Shrewton, Wiltshire Cottages
Drovers' Barn is a wonderful home from home with a wealth of exposed beams, high ceilings and old pine floor. Tucked away down a country lane, you'll really feel like you are getting away from it all as you look out onto the idyllic, two acre garden bordering the River Till, shared with the owners whose thatched cottage is close by.
Considerable care and attention has been taken with the lighting and decor making this an inviting and welcoming space for a family or small group of friends. The bathroom is particularly stunning with its exposed brick feature wall and classic, roll-top bath. It's no wonder previous guests have commented so positively on their stay here.
The beautiful garden, which has been lovingly planted with shrubs and flowers, is a great setting for kicking back in sunny weather. While you're outdoors, why not take some time getting to know the owners rare breed pigs - so cute!
The barn has has impressive green credentials with its eco-friendly heating and electricity systems (biomass central heating, solar panels), great for keeping your carbon footprint down while you make the most of your holiday in rural Wiltshire.
ACCOMMODATION (all on one level)
Large, open plan Living Area, open to roof height, with sofa, two armchairs, Flat screen TV), DVD player and wood burning stove.
Dining Area with pine dining table and seating for six.
Kitchen Area with electric, "Everhot" Aga style cooker, dishwasher and microwave.
Bedroom One with twin beds, chest of drawers, plus additional sleeping area for two children, access being via a small, removable 'apple' ladder.
Bedroom Two (interconnecting bedroom) with brass and iron double bed (4ft 6), chest of drawers and door to a secluded garden terrace.
Family Bathroom/WC with roll top bath and separate shower cubicle.
Utility Room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.
Secluded, private garden areas next to the living room and double bedroom (barbecue provided) and shared use of other parts of the large garden, including a small hut by the river, which is a site of special scientific interest and a haven for wildlife.
In the wood over the river the owners keep Oxford Sandy and Blacks rare breed pigs (June to October) - a delight for children.
Children welcome. Cot and highchair provided. No smoking. Sorry no pets. WiFi broadband. Eco-friendly, biomass boiler providing central heating and solar panels supplying electricity
Shrewton is a great, central location offering a practical base for touring the area, yet no more than a couple of hours drive from central London via the A303. It also has all the local amenities you might need with a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.
Nearby are Wiltshire's most famous pre-historic sites, Stonehenge and Avebury while the cathedral city of Salisbury and the World Heritage city of Bath are all within easy driving distance with plenty of attractions to explore in both.
Wending you way to Salisbury by car, you'll pass a string of pretty villages nestling in the picturesque Wylye and Woodford valleys. There are many attractive cottages of stone, flint and chalk, traditional country pubs and good walking in the water meadows and on the chalk downland ridges above.
For keen golfers there is an excellent course at High Post, near Amesbury.
"L'endroit est sublime. La fermette dans le style chaumière est vintage mais très fonctionnelle. Tout y est, rien ne manque. Tout ça dans un décor de campagne avec des champs à perte de vue et des sentiers de randonneurs, l'idéal pour les balades en vélo. A 7km de Stonehenge, à proximité de Salisbury et de sa magnifique cathédrale. Nous avons passé un excellent séjour. Le petit plus très apprécié : le panier garni de bienvenue. Les propriétaires sont quant à eux très sympathiques et très accueillants et serviables."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-08-05
"Sitting at the edge of the village of Shrewton in Wiltshire, this barn conversion is a really lovely cottage in a peaceful, cottage garden setting. Its close to services, but feels like its in the heart of rural England. Its also brilliantly placed to see attractions like Stonehenge (a few minutes away) and Salisbury, with its beautiful medieval city centre and magnificent cathedral. Hosts Brian and Christian were warm and friendly, helpful with suggestions for places to eat or see, and very accommodating when we needed some help accessing facilities. We loved this barn and if we weren't already booked ahead we would be staying on longer. Quick tip: try The Boot Inn for a meal - brilliant!"Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-07-09
"Spacious, homely accommodation. Tasteful décor. Well equipped kitchen, superb all round. Our hosts were warm, welcoming and very helpful indeed."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-01-12