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The Comedy

(Ref. 988822)

Malmesbury near Bath, Wiltshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "A great location with friendly hosts."

    Reviewed by Richard4.7May 2024

  • "A very welcoming hostess and most helpful but non-obtrusive of privacy."

    Clean, cosy and peaceful..

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay, It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely loved my stay at the cottage!"

    I felt right at home as soon I got in. The cottage was cosy and private. It had plenty of books and boardgames to entertain on rainy days. Everthing was clean and the kitchen had everything you might need. Coffee pods and other breakfast supplies were a nice touch. The grounds around the cottage are beautiful. Jo, the host, is lovely and makes you feel really welcome. The location is convenient to visit nearby villages like Lacock and Malmesbury and explore the lovely countryside.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback with regards to your recent stay at Comedy Cottage. It's wonderful to hear you felt it was a home from home. It's located in amazing grounds and I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed them. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Veronika5.0Feb 2024

  • "We enjoyed our stay, loved the cosy snug upstairs"

    Sharon And PhilNov 2023

  • "Thank you for making us so welcome."

    We greatly enjoyed our time with you. Look forward to the opportunity of booking with you again. If I had had room in the car we might have considered stealing your pony and perhaps Spartacus as well.

    Malcolm And EileenNov 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with a lot of space."

    Great kitchen but need some more pans and cups and soucers. Great WiFi Bed was small and for us too hard. Busy road in front of the house. And Railroad about 500 metres away. Lovely places in the surroundings Jo the owner is really nice and helpfull. So good place to stay in the Cotswolds

    Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you loved the cottage and surrounding areas. We would have provided additional kitchen equipment if contacted during your stay. The cottage is set far back from road and separated from the road by 4 acres of gardens. The railway is quite far away and trains are very rarely heard. We hope the issues mentioned didn't impact your stay and that we can welcome you again when you visit the Cotswolds. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Klaas3.4Sep 2023

  • "Delightful cottage and grounds, the latter enormous."

    Made very welcome. Would not hesitate to come again. We had decided to have a break from our four legged friend but had we brought him along, think, given the enormous garden that we would have had to keep him on the lead at all times as there is no formal enclosure.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay at The Comedy. We are so glad to hear that both your and your dog enjoyed your time away! We hope that we can welcome you again one day in the future. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed Wiltshire, which is beautiful, and had a very peaceful and relaxing week at the cottage."


    GillianSep 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay at your spacious cottage and for your prompt assistance."


    Mrs LeakeJul 2023

  • "The location is wonderful for visiting many beautiful areas,The Cotswolds,Bath,Nearby Gloucester and Somerset."

    The little pony and the sheep in the paddock next door to the cottage were lovely. Comedy cottage is very pretty to look at and certainly it is pleasant to sit outside of an evening. Unfortunately,for us,we found comedy cottage uncomfortable to stay inside for the following reasons which could be rectified to make a more positive experience for guests. We found there was no privacy with the staff walking past frequently to and from the attached shed for gardening equipment,as the doors are so big it's very easy to see into the entire downstairs and we could not relax,yes we could shut the big barn doors but it was extremely hot and sunny.putting some obscuring film on the doors,or tinted glass,would make the downstairs more private and hopefully keep it cooler.Upstairs was more comfortable by far but up under the eaves it was uncomfortably hot and with only one fan for the whole place we had to keep moving it room to room.air conditioning would be great. Nowhere to sun bathe due to lack of privacy,as well as staff tending to shrubbery,there were staff cleaning out a van with a very loud radio,the dog being walked by,deliveries arriving outside the doors.To avoid this is to go out or sit and melt upstairs.I'm not sure what the answer is to the privacy and hopefully to many it won't matter if out all day . The welcome pack of bread butter,milk and biscuits were very welcome,thank you.I would advise on the listing to bring everything else which in other cottages are usually present,a few tea bags,salt,pepper,tissues,a couple of coffee sachets,tin foil etc,. We picked up the dog poo as always but didn't know where to put it,perhaps a small dog poo bin somewhere? We stripped the bed as requested(no pillow or duvet protection

