Mill Farm House
Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Mill Farm House is a wonderful holiday home set in the heart of peaceful Wiltshire countryside. It is the former residence of Wiltshire’s famous highway man Thomas Boulter.
Fully renovated it provides spacious and welcoming accommodation in a rural setting, yet within minutes of the sights and attractions. Wildlife can be watched from your back door; deer, owls, badgers, buzzards and more. On site there is an honesty shop supplying local organic and traditional produce, open from April till end of October.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||91 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol Airport 61 km, Nearest railway: Chippenham 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Games room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), both with en suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Oil CH inc (£50pw Sep-May). Elec, oil, bedlinen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Six digital TVs. Elec cooker. Oil Aga. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-Fi. Lawned garden with patio and furniture.
|Further details outdoors|
Mill farm House offers some excellent outdoor facilities, including: Nearby stream, ample car parking, private garden, straw play arena for the kids (and adults), from March through to November a shop is only 30 yards away which sells local produce. Other activities available include, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, Donkey Rides, (stables very close by), bicycles also can be hired aswell as battery powered John Deere Tractors for the kids. Farm Tour also a highlight.
The Central Southern England region
Wiltshire is a county of contrasting and attractive countryside with downland, woodlands, river valleys and clay vales. The chalklands of the North Wessex Downs, Salisbury Plain, Cranborne Chase and the West Wiltshire Downs, form undulating open scenery characterised by large fields and isolated tree clumps. In contrast, the valleys appear well wooded due to the enclosure of smaller fields by hedgerows and the presence of riverside trees and copses. Extensive deposits of clay-with-flints on top of the chalk support major woodlands such as Savernake Forest and the Great Ridge, Grovely and Tollard Royal woods.
Escarpments form the most dramatic features of the Wiltshire landscape and are the locations of a number of chalk carvings such as the white horses and regimental badges. Earthworks and ancient trackways give the chalklands a distinct archaeological feel, particularly in the Stonehenge and Avebury areas. Settlements are concentrated in the river valleys or below the ‘spring line’ beneath the escarpments. The traditional building materials of brick, stone, flint and thatch add to the picturesque qualities of these villages.
The oolitic limestone of the Cotswolds forms a gently undulating plateau with deeply incised, heavily wooded valleys. Much of the plateau is under arable cultivation with large fields separated by dry stone walls. The use of ‘traditional’ local stone has ensured that villages blend well with the landscape.
The clay vales are areas of gently undulating topography and varied landscape with permanent pasture on the flood plain and arable cultivation on the better drained soils. Throughout the vales there are numerous villages and many of the major towns of Wiltshire. The Thames and Bristol Avon Vales are separated by a line of low wooded hills, remnants of the ancient Braydon Forest, which occur on the outcrop of corallian limestone stretching from near Westbury to Highworth. In places this forms an important escarpment, especially around Lyneham. The Thames Vale is broad and relatively flat with more extensive floodplains and meadows than those in the Vales of Pewsey or Bristol Avon. In the Upper Thames Valley the extraction of gravel deposits has created numerous lakes, which form the core of the Cotswolds Water Park.
On the edge of the Chalklands in the south-west is a series of wooded ridges and valleys on the greensand there are many large estates, such as Fonthill in the Vale of Wardour, Longleat and Stourhead. In the south-east of the county, on the sands and gravels, there is a heavily wooded landscape more typical of the New Forest.
From the London M4:
Exit motorway at Junction 14 Hungerford. Follow the signs to Marlborough and then at Marlborough. At Marlborough, follow the signs to Devizes. At Devizes follow A361 to Trowbridge. When leaving Devizes, you will enter a dual carriageway going down a hill - just past the scrap yard on the right, take the next left into Poulshot - slightly beyond the blue bus shelter on your left. In Poulshot, go past the Raven Public house and on past the village green - with the football posts. At the next sharp right hand bend, you'll find Belle Vue Farm on your left, with a ramped entrance and a slight incline.
From Salisbury follow signs for the A360 to Devizes. Follow the A360 all the way until the turn off for Worton - which is on the left of a T- Junction after the railway bridge with traffic lights - coming out of West Lavington. Follow this road through Worton and keep driving until you reach a sign on the right, marked Poulshot, Devizes and Rowde. Take this turning and follow the road which goes into Poulshot. Keep going along until you see a farm with a ramped entrance and a slight incline, this is Belle Vue Farm.
On arrival at Belle Vue Farm, please drive into the main farm entrance and knock on the farmhouse back door. You will find Joe or Izzy here. If not, we will be very close by so please wait in the farmyard for us.
The area includes some top quality local pubs such as The Raven Inn at Poulshot, The Rose & Crown in Worton, and the Barge Inn at Seend and many more.
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19 Mar 2014
"Wonderful large house in very quiet , rural location"
Me, husband, daughter ,son in law and 11 month old had a really lovely long weekend .This large house is beautifully presented yet feels very comfortable. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped ,… More
17 Dec 2013
"Perfect country weekend!"
My family and I have stayed here two years in a row (last stay was November 2012). As I am about to book again for early 2014 I thought I should review the house.It is remote and secluded without bein… More
1 Sep 2013
It was with some trepidation that I arrived with my two children and their spouses, plus three grandchildren of nearly three, nearly four and nearly eight. What had seemed a good idea several months … More
8 Jul 2013
"Welcoming farm house with plenty of space!"
We loved our stay here with 6 people and one dog. Upon arrival the friendly owner showed us around and everything worked just perfect. We didn't use the formal dining room as the kitchen had such a lovely country feel that we couldn't be prized out! I can't think of anything that was not okay there. It is perfect!
6 Jan 2013
"It was the best cottage, (large house!) we have rented!!"
We have just returned from a 5 night stay at this beautiful house. With 4 adults and 5 young children it provided ample space and comfort for all of us. The bedrooms are big and having 2 ensuites and … More
5 Dec 2012
"Cosy cottage with friendly owners"
The cottage is in an ideal location - fields and greenery out of every window, but only three miles out of Devizes so it's easy to find for the Tesco delivery driver! We stayed for a long weeken… More
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