Hindon, Wiltshire Cottages
Located on the edge of the pretty village of Hindon, Beckford Cottage is every inch the classic English country cottage! Approached through an attractive front garden, this ancient cottage has an immediately welcoming feel and offers an excellent option to relax in some of the region's best countryside. With its 17th century origins, Beckford Cottage retains the feel of an ancient dwelling whilst offering modern comforts and facilities; and the peaceful and private terraced garden at the rear of the property provides a relaxing place to enjoy a glass or two at the end of the day's exploring.Inside the owners have created a welcoming and very attractive holiday home, mixing classic period features with modern touches. We especially love the exposed brickwork and original beams. It's a real historic home and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
Entrance from front garden to porch with door to hall.
Living Room, cosy and contemporary with sofa and armchairs, TV with DVD and Freeview, ipod Dock and woodburner.
Dining Area at rear of room with table and four chairs
Kitchen (galley style), well equipped, with electic hob, oven and grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. There is a door to the rear garden.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin.
Bedroom One with double bed (4'6'') and chest of drawers
Bedroom Two with two 3ft single beds.
To the front there is a quaint and small garden, while to the rear is a larger, private terraced garden with patio (seating and barbecue) and several small terraced areas (NB steep steps).
One small, well-behaved dog. Children Welcome. Sorry no cot or high chairs supplied. No smoking. WiFi broadband. On-street Parking (unrestricted).
Situated close to the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset, it is perfectly placed for easy access to the wide variety of attractions in the area. There are wonderful walks in the immediate vicinity - around Fonthill Lake for example, and slightly further afield in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the New Forest.
The whole of this part of the world is full of historic sites such as Stonehenge and Avebury, and magnificent houses open to the public Longleat, with its famous safari park, Stourhead and Wilton House to name but a few as well as Bath with its Roman remains and Regency architecture and the nearby city of Salisbury which boasts one of the finest Cathedral Closes in the country.
Hindon itself has two excellent coaching inns (and a convenient shop), and there are several well-known pubs not far away, including - very appropriately! - The Beckford Arms at Fonthill Gifford.
Close to the border with Dorset, it offers outstanding walks, some of which are from your front door into glorious surroundings. There plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities incl good cycle routes, riding stables, excellent game and coarse fishing plus several challenging golf courses.
There are also numerous attractions and places of interest within an hour's driving distance the historic cathedral city of Salisbury, the World Heritage city of Bath with its abbey, fine Georgian architecture and spa, ancient sites and monuments such as Stonehenge, Avebury and Wardour Castle and fine stately homes and gardens such as Stourhead, Longleat and Wilton House.
The New Forest National Park and Dorset's Jurassic coast are also a must for a day's excursion.
"The cottage was charming, cosy, well equipped and had everything we wanted. The dog was welcome and we enjoyed having a garden to sit in too. Area also lovely would recommend walking in the Deverills north of A303!"Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-09-20
"Thoroughly enjoyed our short stay here - the cottage and surrounding areas are beautiful. Hope to come back soon and explore further! Thanks."Dominic Brennan 2017-05-01
"I stayed here for 3 nights with my sister. It is a beautiful village and ideal for touring Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. The cottage is clean and cosy and very charming and with all amenities. Parking is 1 minute away just at the road at the side of the cottages. We spoke to the owner on the phone - she was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to stay in a classic English country village in a very pretty cottage. The garden at the rear is beautiful but not idea for elderly people as it has some very steep steps however the front is very picturesque and secluded and a suntrap. We would definitely return for a longer period."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2016-06-16