- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 2
Description from the owner
2011 sees the beginning of a new era for the old stable at Crockerton House, as a luxury self catering holiday cottage for two. Beautifully converted and secluded in a lovely rural location with wonderful views of the Wylye Valley, The Old Stable is a perfect hideaway for couples looking to leave behind the stress of their daily lives and unwind in peaceful and luxurious surroundings.
• Sympathetically converted 19th century stable with all the modern comforts
• Original features including roof beams, barn doors, brickwork and weathervane
• Detached and set in secluded rural surroundings well away from the main hou...se
• Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with wonderful views of orchard, woodland and meadows leading down to the River Wylye
• Convenient for country pubs, restaurants and shops
• Only 4 miles from Longleat and near Bath, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Stourhead, Shaftesbury and Wells
• 3 and 4 nights from £209 to £385; 7 nights from £299 to £549Read more
About the owner
Christopher and Enid Richmond +44 1985 216631 Full profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 2 days
Calendar updated: 2 months ago
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 77 reviews
The Old Stable, Crockerton (By Longleat)
Warminster, West Country, England
Additional Location Information
From A36 south of Warminster (0.4 miles)
At roundabout take A350 south (signposted Poole, Blandford) past sign for Crockerton, Five Ash Lane and Wylye Valley Vineyard. Slow down and just past thatched cottage take next turning left into slip road and drive of Crockerton House behind The Green. Check into house and we will escort you to The Old Stable.
From A303 (6.4 miles)
Take A350 (signposted Warminster) north through Longbridge Deverill past sign for Crockerton (stay on A350 and do not go into Crockerton) and Crockerton Centre. At bus shelter on left opposite Crockerton Green take next turning right into slip road and drive of Crockerton House. Check into house and we will escort you to The Old Stable.
Railway stations and airports
Crockerton is five minutes from Warminster and 15 minutes from Westbury with taxi ranks and regular trains to many destinations including Bath and Salisbury (half an hour) and London (one and a half hours).
Crockerton is about one hour from Bristol airport and two hours from Heathrow and Gatwick.
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- Alarm Clock
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Central heating
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - no
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
- 475 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
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69 guest reviews
99% of guests would stay again
changed a lot - not 'luxury'
property sold, furniture changed and downgraded, cheap kitchen utensils and not overly equipped. New owners very pleasant and good location. This site well out of date - photos, owner photos etc. no longer accurate
Zaanstad, The Netherlands
a wonderful stay
We had a wonderful stay at "the old stable". Very nice location and fantastic surroundings and a beautiful garden.
Chris & Enid made us feel very welcome.
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Beautiful accomodation in an ideal location
Our hosts were very welcoming and as the cottage is separate from the main house you can come and go as you please. The Old Stable is compact and has everything you need to cook and relax. The location is ideal for exploring Wiltshire - we went to Bath, Devizes and Stonehenge. It's ideally located for Longleat.
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Really enjoyed our stay here over Easter. Lovey cottage in a lovely location. Fantastic countryside views and plenty to do in the local area. A very reasonable price as well. The local pub -Bath arms - in Crockerton serves excellent food and beer.
Another great holiday
This was our second visit to Crockerton House and once again we had a great time. The cottage is perfect for a couple and as always was immaculately clean. This time round we used the wood burner which heated up the cottage so well we had to open the windows. The cottage has its own fenced in garden so our labrador could be let out on her own. There is also the main gardens of the house to walk the dog around and various woods close by. The owners were very helpful and friendly as always. We found several good takeaways that delivered nearby and there is also a pub within walking distance. Clarks outlet centre is only a short distance away and is well worth a visit as is Longleat safari park. We cannot find a bad thing to say about this place and would happily go back again.
lovely weekend break in beautiful cottage
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend away, Chris and Enid have a beautiful cottage in a beautiful area and were very welcoming and helpful the duration of our stay. Would definitely recommend.
James + Sara
Lovely relaxing break !!
