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Totts House

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely little place."

    Small compact and peaceful garden, lots of chattering birdsong to keep you company. A great place to chill out with friends or family. Plenty of space in the house for people to take time out, away from your loved ones when you need your own space for a while. Plenty of car parking space out front. The garage, however, is not available for use. No criticisms but scraping the barrel for comment. The garden was a good, free space for our little dog but a determined four legged friend may still be able to make a bid for freedom. Not totally escape proof for little dogs. Not a deal breaker. A lovely little village with a couple of pubs and village shops. A very friendly next door neighbour who takes out the bins and brings them back in. Thank you for that. Very close to Bath and other Cotswold towns. Next door to an RAF base which is very quiet and peaceful. Not used while we were there. A very attentive and friendly owner. Thanks for having us.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.1Jun 2024

  • "A well equipped comfortable Cottage in the centre of the Village."

    An ideal place to explore the many gems that Wiltshire has to offer

    Reviewed by Roger5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely location as described suited us as a family ."

    Great pubs and food nearby friendly locals

    Reviewed by Kevyn4.1Apr 2024

  • "The kitchen was very well equipped with ample crockery and cutlery and the utility room great for storing bags / dog food / etc - great to have a washing machine."

    The house was easy to keep warm and cosy and the dining table big enough for 6 of us. The only extra I would have liked was some hooks near bathroom radiators to dry towels. We had a kind welcome from Chris and texts to check we were ok with everything - we felt well looked after.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Mar 2024

  • "Just returned from a 3 day stay with friends (and fur babies) at this lovely house."

    Excellent communication with the owner, who made us feel very welcome. Situated in a lovely quiet village with the local pub (Fox and Hounds) on the doorstep. Great food and very friendly staff. The house is in excellent order, with nice, comfortable furniture and quality bedding/towels. A welcome pack ( fresh bread, butter, milk, orange juice, eggs, tea and various coffees had been left and greatly appreciated. Everything you need for a relaxing stay. Highly recommended and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2024

  • "We stayed at Totts house over the Christmas week as a family of 4 and it was an excellent base for us to visit family and friends in the area."

    Totts house was very well equipped and warm and the Christmas tree and welcome pack were really appreciated. Colerne is a quiet and picturesque village, great for walking and not far from Bath, Corsham and Chippenham. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was our 3rd time returning to Totts House, it's a lovely house in a beautiful village."

    The house is well equipped and very comfortable. The hosts are wonderful and are always on hand if needed.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time, the village is so quiet and pretty."

    The house was fantastic for 7 of us there was plenty of room and we all loved. Would recommend it to anyone who wants peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Tina Violet5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful weekend break at Totts Cottage and would love to return."

    The house is beautiful, furnished with everything one could possibly need. The village itself is lovely. Can't praise the house or the location enough

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet village."

    It was spotless and well equipped. Great communications from the owner before and during our stay. The welcome pack was a lovely touch too. Small problem with the shower but the owner soon sorted that.

    Reviewed by Gary4.1Sep 2023

  • "Really great house with amble facilities."

    Cooking equipment and serving stuff was amazing, normally even though houses can accommodate the quantity of people they don’t have the stuff you need, definitely not the case. Only thing we found was hot water for showers was a problem, would start scolding hot and then go cold very quickly. Also the en-suite shower was very weak, a bit of a struggle to wash hair. But otherwise the property was wonderful, really well maintained, wish we had needed to stay longer. Host, Chris, also excellent! Very quick to respond

    Reviewed by Natasha3.8Sep 2023

  • "A superb property, spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    The owner was very friendly as was the whole community in the village. Great location, great holiday.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great location."

    House as described. Clean, well presented, everything a holiday cottage needs was provided. Lovely welcome pack with essentials is always a good start after a long journey. The owner , Chris, was very helpful with information & quick to respond to any messages. Can highly recommend this holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2023

  • "Totts House is a great property in the small village of Colerne providing easy access to exploring the wider region."

