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Church Farm Country Cottages
Whitwick, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Brilliant Staff – Wonderful Location”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

I stayed at Church Farm Cottages with my husband, baby, and dogs and am truly happy with my experience. The staff were brilliant, friendly, accommodating, and welcoming. The cottages were comfortable and clean, and the pool and games room were a great addition to the holiday. The cottages are a perfect distance to Bath and Bradford-on-Avon. My family and I go to Bath quite a lot for business / holiday and we are looking forward to booking at Church Farm Cottages again soon.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Trish B, Owner at Church Farm Country Cottages, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you at Church Farm again soon. Trish Bowles
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

We have just come back from a wonderful mid-week break at Church Farm cottages. The cottages have been converted really well and offer an excellent base for exploring a beautiful part of the world.

Our cottage (Moncrate) had two bedrooms, a good sized bathroom and a lounge/kitchen area which was more than adequate for four adults (myself my wife and our two teenage children).

On site there is also a swimming pool and a really handy games room with table tennis, pool table and table football along with DVD and book library too.

They have put a lot of effort into helping you on rainy days if you can't get out and walk or sightsee etc. We played board games and table tennis etc one afternoon when it was wet but had a brilliant time all the same.

Finally a very handy laundry room was also available to help dry off wet clothes, iron or wash things as needed.

We were also offered a free breakfast at nearby Hartley Farm Shop (well worth a visit anyway) also owned by the same family.

The local pub The Seven Stars is also worth a visit (or three!) the food is amazing and the beer chosen on barrel the week we were there (Cornish Knocker) was heavenly. The friendly services of the staff was a delight too.

Near the cottages, you can walk around Winsley easily enough, you can walk down to the canal and head into beautiful Bradford on Avon or go the other way up to the engineering brilliance of Dundas's aqueduct (there is also one at nearby Avoncliff too). Clever guy.

Bath is nearby via bus or car (buses bring you back late at night too if you fancy a drink and don't want to drive) timetables are in the cottages. Bath is always worth a visit. A mixture of Roman, Georgian and Victorian architecture make it a place to explore. Retail therapy is evident too but all laid out in a tasteful style.

We would highly recommend these cottages and will be planning on returning at some point when diaries allow again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Trish B, Guest Relations Manager at Church Farm Country Cottages, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Thank you for your kind review. You have highlighted a number of areas here that guests often miss. Glad you made great use of it all. Hope to welcome you all back again one day.

Best wishes,
Tim
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Reviewed 30 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed here in August for a week in the Staperly' cottage. It was the perfect size for two adults and two children. Whilst the accommodation is on the small size (not surprising given its a converted farm building!), it was spotlessly clean, tastefully furnished and equipped with everything you could need. The location is handy for Bath and Bradford on Avon train station nearby gets you easily into London for the day. On site there is a games room and nice pool, which our kids (11 and 15) enjoyed using. Owner was very friendly and the cream tea on arrival and complimentary breakfast at the nearby farm shop were a nice touch. All in ll, we had a great stay, would highly recommend it and will certainly go back again some time. Many thanks!

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Trish B, Guest Relations Manager at Church Farm Country Cottages, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Wonderful. We enjoy receiving reviews like this. Thank you for your kind words and we're pleased you all enjoyed yourselves.

Best wishes,

Tim
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Stockton-on-Tees
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Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

We've just enjoyed a lovely break at these cottages. Our welcome was very friendly and included a tour of the games room and pool. The rooms had a complimentary cream tea waiting and we clean and very comfy. The cottages aren't huge but we had 5 in our cottage lounge easily enough.
The kitchen was well equipped and included the main equipment as well as the simple bits like condiments.

Location wise, you're within 30 minutes of Longleat and Bath. There are also lots of lovely villages and other sites to explore.

The neighbouring farm shop has a great range and the village of Winsley has a supermarket and excellent pub (The Seven Stars).

