Thickwood House Garden Cottages - Poachers Cottage

Colerne, nr. Bath

Property Reference: 23935
  • Sleeps2
  • Pets 1
  • Bedrooms1
  • Grade3 Star rating

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available

Property Description

This pair of garden cottages are set in the grounds of the Jacobean Manor House - Thickwood House, dating back to the 1700’s. During the centuries it grew to become one of the most prosperous farms in the area, and its present owners maintain the stunning gardens and outbuildings in keeping with the house. The cottages were sympathetically converted from a Cotswold stone byre, and retain many traditional features. Cosy and comfortable, and with views over the magnificent garden and orchard, they provide a peaceful, countryside retreat and an excellent holiday base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and picturesque villages. Nearby Castle Combe is said to be the prettiest village in England, also famous for its motor racing circuit. Lacock is another picture postcard village, well loved by film-makers for its historical streets and buildings. Lacock Abbey was used in the Harry Potter films. This AONB enjoys easy access to the Cotswolds, Salisbury Plain and the Marlborough Downs offering stunning scenery for walking and cycling, and the Georgian Spa city of Bath is within half an hour’s drive. Shops and pub 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service available at cost. Large shared, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. No children under 12 years. NB: Deep water feature in grounds.

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Central heating was excellent, cottage always comfortably warm. Excellent location for good restaurants at all prices and different foods. Sept 2012.
  2. Excellent accommodation, quiet location but within a 2 minute walk to pub, local shop and loch. Large lounge with comfortable leather sofa’s, fire and TV. Lovely spacious kitchen, comfy bedroom and wonderful shower. Very clean. June 2012.
  3. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at Poachers Cottage. The location was wonderful, the garden was beautiful and lots of lovely countryside walks for our dog nearby. We would love to come back soon. May 2012.
  4. A very picturesque little cottage in idyllic settings. A very warm welcome from the owners and a lovely clean warm cosy holiday home. Loads of interesting places to visit within a 30 mile radius Overall a superb location for a quiet getaway with loads of site seeing. Oct 2011.
  5. A lovely cottage in a very relaxing setting looking out on a pleasant and well looked after garden. It is within easy reach of a vast number of attractions. The owners are close by and are very welcoming and helpful. I would seriously consider coming again. May 2011.
  6. Very welcoming and a beautiful location in easy reach of Bath and Bristol. Excellent. May 2011.
  7. Car essential but otherwise perfectly placed in beautiful countryside. Small but clean and well equiped accomodation. Good directions from Landlord. March 2011.
  8. Very cosy and secluded, with ample parking near to the amentities that we required. Nov 2010.
  9. Poacher’s Cottage, in the grounds of a large farmhouse, stood in its own well maintained gardens. A westerly outlook ensured the last of any evening sunshine on the patio. The location was beautiful, secluded and quiet, yet close to the main connecting roads to Bath, Bristol etc. Altogether a very satisfying choice. One of two semi-detached cottages from a converted barn with good sound proofing. Sept 2010.
  10. A lovely converted cow byre in an excellent location. It was peaceful and set in very pretty gardens. The owners were most helpful without being intrusive. I only wish we had booked for a longer stay. Sept 2010.
  11. Beautiful setting, very cosy. Sept 2010.
  12. Very good accommodation and great location with excellent garden - ideal for dogs and children. Very warm welcome. Oct 2010.
  13. Quiet location with all the facilities we needed. April 2010.
  14. Newly converted. Convenient. Small but ideal for a couple. March 2010.
  15. The cottage had a beutiful view of the garden. Compact yet spacious. Had good facilities. Host was helpfull and friandly. Lovely welcoming .Very peaceful. March 2010.
  16. One level, garden. Oct 2009.
  17. The cottage was well equipped the owners were very kind and informative without being intrusive the chair and settee were quite difficult to get up from. Oct 2009.
  18. Glorious weather meant that we could enjoy the peace and tranquility of the gardens of Poacher’s Cottage every day. It was thoughtfully equipped, had a good sized sitting/dining area for a small cottage and was set in lovely surroundings. Aug 2009.
  19. Property was in a beautiful setting, very private with own garden including an orchard. Very easy access to local tourism attractions. I can highly recommend both the accommodation and area. May 2009.
  20. Lovely area, beautiful gardens, quiet. June 2009.
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