Reviews by Guests of Coachmans Cottage

If you are looking for a self catering village cottage in Wiltshire read the reviews of guests who have visited Coachmans Cottage and see the excellence of this Cottage and Village for yourself.

The following are a small sample of reviews posted over many years, earlier ones can be found on the Blog.

N.B. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic Coachmans Cottage only welcomed guests for 4 nights through the whole of 2020. 

Recomendations for days out...Longleat, Bath, leave car at Trowbridge and take the train. Lacock. Avebury. Salisbury, leave car at Trowbridge and take train. Wells, Cheddar Gorge, then not much further to Weston Super Mare. Bourbon on the water. Stonehenge. This cottage is superbly furnished with a high degree of attention to detail. Plenty of hot water. We were there in December, the cottage was always warm. Homemade marmalade, chocolate cake, eggs, bread all there waiting for us on arrival. Penny, the owner, lives next door, so is always on hand to sort any problems, we had none. Coachmans Cottage is well situated to explore Wiltshire and beyond. Highly recommended.

Richard and Diane, Jersey. December/Christmas 2019. , 

Coachmans Cottage and Steeple Ashton was a great location that worked for us very well. We especially enjoyed visiting Bath Christmas Market, The American Museum and we had a day in the lovely nearby Bradford on Avon.

Jo and Debbie. Sussex. December 2019., 

Lovely week, lots of walking near canal and locks. Beautiful village. Thank you for all the nice touches and provisions.

C and B Hughes, Norfolk. November 2019., 

Enjoyed a relaxing week in this lovely cosy cottage. Very well equipped and comfortable. Thankyou for your warm welcome and for the bread, cake, homemade marmalade etc.. The village is charming and the village shop most welcoming. We will always remember this week and certainly recommend the cottage to friends and family. Thank you.

Mr and Mrs Gee, Ripon. October 2019., 

We have had a lovely relaxing stay in your very comfortable cottage for my birthday treat. Thank you.

The Robbins family, Co. Durham. October 2019, 

CONGRATULATIONS on a wonderful cottage. All the more important with the bad weather!

Alan and Katie K., Cleveland. October 2019., 

Made to feel very welcome. Delicious welcome pack. Property was immaculate. Some of the places we enjoyed visiting were AVEBURY, LACOCK and LONGLEAT.

Mrs Susan D. UK. Septmber 2019., 

11 out of 10!
Pennys cake/Peters attention to detail/you never stop trying. 11 out of 10, it constantly exceeds our expectations, for the 12th year. Try visiting Winchester by train from Westbury; Corsham a short drive away; the lovely Priory Church in nearby Edington...

Mr and Mrs Mansell. Wales. August 2019., 

10 out of 10.
From the moment you enter the gate into the tiny garden, all is pleasing to the senses. This cosy cottage has every comfort and every practical thing you could need is there, and it all works. Kitchen tiny but well-designed, Beautiful bedrooms with dreamy beds. Delighful colour-schemes. Hosts both caring and discreet. They will “go the extra mile for you”.

Mr and Mrs Ian McLeod. UK. September 2019. , 

Cottage of your dreams.
What a lovely cottage Coachmans Cottage is! We have recently had a holiday there and as soon as we stepped inside we really felt at home. It is spotlessly clean and very tastefully decorated. Penny and her father, Peter are really friendly and work hard to keep Coachmans cottage to a very high standard. We strongly recommend it.

Mrs L Scott, London. June 2019, 

High standard accommodation.
What a lovely cottage Coachmans Cottage is! We have recently had a holiday there and as soon as we stepped inside we really felt at home. It is spotlessly clean and very tastefully decorated. Penny and her father, Peter are really friendly and work hard to keep Coachmans cottage to a very high standard. We strongly recommend it.

Ann and Alan. Hertfordshire. May 2019, 

This is one of the best cottages we have ever visited and the welcome pack was more than we have ever received anywhere,all the basics for the first day provided.The cottage is immaculate and very comfortable.
We agree with all the reviews that the owner, Penny, was very helpful giving us details of places to visit and,more importantly,not to visit. The latter sometimes too late, but useful to know for subsequent visits.
The village pub, a proper village local, provided excellent food during the course of our week in the charming village of Steeple Ashton. The locality is a good area for sightseeing with many places worth visiting, including Wells, Frome, Sherborne, Bruton and, if you like touristy places,Bath. For another visit we will try to book for a summer month when there will be opportunities to sit outside in the pretty courtyard garden.

Mr and Mrs Whiteley UK March 2019, 

A wonderful holiday awaits you when you come to stay at the Coachmans Cottage. From the moment we arrived in the picturesque village of Steeple Ashton and were shown around the charming cottage we were excited to be staying for several days. The owner, Penny, was so lovely helping us settle in, showing us around the cottage and giving us interesting ideas and information about the local area and places to visit. Even before we arrived Penny was quick to respond to our emails when booking and had also arranged a reservation for us at the nearby village tavern on our first evening. The Cottage has everything you could need to relax and enjoy your stay from extra comfy beds, fluffy towels, bathrobes to a fully equipped, although compact kitchen and bathroom. There are so many delightful extras included which made this such a homely place to stay; from homemade cake and marmalade, fresh bread, milk, butter and eggs, to useful extras including fully stocked basics of hand soap, cleaning essentials, sewing kit and interesting books and games. Even though our stay was in February the cottage remained cosy and warm throughout and although we didn’t need to use them, extra blankets were available and an easy to use electric fire. The cottage has a delightful window seat from which I enjoyed hand writing postcards and watching birds come and go including wrens scurrying around the courtyard for food. Steeple Ashton has a magnificent church and an original village holding cell on the green but is also a great base to visit the many and varied attractions, cities,villages and stunning walks which surround you. We can highly recommend Bath, Caen Locks, Stonehenge, Devizes and Bradford on Avon. A much needed holiday and we are looking forward to returning. Thank you.

Sylvia and Colin D. UK March 2019, 

Charming, Cosy Cottage Holiday
Penny gave us a wonderful welcome with brownies, fresh bread and home made marmalade. The cottage is lovely, clean and warm and very well equipped. It was a perfect base to explore Wiltshire and admire the splendour of Salisbury, the beauty of Bath and the ancient ambience of Avebury. Thoroughly recommended.

The Banks Family. England February 2019,