Fully equipped kitchen. Microwave oven on the right-hand unit.

Entire home/flat

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 beds

Entire home/flat

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 beds

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About this listing

An amazing space in the town centre, opposite Chippenham railway station! Huge comfy mezzanine bed, modern kitchen/dining, lounge with hammock, study, gorgeous stone bathroom - the perfect base in the west country!

The space

Monkton House is busy (shown on the cover picture), but there's room at the stables, now converted to a spacious studio apartment! The stables used to serve this house before the railways arrived in 1850. It is a beautiful, if unconventional space, high ceilings and open plan. It features:

* super comfy king-size bed with memory-foam mattress, hand-made mosaic hardwood headboard
* beautiful stone-tiled bathroom with huge shower
* study area with hand-carved Mexican desk, Herman Miller chair, free wifi etc.
* hammock in lounge to relax or swing (it's super strong!)
* fully equipped modern kitchen
* futon for extra guests
* beautifully restored 1960's sliding doors allowing the room to open to outdoors (summer only, unless you like the cold!)

The studio 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).

Being in the town centre, all the shops, restaurants, and takeaways are a minutes walk away. There's also a cinema around the corner.

It's a fantastic place to stay... so make yourself at home!

Guest access

Full apartment rental. Amenities include:
- 24 hour central heating
- Air-conditioning /heater unit
- WIFI internet
- King size bed with memory foam mattress
- Electric power shower
- Fan-assisted oven with grill and electric hob, refrigerator, microwave, washing machine

Interaction with guests

Check-in and out is handled through a key safe system, allowing guests total flexibility, independence and privacy. Details of this, as well as directions, contact numbers etc are sent with the booking confirmation. I'm usually away but remain contactable and my lovely neighbour is on hand if needed.

Other things to note

Possible disabled access: the futon might be suitable, but obviously the mezzanine maybe out.. 7 steps up. The bathroom is a walk-in shower and very spacious.

Please note if you are enquiring for 2 people but require use of both the king bed and the futon, there maybe a charge for the supply of extra linen and bedding. Please enquire, as this is not automatically offered by airbnb, unless you are booking for 3 or more people.

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Place not available? Other great options, or if you need accommodation for more people:
250 year-old stables in town centre (sleeps 6)
Beautiful stables studio apartment (sleeps 2)
Stables Studio Gallery (sleeps 3)

My mother also has 2 lovely rooms just down the road which are also available for rent:
She is charming and bakes yummy cakes and makes chocolate truffles amongst many other things.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: £15 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £20
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: £72 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

1. Bookings made more than 3 weeks in advance of the check-in date should be pre-agreed: please message us first.
2. No smoking inside the building
3. No pets, unless specifically approved. There maybe a surcharge.
4. No unregistered guests, unless specifically approved
5. No loud music or parties
6. Please switch on the cooker extractor fan while cooking
7. Check-out is by 11am, please ask if you wish to have a later check-out
8. No parking at the property, unless booked in advance (details on request)
If arriving by car please provide your vehicle details (model, colour, and registration number). This is to avoid unnecessary contact during your stay if there is a parking conflict.
9. TV is for on-demand or DVD viewing only. This is to comply with TV licensing regulations. For live TV please stay at "Stables studio gallery"




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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

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50 Reviews

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Holly User Profile
May 2017
Me and my Mum loved our time. The place is so warm and welcoming,there are lots of thoughtful little touches and a well equipped kitchen and bathroom. Great base for lovely country walks and buses to Bath and Cotswold villages. Would definitely stay again if in the area. Can't recommend enough.

Rachel User Profile
April 2017
Great space and ideal location. Stayed for a week with our collie - loads of dog friendly cafes and bars in Chippenham & beyond along with great walking. The apartment block is well kept and perfect for using the train to explore the area. Had everything we needed from tea/coffee to basic store cupboard goods. Park at the end of the road ideal for dog so no problem not having access to a garden. Had a little issue with noisy neighbours so wish I'd packed ear plugs but the bed is beyond comfortable so easy to sleep. Lots of space to store clothes etc and the hammock was ideal for morning coffee!

Pierre User Profile
April 2017
Great place to stay. The studio is brillantly decorated, very comfortable and cosy. Alex'instructions to get in are really easy to follow, and details about parking are a real plus. Well located, shops and railway station less than 5mn walk, and close to Bristol and Bath. Highly recommended ! PS : the Hammock is great !

Elisabeth User Profile
April 2017
The Stables felt like our little sanctuary. The bed is so comfortable and the layout makes it feel spacious but also private. We enjoyed cooking breakfast and dinners there and loved how close it is to local shops, pubs and restaurants. I didn't anticipate how much time we would spend in the hammock but it really is the perfect place to read a book! Thanks so much Alex!

Russell User Profile
April 2017
We had a fantastic stay at Alex's place. It's an ideal base for exploring the local area, being right next to transport links - we made it to Avebury, Lacock and Castle Combe easily by bus, and Bath is just 10 minutes away on the train. The apartment itself is really comfortable, beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. The hammock is also a big bonus!

Jane User Profile
April 2017
Great value for money, as we stayed a week. Interesting studio, nicely refurbished. Everything you need. Be aware the picture of the manor house really has nothing to do with the place you stay in. And TV only on demand. That being said, the place was great! Thanks.

Mary User Profile
March 2017
Very conveniently located, central to a lot of areas we wanted to visit. Bath was just a 20 minute train ride away.

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