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Five Stars…..

We cannot compliment the owners and cottages/rooms enough, we stayed the night before my daughter’s wedding with the bridesmaids and bride and Nigel could not have been more helpful, making sure everything was perfect and so helpful allowing the wedding cars etc to leave from the cottage, wonderful location, clean and beautiful accommodation, thank you for being so helpful and making our stay so perfect, would love to come back again and can highly recommend. Jane | Google Reviews | Oct 21

Lovely stay……..

Lovely stay within this quiet, clean and characterful ensuite room. I had to check-in quite late and it was made really easy. The room was lovely with really fresh linen, towels and beautiful bathroom. The hot water was flowing and there were lovely little touches like fresh milk for our tea and some delicious biscuits. Henry | Google Reviews | Oct 2021

Family Weekend

This property is in a remote but lovely location with easy access to both Bradford-on-Avon and Tewksbury. The property was very clean and had everything we needed for a family weekend together. The kids loved the games room and being able to see the Shetlands and chickens. Nigel provided all the information we needed and we were given a very warm welcome on arrival. We could well be back here for another family weekend in the future. Louise | Airbnb | October 2021

We stayed in the Cow Byre cottages…..

We stayed in the conjoined Cow Byre cottages for a week ahead of a family wedding. The cottages were cosy and comfortable, the paths and garden areas charming, and the games room great fun for young and old(er)! Our ageing labrador appreciated the grass walking fields. The walk into Bradford alongside the fields is easy (provided the weather stays quite dry!). Nigel and Pauline were very welcoming and Pauline went out of her way to engage our 2 year old granddaughter with the animals, encouraging her to help put the ponies into their stable for bed after feeding them, and feeding the chickens in the morning. A great place for a family stay. Leanne | Google | October 2021

Lovely setting a few minutes….

Lovely setting a few minutes drive from the town. Quiet and peaceful. Owners friendly and welcoming. Comfortable bed with electric blanket. Enjoyed our stay. Ian | Google Reviews | October 2021

Perfect accommodation for a celebration

Perfect accommodation for a celebration
We celebrated a family birthday at The Beeches and the accommodation was ideal. Cow Byre 1 and 2 are interconnecting so we opened the door between the two and had a large space for everyone to gather. We hired ensuite rooms for the couples and the families with children stayed in the Cow Byres. Very friendly owners for whom nothing was too much trouble. Many extras included, for example milk in each fridge, fresh flowers, eggs from the resident chickens, bottled water and biscuits. The weather was bad so the well-equipped games room was a boon and the children enjoyed meeting the ponies and dogs. Electric blankets were even provided which were greatly appreciated by the older members of our group. Highly recommended, we would love to return. Elsey | Tripadvisor | Oct 21

Lovely Farm Buildings

Great location, ideal for our dog with large fields close to accommodation, the owners are very friendly and helpful, we would stay again. David | | Sept 21

Nice Countryside Escape

The property is lovely, very nice and quiet. My son was very happy to see the ponies and to play in the game room. The owners are always ready to help when needed. Location is great to reach both Bradford on Avon and Bath by car. Beds are comfy. Valentina | | Sept 21

Perfect Family Break – Full Marks!

Absolutely ideal for us. Cottage was clean and well equipped. The kids loved the games room and lawn area outside to play on. All on one floor cottage so there was no risk of toddler falling on stairs etc. Friendly and helpful hosts. Perfect. Elizabeth | | Sept 21

We stayed at the Pig Wig…….

We stayed at the Pig Wig – a self-catering cottage with two bedrooms. The host was very friendly and the place was cosy and welcoming. It was very easy to book our stay via the main website. The cottage was clean and towels and soap were provided. The scones with jam, as well as the butter, eggs, and fruit were delicious! The location is close to River Avon. There are different shops to browse and canal boat trips available nearby. We used Google maps to get from Bradford-on-Avon to Bath on foot. Couldn’t have asked for a better stay. Roskana | Google | August 2021

The Cow Byres were perfect for our two families!

