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Willowbank Lodges/Dragonfly – Home 212017 Log cabin

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Willowbank Lodges/Dragonfly – Home 212017

Excellent Excellent – based on 6 reviews

  • Log cabin
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 89 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner

Description

Dragonfly log cabin, part of Willowbank Lodges, nestles in a small hamlet in the heart of the Pewsey Vale bordering the Kennet and Avon canal. The five luxury log cabins have been solidly built from Russian redwood and are situated in three and a half acres including a private lake and are surrounded by beautiful countryside and a wide variety of wildlife. Dragonfly cabin overlooks the stream and is the end cabin thus the most private and has the benefit of a large grassy area around it, ideal for dogs and children.

Guests who are looking for a tranquil holiday surrounded by nature will find Willowbank Lodges ideal. Bird lovers will enjoy watching the various families of waterfowl on the lake, including our indigenous pair of swans, herons and our kingfisher who flies up and down both the lake and the stream and can be seen sitting on the railings near the end cabin, Kingfisher, so named.

Ramblers and cyclists alike will enjoy the miles of walks straight from the

Dragonfly log cabin, part of Willowbank Lodges, nestles in a small hamlet in the heart of the Pewsey Vale bordering the Kennet and Avon canal. The five luxury log cabins have been solidly built from Russian redwood and are situated in three and a half acres including a private lake and are surrounded by beautiful countryside and a wide variety of wildlife. Dragonfly cabin overlooks the stream and is the end cabin thus the most private and has the benefit of a large grassy area around it, ideal for dogs and children.

Guests who are looking for a tranquil holiday surrounded by nature will find Willowbank Lodges ideal. Bird lovers will enjoy watching the various families of waterfowl on the lake, including our indigenous pair of swans, herons and our kingfisher who flies up and down both the lake and the stream and can be seen sitting on the railings near the end cabin, Kingfisher, so named.

Ramblers and cyclists alike will enjoy the miles of walks straight from the cabin gates with panoramic views of the Pewsey Vale from Martinsell Hill and of course we are on the National 4 cycle trail. Our ancient Savernake Forest is only a 5 minute drive away and is quite stunningly beautiful whether you are walking, picnicking or cycling.

The cabins provide a superb holiday base from which to explore the ancient county of Wiltshire and are easily accessed from the M3 and M4. Furthermore, the airports of London Heathrow, Bristol, Southampton and Bournemouth are between one and one and a half hours drive away. The local village of Pewsey is less than two miles away and boasts a good supermarket, butcher, baker, petrol station, garage, Indian restaurant, cafes and pubs and it also has a railway station with a fast train service to London and the West Country.

No smoking is allowed in the cabins but can be enjoyed outside under the cover of the veranda.

Well behaved dogs welcome and verandas now have gates therefore secure for dogs and young children.

Flexible changeover days - see Conditions.

Location description from owner

The England region

We are very privileged to be living in an area steeped in tradition and history, with three World Heritage sites within an easy driving distance (Stonehenge, Avebury and Bath). We have many delightful towns and villages to explore, country houses, museums and gardens to visit and plenty of traditional pubs and excellent restaurants.

We have a quick rail link to London from Pewsey Station less than five minutes drive away and you could plan a day/evening out in London to enjoy the sites and take in a theatre. Oxford, Salisbury and Bath are also within a reasonable drive away and offer good shopping, restaurants, theatres and interesting places to visit.

Wiltshire has a variety of landscapes but we are very lucky to be living in this beautiful part of Wiltshire where we can enjoy the wide open spaces of the Marlborough Downs and the Pewsey Vale with its white horses or alternatively walk in the ancient Savernake Forest with all its dappled glades, meandering paths and beautiful old trees, some nearly 1000 years old.

Then the Kennet and Avon canal is a different landscape altogether and you can enjoy long walks from Willowbank Lodges, through little villages with their quaint pubs or hire a boat for the day and go further afield.There really is something for everyone to enjoy in this part of the world.

