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The Old Stables (Wiltshire)

Gastard, Wiltshire (WI024)
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24 September 2018
On the occasion of celebrating Mum & Dad's 50th wedding anniversary. This is a real "Rural Retreat" in every sense of the word. A delightful house in a wonderful location. Our golden wedding anniversary weekend has been a superb family occasion for adults and children alike. Superb supper at The Methuen Arms in Corsham on Friday night and excellent chef for our "at home" Gourmet Supper on Saturday. The weather has has been wet much as it was 50 years ago. Dried out this afternoon so we could visit Lacock and thanks also to all members of TEAM SIMPSON for the contributions they all have made in making this a most memorable weekend.
The S Family, London, Derbyshire and Berkshire
12 September 2018
Beautiful house, well equipped and fantastic location. A wonderful holiday!
The D's, Kent
3 September 2018
Great location, well appointed property - we loved it!
JN, Carlisle
23 August 2018
Lovely house in a lovely location. Well equipped and ideal for our family. Short walk across fields and lunch in the pub.
The M Family, Manchester
20 July 2018
We had a lovely stay at the Old Stables on our first family holiday with our 7 week old. Day trips to Castle Combe, Longleat, Bradford on Avon and Bath, we even went to Weymouth! Excellent base and fantastic house to come back to. Very luck with the weather too - dare I almost say - too hot! Thanks so much.
The N Family, Norway
12 July 2018
Thank you very much for a lovely week in The Old Stables.
FO, Norway
18 June 2018
What a beautiful house and fabulous location - and so well appointed. We loved our stay but cut a little short by appendicitis! Thank you.
E G, Sailsbury
4 June 2018
We all enjoyed the house very much.
A Family, Bexhill on Sea
1 June 2018
Wonderful - thank you. Stayed for our parents wedding anniversary - could not have wished for a better place to stay.
The G M & S, Hailsham, Horsham and Lewes
25 May 2018
An attractive, well equipped country retreat in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Ideal for a young family and grandparents.
The R Family, Leigh on Sea
19 April 2018
Great 70th Birthday - sun - sun - sun! 2nd Time!
DG, London
7 April 2018
Lovely stay in a wonderful house, spacious and comfortable and well equipped. Will return!
The L, H and W Families, various
30 March 2018
We have looked through the 2 Guest books and realised, today, marks the 6th stay in ten years. That says a great deal about you. It is simply wonderful and home from home. Thank you.
The O's
5 March 2018
Four good fiends enjoying a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage. Lots of chat, good food and very comfortable surroundings allowed us to catch up with quality time together. Weather was kind to us considering the previous week was deep snow. Thank you
Four Good Friends
27 December 2017
Fabulous place, very comfortable, couldn't wish for better!
CT, Steeple Ashton
8 December 2017
Very spacious, comfortable property. Lots of thoughtful touches. We would definitely love to return.
8 December 2017
Little Harrisons first experience of snow! We all loved the property, spacious, well equipped and comfortable. A lovely pre Christmas weekend. Thank you.
Family from Cardiff
20 November 2017
Perfectly equipped to occupy and amuse the generations of madness who witnessed brother 2 come of age. 50 up and still firing!
The S Family, Cornwall
11 September 2017
Beautiful accommodation, very luxurious, had a great time. Very many thanks.
N, Hampshire and Oxford
25 August 2017
We feel blessed to have such lovely accommodation in such an interesting area. We had exceptionally good weather too. Many thanks to the owners and to Rural Retreats for maintaining such high standards.
The H Family, Manchester and Derby
30 June 2017
A fantastic place to enjoy a family get together. Fabulous! Worked so well for all of us - thank you.
The R Family, Bath and Sydney
13 April 2017
Wonderful time, great house, fab weather. Everything we needed.
The Hill Family, Northants
25 June 2016
Very comfortable and well equipped. A good location for visiting North Wiltshire. The local pub is good along with the Methuen in Corsham. Enjoyed our visit to Bowood House.
