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The Old Stables

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 17 reviews

The Moroccan bedroom has views over the courtyard.

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Freshford is a beautiful village at the southernmost tip of the Cotswold hills, about five miles south-east of Roman Bath and three miles west of Bradford-on-Avon. The excellent local pub and restaurant sits by a 16th century bridge, and Freshford also boasts a tiny railway station with hourly trains to Bath, which is a ten-minute journey, as well as numerous other destinations. Regular buses travel the 25-minute road trip to Bath city centre. There is a local village community shop and café.

The village sits above the convergence of the Frome and Avon rivers and is largely characterized by gracious stone buildings surrounded by fields and woodland. The hills and valleys that surround the village give an endless variety of views and provide habitats for a huge diversity of wildlife and flora. The village has existed since Saxon times, and was given to Bath Abbey after the Norman Conquest. A mill existed here as early as 1086 and there are still remains of one built in the 1540s. In the 19th century stone was mined in the parish and employment included agriculture, brewing, the manufacture of cloth, and their ancillary operations. As one walks these lush river valleys in the mighty footsteps of the Romans, surrounded by the elegantly weathered remains of the Industrial Revolution, one can be forgiven for thinking that this may be one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Sites within 15 minutes drive include the World heritage Site of Bath with the famous Roman Baths and Georgian architecture, excellent shopping and dining facilities, Theatre Royal, Odeon and Art House cinema, rugby at 'The Rec', many festivals and free music most nights and Bradford on Avon with the 14th century Tithe Barn and Saxon church.

Sites within an hours drive include Stonehenge, Salisbury cathedral, Longleat, Bristol , Wells and many National Trust properties.

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 bedroom with two single beds 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 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lyme Regis 50 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 18 km, Nearest railway: Freshford 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, TV, CD player, 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 (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Moroccan Bedroom:

Furnished in the Moroccan style this bedroom has a king-size bed with a quality “hotel” mattress, a triple wardrobe, six draw cabinet, matching bedside cabinets with side lights, full length mirror, chair, suitcase rack, bedside sheepskin rugs various interesting artwork, a cot under the bed and a hair-dryer. There are views over the courtyard.

Pine Bedroom:

Furnished in aged pine effect this bedroom has a king-size bed with a quality “hotel” mattress, double wardrobe, six draw cabinet, matching bedside cabinets with side lights, a full length mirror, various paintings and prints, hair-dryer and a chair. There are views over the Manor House gardens.

Twin Bedroom:

Furnished in simple pine this bedroom has two single bed, a double wardrobe, matching bedside cabinet with side light, some pictures, a hair-dryer and a desk with a free standing mirror. The view is over the courtyard.

Family Bathroom:

The stylish bathroom has a full size bath with a shower over. There is a window with frosted glass.

Kitchen:

The fully fitted kitchen has a stainless steel sink, dishwasher, free-standing gas cooker, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer kettle, coffee machine and toaster.

Dining room:

The dining room has a large polished table, six matching chairs and leather place mats. There is a view from the window to the courtyard.

Living room:

The separate living room has a really comfortable three seater and two seater leather sofa , coffee table with table lamp, side board, TV with Freeview, side light and wall lights.

Wifi:

Free WI-FI is available with a download speed of up to 6 megabits. The access code is in the welcome folder. There is a phone which is free for local and national calls.

Further details outdoors

There is a pretty stone-walled sunny courtyard with two outdoors chairs and a table. There is parking in the courtyard for one large and one standard size car.

Further details

The Old Stables has been completely renovated and were finished in June 2013. It is located in a

truly beautiful quintessential Cotswold village, yet surprisingly close to the City of Bath. All our

previous experience has come together in creating this holiday cottage.

This cottage is for you if you:

• Enjoy the wonderful walks along the canal, rivers and beautiful Limpley Stokes Valley.

• Be able to get into Bath Centre within ten minutes, with or without your car.

• Explore Bradford-on-Avon, Salisbury, Glastonbury, Bristol, Wells and the many other towns

and cities that are within an hour by train or car.

• Relax and enjoy the peace of the English Countryside.

• Enjoy cosy winter evenings in with family or friends.

Unique Benefits

• Completely renovated in June 2014 so almost everything is new.

• Close to a lovely typical pub that serves good food and often has live music.

• Tiny branch line train to Bath, Bradford-on-Avon and beyond that sometimes runs on steam.

• Able to park right outside the property in secure location.

• Two bathrooms.

• Peaceful location in Georgian village.

• Award winning community shop and café.

• Close to many attractions, country house estates and National Trust Properties.

• Many things to do for everyone of all ages.

• A safe and healthy environment for children.

• No traffic issues.

The West Country region

Freshford is a beautiful village at the southernmost tip of the Cotswold hills, about five miles south-east of Roman Bath and three miles west of Bradford-on-Avon. The excellent local pub and restaurant sits by a 16th century bridge, and Freshford also boasts a tiny railway station with hourly trains to Bath, which is a ten-minute journey, as well as numerous other destinations. Regular buses travel the 25-minute road trip to Bath city centre. There is a local village community shop and café.

The village sits above the convergence of the Frome and Avon rivers and is largely characterized by gracious stone buildings surrounded by fields and woodland. The hills and valleys that surround the village give an endless variety of views and provide habitats for a huge diversity of wildlife and flora. The village has existed since Saxon times, and was given to Bath Abbey after the Norman Conquest. A mill existed here as early as 1086 and there are still remains of one built in the 1540s. In the 19th century stone was mined in the parish and employment included agriculture, brewing, the manufacture of cloth, and their ancillary operations. As one walks these lush river valleys in the mighty footsteps of the Romans, surrounded by the elegantly weathered remains of the Industrial Revolution, one can be forgiven for thinking that this may be one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Sites within 15 minutes drive include the World heritage Site of Bath with the famous Roman Baths and Georgian architecture, excellent shopping and dining facilities, Theatre Royal, Odeon and Art House cinema, rugby at 'The Rec', many festivals and free music most nights and Bradford on Avon with the 14th century Tithe Barn and Saxon church.

Sites within an hours drive include Stonehenge, Salisbury cathedral, Longleat, Bristol , Wells and many National Trust properties.

Bath

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.

Unique Benefits:

• Close to a lovely typical pub that serves good food and often has live music.

• Tiny branch line train to Bath, Bradford-on-Avon and beyond that sometimes runs on steam.

• Able to park right outside the property in secure location.

• Peaceful location in Georgian village.

• Award winning community shop and café.

• Close to many attractions, country house estates and National Trust Properties.

• Many things to do for everyone of all ages.

• A safe and healthy environment for children.

• No traffic issues.

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Review 1-10 of 17

28 May 2014

4/5

"Wonderful, quiet option for exploring the Bath area"

Very pleasant stay in self contained accommodation. Wonderful to return here by train after a day exploring Bath; the best of both worlds. 3 spacious bedrooms, with good living and dining areas and easy walk to the Freshford Inn for a delicious meal in ideal setting.

Freshford Inn is always worth the visit. They often have live music on Friday nights.
Glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will come again soon.

27 Jan 2014

5/5

"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

5/5

"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

5/5

"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

4/5

"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

4/5

"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

4/5

"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

5/5

"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

5/5

"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

4/5

"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.

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