About the property
- House1506 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
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.
Mrs Fiona M Dodson
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 13, 2018
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 Bromham
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.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful, clean and comfortable countryside house
We had an amazing time staying in the Old Coach house.
The beds were incredibly comfortable, and the house itself is beautiful, with incredible countryside surroundings.
I would recommend this house to anyone.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.
So pleased you had such a great time and loved the house.
Perfect setting and excellent location.
We had a wonderful stay at the coach house. The accommodation is great and Fiona and Matthew were brilliant hosts and very accommodating. A perfect location and the dogs had a wonderful time racing round all the fields.
Stunning Coach House with wonderful hosts
The Coach House at Chittoe is very spacious and beautifully decorated. It sits across the courtyard from the main house where your hosts Fiona and Matthew live. They are incredibly charming and relaxed and have two lovely dogs that will be sure to pay you a visit! I couldn’t have had a more wonderful or welcoming stay here. I hope to return when the seasons have changed to experience Chittoe is the summer months! Thank you Fiona!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and we would love to see you again.
Lovely house, great location with lovely grounds and views - would recommend
Just returned from spending a week here and had a really lovely time. House was lovely , clean , very well decorated and comfortable and well equipped for everything we needed. The owners were extremely accommodating and couldn't do enough for us. The kids loved the pool and grounds - lots of space to play and plenty to do ( games room , tennis ) . Great location , quiet and with lovely views but also good location for exploring surrounding areas . Would definitely go back !
Lovely property, peaceful location, friendly owner
Excellent communications from Fiona. Had a really enjoyable weekend break at The Coach House which was clean, comfortable & beautifully furnished .. Lovely peaceful location within easy reach of Lacock & Avebury UNESCO World Heritage Site. Great walking in the area! Recommended.
Lovely to meet you and thank you so much for taking the touble to write a review. So pleased you all had a good time.
A great holiday. Just what we needed.
Lovely comfortable accommodation. Everything we needed. If we had any concerns Fiona was on hand to help. Would definitely recommend it.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. So pleased you enjoyed everthing and hope we may see you again.
Travel: Bristol Airport is approximately one hours drive. The nearest train station is Chippenham and there is a bus service from the end of the lane (1/2 mile). A car is advised. Distances: The Coach House is within 5 min drive of Bowood Estate owned by the Earl of Lansdowne with its' Championship Golf course, Spa, children's adventure play ground and 5 star restaurant. The world famous Georgian City of Bath is approximately 15 miles west (approx 30 min drive). Definitely worth a visit! Here you will find the Roman Baths, wonderful shops nestled in ancient alleyways, Restaurants (including Jamie Oliver!), the Theatre Royal frequently offering West End shows and various cinemas Further Details: The National Trust Village of Lacock is a short drive away, or about an hours walk or 30 min bike ride (depending on energy levels!) The Village is famous for numerous television shoots such as Sense and Sensibility, Harry Potter and Larkrise to Candleford. Lacock Abbey wth the Fox Talbot Museum is well worth a visit. Also some very good pubs including the Red Lion, The George Inn and of course the Sign of the Angel restaurant with its Finest English Cooking. Other excellent pubs locally to us include The George, Sandy Lane, The Westbrook a walk across the fields, The George and Dragon in Rowde. Only 8 miles to Marco Pierre Whites' The Pear Tree at Whitley! Further attractions include Bowood House and Garden with it's Championship Golf Course and Adventure play ground. Avebury Stone Circle is approx 15 drive and Longleat Safari approx 30 mins. The Georgian City of Bath is approx 30 mins by car and offers many attractions with its' ancient sights, wonderful shops and restaurants including Jamie Oliver! the Theatre Royal frequently offering West End shows and various cinemas. The thermal Bath Spa offers spoiling treatments plus being able to relax in the roof top pool overlooking the beautiful city. There really is something here to cater for everyone’s need! Devizes with the world renowned Cane Hill flight of locks, Chippenham, Calne and Melksham are within a 6 mile radius and have all the different supermarkets. A cinema can also be found in our local town of Devizes.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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. +++ 20% DISCOUNT FOR A COUPLE BOOKING TO STAY LOW SEASON USING ONE BEDROOM+++