Jasmine Cottage Guestbook
Guest comments made by genuine visitors to Jasmine Cottage, Steeple Ashton.
If you are looking for a self catering cottage in a picturesque village in the heart of the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, then read our visitors' comments and decide for yourself...
18 Apr 2019 by Graeme Endacott
Norman was a superb host, very communities and helpful. Steeple Ashton is a pretty village ideally placed for exploring Wiltshire and beyond. Jasmin Cottage was clean and tidy when we arrived.
17 Sep 2018 by Family Kluck-Kuitenbrouwer
We found Jasmine Cottage on a booking site and communicated with its owner regarding Jasmine Cottage’s pet policy. There was a swift and kind reply. The same welcoming feeling we received in Steeple Ashton with neighbours guiding us to the cottage and advising us on safe parking. Later we enjoyed visiting Steeple Ashton’s village shop, kept by volunteers who as very willing to function as a Tourist Information Centre members too.
The quality of the Cottage, its cleanliness and general facilities is 10 out of 10. All is there plus the typical countryside cottage feel.
We used Steeple Ashton to visit a number of places like Avebury, Stonehenge, Marlborough (super vegan food in Marlborough’s church cafe!) Bath, Bradford on Avon but also we enjoyed sauntering through the village of Steeple Asthon.
Jasmine Cottage is highly recommended, even when you are tall and you have to mind your head. It is a cosy and superbly located place.
31 Jul 2018 by Gail Coleman
Lovely cottage in great location. Lots to do within easy driving range i.e. longleat, , cheddar gorge,, the stunning city of bath, lacock village and Stonehenge.
The cottage was well equipped and comfortable, we took our 3 dogs so the enclosed garden was a god-send. The village is beautiful with very friendly locals everywhere.
I'd thoroughly recommend this cottage and wouldn't hesitate to go back
21 Jul 2018 by Pam Stuart-Smith
What a holiday! Jasmine Cottage was a hit with all of us, me and my partner, my daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren who were visiting Wiltshire from New York. The cottage was incredibly well equipped, clean and comfortable.
As we had lived in Wiltshire while my daughter was growing up, she wanted to share it with her children. All easy driving visits to: Wookey Hole (and dinner in Wells); Bath; West Kennett Long Barrow followed by Avebury and passing by the Cheril White Horse on the way back; Castle Combe and Lacock Abbey with Fox-Talbot Museum and finally Stonehenge.
Norman helpfully arranged for us to have a second door key as with such a large group we were arriving back at different times.
The village of Steeple Ashton is full of friendly locals, and the village shop was delightful, selling everything from clotted cream to fuse wire and stamps.
Possibly the highlight of the visit for my grandson was being able to contact the keyholder for St Mary's Church, who gave permission for my grandson to spend an hour playing the organ. My grandson has only had two pipe organ lessons so far, so having the opportunity to experiment outside a lesson situation was invaluable (he's only 12), thank you Michael!
My partner and I had one meal at the Long's Arms - it was excellent, well prepared food and a good choice on the menu.
I would absolutely recommend Jasmine Cottage for either a restful stay or as a base to visit the many places within easy driving distance.
28 Jun 2018 by David Love
We've been to Jasmine cottage several times in the last 6 or 7 years and would thoroughly recommend it. It is comfortable and spacious with all the facilities you could reasonably need. Steeple Ashton is a large enough village to spend half a day exploring, with access to numerous footpaths into the countryside if you want to venture further with dogs or kids or both. We have used it as a base for trips to Avebury, Devizes (Caen Locks definitely worth a visit), Marlborough, Laycock etc but Glastonbury, Stourhead and Bath would also be within easy range.
Doubtless we will be returning, possibly with family, as there are three ample bedrooms and with 6 people sharing the costs, that makes for excellent value.
15 Jan 2018 by Umesh Tailor
We visited Jasmine cottage in 2017 for a long weekend. Coming from Hertfordshire and arriving was no problem parking right outside was a bonus it made arriving late Friday with the Kids so easy. Norman had already provided the keys so we could arrive at our own time Thank you for that. Upon entering what looks like a small cottage is quite big inside, bedrooms were spacious and a nice kitchen where we enjoyed breakfast every morning. The kitchen has everything you need and a washing machine with kids helped so much. The cottage has its old character which made the experience great. The open fire was nice where the kids played and we the parents toasted in the evening with a glass or two.
