27 Horsefair | Malmesbury, Cotswolds | Family & Dog Friendly
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27 Horsefair


Sleeps 4
Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
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Tucked along a quiet lane just outside of the main high street 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.
Full Description

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.

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch:
Enter the property into a useful porch area, with coat hooks, an umbrella stand and room for muddy boots!

Sitting Room:
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.

First Floor

Bedroom One:
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.

Second Floor

Bedroom Two:
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


  • Bedroom One - Double
  • Bedroom Two - Double
  • 1 Bathroom - Walk-in shower, bathtub, WC and washbasin
  • Hairdryer - 1
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 4
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - Access to Freesat channels via a Sky TV box and access to online streaming apps including Netflix via a NOW TV box
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair


  • Dog friendly - 1 well-behaved dog is welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • Parking - On-street parking
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

Malmesbury is well-equipped with a plethora of independent stores, eateries and supermarkets, making catering for your stay at 27 Horsehair a breeze. For a special treat in the morning, head to Hobbs House Bakery (5-minute walk) for a fresh loaf, pastry or piping hot coffee, before heading to Thomas of Malmesbury butchers (10-minute walk) for your fresh picks of the finest meat from across the region. Health food lovers should also pop their heads into The Wild Food Company on the High Street, where a host of healthy, organic and vegetarian goodies can be found. For those who prefer to buy all their groceries in one place, Malmesbury town centre is home to a Co-Operative Food and Premier Express, whilst a larger Waitrose store sits just on the outskirts of the town; a 2-minute drive or 5-minute walk from the cottage.

Eating Out:
  • La Campagna (300 metres)
  • The Birdcage (300 metres)
  • The Smoking Dog (0.5 miles)

We recommend the Malmesbury River Walk, a fantastic circular walk which you can join directly from the cottage’s front door. Following the River Avon as it meanders its way around the outskirts of the town, this gentle 2-mile stroll through Malmesbury’s streets and picturesque fields takes in a host of the town’s ancient landmarks, including Daniel’s Well, Malmesbury’s 19th century Silk Mills, The Old Courthouse and the pretty Abbey House Gardens, as well as giving you the opportunity to experience the beauty of the riverbanks and the wildlife it attracts. The perfect way to discover this Saxon hilltop town’s rich history whilst enjoying as much fresh Cotswold air as you can.

Places to Visit:
  • Abbey House Gardens (300 metres)
  • Malmesbury Abbey (300 metres)
  • Althestan Museum (500 metres)
  • Train - Chippenham Station (10 miles), which has regular direct trains to Bristol and London
  • Taxis - Malmesbury Taxis, Abbey Taxis Malmesbury, S A Taxi, Swift Taxi
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences.
  • Parking - Street parking and car parks nearby.
  • 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.


Beautiful cottage in a great location, had everything we needed for our stay. Had a lovely walk down to the river, where we were able to let the dog off the lead, and then round behind the Abbey and back into town. We were able to park just up the road.

| 08/03/2024

It was central to town with lovely furnishings and it was impeccably clean. Perfect for us and our 2 children. The beds were comfy, and the location was perfect. Check-in was seamless, and we enjoyed every second.

| 10/02/2024

Great location with plenty of walks in the surrounding countryside and it was blissfully quiet at night. I visited when the weather was cold and a bit drizzly in December but that didn't make it any less beautiful. The home is a delight with everything you might need if staying in and cooking.A short stroll down the hill is Michael's the Butchers/deli, which also serves a fabulous breakfast, and a little bit further along The Old Bell Hotel was looking very festive and I enjoyed a delicious dinner there. For a small town, there are many great places to eat, local butchers, bakers and a Waitrose all within easy walking distance. It's a fantastic base to tour the area from should you wish to visit larger places such as Bath and only a short drive away are Castle Coombe, Lacock, Avebury, Marlborough and Ramsbury. There are some great dining spots in and around this area such as Whatley Manor or Bybrook and there are also some fantastic pubs.

| 03/12/2023

A beautiful cottage in a small south Cotswold town and an ideal location for travel. It’s a comfortable dwelling with good bedrooms, a bathroom shower and a living room. Perfect for a few day's break!

| 26/10/2023

We had a lovely comfortable stay, the cottage was spotlessly clean and very well-equipped. Tastefully decorated and nicely furnished. Thank you.

| 19/09/2023


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.