Forming part of the Euridge Estate, Ivy Cottage boasts a gloriously rural location with far-reaching views across the valley. As the end cottage in a pretty terrace of three, this is a charming place to stay amidst a gentle landscape untouched by time. Tucked into the countryside, yet only a few miles from the historic city of Bath, this delightful dog-friendly cottage offers the best of both worlds. There are miles of footpaths from the front door and a good food pub a ten-minute drive away. Sleeping nine guests (maximum of eight adults) over four bedrooms, including a bunk room that younger guests will love, a cosy living room with a wood-burning stove, a large, characterful kitchen-diner and a private patio overlooking the rolling countryside, Ivy Cottage is the picture-perfect Cotswold escape.
Lying at the end of a country lane, surrounded by the most beautiful of views, Ivy Cottage is the epitome of an English idyll. As you pass the entrance to Euridge Manor and continue on past tree-lined fields, the sound of birdsong filling the air, the cares of the world seem to drift away.
This time-weathered stone cottage offers space and character, with all the creature comforts needed for a stay in the country. On the ground floor, you’ll find a fabulous kitchen-diner, a comfortable living room with a cosy wood-burning stove and a Smart TV, the bunk bed room and both of the two bathrooms. There’s also a rear porch, which is perfect for leaving outdoor gear and drying off wet doggies after a ramble through the countryside. Upstairs are three further bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, one with twin beds and one with a double bed.
Step outside and there’s a private patio with a large wooden dining table and chairs to seat eight along with a shady sun parasol. The views from here are just mesmerising whatever the time of year. Linger here and watch the sheep playing in the fields below and birds of prey, including the impressive red kites in the skies above you. To the rear is a shared grass area with a washing line and a pathway which runs along the back of the three cottages.
A covered porch leads into a flagstone floored entrance hall, to one side a rail with coat hooks, and to the other a cupboard, which houses the washing machine and tumble dryer. There’s also a large, full-length wall mirror.
This cosy room maximises the space with bunk beds, on the bottom is a double bed, the top bed is a single, and at one end is a wooden step ladder for ease of access. Storage comes in the form of a double wardrobe and a five-drawer chest; the rich wooden floor is topped with a sheepskin rug and the deep-set window looks out to the rear.
The first of the two bathrooms features a step-in shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
With original flagstone floors, exposed roof beams, double doors to the patio and a huge wooden dining table, which can doubtless tell a few stories, this lovely room is the heart of the cottage. The kitchen is well-equipped with everything practical needed for a self-catering stay, including a large fridge-freezer and dishwasher. The cream cupboards are topped with dark wooden work surfaces giving a stylish finish. A large much-loved wooden dining table seats eight in comfort and is where everything from long, lazy breakfasts to elegant evening meals can be enjoyed. Should the weather not be kind it’s also a great space for arts and crafts. The dining room also features a large sideboard, and a glass-topped dresser, inside is plenty of cookery books should inspiration be needed.
The inner hall leads to the living room, which is a wide and welcoming room with warm wooden floors, a pair of arched sash windows and a wood-burning stove. Two comfortable sofas and a pair of armchairs provide plenty of seating and entertainment comes in the form of a large Smart TV. Vibrant artwork and occasional tables with reading lamps create a cosy atmosphere.
The second bathroom boasts a clawfoot bath and a separate walk-in shower along with a WC and twin hand basins with a large mirror and shaver point above them. Three shelves provide storage for your toiletries.
This pretty room has wonderful views to the front of the cottage and across the valley. The French-style upholstered double bed is made up with soft linens and floor-length curtains frame the sash window. Night console tables topped with glass reading lamps and a double wardrobe with plenty of hanging space complete the room.
Boasting the same magical views, this comfortable bedroom is decorated in shades of grey and blue and is furnished with a king-size bed, bedside tables with reading lamps, a wardrobe, and a dressing table with a three-way mirror. There is also a leaning, full-length floor mirror. A sheepskin rug on the wooden floor keeps toes cosy.
This cosy room is peaceful and serene and overlooks the rear of the cottage. A pretty rattan headboard frames the double bed and wooden bedside tables topped with lamps are placed on either side. Floor-length botanical print curtains add a gentle splash of colour and a large double wardrobe with plenty of hanging space and two drawers offers lots of storage. There’s even a dressing table and stool with a three-way mirror.
As you arrive at Ivy Cottage a stone path leads down to the front door and around the side to the private patio, where you’ll find a large wooden dining table and chairs to seat eight guests comfortably. There’s also a large shady parasol for sunny days. It’s a delightful place to sit with a morning coffee or enjoy evening drinks and alfresco dining. The large grass area to the front of the cottages is the shared garden for neighbouring Bluebell and Peartree Cottage. There are two parking spaces for Ivy Cottage.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 8+1 in 4 bedrooms across 1 x king-size, 2 x doubles (1 can be a twin on request) and 1 bunk room
Parking for 2 cars
Dog-friendly – max. 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome
Fireplace with wood burner – one bag of logs and kindling is supplied
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 central heating with a central thermostat control
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, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
Ironing board, iron, outdoor washing line* (*shared with the adjacent cottages)
Baby/Child Equipment: high chair, travel cot (cot linen not supplied) and stairgate
Outdoor patio/seating area
Garden furniture: Wooden table to seat 8 and a sun parasol
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. There is a fish stall (Kens) there every Tuesday. In Chippenham (8 miles) you’ll find Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons, Lidl, Aldi, M&S 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 (1.7 miles)
The White Hart (2 miles)
Methuen Arms, Corsham (6 miles)
Walks: Ivy 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)
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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. Ivy Cottage sleeps 9 (maximum of 8 adults)
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome. An additional fee applies.
The two bathrooms are on the ground floor.
Ivy Cottage can be booked in conjunction with Bluebell 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
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Ivy Cottages sits on the Euridge Manor in a beautifully rural setting, 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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