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Fox Den Cottage

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Castle Combe, Wiltshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous cottage equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Location is great for walks around the village and local countryside and a short drive from the facilities in Chippenham allowing us stock up on essentials

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Feb 2024

  • "This property is an absolute delight, you feel really cosy and relaxed there."

    It is a pity there is no heater in the bathrooms, they are cold. As an old house, we unfortunately faced a power failure. It could have been resolved right away but Sykes customer service was inefficient and did not urge to resolve the problem. They just follow up with troubleshooting tickets number and emails, phone calls, but no real solution unless I personally insist and showing my disappointment . Too bad because the property has lovely owners, who felt very sorry for us. I would definitely come back, hoping I could rent through another agency. This wonderful place deserves a much nicer exposure. Excellent in every aspect. The beddings are so comfortable you literally melt into your bed.the sheets were so perfect too ! It was definitely a dreamy home.

    Reviewed by Anne4.1Oct 2023

  • "Great property, well equipped and clean."

    Beautiful garden which was great to use on sunny days. Shower in the upstairs bedroom is very difficult to control the temperature and pulses between hot & cold. Parking is a challenge- on a busy bank holiday weekend, finding parking in the road or the paid parking area was very difficult

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Aug 2023

  • "The Fox Den Cottage is the best cottage I have ever been to in England."

    It is comfortable, cosy, has all the amenities readily available and the kitchen is spectacular, with a view of the garden and birds playing about on the lawn and in the branches near the bird feeders. The rooms are warm and comfortable with beds that you simply melt into and sleep soundly at the end of a fun day of walking around the idyllic village of Castle Combe or visiting the surrounding villages and towns. The location of the Fox Den Cottage is perfect, 20 minute drive from a very convenient Morrisons SuperStore in Chippenham, 10 minute walk from the Market Cross in Castle Combe, and next to some very lovely farmland that is quiet and soothing to the eyes with its green pastures. The owners of the cottage are extremely helpful and their hospitality is top-notch, even providing special little extras in the cottage for the guests to discover. We had a lot of fun in the cottage itself and it was great to sit down by the fire at the end of the day with a cup of tea and enjoy a nice chat by the warmth. Absolutely wonderful. Highly recommended, to anyone visiting the Cotswolds or seeking a nice restful holiday in Wiltshire, this cottage should be Number 1 on your list.

    Reviewed by Fernando5.0Feb 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage , we will happily return one day"

    Reviewed by Frederik5.0Nov 2022

  • "Wow! What a beautiful cottage!"

    Everything you need and more. The cottage was decorated so beautifully and had a wonderful feel. The garden was also lovely, we sat and had our morning coffee enjoying the birds. Lots of nice walks from the cottage and the local pub serviced good pub grub! (The white hart) we didn’t get to go to the castle inn pub as you needed to book and it was a booking deposit of £15 ahead. Great family holiday, we will be back!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had such a lovely time at Fox Den."

    It was so cozy and comfortable. Beautifully decorated. I didn't want to leave! Thank you for the stay.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful character cottage with modern amenities."

    Very comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen. Lovely garden to relax in when sun shines.Easy walk down into castle combe and surrounding woodlands.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Apr 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the beautiful Fox Den Cottage."

    The property itself is situated perfectly in the idyllic Castle Combe; cosy & comfortable yet spacious and truly welcoming. It was a great space for the family to enjoy; the care and attention that has been applied to every detail throughout the cottage is so apparent. It was well-equipped & we really appreciated the extra accommodating factors of having a high chair and cot for our one year old. If you’re looking for a traditional & pristine accommodation that includes a comfy living area with an open fire, smart TV, generous sized bedrooms (one with a bath) & a fabulous dining area that opens out to a beautiful garden, this is the spot for you!

