King's Cottage - North

Broadchalke, Wiltshire
H123
Price: £463-£779 per week
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
  • Exceptional, lovingly restored cottage in Wiltshire’s Chalke Valley
  • High spec, stylishly furnished interior
  • Woodburner
  • WiFi broadband
  • Dog friendly
  • Non-smokers only

What our guests say

We stayed in Kings Cottage North whilst waiting for our new house we were buying, to be completed. The cottage is set in delightful grounds which are beautifully maintained. The ....

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Booking

The price for your stay will be £398

Price includes a special offer discount of £70 (15%) off the normal rental of £468

SPECIAL OFFER

15% discount for all holidays ending on or before 1st July

Introduction

Two exceptional, lovingly restored cottages in South Wiltshire’s beautiful Chalke Valley….

North and South Cottages offer an opportunity to stay somewhere quite exceptional in South Wiltshire’s highly sought after Chalke Valley where the sparkling River Ebble flows eastwards on its journey to the cathedral city of Salisbury, 8 miles away. Both cottages have been the subject of a painstakingly researched, no-expense-spared refurbishment where period features – original beams and stonework – go hand-in- hand with state-of-the-art kitchen and bathroom facilities and where understated good taste and style are evident throughout the interiors. The cottages can be reserved individually with their own private entrances and gardens but if booked jointly they are perfect for larger groups of up to ten guests who will be able to make use of South Cottage’s large, convivial dining area.

The cottages are also of historical interest, being situated within the grounds of an ancient and historic Grade II* listed house – The King’s Old Rectory, which the Abbess of Wilton handed over to Henry VI as part of the endowment of the newly founded King’s College Cambridge. Centuries later, in the 1900s, the house was visited by many well-known literary figures of the time including the poet laureate, Robert Bridges and the author Thomas Hardy. The Hollywood actress, Greta Garbo is said to have been photographed by Sir Cecil Beaton sitting on the bridge over the Ebble in the Rectory’s garden.

Forming part of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the surrounding countryside can justly claim to be some of the finest in southern England. Walkers, riders and cyclists are particularly well served by the multitude of footpaths, bridle ways and cycle routes which run along the valley while a walk up to the old Ox Drove on the chalk ridge above will be richly rewarded by the sweeping views across the surrounding downland as far as the Dorset coast in the distance.

If you’re exploring the area by car, there is an almost limitless number of attractions to see. Within 30 to 40 minutes’ drive are Salisbury with its superb cathedral, Wilton House, Stonehenge, Longleat and The New Forest. A little further, the Georgian city of Bath and Dorset’s World Heritage coastline are within comfortable reach for a day’s outing.

Accommodation

North and South Cottages are approached through their gardens from a large, gated gravel driveway and parking area which are bounded on one side by a garden wall, separating the cottages from the grounds of the main house. Furnished and equipped to extremely high specifications, both cottages have an uncluttered, contemporary feel. A fireplace with woodburning stove in each cottage creates a welcoming atmosphere and means they are very suitable for year-round letting.

Entrance up stone steps from the garden into an open plan living room comprising a sitting area with inglenook fireplace containing a woodburning stove and double sofa bed for alternative sleeping, a dining area and a smart Harvey Jones, fitted kitchen with induction hob, oven and grill. Carpeted stairs lead directly into a spacious bedroom with kingsize bed; large fitted cupboard for clothes storage. En suite shower room/wc with big walk-in cubicle and ‘monsoon’ shower.

Attractive garden laid out as a formal parterre with flower beds, gravel pathways and box hedging. Sitting area by the cottage with garden table and chairs.

Services

  • Woodburner – Logs included in rent
  • Gas fired central heating, electricity, bed linen & towels inc in rent
  • Flat screen TV (FreeSat) & DVD player
  • WiFi broadband
  • Slimline dishwasher
  • Induction hob
  • Bike storage
  • Driveway parking
  • Chalke Valley stores & village pub ¼ mile
  • Home made meals, Gourmet breakfast provisions, late arrival dinners and special celebration catering by arrangement - full details on request
  • One well-behaved pet by arrangement
  • Non-smokers only
  • Not suitable for babies
  • Friday or Wednesday changeover for weekly bookings and short breaks unless by arrangement

Location

What our guests say

Delightful stay in a very comfortable, well equipped cottage

We stayed in Kings Cottage North whilst waiting for our new house we were buying, to be completed. The cottage is set in delightful grounds which are beautifully maintained. The cottage itself is fairly small but very well presented and equipped. It has been immaculately renovated and sits amidst stunning countryside in the quiet village of Broad Chalke. It is in walking distance of the local pub, the Queens Head, and also the local and thriving local community run shop. It is only nine miles from Salisbury centre but has access to wonderful cycling and walking country. It is also on a local bus route between Shaftesbury and Salisbury. Next door is King's Cottage South which is much larger with four bedrooms so together the two cottages would make a wonderful destination for a large group weekend away, or a family celebration. Peace and quiet, with lots to do and see, but a hideaway if gentle relaxation is your objective.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 8 April 2017, 4 of 5 stars.

'What a perfectly well-thought-out "home-away-from-home"! Light, spacious, airy and uncluttered, King's Cottage - North sets the bar high. North Cottage has been the ideal place for me to complete work training in this area. Really looking forward to my next visit in three weeks. '

Ms Stevens, February 2017.
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