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8 The Light

(Ref. 1075680)

Malmesbury, Wiltshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Truly amazing property in wonderful position in a lovely town."

    Abbey & local shops well worth a visit. Not far from Bath would thoroughly recommend Property very clean & well equipped plenty of space Thanks to Pauline who kept us well informed before our stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2023

  • "Wonderful host, location and level of comfort."

    You can't fault this property, it was excellent for 6 people to stay in complete comfort. The kitchen is highly equipped and enabled easy self-catering. We loved our stay and hope to go back and explore the area further.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2023

  • "The house was lovely and clean upon arrival ."

    Having a little bread / jam / butter / milk / Swiss roll left was lovely touch . Cleaning products around to use including dish washer tablets also very helpful . Lovely location x

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation everything you would need."

    Host was great at communicating with us. Would definitely recommend. Lots of stairs so not suitable for less able.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2023

  • "A great holiday in this excellent house."

    So convenient for Malmesbury and the surrounding attractive towns and villages. Welcome pack was really appreciated. Excellent communication with the owner.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2023

  • "A great house in a lovely location!"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is fantastic."

    Atmosphere, fornitures and all the necessary for a amazing stay are provided. We stayed 4 night (we are 5) in August and it was perfect. Pauline was already available for any needs. Malmesbury is a good base to visit Cotswolts and all the west from Stonehenge to Stratton upon Avon including Bath, Oxford and also London. You have to drive, but driving along that ways means to be surprised for the landscape after each roundabout... Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Massimo5.0Aug 2023

  • "A very spacious, well equipped and comfortable home."

    The owner was very helpful and we appreciated the extra touches like the welcome pack and information on Malmesbury village and surrounds.

    Reviewed by Lynley5.0Jul 2023

  • "We have had an amazing holiday in the property."

    It had everything we needed. Lovely location, went on the river walk and also tried out a few of the local pubs and restaurants as well as visiting other local areas.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property which was beautifully looked after."

    Everything we needed. Took us a minute to find the parking!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is an absolute stunning house, really clean lots of utilities and super comfortable beds."

    Reviewed by Kiera5.0May 2023

  • "An excellent property in a lovely Wiltshire town, perfect for exploring this part of the country."

    Pauline was an excellent host with great communication and a really useful and practical"welcome pack" provided.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a perfect stay."

    Communication, location and property were excellent.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely four storey house, perfect for our weekend away."

    The owner, Pauline, was very helpful, providing groceries and allowing us to get into the house early. The house was well furnished and there was everything you could ever need, the kitchen was very well equipped. There was lots of seating for relaxing and two dining tables although we only used the table in the kitchen. The only negative would be that, as it's a four storey house, it's a long way from the lounge to the top floor bedroom so it would not be good for anyone with mobility problems. We would definitely return here.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jan 2023

  • "We booked The Light as a group of 6 friends for New Year and stayed 3 nights."

    We were delighted with the accommodation, and the booking process. Pauline (owner) made contact via email prior to our stay and was contactable throughout should we have needed too. The house is extremely well equipped with everything you need for cooking and eating. ( loved the large fridge /freezer ) The furnishings are beautiful and to a very high standard. The beds were all comfy with fabulous quilts and bed linen. We had a welcome pack and fresh flowers, which was a lovely welcome. The house is within walking distance of the town with lovely shops and plenty of choice of pubs and places to eat. There are lovely views and a decked patio area, with plenty of seating ( which we didn’t get to use as rather wet while we were there,!) We didn’t have enough time to visit any of the surrounding area and villages but this means we will have to go back ! We would certainly recommend Pauline’s house and would definitely book again. Sue and friends Dec /Jan 2022/2023

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very comfortable and had everything we needed."

    Could not fault it at all.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Nov 2022

  • "This is a lovely house on four floors."

    Very well equipped and good communication with the owner for any issues. Off street parking is a massive plus. Close to town and all amenities.

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Nov 2022

  • "A very comfortable home with everything required for a memorable stay."

    Malmesbury is fortunate in having a plentiful choice of dining options in the nearby town

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Oct 2022

  • "We have had the pleasure of our first holiday in the Cotswolds and couldn’t have picked a more beautiful property with such a lovely, helpful and welcoming host!"

    An absolute gem and we will absolutely be returning again to 8 The Light, thank you so much Pauline! X

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was very spacious and had everything we needed."

    The welcome pack and flowers were such a lovely touch. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a very lovely part of the UK. The only couple of negative things I would say is it would have been nice to have a fan or two for the heatwave we experienced during our stay. Also, the traffic outside was particularly heavy in the early hours and with the windows open because of the heat, it woke us early most mornings.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2022

  • "The only thing I would suggest is somewhere for recycling in the kitchen!"

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous home away from home for our family of four with everything we needed for the perfect break away."