The cottage is located centrally for us we did Bath one day and Longleat Zoo the following day. The local shop was a nice walk in the mornings and we enjoyed The Three Daggers for an evening meal which I recommend. They also have local Brewery onsite and shop, so do visit that before 6:00PM. The locals were all so helpful which made the holiday experience a pleasant stay.
We enjoyed it so much we have now booked again Feb 2018 and will be returning shortly. Having an open fire and just relaxing this is an ideal place to stay if you’re around this area.
There is a lot you can do around the area if you venture out and having this nice cottage as a base is ideal.
Thanks to Jasmine Cottage see you again shortly.
02 Nov 2017 by Familie Meyer
Unser 8-tägiger Aufenthalt im Jasmine Cottage war für unsere fünfköpfige Familie einfach genial. Das Haus ist ordentlich und sauber, nicht zu groß, aber sehr gemütlich; v.a. abends vor dem Kamin! (Holz ist genug vorhanden). Uns überraschte es, dass man tatsächlich in fremden Betten derart gut schlafen kann - wirklich gute Betten! Waschmaschine, Trockner, Spülmaschine, Wasserkocher, mehrere Föhne, 4-er Toaster, Bügeleisen, Backofen, Ceranfeld, Mikrowelle, Kühl- Gefrierkombi, WLAN, Fernseher... alles tadellos vorhanden. Es fehlte an nichts - echt klasse!
Wir besuchten von hier aus Bath, London, Bristol, Avebury, Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Oxford, Salisbury und Lacock. In Steeple Ashton befindet sich ein ganz toller "Tante Emma Laden" ... da gibt´s "fast alles" - schön, dass es sowas heutzutage noch gibt! Die Menschen in Steeple Ashton sind alle freundlich und hilfsbereit - man fühlt sich nie allein gelassen. Dies konnte aber auch gar nicht anders sein, da der Kontakt zu Norman Sharples vor und während unseres Aufenthaltes uns das schon vermittelte - ein Vermieter, der sich wirklich kümmert!
24 Oct 2017 by The Brown family & Chester
We all enjoyed our time at Jasmine cottage in Steeple Aston. Having a log fire was an added bonus. Spent two evenings in the Longs Arms, good choice of menu, food was really good and plentiful. No room for dessert on 1st visit, and struggled on the 2nd visit to manage one, but we preserved .. it HAD to be done. Norman, thanks for having up to date leaflets, it was good knowing that information would be correct. Managed to complete 2 of the village area walks. Visited St. Mary's Church and met people from the parish who gave some interesting facts. Also visited Bath, Salisbury, Devizes and LaCock, all within an easy drive from the cottage. We would definitely like to return, and would recommend Jasmine cottage as a place to stay.
20 May 2017 by David Peckett
There were 2 of us, and we thought that Jasmine Cottage was warm and comfortable, with good beds and plenty of spare bedding, plus many power outlets and coat hooks and a good range of leaflets about local attractions. We were personally pleased to find a cottage without superfluous ornaments. Norman was very helpful answering our queries before we arrived, and reacted very quickly and positively when we had a problem during our stay, resolving it within the day and keeping us fully informed - thank you.
Steeple Ashton is a lovely village, with a very useful shop and we had 2 good evenings in the Longs Arms, where the food and drink were excellent. One warning though: don't choose the home-made steak pie unless you're very hungry - it was delicious but the portions were huge!
09 Apr 2017 by Anne Walter
We've just returned from a lovely week at Jasmine Cottage. We visited Lacock, Cheddar Gorge, Longleat and Bath. The cottage itself is perfect and we can't wait to visit again.
26 Nov 2016 by Graham Hill
Myself and my friends who spent the last four weeks at the cottage thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage and the village of Steeple Ashton is lovely. Great to have WiFi and washing/drying facilities and a dishwasher. Plenty of utensils, cutlery and crockery. Plus good size fridge/freezer. Lack of mobile signal so had to walk to the other side of the road to make phone calls but that wasn't too much of an issue. Close distance to Trowbridge for shopping and leisure activities. And also not too far from Lacock Abbey/village which is well worth seeing. Many films have been shot there, including Harry Potter. Also not too far from Stonehenge if that appeals to you. Overal very homely and comfortable and there's even a fireplace to help keep you warm. Though for me the central heating was adequate enough. If I was in the area again I would definitely keep it in mind to stay there again.
