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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Daubeneys Shippon

from £93 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Very Good 4.5/5 

from £93 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Daubeneys Shippon with parking and large opening glass doors

Barn / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Barn / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Our attractive holiday properties lie in the peaceful conservation vilage of Colerne (6 miles from Bath) in Wiltshire, surrounded by rolling countryside.

Beautfiully and sympathetically built, the detached, single storey barn, The Shippon, offers light and airy, contemporary accommodation. Open plan sitting room and kitchen with underfloor heating and wood burning stove. Luxury bathroom with luxury products.

Colerne offers a good selection of shops and pubs and with a regular bus service to and from Bath and within easy reqach of Bristol, Bradford-on-Avon and the much-filmed villages of Lacock and Castle Combe. The village shop and cafe is located 200 yards away together with a family pub and restaurant close to Daubeneys. The location also offers some lovely country walks.

Lots to do with children; Longleat safari Park, Bristol Zoo, At Bristol Museum, the wonderful SS Great Britain. Local riding with qualified instructor.


Welcome pack provided for all guests. High chair and travel cot also available.

Dogs welcome - please discuss price

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol Airport 45 mins away, Heathrow 1 hour, 15m 43 km, Nearest railway: Bath, Chippenham 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

About this location

The Wiltshire region

Situated in the Cotswolds (an area ONB)and on the crossroads between Somerset, Wiltshire and South Glocestershire, Colerne is a peaceful conservation village surrounded by breathtaking rolling countryside. It is only seven miles from Bath, a designated World Heritage site which is renowned as one of Britain's most beautiful and historical cities with some of Britain's finest architectural treasures like the Royal Cresent and imposing cathedral.

Famous also for it's spa which can be booked in advance or when you arrive. Fabulouse for boutique shopping, galleries, theatre, museums and award winning restaurants. Bath music and comedy festival, Bristol Harbourside Festival, Bristol Balloon Festival, Bath Christmas market and many more.

Nearby is Castle Combe (voted England's prettiest village) and Lackock (both well known for filming) Bristol and Bradford-on-Avon close by. Many festivals and concerts in the area too.

For days out, Westonbirt Artoretum, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Cheddar Gorge, Tetbury, Beaufort Polo Club, Badmington horse trials/Estate and many more. National Trust - Prior Park and Dyrham Park.

For children:

Longleat Safari and adventure park, Bristol Zoo and Gardens, Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Bowood House adventure park, Explore @ Bristol.

Available locally - Fishing, Golf, Clay pigeon shooting, horseriding and boating along the canal.


Our attractive holday cottages and Shepherd Hut are set in the peaceful village of Colerne, surrounded by amazing views. There are many walks short and long. The property is part of a grade 2* listed building dating back to the 13th century. It is the oldest house in the village and of great historical interest.

The Shippon is a single-storey barn which offers light and airy contemporary accommodation and sleeps four. Our other property The Stable sleeps 3 and there is also a sheperds hut which sleeps 2 (see property ref: 325041).

Colerne offers a good selection of shops and pubs and with a regular bus service to and from Bath and Chippenham. Chippenham and Bath railway station is only 15 minutes away. You can be out here within 2 hours of London.

The village shop and cafe is located 200 yards away together with a family pub and restaurant close to the property.

Welcome pack on arrival on arrival together with luxury bed linen and towels together with gordeous bathroom accessories.

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Review 1-9 of 9

30 Mar 2015


"A truly relaxing place to stay"

This is my third stay at Shippon and once again it was lovely - so relaxing and a delightful location. The owners are chaming and go out of their way to be helpful. The accomodation is clean, tidy and… More

29 Mar 2015


"Great cottage, super location"

We stayed here in the middle of March for our first visit to the area and Daubeneys cottage. We take regular cottage holidays so are used to a vast array of locations/standards/facilities and were de… More

26 Mar 2015


"A perfect country escape"

What a delightful holiday cottage!! We have done a number in the UK of rural holiday locations and this has to be up there as one of the best!! Rooms were nicely finished, with gorgeous bathroom toi… More

21 Mar 2015


"Daubeney's Shippon- One to Avoid"

We stayed here Friday March 6 – 13 2015 and were extremely disappointed by the property and more especially, by the attitude of the owners – Ian and Melanie Butterworth.All rooms were scruffy and … More

Sadly, nothing was right for the Smiths from Penzance.

Decorative state: The rooms are not scruffy and in need of redecoration (this was done six months ago and we also bought a new sofa). The pictures on the site show exactly what the property looks like. The other sofa does have a slight rub on it (no more than 25mm) and I have to commend them on their close up photography!

Glass frontage: Yes, indeed the front of the property is glass (again this can be seen on the site as can everything when booking). There are full curtains on every window. The windows are cleaned every six weeks and are not dirty. The property lies quite a way back from the village high street and the view from inside shows large lawn and fruit trees. There is a lovely small garden behind the property.

Log Burner: The log burner complaint shows a fundamental misunderstanding of how to use this sort of stove. Without a layer of ash such stoves are very hard to light and do not burn well. Even when cleaning out the stove we make sure we leave a good layer of ash so the stove works efficiently (again very good close-up picture - that's what the inside looks like). It is cleaned and the glass will clear if the stove is operated correctly (again pictures on site show what it looks like).

Hot water: The real issue the Smiths had was when they arrived Mrs Smith wanted a bath and the water from the bath taps were running rather slowly, we didn't know (as the previous occupants didn't mention anything when they left in the morning). The boiler however was working and there was hot water. The shower was fine and so were kitchen and sink taps. Ian, had a look at them and agreed. We got a plumber in immediately. He said unfortunately especially in this village we have a high lime scale and he would go and do his best to get the part for the taps. He did mention that, in the meantime water was running but it would take more time to fill the bath. When he left Mr Smith started to complain saying we should check every detail before the next guest comes in. I explained we do but when the bath is cleaned we use the shower head above the taps to rinse the bath. He was not happy. I then suggested that his wife use our bathroom to have her bath which she did. We did everything possible to make her happy while waiting for the plumber to fix the bath taps. The plumber was unable to get the part until the Monday which he did and it was fixed.

Grill: On the same evening Mrs Smith came over and said the gas wasn't working on the grill. I was on the phone and said my husband would go over shortly; he did and it simply worked.

Towel rail: The towel radiator rail in the bathroom has a switch outside the door clearly marked "radiator". We also provide a drying rack and with underfloor heating towels dry very quickly.

Crockery: The property sleeps 4 and has enough crockery, glasses, pans etc. for 8. This is checked every week and we have replacements in storage. When the Smiths left we did find a bowl and plate with chips and we replaced them.

Dog mess: Dog faeces is checked every day and removed. I obviously didn't pick this one up in time.

Shower head: It is de-scaled regularly and works properly. There is also a main large over-bath shower head which functions very well indeed; it too is cleaned regularly.

East wall: The wall by the door looks patchy because we had heavy rain. Some of the wall was wet and some dry. I apologise that our wall gets wet when it rains.

Pricing: The Smiths booked directly so I gave them a discount. A deposit for the week of £200 with a balance to pay on arrival. Ian went over on Monday evening and Mrs Smith refused to pay. Ian suggested that if they really were that unhappy then they should look elsewhere. I even checked out other accommodation for them if they decided to go. Eventually Mr Smith came over to the our house with a cheque dated 2018. Ian then had to go back and get them to change the date.

Other guests: As you can see from other reviews customer care is very much part of our business and we have regulars returning time and time again. Our guest books in each cottage (which the Smiths would have seen in the Shippon) are full of praise and thanks. We have a 90% occupancy rate throughout the year. The couple from Winkleigh who stayed the following week loved it and said they couldn't fault it – I received a lovely card and flowers from them and they are coming back next year. We have people in at the moment and again really loving it.

Welcome pack: The Smiths fail to mention that guests also receive a welcome pack of organic bread, eggs, jam, butter, milk, orange juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar etc.. Guests are also provided with Elemis spa bath products and flowers; professionally laundered sheets and white fluffy towels. We supply one toilet roll, one bin liner and one kitchen roll as well as a new sponge, cloth and 3 dish tabs. Mr Smith wanted a full supply of toilet paper. This is a self-catering property where, unlike most such properties in the country, we provide a lot more than is required. We are not a hotel but offer good, very clean accommodation at a reasonable rate for those who wish to take advantage of a lovely location with the freedom of catering for themselves.

16 Oct 2014


"Home from Home"

A lovely sunny cottage in the grounds of the owner's home. Very comfy with nice luxury touches. It's was sunny all the time we were there, so nice and cosy, even with no heating on in Octobe… More

1 Jun 2014


"Wonderful Weekend"

Just spent a lovely relaxing weekend at Daubeneys . Our cottage was fab a beautiful converted barn, which had everything we needed and more. Melaine and her husband couldn't be more accommodating… More

19 Nov 2013



We have just come back from spending the weekend at this barn, all I can say it that it is wonderful. It was a surprise weekend away for my Dad's 70th birthday, I didn't want to stay in a h… More

22 Jul 2013


"Beautiful self catering cottage set in gorgeous old world charm"

We rented this cottage for 5 days with our 21 month old son. We had everything we needed (except air con as the weather was amazing!) There were lovely treats left by Melanie (juice, eggs, breads, bite size biscuit treats) which was a lovely touch by the owner. The linen was crisp and so fresh along with towels and lovely Elemis/Ren products in bathroom. The garden was safe for our little one apart from raised garden at the back but he had so much freedom. The dogs entertained him and us. They were so friendly and playful. We were very close to Bath and Bowood, Castle Combe, Lacock and Longleat. It was such a beautiful unspoilt location and the owners were friendly and helpful and respectful of our space as the cottage is situated in close proximity to owners house. A lot of effort went into this self catering cottage and it showed. I would highly recommend this accommodation and would definitely return. On some occasions we ended up in the narrowest of roads when returning back from day trips so beware!!!! They are narrow and hilly. But it's an adventure!!

11 Mar 2013


"Pristine barn, warm and cosy with great attention to detail"

Really lovely barn, Melanie made us feel very welcome, fresh bread, jam, eggs, butter, milk and juice all waiting for us on arrival.
Warm under floor heating and cosy log burner.
Bath is easily accessible and just a short drive away.
Lots of lovely pubs nearby, lots to do, we will definitely be going back.

Review 1-9 of 9

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