Charlton St Peter, Wiltshire Cottages
Bright and spacious, Duck's Cottage has been carefully converted by its owners from the former stables in the grounds of their ancient manor house. Tucked away at the end of a 'no through' road, guests will feel as if they are getting away from it all, yet there is also the atmosphere of being on a working farm. A truly rural experience.
Attractive on the outside, you'll definitely be impressed with the interior which has been very carefully planned to ensure guests have a comfortable stay. Clever use of the space has resulted in a light and appealing rooms throughout, with neutral colours accented with more vibrant hues. The stylish and contemporary kitchen and bathrooms offer guests all the modern conveniences you would expect to enjoy during your break with family or friends.
Outside you'll find a secluded and inviting garden at the rear of the cottage, a welcoming place to return to after a busy day out.
Guests have raved about their holiday at Duck Cottage, not least by the welcome treat of fresh-baked scones on arrival! Definitely somewhere which will live up to your expectations for your next break away.
The River Avon runs right by Duck's Cottage and the owners' own the fishing rights on both banks from there upstream, nearly as far as Cuttenham Farm (clearly shown on OS map).
Manningford Trout Fishery is a series of lakes about one and a half miles from the cottage with excellent fishing for people of all level of skill. They do not appear to have a website but are on Facebook and can be contacted on 07544 801844.
Rushall Organics, our neighbouring farm, also has fly fishing available. They have a webpage, www.rushallorganics.co.uk/flyfishing. They have the next beat downstream from Manningford Trout Fishery so are the same distance from the cottage.
Entrance from parking area to lobby.
Utility Room with washing machine, tumble dryer and sink.
Kitchen, fully fitted, with electric oven, electric hob, dishwasher and microwave.
Large, light Living/Dining Room with two sofas, TV (Freeview), DVD player, dining table/chairs and French windows leading out to the front patio.
Shower Room/WC with heated towel rail.
Bedroom One with small double bed (4ft).
Bedroom Two with king size bed, exposed beams and Ensuite Shower Room/WC.
Bedroom Three with zip and link twin beds offering the choice of super king size bed (6ft) but please specify on booking.
Family Bathroom/WC with shower over bath and heated towel rail.
Enclosed garden with patios at front and rear (furniture and portable barbecue provided), grassed and gravelled areas and parking.
Children welcome. Travel cot and highchair provided. No smoking. Well-behaved pets welcome. WiFi broadband.
For wheelchair users:
We have had people with limited mobility staying before. Doorways are standard width but the floor runs right through the downstairs without any steps and access to the shower is fairly low too. I usually push the bed against the wall with only one bedside table to make more floor space. There is a small step at the front door and over the threshold.
This is a great location offering much to explore on the doorstep. For the active guest, there are pretty walks straight from the cottage, the nearest one following the stream which runs beside the property. Keen fisherman are well catered for with both coarse and fly fishing available locally.
Savernake Forest, just outside the delightful market town of Marlborough (about 15 miles), is ideal for walks and picnic while narrowboat trips are available on the Kennet and Avon Canal, a short distance away.
Plenty of world-famous prehistoric sites are within easy reach including Stonehenge, Silbury Hill, Avebury and several white horses cut into hillsides in the Vale of Pewsey and nearby. You'll also find the cathedral city of Salisbury, the Georgian city of Bath, Longleat House and Safari Park and Lacock Village and Abbey (National Trust), all within an hour's drive.
In the village of Charlton St Peter itself there's a well regarded tearoom (formerly the pub) called The Charlton Cat. For other local amenities, Upavon is just two miles away.
"Looked good, looked quiet, in great location, and available"Castelow 2018-06-02
"Stayed here for a family wedding. Facilities and location were fabulous. Hosts Alma and Tim made sure all our needs were met. The home made scones with cream and jam were a lovely treat when we arrived. Would definitely recommend to anyone."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-09-14
"Warmest of welcomes from Alma with fresh produce including eggs from the farm awaiting and scones baked not a couple of hours before our arrival. And fresh flowers! Spotless clean and comfortable cottage with every convenience imaginable. We visited the orphaned lambs in the shed each day and whilst quiet and secluded there was the feeling of a working farm. Lovely quiet part of Wiltshire but within easy reach of the canal, lovely walks, Avebury, Salisbury, Stourhead, Lacock and more. Great holiday."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-05-30