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


Staying at The Gates is a unique experience. Refurbished in 2008 after being destroyed by a devastating fire, the three bedroom cottage sleeps six in cosy luxury and comfort.

Exterior of The Gates in Castle Combe
The Lounge at The Gates

The Lounge

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 station.

The Lounge
The Sofa in Front of the window in the lounge
luxurious red velvet chair by a window
Table & mirror in the lounge

The Kitchen

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

the kitchen
Breakfast in the kitchen
Dining /Breakfast table in the kitchen
Fully equipped kitchen

The Bedrooms

Master Bedroom

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

The Master Bedroom
View over the Market Cross from the master bedroom
Roll Top Bath in the Master Bedroom

Double 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 nearby beautiful churchyard.

Luxurious French Double Bed
Looking out the window of the Double Bedroom
Looking out towards the landing of the Double Bedroom

Twin bedroom

With a pair of antique French beds, a ‘plank and muntin’ wall, made from rescued floor boards after the cottage was destroyed by fire, this bedroom is absolutely delightfully warm and cosy.

The French Antique Twin Beds
The Bedside Lamp of the Twin Room
Looking towards the landing from the Twin Bedroom

The Shower Room

A separate shower room is located on the first floor. The large walk in shower with drench showerhead is perfect for relaxing under after a long walk in the Cotswold countryside.

The Main Shower Room
Beautifully Fitted Shower Room

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 shower room with WC & basin.
  • WiFi.
  • On arrival: Tea, coffee, milk and basket of logs.
  • 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 nearby.
Location / Attractions
  • 5 miles from Chippenham.
  • 12 miles from Bath / 20 miles from Bristol.
  • Lacock Abbey.
  • Cotwold towns: Corsham, Tetbury, Malmesbury
  • Badminton Horse Trials (Held annually in May).
  • Stunning local walks.
  • Castle Combe Racing Circuit


The Gates can be rented for any length of time from a minimum of two nights. So why not spend a two week break in the Cotswolds or just come along for an extended long weekend.

Rates per night

Nights Jan/Feb March April Easter Holidays May/June July/Aug Sept/Oct Nov/Dec Xmas/ New Year
(4 Night Minimum)
2/3 £250 £270 £270 £300 £270 £320 £300 £250
4 £220 £250 £250 £280 £250 £300 £270 £220 £380
5 £200 £220 £220 £250 £220 £270 £250 £200 £350
6 £180 £200 £200 £220 £220 £250 £220 £180 £330
7 £180 £200 £200 £220 £220 £230 £220 £180 £300
Plus (Per Night) £180 £200 £200 £220 £220 £230 £220 £180 £300


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. It is also an excellent base to explore nearby bustling Cotswold towns such as Tetbury and Malmesbury and is only a short drive from the cosmopolitan cities of Bath and Bristol.

The Gates is set in the very heart of the idyllic village of Castle Combe, Wiltshire; 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.

The Famous Bridge at Castle Combe
The Market Cross in Castle Combe
Looking up to the market cross in Castle Combe


Castle Combe is situated in the South Cotswolds, 10 minutes from junction 17 of the M4 motorway, 100 miles west of London and 25 miles east of Bristol. Nearby towns are Corsham, Chippenham, Tetbury, Marlborough and the magnificent Georgian city of Bath is under 30 minutes drive.

The area is rich with things to do and see. A few hours planning before your stay would be time well spent; to get you started, take a look at the list below.

Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire
Lacock Abbey

Places of interest

  • Lacock Abbey
  • Corsham Court
  • Bowood House
  • Dyrham Park
  • Hauser & Wirth Gallery, Bruton

Things to do

  • The Manor House Golf Club, Castle Combe
  • Bowood Golf Course
  • Castle Combe Racing Circuit
  • City Shopping in Bath & Bristol
  • Endless Country Walks in the Cotswolds
Dyrham Park - Near Bath (National Trust)
Dyrham Park
Bowood House, Chippenham, Wiltshire
Bowood House
Roman Bath Museum, Bath
Roman Baths, Bath
Bowood Golf Club
Bowood Golf Club

The Movies

So beautiful is the village that it is regularly used by film and TV companies. Steven Spielberg directed the blockbuster movie 'Warhorse', here in 2010. 'Doctor Dolittle' and 'Wolfman' also used the location. The Gates interior and exterior featured in the movie 'Stardust', starring Sienna Miller, Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro.

Sienna Miller outside the Gates - Cottage In The Film 'Stardust'
Sienna Miller in a scene from Stardust
War Horse filming outside the Gates Cottage in Castle Combe
War Horse Filming Outside the Gates Cottage in Castle Combe
Warhorse actors sat on the cross steps in Castle Combe
Dr Dolittle (1967) filmed in Castle Combe
Dr Dolittle
Wolfman filmed in Castle Combe village


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


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