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Holiday Cottage, Near Avebury World Heritage Site, Wiltshire



Updated: 18-Nov-2016
Cottage in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England -Converted Barn On Arable Farm In Wonderful Rural Location

Curlew Cottage was completed in January 2013 to a high standard. The barn has retained some original features. Oak finishings, natural stone floors with underfloor heating. It is wonderfully light and spacious. Parking outside the door so no need to trek miles with your bags! 3 large bedrooms (2 x kings and a twin) and a large fully equipped kitchen/living area. A utility room with washing machine/dryer and separate downstairs W.C. A wonderful oak with glass balustrade staircase and walkway leads to 2 of the bedrooms, with the other bedroom on the ground floor. The king bedroom upstairs has a vaulted ceiling and amazing countryside views. TVs, DVD player, iPod/iPhone docking station, Microwave, Double Oven, Hob, Dishwasher and Underfloor Heating are just some of the mod cons. There are large areas of glazing throughout the rooms. Patio doors off the main living area and downstairs bedroom. 0.5m to The White Horse (which you can see from the barn) or 3 miles to Avebury. PLEASE NOTE MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IS 6 GUESTS

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Edward and Maddy bought the land and barns this property in situated on in 2001 and dreamed of converting this falling down courtyard into a rural retreat.

11 years later in 2013, our dream became reality and ideas from the many holiday cottages we visited for research along the way have been incorporated. We live 3 miles away with our 2 children and Edward farms the surrounding arable land and downland.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

A beautiful cottage, friendly and helpful landords and a fabulous quiet location within reach of many interesting sites. What more could you want! We spent 2 weeks in the cottage during winter and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The cottage was a warm and cosy welcoming space after being out exploring the area, with far reaching views across the fields. If you want to stay in Wiltshire we would certainly recommend it - from Olwyn Alabidi March 2013

We booked this barn as a 'last minute' get away and it's probably one of the nicest places we have ever stayed in England!This barn is very comfortable, well thought through with many little extras - Fabulous - May 2013

"What a lovely venue for our family celebration weekend!" It was very easy to relax and unwind in such a place. It was also a treat to be able to abandon the cars and go off on foot straight from the barn. July 2013
Jan 2013
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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

The holiday cottage is set within the most stunning countryside views. The holiday cottage was of a high standard with everything we needed and would highly recommend for a family with small children. I would recommend this cottage and would love to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Please come again soon! Thank you for your review.
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Great base for a walking weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Curlew Cottage. It has been beautifully renovated with lovely big rooms and great views across the countryside.

We found some good walks close by and the cottage had everything we needed - it was just a shame we couldn't stay longer!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had such an enjoyable stay. Thank you for your review, and come and stay again soon!
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Barbury Inn at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Portsmouth at 80 Miles Nearest Golf : Bassett Down Golf Club at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Swindon at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : A4361 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Coles, Marlborough at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : Westonsupermare at 60 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

This location provides and excellent location to explore the Avebury World Heritage Site and the Marlborough Downs, particularly by foot with excellent access to the Ridgeway National path


1 hr drive from Heathrow / Bristol Airports. A car is recommended for access to this quiet rural retreat.

Nearest motorway 8m


0.3 White Horse

3m Avebury Manor and World Heritage Site

7m Marlborough and Silbury Hill

5m Royal Wootton Bassett

27m Stonehenge

33m Salisbury

34 Newbury

39m Bath

40m Cheltenham

40m Stourhead House and Gardens

85m London

Further Details:

We are in a great location for………

Avebury Manor and World Heritage Site

Marlborough, Stonehenge, Malmesbury Abbey, Westonbirt Arboretum, Bowood House and Gardens, Lacock Abbey, Cirencester, Barbury Castle and its shooting school, Swindon Designer Outlet, Roves Farm, Kidz About Soft Play, Cinemas in Swindon, Cotswold Water and Wildlife Park, Barbury Horse Trials, Badminton Horse Trials, Cheltenham Races, Newbury Races. There is a good village shop, post office and 2 pubs in Broad Hinton (1.5m away), plus another good pub in very nearby Winterbourne Bassett. Alternatively, excellent shopping and supermarkets in the market towns of Devizes and Marlborough or Swindon. Many good pubs / restaurants / takeaways within a 15 minute drive of the cottage.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late Autumn
21 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas / New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance is due no less than 4 weeks before arrival. A £200 housekeeping deposit is due at this time as well which will be authorised for refund upon departure and cleared within 7 days to the guest account. Please contact us to discuss provisional bookings.
Payments are accepted by cash or cheque with a valid guarantee card or by paypal or direct credit transfer.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is Friday. For low Season and short-breaks this can be flexible, please contact for further details through our website.

Notes on prices:
Couples discounts
Late availability offers

50 % to secure a booking with a booking form. Balance and refundable housekeeping deposit no later than 4 weeks prior to stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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From the Owner

The wonderful views and tranquil setting in this rural location in the stunning county of Wiltshire.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All


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


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • equestrian events
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • En-suite to Bedroom 1 shower/bathroom with natural stone floor and tiles Upstairs family bathroom with natural stone floor and tiles Separate downstairs wc with flag stone floor


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Large room with Kingsize bed and bespoke furniture Bedroom 2 - Solid oak Furniture and Kingsize bed with spectacular window and views Bedroom 3 - Large room with 2 single adult beds


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Beds have pocket sprung mattresses, fluffy pillows and duvets together with crisp linens make for a great night’s sleep. Curlew Cottage is suited to a maximum of 6 adults. If Wheelchair access is required, please inform us in advance so we can try and cater for your needs. Child and Baby Facilities There is no extra charge for use of a travel cot, stair gate and high chair as required. Outside: Large gardens surround the property leading straight into the open arable and downland landscape the converted barn is set in. Access to permitted footpaths take you quickly up to the Ridgeway National path, with access straight to Hackpen White Horse and Barbury castle to the North and Avebury World Heritage Site to the South. A gas Barbecue and patio, with comfortable outdoor seating is provided to enjoy the open unobstructed views across the Marlborough Downs Utility Room: Separate Utility room with washing machine and separate dryer, and extra storage space Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed Linen and towels are supplied on arrival Other: A separate entrance hall is finished to the same high standard as the rest of the property with heated flag stone flooring and natural oak doors and furnishings THERE IS NO LONGER WIFI AT THE PROPERTY, but generally good mobile phone coverage

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