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We have passed your comments onto the owner, who is disappointed that you didn’t mention some of the things at the time as she is always very happy to help and would like all her guests to have an enjoyable and comfortable stay. The property description does state that the cottage is situated within the grounds of the owner’s house with 4 acres available for guests to use. The gardener visits on a Monday and as there are no other staff working in the grounds, the owner can suggest a secluded spot to sunbathe. Unfortunately, the van was situated in a neighbouring property and the owner is sorry that you were disturbed and would happily have requested that they turn the radio down. Although the owner does walk down the drive on the way to taking her dog out for a walk, she always tries to skirt away from the cottage as far as possible, so as not to disturb guests. A supply of tea bags, salt and pepper are available in the property and the beds do have pillow and mattress protectors. We do hope you had the opportunity to visit the lovely areas surrounding the property. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew2.2Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the comedy very much and will plan to come back and stay again."

    AnnieJun 2023

  • "We already wrote to the owner when we left."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bart4.7May 2023

  • "I was really impressed with the acommodation and had a really relaxing stay."

    However the directions given by you were somehow misleading. I drove around for ages trying to find the place. Your directions said to take Junction16 off the M4 motorway whereas if I had taken Junction 17 which my satnav told me too it would have been a lot easier. I drove around for about an hour trying to find the place, in the end my sister drove to help me eventually arrive at the Comedy. Many thanks for the milk, butter, bread and tea bags. Also your bed and furniture is very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. The directions have recently been changed due to road works happening in the area at present, we are sorry that this proved to be challenging, we are always on hand to help should you have called us. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie4.1May 2023

  • "A quiet oasis."

    We liked the fact that we were not disturbed and left to have a really peaceful and relaxing break. That said there are a number of places to visit, both eateries and places of interest, if you want to get out and about.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're so glad you had such a relaxing break at The Comedy and enjoyed the peacefulness. We would love to welcome you again. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Oct 2022

  • "The Comedy is a beautifully converted stable and has all necessary facilities - good heating, equipment etc tho an extra blanket was needed on the bed."

    However it should be mentioned that due to the low beams upstairs and steep staircase and small steps up and down (2 in the bathroom) not suitable for older people. We nearly had severe falls a few times and we both cracked our heads on the beams. We certainly wouldnt have booked it if we had known that.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time overall at The Comedy. We appreciate your comments regarding the steps to the bathroom, stairs and beams. We do show each of these in the properties listing and disclose that the steps to the shower should be taken with extra care. We hope that these did not leave a lasting impact on your stay and thank you once again for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.1Oct 2022

  • "This is a lovely property in beautiful grounds."

    The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. The owner is very responsive to queries ect. The area is lovely easy access to Cotswolds, Bath Bristol and beyond....perfect.

    Thank you for this lovely review and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Comedy, and managed to take advantage of all the beautiful surrounding areas. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely stay at the comedy, everything there that we required."

    Two points one please invest in a new bistro set for outside...extremely shabby and in need of repair. Also has been mentioned in a previous review the bathroom door doesn't shut so needs to be able to be fixed back some way. As this has been pointed out before i feel it should have been sorted by now. Otherwise had a wonderful time there very happy with everything else.

    Pleased to here you had a lovely stay. we appreciate your comments. There is an additional bistro set in the cupboard under the stairs which is mentioned in the welcome pack. The owners have arranged for the bathroom door to be fixed. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally3.4Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    Our hosts were lovely people and made sure all our needs were met, and more! Really highly recommend it to anyone wanting to be off the beaten path, surrounded by beauty and friendliness.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to be able to welcome you back again. Best Wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely and every amenity was counted for."

    Thank you for providing your feedback which is much appreciated. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Apr 2022

  • "A great little place to stay, comfortable and welcoming."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great location for visiting a number of attractions such as Bath, Laycock, Dryham house, Newark House and Avebury."

    Cottage well equipped and modernised. safe off road parking and major supermarkets within reasonable distance. Note needed sat nav on post code to spot entrance to property as easy to miss.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at The Comedy. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed the stay and we hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fergus5.0Sep 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our time."

    Thank you for your feedback regarding The Comedy. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Sep 2021

  • "The grounds itself are amazing and The Comedy is a lovely little place for a weekend/week away with your other half."

    Everything that was needed was on site and the owners leave you to your own devices. Would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on The Comedy, the owners will be delighted. We would love for you to return in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a lovely time, thanks very much."

