Lock Quay Cottage
Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This beautiful fully renovated & modernised 19th Century stone cottage is packed with interesting features and English charm. The large kitchen with range cooker, dishwasher & fridge/freezer, leads into an open dining area with an expanding table seating up to 10. There is a downstairs cloakroom and two sitting rooms, one with a feature fireplace with wood burning stove to compliment the gas central heating. The wooden curving stairs will take you up to split levels above with a total of 4 bedrooms (3 double/twin, 1 single) plus an extra open plan area/room with an extra single bed, set over the two upper floors with a bathroom and a shower room too. One of the double rooms is accessed via the twin room. We are always happy to discuss flexible sleeping options for larger groups.
The garden is to the front and side of the property, with the luxury of 2 off road parking spaces and is mostly patio with stone steps taking you up onto the decking and roof top terrace area with excellent views of the canal lock opposite. With such a wide selection of local and regional activities, you'll be spoilt for choice whatever time of year you visit.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 40 km, Nearest railway: Bradford on Avon 800 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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
* Some of the bedrooms are large enough for flexible sleeping arrangments
* We take care to clean and prepare the cottage ourselves to ensure a high standard
* We live locally should any problems arise
* The 2 bedroom cottage next door is also a separate holiday let if you require more space (see property 82431)
|Further details outdoors|
* Free use of nearby tennis courts (tennis rackets and balls left in the cottage)
* Supermarket (Sainsbury's 5 minute walk)
* Garden is small but enough space to eat out, the park is just opposite
* Canoe hire 2 minute walk
* Canal Bike hire 2 minute walk
20% of rent is payable upon booking, with the balance due 2 months before your stay.
The West Country region
Lock Quay Cottage is situated in the picturesque town of Bradford on Avon only 6 miles or a 12-15 minute train ride from Bath. As well as a wide range of shops and restaurants, Bath boasts the new Thermae Spa, the Roman Baths, the Costume Museum, the Pump Rooms or you could even watch a match at the famous Rugby Club.
Historic sites such as Stonehenge, Avebury and Silbury HIll are all within easy driving distance. The town is easily accessible from Bristol or London airports and any of the ports.
Places such as Oxford, Cheltenham, Salisbury, Weymouth and Bristol are also within easy reach by train and there is a direct train service to London.
There are many beautiful areas to walk locally as Bradford on Avon is close to the Cotswolds and the Mendips. Cheddar Gorge and Burrington Combe are about 45 minutes drive or closer to home there are pretty towns such as Corsham, Lacock (including the Abbey) and Castle Combe. There are also many National Trust properties including Stourhead. Nearby are the attractions, house and Safari Park at Longleat & Centre Parcs. The adventure playground and house of Bowood are also close by and Paultons Park theme park is a day trip away. The Steam Museum at Swindon (next to a factory outlet shopping mall) and @Bristol (a modern museum) also make great days out. This is England at its very best!
The cottage is set right in the heart of the tourist area of the charming town of Bradford on Avon, opposite the canal and within view of the lock, with many activities right on your doorstep. Take a canal boat trip, hire canoes or hire bikes and tour along the towpath all within one minute of your doorstep. Play tennis for free and enjoy the park areas in view of the cottage, explore the local smaller shops, including several antique shops. The 14th century Tithe Barn is only a 2 minute walk away and is surrounded by craft shops and a park that leads down to the River Avon offering riverside walks. Cut along the riverside path to reach the local indoor swimming pool and railway station or to visit the historic Saxon Church.
You will be spoilt for choice for places to eat out, including traditional English pub food, Thai, Indian, or Chinese restaurants and tea shops too. Try out the Boatman's Breakfast at the Lock Inn opposite the cottage or the famous Bridge Tea Rooms serving a traditional Victorian afternoon tea.
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30 Jun 2014
"Ticked all the boxes, fantastic stay!!"
A group of 8 mid twenties guys rented the house Mid June. The house was fantastic, slept 8 more than comfortably, well stocked and had all mod cons. A lovely welcome pack on arrival and great local in… More
13 May 2014
"Fantastic Cottage for a get together"
Cottage was an excellent place for our family get together for my dad's 80th birthday celebrations. Family from around the country gathered in this deceptively spacious cottage.Although nobody mi… More
7 Apr 2014
"A little gem in Bradford on Avon"
I was looking for a place to accommodate a large group and the cottage was perfect; a home away from home. Plenty of room for us to do our activities in the living/dining rooms and a variety of differ… More
16 Oct 2013
"Fantastic accommodation in a brilliant location!"
I booked Lock Quay Cottage for a 'girls' weekend away for my 50th Birthday. The owners were so friendly and helpful with my booking, and as others have already said a handy welcome pack awa… More
10 Jul 2013
"Wonderful, home away from home for weary travellers"
We loved staying here...what a find!We have family in Bradford In Avon and visit this wonderful village as much as we can...we travel from New Zealand so finding Lock Quay cottage and the homely feeli… More
30 Jun 2013
"Difficult to find fault......as there weren't any"
The cottage is exactly as described and much more. Everything was perfectly set by the owners. We had a base group of 9 and at times 10 people staying. Not only did the sleeping cater for this amount but the kitchen is more than adequately equipped for all too.
The location of the town is close to Bath and many other nice places of interest. The cottage sits 20 metres from the lock and overlooks the waterways and the pub. Talking of which there are two pubs situated on the canal, both serving food and good beer, within 3 minutes walk. However the most accommodating and friendly place to eat was the Lock Inn Café which can be seen from the cottage
27 May 2013
"Excellent bank holiday weekend for my sisters hen"
We stayed at Lock Quay Cottage for the may bank holiday. The place looked even more amazing than the photos! It really is the perfect cottage. On arrival the owners had left us a welcome basket of fre… More
7 May 2013
Stayed in a large group with 7 others at this cottage for a weekend. The cottage is fantastic and comes with all mod cons including wifi and Sky sports 1-4! Bedrooms are spacious and there is a choice… More
5 Feb 2013
"Great house, lovely location and well managed"
Stayed here with a group of friends. Very well placed house, with very nice decor and very well-equipped. The management was excellent also, and would recommend it to anyone.
2 Jan 2013
"Family Reunion at Xmas"
Lovely cottage in a great spot on the edge of Bradford-on-Avon. Well appointed and nicely furnished. We had a great Xmas/New Year family reunion. Well looked after by owners before and during stay. Hi… More
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