Property Reference: PTTN
Bedrooms - 3
Sleeps - 5
Bathrooms - 1
Pets welcome - 3
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The Forge Cottage
3 bedrooms, sleeps 5
This period holiday property is brimming with history and character, as it was once part of Heytesbury House.
Hidden from view behind a high wall, this unique, detached, period holiday cottage was once part of Heytesbury House. The poet Siegfried Sassoon spent the latter part of his life at Heytesbury House, which he purchased in 1933, and his son George Sassoon grew up there and inherited the house. By 1939, there were sixteen new residents at Heytesbury, evacuees sent for safety at the beginning of the Second World War. In 1942, the evacuees left Heytesbury and were replaced by American troops in November.
By the middle of 1944, there were twenty five American troops sleeping in the house and another thousand camped in the grounds. On the edge of the village, step through the gate and into the idyllic walled orchard garden in which the cottage is situated. The house is full of character and charm, with slate floors, beams, a fireplace with original lantern-style chimney, and the quirky criss-cross beams in the bedroom through which one accesses the second bedroom. The owners have renovated the property to add a third spacious double bedroom.
The bathroom has a beautiful view of the garden. Heytesbury is a quiet village on the River Wylye and on the edge of Salisbury Plain. It is a beautiful walking area and within half an hour’s drive of Avebury, Bath, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Stourhead and Westbury White Horse, and only a 10-minute drive from Longleat. The Wylye Valley is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards
Open plan living space: With slate floor and French doors leading to garden.
Living area: With open fire, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen area: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet, leading to.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed, single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements), sloping ceiling and beams, leading to.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Welcome pack. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There is limited headroom on the stairway and access to single bedroom.
Warminster map and The Forge Cottage location
- Detached Property
- DVD player
- Main Fuel or Power incl.
- Enclosed Garden / Patio
- Garden / Patio
- Pub within 1 mile
- Open Fire
- Bed Linen & Towels Included
- Short Breaks All Year
- Washing Machine
- Heritage Collection
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- Shower Cubicle
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