On the edge of the pretty village of Hindon and approached through an attractive front garden, this ancient cottage has an immediately welcoming feel. Close to the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset, it is perfectly placed for easy access to the wide variety of attractions in the area. There are wonderful walks in the immediate vicinity - around Fonthill Lake for example, and slightly further afield in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the New Forest. The whole of this part of the world is full of historic sites such as Stonehenge and Avebury, and magnificent houses open to the public – Longleat, with its famous safari park, Stourhead and Wilton House to name but a few – as well as Bath with its Roman remains and Regency architecture and the nearby city of Salisbury which boasts one of the finest Cathedral Closes in the country. Hindon itself has two excellent coaching inns (and a convenient shop), and there are several well-known pubs not far away, including - very appropriately! - the Beckford Arms at Fonthill Gifford.
With its 17th century origins, Beckford Cottage retains the feel of an ancient dwelling whilst offering modern comforts and facilities; and the peaceful and private terraced garden at the rear of the property provides a relaxing place to enjoy a glass or two at the end of the day’s exploring.
At a glance:
Sleeps: 4 plus cot (space for visitors’ own cot). Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1. Dog friendly. Wood burner. Wi-Fi broadband.
Entrance from front garden to porch. Door to hall. Sitting room with woodburner and exposed brickwork and beams. Dining area at rear of room. Separate ‘galley’ kitchen with door to rear garden. Downstairs bathroom/wc with elec. shower over bath. Stairs from hall to two bedrooms, one with 4’6’’ double bed and the other with twin 3’ beds.
Outside: small front garden. Larger, private terraced garden at rear with patio (seating and barbecue) and several small terraced areas (NB steep steps).
Woodburner. Night storage heaters. Initial supply of logs, elec., bed linen, towels and welcome pack inc. in rent.**Space for visitors’ own cot. Colour TV (freeview). Fridge/freezer. Auto washing machine. Dishwasher. Microwave. DVD. Stereo system. Ipod dock. WiFi broadband. Telephone for incoming & local calls. Parking in street. Two pubs, shop and PO in village. NB some low doorways. One, well behaved small dog welcome. Non-smokers only.
- Number of Rooms / Units
|Room / Unit Type||Room / Unit Tariff*|
|Beckford Cottage||from £450.00 to £757.00 per unit per week|
|Also available as:|
|3 night break||from £105.00 to £177.00 per unit per night|
|4 night break||from £90.00 to £152.00 per unit per night|
|5 night break||from £80.00 to £136.00 per unit per night|
*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|Open New Year|
|2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
- In countryside
- Non smoking establishment
- Village Location
- Weekend breaks
Room / Unit Features
- Colour TV
- DVD Player
- Free View TV
- Washing Machine
- Garden/patio for guests' use
- Linen available free of charge
- Linen provided
- Open all year
- Pets accepted by arrangement
- Short breaks available
Map & Directions
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good0
- Nicolette Hbelfast ukLovely cottage and excellent location for touring the areaFriday, 17th June 2016Stayed here for 3 nights withmy sister beautiful village and ideal for touring Somerset Dorset and Wiltshire. The cottage is clean and cosy very charming and with all amenities. Parking is 1 minute... Read full review
- saffy58800Bath, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesA perfect bolt holeWednesday, 12th August 2015Beckford Cottage offered us a perfect place to unwind in very pretty surroundings. Comfortable and cosy and situated at the bottom of the village which gave us great views of the high street and the... Read full review