Salisbury, Wiltshire Cottages
Located deep in the countryside on the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset, Cools Farm is the magical setting for two self-catering cottages, sensitively created from redundant farm buildings. The Tractor Shed is a modern conversion providing top quality living accommodation on a single (ground floor) level. Inside, you'll find clean lines and contemporary fittings, all presented to a really high standard with everything you could need for a restful break.
The real joy here is staying on the heart of a farm, which itself is a wonderful place to escape to. With breathtaking views and access to walking opportunities on the Wessex Ridgeway, part of which crosses the farm, you'll have a tough job deciding whether simply to relax and take it all in or get on the walking boots and roam across the local area. (For cyclists you can join the the nearby Wessex Cycle Way.)
All in this is a great choice if you're looking for a quality rural retreat in a really stunning setting.
Please note that The Tractor Shed can be booked with The Milking Parlour (H159) to accomodate a total of eight people.
Spacious, open plan Living Area with a sofa, TV, DVD player and Dining Area with dining table and two chairs.
Kitchen Area, well equipped, with electric hob oven and grill, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom One with king size bed (5ft) and Ensuite Shower room/WC.
There is a terrace with seating. Visitors are welcome to walk around the bluebell woodland surrounding the private lake.
(There is trout fishing available, when in season, payable direct to owner.)
Babies welcome. Cot and high chair available. No smoking. There is a folding bed for a child. WiFi broadband included. Ample parking. Well behaved pets by arrangement.
Cools Farm on the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset.is a wonderful place to escape to, with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside and great opportunities for walking on the Wessex Ridgeway and for cycling on the nearby Wessex Cycle Way. If fishing is your passion, the farm has a spring fed lake in a natural woodland setting, stocked with brown and rainbow trout. The owners run an organically managed herd of Red Poll cattle, which produce delicious grass fed meat. There are free-range chickens too, with fresh eggs available to visitors. This is a great place for children and the owners are very happy to explain the workings of the farm.
Attractions in the area are numerous with the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury (Gold Hill and Abbey ruins) six miles away and the cathedral city of Salisbury, Stourhead House and Gardens (National Trust), Longleat and Old Wardour Castle within half an hour's drive. The many and varied attractions of the Georgian city of Bath and the South Dorset Jurassic coastline (both awarded UNESCO World Heritage status) are also accessible in an hour or less.