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Converted Stables On Working Farm

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Oct-2016
Holiday Home in East Grafton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, in wonderful countryside close to Marlborough, Stonehenge, Avebury And Savernake Forest

The Stables have been converted to provide accommodation for up to 6 people in 3 double or twin rooms each with en-suite bath or shower and TV/DVD player. Large open plan sitting, dining, kitchen with original beams and oak floor, 32in flat screen TV and Wifi. Situated between farmhouse and farmyard on working family farm overlooking fields (with cows in summer), trees and barns. High quality comfortable furnishings. Linen, towels and toiletries provided.

The Stables are situated in a wonderful part of the Wiltshire countryside on the edge of the Pewsey Vale in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ideal for walking and cycling across downland, through local woods and Savernake Forest or along the Kennet and Avon Canal which is less than a mile from the property. The area is full of wildlife including hares, deer and many bird species from lapwing, kites, barn owls, and kestrels. We are within walking distance of Crofton Beam Engines on the Kennet and Avon Canal and Wilton Windmill.

We are close to the market towns of Marlborough, Hungerford and Devizes and less than an hour from the beautiful cities of Salisbury, Bath, Oxford and Winchester and the ancient sites of Stonehenge and Avebury are both less than half an hour from The Stables making it the perfect base from which to explore the area.

Other great days out within a short distance are Bowood House (with it's super play ground for children, Capability Brown grounds and beautiful house); Lacock Abbey; Highclere Castle (the home of Downton Abbey); Longleat Safari Park and the Caen Hill Locks (at Devizes).

Activities which can be arranged nearby include horse riding, bike hire (bikes can be delivered to The Stables) clay pigeon shooting and fly fishing.

There are some great places to eat out locally. The nearest pub is The Swan at Wilton (1 mile) which is family friendly and serves good food. Other good pubs which we recommend are The Three Tuns at Great Bedwyn, The George at Vernahm Dean and The Shears at Collingbourne Ducis. For a treat there's The Harrow at Little Bedwyn and The Woodspeen - both with Michelin Stars and now we have Rick Stein who has just opened his new restaurant in Marlborough. Marlborough and Hungerford both have a good choice of cafes and restaurants including the famous Polly Tearooms.

There's a good range of shops nearby - Marr Green Farm shop (1 mile), Cobbs Farm Shop (7 miles) which also now has an indoor play barn for children and has Pick you Own in the summer. Most supermarkets deliver to The Stables so you can pre order a delivery before you get here.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"A wonderful retreat embedded in the rural end of East Grafton" (AB April 2014)

"Wonderful week of walking...highlights Avebury, Red Kites, West Kennet, Salisbury Cathedral, Wilton Windmill. The Stables were warm with deliciously comfortable beds, thank you" (LS March 2014)

"Fab stay at The Stables. Loved the accommodation and location. Had great days out to Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath and Lacock. All Brilliant. (CB Feb 2014)
Jun 2010
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4 Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

5

A well located, peaceful, spacious place.

  • 5 of 5

The Stables are lovely. Well laid out, modern and comfortable. The immediate area is peaceful and relaxing. We found that the location was very central to all the things we planned on doing - walking, visiting sites of ancient history ( Avebury, West Kennet, Stonehenge) The walking is great, lots of public footpaths in Wiltshire and the Avon Kennet canal, Savernake forest, The Ridgeway.

Great little villages and pubs.

Had a great visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely stay on the farm

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a lovely three night stay at The Stables, Manor Farm, East Grafton - with my elderly parents, sister and two dogs. The accommodation is so comfortable, a lovely bathroom each, a TV each, well equipped, warm, clean and in beautiful countryside. Fantastic pub at Wilton called The Sun. The owners are lovely and welcoming - as are the chickens and guinea fowl! Lots of information to help you over your stay. We will be back and thoroughly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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Bower Hinton
5

Wonderfully relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for a wonderful opportunity for friends from Somerset, Northamptonshire and Hertfordshire to catch up in a wonderful, relaxing and lovely environment. The accommodation was well thought out and we had a lovely girly weekend chilling out and exploring the local area. We will definitely be getting our diaries together to plan a return trip soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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Helston
5

High Quality Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

From our initial enquiry to our departure our visit was dealt with excellently. On arrival the cottage was presented very well. Everything was in place from welcome supply of tea/coffee biscuits to good supply of all those essentials such as dish washer tablets, loo rolls etc.

The conversion of the stables has been done to a very high standard with 3 double en-suite bedrooms an excellent open plan living space. The layout of space is ideal for families as one bedroom at one end of the conversion whilst the other two are at the other end seperated by the living space.

The area around the cottage is ideal walking country and as the cottage is dog friendly your pet will also enjoy the experience. Of course you are staying on a working farm so care must be taken with dogs and children alike.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The Swan at Wilton at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Great Bedwyn or Pewsey - direct from London at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : M4 at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Swan at Wilton at 1 Miles Car: recommended

Travel:

We are just 5- 10 minutes from Bedwyn and Pewsey train stations. Direct trains from London (Paddington 1hr 15 mins). About 1 hour from Heathrow and 2 hours from Gatwick airports. Only 15 mins from M4 motorway.

Distances:

Marlborough 6 miles, Hungerford 7 miles, Pewsey 5 miles, Devizes 15 miles. Stonehenge 20 mins, Avebury 20 mins, Salisbury 30 mins, Bath, Oxford and Windsor under 1 hour.

Further Details:

Ideal base to explore wonderful countryside, close to Kennet and Avon Canal, Savernake Forest, Wilton Windmill, Crofton Beam Engines, Marlborough, Avebury, Stonehenge and The Ridgeway.

Bath, Salisbury and Oxford all less than one hour away and days out in London on the train are easy from local station. Great base for walking or cycling breaks.

Days out within easy reach include Longleat, Lacock, Legoland, Bowood House, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Highclere Castle, Poultons Park.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
28 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£324
for 3 nights
From
£108
£535
 
 
Low season
6 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£339
for 3 nights
From
£113
£550
 
 
Mid season
25 Mar 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£675
 
 
High season
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£840
 
 
Christmas Holidays
18 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£840
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£675
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Deposit of £150 per week required at booking, balance due 6 weeks before arrival. Short breaks available. Payment by cheque, card or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Short breaks normally Friday to Monday and Monday to Friday. We try to be as flexible as possible so please ask for dates you require.

Notes on prices:
We now have a live Facebook page! Like to stay updated on offers and availability: https://www.facebook.com/TheStablesBreaks/

Last minute bookings welcome.

Deposit payable on booking and balance payable 6 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, Twin room with en suite bathroom with shower above
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Double room with en suite shower room
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Twin room with en suite shower room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) all with en suite bathrooms or shower rooms. There is room for a cot in 2 of the bedrooms. .

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Outside: Outside there is a gravel terrace with garden furniture and an area of lawn, these overlook barns, fields and trees. Utility Room: Oil fired central heating. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels provided and included in price.

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