    The property was well equipped with everything we needed to get started. There were generous living spaces in addition to the 4 bedrooms and garden space too. Off street parking was a real bonus. The owner was very responsive to any enquiries we had.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jun 2023

  • "We stayed at Totts house for 3 nights whitsun weekend with our two adult children their partners plus our two grandsons age 5 and 2."

    It is a lovely house in a beautiful quiet village. The welcome pack when we arrived was a nice surprise, the house was immaculate and had everything we needed for a great weekend. We visited Lacock for a day, Bath another day and on our way home from the weekend Upton house. Chris is an excellent host from the minute we booked until after we had left, no question was too much trouble . We made lots of lovely family memories over the weekend. Thank you Chris for letting us into your lovely home.

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0May 2023

  • "An excellent cottage, lovely location and owner was great at keeping in touch and making sure everything was fine for us"

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Apr 2023

  • "After a bad start in the Previous place we had a lovely time in Totts House."

    We would never have chosen to stay there as it’s a bit big for the 2 of us but I’m so glad we did. Beautiful house and a gorgeous village with a real community feel. Everybody was so friendly. Chris the owner couldn’t have been more helpful, telling us about places to visit and eat. All in all a great holiday. We hope to return. Sarah and David

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "We were very pleased with our accommodation."

    It was very spacious, clean and the welcoming pack was lovely too.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Apr 2023

  • "The house is comfortable and has all the amenities required for a holiday."

    It's in a quiet village with some local shops and pubs. The owners were easy to contact, not that we needed to. They sent a text to check that everything was ok, which it was. I would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Marina5.0Mar 2023

  • "Everything perfect!"

    Well equipped and very comfortable. Friendly and attentive hosts.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was perfect."

    Just as described. Everything provided that you would need for a comfortable stay. Hosts were brilliant. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2023

  • "Simply the best."

    Excellent accommodation and kind caring hosts in Chris and Lizzie. Spacious and well equipped kitchen . Enough dishwasher tablets for the whole weeks stay (other locations have generally only supplied a couple of tablets). Spacious lounge, comfortable seating, a good place to relaxed. Three generations stayed for a weeks break - plenty of room both inside and outside. Parking was good too. We would highly recommend Totts House as a place to stay.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2023

  • "The owners were so helpful and kept in contact with us the whole weekend."

    The property was lovely - very clean and beautifully laid out. The extra blankets downstairs were a real bonus for our evening in and the toiletries in the bathroom as well as the bread and milk that was brought in for us , all made this a special stay. Also parking easily for three cars ! Many thanks to the owners for sharing their home with us!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2023

  • "My friends and I enjoyed a lovely weekend at Totts House."

    We had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing birthday celebration. Lots of space, peaceful location, great parking, fantastic local walks. The owners were very hospitable and I would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.4Feb 2023

  • "Great house in a lovely village"

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Jan 2023

  • "Well equipped house with all the utensils required in the kitchen."

    Spacious house to accommodate guests comfortably. Simple check-in instructions and host was contactable when needed.

    Reviewed by Aliyah5.0Dec 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Totts House."

    It is a lovely house and Chris and Lizzie are wonderful hosts. Nothing is too much trouble for them. The facilities are excellent 10/10.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great house to stay in."

    Owner was very helpful and friendly and promptly sorted a minor query for us. would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent base to explore the area, equipped with everything we needed for three generations and the dog!"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "A very lovely and comfortable property, which made a perfect base for our large family to enjoy the area."

    We really enjoyed being based here and would definitely recommend this property. The owners were very helpful too.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2022

  • "This property was ideal for us."

    We loved the location in the pretty Cotswolds village. We appreciated the enclosed garden and easy parking. The house was very clean and furniture and fittings were good quality and comfortable. It was ideal for small children as there are 2 lovely parks within walking distance. The owner was very helpful. A great choice!

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    Owner pre-arrival communication excellent. Welcome pack, very thoughtful. Dog friendly and garden safely enclosed for pets. Plenty of off-road parking. The village was brilliant and two local pubs really good. Two local convenience stores, brilliant.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent location."

