Foley's Cottage

Corton, Wiltshire
Price: £812-£1390 per week
Sleeps: 6 + cot
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
  • "Chocolate box" thatched cottage in Wiltshire's Wylye Valley
  • Open fire
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Sorry no pets
  • Non-smoking

What our guests say

The very definition of "quaint", Foley's cottage looks like your typical old-fashioned, English home on the outside: small and charming (and thatched!), but inside was big enough....

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The price for your stay will be £568

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15% discount applies for 2 guests, subject to booking within 6 weeks of the holiday date and excluding Whitsun, 15/07 - 02/09, Xmas & New Year.

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Tucked away behind mature hedges and approached via a wooden footbridge over a small winterbourne (part-time stream), this is the archetypal ‘chocolate box’ thatched cottage, its instant visual appeal being amply justified both inside the house and in the delightful garden. Situated in the Wylye Valley, Foley’s Cottage is ideally located for exploring this beautiful area, steeped in history and full of magnificent landscapes and magical places to visit. Walkers, riders and cyclists are particularly well served by the multitude of footpaths, bridle and cycleways in this part of South Wiltshire and there is direct access onto the Wessex Ridgeway, which runs along the western boundary of the cottage. Further afield but still within easy reach by car are almost limitless attractions: Salisbury with its superb cathedral is about half an hour’s drive, with the New Forest beyond; Stonehenge, Longleat Safari Park, Stourhead and Wilton House are nearer still, and the Georgian city of Bath and the South Dorset coast are both less than an hour away.

For those wishing to relax at home, Foley’s Cottage could hardly be bettered. French windows from the upper floor bedroom lead straight to an idyllic terrace, and well-kept and colourful gardens rise behind the house. A stroll to the top of the grounds is rewarded by sweeping views of the surrounding downs; whilst the well-appointed summerhouse in the orchard provides a wonderfully peaceful haven for relaxing after a day’s activities in this exceptional area – perhaps before an excursion to the famous Dove Inn and restaurant just below.

Foley's Cottage has been awarded 4 stars (Gold Award) by Visit England.


Entrance into attractive sitting room with central beam and inglenook fireplace; French windows lead out to a small courtyard with spiral staircase to upper garden level. Dining area at rear of room. Steps up to kitchen with breakfast table and walk-in larder. Passage leading to garden at rear of cottage. Downstairs shower room/wc. Stairs to first floor landing and two bedrooms, one double king size bed and wash basin and one twin. Further stairs to upper level. Master bedroom with French windows leading out to the garden. Bathroom with independent shower over the bath. Separate wc.

Very attractive colourful garden rising behind the cottage with terrace, lawns, orchard and long views. Secluded Summerhouse with fridge and comfortable seating. Garden furniture and BBQ. NB Small children should be supervised while in the garden – changes in level, steep steps and drops.


  • Open fire
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Logs, oil, electricity, heating, bed linen and towels, and welcome pack included in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Colour TV (Freeview/HD)
  • DVD
  • Ipod dock
  • WiFi broadband
  • Auto washing machine/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/ freezer
  • Microwave
  • Telephone for incoming calls
  • Off-road parking adjacent to cottage
  • Bike storage in garage
  • Shop/PO 3 miles (excellent farm shop 1 mile)
  • Well known pub/restaurant 2 minutes on foot
  • Sorry no pets
  • NB Some low ceilings & doorways
  • Non-smokers only


What our guests say

Quaint, cute and cozy cottage

The very definition of "quaint", Foley's cottage looks like your typical old-fashioned, English home on the outside: small and charming (and thatched!), but inside was big enough for our family of 4 kids and 2 adults to come "home" to and relax next to a cozy fire after a tiring day of exploring the countryside. Kids (ages 6, 8, 9 and 11) loved exploring, roaming and running around the backyard playing all kinds of games. Going further afield, its location was ideally situated for day trips out to Bath, Avebury and Salisbury. Would not hesitate to recommend Foley's Cottage to friends and family ... but only if I don't book the place again first!

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 03 June 2017. 5 of 5 stars.

Thank you for a lovely stay in your super cottage. We loved the retreat it gave us over the festive period. The walks around here are lovely and relaxing (even with three kids in tow!). We visited Bath which was busy but stunning. We were also given a tip from the lady at The Dove Inn about the Festival of Lights at Longleat - we managed to get a couple of tickets and went on 2 January and the whole thing was amazing. We would love to come back some day.

The Watts family, January 2017

We have had a brilliant Christmas at Foley's Cottage - Thank you for arranging the beautiful tree and Father Christmas found us here too! Our girls loved it and it was the perfect cosy retreat for our family Christmas. Thank you so much and Happy New Year!

Mr & Mrs Williams, December 2016.
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Great location and wonderful accommodation!

We stayed here for a short break in October. It was a picturesque location and allowed our family of 6 to spread out, play in the gardens and relax at home for dinner. We could also easily get to Bath and Stonehenge. Special thanks for walking us through the last few meters to the place as we arrived late at night and it was difficult to see the cottage!

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 22 October 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

Thanks to our host, we found your cottage to be Wonderfoley! To all the guests that follow, we hope you have a great time too!

Mr & Mrs Wood, September 2016.

A jewel in the heart of Wiltshire - beautiful cottage, picturesque location and surrounding countryside with so many fantastic places to visit. A memorable nine days! Heart-filled thanks.

Mr and Mrs Bradshaw, July 2016

We have had a lovely holiday in this beautiful cottage. There was nothing missing that could have made our stay any better (thank you for the thoughtful goody basket). We visited Cheddar Gorge (beautiful views, well worth the climb), Longleat, The Bratton White Horse (again breath taking views), Poole (lovely finds at the pottery). Thanks again, we have already told our friends!

Mr & Mrs Dullage, June 2016.

What a beautiful cottage in a stunning part of the world. We had three full days of walking (70km in all). Wow!! Forest, hills, wildlife and beauty all around. Salisbury is a lovely city and the cathedral a must to visit. Thank you.... we will be back!

Mr and Mrs Baldwin, May 2016

We had nice weather and a very comfortable stay at Foley's Cottage. We enjoyed days out to Cheddar Gorge and Longleat. As really stunning cottage in a really beautiful garden, perfect for prosecco and cake on the lawn.

The Pine, Crofts and Dyer families, April 2016

Thank you for a relaxing and comfortable stay – we loved the walks around Heytesbury and Fontwell Bishop. Enjoyed a lovely meal at The Prince Leopold, Upton Lovell.

Mr & Mrs Williams, April 2016.

Beautiful thatched cottage in perfect location

This was our first family holiday at Foley's Cottage and we had a wonderful time. The cottage itself is charming, with a lovely garden. The rooms are all cosy and comfortable and the kitchen/diner was a natural gathering spot. The location is perfect for exploring Wiltshire and we made day trips to Stonehenge, Longleat, Bath and Avebury. Warminster is close by for shopping (and has a Waitrose). Several nice country pubs are nearby for evening meals. A lovely place to stay - highly recommended!

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 02 January 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

Very relaxing stay in a warm, cosy and welcoming cottage. Would highly recommend Stonehenge, Bath and Longleat - especially if staying with children. So much to see and do in this lovely area - could do with another week.

The Evans and Clarke families, October 2015

A wonderful stay in an idyllic cottage. It's a cottage which typifies rural England at its best! Full of character and charm - the master bedroom leading onto the garden is a superb feature. Thank you for a great stay!

The Carnie family, July 2015

After watching so many episodes of Escape to the Country it was wonderful to stay in a thatched cottage and experience the beautiful English countryside! We had a fantastic week. We loved Cheddar Gorge, Longleat and going on a canal ride in Bath. We had a lovely dinner at the Prince Leopold Inn and got to feed trout in the river! The garden leading out from the bedroom is beautiful. We have had a lovely week in your beautiful cottage. Thank you.

The Lay family, Australia, July 2015.

Thank you so very much for the wonderful welcome basket and for allowing us to stay in your little peace of heaven. The house is delightful and the gardens are spectacular. Our children really enjoyed the summer house. We visited Stonehenge, Salisbury, The Eden Project, Oxford and Bath. We've toured houses and gardens but I think for all of us our favourite thing about the week has been our country walks around Corton and our quiet evenings in the cottage. Such a special place.

Mr & Mrs Binns and family, USA. June 2013

We have fallen in love with this cosy cottage, so tastefully decorated with all amenities. Very peaceful, the Summerhouse was so special - it and the gardens are quite magical. Loved the Dove Inn and the food at the Ginger Piggery was delicious. The surrounding towns and villages are out of a fairy tale. We visited Bath, Stow on the Wold and Chipping Camden as well as Salisbury and Stonehenge. Spent our last day here at the cottage. Thank you for our Welcome Hamper! Most of all thank you for sharing this very special home with us. We hope to return soon!

Bresnie-Hoffman family, USA. June 2013

This cottage is wonderful. We all felt at home during this time. Thank you so much for everything. This place offers the perfect relaxing feeling and still you will get to see lots of places.

The Timmermans, Switzerland. October 2012

What a beautiful and welcoming cottage. The photos do not do it justice! We have had a wonderful week here, log fire burning, games. Everything you could need is here and the kitchen well equipped so we were able to cook a wonderful Christmas dinner

The Peake, Mannering and Dawson family, Christmas 2012
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