Manor Cottage

Shalbourne, nr Marlborough, Wiltshire
Price: £592-£1002 per week
Sleeps: 4 + cot **
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
  • Dog friendly character cottage by Shalbourne village green on the borders of Wiltshire, Berkshire and Hampshire
  • Wood burner
  • Secluded, partly walled, 'sun-trap' garden
  • Wi-Fi broadband (by arrangement)
  • Non-smoking

What our guests say

We had a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage, such a peaceful place, if you want to just chill out, no shops just a quiet village with a lovely pub/restaurant this is the place....

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The price for your stay will be £467

Price includes a special offer discount of £83 (15%) off the normal rental of £550


15% discount for all holidays ending on or before 28th October


Manor Cottage is a gem and deservedly graded 4 stars, Gold Award by Visit England. Standing by the green, just a stone’s throw from the local pub in the pretty country village of Shalbourne, it is perfectly placed to provide rural peace yet easy access to an historic part of southern England, Winchester, Salisbury, Bath, Oxford and Windsor all being within an hour’s drive. Closer to Shalbourne are the local market towns of Hungerford and Marlborough, both well known for their antique shops and Newbury, offering a wide range of shops and restaurants. Other visitor attractions include Wilton Windmill & the Crofton Beam Engines, the ancient stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge, the Kennet & Avon Canal (narrow boat trips) and the ancient Savernake Forest. London is just over an hour by train from Hungerford (4 miles) and junction 14 of the M4 is approx. 7 miles.

Built in 1840, Manor Cottage has been thoughtfully modernised and harmoniously extended so as to provide extremely comfortable and well-equipped accommodation, whilst carefully retaining its original character and charm.


Entrance from gravelled parking area along a brick-paved pathway. Sitting room with fireplace containing a woodburning stove. Door through to an extra sitting room with TV. Dining room with beamed ceiling and oak table. 2 steps lead up to a fitted kitchen, which in turn gives access to the garden. Carpeted stairs (NB steep and partly open on one side) lead up to the 1st floor landing. 2 bedrooms – 1 double with a 5ft bed and 1 twin. Bathroom/w.c. with bath, vanity unit and separate shower cubicle.

To one side of the cottage is a secluded garden bordered by yew hedging and an attractive brick and flint wall, a real sun-trap and the perfect spot for a barbecue on a summer evening.


  • Woodburning stove - initial supply of logs included in rent
  • Oil fired central heating, electricity, bed linen & towels & a welcome pack included in rent
  • **Space for visitors’ own cot
  • Colour TV (FreeSat)
  • WiFi broadband
  • Telephone for incoming calls
  • DVD player
  • Radio/Ipod dock
  • Auto washing machine
  • Tumble dryer in outhouse
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Barbecue
  • Driveway parking for 2 cars
  • Village shop and pub, The Plough Inn, 50 yards
  • Excellent farm shop 4 miles
  • One small dog strictly by arrangement
  • Non-smokers only
  • Not suitable for children under 8 except babies


What our guests say

A beautiful cottage to chill out in

We had a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage, such a peaceful place, if you want to just chill out, no shops just a quiet village with a lovely pub/restaurant this is the place. The cottage is in such a lovely spot. Across the road is the pub/restaurant, we ate there Saturday night and had Sunday lunch the next day. Lovely food. It does not open on Mondays, we had a visit into Salisbury, a look around the shops, lunch and then to the cathedral, a lovely day. The rest of the time it was just chilling in the cottage, we had tea in the garden, there is a barbecue. Would thoroughly recommend this cottage for a very chilling, peaceful weekend, we would definitely go again.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 21 August 2017. 5 of 5 stars.

Perfect for a stay

We found it very conveniently located for visits to towns, hill top forts, and charming countryside. Its location on the village green and opposite the pub is just right. The cottage itself is large and well equipped. We wanted for nothing.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 19 August 2017. 5 of 5 stars.


We stayed at Manor Cottage with my daughter in the run up to and after her wedding in Marlborough. The cottage was the perfect property for this occasion. Chocolate box pretty, it felt like a very special place with lots of history and character. Quite spacious too. Enough room for our 5 bridesmaids to arrive on the morning and us all get ready together. The outside space was lovely and both inside and out provided us with some beautiful wedding photographs. Well equipped, we wanted for nothing and the friendly pub across the road was an added bonus. The village shop just round the corner was also very handy. We would all recommend Manor Cottage as the perfect countryside getaway for any occasion.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 29 April 2017. 5 of 5 stars.
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Special stay in Manor Cottage

We had a very special stay in Manor Cottage over Christmas 2016. It could have been a sad and difficult time for us due to family illness and the need to assemble in Wiltshire at short notice. The lovely cottage and warm welcome transformed our experience. Christmas decorations, a welcome hamper, toasty warm, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Everyone in the village was very friendly and the walks from the house were a delight for the dog. I hope we can visit again.

Guests's review on TripAdvisor, 6 April 2017. 5 of 5 stars.

A great stay in a lovely cottage. We will definitely return.

Mr S Cunliffe, April 2017

Just a short sojourn from our town but literally a world away. Peaceful, rolling, thatchy countryside.

Mrs B Graham, March 2017.

Perfect English Village Cottage

We spent a much needed break at Manor Cottage and our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. Manor Cottage has everything - very comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen and charming garden. The village shop in just yards away and if you've had a tiring day, the pub is within stumbling distance just across the road. Shalbourne is well located for visiting a myriad of other places - you could extend your holiday to several weeks and still not run out of new places to go! We loved the cottage and would highly recommend.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, Oct 17, 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

Charming, peaceful cottage, giving us a much needed break - many thanks.

Mrs Mary Langley, September 2016.

Clean & well presented cottage - a true Hideaways!

M & Mrs S., September 2015

Lovely clean cottage and well equipped. The flowers & wine made it homely.

Mr & Mrs Dellacasa, September 2015

Lovely cottage in a quiet remote village

Manor Cottage is a lovely cottage directly across the road from the village pub. It comes equipped with everything you need to stay and make yourself at home. It is an excellent location to travel by car to visit many many sites throughout England from Oxford to Portsmouth or from Bath to London. It has a cute garden to spend an evening in, excellent parking in front of the cottage. It is convenient to the Post Office and small General store for your immediate needs. We've stayed here for the last two years and will do it again, if we travel to England soon.

Guest's review on Trip Advisor, 24 June 2015. 5 of 5 stars.

Amazing weather and a lovely cottage!

Mr & Mrs Perkins, April 2015

Perfect holiday. The house is near all attractions like Stonehenge, London, Oxford etc. We had a lovely time in this cosy cottage.

Family D. from The Netherlands, July 2014

Superb rural setting with lots of exploring to do. Thank you for for the hospitality: fresh flowers, the welcome basket and a very clean house.

Mr & Mrs Heus, March 2014

“Nice house” Nice house in a small village, quiet, clean. We recommend for your future holidays. Nice garden with a bbq.

Guest from France's review on Trip Advisor, 24 February 2014. 5 of 5 stars.

Lovely cottage and garden. Great pub - fantastic meals at The Plough. Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage - beautiful.

Mrs L Dunn, September 2013

We had three enjoyable weeks in a very nice cottage in a quiet and lovely area.

Krammer Family, July 2013

Manor Cottage (was) perfect, clean, beautiful."

Mrs Olrichs, May 2013

Our second time here - love the village, walks, pub and life in general here.

Mr and Mrs Montheith, September 2012

We had a great time. The cottage was perfect for us (even if the weather was damp). Thank you for accommodating us at short notice.

Mr S Ashworth, May 2012
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