Property Reference: UK11384
Bedrooms - 3
Sleeps - 5
Bathrooms - 1
Pets welcome - 2
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3 bedrooms, sleeps 5
Step back in time in this traditional thatched cottage with its original features. An ideal base for touring Wiltshire and Somerset.
Very low ceilings and beams throughout.
Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, beams and low ceiling.
Dining room: With beams and low ceiling.
Kitchen: Galley style with electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Utility/boot room: With washing machine.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
2 staircases to.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With ¾ double bed.
Bedroom 3: With 2ft 6in twin beds.
LPG central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial kindling for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Parking permits included for Avebury Residents National Trust car park. No smoking or BBQs (thatched roof). Please note: There are 2 steps to the courtyard.
This Grade II listed detached thatched cottage is situated in the churchyard overlooking St James Church and Avebury Manor, and is within a few minutes’ walk from the Neolithic Avebury Stone Circle. The cottage dates from at least 1724 and was built with a timber frame and wattle and daub construction. It has a thatched roof, original low beamed ceilings and is painted with lime wash throughout. The living room hosts a wood burner. The original property was extended at both ends and became two cottages, and in the 1970s the current owner reverted it back to one larger cottage. It is set away from the High Street in a very quiet position, with a private garden where you can relax and enjoy the ambience of this mystical village.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Trust village of Avebury has a manor house and gardens to explore along with two museums detailing the history of the village and the stone circle. There are several walks from Avebury including well-marked footpaths to Silbury Hill, Windmill Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow and the Ridgeway. The White Horse Trail also passes through the village, as does the National Cycle Network route 403.
The historic market town of Devizes is a 15 minute drive away with the Kennet and Avon Canal and Caen Hill flight of locks to visit and you can also take in a tour of the Wadsworth Brewery. Beautiful Marlborough is also a 15 minute drive away, with interesting shops to visit on the wide High Street.
Savernake Forest is a further 5 minutes drive from Marlborough, dating back to pre-Tudor times there are 4,500 acres of woods to explore.
Further afield there is the city of Bath to visit along with the Roman Baths and the American Museum. For more ancient monuments, Stonehenge and museum is not to be missed. Other National Trust sites nearby are the gardens at Stourhead, the house and deer park of Dyrham and the historic Abbey and village of Lacock, home of the birthplace of photography and the setting for many films, including Harry Potter. The pub and community shop are a 5 minute walk awa and the nearest supermarkets are in Marlborough and Devizes
Marlborough map and Avebury Cottage location
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- Fuel and Power Included
- Garden / Patio
- Woodburning Stove
- Decorated at Christmas
- Bed Linen & Towels Included
- Washing Machine
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