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Beautifully Converted Period Cottage in The South Cotswold Countryside

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

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.


Owner
Justin Haines
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

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 Wiltshire

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

5

Nettleton Wiltshire

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded all expectations

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage situated in a lovely area.

  • 5 of 5

We found the cottage to be very well equipped and it had everything we needed for our short break, and it was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The added touches e.g. lovely thick towels and bathrobes, toiletries and welcome pack all added to the comfort and relaxation.

We have already recommended the cottage to family and friends and would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent accommodation for two people.

  • 5 of 5

A cosy,well equipped cottage in a lovely village with a well stocked shop and a very good pub.

So much to see in this beautiful area that one week wasn't long enough!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful. The cottage is lovingly decorated with everything you might want

  • 4 of 5

Lovely. Its a superb location. Beautiful walks with a local shop within minutes. The whole area is stunning. The owners have taken much care and attention with the little details and touches. With this in mind the only disappointment was the mattress in the bedroom. Its all very well having Egyptian cotton sheets but the mattress in my opinion is cheap and this ultimately affected my sleep and overall stay. This is a personal preference perhaps, so another person may have no issues at all. Everything else was absolutely perfect and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Whilst we were pleased that you wrote a glowing report, we were disappointed to receive our first ever review of less than 5 stars. To allay any concerns, the mattress, far from being cheap, was actually very expensive. We did extensive research before purchasing as what constitutes a good mattress is very much in the eye of the beholder. The mattress is ziplock, so can be used for twin beds and was purchased from a hotel supplier. I guess we all like something different, but as per our numerous reviews, everything in the cottage is to the very highest standard and is regularly inspected. We are pleased that you were so happy with every other aspect of your stay. Thanks for visiting Dovenby cottage.
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5

Stunning and Modern

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful and restful. We walked the Cotswold's Way and used the cottage as a home base. What a wonderful retreat it was for us. The cottage was sparkling clean; all of the appliances were new and well maintained. The owners were welcoming and helpful. We ate at a couple of local pubs and restaurants...but mostly ate early meals at the location of our daily hikes and then drove back to Dovenby, showered and fell exhausted into bed. We especially liked nearby Castle Coombe.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you both and we were pleased that you were finally reunited with your phone. Your commitment to walking the Cotswold way was impressive and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay so much.
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5

Lovely weekend get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely weekend break at Dovenby Cottage. It's perfectly situated for easy access to Bath and Castle Coombe, with some nice pubs close by for eating out. It's finished to an incredibly high standard with a well equipped kitchen and cosy living room if you want to stay in. The homemade lemon drizzle cake and bottle of wine waiting for us on arrival were very welcome - thank you! We would highly recommend staying here, and would definately go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
15 Oct 2016 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£360
 
 
Mid season
7 Apr 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£420
 
 
Peak season
2 Jun 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£262
for 3 nights
From
£88
From
£116
Fri,Sat,Sun
£470
 
 
Mid season
8 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£420
 
 
Low season
13 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£360
 
 
Christmas & New year
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£262
for 3 nights
From
£88
From
£116
Fri,Sat,Sun
£470
 
 
Low season
2 Jan 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£360
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£350
for 3 nights
From
£116
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Nettleton in Cotswolds

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
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:
  • children welcome
  • 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:
Outside: A garden and patio are there for your use as is a table and chairs and gas BBQ. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: High quality towels, linens and bath robes are provided.

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