House in Chittoe, Nr. Lacock, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England - Luxurious Accommodation Within Easy Reach Of Many Historic Towns And Villages
Mrs Fiona M Dodson
- english, french
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
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Superb in every way
Wonderful Victorian house tastefully updated by the helpful and engaging owners who live nearby on the same property, which once was a major vicarage. Well located for visiting Bath, Avebury, Stonehenge, the fascinating museum of photography at the entrance to Lacock Abbey, the Bowood house, and Woodland gardens (which are open from mid April to mid June only). Best suited for travelers who enjoy living in the countryside and are comfortable driving on one-lane roads.
Noelle and George Beatty
Denver, Colorado, USA
Thank you so much for writing a review. I hope you had a great time in London and onward trip to France.
Lovely house in a quaint setting
We stayed at the Coach House over the Easter weekend. We had a lovely time. The house was tastefully refurbished - plenty of sandstone, wood and antiques. Set next to the main house, it has it's own private outdoor space; great for eating out, set in plenty of open space. Our hosts were very kind and attentive. 2 very friendly dogs were great fun for our son to play with.
Thank so much for taking the trouble to write a review, it is hugely appreciated. It was so lovely to meet you both and little Freddie and I very much hope we might see you again.
Unusual property in nice area
The Coach House is an interesting building, sympathetically renovated and set in lots of countryside, but within easy reach of towns like Devizes and Melksham. The dog enjoyed it, especially the multitude of pheasants on the local walks.
Attractive cottage in beautiful countryside
Very friendly and helpful hosts. A nicely decorated, comfortable cottage in idyllic setting. The cottage has all the amenities you need and all the rooms are a good size. Set in a lovely garden for kids and pets to run around in - plus pool and games room for entertainment. Ideal for relaxing break.
Many thanks for taking the trouble to write a review. It was lovely to meet you and the children. Wonderful characters!
Stunning cottage stunning location perfect hosts
An amazing location, waking up to the sun rising over King’s Play couldn’t be better. The coach house is beautiful, with all the comforts you could want,especially comfortable beds, slept really well. Kitchen fitted and equipped well, amazing walk in shower and a truly luxurious bath. Really enjoyed the swimming pool, incredible to be able to swim outside in October. Tennis courts an added treat. Fiona and Mathew are generous, helpful, kind and truly want their guests to enjoy their stay. Perfect location for visiting Bath, Lacock and Castle Coombe. Couldn’t have enjoyed our stay more and would unreservably recommend, thank you.
Beautiful coach house and location, with wonderful hosts
The Coach House is beautifully decorated and spacious, in a lovely setting, looking out to the Marlborough Downs. Our hosts couldn't have been more hospitable and accommodating. We loved our time there and couldn't recommend The Coach House more highly.
Thank you so much for your kind words and I hope we might see you again.
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.
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
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.