- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
51 Customer Reviews
"Many thanks for a great few days."
The cottage is beautiful, clean and very comfortable. Thanks also for the eggs. They were delicious.
"Amazing holiday fantastic accommodation."
... loved by all...the owner martin is so lovely and accommodating ... Will definitely be going back again soon
Hi Dawn, Many thanks for your review and glad you have already been in touch to secure your next holiday with us. See you soon, Martin Property Owner
Clean,modern we couldn't fault it at all. Situated in a very quiet location on a working farm. Everything on one level, perfect for my mum who in 88 years old. We would definitely go back again. Only 6 miles from Chippenham and Malmesbury in the opposite direction .
Hello David. Many thanks for your review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and the layout was practical for your mum. Hope to meet again sometime soon. Martin Property Owner
"Superb stay - would definitely come back again to stay."
Martin is a fantastic host and the farm is beautiful.
"A lovely barn, especially to look at and with good quality fixtures and fittings but sadly so many little issues."
Never saw the owner to provide any feedback directly sadly otherwise we would have done that instead of leaving it on here, strange that other reviews mentioned about a warm welcome. We were very sad to discover the premises appeared to not have been cleaned upon arrival and there was even someone else's breakfast toast left under the grill, dirty cutlery in the drawer that we had to clean before using, a pair of tights/leggings that had been wet and left under the sink and absolutely stunk so much so that we ended up washing the cupboard and bin out to get rid of the smell. Lots of dirt under the twin beds that we found when we tried to put them together for a kingsize as described. All these cleaning issues were as if the premises had not been cleaned before we got there after the last visitors so if a specialist cleaning contractor is being used then they shouldn't be getting paid! Lots of high level big cobwebs and dust hanging down all over especially over the twin beds. The next problem was flies flies flies. Yes we were on a farm but its February and every time we left the property we sprayed the fly spray and came back to lots of dead flies but also lots more live flies but no idea where they were coming from but every room had lots of them. A simple welcome pack would be great telling people how to use the heating, cooker range, fire and other equipment normally found in other holiday cottages. It would also be great to have a side table for the chair and also an extra chair in the living room as 4 adults is a bit of a squash on the current sofa and single chair unless they are all beanpoles and sit upright so much so one of our party ended up sitting on the floor. Lighting - half of the row of high level lights don't work, reviews say reported before so perhaps the owners don't want them working. In that case just remove them. Finally the outbuilding roof right opposite is coming off and banged all day and all night in the wind and sadly kept us awake. We left a voicemail message for the owner as we couldn't get hold of them but nothing was addressed nor no phone calls back. Its a real shame all these points as the place has the potential to be great but a lack of contact from the owners and a lack of cleaning and attention to detail - all these things could be rectified easily. Also a lot of them were reported either on the reviews or in the visitor book in the cottage so the owners do know about all of these things.
Hello. I'm sorry to hear about your arrival, I will speak to the cleaning team and make sure this does not happen again. We will also increase the supplies in the property to deal with flies, as you said, it is a farm. We have not had a welcome pack due to covid but will look to reintroduce this in the near future. That said, there are basic information in regards to the farm, heating and hot water etc laminated on the wall as you enter. Sadly you visited us during a once in a generation storm with wind speeds exceeding 80mph. Fortunately the cottages got through without damage however that can’t be said for one of our chickens sheds where the roof blew off. I’m sure you’d understand this took our attention as appose to fixing part of a roof that was blowing in the wind in an adjacent outbuilding. We are always keen to act on the properties with feedback when we receive them. Although the cottage has been ticking along nicely with the furniture in situ for a number of years now we have acted on both yours and the previous review about an extra arm chain the lounge. This is taking pride of place beside the fireplace. We have also removed the string lights in the kitchen that we were waiting on being repaired. Should you be holidaying in the area again please do get in touch. Property Owner
"We loved the space and style of the property and the surrounding conversions."
Warm and well presented. But only really a 2+2 children when considering the extremely narrow single beds, and the provision of only 4 seats including a three seater (if upright and slim) sofa; we brought in one of the outside chairs! The living space could also do with table/shelf lamps either side of the chimney (and faux stove) to allow the ‘all main lights’ switch to be set to off when reading or watching TV. A pity the lights over the sink worktop don’t work. Rugs would be welcome in the double bedroom (cold floors) though may provide a slip hazard if not well fixed, I fear, in these days of H&S. We liked the en-suite, though the shower tray fills close to full each time and of course the screen doesn’t fully contain the spray. The door catch is also difficult and will no doubt fail soon from the effort required to get it to engage with the ’receiver’…. So, lovely to look at and ‘be in’, but a number of practical niggles, not commensurate with the price. We’d like to be able to return for a full week and/or warmer weather but can’t afford the prices then applying, so may well not.