Overall, this was a wonderful stay and I'd recommend these cottages without any hesitation

  • Stayed August 2013
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Trish B, Guest Relations Manager at Church Farm Country Cottages, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would recommend us to others. The cream tea is an essential start to a break in the west country! Hope to see you again one day

Best wishes,

Tim
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Buckinghamshire
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

We had an excellent 4 night stay at the Old Granary. The property is a barn conversion. It was exceptionally clean and well appointed with five bedrooms catering for up to 12 guests. The kitchen had plenty of room including a central kitchen table and a large American style fridge freezer. We really appreciated the gift of scones, clotted cream and milk upon our arrival. There's a large dining area to the front of the property that easily catered for our family group. The living room has Sky TV, and seating for twelve. The Wifi was very helpful as mobile phone reception was inconsistent. The bedrooms had quality bedding and ample storage. The garden has large outside seating and a BBQ. The swimming pool was loved by the kids. The location is great, with many local attractions (E.g. Bath, Longleat Safari, Canals and Bradford Upon Avon). Overall the experience was top class - Thank you Steve, Trish and Tim!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Trish B, Guest Relations Manager at Church Farm Country Cottages, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Delighted to hear you all had a good time with us and thank you for your kind words. The Old Granary is often a hit with families. Good to know you enjoyed all the facilities and provisions. Hope to see you again one day.

Best wishes,

Tim
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Surrey
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

This was our second stay at the cottages and although excellent first time round, they had managed to improve with more good quality home comforts in the cottages and a marquee in the field for group entertaining undercover. The location is perfect for walking and cycling and the farm shop and cafe serves top quality local foods (Jamie Oliver style)

I was particularly impressed with the local ladies who work there, helpful, cheerful and efficient !!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Trish B, Guest Relations Manager at Church Farm Country Cottages, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Thanks once again for visiting and for your kind review. Delighted you and the family made great use of all our facilities here and the new marquee shelter. It has been a stunning summer but its good to have back up just in case. Hope to welcome you all back again next year.

Many thanks,

Tim
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Well run and organised , very clean , many facilities available with the added bonus of a farm shop . Central to Bath ,Bradford on Avon and the Canals .Has a country feel with the added bonus of a pool and walks.Units have plenty of Character , eventhough a bit small ,however some are larger.There is outdoor sitting ,,however-close to neighbours , the traffic may or may not be an issue. If you want Internet access , forget it ...the office comes first and guests have to wait until the offpeak times .It is fast at midnight.It is very quite at night ,rooms are double glazed . Baths are provided and it all works well if you need somewhere outside of busy Bath. A free breakfast and eggs from the Farm Shop is an added bonus. Not dissapointed , however a bit surprised as pictures on the Internet make it look better. In school holiday time expect dogs and children,,this may or may not affect your stay .

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Trish B, Guest Relations Manager at Church Farm Country Cottages, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Thank you for your positive comments and glad you enjoyed your stay. Regarding your issues with the internet, as we explained we had a bad week thanks to being so far from our exchange. This has now improved, thankfully, but apologies for it being temperamental. The office has a seperate line and the cottages have the better performing of the two.

Best wishes,

Tim
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Property: Church Farm Country Cottages
Address: Winsley | Bradford on Avon, Winsley BA15 2JH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Winsley
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Winsley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Church Farm Country Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family run single storey farm cottages tastefully converted from old cow byres with beams and vaulted ceilings. Working sheep farm in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Superb indoor heated swimming pool and games room. Three 2-person cottages and four 4-person cottages. Also 12-person four star gold award barn, The Old Granary (5 bedrooms/3 bathrooms) 3/4 mile. Ample free parking. Free Wifi. Individual patios with own garden furniture and shared garden. 24hour Laundry room. Village pub, The Seven Stars, serving good food and local ales 500 metres. Hartley Farm Shop and kitchen on neighbouring farm. Regular buses and train stations at Bradford on Avon (2 miles) and Bath (5 miles). Weekend, Midweek and weekly stays. Minimum two night stay at weekend. Welcome cream tea on arrival. Families, Pets, Cyclists and Walkers welcome. Gold Green Tourism award. Book online. ... more   less 
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Church Farm Country Cottages Hotel Bradford-On-Avon

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