liked the location, it was quiet and there was plenty to see and do locally. The house was extremely clean and comfortable. Great service. We would definitely recommend this to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for writing a review! Hugely appreciated.
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Lovely Accomodation, Welcome and Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 2 kids and I stayed at the Coach House for a week and had a great stay. We had a lovely warm welcome from Fiona. The house has a lovely feel to it with lots of original features. You are made to feel very much at home, use of the pool was brilliant and the kids loved walking through the fields of sheep to feed the pigs. Lots of good, fun trips locally too to keep the kids amused. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing family trip.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review and thrilled you all had such a lovely time.
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An impressive holiday cottage with a warm welcome.

  • 5 of 5

The Coach House provides impressive holiday accommodation, with everything you could want for your holiday. As soon as you open the door the quality of fixtures and fitting is obvious. The bedrooms are very comfortable, with generous en suite facilities. Downstairs there is everything you could wish for to make your stay comfortable.

The outside space is idyllic for children. The swimming pool and pool room provided hours of fun and the gardens are lovely.

The situation of the cottage is very convenient for days out. We visited Laycock Abbey and village, Stonehenge, Bath, Salisbury and Avebury to name a few.

Finally, Fiona and Matthew were very welcoming, ready to offer advice and local information. The freshly baked muffins and home made jam provided on arrival were also very much appreciated....and quickly demolished!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the trouble to write a review and we are thrilled you all had a lovely time.
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Super spot!

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a brilliant week at The Coach House! It was the perfect place for an 'easy' holiday with our young children (3 and almost 2). Loved the sheep, pigs, friendly dogs and two vintage tractors - lots to keep everyone happy. Enjoyed a swim in the super pool - a real sun trap and I was really surprised how warm it was. The house is really lovely and Fiona and Matthew made us all feel very welcome. Homemade muffins, Jam and a bottle of wine were all much appreciated too! Loads to do in the area - bath, lacock, Bowood and lots more we didn't even get to doing. Always next time! Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and so pleased you had such a good time. Hope to see you again so we can give the youngsters a ride on the tractors!
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Wonderful week's stay with my family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week's stay in the coach house. The coach house is very comfortable, spacious and beautifully designed. Lots of lovely touches on arrival - chilled bottle of wine, scrumptious carrot cake and fresh flowers through out the house.

My little girl (22 months) loved the accommodation too and its surroundings - the comfortable cot and antique highchair, exploring the fields to find tractors and picking daisies, visiting the lambs, sheep and pigs, using the lovely swimming pool and tennis court, and of course patting the very friendly sheep dog.

There is lots close by to also explore - we visited Bowood House and also its woodland area. Fantastic for children and the grounds are beautifully kept. We also enjoyed trips to Lacock and Bradford on Avon.

Many thanks to Fiona and family for making us so very welcome. We feel very relaxed on our return home and do hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank y so much for taking the trouble to write a review. It was lovely to meet you and so thrilled you were able to make so much use of the pool in the lovely May sunshine! Hope we may see you again. Fiona
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A beautiful area with a warm welcome

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the cottage, made even better by the wonderful cakes and warm welcome from the owners. The location is beautiful and the house has a lovely charm which made us all feel like we at a home away from home. The house is very spacious and there isn't a single bedroom where you feel someone has drawn the short straw. The kitchen is great for preparing large or small meals, There’s also good supply of crockery, glasses, cookware and a much needed dishwasher

I really recommend this property for large or small groups and families.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review and hope we may see you again.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring
21 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Badminton Horse Trials
5 May 2017 - 11 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
12 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Whitsun Week
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
23 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner direct for any further in formation or booking.
20% discount for couples wanting to book the property using just one of the bedrooms, outside of high season which includes UK half-term holidays, Easter, Christmas, July and August.

Changeover Day:
For weekly bookings our changeover day is Friday with arrival time from 4pm and departure 10 am.

Notes on prices:
From 28th March-31st October weekly bookings, unless we have availability and it is within two weeks of your desired arrival dates.
November 1st to March 20th 2016 we are happy to take short breaks. The prices are worked out at 70% of the weekly cost so fri/sat/sun is the same as mon/tues/
Please contact by email/phone for further information.

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