The Moat Cottage
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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Dating back to 1720, this Grade II listed cottage has been lavishly modernised and harmoniously extended to provide accommodation of an exceptional standard,graded 4 stars, Gold Award by Visit Britain. Formerly the gardener's cottage to an historic moat house, it lies within the grounds of the owners' house, in the ancient settlement of Britford, 3 miles to the south of the cathedral city of Salisbury, amidst the Avon Valley watermeadows.
Renovating a Grade II listed cottage in a conservation village is a major project and The Moat Cottage is no exception. The owners have been at pains to preserve the original character & features while providing 21st century, 'state of the art' living amenities. At The Moat Cottage you will find not only carefully restored original brickwork, small pane windows, original internal shutters, and exposed beams and timberwork but also under floor heating, top of the range kitchen and bathroom appliances, traditionally made George Smith furniture and Porta Romana lamps.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Salisbury 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Sleeping up to 6, The Moat Cottage offers versatile accommodation, with two bathrooms, two sitting rooms and a big 'dining' kitchen, with its specially made glazed folding doors opening out onto a paved terrace and large garden beyond.
Entrance hallway with study area. Main sitting room with open fireplace containing a woodburning stove. 2nd sitting/TV room. Kitchen/dining room with Welsh slate worktops and flooring, and large elm tressle table for dining. Adjacent utility room. Downstairs bathroom/wc. with separate shower cubicle. Two staircases, one leading to a double bedroom with 5ft bed and a bathroom/wc with separate shower cubicle, and the second (original enclosed staircase) to two double height bedrooms, one with an antique walnut double bed and original elm floor and the other with twin beds.
|Further details outdoors|
The Moat Cottage's garden is a feature in itself. Enclosed by the original kitchen garden brick wall and 'sheep' hurdles and with its own outdoor lighting system, it has a large paved terrace with elm tressle table and 'Moroccan' lanterns, ideal for al fresco dining.
The Wiltshire region
Within a 15 minute drive of The Moat Cottage is the northern perimeter of the New Forest National Park and a little over half an hour's drive, following the River Avon on its journey south, is Christchurch on the Dorset coast.
Visitor attractions in the surrounding area are numerous; there are houses and gardens of great beauty - Wilton House, Breamore, Heale House, Longleat, Stourhead - as well as Britain's most famous prehistoric monument, the World Heritage site of Stonehenge. A short drive or 15 minute walk along the tow path from Britford is medieval Salisbury with its magnificent 13th century cathedral and cathedral close, Charter market place and extensive range of shops, pubs, pavement café's and restaurants. The city also has a leisure centre with indoor swimming pool, theatre and arts centre. In May it hosts an international Arts Festival. Britford itself is fortunate in having a superb farm shop, just 100 yards from the cottage, where locally produced and sourced Wiltshire produce is available.
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