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4 Gloucester House

Malmesbury, Wiltshire (Ref. 979336)



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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Light bulbs: some were not working in kitchen & bathroom."

    Heating: on occasions we felt a little cold but were not allowed/unable to adjust available heating. Road noise: single glazed windows meant this problem was exacerbated. Cutlery: not enough teaspoons. Hot water pressure in kitchen was poor. Communal stairwell: occasional unpleasant odours were evident. Can't say what the cause of the odours were. Notwithstanding above negativity (sorry!), we enjoyed our stay here and the comfort that this spacious accomodation offered.

    I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and would like to thank you for your score of 14 out of 16 for the overall standard of accommodation. We appreciate your comments and understand that they are intended as purely constructive, however for the sake of future guests, I feel they need to be addressed so in response to these : There was a lightbulb in the kitchen that was not working and this has since been replaced, thankyou for bringing this to our attention. Heating : apologies that you felt cold, it is that inbetween time of year in late September and the weather had been warm so we went with the decision not to turn the heating on. There was an electric heater provided in the apartment and I would have popped straight round to turn the heating on for you if I had been made aware. Road noise : this is a prime location in the centre of Malmesbury. Cutlery : there were 4 teaspoons in the drawer but I have taken this comment on board and added extra. Hot water pressure in kitchen : I really can’t say there is any issue here. Odours in communal stairwell : there is a dry cleaners at the bottom of the building and there might be an occasional smell of cleaning solution in the downstairs hall ( I personally don’t find this unpleasant). I think this might be what you are referring to. You cannot smell this in the rest of the building and certainly not in the apartment itself. Hopefully this didn’t affect your enjoyment of our apartment and as per the comments you had made in the guest book, you thought the accommodation was great and you would definitely return. We therefore hope to be able to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "Very central location, mindful the apartment is top floor so quite a few steps, and parking near is by chance and limited, but we managed ok for unloading and coming home."

    Then the car is parked a little distance away and below town level.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2021

  • "A relaxing place to stay, I’d suggest that air fresheners are sought for the communal stairways etc as there was a strong smell when you leave the apartment."

    Also make it clear how many sets of stairs there are as it could be challenging for people with disabilities.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "Very nicely decorated flat with a lot of small touches."

    A few steps away from the center. The only drawback is the noise coming from the street due to the single glaze windows.

    Reviewed by ElodieMay 2021

  • "Cosy, comfortable and very clean."

    Nice central location - shops, pubs and restaurants all nearby. We booked at shortnotice and the owners were very helpful. Parking in Malmesburty is not necessarily easy, but the free parking made available to us by the owners is only a five minute walk. We would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by RolandDec 2020

  • "We loved the flat which was perfect for a mother and daughter (aged 13) stay."

    Very comfortable and in a really good location. We also appreciated the free car parking. A lovely few days away. Thank you!

    Reviewed by MaryOct 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay in this perfectly-located flat in the beautiful town of Malmesbury."

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2020

  • "Such a pretty apartment."

    The host shares my love of all things copper! Tricky to find at first as location is slightly incorrect on Google maps (we nearly walked into someone’s cottage) which I have updated. The apartment is in an excellent location in beautiful Malmesbury. Our host was very quick to respond and very kind, even leaving us milk and a bottle of wine. In the interest of honest and constructive feedback, the room should not be described as ‘King sized’ as we found this a little misleading. The bed is a standard double and was too small for us. The room would get very hot and could do with an extra sheet in case you didn’t want the duvet. I am a heavy sleeper but soon realised that ear plugs are a must as the property is single glazed. It would also be great to include hairdryer/iron etc on the listing. A huge bonus but we then wouldn’t have had to bring ours. We were a little concerned that someone was accessing the spare key in the coded box outside our front door?! As far as we are concerned, no one should be entering the property whilst our belongings are in there without notifying us. So we removed the spare key for the duration of our stay. All in all we had a really enjoyable stay and were grateful for all the little extra touches and all that Malmesbury had to offer.

    Reviewed by JennieJul 2020

  • "The property in Malmesbury is situated on the main road through the town, so road noise is an issue late at night and early in the morning, especially with the period single glazing."

    Personally I found the bed to be very hard, but that is a personal preference and I know that many people would enjoy a firm mattress. Overall, the property is in a fantastic location, very central for visiting the Cotswolds. The apartment itself is well appointed, decorated to a high standard and very cosy. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2020

  • "Beautifully decorated flat located in the middle of the lovely village very convenient for groceries, pubs and restaurants."

    Nice little details that were much appreciated. We felt like at home in this very cosy flat. It’s was very clean with everything you would need. We would definitely comeback and recommend!

    Reviewed by GaelleAug 2019

  • "My husband and I spent a few days in the apartment in Malmesbury and loved everything about it - it was beautifully designed, immaculately clean and perfectly located for exploring both the lovely city of Malmesbury and wonderful Cotswolds."

    Reviewed by MonikaJun 2019

  • "Loved this place."

    Highly recommended. A one minute walk from a number of shops, bars, restaurants. Nice place.

    Reviewed by ReubenJun 2019

  • "This was a lovely appointed apartment in the small town of Malmesbury, the apartment was fresh, clean and well kept and had everything we needed (iron and ironing board too although not listed)."

    It's in the centre of town but it wasn't noisy and the church bells stop at 11 pm, there were some very good restaurants in the town and in surrounding villages, also a few good local pubs. Slightly difficult to find when we first arrived, its between an old covered stone market building and a large mirror which helps motorists around a corner. We would certainly return.

    Reviewed by RobinMay 2019

  • "It was in a lovely convenient location."

    The apartment had many facilities required to make your stay comfortable and feel like your home away from your home. Definitely recommend visiting again!

    Reviewed by ShantDec 2018

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The property

This light and bright second floor apartment is situated in Malmesbury, a pretty market town positioned on a hilltop in the southern Cotswolds.

Steeped in history, this destination is ideal for couples wanting to get away from it all, whether you have a romantic break in mind, or just plan on spending quality time.

All second floor, the apartment invites you inside via a hallway, the ideal place to leave your coats and belongings behind, before relaxing.

The lounge/diner is comfy and inviting, comprising a sofa, and a table for two, so you can unwind in comfort morning through to evening.

Wonderful views lean out over the town, and a collection of books and games are on offer, for an enjoyable hour or two to be had.

Beyond this, discover the country-cottage kitchen which includes your necessary appliances, a heart-warming set-up for preparing breakfast every day that goes by.

The double bedroom is beautifully decorated, housing a feature fireplace, a chest of drawers, and bedside tables.

The neutral effect continues over to the bathroom; an all-white suite benefitting from a shower above the bath.

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, cafés, restaurants and traditional pubs.

The area boasts many country houses, including Rodmarton Manor and Gardens, and Chavenage House, a fine example of a Cotswold manor unchanged for 400 years.

The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside and quintessential Cotswold villages with plentiful walks on your doorstep.

Just a short drive away is The Cotswold Water Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

There is also easy access to nearby towns such as Tetbury, 10 minute drive, Nailsworth, Stroud and Cirencester are within 30 minutes and Bath is just 45 minutes in the other direction.

A lovely apartment to return to in a prime location for a town and country break.


  • All second floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge/diner.
  • Electric storage heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVD’s
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Long stay car park just 5 mins walk away (station road) free with owners permit
  • One small well behaved dog welcome, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Communal entrance and two flights of stairs
  • There is a £20 pet supplement on this property.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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