Hello Christopher. Many thanks for your feedback. We are delighted that you loved the style and setting of the cottage on the farm and particularly pleased that you gave us top marks on cleanliness on the breakdown. Thank you also for your constructive feedback on ‘practical niggles’ that we will consider and implement for future guests. Hope to meet again. Kind regards Martin Property Owner
"Oxen Cottage was a lovely place to stay in Wiltshire."
It was warm and inviting from the first moment we walked in. I would be very happy to stay there again.
Hello Lesley. Many thanks for your kind review. I hope you got home before the weather changed. Please consider us if you’re planning another holiday in the area again in future. Martin. Property Owner
"Quality of accommodation."
One slight area of concern stains on duvets and poor quality throws contain bedded room. Other than these small points excellent all round.
Hello Peter. Many thanks for your feed back. I’m afraid a long and busy summer season has taken its toll on certain items in the cottage and thanks to you and your feedback I have been in and changed the bedding, throws and cushions. If you are ever holidaying in the area again please do consider us. Kind regards Martin. Property Owner
"We had a very enjoyable week in beautiful surroundings."
The property was immaculate and the eggs lovely. Martin was more than helpful and a joy to meet.
Hello Margaret. Many thanks for your review. We enjoyed having you as much as you enjoyed staying. Hopefully we will meet again. Kind regards Martin Property Owner
"Oxon Cottage was very comfortable."
However, we would like to mention that there was a constant unpleasant damp smell in the en-suite shower room. Otherwise everything was fine.
Helo Margaret - Many thanks for your feedback. We have been been in an investigated the smell mentioned and have hopefully put this right. Hopefully we will have a chance to meet again. Many thanks Martin & Andrew. Property Owner
"We have stayed at this location several times and enjoyed every minute it's like ..."
We have stayed at this location several times and enjoyed every minute it's like home from home and the hosts are so welcoming
Hello John - Thank you for your feedback. It was lovely to have you stay again and we look forward to your next visit. See you soon. Martin & Andrew. Property Owner
"Good well equipped 2-bed unit, great service from Martin The only downside was the uncomfortable outside seating area with no shade and views of old farm buildings, that seemed to be full of old builders' stuff."
Frankly an easy fix, but on a very busy working farm tidy is rarely a priority But the location was good and we fully enjoyed our week, as did our dog.
"Excellent idea to have the magnetic fly nets as there were lots of flies on the farm."
Cottage was very bright and airy with lots of space to spread out. Noticed that a washing machine was listed but wasn't there. Also, the bedrooms had skylights without blinds which woke us up early! These are small quibbles in what was a very enjoyable week's break.
"Very good !"
"Host was really helpful and sorted out issues speedily."
Close to the M4 but no noise very peaceful. Lots of places in the area to visit. Great base but would have liked a garden however the patio is a sun trap.
"Great place, much more spacious than the pictures show."
Very comfortable with modern appliances and fittings. Nice location, with plenty of places to visit either by car or on foot. Would recommend. Really enjoyed our time there
"There were issues with the cleanliness at this location I."
E. Cobwebs on the ceilings and underneath wall units in the kitchen and there were dead flies lying on the floors when we arrived and they continued to appear from time to time during the stay despite not having windows open or leaving doors open.
"Getting out and about."
Seeing different things. Staying in cottage for a day chilling. Comfort of cottage excellent . Martin's knowledge of places to see. Plus letting my dog have space to play .
"The property was not very clean, washing up sponge on the floor below the table ."
dirt under the beds. ensuite shower tray filled with water due to slow drainage. no information where facilitys were. outside bins overflowing. No ramp to front door.
"Absolutely stunning barn conversion could not recommend it any higher !"
"We were very lucky to get be able to book this cottage at such short notice due to a late cancellation and so were happy just to have a place that appeared to meet our basic requirements."
