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Lock Keeper's Cottage

 Lock Keeper's Cottage
4 reviews
Lock Keeper's Cottage
The sitting room has a woodburning stove
The dining area opens out onto the garden
The sitting room has a woodburning stove
The dining area opens out onto the garden
The well-planned kitchen area
The double bedroom
The twin bedroom
The third bedroom is a single
The main bathroom has a roll-top bath
The main bathroom has a roll-top bath
The main bathroom
There is a separate shower room
A narrow boat 'locking through' on the Kennet and Avon Canal
A narrow boat 'locking through'
Lock Keeper's Cottage
Lock Keeper's Cottage
The field beyond the garden
The Kennet & Avon Canal from the bridge
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Seend, Wiltshire, England
As the name implies, this cottage once housed the keeper whose job it was to operate the lock immediately adjacent to it. Recently renovated to a high standard, the cottage now offers bright and comfortable accommodation with a grandstand view of narrowboats on the Kennet and Avon Canal, either moored to the bank or moving slowly along and `locking through` just beyond the garden.

Lock Keeper's Cottage has been thoughtfully redesigned to provide light and surprisingly large spaces and is a very pleasant base for exploring this interesting area.

The cottage is graded 4 stars by Visit Britain.

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About the Manager, Nicholas Pash (Property Manager Hideaways)
Languages spoken: German, English, French
Calendar Updated: 48 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2013
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0
Based on 579 reviews and 155 properties
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Hideaways is fully Payment Card Industry compliant and we offer secure online booking on the hideaways co uk website. When your final payment is made we provide detailed information about the property you are booking, including detailed route directions and/or Google map, property address, key details and welcoming arrangements.
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St John-in-Cornwall, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
270 reviews
91 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We visited Lock Keepers Cottage for a week in August 2015. Set in a stunning location, with the garden opening up onto the Kennet & Avon canal. We were four adults and were lucky enough to have excellent weather for the whole week. We spent much of our time sitting at the lockside and helping boaters through the lock and...

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Thank you for your useful comments about your time at Lock Keeper's Cottage They will be very helpful for future visitors looking to book this accommodation and it is always useful to receive feedback on your stay. We're so glad you enjoyed your time and we hope we will be able to welcome you back in the near future. Hideaways...


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Braintree, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed at the lock keepers cottage for a week, we were two adults and two teenagers. The cottage is to a very high standard, well equipped and very clean. More importantly it has bags of character and is very comfortable. I liked the dining area where we had family meals looking out on the countryside, there are two sitting...

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Thank you for your very positive comments about your stay at Lock Keeper's Cottage. They will be very helpful for future visitors looking to book this accommodation. We're so glad you enjoyed your time in this beautiful area and we hope we will be able to welcome you back in the near future. Hideaways Reservations team.


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Workington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 June 2014 for a stay in February 2014

My family and I stayed here earlier this year and we were very pleasantly supplied with the cottage. We were a party of four adults and we had plenty of space.The building itself if lovely and very well equipped with the canal boats drifting by outside the windows. Places to eat are just along the tow path and the locals...

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Thank you for your positive comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay back in February and found the cottage suitable for your needs. Hideaways Reservations team.


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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
Additional amenities & feature info
This is all at ground floor level. Entrance to lobby and hallway. Large, bright kitchen/dining area with French windows leading out to the garden. Comfortable sitting room with woodburner. Two bedrooms off sitting room, one double and one twin. Further (very small) single bedroom off hall. Bathroom/wc with roll-top bath. Further shower room/wc.
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Not suitable for children under 8, except babes in arms.
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15 Jul 2017 -
25 Aug 2017
Peak Summer
3 nights
26 Aug 2017 -
1 Sep 2017
August Bank Holiday
3 nights
2 Sep 2017 -
15 Sep 2017
3 nights
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About the neighbourhood
If you fancy exploring the canal yourself, narrow boat trips can be arranged at Bradford-on-Avon or you can just follow the towpath, which affords scenic walks - to a conveniently placed pub “The Barge Inn” in one direction!

The whole area contains much of interest for day excursions: Longleat House and Safari Park, Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, Bowood House, Spa and golf course and Lacock Abbey are all within easy reach by car, while the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, a World Heritage site, is only 20 miles away.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Bristol Airport: 50.0 km
Railway: Bath: 25.0 km
Full route details will be provided at the time of booking.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive.
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