12 Jun 2016 by Diana Jones
Jasmine Cottage in Steeple Ashton is a perfect base from which to explore this amazing area. Booking was easy and all the information provided was helpful.
We managed to visit The Westbury White Horse, Laycock, Combe Martin, the Caen Locks, Bradford-on-Avon, Glastonbury, Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Wells and the Cheddar Gorge and the Avebury Stone Circle during our week's stay. Our dog had a great time too!
At the end of the day it was lovely to return to Jasmine Cottage which was comfortable, well equipped and had a safe garden for Oscar.
An evening stroll round a beautiful village, full of character, and stopping off for a drink at the Long Arms - what more can I say?!
29 Mar 2016 by Peggy, Kai, Ian & Colin Schlender
We've had a wonderful time in this cosy cottage. Situated in the pretty village of Steeple Ashton, there are lots of things to see and do and even in this relatively small village all the basic things needed can be found: a friendly small shop with café and a typical pub with superb food, however we found out that pre-booking for a meal is recommended.
Jasmine cottage is well equipped and even though we've had several sunny early spring days, we enjoyed the open fire in the evenings.
We've never been to Wiltshire before and have to admit, that this definately is a place to return.
25 Jan 2016 by Martin Krah
Coming from Germany, we did spent a few wonderful days in the cottage early September. The house is wonderful. Everything needed is available and of high quality. The village is very nice and so many wonderful things to see in the area.
But what was really outstanding is the support and friendlyness of the owner, when we planned our stay and also when we arrived. Thank you so much Norman. We would come back any time.
Martin, Heike & Marie
14 Dec 2015 by CAROL ELLIS
Edward and Matthew had a wonderful stay at Jasmine cottage the first week in December
Both of my sons have special needs and came with their carers
They found the cottage very comfortable and everything was perfect
They were ideally based to see many of the highlights of the area especially the Christmas markets
They enjoyed walking around the village
I would recommend Jasmine cottage to my friends and my sons are hoping to stay there again next year
08 Dec 2015 by Patricia Morgan
Just returned from a long weekend at Jasmine Cottage. We needed somewhere to stay with our extended family and Jasmine cottage was the perfect solution and very easy to book.
The three large bedrooms accomadated six comfortably and the cosy lounge with open fire was lovely to come back to each day. We chose to eat out mainly, but the kitchen appeared to have everything you would need if you wished to self cater, especially the dishwasher. It was great to be able to have our dog with us as he is always included as part of our family gathering and he loved the enclosed garden.
We visited Longleat for the Festival of Light, the journey was easy(approx 20 minutes by car) and on the way back we stopped in Westbury to collect a take away from the Thai Orchid. The food was excellent.
Our dog Bertie, enjoyed a day at doggie day care ( Charlie Paws in Edington) they were very caring and he had a great day.
We used the walk leaflets that were left in the cottage information and found them very useful, for dog walks and scenic views.
Sunday lunch at the Longs Arms, just a few minutes walk from the cottage. Friendly atmosphere and good choice of food. We would have eaten there again if we had stayed longer. Our dog was welcomed as well.
A very enjoyable weekend, made even better by a clean,comfortable cottage.
27 Oct 2015 by Claire Best
A character cottage with 3 spacious bedrooms & a well equipped kitchen, which was clean and a thoughtful information pack was provided ,with an easy to light open solid fuel fire. We found the location ideal to visit Bath, Bradford upon Avon and loved the the local pub /restaurant just a short walk from the cottage We ate there for 3 nights and loved the varied affordable menu which also welcomed our dog as did Jasmine Cottage. This beautiful friendly village is a wonderful location to relax as well as to explore!
26 Aug 2015 by Jude and Les
Thanks for a lovely stay at Jasmine Cottage , the cottage is cosy and clean with everything you could ever need . We found this cottage last minute and were pleasantly surprised by how quick and easy it was to do .We visited Lacock, Devizes,Cheddar Gorge and Bath all with in easy reach of the cottage . The George in Norton St Philips is also worth a visit , lovely food and great surroundings .