The Cow Byres were perfect for our two families! It was a gorgeous house and really comfortable. The kids loved all of the animals and spent most of their time in the big games room. (Pool table, table tennis, football table, ball pit!) The hosts were lovely and left us a few deliscious goodies. The location was ideal for us visiting Bath, Stourhead and Longleat. We will definitely be going back again! Emma | Airbnb | August 2021

‘Perfect for Families’

We had a very happy holiday in Pig Wig Cottage with our two grandchildren. Everything we needed was provided in this well equipped and comfortable cottage and the cream tea, fresh milk and farm eggs made a lovely welcome. The nearby games room was very popular with us all and the children liked stroking the small ponies and gentle dogs. Beeches Farm was a good base from which to visit Longleat which we all enjoyed.
Would certainly recommend. Sally | Tripadvisor | August 2021

Lovely stay in the cottage.

Lovely stay in the cottage. Close to Bradford on Avon. Beautiful area. 3 of us were sharing it with our dogs. It was a bit tight but had a great time though. Defo recommend! Barb | August 2021

Perfect for a get away

We stayed here for the weekend in a Cow Byre cottage. The cottage was lovely and clean and well equipped, perfect for 5 people.
Cream tea on our arrival which was a lovely surprise.
There is a games room on site which was great for my teenagers.
The site is lovely and peaceful, the hosts were very helpful.
Bradford upon Avon centre about 5 min drive away , Bath city centre 20 minutes drive.
I would recommend this place if you are looking to visit Bath and the surrounding areas. Tripadvisor | July 21

Ideal for a getaway

My toddler and I stayed in the Cow Shed for a couple of nights and it was an ideal spot. Nigel and Pauline were very hospitable and the room was clean and they provided everything we needed. The games room was an absolute bonus! Perfect location for exploring the surrounding area, we had a lovely day in Bradford-on-Avon and a great trip over to Longleat (discounted rate booked by Nigel). Definitely left wanting more! Tripadvisor | August 2021

‘We had a short, but very sweet stay at Beeches’

Very friendly hosts, lots of goodies on arrival – fruit bowl, scones, biscuits, milk and home made cordial in the fridge. Comfortable stay and lovely walks! Great proximity to Bath, and the town of Bradford is just beautiful! Tania | July 2021

Beautiful Location and amazing hosts!

Beautiful Location and amazing hosts!
We stayed at Beeches Farmhouse with our 2 year old daughter and the hosts went above and beyond to make our stay so special. Our daughter loved seeing the pony’s and chickens, and the games room was an added bonus. The location was great with so much around, couldn’t recommend Beeches more, you truly made our stay one to remember. Can’t wait to return and bring the family too. Sarah | Tripadvisor | July 2021

We stayed in Cow Byre 1 for a weekend.

We stayed in Cow Byre 1 for a weekend. On our arrival there was a lovely cream tea and fresh fruit waiting for us. The cottage was clean, well equipped, comfortable and peaceful. There is a games room on site with pool table, table tennis table and table football, which was perfect for my teens. The host Nigel was very helpful and accommodating. We will definitely go back. Charlotte | July 2021

One of the best stays so far!

One of the best stays so far! Lovely place and the surrounding too with 2 beautiful ponies in the field. We miss seeing them already. Very peaceful environment. The game room was an unexpected surprise which was so much fun. Lovely helpful host! Would deffo recommend! 👍🏽 Rozi | July 2021

Cosy Cottage

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cow Byre Cottage! The hosts are so lovely and the cottage is a cosy place to stay. Large fields for our dog to run free and exercise. Good location to access lots of tourist sites. Would definitely recommend to families with a dog! Nisha | Airbnb | July 2021

What a lovely place to stay…..

“What a lovely place to stay with family for a long over due 80th birthday celebration- great location wonderful accommodation with super hosts what more can I say 👍” Mandy | Airbnb | July 2021

Amazing Place – Great Hosts

I couldn’t recommend the Beeches Farmhouse highly enough. We stayed in the Milk Shed, bearing in mind we are still to come fully out of lock down you wouldn’t have known of felt effected by it. All safety precautions were in place, and the hosts (Nigel and Pauline) were just lovely. We loved having a visit from their gorgeous English Setters Misty and Blue! The games room is an amazing added benefit for the kids, and there are plenty of walks. The room was clean and well equipped with a surprise of lovely home cooked scones with Jam and Cream on arrival. So peaceful and a well needed break. Helen | Tripadvisor | June 2021

Lovely stay in testing times

We stayed this last weekend at Beeches having not been anywhere since the outbreak of Covid. Due to Covid we knew breakfast was not being offered, however the room was wonderfully set up with a toaster and microwave as well as cutlery and crockery. The hosts were friendly and helpful. There were some lovely touches on arrival including fresh scones and homemade elderflower cordial. The room was clean, tidy and comfy and we could not have wanted more. Would definetly recommend. Kayleigh | Tripadvisor | June 2021

Peaceful, well run en suite wth EV charging on site

Lovely country environment close to lots of places to visit and to Bradford on Avon town cetre. En suite rooms, with good covid safe facilities. Good facilities. Places to sit out in the sun. Animal, ducks hens wandering around. Helpful proprietors, Games room. EV charging overnight. Malcolm P | Tripadvisor | June 2021

Thank you for a great stay

Thank you for a great stay, We loved the cottage and the area. We will certainly be coming back.
I will bring the dog next time, as she will be older and better behaved. 
We loved having your dogs around and the chickens, 
Great Place to recharge one’s batteries. Julie | June 2021

Lovely Place To Stay…..

Lovely place to stay,very comfortable cottage,very well equipped,and wonderful location.Friendly,helpful owners and the animals were an added bonus. Christine | June 2021

Cannot recommend this place enough!

Located in an idyllic, tranquil part of the countryside near Bradford on Avon and only 20 minutes drive away from Bath, this self catering cottage was ideally placed for our trip. It was super clean and beautifully kept, with a decent sized living area and bedrooms. Nigel was a great host, and we especially loved the little touches, such as the homemade elderflower cordial and the delicious jam and cream scones left for us. There was also a fun games room, and even ponies on site! Overall this was a fantastic place to stay and I highly recommend it! Airbnb | June 2021

Fabulous holiday

We stayed for 5 nights in Pig wig cottage with 3 children aged 17, 14 and 10 during half term.The cottage itself was great, full of character and very spacious for 5 of us. A lovely living area with plenty of seating, a large dining table and a log burner ( we would have loved to use it but the weather was too good !! ) The beds were very comfortable and bedrooms clean and characterful. The kitchen was well equipped and the welcoming touches provided by the owners were fab. Fresh scones, jam and cream : fresh milk : a selection of fresh fruit : biscuits and teabags/coffee.
We loved the cottagey feel and the children enjoyed playing games on the grassed area right in front of the cottage , sitting out on the little patio area and playing table tennis, pool and table football in the games room. The animals were an added bonus, my daughter especially loved the visits from Blue the dog and feeding the resident ponies.
The owners were excellent hosts and Nigel went above and beyond to secure us tickets to Longleat !!
Bradford on avon itself is a beautiful place and was an easy 20 minute walk, initially along the field then onto a pathway. There are lots of places to eat and drink. We especially liked the area along the canal.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a family stay at this welcoming property in this beautiful location. Tripadvisor | June 2021

Happy Chickens….

This is a lovely place to stay, very well appointed, clean and tidy, and Nigel was extremely helpful. It’s also extremely good value for money, with lots of nice touches that show a great deal of thought has gone into things.

It was also fun to have the extremely happy looking chickens roaming around in the morning. Tripadvisor | May 2021

Perfect Weekend

We only stayed for the bank holiday, but wish we could have stayed for longer! The cottage and its location was perfect for our stay with our 3 little dogs! They loved running in the fields just behind the farmhouse and my son loved all the chickens & ponies. We were left in peace by the owners and although there are numerous ensuite rooms and other cottages, it was very peaceful. We had our own patio area which backs onto fields. The cottage was spacious and well-equipped. It was easy to get into Bradford upon Avon, but it was lovely to escape back to the peace at the Beeches. We will most definitely return as soon as we can, but next time, we will try to stay for a good week! Carngrey | Tripadvisor | May 2021

Rural Retreat

Needed a self catering stop over and this turned out to be ideal, with Bradford on Avon an unexpected delight. Room had fridge, microwave and toaster with welcome scones and fruit. Tripadvisor | May 2021

Lovely time…..

Just to say what a lovely time we’ve had this weekend! We absolutely loved the cottage & hope to return soon. Karena | Cow Byre 2 | May 2021

Many thanks….

Many thanks for providing such a great place to stay for a few days exploring Bradford on Avon. The room was spotless and we had everything we could possibly need. We particularly appreciated the fresh flowers and scones with jam and cream. We would definitely recommend you to friends and family. Jo | Potato Shed | May

Fabulous place to stay

Fabulous place to stay and explore Bradford on Avon and the surrounding area. Great hospitality and lovely touches such as fresh flowers in the room and scones with jam and cream waiting for us in fridge upon arrival. Cart House | May 2021

A Very Relaxing Couple of Days

Hosts very welcoming and helpful. Covid arrangements very clear & efficient. Room very clean & comfortable. A lovely surprise to have fresh flowers too. Plenty of choice in tea/coffee provisions, including fresh milk. Richard | The Milking Shed | Oct 20

Exceeded our expectations…..

Our stay in the Cow Byre exceeded our expectations. It is very well equipped, it had everything we needed as well as extras like fresh flowers. There is an outside table with barbeque area that we hadn’t expected. We felt safe with the high standard of cleanliness. The beds were just right with very nice linen. The views are lovely and the environment nicely planted and planned for privacy. We welcomed visits from the dogs every evening and enjoyed seeing the chickens and ponies. Beeches is well situated for easy travel to Bradford and Bath and an easy, pleasant journey from the M4. There were lots of attractions in the area that were closed because of Covid but we still found plenty to see and do. We particularly enjoyed the Caen Hill locks and Lacock. Bradford on Avon is a delightful little town. Susan | Sept 2020

Motorbike Trip

“We were on a motorbike trip so needed a base to come back and chill after long days riding. The two cottages were excellent, easy to cook, good bed arrangement. Exactly what we needed. Nigel was great at communicating and an excellent host, helpful if we needed but happy to leave us to do our own thing” Harry | Airbnb| August 2020

A Great Stay In Bradford on Avon……

“A great stay in Bradford on Avon. Had everything we needed, and was exactly as described! Thanks so much!” Sarah | Airbnb | August 2020

Lovely Welcoming Place….

Wanted to say how amazing our stay was here in the milking shed. The owners were so friendly and it was lovely having all of the animals around. The place was really endearing and we were so impressed with how the owners are managing the covid situation. Will definitely be back. Michelle | Tripadvisor | August 2020

We enjoyed visiting Bradford-upon- Avon enormously…..

“We enjoyed visiting Bradford-upon- Avon enormously and the cottages are a great base for local trips, and also wider across the Cotswolds and into Bath. Some lovely walks in and around the accommodation which was a bonus.” Rebecca | Airbnb | August 2020


Great place to stay. Accommodation lovely. Stayed for five nights in The Old Diary and can highly recommend. Room very clean and huge shower. Lovely touches in the room including milk. Towels and toiletries all provided which we didn’t expect and included hand sanitizer. Set outside in the patio area in the morning and evening after a great night sleep. My boy aged six loved it. Played football every evening and the fact the field had goals was even better. Also went to see the ponies every day! Lovely quiet location although only a few minutes from Bradford-on-Avon and very close to Bath. Would highly recommend. Five out of five. Will hopefully be back and will be recommending to others. Thank you to our hosts.

Great little place full of charm….

Great little place full of charm, we all enjoyed ourselves immensely. Pig Wig Cottage | Airbnb | July 2020

Great fun and relaxing.

Great. We felt very safe as this was our first time away post lockdown.

Great chickens. Interesting local wildlife. WiFi was excellent which is good if you have older children.

Fantastic three night stay….