    The property was beautifully furnished with quality linen provided. Pauline was so helpful both prior to and during our stay and easy to follow instructions made our late arrival a breeze. The few goodies and a bottle of bubbly were very generous and a welcome sight after our long trip from Australia! 8 The Light is well located being only a short stroll into the beautiful town. So many great pubs, cafes and restaurants to try! It is also perfectly situated for day trips to Bath and Bristol and to explore the beautiful Cotswolds villages. Thanks Pauline. Can't recommend this property highly enough.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2022

  • "This has been one of the nicest place we have ever stayed."

    We arrived later than we hoped, however with the excellent communications that the owner had had with us through the pre-trip period, we knew how to get in, where the lights, heating etc was in advance. This made a big difference at the end of a long trip with kids and a dog. The property itself was immaculate, very clean, plenty of room, light and great parking. The addition of lemon cake in the fridge, milk, tea, sugar, coffee, towels and all toiletries - it was ready to go immediately. In the past have had to do an initial shop to get the basics, this was not the case here and it was very much appreciated! The location is excellent, with two easy ca. 10 minute walks into Malmesbury, which is a lovely town. Likewise with regards to other short outings, we went to Lacock, Castle Coobe and did some frisbee golf at Calcote Spa, there is a lot to do in the area. We recommend the Old Bell Hotel in Malmesbury, it is very nice for dinner. Overall this property ticked every box that were hoped for and some more we were not expecting, we highly recommend it all who are looking to come here, you will be very happy that you made this decision if you do!

    Reviewed by Jarrod5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The house is very nice, comfortable and very well equipped . Good location . Thanks you for everything.

    Reviewed by Ionel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property with all necessites provided."

    The welcome pack was a nice touch. Convenient for the town and restaurants without being right in it. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely house in a lovely area."

    Was very comfortable and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect for all of our family."

    We were made very welcome, the house had everything we needed and the situation so close to Malmesbury and with such a beautiful view over the Avon Valley .

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful property with everything we needed, extremely clean and very comfortable."

    Great communication from host before and during stay and the welcome pack was a lovely touch. Easy to walk into Malmesbury town and a good base from which to visit Bath and Bristol. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the light."

    . house is home from home.. has everything we needed. Such a lovely touch to have a welcome back & bottle of fizz card and cake made it even more special for my birthday weekend. Beds are lovely and comfy too. East walking distance from the shops pubs and restaurants. Great communication with Pauline before and throughout our stay. We would not hesitate to return if staying in the area again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely spacious home, well equipped and comfortable."

    Friendly, helpful hosts who made us feel welcome even before we arrived and and a nice welcome pack of goodies. Great location for being able to wander in to Malmesbury to enjoy the restaurants and pubs, and to explore the Abbey, museum and independent shops. Also good for visiting Bath and the Cotswolds. Would happily return.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jan 2022

  • "Stayed for New Year 2021."

    Could not fault this cottage from the time we arrived to the time we left. Only problem was that we had to leave! Superb facilities, cleanliness/bedding/towels (well everything really) absolutely 5 star. Lovely location with only a 5 minute walk into Malmesbury and the various cafes/pubs/restaurants and a co-op. Would not hesitate to recommend this cottage and the host was very flexible with our arrival and departure time.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2021

  • "A very well equipped, high standard holiday home."

    A perfect space to share with others,. Plenty of equipment to cook up a storm and comfy beds to a baby. Would def recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is an absolutely ideal base for holidaying in the cotswolds and Malmesbury is a lovely town with lots of nice shops and places to eat."

    The description of the property was very accurate and, arriving late afternoon (in the dark) we were greeted with a warm welcome and everything we needed at our fingertips. Pauline couldn't have made things easier - especially thoughtful and helpful in all respects. The house was spotless and nicely spacious for a good size group (although we were only 2 and a wee dog + 2 (for one night only). An excellent, well equipped, kitchen area for easy living and a large, thoughtfully furnished living room / dining room downstairs in which to relax / read / watch tv or just spend time with friends. Brilliant... and only 5 minutes walk from the centre of town. We arrived on the evening the Christmas lights were turned on and the town was a festive glow of true charm and a happy, Christmassy buzz. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Dec 2021

  • "We loved our stay at 8 The Light."

    Pauline had thought of everything and was very kind. Very well kept and appointed property. Ideal for Wiltshire wanderings. Thank you Pauline and thank you Sykes for very good site hosting.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2021

  • "8 The Light is a wonderful base from which to explore the Cotswolds."

    It is a very well equipped property with plentiful kitchen equipment, utensils, glasses, china etc. The owner provided thoughtful touches like a food welcome pack containing all the essentials (as well as a cake) and fresh flowers on arrival. The beds were very comfortable, as were the large sofas, and cosy throws and extra duvets are made available for cooler months. There are two tables for casual or more formal dining and both offered comfy chairs. In fact all the fixtures and furnishings are of a high standard throughout. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again and it was great to be able to walk into the village in less than ten minutes and visit the many restaurants and pubs without having to designate a driver!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2021

  • "This property is stunning with everything you need."

