Corton, Wiltshire Cottages
Tucked away behind mature hedges and approached via a wooden footbridge, Foley's Cottage is every inch the quintessential English country cottage - thatched, detached, tucked away on a quiet lane, impossibly cute and surrounded by a delightful garden. Unsurprisingly we fell in love with the cottage when we visited and are sure you will too!
Inside the cottage is cosy and peaceful yet it is full of traditional charms which give it a lovely, historic feeling. The colours are restful and muted and with the added attraction of good quality furnishings, you can't help but feel right at home.
A stroll to the top of the grounds is rewarded by sweeping views of the surrounding downs. In the orchard you'll find the well-appointed summerhouse providing a wonderfully peaceful haven for relaxing after a day's activities in this outstanding area, perhaps before taking a short stroll to the famous Dove Inn and restaurant just below.
Its instant chocolate box visual appeal is obvious and we'd imagine you'll enjoy it as much as we did. Foley's Cottage has been awarded 4 stars (Gold Award) by Visit England.
Entrance into attractive sitting room
Living Room/Dining Room with two sofas, TV (Freeview), DVD player, central oak beam, inglenook fireplace and French windows out to a small courtyard with spiral staircase to upper garden level.
Kitchen (via steps) with double oven, dishwasher, microwave, breakfast table and walk-in larder.
Downstairs Shower Room/WC.
Bedroom One with king size bed, chest of drawers and built in wardrobes. Vanity unit with washbasin.
Bedroom Two with twin beds, 2 small chest of drawers, built in wardrobes.
Bedroom Three (Master Bedroom) with double bed (4'6"), chest of drawers, built in wardrobe, dressing table and French windows leading out to the garden.
Family Bathroom with independent shower over the bath.
Very attractive colourful garden rising behind the cottage with terrace, lawns, orchard and long views. Secluded Summerhouse with fridge and comfortable seating. Walled patio to the side with garden furniture and barbecue. NB Small children should be supervised in the garden due to changes in level, steep steps and drops. Off street parking for 2 cars.
Children welcome. Travel cot provided. Sorry no pets. No smoking.WiFi broadband. Off-road parking adjacent to cottage. NB Some low ceilings & doorways. Good pub within a 2 minute walk.
Situated in the Wylye Valley, the location is ideal for exploring this beautiful area, with its history, magnificent landscapes and magical places to visit.
If you like to get outdoors, then there are plentiful footpaths, bridle and cycleways in this part of South Wiltshire. You also have direct access onto the Wessex Ridgeway, which runs along the western boundary of the cottage.
Further afield but still within easy reach by car are almost limitless attraction. The cathedral city of Salisbury is about half an hour's drive while the edge of New Forest National Park with its dramatic landscape and wildlife is about 50 minutes away by car. Prehistoric Stonehenge, Longleat Safari Park, Stourhead (National Trust) and Wilton House are nearer still, and the Georgian city of Bath and the South Dorset Jurassic Coast are both less than an hour away. You'll be spoilt for choice!
"The cottage was charming and nicely located - very peaceful. Wonderful gardens. The layout of the rooms worked well. Furniture and fittings were comfortable, attractive and homely. The cottage feels like a home and not simply a holiday let. The kitchen and fittings let the house down a little, hence not awarding the top score. "Christifides
"What a beautiful and welcoming cottage. The photos do not do it justice! We have had a wonderful week here, log fire burning, games. Everything you could need is here and the kitchen well equipped so we were able to cook a wonderful Christmas dinner"The Peake
"The very definition of "quaint", Foley's cottage looks like your typical old-fashioned, English home on the outside: small and charming (and thatched!), but inside was big enough for our family of 4 kids and 2 adults to come "home" to and relax next to a cozy fire after a tiring day of exploring the countryside. Kids (ages 6, 8, 9 and 11) loved exploring, roaming and running around the backyard playing all kinds of games. Going further afield, its location was ideally situated for day trips out to Bath, Avebury and Salisbury. Would not hesitate to recommend Foley's Cottage to friends and family ... but only if I don't book the place again first!"Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-06-03