The G Holiday, Hertfordshire
13 May 2016
Lovely time in a very comfortable barn. Plenty to do in the area. Local pub very nice and only five minutes walk away.
S & B's London
23 April 2016
We had a wonderful time in this beautiful property. Very well equipped and a fab location. Thank you!
The R Ladies, Hertfordshire
7 April 2016
A wonderful property and so well appointed. We've had a wonderful time just relaxing. Thank you for a brilliant stay - perfect !
The F Family, Essex
24 March 2016
My youngest grandchild found our comments made Easter 2011 in this book, including a paragraph written by my late husband. Of course the weather hasn't been quite as hot as five years ago but our joy in being here is undiminished and he would be thrilled to know we have returned virtually every year since. Glorious as ever and wonderful to be here with the family. Thank you so much Sue.
The O's, Gloucestershire
6 March 2016
Had a lovely cousins reunion. Enjoyed visiting Lacock - really super place, otherwise had a really lazy time enjoying the house. Pity weather wasn't better. Will be back. Also had a super birthday meal at Methuen Arms.
L & G and party, Ascot
15 February 2016
Lovely half term break relaxing at The Old Stables. Loved the real fires. Enjoyed visiting Bath, Bristol and Lacock. Great birthday meal for my husband at "The Methuen Arms" in Corsham. All over too quickly ...
The B Family
12 February 2016
20 years of going away together for Valentines ... another magnificent "find". Wonderful accommodation - the best stocked kitchen ever!! Lacock Abbey as lovely on Sunday and The Harp and Crown provided great home cooked food on Saturday night. A fabulous weekend.
The S Group, all over
5 February 2016
Despite everything the weather could throw at us, we were warm and comfortable. The Old Stables welcomed us back every evening after cold, wet days out. Perfect place for a 70th birthday celebration in February! (We particularly all loved the spacious kitchen).
The T's, East Sussex
5 January 2016
What a wonderful weekend. The Old Stables is a wonderful rental property - fantastic furniture, equipment and lovely little touches. This is one of the best we have stayed in. Thank you!
The S & M Families
20 December 2015
Lovely barn. Very clean, thank you.
Had a great time with our family - really good space and well planned.
Wiltshire always a pleasure to visit. Pub made us very welcome on Christmas Eve for an early meal. It's nice to be able to walk to it. Hunt in Lacock a great morning out on Boxing Day, then a walk around Corsham.
As always, Bradford on Avon - good walk along the canal.
S K, Essex
20 November 2015
Well we made it back for the 20th anniversary, our group have enjoyed many places - this is the first time we have returned to the same place - Back in October 2013 we said we would be back and we made it!!
We enjoyed an early Christmas Day complete with presents.
After 20 years, we have decided to look no further than "Old Stables" and look forward to many more early Christmas's here. It really is a home from home.
PS: In a few years time, we might be asking for a stair lift!

The T Travellers, Oxford
16 September 2015
We had the most wonderful stay at the Old Stables. Beautiful place, very peaceful and highly recommend staying here. The Harp & Crown pub are extremely welcoming and delicious food. Very close to Bath & Bristol which are good places to visit.
F H, London
31 August 2015
Really lovely, comfortable accommodation. Weather was very kind so it was great to eat out. Our trip to the American Museum was extremely interesting. I loved the ducks coming every day and my daughter would like to take the kitchen home! We really enjoyed our stay.
M M, Northampton
21 August 2015
What a truly wonderful place and long weekend for my "surprise" 50th birthday. A fun, special and relaxing time was had by all. Thank you for an amazing time in your amazing place.
S G, Southend
7 August 2015
Great place! Especially for kids. Two minute walking distance from a playground. Every toy comes in a twins set - ideal! A lot of places to visit - Lacock, Castle Corfe, Bath, Avebury ... and also to shop (Swindon). Thanks. We highly recommend the place!
The B family & friends, Paris & London
31 July 2015
Beautiful cottage, position, amenities, all perfect for our holiday. So many places to visit all around. Would recommend "Bizarre Bath" for something a little different, and very, very funny.
