Drovers' Barn

Shrewton, Wiltshire
H128
Price: £592-£1002 per week
Sleeps: 4/6 (max 4 adults) + cot
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
  • Stylish, eco-friendly barn in idyllic setting, 10 minutes' drive from Stonehenge
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Wood burner
  • Everhot "Aga" style cooker
  • Biomass central heating
  • ‘Green’ electricity generated by solar panels
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Sorry no pets

What our guests say

L'endroit est sublime. La fermette dans le style chaumière est vintage mais très fonctionnelle. Tout y est, rien ne manque. Tout ça dans un décor de campagne avec des champs à pe....

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Introduction

Situated along a country lane, on the edge of the village of Shrewton, Drovers' Barn looks out onto an idyllic 2 acre garden by the River Till, which is shared only with the owners, whose thatched cottage is some 20 yards away.

The location offers visitors a very central touring base, with easy access to the A303 (1 ½ miles away), making London 1 ½ - 2 hours' drive. Wiltshire's most famous pre-historic sites, Stonehenge and Avebury, the cathedral city of Salisbury and the World Heritage city of Bath are all within easy driving distance.

Between Shrewton and Salisbury to the south, a string of pretty villages nestle in the picturesque Wylye and Woodford valleys. There are many attractive cottages of stone, flint and chalk, traditional country pubs and good walking in the water meadows and on the chalk downland ridges above. For keen golfers there is an excellent course at High Post, near Amesbury. The village of Shrewton itself has local shops.

Drovers Barn was featured in the September/October 2012 edition of the official Britain magazine - see article "Where we stayed in wonderful Wiltshire."

Accommodation

Drovers' Barn is all at ground floor level with a wealth of exposed beams, old pine floors and considerable attention to lighting and décor - a really welcoming base from which to explore this interesting area. The cottage has eco-friendly heating and electricity systems.

Entrance into a large, attractive open plan living room, open to roof height, comprising a sitting area with log burner, dining area and well equipped fitted kitchen with electric, "Everhot" Aga style cooker. 2 bedrooms - one twin plus additional sleeping area for 2 children, access being via a small, removable 'apple' ladder. Interconnecting double bedroom with brass & iron bed and door to a secluded garden terrace. Bathroom/w.c. adjoining the twin bedroom with roll top bath & separate shower cubicle. Utility room.

Secluded garden areas by the living room and double bedroom (barbecue provided) and shared use of other parts of the large garden, including a small hut by the river, which is a site of special scientific interest and a haven for wildlife. In the wood over the river the owners keep Oxford Sandy and Blacks rare breed pigs (June to October) - a delight for children.

Services

  • Woodburner - logs at cost
  • Eco-friendly, biomass boiler providing central heating and solar panels supplying electricity
  • Heating & electricity, included in rent May - Sept, otherwise at cost, payable at the cottage
  • Bed linen, towels & a welcome pack included in rent
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Flat screen TV (Freesat)
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Aga style electric cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Auto washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer
  • Microwave
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Driveway parking
  • Shops ½ mile
  • Good pub and excellent farm shop (Berwick St James) 2 miles
  • All major supermarkets deliver to Shrewton
  • Sorry no pets

Location

What our guests say

Fantastique

L'endroit est sublime. La fermette dans le style chaumière est vintage mais très fonctionnelle. Tout y est, rien ne manque. Tout ça dans un décor de campagne avec des champs à perte de vue et des sentiers de randonneurs, l'idéal pour les balades en vélo. A 7km de Stonehenge, à proximité de Salisbury et de sa magnifique cathédrale. Nous avons passé un excellent séjour. Le petit plus très apprécié : le panier garni de bienvenue. Les propriétaires sont quant à eux très sympathiques et très accueillants et serviables.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 05 August 2017. 5 of 5 stars.

Beautiful cottage in a great location

Sitting at the edge of the village of Shrewton in Wiltshire, this barn conversion is a really lovely cottage in a peaceful, cottage garden setting. Its close to services, but feels like its in the heart of rural England. Its also brilliantly placed to see attractions like Stonehenge (a few minutes away) and Salisbury, with its beautiful medieval city centre and magnificent cathedral. Hosts Brian and Christian were warm and friendly, helpful with suggestions for places to eat or see, and very accommodating when we needed some help accessing facilities. We loved this barn and if we weren't already booked ahead we would be staying on longer. Quick tip: try The Boot Inn for a meal - brilliant!

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 09 July 2017. 5 of 5 stars.

Perfect Christmas break

Spacious, homely accommodation. Tasteful décor. Well equipped kitchen, superb all round. Our hosts were warm, welcoming and very helpful indeed.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 12 January 2017. 5 of 5 stars.
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Lovely Cottage

Drovers Barn is a lovely cottage very well situated if you want to visit Wiltshire and the south of England. We had a fantastic time, the house was very comfortable and fully equipped. We specially enjoyed the basket of food that we received as a welcome present. The hand made bread was delicious! We would love to go back.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 18 August 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

Lovely cottage

Drover's Barn is a lovely cottage with everything one may require for a perfect holiday. Tastefully decorated it is both cosy and large. It is fully equipped with anything one may need, from the freezer to the dishwasher and the kitchen utensils fit for a chef. Thanks to the owners who made sure we were comfortable during our stay.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 24 August 2015. 4 of 5 stars.

Recommended for families exploring Wiltshire!

Thanks for a lovely place for our week's holiday in Wiltshire - we'd happily live here it's so good! The welcome was great and the hamper of food and wine a nice surprise to start us off! We're a family of 6 with 4 young children and this property suited us down to the ground! The Everhot Aga made the kitchen living space cosy and was great for cooking whilst other utilities like a dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and dryer were all appreciated - and there was SKY TV if we needed it :-). The bathroom was well-thought out with a deep free standing roll top bath and separate shower and bedrooms were just right for our kids- we really liked the sleeping space you could get to by climbing up the "apple ladder"- great idea! There's also plenty of safe space outside on the grassy lawn that the kids enjoyed playing football, rounders, badminton and cricket on - and we liked the bridges across the winterbourne river to see the spotted pigs! All in all a great place, friendly owners - we'd go again!

Guest's review on Trip Advisor, August 24 2014. 5 of 5 stars.

I love this house - I wish I lived here. I loved everything and the best thing I liked was the pigs.

The Supple family, April 2011

The barn is homely and cosy with the most beautiful garden. Thank you for the welcome basket and the freshly made bread. We thoroughly enjoyed everything.

Mr & Mrs McCuin, May 2008

Drover's Barn is a beautiful base from which to explore beautiful Wiltshire. The attention to detail made it such a welcoming place to stay.

Mr & Mrs Zoltan, August 2007
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