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The Comedy

Malmesbury near Bath, Wiltshire (Ref. 988822)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay at the comedy, everything there that we required."

    Two points one please invest in a new bistro set for outside...extremely shabby and in need of repair. Also has been mentioned in a previous review the bathroom door doesn't shut so needs to be able to be fixed back some way. As this has been pointed out before i feel it should have been sorted by now. Otherwise had a wonderful time there very happy with everything else.

    Pleased to here you had a lovely stay. we appreciate your comments. There is an additional bistro set in the cupboard under the stairs which is mentioned in the welcome pack. The owners have arranged for the bathroom door to be fixed. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallyJun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    Our hosts were lovely people and made sure all our needs were met, and more! Really highly recommend it to anyone wanting to be off the beaten path, surrounded by beauty and friendliness.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to be able to welcome you back again. Best Wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely and every amenity was counted for."

    Thank you for providing your feedback which is much appreciated. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinApr 2022

  • "A great little place to stay, comfortable and welcoming."

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2021

  • "Great location for visiting a number of attractions such as Bath, Laycock, Dryham house, Newark House and Avebury."

    Cottage well equipped and modernised. safe off road parking and major supermarkets within reasonable distance. Note needed sat nav on post code to spot entrance to property as easy to miss.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at The Comedy. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed the stay and we hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FergusSep 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our time."

    Thank you for your feedback regarding The Comedy. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2021

  • "The grounds itself are amazing and The Comedy is a lovely little place for a weekend/week away with your other half."

    Everything that was needed was on site and the owners leave you to your own devices. Would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on The Comedy, the owners will be delighted. We would love for you to return in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamieJul 2021

  • "Had a lovely time, thanks very much."

    Only suggestion would be a better matress, it felt like an old spring base and we are on a really good matress at home. Matress comfort is pretty subjective, others may love it. Would recommend to others! Publish if you like...

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at The Comedy. We will pass on your comments to the owner and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2021

  • "The cottage was mainly as described, Full of character and well decorated and clean However, I am 6ft tall and found the bedroom too low (banged my head) Despite the description saying I wouldn’t."

    And the bed was small (Double). The place we rented the weekend before (costing about the same), provided super kings - which is what we have at home. The bathroom door off the bedroom could not be closed without banging the door loudly, thus waking the other partner during the night. Lastly, the property is next to a noisy scrap yard that started work at 8am

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm sorry you found the ceiling height troublesome, it does state in the description this bedroom is in the eaves. The bed is not small as it is a standard double bed. Apologies for the noise from outside, we have not had any reports of disturbance before. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by TerenceSep 2020

  • "The Comedy is a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    A spacious well appointed kitchen/eating area downstairs and a comfortable lounge, bedroom and bathroom set in the eaves upstairs, with just the right amount of quirkiness to keep it interesting. A table and chairs outside the front door provide a great setting for a reflective drink at the days end. This is a great base to travel around the Southern Cotswolds, Somerset etc for sightseeing and long walks, but there doesn't seem to be much in the way of long local walks directly from the cottage. We both appreciated the relaxed friendliness of our hosts and the local people we bumped into on our rambles. We returned home after our week relaxed and ready to return to real life.

    Thank you for the lovely review on The Comedy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TereseSep 2020

  • "Everything was as what we had expected."

    The cottage was spotless. Bed was incredibly comfortable as were the pillows. Kitchen facilities were as you would need for self catering. Lots of floor space but have to be careful with the beams. Outside space was tranquil. Jo (owner) was responsive to our needs and kept strict social distancing.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback on The Comedy. Jo is delighted to hear it was everything you expected and you were able to enjoy the tranquil outside space. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DianaAug 2020

  • "The comedy cottage was the perfect accommodation for our week in Wiltshire."

    Very comfortable rooms, a well equipped kitchen, and generally a great space both indoors and outdoors. Jo and the family (including Ayrton the black Labrador) were lovely and couldn’t have been more helpful with anything we needed.

    Jo and her family are so pleased you had a lovely stay and the accommodation was perfect for you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndyAug 2020

  • "Comedy Cottage is in an excellent location for exploring this beautiful area, within a short distance from Malmesbury, Avebury, and Bath."

    The cottage is very comfortable with an excellent kitchen and the owners were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by CarolynDec 2018

  • "The cottage had everything we could have asked for and was in a good state."

    Ms Adelman

  • "Fabulous little cottage!"

    Mrs L Houston

  • "The cottage was beautiful and well equipped with everything that we needed."

    Mrs Simkins

  • "The location is ideal, close to Bath."

    Malmesbury and the Cotswolds. Malmesbury, in particular is a wonderful little town and the local pubs are fantastic

    Mrs P

  • "Liked the look of it from the photos."

    We also visited Bath, which was easy. We had a great day

    Mrs J

  • "Thanks for a lovely week - just right for the 3 of us."

    The B. Family.

  • "Location was lovely, family who own the property were lovely and very accommodating."

    The property was nicely finished and new. Just as expected.

    Mr K

  • "This was a beautiful little home for us for the week."

    We felt right at home and really appreciated all the little touches to make our stay more comfortable.

    Mrs H.

  • "We loved our week here and found the cottage to be spacious and comfortable."

    Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.

    Mr And Mrs H.

  • "We had a super week."

    Accommodation spacious and comfortable in relaxed, beautiful surroundings.

    Mrs McR.

  • "Very clean, spacious, tastefully decorated & furnished."

    Lovely surroundings. Lots to do and see in surrounding area. Jo & family friendly. Pets very friendly too.