My partner and I stayed at "the old stable" Monday to Friday and had a lovely time. It's in a perfect location as a base for getting out and about to see some sights like, The city of Bath, Cheddar Gorge, Longlete Safari park, to name but a few. It is also a great place to lock yourself away, turn off your phones and just get away from it all for a few days. With the exception of an outdoor hot tub, the old stable has everything you could need for a short break including lovely hosts in Christopher and Enid and if you're a dog lover you can look forward to daily visits from Chili and Hugo the Labradors who will make you feel very welcome !!
Didn't want to leave
Loved everything about The Old Stable - from Chris's quick, easy & informative check-in to Enid's home-made bread and cake, we felt at home straight away. Accommodation is not only very well equipped but spotlessly clean, light, bright and with lovely views of the countryside. Great location too. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone wishes for a little piece of calm and tranquility. Only disappointment was not getting to meet the infamous Chilli & Hugo, but maybe next time!
A truly pleasurable stay!!!
On arrive Chris (Owner) welcomed us and showed us round the "Old Stable" which is refurbished to the highest of standards.
We were left a home baked loaf of bread and cakes plus a pint of milk in the fridge,a lovely personal touch.
Wiltshire has so much to offer and this is simple a perfectly central location to be able to visit numerous attractions.
The local pub "The Bath arms" has the most amazing food, however if you want to cook for yourselves there are major supermarkets less than two miles away.
The owners dogs (Chilli and Hugo) were also very friendly and visited us every morning in the hope of a spare sausage...which we was happy to share in return of a cuddle.
Superb accommodation , highly recommended and will hopefully be returning in the future.
Lovely private cottage
A very enjoyable stay just outside of Warminster and close to tourist attractions like Stonehenge, Cheddar Gorge and Longleat. Seclusion with great view over adjoining land but close to owners in case of any queries. Plenty of information provided about surrounding area including supermarkets, farm shops etc and some lovely fresh bread and cakes on arrival with milk for a cuppa.
We really enjoyed our stay
The Old Stable was the perfect location for a short break for us to celebrate my wife's 50th. Characterful, clean & well appointed accomodation in a quiet and secluded spot in the grounds of Chris & Enid's lovely Crockerton House. Our visit to Longleat was made all the more pleasurable by the discounted entry ticket!
Rebecca and stephen
A wonderful, relaxing break in superb surroundings.
We visited the old stable for Rebecca birthday and we were not disappointed.
The stable is finished to such a high standard and filled with everything you need for a truly relaxing, luxurious weekend away.
The log burner added that romantic feel and the views onto the nearby hills gave that tranquil feel.
We would definitely visit again.
A perfect hidden gem!
Myself and my partner returned for our second trip to The Old Stable and we were not disappointed! Perfect peaceful setting for a little relaxing away from the city. The delightful owners left us delicious home made bread rolls and cakes along with some fresh milk. All in all a lovely place to go and unwind paired with a beautiful surroundings.
Mr & Mrs Lamb
Newcastle upon Tyne
romantic and relaxing hideaway in country surroundings
we had a lovely friendly welcome to the old stable by Chris, we got some excellent ideas on where to visit and Chris booked our day at Longleat with discounts, fresh baked bread,cake and milk was a lovely touch on our arrival. The old stable is perfect with a log burner and electric heaters which were quick to heat the whole place, it is very well set out with everything you could need for self catering. we stayed at the stable for 4 nights and 3 of the nights we had cosy nights in as it was so relaxing after we had been to visit attractions.we had a night at the bath arms and it was friendly with excellent food. we loved our stay and the horses in the field outside the window were lovely to wake up to as well as the two beautiful dogs chilly and hugo who i might add, had a cheeky choccy biscuit when they came on a morning to visit. the stable is in a private area and we loved every minute of our stay. thank you Chris and Enid. we would recommend a visit and hope to go back next summer.
