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Victorian Old Coach House With Stunning Views To The Marlborough Downs.

Bromham, Wiltshire, UK
  • House1506 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • 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.

Owner

Mrs Fiona M Dodson

Member Since 2013
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
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.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Master Suite with Superking double bed.
        1 king, 1 baby crib, A baby's cot is available
      • Antique Victorian Twin Room
        2 twin/ single, Beautiful antique Victorian single beds.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 twin/ single, Study with antique French Day Bed. Toilet & basin adjacent.
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has Superking double bed with bathroom ensuite. Bedroom 2 has Victorian twin beds with ensuite Shower/wet room. Bedroom 3/study is downstairs and has a french day bed.

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Shower room 1
        shower, Wetroom style with Travertine stone.
      • Toilet 1
        toilet
      • Beautiful contemporary bathrooms with limestone flooring and underfloor heating. Luxury fittings and heated towel rails.

      Location Type

        • Rural

          Meals

            • Guests provide their own meals

              General

                • Living Room
                  The huge living space includes comfy sofas and chairs to relax in, a table/chairs for dining and a glass fronted wood burning stove. TV with DVD player, CD/radio with Ipod attachment. An enormous glass window replaces the original entrance.
                • Fireplace
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  Underfloor heating throughout.
                • Internet
                  Free wifi available
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                  100% Cotton linen from The White House
                • Fitness Room / Equipment
                  Exercise bike available
                • Parking
                • Towels Provided
                  All towels provided.
                • Tumble Dryer
                  This is available on request.
                • Washing Machine
                • Wood Stove
                  Wood burning stove with logs available
                • Free Wifi

                  Kitchen

                    • Microwave
                    • Coffee Maker
                      Cafetiere style.
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Freezer
                    • Kitchen
                      The kitchen is at one end of the enormous living space and is equipped with, cooker, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster

                      Dining

                        • Child's Highchair
                        • Dining
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 6 people

                          Entertainment

                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                              With selection of DVDs.
                            • Foosball
                            • Game Room
                            • Games
                              Monopoly and Scrabble board games available. Packs of playing cards.
                            • Pool Table
                              Pool table available in the Games room.
                            • Stereo
                              Speakers and cable for attaching to guests own Ipod/phone
                            • Television
                            • Toys
                              Toddler outdoor Little Tikes Cozy Couple car available.

                              Outside

                                • Balcony
                                  Juliette Balconies attached to the Main and twin bedrooms with outstanding views across open countryside to the Marlborough Downs.
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  With outdoor seating to relax.
                                • Golf
                                  Bowood Championship Golf Course designed by Dave Thomas renowned architect of the Belfry is 3 miles away. Set within the grounds of the beautiful estate of Bowood House with its' gardens designed by Capability Brown. North Wilts Golf Club (7.6 miles) is situated on the Downs above Calne and west of Marlborough. An acclaimed course, a reasonable green fee, and no requirement for tee bookings.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                • Tennis
                                  Tennis court available for guests use.

                                  Suitability

                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Heated Pool
                                        • Private Pool
                                          This is shared and by arrangement with the owners. We like to use it first thing and outside of that we are extremely flexible. 'Noodles' available for play and a diving board.

                                          Attractions

                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center

                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                • swimming
                                                • tennis

                                                  Notes

                                                    • Notes on accommodation: Please note all floors downstairs are limestone or slate with the stairway made of Bath stone. There are no handrails by the bath but a non-slip mat is stored in a cupboard. Outside: Large and secluded south facing gravelled terrace with steps leading to garden area and then onto large open field suitable for ball games etc. The terrace area provides ample room for outdoor eating. Table, chairs, umbrella and BBQ are stored in an old Tack Room. The tennis court is along a gravelled track. The pool is accessed through an orchard and gate. It is set within its' own huge walled garden making it safe and completely secluded. It is covered by a solar thermal cover and heated by our new bio-mass heating system. It is available for use and only shared with ourselves. Sun loungers available. Games room with pool table, table football and exercise bike, by arrangement. Utility Room: The utility room is outside in a separate old 'Tack Room' and includes washing machine, hoover, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Feather duvets and beds all made with fresh 100% cotton linen from The White Company. Bath and hand towels also included. Other: A study downstairs with French Day Bed for one, desk and hanging space for coats. A downstairs loo with stone sin

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      24 Reviews

                                                      Wonderful4.9/5

                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Beautiful, clean and comfortable countryside house

                                                      Rob F.

                                                      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.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      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.

                                                      Kate W.

                                                      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

                                                      Lucy Y.

                                                      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!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and we would love to see you again.

                                                      Fiona

                                                      Lovely house, great location with lovely grounds and views - would recommend

                                                      Jane P.

                                                      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

                                                      Helen O.

                                                      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.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      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.

                                                      Richard B.

                                                      Lovely comfortable accommodation. Everything we needed. If we had any concerns Fiona was on hand to help. Would definitely recommend it.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. So pleased you enjoyed everthing and hope we may see you again.

                                                      Location

                                                      Bromham, Wiltshire, UK

                                                      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

                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                      $56
                                                      Pet Fee
                                                      $28
                                                      Additional Guest Fee
                                                      $0 - $28

                                                      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+++

                                                      $233avg/night
                                                      24 Reviews
                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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