    Very comfortable, well equipped spacious and well maintained family accommodation. Considerate and helpful hosts. Reasonably secure dog friendly garden. Definitely highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2022

  • "A great location."

    Quality and comfortable furnishings. Well equipped. The owner helped with ideas for places to visit and venues to dine out.

    Reviewed by Carlton5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely house in a great location, check in was easy and house was lovely and clean and tidy."

    Owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2022

  • "Totts House is very well equipped - & very spacious for us with only 4 adults and two dogs."

    The garden is enclosed properly which was reassuring for us with the dogs. The hosts is attentive via phone without being intrusive and the extra touches - welcome pack for example - were much appreciated. The area is just beautiful - great walks straight out of the door, people so friendly, we will plan to revisit sometime.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely week in Colerne , Totts house is very comfortable and homely , plenty of room for 6 adults , 1 baby and 2 dogs ."

    Hope to go again at some point.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2022

  • "A really lovely property in a lovely area."

    There were 5 adults and a dog in our party and the property was spacious, well set out, comfortable and had everything you would need - the kitchen just seemed to have everything and more. Chris and Lizzie were amazing hosts and nothing was too much trouble - we had a tiny issue with the shower and Lizzie had it sorted straightaway. A fantastic place to stay and we will definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely house, beautiful area, friendly, helpful hosts."

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2022

  • "So much right about this place, but 2 silly things not right."

    1. Squeaky floorbords upstairs, easy to fix so why not. 2. Good double oven but could not find a baking tray that would fit. Fix those two things and we would rate it 10/10.

    Hi Bill Chip board floorboard is so difficult to stop Squeaking!!! There are many oven trays in the cupboard next to the fridge ! People have cooked for parties of 8 using both ovens ! As I say in my introduction note if you need anything let us know ! Nothing is a problem to get if you had let us know !!! Appreciate the Feedback Bill and will look and do are upmost to rectify your comments ! Regards Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bill4.1May 2022

  • "The property was perfect for 8 guests, quaint village location, pub opposite served good food."

    Many options of nearby places, we visited Castle Coombe which is very pretty, especially in the sunshine. The house was very clean and comfortable with excellent kitchen facilities. The welcome pack was a thoughtful touch and the owners were helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0May 2022

  • "Very nice place with many great utilities."

    Friendly owners and very helpful. Very nice place to stay.

    Reviewed by Rp4.4Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay."

    Well set out clean and comfortable. We appreciated the welcome pack thank you. Hosts were very welcoming and helpful. Perfectly placed for walks without needing the car and a very convenient pub opposite. Would definitely recommend for a larger family group stay.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Apr 2022

  • "Perfect property for a comfortable stay."

    Good location for walks etc but close enough for trips out to Bath

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Apr 2022

  • "Thoroughly recommend Totts House, it has everything you need, home from home."

    Very clean & spacious. Great location for walking & two excellent local pubs near by. Owner very helpful too.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Totts House was a delight to stay in."

    Very spacious, comfortable and was well equipped. The host was very helpful and responded quickly to any questions we had. The setting is perfect for walking and the village has two very useful, well stocked stores. I would definitely book again if wanting to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Mar 2022

  • "Extremely well equipped and comfortable property for a self catering stay."

    Welcome pack provided which is a nice touch. Lovely location in village close to 2 pubs. Great local walks around the area too. We visited Bath which is only 7 miles away and a little further away is Stonehenge. We had a lovely time and would like to revisit.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Mar 2022

  • "This house is absolutely brilliant."

    Having been slightly nervous after a not so successful Sykes stay over Christmas, I was more than pleasantly surprised to find clean, comfy beds, a very well equipped kitchen, plenty of room, good bathrooms, good quality towels, even toiletries in the bathrooms too!! Our dogs LOVED the warm dog shower in the garden. This is a fantastic place to stay and I would highly recommend it. The 6 Bells pub in the village was lovely and very welcoming, lots of dog walks nearby as well as the usual tourist attractions of Bath and Bradford on Avon. Lovely welcome from owners who were more than happy to help with any issues but also didn’t invade!! Chris and Lizzie you have absolutely got this right!! Well done and Thankyou xx

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Mar 2022

  • "Property owner went above and beyond to make our stay great."

