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The Old Stables, Freshford.

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary

The Old Stable is located just three minutes' walk from a tiny railway station, on the edge of the delightful old Cotswold village of Freshford. Quiet and peaceful, this village of stone cottages and grand houses is only ten minutes by rail from the exciting World Heritage city of Bath. There is excellent access to a village shop, and to the local pub/restaurant which serves very good food.

The house has its own dedicated parking right outside the door. The accommodation consists of two large reception rooms - one with a glass wall into the pleasant stone-walled yard - two double bedrooms, one large single bedroom and a kitchen and bathroom. It is ideal for families or groups, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay, and special features such as country walks with two rivers and a canal to enjoy.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lyme Regis
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 18 km, Nearest railway: Freshford 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The Old Stables has two large double bedrooms with king size beds and a large single bedroom. There is a bathroom with a full size bath with a shower over. The fully fitted well equipped kitchen has a dish washer, washer machine and a microwave. The dining room has a dining table and six chairs. There is a seperate lounge with large patio doors leading on to the courtyard. The property has central heating throughout, a telephone, free for national and local calls, free broadband Wi-fi and Freeview television. There is parking for two vehicles on the courtyard. All bedding and towels are provided.

Bedroom one: A good size double bedroom with a king size bed, bedside cabinets with side lights, bedside rugs, double wardrobe, full length mirror, dressing table, chair and hair dryer.

Bedroom two: A double bedroom with a king size bed, bedside cabinets with side lights, bedside rugs, double wardrobe, full length mirror, five drawer dresser, chair and hair dryer.

Bedroom three: A single bedroom with bedside cabinet and side lights, bedside rug, wardrobe, chair and hair dryer.

Bathroom: The bathroom has a full size bath with a shower over. All towels are provided.

Kitchen: The fully fitted kitchen has a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with a freezer compartment, electric oven and a gas four plate hob, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, coffee machine, cookware, crockery, cutlery etc.

Dining room: The dining room has a table with six chairs.

Lounge: The separate lounge has a really comfortable three seater and two seater leather sofa , coffee tables, side board, TV with Freeview, side light and wall lights. The whole of the end wall is glass bi-fold doors that floods the room with light and opens on to the courtyard.

Linen: Bedding and towels are provided.

Notes on accommodation: The property is arranged over two floors, has gas central heating, free broadband Wi-fi and a telephone that is free to use for local and national calls. The cottage is non-smoking. Sorry but it is not suitable for pets. There is off road parking for two cars on our own courtyard in front of the cottage.

Further details outdoors

There is a pretty stone-walled sunny courtyard.

Further details

There is a non-refundable deposit is 30% required to secure the booking. The 70% balance will be due two months before you stay. Please visit our own website for more information and a booking form should you wish to go ahead.

You can either send a UK cheque, pay online with Paypal using any major credit card or pay directly into our bank account from a UK bank or an overseas bank. The information is on the booking form which you will find on our own website. Just complete the booking form on our website and we will take it from there.

The West Country region

This extraordinarily beautiful region of wooded hills and river meadows has a long history. The mighty footprints of the Romans were subsequently trodden by Saxon yeomen, and eventually the region became important during the Industrial Revolution and afterwards for the weaving of woollen fabrics. Many traces of these activities remain in the architecture of the countryside.


The local town of Bradford-on-Avon (45 minutes walk along the canal tow-path, or a short train ride) offers a snapshot of a stone-built mill town, with lovely architecture and many tourist attractions from a 14th century tithe barn to a Saxon church. The city of Bath has a really huge number of restaurants, museums, activities and shops as well as many festivals and an astonishing wealth of history, all packed into this small quintessentially Georgian World Heritage city. You couldn't find a nicer or more interesting place to spend quality holiday time.

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Review 1-10 of 16

27 Jan 2014


"Lovely place for a weekend away"

Five old schoolfriends stayed here for a girls weekend. House is immaculate with everything we needed. Situated in a very quiet village with excellent train connections to Bath (10 mins away) Bristol, Cardiff and Portsmouth. Good size bedrooms with very comfortable beds. Small but well equipped kitchen. Free wifi and landline much appreciated as mobile phone network in the village is patchy. We wished we could have stayed longer. Highly recommended as a base for a stay in Bath or the lovely Somerset and Wiltshire countryside.

The tiny train to Bath is an idyllic way of getting to the city centre in less than ten minutes. It is an outstandingly beautiful valley that the train travels through. In fact it is quicker to get to Bath City Centre from here is quicker than most places in Batch, unless you are staying right in the noisy middle. It is also much quicker to get to the University of Bath via Brass Knocker Hill, mainly because it avoids all the traffic.
You will be very welcome to stay again.

