Coachmans Cottage

Tastefully furnished throughout in classic country style. Soft lighting. Comfortable furnishings. Immaculately clean. Log effect fire during the winter months, full guest controlled central heating and constant hot water. WiFi. Private courtyard garden and parking. Coachmans Cottage is a single storey Wiltshire holiday cottage, with 2 bedrooms for 4 guests.

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

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”.
Response: Thank you for your kind words, this review indicates that we have “hit the mark” with all we try to achieve. Best, Penny.
Mrs L Scott, London. June 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.
Response: Thank you for your kind words, I am very pleased that you were happy here and I hope that we can tempt you back one day soon. Best, Penny.
Ann and Alan. Hertfordshire. May 2019 High standard accommodation. 

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.

Response: Thank you for your review. Not too many guests visit Bruton, but it is interesting that you ventured there. We are happy to pass on our knowledge of this area when asked. We look forward to welcoming you back to Coachmans Cottage one day in the future.
Mr and Mrs Whiteley UK March 2019 Excellent 

A beautifully furnished and very comfortable cottage in a delightful village. It was lovely to come back to after a day out in inclement weather! Penny and her father Peter keep the cottage in immaculate condition and are delightful hosts . The surrounding area has a lot to offer in rain, wind or sun. The walk from Bratton up to the White Horse is well worth the effort. We will be returning. Thank you. Sylvia and Colin
Response: Thank you for your review, yes we have some delightful walks in the area and I am pleased that you found one of them. See you next year. Best, Penny.
Sylvia and Colin D. UK March 2019 Perfection 

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.
Response:  Oh my goodness, thank you for such a glowing review. I am really at a loss for words to reply, only to say that we very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Penny
The Banks Family. England February 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.
Response: Thank you for the review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Coachmans and found plenty to do and see over the Christmas/New Year break. We hope to see you again one day in warmer weather. Best, Penny.
Jude and friends. London. December 2018 Charming Cottage with wonderful welcome.

We so enjoyed our holiday at Coachmans – a real retreat from the hustle & bustle of today. Penny & Peter are perfect hosts – very welcoming & knowledgeable about the area. The cottage itself is perfection & was ideal for us. We really appreciated the bread, home made marmalade , chocolate cake & other provisions – what a thoughtful touch. Steeple Ashton is a beautiful village & it’s location ideal for reaching Bath, Trowbridge etc. We do hope to return in the future. Thanks Penny & Peter & Merry Christmas to you all.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. We are very pleased that you loved the area and look forward to welcoming you back one day. Best, Penny
Shirley and Tim. UK. November 2018 What a find.

First time I’ve holidayed in Wiltshire and therefore first time at this cottage. for me and my “girls”, Fleur and Lottie-Lola. I have nothing but praise – everything was perfect and immaculately clean. For somebody who is such a bad sleeper, it was heaven to sleep six nights in a row without waking up – bed and pillows were divine. There is everything you need at this cottage and the hosts, Peter and Penny, were wonderful – there if you needed them but otherwise I was left in my own little idyll. Home-made marmalade and shortbread biscuits were scrummy! Loved Wiltshire and local community – everybody was so friendly. Will definitely return. BTW, Long Arms pub just down the road was also a 10/10. Also, “Sign of the Angel” at Lacock, had a wonderful lunch there and dog friendly. What more could a girl want!
Response: Thank you for your kind words, and I am so pleased that your visit was such a success. We are already looking forward to welcoming you back next year. Best, Penny.
J, F and L Wright. UK October 2018 Perfect , Tastefully Presented, Holiday Cottage!

We had a wonderful holiday at Coachman’s Cottage with Molly our cocker spaniel. The cottage was in a peaceful location,  lovely and warm, well equipped and felt like “home from home”. It was a special treat to have Penny and her mum and dad next door; we had some lovely chats and realised what a small world it is! Steeple Ashton is a delightful village; the village shop and (especially) the local pub were well used. We had lots of trips out and enjoyed Bath, Stonehenge, Bradford-on-Avon, Frome and Corsham (a hidden gem) very much. We hope to revisit soon and explore southern Wiltshire.
Response: Thank you for your warm review. I could have quite happily kidnapped the lovely Molly. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here and very much look forward to welcoming you back, and we might even have some gems in the south of the county to point you towards. Best, Penny
Mr and Mrs Rees. UK. October 2018 Excellent find!

