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Margot´s Townhouse | Luxury Self-Catering Home | Bradford-on-Avon

Margot´s Townhouse

Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, The Cotswolds, UK

History is woven into the very fabric of this weaver’s studio-turned-heritage home in the Cotswolds, made for connoisseurs of modern luxury. A greenery-infused internal courtyard brings a burst of botany to Margot's Townhouse, in which storied libraries and earthen slabs of marble add an opulent timbre to a typical Georgian street in the heart of Bradford-on-Avon near Bath.



One of a new wave of countryside retreats — where rolling hills meets urban sophistication — Margot’s Townhouse is a place to become scholars of artisan chocolates and have great long naps by the fire. All this a stone’s throw from the riverside bakeries and buzzy pubs of Bradford-on-Avon, the Georgian town with a Cotswolds lilt. Restored with sense and sensitivity by a conservation architect, it offers lofty, light-filled living over three stories; think honeyed stone meets luxe modernity with limed lintels, a greenhouse kitchen, and a reading room stuffed with more cookbooks than we’ve seen in one place outside of a library (the restaurateur owners' own).


Handmade and rediscovered, gifted and foraged... could this really be a home and not a curio shop? At Margot’s Townhouse, guests get the best of both worlds: one that’s utterly new, glossy-beamed, and pearlescent-tiled, and another that’s old as oak rafters and Bath stone. Honest, tactile materials set the tone at this refined Wiltshire home, where elm and silk flank teak and marble, and all steps lead to the weaving looms room that is now devoted entirely to the principal suite. Chocked with heritage townhouse style, yet with all the je ne sais quoi of the French countryside, this stone bibelot brings a bold artistic flavour to Bath’s sophisticated sister.


A steel-framed glass door connects the hand-crafted kitchen-diner to the botanical courtyard garden. Here, flowering climbers and lavender beds flanked by box parterre provide a verdant space for wine and olives al fresco before heading into town for supper. Sauntering along the golden streets of Bradford-on-Avon, you’ll soon see that while the honey-coloured Wiltshire town may be pocket-sized, it packs a punch. Peddle the canal towpaths by bicycle, amble about the Grade-I Listed Peto Gardens of Iford Manor, or tuck into patatas bravas at Pablo's Tapas in Lamb Yard. From market stalls to ritzy watering holes, it's quite the culinary cornucopia.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 6 guests
    From £2,250 per week, £1,695 per short break
  • Alternative group optionsUp to 2 or up to 4 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThree bedrooms are accessed via the original narrow staircase. On the first floor sits the family bathroom (with reclaimed bath, WC and walk-in shower) plus two double bedrooms; on the second floor is the principal suite with emperor-sized bed and en suite bathroom featuring a WC and marble bath with handheld shower attachment. There is also a separate ground floor WC.
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  • PetsOne small well-behaved dog is welcome
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms and children aged eight and above are very welcome. One travel cot and highchair are available on request.
  • PracticalitiesDue to its central location, guests are encouraged to drop bags at the steps and park at the station (a three-minute walk from the house) for which the owners provide two parking permits. The chef´s kitchen is well equipped, including a gas burner (with two-ring hob) and Aga Range. Outside, the front garden allows access for the neighbouring house, however the courtyard garden is fully enclosed and all yours. Guests with limited mobility should be aware that there are a series of steep steps between the loading area and the property.
  • Homestay includesA welcome hamper of local produce, a bottle of the owner´s favourite wine, luxury toiletries, firewood to get you started, Sky broadband, two televisions, Sonos speakerHouse book - your property and destination guideDiscover more
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
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The living area enjoys two open fires
A silk canopy adds opulence to this former loom store

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Traced back to Roman origins, this hillside town on the banks of the River Avon is a historic Wilshire gem, filled with plenty for the culture-hungry tourist. And just next door in neighbouring Bath there´s rooftop spas and exquisite architecture to explore.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Margot´s Townhouse is a peaceful haven in the bustling town of Bradford-on-Avon, 7.5 miles from Bath
  • By Car The house is 45 minutes from Bristol, and a two-and-a-half hour drive from central London
  • By Train Bradford-on-Avon station is a three to five-minute walk down the hill, with a direct line from Waterloo and hourly trains from Paddington station
  • By Air Bristol Airport is one hour's drive away with car hire available

From the owner

“The property owes so much to the previous owners who realised a vision to bring two derelict cottages into one in an impressive from-scratch refurbishment, resulting in a sense of place that feels as close to Tuscany as it does Bath.”

From the owner

The house started life around 1790 when it was first built to house clothmakers between two cottages with their workshop above. It came up for sale for the first time in 2011, when major renovations took place, before we purchased it in the autumn of 2020. I made the decision to share this charming place with others when realised that unfortunately I wouldn't be living here as frequently as I'd envisioned. Opening my home to guests is a first for me, but the transport links make the house so accessible, it felt like a sensible option to ensure remained both lived in and enjoyed year-round. There are so many great locations to visit close by such as Bath, Frome and Lacock.

Although we loved the essence of the house, it’s character and charm, one thing we did change was the colour of the hand-built kitchen which is now a lush green to tie in with the garden. With a background in food and hospitality, my enthusiasm remains for the culinary imperatives of simple, seasonal, local ingredients handled with care and respect. I hope the kitchen atmosphere, accoutrements and reading materials I have left encourage guests to gather some local farm shop ingredients and get creative in the kitchen, which really is the heart of this house for me.


Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Bradford-on-Avon with an insider’s perspective.

The Thai Barn, Bradford-on-Avon

To Eat

The Thai Barn, Bradford-on-Avon

With its secluded outdoor patio eating area designed to look like an oriental secret garden, this al fresco spot is perfect on a warm summer’s evening. The food is unfailingly excellent, as is the wine list.

Botany and Butterflies, Wiltshire

To Do

Botany and Butterflies, Wiltshire

Dominated by its chalk hills and the vast Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire provides a unique habitat for all things birds, botany and butterflies. For curious English gardens, head to The Courts, Bowood Estate or Dyrham Park.

Pablo´s Bistro, Bradford-on-Avon

To Eat

Pablo´s Bistro, Bradford-on-Avon

Authentic, vibrant and irresistible tapas, with a blackboard menu of seasonal specials such as asparagus, padron peppers and Spanish-style seafood. Its spot in Lamb Yard is a dream setting for al fresco dining and watching the world go by.

The city of Bath

To See

The city of Bath

The city of Bath is one of the nation´s most treasured UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Spend a day discovering Roman remains like the Temple of Sulis Minerva, before finding a delicious dining spot among the Saxon and Georgian architecture.

Guest Testimonials

We have had the most wonderful stay at Margot´s Townhouse! The house is so well-equipped and comfortable. We will enjoy our final breakfast at the property before heading home- we will miss this place!

We have had a lovely few days in this gorgeous home- thank you so much! The house was immaculately clean when we arrived and really well equipped with everything we could have wanted- what a magical place. We hope to return again before too long. Thank you too for the very generous welcome hamper- much appreciated, especially the cheeses, which were delicious.

Margot’s Townhouse has the sort of calm sophistication I wish I had in my own home - understated and elegant. A fabulous base to share the weekend with girlfriends and enjoy the great selection of restaurants and cafes on offer. Just a quick hop on the train to gorgeous Bath too.

It was a beautiful property and the attention to detail was spot on. We especially loved the quality of the bed linen and towels. The property certainly exceeded our expectations- thank you!

What a wonderfully special place. We had a fantastic stay and look forward to coming back to Margot´s Townhouse one day soon. Thank you for all of your recommendations too!

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From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.


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