Single story former stable situated within beautiful, country surroundings
About Lee Ruddle
The last 5 generations of our family have lived in Steeple Ashton. Having lived in Australia for two years we were still 'drawn' home. We thoroughly enjoy the rural aspect of our home and consider ourselves very privileged to live here. It has afforded us the opportunity to ‘live our dream’ with our family and much loved pets.
Lee Ruddle purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Lee Ruddle chose Steeple Ashton
My husband and I purchased this property in 2007, having fallen in love with it some 30years previous, it needed full renovation to become what we feel is the perfect family home. Following our children ‘flying the nest’ we decided to utilise the space and spilt the property in two and create a self contained holiday home. Prior to owning this property we had renovated another holiday home in the heart of Steeple Ashton and thoroughly enjoyed this experience.
What makes this Cottage unique
For many of us the hustle and bustle of everyday life is constant. However both we and our guests get to enjoy the relaxing, rural environment that this home has to offer with the added bonus of relaxing in the hot tub and gazing up at the stars. Its situation means we are surrounded by wildlife at its finest, enhanced by a brook running through the centre of the garden. Yet all of this is within a short walk of Steeple Ashton and all its amenities.
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Beautiful property, wonderful location in a picturesque village with a great pub. The property was cozy and well furnished set in a lovely garden with a hot tub! The owners were very friendly and welcoming, they looked after us and we can't recommend the them enough. A great stay we will definitely be returning.
We stayed at the cottage for a long weekend at the end of August. I must say that the photos on the website do not do it justice. We were greeted by Lee upon arrival who talked us through the property and local area.
The property is everything we could have dreamed of when we were looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of London. Peaceful, beautiful and relaxing which is topped off by the amazing hot tub.
Would definately recommend this property.
Thanks to Lee and David for being great hosts and providing this perfect property for our enjoyment.
Perfect hideaway. Beautifully appointed and very friendly, helpful owners. Hot tub much appreciated. Highly recommended.
Well a beautiful little cottage great place to relax and get some sight seeing in at some really nice places!! The hut tub at nite in the garden that may I add is like a little wonder land just a great place to get away from life for awhile! Lee and Dave are great people very freindly!! Thanks guys see you again
Home away from home
Lovely few days in a lovely little cottage, we couldn’t have asked for more. Perfect location for some rest and relaxation
Wonderful Weekend Away
Absolutely beautiful little cottage with amazing attention to detail, set in stunning grounds. Lee & Dave are so welcoming & can’t do enough for you, cannot fault our weekend away at all...total bliss & tranquility!
Steeple Ashton is central to a host of beautiful and historical sites and attractions. This includes the wonderful Longleat House & Gardens with its infamous Safari Park and stunning grounds and the beautiful Georgian City of Bath offering shopping, restaurants, theatre, galleries, museums and of course, the Ancient Roman Baths and Thermae Spa.
The National Trust Heritage Site of Stonehenge, Woodhenge and the Avebury Stone Rings are a must see. The wonderful White Horses of Wiltshire and the Chalk Downs (Salisbury Plain), all offering great views, wildlife and scenic walks.
Visit the Caen Hill flight of locks which boasts one of many cycle and foot paths along the Kennet and Avon Canal leading through many towns and villages such as the Saxon town of Bradford on Avon, Devizes and Malborough .
Other nearby local attractions include Bowood and Wilton Houses, Stourhead Gardens, Iford Manor, Salisbury Cathedral and Bath Abbey. Also within a short drive are the historical villages of Lacock and Caslte Combe; the location for many films and TV dramas including the world famous Harry Potter.
So much to see within a stones-throw of this beautiful rural location.