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Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Woodside is an idyllic, detached, thatched, stone, self catering holiday cottage situated in an extremely quiet, rural setting half a mile from Horningsham, a small Wiltshire village forming part of the famous Longleat Estate. It is some 6 miles from the Saxon town of Warminster which lies to the south west of Salisbury Plain, beneath the chalk downland with its abundant flora and fauna, and at the head of one of Britain's "best kept secrets" - the Wylye Valley with days out in its attractive villages and historic landscape. The town boasts many historic attractions of its own and an almost unrivalled proximity to a wealth of interesting and beautiful places to see and things to do in Wiltshire - all within a 30 mile radius. There are also several good eating pubs within a 10 - 15 minute drive, and Horningsham is home to The Bath Arms, which can be reached on foot in 20 minutes.

The property lies 30 yards down a bridleway, which is passable in the vast majority of vehicles. Woodside has great views over rolling fields to the front. Ideal for outdoor breaks, to the rear is a forest belonging to the Longleat Estate through which there are numerous walks. For days out, within easy access to Woodside are Longleat House, Stourhead Gardens (National Trust), Shaftesbury and Stonehenge. Bath is a 35-minute drive away.

Thatched roof, exposed beams including vaulted ceiling in dining room.

Large enclosed lawned garden to front and rear, large patio.

Wooden garden furniture.

Please note that internet access is offered at this property.

Property layout

Ground floor: Entrance hall, kitchen with breakfast table and Aga, dining room, utility room, sitting room with open fire

leading to double bedroom with queen-size sleigh bed, small shower room with wc.

First floor: Master double bedroom with 5' bed and lovely en suite bathroom with shower over the bath.

Twin bedroom with 3' beds (can be pushed together to make a super-king size bed).

Double bedroom with 4' 2" double bed.

Single bedroom with 3' bed.

Bathroom with bath and spray attachment.


Oil central heating, open fire in sitting room.

Oil Aga (please note that this is switched off during July and August), electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer

Dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.

TV, DVD, CD player, radio/cassette and ipod docking station.

Broadband internet access.

Travel cot, high chair and stairgate



Size Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bournemouth 70 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2.1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol, Heathrow 54152 km, Nearest railway: Warminster 8.9 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Woodside is tastefully decorated and has many original features including inglenook fireplaces. It is exceptionally well equipped with plenty of glasses, crockery, table cloths a piano and other features to make it the perfect holiday cottage and wonderful setting for a celebration.

Further details outdoors

Woodside has wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and has a beautiful mature country garden. There is a patio with elegant garden furniture for 10 people.

Further details

There is a downstairs bedroom making Woodside ideal for older guests too.

About this location

The Wiltshire region

Wiltshire is a beautiful county with lots of historic sites including Stonehenge and Longleat house.

Longleat Safari Park

Get close and personal with the animals as you learn about their personalities and experience an insight into their day-to-day lives.

Opened in 1966, Longleat was the first ever Safari Park outside Africa. Your drive-through safari adventure will take you unbelievably close to creatures you've only dreamed about. So mind the zebras crossing, give the rhinos right of way, watch out for the wolves and beware of the meddling monkeys.

New for 2012

The African Village

Hand-feed the gentle and graceful giraffes daily, between 10.30am-11.30am and 2-3pm, from £2, in the newly opened African Village.

Enjoy a day out with the family at The African Villae Summer Festival, where you can watch the spectacular Masai Tribal Dancers, or get involved in some of the fast-paced, vibrant drum sessions.

The Lemur Walkthrough allows visitors the freedom to wander among the playful Madagascan lemurs, accessed via the newly built overhead bridge.

Cheetah Kingdom

The Cheetah Kingdom is now open and ready for visitors! For the first time ever, you'll be able to see the world's fastest land animal - the cheetah - at Longleat. When they're running they can get up to speeds of 70 miles an hour!

Monkey Mayhem is back!

The Monkey ‘Drive-Thru' is back. Love them or hate them, the Longleat monkeys have always been one of the Safari Park's most memorable experiences. Now they're back and ready to cause monkey mayhem all over again.

Watch the Monkey Mayhem video - See what our monkeys got up to when the keepers gave them their own car!

What's Next?

Coming later this year is the Gorilla Kingdom. A new group of gorillas will be joining Longleat, in addition to Nico, the Silver Back Gorilla, who lives on his own island within the Jungle Cruise. Watch this space.

And if that's not enough...

Don't forget to check out all the other animals that call Longleat home! With over 100 species to discover, from Rhino to Warthog and Wildebeest to Tiger, the Safari Park has a new surprise around every bend! There are over 15 attractions to enjoy, set withing 900 acres of stunning 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland.

Safari VIP Tour - Spend a beautiful day out in the company of Longleat's Wild Animals.

Premier VIP tour - Spend the whole day out at Longleat in the company of your very own guide.

Animal Adventure VIP tour - A VIP tour specially designed for families with children.

For all enquiries please contact the safari park on 01985 844328.

For more information about Longleat please visit their own site or call them on 01985 844 328.


Conveniently located on the Wiltshire/Somerset border, Horningsham is within easy reach of Bath, Salisbury and Stonehenge, Warminster, Wincanton and Frome. Just 15 minutes drive from the A303, it is perfectly situated for a country break.

Lying on the Wiltshire/Somerset border between Warminster and Frome, Horningsham is a small village forming part of the Longleat Estate. The name ‘Horninges-Ham’ means ‘Horning’s Homestead’ in Old English.

The Parish of Horningsham changed hands many times before the Thynne’s purchased it for the second time in 1716.

The Vernon family owned Horningsham during the 12th century and were founders of the village church. The Stantors then owned it for the next 200 years before selling it to Sir John Thynne c. 1550. Sir John Thynne increased the size of the Parish by buying more land. His descendant Thomas Thynne, the 1st Marquess of Bath was very interested in forestry and engaged Capability Brown to plant large plantations throughout his 900 acres of land. Gradually forestry and farming were established as two main sources of employment and so Horningsham grew in size to accommodate estate workers.

Horningsham is home to the oldest free congregational church chapel in England. Known as the old meeting house and built in 1556, it is still in use for worship today.

The Village pub was built in the 17th century. It became a public house with rooms in 1732 when it was then known as the New Inn. It later changed to the Lord Weymouth Arms and then the Marquess of Bath Arms in 1850. It was also an off licence.

Things to Do near Horninghsam

There are loads of things to see and do in the surrounding areas of The Bath Arms, for all tastes. For a start, as we are situated within the magnificent Longleat Estate, why not visit the Safari Park, House and Gardens. For more information visit

Click on the links for more information on activites and places to visit in the surrounding areas:

Stourhead House and Gardens - "A Palladian Mansion" - 15-20 minute car journey.

Wilton House - 30 minute car journey

Stonehenge - 30 minute car journey

Iford Manor - 30 minute car journey

Lacock Abbey & Village - 45 minute car journey

Old Wardour Castle - just under 30 minute drive

Vobster Quay - 25 minute drive

Microlight Flying

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Solvej B.

  • 2 Years listed

Calendar last updated:23 Jul 2012

Based in United Kingdom

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