Fantastic three night stay, in a lovely farm location, My husband and I stayed in the Potato Shed, With our 2 Weimaraner’s, who were under strict instructions to stay off the bed and be kind to the farm animals, the room was lovely, and we sat in the patio area every morning, watching the world go by, and Pauline and Nigel, who work very hard to keep everywhere running well, it was great watching the ducks, chickens and guineafowl roam freely around the place, we had a really great time

We booked a last minute, not knowing much about the place, but we couldn’t have picked anywhere better, it was peaceful, we had three fields we could use to exercise the dogs in and pubs to walk too.
July 2020

Delightful destination……

We stayed three nights, with our dog, in early March 2020. Our room (The Potato Shed) was very neat, clean, tidy and well appointed. Fresh fruit and flowers on arrival! Our tea making tray was there too, so after a 250 mile drive a welcome cuppa was available on arrival. Our bed was VERY comfortable and we all slept well every night. The three dog walking fields adjacent got a visit or two but it was so muddy underfoot we did not make as much use of that as we might have later in the year. Breakfast (continental, and you have choose what appears on your tray) was lovely – and more than ample for even the largest appetite! Nigel and Pauline were ever helpful with information and offers of assistance. We loved our stay; would go back again and would recommend it with our any hesitation or reservation. Oh, and the cunning ‘What3Words’ address, using that App, takes you right to their door….Marvellous! Tripadvisor March 2020

We had a lovely stay here in the Cow Byres

We had a lovely stay here in the Cow Byres. The accommodation was great for a group of friends, with lots of beds and plenty of cooking equipment. The location was great, and communication and check in was very smooth. We hope to come back. February 2020

Lovely half term break at Beeches!

We had a lovely half term break at Beeches. We stayed in the adjoining cottages with my sister and her family. We rang when 30minutes away and were guided in and welcomed warmly. We ‘moved in’ easily thanks to the short cut offered from their private driveway. We expressed an interest in their many farm pets and the children were invited to help put the chickens to bed! We gave the sheltands a stroke and some carrots! Over the next few days we used the cottage as a base with easy access to Bath, Longleat safari park (thanks to Nigel offering us a discount) and other local attractions. We came home to a lovely fire we were provided with the equipment to make! The children made good use of the Games room and also tidied up after others had been in there! Yes it was cold and smelled of damp (feb2020 is cold and wet!) but it has so much potential to be a warm, welcoming place to enjoy family times with a little love. All the facilities you’d need are there – washing machine, cooking implements and utensils etc. The beds were made up to the sizes we requested – thank you so much for your flexibility and time to do that. The bedding felt clean and it was a welcome sight at the end of long days out. Things I’d do differently if going again; Probably take some descaler for the kettle – being that we’re Londoners and enjoy filtered water at home, the water is hard in the area and we also purchased bottled water (but that’s our preference) The dishwasher was awesome! We rinsed everything in the sink but it cleaned everything so well! Better than at home! Nigel and Pauline were so polite and helpful and couldn’t do enough for us all. It made the stay so pleasant and we’ll definitely be back! Google Review February 2020

Will Be Back Soon!

Really super stay . Made to feel very welcome and wonderful accomadation . Will be coming back again and will be sure to recommend to others . Facilities are first class and exceptional value for money. Thank you.T&T . Our dogs thank you too. – 21st February 2020

Amazing Break Away!

We had an amazing Valentines weekend break at Beeches! I requested for some special romantic touches to be added to the room and they surpassed our every expectation, the room was decorated beautifully and just as I had imagined. The location of the place is lovely, very quiet and relaxing. The Old Barn House was a superb size, and the bathroom was fabulous. Lovely hospitality tray, fresh fruit and milk in the mini fridge. The hosts were lovely and were willing to cater for our every need, providing us with everything we could have wanted and more. Breakfast was amazing, with a nice range of choices to pick from. Would 100% stay again without a doubt. Tripadvisor Feb 19th 2020

‘Somewhere to come back to’

The room was clean, comfortable and warm. Lovely touches like well stocked hospitality tray, bowl of fruit, milk in fridge for excellent variety of drinks, large sized shower. Can’t praise this accommodation enough. Walked into town along safe field path. Wish we had stayed longer. We didn’t opt for continental breakfast as we’d arranged to see friends but I’m sure it would have been excellent. Tripadvisor 13th January 2020

‘Great Stay’

“Great stay, would definitely return and recommend. Beautiful location and ideal for dog walks. 5* host” – Julia- Mid-January 2020

‘Great Stay!’

“We had a great stay at Nigel’s place. We arrived late and still had such an easy check in with a superb communication. Place was as described and we felt comfortable. Very much appreciated the fresh milk in the fridge and the possibility to bring our dog. Also loved the company of the chickens and ducks in the morning. It felt like they wanted to help us while packing the car 🙂 thanks.”
Julia – Early January 2020

Everything Was Wonderful!

