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Somerford Cottage

(Ref. 988624)

Malmesbury, Wiltshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "We had lovely few days in Somerford Cottage, a great base for exploring this beautiful area."

    After a warm welcome from the owner who had some good walk recommendations based on the book in the cottage, always good to have a pub half way round. The charming cottage was very comfortable albeit some things a little tired, however, it gets away with it and has everything we needed for a relaxing break away. Would recommend and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back to Somerford Cottage any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Oct 2021

  • "Loved the cottage very comfy stay for us ,really enjoyed it ,lots of hot water excellent shower ,the one thing that i would add would be a radio , idid try to run the radio through the smart T."

    V but that was a bit too tech for me so a seperate radio could be usefull addition , many thanks Jim

    Thank you for your feedback. We will pass your suggestions onto the owner for consideration and would love to welcome you back to Somerford Cottage any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James Edward5.0Oct 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable extended stay at Somerford House, beautiful location, really quiet, comfortable house, has everything required."

    So lovely to be able to walk to local shop and pub. Lovely local walks too. Would recommend for family.

    Reviewed by Charlotte &Jeremy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Incredibly dirty facilities and even kitchen equipment including plates, cutlery etc."

    Photographs of cobwebs, dead bugs every where, dried food on plates, cutlery, glasses and mugs. We had to wash them over before using them. The kitchen was not stocked sufficiently for a standard kitchen. The bathrooms were incredibly dirty as well. The twin bedroom is only accessible by walking through the second double bedroom. Towels were incredibly thin to the point you could see through them. Paint peeling off everywhere on the table outside.

    Dear Alexandra, I am sorry that you were disappointed with your stay. We really tried very hard to accommodate all your requests from the start, from making a double bed out of singles, shower gels, shampoos and conditioner in the bathrooms, early arrival, putting all your food away in the fridge, providing walking routes and maps. I am also sorry that you felt the kitchen was not well equipped, but as soon as you let us know you wanted candles and tin foil we provided them at your request. In terms of cobwebs and insects, whilst we do our best to ensure the cottage is clear as possible from them, due to the age of the property and the season insects are not totally avoidable and cobwebs do appear very quickly. I accept that the dishes must have been put away by the previous guests after a faulty dishwasher rinse where the dishes still had a residue. I am very sorry for that and can understand it would have been distressing to find, and I will make extra sure to check plates etc before arrival. When you describe the kitchen and bathrooms as 'really dirty' it would be helpful to know what is referred to. I do my best to ensure bathrooms and kitchen are clean, so if you have photographs it would be helpful so I can remedy the situation to avoid it happening again as I am not sure what you are referring to. Unfortunately some of the paint is peeling from the garden table, it has been repainted this season, but the unduly frequent rain has meant it has not weathered well. The entire set will be replaced. In terms of the cottage layout, it is described on the website as having a bedroom leading on to the singles bedroom. This is a feature of the cottage we obviously have no control over and is reflected in the price of the cottage. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian1.6Jun 2021

  • "A lovely holiday cottage, set in an ideal location for exploring all the many sights the local area has to offer."

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.4May 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage and perfect for our weekend."

    The host was helpful in suggesting things to do with our small children in the area. There were also lovely touches such as milk/tea/coffee in the kitchen, and shampoo and toothpaste in the bathroom.

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.7May 2019

  • "Had a lovely Christmas in the cottage, which was warm, cosy and peaceful, and some sweet welcoming touches which were much appreciated."

    It was just what we needed, in a lovely village, local shop had everything you could need and The Volunteer was great, lovely staff, extensive gin menu and huge portions! Malmesbury is a very quaint little town, and we enjoyed Chippenham and Cirencester. There were a couple of little things in the cottage that I have fed back to the owners, who were very welcoming and friendly. We do agree with other comments re the proximity of the cottage to the main house, not that the owners were intrusive at all, far from it, we just felt more conscious about disturbing them when coming and going, but that’s just personal feeling. Thank you again for a memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Dec 2018

  • "Owner was very nice however the photos do not accurately reflect the condition of the property."

    It looks more tired than the pictures show. It is directly on a country lane and is very loud when vehicles go past (even from the upstairs bedrooms).

    Thank you for your comments and I am sorry you were not entirely happy with your stay. The owner has said that the property sits on a blind corner of a country lane so traffic can't go too fast but given that it is harvest season, there may be more vehicles passing than usual. The owner would have happily addressed any issues if they were raised with her but got the impression you had a nice stay when you were leaving. Property Owner

    2.5Sep 2018

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Mr And Mrs S.

  • "Had a fantastic stay and loved the cottage."

    Mrs Newman

  • "A cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Mr And Mrs. D.

  • "Had a great stay - the cottage is lovely."

    Will definitely return for a longer stay.

    Ms. N.

  • "A lovely house in a beautiful location - we had everything we needed."

    Mrs H.

  • "A beautiful location, which allowed us to visit much of The Cotswolds."

    The flowers and fresh veg were lovely touches - thank you.

    Mr And Mrs N.

  • "A good time had by all."

