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The Wilderness

Cottage | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 18

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

The Wilderness is bursting with charm including original oak beams and Inglenook log fireplace. There's a TV Lounge with widescreen TV, Kids TV/playroom both with TV/DVD, and Scarts to plug in your Xbox/Wii. Luxury kitchen with range cooker Larder Fridge (+ separate beer/wine fridge). Laundry room. Large private gardens, Sauna house. Ample parking. Farm shop nearby. Great village pub with food. Bath is just 20 minutes away

Size Sleeps up to 18, 8 bedrooms
Nearest beach Poole 70 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 45 km, Nearest railway: Westbury 1.5 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 Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (14), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 18
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

We supply bed linen (except cot bedding), duvets, pillows, dish drying cloths and bath towels (1 per guest).

Electricity, cooking gas, barbecue gas and the first Sauna are all included in the price Central heating oil is metered and charged at the end of your stay (autumn/winter only).

Cleaning materials are supplied for your end of stay clean, these are all under the sink in each kitchen. Please leave these for the next guests.

We do not supply any other consumables. These include, washing up liquid, loo rolls, dishwasher tablets,, etc etc. There are often left over consumables from previous guests and we just leave these as "rolling stock" for the next guests.

Further details outdoors

The large private garden is gorgeous and often visited by deer, woodpeckers and other wildlife.

There's a large gas barbecue and level lawns for kids to play.

Log fuelled Sauna House seating for 16. (Ist sauna logs provided)

Further details

25% non refundable deposit required to secure booking, payable by debit card.

Balance payable 3 months prior to arrival, by Debit Card/bank transfer

Weekend bookings taken, Fri-Mon & midweek Mon-Fri. 2 night midweeks Mon-Wed, or Wed-Fri

Arrival time from 3pm

Departure time by 10am

£400 breakage deposit payable in advance

Prices based on 16 pax. Supplement of £75each for 2 extra beds.

No Stag Groups Sorry!

The Central Southern England region

Where is The Wilderness?

Heywood is ideally situated for visiting The City of Bath with its fabulous Roman Baths, the ancient Saxon Town of Bradford-on-Avon, and all the historic attractions of South West England!


The magnificent Longleat House and safari park are just 10 mins away. We are just 40 mins from Stonehenge and Salisbury and 30 mins from Bath by road. Westbury Railway Station is 1 mile away with regular direct trains to Bath (20 mins) & London (90 mins). The M4 and M5 are only 30-40 mins away. The local Pub with it's fine real ales and superb food is just a short walk across the fields. There are many excellent golf courses in the area and discounted green fees for our guests have been arranged at many.

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Review 1-10 of 28

25 Feb 2014


"An excellent week at The Wilderness"

The house is very well equipped for catering for large groups, we love cooking!
We stayed with a group of 18, aged from 5 weeks old to 80 years old and had a lovely week.
The Wilderness is comfortable, cosy, clean and very well maintained.
We made good use of the sauna, great fun and easy to use. The garden is well maintained too and would be perfect for BBQ's when the weather allows.
The owners are very helpful and always very prompt to reply to any enquiries.

31 Jan 2014


"Great place to stay for a lovely weekend in the counrty"

As a group of 15 girls on a hen party, it's not always that easy to find somewhere to stay that offers decent bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms, a good size dining room that can fit everyone in and everything else I was looking for. But The Wilderness offered all of those things, it was super clean and organised, plenty of parking, a beautiful big garden with sauna and close to a great city.

Jo, who took our booking, was exceptional. Super helpful, friendly, always contactable, and knowledgeable. She took all the stress of finding taxis, and additional services for the hen party.

It's just a shame we'd only booked 3 nights! We were so busy that unfortunately we didn't get to use the sauna, or go to the local pub and explore the area!

This place is definitely worth a stay, especially for a hen do! Thanks so much for making our weekend awesome.

23 Jan 2014


"Great NYE"

Stayed at the Wilderness with 12 friends and 1 baby to celebrate New Years Eve together. No one could believe quite how nice the cottage was and how it met the needs of everyone who stayed. There are … More

15 Jan 2014


"Really cosy, beautiful cottage, a great place to bring the whole family."

The wilderness was an absolute delight to stay in. Our family had a brilliant time.The house is very spacious and furnished to a high standard. A truly homely environment.Kitchen was very well equippe… More

20 Nov 2013


"Great place to enjoy a fun weekend for all!"

We stayed here last weekend with a group of 13 of us - we arrived Friday night and chilled out in the house, and lit a fire and it was so cosy and welcoming. I even received a call on the home phone f… More

12 Nov 2013


"Ideal for Large Groups"

As a group of 6 mums and 11 children between the ages of 2 and 10, it can be difficult to find the ideal accommodation. The Wilderness was perfect as it has lots of space both indoors and outdoors.

The house is well spaced out with a separate living room that we termed the 'adults' lounge, complete with log fire. It's nice to find a place with a dining room big enough to seat all of us and I have never come across a kitchen as well stocked as this one. What a change never to be running out of clean crockery.

We booked Di to come in and cater for the adults one evening and this worked perfectly. The food was delicious and Di was a fabulous hostess.

We had a truly fabulous stay and would recommend it to larger groups. Furthermore the owners could not have been more helpful or welcoming.

4 Nov 2013


"Ideal venue for a family get-together"

We booked The Wilderness for a family gathering of 14 people - ages ranging from 3 to 80.
The house was cosy, comfortable and ideal for our needs. The huge table in the conservatory sat us all easily and comfortably for Dinner - while the small table in the large kitchen enabled people to drift in and out and fend for themselves at breakfast time. The TV room was spacious, and comfortable while the lounge with an open fire provided a relaxing, cosy, and equally comfortable alternative. The beds weren't the most comfortable in the world, but the rooms were well appointed and everyone seemed to sleep well enough. The house has two separate heating systems (one for the main house and one for the annexe). The boiler in the house stopped working on our last evening, but this didn't cause any problems and the owners had someone out fixing it the following day. The house has great charm and is a relaxing and comfortable base for a family gathering. It is nicely appointed without being overly formal. Bath is a short train journey away for a great day out and there are nice walks in the area.

19 Jul 2013


"Fantastic venue for a hen do"

If you're looking for a venue for a hen weekend away, this cottage is perfect! I booked the cottage for a party of 18 for my sister's hen do and I couldn't have asked for more. The sauna was a massive hit and was very easy to use, even after a few glasses of bubbly! The cottage had everything we needed and the option of being able to book transport for our night out in Bath was a God-send, it meant I could relax while the lovely Jo did all the hard work. Jo was always on the other end of the phone whenever I needed help or advice. Without Jo's help, organising the hen do would have been a million times more stressful, highly recommended!

11 Jun 2013


"An incredible weekend with a gang of friends at the perfect location."

13 of us spent a ( mostly) grown up hen weekend at the Wilderness. Unpretentious, well equipped home from home with great service and communication from the very friendly owners. We were lucky to have great weather so enjoyed the beautiful garden well into the evening. Highly recommended.

17 May 2013


"Extremely warm welcome and a lovely house"

The Wilderness was perfect for our group of 16 close friends and 7 toddlers. The house was spacious enough that we didn't feel on top of each other, while at the same time feeling warm and cozy.

The garden was perfect for the children to run around in safely and the sauna was a real treat for the adults.

The house was extremely well supplied and incredibly clean. I would highly recommend the Wilderness to any large group.

Review 1-10 of 28

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