Clematis Cottage

Barker’s Hill, nr Tisbury, Wiltshire
Price: £592-£1002 per week
Sleeps: 5 + cot**
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
  • Panoramic views across open countryside
  • Dog friendly
  • Open fire
  • Excellent pub, “The Forester” 1 mile
  • Non-smoking

What our guests say

Our stay at clematis cottage was idyllic. The area is beautiful and our views across the valley were spectacular. The cottage had ample room for our family of five and included e....

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Hidden away in a tiny hilltop hamlet overlooking a wide, rolling landscape, Clematis Cottage has a very welcoming air, and the superb views from the back of the house offer a tantalising glimpse of the attractions of the area including Old Wardour Castle, visible in the distance.

There are excellent walks and rides all round with numerous country pubs; “The Forester” in neighbouring Donhead St Andrew is within walking distance and the nearby Pythouse walled garden and cafe is also well worth a visit. The Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury is a few miles away and the cathedral city of Salisbury, and Stonehenge, are an easy drive. Other day-trip destinations are Bath, famous for its Roman baths, Georgian architecture and high quality independent shops, as well as Longleat Safari Park and the National Trust properties of Stourhead and Montacute. The New Forest National Park and the South Dorset World Heritage coast are also well within reach.

Dating from the early 17th century with a 20th century extension, Clematis Cottage combines a sense of age and history with modern amenities and a feeling of space and light. Sliding glass doors from the main sitting room and the large kitchen provide access to the back garden with its spectacular views; and upstairs the bedrooms are light and attractive, one of the two doubles being particularly spacious.


Entrance from front garden into a living room with sitting area and open fire and a dining area at the other end of the room. Passage leading to a newer extension at rear. Large sitting room with electric heater in brick fireplace (NB no open fires) and French windows to back garden. Large, light kitchen with fitted units, integral appliances and circular dining table. French windows lead out to the garden. Downstairs shower room/wc. Utility room off kitchen. Stairs from dining area to large landing. Three bedrooms: two doubles, one with 5’ bed, one with 4’6’’ bed and a single room. (NB low doorway from landing into the smaller of the double bedrooms). Bathroom/wc with bath/shower attachment.

Garden at the rear of the cottage comprising grassed and paved areas and a shrubbery and affording panoramic views over the adjoining farmland and rolling Wiltshire countryside beyond. Barbecue.


  • Open fire in front sitting room
  • Oil fired central heating
  • First basket of logs, oil, electricity, bed linen, towels & welcome pack included in rent
  • Space for visitor’s own cot
  • Colour TV (Freeview) and DVD in main sitting room
  • Ipod dock
  • Automatic washing machine & tumble drier in garage/utility room
  • Slimline dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Telephone
  • Parking for two cars in pull-in area next to the cottage
  • Excellent pub, “The Forester” in Donhead St Andrew 1 mile
  • Good village shop & PO in Semley 2 miles
  • Pythouse Café & walled nursery/shop selling local produce, 3,5 miles
  • Well-behaved pets by arrangement
  • Non-smokers only


What our guests say

Clematis Cottage, a quintessentially British countryside experience

Our stay at clematis cottage was idyllic. The area is beautiful and our views across the valley were spectacular. The cottage had ample room for our family of five and included everything we needed to entertain my parents for dinner. The dishwasher, microwave and brand new washing machine made life easy for Mum too! We had a wonderful time exploring Dorset. The cottage was perfectly located for visits to Gold Hill, Salisbury and the Dorset coast, and only a little further to Bath. We highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a quintessentially British countryside experience.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 16 September 2017. 5 of 5 stars.

Lovely dog friendly cottage in stunning Wiltshire

Clematis cottage is a nice mixture old at the front and modern extension at the rear to take in the stunning views of the valley. Good size garden for the dogs and barbecues. Very good network of footpaths from the cottage and quiet roads for cycling also some lovely pubs for meals. If you want a nice relaxing holiday Clematis is for you.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 13 January 2017. 5 of 5 stars.

We had a great time in this magical part of Wiltshire - frosty days and starry nights - Good walking and good pubs to aim for! Clematis Cottage was very comfortable and with everything we needed - the heating kept us cosy even on the sub-zero nights, and the fire was wonderful. Some bumped heads, but the taller ones soon learnt to duck! Thanks!

Mr Schenk and family, January 2017
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We had a very relaxing and lovely stay. Everything we needed at a beautiful place. Our dog loved the spacious garden and found the cows amusing! Our children enjoyed the beautiful garden too - stunning views. We had a lovely meal at The Forester pub and enjoyed a day out to Longleat Safari Park.

Mr & Mrs Greenberg & family, August 2016

Perfect getaway

This is truly a home from home. Idyllic location for peace and quiet while still in easy reach of some amazing places. The cottage had everything you have at home. Spotlessly clean, comfortable and cosy. The scenery from the back garden is magnificent and, had the weather been kinder, we would have sat out there for hours.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor 09 April 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

Relaxing, comfortable, warm cottage, great beds and shower. Good walks and local pubs. Easy to clean up dog in garage. Back fence needs to be higher, sheep in field big temptation to my dog!

The Taylor family, October 2015.

We enjoyed a delightful week at Clematis Cottage. The kitchen is well equipped and the views from it heavenly. The fire went down well in an English summer July. The garage is quite the best we have come across. We cycled a lot and walked to Wardour. An OS map is an essential companion in the West Wiltshire lanes. The Foresters pub is really good.

Mr Mullins, July 2015
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