In a beautiful semi-rural location within striking distance of many fantastic places to explore including the Georgian City of Bath, the picturesque National Trust village of Lacock and Bowood House, with its Championship Golf Course, Spa and children's adventure playground. Whitley Coach House is a 5 minute walk away from Whitley 9 hole Golf Club and driving range that welcomes everyone from complete beginners to more experienced golfers.
House in Whitley, Melksham, Wiltshire, England - Excellent
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 28, 2018
About Tim Wood
Whitley Coach House, was the coach house to a wonderful house built in 1808 of Bath stone. It was listed for rental for the first time in November 2013 and we hope that all guests have a fantastic stay.
Tim Wood purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Tim Wood chose Whitley
All the beds are very comfortable, especially the handmade kingsize Lit Bateau bed in the bedroom with a supremely comfortable Vi-Spring mattress, with thousands of pocketed springs. Although in a historic environment the coach house was built in 1808, you will enjoy a modern, clean and bright environment. The property has its own private garden with wooden decking and high-quality teak garden furniture for use in the summer. It is set well back from Corsham Road and backs onto an open field with a Cricket pitch during the summer and Whitley golf course behind that, great if you love golf. Bath is only 20 minutes away with its amazing history, culture and city life. There are fantastic walks all around, great architecture, amazing landscapes for photography, wonderful pubs with real ale and great food if you are into golf great courses, horse riding, The Kennet and Avon Canal, history in abundance, great farm shops nearby including Lowden, Neston and their restaurants. Our local pub is The Pear Tree serving good food most of the year and only 2 minutes by car or a ten-minute walk away. Also the amazing Longs Arms in Upper South Wraxhall - gastro heaven, we highly recommend, the chef/proprietor is a perfectionist and passionate about his amazing food. It is a great place to stay or live, whether you want to stay in the whole time and forget the rest of the world or visit local attractions.
What makes this Cottage unique
Very convenient for Bath which is 20 minutes away. Chippenham is only 15 minutes away & has trains to London Paddington only 1 hour 15 minutes. Lacock is only 5 minutes away. Melksham is 5 minutes away with Waitrose, Sainsburys, Asda, Lidl and most of the major banks. Great public footpaths, fantastic area for photography, golf, history, architecture, family attractions, National Trust properties and culture.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Another Fabulous Stay
My husband and I have stayed at this property several times, which says it all. We love staying here for many reasons. It is very clean and extremely comfortable. It is set back from the road and therefore very quiet, even though you don't have to trundle down small country lanes to get there. It is very well situated with easy access to many wonderful locations including Lacock, Bradford on Avon, Corsham, Castle Combe, Dyrham Park, other National Trust properties and the Avon and Kennett Canal, to name a few. And the hospitality of our hosts, Tim and Ginny, is second to none. They are extremely kind and friendly and will provide you with any assistance you may need whilst respecting your privacy. We highly recommend this property.
Thank you very much for your review.
You have now been guests of Whitley Coach House for many years and we thoroughly enjoy seeing you each year.
Before you fly over from Canada and whilst you are at Whitley Coach House you do extensive research into the very best attractions and superb restaurants nearby. We often glen a great deal from you both on some of the very, very many attractions and restaurants nearby.
For many years you have ordered books and other items that we have taken delivery of on your behalf and put in the coach house on the day of your arrival. Also, we have brought things for the fridge, freezer etc or booked restaurants for your stay, all things we are delighted to do for you or any other guest.
Very many thanks.
We had an extremely comfortable stay in Whitley Coach House in January this year. Very well furnished and equipped with everything needed. The wonderfully comfortable double bed was a joy, a struggle to get out of sometimes! The garden is lovely; a pity not always warm enough to take advantage of it but would be great in the summer.
Our hosts could not have been more welcoming. They provided invaluable help and advice on what to do and where to eat. Whitley is fortunate in having several notable restaurants within easy reach plus all the attractions of the area.
We cannot rate Whitley Coach House too highly and we certainly aim to return again. We have the happiest memories.
Thank you very much for your review, they really help.
The kingsize Lit Bateau bed with the handmade Vi-Spring mattress with thousands of individually pocketed springs is so sumptuous that many guests have bought one for their own homes. The kingsize sofa bed is also extremely comfortable, as is the folding single bed with a sprung 6" thick mattress, to allow for a maximum of five guests. Whitley Coach House has luxurious cotton sheets, duvet covers, sheet towels and hand towels. The pillows are all feather and down unless you wish for synthetic anti-allergy pillows which we can provide a couple of.
Whitley Coach House is really a home from home there is even a Kenwood mixer, microwave and plenty of other things you would expect at home are provided.
The garden is private to the coach house with wooden decking and teak furniture for use in the summer.
We always make it clear that if we can improve anything we want to hear your thoughts and wish all our guests the very best stay possible. Thank you for choosing Whitley Coach House.
Super accommodation, welcoming hosts
We had an extremely comfortable stay at Whitley Coach House in January
following a previous stay last autumn
Very well furnished with everything needed. The wonderful double bed was a joy, and a struggle to get out of it sometimes! The garden is lovely; a pity it was not warm enough to take much advantage! Our hosts could not have been more welcoming. They provided invaluable help and advice on what to do and where to eat. Whitley is fortunate in having several notable restaurants within very easy reach.
We cannot rate Whitley Coach House too highly and we certainly aim to return again.
Exceeded all expectations!!
We stayed for a valentine retreat and have to say that the experience exceeded our expectations by a mile!
Tim was incredibly hospitable and gave us useful information from directions to restaurant recommendations. They were respectful of our privacy (in fact we were left to our own devices, the only intervention was when the wind blew off a roof tile and he went straight up to repair it the following morning).
The entire cottage was equipped with everything you could need and more with beautiful furniture including a bed made by Tim! It was a wonderful experience and we will definitely be returning in the future!
We also left a 3D jigsaw globe as we built it together while we were there...hopefully it can be enjoyed by others looking for a quiet retreat!
Thanks you so much for everything (sorry for the delay in writing this review)! See you again soon!
Thank you for your very kind review, my wish is that everyone who stays has a great experience and wishes to book again.
I hope we will see you again and once again thank you so much for the review.
Whitley Coach House
Bristol Airport 60 minutes by car
Bus a couple of minutes walk away 25 minute trip to Bath
Heathrow Airport 90 minutes or more
Gatwick 125 minutes or more
Bath 25 minutes by car
Lacock 5 minutes by car
Chippenham Train Station 15 minutes - Chippenham to London/Paddington Station 75 minutes
Bath 25 minutes by car or nearby bus
Lacock Abbey 5 minutes by car
Lucknam Park 19 minutes by car
Bowood House 20 minutes by car
Corsham Court 9 minutes by car
Great Chalfield Manor & Garden 11 minutes by car
Longleat 43 minutes by car
Stourhead 50 minutes by car
Dyrham Park 28 minutes by car
Avebury Manor & Garden 31minutes by car
Wilton House 53 minutes by car
Westonbirt Arboretum 33 minutes by car
Lydiard Park 36 minutes by car
Blenheim Palace 90 mins by car
Avebury 30 min
THIS PROPERTY IS COMPLETELY NON-SMOKING INCLUDING THE GROUNDS Changeover Day: Arrival time is after 3 pm. Departure time on the day of departure is 11 am. We need time to clean up before and after your stay so please ask if you wish to turn up earlier or depart later, we will do what we can to help.