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Historic 18th Century Village Cottage near to the City of Bath

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Jasmine Cottage is the longest established self-catering holiday home in Wiltshire, providing quality accommodation since 1981.

Sympathetically modernised, Jasmine Cottage dates from the late 18th Century and is near to the centre of one of the most picturesque villages in Wiltshire.

• Centrally located for visiting the Cities of Bath, Salisbury and Wells as well as Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill, the National Trust Village of Lacock, Castle Combe, Stourhead Gardens, Longleat House and Safari Park and much, much, more…………………….

• Comfortably accommodates 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms.

• Annually independently inspected by the National Tourist Board (Enjoy England) - awarded 4 STARS.

• Easy walking distance to pub, restaurant and village shop.

• Open wood burning fire with free supply of wood.

• Fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

• Free Parking available directly outside the Cottage.

• Free Wi-Fi broadband internet access – please bring your own laptop computer.

Prices range from £599 to £899 per week, depending upon season.

• No hidden charges, the all-in price includes all fuels, logs for the fire, hire of bed linen, end-of-let cleaning and all taxes.

Keywords: Jasmine Cottage, Steeple Ashton is centrally located for visiting prehistoric Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circle and Silbury Hill, the Cities of Bath, Salisbury and Wells, Westbury White Horse, Wilton House, Westonbirt Arboretum, Bradford on Avon, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Glastonbury, the National Trust Village at Lacock, Longleat House and its Safari Park, Castle Combe, Bowood House, Great Chalfield Manor, Stourhead Gardens, and much, much, more................

More Details

Norman Sharples
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Jasmine Cottage was marvelous and greatly helped transport us back in time to the birth town of our GGGGrandmother (1817).

Loved the fireplace - which was very forgiving in terms of keeping it lit - great draft. We look forward to a return visit.

Homeowner Response:

Delighted that you had such a good time!

Thank you

Norman (A fellow genealogist!)
Mar 2012
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Steeple Ashton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Fireplace (free supply of wood), free Wi-Fi, Multi-channel TV, Bed Linen and Towels provided.


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Historic 18th Century Village Cottage near to the City of Bath
average rating of 4.9 based on 25 reviews

Warm and comfortable cottage, but possibly cramped for 6 (we were 2)

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On the plus side, the cottage was warm and comfortable, with good beds and plenty of spare bedding, plus many power outlets and coat hooks and a good range of leaflets about local attractions. We were personally pleased to find a cottage without superfluous ornaments. The owner reacted very quickly and positively when we had a problem, resolving it within the day and keeping us fully informed.

On the negative side, the first impression was poor - the front garden was overgrown and an overflowing box containing the previous week's recycling was outside the front gate and not due to be collected by the council for a week. We also noticed a number of ways in which the cottage could be improved at little cost. There was only one (glass) chopping board in the kitchen, which was very restrictive - a couple more wood or plastic ones would make a lot of difference. The cooking knives were very blunt and the bread knife was short and too flexible. Only one tea towel was provided, which was awkward for 2 and would be totally inadequate for 6. Finally, we rent cottages 2 or 3 times a year, and this was the first we can recall in which there was no welcome pack - normally there is a tray with at least tea, milk and biscuits/cake, and often flowers as well!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments and also the constructive comments on how we could improve our offering to future visitors. Below are our responses to them. 1. The front garden has been designed as an 'English Cottage Garden' which means that it may look to some as stuffed with various plants in an irregular way, but that is the way it is intended. 2. The cleaner who left the recycling box out on the wrong day and only left 1 tea towel rather than 3, has been reminded of the correct procedure and she apologises. 3. Thank you for bringing the chopping board and knives to our intention, we have replaced the knives and provided a second cutting board. 4. With respect to the 'welcome tray' we have found several problems with the provision of this in the past, e.g. which milk do we provide - full fat, skimmed or semi skimmed? Do people wish to pay an extra amount, included in the rental, for things which they do not like/want? We try to keep our prices low in this very competitive market and decided against the provision of such extras and these are not mentioned in our marketing. All in all though we are very pleased that you found the Cottage comfortable and enjoyed your holiday in Steeple Ashton.
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Jasmine cottage did not disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

