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“Really beautifully furnished, felt like a home”
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Review of Daubeneys Shippon

Daubeneys Shippon with parking and large opening glass doors
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Daubeneys Shippon rear with private garden and barbeque Daubeneys Shippon sitting room with TV, broadband and wood-burning stove
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Daubeneys Shippon with parking and large opening glass doors
Daubeneys Shippon rear with private garden and barbeque
Daubeneys Shippon sitting room with TV, broadband and wood-burning stove
Daubeneys Shippon fully-equipped kitchen area with gas cooker, dishwasker and washer dryer
Daubeneys Shippon fully-equipped kitchen area with gas cooker, dishwasker and washer dryer
Daubeneys Shippon master bedroom with comfy double-bed
Daubeneys Shippon second bedroom with choice of double or twin beds
Daubeneys Shippon bathroom with bath and shower
Daubeneys Shippon luxury bathroom treats
local flower/gift shop
Colerne's 11th century church
Views to Colerne
Village High Street
Open plan kitchen/reception
Bathroom
Table in main bedroom
Second bedroom - single beds can be made into King bed
Sitting room
Colerne's 11th Century Church
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Colerne, Wiltshire, England

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davepao
london
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Really beautifully furnished, felt like a home”
Reviewed 18 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

From the booking to the farewell, Melanie took care of us so well.

The cottage itself is in the grounds of their lovely house, bang in the middle of the charming little village - this is a Good Thing, because it's a quaint quiet street and one really felt at the centre of things but blissfully peaceful with it. It was perfectly safe for our cocker to roam around, no way to sneak out.

The cottage itself is a MARVEL. The pictures do not do it justice. Inside there are loads of architectural / design features that make it feel really special, like that massive glass front, the dramatic ceiling with light flooding in all day, the woodburner which is like a slow, steady heart.

The beds are lusciously dressed, and the underfloor heating was surprisingly delightful.

There are some amazing walks, in particular the walk to Long Dean about 3 miles away.

We loved it here.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Aug 2016
Thank you and it was delightful meeting you. Look forward to maybe seeing you again some time.
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Dance1972
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Click on the BOOK button now - awesome place!”
Reviewed 8 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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I was over from NZ with my partner to spend Xmas with family, and we found this place - Daubneys Shippon. Village is from a chocolate box, locals are very friendly, pubs are great, lots to see and do in the area, so close to Bath .... But here are the main reasons you should book here;
a) Ian and Mel are superb hosts, they make you feel completely at home - nice touch with the excellent welcome pack
b) the place is done out to a high standard, clean, homely, comfortable and lovely high vaulted ceilings and log fire
c) Nothing is a bother for Mel & Ian, they were so helpful, great to chat with and flexible. My Mum's dog Duke loved it, as did my nieces and nephews who came over for the day

Colerne is so peaceful, picturesque ..... I read a couple of the other reviews before coming over, and all I can say is that anyone who has written anything remotely negative about Daubneys Shippon is probably just really not quite playing with a full deck - great place, wonderful hosts

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing - was all great
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
13 Nov 2017
Thank you so much and so glad you enjoyed everything. Maybe see you again when you are over. Regards, Melanie
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ACPAFC
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Lovely Christmas with wonderful hosts”
Reviewed 27 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

My brothers and I decided to relocate somewhere random this year for christmas and came across Colerne and Daubneys as the perfect place to try a different winter retreat. We were greeted on arrival by Ian and Mel with their daughter and dog who were all most welcoming! The accommodation was delightful and well set out with a large living area and kitchen with bathroom adjacent and an open upstairs bedroom area. Having wondered the village we found it to be full of pleasant locals (especially in the pubs fox and hounds and the 6 bells!). Will definitely visit again and would recommend!!

Travelling group: Large Group
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Avocettoo
Thornton-le-Moor, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
461 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
“lovely building in great location with delightful owners”
Reviewed 16 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Its wonderful to find a location where it is on one level (for the disabled), takes a dog and well designed, furnished and decorated. There is one step from parking area to the deck and doorway. Great deck to sit on but also another table and chairs outside depending on time of day. My dog Rosie enjoyed meeting resident hound Thumper.
The owners give great ideas for places to go and eat/visit.
Relaxing location in scenic village. Pub across the road with homely food.
There is also a cottage and a shepherds hut that can be rented, so brilliant for an extended family.

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Liked best: lovely light and airy feel of the Shippon and convivial owners
Liked least: Not applicable
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ben G
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic accommodation, location and welcome”
Reviewed 21 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Just returned from another fantastic stay at Daubeneys, this time at the Shippon. It really is fantastic – warm and comfortable, well maintained and a real 'home from home'.

The Shippon is great – modern with an open-plan kitchen/living area, a great bathroom with bath and shower, and a private garden. It's an impressive building with high ceilings and a modern glass front – with curtains for privacy. Spacious bedrooms and access to the gardens from virtually every room. Underfloor heating means it's always nice and warm.

When you arrive the owners' provide everything you need to get settled in: bread, milk, eggs, tea and coffee, plus some local goodies too. There's even toiletries supplied – you could just arrive with your toothbrush and be fine!

We were staying with our seven-year-old son and our little dog – and it's ideal for both. We all enjoyed a really great week. Luckily for us the sun was shining every day too – marvellous!

We've now stayed at both the Stable and Shippon a total of five times – and both come highly recommended. That's why we keep coming back! Wonderful, welcoming owners, a great village location, but literally just down the road from Bath. And so many other attractions right on the doorstep, you can explore three counties – Wiltshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire from here.

There's just not enough room to talk about it all... we'll be back!

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Liked best: Lovely warm, cosy atmosphere, great location and fantastic welcome
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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