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“Great cottage but location not as expected”
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Review of Daubeneys Shippon

Daubeneys Shippon with parking and large opening glass doors
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Daubeneys Shippon rear with private garden and barbeque Daubeneys Shippon sitting room with TV, broadband and wood-burning stove
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Daubeneys Shippon with parking and large opening glass doors
Daubeneys Shippon rear with private garden and barbeque
Daubeneys Shippon sitting room with TV, broadband and wood-burning stove
Daubeneys Shippon fully-equipped kitchen area with gas cooker, dishwasker and washer dryer
Daubeneys Shippon fully-equipped kitchen area with gas cooker, dishwasker and washer dryer
Daubeneys Shippon master bedroom with comfy double-bed
Daubeneys Shippon second bedroom with choice of double or twin beds
Daubeneys Shippon bathroom with bath and shower
Daubeneys Shippon luxury bathroom treats
local flower/gift shop
Colerne's 11th century church
Views to Colerne
Village High Street
Open plan kitchen/reception
Bathroom
Table in main bedroom
Second bedroom - single beds can be made into King bed
Sitting room
Colerne's 11th Century Church
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Colerne, Wiltshire, England

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Karen7
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
507 reviews
180 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
“Great cottage but location not as expected”
Reviewed June 21, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This cottage should have got five stars - it is very well equipped and very well presented and gave us everything we needed for our Wiltshire walking weekend in a picturesque village, aside from some privacy. Unfortunately, we didn't realise quite how close it was to the owner's house, being situated within their garden, and that the floor to ceiling glass exterior wall meant that our lives in the lounge/kitchen/diner and twin bedroom were utterly overlooked. it seems that there is another holiday rental on this site too so we felt uncomfortable having people being able to stare in at us from a few feet away when arriving/departing the other adjacent properties. If the property had been turned 180 degrees to face instead onto its own small garden area to the rear, it would have been perfect.

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Liked best: well equipped stylish property
Liked least: exposed position in owner's garden
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
7 Aug 2016
Sorry you felt the property was too exposed. The other holiday cottage cannot be seen at all by this one. And our house location is opposite but again we cannot see in. There are sheer curtains in the open plan kitchen and sitting room area and some can be drawn but the view from this building mainly of the garden people love. The property would have looked wrong if we had built it 180 degrees to face the back! The twin bedroom also cannot be seen from our house or the other holiday cottage. Unless, of course we walked over to that corner.

When booking the property it is quite obvious that it is glass at the front and I am sorry you didn't spot that.
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NazAndy
LONDON
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Superb ”
Reviewed March 17, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We stayed in the stables last year and liked it but the shippon is 100 times better. It's a beautiful building which is beautifully decorated. The garden area was brilliant for our toddler to run around. We leave in the the morning and she has asked if we can stay for ever. Fab location for Bath, Bristol and an array of gorgeous villages. We will most definitely be returning next March.

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Management Response
7 Aug 2016
Thank you and it was a pleasure meeting you. Looking forward to seeing you next year.
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Kerry S
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic holiday home in beautiful area.”
Reviewed March 14, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

My husband and I booked Shippon for our first weekend away on our own since having our baby 22 months ago, and it was perfect. The cottage is set within the lovely grounds of the main house but has the privacy of being in the middle of nowhere. The property is well equipped and has a nice homely but modern feel. The little extras on arrival were really appreciated. The village itself is lovely with two good pubs and the property is based within easy reach of Bath and many other places to visit. Overall, the sun was shining and we had a lovely relaxing stay, coming and going as we pleased, in our time, a rarity with a toddler usually running around our feet! Thank you Melanie and family :)

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Liked best: The modern but homely feel to the property.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
7 Aug 2016
And thank you - it was lovely meeting you. And glad you had a good first break.
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davepao
london
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Really beautifully furnished, felt like a home”
Reviewed February 17, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

From the booking to the farewell, Melanie took care of us so well.

The cottage itself is in the grounds of their lovely house, bang in the middle of the charming little village - this is a Good Thing, because it's a quaint quiet street and one really felt at the centre of things but blissfully peaceful with it. It was perfectly safe for our cocker to roam around, no way to sneak out.

The cottage itself is a MARVEL. The pictures do not do it justice. Inside there are loads of architectural / design features that make it feel really special, like that massive glass front, the dramatic ceiling with light flooding in all day, the woodburner which is like a slow, steady heart.

The beds are lusciously dressed, and the underfloor heating was surprisingly delightful.

There are some amazing walks, in particular the walk to Long Dean about 3 miles away.

We loved it here.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Aug 2016
Thank you and it was delightful meeting you. Look forward to maybe seeing you again some time.
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Dance1972
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Click on the BOOK button now - awesome place!”
Reviewed January 7, 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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person found this review helpful

I was over from NZ with my partner to spend Xmas with family, and we found this place - Daubneys Shippon. Village is from a chocolate box, locals are very friendly, pubs are great, lots to see and do in the area, so close to Bath .... But here are the main reasons you should book here;
a) Ian and Mel are superb hosts, they make you feel completely at home - nice touch with the excellent welcome pack
b) the place is done out to a high standard, clean, homely, comfortable and lovely high vaulted ceilings and log fire
c) Nothing is a bother for Mel & Ian, they were so helpful, great to chat with and flexible. My Mum's dog Duke loved it, as did my nieces and nephews who came over for the day

Colerne is so peaceful, picturesque ..... I read a couple of the other reviews before coming over, and all I can say is that anyone who has written anything remotely negative about Daubneys Shippon is probably just really not quite playing with a full deck - great place, wonderful hosts

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing - was all great
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
13 Nov 2017
Thank you so much and so glad you enjoyed everything. Maybe see you again when you are over. Regards, Melanie
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ACPAFC
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Lovely Christmas with wonderful hosts”
Reviewed December 26, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

My brothers and I decided to relocate somewhere random this year for christmas and came across Colerne and Daubneys as the perfect place to try a different winter retreat. We were greeted on arrival by Ian and Mel with their daughter and dog who were all most welcoming! The accommodation was delightful and well set out with a large living area and kitchen with bathroom adjacent and an open upstairs bedroom area. Having wondered the village we found it to be full of pleasant locals (especially in the pubs fox and hounds and the 6 bells!). Will definitely visit again and would recommend!!

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Avocettoo
Thornton-le-Moor, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
461 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
“lovely building in great location with delightful owners”
Reviewed May 15, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Its wonderful to find a location where it is on one level (for the disabled), takes a dog and well designed, furnished and decorated. There is one step from parking area to the deck and doorway. Great deck to sit on but also another table and chairs outside depending on time of day. My dog Rosie enjoyed meeting resident hound Thumper.
The owners give great ideas for places to go and eat/visit.
Relaxing location in scenic village. Pub across the road with homely food.
There is also a cottage and a shepherds hut that can be rented, so brilliant for an extended family.

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Liked best: lovely light and airy feel of the Shippon and convivial owners
Liked least: Not applicable
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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