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A "home From Home" Fully Modernised Renovated and Spacious 19th Century Cottage

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

5* Cottage near Bath, England, Perfect For Groups Incl High Class Hen Night

Over 40 TripAdvisor reviews 5* -This beautiful cottage is packed with interesting features and English charm. The large kitchen with range cooker, dishwasher & fridge/freezer, leads into an open dining area with an expanding table seating up to 10. There is a downstairs cloakroom and two sitting rooms, one with a feature fireplace with wood burning stove to compliment the gas central heating. The garden is to the front and side of the property, with the luxury of 2 off road parking spaces and is mostly patio with stone steps taking you up onto the decking and roof top terrace area with excellent views of the canal lock opposite. With such a wide selection of local and regional activities, places to you'll be spoilt for choice whatever time of year you visit.

David Gilbert
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The cottage was stunning, clean and spacious"

"a gorgeous cottage full of character in a perfect location"

"an excellent place to stay and very good value for money"
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • river
  • town
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • One ground floor cloakroom (toilet & sink) One first floor bathroom (bath, toilet & sink) One first floor shower room (shower, toilet & sink)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Top floor: double room on one side of staircase + partially open plan single room on other. Middle floor: a double room accessed via a twin room with room for an extra single bed on one side, plus an additional single room on other. Sofa bed in 2nd lounge
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: The outdoor area is to the front and side of the property. There is outdoor furniture including a large table with chairs. Steps take you up onto the decking and the roof terrace with views over the canal and the lock. There is a stoney, lay-by style, parking area in front of the cottage which has ample parking for 2 cars - guests have been known to squeeze in 3 smaller cars. Utility Room: Washing machine & tumble dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: * Fresh towels and bed linen are included * We take care to clean and prepare the cottage ourselves to ensure a high standard; for longer bookings cleaning mid-stay can be arranged. * We live locally should any problems arise Other: The dining area is open plan to the kitchen and to the second living room with an expanding table to seat 10 and patio doors to the garden. Fantastic area for socialising and enjoying


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A "home From Home" Fully Modernised Renovated and Spacious 19th Century Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews

A lovely stay in a great cottage

  • 5 of 5

We live overseas and booked the cottage just before Christmas as a base for friends and family to visit us. The cottage suited our needs perfectly and was very well equipped with everything we needed to entertain and accommodate a crowd that changed daily! The location is fantastic and the rail links to Bath are very handy. One slight problem with the plumbing was dealt with speedily and effectively by the owner as soon as he was informed. The welcome pack was a lovely gesture, as were the Christmas decorations that had been put up. Overall, we had a super week and will definitely be back again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage, excellent location, everything you need provided + more, extremely helpful owner.

  • 5 of 5

I rented this amazing property for my wife's 60th birthday, there were 8 adults in total, and the cottage was plenty large enough not to get under each others feet, absolutely everything you require is provided, except the obvious personal things such as shower jells, shampoo, toothpaste ect, it has a beautiful tiered garden area, and we found it exceptionally clean, it is ideally located with a lovely short walk into the town, and a stones throw from walking the tow path along the Avon and Kennett canal, the old tythe barn is well worth the 10 minute walk to see, we all had an absolutely fantastic stay, and would not hesitate to book this property again, and finally a word of praise for the owner David Gilbert for his superb communication and tips on places to eat, and a local lady who made me a fantastic birthday cake for my wife.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

very impressed. well appointed. fully equipped. clean. great location. spacious. lots of character. overall really lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Train
400 Metres
Bradford on Avon
Car: not necessary


Car not needed if coming by train

Bradford on Avon Train Station - a short level walk

Bristol Airport - 25 miles

Heathrow Airport - 95 miles

Gatwick Airport - 130 miles

Southampton Airport - 60 miles

Exeter Airport - 100 miles

Portsmouth Ferry Terminal - 80 miles

Southampton Ferry Terminal - 60 miles

Dover Ferry Terminal - 200 miles


Lock Quay Cottage is situated in the picturesque town of Bradford on Avon only 6 miles or a 12-15 minute train ride from Bath.

Day trips possible to London (less than 2hrs by train)

The cities of Cardiff, Bristol, Oxford, Cheltenham are also all easily accessible.

Further Details:

The cottage is set right in the heart of the tourist area of the charming town of Bradford on Avon, opposite the canal and within view of the lock, with many shops, restaurants and activities right on your doorstep.

Take a canal boat trip, hire canoes or bikes and tour along the towpath all within one minute. Play tennis for free and enjoy the park areas in view of the cottage, explore the local smaller shops, including several antique shops. There is a supermarket within walking distance. The 14th century Tithe Barn is only a 2 minute walk away and is surrounded by craft shops and a park that leads down to the River Avon offering riverside walks. Cut along the riverside path to reach the local indoor swimming pool and railway station or to visit the historic Saxon Church.

You will be spoilt for choice for places to eat out, including traditional English pub food, Thai, Indian, or Chinese restaurants and tea shops too. Try out the Boatman's Breakfast at the Lock Inn opposite the cottage or the famous Bridge Tea Rooms. Great pubs very close by.

Lock Quay Cottage is handy for Bath. As well as a wide range of shops and restaurants, Bath boasts the new Thermae Spa, the Roman Baths, the Costume Museum, the Pump Rooms or you could even watch a match at the famous Rugby Club.

Historic sites such as Stonehenge, Avebury and Silbury Hll are all within easy driving distance.

There are many beautiful areas to walk locally as Bradford on Avon is close to the Cotswolds and the Mendips. Closer by there are pretty towns such as Corsham, Lacock (including the Abbey) and Castle Combe. There are also many National Trust properties including Stourhead. Nearby are the attractions, house and Safari Park at Longleat & Centre Parcs. The adventure playground and house of Bowood are also close by @Bristol (a modern museum) also make a great day out.

This is England at its very best!


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% of rent is payable upon booking, with the balance only due 2 months before your stay.

Weekend prices apply to Friday and Saturday nights plus Sunday nights on Bank Holiday weekends.

Off Peak Mid Week stays minimum booking 4 nights.

Discounts may be available for smaller group sizes of 4 or less.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day.
Check in - 4pm
Check out - 10am
Late check-out (2pm) or check-in (midday) may be available for a £40 surcharge dependent on other bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.