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Delford Cottage nr Bath, Salisbury and Stonehenge Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Delford Cottage nr Bath, Salisbury and Stonehenge

Excellent 4.5/5 Excellent – based on 12 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

The beautiful village of Mere is set in the stunning Blackmore Vale. Excellent train links to London and the West Country and so close to Bath (20 miles) Salisbury (20 miles)Stonehenge (15 miles) Longleat Safari Park (10 miles), Stourhead National Trust House(2 miles) and only 30 miles from the World Heritage Site Jurassic coast. The village is also within easy reach of Devon and Cornwall – perfect for day trips and only two hours from the centre of London.

There are four pubs all within easy walking distance from the cottage and all serving a selection of locally sourced produce. There is a Chinese and Indian restaurant and an excellent Fish and Chip shop. The village has a café, supermarket, chemist, and two playgounds...all are within 5 minutes walk of the cottage.

We are available before and throughout your stay. Your holiday experience is our responsibility. Any queries at all, we are here to help you – either at the end of the phone, or by Email.

The beautiful village of Mere is set in the stunning Blackmore Vale. Excellent train links to London and the West Country and so close to Bath (20 miles) Salisbury (20 miles)Stonehenge (15 miles) Longleat Safari Park (10 miles), Stourhead National Trust House(2 miles) and only 30 miles from the World Heritage Site Jurassic coast. The village is also within easy reach of Devon and Cornwall – perfect for day trips and only two hours from the centre of London.

There are four pubs all within easy walking distance from the cottage and all serving a selection of locally sourced produce. There is a Chinese and Indian restaurant and an excellent Fish and Chip shop. The village has a café, supermarket, chemist, and two playgounds...all are within 5 minutes walk of the cottage.

We are available before and throughout your stay. Your holiday experience is our responsibility. Any queries at all, we are here to help you – either at the end of the phone, or by Email.

Location description from owner

The England region

Mere is located in the Blackmore Vale -the gentle rolling clay pastures of the Blackmore Vale, vividly depicted by Thomas Hardy, have traditionally been dairying country, hence the 'patchwork quilt' fields, hedgerows and tucked-away villages. This is quintessential rural England. The Vale is the fertile floodplain of the River Stour, which gives its name to many villages, some not even so close to the river: East Stour, Stour Row, Stour Provost and Milton on Stour among them, all of which are a few miles from Mere.Mere is wonderfully situated close to some of the England's most popular attractions. Here are some of the highlights:To the West: Stonehengehttp://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.876Yes it looks exactly like the Stonehenge you have seen in pictures! But it is the real thing! Thousands and thousands of years old and no one really knows what its true purpose was or who built it. Exceedingly interesting audio guides and fine gift shop as well as outside tea shop serving yummy and comforting "rock cakes". There are many tours that include Stonehenge you will find in our Tours around Bath section.25 minutes driveSalisbury http://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/salisbury/docs/cathedral.htmlClose to Stonehenge is the city of Salisbury, renowned for its amazing Medieval Cathedral, which is unique in Britain. Built entirely in the 13th century, between 1220 and 1256, its unity of vision is remarkable. Its beauty has inspired generations of artists, including Constable, to capture with paintbrush or camera, its famous spire, the tallest spire in England (at 404 feet), rising above the Salisbury meadows and the River Avon.35 minutes driveStourhead House & Gardens:http://www.gardenvisit.com/g/stour2.htmStourhead is acclaimed as one of Brittains most picturesque gardens. The garden was designed in 1741 and enhanced by new species of trees from America in the 1790s. It surrounds a peaceful lake in the middle of a 2,650 acre estate, and has many classical architectural features dotted about in strategic spots around the shores. It is a picture perfect example of landscape gardening and a fine day our in the gorgeous English countryside.A mere 5 minutes driveLongleat:http://www.longleat.co.uk/This amazing home of our own Marquis of Bath is about half way between Bath and Stonehenge and makes another full days outing. It is an amazing home - more like an Elizabethan Castle than a house, and it is setOh, and it also is home to a fantastic Wild Animal Park10 minutes drive.Jurassic Coast:The Jurassic Coast is England's first Natural World Heritage Site.The Dorset and East Devon Coast World It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history.World Heritage status was achieved because of the site's unique insight into the Earth Sciences as it clearly depicts a geological ‘walk through time' spanning the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. onsists of Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous cliffs, spanning the Mesozoic Era, documenting 180 million years of geological history.The site shows excellent examples of landforms, including the natural arch at Durdle Door, the cove and limestone folding at Lulworth Cove and an island, the Isle of Portland. Due to the quality of the varied geology, the site is the subject of international field studies. 45 minutes driveBath:Today, Bath is a small, but cosmopolitan and lovely city. In the time of King George, the city fathers built many innovative buildings in a style that has come to be known as the Georgian Style. Bath is the birthplace of this once modern architecture. Now, with its architectural integrity and the golden hue of its stone, it is one of the jewels of Britain's heritage.Bath has a rich array of museums and galleries, from the famous Roman Baths to the museum of East Asian Art. Regular art displays are featured at the central Library in The Podium as well as the Holburne Museum of Art which houses a fine collection of 17th and 18th century art including the likes of Gainsborough.Attractions, Museums and Galleries:Roman Baths and Pump Room, Abbey Churchyard (01225) 477785http://www.romanbaths.co.ukIf you had only one place to visit in Bath - It should definitely be The Roman Baths. This is an amazing historical artifact, the remains of life in Roman times - 2000 years old. Your entrance fee gives you a well interpreted tour with audio guides in several languages as well as special audio guides for children. The Roman Baths are truly astonishing, much larger and more fascinating than you could ever expect. In July and August, the Roman Baths are open at night, when you can enjoy an extra special experience, with the Ancient Baths lit by torchlight.New Baths: Thermae Bath Spa, Hot Bath Street (01225) 428126http://www.thermaebathspa.comFinally, we have the Spa! This is the fabulous new building housing a state of the art spa using Bath's natural hot spring waters. All of us who have used the spa has been delighted with its facilities, which include spa treatments, steam rooms, restaurant and four bathing pools, the highlight of which is the roof top pool. Reasonably priced with no membership or joining fees (Wonderful!).No.1 Royal Crescent, Royal Crescent (01225) 428126http://www.bath-preservation-trust.org.ukThis fully furnished 18th century house makes an excellent starting point for a tour of this remarkable city. The Royal Crescent is a crescent shaped terrace of Georgian splendor that was the height of elegance in 1774. Most of the Georgian houses built in Bath were holiday lets for the wealthy visitors to Bath. When you visit this house you get to see what it would have been like to be one of those wealthy visitors - remember: this could have been your holiday home!Assembly Rooms and Museum of Costume, Bennett Street (01225) 4777173http://www.museumofcostume.co.ukBuilt by John Wood in 1771, this magnificent building housed the new Ball Rooms and was the all purpose entertainment centre for the fashionable denizens of Bath. If you had been one of these fashionable people, this would have been where you would have spent your evenings, arranging your children's marriages, negotiating business deals, dancing and flirting - with a little gambling for good measure. The Assembly Rooms still serve as concert hall, meeting rooms, and even ball rooms to this day. They also are home to the Museum of Costume, which houses the history of fashion, from the sixteenth century to the present day. There is usually a fascinating special costume exhibit that is all part of your entrance fee to the Assembly Rooms.