The D family, Essex
6 June 2015
A fantastic venue for a big family reunion. The weather was perfect, lots of space for a large group of adults and 3 small boys. A well appointed kitchen which made catering a pleasure. Thank you from us all.
The A family, Australia
29 May 2015
Had a wonderful family break at The Old Stables. Very well equipped house (best we've been too)! Lovely walks across the countryside to Lacock - pretty village and Abbey. With fudge and macaroons sold on the street with an honesty tin. Beautiful sunny day on Saturday, enjoyed a fun day at Bowood House. The death slide is the scariest slide ever - worse than doing a parachute jump! BBQ very good and Sainsbury's 4 miles away for all provisions. Really lovely and relaxing stay - Thank you.
The E family & friends, Surrey
8 May 2015
A great place to celebrate an 80th birthday! Thanks from us all.
The B-L family, Kent
1 May 2015
A superb property for a group of "old, old" friends! We have had a fantastic time. Thanks very much.
The C party, Suffolk
23 April 2015
What a fabulous birthday surprise! We've had an amazing time in this gorgeous house. Perfectly equipped and furnished throughout. Wonderful child-friendly garden. Such an enjoyable few days. Can recommend the 'Sign of the Angel' in Lacock and the fish and chip shop in Corsham! Thank you - we'll be back!
The F family, Uckfield
17 April 2015
A very pleasant stay. Beautiful property in stunning area.
The A family & friends, Solihull & London
13 April 2015
We have had a fantastic weekend in unbelievable weather, Saturday was the hottest October day on record. Great house and lovely village. Many thanks for the welcome hamper too. DC, Caterham, 02.10.2011
13 April 2015
Lovely setting, beautiful view, so peaceful! BL, Northampton, 17.10.2011
13 April 2015
Wonderful birthday celebration for a 50th. Such a glorious position and comfortable house. Thank you for the flowers. RN, Camberley, 05.12.2011
4 April 2015
Such a lovely stay in a delightful area. Great facilities as always and again, such a wonderful time like the times before. With good places to go and such a nice place to stay it is definitely worth coming back!
The O family, Painswick
31 March 2015
Beds lovely and comfy. The house is very warm and welcoming, we really enjoyed our stay. Loved going to Bath, also lovely restaurant and very near here which is brilliant. Very close to Bath and local villages are lovely to walk around and go into the shops. As well as this, it is very close to National Trust places such as Avebury with the biggest stone circle in the world and Lacock Abbey. We loved it here - will come again!!
The D & P families, Cambs
23 January 2015
Lovely house in every aspect. We had everything we needed for a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Would love to come back during Spring or Summertime and continue to explore the magnificent area.
A beautiful house in a glorious location. Thoroughly enjoyed Bath, Laycock and general area. House had every comfort we could wish for. Thanks for letting us stay a little longer when we were all taken ill!
The M family & friends, Rugby
30 December 2014
A beautiful house with everything you could need. Two great meals at the village pub - would definitely recommend. Thank you for the hamper!
The H family, West Sussex
23 December 2014
A perfect family Christmas in the most perfect holiday house. Thank you for all the thought that has gone into this place, and the lovely food hamper. One of our best Christmases ever! We particularly enjoyed Devizes, and recommend Emily's Tea Room for lunch.
The R Family & friends, Corsha, Somerset, Box, Stone & London
19 December 2014
Fabulous house to celebrate a special birthday! Very cosy and lots of space - love the kitchen. Thanks for hamper!
The B family, Leek
28 November 2014
Wonderful house, wonderful holiday for three generations. Looking forward to coming back!
The C Family, Essex
27 October 2014
Guest accommodation is a fantastic location. The children loved the large garden and nearby play park. Had a really good meal at the Red Lion in Lacock the day of arrival. Don and I managed a couple of runs through the lanes, made challenging by the hill. Horse and Groom was welcoming and child friendly for drinks(did not have the chance to eat). Trip by train to Bath was a highlight especially with a visit to Victoria Park with it's huge adventure playground. The weather was extremely kind, T-shirts and shorts at times in late October!!! In summary, an excellent week in a fantastic home with all the amenities you could wish for. Thanks.