    Even helping to arrange flowers for a birthday surprise.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Feb 2022

  • "Totts House is a lovely well equipped home and a great base for seeing the Cotswolds."

    The owners were welcoming and provided a much appreciated welcome pack, including fresh bread and local eggs. There was plenty of space for us and our three teenagers and the wifi was a definite bonus, as was the Smart TV. The pub across the road was friendly and welcoming and serves good value traditional pub fayre, and is dog friendly. We would definitely recommend Totts House for a larger family, and had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and very very well equipped."

    The owners were very helpful when we contacted them. The decor and furniture was modern and very comfortable. One suggestion is that, as it is a dog friendly cottage, it would be beneficial if there was more information, routes etc, on local walks in the immediate area.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Nov 2021

  • "We stayed at Totts house for 2 nights and from the minute we booked it we received 5* service from Chris."

    It’s a beautiful house in a lovely location which had 2 pubs within a stones throw. The fox and hounds across the road is a lovely pub with great food at very reasonable prices. The finer details like fresh bread, milk, orange, butter, eggs that was left for us to use really made us feel welcome & a small touch that made all the difference. Perfect location for Bath & smaller towns near by (Bradford on Avon) was lovely for a walk with our family. On the morning of check out Chris messaged to say no need to rush off and use the house for as long as we wanted which was perfect for us with 2 small children. Can’t thank Chris enough for letting us spend the perfect weekend in his lovely property.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2021

  • "A great property to stay in, in a good location."

    Owners were very attentive with communication. would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2021

  • "Totts House is a lovely house in a very lovely village."

    The facilities in the house are everything you could need and a lot more, it's definitely not your average holiday let, this is way ahead of a lot of places in terms of quality of the property, furniture, fittings, even day to day things like cutlery and crockery are good quality Chris, the owner is so helpful and keeps you up to date about your stay and is always available if you need him Loads of parking for 2-3 cars on the drive so you don't have to park on the narrow village main road. The village is just the prettiest place too, pure chocolate box Cotswold charm If you're thinking of staying in this area, look no further

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2021

  • "We were family group of five plus a small dog."

    All of us thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Our hosts were warm welcoming and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2021

  • "The hosts were extremely helpful and quick to respond to any queries."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2021

  • "Totts House is very good accommodation situated in the lovely village of Colerne."

    The accommodation was clean and the owners were very friendly offering useful tips on places to visit and go for coffee. The location was good for visiting various local villages and is close to Bath. A little further away was Bristol.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a few issues with the property but the owner was very helpful and sorted things out for us."

    House was situated in the center of a very pleasant village. The village was central to a lot of attractions and good for walking. Lovely playing field for the children to play in. The local pub was good for pub food.

    Reviewed by Josephine4.4Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in Totts House."

    The house was well equipped and very comfortable. The owners communicated very well and offered lots of helpful suggestions.

    Reviewed by Erica5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week here."

    Accommodation was perfect for our family and the enclosed garden a bonus for the dog! It was clean, tidy and very comfortable. Chris was great, messaged a few times to ask if we needed anything and recommended places to visit. Couldn’t be happier with Totts and will definitely be back next year. The Riley’s

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jul 2021

  • "Extremely comfortable house with everything you need to have a super holiday in a wonderful village with lots to do close by."

    The hosts were helpful without being intrusive. A wonderful welcome pack of goodies on arrival was a very thoughtful gesture. Plus the recommendation of where to eat was helpful. We loved the Fox and House, just across the road serving excellent food with great service Thanks for a great holiday!

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Jun 2021

  • "The property was spotless."

    A real home from home. A really personal touch to everything. A welcome pack in the fridge. Highly recommend and would definitely return

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2021

  • "House was very spacious and plenty of room to park 2 or 3 cars."