We were absolutely delighted to see the place in real life and realise that it exceeded our expectations. The decoration throughout is super, the beds are really comfy and the kitchen is well equipped. As a family who tend to visit a holiday cottage or two a year, we were delighted with the size of the fridge and freezer (much bigger than often found) - big enough for us to store all our food for the week easily (the plug in cool box wasn't needed!) The stock of cleaning supplies was really reassuring in these current times too. Although COVID-19 has led to reduced contact with others in person, we did see Martin a couple of times and he responded really promptly to texts. He was really helpful with out questions and recommendations for places to visit. He was also willing to attend to any minor issues immediately if we had needed this. The surroundings were lovely and all in all we had a fantastic holiday stay. We'd definitely recommend this place.
"The owners were very friendly and helpful."
The cottage was better than we expected (and bigger) The position near the motorway (but no noise) is great for access to Bath and Bristol. Although on a farm, it is very quite and relaxing.
"It was a lovely cottage very clean and well laid out."
"Oxen Cottage is a wonderful space with everything a family of four would need to enjoy the Cotswolds."
Martin is a very obliging host, fresh eggs from the farm always in offer and Martin makes it an experience for the kids to get their own! Our kids loved the giant chess, the ludo, the multiple puzzles and the little red ball in the cottage. The kitchen well stocked with circulon cookware, more than enough tableware and cutlery and Martin also provides oil, salt and pepper, tea, coffee and sugar and milk to start off and more than enough dishwasher tablets and cleaning materials for the week. I would have appreciated a pair of tongs and some wooden spoons but that is a minor thing. All in all, a great stay.
"The cottage has lovely interior design with an excellent oven and bathrooms."
Some of the kitchen equipment could have done with being cleaner. Prospective clients need to be made aware that the washing machine and dryer are shared and stored in an untidy utility shed. Flies are a problem in that area but spray and flypaper were available in the cottage. Other than that we had an excellent week and the owner could not have been more helpful.
"Fabulous cottage, well equipped and comfortable."
Great fun watching the chickens running around. WiFi would be something to add to improve it further and from talking to the owner this is being considered. Great location for exploring the area, with easy access to motorway. Recommended
"We had a great time in this beautiful barn conversion."
It is spotlessly clean, well designed, and has everything you could need or want. Situated on a working farm, it’s quiet, rural and peaceful. Martin, the owner, is really friendly and helpful. We couldn’t recommend it more highly.
"The cottage was extremely well equipped and very tastefully furnished."
We received a very kind welcome and we loved the surroundings and wider area.
"Lovely property and the chicken farm is a great neighbour."
Since the cottage has a kitchen, it would have been nice to have some basic amenities provided such as cooking oil and butter to save one having to buy it and only use a small amount. Apart from that, nothing to fault.
"A stunning barn conversion, it really is as nice as the pictures."
We really enjoyed our stay here. Great location close to lots of fantastic places. The owner was friendly and welcoming and helped really quickly with the couple of questions we had. Highly recommended
"Martin our host was friendly and welcoming."
Nice welcome gifts of eggs, milk grapes and biscuits. Also tray with coffee tea and sugar. Two good bathrooms one with a walk in shower which is essential for my husband who has Parkinsons. Second stay and would stay again.
"Oxen cottage is beautifully furnished and spacious, you couldn't ask for môre for a perfect few days."
Martin is there if needed but not intrusive, and supplied some wonderful eggs from the farm! We would defiantly return if we wanted time in the Cotswolds as a great base for sightseeing
"Fabulous cottage, had everything we needed."
Great design and layout. Quality furnishings and decor. Good location just a couple of miles from M4, but in such a quiet location. Just perfect!
"An extremely comfortable and well appointed holiday home."
Set in a beautiful, quiet area. Nothing was too much trouble for Martin the owner of Oxen cottage. We had a lovely welcome package including a basket of a dozen fresh organic eggs and a box of delicious Florentines. We would highly recommend a holiday in this cottage and will most definitely return
"Oxen Cottage is a lovely place to have a quiet break."
There are local walks suitable for the dogs.The cottage is comfortable and warm but more important the owners are close by and are very helpful and welcoming with local info. Thankyou.
"Very peaceful, ideal for all!"
Very welcoming and homely! Modern facilities Excellent local information provided Martin the owner was most helpful.
"This cottages interior it exceptional high class fittings and fixtures, beautiful decor and very clean."
Lovely owners very accommodating. Excellent holiday home.
"A fantastic cottage , excellent amenities the hosts were brilliant just wish I could have had the cottage for longer we will be back!"
"There was no clock s as we did not wear watches this was a minor thing n"
"The cottage was lovely - décor was very well co-ordinated - it's those little extra touches that make all the difference."
