Pear Tree Cottage
from £158 /night help
House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
New on Holiday Lettings for 2014 Pear Tree Cottage is a charming house set in the beautiful picturesque village of Urchfont. It comfortably sleeps 10 but can sleep up to 12 in four double/king size beds and 4 single beds. Urchfont is set at the edge of the Slaisbury Plain, 4 miles from Devizes and 9 miles from Pewsey (mainline train to London Paddington 1 hour) with Stonehenge, Bath, Salisbury & Marlborough are all within a 25 mile radius. We have completely renovated by the property within the last 2 years. We have furnished it with antique prints, furniture.
We have taken a great deal of care to make it supremely comfortable with all the modern conveniences: Egyptian Cotton Linen, underfloor heating in bathrooms and kitrchen, central heating throughout, log fires, WiFi, X-box, sound dock, a wide selection of board games, DVD Library, 80" CInema Screen, projector, blu-ray and surround sound, 2 flat screen TV's (each with either DVD or Blu-ray) and a further TV in the kitchen diner for a busy chef to watch.
The owner is a chef and so a great deal of trouble has been taken to ensure that the kitchen diner provides the perfect setting for entertaining and the table can seat 14. There is everything you could need in a modern kitchen to cook and to entertain yet with a traditional touch. There are two reception rooms, one has a huge open fireplace (we provide the logs) and the other snug sitting room has a wood burning stove and bar-cupboard and winecooler.
Much of Urchfont village consists of thatched cottages and houses and there is lovely pub, community shop, duickpond, 2 Village Greens, playing flelds and children's playground, basketball court and tennis courts.
The amazing Planks Farm Shop (http://www.planksfarmshop.co.uk/shop.html) at Lydeway is 1 mile a way with it's fantastic farm shop selling locally sourced foods and so much more, there is a butchers, hairdressers, pilates studio, and 2 antique/bric a brac shops on site (http://www.planksfarmshop.co.uk/farm.html) . It is a 20 minute walk from the house or a very short drive!
Urchfont also hosts the locally famous scarecrow festival each May Bank Holiday weekend. There are many different walks to do directly from the house. We are next to the Salisbury Plain, the largest area of unspoilt chalk land in Europe. Oakfrith Woods and Nature Reserve are even closer and no one can miss the carpet of bluebells every spring.
The older part of the house was built in the 17th century and an extension added in the eary part of the 20th century. Originally part of the house was the village butchers shop and the cellar was used to cure the meats. We are in idyllic surroundings and there is so much to do nearby yet it is lovely enough to just relax and do as much or as little as you want.
The Central Southern England region
Wiltshire has so many attactions. The mighty standing stones of Avebury and Stonehenge are within 20 minutes; the medieval city of Salisbury with its magnificent Cathedral is within half an hour, and the cosmopolitan city of Bath is about 40 minutes away. Longleat Safari and Adventure Park is 30 minutes away and Stourhead with its wonderful gardens very close to that. There are many National Trust properties to go and visit, with dozens of historical Houses, Castles and gardens within 40 minutes. With over 6,000 years of history and more recently crop circles during summer months Wiltshire has attractions galore.
Almost half of the county designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Wiltshire has over 8,200 paths for walkers and cyclists. You'll also find plenty of tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, as well as interestingly different festivals and events throughout the year.
Devizes is an historic market town with a colourful medieval past. The town enjoys a rich heritage of fine Georgian houses and a 19th century castle built on the site of a Norman stronghold.
Devizes has boasted a castle for a thousand years, during the Middle Ages it was the scene of siege and bloodshed as Queen Matilda fought to keep her English crown.
A fascinating Medieval Trail leaflet chronicles these turbulent events and takes the visitor around the town to points of interest. The Wiltshire Heritage Museum, is home to outstanding collections tracing the history of Wiltshire over the last 6,000 years.
During the 17th century another mighty confrontation took place at Roundway Down, just outside the town, when Royalist forces soundly defeated Cromwell's troops. Today, colourful re-enactments can be enjoyed during the summer months.
When it comes to shopping and eating out Devizes has retained its individuality and offers enchanting cobbled alleyways with specialist retailers, cafes and traditional pubs. Markets abound, both outdoors in the Market Place (market day is Thursday) and indoors at The Shambles.
Wadworth's celebrated brewery remains in its original town location and their brewer's dray drawn by mighty Shire Horses is a regular and much-loved sight on the streets. The brewery has recently opened a Visitor Centre and tours of the site are also offered.
Events throughout the year include the Devizes Festival of arts in June, Devizes International Street Festival in late August, Devizes Carnival in early September, the colourful Food and Drink Festival in July and the Christmas Festival featuring a parade of hundreds of lanterns, held on the last Friday of November.
The Kennet & Avon canal passes through the town and the famous flight of 29 locks are easily accessible on foot and is a wonderful walk.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Wiltshire region
Availability Your dates are available
Guest reviewsPowered by TripAdvisor
Guest reviews no reviews
Guest reviews Powered by TripAdvisor
- 5 star
- 4 star
- 3 star
- 2 star
- 1 star
Help other travellers decide where to stay
Add your voice to the conversation about this holiday home and your review will appear on TripAdvisor too.Write a review
5 Jan 2015
"Everything we hoped for and more!"
We had an amazing New Year's Eve break in Pear Tree Cottage. It is a real home from home and had everything we could possibly need, even down to a baby walker, highchair and pushchair. The cottag… More
16 Nov 2014
"Great family gathering"
Pear Tree Cottage was an excellent place to stay, Our family is not able to get all together very often and the cottage was wonderful. Lots of room for everyone, great kitchen, comfy beds and a charmi… More
8 Nov 2014
"Lovely cottage in tranquil setting"
We booked Pear Tree Cottage for a large family celebration. It is a beautiful house thoughtfully decorated and equipped, warm, extremely comfortable and has a super kitchen. All three generations fe… More
13 Oct 2014
"Beautiful & charming cottage - home away from home!"
I booked the cottage with a group of friends as we had a friend's wedding near Marlborough. Before the weekend, Martin could not have been more helpful, answering all of my questions quickly and … More
7 Oct 2014
"Truly fantastic cottage"
Having spent some considerable time looking for a cottage to celebrate my mother,s birthday we found Pear Tree Cottage and couldn't,t have asked for a better place to stay. the cottage is well eq… More
5 Oct 2014
"Beautiful and special place"
We booked this wonderful cottage for a group of us to stay for our friends wedding nearby. It was the perfect place to cook big meals, relax together and explore the local area.The cottage is so taste… More
18 Sep 2014
"Lovely cottage and location."
Enjoyed the stay. Location good, cottage clean and well equipped. Could do with second (or third) shower.… More
1 Jul 2014
"A superb house in a beautiful place with everything you could want"
Ten of us stayed for a long weekend and were made to feel very welcome
The house is lovely, situated in a beautiful quiet village and is superbly well equipped. Everything is of high quality and there is plenty to do and see in the vicinity if one gets fed up with whiling away the hours in the garden
We would not hesitate to go back
11 Jun 2014
We had an absolutely lovely stay at Pear Tree Cottage. The house is beautiful and John and Martin make every effort to make you welcome. We were having a holiday with extended family and there was plenty for everyone to do locally and my toddler loved the house. We would definitely recomend the local Planks Farm Shop and a meal out at the Three Daggers.
9 May 2014
"Fantastic house, wonderful area and brilliant owners"
Pear Tree Cottage gives you everything you'd want from a holiday home- space, warmth, something different and a beautiful location. We stayed as a group of 6 adults and 4 kids and had more than sufficient space. The home is beautifully decorated and maintained and comes with excellent facilities and some lovely touches- I was a particular fan of the Nespesso machine and the darts area downstairs! The nearby areas are beautiful, with some nice walks locally. The owners were friendly and helpful and even returned my property that I left, which was much appreciated.
We came away thoroughly refreshed and would recommend visiting the house to any groups looking for a peaceful and hassle-free weekend in an intriguing and beautiful house.
You're booking with
95% Response rate
Calendar last updated:24 Jan 2015
Based in United Kingdom
Credit cards accepted
- 2340 properties
- 1861 properties
- Isle of Wight
- 1243 properties
- 1131 properties
- 668 properties
- 411 properties
- 365 properties
- 334 properties
- 319 properties
- 98 properties
- 92 properties
- 57 properties
- Brighstone Bay
- 36 properties