A superb cottage which was very clean and comfortable and extremely well equipped. It was so lovely to come back to this property each evening after collecting our daughter from University in Bath and be in such a pretty rural village. Jasmine cottage is also an ideal base for visiting lots of interesting places within an easy drive. We will certainly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, quaint, and spotlessly clean cottage. Our children were thrilled to have their own bedroom, and it was nice to have a kitchen and laundry facilities. Steeple Ashton is a very friendly village and a great location to act as home base to tour the area. We loved the heated beds!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A superb week in Jasmine Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Jasmine Cottage is very comfortable and welcoming, and excellent value for money, we would highly recommend it. There was everything we could wish for to make our week's break one of the best we've had in the UK. The owner is extremely helpful and prompt with replying to our emails and kindly provided at the cottage a lot of leaflets and information on things to do and see in the area which was very thoughtful.

Regarding nearby places to visit, Bratton Camp is a must - the views are breathtaking. Bradford on Avon is a lovely town and well worth a visit (The Saxon Church, The Tithe Barn and St Mary Tor should be on your itinerary). Corsham is a lovely town too. Avebury, West Kennet Long Barrow, Lacock, Silbury Hill, Woodhenge and Durrington Walls are all impressive places to see. Steeple Ashton itself is lovely to explore and has some fabulous walks.

The Long's Arms public house does a couple of very delicious vegetarian dishes!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kent, WA USA

Perfectly located, quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Jasmine Cottage for these reasons. It met our expectations of a quiet and quaint village, which was fun to explore. St. Mary's church is a lovely jewel there. The pub was gourmet and delicious (not particularly cheap) but worth it. The pub was surprislingly busy and doesn't serve food every night, so do your homework and make reservations. The villagers very friendly and helpful. The village is PERFECTLY and centrally located to Bath, Cornwall, Wales, The Cotswolds and many treasures of Wiltshire including Avebury Stones, Stourhead Gardens, Lacock Village, Nunney Castle and Stonehenge. The cottage itself is comfortable, and very quiet from 11 to 7 at night - we slept great! Each bedroom has it's own vanity table with mirror and plugs, making it easy to share the one bathroom. Plenty of hot water! Kitchen was well stocked and easy to use. Norman was available and very helpful at answering our questions, including where to eat in the area. Be sure to bring in groceries as there is no place really close by to get anyting other than Trowbridge. (15 minute drive). We loved Jasmine Cottage and would absolutely stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Donna! It was a pleasure to have your party as guests. From the pictures you sent, it is clear that you all had a very good time. Very best wishes Norman
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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

My mom and I had a wonder...

  • 5 of 5

My mom and I had a wonderful stay at Jasmine Cottage in March 2010. We loved having room to spread out and to prepare some of our own meals. It truly felt like a home away from home! The fireplace was cozy, beds comfortable, washer and dryer very handy. Steeple Ashton is a wonderful village with very friendly people! We spent several hours in the "Village Shop" chatting with the locals, having tea, and stocking up on a few groceries. One of the locals even let us borrow his map of the area for a few days! We ate at the local pub which was very good as well as in Great Hinton at the "Linnet". We took day trips to Salisbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, and Bath. We had a wondeful time and were very glad we had found Jasmine Cottage! Would love to stay here again next time we travel to England!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2010
  • Stayed: April 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
London (Heathrow)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Steeple Ashton
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Steeple Ashton
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Weston super Mare
Car: recommended

Historic and Prehistoric sites, Gardens, National Trust Properties, Fitness Centre, Gliding.

The Local Pub/Restaurant and Village Shop/Café are within 4 minutes walking distance!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.