“So good, I want to keep it a secret!” All Saints Cottage really is a little bit of paradise, tucked away down a quiet lane in Wiltshire.
If you love the countryside, and are looking for some peace and quiet in a beautiful area then look no further. This cottage is the perfect hideaway for a couple, but unlike some other 1-bedroomed cottages, this one is also beautifully spacious, so you don't have to squash all of your things into a tight space. No tripping over your case in the middle of the night, the lobby/corridor area accommodates all of those bulky items, leaving your bedroom clutter-free.
There really is everything you need in this superbly equipped cottage, including a torch for walking at dusk, ironing board/laundry equipment, a more than generous supply of books and DVDs, and starter packs of toiletries, tea, coffee and milk. We were also delighted to find a cake, fresh flowers and a bottle of wine waiting for us, a lovely welcoming touch!
For me the cherry on the cake is the blissful peace when sitting in the garden. All you can hear are the sounds of nature punctuated by an occasional train passing. Whilst drinking tea in the garden we saw deer running in the woods nearby, and there are lots of birds in the area for those who enjoy twitching.
Walkers will be thrilled to find an excellent, well marked network of paths around the local area. Of course there are lots of visitor attractions and national trails such as the Ridgeway, not too far away, but if you fancy an easy stroll around local villages, finishing with a beer at the local pub (The Seven Stars at Bottlesford) then this is also on offer. The owners have thoughtfully posted a map of the area in the entrance hall so you can plan your wanderings.
I really can't fault this excellent property and would recommend it to anyone - but I hope there will still be a week available for me next time!