Steeple Ashton. What an amazing stepping back in time village. Quiet with very friendly people. And then the Coachmans Cottage! Obviously thoughtfully converted. The whole cottage with its colour schemes and, thoughtful prints on walls in every room. Cosy and comfortable. Done with skill and love. Penny and Peter helpful and very caring owners. Enjoyed our conversations with them. The little courtyard ablaze with Peter’s pots of flowers and greenery. A home from home. Probably the best cottage we have ever stayed in – and that has been quite a few! A beautiful part of Wiltshire. So much more to see and explore. We will certainly be back.
Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are delighted that you were so pleased with the cottage, village and location and very much look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best, Penny.
Micheal and Pat W. September 2018 Coachmans Cottage.

It was a delight to find Coachmans Cottage hidden in a pretty village in Wiltshire. It is a gem, there is everything you could possibly need and it’s all on one level. Well furnished and decorated with two bedrooms both good sizes. We were greeted by the owner, who took the time to show us around. There were fresh baked bread rolls and a pot of tea waiting for us along with slices of chocolate cake, home made of course. It was ideally placed near to the shop and pub, plenty of places to visit.
Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and loved the village and exploring the area. We hope to welcome you back to see more one day soon. Best, Penny.
Helen and Chas UK. August 2018 A Gem

The cottage is perfect, the village is perfect and Peter and Penny are just wonderful, we stayed for just over two weeks and had a great time…and we will be going back at the first opportunity.
Thank you for taking the time to post this glowing review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and to hear anecdotes of your life overseas. We have now been welcoming guests to Coachmans Cottage for 14 years but it is still nice to hear that we get things right. We look forward to welcoming you back to Steeple Ashton on your next trip to England. Best, Penny.
Neil, Nam and Mia. Thailand. August 2018 Everything I hoped it would be!

We stayed nearly 6 weeks and could have stayed longer. After staying in many cottages in England, we can honestly say this was the best.
Lovely cottage, lovely hosts, lovely village. We participated in several events both in the village and in Edington and recommend doing this if you have time. Hope to return, and have told our friends to come!

Response: Many thank for taking the time to write your review. High praise indeed, very many thanks, and I am so pleased that you managed to take in some local culture. I look forward to your next visit and to meeting some of your friends and family too. Best, Penny.
Joy and Darien from Australia June 2018 A faultless stay 

Lovely cottage and village and could not find better hosts Penny and Peter thanks for all your help and lovely goodies you left. Loads to see around here Avebury and Malmesbury lovely. Once again Penny thanks for all your help we will be back. Your homemade marmalade was lovely as was all the welcome pack.
Response: It was very nice to welcome you back to Coachmans and we look forward to your third visit. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay again this time. Best, Penny.
Bob and Lesley A. UK. May 2018 Wonderful Cottage.

What a wonderful week we have had staying in this beautiful, cosy cottage, that has felt like home from the start. From the warm welcome, lovely hamper & brownies, comfy beds, friendly villagers, lovely local shop, delicious food at the pub and excellent local knowledge from you Penny, my daughter and I have had a wonderful, memorable holiday. We particularly enjoyed Longleat – as did the monkeys on my car!! Shopping in Bath & wandering around Bradford on Avon & Lacock. Am sure we will return!
Response: Thank you for this warm review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Coachmans Cottage…but will the monkeys get a visit? Best, Penny.
Angela and Jessica. UK. April 2018Beautiful cottage in a fabulous location.

We had a fabulous time in this warm, cosy and very comfortable cottage. We loved Steeple Ashton and felt right at home here after a couple of days! Great central location for trips to Bath, Stonehenge, the Cotswolds & further afield. Thank you Penny, for all the thoughtful tips and details…. We threaten to come back!
The Chalk family

Response: Chalk family, we very much look forward to welcoming you back. It was a pleasure to meet you all. And we are very happy that your stay was such a success. Best, Penny
Eddie, Stefanie and Georgina, Germany March 2018 First Choice.

An exceptional cottage, warm and comfortable with luxuriously comfortable beds, plenty of hot water and personal touches in many of the rooms. We just loved Steeple Ashton and the surrounding area and the village shop had many of our food needs served to us by just lovely, welcoming volunteers. There was much to do and see in and our five days in the area staying in Coachman’ Cottage which provided us with a “flavour” and a wish to return. Thank you Penny for your hospitality and for sharing your cottage with us.
Response: I am so pleased that Coachmans Cottage worked well for you both. Steeple Ashton certainly is a very special village. Looking forward to your return visit. Best, Penny
Vivienne and Lesley March 2018 Exceptional

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely cottage. It had a warm and comfortable feel to it, And we had no trouble using all the technology ! Penny and Peter were very welcoming and kind. The village is charming With a fun pub and well stocked village shop down the street. There are so many fun things to do in Wiltshire and bath is an easy 30 minute drive.
Response: I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Coachmans Cottage but I had no idea that we have a lot of technology. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best, Penny
A.Gould November 2017 Fabulous Cottage

This cottage is absolutely beautiful and so cozy, and we loved our stay in the village of Steeple Ashton. We spent 2 months travelling in England, Scotland and Ireland, staying mainly in Air BNB rentals and several other self-catering accommodations like Coachman’s Cottage. Of the many places we rented this was my favorite. The owner was very welcoming and thoughtfully provided cake and breakfast items for us, which was much appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of living in a small English village for several days. We had not rented a car and so we relied on the bus to get us to Trowbridge to take the train to places we wanted to do tours, such as Bath. A couple of times we had to take a taxi when the timing of the bus didn’t work, but it was totally worth it to be able to stay in such a lovely place. I would love to return some day and stay for a longer time.
Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Coachmans Cottage and Steeple Ashton, we suggest that guests would ideally have a car here as public transport in the village can be a bit erratic but I’m glad you managed. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best, Penny.
Booth’s. Canada September 2017 Favorite Cottage Rental During UK Trip

We stayed 3 nights in this beautiful cottage, warm and welcoming feeling when you walk through the door, you won’t want to leave. Lovely village, great base for exploring the surrounding areas. It was a pleasure to meet Penny, and enjoyed the welcome pack. Max enjoyed his treats as well. We would not hesitate in recommending this cottage, and hopefully WE WILL BE BACK
Response: Thank you for your kind words and we hope that you WILL BE BACK too. Best, Penny
Margret, David and Max. UK October 2017 COSY COACHMAN’S COTTAGE

We had three nights at Coachman’s Cottage. It was a perfect retreat with all our needs met and more. The cottage is charming and very comfortable. We had a tremendous welcome from Penny and a lovely breakfast hamper and homemade brownies. The village is delightful and everyone so friendly. We shall definately be back.
Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back. Best, Penny
Ann E and Elaine L October 2017 Perfect break in lovely cottage

Driving into this stunning little village of Steeple Ashton we knew we were in for a treat. It felt like we had wandered on to a nostalgic British film set. Coachmans Cottage really does set the standard for all cottages! Penny and Peter were so welcoming and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The prettily furnished and well equipped cottage was extremely comfortable and the beautiful courtyard garden was so nice to sit in. The lovely box of goodies on our arrival was so lovely! Even our dog was made to feel included as he got a lovely box of treats! The chocolate cake was delicious and made by Penny herself! We were happy that the weather turned chilly so we could make use of the wonderful log fire. From the quaint friendly village shop to the wonderful pub all on the doorstep it made life very easy if we needed anything (we enjoyed the Fish & Chip take away on a Tuesday night from the pub) We also made use of the very tasty and convenient ready meals that Penny supplies in the honesty freezer – what a good idea! The local walks were beautiful and we spotted lots of wildlife, our dog thoroughly enjoyed himself. So many wonderful places of interest nearby and good transport on the doorstep. We look forward to returning to this little piece of bliss as soon as we can! Missing it already. Thank you again for making our stay so delightful.
Response: Susan I really think I will employ you to market Coachmans Cottage, but on a less flippant note I am really please that you enjoyed the Gourmet meals from Ma Cuisine, new for this Autumn. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Penny.
Susan Owen and Otto October 2017 A little piece of bliss

This was our tenth visit to Coachmans Cottage in Steeple Ashton and it goes from strength to strength. We keep coming back because its perfect for our needs. Its in the centre of an interesting part of the UK, very clean, supremely comfortable, safe and secure and has the added benefit of Penny & Peter, who look after us without any fuss. They are on hand if needed and also respect our privacy. We book every year for the following year and have stayed out of season too.
Response: It is always lovely to meet returning guests and we look forward to your next visit in 2018. We have already put “new things” in place since you were here last month and are working on more for the future! Best, Penny
Tony and Sue August 2017 Our 10th Stay

We had a lovely week in this beautifully presented cottage – so many small touches that made it a true home-from-home. It’s bright, cheery, warm and comfortable with great lighting, so a perfect getaway for any time of the year. Lovely village, and with many more places to visit we will return!
Response: Thank you, I am so pleased that the cottage, village and area worked for you and we look forward to welcoming you both back next year. Best, Penny.
Mr and Mrs S. UK September 2017 Highly recommended!

We spent a wonderful week at Coachman’s Cottage. Steeple Ashton is a quintessential English village with its Village Green, its Village Shop and the cosy Long’s Arms Pub where we had splendid meals. We liked also the magnificent church, but most of all our lovely and comfortable retreat at Coachman’s Cottage. Penny was a warm-hearted host and cared about our wellbeing. Everything was perfect!
We visited many superb locations, as Stourhead, Salisbury, Heale Gardens, Iford Manor, The Courts, Westwood Manor, Corsham Court, which are all situated in a reasonable distance.
Many thanks, Penny!

Response: Thank you for taking the time to post your glowing review. It was very nice meeting you and the family. I am so pleased that you got to see so much of this lovely area, you did not see it all and I hope that we can tempt you back for more in the future. Best Penny.
M and A Staehli July 2017 A wonderful week

What a lovely cottage, efficiently laid out, well equipped and really comfortable. We had a delicious meal in the village pub (would advise booking a table if dining), and the shop is well stocked. There is plenty to see in the area. Taking the train from Trowbridge to Bath was a great recommendation, we loved Lacock, Corsham and also visited Great Chalfield gardens. We felt that we had only scratched the surface and will be back to explore a little more.
Response: Thank you for posting this warm review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and very much look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Best, Penny
Elizabeth G August 2017Small but perfectly formed!

We arrived at Coachman’s Cottage for a ten day stay in the afternoon and were greeted by Penny. Penny showed us through the cottage and provided us with a hamper and a lovely chocolate cake for afternoon tea, a very nice surprise. The cottage is very well equipped with a very cosy homely feeling – beautifully furnished, has all the necessary appliances, a lovely private courtyard in the front and off-street parking for the car – a pleasure to return to after a days outing. Penny and Peter also have a very informative folder in the cottage of tourist attractions in the local and surrounding areas, which helped us plan our daily outings. The village of Steeple Ashton is very quaint with a village shop, run by very friendly volunteers, and a local pub, The Long Arms, in which we enjoyed great meals. Penny and Peter were very friendly and helpful during our stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the cottage to anyone, and hopefully may visit the area at some future date. Thank you again Penny and Peter for our wonderful stay.
Response: Many thanks for your warm and glowing review. I hope that this will indicate to readers that we aim to give guests an individual product that cannot be found on many of the “On-line Booking Sites”. Added assurance can be gained by our membership of VisitBritain Quality in Tourism, where the cottage is assessed in person every year. We look forward to meeting you again on your future visits to the UK. Best, Penny and Peter
Bill and Christa Anderson July 2017 Lovely Coachman’s Cottage

Our stay in Coachmans Cottage was very good! The house was very beautifull, everything we needed were in the house. Penny and Peter were very friendly and give us a lot of advise. Thank you for that.
We recommend this house to everyone.

Response: Thank you for your kind words, it was a delight to meet you and the family from The Netherlands. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to England and hope that we will see you all again in the future. Best, Penny
Tineke. Netherlands. June 2017 Our stay in Coachmans Cottage was very good! 

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”.
Response: Thank you for your kind words, this review indicates that we have “hit the mark” with all we try to achieve. Best, Penny.

Mrs L Scott, London. June 2019Cottage 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.
Response: Thank you for your kind words, I am very pleased that you were happy here and I hope that we can tempt you back one day soon. Best, Penny.

Ann and Alan. Hertfordshire. May 2019High standard accommodation. 

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.
Response: Thank you for your review. Not too many guests visit Bruton, but it is interesting that you ventured there. We are happy to pass on our knowledge of this area when asked. We look forward to welcoming you back to Coachmans Cottage one day in the future.

Mr and Mrs Whiteley UK March 2019Excellent 

A beautifully furnished and very comfortable cottage in a delightful village. It was lovely to come back to after a day out in inclement weather! Penny and her father Peter keep the cottage in immaculate condition and are delightful hosts . The surrounding area has a lot to offer in rain, wind or sun. The walk from Bratton up to the White Horse is well worth the effort. We will be returning. Thank you. Sylvia and Colin

Response: Thank you for your review, yes we have some delightful walks in the area and I am pleased that you found one of them. See you next year. Best, Penny.

Sylvia and Colin D. UK March 2019Perfection 

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.

Response:  Oh my goodness, thank you for such a glowing review. I am really at a loss for words to reply, only to say that we very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Penny

The Banks Family. England February 2019Charming, 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.

Response: Thank you for the review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Coachmans and found plenty to do and see over the Christmas/New Year break. We hope to see you again one day in warmer weather. Best, Penny.

Jude and friends. London. December 2018Charming Cottage with wonderful welcome. 

We so enjoyed our holiday at Coachmans – a real retreat from the hustle & bustle of today. Penny & Peter are perfect hosts – very welcoming & knowledgeable about the area. The cottage itself is perfection & was ideal for us. We really appreciated the bread, home made marmalade , chocolate cake & other provisions – what a thoughtful touch. Steeple Ashton is a beautiful village & it’s location ideal for reaching Bath, Trowbridge etc. We do hope to return in the future. Thanks Penny & Peter & Merry Christmas to you all.

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. We are very pleased that you loved the area and look forward to welcoming you back one day. Best, Penny

Shirley and Tim. UK. November 2018What a find. 

First time I’ve holidayed in Wiltshire and therefore first time at this cottage. for me and my “girls”, Fleur and Lottie-Lola. I have nothing but praise – everything was perfect and immaculately clean. For somebody who is such a bad sleeper, it was heaven to sleep six nights in a row without waking up – bed and pillows were divine. There is everything you need at this cottage and the hosts, Peter and Penny, were wonderful – there if you needed them but otherwise I was left in my own little idyll. Home-made marmalade and shortbread biscuits were scrummy! Loved Wiltshire and local community – everybody was so friendly. Will definitely return. BTW, Long Arms pub just down the road was also a 10/10. Also, “Sign of the Angel” at Lacock, had a wonderful lunch there and dog friendly. What more could a girl want!

Response: Thank you for your kind words, and I am so pleased that your visit was such a success. We are already looking forward to welcoming you back next year. Best, Penny.

J, F and L Wright. UK October 2018Perfect , Tastefully Presented, Holiday Cottage! 

We had a wonderful holiday at Coachman’s Cottage with Molly our cocker spaniel. The cottage was in a peaceful location,  lovely and warm, well equipped and felt like “home from home”. It was a special treat to have Penny and her mum and dad next door; we had some lovely chats and realised what a small world it is! Steeple Ashton is a delightful village; the village shop and (especially) the local pub were well used. We had lots of trips out and enjoyed Bath, Stonehenge, Bradford-on-Avon, Frome and Corsham (a hidden gem) very much. We hope to revisit soon and explore southern Wiltshire.

Response: Thank you for your warm review. I could have quite happily kidnapped the lovely Molly. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here and very much look forward to welcoming you back, and we might even have some gems in the south of the county to point you towards. Best, Penny

Mr and Mrs Rees. UK. October 2018Excellent find! 

Steeple Ashton. What an amazing stepping back in time village. Quiet with very friendly people. And then the Coachmans Cottage! Obviously thoughtfully converted. The whole cottage with its colour schemes and, thoughtful prints on walls in every room. Cosy and comfortable. Done with skill and love. Penny and Peter helpful and very caring owners. Enjoyed our conversations with them. The little courtyard ablaze with Peter’s pots of flowers and greenery. A home from home. Probably the best cottage we have ever stayed in – and that has been quite a few! A beautiful part of Wiltshire. So much more to see and explore. We will certainly be back.

Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are delighted that you were so pleased with the cottage, village and location and very much look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best, Penny.

Micheal and Pat W. September 2018Coachmans Cottage. 

It was a delight to find Coachmans Cottage hidden in a pretty village in Wiltshire. It is a gem, there is everything you could possibly need and it’s all on one level. Well furnished and decorated with two bedrooms both good sizes. We were greeted by the owner, who took the time to show us around. There were fresh baked bread rolls and a pot of tea waiting for us along with slices of chocolate cake, home made of course. It was ideally placed near to the shop and pub, plenty of places to visit.

Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and loved the village and exploring the area. We hope to welcome you back to see more one day soon. Best, Penny.

Helen and Chas UK. August 2018A Gem 

The cottage is perfect, the village is perfect and Peter and Penny are just wonderful, we stayed for just over two weeks and had a great time…and we will be going back at the first opportunity.
Thank you for taking the time to post this glowing review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and to hear anecdotes of your life overseas. We have now been welcoming guests to Coachmans Cottage for 14 years but it is still nice to hear that we get things right. We look forward to welcoming you back to Steeple Ashton on your next trip to England. Best, Penny.

Neil, Nam and Mia. Thailand. August 2018Everything I hoped it would be! 

We stayed nearly 6 weeks and could have stayed longer. After staying in many cottages in England, we can honestly say this was the best.
Lovely cottage, lovely hosts, lovely village. We participated in several events both in the village and in Edington and recommend doing this if you have time. Hope to return, and have told our friends to come!

Response: Many thank for taking the time to write your review. High praise indeed, very many thanks, and I am so pleased that you managed to take in some local culture. I look forward to your next visit and to meeting some of your friends and family too. Best, Penny.

Joy and Darien from Australia June 2018A faultless stay 

Lovely cottage and village and could not find better hosts Penny and Peter thanks for all your help and lovely goodies you left. Loads to see around here Avebury and Malmesbury lovely. Once again Penny thanks for all your help we will be back. Your homemade marmalade was lovely as was all the welcome pack.

Response: It was very nice to welcome you back to Coachmans and we look forward to your third visit. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay again this time. Best, Penny.

Bob and Lesley A. UK. May 2018Wonderful Cottage. 

What a wonderful week we have had staying in this beautiful, cosy cottage, that has felt like home from the start. From the warm welcome, lovely hamper & brownies, comfy beds, friendly villagers, lovely local shop, delicious food at the pub and excellent local knowledge from you Penny, my daughter and I have had a wonderful, memorable holiday. We particularly enjoyed Longleat – as did the monkeys on my car!! Shopping in Bath & wandering around Bradford on Avon & Lacock. Am sure we will return!

Response: Thank you for this warm review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Coachmans Cottage…but will the monkeys get a visit? Best, Penny.

Angela and Jessica. UK. April 2018Beautiful cottage in a fabulous location. 

We had a fabulous time in this warm, cosy and very comfortable cottage. We loved Steeple Ashton and felt right at home here after a couple of days! Great central location for trips to Bath, Stonehenge, the Cotswolds & further afield. Thank you Penny, for all the thoughtful tips and details…. We threaten to come back!
The Chalk family

Response: Chalk family, we very much look forward to welcoming you back. It was a pleasure to meet you all. And we are very happy that your stay was such a success. Best, Penny

Eddie, Stefanie and Georgina, Germany March 2018First Choice. 

An exceptional cottage, warm and comfortable with luxuriously comfortable beds, plenty of hot water and personal touches in many of the rooms. We just loved Steeple Ashton and the surrounding area and the village shop had many of our food needs served to us by just lovely, welcoming volunteers. There was much to do and see in and our five days in the area staying in Coachman’ Cottage which provided us with a “flavour” and a wish to return. Thank you Penny for your hospitality and for sharing your cottage with us. Response: I am so pleased that Coachmans Cottage worked well for you both. Steeple Ashton certainly is a very special village. Looking forward to your return visit. Best, Penny

Vivienne and Lesley March 2018Exceptional 

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely cottage. It had a warm and comfortable feel to it, And we had no trouble using all the technology ! Penny and Peter were very welcoming and kind. The village is charming With a fun pub and well stocked village shop down the street. There are so many fun things to do in Wiltshire and bath is an easy 30 minute drive.

Response: I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Coachmans Cottage but I had no idea that we have a lot of technology. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best, Penny

A.Gould November 2017Fabulous Cottage 

This cottage is absolutely beautiful and so cozy, and we loved our stay in the village of Steeple Ashton. We spent 2 months travelling in England, Scotland and Ireland, staying mainly in Air BNB rentals and several other self-catering accommodations like Coachman’s Cottage. Of the many places we rented this was my favorite. The owner was very welcoming and thoughtfully provided cake and breakfast items for us, which was much appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of living in a small English village for several days. We had not rented a car and so we relied on the bus to get us to Trowbridge to take the train to places we wanted to do tours, such as Bath. A couple of times we had to take a taxi when the timing of the bus didn’t work, but it was totally worth it to be able to stay in such a lovely place. I would love to return some day and stay for a longer time.

Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Coachmans Cottage and Steeple Ashton, we suggest that guests would ideally have a car here as public transport in the village can be a bit erratic but I’m glad you managed. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best, Penny.

Booth’s. Canada September 2017Favorite Cottage Rental During UK Trip 

We stayed 3 nights in this beautiful cottage, warm and welcoming
feeling when you walk through the door, you won’t want to leave.
Lovely village, great base for exploring the surrounding areas.
It was a pleasure to meet Penny, and enjoyed the welcome pack. Max enjoyed his treats as well.
We would not hesitate in recommending this cottage, and hopefully WE WILL BE BACK

Response: Thank you for your kind words and we hope that you WILL BE BACK too. Best, Penny

Margret, David and Max. UK October 2017COSY COACHMAN’S COTTAGE 

We had three nights at Coachman’s Cottage. It was a perfect retreat with all our needs met and more. The cottage is charming and very comfortable. We had a tremendous welcome from Penny and a lovely breakfast hamper and homemade brownies. The village is delightful and everyone so friendly. We shall definately be back.

Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back. Best, Penny

Ann E and Elaine L October 2017Perfect break in lovely cottage 

Driving into this stunning little village of Steeple Ashton we knew we were in for a treat. It felt like we had wandered on to a nostalgic British film set. Coachmans Cottage really does set the standard for all cottages! Penny and Peter were so welcoming and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The prettily furnished and well equipped cottage was extremely comfortable and the beautiful courtyard garden was so nice to sit in. The lovely box of goodies on our arrival was so lovely! Even our dog was made to feel included as he got a lovely box of treats! The chocolate cake was delicious and made by Penny herself! We were happy that the weather turned chilly so we could make use of the wonderful log fire. From the quaint friendly village shop to the wonderful pub all on the doorstep it made life very easy if we needed anything (we enjoyed the Fish & Chip take away on a Tuesday night from the pub) We also made use of the very tasty and convenient ready meals that Penny supplies in the honesty freezer – what a good idea! The local walks were beautiful and we spotted lots of wildlife, our dog thoroughly enjoyed himself. So many wonderful places of interest nearby and good transport on the doorstep. We look forward to returning to this little piece of bliss as soon as we can! Missing it already. Thank you again for making our stay so delightful.

Response: Susan I really think I will employ you to market Coachmans Cottage, but on a less flippant note I am really please that you enjoyed the Gourmet meals from Ma Cuisine, new for this Autumn. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Penny.

Susan Owen and Otto October 2017A little piece of bliss 

This was our tenth visit to Coachmans Cottage in Steeple Ashton and it goes from strength to strength. We keep coming back because its perfect for our needs. Its in the centre of an interesting part of the UK, very clean, supremely comfortable, safe and secure and has the added benefit of Penny & Peter, who look after us without any fuss. They are on hand if needed and also respect our privacy. We book every year for the following year and have stayed out of season too.

Response: It is always lovely to meet returning guests and we look forward to your next visit in 2018. We have already put “new things” in place since you were here last month and are working on more for the future! Best, Penny

Tony and Sue August 2017Our 10th Stay 

We had a lovely week in this beautifully presented cottage – so many small touches that made it a true home-from-home. It’s bright, cheery, warm and comfortable with great lighting, so a perfect getaway for any time of the year. Lovely village, and with many more places to visit we will return!

Response: Thank you, I am so pleased that the cottage, village and area worked for you and we look forward to welcoming you both back next year. Best, Penny.

Mr and Mrs S. UK September 2017Highly recommended! 

We spent a wonderful week at Coachman’s Cottage. Steeple Ashton is a quintessential English village with its Village Green, its Village Shop and the cosy Long’s Arms Pub where we had splendid meals. We liked also the magnificent church, but most of all our lovely and comfortable retreat at Coachman’s Cottage. Penny was a warm-hearted host and cared about our wellbeing. Everything was perfect!
We visited many superb locations, as Stourhead, Salisbury, Heale Gardens, Iford Manor, The Courts, Westwood Manor, Corsham Court, which are all situated in a reasonable distance.
Many thanks, Penny!

Response: Thank you for taking the time to post your glowing review. It was very nice meeting you and the family. I am so pleased that you got to see so much of this lovely area, you did not see it all and I hope that we can tempt you back for more in the future. Best Penny.

M and A Staehli July 2017A wonderful week 

What a lovely cottage, efficiently laid out, well equipped and really comfortable. We had a delicious meal in the village pub (would advise booking a table if dining), and the shop is well stocked. There is plenty to see in the area. Taking the train from Trowbridge to Bath was a great recommendation, we loved Lacock, Corsham and also visited Great Chalfield gardens. We felt that we had only scratched the surface and will be back to explore a little more.

Response: Thank you for posting this warm review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and very much look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Best, Penny

Elizabeth G August 2017Small but perfectly formed! 

We arrived at Coachman’s Cottage for a ten day stay in the afternoon and were greeted by Penny. Penny showed us through the cottage and provided us with a hamper and a lovely chocolate cake for afternoon tea, a very nice surprise. The cottage is very well equipped with a very cosy homely feeling – beautifully furnished, has all the necessary appliances, a lovely private courtyard in the front and off-street parking for the car – a pleasure to return to after a days outing. Penny and Peter also have a very informative folder in the cottage of tourist attractions in the local and surrounding areas, which helped us plan our daily outings. The village of Steeple Ashton is very quaint with a village shop, run by very friendly volunteers, and a local pub, The Long Arms, in which we enjoyed great meals. Penny and Peter were very friendly and helpful during our stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the cottage to anyone, and hopefully may visit the area at some future date. Thank you again Penny and Peter for our wonderful stay.

Response: Many thanks for your warm and glowing review. I hope that this will indicate to readers that we aim to give guests an individual product that cannot be found on many of the “On-line Booking Sites”. Added assurance can be gained by our membership of VisitBritain Quality in Tourism, where the cottage is assessed in person every year. We look forward to meeting you again on your future visits to the UK. Best, Penny and Peter

Bill and Christa Anderson July 2017Lovely Coachman’s Cottage 

Our stay in Coachmans Cottage was very good! The house was very beautifull, everything we needed were in the house. Penny and Peter were very friendly and give us a lot of advise. Thank you for that.
We recommend this house to everyone.

Response: Thank you for your kind words, it was a delight to meet you and the family from The Netherlands. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to England and hope that we will see you all again in the future. Best, Penny

Tineke. Netherlands. June 2017Our stay in Coachmans Cottage was very good! 

Welcoming hosts who have done an excellent job of creating a very comfortable self-catering cottage. The cottage is cosy, and well equipped. The kitchen is indeed a galley kitchen, but functional for simple meals, but who does elaborate cooking on holiday? There is plenty of storage in the hall and bedrooms with ample hangers. Although there are two bedrooms, four dining room chairs, two sofas etc, I think if four people stayed in the property, you would need to know them extremely well! The courtyard garden is very well tended and a nice spot for relaxing, although the chairs don’t have cushions. The village pub and shop are good and within easy walking distance. Coachman’s Cottage is in a quiet and peaceful location. A good place to stay for a break.
Response: Many thanks for your kind words. On our welcome page of this website we do state “An idyllic retreat for 2 but fully equipped for 4 guests”, Quality in Tourism at VisitBritain assess all of their members properties annually and one of the criteria is the space for the number of guests accommodated, Coachmans achieves 4* with an added Gold Award for excellence, the actual score is comfortably within the 5* range but the size of the kitchen holds it back to 4*, I am sure that you will agree that the 18′ x 12′ sitting room and 12′ x 8′ master bedroom are both of a very generous size for an old cottage. Good point about the lack of outside cushions, I am looking for these now! I know from your email that you intend to return to Coachmans and I look forward to welcoming you in the future and you will benefit from the new garden cushions. Warm regards, Penny
Georgina June 2017 Coachman’s cottage

This is the second time I have stayed at Coachman’s Cottage. Penny and Peter are wonderful hosts, very warm and welcoming. The Cottage is gorgeous and extremely comfortable. The village is quintessentially English with a great pub (fab food) and a marvellous community village shop. It is so well placed for so many outings – and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone – I will stay again I’m sure.
Response: I am so pleased that Coachmans Cottage continues to charm you, and that we are maintaining the standard that you expect. Very many thanks for taking the time to post this review and we look forward to welcoming you back again on your next trip to the UK. Best, Penny
Sonya D May 2017 Australians on holiday 

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