Church Steps

Fisherton de la Mere, Wiltshire
Price: £592-£1002 per week
Sleeps: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
  • Dog friendly
  • Wood burner
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Private fishing
  • Non-smoking
  • Not suitable for babies

What our guests say

Church Steps is a lovely cottage tucked away in an ideal location. There is lots to do around the area. We had a very enjoyable week here.

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Church Steps is an idyllic thatched cottage, overlooking the village green in the tiny hamlet of Fisherton de la Mere, on the banks of the River Wylye. This tucked-away community, consisting of just a few cottages, a mill house and an ancient 14th century church, is a real haven in the Wiltshire countryside yet is only a few minutes from the main route from London to the West Country. Church Steps is ideally located for exploring the almost limitless attractions available in this beautiful part of southern England; the cathedral city of Salisbury, Stonehenge, Stourhead, Longleat, the World Heritage city of Bath and The New Forest National Park are all within 45 minutes’ drive, while the South Dorset Jurassic coastline is within easy reach for a day’s outing.

The Wylye Valley itself offers some stunning countryside and the multitude of footpaths, bridleways and cycleways are a rewarding way to discover its picturesque villages, many with welcoming country pubs. Immediately accessible from the cottage is a footpath along the river, which will take you to the attractive village of Wylye. For keen fishermen, half a mile of private fly fishing on the Wylye is available – full details can be provided on request.

For shopping, Salisbury, with its ancient charter market, is 12 miles away and there are several good farm shops in the vicinity.


Built of local limestone under a thatched roof, Church Steps has been lovingly restored and both its chocolate-box exterior and well presented interior make this a highly desirable retreat for a few days’ break or an extended holiday.

The cottage is approached across the green and up stone steps to the entrance at the end of the cottage. Double height, well-lit, fitted kitchen with integral appliances. Long sitting room with oak floor, large inglenook containing a woodburner and a dining area at the other end of the room. Carpeted stairs to the first floor landing. Two bedrooms, one with double bed and view down to the river and one with three singles. Bathroom/wc with shower attachment to the bath.

Terraced garden on three levels with a series of steps and including a secluded, partly walled area at the top, bordered by the church wall, overlooking the green. NB please take extra care when using the steps.


  • Woodburner – Initial supply of logs included in rent
  • Oil fired central heating, electricity, bed linen & towels included in rent
  • Flat screen TV (FreeSat) & DVD
  • WiFi broadband
  • Auto washing machine
  • Slimline dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Parking for one car by the green
  • Further off-road parking above the green
  • Local shop 2 miles, in Codford
  • Several pubs within 10 minutes’ drive
  • One well-behaved pet by arrangement
  • Non-smokers only


What our guests say

Really lovely cottage - thoroughly enjoyed our stay here

Church Steps is a lovely cottage tucked away in an ideal location. There is lots to do around the area. We had a very enjoyable week here.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 08 November 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

Great holiday, wonderful cottage & location. Thanks for sharing it with us for 2 weeks which we will never forget.

The Grove family, July/August 2016

Thank you so much. Your cottage is perfect. The area is stunning and Karangi took very good care of us

Ms de Sousas, May 2016
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Beautiful Cottage in a lovely village

We spent a week at this cottage at Christmas last year, the whole family got together. The property was clean and warm and certainly exceeded our expectations. I would recommend without delay and would certainly go back.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 29 February 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

A perfect setting

Delightful cottage, wonderful walks by the river. We really enjoyed the cottage garden and leave fully relaxed. A perfect setting!

Mr and Mrs Cummings, May 2015.

What a wonderful cottage!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay: good weather, great fireplace and idyllic setting. Will be sure to recommend Church Steps to others.

The Princen family, April 2015

A delightful cottage, as described

Located in the middle of a quiet, unspoilt hamlet in the Wylye valley. Dozens of great walks from the cottage, many alongside the crystal clear Wylye river. The interior is comfortable and very adequately furnished. The 'double' room is a bit tight, but was just fine for us. It has a secluded 3-tiered garden and access to a consecrated, but not used church. Wonderful.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 01 September 2013. 4 of 5 stars.
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