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Romantic Rural Retreat near Award Winning Wiltshire Pub

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Warminster - The Old Woodstore

Self Contained one Bedroom Annexe midway between Salisbury and Shaftesbury

The Old Woodstore is the beautifully appointed self-contained annexe of Grade 2 listed 14th Century The White Cottage. Situated in stunning countryside in a tiny peaceful hamlet, it nevertheless is fortunate to be within close walking distance of the award winning Wiltshire gastropub, The Compasses Inn whilst at the same time being close to major tourist attractions such as Stonehenge, Wilton House, Salisbury Cathedral, Longleat, Bath, Stourhead and Gold Hill, Shaftesbury. Wonderful walks from the front door can be followed by tea by the fireside and then a top class meal at the pub. The Old Woodstore has recently been totally refurbished and offers every modern convenience from WiFi to large scale LCD TV with DVD. Underfloor heating and a Woodburning Stove complete the picture. Easily reached by motorway and mainline rail, it is under 2 hours from London and offers the perfect romantic weekend getaway or a longer stay taking in the lovely sights and views of South Wiltshire.

The Old Woodshed is a self-contained, newly refurbished annexe attached to our 14th Century thatched cottage surrounded by a pretty garden with fields beyond. Traditional meets contemporary with modern touches throughout to make your stay as comfortable and cosy as possible, including wooden floors and underfloor heating. It consists of a large, light open plan sitting/dining room with wood burner, incorporating a small kitchen area. There is a huge comfy sofa with a wall mounted, flat screen television, plenty of books and magazines. Local newspapers and maps are provided to enable you to take advantage of all that the area has to offer.

Take the spiral staircase up to the mezzanine bedroom with a stunning wet room area and rural views.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 September, 2016
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based on 45 holidaymaker reviews

Romantic Rural Retreat near Award Winning Wiltshire Pub
average rating of 4.888889 based on 45 reviews

That Lucky Discovery that Makes a Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Flying by the seat of our pants on first trip to Britain, we stumbled upon this one-of-a-kind find! Despite the troubles of this website's glitches, we persevered and had an in-between 3 night stay at the Old Woodstore.

Our hosts, Soo and Rob, we convivial, informative and the kind of folks that one rarely has the good fortune to meet. They stocked us up so well that we had leftovers when we left! And we didn't shop once! We ate all 3 nights at the pub across the street, which was absolutely the best food of a 17 day trip. Even made 'honorary locals' and were turfed at closing time!

The private annex is quirky, watch your head, 'liberal loo', french press for coffee, wonderful tv, spotty wifi (you're in the country!), lovely shower, comfy bed, your own little garden amid wildflowers and smells of wood. Sheep to the rear of us, cows to the front. Fairytale thatched cottages and postcard boughs. Magic. Narrow roads and wrong turns to the right places. A guided tour in Tisbury 2000 year old church by the caretaker himself just for me. See old Wardour Castle on a rainy day. Idyllic. The whole experience was absolutely delightful.

Thank you Soo and Rob, what a pleasure it was!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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So chilled.....

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely chilled time at this beautiful cottage, it was so clean, peaceful and the owners were so wonderful and couldn't of been more helpful. There's plenty of walking with stunning views and a very cute pub just a stone throw away which we visited and the food was very good too....... both working in London we found this place perfect for time out from the busy crazy life we lead, I managed to sleep until 10am when I am use to being up at 6am, so to me this was BLISS. We will definitely be going back over the winter to enjoy their cute little wood burner.... to do some more sleeping :-). Not forgetting they have a very cute doggy who welcomes you, always puts a smile on our faces :-).

Thank you both so much and see you again soon, we will be in touch to check out my birthday dates with you.

Xena & Stuart

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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tis the life.....

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Soo & Rob. every need thought through. They went that extra mile to cater for my food intolerances.

Such a cozy little place to relax, kick back & recharge. Big comfy bed, log burner, romatic little haven.

Pub across the way, lovely atmosphere & tasty food,we had roast leg of lamb & all the trimmings. We will be back. Thanks again

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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New Years at the Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My Partner and I were looking for a place away from the London New Year rush, so we decided to stay at the Old Woodstore.

This little hidden gem did just the trick, unfortunately we had rainy weather but we enjoyed staying in the cottage by the fire, cooking, relaxing and watching movies.

We went on a couple of walks around the countryside which is stunning. We also went into Salisbury, which is only a short drive away.

The cottage is cosy, beautiful and exceeded our expectation, we throughly enjoyed our stay.

Soo and Rob are lovely hosts and their dog Ruby is so sweet, we wish we could have stayed longer, as we didn't want to go back to London.

We will definitely come back and highly recommend staying at the Old Woodstore.

Thank you for our stay.

Emmanuel & Adam

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Beautiful cottage - the perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in the middle of a picturesque and quiet little hamlet. The cottage was exactly what we'd hoped for - very homely and cosy, perfect for a weekend break away. Soo was extremely helpful and welcoming on our arrival, showing us around the property and where everything was. Lovely big sofa, a great DVD collection, well equipped kitchen and yummy breakfast hamper - there was everything we needed and lots more! And the pub across the road served great food too!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Relaxing retreat in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 4 days staying at the Old Woodstore. Soo and Rob were excellent hosts, very welcoming on arrival (including much-appreciated breakfast supplies) and both had lots of great suggestions of good walking routes and pubs nearby (of which there are many!)

The property inside is even cosier than the pictures let on, and the garden was lovely to sit out in on sunny afternoons. Lots of nice touches like sun loungers in the garden, a good DVD collection, lots of maps and even a pair of binoculars for walks!

The Nadder valley is hands down one of the prettiest places we have visited in England - we hope to be back again sometime soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Car: recommended

Situated in a tiny hamlet with Wiltshire Pub of the Year The Compasses Inn a close walk away, the cottage is in an ideal location for walks and biking on the Wiltshire Downs with its gorgeous views. Salisbury Cathedral, Wilton House, gastronomic Dorset, Stonehenge, Longleat, Stourhead and Shaftesbury with its Gold Hill are all within a 25 minute drive. Bath for its shopping and historical sights, Marlborough, Blandford and Sherborne are under an hour away while the Purbeck Coast and Lulworth Cove are just a little further. Broadlands in Romsey and Beaulieu are also under an hour away. Compton Abbas Airfield is 15 minutes - fly in or take a trial lesson! The local town of Tisbury with its mainline rail station is 5 minutes away with London Waterloo just a further 1 hour and 40 minutes making this an easy and ideal weekend getaway with or without a car.

Other Activities: Stonehenge, Avebury, Salisbury, Longleat, Wilton House, Broadlands, Beaulieu, Sherborne, National Trust Sightseeing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Warminster, Wiltshire

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
All Year Round
22 Oct 2015 - 1 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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Bank Holidays: Minimum 3 nights. 25% Supplement for 2 nights.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Warminster in Cotswolds

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern marble and glass wet room with power shower, lashings of hot water and underfloor heating.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Luxury King Sized Bed with Goose Down Pillows and Duvet. Fantastic views from the bedroom across the fields to the Fovant Badges on the Wiltshire Downs. Under floor heating and two chests of drawers and hanging space. The bedroom is reached by spiral staircase.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
3 Local Award Winning Pubs within 2 miles

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