    Only suggestion would be a better matress, it felt like an old spring base and we are on a really good matress at home. Matress comfort is pretty subjective, others may love it. Would recommend to others! Publish if you like...

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at The Comedy. We will pass on your comments to the owner and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was mainly as described, Full of character and well decorated and clean However, I am 6ft tall and found the bedroom too low (banged my head) Despite the description saying I wouldn’t."

    And the bed was small (Double). The place we rented the weekend before (costing about the same), provided super kings - which is what we have at home. The bathroom door off the bedroom could not be closed without banging the door loudly, thus waking the other partner during the night. Lastly, the property is next to a noisy scrap yard that started work at 8am

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm sorry you found the ceiling height troublesome, it does state in the description this bedroom is in the eaves. The bed is not small as it is a standard double bed. Apologies for the noise from outside, we have not had any reports of disturbance before. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence3.4Sep 2020

  • "The Comedy is a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    A spacious well appointed kitchen/eating area downstairs and a comfortable lounge, bedroom and bathroom set in the eaves upstairs, with just the right amount of quirkiness to keep it interesting. A table and chairs outside the front door provide a great setting for a reflective drink at the days end. This is a great base to travel around the Southern Cotswolds, Somerset etc for sightseeing and long walks, but there doesn't seem to be much in the way of long local walks directly from the cottage. We both appreciated the relaxed friendliness of our hosts and the local people we bumped into on our rambles. We returned home after our week relaxed and ready to return to real life.

    Thank you for the lovely review on The Comedy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terese5.0Sep 2020

  • "Everything was as what we had expected."

    The cottage was spotless. Bed was incredibly comfortable as were the pillows. Kitchen facilities were as you would need for self catering. Lots of floor space but have to be careful with the beams. Outside space was tranquil. Jo (owner) was responsive to our needs and kept strict social distancing.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback on The Comedy. Jo is delighted to hear it was everything you expected and you were able to enjoy the tranquil outside space. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana4.4Aug 2020

  • "The comedy cottage was the perfect accommodation for our week in Wiltshire."

    Very comfortable rooms, a well equipped kitchen, and generally a great space both indoors and outdoors. Jo and the family (including Ayrton the black Labrador) were lovely and couldn’t have been more helpful with anything we needed.

    Jo and her family are so pleased you had a lovely stay and the accommodation was perfect for you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Aug 2020

  • "Comedy Cottage is in an excellent location for exploring this beautiful area, within a short distance from Malmesbury, Avebury, and Bath."

    The cottage is very comfortable with an excellent kitchen and the owners were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Dec 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our weekend here."

    The stables are beautifully furnished and also have a fully equipped kitchen. Especially appreciated the small touches such as tea and biscuits on arrival and a fridge stocked with jam and butter. Highly recommend! Mr Mclean April 2016


  • "Location was lovely, family who own the property were lovely and very accommodating."

    The property was nicely finished and new. Just as expected.

    Mr K

  • "The cottage had everything we could have asked for and was in a good state."

    Ms Adelman

  • "Thanks for a great weekend here at the stables."

    Mr And Mrs Palmer

  • "We have really enjoyed our week in this very cosy cottage."

    The welcome pack provided was much appreciated, those lovely biscuits didn't last long.

    Mr And Mrs McClelland - Durham

  • "Thank you for providing an idyllic place in which we were able to cover so much of the Southern Cotswold villages."

    Thank you for your hospitality. The grounds, the ponies, the cats and the dogs all entertained us royally.

    Mr And Mrs Selwyn-Smith - Canada

  • "We have had a fab week here at the Stables, perfect weather, comfy stay and beautiful surroundings."

    Thank you for sharing your home and hope to come back again.

    Mr And Mrs Haque - London

  • "The house is beautiful with all that we needed - a real home away from home."

    The F. Family.

  • "The cottage was beautiful and well equipped with everything that we needed."

    Mrs Simkins

  • "It was fantastic to spend our holiday at The Comedy Stables - we love this place!"

    Mr And Mrs Van D.

  • "Very clean, spacious, tastefully decorated & furnished."

    Lovely surroundings. Lots to do and see in surrounding area. Jo & family friendly. Pets very friendly too.

    Mr M

  • "We had a super week."