    Malmesbury town is less than a 5 min walk and again caters for all needs with butchers, bakers and dog friendly pubs who are all very welcoming. There are numerous local walks worth checking out together with many great walks within a 30min maximum drive. We have used both the birdcage (pizza) and Rajah (Indian) takeaways and would highly recommend both. Pauline & Declan have been very helpful with any advice needed, we would certainly come back to 8 The Light.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property."

    It is well situated for plenty of walks and National Trust walks and properties. We also enjoyed basing ourselves in Malmesbury, as it offers good food, pubs, and a lovely Abbey. The property was very well equipped and furnished to a high standard. It was clean and the owner was very good to deal with, and provided us with a generous welcome pack (bread, butter, jam, milk, juice, tea coffee etc.). It was easy to find, near enough to the centre of Malmesbury to walk there but far enough away to offer peace and quiet. It has a lovely outside seating area at the back of the property, and we made full use of this. If we visited this part of the Cotswalds again, we would not hesitate in seeking this property out again.

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0Sep 2021

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  • Over four floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Large ground-floor cloakroom
  • Ground-floor kitchen/diner
  • Lower-ground-floor living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, large american style fridge/freezer, toaster, steamer, microwave washing machine and dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed, multi-level rear garden with astro-turf, decking, patio, barbecue and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (additional dogs upon request)
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are steep stairs within the property that may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: There are steep steps leading to the rear garden area from the parking bay's and steps throughout the garden, please consider when booking

The property

Resting in the heart of Malmesbury is this excellent terraced house, 8 The Light.

Set over four floors and boasting fabulous access to the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and elevated views of the town below this is the perfect dwelling for a family of six.

After parking in the sought-after sheltered parking spaces for two cars, ascend the stone steps to a deceptively large, lower-ground-floor living/dining room.

The living/dining room is adorned with neutral tones and showcases two spacious 3-seater sofas for you and your loved ones to unwind in front of the TV.

Make your way upstairs to find the large stunning kitchen/diner with an island kitchen overlooking the valley.

It is an impressive space and is home to a wealth of appliances, including a large fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and steamer.

After rustling up a tasty dinner, enjoy it with your family at the close-by glass dining table, or make your way back downstairs to enjoy a feast with extra company at the stylish dining table for eight.

After dinner, venture further upstairs to find a family bathroom where you can soak in a fabulous bath with a hand-held shower.

The first floor is home to two lovely bedrooms, one being a spacious king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower room, and the other being a twin room that is perfect for the kids to rest their heads in.

Those looking for a little privacy will be delighted to find a large king-size bedroom on the second floor with skylight windows that flood the space with natural light and a good size en suite shower room.

Take advantage of the soft seating area that includes two comfortable chairs with a small coffee table to enjoy a drink whilst unwinding in the evening.

After savouring a well-earned rest, enjoy a morning coffee on the elevated decking as you take in those brilliant views of Malmesbury, and in the evenings some alfresco dining with the charcoal barbecue?

8 The Light’s location is truly marvellous, being within a few minutes walk to the high street where there are a mixed array of shops pubs and restaurants..

Shops include, ladies and mens fashions, Newsagents, Butchers, Co Op and chemists, as well as several takeaways including Chinese, Indian and traditional Fish & Chips.

Pubs include The Smoking Dog, The Rose & Crown, The Whole Hog and The Old Bell (the oldest hotel in England).

A fantastic location for walkers, directly behind the property Dark Lane leads to Daniels Well which offers a number of attractive walks alongside the river to the Salt Mills and beyond.

You can also venture through the close-by Conygre Mead with a furry friend, hike along the winding Tetbury and River of Avon, before visiting the elegant Abbey House with its manicured gardens that are ideal for picnicking in.

Travel south to discover the market town of Chippenham, a great outing for the family, with its intriguing Chippenham Museum and beautiful John Coles Park, venture a little out of town to Castle Combe where you can discover the exhilarating Castle Combe Circuit which is guaranteed to be a hit with the family!

The town of Cirencester not only boasts fabulous cycling and walking trails around its green spaces, but is home to interesting historic landmarks, including the Cirencester Amphitheatre and the Corinium Museum – perfect for those history fans.

Take your holiday further and enjoy city outings in Bath and Bristol where a wealth of activities await, spend the day in Swindon and Stroud; or make the most of the wider region and explore the outdoors delights at-hand in the Cotswolds AONB.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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: There are steep stairs within the property that may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
Note: There are steep steps leading to the rear garden area from the parking bay's and steps throughout the garden, please consider when booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas