Overlooking a timeless view of gently rolling hills and tree-lined fields dotted with fluffy sheep, Bluebell Cottage is a delightfully charming Cotswold escape. It sits within the beautiful Euridge Estate and offers a welcoming retreat for up to six guests. It’s dog-friendly too, so you can bring your four-legged friends to explore the network of footpaths which run uphill and down dale across the countryside. To the front of Bluebell, a gently sloping lawn provides a place for outdoor games, and sunset drinks on warm evenings. The garden is shared with Peartree Cottage next door, but there is plenty of room for all.
Bluebell sits in the middle of a terrace of three pretty stone cottages that date to 1877. Lying on a tiny lane with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside, this is a place of peace and tranquillity, where the sounds of nature are the backdrop to your stay.
As you step through the front door you’re greeted by a spacious and light-filled living and dining room. Pale blues and greys add to the sense of calm. The ground floor then flows through to an inner hall where you’ll find a well-equipped kitchen and the bathroom, which if you position the doors just-so, enables you to lie in the clawfoot bath and gaze through the front door to the fabulous view! There’s also a handy cloakroom too. On the first floor are three pretty bedrooms with high ceilings and sash windows, two look out of the front lawn and hills beyond, and the third has views to the rear of the cottage.
The large, gently sloping lawn to the front of Bluebell is yours to enjoy in conjunction with any guests who may be staying in neighbouring Peartree Cottage. There’s lots of space and it’s the perfect spot for children to let off steam, perhaps spread a picnic blanket for an outdoor feast or just sit and soak in the views. There’s a charcoal barbecue for guests to use (please bring your own charcoal).
The stable front door opens into a little wooden porch which in turn leads into the spacious living and dining room. A décor of pale colours and fabrics and a large sash window to the front fill the room with light. A comfy three-seater sofa and two armchairs offer a cosy spot to relax in front of the gas wood-burner effect stove or curl up with a good book if the view beyond the windows doesn’t distract you. There’s a Smart TV with an integrated DVD player mounted on the chimney breast above the fire and the cupboard on the left is where you’ll find DVDs and games. The occasional tables with reading lamps cast a gentle glow over the room as night falls. The country-style dining table seats six guests comfortably, the gorgeous glass light fitting above adds a little modern style to this traditional cottage.
The inner hall leads to the kitchen, which is a traditionally styled but well-equipped room. Wooden cupboards house all the equipment needed for a self-catering stay and you’ll also find a dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, and a Nespresso coffee machine. The washing machine is in the cupboard under the stairs. A drop-leaf table is positioned underneath the window making a cosy place for breakfast or providing additional counter space if needed.
This spacious family bathroom houses a large walk-in shower with both a rainfall shower head and a hand-held one, and a double-ended clawfoot bath, where you can soak the cares of the world away. There’s also a toilet and a hand basin with a mirror and shaver point above it.
A large sash window immediately draws you to the far-reaching views over the valley beyond and allows plenty of light to fill this pretty room. The high ceiling, complete with a chandelier adds to the airy feel. The room is furnished with a double bed, twin bedside tables with reading lamps stand either side of the bed and storage comes care of a large built-in cupboard with hanging space and a chest of drawers. A vintage wall mirror reflects the view into the room.
Offering the same wonderful views as bedroom one, this double room features a high ceiling, the perfect foil for the delicate chandelier, three-drawer bedside tables stand on either side of the bed and are topped with elegant glass lamps. A single wardrobe provides plenty of storage.
Overlooking the peaceful lane to the rear of Bluebell, the third bedroom is an elegant king-size room with a metal bed frame, which is designed to look like leather straps. Three arched sash windows line one wall, allowing lots of light to flow in. The large wooden wardrobe gives plenty of space for unpacking and there’s an ornate full-length wall mirror, which reflects the high ceiling and chandelier light fitting.
Step beyond the front door and you’ll find a huge lawned garden, which is shared with Peartree Cottage next door, however, the sheer size means there is plenty of room for all to enjoy. It’s a great space for garden games, or to just sit at the table and chairs, cook up a feast on the charcoal barbecue and soak in the beautiful views. To the rear of the cottage, there is a further shared lawn area with a washing line. There is parking for two vehicles in a parking area, which is around 50 yards from the cottage.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms across 1 king-size and 2 doubles
Bathrooms: 1 – ground floor bathroom with bath and separate shower and a ground floor cloakroom
Parking for 2 cars
Dog-friendly – max. 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome for an additional fee
Large, enclosed garden, shared with Peartree Cottage next door.
Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags, washing machine detergent
Bathroom essentials: toilet paper and REN toiletries
Heating and hot water via central heating with a central thermostat control
Smart TV with an integrated DVD player
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, coffee machine (Nespresso), utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses), cafetiere, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, bread bin, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
Washing machine (in the cupboard under the stairs)
Ironing board, iron, clothes dryer, outdoor washing line
Baby/Child Equipment: high chair, travel cot (cot linen not supplied), stairgate
Outdoor patio/seating area
Garden furniture: Garden table and chairs
BBQ (charcoal) – please provide your own charcoal
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
There is a village shop in Colerne (2 miles) for forgotten essentials. For superb local produce, the award-winning Allington Farm Shop (6 miles) offers a fantastic range of fresh food and essential and speciality grocery items. In Chippenham (8 miles) you’ll find Sainsbury’s, Tesco, and a little Waitrose. Nearby Bath has a wealth of fabulous shops, cafes, and restaurants for all your needs. All the major supermarkets deliver to Euridge.
Restaurant Hywel Jones at Lucknam Park for a Michelin-star dining experience (1.7 miles)
The White Hart for a traditional village pub meal (2 miles)
Methuen Arms, Corsham. A stunning Georgian coaching inn (6 miles)
Bluebell Cottage is surrounded by a network of footpaths, and you can walk for miles in either direction. Take a stroll through Colerne Park and Monks Wood, an ancient woodland with a river running through it.
Places to Visit:
Castle Combe (4.2 miles)
Corsham Court (6.6 miles)
Bath (10 miles)
Train - Chippenham Railway Station (7.9 miles) has regular services from London Paddington, and Bath Spa Station (8 miles) has services from London, Cardiff, and Southampton.
Taxis – Colerne Taxi (Graham); JJ Taxi (Steve)
There is so much to see and discover in the Cotswolds, why not take a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
It is our policy not to take bookings for single-sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years
Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted
2 well-behaved dogs are welcome. An additional fee per pet applies
The front garden is shared with Peartree Cottage next door, there is lots of room for all to enjoy
The bathroom is on the ground floor
Bluebell Cottage can be booked in conjunction with Ivy Cottage and Peartree Cottage which are next door, for families or friends wanting to travel together but have their own space. You can share the properties between your group, but please bear in mind that there is no space for you to all dine together. Each property is dog friendly and accepts a maximum of two dogs each, with a fee per pet payable on booking.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
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Bluebell Cottages sits on the Euridge Manor Estate just a few miles from the historical city of Bath and the market town of Chippenham. Castle Combe, regarded as one of the prettiest spots in the Cotswolds, is only 4 miles away. Set in the southern stretches of the Cotswolds you only need journey a short distance north of the M4 to uncover a wealth of treasures such as the renowned Westonbirt Arboretum, Highgrove House and Gardens, the country retreat of HRH The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall and the charming town of Tetbury. The whole area is criss-crossed with footpaths winding through the countryside to quaint villages and friendly local pubs.
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