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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.

More Details

Hillary Walter
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

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 Wiltshire

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
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wiltshire in England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
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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Heron’s Nest, Lovely Lodge Style Holiday Home With Private Garden Near Royal Woo
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 31 reviews

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage out in the country but close to everything you need ! Great central location to Bath and The Cotswolds. Would recommend to everyone and would definitely come back. Thank you Hilary for the lovely scones 😉

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahh - thank you both for your kind words about Heron’s Nest. I hope to see you here again sometime soon. Till then, Warmest regards Hillary
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Brandon Manitoba

A great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Herons Nest. It was really close to everything we wanted to see in the Cotswolds. It was clean and had everything we needed. We enjoyed watching the horses in the morning.

Hillary is very helpful if you need anything.

Even though you are in close proximity to the main house, our privacy was totally respected.

I highly recommend this property!

Thanks Hillary for a great stay!

Ray and Lori

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ray and Lori Thank you both for coming to visit us here at Heron's Nest. I am delighted that you had a lovely time and I throughly enjoyed meeting you both. Thank you for sharing your kind words in the review. Warmest regards Hillary and Nick x
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Lovely retreat

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable and welcoming cottage in the owners grounds with everything you could need. Easy driving to Bath and other tourist attractions.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, beautiful countryside views.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful relaxing break from 02/03/18 for 3 nights. The cottage is lovely and has everything you would need during your stay, a real home from home. The garden is enclosed so ideal for letting your 4 legged friend out without worrying.

Hilary and Nick are brilliant, home made scones on arrival 👍, also helped tow our car when we got stuck in the snow nearby. I would recommend this lovely cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing break, it’s also ideal for guests who enjoy walks as there are plenty nearby. I Will look forward to staying during the summer months.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahh - Thank you so much for your kind words - it was lovely to meet you both. Hope to see you both soon x
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Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our repeated stay was excellent, relaxing and the hosts very friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage in peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely - clean, light, and with everything you might need. It was peaceful and quiet but close enough to the main roads so you could explore the beautiful surrounding area. Also there are a couple of great child-friendly pubs nearby. Whilst we didn't get to meet the owner, she couldn't have been more accommodating, and the neighbours were on hand to make sure we were looked after. We would highly recommend, and will be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Suzanne and family. Thank you so much for your very kind words. I am so pleased you had a lovely holiday here at Heron's Nest. Perhaps, we'll see you back here sometime soon ... Warmest regards Hillary
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Car: necessary

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.


A car is necessary.

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

Portsmouth - 2 hours


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 & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £5

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 £5.00 per animal, per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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