Wonderful stable in a great location
Great welcome with the home made bread, biscuits and apples from the orchard being a lovely touch. Very well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and even a washing machine. Wifi was much appreciated and details of local places to eat and things to too was also provided. We returned after a four day break very relaxed and wondering when can we book to come back
Lesley and Andy
This is a great place to stay. The Stables has everything you need, a real home from home. We were warmly welcomed and then left to enjoy our holiday and the surrounding areas gave us something new to visit and experience each day. The Stables was beautifully clean and up to date with first class furnishings and decor. We encountered lots of wildlife including bats during our stay which was truly wonderful. A beautiful night sky filled with glorious stars finished off each day perfectly and was well worth staying up to see (no light pollution there). The George pub in Crockerton and the Snooty Fox were excellent places to eat. We visited Longleat and Cheddar, truly amazing places that were well worth the money. The owners of The Stable had thought of everything and had a lovely book describing the history of the main house and giving information with post codes of places to visit and eat. The best thing I liked is easy, everything about our stay. The worst thing, having to leave.
The perfect break!
As soon as we entered the gates to Crockerton House, we were amazed at how tidy and beautiful everything looked. And we certainly weren't disappointed once we had reached the stable! Perfectly decorated, lovely surrounding areas and two very charming dogs!
The weather wasn't terrific, but it made a great difference to be somewhere like this when the rain fell - no bad moods throughout the whole of the week we stayed!
Visited Longleat on one of the days which was literally on the doorstep.
This stable has everything going for it, and Chris and Enid were the perfect hosts. Thanks for the homemade goodies and milk!
Lovely welcome of fresh baked bread and shortbread and jug of fresh milk, lovely hosts, the cottage is perfect warm and very comfortable with everything you need, good recommendations for eating out, and cheap tickets for longleat
and the handsome dog chilli visits as well. Great views and central for exploring
M & J
A delightful barn conversion in a lovely setting,We spent 4 nights here and couldn't have wished for anything more. Its only a thirty minute drive from Bath and after an exhausting day at Longleat it only took 5 minutes to get home :)
There are many pubs in the local area to visit for food and the owners of The Old Stable are extremely friendly and helpful. We would recommend this to all couples looking for a peaceful break.
John the Potter.
A wonderful quiet location & first class comfortable holiday ret
We found this to be the perfect location & indeed a fantastic Cottage for relaxing & exploring this area of Wiltshire. The cottage is very comfortable & well equiped for two people & two dogs(with owner's permssion). Totally enclosed garden area for dogs to roam without supervision,unless they can clear a 4ft fence. Beautiful views over meadows & forest in distance.
Becky and Jason
Beautiful, well equipped holiday home central to so many attract
We both loved our stay here-wish we'd booked it for whole week! The view from patio is stunning, we really enjoyed our breakfasts in the back garden (and so did the owners dogs, who'd venture over every morning to say hello!). The inside is very cosy and comfortable (especially with the logburner going!), furnished to a high standard with everything you could need. Loved the area, so much to do and the cottage was so close we hardly dented our petrol budget! Would definitely stay again if in the area.
Peace, tranquility and a lovely, warm welcome!
My two Labradors and I spent four days at the lovely Old Stable, and can heartily recommend it. The owners, Chris and Enid, are wonderfully welcoming, the surroundings are peaceful and the cottage itself is well-equipped, comfortable and stylish. The conversion from stable to cottage has been imaginatively done, with soaring vaulted ceilings and beautiful Travertine floors giving the place a spacious and luxurious feel. Although I am local to the area, I would love to return some day.
Between average and very good
We and found the cottage to be charming and light. It has a lovely view and the local village pub (probably less than a mile away) makes really good food. There are also two lovely dogs who came to visit us in the mornings - we had fun playing with them.
We were a little disappointed that there were a few tiny things missing in the cottage which we would have expected to find (we do a lot of weekend breaks to cottages around the country and so have a good idea of what cottages in this price bracket are usually equipped with). Just little things like tea towels and dish cloths, perhaps some olive oil and then fire lighters and kindling for our first night - the kind of thing you realise is missing only at the point at which you need it and then don't really want to set off to the shops for. These are inexpensive things, but do make a difference to the overall experience. Oh and the shower (although it is a lovely shower) ran out of water after one not particularly long shower on the first morning, so one of us went without. This might have just been an anomaly, but we rationed ourselves by not switching it on full the next morning and both had showers - however, it is not something which you expect to have to think about on a romantic break. On the other hand - the broadband did actually work, which is unusual!
In terms of the area - there are lovely walks to be had and nice farm shops to stock up from, particularly the Ginger Piggery, so it made a nice base for a weekend.
Overall, it was nice - I don't want to appear too critical - it could just do with those final little touches to make it great.
In terms of my ratings below - a three seater sofa would have earned this cottage another comfort star. This seems to be a common thing,so not a particular criticism, but where there is room for a sofa that two people can comfortably relax on together, I think it always worth putting one in. And the touches above would have added another star to the service bit. Read more
Response from Christopher and Enid Richmond - 04/20/2013
Thank you and we are glad Anna found the cottage 'charming and light' with a 'lovely view'. The hot water tank is sufficient for two normal showers and no one else else has had a problem in two years. Tea towels are provided and a dish brush instead of a cloth. Logs are supplied and the fire laid on arrival in winter. We do not think olive oil is necessary in self-catering. There are two large double sofas which is generous for two people. No comments were made at the time.
Peaceful,relaxing, comfortable short break
We enjoyed three nights at The Old Stable. The cottage was so comfortable and peaceful. It was really well equipped and very warm! We especially enjoyed using the log burner! The owners could not have been more helpful and welcoming. There was milk in the fridge and delicious home made bread and flapjacks. On leaving our car would not start and again the owners were so helpful, giving us the keys so we could wait in the cottage for the RaC. We will definitely return!!
A Wonderful Weekend away
Thank you so much for a lovely relaxing weekend. A beautiful place to stay in a peaceful area. Listening to the birds all through the day was lovely. The wood burner was great. Well equipped and with everything you need for a comfortable stay. We will definitely recommend this to our friends and would love to return again in the future. Thank you again.
Fantastic, relaxing, great location
My boyfriend and I stayed at The Old Stable for a 4 night break in February. It was excellent, The Host Chris was warm and welcoming and we had freshly baked scones and bread left for us on our arrival. The facilities were second to none. The bed was one of the most comfortable that i've ever slept on. On our last day, we even considered barricading ourselves in and living off our supplies for as long as we could so we didn't have to leave. Perfect, romantic getaway, in an ideal location with loads to do in the nearby area. Cant wait to return.
Beautiful, cosy stay, lovely location, local pub has gorgeous food. Also, fresh bread and milk on arrival, can't ask for more than that!
Judith and Stephen
Comfortable and relaxing
The Old Stable at Crockerton was very comfortable, warm and pleasantly laid out. All the facilities were modern and the building itself was light and airy. In particular the open plan layout of the property with it's ceiling open to the full pitch height of the building gave an impression of space. The view from the property was particularly fine looking down across fields to the river valley in the distance and the forest rising up beyond.
The owner was particularly welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. Delicious home made Christmas cake and bread were awaiting us on arrival.
Visits to the nearby Shearwater lake, Longleat forest, Westbury White Horse and the National Trust property at Stourhead were all extremely enjoyable.
All in all a very enjoyable week over the New Year holiday.
We wanted a romantic break over Christmas and Thu delightful stable conversion was the perfect romantic accommodation. It accepts 1 dog which was ideal as we have a Beagle who loved all the long walks in the local countryside. We will definitely be returning and recommending it all to all our friends and family!!
Andrew and Tracy
The most amazing honeymoon
No other way to describe our week at The Old Stable. The property, the owners, the welcome and even the weather, were all on our side. I took my wife to Bath for the first time, revisited Longleat from our childhood,we dined out very well and we stayed in with the fire and a good book a couple of times. To top it all Tracys comment about the picture on the website of the stable with snow and we would not see it, well we did, stupidly enough it snowed on the Sunday. It ticked all of our boxes and we would confidently say it should tick most other peoples too. This is one of the easiest reviews to do and one of the easiest recommendations to make, try it you will love it.
Had a fantastic weekend break in this lovely converted stable. Very clean, with great facilities. Owners are very welcoming with fresh scones and baked bread upon arrival, along with fire wood for the burner.
Great location with lots of attraction near by. Owners provide a lot of information and accommodate you needs with local maps leaflets etc.
Will definitely stay again.
Between rolling hills and a garden
I stayed 4 nights, then 3 days later for 11 nights in autumn. Quiet, well located for beautiful walks and attractions such as Stourhead, perfect for one or two. Lovely hosts, friendly labs. Horses on view outside the kitchen window from time to time, and really one of the best views with sunrise over the nearby hill. I'd stay again...hope to next year.
We had a very relaxing break here for our anniversary - highly recommended
A place to relax and leave the world and all worries outside!
After staying up at the B&B; we moved down to the Old Stable for the weekend and fell in love with it as soon as we entered. The decor was simple and bright yet kept traditional , along with some of the original features of the stables still being on show.
Enid had left us some milk in the fridge, some warm freshly-made bread and a small plate of fruit cake slices.
All we did do whilst we stayed there was to completely wind down and totally relax after visiting Longleat and Bournemouth earlier in the week.
Additional highlights from this stay included the fabulous views on waking, of waiting for some horses coming into the near field and the daily visits from the owner's dogs who were so friendly.
I am sure we will visit again!
John and Chris
A super time apparently away from but still close to it all
My wife and I had a great 3 nights at The Old Stable, which is comfortable and well furnished. It is secluded with great views, friendly horses for naybours ;) and far enough away from the road to feel remote while being conveniently close to main roads, good pubs/restaurants and places to visit. Friendly, courteous hosts, started us off with a fresh loaf, milk and scones & jam. Will return...
Cam and Alex
Couldn't wish for better
After our long-awaited Spain holiday fell through, we needed to find a place that would 'make do' in as nice a way as possible as a substitute. The Old Stable was the perfect find!
It is so beautifully decorated (contemporary country) and in such a beautiful immediate location that we wish we could have stayed longer.
It's perfect for dog-friendly stays with a living area that opens onto a gated courtyard and beyond that, fields (with horses) to view. It was immaculate and the hosts are helpful and lovely (providing the most complete visitors guide I have ever seen!). Try the local pub-friendly, good food and dog-friendly also.
Will definitely remember this place for a future holiday. It really was stunning, quiet, restful (the most comfortable bed ever-what is that brand Chris?)> Thank you.
We used this as a base for a long weekend stay and it was perfect for our needs. Simple, clean with wonderful views.
Very pleasant stay
My husband and I stayed for 3 nights in The Old Stable, on our way back from Wales to Dover. It was a very pleasant stay, the Old Stable is tastfully decorated and had everything we needed. There was a pint of milk in the fridge, thea and coffy, a delicious homemade bread and fruit. The place was spotless.
The Old Stable is a good base for visiting the surrounding towns and countryside, p.e. Longleat, Salisbury, Shaftbury are not far away, Stonehenge, Avebury, New Forest, etc.
Mark & Nicola Stevens
Fantastic Break at The Old Stable
We have just returned from a fantastic weeks stay at The Old Stable. The cottage is modern whilst retainining it's character, beautifully decorated and well equipped for a comfortable stay. With it being set so far back from the road and to the rear of Crockerton House you will struggle to hear any traffic at all, it feels like you are out in the countryside with fabulous views to match.
The location of the cottage was perfect for our break as many places of interest (Longleat, Shearwater, Stourhead and Wells) were only a few miles away.
We cant wait to book up and return.
A great place to stay
I cannot recommend the Old Stable highly enough. We had a wonderful time here and cannot fault it in any way. The cottage itself is very modern and beautifully decorated whilst still retainig its charm and romantic feel. It has a lovely private and enclosed garden which opens out onto a lovely view of open countryside. It is set in the immaculate grounds of the main house giving you a very secluded feel. There is plenty to do in the local area. Longleat Safari park is only five minutes away, and nearby is Stourhead Gardens, a bison farm where you can buy bison meat for the bbq, Clarks discount retail park( some real bargins to be had), Cley Hill if you fancy a short walk up a big hill, just to mention a few.
The owners Christopher and Enid are wonderful people, always on hand to help and suggest ideas or just to chat.
Enid and Christopher have two labradors of their own, but dont worry if your not a dog lover they are kept under complete control and dont bother anyone unless like us you have your very own labrador who loved playing with them. You can walk virtually straight out of the property and into woods for a nice walk and the local pub is only 2 minutes away.
