Shalbourne, Wiltshire Cottages
Manor Cottage is a detached gem, 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, with 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. Outside, there's a delightful walled garden, perfect for sitting out and relaxing in on a lovely summer's day.
Entrance from gravelled parking area along a brick-paved pathway.
Living Room with two sofas, an armchair and a fireplace containing a wood burning stove.
Additional Living Room with sofa, two armchairs and TV.
Dining Room with beamed ceiling and oak table.
Fitted Kitchen (via two steps) with electric oven, gas hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Access to the garden.
First Floor (steep stairs, partly open on one side)
Bedroom One with king size bed (5ft).
Bedroom Two with twin beds.
Family Bathroom with bath, vanity unit, 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 eight, babies welcome. No smoking. One small dog welcome strictly by arrangement, no pets on furniture or upstairs please. Sorry unable to do same day changeovers mid-week.
Close to Shalbourne are the charming, 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 and 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 (four miles) and junction 14 of the M4 is around seven miles away.
"I chose the scores I chose because we enjoyed staying at the cottage and the village of Shalbourne very much. It was also wonderfully warm."Pikal
"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