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Heron’s Nest, Lovely Lodge Style Holiday Home With Private Garden Near Royal Woo

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Overview

Property

Updated: 15-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage near Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, England - Plenty Of Attractions In The Area, Near Bath, Bristol & Oxford, Shops, Pubs & Restaurants

This newly converted cottage has been lovingly designed, to created a 'home from home feeling'. The cottage has its own private, south facing garden which enjoys a peaceful location and stunning views. The woodlands and fields hold an abundance of wildlife and birdlife all of which can be viewed from the property. Heron's Nest is situated down a quiet lane, 3 miles from the famous town of Royal Wootton Bassett. There are plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy.

Please be advised change over days are Mondays and Fridays.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hillary Walter
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2017

About Hillary Walter

We are a family of 5 who have have recently renovated and extended our home and cottage. We love being outside and enjoy gardening. We have a small holding consisting of a variety of chickens, pigs, sheep and two ponies!!

I enjoy making jams, chutneys, cakes etc. Nick (my husband) has just bought a Smoker for fish and meat and has been experimenting with that!

Understandably, our friends call us Tom and Barbara!!

Hillary Walter purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Hillary Walter chose Cotswolds

We bought Burrington because of its location. We are situated down a very quiet lane surrounded by fields with a view of Tockenham wood, which has Tockenham Lake within it. You could hardly believe we're only 2 miles from Royal Wootton Bassett and therefore have easy access to the M4 - which makes Heron's Nest an easy to get to retreat!!

What makes this cottage unique

There are plenty of wonderful things to experience whilst staying at Heron's Nest. There are wonderful walks in and around us. Plenty of fabulous and interesting towns and cities to visit, Bath, Oxford, Marlborough, Bristol, Castle Combe and the Cotswolds are all within an hours drive

The property itself is well equipped - I have tried to create a home from home kitchen. The sitting room has all the normal appliances one would expect plus a variety of games.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Celebrating a birthday and belated Valentines.

Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank you x
Feb 2015
  • 1 of 10

Guestbook comments from the owner

Celebrating a birthday and belated Valentines.

Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank you x
Feb 2015
  • 1 of 10

10 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely time we had staying at the Herons Nest, Hilary is a lovely bubbly person who made some very tasty scones for our arrival. The accommodation as everything you need, very peaceful area . Recommend the local indian takeaway.

If you want luxury, peace and quiet then definitely stay at the Herons Nest .

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahh - thank you for your very kind words, I'm so pleased you had a lovely time at Heron's Nest. I trust Bella enjoyed her walk yesterday and didn't get too muddy!! Hope to see you soon, till then. Kind regards Hillary
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5

A special magic cottage,,,,,

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cottage with the best hosts ever,

Hillary and Nick were so helpful along with Friday sconeswould highly recomend for a long or short stay,,,

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words. It was wonderful to have you both here and if you're ever coming down this way again, please come and see us x
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5

Really beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location and lovely property.. we had a wonderful, relaxing stay

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am so pleased you had a lovely break and I wish you both a very happy 2017 xx
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5

Lovely relaxing break!

  • 5 of 5

Hillary was the perfect host! The cottage was lovely and very cosy and comfortable. Everything we needed was there, it's a shame we were only able to stay for three days as it was so relaxing.

Am looking forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind words. It was lovely to have you both here and we look forward to seeing you sometime soon. Wishing you both a great New Year and a wonderful 2017.
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5

Relaxing and wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Cannot fault this wee cottage all we hoped for and more. A home from home well equipped an extremely comfy and cosy. Great spot just to chill but plenty of places to visit nearby. Hillary and Nick welcoming and friendly. Thank for a great weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well maintained with everything needed for a cosy break.

  • 4 of 5

Only stayed for 3 days while visiting friends and family but found it a lovely little comfy cottage with very friendly and helpful owners.Very quiet too.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Warm regards Hillary
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Location

From the Owner

We bought Burrington because of its location. We are situated down a very quiet lane surrounded by fields with a view of Tockenham wood, which has Tockenham Lake within it. You could hardly believe we're only 2 miles from Royal Wootton Bassett and therefore have easy access to the M4 - which makes Heron's Nest an easy to get to retreat!!

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

There are plenty of riding centres that go out onto the Marlborough Downs or Salisbury Plains.

At the Cotwold Water Park there are many activities such as sailing courses, canoeing, skiing & cycling and plenty more - definitely worth a visit.

Travel:

A car is necessary.

Bristol airport - 1 hour, Heathrow - 1 1/2 hours.

Portsmouth - 2 hours

Distances:

Royal Wootton Bassett - 3 miles.

Swindon - 6 miles.

Bath - 30 miles

Cirencester - 20 miles

Further Details:

Bristol, Bath, Oxford, Reading, Salisbury, Cheltenham, Cotswold towns, Cirencester, Tetbury and Marlborough all within an hours drive.

Westonbirt Arboretum, Longleat, Bowood House, Chedworth Roman Villa, Avebury, Stonehenge, Kennet & Avon Canal, Thames & Severn Canal, Gloucester Docks, Cotswold Waterpark, Great Weston Railway Museum, Burford Wildlife Park, Slimbridge, Cotswold Farm Park (Adam Henson's Farm), again within an hours drive or less..

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring Season
11 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
 
 
Spring High Season
8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
 
 
Summer Season
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
 
 
Summer High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
 
 
Autumn Season
9 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
 
 
Winter Low Season
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
 
 
Winter High Season
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be from
7 day break - Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday.
Short breaks : 3 day weekends from Friday to Monday, a 4 day-week from Monday to Friday.
50% of the rental is required as a booking confirmation deposit.
The balance to be paid 4 weeks before arrival.
Payments by cheque or electronic transfer.

Changeover Day:
Either Friday or Monday.
Arrival after 3pm. Departure by 10am.

Pets are welcome but there is a charge of 10.00 per animal, per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

There are plenty of wonderful things to experience whilst staying at Heron's Nest. There are wonderful walks in and around us. Plenty of fabulous and interesting towns and cities to visit, Bath, Oxford, Marlborough, Bristol, Castle Combe and the Cotswolds are all within an hours drive The property itself is well equipped - I have tried to create a home from home kitchen. The sitting room has all the normal appliances one would expect plus a variety of games.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom: A beautiful tiled bathroom with under-floor heating and a heated towel rail. A modern bath with shower over it, a basin and toilet. Plenty of storage space.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom - 1 sofa bed ) Notes on bedrooms: The Bedroom has a double bed with 2 large chest of draws either side for storage. There is a dressing table with more storage, a digital TV, carpeted floor. Plus a double sofa bed in the living area.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Gas CH and under-floor heating in the bathroom, elec, T/cot. H/chair., W/machine., Wi-fi., Parking (2 cars)., Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 3 steps to patio. Outside: Small private south facing lawned garden. Patio table and 4 chairs. Sun shade for table. Charcoal barbecue Utility Room: Located under the stairs. Iron, ironing board, clothes airer, vacuum cleaner, mop, washing basket & pegs etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels included. For stays of more than a week fresh linen and towels are provided. Property cleaned and garden tidied for every booking to make you feel welcome and at home!

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