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Mere

The picturesque, peaceful and traditional market town of Mere in Wiltshire sits close to the borders of both Dorset and Somerset which makes it the perfect location for a relaxing self-catering cottage holiday exploring this lovely corner of rural south England.

The town has retained an old-fashioned charm that gives visitors a true taste of rural life. Mere has everything you''d expect from a quaint, small town; pleasant family-run tea rooms and shops, a traditional market square in the middle of town and a handful of friendly pubs.

The area is very well located for visiting the beautiful surrounding countryside. The steep slopes of Castle Hill offer fantastic views across the county and you are not far away from the White Sheet Nature Reserve, which is a protected area due to its wildlife and natural beauty spots.

Day out ideas include Longleat Safari and Adventure Park and The National Trust’s Stourhead Estate where you can visit the mansion and roam the exquisite 18th century landscaped gardens; there are also riverside walks, a National Trust shop and restaurant.

Close by there are opportunities for playing golf, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding and fishing in the nearby area, as well as countless pleasant trails for walkers or cyclists.

Enjoy the pleasant countryside of Wiltshire; for accommodation see holiday cottages in Mere.
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  • Cowshed Cottage

    Donhead St. Andrew

    Grade
    4
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: 8285

    Far reaching rural views

    Situated on the Dorset/Wiltshire borders in the famous Donhead area, this former 18th-century dairy has been rebuilt to form a spacious holiday cottage, with far-reaching rural views. It is fully equipped, comfortably furnished and ideal for year-round family holidays in this lovely area. The ancient Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury, with its well-known cobbled Gold Hill, is only 41/2 miles away. Shop 2 miles, pub 1/2 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with toilet. Separate cloakroom.

    Coalburner in living room included. Economy 7 NSH, panel heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. CD. DAB radio. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Payphone. Terrace. Garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Old Dairy Barn

    Fonthill Bishop, nr. Tilsbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: PSSY


    This attractive barn is attached to the owner’s home with its own garden and patio area with wonderful views towards the village and the surrounding countryside. It has a stair lift and a disability aid to help less mobile guests to access the bath. The holiday property enjoys a peaceful location in the small, picturesque village of Fonthill Bishop, where a tranquil river flows to a beautiful lake on the historically fascinating Fonthill Estate. For rambling, horse riding and cycling there is a good network of bridle and footpaths in the area. A truly rural spot, yet just one mile from the A303 and easy access to the many sights and attractions within the area including Stonehenge with its mystical stone circle, Avebury stone circle and Salisbury with its cathedral. The shopping town of Shaftesbury is within 20 minutes, where visitors flock to see the famous cobbled ‘Gold Hill’. The small towns of Tisbury and Hindon have local amenities and good pubs, both within 2 miles. The seaside resort of Bournemouth is just 40 miles, and the New Forest within an easy drive. It is also a convenient base for visiting Bath, Bristol, Stourhead, Longleat House and Safari Park, Wilton House and grounds, and the south coast. Golf courses nearby. Beach 40 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 200 yards.

    Large living room with electric coal-effect fire. Dining room with patio doors and spacious kitchen area with Aga (winter), electric cooker and tiled floors. Stairs or stair lift to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet (bath has disability access). Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity and electric coal-effect fire included
    • Full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Aga (winter) included
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Pet free of charge
    • Wheelchair access
    • No smoking

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  • The Old Dairy Barn

    Monkton Deverill, nr. Warminster

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: UKC59


    Nestling at the foot of the Wiltshire Downs, Monkton Deverill is a pretty village in the chalk rolling hills of the Deverill Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Old Dairy Barn was converted from an old milking parlour, forming part of a farm dating back to the 17th century.

    A great location, between Warminster, Shaftesbury, Sherborne and Salisbury, this single-storey detached cottage for 4 offers a superb open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with vaulted ceiling and original beams, and bedrooms that are beautifully presented. Just a 10-minute drive from Longleat House and Safari Park, with its celebrated drive-through lion and monkeys enclosures and vast array of other wildlife. Also just down the road is the world-renowned Stourhead House and Gardens, with its magnificent lake, classical temples and hidden grottoes. Other great days out include the Fleet Air Arm Museum, housing Europe’s largest naval aviation collection, take a trip back in time on the steam train ride through the beautiful Mendips on the glorious East Somerset Steam Railway, or enjoy panoramic views from the National Trust owned King Alfred’s Tower, an 18th century folly (climb the 205 steps for an unbeatable view of Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset). Stonehenge is within easy driving distance, or climb the picturesque but steep cobbled Gold Hill in Shaftesbury (immortalised in the classic Hovis ‘boy on a bike’ advert), admire Salisbury Cathedral’s tallest spire in Britain or indulge at Bath’s open-air Thermae Bath Spa, that promises to revitalise you, body and mind. A network of footpaths from the door provide plenty of walking opportunities. Horse riding available nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors, beams and wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft super king). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Ground source underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with courtyard, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Church Lawn

    Stourhead

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: NT003017

    This charming stone cottage stands right at the entrance to the gardens on the National Trust Estate of Stourhead, overlooking its own lawned area to the village church across the lane. Out of the front door, turn right and the garden of Stourhead is there to be enjoyed daily with its temples, monuments, rare trees and plants set around the magnificent lake.

    This location provides an ideal base from which to explore the three counties which this area borders - from Wiltshire’s dreamy downland and the stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge, Dorset’s coastal beauty and bucolic charms, and the wilds of Exmoor and Quantocks in Somerset. Other attractions include Longleat House and Safari Park, the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury, with the famous Gold Hill featured in the Hovis adverts. The beautiful Georgian city of Bath, which features the Roman Baths and Pump Room, the Royal Crescent and the two National Trust properties of The Assembly Rooms and Prior Park Gardens, is just over 20 miles away. Wilton House and Salisbury are also all easily accessible by car. Shop, pub and restaurant 220 yards.

    Living room with open fire. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    • Open fire - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden to front
    • Enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture
    • Car park 220 yards (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: 9 steps to patio and slightly sloping lawn

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  • Streamside

    Donhead St. Andrew, nr. Shaftesbury

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W7750

    Country views

    Situated in a truly peaceful location, this semi-detached dormer bungalow can be found in the grounds of the owner’s dairy farm located down a little lane. The bungalow has been furnished and equipped to provide cosy family holiday accommodation. It has patio doors leading onto the private enclosed garden overlooking a field and stream. A games room is available by arrangement with owner. The area is a paradise for walkers, with badgers, foxes, rabbits and the occasional deer. The property provides an excellent base from which to explore this fabulous area - only 5 miles to the west is the ancient Saxon town of Shaftesbury, perched 700 feet up, from where you have stunning views across the Blackmore Vale and where you can wander down cobbled ’Gold Hill’ with its picturesque cottages, made famous by the ’Hovis’ advert. Within easy driving there is also Longleat and Salisbury with its cathedral for days out. Shop 2.5 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room. Kitchen. 1 bunk bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet. Additional single bed available.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio. Parking (3 cars). Games room with small snooker/table tennis table. Two pets welcome (working farm).

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