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Clock Tower Cottage

Great Bedwyn near Marlborough, Wiltshire (Ref. 922236)


(26 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great stay."

    It would be nice to have somewhere to hang washing outside and BBQ would be good for summer months. It doesn't mention the electric gate on description, so we were slightly suprised by this. Everything was available inside, nice suprise to see there was a tumble dryer. Lovely area and good walks nearby.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2022

  • "This was our second time staying in this property and it did not disappoint on our return."

    So peaceful and quiet. We had a fantastic stay and already looking to rebook again.

    Reviewed by MandyApr 2022

  • "After many false starts we finally managed to have our holiday at Clocktower Cottage."

    Mary greeted us on arrival and explained about using the key fob to enter the main electric gate in the car when accessing the cottage. The cottage was in immaculately clean and very spacious. We took the downstairs bedroom which was huge and with its own en suite. Although below ground level it was airy and sun pipes and electric provided adequate lighting. Large enclosed paddock beside cottage which dogs loved. Situated in a beautiful and quiet part of Wiltshire with access to lots of walks and some lovely country pubs. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "Great cottage."

    Warm and clean. Very well equipped. Lovely to be able to use the paddock to walk the dogs. We would like to return in the future.

    Reviewed by BeverleySep 2021

  • "House was well presented and well maintained."

    Facilities were as described and kitchen well stocked. Location was lovely.

    Reviewed by JulianAug 2021

  • "Clock Tower Cottage is a wonderful place to spend time with family."

    It is in a great location with wonderful gardens and the bonus of the huge paddock for the dogs to run around. We had a great time playing with the Frisbee; there is so much space. The cottage is immaculately clean and well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay; having the owners living nearby was a bonus. They are so friendly; their local knowledge of the area was really helpful and they welcomed us at the start to make sure everything was ok. Giving us information about the towpath walks and nearby woodland walks, as well as information about the nearest shopping facilities was very useful. I would definitely recommend Clock Tower Cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing stay in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside.

    Reviewed by KellyJul 2021

  • "The dog friendly and dog secure accommodation, garden, and paddock meant we could totally relax."

    Our 2 springers loved the freedom of the large paddock (which was an unexpected bonus). There were several pamphlets for local walks which covered different distance and started/finished at local Inns serving good and well priced food. The shops in the village served our needs and were both welcoming and reasonably priced. The keyword for the whole holiday was relaxing - and with the bonus of very welcome long distant views. Added advantage of having the Host nearby to help in case of any problems.

    Reviewed by PhilJun 2021

  • "The owners were friendly and welcoming."

    This cottage by far was the best we had ever stayed in. It was comfortable and had everything we needed. The view was beautiful. The location was amazing with wonderful walks on the doorstep. We definately wish to return.

    Reviewed by MandyApr 2021

  • "Property was not clean in the kitchen."

    Fridge had not been cleaned. Worktops not clean. Food crumbs over the sofa in the lounge. Furniture in lounge in poor condition. Outside furniture in the garden literally falling apart. Basement bedroom damp. Basement bathroom very damp & smelt damp. Owners dogs pooing around the area we were staying. Not pleasant. We picked up after our small dog always. Owners dogs running freely around guests accommodation which should not be happening. As we were told to arrive later than original time we had booked because of deep cleaning reference Covid that is a joke.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2020

  • "Secluded location with easy private access to the canal and walks."

    Good Wi-Fi signal despite being out of town. Very good for both star gazing and train spotting. Easy to get to by car and rail.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "Perfectly equipped for our family for a work/staycation."

    To wake up to the green fields, no noise except the birds and rabbits was an absolute delight. The cottage was very well equipped with everything you need for the kitchen. The local walks, bike rides and pubs were amazing...and people actually talk to you! The owners could not have been more accommodating for our nervous dog...they built a fence around the garden to have a safe place for him to roam....VERY grateful and happy for their kindness. They told us we would relax after being in their cottage and YES we certainly did. Exactly what our family needed to get out of the ‘rat-race’ and reconnect. Thank you

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2020

  • "The location was great, lots to do within the vicinity."

    Recommend canal cruise on Rose of Hungerford, excellent, informative trip along the canal. The cottage was lovely and very well equipped. Helpful, friendly hosts. We loved watching the trains from the garden but they weren’t intrusive. We really enjoyed this holiday and would be happy to repeat the experience.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2019

  • "A superb cottage, very well equipped in a lovely location."

    It proved the perfect place to celebrate a family Christmas.

    Reviewed by GeorgeDec 2018

  • "Brilliant cottage."

    We'll equipped. Lovely owners There was lots of space for the dogs, who loved it. We had a very peaceful, relaxing break, which was just what we needed. Definitely would recommend it.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2018

  • "This was the best cottage we have ever stayed at, although what was expected with the price paid."

    If you get this cottage out of peek sesson it will be well worth it.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2018

  • "Very friendly welcome."

    Cottage clean and tidy. Very nice

    Reviewed by DoreenJul 2018

  • "It may be a good idea to highlight the fact that there is no fencing of any description in the private patio area to keep the dogs from wandering into the owners area."

