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.