Stapleford, Wiltshire Cottages
OUTSTANDING! Cosy Cot is as quintesssential an English country cottage there could ever be! Thatched, nestling in a sweet village, oodles of period features and totally mesmerising when inside. It is exactly as you would expect when you first catch sight of it - gorgeously romantic and oozing warmth and cosiness. Believed to date from the mid 17th century, a huge amount of love and care has gone into its restoration, resulting a stunning place to enjoy a memorable holiday with friends or family alike.
Situated next to the historic village church with its Norman origins, you'll admire the lavish and elegant decor, all designed with guests comfort in mind as soon as you step inside. At the same time, every ounce of its original character and charm has been carefully preserved with special features such as the inglenook fireplace with its bressumer beam and the dining room with its vaulted ceiling. For an ancient cottage, Cosy Cot is surprisingly light, many of the rooms having triple aspect windows. The downstairs rooms have underfloor heating and the bedrooms have floorboards with restored, cast iron radiators, keeping guests warm and cosy during the cooler winter months.
Interestingly, Cosy Cot was featured in the BBC series "Britain's Dream Homes", and when you stay, you will see why. Absolutely beautiful!
Brick pathway approach to a thatched entrance porch.
Living Room with two sofas, armchair, TV, DVD player and inglenook fireplace containing a wood burning stove.
'Shaker style' fitted Kitchen with excellent electric 'range' cooker, oak worktops and integral appliances.
Double height Dining Room with vaulted ceiling and oak dining table/chairs.
Family Bathroom/WC with roll top bath and separate shower cubicle.
Bedroom One with king size double bed (5') and built-in wardrobes.
Bedroom Two with king size double bed (5')
Bedroom Three with twin beds and chest of drawers.
Thoughtfully landscaped garden, enclosed at the front by a white picket fence, and with a large stone/brick paved terrace at the rear. Stepped pathway winds up to a raised lawn area, the majority bordered by a picket fence with good views over the neighbouring fields. NB small children should be supervised in this area due to the steep drop.
Pub in the village which is a 10 minute walk. Children welcome. Cot and highchair provided. One small well behaved dog, by arrangement. No smoking. Superfast WiFi broadband. Parking in church car park 50 yards
Stapleford is an attractive country village with its local pub (The Pelican Inn) and 12th century church, nestled in the unspoilt Wylye Valley. There are plenty of walks on the doorstep, perfect for a gentle stroll or more active hike.
Ideally located for exploring the almost limitless attractions available in this beautiful part of southern England, you can take a trip out to Stonehenge (five miles), Stourhead (National Trust - 24 miles), Longleat (18 miles), the World Heritage city of Bath (32 miles) and The New Forest National Park (16miles). Venture slightly further south and you'll reach the South Dorset Jurassic coastline, perfect for a day's walking or relaxing on the beach.
On the doorstep sits the Wylye Valley itself with its stunning countryside and a multitude of footpaths, bridleways and cycleways, a rewarding way to discover its picturesque villages, many with welcoming country pubs.
For shopping and numerous sightseeing possibilities, Salisbury, with its Cathedral, Cathedral Close and ancient charter market, is seven miles away and there are several good farm shops in the vicinity.
"Cosy Cottage is a lovely little country retreat. Perfect for 3 + Doggy.Great local walks are available nearby. We also made the easy 20 minute journey into salisbury and visited the cathedral. The Home is lovely and warm, the wood burner is perfect and a great kitchen for cooking. The garden is great for dog to explore. The property has a great location next to the church. All in all a wonderful weekend away - We'll be back! "
"I would like to thank you for sharing your wonderful cottage with us. We have thoroughly enjoyed it. The visit was made extra special because I could bring my human family with me. P.S. I would recommend the Boot Pub in Berwick St James for wonderful pub meals and genuine dog friendly environment."Algernon 2017-04-01
"A beautifully presented and lovingly furnished country gem, situated near to Salisbury and the historic Stone Henge. Cosy Cot provided a fantastic getaway for myself, my husband and 3 other friends (all 30+). The cottage itself is the perfect size for 5-6 adults or 4 adults and 2 kids- the only drawback is there is only 1 bathroom so you do have to juggle a little in the mornings! Having said that, the bathroom is quite large and well equipped, with a nice sized shower and bath. Bedrooms are also ample and the living room and dining room are comfortable and plenty big enough to accommodate this number of guests. The vaulted ceiling and show piece chandelier in the dining area were spectacular. The log burning hearth is a nice touch and the owners supply a small amount of logs to use here if you so wish. There is also a nice sized garden area, though it was too cold for us to use this! An addition of a hot tub would make this the actual dream! The kitchen is well equipped and I was impressed to see matching table wear (this never happens in holiday rentals!) It was also useful to have a dishwasher and the range cooker was stunning (although some instructions for this would be useful and we couldn't find any induction pans). The kitchen was well stocked with condiments and cleaning supplies. The under floor heating was an absolute luxury that we all loved, and there is also heating for upstairs - just take care to ensure this temp is turned up high enough during the day or the evenings can get a bit nippy. When we arrived the cottage was beautifully clean and tidy and it really is a chocolate box, picturesque treat, right in the countryside. For those interested, it's also right next to a Pokestop! Parking isn't ideal (you park just down the road) but there is plenty of space and because it's so quiet in the area, it isn't really too much of a problem. There are also a few pubs nearby, so if you fancy a walk for food you wouldn't have too far to go. There is a nice little farm shop about a 3 minute drive away too, which also serves breakfast and lunch (and the meals were lovely). It's also not too far from Salisbury, where you have literally hundreds of places to choose from to eat in, and plenty of really nice pubs, ranging from the contemporary to your more traditional British. Overall, a brilliant place to stay at a very competitive price for the quality of accommodation that you experience."Guests' review on TripAdvisor 2017-03-16