Pewsey

Pewsey is a charming little village which is less than two miles from Willowbank Lodges and, although small, boasts a surprising number of ameneties. We have an excellent supermarket open seven days a week, a butcher, baker (delicious old fashioned donuts and lardy bread!) petrol station, post office, bank, gift shops, florists, art gallery and visitor centre, internet cafe and various coffee shops and pubs.

In addition, we have an excellent award winning tennis club where Willowbank Lodges has membership for its guests and a leisure centre with a swimming pool, squash courts, etc.

Slightly further afield, Marlborough boasts a large variety of restaurants and pubs, boutiques, antique shops, two fine churches and has the widest high street in the country. Now it is probably more famous for its International Jazz Festival which takes place in July (13th-15th this year) – a glut of musicians and singers, new bands and old favourites from all over the world, really an experience not to miss. Another music festival taking place this year (April 14th) just north of Marlborough is OneFest with Damon Albarn giving us a preview of his Dr Dee.

Local artists open up their studios (Open Studios) to the public during four weekends in July so what with other local musical and artistic events, plenty for those who want to absorb a little local culture.

For those crop circle enthusiasts, we are right in the midst of crop circle country and usually there are quite a number of sometimes quite spectacular crop circles to be found on the Downs or in the Vale, within 10 minutes drive of Willowbank Lodges.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Super King Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Nicky W
Response rate:
85%
Calendar updated::
08 Jan 2017
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Log cabin has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 15 Mar 2012. Located in Wiltshire, it has 6 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £420 to £728.

The Owner has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 08 Jan 2017.

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“Delightful situation,very comfortable.”

Reviewed 2 Jun 2013

We stayed at Dragonfly in mid May.The log cabin was very comfortable, spacious and well equipped.There is a particularly attractive veranda which overlooks an area of water with swans, ducks and other wild life to observe. It is a blissfully quiet area with easy walks nearby on the canal. Within easy reach is the small market town of Marlborough with its good shops and restaurants, Avebury,with its stone circle and Manor House, Stonehenge, Salisbury and slightly further afield the little known but delightful National Trust properties of Great Chatfield Manor and The Courts Gardens. Also recommended is the Steam Museum in Swindon. We would certainly consider staying here again.

“Great countryside retreat”

Reviewed 31 May 2013

This is our second stay in these log cabins and we've already staked our claim for our 3rd stay next year! The cabins are spacious and well appointed and Nicky makes sure you have all the basics too. They're set in lovely grounds with a lake and stream, with swans and ducks, which you can watch from the veranda. We always take our bikes as the country lanes are perfect for cycling or walking. Great restaurants or pubs are not too far away. And there's always the ridgeway or Savernake forest to explore. Brilliant place for a break.

“Wonderful, cosy wood cabin in idyllic situation - a perfect retreat”

Reviewed 20 Feb 2013

My husband and I and our children have stayed in Dragon Fly a number of weekends and have had a wonderful time. The cabins are just what you need for a weekend retreat - they are spacious enough for four people with a lovely open plan kitchen/ living area. Having two bathrooms also makes a big difference with large teenagers! We loved the walks from the cabin and the views of the lake with the swans was magical. The cabin was very well appointed with washing machine, dishwasher and a good sized shower. It all worked beautifully and we would love to stay there again! HIghly recommended.

“This was really good, if not perfect”

Reviewed 26 Oct 2012

what a great stay we had in one of Nicky Woods beautiful log cabins in Pewsey. We were with 4 people, 2 adults & 2 kids so the spacious bedrooms were great. Also having 2 bathrooms is excellent. The kitchen and livingroom are big and the whole place is nicely decorated. We felt at home right away. Although it was october we had some nice & sunny days, also some cold and rainy nights. No worries there either. The cabin was warmed up to a cosy place really fast. The cabin and surroundings with the water in front and the Canal nearby are really worthwhile. This, together with beautiful Pewsey Vale and the many sights to visit made it one of the best weeks we ever spent in the UK.

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