    Mr M

  • "It was fantastic to spend our holiday at The Comedy Stables - we love this place!"

    Mr And Mrs Van D.

  • "We had a good time in your lovely cottage !"

    Martin, Olivia And Hugo

  • "We really enjoyed our weekend here."

    The stables are beautifully furnished and also have a fully equipped kitchen. Especially appreciated the small touches such as tea and biscuits on arrival and a fridge stocked with jam and butter. Highly recommend! Mr Mclean April 2016


  • "Can't wait to visit again !"

    Matty, Abby And Rolo The Dog

  • "Perfect for a relaxing stay !"


    Peter And Carin

  • "It is a really beautiful place, spacious and nicely furnished"

    Rob And Esther

  • "Cottage is beautiful and spacious."

    Danielle And Jamie

  • "The cottage is lovely, comfortable, charming and spacious."

    Dan, Emily And Theo

  • "Great base to explore the area"

    Tasha And Scott

  • "Another wonderfully relaxing week"


  • "Fabulous Bolt Hole!"

    L Robert

  • "What a lovely place to stay !"

    Sophie Bishton

  • "Lovely cottage that did not disappoint based on the pictures."

    Clean, tidy, quirky and comfortable.

    Miss Picton

  • "Thanks for a great weekend here at the stables."

    Mr And Mrs Palmer

  • "We have really enjoyed our week in this very cosy cottage."

    The welcome pack provided was much appreciated, those lovely biscuits didn't last long.

    Mr And Mrs McClelland - Durham

  • "Thank you for providing an idyllic place in which we were able to cover so much of the Southern Cotswold villages."

    Thank you for your hospitality. The grounds, the ponies, the cats and the dogs all entertained us royally.

    Mr And Mrs Selwyn-Smith - Canada

  • "We have had a fab week here at the Stables, perfect weather, comfy stay and beautiful surroundings."

    Thank you for sharing your home and hope to come back again.

    Mr And Mrs Haque - London

  • "Comedy Cottage was beautiful and exactly as was shown in the pictures."

    Very clean and well looked after. The downstairs kitchen and living space in particular was large, light and airy, ideal whether wanting to use for work or relaxation. Great views across the front garden, where deer, rabbits and plenty of birds were seen. Jo was also a lovely host. Ms Lavin, June 2017.


  • "We had an enjoyable break, thank you"


  • "The house is beautiful with all that we needed - a real home away from home."

    The F. Family.

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  • One bedroom: 1 x first floor double with ensuite shower room with walk in shower, WC and washbasin
  • First floor living room with sofa bed
  • Kitchen/diner.
  • Central heating
  • Electric hob, oven and grill, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • kettle, toaster, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod Dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Outside area with table and chairs
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Please note: The directions have recently changed due to the closure of the B4069
  • Please use the ones provided.

The property

The Comedy is an attractive barn that sits in the grounds of the owner's magnificent home, set in a quiet and private location and ideal for a relaxing break in the countryside or as a base to visit many exceptional locations including Bath.

Guests can enjoy the gardens freely as well as use the tennis court too!

Unique in name and nature, The Comedy (originally for horses and coaches!) is spacious and very light with accommodation for two people (plus more if necessary).

Although not in Bath itself it is set in the southern Cotswolds, with places like Tetbury and Cirencester only 20 mins drive away while Bath in the other direction is about 25 mins drive.

In fact the barn is great spot for a 'town and country' break!

Downstairs is the kitchen/diner, bright, modern and well equipped, while upstairs is the Living Room , leading to the bedroom and ensuite.

(Please note that although the rooms are in the eaves upstairs, both are full height for a 6ft+ person and not in any way cramped or head hitting at all!) Throughout the home the colours are attractive, welcoming and very much in the modern-contemporary style but in keeping with the location.

The owners, who live on-site, have considered everything to make your stay comfortable.

If you're energetic you might like to use the tennis court!

For the lively and determined there are two pubs within walking distance across the fields.

For the Corona-Virus period, the property will be cleaned and left for 72hours between bookings, for added guest safety

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About the location


Chippenham 11 miles; Cirencester 13 miles; Bath 23 miles; Tetbury 5 miles.

Dating back to the Iron Age and reputedly the oldest borough in England, the pretty market town of Malmesbury is located on a hilltop in the southern Cotswolds. Malmesbury is steeped in history and offers visitors over 400 listed buildings, a 15th century Market Cross, a ruined 7th century Benedictine abbey, an annual carnival and many independent shops, cafes and traditional pubs. Abbey House Gardens, home to 'The Naked Gardeners' can also be found in Malmesbury (Note: The gardeners are clothed during normal opening hours) and the annual Womad Music Festival is close by at Charlton Park. The area offers many country houses, including Rodmarton Manor and Gardens, and Chavenage House, a fine example of a Cotswold manor unchanged for 400 years. Just a short drive away is The Cotswold Water Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering 40 square miles and offering a wide range of activities, including boating, waterskiing, fishing, cycling, golf and horse riding, plus Bath, Cirencester and Tetbury are all within easy reach and well worth a visit.

Region Information

Please note: One well behaved dog is welcome at The Comedy! Please be respectful and keep your furry friend downstairs and off of furniture.
Please note: The bathroom has a small step up to the WC, Wash basin and Walk-in shower. Please be mindful and take care.
Please note: Although the Living Room, Bedroom and en suite Bathroom are located in the eaves, it is not cramped and perfectly suitable for those that are 6ft and taller.
Please note - The directions have recently changed due to the closure of the B4069. Please use the ones provided.
Please note: There is a scrapyard nearby but disruption is minimal, if at all.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas