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Detached Single Story With Private Garden & Parking For 2 Cars Peaceful Locatio



Updated: 30-Nov-2016
The Cart Shed Compton bassett, Nr. Calne, Wiltshire, England - Peaceful location on the outskirts of the village, village pub about 15 mins away

The Cart shed is a single story property built in 2014 with new bathroom & new kitchen. It has a mixture of modern & old features, tastefully decorated with wooden floors, slate tiles in the kitchen, carpeted bedrooms & lovely old stripped pine doors. It is on our farm in the village of Compton Bassett. You can drive right up to the back of the property and enter through back door into the kitchen. There is also a door going off the sitting room into the garden at the front. Outside there is a BBQ & garden furniture.. Lovely view over towards the village & church,This area is rich in archaeology & natural history. We have found many axe heads & flints here which are displayed in the Devizes museum. On our farm is a scheduled ancient monument which is the remains of a water mill situated in the valley of Aberd Brook with 2 medieval mill dams dating from 1233 which is just 500 meters from the cart shed ( ref SAM 1018613 ) there is also a lovely pond close by which attracts all sorts of wildlife and birds.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband was born here on the family farm & we love this area, I am a caterer & love meeting people, making sure you have a good time is a priority!

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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


relaxation and rest

  • 5 of 5

from the moment we arrived we knew we'd booked the right place for some R&R. Nearest shops / pub approx 5-10 min drive, surrounded by fields, horses and a few dogs the cart house is nicely turned out with a lovely large bathroom /shower 2 large bedrooms and kitchen with all you would need. On arrival there were 6 fresh eggs and a fresh focaccia. Carole was a great host - checked everything was ok and gave some great tips regarding places to eat. Our daughter is petrified of dogs but she started to get used to the dogs around the farm, Upon leaving (20mins dive away) I realised that I'd left my suit from a wedding in the wardrobe but all got sorted with no trouble at all thanks again Carole! Would highly recommend the cart shed for a relaxing stay in a beautiful setting

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your stay.... No problem re the suit!
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Peaceful, idyllic retreat

  • 5 of 5

Had the most relaxing weeks break here and highly recommend it if you need to chill out and get away from it all...and let's face it, who doesn't? So quiet with fields, horses, bird and wild life surrounding it. Tastefully decorated and good sized accommodation with all you need for a very comfortable stay. Carole made booking easy and welcomed us with delicious homemade bread and fresh eggs, calling in to check we had everything we needed and to recommend good local places to visit.

Great area to explore, full of interesting history, especially Avebury. I feel sure we'll be back, a big thank you for sharing this lovely spot with us, even for a short time!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are SO welcome, glad you enjoyed your stay here & liked the area, please do come again, we would love to see you
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Amazing place to stay, would highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We have just got back from a wonderful break at the Cart Shed. We loved it that much we decided to stay for an extra 2 nights. A quaint little retreat surrounded by fields was just just what we needed to de stress from every day life. Carole is a lovely lady and was very helpful with restaurant recommendations and anything else we may of needed. She covered it all. We would highly recommend this cosey hideaway and we certainly be back.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay & so glad that I was able to offer you the 2 extra days, Please do come & stay again Carole
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Perfect spot to relax away from it all

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend at The Cart Shed in desperate need of some rest and relaxation (despite travelling with young children). The house absolutely lived up to its promises and the pictures don't do it justice. Carole was so helpful and friendly and her fresh bread was a real culinary treat. The house was immaculate, and really felt like a home from home, and we'll definitely be back. We love this part of the UK and visit often and it's wonderful to know we've found the perfect bolt hole. Thank you for your hospitality Carole, and we can't wait to visit when it's warm enough to be sitting outside with a glass of wine!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, loved having you and look forward to seeing you again, Carole
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perfect peaceful break

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from a short break at the cart shed, absolutely beautiful, charming , peaceful, relaxing enjoyable stay. The cart shed is wonderfully done, big bedroom comfy bed, cosy sitting room with the fire going and lovely views. We will certainly be coming back, thank you Carole, perfect , Jo and Nigel x

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank Jo & Nigel, it was lovely to meet you & so pleased you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to seeing you again! Carole
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Beautiful peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

very helpful and welcoming , delicious home made bread on arrival !

It was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated , would definitely like

To stay there again . Comfortable bed and lovely big bathroom . Very quiet and peaceful .

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay
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From the Owner

My husband & I designed & built the cart shed with the help of a local builder in 2014 It was a fun project to do, with a mix of old & modern, wooden floors with slate tiles in the kitchen ( bedrooms are carpeted ) and there are lovely old stripped pine doors. It is on our farm on the edge of the village, it's so peaceful here with great views of the downs, You can just see the village church from the sitting room & the views from the back look to open fields & the wood, there's plenty of wildlife to see! Just 2-3 miles down the road is the white horse pub which does great food & in the other direction is a little corner shop/post office which sells all the basics

Activity and Interests


Nearest town Calne 3 miles

Avebury 4 miles

Bowood house & spa 5 miles

Devizes 8 miles

Lacock 10 miles

Marlborough 10 miles

Bath 23 miles

Stonehenge 25 miles

Salisbury 32 miles

Further Details:

The White horse pub which does good food is walking distance, cherhill monument is close by and there are loads of great walks, there is a little post office 2 miles down the road that sells all the basics & newspapers. The nearest town is Calne aprox 4 miles which has a sainsburys, banks, newsagent, a good laundry couple of pubs & a few take away places & a leisure centre with swimming pool.

A little further away is Marlborugh famed for its wide high street, a lovely town with a great market every Wednesday, it also has a great selection of independent shops & restaurants and waitrose. Giffords circus comes to the green in August every year. The picturesque villages of Lacock & Castle Coombe are about 10 miles away where lots of filming has been done. For anyone who likes to fish, Blacklands Lakes are about 3 miles away.

The maket town of Devizes is about 6 miles from here, famed for the Kennet & Avon canal with its stunning Cean Hill flight of locks. You can explore the ancient city of Salisbury and stop off at Stonehenge on the way. The beautiful city of Bath is about 20 miles away, a world heritage site with so much to offer, The Roman Baths, Bath Spa, Theatre Royal, many restaurants & boutique shopping as well as some lovely Antique shops. Up on the hill is the Bath race course if you fancy your luck on the horses! The Downs are close by & lovely to walk, you will also be very welcome to walk our fields & woods as well

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rate 2
31 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A booking deposit of £100 is payable within 5 days of the booking. This is also a security deposit which will be returned after the property has been inspected after the guests have departed. The balance to be paid 3 weeks before arrival

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is normally Satuday, however we are flexible so please do ask & we try to accommodate you

Notes on prices:

We can give a discount on late minute deals & out of season we can offer 3 night deals, please ask

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 30-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The great thing about staying here is you are right in the middle of the beautiful countryside of Wiltshire, the downs are great to walk, Avebury, Cherhill White horse & the monument are all close by & yet just down the road you have everything you need, Village pub, local shops, leisure centre in Calne & marlborough & cinema in Devizes, it's not far to the M4 & train station at chippenham about 10 miles away

Property Type

  • barn


  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Large family bathroom with roll top bath, separate shower, chrome heated towell rail, loo & sink, linen basket & chair


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 but can provide put up bed for child Notes on bedrooms: Large bedroom with kingsize bed wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table mirror, chair & small TV smaller room with twin beds, chest of drawers mirror, Hanging space & chair


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: BBQ & table & chairs Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & bed linen included. We can arrange for a home cooked meal to be delivered to you on arrival, 24 hours notice.

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