    Reviewed by Jag4.7Apr 2022

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  • Split-level property
  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x king-size, 1 x second-floor double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, wine cooler
  • Smart TV with access to your own streaming services, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot, Highchair and Stairgate available on request
  • The lane outside of the property, can load/unload.Free roadside parking on 'The Street' first come first served basis.Additional public car park 2 mins walk away, with charge
  • Enclosed, multi-level rear garden with patio, lawn, furniture and pond
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are 10 steps up to the kitchen/diner and shower room from the living/dining room
  • Note: There are two stone steps up to the property entrance with a handrail
  • Note: There are narrow, spiral steps leading up to the first-floor bedrooms
  • Note: There is a low beam and sloped ceilings in the second-floor double bedroom
  • Note: There are low beams and low doorways across the cottage
  • Note: There is a pond in the garden, please take care

The property

Nestled in the idyllic village of Castle Combe is this charming, Grade II listed terraced cottage, Fox Den Cottage.

Built in the 1700s, this split-level property is set over three floors with character features throughout, an enclosed garden, and sits within the Cotswolds AONB; perfect for families, couples and friends alike!

Be welcomed into the stone cottage by a spacious living/dining room with exposed beams, original fireplaces and feature stone walls.

Settle into the sofas and armchairs by the warmth of the woodburning stove on cold nights with a good book in hand or your favourite show on the TV.

Set the large dining table, whilst the group's chef whips up a home-cooked meal in the kitchen.

Climb the 10 steps to find the stylish, contemporary kitchen with an electric cooker, dishwasher and a wine cooler to toast to your holiday with a cool glass of wine.

Just next door to the kitchen is a well-appointed shower room with a walk-in shower and washing machine to quickly clean walking gear ready for a new day.

On summer evenings, why not spend time in your private, enclosed garden?

You'll catch the last of the sunshine from the lawn or tuck into an alfresco dinner on the outdoor seating!

From the living/dining room, climb the characterful, spiral staircase to find the first of two bedrooms; a super-king-size and a king-size offer ample storage space, exposed beams and classic cottage windows.

Up another set of stairs leads you to the second-floor double with exposed wooden beams and vaulted ceilings for a unique, snug space to rest your head, along with your own en-suite bathroom!

Be sure to explore the quaint village of Castle Combe where your cottage resides, home to The Old Stables coffee shop and The Castle Inn, as well as The Manor House; this fabulous, 14th-century manor hosts a golf club, fine dining and formal gardens.

Venture into Castle Combe Woods for a stunning circular walk right from your doorstep, whilst just next door is the village of Yatton Keynell, a historic village with a Post Office shop and the 17th-century Bell Inn.

Settled in the Cotswolds AONB, there are a range of walks and hikes available, including the nearby Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, a Victorian landscape with trails winding through it, a lovely escape on a summer's day!

Spend the day wandering the picturesque streets of Bath and visit the Roman Baths, one of the many museums or stop for lunch in one of the traditional pubs.

The National Trust's Prior Park Landscape Garden is perfect for romantic strolls with spectacular views of Bath from above!

A classic cottage in the Cotswolds, choose Fox Den Cottage for your rural retreat.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Chippenham 6 miles; Bath 15.3 miles; Swindon 23.8 miles

The medieval village of Castle Combe is situated in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Beauty in Wiltshire. Castle Combe Woods offers a scenic trail for those looking to test their stamina whilst By Brook offers more of a peaceful walk. Enjoy a cream tea at The Old Stables or for a fine dining experience, savour seafood at Bybrook. Just outside the village is The Manor House Golf Club for an expansive golf course and Castle Combe Circuit for the chance to drive a race car. A short car journey will lead you to the market town of Chippenham home to John Coles Park, a beautiful green space perfect for a summer picnic, and Chippenham Museum, which houses a collection of artifacts and exhibitions documenting the town's long history. Jolly's Irish Cafe is the perfect place to relax and refuel after a day of exploring Chippenham's attractions. The city of Bath is a place of natural beauty and historical significance. The Roman Baths are a major tourist attraction, as is the Theatre Royal. The city is also home to the Thermae Bath Spa, one of the world's most famous spas.

Property will have a small Christmas tree and decorations

Parking - The lane outside of the property, can load/unload. Free roadside parking on 'The Street' first come first served basis. Additional public car park 2 mins walk away, with charge.

In the summer months, the Gardner will be attending the property a couple of times a week to maintain the garden.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas