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Lock Quay Cottage
The Kitchen
Lock Quay Cottage visible (far house) from the Lock
The Lounge with wood burning stove and leather sofa
The Dining Area looking out
Kitchen showing smaller sitting area with sofa bed
The Dining Area looking in
The Garden
Kennet and Avon canal from the bridge
The Double Room on the second floor
Single bedroom on the middle floor
Double bedroom on the middle floor
Twin room on the middle floor
The Lock area opposite
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The bathroom
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Cottage -
5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England

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EB77Londo...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely, homely cottage, perfect for a large group and great for a family or two”
Reviewed 1 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We had a lovely stay at Lock Quay Cottage. We were two families with four young kids between us and the cottage was perfect for our needs. The cottage is warm and comfortable and very thoughtfully set out. The kids had a great time and loved mooching about by the canal. The owners were very helpful and the welcoming basket in the kitchen is a very nice touch. The cottage was also decorated for Christmas and had a festive ambience which helped us to maintain the Christmas mood! We will certainly be back in the future!

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Jennifer...
1 review
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“Wonderful cottage in a beautiful place”
Reviewed 27 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We stayed in a large group of 10 and were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the cottage to find a little welcome basket of cereals, bread and Jams etc.

The area is absolutely beautiful and the cottage is in the perfect location close to all the restaurants and cafes. It is well looked after and very spacious - even for a group of 10 it didn't feel cramped in the slightest. In fact it seemed a lot bigger than in the pictures.

David the owner was extremely helpful and answered all of my questions and queries throughout the booking process and up until the stay.

I would highly recommend the cottage to anyone and think its very good value for money compared to many of the other places i was looking at around the area.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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DumfriesT...
Dumfries Scotland
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely Cottage in Pretty Town”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We are a group of 6 friends who go on an annual short break together, usually abroad, but decided to go to Bath this year. Looking for good accomodation in Bath was very expensive so I decided to look further afield to towns on the railway line. We could not have made a better choice. The cottage was great value for money, with plenty of space for 6 women, 5 bedrooms and two bathrooms with an additional toilet downstairs. The house is furnished really nicely and the kitchen has everything you could possibly need, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine tumble drier etc. There are games, books and DVDs, to keep you amused and a large TV, which we didn't use, we prefered to sit at the big kitchen table or at the large garden table. The garden is more of a multi tiered courtyard, but got plenty of sun. There is a lovely welcome basket with bread, milk, cake and Jam a nice bottle of lemonade and tea and coffee and a multipack of cereal, enough to have a nice cuppa when you arrive and a breakfast the next day. David the owner was helpful and answered any queries promptly.

The cottage is just across the road from the canal and you can watch the barges going through the lock and chat to the volunteers, there is a nice walk into town along the canal path. The town itself is a little gem with lots of nice pubs and tea rooms close to the cottage and a good Indian restaurant and take away round the corner. The Fish and Chip shop at the station seemed to be doing a brisk trade most nights. Bath can be quite expensive to eat in at night. The town has a Tithe Barn and Saxon church worth seeing, and there is a swimming pool and tennis courts, the cottage has racquets you can use. There are some good shops and supermarkets near too.

We found getting into Bath easy, there are regular trains either 2 or 3 an hour during the day, and it took about 17 mins to get to Bath Spa station. It is a short walk to the station using the shortcut through the new houses. Southern Rail does a sort of 3 for the price of two when buying tickets so ask about these deals if you are a large group. Bath was lovely and we had a great time there. I would highly recommend both the cottage and the town itself.

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Liked best: It was a lovely cottage in a nice location.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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SamB45133
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“Ticked all the boxes, fantastic stay!!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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A group of 8 mid twenties guys rented the house Mid June. The house was fantastic, slept 8 more than comfortably, well stocked and had all mod cons. A lovely welcome pack on arrival and great local information provided. The large TV was made use of for the opening week of the World Cup. A vast DVD/Book collection to choose from. So many great pubs within a few mins walk in either direction. The closest no more than 200 yards away. Fantastic weather made it all the better. Lovely little town, very picturesque, great facilities. Made use of the tennis courts, bike hire, canoe hire. Lovely Chip shop and Indian Restaurant as well as good pub grub at the various pubs. Perfectly located with easy access to both Bath and Bristol cities. All in all a great base for a large group of guys spending the week in the town and surrounding areas. Thoroughly enjoyed, wouldn't hesitate to book again.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Ann4558
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic Cottage for a get together”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Cottage was an excellent place for our family get together for my dad's 80th birthday celebrations. Family from around the country gathered in this deceptively spacious cottage.
Although nobody minded, one of the double rooms were accessed through a twin room (probably the only slight negative) Also with elderly parents the stairs were probably a little steep.
All amenities and pubs, restaurants, tea room etc we're very close and at walking distance.
Cottage overlooked the canal which was idyllic which everyone enjoyed - some even enjoyed a 2 hr canal boat trip.
The owner of the cottage was very helpful and kept in touch prior to the stay.
Highly recommended.

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Liked best: The location near the canal and the space
Liked least: Access of one bedroom off another
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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