17 Aug 2015 by Bridget Penn-Berkeley
Jasmine cottage situated in a truly un-spoilt village is a gem - great location for exploring Wiltshire and Bath - and on the day you just need a relaxing day the local pub does lovely food or if you are feeling creative Jasmine Cottage kitchen is very well equipped - The information received before arrival was comprehensive, the cottage clean and welcoming. We had a great time here.
09 Aug 2015 by Cynthia and Bill Arden
We wanted a property that accommodated six people in Wiltshire and were delighted to find Jasmine Cottage in tourist information. Booking and information proved to be very easy and quick.
The cottage was ideal. it was pretty, delightfully olde worlde, but incredibly spacious. It was very clean and very comfortable and extremely well equipped. The village is very pretty and both pub and shop excellent.
There were so many beautiful places nearby. We enjoyed Bath, Stourhead, Stonehenge, Courts garden (yummy blueberry scones!), Bradford on Avon and Cheddar.
We highly recommend this lovely cottage and this lovely area.
Cynthia and Bill Arden and family
19 Jul 2015 by Andrew Sinclair
We had a really good week at Jasmine Cottage having never visited Wiltshire before. The village of Steeple Ashton is lovely with the village store supply most things you need and the pub being there for a drink or an enjoyable evening meal.
We found Jasmine Cottage a really good base for travelling around Wiltshire with the highlight being our day at Longleat.
Jasmine Cottage had all we needed and was comfortable and well equipped.
The whole process from making the booking to our actual stay was made simple and straight forward. We would highly recommend Jasmine Cottage to anyone considering a stay in the area.
Andrew and Lisa Sinclair and family
30 Jun 2015 by David Love
Second visit to lovely cottage in a relatively undiscovered part of the country (apart from around the time of the solstice, of course). Clean and well-equipped accommodation which turns out to be roomier than would at first appear from outside. Secure rear garden for inquisitive dogs or children who have slipped the lead.
With a shop and a pub you could be fairly self-sufficient in the village but if you want to venture further afield there are many places of interest within a 10 -15 mile radius. Recommend walk from Bratton up to the Westbury white horse and, a little further afield, the circular walk from Avebury which takes in the West Kennett long barrow and Silbury Hill as well as the stone circle. Park at the Sanctuary on the A4 rather than the car park in Avebury which will sting you for £7.
Lacock only a 15 minute drive away. We had a good meal at The George, which was not as expensive as we had expected given all of the film and television associations which could be capitalised upon.
We are not gourmets but, as far as we could tell, the takeaway from the Thai Orchid in Westbury was very good value for money. We have left an up-to-date menu in the cottage.
Thanks for a great time. We definitely plan to be back.
David & Rosemarie (& Benson)
25 May 2015 by Cindy
We had another perfect week's stay at lovely Jasmine Cottage. The booking process is always easy and very efficient, the website being full of helpful information and tips on the area, not to mention the lovely library of information provided by the owners on what to do and what to see, which is very helpful indeed. Jasmine Cottage is always very clean and welcoming and there's everything there that we need and more; the kitchen is fully equipped and the bedrooms are cosy. The cottage garden is a little haven of tranquillity, so relaxing and very secluded and sheltered. It's wonderful to have a log fire on a cold evening and fab to have Wifi! The Longs Arms in the village is a very welcoming pub, they have at the moment only two veggie choices, however, both are tasty and the staff are very friendly and helpful as are the volunteers in the little village shop which is handy to have. We loved walking on the Ridgeway from Hackpen Hill and Barbary Castle is amazing with lovely views, as is Bratton Camp just down the road and the Westbury White Horse, Cley Hill, Figsbury Ring, Pepperbox Hill - all have beautiful views of wonderful Wiltshire. Glastonbury Tor, Wearyall Hill and the town itself are always a delight. Wilton is a lovely town to wander around as is Castle Combe and Malmesbury. We can't wait to return to lovely Jasmine Cottage.
Response: You and Pixie the dog are always most welcome.
18 May 2015 by Lyn
Wiltshire is a lovely county with lots to see and do. People we met were friendly and helpful. Jasmine Cottage is very clean and upon arrival we found lots of information on places to visit plus instructions on how to use the appliances in the Cottage. Steeple Ashton is a pretty village although we were somewhat disappointed with the local pub which we felt was trying to be a gastro-pub and not quite succeeding. However, having said that it is a friendly pub and great to stroll up to of an evening for a drink. Steeple Ashton is also in an ideal situation for touring Wiltshire being close to Bradford On Avon where they have a market on a Thursday, Devizes and the Caen Locks and Avebury. Glad we visited the area.
