A pair of luxurious self catering holiday cottages for two in the Cotswold town of Malmesbury
5 Star Gold Award Rated by Visit Britain

Romantic retreats for two

"A beautiful grown up hide away to spend a few days pampering yourself! 
The thoughtful attention to detail was really appreciated, as was the yummy cake :)"

The Stables at The Rookery is a pair of luxurious 5 Star Gold Award self catering holiday cottages which can each accommodate two adults, situated on the edge of the historic Cotswold town of Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

The Stables

The Stables is a traditional Cotswold stone building which has been completely renovated using traditional methods and materials, in keeping with its Grade II listing.   The exposed oak lintels and naturally contoured stone walls are complemented by the contemporary furnishings and decoration which aim to provide every modern comfort.

The Stables accommodation comprises an open plan living /dining room and kitchen area on the ground floor, with a downstairs bathroom with a roll-top bath and over-bath shower.  The stairs lead up to a galleried bedroom with king-size bed under the eaves, made up with Egyptian cotton bedlinen and a Hungarian goose down duvet (a microfibre duvet is available on request). 

The kitchen is impressively equipped with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and practically every implement you could need.

A glazed door leads out to the Stables' own patio area, where you can enjoy a glass of wine or a candlelit evening meal under the stars.  There are steps up to the large traditional walled garden of the main house (complete with centuries-old apple trees and a well) which guests are welcome to enjoy. 

The Coach House

The Coach House is a newly-renovated, spacious and contemporary dog-friendly cottage - the perfect base for a relaxing break.  

Downstairs, there is a fully fitted kitchen/dining room with fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and gas hob. A hallway leads to the downstairs bathroom with roll-top bath and over-bath shower, and the downstairs bedroom with king-size bed and double doors through to your own private garden. Upstairs, you will find the galleried living area with comfy sofa, flat-screen Smart TV and Blu-ray DVD player, and music system with iPod dock. There is dining space and crockery for up to 4 guests - why not rent The Coach House together with The Stables and share your holiday with friends or family? 

The cottage is suitable for babies and toddlers, and baby equipment is available upon request. Up to two well behaved dogs are also welcome.

The little extras

"We have stayed in many 'Premier Cottages'; this one is one of the very best. Excellent accommodation with wonderful treats".

Our aim is to make our luxury self-catering accommodation in Malmesbury the most perfect relaxing romantic cottage for two.  We aim to provide that little bit extra in The Stables.  When you arrive, you will be greeted with a welcome tray laden with home-made Aga cakes from The Rookery kitchen and a variety of local produce including wine from the Bow-in-the-Cloud vineyard at nearby Garsdon. 

All the main internet grocery providers (Ocado, Tesco, Sainsburys) deliver to The Stables at The Rookery, and if you book your delivery slot for the morning of your arrival, we will be very happy to unpack your shopping for you in advance of your arrival.  Please contact us to arrange.

We provide a selection of luxury toiletries for our guests, as well as fluffy white towels and extra-long bathrobes, all from The White Company.

Free wi-fi access is provided, along with full hi-definition FreeSat TV and Blu-ray/DVD player.

The Stables at The Rookery has a corporate membership to Westonbirt Arboretum, which you are able to use to enjoy free entry to the spectacular Arboretum as often as you wish during your stay. 

If you have a baby, you may wish to take advantage of our babysitting service to enjoy an evening out.   Please contact us for further details.

A friendly welcome

"You were both lovely - thank you for being warm and welcoming"

A big plus for all our guests is that The Stables is owner-run; indeed we live just next door.   We are on hand to welcome you and help you to make the most of your holiday by recommending excellent places to eat and enjoyable excursions. We are there when you need us but promise we don’t intrude!

We very much look forward to hearing from you soon, and sharing this wonderful little bit of the Cotswolds with you.  Why don't you visit our Availability page to plan your stay.

Jenny and Owain Cole

Telephone: 01666 829363 / 07816 108963

e-mail us: enquiries@rookerystables.co.uk

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  • 5 Star Gold Again! We have just received the results of our recent inspection by Visit England, and have received a 5 Star Gold Award for the third successive year.  Our overall score was ...
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