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The Gates

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Voted England's prettiest village, Castle Combe in the Cotswolds is the perfect destination should you wish to relax, walk and enjoy the slow pace of country life. Situated in a conservation area this picturesque village enables you to walk to the thatched Castle Inn for a beer or a glass of wine, while still being a short drive from the cosmopolitan cities of Bath and Bristol, each offering a fantastic array of shops, restaurants, theatres and bars. This historic property, known as the Gates, is set in the very heart of the idyllic and popular village of Castle Combe. Little has changed since the 15th century with no street lights or TV aerials to detract from the village's ancient beauty. All the buildings are listed and nestled in the wooded Cotswold valley. The atmosphere is absolutely...Voted England's prettiest village, Castle Combe in the Cotswolds is the perfect destination should you wish to relax, walk and enjoy the slow pace of country life. Situated in a conservation area this picturesque village enables you to walk to the thatched Castle Inn for a beer or a glass of wine, while still being a short drive from the cosmopolitan cities of Bath and Bristol, each offering a fantastic array of shops, restaurants, theatres and bars. This historic property, known as the Gates, is set in the very heart of the idyllic and popular village of Castle Combe. Little has changed since the 15th century with no street lights or TV aerials to detract from the village's ancient beauty. All the buildings are listed and nestled in the wooded Cotswold valley. The atmosphere is absolutely breath-taking. The position of the Gates could not be better; opposite the centrepiece of the village, the Medieval Market Cross. The property is positioned on the edge of the village churchyard with its attractive clock tower. The gable wall in the property features a Gothic window originally from the church. Some parts of the house date back to Medieval times and most of the roof timbers are over 400 years old. In 2003 this holiday retreat was sadly devastated by fire but the building has been beautifully and sympathetically restored retaining all the character of the original structure yet offering attractive accommodation with excellent facilities. This holiday cottage at a glance Sleeps six guests. Three bedrooms. Two shower rooms plus free standing bath in master bedroom. Wood burning stove. Very small courtyard. On-street parking WiFi. Sorry, no pets. Minimum of a three night stay. Additional features Retained many original features including the 400 year old exposed beams. Gothic, stained glass window, originally from the church in the luxurious master bedroom with free standing bath. Wooden floors throughout the property. Located in the village of Castle Combe, voted England's “prettiest village.” Within walking distance of the local pub. Ceramic hob and electric oven, microwave, retro fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer. Flatscreen TV and DVD in sitting room and all bedrooms Attractions and nearby amenities The village was the set for the original Dr Dolittle film and, more recently, Warhorse. The nearby village of Lacock (10 miles) is almost entirely owned by the National Trust and is home to the Fox Talbot Museum of Photography and Lacock Abbey. Lacock is often used as a film set for period dramas such as Pride and Prejudice and Cranham and was used in the Harry Potter films. A leisurely and scenic drive takes you to the historical town of Malmesbury and Tetbury. The National Arboretum at Westonbirt is only 5 miles away and a must-visit at any time of year, but especially so when the autumn colours put on a fantastic show. Perfect too for visiting the http://www.********************* and Gatcombe Horse Trials. For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.More
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Languages spoken:English
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Listed Since:January 2015
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Castle Combe is a delightful village and The Gates is an excellent, well appointed cottage, fruit,flowers and several goodies were awaiting us on arrival which was a nice touch. The house is very comfortable and tastefully furnished. The stair case is spiral and has quite...More

Date of stay: May 2017
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Highchair
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
TV
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
Patio
Fireplace
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