I could go on and on about this place, but in short it is well worth the visit for dog and non dog owners and we will definately be heading back.
GB in France
Just what we needed
Excellent cottage and lovely surrounding. Everything you need for a peaceful and relaxing time.
Stuart & Emma
super relaxing weekend
This was a suprise weekend away for my partner and i she was very impressed with my choice! Chris gave us the little tour when we first arrived and presented us with our complimentary home baked bread and chocolate cake which was a nice touch.
The Old Stable itself is lovely and very secluded the refurbishment of the building has been completed to a great standard and was very comfortable and homely.
The location is fantastic for exploring a truly great part of the country and is right on the doorstep of Longleat House/Safari park.
We are planning to return again and hopefully find the weather kinder to us.
If i was forced to pick a negative it would be the 4pm check in and 10am check out not that you find things much different elsewhere and i'm sure the time is put to good use as the stable was imaculately clean when we arrived.
Peter & Astrid
Loveley location and beautifull cottage. Very clean and well fitted. Very nice owners who made us feel very welcome.
The Perfect Pad
What a delightful cottage with all you need and more. It is bright,very comfortable, the ideal place to a very relaxing time. The cottage is spotless and very well equipped. Its location is ideal for many attractions and picturesque villages. Shops and petrol stations are available within 5 minutes drive. We will definitely return to the Old Stable and we will recommend it to our friends and family. Chris and Enid are a very nice couple with a high sense of hospitality.
A tasteful renovation for a perfect getaway!
The accommodation was very pleasing, and that's coming from someone who is particularly hard to please. The hosts, Chris and Enid, have been particularly generous in stocking the cottage with excellent quality equipment, from furnishing to cooking utensils and place mats! Everything was fresh and clean. My partner and I are not the most outgoing of people and so their non-intrusive approach suited us perfectly, while at the same time they were very approachable. The grounds of the cottage and the views were beautiful and the location was in easy reach of tourist attractions including Bath, Stone Henge and Salisbury, which we visited.
Guy & Jenny
What a fabulous place!
From start to finish our long weekend away at The Old Stable in Crockerton was nothing but perfect! The stable itself has been renovated to a very high standard and we both felt instantly at home and comfortable, helped by the fact that owners Chris and Enid supplied us with scones, cream and freshly baked granary bread on arrival...perfect for bacon sandwiches the following morning! Crockerton itself is in an ideal location, with Bath, Salisbury, Shaftsbury and Stone Henge which we visited, no more than 30-45 minutes away by car. Our dog Hugo enjoyed it too with great walks, a lake and forests all nearby. There's some shops down the road for essentials but we drove just 5 minutes up the road to the newly built Waitrose in Warmister as we stayed in and cooked every night although there are several pubs serving food in the area. All in all, we couldn't fault it and it's more than likely we'll visit again next year if not later on this year...maybe near Christmas time! Highly recommended! Guy & Jenny
Everything we wanted
we stayed here between the 16th and 18th March. The location is excellent with access to local amenities and close to numerous attractions (Longleat, Bath, Stonehenge). The stable is an excellent conversion and is very well presented. It's very cosy sat in front of the log burning stove on a night. The kitchen comes equipped with all the mod cons that you would need. Enid made us a cake and a loaf of bread which were both lovely. When we arrived we were greeted by Chris, he explained everything that we would need to know about the property, they were great hosts. They have put together a great little guide on the local area with distances to local attractions, restaurants etc.
All in all couldnt have asked for a better stay, already planning our return visit.
Wilmington, Delaware, USA
A Wonderful Week in West Wilts!
The Old Stable is an ideal place for a week (or more) in one of England's loveliest areas. The house has every convenience: clothes washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, broadband access, great wood stove, larger screen TV and DVD player. For visiting americans it is especially attractive as it is midway between the cities of Salisbury (with one of the finest cathedrals in all England) and Bath (with its Roman ruins and Jane austin affiliations. If one is driving, the a36 will take you to Park & Ride facilities for both cities. Or both can be reached by rail from nearby Warminster or Westbury. Also, the Dorset south coast is a pleasant day trip. Stonehenge and avebury are nearby.
