Open plan living/dining room/kitchen with beamed ceilings and character | The Carthouse, Lea, Malmesbury
Cosy living area with wood burner | The Carthouse, Lea, Malmesbury
  • Cottage
  • Lea, Malmesbury
  • E1525

The Carthouse


out of 10

  • 4

  • 1

  • 1

  • 1

Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio

Fancy a romantic getaway? The Carthouse is the ideal base from which to explore Wiltshire with your energetic four-legged friend.

All on the ground floor:
Living room: With wood burner, TV, DV player, double sofa bed and French doors lading to garden.
Kitchen/dining room: With cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer and quarry tiled floor.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Wet room: With shower, shower seat and toilet.

Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Oil central heating by meter reading. Initial logs for wood burner included (October-April). Cot and highchair. Enclosed garden with terrace, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking. Wheelchair access.

Peacefully set amidst meadows and woodland on the edge of a village, this delightful and spacious converted barn enjoys comfortable holiday accommodation in a courtyard setting and its own private terrace and garden. Set just a short stroll from the local dining pub, it makes an excellent base for a relaxing break, within easy reach of the Cotswolds, Bath, Stonehenge, Westonbirt Arboretum and Cotswold Water Park – all a short drive. Malmesbury’s 12th-century abbey and famous gardens, quaint shops and restaurants are just 3 miles.


Accessible – Bath or Shower Seat

Accessible – Ground Floor Wet Room

Accessible – Level Access

Accessible – Walk In Shower or Bath


Cot Available - Cot

Decorated at Christmas

Enclosed garden / patio

Garden or Patio

Golf nearby

Ground floor facilities

Highchair Available

Horse Riding nearby

Internet Connection

Open Fire

Parking - On Site

Pub within 1 mile

Romantic Getaways


Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine

Wheelchair Accessible

Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 22 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Surrey

  • Couple


out of 10

Very enjoyable stay

21 May 2022



  • Couple


out of 10

The Carthouse, pro’s and con’s. Pro’s , Nice quiet location, abundant wildlife, good parking, roomy cottage, clean and tidy, wi fi. Con’s Some furniture changes from photos n cottage information, settee, armchair fine, dining chairs/table very ,very low. Fortunately 2 original dining chairs left in cottage used at table. Information listed washing machine, drier in kitchen equipment, both are available, true, but in another building. Wet room, as mentioned in other reviews, is really totally unsuitable for the elderly and/or disabled, floor very slippery/ risky when wet, also unusual central drain position and tiling make entire floor wet including toilet area after showering. No shower area grab rails or non slip mats, no shower seat, ( listed in cottage description ). Unusual heating and hot water control switching. Bed very low and, for us, not that comfortable. Information folder extremely poor compared to all those we have found in other cottages, some of the limited information out of date and incorrect. Cottage information says wheelchair accessible, true, but comments above give reasons why I would not recommend this cottage for the elderly/infirm or disabled. We did not raise these issues with the owner, it is true, but did not see her after a 2 min conversation when we arrived. No follow up visit to check all was OK, first time this has happened to us in many other cottage rentals. We actually left a day early to enjoy the comforts of home.

22 May 2022


  • Manchester

  • Couple


out of 10

Everything was clean but dated. Settee in lounge VERY uncomfortable but bed VERY comfortable. Heating systems interesting!!!

8 Apr 2022

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