Alderbury, Wiltshire Cottages
Avon Turn Barn is set in a magical and utterly peaceful setting by the River Avon, in the grounds of an impressive country house. The property provides stunning accommodation within an imaginatively designed, timber-clad barn.
The main living area is a large, open plan room where a 'Gothic', floor-to-ceiling window and skylights provide an immediate sense of light and space, displaying the barn's beautifully crafted, oak timber structure in all its glory. Sit back and admire the restful views over the attractive, cob-walled kitchen garden and across the extensive lawn to the river, where an abundance of wildlife can be seen at all times of the day. During the warmer months you can enjoy a barbecue on the paved patio area just below the barn or sit out and relax on the various garden benches overlooking the river.
The property is approached via an outside staircase (with handrail on both sides) which leads up to a stable door entrance at first floor level.
Spacious, open plan Living Area with sofa, dining table, oak ceiling beams and views in all directions.
Compact Kitchen forms an L-shape along two walls and is fully fitted with all the mod cons for a comfortable stay.
Bedroom Area with king size bed (5ft) beneath an 'oriel' window and fitted cupboards.
The barn sits in the grounds of the owners' property, in the heart of some beautiful countryside. Guests have a private, paved patio area with garden furniture and barbecue. You will also enjoy access to other parts of the owners' beautifully landscaped, riverside garden.
Sorry no pets. No smoking. Sorry, available for weekly bookings only.
Sitting close to the popular region of the New Forest, Shute End is a tiny hamlet in the heart of Wiltshire, about three miles south of Salisbury. We'd describe it as a quiet hideaway where you can experience rural England at its finest.
If you feel like exploring the surrounding area, the historic cathedral city of Salisbury, with its magnificent heritage, charter market and extensive range of shops, pubs and restaurants, is only three miles away while the small country road running close to Avon Turn, will take you to the New Forest boundary in about 15 minutes.
For a day's excursion, Winchester, Bath, Stonehenge, Stourhead (National Trust), Longleat and the Hampshire/Dorset coastline are all within reach in no more than an hour.
"The barn is in a great location, about three miles south of Salisbury, on a peaceful stretch of the River Avon. It's perfect for 2 - open plan, cosy, well equipped and tastefully decorated. Ideally situated for trips into the New Forest (about 10-15 minutes drive) and surrounding area with the added bonus of being able to walk to a decent pub. There's an outdoor patio area, surrounded by a lovely walled garden and the owners allow use of a decked area next to the river when they are not using it (they live in the adjoining large house - very helpful but unobtrusive. You get the impression they really want guests to enjoy the barn which was built 2/3 years ago). We spent a week there in October and thoroughly enjoyed our stay."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2016-10-31
"The cottage and grounds are excellent. Swans on the river, pheasant in the grounds make it seem surreal. Nice and comfortable."Guest's (from USA) review on TripAdvisor 2016-03-07