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Close to Bath and perfectly situated overlooking the beautiful countryside of the Bybrook Valley and adjacent to St. John the Baptist Church. Church Cottage is a pretty 18th century stone cottage in the centre of the village of Colerne, a conservation area. Beautiful views from the fabulous stone walled garden and a country village pub 2 minutes walk away - Church Cottage is perfect for a holiday in the countryside close to the famously historic city of Bath.
Church Cottage is a quiet, cosy self-contained, self-catering holiday home with the luxury of:
2 double bedrooms and one single bedroom over three storeys.
Original historical features include oak beams and feature Georgian fireplace.
Original stone fireplace with wood burning stove.
Full central heating.
Freeview digital TV, CD, DVD and wi-fi internet access.
Private off-street parking 50 metres away. Space in the lane for dropping off and unloading.
Beautiful south facing garden designed by a horticulturist.
An abundance of new blooms appear from the early spring tulips and bluebells through to the giant Michaelmas Daisies in August and the passion flower in the Autumn. There is a large stone paved patio with wooden table, bench and chairs. The garden is surrounded by Cotswold stone walls with breathtaking views across the valley. There are two mature wisterias that bloom in May/June.
We have been awarded 4 stars by Enjoy England and Visit Britain. This is the mark of England’s official, nationwide quality assessment scheme and is an independent, reliable, impartial assessment of accommodation available for a short break or a longer stay and inspected annually.
Colerne is a picturesque historical country village on the edge of the Cotswolds and Bath with architecture dating from the 16th century. The house is perched beside the Bybrook Valley an area of conservation due to its outstanding natural beauty. It has two pubs, a local shop, post office and a news agent all in a short walking distance. Just outside Colerne are the Three Shire Stones famously marking the point where Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire meet.
A rural retreat but situated very close to the Georgian City of Bath, which is 7 miles east. Bath is designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site, and the only complete city in the UK afforded World Heritage Status. Bath is also famous for the Roman Baths and the spa. Stonehenge, Lacock (where BBC's Cranford series was filmed), Corsham, Castle Combe and many historical villages in the Wiltshire countryside are accessible by car. National Trust properties Dyrham Park and house, Prior Park overlooking Bath and Lacock Abbey are a short drive and beautiful Stourhead and Tyntesfield are an hours drive.
With lots to visit nearby, Church Cottage is perfect for a family holiday a romantic long weekend, a special celebration and many more.
"Colerne is perched on the edge of the Bybrook Valley close to Bath in an area of outstanding beauty. The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086.
Church Cottage is part of the group of 17th century stone buildings, which formed the manor of Vale Court. The manor house is situated 500 yards west of the cottage. Church Cottage is thought to be the dairy where the staff would have worked and lived above. The one storey kitchen is thought to have been where the cows would have been milked.
Watergates is named after the grade two-listed conical wellhead situated in the triangle of common land at the end of Watergates.
The St John the Baptist Church we see today is mainly of the 15th century in the Perpendicular style, although the interior has earlier features. The clock is unique and one of very few left with only a single hand and stone weights. This from times past when most people worked in agricultural and accuracy was less important".
Information from The History Group of Colerne and Wiltshire Tourist Guide.