    Locals very nice - race night @The Volunteer a hoot. Definitely recommended.

    Mr And Mrs. B.

  • "It was so comfortable, the best we have ever stayed in !"

    Mr Shenton

  • "A wonderful few days in a beautiful cottage."

    Mr And Mrs D.

  • "Beautiful cottage and very kind and helpful owners"

    Ms Wild

  • "It was beautiful, with wonderful gardens."

    The house itself was clean and we felt very comfortable.

    Mrs Horner

  • "Lovely house, beautiful location."

    We had everything we needed. Also the New Inn is fabulous for food!

    Mrs Hart, .

  • "Perfect for our needs, very pretty/tasteful, good location, friendly owners."

    Mrs Kunka

  • "The cottage was lovely, well kept and in the perfect location."

    The gardener was extremely helpful and even though the owners were away they ensured we were well looked after.\ \

    Mr King

  • "We thought it was lovely."

    It suited us very well.

    Mrs Ryan

  • "Lovely location, welcoming hosts, clean accommodation as described"

    Mr Byrd

  • ": Very pleasant and well maintained cottage."

    Very spacious for a larger family like ours. Well equipped. Lovely grounds. Extremely friendly host who provided us with vegetables from her garden and suggestions on activities and attractions.

    Mr Galvao

  • "The cottage is a gem of calm and well being in the beautiful English countryside!"

    Very functional cottage for a family (we were 2 adults and 4 children) and perfectly decorated. The living room is perfect for relaxing and there is a very functional kitchen. Flawless. Similarly, the location is excellent within a few miles of Bath or Oxford for a change of scenery. For those who love the English countryside and its villages, this is ideal. The garden is beautiful even though the proximity of the owners makes it a little impersonal. That's the only downside: the house owners are adjacent to the cottage. The gardener, who takes care of all this, is adorable and very considerate. Without hesitation, we are delighted with this stay. 10 unforgettable days in a beautiful cottage!\ Valery, August 2016


  • "Had a great weekend at Somerford cottage."

    Beautiful house in a lovely part of the country. Thanks!\ Sean, Sept 2016


  • "The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed."


  • "It was a lovely and very spacious cottage."

    It was perfect for our girlie weekend, and we have a lovely relaxing time. Ms Colin, July 2017.


  • "P>An Excellent cottage."

    Heating/hot water a bit temperamental. Shower could be better.

    Mrs Leach

  • "We were a party of six: parents, children, grandparents and found the Somerford Cottage to be roomy and light."

    \ \ \ It was a wonderful surprise to find such comfortable and unique accommodations after a long day on the road. The owners welcomed us with a tea/cookie treat upon arrival. The cottage was very clean and the grounds were exceptional. Our hosts were very hospitable and friendly, providing us with suggestions for our trip.

    Mr Ooms

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  • Three bedrooms - 1 x king-size zip & link (can be made into twin beds upon request - PLEASE REQUEST WITH PLENTY OF NOTICE), 1 x king size, 1 x twin single beds
  • Shower room with shower, basin and wc
  • Cloakroom with basin and wc
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area with wood burning stove.
  • Heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, large fridge and separate freezer section, washing machine, and dishwasher
  • TV with freeview, DVD, Wifi
  • Fuel and power included in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Cot and high chair
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Private courtyard area with furniture
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 minutes walk
  • NOTE: Wifi suitable for browsing only
  • NOTE: Maximum party size is six people plus one infant.

The property

Found within the picturesque setting of the Cotswold, is this truly charming, stone-built Somerford Cottage.

Perfect for a family and friends gathering for those seeking a tour of the wonderful countryside location.

Be charmed by this history filled cottage, dating back hundreds of years offering spacious rooms throughout, ideal for a large family gathering.

The particular appeal of this property, is a brightly-decorated living area, where you will find a quaint sitting area and a formal dining area.

Curl up with your loved ones on the plush sofas, sitting in front of a roaring woodburning fire, ideal for those chilly winter evenings.

The family chef will be delighted with the well-appointed kitchen, offering ample space for rustling up some tasty treats before enjoying a sociable evening within a well-presented dining area, perfect for planning the days ahead.

Dressed with an attractive and stylish charm are the three bedrooms, comprising of 2 x king and a twin bedroom, each promising a peaceful night’s sleep.

Continuing to impress is a private courtyard which is a wonderful suntrap.

For picking up your holiday essentials, you will find a local shop within an 5-minute walk, as well as a traditional pub serving food.

Nearby local playground.

To keep you busy whilst staying here, you can explore the wonderful National Trust property of Sutton Lane Meadows Right on your doorstep you will find gems such as Malmesbury, Lacock, Avebury, Castle Combe Tetbury & Westonbirt with its stunning arboretum Offering easy access for international travellers (1 hour from Heathrow 40 mins Bristol Airport) the local train station in Chippenham is only 10 mins away.

Park your car and hop on the 10 minute train ride to the magnificent Bath.

Somerford Cottage is a delightful base for exploring the wonders of the Cotswold.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

NOTE: Maximum party size is six people plus one infant.



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