A beautiful holiday cottage in the lovely village of Castle Combe, Wiltshire

The Village

Voted England’s prettiest village, Castle Combe is the perfect destination should you wish to relax, walk and enjoy the slow pace of country life or visit the cosmopolitan cities of Bath & Bristol.

The Gates is set in the very heart of the idyllic village of Castle Combe; little has changed since the 15th Century with no street lights or TV aerials to detract from its ancient beauty. All the buildings are listed and nestled in the wooded Cotswold valley, the peaceful, tranquil atmosphere is absolutely breathtaking. It is only a short drive from the cosmopolitan cities of Bath and Bristol, each offering a fantastic array of shops, restaurants, theatres and bars.

The Coach House
The Market Cross in Castle Combe
Looking up to the market cross in Castle Combe

The House

Staying at the Gates is a unique experience; beautifully refurbished but retaining all its character, the three bedroom cottage sleeps six in total luxury and comfort.

Exterior of The Gates in Castle Combe
The Kitchen at The Gates
Detail image of the lounge

The Bedrooms

The Gothic Room

The Gothic Bedroom

With a fabulous king size iron bed set under the centuries old oak beams towering above your head, this master bedroom simply oozes with character, When not sleeping, have a bath, watch TV or pull back the sumptuous silk curtains to enjoy a perfect view of the village market place!

The Twin Room

The Twin Room

With a pair of antique French beds, a ‘plank and muntin’ wall, made from rescued floor boards after the cottage was destroyed in a devastating fire in 2002, this bedroom is absolutely delightful.

The Cream Room

The Cream Bedroom

With a pretty antique French double bed and complementary furniture, this bedroom also has the benefit of an ensuite walk in shower, hand basin and WC. The view from the window is the beautiful churchyard grounds.

The Shower Room

The Main Shower Room
Beautifully Fitted Shower Room

The main shower room is of a very contemporary design; with natural stone mosaic tiles and mirrored wall. The large walk in shower has a drench showerhead for relaxing under after a long walk in the beautiful Cotswold countryside.

The Lounge

The Lounge
Wall Mounted TV

The lounge, with its exposed beams is a cosy room to relax in comfort; a large stone fireplace contains a warming log burning stove, adjacent is a wall mounted TV to relax and watch a DVD, digital channels or simply listen to music on your favourite radio station.

The Kitchen

Full Sized Family Kitchen

Perfect for cosy evenings staying in for dinner the kitchen has all the conveniences of a modern workspace but all the charm of a cottage kitchen. The large oak table and chairs have a view through the leaded window to the pretty churchyard. It is very well equipped with everything from a cafetiere to an egg cup! There is a dishwasher, ceramic hob and electric oven, microwave, retro fridge freezer and washing machine.

The Location

Local areas of interest and things to do

Castle Combe is situated in the south Cotswolds and within 10 minutes of the M4 motorway, under 100 miles from central London. Nearby towns are Chippenham, Tetbury and Marlborough. Bath is only 12 miles away and Bristol 22 miles.

Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire

Nearby places of interest

  • Lacock Abbey
  • Bath Spa
  • Corsham Court
  • Bowood House
  • Dyrham Park

Things to do

  • The Manor House Golf Club, Castle Combe
  • Castle Combe Racing Circuit
  • Shopping in Bath or Bristol
  • Badminton Horse Trials (May)
  • Endless Cotswold Walks
Dyrham Park - Near Bath (National Trust)

At a Glance

The Gates A lovely cottage in the centre of the beautiful village of Castle Combe, Wiltshire.
Sleeps 6 3 Bedrooms:
  • Master bedroom with beautiful gothic window and freestanding bath.
  • Double bedroom with ensuite shower/toilet overlooking the ancient churchyard.
  • Twin bedroom overlooking the medieval village cross.
Other facilities
  • Ground floor kitchen.
  • Sitting room with log burner.
  • Ground floor cloakroom.
  • Inner hallway.
  • First floor bathroom with shower.
  • WiFi.
  • No pets.
  • No smoking.
  • No garden.
The village
  • Beautiful ancient village surrounded by stunning countryside.
  • Two Pubs - The Castle Inn and the White Hart.
  • The Manor House - 5 Star Hotel and Restaurant with Spa and Golf Course.
  • Bybrook River.
  • On street parking.
Location / Attractions
  • 5 miles from Chippenham.
  • 12 miles from The City of Bath.
  • Lacock Abbey (National Trust).
  • Towns of interest - Malmesbury, Tetbury.
  • Badminton Horse Trials (Held annually in May).
  • Stunning local walks.

Contact us

Please contact Alyson Ryan for any booking enquiries
Telephone: 07967 611527


The Gates, Market Place, Castle Combe, Wiltshire, SN14 7HT