The Dovecote


5.8 miles NW of Chippenham | Sleeps 2 + cot

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7 Nights from £674

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Peaceful, tranquil and surrounded by gorgeous greenery, welcome to The Dovecote. The clue is in the name, this pretty little hideaway is perfect for a romantic getaway and has been lovingly converted by the owners. Located just off the high street in the village of Grittleton, you have the perfect base to explore the delights of the Cotswolds, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire.

A private gravel driveway leads you to this idyllic location. You will be greeted by a pretty patio, complete with bistro furniture and a private lawned area. Step inside the French doors and you will discover an open plan kitchen/diner and living space. Whether you want to relax over the morning papers or snuggle up on the sofa in the evenings, you can enjoy enticing views through the French doors all year round. The newly refurbished kitchen area offers the perfect space to conjure up an early supper, which you can savour outside, or why not take a stroll down to the local pub which is renowned for its colourful characters, cask ales and pub grub!

The stairs take you up to the first floor with its delightful historical features including an original door with views to the old stone steps to the outside.

The bedroom is serene and inviting with tasteful mix of traditional pieces of furniture and contemporary art. Enjoy the softest sheets and sustainable linen in pastel hues. You are sure to expect a perfect night's sleep and can wake up to glorious views of the surrounding gardens before freshening up in the adjacent shower-room - please note the shower-room is snug with a narrow doorway, so not suitable for those requiring a bit more space. There is also a pull-out bed available for guests to use.

Grittleton is a picturesque Wiltshire village situated on the edge of the Cotswolds and is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, now known as a National Landscape. Both ancient and unspoiled, the Grittleton Estate was formally owned by the Neeld family with one of the most notable buildings in the village being Grittleton House. Formerly an independent school, then a family home, it is now a wedding and event venue.

The village has a history dating for many centuries and lies near to the Fosse Way, Roman road and boasts an excellent village pub, The Neeld Arms - this 17th Century country inn boasts roaring log fires in the winter and has areas to eat outside in the summer. Alternatively, the award-winning Salutation Inn at The Gibb is on the edge of the parish of Castle Combe and well worth a visit.

As locations go, Grittleton is the perfect base to explore a wide variety of attractions including the many pretty villages in the Cotswolds. An eight minute drive takes you to the pretty village of Castle Combe - famously dubbed as a filmmaker's paradise the village has featured on the big screen in many films including War Horse, Dr Dolittle and Stardust. Look out for the cottages selling homemade cake outside their doors and the nearby hamlet of Tiddleywink too!

For those needing a bit of retail therapy, the cosmopolitan city of Bath is just 15 miles away and is a shoppers paradise, with its unbeatable choice of independent retailers selling tempting one-of-a-kind items. For the culture vulture there is an impressive array of museums and galleries to choose from. Let's not forget the ancient Roman Spa - a must see visit, or why not spoil yourself in the luxurious facilities at the modern Thermae Spa.

Manor House Golf Club, Castle Combe Racing Circuit and the famous home of the Badminton Horse Trials and deer park are all within easy reach.

Ground Floor

Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV and log-effect electric fire. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave and fridge

First Floor

Bedroom with king-size double bed (5')

Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin


  • No pets
  • Travel cot
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub .25 miles
  • Patio furniture and barbecue
  • 2 NS Heaters