    It doesn't appear to be a problem for the owners (who are absolutely delightful) but it wasn't very relaxing for us.

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2018

  • "It worked perfectly for us."

    Just right!

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, everything you could need was there and safe for our young boys with electric gates."

    Thanks to Mary and Martin for having us and a very well done to Sykes for our 4th holiday with you. Fantastic as always. X

    Reviewed by AmyMay 2018

  • "The reason that we would not rebook this cottage has absolutely nothing to do with our enjoyment of the week."

    It is quite simply that we do not tend to revisit the same area or property.

    Reviewed by GarrySep 2017

  • "Very nice cottage, well equipped and lovely setting."

    Owners were extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2017

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners"

    Reviewed by DoreenJun 2017

  • "Warm welcome ..."

    Warm welcome Wonderful cottage and facilities Fantastic location by the canal Great for exercising the dog in fully secure environment

    Reviewed by TimothyMay 2017

  • "The location and outlook of this cottage far exceeded our expectations."

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2017

  • "A lovely, roomy and comfortable venue, and every possible accessory we could possibly have needed for our stay."

    Having dogs, it would be preferable if they fenced the immediate garden around the property, to stop escapism onto the very narrow and busy road outside, and to stop any aggravation to other properties on site. In mitigation, access to the very large paddock was great for exercising the dogs, but not very feasible when an animal needs to go out during the night, or first thing in the morning, without having to get dressed first.

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2016

  • "A Fabulous holiday."

    The cottage was excellent, everything you could wish for. Plenty to see and do in the area. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2016

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  • Over ground and lower ground floors
  • Three bedrooms with TVs: 1 x lower ground floor super king-size double with sofa bed and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Conservatory sitting room with dining area.
  • Oil central heating with convector heaters in lower ground floor bedroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TVs with FreeSat HD in all bedrooms and sitting room, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Shared use of three-acre enclosed grassed paddock with unfenced pond
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: There is a railway line running alongside the boundary of the paddock, with a station in Great Bedwyn offering direct access to London Paddington and the West Country
  • The cottage is fully double glazed
  • Note: The lower ground floor bedroom is in the basement
  • There are no windows but sun pipes allow for some natural light and there is automatic air change ventilation.

The property

This delightful cottage is set in the grounds of the owner's cottage in a rural location near the canal side village of Great Bedwyn on the Kennet and Avon Canal.

The cottage has been lovingly and imaginatively converted to create holiday accommodation of a very high standard in beautiful Wiltshire countryside.

On the ground floor are a superb fitted kitchen and an impressive sunny conservatory sitting and dining room with views across the owner’s three-acre paddock, woodland and impressive countryside.

There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, plus the ingenious use of space has meant that the spacious and luxurious master bedroom suite has been tucked into a space on the lower ground floor.

This room benefits from a further sleeping area with a sofa bed, as well as an en-suite shower room, all cleverly ventilated by full warm and cold air conditioning.

The cottage has its own private patio area as well as shared access to a three-acre paddock, a wonderful area for exercising the dogs.

Just a short walk takes you to the tow path of the lovely Kennet and Avon Canal, where you can walk for miles admiring the colourful narrow boats as they leisurely chug their way through the picturesque Vale of Pewsey.

Locally, visit the Crofton Beam Engines, the world's oldest working beam engines, which regularly hold 'steam up' days, when visitors from far and wide come to admire the magnificent machinery.

Take the short drive to Savernake Forest and spend time strolling along the forest trails or enjoy browsing the antiques in the Hungerford Arcade.

The nearby historic town of Marlborough is just a short drive away and offers a vast array of interesting shops and restaurants.

Should you tire of all this, then drive to regal Bath or ancient Salisbury, both of which are easily accessible.

A superb, rural Wiltshire escape at any time of the year.

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About the location


Marlborough 6.5 miles; Hungerford 6.5 miles.

The charming village of Great Bedwyn is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wiltshire. The village boasts good local shops, a Post Office serving fresh bread and sandwiches, a pub and a main line railway station. It is situated on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal which gently winds its way through the picturesque Vale of Pewsey, providing peaceful walks along its tow path; whilst a canal boat trip from Pewsey Wharf or the nearby town of Hungerford is a must. Close by is the 200 year old Crofton beam engine, the world's oldest working beam engine, which was built to pump water up to the highest point of the canal, and the regular 'steam ups' attract visitors from all over the country. A visit to Savernake Forest which borders Great Bedwyn is not to be missed, where over 2500 acres of unspoilt woodland has been preserved, and is an ideal spot for picnics, country walks and cycling, as well as being a haven for wildlife. Within an easy drive is the impressive town of Marlborough, with one of England's widest high streets. Also close by is the stone circle at Avebury, or browse the numerous antiques stalls in the colourful Hungerford Arcade. Take a day trip to the magnificent cities of Salisbury and Bath, visit the Great Western Museum or Longleat Safari Park. Wilton Windmill, the oldest working windmill in the Country and Littlecote House, a famous, haunted stately home, are also within easy reach. There's so much to do and see in this interesting area.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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