The Milk House – Home 216144 Cottage
- 4 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- min stay varies
The Milk House – Home 216144
- 4 bedrooms
- sleeps 8
- min stay varies
Cottage / 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8
- Nearest beach 70 km
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
The Milk House is a beautifully refurbished old dairy with wonderful views over our farmland and wood. It is within a few minutes of Erlestoke woods, the Salisbury Plain & the Erlestoke 18 hole Golf Club. Stonehenge, Bath, Salisbury & Marlborough are all within 30 minutes. There are two double bedrooms (all king size beds), one with an effectively ensuite bathroom, a twin room and a single bedroom with a toilet and basin in the next room. There is a family bathroom upstairs with a beautiful antique roll top bath which the two upstairs bedrooms share. We have furnished it with antique prints, furniture and old photographs of our historic dairy. We have taken a great deal of care to make it supremely comfortable with all the modern conveniences: lighting, WiFi, playstations and everything you could need in a modern kitchen to cook and to entertain yet with a traditional touch.
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. Erlestoke Woods are even closer and no one can miss the carpet of bluebells every spring. We have our own huge vegetable patch, orchard with plums, pears, and apples where you can pick produce and flowers in season right by the cottage.
The house and buildings were built in the 18th century, and our wood was where the original saxon settlement here was founded, with coins still being found very recently by our neighbours. We are in idyllic surroundings with wonderful views over the edge of the Salisbury Plain. 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.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- 2 Cots available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: Single Bed
Bedroom 3: King Bed
Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
- 2 Family bathrooms, 1 Toilet Only
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Table tennis
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £70.00
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
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About the owner
- Average reply time:
- 2 hours 2 minutes
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 18 Jun 2019
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English, French
This Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Mar 2012. Located in Wiltshire, it has 55 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £859 to £1088.
The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Jun 2019.
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– based on 55 reviews
- Very Good
What a beautiful home to stay in! Everything you could need is there. The rooms are beautiful, clean, and comfy. The garden has a trampoline, which I did go on , a lovely seating area to sit and watch the Buzzards and Red Kites and just generally chill out. We celebrated my dads 70th at The Milk House and it was a truly special place to celebrate his birthday. There is the beautiful bluebell woods in the garden ( almost) and so many wonderful places to visit nearby. I would wholeheartedly recommend The Milk House as a place to stay. Thank you Rebecca for providing this beautiful place for families to stay. Emma.
“Lovely place to stay and visit”
6 adults and two dogs and we had plenty of space, the house was very clean and is equipped and decorated to a very good standard. Lovely countryside, beautiful private wood with bench to relax and a tree swing which was strong enough for all the adults. Loads of tourist attractions in very short reach, Stonehenge, Wiltshire White Horses and Caen Hill Canal Locks and more. Rebecca the property owner was so friendly and helpful, communications and information from Rebecca was brilliant and so useful, Thank you.
“Milk House has all that you need”
Milk House has been thoughtfully stocked with all that is needed for a happy group/family stay. Whatever age or stage the party members, there is something for everyone. Adults and children all enjoyed the accommodation. Our visit was over a weekend for a family wedding nearby so we didn’t have time to explore all that was available but it has many walks from the house and plenty to explore in the locality. We appreciated exploring rural life, studying orchard fruits and looking at the farm animals nearby. Blackberry and apples that we picked ourselves made foraging a delight compared to a supermarket visit! We would return to the same place if we are in the area again for we know that the beds are comfortable; it is clean with lots of soft towels; there is plenty of wood for a wood-burner if required (not needed for us this summer); and even thoughtful touches like games, toys and a wonderful trampoline. Check it out, we recommend it!
“Christmas 2017 at The Milk House”
The Milk House did not disappoint. The building itself is deceptively roomy. The kitchen is well equipped with little extras, such as dog towels, a nice touch. The beds were all very comfy and the linen lovely. Towels being provided was very handy and saved packing space. The kitchen was great for feeding a big party and lots of games were played around the table. Some lovely pubs are within walking distance and the dogs enjoyed themselves too. All in All, a gorgeous cottage in a beautiful location.
Lovely stay, a bit cold but otherwise a great place. Would certainly book again. Didn’t get to meet the owner as unfortunately we had to cut our stay short but look forward to meeting her next time.
Owner's reply: I am so sorry you left early, and we do hope you can come back! As I said in my email we would, of course, give you a reduction after having to leave early. I am just so sorry you felt a bit cold, we have only had complaints of it being too hot before! It is a listed building that we had rebuilt with modern specifications so it is double glazed everywhere, two radiators in almost every room and the log burner with all the logs included, perhaps the radiators had been turned down too much from the people the week before and I hadn't noticed. As I said we would love to see you again.
Excellent location, good use of space, well equipped. Owner very helpful. Cottage on working farm - everyone loved feeding the sheep on Sunday morning! Would highly recommend.
“Ideal family reunion for a special birthday celebration - Perfect”
Grateful thanks to Becca and all concerned for a very enjoyable stay at the Milk House. We were very comfortable and the location was ideal for our family to meet up. Feeding the lambs was a great treat and the house is close to numerous interesting landmarks. A weekend wasn't long enough. I hope we will return.
“Superb Accommodation and setting”
We had a fabulous weekend at The Milk House with six adults and two teenage girls. It was was clean and tidy with everything we needed. Beautifully decorated. All the linen smelt lovely and fresh. Rebecca was a warm and friendly host; generously allowing us to help ourselves to flowers and veg from the garden. We all felt very relaxed and extremely comfortable. I particularly enjoyed the large kitchen where there was a good supply of crockery, utensils and condiments making it a pleasure to feed our crowd. The views of the woods and garden were most enjoyable. I only wished we had stayed longer, it was hard to leave and we all want to go back again.
“Lovely Quiet setting, very accommodating helpful owner”
We stayed with 3 children from 14 to 8 and dog, and had a fab break. THe Milk house may look small from the outside but it easily accommodated the 5 of us and we could have put a sixth in without any problem. Kitchen, had most things, clean and spacious. Bathroom clean, shower very good. Grounds were fantastic, trampoline, large, a bit of a hazard, due to no net, but we all came away in one piece. Dog loved it, and made friends, with owners dogs. Definitely going back.
“A Beautiful Cottage”
We found the Milk House to be excellent in all ways. Newly modernised (late 2011) all the fittings are of very good quality - the kitchen in particular was practical and well appointed. The cottage itself is very spacious; we were four in number but never felt cramped at all - a party of six would still be comfortable. The location is idyllic, being in a very rural location just on the outskirts of Salisbury Plain and the house has a vegetable garden and fruit orchard from which guests are free to pick produce when available. (There is a group of chickens also, but sadly, we were unable to find any eggs.) All in all a great base for a relaxing holiday, or a base to explore the Wiltshire and Somerset countryside.
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