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Corner Cottage

(Ref. 1068093)

Malmesbury, Wiltshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "We were very pleased to stay at the cottage for a week."

    All the comforts are there. Including a reserved parking place nearby. It’s a lovely friendly homely place. Malmesbury is an old town with everything you need around. Pubs ,shops, supermarket. Also the public footpaths. You find your way easily to other lovely places. Within one hour drive you can visit Bath, Castle Combe, Bourton on the water etc. For unpacking your luggage it’s a bit tricky when there’s no parking place available near the cottage. But we managed well. We recommend this lovely cottage to everyone. Sure you will enjoy your stay.

    Reviewed by Ineke4.7Apr 2024

  • "Great property, well looked after & beautifully decorated."

    No major complaints + Malmesbury is a hidden gem, would go back anytime. Only slight issues Carbon monoxide detector bleeping on arrival - in end took batteries out - looked to us thst this was out of date looking ať stickers on it. Car park, would be helpful to have its postcode & description of location from cottage. Very minor issues becausr overall a supberb place to stay.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Aug 2023

  • "This cottage provided a fabulous base for our stay it was comfortable and all the little details made us feel most welcomed."

    The cottage was full of character and more than lived up to our expectations

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Corner Cottage is conveniently situated for accessing Malmsbury on foot and the property is comfortable, cosy and clean."

    We appreciated the tea and biscuits etc. Just be aware it isn't suitable for people who may have a problem with steep staircases, fortunately not a problem for us.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at your cute little cottage."

    We felt very welcome.

    Reviewed by Wim5.0Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed our week stay at the Corner Cottage in Malmesbury."

    The cottage is well equipment, nicely decorated and like the pictures. There's some nice cafes/restaurants and shops in the village itself and plenty of places to visit nearby. The road is not very busy at night and we were happy to walk a couple of mins to the car park. I would say the top bedroom might be better suited to 1 rather than 2 adults for a week stay.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay here - thank you so much!"

    The only thing I would mention is that we tried to park the car before going into the cottage, and it was unclear where to park - it would be useful to know that it's parking lot 17 before arriving, but given how close it is this wasn't a big problem :-)

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, right in the heart of Malmesbury (you can see the Abbey top from the bedroom)."

    The stairs were not easy to climb so don’t try to go up or down in a rush! Only criticism is that its right on a main road which is quite noisy with people passing by the windows regularly and getting a parking space outside was impossible as other residents park there. Otherwise its a really nice house.

    Reviewed by Lynn3.8Feb 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a great location, which is beautifully decorated to compliment the original features."

    It was clean, cosy and as someone else has commented, reminded us of the film "The Holiday". There was just a short walk to the allocated parking spot, if the spaces outside were not free. For people who may struggle to carry their belongings on arrival/departure; you can just park outside to drop your bags in quickly before moving the car to the parking space. There is an extraction fan in the bathroom which runs 24/7 so if you are a very light sleeper then I would recommend ear plugs. The property provided everything we needed for our seven days in Malmesbury and we would recommend it to others.

    I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Feb 2023

  • "I had a lovely stay at Corner cottage while building work was taking place at my house in Malmesbury."

    So while not technically a holiday, it was a real comfort to stay there during the upheaval as everything was taken care of for ease of living. I do recommend it as a vacation property also, as the town is a great place to stay with lots of attractions and amenities on your doorstep. Overall, I appreciated the comfort, cosiness and high standards of cleanliness which helped make my stay so enjoyable.

    I am so pleased that the cottage enabled you a bit of time away from the building work. Hopefully it is all completed and you can enjoy the benefits! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yolanda5.0Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cosy cottage."

    So well appointed and decorated. Spent every evening in front of the fire feeling cosy and content. A perfect gateway and just what we always want from a holiday home.

    Thank you for your comments. We are really pleased you enjoyed the cottage and your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely, quirky cottage."

    I really enjoyed my stay at Corner Cottage, it is tastefully finished and well looked after. I soon got used to the narrow staircases (and I'm 6'3'') and had a very comfortable stay. It's a short walk from a nice range of shops and restaurants which kept me well fed! Parking outside the cottage is hit and miss but I used the nearby reserved parking space for most of the week. A great location for visiting places such as Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury, Nailsworth, Cirencester, Lacock, Castle Combe and Bath. I'll definitely return to the area and would happily stay at Corner Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the country."

    Kitchen is small but fully equipped! House immaculately clean,beds comfortable and cosy. Only downside was the stairs,which is stated in the description. We even managed to park outside a few times,but there is designated parking a few minutes walk away. We loved the deli and we frequented the ice cream shop just around the corner a few times . All in all a very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Anna Marie5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage cottage is beautifully decorated and very well equipped and we very much enjoyed our stay with our very good friends."

    But we had to toss for which of us got the bedroom with a door and a bed with easy access for two people, and which of us would have to clamber up the difficult stairs to the doorless bedroom, with a squashed-in bed that one of us had to clamber over to get into, and where there was nowhere to hang anything. It didn't spoil our holiday, but we thought it should have been made clearer in the description of the property that the property is for one couple sleeping comfortably plus one other in conditions more like a kitiwake on a ledge of a cliff. Also, it says in the property description that the cottage has access to a shared courtyard, but there was no key in the lock to the backdoor and there was no sense that this courtyard was something that we shared access to with the house next door. We did appreciate the care that had been taken to provide a beautiful, well-equipped holiday cottage, in a lovely town, but it is a stretch describing it as a cottage for four - we were there for four days - I don't think we could have managed a week.

    Reviewed by Marie3.1Sep 2022

  • "Great location."

