Shalbourne, Wiltshire Cottages
The Manor Cottage is a detached gem and deservedly graded 4 stars, Gold Award by Visit England. Standing by the green, just a stone's throw from the local pub in the pretty country village of Shalbourne, it is perfectly placed to provide rural peace yet easy access to an historic part of southern England, Winchester, Salisbury, Bath, Oxford and Windsor all being within an hour's drive. Built in 1840, Manor Cottage has been thoughtfully modernised and harmoniously extended so as to provide extremely comfortable and well-equipped accommodation, whilst carefully retaining its original character and charm
Entrance from gravelled parking area along a brick-paved pathway.
Sitting room with fireplace containing a woodburning stove. Door through to an extra sitting room with TV.
Dining room with beamed ceiling and oak table.
2 steps lead up to a fitted kitchen, which in turn gives access to the garden.
First Floor (steep stairs, partly open on one side)
Bedroom One 1 double with a 5ft bed
Bedroom Two 1 twin.
Bathroom with bath, vanity unit and separate shower cubicle and WC.
To one side of the cottage is a secluded garden bordered by yew hedging and an attractive brick and flint wall, a real sun-trap and the perfect spot for a barbecue on a summer evening.
Pub and shop 50 yards away.Unsuitable for children under 8, babies welcome. No smoking. 1 small dog welcome strictly by arrangement. Sorry unable to do same day changeovers mid-week.
Closer to Shalbourne are the local market towns of Hungerford and Marlborough, both well known for their antique shops and Newbury, offering a wide range of shops and restaurants.
Other visitor attractions include Wilton Windmill & the Crofton Beam Engines, the ancient stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge, the Kennet & Avon Canal (narrow boat trips) and the ancient Savernake Forest.
London is just over an hour by train from Hungerford (4 miles) and junction 14 of the M4 is approx. 7 miles.
"We had a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage, such a peaceful place, if you want to just chill out, no shops just a quiet village with a lovely pub/restaurant this is the place. The cottage is in such a lovely spot. Across the road is the pub/restaurant, we ate there Saturday night and had Sunday lunch the next day. Lovely food. It does not open on Mondays, we had a visit into Salisbury, a look around the shops, lunch and then to the cathedral, a lovely day. The rest of the time it was just chilling in the cottage, we had tea in the garden, there is a barbecue. Would thoroughly recommend this cottage for a very chilling, peaceful weekend, we would definitely go again."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-08-21
"We found it very conveniently located for visits to towns, hill top forts, and charming countryside. Its location on the village green and opposite the pub is just right. The cottage itself is large and well equipped. We wanted for nothing."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-08-19
"We stayed at Manor Cottage with my daughter in the run up to and after her wedding in Marlborough. The cottage was the perfect property for this occasion. Chocolate box pretty, it felt like a very special place with lots of history and character. Quite spacious too. Enough room for our 5 bridesmaids to arrive on the morning and us all get ready together. The outside space was lovely and both inside and out provided us with some beautiful wedding photographs. Well equipped, we wanted for nothing and the friendly pub across the road was an added bonus. The village shop just round the corner was also very handy. We would all recommend Manor Cottage as the perfect countryside getaway for any occasion."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-04-29