    Accommodation spacious and comfortable in relaxed, beautiful surroundings.

    Mrs McR.

  • "We loved our week here and found the cottage to be spacious and comfortable."

    Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.

    Mr And Mrs H.

  • "This was a beautiful little home for us for the week."

    We felt right at home and really appreciated all the little touches to make our stay more comfortable.

    Mrs H.

  • "We had an enjoyable break, thank you"


  • "The location is ideal, close to Bath."

    Malmesbury and the Cotswolds. Malmesbury, in particular is a wonderful little town and the local pubs are fantastic

    Mrs P

  • "Liked the look of it from the photos."

    We also visited Bath, which was easy. We had a great day

    Mrs J

  • "Thanks for a lovely week - just right for the 3 of us."

    The B. Family.

  • "Lovely cottage that did not disappoint based on the pictures."

    Clean, tidy, quirky and comfortable.

    Miss Picton

  • "Fabulous little cottage!"

    Mrs L Houston

  • "We had a good time in your lovely cottage !"

    Martin, Olivia And Hugo

  • "Perfect for a relaxing stay !"


    Peter And Carin

  • "It is a really beautiful place, spacious and nicely furnished"

    Rob And Esther

  • "Cottage is beautiful and spacious."

    Danielle And Jamie

  • "The cottage is lovely, comfortable, charming and spacious."

    Dan, Emily And Theo

  • "Great base to explore the area"

    Tasha And Scott

  • "Another wonderfully relaxing week"


  • "Can't wait to visit again !"

    Matty, Abby And Rolo The Dog

  • "Fabulous Bolt Hole!"

    L Robert

  • "What a lovely place to stay !"

    Sophie Bishton

  • "Comedy Cottage was beautiful and exactly as was shown in the pictures."

    Very clean and well looked after. The downstairs kitchen and living space in particular was large, light and airy, ideal whether wanting to use for work or relaxation. Great views across the front garden, where deer, rabbits and plenty of birds were seen. Jo was also a lovely host. Ms Lavin, June 2017.


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  • One bedroom: 1 x first floor double with ensuite shower room with walk in shower, WC and washbasin
  • First floor living room with sofa bed
  • Kitchen/diner.
  • Central heating
  • Electric hob, oven and grill, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • kettle, toaster, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod Dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Outside area with table and chairs
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Please note: The directions have recently changed due to the closure of the B4069 - Please use the ones provided

The property

The Comedy is an attractive barn that sits in the grounds of the owner's magnificent home, set in a quiet and private location and ideal for a relaxing break in the countryside or as a base to visit many exceptional locations including Bath.

Guests can enjoy the gardens freely as well as use the tennis court too!

Unique in name and nature, The Comedy (originally for horses and coaches!) is spacious and very light with accommodation for two people (plus more if necessary).

Although not in Bath itself it is set in the southern Cotswolds, with places like Tetbury and Cirencester only 20 mins drive away while Bath in the other direction is about 25 mins drive.

In fact the barn is great spot for a 'town and country' break!

Downstairs is the kitchen/diner, bright, modern and well equipped, while upstairs is the Living Room , leading to the bedroom and ensuite.

(Please note that although the rooms are in the eaves upstairs, both are full height for a 6ft+ person and not in any way cramped or head hitting at all!) Throughout the home the colours are attractive, welcoming and very much in the modern-contemporary style but in keeping with the location.

The owners, who live on-site, have considered everything to make your stay comfortable.

If you're energetic you might like to use the tennis court!

For the lively and determined there are two pubs within walking distance across the fields.

For the Corona-Virus period, the property will be cleaned and left for 72hours between bookings, for added guest safety

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.


Please note: One well behaved dog is welcome at The Comedy! Please be respectful and keep your
Please note: One well behaved dog is welcome at The Comedy for a charge of £25 per week. Please be respectful and keep your furry friend downstairs and off of furniture.
Please note: The bathroom has a small step up to the WC, Wash basin and Walk-in shower. Please be mindful and take care.
Please note: Although the Living Room, Bedroom and en suite Bathroom are located in the eaves, it is not cramped and perfectly suitable for those that are 6ft and taller.
Please note - The directions have recently changed due to the closure of the B4069. Please use the ones provided.
Please note: There is a scrapyard nearby but disruption is minimal, if at all.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas