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1 The Manse

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Manse is ideally located for exploring Wiltshire and beyond. Right in the centre of this thriving market town and yet very quiet, The Manse has been completely renovated in the last four years.

The cottage has a small kitchen and living room on the ground floor. The kitchen is a brand new McCarron and Co Quadrant kitchen with honed marble worktops with oven, hob, extractor, fridge freezer and dishwasher. The living room has a TV, two sofas plus a dining table to seat 4. There is also a washing machine.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms one with a 1,500 mm (5') wide bed. The second has a 1,350 mm (4'6") wide bed.

There is a shower room with basin and W/C (the shower is a good size 1200 mm x 800 mm) and a separate W/C with basin.

Beds are comfortable and the rooms furnished with wardrobes and occasional furniture.

Floors are solid wood throughout and there is a limestone floor to the kitchen.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach 100
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Train to Swindon, then bus or Taxi. Bus to Swindo 100 km, Nearest railway: Great Bedwyne
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 Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The Central Southern England region

Wiltshire and beyond!

Hundreds and thousands of people drive through Wiltshire and do not stop on their annual visit to the West Country. Many drive through the county on the M4 or A303

(north and south of Devizes)

Between these two main roads there is a wonderful collection of towns villages and attractions:

Bath - Roman baths, The Crescent, Unbelieveable Georgian and Victorian architecture.Read more at and remember to check out the festival calendar as numerous food, literature and music festivals take place throughout the year.

Lacock - BBC filmed Pride and Prejudice 'town shots' here, Harry Potter (inside the Abbey. Cranford, The Other Boleyn Girl and Wolfman. The village dates back to the 13th century and it has remained largely unchanged with beautiful lime washed and stone

Castle Coombe - Original Doctor Doo-little (at the end of the film) filmed here. Plus one of the original 4 motor racing tracks - still used for racing today.

Marlborough - Widest street in England, beautiful Market town.

Hungerford - Very good Antique shops.

The Ridge Way - Starts in Wiltshire (oldest road in Britain)

The Wansdyke - Ancient pathway between north & south Wessex.

Stone Henge - World heritage site

Avebury - Ancient stone circle

Silbury Hill - Largest man made hill in Europe - by Avebury. We don't understand it either!

West Kennet Long Barrow - Neolithic burial ground. (It's free as are Avebury and Silbury Hill)

Savenake Forrest - east of Marlborough

Salisbury Plain - When the red flag isn't up fabulous for wild life, cycling and walking (Largest Army play ground in England).

Bradford Upon Avon - The town's position on the Avon river gives it its magical appeal. It is an unspoilt market town which is just in the Cotswolds (most southern part)

Longleat Safari, Stately home, Theme park - A fantastic day out. Stately Home, safari and theme park. The beautiful Elizabethan stately home is set in 900 acres of landscaped parkland Visitors can enjoy incredibly close encounters with some of the world's most amazing animals in the drive through Safari Park - Tigers, lions, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, wolves and monkeys are just some of the animals to look out for.

Stourhead Gardens - A World Heritage site. Outstanding stately home and garden. The world-famous gardens with it central lake and classical temples are beautiful at any time of year. The palladium mansion is filled with Georgian treasures, Chippendale furniture and fine paintings. And there are stunning woodland walks, enchanting temples, monuments and rare planting around a tranquil lake.See for more information.

Salisbury - Town and beautiful Cathederal. The sight of Salisbury Cathedral spire never fails to impress: soaring a breathtaking 123 metres (404 feet) into the sky, it is visible from every direction, dominating the landscape for many miles around. it is arguably the finest example of the Early English Gothic style of architecture in Britain. (South of A 3030)

New Forrest - South of Salisbury.(South of A 3030)

Devizes - Norman Church, Victorian Castle, The largest flight of locks on Kennet and Avon Canal, any where in the country. Home to Wadworth's - been brewing beer in the town for over a 100 years. The beer is still delivered by 'Dray Horse' every week day in the town center.


Marlborough is a historic Market town. It is said that it has the widest high street in England. The high street is full of small boutique shops as well as high street favourites.

Waitrose is the main supermarket in the high street. There is a good selection of pubs, bars and restaurants. There are several Antique shops as well.

Every July Marlborough plays host to the internationally renowned Jazz Festival. During the autumn there are Mop fairs & markets held in the town.

A mile away is Savenake Forrest, full of deer, pheasants and good wild life. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside, footpaths, cycle tracks and historic places of interest. Avebury, West Kennet Long Barrow, Silbury Hill, The Wansdyke, The ridgeway, kennet and Avon cannal, Lacock, Devizes, Castle Coombe, Hungerford (great for Antiques) and further afield The Cotswolds, Bath, Salisbury and Oxford. The coast is approx 65 miles to the south.

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15 Sep 2014


"The Manse is a perfect place to stay in the centre of Marlborough."

The Manse is a lovely cottage situated in the centre of Marlborough. That said, it is a quiet place to stay less than 5 minutes to local shops, pubs and places to eat.The house itself is beautifully d… More

Many thanks for your great review. We always appreciate it when people take the time to do one. We were so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the house and look forward to hearing from you when you next visit your son and perhaps stay in the house in Devizes.
Best wishes - Richard & Sue

9 Sep 2014


"Good location for joining Marlborough summer program"

The house is clean and tidy with helpful neighbour. It is located in 15 minutes walk to Marlborough College and near the main street where you can find all the shops and market. The house is spacous… More

Thankyou for your very positive review. We were pleased to hear that it worked out well for the Marlborough College Summer School and that you would like to book again for 2015. We are already taking bookings for then, so as soon as you have the dates let me know and I will block them out for you.

Best wishes - Richard & Sue

21 Aug 2014


"Home from Home and the owners (and neighbours) go the extra mile"

We stayed at 1 The Manse for five days earlier this month. The booking was taken easily and instructions, along with a map, arrived by email a few days before we travelledWe were very comfortable in … More

So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Manse. Many thanks for the most informative review we have ever had! So much detail and I think it will give anyone looking to book a really good idea about the house and the area. We try really hard to keep both our holiday lets up to scratch and as homely as possible. We love both houses and are happy to stay in either; a good test of whether they are well equipped and good enough to let other people stay in. We are very lucky to have Diane & Jonathan to look after The Manse for us and they really look after all our guests. If you would like to make a return visit we would be very pleased to hear from you.
With best wishes
Richard & Sue

1 Aug 2014



Fabulous house and location. The house is well equiped, very clean and comfortable. Perfect location just off the High St but very quiet, the caretaker Jonathan is helpful and has a great sense of hum… More

Thanks so much for your lovely review. Jonathan will be especially pleased with your comments! We're very lucky to have them both looking after the house for us. Great that you enjoyed your stay in Marlborough and we'd be very happy to hear from you in the future.
Best wishes - Richard and Sue

12 Jul 2014


"Pretty house, equipped to a high standard, minutes from the High Street - could not be better!"

A lovely house, furnished and equipped to a very high standard, less than a minutes walk to the High Street. Both the owners and the caretakers were very helpful and friendly. Definitely a house to re… More

Many thanks for your very positive review and we were so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are so lucky that our 'caretakers' are always very happy and helpful. Many of our guests comment on J & D. If you would like to stay in either The Manse or West View House again any time in the future we would be delighted to hear from you.
Best wishes - Richard & Sue

7 Jul 2014


"Perfect ! matching every single point of the presentation"

We had a delightful stay in the Manse (12-26th June).We felt at home straight away in this immaculate, cosy and beautifully decorated holiday house. We could find everything we needed in each room, ev… More

So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Marlborough. Thankyou for the very positive review. If you would like to stay again anytime in the future it would be lovely to hear from you.
Best wishes - Richard and Sue

12 May 2014


"Perfect cottage in ideal location !"

I loved this cottage. Everything you could want is available for your use . We did not need to use a washing machine or the dishwasher ... We really only used the fridge and the wine glasses! It'… More

What a wonderful review! Thankyou so much. Glad the cottage was all you had hoped for. If you would like to make a return visit at any time we would be very happy to hear from you
Best wishes - Richard & Sue

27 Apr 2014


"Perfect, perfect, perfect!!!!"

My husband and I were getting married in Marlborough and wanted a base for the week leading up to the wedding away from helpful parents! Having lived there in the past we knew the area and started sea… More

Hi, How lovely to hear from you again after all this time. Thankyou so much for the wonderful review of The Manse, it is very much appreciated. Hoping all is well for you both and if you would like to stay again we'd be really happy to hear from you.
Best wishes - Richard & Sue

26 Feb 2014


"Lovely, Comfortable, Ideally located"

Just perfect for our week visit. Located on a quiet little courtyard with excellent proximity to the High Street. The house was very comfortable, well maintained and nicely equipped. Could not have… More

Thanks so much for your very positive review. If you would like to rebook the house any time in the future we'd be very happy to hear from you.

Best wishes - Richard and Sue

4 Oct 2013


"Three Sisiters Relaxing!!!!"

What a lovely hidden haven, so close to the High Street but very peaceful once inside. The finish in every room is top quality. Kitchen very well equipped if you want to eat in or there is a huge ch… More

Many thanks for your positive review. So pleased you all had an enjoyable stay and we look forward to hearing from you again.

Best wishes to you all - Richard and Sue

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