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Beautifully Converted Period Cottage in The South Cotswold Countryside

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cosy cottage in lovely, peaceful village, close to Bath & walking distance from Castle Combe Is

Recently converted from an old stable block, Dovenby Cottage has been transformed into a romantic, cosy, rural retreat of the highest standard. With owners next door you have access to a wealth of local information should you need it, but will have privacy to hunker down in this charming period property, complete with open fire. We run short & longer breaks, all starting and ending on either a Friday or Monday. See for more information.

Justin Haines
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.

Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Justin Haines

This a family owned property with the family living next to the property. We are a married couple with a 9 year old son. We are both professionals and work during the week, whist our son goes to a local village school.

Justin Haines purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Justin Haines chose Nettleton

Built in 1900 as a stable block and tack room Dovenby Cottage has been used to house horses, donkeys, sheep, chickens, carts and even soldiers on leave from WWII.

In spring 2013 we lovingly converted it to a cottage of the highest quality, whilst keeping many of its period features.

We love this area of the South Cotswolds because whilst being a beautiful part of rural Wiltshire it has great accessibility to a wide range of amenities. We are surrounded by National Trust sites and properties such as Dyrham park, Laycock Abbey and Avebury, plus are very close to Bath and Bristol. One of our favourite things to do at the weekends is to walk to Castle Combe for lunch.

What makes this cottage unique

Dovenby Cottage is a lovely place to snuggle up on a cold day. It has underfloor heating throughout, but if you prefer this can be switched off and you can light a log fire. On warmer days you have a garden and patio, with bbq to enjoy.

The property is just a minutes walk to the village shop and 20 minutes from an award winning pub. It is a slightly longer walk to famous Castle Combe.

Ideally located to venture in to Bath, yet escape the crowds for rural tranquillity at the end of the day.


Nettleton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Luxurious wet room with open shower, double-ended roll top bath and lovely toiletries.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Stunning bedroom with vaulted ceiling, oak beams and a super king double bed (can also be twin). Egyptian cotton sheets and silk blinds, with LED TV on the wall.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
See further details at the owners website:


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Beautifully Converted Period Cottage in The South Cotswold Countryside
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 39 reviews

Beautifully renovated and superbly equipped property.

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully renovated and superbly equipped property in a lovely quiet location.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage with excellent facilities.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a short break in this lovely cottage. Ideal location for exploring surrounding area. Cottage was very well equipped and finished to a high standard. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cotswolds Get-away

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage with lovely decor. Great location for exploring. Thoughtful hosts with detailed information on local area provided. Extremely high standard of cleanliness and comfort. Would stay again and highly recommend to others

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant Cottage Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A fabulously styled cottage with everything we could possibly need: a comfortable bed, well-equipped kitchen and an especially gorgeous bathroom. The photographs didn't do this property justice. Weather was a bit gloomy, but we were part-working anyhow. The underfloor heating was just great and although it was nice to have to hand, we didn't need the log burning stove. We had a warm and delicious welcome with a super bottle of wine and a handmade lemon drizzle cake. Just what you need after motorway chaos. I would wholeheartedly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful homely cottage in lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

Perfect accomodation with everything we required. Felt like coming home at the end of the day. Fabulous location close to Bath and surrounding areas. Cotswolds a short drive away. Local store very handy.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Spotless and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

It was so lovely to be welcomed with a freshly baked cake, milk for a cuppa and a bottle of vino

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Special interest holidays:

The area is particularly popular for cyclists and horse-lovers, as Badminton horse trials take place nearby.


Bristol airport: 30 miles.


Castle Combe: 40 min walk, Laycock 14 miles, Bath 15 miles, Bristol 15 miles, Tetbury 16 miles, Cirencester 26 miles, Malmesbury 12 miles, Cheltenham 30 miles.

Dyrham park 5 miles, Badminton horse trials 3 miles, Bowood house 16 miles, Avebury 30 miles, Stonehenge 32 miles, Longleat 30 miles

Further Details:

Shop and Post office 60 seconds walk from the cottage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover days are Monday or Friday, all breaks start & end on a Friday or Monday.
Pay Owners direct via their terms, or enquire direct via where terms are: 25% deposit and the balance 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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