The Cow Byre Cottages are outstanding. Nigel is very responsive and a great host. We highly recommend the cottages to anyone traveling through the area. Airbnb Review Early January 2020

Cosy Cottage

We are at Pig Wig and it is a lovely place been here 2 times now and can highly recommend it – Google My Business Review Early Jan 2020

Christmas stay at Beeches Farmhouse.

We really enjoyed our stay at Beeches Farmhouse.
We were actually having the Christmas holiday with our family who live a couple of miles away and as they couldn’t sleep us we had to find an alternative place to stay.
Nigel & Pauline were very accommodating in letting have ‘The Old Dairy’ cottage.
We found it to be very comfortable, clean,warm and cozy. With plenty of towels, extra blankets. Great size shower. There was milk and drinking water in the fridge. Even Mince pies, fruit and sweets were provided.
We wanted for nothing.
If you are looking for somewhere close to Bradford on Avon for a short break, look no further.- Tripadvisor December 2019

Characterful, flexible accommodation in a charming location hosted by friendly and attentive owners.

Lovely quiet location yet minutes from Bradford upon Avon. We stayed in the Pig Wig cottage – charming, rustic, roomy, large beds, warm and cosy with all the self-catering facilities you need. We also took breakfast in the main farmhouse – freshly cooked, good produce, generous portions, served by our welcoming host Nigel – couldn’t fault it. Having the animals (dogs, cats, ponies, hens etc) around you was great too – all felt like one big happy family. Dec 2019 via

Amazing time had by all

Amazing place lovely staff animals were great would definitely recommend. Dec 2019 via

A Simple ‘Thank you’. 5* Review

Up front I admit that we did not stay at Beeches. We booked with them and were on the way when we were informed of a family emergency which meant we had to turn round and travel back home. We were aware that the fees were non-refundable and in the circumstances were prepared to write off the money.

However, these lovely people sold on the rooms and refunded the cost of the later nights of our trip. In a very dark and difficult time, the kindness, friendliness and great customer service was very much appreciated.

We fully intend to have our visit to Beeches in the future but wanted to note the Decent and honourable treatment we received. Thank you. (TripAdvisor December 2019)

Self Catering Cottage: Quaint, Peaceful. Clean.

Quaint, peaceful. Clean and had everything we needed. Well stocked kitchen. Cheaper than properties we were looking at in Bath. Nice for families. Amy, November 2019

For the price-very good value for money and facilities were good-near to town and not far from Bath.

The animals,seating outside when the sun came out,little extras in room,walk-in shower,heating-was worried before going as stayed in log cabin before in winter that was cold-this was nice and warm,including the bathroom,having a fridge in room and the host was welcoming.Also free parking. Oct 19

Self Catering Cottage – Loved it!

The kids absolutely loved the games room and outdoor space, made them feel very welcome. Cottage was clean, cosy and warm with everything we needed. The owners flexibility in setting up a room for our 3 children despite not forwarding on this information was really nice, thank you.  Oct 2019

A very unique and charming place with a lovely host – would highly recommend!

The accommodation was absolutely lovely with a unique and rustic style. The room was very clean and cosy, breakfast perfectly cooked and we also enjoyed a game of pool in the games room. Our dog was welcome for a small extra charge and had an entire field next to the property to run around freely! – October 2019

Fabulous accomodation and delicious high quality breakfast

Pauline and Nigel are lovely amiable hosts, that go an extra mile to make sure their guests enjoy their stay. The ‘Milking Shed’ accommodation was excellent, the biggest bed I ever saw, bath stone and wooden beams, with lovely little extras, from toiletries, to fresh milk and spring water, a huge selection of beverage items, microwave facilities and even umbrellas! I brought along my dog and we enjoyed walks along the designated fields where she could run free, idyllic. I booked to stay last minute, and what a great decision that was. I must add that the breakfast was stunning, I was naughty enough to have a cooked breakfast on both mornings and it was out of this world, all fresh, plenty of it and served with a smile and a little chat. I will DEFINTELY be booking to stay again, whether for business or pleasure as there are so many historic places nearby to explore. Thank you so much Pauline and Nigel, see you soon!

Jayne – October 2019