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Beautifully Converted Period Cottage in The South Cotswold Countryside

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cosy cottage in lovely, peaceful village, close to Bath & walking distance from Castle Combe Is

Recently converted from an old stable block, Dovenby Cottage has been transformed into a romantic, cosy, rural retreat of the highest standard. With owners next door you have access to a wealth of local information should you need it, but will have privacy to hunker down in this charming period property, complete with open fire. We run short & longer breaks, all starting and ending on either a Friday or Monday. See www.dovenbycottage.com for more information.


Owner
Justin Haines
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Justin Haines

This a family owned property with the family living next to the property. We are a married couple with a 9 year old son. We are both professionals and work during the week, whist our son goes to a local village school.

Justin Haines purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Justin Haines chose Nettleton

Built in 1900 as a stable block and tack room Dovenby Cottage has been used to house horses, donkeys, sheep, chickens, carts and even soldiers on leave from WWII.

In spring 2013 we lovingly converted it to a cottage of the highest quality, whilst keeping many of its period features.

We love this area of the South Cotswolds because whilst being a beautiful part of rural Wiltshire it has great accessibility to a wide range of amenities. We are surrounded by National Trust sites and properties such as Dyrham park, Laycock Abbey and Avebury, plus are very close to Bath and Bristol. One of our favourite things to do at the weekends is to walk to Castle Combe for lunch.

What makes this cottage unique

Dovenby Cottage is a lovely place to snuggle up on a cold day. It has underfloor heating throughout, but if you prefer this can be switched off and you can light a log fire. On warmer days you have a garden and patio, with bbq to enjoy.

The property is just a minutes walk to the village shop and 20 minutes from an award winning pub. It is a slightly longer walk to famous Castle Combe.

Ideally located to venture in to Bath, yet escape the crowds for rural tranquillity at the end of the day.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Nettleton in Wiltshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Luxurious wet room with open shower, double-ended roll top bath and lovely toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Stunning bedroom with vaulted ceiling, oak beams and a super king double bed (can also be twin). Egyptian cotton sheets and silk blinds, with LED TV on the wall.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
See further details at the owners website: www.dovenbycottage.com

Reviews

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Beautifully Converted Period Cottage in The South Cotswold Countryside
average rating of 4.85 based on 40 reviews
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Mally and Pat

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was more than we imagined, lovely peaceful spot. Nice walks, local pub good food easy walking distance. The rooms in the cottage were amazing a credit to Justin and Philippa . We had a fantastic stay thank you

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments, we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much. We appreciate the feedback.
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5

Beautifully renovated and superbly equipped property.

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully renovated and superbly equipped property in a lovely quiet location.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage with excellent facilities.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a short break in this lovely cottage. Ideal location for exploring surrounding area. Cottage was very well equipped and finished to a high standard. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cotswolds Get-away

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage with lovely decor. Great location for exploring. Thoughtful hosts with detailed information on local area provided. Extremely high standard of cleanliness and comfort. Would stay again and highly recommend to others

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant Cottage Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A fabulously styled cottage with everything we could possibly need: a comfortable bed, well-equipped kitchen and an especially gorgeous bathroom. The photographs didn't do this property justice. Weather was a bit gloomy, but we were part-working anyhow. The underfloor heating was just great and although it was nice to have to hand, we didn't need the log burning stove. We had a warm and delicious welcome with a super bottle of wine and a handmade lemon drizzle cake. Just what you need after motorway chaos. I would wholeheartedly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful homely cottage in lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

Perfect accomodation with everything we required. Felt like coming home at the end of the day. Fabulous location close to Bath and surrounding areas. Cotswolds a short drive away. Local store very handy.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Special interest holidays:

The area is particularly popular for cyclists and horse-lovers, as Badminton horse trials take place nearby.

Travel:

Bristol airport: 30 miles.

Distances:

Castle Combe: 40 min walk, Laycock 14 miles, Bath 15 miles, Bristol 15 miles, Tetbury 16 miles, Cirencester 26 miles, Malmesbury 12 miles, Cheltenham 30 miles.

Dyrham park 5 miles, Badminton horse trials 3 miles, Bowood house 16 miles, Avebury 30 miles, Stonehenge 32 miles, Longleat 30 miles

Further Details:

Shop and Post office 60 seconds walk from the cottage.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover days are Monday or Friday, all breaks start & end on a Friday or Monday.
Pay Owners direct via their terms, or enquire direct via www.dovenbycottage.com where terms are: 25% deposit and the balance 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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