While I visited in winter, I was warm and toasty thanks to excellent central heating and duvet covers, I really wanted to sit outside in the garden at the table and chairs with a glass of wine... The view is of endless fields and pastures and a pony or two came by to check me out! This cottage is close to grocery shopping and newspapers in nearby Warminster. There is excellent train service to London and Bristol from Westbury for that day in town. Despite the ease of getting to town, the Old Stable is quiet with no road noise and the there is an great pub nearby, the Bath arms, for lunches and dinner - very reasonable. Your hosts, Chris and Enid, are only "up the path" should you need anything or have any questions. The Old Stable is a wonderful place for a short break or a weeks+ holiday!
Gemma & Matt
Simply perfect in every way
I can see why Crockerton Stable has nothing but glowing reviews on Tripadvisor, it truly is faultless and a wonderful retreat for a weekend and I would wholeheartedly recommend a visit to anyone. The highlights were the friendly welcome including homemade bread, cakes & milk for our arrival, the most comfortable bed ever, the cosy wood burning stove and the beautiful views and walks straight out of the back door. It's also a stones throw from the Centre Parcs aqua Sana which is a great add-on to this perfect weekend away!
The accomodation was beautifully converted and all the facilities and utensils were to a very high standard. The owners were very helpful and welcoming and we would definately return for another break.
Just what we wanted
The Old Stable is tucked away behind Crockerton House and feels nice and private with beautiful views. We enjoyed trips into Bath and other local attractions with lots to do in the area. The list of local pubs/restaurants with postcodes and distances was very useful as was the wi-fi for planning trips. The TV with DVD came in handy while enjoying the wood burning stove as the weather was typical of December! We'd like to re-visit the area in the Summer and won't think twice about booking the Old Stable.
revisit - as excellent as the time before.
Lovely place to spend a long weekend, excellent service and peace and quiet ensure a pleasant stay.
Claire & Mike
perfect get away for two
From the fresh scones and bread left to welcome us to the helpful owners with every question we had about the local community (where to eat/shop etc... including all the postcodes, phone numbers and distance from the barn) answered in a welcome pack you are given when you arrive. The whole week was perfect. The barn is so close to Longleat, Centre Parc Spa and so much more. If you are looking to get away from everything you will love this beautifully converted barn as much as we did!!!
Sara & Nick
Fantastic, wanted to move in. Very clean, tidy and comfortable. Chris and Enid were great hosts even home made bread waiting for us on our arrival. The information provided of the local area was second to none, extremely helpful. The old stable was just what we were looking for with its wood burner and a beautiful view. We found it ticked all the boxes for a romantic break and will return. Thank you for making it perfect.
Perfect home away from home
We appreciate the hospitality of the owners..the warm welcome, fresh bread, fruits & the flapjack..a favourite of my daughter!
Delightful, easy maintenance cottage in a tranquil area. Well designed and was just perfect.
Our pet appeared to be in top form too.
Wished we had stayed longer! & will surely return.
"A Little Gem"
What a little gem we have found in "The Old Stable" at Crockerton. The cottage was so beautifully decorated and situated in idyllic surroundings. Plenty of lovely walks from our doorstep. Didn't want to leave and we are certain to return!
A peaceful and comfortable retreat.
A peaceful and comfortable retreat which I used as a base for walking through some wonderful Wiltshire scenery. If you look on Google Earth don't be put off by the big road. The cottage is set far back and opens onto the fields and wooded hills behind it; the road is virtually unnoticeable. The owners were very friendly and helpful, obviously putting a lot of thought into keeping everything to a high standard.
Our first time in the separate stable (converted) block, although we had stayed B & B in the main house. Beautifully restored and fitted out with a view over countryside to die for! Nothing negative can be said about the experience. More exploration of surrounding countryside, which is what foreigners cannot get enough of, and rightly so, neither can we. Just the right amount of attention from Chris and Enid, without intrusion at all, exemplary! We'll be back!!!