02 May 2015 by Philippe and familly
Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour dans cette belle région et avons apprécié Jasmine Cottage.
Partis à 6 en famille, nous nous sommes sentis très à l'aise dans cette petite maison très charmante, très cosy, fonctionnelle et tout confort, à l'architecture typique des petits villages anglais. Situé dans un village très agréable, soigné encore une fois dans la plus pure tradition anglaise (petit carré de verdure, etc), calme, et vivant avec son Village Shop tenu par des bénévoles et son Pub chaleureux (et à la bonne cuisine avec pour ma part entre autres les crumble et sundae), le dépaysement que nous recherchions était là.
Les indications de Norman nous ont orientés dans nos choix de visites et activités. Néanmoins nous avons aisément rempli notre semaine avec les multiples points d'intérêt environnant : Bath, Bradford on Avon, Oxford (à 1h30 de distance), Avebury et ses mégalithes, Devizes (son marché et sa brasserie Wadwoth), sans oublier les nombreuses randos champêtres à travers Steeple Ashton très oxygénantes.
Une semaine formidable !
Response: Merci Philippe, vous étiez invités parfaits!
17 Dec 2014 by Colin Tyzack
What great cottage, log fires roaring in the evening and chestnuts roasting for a great winter supper treat. The booking of the cottage was very easy with lots of information supplied by Norman. The key arrived without any problems and were very pleased when we found how nice and clean the cottage was. The village shop is a great asset with a great range of goods and also has a great eating area and very friendly staff. The local pub looked great but we did not have time to try the beer as we were down visiting our son who has cancer. I was not looking forward to the visit but it was made a lot better by us both being made so welcome by the locals. The area is great for visiting sights, we toured the Bath Christmas market on Sunday and as it was the last day bought a lot of bargains. Bath was only about half an hour away with good parking. On Monday we visited Cheeder Gorge and the cider and cheese shop is a must and then on to Wells which was only seven miles away and has some great shops and cathedral. We will both look forward to our next visit which is in two months time and we will look forward to staying in Jasmine Cottage again for us it ticked all the boxes. Colin and Valerie.
09 Oct 2014 by B. S & N, Kent
Great week, Great cottage, Pretty village.
Enjoyed the break catching up with family and out and about locally.
Good pubs, good beer and going home relaxed.
20 Aug 2014 by W. Family, Leicester
We have had a very enjoyable week exploring the area, with its wonderful historical sites and its lovely towns and villages. Having a very comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage to come back to every evening has been a great joy. We thank you for a very memorable stay.
07 Aug 2014 by E. W. A. M. G & R, Amersfort, Netherlands
We had a wonderful time here but of course, way too short, so much to do but only a week.
We loved Avebury and Stonehenge and both Longs Arms pubs and Bath and Steeple Ashton itself and of course, Jasmine Cottage!
It is such a cosy home that we had trouble leaving it every morning and we were glad to come home here every evening.
The surroundings are good for hiking and we would love to have seen more of it. Maybe next time!
Thank you very much, it was really great to be here! Our best wishes for you.
23 Nov 2013 by S & C, Brighton, Sussex
Test for me is ‘was I looking forward to returning to the Cottage after a long day exploring?’
Answer- it passed with flying colours!
26 Sep 2013 by B.P& B Aberdeen
We have enjoyed our stay in Jasmine Cottage with J & R a lovely base from which to explore Wiltshire, most of which is new to us, so perhaps that calls for a return visit!
06 Sep 2013 by V. R. T & E, London.
A lovely cottage and we had a nice time - especially enjoyed Bath!
15 Aug 2013 by I & J, Adelaide, South Australia
It was lovely to return ‘home’ to Jasmine Cottage each evening after our excursions. Thank you, Norman, for all your assistance, firstly with the reservation, and particularly for all the information, without which we would not have seen nearly as much of this beautiful part of the world.
08 Jul 2013 by C. P. B. M & P, Suffolk/London
Our third visit to lovely Jasmine Cottage and hope to return again! Such a picturesque area – Bratton Camp is stunning as are the Mendips and Avebury - the list is endless. I don’t want to go home!
09 May 2013 by R. Family, Wisconsin USA
We enjoyed our week at Jasmine Cottage tremendously; it is an ideal ‘home’ to return to after a day out and about. We especially enjoyed going to Salisbury Cathedral and Wells where the choral evensong service is magnificent. Other highlights included the Rhodie Walk at Bowood – glorious at this time of the year- Stourhead Gardens (also spectacular), and spending a day in Bath that included a magnificent concert at the Abbey. Taking the train from Trowbridge to Bath and back was quick and entertaining. Thank you Norman, for providing such a charming retreat in a most memorable Village.
19 Jan 2013 by C. Family, Perth, Western Australia
Absolutely fantastic time, lovely House, Village and Pub!
We will treasure our memories of our time here forever.
04 Oct 2012 by V. P. M & G, Midlands
We have had a lovely break, Cottage like a ‘home from home’ – just with a real fire. Local Pub excellent and atmospheric everywhere.
I hope that everyone else who comes has a nice a time as we have
14 Aug 2012 by M. Family, Tyne & Wear
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Wiltshire and found lots of agreeable place to visit, Cirencester and Bradford on Avon were our favourites and we enjoyed both the ‘Longs Arms; establishments!
12 Jul 2012 by D. Family, Belgium
We had a very nice stay here. Visited Bath, Lacock. Avebury Salisbury and walking around Steeple Ashton. Thanks
19 Jun 2012 by J & D, Adelaide, South Australia
Jasmine Cottage a great refuge for us, very convenient and well appointed. We stayed 6 weeks of our 9 week holiday and are delighted we came across this lovely Village of Steeple Ashton.
07 May 2012 by C. L. B & M, UK
Lovely Cottage, loads of space for us. Really good place to stay to visit the surrounding area without having to drive too far. Lacock & Wells particularly worth a visit.
17 Feb 2012 by R. K. A. R & H, London
Enjoying our last peaceful evening in front of a wonderful log fire. Had a splendid few days walking touring the area and relaxing.
17 Nov 2011 by M. J. B & D, Canberra, Australia
We had a lovely time in this delightful Cottage, explored the area, highlights were Lacock and Avebury. Hope to return here one day.
20 Oct 2011 by Alice from Dumfries-shire.
Jasmine Cottage was perfect for our short break visiting our daughter in Bath. A lovely rural retreat to return to each evening. The cottage was clean and comfortable and very well equipped. Plenty to do and see round about and lovely places to eat inc. the local pub in Steeple Ashton. Will certainly recommend this property.
13 Oct 2011 by S. Family, Lockerbie, Scotland
Short trip to visit our daughter in Bath. This cottage was just fantastic, very comfortable & very well equipped. Will recommend.
26 Aug 2011 by M. J. S. J. A & C, England
A fabulous week in a truly magnificent setting! Having never been to Wiltshire before, we were amazed to see beautiful village after beautiful village amid breath-taking landscapes. Cannot recommend Longleat highly enough (we were pleased that we paid an extra £5 for an additional day) and Lacock has to be seen to be believed!!
12 Aug 2011 by Barb and Bob
A lovely, quaint, and spotlessly clean cottage. Our children were thrilled to have their own bedrooms, and it was nice to have a kitchen and laundry facilities. Steeple Ashton is a very friendly village and a great location to act as home base to tour the area. We loved the heated beds!
12 Jul 2011 by R. Family, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
We so enjoyed our delightful week at Jasmine Cottage. All was thoughtfully prepared and comfortable. Steeple Ashton is a gem – St. Mary’s, the Village Shop, local walks, the playing field – and our excursions further afield were equally lovely. We will have such happy memories of our time here. Many thanks
16 May 2011 by Cindy Lilley, Suffolk
Jasmine Cottage is very comfortable and welcoming, and excellent value for money, we would highly recommend it. There was everything we could wish for to make our week's break one of the best we've had in the UK. The owner is extremely helpful and prompt with replying to our emails and kindly provided at the cottage a lot of leaflets and information on things to do and see in the area which was very thoughtful.
Regarding nearby places to visit, Bratton Camp is a must - the views are breathtaking. Bradford on Avon is a lovely town and well worth a visit (The Saxon Church, The Tithe Barn and St Mary Tor should be on your itinerary). Corsham is a lovely town too. Avebury, West Kennet Long Barrow, Lacock, Silbury Hill, Woodhenge and Durrington Walls are all impressive places to see. Steeple Ashton itself is lovely to explore and has some fabulous walks.