All the equipment we needed was provided. The bathrooms are excellent with everything placed appropriately to make it simple to use with all at hand. Fresh eggs, milk and biscuits were there to greet us as was Martin who showed us round and explained anything we needed to know. The property is right in the Wiltshire countryside, which is beautiful with lots of picturesque villages in the area. National Trust and English Heritage properties are in close proximity as is Westonbirt Arboretum, Lacock and Castle Combe. Longleat is about 20 miles away and well worth a visit. There are so many things to see in the area, we may have to return. In addition, the weather couldn't have been better. A most enjoyable stay. Thank you.
"We had an excellent 5 day stay and really enjoyed the property and the areas around it."
It offered good local dog walking opportunities. The only thing we missed in the cottage was tea towels.
"Cottage was lovely, had a perfect week away it was peaceful and relaxing."
The basket of eggs and Florentines on arrival were a nice touch. Could not fault this cottage
"The property has been upgraded to a high standard and the hosts are always ..."
The property has been upgraded to a high standard and the hosts are always polite and very welcoming plus the milk and eggs were a lovely bonus to kick off our holiday
"This is an excellent home from home quiet cottage in an excellent location for visiting interesting places nearby."
Although no wifi it was nice to have a weeks break from modern technology .
"Oxen cottage is fantastic, amazing!"
We loved staying there! It's beautiful decorated and very quit. It is situated very well. Only thing we've missed was WIFI. We prepared our day trips on the internet, so wifi is a better option!
"The eggs that were left and Wee starter of coffee and tea ect were a lovely touch."
Thank you. It was an extremely clean and comfortable cottage. Very much home from home. The only thing that could be improved would be to put a Wee fence around the front to keep the dogs in and so we could leave the patio doors open on a hot day. The dogs loved the freedom of the field. The owner was very helpful and pleasant. The other thing missing was a washing machine and worst of all for teenagers no wifi. We were there to visit family so not such big problem for us Also a www manual for the house explaining all the basics ( how to use the cooker, dishwasher where the dog friendly field was and maybe where the nearest super market is ect). Overall a very lovely cottage.
"Very comfortable and stylish cottage situated within easy access of the M4 (but no traffic noise)."
Warm welcome from Martin and much appreciated welcome pack of a dozen fresh eggs, milk, biscuits, etc. Cottage is light and airy and the beds are really comfortable. Lovely part of Wiltshire with plenty of charming villages to visit. The New Inn is a short drive and provides delicious food.
"A really comfortable cottage which has been recently upgraded."
Martin was very welcoming and we had a lovely stay. Our dogs loved it too!
"There was no dustpan available for us to clean up and as we had elderly lady in ..."
There was no dustpan available for us to clean up and as we had elderly lady in party a hand rail down from parking area to door would be helpful
"Martin and Andrew the owners were fabulous people, the farm was perfect for children, views were stunning and the barn had everything you could ask for!"
We will be going back in the future. I would highly recommend this to everyone with or with out a young family.
"Stunning converted barn with everything you needed for an enjoyable holiday."
- Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
- Bathroom with a bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburner-effect fire.
- Oil central heating with electric fire
- Electric oven with halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer (in adjacent outhouse), dishwasher, WiFi, TV with Freeview.Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off road parking for 2 cars
- Raised patio with furniture
- One well-behaved dog welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 1.7 miles, pub 0.9 miles
- Note: The property is on a working beef cattle farm and cattle are nearby
- Note: The owner has one dog
- Note: There is an access ramp available at this cottage
- Note: There are two steps down to the front door.
Oxen Cottage is located on Nables Farm, an award-winning organic farm on the edge of Upper Seagry, only six miles from the ancient town of Malmesbury.
The farm is situated at the bottom of a long winding driveway, tucked away in a small valley that removes you from the hustle and bustle of modern life, where peace and quiet awaits you in abundance.
The cottage has been beautifully renovated and seamlessly incorporates a stylish contemporary design with original features such as vaulted ceilings and exposed oak beams throughout, making a comfortable base for groups of families, friends and those alike.
This two-bedroom single-story cottage is positioned at the heart of the owner’s organic farm adjacent to the farmyard that captivates the quintessential image of rural farming life.
Enter into the heart of the home, the open-plan living space, which is flooded with natural daylight with floor to ceiling windows running the length of the room along with large French doors opening right out onto the farmyard, making a tranquil spot to enjoy the company of your friends and family.