Mere

Mere:Mere itself has many attactions including a huge hill, once the location of Mere castle., which was erected on Castle Hill, north of the church, by the Ist Earl of Cornwall in 1253. It had rectangular corner towers with a round tower on the sides. It was abandoned after 200 years use and by the 17th century it was in ruins, the stone having been removed for local building. Nothing now remains above ground, but the hill still commands excellent views of Mere and the Blackmore Vale.http://www.merewilts.org/This vibrant community has four inns, a bank, library, cafe, grocery store, chemist, Indian and Chinese restaurants, a Fish and Chip shop, a post office, trout farm, falconry, clay pigeon shooting, bowling, croquet, gliding, handgliding and many other local amenities, most of which are within easy walking distance from the cottage.Mere is just 4 miles from Gillingham with excellent train links to London and the West Country, and 6 miles from Warminster, where there are train links to Bath and the south coast. The village is 30 minutes drive south of Bath, 20 minutes west of Stonehenge, 15 minutes from Longleat Safari Park and 45 minutes north of the Jurassic coast. The village is also within easy reach of Devon and Cornwall – perfect for day trips.

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Key Info

  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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About the owner

Chris B
Response rate:
85%
Calendar updated:
31 Aug 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French, German


This Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 May 2011. Located in Wiltshire, it has 12 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £895 to £1495.

The Owner has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 31 Aug 2016.

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“Definitely coming back again”

Reviewed 3 Feb 2013

Had the most amazing time !!We were a party of ten, celebrating my birthday, staying for 2 nights. This cottage is just great love it all. Very warm and cosy, good location with garden and cinema room with 500 films! Great size kitchen with lots of equipments, just all we needed, loved the fridge;) Good size living room and conservatory during the day. Master bedroom was excellent, having own bathroom with huge bath.Easy access for us, and easy communication with owner, really appreciated it. Really surprise with internet connection as well, large TV and games upstaires. Definitely would go again!Already looking forward for next stay!

“Great house, lovely area”

Reviewed 4 Nov 2012

We were a party of seven, celebrating my mother’s 80th birthday. The cottage is beautifully furnished, light and airy. It is very well equipped, comfortable and has plenty of space. The local village, Mere, is within walking distance and has a supermarket and plenty of good pubs. I also want to thank the owner of the Cottage, Ange, who is very warm and friendly, She was quick to respond to both my initial enquiry and subsequent questions. I just wish we had been able to stay for a little longer to make use of the cinema room and rustle up something more exciting than toast in the lovely kitchen! There is plenty to do locally and we visited Stourhead - a 2,650-acre estate at the source of the River Stour. It’s a National Trust property, originally owned by the Hoare family. You can visit the house, the garden of both.

“Great house, lots of space perfect weekend!”

Reviewed 20 May 2012

We were 2 families travelling together. House is in good location with lovely garden short stroll in to the village with shops and pubs. Comfy beds, well equipped kitchen and kids loved the cinema. Wish we'd been able to stay longer than a weekend.

We are so delighted you had a lovely weekend. If you ever wished to return for a longer stay, you would be very welcome.

“Charming Cottage.”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2011

Booked this cottage for a weekend getaway with friends. We all had a great time and it was very easy to get to from the A303. Very big and spacious kitchen with an amazing living room. Everything was clean and tidy and the grounds lovely. The dedicated cinema room with a projector was also lot of fun for us lads. Beverly Hills Cop at half 10 in the morning has never looked so good. Proprietor was very welcoming and accommodating right from the get go, which I found very useful as arranging a weekend away with lots of different friends is always a bit of a pain, but she made it a completely stress free experience. I’d heartily recommend it for a relaxing weekend away!

We are so glad you had a lovely break. Please do get in touch if you would like to come again. DVD collection in the cinema has now been added to, and maybe worth a second look!

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