2 Jan 2014


"Excellent accomodation, great village"

The Old Stables was really well furnished. It had every thing you could need. Everything was in excellent condition and there was loads of space. It was a great village, very pretty with lots of opportunities for walking. The local pub was excellent and very welcoming. The Community shop, though a little pricy, had a great range of food and everyone here and in the village was extremely friendly and helpful. Great access to Bath and surrounding areas. Good public transport too

Thank you for this lovely review.
The Community shop is quite expensive but it is good to know that any profits are spent on good causes in the community.

30 Nov 2013


"Great place and location"

My husband and I, our 19yo son and 12yo daughter stayed here for 4 nights. The cottage was perfect for the 4 of us as we needed three bedrooms. The proximity to the local train station was great and it is only a 9 minute train trip to Bath. The Freshford Inn is as good as everyone says it is, great meals and friendly service. Would recommend the cottage to any family.

Our guests are often surprised how easy it is to get into Bath. Much easier than if you were staying just outside and had the hassle of finding parking. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

31 Oct 2013


"Excellent, comfortable and well equipped accommodation, an ideal base from which to explore Bath and surrounding areas."

The accommodation was easy to book and lived upto all expecations in the information given. It is located in a very pretty and quiet village, within easy walking distance to the local station where it is easy to get trains into Bath and to the surrounding area. If you want a few days of no driving but still exploring the area, this accommodation is ideal.
The Old Stables are homely, clean,comfortable and well equipped and have a relaxing feel to them. Beds are very comfortable. We all said that we could live there just as the accommodation is.
We had 5 adults in our group and found that we had plenty of space. The layout would not allow but it would be really good to have two bathrooms as 5 people getting showered and ready for a wedding on the Saturday did need a bit of regimental planning and time limiting!!
All in all the Old Stables accommodation helped to make our weekend in Bath very enjoyable, we certainly recommend it, and would return next time we visit Bath or the surrounding area.

Thank you for a lovely review. You make a good point with the train service to Bath or Bristol. There is also a good bus service. You can explore the area and have a break from the car. See you soon.

1 Sep 2013


"A peaceful location with lovely scenery and the ability to leave the car behind and travel on the local train."

A lovely cottage which was exremely comfortable and provided everything required and situated in a very quiet location. Although there was no garden 2 seats with a small table were available to sit outside the patio doors in the courtyard. The railway station which was a 5 minute walk away was ideal for getting into the centre of Bath and to Bradford-on-Avon. The local village shop provided good quality food and all we required for our week's stay. We were lucky with the weather and had a warm sunny week, perhaps on darker days the lights would need to be on in the cottage all the time.

Bradford-on-Avon is a really interesting tow to visit. It has a long history and many interesting buildings, some dating from Roman times. The are also several well preserved Saxon buildings that are well worth a visit.

3 Aug 2013


"Lovely house, town, pub and walks"

We loved the old, stone terraced house - big rooms, plenty of space and well equipped. The owners were very friendly and accommodating (bringing a jug of milk when I asked for some for a cuppa). The pub at the bottom of the hill was great, and the walks around the town and countryside were lovely (all helped by glorious weather). The parking is tight but you have your own space. The whole family had a great time!

It is one of my favourite pubs. It has a great atmosphere, good pub food and live music at least once a week.

13 Apr 2013


"Very tranquil"

We stayed for 4 nights in Easter school hols. We went to Cheddar Gorge ( just under an hour), Longleat (25 mins) and Bath, both by train and car.WORD OF WARNING RE TRAIN!! When we caught the train bac… More

I hadn't realized how short the platform is. That is really worth knowing, specially if you are on the last train of the night.
We invested in a quality mattress and it seems to have been a good investment. A good nights sleep is a big part of a successful holiday I always think.
Hope you will be staying with us again soon.

10 Apr 2013


"A lovely little cottage"

The cottage is in located in a lovely small village, which is blesses with a nice and relaxed atmosphere. It is also very conveniently located next to the train station, for day trips to Bath.
The place itself is nicely and smartly decorated - very classy. A welcoming little place!
We had a great time.

You and you lovely family will be very welcome to stay again.

8 Apr 2013


"nice, comfortable cottage"

really enjoyed our stay in this nice cottage in its rural ambience. clean and calm (nearby passing railway is absolutely not audible). cooking pots were to be replaced. we informed the owner, who immediately promised to take action.

Freshford is a really lovely place. I hope you will come again soon. New saucepan set is now in place and ready for your next visit.

3 Apr 2013


"Great place to catch up with friends."

Lovely clean cottage. Everything provided for a comfortable stay. Easy access to Bath via rail link. Superb pub five minutes walk away. Will definately return.

I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I agree, its a great pub in a wonderful setting and the train journey is like going back in time.
Looking forward to seeing you again.

Review 1-10 of 16

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