The Long's Arms public house does a couple of very delicious vegetarian dishes!
14 Apr 2011 by Donna O., Orlando, FL/USA
Jasmine Cottage is the perfect place to stay in the center of your vacation to SouthWest England. It is clean and cheerful and well equipped. The local villagers are very friendly and helpful. Bath, Stonehenge, Wells and The Cotswalds are all within easy driving distance of the cottage. Steeple Ashton is gorgeous with its own amazing abbey! We will surely stay here again if we make it to this part of England in the future. Thanks to Norman for everything and helping us with dining and suggestions after we arrived!
10 Nov 2010 by Janet and Tony Gray, St. Andrews, Scotland
Having stayed at Jasmine Cottage in 2009 we were looking forward to visiting again in 2010. Our anticipation was rewarded by a spotless clean and tidy cottage, as it was the previous year.
The standard of decor and facilities left nothing wanting, more comprehensive than other cottages we have rented especially the open log fire.
A most recommendable cottage.
It is always a delight to return to Wiltshire from Scotland
01 Nov 2010 by Susan Shaw, Sydney, Australia
Jasmine Cottage is just the most wonderful home away from home. Besides having every thing you need (diswasher, washing machine, dryer, TV, DVD etc) it has that gorgeous English quaintness of a centuries old building. The fire is so comforting you just feel instantly relaxed. The local shop has everything you need and the PUB serves out of this world food!!! We ate there six (6) of the seven (7) nights we stayed at Jasmine. It is so close to many tourist destinations. We did day trips as far away as Plymouth and Portsmouth and as close as Devizes and all ended beautifully by going home to Jasmine Cottage. We hope to go to the UK again next year and would stay no where else!! If you want to experience Village life then this is where you should stay. We had 3 generations- my husband and I (in our 50's) my Mum (75) and our daughter (26) and we all loved it.
08 Jul 2010 by Vera family, Los Angeles, California
Jasmine Cottage was exactly as advertized and perfect for five of us; exactly what we needed. Landlord was very responsive. Location is central for great side trips in every direction. Local pub is as excellent as they say and the village store has everything you might think of. Steeple Ashton is quintessential England. We really loved our stay.
12 Apr 2010 by Bethany Sterne, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
My mom and I had a wonderful stay at Jasmine Cottage in March 2010. We loved having room to spread out and to prepare some of our own meals. It truly felt like a home away from home! The fireplace was cozy, beds comfortable, washer and dryer very handy.
Steeple Ashton is a wonderful village with very friendly people! We spent several hours in the "Village Shop" chatting with the locals, having tea, and stocking up on a few groceries. One of the locals even let us borrow his map of the area for a few days! We ate at the local pub which was very good as well as in Great Hinton at the "Linnet". We took day trips to Salisbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, and Bath. We had a wondeful time and were very glad we had found Jasmine Cottage! Would love to stay here again next time we travel to England!
01 Jun 2009 by Barbara Riley, Townsville, QLD, Australia
We really enjoyed our stay at Jasmine Cottage. It was a very central place to stay to visit Wiltshire and Southern Wales. The cottage had everything we could require and was very comfortable. The people of the village were very friendly and the local pub provided great food. Would recommend to anyone interested in this style of accommodation.
16 Feb 2009 by Adine Boutilier, Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
Great location; very friendly village;Super landlord.
12 Jun 2008 by Steve & Cheryl Greentree, San Antonio TX USA
We had a lovely time. The cottage seemed a bit small at first but has great character and after just a bit you realize you have everything you need--and close by. The fire was delightful and we really like the heated beds. The kitchen is well appointed and the laundry machines are very convienient. A perfect base for seeing SW England by car. Would definately come again.
10 Jun 2008 by Teresa F., Ontario, Canada
Beautiful setting and a wonderful location. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone! We had a marvelous time and the cottage was better than we expected!
11 Feb 2008 by Tracy Emerton, Sennen, Cornwall
Jasmine Cottage is very clean and comfortable. The open fire works brilliantly and the kitchen is well equipped. Four of us had a wonderful weekend. The village of Steeple Ashton is idyllic, and so well located for exploring the area.
23 Sep 2007 by Jen,Rich,Nick & Gwen, Faversham,Kent.UK
We stayed at Jasmine cottage in Sept07
The cottage was very homely and the free use of logs for the fire was wonderful.Every home should have an open fire, and such comfortable sofa's
Good location and all the villagers were so friendly, especially at the Local shop, you really must visit and have a cup of coffee.
We would love to return again, maybe next year!
Would recommend to all.
02 Jan 2007 by debbie,peter,and family, Sydney, Australia
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Jasmine Cottage, it was a delightful contrast to our previously experienced more crowded city accommodation. We enjoyed the village atmosphere and took advantage of the location by exploring the surrounding attractions -Bath, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bradford on Avon etc
20 Mar 2006 by Katie, Mark and Ben, Surrey
We had a lovely week in Jasmine cottage with 5 month old Ben.We visited Bath, Avebury, Glastonbury and went to the shopping outlet in Street. We went swimming in Bradord-on -avon which is a truely beautiful old town with a wonderful pool with baby pool.The cottage was lovely and log fire very nice in the evenings.
04 Mar 2006 by Leonie Boers,, Hengelo, the Netherlands
We had a great time in this lovely cottage. The cottage has all the right facilities to make it extra comfortable: fire place and logs; dishwasher and dryer and enough rooms for some privacy.
The location is superb. We went to a lot of places in the short time we stayed there. Bath, Stonehenge, Avebury and Wales.
We had a wonderful time and we hope to come back soon.
Tim Samshuijzen, Joshua Samshuijzen and Leonie Boers
14 Mar 2005 by L BAKER/ J MURRY, NOTTINGHAM ENGLAND
Found to be highly satisfactory.
Village people very friendly and
Meals out, try the Black Horse at Devises
The Lock Cafe Bradford on Avon
The village pub at Semmington,
All within a 7 mile radius many more.
02 Mar 2005 by Patricia and Gary Hahn, ROCKVILLE CENTRE NEW YORK 11570
WE CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH HOW MUCH WE ENJOYED JASMINE COTTAGE! WITH A TEENAGER AND A 10 YEAR OLD YOU NEVER KNOW HOW IT WILL BE. IT WAS FABULOUS!!!OUR DAUGHTER STAYED IN THE DOWNSTAIRS BEDROOM FOR HOURS AND RAIDED THE FRIDGE EVERY NIGHT.
OUR SON SAT UNDERNEATH THE STAIRWAY LIKE HARRY POTTER AND WE ENJOYED THE BEAUTIFUL FIRE IN THE LIVING ROOM. THIS COTTAGE IS A GREAT PLACE TO SEE THE WILTSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE ALONG WITH BATH, AMESBURY, AVEBURY, SALISBURY AND SO MUCH MORE. WONDERFURL PUB/RESTAURANT IN
TOWN AND IN NEARBY GREAT HINTON. THE VIEW OF THE CHURCH FROM THE KITCHEN IS AMAZING AND TO HEAR THE BELLS TOLL REMOVES YOU TO A PEACEFUL SURROUNDING. THE COTTAGE WAS VERY CLEAN AND EFFICIENT.WAIT UNTL YOU PUT THE BED WARMERS ON AT NIGHT! THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO STAY,WALK THE COUNTRYSIDE AND RELAX IN. WE HOPE TO RETURN HERE ONE DAY! EVEN THOUGH THE WEATHER HERE WAS COLD AND SNOWY....WE ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT OF OUR COUNTRY LIFE!!!!
01 Jan 2005 by Toby McAdams, Minneapolis, MN
We had a lovely stay at Jasmine Cottage. We were there in November, 2004. Steeple Ashton was charming. With our rental car, we toured Bath, Avebury, Stonehenge and Salisbury. On chilly wet eavings after sightseeing, the fireplace was very cozy! The cottage felt very spacious with its three bedrooms. We loved cooking our own meals in the little kitchen with materials from the nearby Tesco supermarket. The washing machine and dryer were a godsend after a muddy day at Avebury. I definitely recommend Jasmine cottage!
10 May 2004 by Cherie Bennett, Oregon, USA
A very nice cottage, very comfortable and nicely appointed. The only thing it needs is a good tin opener! We enjoyed a fine meal at the (?)Linnet. Stayed here in March 2004. We would come back and we will definitely recommend it.
Response: Thank you. New can opener provided!