OXEN COTTAGE, pet friendly, character holiday cottage, with a garden in Upper Seagry, Ref 2355
Able to sleep four people, this two bedroom property is adjacent to the owner's farmyard in the Cotswolds village of Upper Seagry. This detached, single-storey barn conversion is located on the owner's beef farm at the edge of Upper Seagry. Set in the lush countryside of North Wiltshire and only six miles from the ancient town of Malmesbury, this property boasts character features such as high vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and staddle stones set into the wall. The cottage has been tastefully decorated throughout to provide spacious, comfortable living accommodation including a king-size master bedroom with en suite facilities and a Jacuzzi bath. The two bedroom property is set close the local amenities and a number of excellent activities sure to appeal to all tastes and budgets.
Amenities: Oil central heating with woodburner-style electric stove in raised fireplace. Electric oven with halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer (in adjacent outhouse), dishwasher, TV with Freeview. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Small raised patio with garden furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome at a charge of Â£10. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: This is a working beef cattle farm & cattle are nearby. Note: The owner has one dog. Note: There is an access ramp available at this cottage.
Region: Wiltshire is a county offering cultural richness, historical sites, friendly people and attractions for all the family. A holiday in Wiltshire really does have something to suit everyone at any time of year.
Town: Situated in beautiful countryside only five miles north of Chippenham and six miles from Malmesbury, the village of Upper Seagry is set in the south of the Cotswolds. This rural location provides a great base from which to explore this fascinating area and visitors can enjoy ample footpaths and bridleways, or alternatively, take a trip to Malmesbury â€“ boasting a 12th Century Benedictine Abbey. The Cotswold Water Park offers a great day out, whilst Westobirt Arboretum - with its extensive collection of trees and shrubs - is not to be missed. The picturesque village of Castle Combe is within easy driving distance and is well known for its car racing track whilst the quaint National Trust village of Lacock is also close by and was used as the setting for the BBC TV serial, â€˜Cranford'. The impressive Roman city of Bath, Bowood House, and the ancient stone circle at Avebury are all within an hour's drive and are well worth visiting.
Left on 01/10/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 10, 2013Stayed Oct 2012
Overall it was a good location for us as we wanted to explore the area. There was a ton of rain and we had wished there more of a concrete pad to park on...to avoid stepping in puddles and mud on our way into the cottage. The cottage was well equiped with all the necessary supplies and dishes. We are early risers so we found that the heater was not programmed to come on until after we were already on the road. There is a great pub just up the road. As mentioned in other reviews - this cottage is just across the way from the owners, which in our case was fine. Also bein from outside the country we wanted to correspond about the property via email but the owners are more elderly and are not comfortable with electronic comminique
Left on 10/27/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 27, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
Oxen Cottage provided both the ideal environment and quality, single level accomodation for Mum to enjoy a relaxed holiday with us. Delightful hosts, including amy the dog, and interesting location. Plenty of lovely places to visit.
Left on 09/16/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 16, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
3 of us stayed in the Oxen Cottage in what proved to be a marvellous holiday location. Being near to the M6 gave us a gateway to many places, including "Steam" at Swindon. We loved that place, enjoyed the Museum, shopping and calling in also at the National Trust HQ there. We were able to visit many old properties nearby and the scenery all around was perfect. So was the weather! Thoroughly recommend the property to everyone. All rooms were beautifully furnished, the Hosts were very friendly and we loved the cows and calves in the field close by the Cottage.
Left on 07/23/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 23, 2010Stayed May 2010
Mrs Ridout showed us through the entire property and explained everything necessary in detail - good service.. The interior was excelent, spacious and very clean. and contained everything required. The location was V Good just 2 miles to M4 but you obviously needed a car to get about.Visited Swindon, Chippingham, Marlborough, Malmesbury and other smaller locations. Marlborough was rather nice, having an extra wide main street - thus not overcrowded even when busy.
Only one small matter to raise - that being the flies within the cottage, but after all it is a working farm.
We certainly enjoyed our week and everything was of the high standard we have come to expect.
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 3, 2009Stayed Sep 2009
This is a great converted barn set in the countryside but near enough to the M4 to travel easily around the area.
It has all the facilities you could ever want in a holiday and the owners were so kind in leaving us goodies when we arrived. The cottage even has a jacuzzi! If you want a restful holiday this is the place for you. Can't recommend it highly enough.
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