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  • 1 bathroom

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Fancy staying in a seventeenth-century dovecote on a thousand year-old farm mentioned in the Domesday Book? We thought you might. This stone cottage in deepest Wiltshire is the ultimate countryside retreat. With original features maintained beautifully alongside modern comforts, you have all you need for a carefree stay. Within the thick stone walls you’ll find exposed beams in abundance, complemented by a delightful mix of contemporary furnishings and fittings. Start your day in style with breakfast on the plush velvet dining chairs or wind down for the night with a soak in the freestanding bathtub. During the summer months, the real star of the show is the heated saltwater swimming pool. Once you've spent all morning splashing about, you can head over to the terrace where you'll find a barbecue, firepit and ample seating. Back inside and up the stairs a fifty-inch Smart TV and sound system await you, with a bit of mood lighting to boot. When you’re ready to venture out again, embark upon one of many walking routes through Dinton Park, a National Trust site just fifteen-minutes away by foot. And after a long ramble, nourishment awaits at The Wyndham Arms, a mere five-minutes from your door.


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What to expect


Highlights

Drive over to Stonehenge in twenty minutes and marvel at the landmark up close

Drive over to Stonehenge in twenty minutes and marvel at the landmark up close

Kick-start your mornings gliding elegantly through the heated swimming pool

Kick-start your mornings gliding elegantly through the heated swimming pool

Light up the firepit on the terrace and stare up at the starry night sky

Light up the firepit on the terrace and stare up at the starry night sky

Finish the day with a rejuvenating soak in the blue freestanding bathtub

Finish the day with a rejuvenating soak in the blue freestanding bathtub

Get some quality shut-eye under the goose down duvet and Egyptian cotton sheets

Get some quality shut-eye under the goose down duvet and Egyptian cotton sheets

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Home truths

    There's ample room for parking on the site and electric vehicle charging is available by prior arrangement

    The swimming pool is available by prior arrangement between May and September, typically from 9am to 1pm, but other times may be agreed with your host in advance

    The home is spread out over two floors, so it might not be suitable for guests with reduced mobility

    A continental breakfast featuring organic muesli, milk, butter, croissants, jam and marmalade is provided

    No filming is allowed without prior permission

    The entrance yard is a working stable yard and there might be dogs or horses present at times

    The hob in the kitchen can be a bit temperamental

About this stay


Amenities

Outdoor fireplace / firepit

Outdoor seating

Laptop friendly workspace

Wi-fi

Parking available

Swimming pool

Bedrooms & bathrooms

1 bedroom, 1 bed

1 bathroom

Extras


VIP services

Laundry and dry cleaning

Luggage storage

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Cranborne Chase

Once a royal hunting ground for William the Conqueror, Cranborne Chase is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty often described as a secret landscape. Covering 380 square miles of beautiful chalk downs, ancient woodlands and river valleys that straddle Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset, its rolling vistas, expansive skies and dramatic escarpments have inspired creatives as diverse as Lucian Freud and Thomas Hardy. Its stunning sense of remoteness echoes...

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Explore the Artistic Marvels of Messums Wiltshire

Explore the Artistic Marvels of Messums Wiltshire

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of art at this fascinating gallery, housed in a stunning thatched tithe barn. Enjoy a pleasant coffee at the cafe while admiring the beautiful surroundings. Vegetarian options may be limited.

17 min

Get around

Airport

Southampton

58 min

Bournemouth

1 hr 2 min

Bristol

1 hr 35 min

Train station

Tisbury

22 min

Bus stop

Crossroads

14 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

5 min

Cafe

5 min

Pharmacy

10 min

Points of interest

Beach

Lake Beach

1 hr 15 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Not suitable for children under age 12

Not suitable for infants under age 1

No pets

No smoking

No parties or events

Good to know

Arrival from 15:00

Departure before 11:00

Wifi

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    5

    days

    Cancel at least 5 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 5 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Karen

This home is managed directly by its owner who will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Karen was born on a farm only four miles from this quaint cottage and her love for the Wiltshire countryside hasn't diminished in the decades since. She's more than happy to share some local recommendations with first-time visitors to the area.

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