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The Laurels - Detached Cottage near Bath and Bradford on Avon (BA15 2AX) – Home 8576115 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Laurels - Detached Cottage near Bath and Bradford on Avon (BA15 2AX) – Home 8576115

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 52 reviews

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House / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


This delightful light and airy cottage, in the lovely peaceful village of Westwood, is just 2 miles from Bradford on Avon and close to the world heritage site of the city of Bath (7 miles).

Recently refurbished, it has two double bedrooms and two bathrooms - one brand new with bath and shower, one with shower toilet and sink.There is a very well equipped kitchen and the dining area opens on to a patio with small enclosed private garden and barbecue. . There is parking for two cars immediately in front of the cottage.

Relax in the comfortable sitting room, reading or watching widescreen TV with Netflix, after a day of sightseeing or enjoying the countryside. There are splendid walks right on the doorstep and further afield as well as bike hire near the canal basin at Bradford on Avon.

The New Inn is the highly rated local village gastropub just a two minute walk away (booking advisable on Friday and Saturday). There is also a popular gastro pub (The Inn) just a mile down the road in the picturesque village of Freshford

Bradford on Avon, with its stunning architecture, offers many opportunities for sight-seeing, eating and drinking. It is a five minute drive away - or a 40 minute stroll on the beautiful Kennet/Avon canal that takes in the 18th century John Rennie aqueduct at Avoncliffe . Drink in the view at the Cross Guns which overlooks it.

Westwood Manor and church are over the road and Iford Manor garden is in easy walking distance.

We are surrounded by a wealth of historic and interesting places: Bath, Stonehenge, Salisbury, the Georgian village of Lacock, Longleat Safari Park and many others. The cottage and location provide you with all the ingredients for a wonderful holiday of sightseeing, fabulous countryside and excellent eating.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

There are many attractions within a 5 mile walk of the cottage and several books of local walks and cycle rides are provided in the cottage. The number 94 bus from and to Bath runs through the village on a Monday to Friday, and there are train stations at nearby Avoncliffe and Freshford, both with parking, which can take you to Bath and Bristol in one direction and Bradford on Avon in the other.

Interaction with guest

After bookings guests will be informed of the simple arrangements for collecting and depositing the key. We are available to provide all the information guests may need to make their stay more enjoyable and the cottage itself has a full range of maps and guidebooks.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Nigel H.
Average reply time:
33 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
24 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This House has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 29 Jan 2017. Located in Wiltshire, it has 52 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £636 to £802.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Jun 2019.


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Guest reviews

52 reviews

Very Good

“Perfect base for Somerset/Wiltshire and surrounding area”

Reviewed 4 Jun 2019

Lovely little cottage just outside Bradford on Avon which is a beautiful Wiltshire village with lovely shops. The cottage was perfectly situated for a train trip to Bath (15 mins) and only £6.20 return. A trip to the nearby village of Lacock is a must especially for fans of Harry Potter. Nigel the owner had provided everything we needed including milk, juice, fruit and a lovely cake on our arrival and well stocked cupboard of everyday essentials. Our dog Poppy absolutely loved the garden and all the doggy toys provided. Lovely views from the bedroom windows over the surrounding countryside. Would definitely recommend.

Owner's reply: We’re delighted you and Poppy enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Thank you for your positive and helpful review .


Reviewed 21 Feb 2019

We had an amazing 4 days ah this cottage. Very well equiped, great location and also the owner very helpfull in as we had a couple of queries about what roads to use.. We definitely recommend and will comeback soon or maybe for Christmas as really makes you feel at home. Thanks very much for a lovely small holiday

Owner's reply: Delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to this lovely part of the country

“Cosy Little Secluded Cottage”

Reviewed 31 Dec 2018

Stayed at The Laurels with my husband, mum, dad and our dog Baxter from the 26th until the 30th as we were visiting my sister who lived near by in Trowbridge. The cottage itself is lovely with two spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms, , located in a nice quiet area and has everything you could need, the cupboards have the necessities and it was lovely to see biscuits and cake left for us. The fact that the cottage was decorated for Christmas made it that little bit more special given we were away from home over the Christmas period. The garden is secure so great for the dog and there are dog friendly pubs in a close range. The nearest one to us wasn’t open a few of the days we were there but we had a walk to Avoncliffe to The Cross Guns which didn’t take too long. It’s central base to get to various places which was good for us and plus we were about a 5 minute drive from my sisters. Another bonus is Nigel the owner is really helpful! Would definitely recommend and will be returning!

Owner's reply: Delighted you all , including Baxter, enjoyed your stay over this Christmas period. So pleased it was convenient for your visit to your sisters and we look forward to welcoming you again.

“Fantastic place to stay”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2018

Our cottage at the Laurels was incredible. It was spacious, very clean and well stocked, even for our dog! It's a beautiful cottage in a beautiful place seconds away from public footpaths leading to open fields one side and Avoncliffe with it's viaduct the other. Bath is 15mins away by train, & Bradford on Avon 40 mins walk. We had a lovely time and would like to thank Nigel for his thoughtfulness and generosity. We will definitely be going back!

Owner's reply: Thank you for your enthusiastic review. We’re biased, but we do think the cottage is in a great position for both town and country. We look forward to welcoming you all -people and dogs - back soon.

“Perfect, perfect, perfect”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2018

One of the best equipped, cleanest, nicest holiday let's I've been too. Nigel was extremely helpful and accomodating, as was the lovely lady who cleaned the house, allowing us to drop our bags off early and even played with the dogs. Everyone was catered for, even the dogs. I will definitely be returning to this wonderful place.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind review . We love it when our guests (and pets) enjoy their stay and look forward to welcoming you all back soon.

“Lovely time”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2017

Excellent accommodation lovely base to see a beautiful part of the country and was so convenient to all we wanted to see.

Owner's reply: We're delighted you had a pleasant stay in the cottage and enjoyed this wonderful part of the country .

“Lovely cottage in lovely surroundings”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2017

We had a wonderful 4 night break at the Laurels. The cottage was beautifully decorated, clean and very comfortable. The local pub is only a stone's throw away and the owner was lovely and food fab. The owner of the cottage recommended some lovely places to eat, our favourite was an Italian called ravello in Bradford upon Avon. Our dogs had a wonderful time and the garden is secure (and my dog is a bit of a Houdini!) Would 100% recommend the cottage and the area to anyone looking. Would love to stay again

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind comments Jess. We are very lucky to have so many lovely pubs and eateries round about, and most very dog friendly so it's good to hear the dogs enjoyed themselves also. We look forward to welcoming you back

“Perfect stay...”

Reviewed 21 Apr 2017

Have to say our stay was spot on.. The cottage was excellent, plenty of of space and very well equipped. Bath and Bradford upon avon are lovely. Unfortunately didn't get time to explore the local area but hopefully next time we will. Thank you

Owner's reply: Glad you enjoyed everything. Yes there is a huge amount to see and do in the area; you need to come again!

“Quality cottage in great location”

Reviewed 18 Apr 2017

Very nice stay in this 2 bed cottage . V quiet with lovely enclosed garden for our doggies . Cottage is well equipped and clean and owner left some goodies for us and dogs . Nice to have 2 toilets . Shower room is small but it's a good shower . If I'm being picky then would like at least one king size bed , the bedrooms are big so can take it . Nicely furnished . A little issue of parking space , not sure where 2nd car goes . Shop 5 min walk away and fantastic pub 'the new inn' 5 mins the other way who like dogs . Really good food and nice fires . Area is filled with manor houses and nice walks to try . A good find and hope to visit again .

Owner's reply: Thank you for the kind review and we are so glad you enjoyed the cottage and the locality. Yes the shower is small (although a good shower) and so we are having a new bathroom built that will provide a bath and second shower; this will be completed in mid-May. The second car goes by the fence, thanks for pointing the issue out and we will clarify this in the guest publicity. We haven't come across a problem with the bed, but if it is raised again will replace it - we look forward to your next visit.

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