The A & W families, Chalfort St Peter
24 October 2014
Yet another lovely weekend away with fantastic friends. Smashing house. Great couple of days in and around Bath. Enjoyed the National Trust 'Skywalk' while the chaps played golf! As Arnie says, "We'll (I'll) be back ...!"
The W & R families, Nottingham
6 October 2014
Thank you, all very comfortable and a wonderful centre for walking and visiting houses and gardens. Lacock Abbey is wonderful!
The H, W & P families, Berkshire & Oxfordshire
1 September 2013
Lovely house, perfectly equipped. Recomend a walk to Lacock and back. Thank you. JS, London.
1 August 2013
House and property just perfect. The children loved seeing the Alpacas, especially the baby. The garden made a great cricket pitch which we all enjoyed. One of the best Rural Retreats properties we have staye in for our annual family get togethers. A big thank you. C&N Nottingham & Australia
1 August 2013
Lovely house in a lovely location. Children loved the Alpacas and the resident family of rabbits that appeared in the garden daily. M&S, Devon
1 August 2013
Absolutely lovely for all of us - as ever!!!! Thank you. The O family, Gloucestershire.
1 June 2013
A very nice place, probably best we have stayed in South of England. Patio and garden wonderful and safe for our disabled son. Would like to visit again. Thank you. P Family, York
1 June 2013
Lovely location, fabulous gardena nd outdoor seating, nice spacious lounge and kitchen. Lovely welcome hamper- especially the wines. Wildlife a bonus. Love the log burner and barbecue. M & R, Devon
1 June 2013
Absolutely fabulous, certainly worth flying 12,000 miles and 24 hours on a flight. The most perfect house and the best location. D&S, Australia
1 May 2013
A beautiful barn, well equipped clean and finished well! We had a lovely stay and loved the resident ducks etc. Welcome basket was fantastic and shower lovely. Pub did a great Sunday roast too!!! Thank you. SP, Bristol.
1 May 2013
A lovely place for my 40th birthday with family. H family, Calne
1 May 2013
Thank you for providing a magical setting for Kimberleys and Adams Wedding. It was the most relaxed I have felt for years and I am going home chilled and hoping to visit again.SN, Leicestershire
1 May 2013
Beautiful property and well equipped with every comfort, ideal location for sighseeing and relaxation, would recommend. AJ, Nottinghamshire
1 April 2013
The perfect place to spend the first few days of our retirement and to celebrate a special birthday with our family. The old Stables easily meets the high standards we have come to expect of Rural Retreats. Thank you. L&J, West Sussex
1 April 2013
What a lovely location for a holiday break with family. Although the weather has been cold it has not stopped us getting out and about coming back to a log fire was a bonus. Well appointed accommodation and safe storage for cycles. The pub up the road is great- large helping! Stonehenge, Avebury Lacock and of course Bath are great for a day out, plus plenty of hills for cyclists! H's, Derbyshire
1 February 2013
What a fabulous relaxing and tranuil place. Everything we needed for some quality family time. Love the kitchen, the real social hub of our week here. Leaving today feeling chilled out and fully recharged! S S, Hampshire
1 January 2013
Wow what an amazing accommodation! Thank you so much for the beautiful hamper and letting us stay in your lovely home! We all had a wonderful time (despite the horric weather) and would really recommend lunch/dinner at the Methuen Arms. We really hope to return again very soon. JL Essex
1 December 2012
Another great weekend in a Rural Retreats property, good company good food and wine and surprisingly good weather!! CG, Plymouth
1 December 2012
First Christmas together for 14 years a truly memorable holiday in a lovely house, it has been a perfect week. Thank you for all the goodies and wonderful accommodation we will certainly recommend it to our friends and hopefully return in better weather. E's & W's, Cornwall & Australia
1 October 2012
Our second stay here and equally as good as our first. A very magical place where you can escape from daily life. Staff at local pub were friendly and served good pub food.......we will be back!! The O family, Gloucestershire.