    Difficult parking but best of the available options. Lovely house, over 4 floors, cosy living room. Limited bowls. Friendly neighbours. Would stay again.

    Thank you so much! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We take pride in ensuring our guests have a lovely holiday. We hope you return soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Cottage was very well presented."

    There were a few things that I pointed out to the owner via a note left in the cottage. 1. Sheets on one bed were stained 2. Shower curtained sour smelling 3. Fan in bathroom runs 24/7 The owner has made a claim against my husband & I for damaged Duvets,which we are very disturbed about. We left the cottage as we found it. There was no damage when we left. I would not recommend this Property or Sykes Cottages to anyone.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased that you felt the cottage was well presented. We take pride in ensuring our guests have a fantastic experience as this is important to us. The fan in the bathroom has not been complained about previously and runs to allow ventilation. Unfortunately the sheets following your visit, were unable to be cleaned by our cleaning company. We are disappointed you would not recommend our cottage as previous guests have booked a return visit and recommended us to friends and family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Meg3.4May 2022

  • "A very sweet little cottage, in a beautiful part of the world."

    We found lots to do in the area. The cottage is well equipped and furnished - very comfortable indeed. We didn’t feel ourselves to be less mobile until we stayed here - oh my goodness! The stone steps down into the kitchen are so difficult to navigate, and the rope handrail doesn’t add to any feelings of safety. We really struggled to come up the stairs with drinks etc in our hands. The headroom Is limited too, both on the stairwell and the shower. As stated in the description, the parking in Malmesbury is a nightmare. We never once managed to park outside the cottage, and the allocated parking is quite a hike; ok normally, but trying to drag suitcases uphill on a road without a pavement wasn’t pleasant. Not the fault of the owner, but just something to bare in mind.

    Reviewed by Debra4.7May 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage in great location with good facilities."

    Enjoyed the log burner especially as the weather was particularly cold this week. Bit of a problem with the bathroom light…needed switching on a few times before staying on but I’m sure this will be rectified.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had the most wonderful stay at Corner Cottage."

    Beautiful decor, charming character, impeccably clean and all the facilities you could really ever ask for at a self-catering property (including a tin of cookies, coffee pods & even some glossy magazines to cast an eye over upon your arrival). The private parking space provided (2 min walk from property) gave us peace of mind that the car was safe. The parking space number is 17 - we parked the car before arriving at the property and luckily picked spot number 17 at random before reading it in the welcome guide. We really couldn't have asked for anything more, and despite being quite a small property, it really doesn't feel cramped in any way - it very much reminded of the film "The Holiday" with the open fire, exposed brick work and cosy interior. The town of Malmesbury itself is quite small, but we would recommend walking around the Abbey Gardens, dining at the Bird Cage Restaurant (pizzeria) & having brunch at the Summer Cafe. We also managed to visit most of the pubs that the town offers - including a drink at The Old Bell. I'm also a vegan, and found it very easy to eat out in Malmesbury - even the takout pizza house was very accommodating! If we ever find ourselves up that way again, I would 100% come back to stay at Corner Cottage. We've both spent the past few days since being back talking about how much we'd love to live in a cottage just like it! Jaz (28) & Jon (31)

    Reviewed by Jasmine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage which was clean and cosy throughout and so thoughtfully laid out - didn't want to come home!"

    Reviewed by Kelsey5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, beautifully decorated."

    Really well equipped kitchen. Brilliantly located for Cotswolds and Malmesbury town centre.

    Reviewed by Marina5.0Sep 2021

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  • Over four floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x second-floor double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Reserved car parking space at car park 3 minute walk from the property, also roadside parking on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Communal courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Steps are narrow and steep, property not suitable for children under 7 years old or those with limited mobility
  • Note: The double bed can only be accessed from one side

The property

Corner Cottage is a superb 17th century, end-terrace cottage resting in Malmesbury.

The four-storey cottage can sleep four guests, making it a perfect dwelling for a retreat to this peaceful market town, within easy reach of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

You are welcomed into the property with a homely sitting room with wooden floor and a woodburning stove to keep you warm as you enjoy an evening in front of the wall-mounted television.

Head down the stone steps to kitchen which has everything you need to enjoy a self-catering holiday, including a handy dishwasher, and the doors lead out to a communal courtyard with furniture for guests to enjoy their morning coffee in the fresh air.

After a long day of walking, retire to the first-floor where there is a king-size bedroom with great storage space for guests to unpack, and a bathroom so guests can freshen up after a long day.

Whilst on the second-floor, there is a further double bedroom which has sloped ceilings so be careful if you're super tall!

Outside of the property, there is a roadside parking available on the street, or head to the public car park just a short walk away.

Malmesbury is a pretty town with so much history; tour round the Athelstan History Museum, discover the ruins of the 7th century Benedictine Abbey and the 15th century market cross whilst you walk alongside the 400 listed buildings of the town, enjoying the shops, pubs and eateries.

An interesting part of the town of the 16th century Abbey House Gardens which not only has a stunning country house with flower, tree and shrub displays, but is home to 'The Naked Gardeners' and has clothes-optional days.

Nearby is the Cotswolds Water Park which has a beach among fresh water lakes and boasts a fantastic opportunity for watersports such as boating and waterskiing, and you can also enjoy horse riding, fishing, cycling or a round of golf.

For walkers and cyclists, the nearby Cotswolds AONB offers scenic hills, timeless villages and castles to explore.

Also nearby you can visit the market town of Cirencester with its open air swimming pool, the art galleries of Tetbury or the city of Bath with its roman baths and striking Abbey.

For a stunning trip to Wiltshire, choose the traditional Corner Cottage as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

Steps are narrow and steep, property not suitable for children under 7 years old or those with limited mobility.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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