Chilmark, Wiltshire Cottages
Appealing in looks, Winterbourne Cottage is a charming and deceptively spacious place in which to enjoy a short break or longer holiday. Set on the edge of the picturesque Wiltshire village of Chilmark, guests will enjoy spending time being part of this small rural community with a visit to the local pub or a walk around its quiet, leafy lanes.
Once inside, you'll find a bright and airy living room with French windows out onto a delightful rear garden, a lovely place to sit and listen to the hum of the bees as you enjoy a quiet drink or two. A mix of traditional and modern furnishings gives a sense of times gone by while at the same time ensuring guests have all the comforts they need to be able to relax. A good choice for families or couples alike.
Living Room with two sofas, TV, DVD player and French doors to the garden.
Kitchen, well equipped and fully fitted, with oven, dishwasher and microwave.
Utility Room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Dining Room with dining table and chairs.
Bedroom One (Master Bedroom) with zip and link bed offering super king size bed (6ft) or twin beds, large walk-in cupboard and dressing table.
Bedroom Two with twin beds.
Family Bathroom/WC with shower attachment to bath, heated towel rail and vanity unit.
Attractive front garden and delightful, secluded, enclosed, rear garden with many shrubs and plants.
Children welcome. Travel cot suitable only for babes in arms. High chair which attaches to a dining chair. Extra pull-out bed for a child only, for use in main bedroom or downstairs. Maximum of four adults. Sorry no pets. No smoking. Wifi broadband. Electricity included in rent July and August, otherwise at cost payable at the cottage before departure. Saturday arrival day for weekly bookings.
Chilmark is small, picturesque village, close to the Dorset border and in an area designated of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lying some 11 miles to the west of the cathedral city of Salisbury, in the valley of the River Nadder, it is filled with pretty stone and thatched cottages and has an excellent 14th century pub as well as a 12th century church.
Local shops can be found in the nearby village of Tisbury which is about a mile away, whilst the well-regarded Beckford Arms in Fonthill Gifford is half an hour's walk or five minutes' drive - well worth a visit.
For the adventurous, this part of South Wiltshire offers marvellous walking, riding and cycling in the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside.
Other heritage sites nearby include Old Wardour Castle, Stonehenge, Stourhead and Longleat which are all within half an hour's drive. Further afield but still within an hour's drive are the World Heritage city of Bath, the South Dorset Jurassic Coastline and the New Forest National Park.
"We booked via "Hideaways" and the service was trouble-free. The property was surprisingly spacious for a two bedroomed cottage; it was cosy and well-equipped. The garden was pretty and well kept. The only surprise was that gas and electricity were not included in the price, but were calculated at the end of our stay. Chilmark is a very quiet village - no street lighting - but it does have a lovely pub with good food. There are lots of nice walks nearby and cycling is probably an attractive proposition. It's 12 miles to Salisbury which is definitely worth one or two visits. The nearest small town for shopping is Tisbury, 3 miles away via a very minor road. Tisbury also has a rail station and is on the line from Waterloo."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2015-10-01
"Booking was easy and was very professionally handled, although I was a bit puzzled why it was not possible, even in off-season, to book from Sunday to Sunday - we had to leave on Saturday although no new guests were arriving that day. The amenities of the cottage were exactly as described and pictured on the website - best I've ever had in a self-catered cottage. However, the instructions on how to get the central heating running (found in a folder in the cottage) could have been clearer. The location in the small village of Chilmark is lovely, and it's easy to get to the nearby cities and sightseeing spots such as Salisbury and Stonehenge by car. The village pub is highly recommended as well!"Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2015-06-10