    Plenty of outside seating and owner very helpful.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a short break 28 May - 4 June in Colerne."

    Our party was Grandparents, parents and grandchildren (8). The village has a good playground and recreation park each end of the village which we made good use of, lovely walks and friendly residents. The Fox and Hounds across the road is not recommended (food average, staff disinterested). We wanted to try The Six Bells but they were closed Bank Holiday Monday and not serving food all week, which was disappointing, as the pub and garden looked very appealing. We visited towns and villages further afield and found more nice walks,scenery, good pubs and food etc. Chris Lilley (the owner of Totts House) was very friendly and helpful and made our stay very enjoyable. The accommodation is spacious, comfortable and the kitchen/diner is well kitted out. The garden is pleasant and secluded. The only significant issues we had was a low flow/cold shower in the ensuite which Chris dealt with promptly, replacing the shower with a higher spec model and the adults had problems sleeping owing to being too hot - we discovered on departure that the duvets were winter rated 10.5 tog. Chris promised to address this. Overall the accommodation was excellent and recommended for a quiet relaxing break. Roger Metcalfe

    Reviewed by Roger4.7May 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and seperate WC, 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x twin, 1 x twin (4ft bed and single)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas AGA range cooker, microwave, Coffee machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/ dryer, Smart TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Dogs must be kept downstairs only

The property

This contemporary, detached cottage rests in the quaint village of Colerne, surrounded by stunning countryside in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within reach of the historic city of Bath.

Comfortably furnished and well-presented, Totts House provides an excellent base for both families and friends wishing to explore this rural area.

With plenty of room, this cottage has a spacious kitchen/diner, a great place to gather everyone and whilst enjoying a hearty home-cooked meal you can reminisce about the places you went during the day.

The stylish sitting room offers a real place of comfort, with two large sofas arranged in front of the woodburning stove and a flatscreen TV so you can catch up on all your favourite shows.

There are four bedrooms at this Colerne cottage, including double with en-suite shower on the ground-floor, whilst upstairs is comprised of a king-size and two twin rooms, one of which hosts a 4ft double and single bed.

Each bedroom has been tastefully furnished with crisp bed linen and fitted storage for your personal belongings.

Shower room upstairs with with walk in shower, basin and WC.

To the rear is an enclosed garden with furniture, perfect for a favourite drink or alfresco meal, whilst to the front there is ample off-road parking for four cars.

if you don’t feel like cooking, the village of Colerne offers two restaurants, or head into the market town of Corsham for a wider selection of eateries to suit all, as well as a book shop, jewellers, delicatessens and a number of shops to pick up any essentials.

Corsham is also home to several notable buildings such as the stately home of Corsham Court, where you can take a leisurely walk and let your canine companion have a run.

A stay here isn’t complete without visiting the wonderful city of Bath with its Roman Baths and Georgian architecture or visit Castle Combe and Lacock to see the location of where several period dramas have been filmed.

If you’re in need of a comfortable countryside base within easy reach of a number of attractions then look no further than Totts House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Corsham 5.5 miles; Chippenham 8 miles; Bath 8 miles.

The village of Colerne is situated in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in west Wiltshire, close to both Chippenham and Bath. The village has a Post Office, shops, pubs and a village hall. Close by is the town of Corsham, which offers a vibrant weekly market, and is renowned for its numerous Grade ll listed limestone buildings, many of which have been used as locations for TV series and films. Locally, Corsham Court is well worth a visit where the impressive art collection can be admired or visitors can enjoy the scenic parkland, designed by Capability Brown. Easily accessible is the stunning city of Bath, where there is so much on offer, catering for all tastes, from the magnificent architecture of the Georgian terraces to the celebrated Roman Baths and wonderful abbey. With ample opportunities to eat out, or indulge in a bit of retail therapy, you really are spoilt for choice. Alternatively, take the short drive to the 13th-century village of Lacock, or to Castle Combe, once named England’s prettiest village. Colerne provides visitors with a charming base from which to explore this diverse area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas