Tucked along a quiet lane just outside of the main high streets of Malmesbury lies 27 Horsefair, a beautifully restored Grade II listed period cottage that has been designed to maximise light and space. Set over three floors, featuring two double bedrooms, a large bathroom and a fantastic contemporary kitchen/diner, 27 Horsefair is brimming with unique Cotswold cottage features, such as a cosy wood burner and exposed beams. Well-equipped and ideally located, 27 Horsefair is also dog-friendly, accepting one well-behaved dog.
27 Horsefair is one of a terrace row of distinguished Cotswold stone cottages. With its eye-catching grey front door and pretty sash windows, it’s the perfect quintessential Cotswold cottage. Inside, the cottage is unexpectedly spacious, with two large double bedrooms (including an attic room with views towards Malmesbury Abbey), a cosy sitting room with a large wood burner and a lovely kitchen-dining area that benefits from plenty of natural light thanks to its atrium ceiling. Decorated throughout in stony blues and slate, this well-appointed cottage is tasteful blend of traditional character and modernity. Guests staying in the cottage even have access to their own private outdoor patio area, with pretty climbing rose trees, a BBQ and a rattan dining suite.
Enter the property into a useful porch area, with coat hooks, an umbrella stand and room for muddy boots!
A charming, cosy sitting room with contemporary décor that perfectly compliments its unique period features. Dusky, cornflower blue walls offset the original exposed beams and stone fireplace, complete with a large wood burning stove. The sitting room also features a large easy chair, sofa and flat screen LG TV with Freesat TV channels via a Sky Box and access to streaming services such as Netflix via a NOW TV box.
A lovely light, bright and spacious room, featuring an atrium skylight and French doors out to the walled patio. Featuring large floor-ceiling storage cupboard and concealed units decorated painted in a blue-toned slate, this room is thoughtfully designed to provide guests with a stylish and well-equipped kitchen. Featuring a dining table to seat four guests, a 5-hob range cooker, fridge, freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, toaster, kettle and washer/dryer.
A comfortable bedroom with painted beams and soft dusky blue walks, featuring a double bed and plenty of storage with a large fitted wardrobe.
A spacious bathroom with a luxurious feel thanks to the marble-effect tiling. The bathroom offers guests the option of both a bathtub with central mixer taps as well as a separate large walk-in shower, WC and washbasin.
Filling up the apex-shaped, top floor attic space, this bedroom is softly furnished and spacious, offering guests a double bed, bedside tables, clothes hanging rail and plenty of side cupboard storage. This bedroom also benefits from beautiful views over the neighbouring cottage roof tops and gardens, looking towards Malmesbury Abbey.
Please note that this bedroom does not have a door.
27 Horsefair has access to its own small, private patio area at the rear of the property. The patio is totally secure, with a charcoal BBQ and rattan garden dining furniture for four guests.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 4 guests in 2 double bedrooms
1 bathroom with walk-in shower, bathtub, WC and washbasin
Street parking and car parks nearby
Walled patio area with outdoor dining furniture
Wood burner –starter logs provided
Dog friendly – x1
All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
Hairdryer – x1
Travel cot and clip-on highchair
Cleaning equipment (a couple of dishwasher tablets and domestic cleaning products)
Bathroom starter pack: hand soap, toilet paper
Toiletries – shower gel and shampoo
Heating and hot water
TV with access to Freesat channels via a Sky TV box and access to online streaming apps including Netflix via a NOW TV box. Please note for Netflix and other streaming apps your own login details are required
Selection of board Games
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine (please provide own coffee pods), utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware
Washing machine + Dryer
Ironing board + iron
BBQ (charcoal) – please provide your own charcoal
Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm and first aid kit
Points of Note
Parking - Street parking and car parks nearby
1 well behaved dog welcome for an additional fee of £25
The cottage is located over 3 floors, with a steep wooden staircase. This property is not suitable for people with mobility issues. Please note that Bedroom One (attic room) does not have a door.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
Enjoyed our stay. Very good location and easy to check in and out!
Great place, very clean, had everything we needed, would go again for sure.
We had a wonderful stay at 27 Horsefair. A quiet out of the way location but close enough to walk into the lovely centre of Malmesbury through the Abbey churchyard to browse the shops and pick up grocery provisions. The cottage itself is delightful. Stylishly and comfortably appointed, v clean and deceptively spacious with an amazingly light kitchen extension. Malmesbury is great location if you want to explore the local area - we squeezed in Avebury, Westonbirt Arboretum, Bowood and Uffington plus the Abbey House Gardens and local walks. A real gem and great that dogs are welcome. Would stay there again.
A lovely little cottage, so cozy and well kept. We were looking for a home away from home for rest and relaxation and this is exactly what we experienced. Very comfortable, tidy and great taste. Highly recommend to anyone looking for an escape. Lovely walks and friendly town.
We had a great time at 27 Horsefair - the cottage was just absolutely perfect and very clean, we especially loved using the fireplace! It was beautifully decorated, had everything you need and also located a 5 min walk to the town where there are lots of things to do and see, as well as an abundance of great pubs. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a trip to the Cotswolds! Thank you very much!
A fantastic stay in a great location within Malmesbury. close to the main high street/thoroughfare but also removed enough to find parking easily outside when we returned. Also very easy access to nearby public footpaths to cross the Avon into the nearby farmland for some stunning autumnal walks and geochaching for the kids. The house itself was wonderfully cosy, very stylish and comfortable. The kitchen is well provisioned, living space cosy and amenities such as Netflix via NowTV box, wifi (adequate for several work video conferences) and a fantastic wood burning stove allowed for a cosy lockdown experience! Steep stairs were tricky for little children but felt safe with the provided stair gate. Would highly recommend.
27 Horsefair is a gorgeous little house, basically in the centre of Malmesbury. Check-in was easy, beds were comfy, kitchen had everything we needed. Thanks for the book of recommendations, we did the river walk which was lovely.
A beautiful townhouse right in the centre of Malmesbury. It was a great base to explore the local area and comfortably accommodate my partner, our 6 month old and my parents. It’s stylishly decorated and has all the amenities you need
The cottage is located within easy walking distance of the charming and historic market town of Malmesbury, which dates back to the Iron Age. History lovers will enjoy visiting the hometown of King Athelstan, first king of all England (924-927), and the 12th Century abbey as well as England’s oldest hotel – Abbey House Gardens. As well as a multitude of shops and curiosities, Malmesbury is home to a number of fantastic restaurants, cafes, bistros and pubs – see Local Amenities for more information!
Just 15 minutes away you will find Tetbury, the antique shopping capital of the Cotswolds The lovely town is teeming with unique antique shops, and an abundance of cafes, boutiques and pubs and of course, Prince Charles’ Tetbury residence inspired shop – Highgrove, where all profits go to The Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation. Westonbirt Arboretum, home to over 2500 different species of tree, is just a short drive away, as is the bigger market town of Cirencester.
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