- Reference Number
- nr Tisbury, Wiltshire
- 4/5 + cot
Peacefully located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset, this is a stunning barn conversion (Visit Britain 4 stars, Gold Award) decorated and furnished in a contemporary style with light, uncluttered living spaces and incorporating the latest ecologically friendly underfloor heating system.
The surrounding area boasts some of the finest countryside in southern England, offering marvellous walking and riding across rolling chalk grassland and ancient woodland, which supports a rich diversity of wildlife. Unspoilt country villages with stone and thatch cottages blend harmoniously into this landscape, many of them with excellent country pubs and restaurants. Visitor attractions in this area are numerous – the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury and Old Wardour Castle are both 10 minutes away and the cathedral city of Salisbury about half an hour. Bath, Stourhead, Longleat, Stonehenge and the World Heritage Dorset coastline are all reachable in an hour or less.
Pythouse Barn stands in the owners’ grounds overlooking a large garden. Natural materials are a feature of the barn - original stone walling, seagrass matting, flagstone and oak floors are in evidence throughout the accommodation and the walls are hung with impressive and highly decorative contemporary art, in which the owners, who run their own gallery, are specialists. Facilities include wireless Broadband, ‘FreeSat’, high-definition TV and an Ipod docking station.
Comments from previous visitors:
Beautiful barn conversion and extremely peaceful. The only problems we found were: the stay was not long enough; we could not pick it up and bring it back to Derbyshire. Really good to find somewhere unusual with flair.The Smith party, May 2010
This is the best holiday barn/self catering accommodation I have ever stayed in - and I have stayed in quite a few...Ms G Hagger, November 2010
Beautifully maintained conversion. Lovely tranquil location. Recommended highly.Mr & Mrs Vingoe, March 2011
“Great stay". I used this barn conversion for a base to meet up and entertain local friends. I used the great walled garden restaurant down the road for a party of 17 and could not have been happier with the property the location or the friendly on-site owner. I was travelling with my dog and this property was also perfect for her.Guests' review on Trip Advisor, 06 October 2013
"Lovely, peaceful, clean and comfortable.” Lovely, well provided-for cottage. Quiet location. Everything was really clean and well prepared. The kitchen was well equipped and things were as advertised. Friendly and helpful owner. Good area and surrounds with plenty of interest within driving distance. Really enjoyed the stay and would definitely visit again if appropriate.Guests' review on Trip Advisor, 18 October 2013
This is arranged with the bedrooms and bathrooms on the ground floor and the very large open plan living area upstairs so as to maximise the views and outlook. Entrance hall with flagged floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed (NB low doorway) and ensuite bathroom with shower above the bath. Twin bedroom with extra pull-out bed. Separate shower room/wc. Stairs lead from the hallway to a large, open plan, double height living room with at one end a sitting area and woodburning stove and at the other a spacious fitted kitchen and dining table. Double doors from this room open out onto a balcony overlooking the garden.
There is an attractive, gravelled and paved area immediately in front of the barn and beyond this a large lawned area.
- Woodburning stove
- Solar thermal underfloor central heating
- Logs, heating, electricity, bed linen & towels included in rent
- FreeSat, HD TV & DVD
- Ipod dock & CD player
- Dual-fuel 5 ring gas hob & electic fan oven
- Auto washing machine in utility cupboard
- WiFi broadband
- Ample parking
- Pythouse Café (superb cooked breakfasts) & walled nursery/shop selling local produce, a few minutes’ walk
- Non-smokers only
- One small, well behaved pet welcome (NB owners have a dog)
- *Short Breaks*