1 August 2012
We enjoyed our stay - The barn is lovely, with lots to see and do. Weather was mixed but we did enjoy a barbecue and the kids loved the local playarea. Many thanks. AL, Surrey.
1 August 2012
Had a lovely week here, even with the very mixed weather! We too have stayed in many Rural Retreat properties and we found this one very well appointed and maintained. Log burner is excellent and we had some cosy evenings. We recommend Harp and Crown for very friendly welcome and hearty simple food. DN, Nottingham.
1 August 2012
Had an excellent 3 days in this superb accommodation. Castle Coombe was lovely as was Laycock. HC, Bexhill-on-Sea.
1 July 2012
Absolutely brilliant 70th Birthday treat despite weather! Lovely accommodation. Will have lovely memories of this place, thank you very much for everything! MT, Leics.
1 June 2012
I booked this property as part of my husband's 50th birthday celebrations. As we drove up toThe Old Stables my husband and children assumed only part of the building was for us - what a surprise when we realised it was all for us As always with Rural Retreats we were thrilled with what we found when we opened the front door; a stunning property with every need thoroughly thought through. We had terrible weather but it didn't dampen our enjoyment and we did make some use of the garden Lacock is lovely, Bowood House is worth a visit - our children loved the dark caves/grotto All in all a perfect break and we would love to go back to The Old Stables- but with all the amazing properties Rural Retreats has on offer it's always a tough choice! The Clarke Family, Guildford
1 June 2012
Exceeded our expectations. So much space yet it feels so homely. Despite the terrible weather we managed to get in to the garden and then dry out in front of the fire. Loved Lacock and Bowood - especially the cascade and grotto at Bowood, lots of adventure for the children. Wonderful!! The C Family, Guildford
1 June 2012
We have stayed in many Rural Retreats and this is the best!! Wonderful house and all possible equipment. Both adults and children enjoyed the whole experience. Many interesting things to do in the area. We will be back. The L Family, Sutton Coldfield.
1 June 2012
I wish it was ours! What a fabulous house in a great location. We have never stayed anywhere so well equipped. You really have thought of everything to ensure your visitors are completely comfortable and all needs catered for. A lovely time had by all - Thank you! HT, Surrey.
1 May 2012
Our third visit here and everything is perfect, what more can we ask. The Hand Moden Family.
1 April 2012
Our second visit to this very special place. Had another wonderful break. Eerything perfect for us, just as last time, thank you we shall return. Field Family, Devon
1 March 2012
What a wonderful week - house garden and weather!! Very much appreciate the quality of everything. Thanks for the welcome hamper and flowers ( a lovely touch) Recommended without reservation. The W Family, Lincolnshire
1 February 2012
Lovely house well equipped. Hamper was a lovely touch. We all enjoyed catching up around the roaring fire. Williams & Batten Families
1 December 2011
We hoped the gates wouldn't work!! - Unfortunately they did so we had to go home! A wonderful place to have a reunion with old friend, thank you from "The Stroud Party" Surrey
1 December 2011
What a wonderful location for our Christmas get together. Beautiful home with everything provided and a wonderful hamper to greet us. Lovely area - hope to return. RC, Retford
1 October 2011
A great weekend in a beautiful house and setting, thankyou, we hope to be back. Jones Family,Wales
1 August 2011
We had a lovely stay - the house is very nice and clean and the children had great fun on the lawn. The J's, Canada
1 August 2011
Lovely property, the best we have been to and we have been to lots! Well equipped and so wonderfully clean. SR, Exeter.
