Well End Cottage | Biddestone

Prices from: £400
Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Children: Welcome

A cosy cottage, with all the comforts you need to enjoy a restful holiday in the heart of this pretty village.

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Well End was totally refurbished when we purchased it in 2014. On the ground floor there is a kitchen which retains the original quarry stone tiles and now has all new equipment for all your needs with washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, cutlery, glasses, crockery and cooking utensils,
There is full central heating and a wood burning stove set in the original Bath stone Fireplace the living room has been tastefully furnished with sofa and easy chairs, round dining table and 4 chairs. The TV has Freeview and video recorder. Free Wi-Fi is available.
On the first floor the bathroom has a new suite with shower over the bath. The master bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe and 2 bedside tables. The second bedroom has a full size single bed, with retractable under bed making it suitable for two children to sleep comfortably. There is a chest of drawers and a bedside cabinet.
All the fixtures and fittings are new. The cottage is small but has been sympathetically restored.
Well End doesn’t have a garden but if our other cottage, Wellside (also listed on this site), is unoccupied the garden attached may be used.

12 miles from Bath, 5 miles from Chippenham, 10 minutes from Junction 17 of the M4

3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children

Master bedroom with double bed. Second bedroom with full-size single bed and retractable single underneath, making it suitable for two children to sleep comfortably.

Family bathroom with bath and shower over.

On the ground floor there is a kitchen which retains the original quarry stone tiles and now has all new equipment for all your needs with washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, cutlery, glasses, crockery and cooking utensils.

TV has Freeview and video recorder.


Chippenham (4 miles)

Bristol (35 miles) Heathrow (85 miles)

2 pubs within walking distance

The heart of Biddestone village is The Green surrounded by mellow Cotswold stone 17th and 18th Century cottages and a duck pond. There are two pubs in the village, The White Horse (on The Green) and The Biddestone Arms both offering homemade food and traditional ales are within easy walking distance of the cottage. Just off The Green is a beautiful 12th Century Norman Church, and all around the village are local footpaths for those who like a short or a longer walk. There are OS maps for the walks in the Wellside library.

The cottages are ideal situated for many sporting events such as Badminton Horse Trials (about10 miles), Cheltenham Race Course (about one hour drive), exploring the Cotswolds, Wiltshire Downs, as well as delightful local villages and small towns. Woods and fields in the nearby idyllic Bybrook valley provide cool and gentle walks, whilst downland and Ridgeway walks are within half-hour drive.

The village is a very active community, with several sports clubs including cricket: and tennis
Regular social events are held in the Village Hall.

Close by are the historic villages of Lacock (about 5 miles) and Castle Combe (about 4 miles) and the old market town of Corsham (about 2 miles) with a wide variety of shops, restaurants and amenities.


Castle Combe: (the prettiest in England) – famous for the filming of Dr Doolittle and War Horse;
Lacock: – famous from the filming of Cranford, Pride and Prejudice, Mayor of Casterbridge, Harry Potter and Corsham: Poldark
The world heritage city of Bath (10 miles) is famous for its beautiful Georgian architecture and renowned for its festivals, shopping and thermal waters,
Access and parking is very easy if you use the Lansdown Park and Ride to Bath
If you hold a senior travel pass, you can take a free ride to Corsham, Chippenham, Bath and the historic maritime port of Bristol from Biddestone Pond.

Gardens to Visit:
The Abbey Gardens at Malmesbury, Westonbirt Arboretum, the Courts at Holt, the grounds of Stourhead, Prior Park Bath and Peto Gardens Iford Manor

Buildings of Interest:
Dyrham Park, Tyntesfield, Great Chalfield Manor, Stourhead, Corsham Court, Bowood, Lacock Abbey, Malmesbury Abbey, Wells Cathedral and Farleigh Hungerford Castle.

Ancient Sites:
The world heritage site of Avebury stone circle, Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow, Stonehenge and other lesser well known sites.

Local Industrial Archaeology Sites:
In Bristol, Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Suspension Bridge, and the waterfront by boat.
The Kennet and Avon Canal with its 26 locks at Devizes and the Crofton Steam Beam Engine, the Swindon Railway Museum.

Explore local walks:
Gentle walks from the cottage around the local Bybrook Valley, Exploring the Eight White Horses and the Wiltshire Downs, Bath Skyline Walks, Bath city centre walking tours. There is also an open topped bus ride around Bath with a commentary.
The area provides many opportunities for walking and cycling being on the Macmillan way and Wiltshire Cycle Way.

Children’s Favourites
There is a Children’s playground in the Sports Ground a few minutes’ walk from the cottage.
Longleat Animal Park, Bristol Zoo, Wookey Hole Caves, Bowood Adventure Playground, The Welsh Folk Museum, Swindon Oasis Swimming Pool with artificial waves, Ten Pin Bowling and The Railway Museum.

From: £400 per week. November, December, January, February and March4

From: £500 per week. April, May, September and October.

From: £600 per week. June, July, August and Easter week.

Prices include Logs, if available, Gas, Electricity, Bed Linen, Towels and Cleaning Materials.

Special Discount for Regular Guests

10% Deposit payable on booking. Balance is due eight weeks before the holiday date

Cancellation: Payment refunded if cottage is re-let.

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Well End Cottage

14 Cuttle Lane, Biddestone, Wiltshire

Gwen Shillaker

01249 714271
07891 168200

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