Cottage in Devizes, Wiltshire, England - In A Peaceful Rural Setting Yet Only One Mile From The Centre Of The Town And All Amenities.
All on one level: Lounge/dining/kitchen area with tiled floor, 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 single bed with separate raised bunk (L-shape), walk-in shower room with toilet and basin. Full central heating. All power, bed linen (duvets) and towels included. Parking for 2 cars. Free-view Satellite TV, DVD player, Stereo/CD, Electric hob and oven. M/wave. Shared laundry room with w/machine and t/dryer. Free wireless internet access. Large shared garden, patio and furniture. BBQ. Easy walking access. Non smoking. No pet.
Top Traveller Review
This was our first stay in the UK and we will certainly come back! Highly recommandabele!
Frenk & Marla
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
Clean and tidy and comfortable accommodation. David and family.(Point Clare)
Clean & well presented with all the equipment you could need.Catherine and Family..
We found the accommodation was exactly what we were looking for our week away. It was a perfect base for us to go sight seeing everyday. We would definitely recommend it. Tracy and Family Cornwall.
Everything about the area,cottage the owners absolutely spot on for us.The owners are charming people, very friendly and helpful with some excellent suggestions to visit. The pub just up the lane does beautiful meals,again with friendly landlord and staff. Mr& Mrs Shimmin. Isle of Man
4.5 based on 4 holidaymaker reviews
Cosy, quiet cottage
We spent a week here while exploring the surrounding area. We were made to feel welcome by Martin and Lesley. The cottage is very well looked after and everything was in full working order. The town of Devizes itself had everything you could want and the Designer Outlet and Swindon is great if you fancy a bit of shopping. The surrounding area is beautiful and it was a pleasure to drive round and see the sights.
A very nice cottage
We had a very good time in the cottage, which was conform the description; nice and tasteful interior, very well equiped, maintained and well located. A pub at two minutes walking distance and Devizes and canal and locks within easy cycling distance. Driving to Bath with the cycling path to Bristol and the tunnels was a great adventure too.
Very kind owners that gave friendly service. We would definitely recommend this nice spot!
Theo and Floor
We had a fab time at Hope Cottage. It is a very comfortable/homely cottage, well equiped en very clean. Martin and Lesley are great hosts, very kind and concerned. Warm welcome and thoughtful touches! Wunderful countrysites and landscapes and lots to see and do.
This was our first stay in the UK and we will certainly come back! Highly recommandabele!
Frenk & Marla
Beautiful, comfortable cottage
Leslie and Martin were so welcoming and helpful. The cottage had everything we needed to make our stay home from home. It was spotless and warm and cosy. It is very handy for visiting Avebury, Longleat, Studley Grange Butterfly farm and lots of other attractions. The pub at the end of the road (The Fox and Hounds) serves lovely food and is very welcoming. We ate at Moonrakers also which was good value for money. The market in Devizes is worth a visit. Martin and Leslie were wonderful - we can't wait to go back.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
A swimming pool and other sports at the leisure centre one mile away.
Slides and swings etc for the young are within half a mile.
There are several freshwater lakes within 10 miles for fishing.
Golf driving range within a quater of a mile
With the Ridgeway trail only a short distant away, the cottage is an idea starting point for walkers and with many other foot paths to choose from.
We can also cater for the cycle enthusiast and have a bicycle storage area.
We are (80 km) 50 miles from Bournemouth our nearest beach due south.
We are approximately (137 km) 85 miles due west of the London Heathrow.
Bristol and Bournemouth Airports are both a distance of approximately (80 km) 50 miles to each. Local car hire can be arranged for you also bicycle hire. Channel ports. Poole. Southampton and Portsmouth ports are around(105 km) 65 miles to each. Dover (290 km) 180 miles from us. Arrangements can be made.
When in Devizes take the A342 Nursteed Rd. Go across 2 roundabts a mile out a left hand bend.Fox and Hounds turn right
We are situated in the centre of Wiltshire, equal distance of (40 km) 25 miles from the cathedral cities of Salisbury and Bath. Swindon (32 km) 20 miles. Avebury stone circle is around (13 km) 8 miles. Stonehenge is (24 km) 15 miles away with a newly opened visitor centre.
Longleat Safari Park a very popular attraction, is also (24 km) 15 miles away.
There are many ancient and historic places to visit close by many belonging to the National Trust. Lacock Abbey where photography began.
Devizes is a market town once being the centre for agricultural trading.
There still is a market day here and it is very lively with stalls selling anything from cheese, meat to clothes. There are restaurants and pubs to suit all tastes.
Devizes was once the focus with the filming world being 'Casterbridge' in Thomas Hardy's 'Far from the Madding Crowd' The entire market place was taken over.
Many film productions have taken place in our area. Castle Combe was used in 'Doctor Dolittle' and more recently in 'War Horse'. Lacock was used in many films such as 'Pride and Prejudice' 'Wolf Man' and the Harry Potter firms.
Too many other locations to mention.
As you can see the area has many great attractions with historical buildings, megalithic monuments and the surrounding undulating countryside.
Devizes is at one end of the Vale of Pewsey with its many white horses carved into the chalk hills.
Devizes sits on a hillside, we have a castle (privately owned). We have a canal that runs to the north of the town it rises 210 feet (65 metres) from the base with the help locks, 29 to be precise. It is a marvel to see and is being considered as one of the greatest wonders of the world.
It is fully operational with barges using it on a regular basis, and day trips can be booked from the wharf.
It was one of the important trade routes from London to Bristol. When Windsor castle suffered with fire a few years ago, stone came up the canal to help repair it.
Every Easter, the now famous Devizes to Westminster canoe race takes place.
There is a junior class for novices and a serious athletes' race which must be completed within 24 hours. Many of the country's leading rowers use this as a training exercise.
In June there is Devizes Music Festival with music of all genres in a variety of venues around the town.
This is just a snippet of what Devizes and the area can offer. The guarantee is you just can not be bored whatever the weather!
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
15 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
To book a holiday with us we require a 15% deposit. Payment can be made through paypal or by bank transfer. The balance should be paid in full 4 week prior to the start of a holiday. If the holiday booked is less that 4 week full payment would be required.
Generally Saturday. Could be Monday or Friday according to the holiday time required.
Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for 7 days and run from Saturday to Saturday. Arrival time after 3 pm. Departure time of by 10 am is requested.
We offer 4 night, Monday to Friday, and 3 night, Friday to Monday. Cost are based on the week price 65% and 60% respectively.
A holiday requirement not within the normal times we will be happy to accommodate your timings where possible, and priced accordingly. Full week holidays are only possible during prime periods.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- Satellite / Cable
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible ...
- live theatre
- recreation centre
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- roller blading
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- A walk-in wash-down shower room with a toilet and pedestal basin. Heated towel rail and a stool.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, dressing table, with built in wardrobe, hand held hair drier. Bedroom 2 has a single bed with bunk bed at 90 degrees and ladder access. A slide-in desk and stool with built in chest of draws also built in wardrobe.
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: A stay of two weeks or more we can offer a 5% discount. If you want to order your food goods in advance from a supermarket that offers a delivery service we would be pleased take delivery for you. If special chairs or other aids are required we could organise this for you. If you need to be picked up from an air or sea port we can organise this too. If we can assist with any other requirement we will try to help. No air conditioning only a free standing fan. Outside: Just outside the cottage is the patio with wooden table and chairs also a barbecue. This area can be enclosed for small children. The complete garden is fenced off and the main gates can be closed. There is a lawn area and the garden is laid out with shrubs and trees. Lots of wild life. We have visits from pheasants, green and pied woodpeckers, hawks and buzzards screech in the distance. Plus all the small garden birds we feed. We do have to keep the gates closed at night as we have deer that visit from the wooded valley below us. The barn owls can often be heard at night, sometimes seen. Utility Room: Shared laundry with washing machine, tumble drier, iron with board. Large Belfast sink. This is a separate building and can be used as a drying room for clothes with a long rail and hangers. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are supplied and changed weekly. Enough towels are supplied for each person. Liquid soaps and washing up fluid supplied.The cottage is cleaned at each change over. On a long stay there would be a interim clean.