1 August 2011
Wow, What a fantastic house! We had a brilliant week. Thank you for providing us with so much, perfect for our family holiday. The Cooke Family, Cumbria
1 May 2011
A lovely relaxing stay, we had everything we needed, a great hamper on arrival and settled in immediately. We had lovely trips out but our favourite days were spent at The Old Stables enjoying "family time" in a lovely tranquil setting - thank you. The Silcock Family, Surrey
1 March 2011
Luxurious and excellantly equipped house set in a region with fabulous attrations. We had a wonderful time. SI, Oxford
1 January 2011
Fantastic weekend with friends, in this well appointed and maintained property. A wonderful example of Rural Retreats standards - Thank you- we shall return. Green Family, Durham
1 January 2011
Delightful welcome into a warm cosy cottage. Fantastic attention to detail, lovely soft towels. Had a fantastic New Year herem we all loved the fire. Especially happy to find the champagne flutes. Thanks so much! SP, East Anglia
1 December 2010
Wonderful Christmas with both parents in a beautiful house, in a beautiful snowy landscape - wonderful time, many thanks and see you soon. KC, Singapore
1 October 2010
A first class house to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with our family. Accommodation and facilities are great and very comfortable. Great location and very friendly local people. Rasmussen Family
1 October 2010
Fabulous house, beautiful setting, wonderful break. Thank you so much its lovely LL, Surrey
1 October 2010
What a wonderful place to celebrate our Pearl wedding anniversary. The house is absolutely fantastic and decorated beautifully, the garden is a dream especially for a 25 year old football fanatic and every possible convenience is available. Thank you WT, Hadleigh
1 October 2010
Wow! Beautiful views, wonderful space. A totally relaxing stay. Everything has been thought of. Totally child friendly. Thank you. AP, London
1 October 2010
Thank you for a fantastic weekend. Beautiful house in a beautiful area. We feel we have hardly made a dent in what the surroundings have to offer! A perfect location for our little reunion - we were very sad to go back to reality. CA, Southampton
1 September 2010
We all had a great stay here in Gastard. Thank you for being so accommodating - you have done such a wonderful job with the place - so well equipped! Beautiful location - we will definately be back. NS, London
1 September 2010
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found the house wonderful and comfortable. Lovely to kick a ball around and find it still in the garden! We visited Lacock and loved it. It made a lovely birthday, we could have easily spent a week here. KD, Rugby
1 July 2010
Splendid holiday home - so beautifully kitted out. All you could need provided for. Wonderful space. Really child friendly. RP, Kingston upon Thames
1 June 2010
My home is my castle", due to this proverb we experienced "The Old Stables" as a kind of home from our home. In this well equipped house situated in the peaceful, beautiful, relaxing environment of Wiltshire. We enjoyed our holiday very much. Thank you. CK, Germany
1 May 2010
We have had a great stay, the property is perfect for two families with young children. Plenty to see and do in the area and the children loved the ducklings! KB, Kent
1 May 2010
beautiful cottage - perfect for our family holiday. Best self-catering cottage we've been to and we've been to a few. Our girls loved the huge garden as well as the ducks. We will be back. SW, Woking
1 May 2010
Thank you for providing such a comfortable and well equipped cottage. It really is home from home. We especially appreciated the generous welcome hamper, the white fluffy towels and also the toiletries etc. All this in a lovely location. What more could anyone ask for. LD, Guildford
1 April 2010
Thanks for such a lovely, comfortable, well equipped house. We had fabulous weather and enjoyed Lacock and especially the Courts Garden at Holt and just being in our "holiday home". EH, Bicester
1 April 2010
A wonderful holiday house. We all had a lovely time. We were lucky with the weather and therefore made the most of the large lawn. ED, Milton Keynes
1 April 2010
A wonderful place indeed. The atmosphere is very peaceful and it also offers a very seclusive environment. It was great being here, we enjoyed ourselves and were very appreciative of the facilities. A welcoming atmosphere to relax and enjoy. EK, Leicester
1 April 2010
Really enjoyed our stay. You have thought of everything! We have had a very relaxing holiday in a superb environment. Thank you! EH, Staffordshire
1 March 2010
What a beautiful setting for a family celebration. Your eye to details has created a stunning barn. We really appreciated the facilities, standard of equipment and the welcome pack. DP, Devon
1 February 2010
Beautiful, well equipped house - we thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing break - a great place to chill out. Thank you. BB, High Wycombe
1 February 2010
A very nice three days - beautiful house abd good location for Longleat, Swindon and Bath. We will come back. JF, Brentwood

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