Very comfortable and relaxing
Charming self catering property, ideal for a couple or single person. The owners are very helpful and hospitable. Would certainly return
Phil + Jasmine
Chris and Enid were very welcoming, even making us delicious bread and cake for our arrival. The cottage is beautiful and secluded, located near to the main attractions such as Longleat and Stourhead. Everything was perfect and we would definitely stay again.
Very peaceful and comfortable
Lovely stable conversion in beautiful surroundings, spotlessly clean with everything we needed provided. Homemade bread and cakes on arrival a bonus!
Sharon & Tim
A pleasant break from the world!
The cottage was beautifully decorated and clean, and was very quiet despite being relatively close to a busy road. Very handy for Longleat and Stourhead, with plenty of places to eat locally. Large wood within walking distance if you want to wander without a car. We had a lovely few days and even ate breakfast outside in the private garden. However, we're used to warm carpets at home and the floor here is stone - bring your slippers!
Mac & Elaine
Normans Bay, East Sussex
Perfect weekend break
We made a last minute booking at The Old Stable to spend a weekend visiting Longleat and this led to a perfect break.We were made very welcome by Chris , his wife and their pet dogs and cat.Everything was clean and comfortable and it was lovely to relax with a glass of wine at the end of the day and take in the view over the fields.Would we visit again ? You bet.
Bank holiday - weekend break
Fantastic location and property, the Old Stable is tastefully decorated, with a large checklist of amenities such as microwave, over/hob, washing machine and dishwasher, great for self-catering as you will want for nothing. The grounds are secluded with amazing views, horses in the next field make sure you feel away from the city... just what is needed. high standard of service and good value for money. The only area which would have made 5 stars (instead of 4) was the hot water, as it seems to be shared with the main house (which is also a b&b;) it can tend to run out if you decide to enjoy a lazy start to the day and wake up late. Would recommend and definitely would consider returning. Read more
Response from Christopher and Enid Richmond - 05/08/2011
We are sorry he had a problem with the hot water. This is the first time and unfortunately he did not say anything so we could help. The hot water runs independently from the main house which is 50 metres away. We think he may not have realised there is a safety switch which needs to be activated. The hot water tank is quite large and comfortably allows for normal usage. We are glad his general impressions were good and he would recommend and definitely consider returning.
The Old Stable was a total delight! Set in picturesque surroundings, it is a little haven, beautifully designed and decorated and with every care taken to ensure it was welcoming and stylishly comfortable. Much time and thought had obviously been given to a visitors practical needs which were covered in abundance aswell as lovely welcoming touches which were totally endearing and much appreciated. A wonderfully luxurious and charming place to escape to!
on arrival we were greeted by chris and his lovely friendly dogs at the main house, then we went down to the stable cottage, on entering it was fresh, clean and homely with fresh milk and home made bread. everything you need was there. the bed was very cosy and the shower was refreshing. location was very central for long leap a short drive we were in somerset. sitting in the garden looking out over filds looking at the stars was peaceful. great place to go and unwind .
Shoreham by Sea
February at the Old Stable
Warm and attentive welcome and conducted explanation of high quality amenities. The accompodation was ideal for a secluded "time out" weekend break. The location was convenient for local small towns and good local pub food. Really enjoyed cosy evenbings by the log-burner. Turning the car in the parking area was a challenge! Read more
Response from Christopher and Enid Richmond - 04/18/2011
Sorry you had a problem turning your car. We now have a gravel turning area and have had no problems since.
Jennie and David
A very warm and friendly welcome with milk, fresh homemade bread and cakes after a long journey!
The place was lovely. Finished to a very high standard. All essentials present.
A very peaceful location in which to chill out but close enought to a variety of things to do.
I would definitely recommend this place to others.
Ms I A Ewen
Ticked all the boxes
We were warmly welcomed and given keys to the most perfect hideaway cottage, with private entrance, parking and garden. The cottage itself was cosy, quaint and immaculate, with every design detail thought of. Enid had made us a loaf of bread and slices of cake which we washed down with our afternoon tea on arrival! Location wise - ideal for venturing out in and around Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire. I hope to visit again and look forward to meeting Christopher and Enid on our next trip!