About this listing
Beautiful country apartment, old wooden beams, hardwood floor, 2 bathrooms with walk-in power showers, private kitchen. Town centre, shops, restaurants, Chippenham railway station, all a minutes walk away. Make yourself at home!
Bedroom with double bed, chest of drawers and fitted wardrobe for your use. Window overlooks a quiet garden.
The apartment used to be a hay loft of the stables of the local manor house. Original wooden beams, hardwood flooring, and other features.
Now converted to luxury accommodation with all mod cons, 2 bathrooms with walk-in power-showers, private kitchen, internet etc
Situated just across the road from Chippenham railway station, with direct line to Bath, Bristol, London etc, and buses to local villages such as Castle Combe and Lacock (Harry Potter).
Parking is free on the street from 4pm till 10am, and all day Sunday. Paid parking is 5 pounds per day.
Being in the town centre, all the shops, restaurants, and take-aways are a minutes walk away. There's also a cinema around the corner.
It's the perfect place to stay whether for business or pleasure. For convenience and independence, there is self-service access via keysafes, but I or a nice neighbour will always be on hand to help you with anything you might need... so make yourself at home in my home!
There's no better place in town to stay!
Babies / toddlers: the flat is baby / toddler tested, has a child-safety gate, and hardwood enamelled floor for easy cleaning. There is room to leave a pram in the communal hallway downstairs.
Additional guests: there is a futon in the lounge, and a mezzanine double bed for upto 4 extra guests to sleep. There is also a second bathroom, so less waiting for the shower!
Guests have the apartment to themselves nothing is shared there, but there is also a communal hallway with room to leave a pram or bicycle.
Interaction with Guests
There is the option of self-service access to the flat so guests may have total independence and privacy. But I live downstairs and am more than happy to provide suggestions or help with your trip, and can sometimes join you or even take you on a trip :-)
Being right by the town centre there is lots to see and do, and yet the flat is tucked behind the garden of an old cottage making it very quiet. For outdoors there is Monkton park just next which door offers a great space for walking, running along the river, and there is a golf course and health centre with pool, spa, squash courts, and full fitness programmes all available on pay-as-you-go basis. A few minutes walk away is John Coles park which has a band stand with live music playing in the summer months. Both parks have excellent childrens playgrounds.
The old town has plenty of character, and there is a museum giving free tours, and a comprehensive tourist information office. All 5 minutes walk from the flat.
The flat is situated just across the road from Chippenham railway station, with direct line to Bath, Bristol, London etc, and buses to local villages such as Castle Combe and Lacock (Harry Potter). There is a taxi rank at the station and also at the bottom of the road, and for groups this is an economical option (rates around 10 pounds to many local villages)
Other Things to Note
Other places to stay nearby:
I have another place downstairs which I live in but is sometimes available for let: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/1536285
My mother also has 2 lovely rooms just down the road:
She is charming and bakes yummy cakes and makes chocolate truffles amongst many other things.
House rules A few rules:
No smoking inside the building
No pets, unless specifically approved
No unregistered guests, unless specifically approved
No loud music or parties
Avoid hard-soled shoes at night as the wooden floor can echo downstairs
We stayed at the Stables, Chippenham while we attended a family celebration nearby. The accommodation offers a great alternative to the hotel and B&B experience for those who prefer to be independent, The Stables is a delightful apartment, tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and fully equipped. Our host, Alex was on hand when we arrived to welcome us. The information provided on the website accurately reflected the facilities.We would definitely recommend the Stables and would stay again.
Alex is a nice, relaxed and very hospitable guy who immediately made us feel very welcome. His apartment is great. Big enough, clean and very complete. We used it as a base for visiting the RIAT airshow in Fairford. But it is certainly very well located for visiting the beautiful places in the area. We hope to come back some time soon.
The place was exactly as stated and more, great place to stay! The self service option is simple and works very well. Will be sure to stay again!! :)
This was my first Airbnb experience and it was wonderful! Alex is a very helpful, considerate, friendly host who made us feel right at home. Being close to the train and bus station was very convenient. There are two bathrooms, a kitchen, plenty of space, lots of travel brochures and books, maps and directions AND it's very quiet - what more could anyone want?! There is a grocery store just across the road and restaurants are close by. Of all the places we stayed on our trip, this was by far my favorite!
Great place in a perfect location for the town & station. Very happy and will use again. Excellent comms from the owner who is very helpful :)
Alex was very quick to respond, and was really helpful. The apartment itself was ideal for us as a family converging from three different points. Basics were provided but the supermarket across the road was very convenient for those things we had forgotten... and the restaurants and river were only a short walk away.
The apartment was well set up and the parking arrangements were fine. I would definitely recommend this apartment for a short break in this area.
There was only really comfortable seating for 3 adults but we had anticipated this from the photos and brought 2 bean bags, which worked really well!
Fantastic stay great location
Alex was really on the ball and the whole booking procedure was easy
Would stay again
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