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The Big Box Brandeers

(Ref. 1132052)

Brandier near Minety, Wiltshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved our stay at The Big Box Brandeers."

    It's location was ideal as it is very tranquil and quiet whilst also being in easy reach of Cirencester and Malmesbury as well as numerous walks and nature parks. It has been decorated beautifully and feels like a home when you walk in and contains everything that you need. You can enclose the garden to allow your dog to run free. The hosts are wonderful and very accommodating. Fresh eggs that were laid by the hens on site were given to us. If you're lucky to be there when they are hosting their pizza night from their clay pizza oven and beer from a local brewery then we strongly recommend going to it. Overall we had a fantastic time and would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0May 2024

  • "We had booked a week, but left after 4 nights as we had 2 days when the Hot water wouldn’t work."

    Coming back wet and cold from a cycle ride to no hot water was the final straw. The property is owner-run so Sykes only take bookings and are not liable, the owner by his own admission said it ‘probably needs a service!’. He takes no responsibility for the shortcomings and refused to pay any compensation. The best he offered was “You can walk across in the rain to another outbuilding and shower there!” Definitely not what we paid for. The building is a ‘prefab’ , glass all along the front , no opening windows in the bedroom, lounge or kitchen. Bit of a goldfish bowl as walkers on the road can look in, stuffy at night as only option was to leave door completely open and then the local dog walks in. The outlying property ‘walks’ have a neglected air about them as well as being a Scrapyard of old vans and tractors, broken machinery and glass. The ‘tennis court ‘ needs a good clear up - extension leads to the ‘Box’ running across it. Also the trainline passes 100 yards away, not mentioned in the information. The outside ‘Bar’ is a derelict shed and the ‘Swimming lake’ is a pond! It has potential to be a lot better but needs more investment and maintenance to bring it up to standard.

    Thank you for taking the time to respond to our feedback. We are sorry that you felt you had to leave the property early. The issues with the hot water were resolved quickly as soon as the engineer investigated the issue. The long barn opposite your accommodation which was offered as an alternative while you had no hot water would have been a lovely upgrade, sorry you didn't see this as an acceptable alternative. We have taken onboard your further comments and are working with the owner to improve descriptions and information provided, for example, the wooden bar is a replicate of the one used on a film shoot in Moab Utah, and currently used in many uk film shoots. Clearer directions to where the swimming lake is situated not to cause confusion with the pond will be looked at. As always, we do value any feedback. Best Wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen2.2May 2024

  • "So blessed to find this cottage, so quirky and comfy."

    My partner was able to work when needed (great WiFi) and there was plenty to do in close proximity. Our dog loved it too. You can bird watch from comfy chair by fire. The owner Peter was such a great host, we felt so relaxed and laid back here. The week just went by too fast.

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are delighted that you and your dog had a relaxing stay. We hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2024

  • "Had a lovely stay!"

    Peter was very friendly and The Big Box was really unique and a lovely place to stay.

    Thank you both. Pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Do come and visit when the Roman kiln dig is on Summertime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Feb 2024

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  • Single-storey
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with roll-top, bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with sofa bed
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, kettle, toaster
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and stairgate available
  • Parking available
  • Private rear lawn with furniture, access to tennis court
  • Natural swimming pond for wild water swimming, directly fed by water from a deep well (Image to follow), This is shared between the three properties
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 2.6 miles
  • Note: There are numerous ponds surrounding the property, please ensure children are supervised
  • Note: The sofa bed can sleep up to two additional guests
  • Note: Check-in 3pm, check-out at 11am

The property

Minety 1.8 miles.

The Big Box Brandeers, nestled in the serene village of Brandier near Minety, Wiltshire, is a rustic one-bedroom retreat.

This ground-floor dwelling is the ideal escape for couples seeking respite, conveniently-situated near the enchanting Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Step into this delightful holiday abode and immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the Cotswolds; feel an instant sense of belonging as you enter, ready to unwind in the homely sitting room.

Let your partner prepare a delectable meal in the kitchen/diner before both of you settle down, either at the dining table in the warmth of the woodburning stove or outdoors, to relish your culinary creations.

Later, return to the welcoming sitting room and cuddle up with a glass of wine, or simply savour some light entertainment as you switch on the television to catch up on your preferred shows.

When it's time to rest, wind down with a long soak in the bathroom, before retiring to the sumptuous king-size bedroom, a welcomed spot for a restful slumber, after a long day of exciting adventures.

Embark on a romantic getaway in Wiltshire with a stay at The Big Box Brandeers.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1132051 and 1132056 together sleeping 8 guests.

Brandeers Retreats

Discover this characterful cluster of properties, Brandeers Retreats, nestled in the heart of picturesque Brandier, Wiltshire; offering a tranquil place to unwind, as well as close proximity to the Cotswolds AONB and original features throughout, Brandeers Retreat welcomes couples, families and groups of friends to discover all that Wiltshire has to offer. Within a stone’s throw, you’ll discover an array of things to see and do, including the Cotswolds Water Park, the nearby market town of Cirencester, home to The Corinium Museum, and Malmesbury, known for its stunning abbey and lovely gardens. Located in Burford, the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens is home to a wide variety of animals, making it a great day out for the whole family, while popular spots of Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water and Chipping Norton also reside within accessible reach. Pay a visit to Diddly Squat Farm, made famous by its link to the hit TV show ‘Clarkson’s Farm’ or simply enjoy your countryside setting by taking advantage of the plethora of walking, hiking and cycling trails close by. Whether it’s history, nature or outdoor adventures you’re seeking, make Brandeers Retreats your memorable base.

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

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About the location


Cricklade 5.3 miles; Malmesbury 7.5 miles; Swindon 11 miles.

Minety is a small, rural village in North Wiltshire, resting between Malmesbury and Cricklade near the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With a convenience store and the Vale of the White Horse Inn pub, the village has the essentials for a self-catered stay, whilst further amenities lie in Cricklade, South Cerney and Cirencester. Well-positioned near the Cotswolds Water Park and its whole host of attractions, there’s plenty to keep you entertained whilst in the area, especially for those looking for an adrenaline-filled itinerary. For a day of history and culture, head north to Cirencester to tour Corinium Museum and the remains of Cirencester Amphitheatre, or for a day of shopping and sightseeing, head to Swindon, with the STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway, The Brunel Shopping Centre, and Lydiard Park worth visiting.

Please Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100.
Please Note: Pets can stay at a supplement of £25 per pet per stay.

Please Note: There is a railway line 100m from the edge of the site. This is on a quiet line.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas