Guest Reviews 2016

Whilst searching Google Earth for accommodation we came across Coachman’s Cottage. With it taking selected dogs it would normally be something we would keep away from. We were also wary of the glowing reviews as we have been caught before with reviews on owners own websites as they have turned out to be false and placed there by the owners themselves. On this occasion how wrong could we be. Not finding anything else suitable and after speaking to Penny we decided to take a chance and delighted we did so. People like us who do not normally consider pet friendly accommodation should not be put off this property. There was not a single dog hair to be found or even the faintest trace of doggy smell. The cottage was immaculate and had a homely feel as soon as you walked in. Everything you would require was provided and the welcome hamper was really appreciated eliminating the need to go shopping as soon as you arrive. It is ideally situated in a lovely peaceful village for visiting attractions in Wiltshire, Somerset and parts of Gloucestershire and is the perfect place to come back to and relax after a day out. Penny and her Dad were very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Previous reviewers have not left much to be said without repeating their words therefore we can only say that we fully agree with everything that has been said previously. Due to different tastes and expectations we usually do not recommend things to other people other than saying we liked it but on this occasion we would not hesitate to recommend Coachman’s Cottage to anyone. It would certainly be the top of our list if we were visiting the area again.
Thank you Penny for a great few days break in December 2016.

Response: This will be a helpful review for people with aforementioned misgivings, assuming it is genuine of course! I always question dog owners closely before taking a booking as we work hard at keeping the cottage extremely clean. I agree that reviews could be fabricated by owners, it has always been our policy to post ALL GENUINE reviews, but you will have to take my word for that. To this end we have re-joined “Quality in Tourism”, after an absence of about 5 years, an independent body who inspect the cottage annually, checking that the whole business reaches a set standard, Coachmans Cottage has been awarded 4* with a Gold Award for excellence and achieves 100% for cleanliness.

Jeff G. December 2016
Home from Home   5* 

My first visit to Wiltshire, despite living in the UK for 50 years! Delighted I left it to my friend to organise and book our stay at Coachman’s Cottage (from SA), having picked out all the green countryside that surrounded the town of Steeple Ashton. We have done many road trips in SA and some in the UK, but I can honestly say, this was the most comfortable 5 star accommodation we’ve ever had the good fortune to stay in. Not only were our hosts the most welcoming, but the village soon felt like home too, with visits to the fabulous village store, and pub where we enjoyed several excellent meals. We wanted for nothing; from the beautiful furnishings; well equipped kitchen; welcome hamper and home made brownies and marmalade, to several files of information of stunning places to visit within a short distance of the village. Thanks to Penny, and her Dad, Peter (who calls himself the Maintenance Man!)
My car was left nearby while I went away for a couple of days, and inadvertently I left the passenger window wide-open, which fortunately they noticed while out walking with their dog, and took the situation in hand, going beyond the call of duty, by expertly sealing up the window to keep any rain out, and keeping a close eye on the car, ensuring I had a dry car for my return journey to Kent. Thank you Penny, and Peter. I hope there will be other opportunities to visit your lovely cottage with my friends again in the not too distant future. We had such a happy and comfortable stay, and enjoyed visiting the places you recommended during the day, and returning “home” to our beautiful cottage late afternoon for tea, and later enjoying our evening in front of the super log-fire, discussing the days events.

Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Coachmans and Steeple Ashton. We were only too pleased that our endeavours with your car kept out the rain and wild animals and very many thanks for the super truffles. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Best, Penny.

Heather Y-B, Kent. November 2016
Great find for Birthday Celebrations!    5* 

What a great find!. This was an internet search which did not disappoint. Penny and her father Peter are just the perfect hosts and nothing appears to be too much trouble. The accommodation is just perfection with absolutely nothing overlooked. beautiful lounge, comfortable beds, top quality linen and kitchen equipment and the wood burner with wood and kindling supplied was just the cherry on the top. The cottage occupies a really convenient location for exploring the countryside of Wiltshire and in walking distance of the pub and the super village store which is a veritable Aladdin’s cave of provisions, home bakes and fabulous gifts. I was visiting from South Africa so it might be a while before I can enjoy the comforts of Coachmans Cottage again, but will certainly recommend it to my friends and hope to return sometime in the future. Best wishes to Peter and Penny. Keep up the good work!!

Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Coachmans Cottage. It was a pleasure meeting you and your 2 friends, we are very pleased that you were so pleased with the cottage and village. We very much look forward to welcoming you back one day in the future. Best, Penny.

Brenda F. South Africa. November 2016
Perfection   5* 

We had a really lovely 9 days at Coachmans Cottage and both agreed it was a fantastic place to stay. Penny had set out a welcome tea tray with homemade brownies and there was also a hospitality hamper on arrival. We were met with a small tour of the house and we felt all our needs were catered for. The house was immaculate and yet it felt a real home from home. Our visits included: The Bath Pump room restaurant to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary, Wells Cathedral for the one wet day and Stourhead Gardens. The local pub The Longs Arms was a very friendly venue for a good evening meal and we were fed well. Also on several nights in the cottage we lit the wood fire which made it very cosy. We both felt we would struggle to find fault with this accommodation and agreed we had had a perfect getaway. Thank you so much to Penny & Peter.

My Response

Another lovely review from more of our 5* guests. Thank you. You picked the nicest time of year (I think!) to visit Stourhead Gardens and this year the autumnal colours are especially spectacular. Sadly you didn’t manage to visit Westonbirt Arboretum, hopefully on your itinerary for your next visit. I am so pleased that Coachmans Cottage proved so successful for your anniversary. We look forward to your return. Best, Penny.

Simon K. October 2016
A relaxing visit   5* 

When I found this great accomodation on the internet, I immediately fell in love with it. The pictures of the house, of its luxury interior and of the village convinced me from the very first moment that this was THE place to spend my next holidays. The first contact (by phone) with Penny, the landlady of the cottage, was very pleasant which was already a good start for me! So I booked it right away. And I must say, I do not regret it. To the contrary, reality bested all expectations. I have spent a most wonderful week in Coachmans Cottage and in the very warm and inviting community of Steeple Ashton. Everything, and I really mean everything, was perfect. As written on the website, the cottage is most certainly immaculate, individual, comfortable and furnished to a very high standard. The beds were luxurious and comfortable. I was also very happy to find a well fitted kitchen with all accessories to cater for myself. I expect from a vacation home that I am comfortable and feel at home. I did. Penny and Peter did everything to make me feel at home. When I arrived I found butter, milk, bread, eggs and grounded coffee in the kitchen! They gave me lots of very useful tips for excursions in the area. And we had our chitchat (in a very pleasant way!) every day (I wanted it that way, and I appreciated it too). It was so nice. You must know that Peter and Penny live next door. So, when I needed something or just had questions with regards to the cottage or needed some nice hints for a daytrip, I just rang their bell and we talked. The village: Steeple Ashton is a very small village. There is a lovely little village shop on the main street, run by volunteers from the community. So nice people too. They put aside the daily newspaper and croissants for me every morning. And when I collected those, I had a coffee in the shop (which is served by very friendly people). I was taken up the belltower of the village church and visited the bell ringers. The church warden invited me also up on the roof of the bell tower and showed me the great view from up there over the area. My idea of holiday is connecting with the people of the community. And I must say that the contacts with all the people of Steeple Ashton, including Peter and Penny, was one of my nicest experiences here. The area: You should really go out and make daytrips. The area is wonderful. I can certainly recommend Coachmans Cottage to all those who would like to spend a nice and relaxing holiday.

My Response

Oh my goodness, what a glowing review. We enjoyed hearing all about the area that you are from too. I have mentioned before that as we live next door to Coachmans we tread the fine line between giving our guests privacy and being helpful with our local knowledge. Whilst we spoke with you daily thank you for respecting our privacy too. Best, Penny

Egon V. September 2016
Spent a fantastic holiday in Coachmans Cottage   5* 

We first discovered Coachman’s Cottage 3 years ago and after such an idyllic stay in a peaceful location central to everything we wanted to see in the West Country we decided to go back.
They say that you cannot go back without disappointment but we found that Penny and Peter had the cottage even more comfortable. It confirmed our view that you are not just renting a luxury cottage, but joining a friendly, tight knit community.
Penny and Peter were perfect hosts giving us travel tips and a comprehensive list of local pubs to savour the local fare. In short we could not recommend Coachman’s Cottage more highly and will provide details to any Australian friends wanting to see the West Country.

My Response: Thank you so much for this glowing review. It is always a delight to welcome back returning guests and “old friends”, the super people that we meet make this business so worthwhile. We work hard at keeping up the standard of Coachmans Cottage and to this end make constant improvements. Since you left 2 weeks ago we have taken advantage of a gap in bookings to undertake work needed, in addition to smaller additions and decorating, the twin bedroom has new carpet and pictures and the master bedroom now has an upgraded 1500 sprung mattress. Now in the 11th year as a holiday cottage, guests attracted to Coachmans appreciate the personal and caring service that we offer….it is a very fine line between being helpful but not intrusive hosts.

Penny and Barry W. Australia. September 2016
Tranquility in Steeple Ashton   5* 

This is our 10th stay in this delightful cottage, & we’ve already booked for next time. Penny & Peter give a warm welcome to an immaculate and comfortable ‘home from home’. Everything is kept to a very high standard and the location is central to lots of beautiful and interesting places.

We are always happy to welcome you back to Coachmans Cottage and your feedback on ongoing improvements are always appreciated. Thank you for posting this review and we will see you next time. Best, Penny.

Sue and Tony M August 2016
This is our 10th stay   5* 

We’re an ex-Pat English couple with the last 23 years spent in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. We visit England annually, usually concentrating on previous hunting grounds in Wiltshire and North Yorkshire. We fly via Dubai, using its useful Durban to Gatwick route. We hire cottages that are large enough to act as a hub for our friends. We vary choices and decided that Coachman’s Cottage in Steeple Ashton looked suitable; Penny’s accessibility and detailed advice beforehand overcame any doubts about centralised booking. And how right this turned out to be for a touring overseas couple. An easily reached but captivating English village, enduring and oozing pride in its summer appearance; an ideally situated ancient cottage, near pub, church, shop and important routes; detailed and sensible comforts in the cottage inventory; immaculately equipped kitchen with all household facilities; instant friendship and guidance from Penny and her father; wonderful peace and calm for sundowners in the garden amid idyllic surroundings. We regard ourselves as reasonably seasoned travellers, never completely out of touch with England and the English but we cannot recall a better spot for a traveller to unwind and begin to absorb the unique charm and rewards of the English rural lifestyle. We congratulate Penny without reservation in running the perfect self-catering cottage. We would love to return and pick up her friendship where we left off.
My Response
Oh my goodness. What to say in response to this wonderful review? I am very pleased that you loved Coachmans Cottage and Steeple Ashton so much. We look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you and many thanks. Best, Penny.

James and Jeanie July 2016
The perfect start to a memorable holiday   5* 

We had an excellent time in this lovely cottage. Brownies and home made marmalade upon arrival made us feel welcome.  Outside sitting space, excellent pub nearby, lots to see in the neighbourhood. Highly recommended.

Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Coachmans Cottage. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I hope that we will see you again on your next visit to England. Best, Penny.

Sabine V. July 2016
Lovely, well-equipped cottage   5* 

Had a wonderful time at Coachmans Cottage. A very comfortable and homely cottage with everything you could need- very well equipped. Set in a beautiful English country village, which is very welcoming. We had a wonderful time exploring nearby attractions including Stonehenge and Bath.
Owner’s Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review Coachmans Cottage, we are really pleased that you had such a good time exploring the area. We think that Steeple Ashton is a very special and friendly village too. Best, Penny

Rebecca S July 2016
Beautiful homely cottage in a welcoming village   5* 

Coachmans’ cottage was one of the best self- catering cottages I have stayed in. Beautifully furnished, well equipped and very comfortable. A lovely welcome tray included everything we needed for tea and breakfast. A lovely quiet location too.
Owner’s Response: Thank you so much for posting this glowing review. I am delighted that Coachmans Cottage and Steeple Ashton proved such a hit with you. We look forward to meeting you again in the future. Best, Penny.

Annette H July 2016
Delightful cottage with a warm welcome.   5* 

Really enjoyed our stay in the cottage and felt at home as soon as we arrived, with a lovely welcome pack and home made chocolate cake to greet us on our arrival. The cottage is very cosy, well equipped and comfortable for three to four people. It also benefits from a small courtyard at the front, which acts as a sun trap during the late afternoon / early evening.

The kitchen is very small & narrow, so you need to be well organized if you are cooking an evening meal due to the limited space. However, If you don’t fancy cooking, there are plenty of excellent pubs & restaurants in the local area, all within 15 minutes of the cottage.

Penny the owner was also so helpful during our stay, offering advice if needed on certain locations or just saying hello after walking her two dogs.

I would gladly recommend the cottage and hope to return in the future.

Owner’s Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review and I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Coachmans Cottage and visiting this area which has so much to offer. I am sorry that you found the size of the kitchen challenging, we have equipped it with everything a guest would expect and more, I do stress in adverts that it is a “small separate galley kitchen” and show a photo and floor plan. I am pleased to read that you hope to return in the future and look forward to welcoming you back to Steeple Ashton. Best, Penny.

G K J July 2016
Totally relaxing cottage in a quiet location   5* 

What a fabulous place to stay! The Village is idyllic and the Cottage is so beautiful!. Well equipped, tastefully furnished and extremely comfortable, it never failed to delight. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners, Penny and Peter. And the welcome pack was a tasty surprise! We came over to Wiltshire from our home in Spain for our Daughter’s Wedding and the Wedding party left from Coachman’s Cottage. What a wonderful place for photographs! And such a tranquil haven for a very hectic week! We will definitely return! Thoroughly recommend it!

Response: Thank you for posting your thoughts. It was fun meeting you and a first for Coachmans Cottage, we have had wedding guests stay in the past but never the bride and family leaving Coachmans for the church…and the sun shone for you all! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best, Penny.

Mandy and Don May 2016
A Tranquil Haven   5* 

Located in a superb location within Wiltshire, this really is a beautiful & well-equipped cottage set in such tranquil surroundings. Oozing quality, it is impeccably clean with lovely décor proving to be a great base to visit picturesque villages and historical sites. The charming owners, Penny & Peter, also provided a fabulous welcome pack which was greatly appreciated. Without doubt, this accommodation is very highly recommended.

Response  It was a pleasure meeting you and I’m so pleased that Coachmans Cottage and Steeple Ashton proved such a hit, despite the poor weather! Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts and we look forward to seeing you again one day soon. Best, Penny

Steve, Audrey & Josh June
Special Place   5* 

We stayed in this most comfortable cottage for a week in mid-April. Pleasant surroundings and helpful owners. The village is well located for many Wiltshire and Somerset attractions and has an excellent general store, a good pub (The Longs Arms). Thank you. We will return.
Response: Thank you and we are looking forward to your return. I am glad that we could be of help and that you enjoyed your stay. Best, Penny

Geoff and Margaret H April 2016
A Comfortable Bolthole   5* 

Enjoyed our stay at Coachmans Cottage, in the beautiful village of Steeple Ashton. Would love to go back as Penny and Peter made us very welcome.
There are plenty of national trust places to go and visit and this is a good base to go from. They also supplied a lovely welcome pack full of different goodies, top class. Thank you again.

Response:  Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the Breakfast Hamper and we would love to welcome you back again one day soon. Best, Penny.

mike and rosemary May 2016
our stay at Coachmans Cottage   5* 

Coachmans Cottage exceeded our expectations. It is a lovely cottage in a beautiful, quiet village. Owners, Penny and Peter, were very friendly and welcoming and the cottage was decorated and furnished to very high standards. Whilst we did not intend to do much self catering the small kitchen was fully equipped with cooker, washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher and full range of crockery and cooking utensils. Penny had provided a welcome basket with bread, butter, milk, eggs and marmalade – a very nice touch. With televisions in the living room and main bedroom and Wi-Fi available we couldn’t have asked for anything more. The Longs Arms is only 2 minutes walk away and provided very nice meals. Steeple Ashton is an ideal location for seeing the many sights of Wiltshire and I have no hesitation in recommending Coachmans Cottage.

Response:  Thank you for your kind comments and recommendation which I hope will be of help to future potential guests. We hope to tempt you to return to Coachmans Cottage one day. Best, Penny.

Allan Milne May 2016
Exceeded our expectations   5* 

Thank you Penny and Peter for allowing us us to stay in your beautiful cottage. The village is charming and so friendly. A perfect break from city life.

Response.. Thank you for your review, certain very different from life in the Capital. We look forward to seeing you again in the Autumn. Best, Penny

A and S Scott, March 2016
Lovely Cottage Great Village   5* 

This was our second visit to Coachman’s Cottage and our stay lived up to our memory of the last visit. Again we were welcomed by our friendly Hosts Peter & Penny who were most helpful in a pleasant and unobtrusive manner.
The cottage is very well appointed and centrally located in the village of Steeple Ashton. It offers secluded privacy whilst being in the heart of the community. Safe Off Road Car Parking is included.

Geographically, Steeple Aston is convenient for visiting unspoilt ‘historical’ towns located in beautiful countryside: Bath, Bradford on Avon, Marlborough, Frome, & Devizes etc. A Big Thank you to Penny & Peter for a lovely week.

Peter & Cynthia Egan
A Wonderful Week   5* 

If you are looking for a little piece of heaven on earth, then Coachmans cottage is the place for you. Beautifully furnished, with everything required to make a very comfortable home from home.a delicious welcome pack including home made jam and yummy chocolate cake !the village is delightful and very friendly,and the local area has an abundance of interesting places to visit.your hosts penny and Peter could not be more helpful and informative.all I can add is, go!!’

Sylvia Foley

A Little Piece Of Heaven    5*



Guest Reviews 2013

Hiring a classic car and staying at the Cottage was a perfect way to explore this lovely part of the West Country. The Cottage was lovely for a birthday weekend away with the village (especially the shop/café) being welcoming and a relaxing escape from the pressures of everyday life. The Cottage was full of character and provided everything we needed and more. Claire chuckled a lot every time Ben banged his head on the beams (there were numerous chuckles!). Thank you Penny for being the perfect host and for the little touches that made the difference.

Response..Lovely to meet you both, yes Ben is very tall and some doorways do have to be ducked under by one so lofty. We look forward to meeting you both again in the future. Best wishes for the New Year. Penny.

Claire and Ben, Dec 2013
Birthday Memories,   5* 

Just back home after a 4 night break at Coachmans cottage and wish that we could have stayed longer. Our expectations were high after reading the other reviews on the web-site and we were not disappointed with any aspect. The cottage was warm, cosy, spotlessly clean and equipped with everything that we needed. It is clear that a lot of thought has gone into providing everything that you would expect, and a few things that you wouldn’t. The location is ideal as a base for visiting the many sights that the area has to offer. Bath was our favourite but we also enjoyed our time spent in Bristol and Bradford on Avon. Penny gave us a warm welcome, offered some useful advice based on her local knowledge and was available to provide any other information, if required. The Old Bear at Staverton was our favourite dining experience. We are already discussing our next visit.

Response..Wow what lovely comments, we are quite overwhelmed. Thank you. Glad that you found the past reviews helpful, this is a new addition to the website for 2013 and is proving popular, I have said that I will not cherry pick but will post all genuine reviews. Good to know that The Old Bear is worth a visit and under new management. We are delighted to hear that we will see you again. Best wishes, Penny

Richard, Chris & Roy, Nov 2013
Perfection.    5*

Excellent location. A warm very comfortable cottage with very friendly and knowledgeable hosts. Lovely chocolate cake with tea on arrival was a nice touch. Lots of information about local attractions. A small but well equipped kitchen. We really enjoyed our holiday.

Response..Thank you for your kind remarks. As you say the kitchen is small, which is why we draw attention to that on the website, but well equipped with the exception of a freezer. Best wishes for the rest of your holiday and we look forward to meeting you again on a future trip. Penny

Mary & Jim, Nov 2013
Wonderful Holiday,   5* 

Having never visited Wiltshire before, we were all very much looking forward to our short break, which did not fail to disappoint. To begin with the cottage was absolutely beautiful,so luxurious, we fell in love with it straight away. Penny & Peter were so h

elpful and friendly too,along with all the locals we met. Our favourite places included Castle Combe, Lacock and Gold Hill (Shaftesbury) – all very picturesque. We also enjoyed looking out for the White Horses. Steeple Ashton is the perfect base for visits to a number of counties. We really did not want to leave, and would thoroughly recommend the cottage/village to anybody.

Response..It was a pleasure meeting the 3 of you and we are so pleased that you like Wiltshire so much, we often joke that it is the county people drive through to get somewhere else. The locals are very friendly and always have time to chat to our guests and give them some inside info.. I hope that you will make the long journey south and we will see you again one day. Best wishes, Penny

Dianne, Ken & Alan Thompson, Nov 2013Beautiful Cottage,

We had a very warm welcome to this lovely cottage where everything has been thoughtfully provided and beautifully presented. Penny and Peter were so helpful and informative and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. A short but sweet visit and thoroughly enjoyed – especially the chocolate cake!!

Response..We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Coachmans Cottage and liked the up-grades put in just prior to your arrival, these are all now available to see on the website. The choc. cake is generally well received and luckily freezes very well so I always have a stock in hand. It was a pleasure meeting you both and we look forward to seeing you again for a slightly longer visit. Best, Penny

Joy & Mike Gepp, Nov 2013
Very warm welcome,   5*

We had a very enjoyable stay at Coachmans Cottage and were sorry it was such a flying visit (3 nights). We found Penny and Peter to be extremely friendly and helpful and our every need was catered for in the cottage – a real ‘home from home’. The yummy home made chocolate brownie was especially appreciated by Ben and was a lovely touch on arrival. The village is delightful, we had a very nice meal in the village pub and also made time to visit the local shop run on a volunteer basis by the community. A very special place!!

Response..We are glad that you enjoyed your flying visit so much and the local hot spots…pub and shop were a hit. The popular chocolate fudge cake recipe can be found on the blog if Ben would like to have a go at making it. Good luck with the tennis and we hope to see you all again one day soon. Best wishes, Penny

Julie, John And Ben Nicol, Nov 2013
A real ‘ home from home ’,   5* 

Our 16 days at Coachman’s Cottage was a most enjoyable experience and it met all our expectations – delightful village location, lots of character, tastefully presented, beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and even including the important bits and pieces so often overlooked. The village itself is charming, with an interesting mix of period property, delightful church and lively pub. An excellent base for exploring West Wiltshire, along with parts of Somerset and Dorset. Thank you Penny and Peter for being such lovely hosts.

Response..Thanks so much for taking the time to write your kind and glowing review. We try to think of little things that guests might need but do not pack when holidaying, I know from experience that mending a button or cleaning shoes when the equipment is not to hand is a trial. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Coachmans in the future. Best wishes, Penny

Paul Twyneham & Jayne Pattison, Oct 2013
Highly Recommended,   5* 

We had hoped to find a well located cottage but found perfection. Coachmans cottage well exceeded our expectations in all respects. Not only located in an idyllic village , but beautifully designed and appointed with ever attentive hosts Penny and Peter. Thank you for a most enjoyable 3 weeks. Should we visit Wiltshire again we will book early.

Response..Thank you both for your kind words. 3 weeks in Steeple Ashton and your faces where familiar in both the shop and pub and have been missed. We walk a fine line between being attentive and invasive…I hope we get it right most of the time. We very much look forward to seeing you again one day in the future. Best wishes Penny

Barry And Penny Wheeler, Oct 2013
Perfection.   5* 

What a divine fortnight! The cottage was exactly what we required after a week of frantic sight seeing and shopping in London. Our every need was catered for with much appreciated advice from Penny and Peter about places to see that would interest us. The weather was lovely so were able to enjoy sitting out in the court yard. The village is beautiful with super eateries not too far away. We loved hearing the church bells ringing and would very much like to return to this wonderful cottage in the future.

Response..I am delighted that you were so pleased with Coachmans and Steeple Ashton. As you mention we had a really nice summer and it is a beautiful sunny autumn morning, the colours are begining to look fabulous we have been promised a spectacular autumn…my favourite time of the year. It is very kind of you to take the time to review especially as your trip was such a long one and it is some weeks since you left the UK. We very much hope to see you again in the future.

Jennifer and Bruce Gallagher, Oct 2013
Perfect Base For Exploring,   5* 

This cottage is very special indeed, immaculate and beautifully decorated throughout with interesting creative touches in warm glowing colours and well polished wood, we loved it. The cottage is just a step away from the well stocked Village shop and local pub situated in the centre of this delightful village. Thank you to Penny and Peter for their attention to detail and genuine concern that we should have a great week. We have already booked next years holiday

Response..Thank you so much for your kind and glowing review, for once I am at a loss for words. We are looking forward to seeing you again next year when you will hopefully fit in a visit to the local weaving and patchwork group. Very pleased that you had such an enjoyable session at the Bath Thermae Spa. Penny

Carol And Julian Hague, Oct 2013
Five Star Heaven,   5* 

The title says it all ~ truly lovely cottage ~ spotlessly clean, comfortable, well equipped, quiet and cosy. Penny and Peter were such helpful hosts recommending historic sites and great pubs. The pub in the village, within walking distance, was so friendly and the food really good. We can’t praise this cottage highly enough. We will certainly be back.

Response..What a lovely review. Thank you. Glad we were a help recommending places to visit and the pubs locally, lucky for us that as we might lose one good pub in the area another opens so still plenty of choice. We look forward to seeing you again at Coachmans Cottage soon. Penny.

Carole Dawson, Sept 2013

This is the cottage you would wish for if you could write your own specification, and what’s more, it gets better every year (this is our third visit & we’ve already booked for next year). Improvements this time include wi-fi and the four poster, in a peaceful room most conducive to a lie-in.
Penny & Peter are perfect hosts, the cottage is immaculate, and its setting is splendid. The village shop is in the top ten of its kind in our experience, Coachmans Cottage too!

Response..Thank you for your kind review. Glad you liked the improvements this year, as you say always ongoing and we haven’t finished yet. Is is always a pleasure to welcome back returning guests and thanks for next year. Yes the shop is a big plus. Best, Penny

Sue & Tony Mansell, Aug 2013
Look No Further,   5* 

This charming cottage had all we could ask for. A real treat to find such a well equipped “home away from home” and spotlessly clean into the bargain. The village folk very friendly and the surrounding area offered so much wonderful sight-seeing. Ladies, ask Penny about a great hairdresser! Gracious and helpful hosts – thank you, Penny, Jo and Peter.

Response..Helen and Peter, Thank you for your warm review, we very much enjoyed meeting you both and having so much insight on Australia and France. Yes it is nice to have a dependable hairdresser to recommend! We look forward to welcoming you back to Coachmans in the future when we will find you more “hidden gems”. Penny

Peter & Helen Smith, Australia, Aug 2013
Home Away From Home,   5* 

Our family of 4 spent a week at Coachmans Cottage last month. The cottage was immaculate and comfortable. It stayed nice and cool during the hottest week in 10 years. Out teen boys put the wireless internet to good use. Short walk to the village shop and Long Arms Pub with good food and tables in the back garden. It was an easy drive to many tourist attractions. We enjoyed talking with Penny and Peter and appreciated their advice on what to see and where to eat.

Response..Nice to hear from you again, we really enjoyed your stay and meeting you, your enthusiasm for everything was great. We hope to see you again on your next trip to the UK and maybe we can point you in the right direction to do some sailing (not in landlocked Steeple Ashton!)

Whitney & Mike Jordan, USA, Oct 2013
Perfect Week At The Cottage,   5* 

We have just spent a week in June in this wonderful cottage in a perfect village setting. The accommodation was everything we would hope for and was situated in a quiet corner of this lovely village. The local pub was very friendly and offered a good, varied menu. our first time in the area, lots to see and do. Thank you Penny for your warm welcome and attention.

Response..Thank you for taking the time to review. I am so pleased that the cottage met with your expectations and it is always nice to hear good reports of the Longs Arms, your timing was perfect to be here when the Holt Morris Dancers performed outside the pub, a real west country treat. I hope that we will welcome you to Steeple Ashton one day soon. Penny

David & Janet Woods, July 2013
Wonderful Cottage,   5* 

My friend and I had a wonderful two weeks in Coachman’s with fresh breakfast croissants from the village shop. The cottage is lovely, comfortable and just like the photos on the website. Steeple Ashton is exactly as you would imagine an English village to be and there is lots to do around the area. We are happy to recommend the cottage.

Response..It was a pleasure to meet you both and I am so pleased that the village and cottage delivered for you. The weather was really kind to you, the start of summer at last. It is nice to know that guests find the website honest. I hope that we will be able to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes, Penny.

Cherilyn And Suzanne, July 2013
Just Like The Photos,   5* 

We found a real gem of a cottage with Coachmans in Steeple Ashton. Very comfortably furnished in keeping with the style of a real Coach House conversion. Spotlessly clean, well equipped, and with a lovely log burning fire to keep you warm for a romantic evening in. Penny and Peter were the perfect hosts. The village was everything you could wish for – picturesque and olde worlde – just like something from Midsommer Murders, only the locals are friendly! Plenty of National Trust properties nearby to keep you busy for a week in any weather. We will certainly recommend this beautiful cottage to our friends.

Response..I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Coachmans. The wood burning stove has proved a positive asset, installed last spring. We love to help guests with a little local knowledge and it was nice to hear that you had a super lunch at The Courts Gardens in Holt.
It was a great pleasure meeting you both and I hope we will tempt you back on your second trip around Britain.

Ian And Libby Hill, May 2013
A real gem !!   5* 

Coachman’s Cottage is lovely. It is tastefully furnished and is in a beautiful and friendly village. Just a few minutes walk from the cottage is a good local pub and a superb village shop. The cottage is ideally situated to visit lots of interesting historic sites in the area. We would certainly recommend Coachman’s Cottage where you can be certain of being taken care of by Penny and her father.

Response..I am so pleased that you were happy during your week spent in Coachmans Cottage and with Steeple Ashton village. The locals roared with laughter at your remark that the popular village shop might be a dating agency! We very much look forward to welcoming you both back again one day soon.
Best wishes, Penny.

Yvonne Haigh, May 2013
Tastefully furnished, beautiful friendly village,   5* 

Needing a place to stay for the weekend for my son’s wedding I chose Coachmans Cottage. It proved ideal. Well appointed and charmingly furnished, it was but a short step away from the village centre. We would recommend our choice to anyone.

Response..Thank you for your kind review, I am sure readers will find it helpful. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family members, what a good choice of weekend for a village wedding, the weather was super for you. We look forward to meeting you again in the future. Penny

Rita Ford March 2013
A Pleasant Stay   4* 

Sustainable Tourism at Coachmans Holiday Cottage in Wiltshire

Sustainable Tourism at a Holiday Cottage in Wiltshire?

Sustainable Tourism is a well used phrase, but is it a viable concept? We believe so at Coachmans Holiday Cottage in Wiltshire.

Sustainable Tourism Holiday Cottage Wiltshire

Over the years self-catering providers have been strongly encouraged by a substantial number of “bodies” in the industry to…… 1) Add to the Guest “experience”…. and….. 2) To provide more…. and more…. and more.

As Coachmans Cottage is situated in a conservation village with a high number of graded/listed properties, the options open to us to have sustainable tourism at our holiday cottage in Wiltshire are limited……..

But it doesn’t stop us trying in our modest way……

Laundry is done “in-house” allowing us to use fresh air to dry the bed linen whenever possible, and doesn’t it smell wonderful. And no mileage for the laundry service

Bathrobes are waffle as opposed to toweling = less washing loads.

Toiletries are supplied in re-fill bottles, less plastic waste…….how would guests feel about bringing your own in future? So many do now.

All low watt bulbs throughout the cottage.

Digital Radio with mains lead. Electric clock radio/alarm in Master Bedroom. Wind-up alarm clock in Double Bedroom. No batteries used in these 3 items.

The oil-fired boiler (oh dear, not so eco friendly) has been set by an engineer for optimum performance whilst  not wasting precious fuel.

The Breakfast Hamper contains home-made marmalade in re-cycled jars, and milk in glass bottles supplied by our door-step milkman who delivers 3 times a week enabling guests to order more if they like to. We know that many guests like the breakfast goodies but there is often waste, only recently the bread, butter, eggs and milk were all left untouched, such a waste of food resources!

No food/freezer bags provided any more, just a selection of reusable containers.

I am still trying to source an alternative to bin-liners for the kitchen and bathroom………

The log fire, available to use in the winter months, is fueled by off-cut part logs, waste from A-frame saw mills, and the kindling is also waste wood.

To keep the terracotta flower containers in the courtyard filled with colour is a challenge, with plants being replaced regularly, some years more so than other depending on the weather/climate! We support a local grower, Milestone Nursery at nearby Holt, they grow all summer bedding and extended seasons flowers….. but best of all they re-use all of their own plastic containers.

Nematodes used to keep vine weevil and slugs under control, and also spent ground coffee.

Wiltshire has kerbside recycling collection, plastic, paper, cardboard, glass and tins. Also recycled are clothes, shoes and garden waste but this service isn’t available to guests, we take care of the garden and you take old shoes and clothes home with you!

So much of the aforementioned isn’t new to Coachmans Cottage, we have had many of the practices in place for years. But I am sure that as time moves on we will be looking for yet more positives for the future of our planet.

I do wonder how many guests would truly miss the toiletries and breakfast staples which are not of their own choosing?

Sustainable Tourism Holiday Cottage Wiltshire


So if this world matters to you, book your next holiday at Coachmans Cottage, in Wiltshire for…………

Sustainable Tourism at Coachmans Holiday Cottage in Wiltshire



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Coachmans Cottage Gift Vouchers

Treat your family and friends to a stay in Coachmans Cottage by presenting them with a gift voucher for that special occasion.

Coachmans Cottage Gift Voucher is available from £50.00 to the value you require in whole £’s.

They come in a greeting card format with envelope, 4 designs to choose from……ready for you to personalise with your own private message.


Coachmans Cottage Gift Voucher


Vouchers will be valid for use within 12 months from the date of issue. They are NOT redeemable for cash.

A booking will be subject to availability and subject to Coachmans Cottage “Terms and Conditions”. Please ensure that the cottage is suitable for the recipient, i.e. max. number of guests 4, minimum age for children 12 years etc. etc.. Please check our “Terms and Conditions” before purchasing.

To purchase a Gift Voucher please email us via the Contact Form, let us know the value of the voucher you require, the name of the recipient and your details too. We will confirm the Gift Voucher order and invoice you with the payment instructions/details. We will send an email receipt when the payment is received and the Gift Voucher will be posted to YOU unless other instructions are stated.

See ideas of local attractions and live links here


Delicious home-made Chocolate Fudge Cake on arrival and a complimentary Breakfast Hamper for your first morning with bread, butter, home made marmalade, milk and free range eggs. Prepare breakfast at leisure in Coachmans Cottage.

The cottage is for a maximum of 4 guests. Children over the age of 12 years are welcome.

Gift Vouchers for Coachmans Cottage. Whatever the Season Coachmans Cottage will not disappoint.

Inventory of contents of Coachmans Cottage, Steeple Ashton

Inventory of contents Coachmans Cottage Steeple Ashton Nr Avebury

Sitting/dining room
Painted dining table & 4 chairs with seat pads//painted pedestal side table//painted chest of drawers//painted coffee table//painted cupboard//painted washstand//foot stool//2 sofas//2 throws//6 scatter cushions//4 lamps with shades//3 double wall lights//fruit bowls 1 large, 1 small//blue and white container with silk flowers//red and white container containing artificial berries//6 place mats and 4 + 6 coasters//assorted books, dvd’s, cd’s//1 cottage information folder//3 local interest details//freeview colour T.V.with remote control//dvd/cd player with remote control//DAB radio//Wifi//2 mirrors//9 pictures//wall clock//chess, back gammon, draughts board with pieces//log effect stove//cribbage set//antique rug//2 pairs lined curtains//first aid kit//sewing kit//shoeshine//clothes brush//Yellow pages//2 x adapter plug//USB adapter plug//4 napkins//carbon emissions detector.

Master Bedroom
Super-King Size divan bed OR 2 x 3′ Twin beds//seasonal duvet(s) with cover(s), bedspread, valences, mattress cover(s), fitted sheet(s)//4 each pillows, cases, protectors//pair bedside tables//dressing table//stool//fitted mirrored wardrobe//chest of drawers//chair and cushion//T.V. with remote control//clock radio//3 table lamps with shades//2 x adapter plugs//USB adapter plug//waste bin//mirror//11 botanical prints//coat hangers//blankets//hairdryer//2 bath robes//kilim//2 coasters//tissues//urn with flowers//chandelier//lined full length curtains.

Double Bedroom
Double divan bed//seasonal duvet with cover, valence, bedspread, mattress cover, fitted sheet//4 each pillows, cases, protectors//chair//dressing table with drawers and cupboard//2 built-in single wardrobes//2 bedside shelves//3 lamps with shades//3 mirrors//7 botanical prints//waste bin//hair dryer//adaptor plug//coat hangers//blanket//2 bathrobes//2 coasters//jug with silk flowers//alarm clock//blind and velux window pole//chandelier//tissues.

Radiator cover//mirror//7 pictures//table lamp with shade//night light//USB adapter plug//antique runner//visitors book with pen//pewter jug with artificial flowers//full length lined curtains//built-in hall cupboard cupboard containing: iron//fire extinguisher// torch//assorted spare light bulbs//shopping bag//umbrella//clothes dryer and pegs//ironing board//fan heater-cooler.

Waste bin//mirror//2 glass shelves//w.c. brush//non slip bath mat//towelling bath mat//1 each per guest: bath & hand towel; bathrobe//1 extra hand towel//toilet roll and holder//toiletries//jar containing cotton wool balls//carbon emission detector.

Elec oven with integral grill//ceramic 4 plate hob//extractor hood// fridge with ice box//washer/dryer//microwave/grill//dishwasher//elec. kettle//toaster//breadboard//wooden chopping board//plastic chopping board//knife block with 4 knives and scissors//tea tray//kitchen towel and holder//sink tidy//hand wash//waste bin//towel//tea towel//oven gloves//apron//washing up bowl//wall clock//whisk//meat fork//fish slice//strainer spoon//3 serving dishes, large mixing bowl//basin//1 casserole//4 ramekins//measuring jug//Tupperware containers//cheese grater//frying pan//colander//sieve//4 saucepans with lids//lemon squeezer//2 wooden spoons//can opener//bottle opener-cork screw//salt and pepper mills//toast rack//sugar bowl//milk jug//large jug// teapot//cafeteria//6 each, table, soup & desert spoons, dinner & tea knifes, dinner & dessert forks, 10 teaspoons//6 each, dinner & tea plates, cereal bowls, cups & saucers//4 mugs//4 eggcups//butter dish//4 goblets, 4 tumblers, 4 large wine glasses, 4 spirit glasses, 4 champagne flutes//water jug//flower vase//electric hand whisk//bread bin//dust pan and brush// bucket//pair of Staffordshire dogs//cleaning materials including: cloths, extra toilet rolls, foil, cling film, bin liners, dishwasher tablets, washing-up liquid, hob cleaner, shower cleaner//3 containers with a starter supply of ground coffee, sugar, tea bags//rack containing assorted dried herbs//fire blanket.

Courtyard garden
3 Council bins//assorted containers and plants//2 staddle stones with tops//round table with 4 matching chairs  with seat pads (summer)//2 outside sensor lights.

Private Parking Space for One Family Car

Now you  have read the

Inventory of contents Coachmans Cottage Steeple Ashton Nr Avebury

You know what to expect when you arrive you will not need to pack the kitchen sink!!

Call Penny on +44 (0)1380 870764 for booking information.

Coachmans Cottage Steeple Ashton Access Guide single storey

Coachmans Cottage, Steeple Ashton Access Guide. All single storey accommodation

There is allocated off street parking for one family car in a gravel bay close to the cottage gate.

The cottage courtyard is accessed from the parking bay across a level tarmac drive.

A shallow step of 2” leads into the gravel courtyard garden and the threshold step at the front door is 1″

When you are inside the cottage there are no further steps.

The Hall and Sitting/Dining Room have fitted matting with additional rugs.

Both bedrooms all have fitted carpet and the master bedroom has the addition of a rug.

The kitchen and bathroom floors are tiled.

The bath has a grab handle situated on the wall over it .

All of the fittings are standard.

The cottage is well lit with a combination of wall or ceiling lights and lamps.

It is not possible to maneuver a wheelchair in the cottage, but, with care, a person using a walking stick or crutches would be able to manage.

Coachmans Cottage, Steeple Ashton Access Guide. All single storey accommodation.
Call Penny on +44 (0)1380 870764 for booking information.

Business Lets Self Catering Accommodation Wiltshire

Business Lets self catering accommodation in Wiltshire Trowbridge, Melksham, B on A, Devizes and Westbury area.

BOOKING INFORMATION ::  Tel:  +44(0)1380870764  ::  Email

Business Lets self catering accommodation in Wiltshire. Coachmans Cottage is ideal for business professionals seeking a serviced luxury self catering cottage with WiFi and private parking . Flexible length of stay, from a few days to a few weeks.

Business Lets are available between October and March subject to availability and “Terms and

Conditions” See Special Business t’s and c’s nos. 24 and 25. MAX. 2 GUESTS. NO CHILDREN. NO PETS.

Steeple Ashton has a village pub offering excellent food (take away can be ordered from the pub to eat in the cottage). The comprehensive village shop stocks a wide variety of provisions.

Coachmans Cottage, Steeple Ashton is located in West Wiltshire. Within a 5 mile radius are Trowbridge, Melksham, Bradford on Avon, Devizes and Westbury. Approx. 7 miles further are Bath, Chippenham and Frome. The map on the left of the footer can be zoomed out to show the area/location in detail.

See other pages on the website for more info.. For availability and rates you must contact us by telephone on 01380 870764.

If you are a professional looking for business lets self catering accommodation Wiltshire whilst working in the Trowbridge, Melksham, Bradford on Avon, Devizes and Westbury areas, then Coachmans Cottage serviced luxury self catering accommodation with WiFi and private parking is for you.


Business Lets Self Catering Accommodation Wiltshire

Terms and Conditions Coachmans Cottage Wiltshire

Terms and Conditions of Coachmans Cottage Steeple Ashton Wiltshire

The contract between the client and the proprietor shall be made, subject to the following conditions.

1. Coachmans Cottage is let on a short-term holiday let, for the period specified on the booking confirmation, for the maximum number of persons as specified not to exceed 4. The proprietor reserves the right to refuse admission to the entire party if this condition is not observed.

2. No smoking is permitted on the premises. No children under the age of 12 years. No hen or stag parties.

3. The period of hire shall be from 4.00pm on the day of arrival and shall end at 10.00am on the day of departure. The rental charged includes electric, central heating (seasonally dependant), hot water, the use of bed linen and towels.

4. To make a booking, forward completed Booking Form and 1/3rd deposit, or payment in full, within 24 hours if paying on-line or by bank transfer or 3 days if payment is by cheque. 1/3rd deposit is to be paid where a booking is made MORE than 6 weeks before the start of your holiday. Balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to the commencement date of your holiday. Non payment of the balance will be construed as a cancellation and we therefore reserve the right to let elsewhere. Full payment is to be paid where a booking is made LESS than 6 weeks before the start of your holiday and for all Short Breaks.

5. When you book, you will be asked to make your payment through our secure online payment system. We accept payment by credit card (except American Express), debit card or PayPal. If you would like to pay by bank transfer (Sterling) or cheque, please contact us.

6. Any cancellation made by the client for whatever reason, shall be in writing and sent by recorded delivery or email to Miss P. Hornsey. The full balance is payable and your deposit is not refundable, unless we can re-let the property. If we can re-let the full duration of your cancelled stay, we will refund your deposit and balance less 10% administration fee, minimum fee £25.00. Bookings are accepted on the understanding that the client has taken out holiday cancellation insurance.

7. The client takes full responsibility for the property and must take all reasonable and proper care of its furniture, pictures, ornaments, fittings and effects whether in or on the property and leave them in the same clean and tidy condition at the end of the hire period as at the beginning.

8. Any damages or breakages caused must be paid for, after consultation with the owner as to the extent of damage or items broken. Items broken will be charged at the replacement cost but any damage to the fabric of the building, or furnishings will be quoted for by an independent source.

9. Duty of care, Coachmans Cottage is maintained to a very high standard. In the event of a breakdown of any equipment, a repair or replacement will be found/fitted within 24 hours where possible and within 3 working days maximum. We are not responsible for any loss of enjoyment arising from the loss of use of any service or item within the specified time limit.

10. Internet access is offered for recreational purposes only, for internet searching and email connectivity, not for movie downloads or any activity that exceeds reasonable use and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use the owner will not be held responsible.

11. The client and members of their party cannot hold Miss P. Hornsey or her representatives, liable for any injury sustained, or any loss or damage to their belongings during their stay at Coachmans Cottage.

12. We reserve the right to enter the property at any reasonable time, for the purposes of inspection or to carry out necessary repair or maintenance and undertake to advise the client of such a need as it arose, prior to entering the property.

13. We reserve the right to make any alterations to the property at any time without prior notification to the client.

14. We reserve the right to refuse any booking and in exceptional circumstances to cancel, modify or alter arrangements made for the client, but will refund any monies in full already paid.

15. Where a “Just for 2 Rate” is applied, this is for a booking for 1 – 2 guests only.

16. Your booking assumes acceptance of these conditions in full.

17. Your consent to receive emails from Coachmans Cottage will be assumed unless you have used the opt-out option.

18. We are a member of Premier Cottages, a professional collective of independent luxury cottage owners. Premier Cottages promotes properties on our behalf as well as other luxury cottages. As members of Premier Cottages we would like to give them your information so that they can contact you about other quality properties that you might like. You may unsubscribe from this service at any time.

19. In case of any dispute the Law of England shall apply.


20. One dog may be accepted where the pet owner and cottage owner have agreed the terms and conditions applicable to the dog.

21. The dog will NOT be left unattended in the cottage at any time.

22. There will be an additional charge of £30.00 per week or part week for the dog.

23. Acceptance of a dog assumes the following:-The dog is fully house trained; the pet owner is responsible for the dog and have the dog under control at all times; the dog owner will clean up after their pet both on the cottage property and beyond.

24. The dog will not be allowed in the bedrooms or on the sofas.

25. We reserve the right to refuse a dog without giving reasons.


26. Payment in full at the time of booking to include a damage deposit of £250.00.

27. A booking will only be accepted for a maximum of 2 persons, in the event of this clause being broken access to Coachmans Cottage will be denied to all persons and the rental will be terminated with immediate effect. Any payments will not be refundable.


28.  Vouchers will be valid for use within 12 months from the date of issue.

29. Vouchers are NOT redeemable for cash.

Terms and Conditions of Coachmans Cottage Steeple Ashton Wiltshire

Call Penny on +44 (0)1380 870764 for booking information.