|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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The Old Stables has three large bedrooms. Two beds are king-size and one has twin beds. All have quality mattresses. The family bathroom has a full size bath with a shower over. Each room has a central heating radiator.
The fully fitted well equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, washer machine tumble dryer and a microwave. The dining room has a dining table and six chairs. The lounge has comfortable seating for six. Included is broadband WiFi and Free view television. All bedding and towels are provided
There is parking FOR TWO MEDIUM SIZE CARS ONLY on the courtyard.
Stable Cottage has three double bedrooms, one of which is en-suit. Two bed are king-size and one is a double and all have quality mattresses. The family bathroom has a full size bath with a shower over and the en-suite has a shower. Each room has a central heating radiator.
The fully fitted well equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, washer machine, tumble dryer and a microwave. The dining area of the lounge has a dining table and six chairs. The lounge area has comfortable seating for six. This pleasant room has a limestone floor and large patio windows looking out on to the courtyard. Often you will see rare and beautiful birds from here.
The Old Stables has 3 bedrooms. Two bedrooms have king size beds with lovely quality mattresses and bedding. The third bedroom has two single beds. The family bathroom has a full size bath with a shower over. Each room has a central heating radiator.
The fully fitted well equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, washer/dryer, filter coffee machine and a microwave. The dining room has a quality dining table and six chairs. There are two arm chairs providing a quiet space for relaxing. The separate lounge has two leather sofas providing comfortable seating for six. There are glass bi-fold doors that open fully onto the courtyard where there is outside seating for two.
Both cottages have broadband Wifi and Free view television. There is parking for two vehicles on the courtyard, one large and one standard. All bedding and towels are provided.
Stable Cottage and The Old Stables can be found in Freshford which is a beautiful village at the southernmost tip of the Cotswold hills, about five miles south-east of Roman Bath and three miles west of Bradford-on-Avon. The excellent local pub and restaurant sits by a 16th century bridge, and Freshford also has a tiny railway station with hourly trains to Bath, which is a ten-minute journey, as well as numerous other destinations. There is an award winning local village community shop and café that serves lunch.
My wife and I run this small holiday business from our home office just outside Bath. We own all
the properties we let and that currently includes two cottages in beautiful Freshford near Bath; one
one bedroom cottage just outside Bath and The Old Museum in Looe, Cornwall and a Medieval Tower in Trogir, Croatia.
We have designed the business on our own experiences of travelling and staying in holiday
apartments. Here are our main principles:
• Be as responsive as possible to any email communication from the customer. We try to
answer all emails within the hour.
• Offer interesting, historic buildings in a beautiful and relaxing environment.
• Offer locations that work well without a car.
• Try to make the properties as close to a “home from home” as possible.
• Work hard to keep the standard of maintenance as high as possible.
• We pay a bonus to our housekeeper if the words “spotlessly clean” appear in a review.
• Make the business of booking as simple and straightforward as possible.
• Trust our guests.
• Provide enough information to enable guests to find the property easily.
• Make the check in as simple as possible.
• Provide a stress-free holiday from beginning to end.
Paul Newson purchased this cottage in 2001
Stable Cottage and The Old Stables have just been completely renovated and were finished in June 2014. They are located in a
truly beautiful quintessential Cotswold village, yet surprisingly close to the City of Bath. All our
previous experience has come together in creating this holiday cottage.
This cottage is for you if you:
• Enjoy the wonderful walks along the canal, rivers and beautiful Limpley Stokes Valley.
• Be able to get into Bath Centre within ten minutes, with or without your car.
• Explore Bradford-on-Avon, Salisbury, Glastonbury, Bristol, Wells and the many other towns
and cities that are within an hour by train or car.
• Relax and enjoy the peace of the English Countryside.
• Enjoy cosy winter evenings in with family or friends.
• Close to a lovely typical pub that serve food and often has live music.
• Tiny branch line train to Bath, Bradford-on-Avon and beyond that sometimes runs on steam.
• Able to park right outside the property in secure location.
• Peaceful location in Georgian village.
• Award winning community shop and café.
• Close to many attractions, country house estates and National Trust Properties.
• Many things to do for everyone of all ages.
• A safe and healthy environment for children.
• No traffic issues.
Freshford is such a wonderful little village, and a perfect place to explore the area from. This house was perfect for my family, and a wonderful alternative to a hotel. Very clean, very quiet, and comfortable. I wish we would have planned to stay longer as this was the best part of our trip. Thanks very much!
Very nice and well equipped cottage in a beautiful location. Ideal for visits to Bath which is just 10 minutes by train. Really enjoyed our stay here.
We chose the property to be close to our daughter's family who live in Midford Lane. Four adults and two children stayed for four nights. The property was comfortable and adequate for six people. The lack of outside space was not a problem at this time of year.
The kitchen equipment was good and the beds were very comfortable. Our one request for help was quickly answered.
We ate and shopped in Bath, using the local train station. Unfortunately the local pub was not serving food.
The only negative, if there has to be one would be the thin walls if you are unfortunate enough to have a neighbour who plays loud music.
Really enjoyed our stay at The Old Stables. Very comfortable, clean, pretty cottage. The kitchen is very well equipped and basic bits were provided ie toilet rolls, soap, shower gel, tea, coffee, washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets - really nice touch. The cottage was in a very small, but beautiful, village. Very little in the village and unfortunately the Freshford Inn under going some building works so not serving dinner. Train ride to Bath excellent.
Wonderful stay in a lovely property. Fully equipped and extremely comfortable - large bedrooms with very comfortable beds and plenty of storage space.
We visited both Bath and Longleat and found the property ideally located for both. If wishing to eat out locally it is advisable to book ahead as we struggled on a Thursday evening to find a pub to seat 5 people.
The accommodation is ample and clean. Finding the Old Stables could be made easier with more signage. There were six adults in our party, so more towels would have been beneficial. Otherwise, a great base for traveling to see the local tourist sights.
Freshford is a beautiful village at the southernmost tip of the Cotswold hills, about five miles south-east of Roman Bath and three miles west of Bradford-on-Avon. The excellent local pub and restaurant sits by a 16th century bridge, and Freshford also has a tiny railway station with hourly trains to Bath, which is a ten-minute journey, as well as numerous other destinations. There is a local village community shop and café.
The village sits above the convergence of the Frome and Avon rivers and is largely characterised by gracious stone buildings surrounded by fields and woodland. The hills and valleys that surround the village give an endless variety of views and provide habitats for a huge diversity of wildlife and flora. The village has existed since Saxon times, and was given to Bath Abbey after the Norman Conquest. A mill existed here as early as 1086 and there are still remains of one built in the 1540s. In the 19th century stone was mined in the parish and employment included agriculture, brewing, the manufacture of cloth, and their ancillary operations. As one walks these lush river valleys in the mighty footsteps of the Romans, surrounded by the elegantly weathered remains of the Industrial Revolution, one can be forgiven for thinking that this may be one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Sites within 15 minutes drive include the World heritage Site of Bath with the famous Roman Baths and Georgian architecture, excellent shopping and dining facilities, Theatre Royal, Odeon and Art House cinema, rugby at 'The Rec', many festivals and free music most nights and Bradford on Avon with the 14th century Tithe Barn and Saxon church.
Sites within an hours drive include Stonehenge, Salisbury cathedral, Longleat, Bristol , Wells and many National Trust properties.