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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


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 available for guests use during their stay at the cottage .

The living room also has a log burning stove.

More Details

Shirley Ungemuth
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

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


Castle Combe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    En suite shower room - toilet , shower
    Shower room - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is ensuite and 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 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , With en-suite shower facilities
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En-suite bathroom with shower located on the top floor
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / 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. Not suitable for children under 5 years old. 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
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Fairytale Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Porch Cottage is a well equipped, comfortable home with beautiful appointments, modern baths and kitchen and a lovely back garden. We had a fantastic weeklong stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very enjoyable stay in a comfortable house fully equipped

  • 4 of 5

We had a great weekend in Castle Combe. 2 excellent pubs with good food and beer. The village is conveniently situated near Chippenham, Bath and Bristol. The cottage is well furnished with comfortable beds and most importantly three bathrooms.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The most beautiful place I have seen.

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing! Clean and welcoming. The extra touches were so thoughtful. It was absolutely gorgeous. I'm already planning my next visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home in an Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

We've had the privilege of staying in many amazing homes during our travels (cliff-side on the Amalfi Coast, 25 bedroom chateau in the french countryside, Q1 on Australia's Gold Coast) and this home definitely ranks as one of the best. Its location in beautiful Castle Combe and its period features and medieval charm combined with comfortable furnishings and high-quality linens make it a wonderful place to land while visiting the Cotswolds. The home was tastefully modernized but still retains the charm of a period building. There are fun 15th century pavers in the hallway of the main floor, rustic beams in the bedrooms and a huge original fireplace in the lounge. As stated in another review, the pictures don't capture the quaintness and quality of the home. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Much nicer than it looks!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic couple of nights in this beautiful cosy cottage - the photos don't do it justice, they make it look a bit shabby and dreary which couldn't be further from the truth. It is light and airy, nicely decorated with a good lay out and good sized rooms and a comfortable sitting room. Kitchen is well equipped and everything in good working order and top spec. Lots of lovely walks from the door and road cycling was amazing - lots of quiet roads with no cars on them for miles. The cottage is 5 mins walk from 2 pubs with fab food. The Michellin star restaurant over the road was quite stuffy and very over priced cocktails though so I wouldn't recommend this! Bring your own supplies as no corner shop. Lovely place for a weekend stay and would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ein absolut gemütliches Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Das Cottage bietet genügend Platz für 6 Personen. Es hat 3 Schlafzimmer und 3 Badezimmer. Es ist sehr gemütlich eingerichtet und man muss sich einfach wohl fühlen. Die Lage des Hauses an dem kleinen Fluss mit der Brücke ist einzigartig und sehr idyllisch. Castle Combe ist wahrscheinlich das schönste Dorf Englands. Die zwei Pubs in 100 m Entfernung sind genial und das Essen schmeckt sehr gut.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of your stay at the cottage in Castle Combe . It was a pleasure to have your family as guests .
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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.


Rates & Availability

Castle Combe Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Rate 2
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $322.33

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.