• About The Carthouse

    Peacefully set amidst meadows and woodland on the edge of a village, this delightful and spacious converted barn enjoys comfortable holiday accommodation in a courtyard setting and its own private terrace and garden. Set just a short stroll from the local dining pub, it makes an excellent base for a relaxing break, within easy reach of the Cotswolds, Bath, Stonehenge, Westonbirt Arboretum and Cotswold Water Park – all a short drive. Malmesbury’s 12th-century abbey and famous gardens, quaint shops and restaurants are just 3 miles.
    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed, beams and French doors. Dining area/kitchen with quarry tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Wet room with shower seat and toilet.
    Woodburner in living room (Oct-Apr, initial fuel inc). Oil CH by meter reading. Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi inc. Cot. H/chair. DVD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. Enclosed garden with terrace and furniture. BBQ. Parking. Wheelchair access.

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      1 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      Yes 1 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Ground floor facilities
      Ground floor facilities
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Horse riding nearby
      Horse riding nearby
    • Romantic collection
      Romantic collection
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Wheelchair access
      Wheelchair access
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Bed lin included
      Bed lin included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Ground floor wet room
      Ground floor wet room
    • Walk-in shower/bath
      Walk-in shower/bath
    • Entrance ramp/level access
      Entrance ramp/level access
    • Bath/shower seat
      Bath/shower seat
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo

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    7.9 out of 10 – based on 24 reviews

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    out of 10

    The owner, Jan, came to greet us, which we appreciated. She made a comment about the cleaner not having put the heating on. In fact, the cottage was freezing! This wasn't the best start to a winter break. A nice touch would be to at least make sure the chill has been taken off. The cottage looks lovely in the photographs, but it seems they were taken some time ago. The property is tired-looking and dated, and could do with bathroom and kitchen fittings, some furniture, and tableware being renewed and updated. When we read previous reviews, we realised that some issues (eg. Heated towel rail in bathroom not working) had been raised, but, apparently, not dealt with. Whilst not a 'dirty' home, there were aspects which do need attention - cobwebs, stained bedlinen, with dog hairs on the sheet, and towels which smelled as though they had already been used, to mention just a few things. The feather quilt was lovely and warm, but we felt that the short, light cotton curtains were inadequate for winter. Whilst we realised beforehand that the cost of heating was not included, we had no idea how much to budget for this. The arrival information notes stated that the oil costs 0.60 per unit, which still was meaningless to us. Whilst it's true that everyone has different heating needs, we feel sure that the cottage is too cold for anyone to completely do without heating. If the costs were stated up-front as 'average so-much per hour with showers every day, and radiators kept on...’, this would make it possible for potential renters to make a more-informed decision. Better still, why not increase the price of the rental to include heating during the winter?

    Confirmed guest, 2019-02-15



    out of 10

    It was a great relaxing break. The only major disappointing aspect was the Talk Talk wifi. It basically didn't work. We could connect to it but it couldn't connect to the internet. We tried everything we could think of to get it working to no avail. So DON'T expect wifi even though it is advertised as having it. The kettle was full of limescale so we descaled it after popping to the shops and buying a descaler. Also the shower was very weak. Apart from that it was an ok time out for us.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-11-26



    out of 10

    Great location for country walks with dog and the bonus of having a nice local pub - Rose & Crown within easy walking distance. :-)

    Confirmed guest, 2018-11-19



    out of 10

    Is a really nice place to stay, lovely living room and plenty of space. Has everything you will need. Only thing we were surprised at was having to pay for the heating on top of the rental fee

    Confirmed guest, 2018-11-12



    out of 10

    Overall we were happy with the Carthouse. Facilities met all of our needs and the location was great. However we found the mattress uncomfortable and the buzzing noise from the meter on the wall in the bedroom irritating as it kept us awake.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-11-02



    out of 10

    The Carthouse was very nice, shame there was road works throughout our stay which was nothing to do with the owner. Everything was very good very quiet, the only thing that we didn't like very much was the shower as the water didn't drain away very well

    Confirmed guest, 2018-10-19



    out of 10

    The garden was perfect for our dog and secure. Cottage was clean, comfortable, spacious and well equipped. It was homely and both beds were comfortable. Parking and access excellent. Lots to see and do. A couple of negatives, the washing machine and dryer were not in the cottage, and were not free. This I felt should be in the details. The washing line in the garden was unusable. Also the heated towel rail was broken when we arrived and when we reported it, were told it wouldn't be fixed during our stay and they knew. Only way to keep towels dry during the week was to use the dryer which we still had to pay for.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-09-21



    out of 10

    Although we really enjoyed our stay in the cart house it would really benefit from an update in the kitchen and bathroom and perhaps a little more general maintenance.’”

    Confirmed guest, 2018-09-03



    out of 10

    We’ve never been to Wiltshire before but was very happy with this area and the cart house was so clean and homely everything you needed was there also the garden was great as we have a puppy the owner was lovely and helpful and welcoming nothing was to much trouble we would stay again as was so peaceful

    Confirmed guest, 2018-08-31



    out of 10

    Lovely peaceful cottage in quiet location but ideal base to visit lots of places nearby. Nice friendly owners. Would definitely recommend.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-08-10



    out of 10

    Many years ago no doubt the cottage was very attractive but it is rather tired looking .The information given needs updating. It in the details, washing m/c, tumble drier but they are not in the apt. ,thay are elsewhere and there is a charge. The terraced garden photography is clever as your immediate view is a demolished building and it's foundation. Privacy level is limited although it is very quiet and peaceful

    Confirmed guest, 2018-07-27



    out of 10

    A real gem. If you want to get away from it all, with an excellent pub within walking distance that serves good food, your own private woodland with swing and very nearby is plenty of history, dating from long barrows of prehistory to medieval churches this is the place for you. Ideal for dog owners. Really lovely, helpful owners. Will definitely be returning.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-07-20



    out of 10

    Lovely peaceful break. Cottage was very well equipped and comfortable.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-07-16



    out of 10

    fabulous location, stunning weather, tranquil and peaceful,nothing to not like

    Confirmed guest, 2018-07-02



    out of 10

    There was not everything mentioned on what was available like no washing machine no barbecue we had to borrow owners after they cleaned it The cooker was very dirty inside dead flys on window ledges we think whole kitchen is in need of a make over very dated old Overall we did not think this was value for money The WiFi was so slow often did not work so difficult to find places to visit. There was no welcome pack And no information folder to information to emergency number neared shop etc . Therefore we felt we could not put any comment in visitor book as we only had negative comments. Overall a disappointing property.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-06-15



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