Britford, Wiltshire Cottages
Lying in the tranquil and ancient village of Britford, The Moat Cottage is a detached property which was formerly the gardener's residence to an historic moat house. Right on the banks of the River Avon, you are just three miles to the south east of Salisbury and from the village you have a commanding view of the spire of Salisbury Cathedral. Just a 15 minute stroll along a riverside footpath will take you to right to the heart of the City - you couldn't be in a better place to experience both town and country in one holiday.
The cottage stands next door to the owner's house but enjoys complete privacy together with a secluded patio, garden and off-street parking. A significant amount of care has been taken by the owners to preserve the original character and features of the cottage while at the same time, providing stylish and 'state-of-the-art' accommodation. Their efforts have won awards and you will be charmed by the original brickwork, small pane windows, original internal shutters, and exposed beams. Alongside these period features, you'll be thrilled by the more modern comforts on offer - under floor heating, a top-of-the-range kitchen, up-to-the-minute bathroom suites, traditionally made George Smith furniture and Porta Romana lamps. In a word, exceptional!
Entrance Hallway with Study Area.
Living Room One with sofa, chaise longue and open fireplace containing a wood burning stove.
Living Room Two with sofa, armchair, TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/Dining Room with Welsh slate worktops and flooring, large oven, gas hob, integral dishwasher, integral washer/dyer and large elm trestle table for dining. Bifold doors open up to the patio.
FamilyBathroom/WC with separate shower cubicle.
Bedroom One (via own staircase) with king size bed (5ft), and Ensuite Bathroom/WC with separate shower cubicle.
Bedroom Two (via original enclosed staircase) with a contemporary 5 ft four poster bed, chest of drawers, brick fireplace (decorative feature only) and original elm floor.
Bedroom Three (via original enclosed staircase) with twin beds.
Enclosed by the original kitchen garden brick wall and 'sheep' hurdles and with its own outdoor lighting system, a large paved terrace with elm trestle table, two rattan sunloungers and deck chairs. Weber barbecue provided.
Please note: Only the guests listed on the booking are permitted at the property, no events or gatherings of any kind are allowed.
Children welcome. Cot and highchair provided. Sorry no pets. No smoking. WiFi broadband. Friday arrival day for all weekly bookings, other days available for shorter breaks. The wonderful Britford Farm Shop and Cafe is 100 yards away from the front door. The nearest pub is a 20 minute walk at Nunton.
Britford is a great location for exploring the region in all directions.
Salisbury is just a short drive. You can leave your car at the Park and Ride, just half a mile outside Britford. For the more energetic a 15 minute walk along the River Avon tow path will take you to the City Centre to see its magnificent 13th century Cathedral and Cathedral Close, Charter market place and extensive range of shops, pubs, pavement cafes and restaurants. You'll also find a leisure centre with indoor swimming pool, theatre and arts centre.
If you want to experience the outdoors, a 15 minute drive to the south is the New Forest National Park. A further 40 minute drive to the south is Christchurch on the Dorset coast.
Twenty minutes to the north of Salisbury is Stonehenge. Also on the City's doorstep is the historic stately home of Wilton House while slightly further afield (about 30 minutes drive) are Longleat, Stourhead and Avebury Stone Circle.
Bath is easily accessible and a 45 minute ride on a direct train from Salisbury Station while to the east lies the ancient Wessex Capital of Winchester and Jane Austen Country close to Alton.
To the west is Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and an impressive ridge of high chalk downland. Keen ramblers will love discovering drovers trails and its river valleys.
The train from Salisbury to London takes 80 minutes.