Rest a while and take in the beautiful surroundings
Curl up beside the wood burner
Tea for two
Designed with style and flair
Step into this inviting open-plan space
The perfect retreat for two
Cleverly designed space
Romantic evenings by the fire
Beautifully appointed kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen
Beautifully styled
Sit back and admire the character and charm
Your every comfort is considered
Retire to the sumptuous bedroom
Enjoy long lay ins here
Relax and unwind
Prepare for the day after a restful sleep
Take a refreshing shower or relax in the compact bath
Character and contemporary blend seamlessly
Quality fixtures and fittings
Attention to detail
Pretty cottage exterior
Visit the 12th century abbey
Explore the pretty market town
Lovely walks nearby
1 / 25  Rest a while and take in the beautiful surroundings
2 / 25  Curl up beside the wood burner
3 / 25  Tea for two
4 / 25  Designed with style and flair
5 / 25  Step into this inviting open-plan space
6 / 25  The perfect retreat for two
7 / 25  Cleverly designed space
8 / 25  Romantic evenings by the fire
9 / 25  Beautifully appointed kitchen
10 / 25  Well-equipped kitchen
11 / 25  Beautifully styled
12 / 25  Sit back and admire the character and charm
13 / 25  Your every comfort is considered
14 / 25  Retire to the sumptuous bedroom
15 / 25  Enjoy long lay ins here
16 / 25  Relax and unwind
17 / 25  Prepare for the day after a restful sleep
18 / 25  Take a refreshing shower or relax in the compact bath
19 / 25  Character and contemporary blend seamlessly
20 / 25  Quality fixtures and fittings
21 / 25  Attention to detail
22 / 25  Pretty cottage exterior
23 / 25  Visit the 12th century abbey
24 / 25  Explore the pretty market town
25 / 25  Lovely walks nearby

Swift Cottage - Malmesbury

Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Tucked away in the centre of Malmesbury with easy access to fantastic local amenities
  • Stunning grade II listed cottage seamlessly blending character with contemporary style
  • Ideally placed for touring the picturesque Cotswolds and beyond
  • Enjoy a visit to one of the popular local spas for a spot of pampering
  • Take a trip to the historic city of Bath or Cheltenham for an afternoon of retail therapy
  • Stretch your legs with a long walk or visit one of the many attractions nearby
Property code: 75050

The ideal couples retreat, this beautiful cottage has character and charm in abundance as well as access to great amenities on the doorstep, including a weekly artisan market and boutique shops.

This charming property is well positioned within the historic town of Malmesbury, England’s oldest borough, where you can admire the 12th century abbey and Market Cross. Set off on foot and explore the selection of independent shops and pubs as well as the weekly farmers market, held on a Friday. For a relaxing day out take a trip to the National Arboretum at Westonbirt , admire the lovely gardens at Highgrove or perhaps explore the Elizabethan splendour of Chavenage House. This property is ideally situated for attending the Horse Trials at Badminton and with easy access into the Cotswolds Hills and the famous Wildfowl and Wetlands site at Slimbridge, there is no shortage of wonderful walking routes here too.

Step through the front door into the inviting lounge/kitchen/diner, which has wonderful exposed stone work and a beamed ceiling. Furnished with the utmost care and attention to mix old with new, the lounge area offers comfortable seating where you can relax beside the wood burner and watch a programme on the Smart TV. Adjacent is the dining area, which is just perfect for a lazy breakfast. The kitchen runs along one wall and is well-equipped with an electric Miele oven and hob,  dishwasher and fridge. A utility area opposite houses the washing machine and a tumble dryer. Heading up the winding cottage style stairs brings you into the beautiful double bedroom with Smart TV, where you can sink into the comfy bed or step through into the stylish en-suite bathroom with a shower over the compact bath and a WC. With all your comforts considered you are sure to enjoy a relaxing stay here.

To the front of the property you will find free roadside parking (subject to availability) with further parking to be found in the nearby car park.

  • 1 Bedroom - double
  • 1 En-suite bathroom
  • Electric Miele oven and hob, dishwasher and fridge
  • Utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Roadside parking (subject to availability)
  •  Parking in nearby car park
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Smart TV’s in the bedroom and lounge
  • Regret children, babes in arms welcome

This property is personally managed by Sue.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sophie 14th October 2019

The cottage was absolutely lovely. The owners have thought of everything you need for a comfortable stay. Its a perfect retreat for a couple. The situation of the cottage is great. Can have nice walks around the lovely town and river easily.

Reviewed by Jolyon 4th October 2019

The cottage has been finished to a very nice standard and provides all required facilities for a weeks R and R. This is a lovely cosy cottage, located in the pretty village of Malmesbury, and the perfect base for access to the beautiful walks in the Cotswolds.

Reviewed by Sarah 25th July 2019

Great cottage in the centre of town, which gave us options to both potter into town for a drink or drive to one of the beautiful Cotswold walks. Cottage done to a very high standard with a great attention to detail - we felt very welcome & would definitely return.

Reviewed by Jennifer 12th July 2019

Beautiful cottage with exceptional decorations and equipment. The host has thought of everything to make your stay feel like a home from home. Excellent location for exploring the Cotswolds, a short walk from Malmesbury town centre which has lovely restaurants and walking distance to the local supermarket too.

Reviewed by Michelle 16th June 2019

This cottage was absolutely beautiful. Attention to detail was 2nd to none. It was cosy and very comfortable for the two of us. Lovely fluffy towels, crisp bedding and spotlessly clean. There was everything you needed and more! Pure luxury . We wouldnt hesitate to recommend anyone to book a stay here and would definitely come back if we decided to Read morevisit the area again. We where located within easy distance to many attractions. We both loved the wildlife centre and the many gardens to visit Hide

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Rest a while and take in the beautiful surroundings
Curl up beside the wood burner
Tea for two
Designed with style and flair
Step into this inviting open-plan space
The perfect retreat for two
Cleverly designed space
Romantic evenings by the fire
Beautifully appointed kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen
Beautifully styled
Show 13 moreSit back and admire the character and charm


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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