Within the kitchen, the impressive Rangemaster cooker takes centre stage before all of the other quality appliances to assist you in cooking up family-favourite dishes, as well as a wine fridge to ensure that any celebrations are well catered for.
The kitchen wraps itself around the painted pine table that can accommodate four before leading on to the sitting area, where the plush seating arrangement invites you in to unwind in front of the TV, the beautiful fabrics, cushions and rugs adding to the sense of relaxation and comfort.
Situated off the main hallway that again is drenched in natural daylight are the two bedrooms and bathroom; the master bedroom is luxuriously spacious featuring a beautiful wingback king-sized bed and painted solid oak wardrobe.
The bedroom benefits from a small but perfectly formed en-suite shower room in keeping with the décor of the main room.
The second smaller bedroom features a zip/link beds that can be set as either two single beds or zipped together to create a second king size bed for the cottage, ensuring a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit all party make ups.
Both bedrooms enjoy vaulted ceilings and exposed solid oak beams, whilst the beds are presented with crisp white Egyptian cotton linen and towels, beautiful throws and scatter cushions to create that home from home experience.
Secure your stay at Oxen Cottage and prepare for a wonderful holiday with loved ones.
Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 936181, 937996, 999950, 999951, 999953, 1044786, 1066865, 1067142, together sleeping up to 53 guests.
In the tranquil village of Upper Seagry in the idyllic Wiltshire countryside, resting amidst classic farmhouses and quaint cottages, is the award winning and organic Nables Farm. This wonderful collection comprises of nine exquisite properties, each boasting quality and contemporary furnishings, décor and appliances, providing guests with a truly fabulous base to return to after adventures in the Cotswolds and the Wiltshire countryside. Enjoy an all-ground-floor layout within both Oxen Cottage and The Farm House, sleeping four and six guests respectively, with the barn conversion of Woodmans Cottage offering four guests accommodation over two floors. The state of the art trio of Seagry Barn is a magnificent barn conversion like no other, transformed into a modern, almost futuristic property, with each of the three dwellings offering seven guests a luxury layout, with a wall of glass making the most of the gorgeous views. A pretty semi-detached duo, The Hen House, presents a further eight guests with two lovely cottages, also offering all-ground-floor living, whilst the final addition to this incredible collection is The Anchorage, a huge five-bedroom farmhouse boasting super-king-size bedrooms , presented over three levels. Guests are perfectly situated to explore both of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty either side of Upper Seagry; the Cotswolds and the North Wessex Downs, both being within a reasonable driving distance. Explore the quaint and historic market town of Malmesbury, reputedly the oldest borough in England, you can expect to find over 400 listed buildings along the pretty streets, mixed among and housing independent shops, traditional pubs and the stunning 12th century Abbey, with the beautiful Abbey House Gardens certainly not to be missed. Venture down to Chippenham, another lively market town, to visit the Chippenham Museum and browse the booming street markets held on Fridays and Saturdays, whilst nearby are plenty of stone-built villages popular with filmmakers including the National Trust’s Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village. With more than 3,000 miles of footpaths to walking the Cotswolds, you will have new places to venture to everyday. In the opposite direction, the North Wessex Downs is made up of rolling chalk hills, once under a warm sea, now with diverse habitats and natural wildlife and excellent countryside for walking and many other outdoor activities. Make unforgettable memories with your loved ones at Nables Farm in Wiltshire.
About the location
Malmesbury 5 Miles; Chippenham 6 miles
The small North Wiltshire village of Upper Seagry is found in superb countryside only five miles north of the bustling market town of Chippenham, and six miles from the ancient town of Malmesbury. Close to the southern end of The Cotswolds, this rural location provides a great base from which to explore this fascinating area. There are ample footpaths and bridleways nearby, a visit to Malmesbury - with its 12th century Benedictine Abbey - is a must, whilst a trip to the Cotswold Water Park is a real treat. Westobirt Arboretum, with its extensive collection of trees and shrubs is not to be missed. Within an easy drive can be found the picturesque village of Castle Combe, also well known for its car racing track, and the quaint National Trust village of Lacock, used as the setting for the BBC TV serial Cranford. The impressive Roman city of Bath, Bowood House, and the ancient stone circle at Avebury are also easily accessible. This really is an excellent base for a relaxing and interesting break at any time of the year.
There is an Electric Car Charging Supplement on this property.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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