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The Gates
nr Chippenham
Castle Combe

The Gates, Castle Combe, Wiltshire

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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £736.00

This historic property is set in the idyllic village of Castle Combe, which has been voted England's prettiest village. It is perfect should you wish to relax and go walking, yet it is only a short drive from Bath and Bristol.

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 bath/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


  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Baby Welcome
  • Log Burner/Open Fire
  • Wifi
  • Pub Nearby
  • Children Welcome
  • Welcome Hamper
  • Walking
Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Castle Combe area.

Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Leigh Delamere Church - 2.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Sheldon Manor - 3.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Corsham Court - 4.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Corsham, St Bartholomew's Church - 4.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Corsham Almshouses - 4.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Three Shires Stones - 5.3 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Draycot Cerne, St James Church - 5.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Dyrham Park - 6.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Dyrham Camp Hillfort - 6.2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Horton Court - 6.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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