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Romantic Rural Retreat near Award Winning Wiltshire Pub

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sutton Mandeville in Wiltshire

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Romantic Rural Retreat near Award Winning Wiltshire Pub
average rating of 4.8653846 based on 52 reviews

Fab and Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous house with lovely garden, absolutely perfect to relax and spent time in the wonderful English countryside. We had a lovely stay and Soo was very helpful from the beginning. The house is lovely and they had stocked up with all the necessary things for breakfast. The place is surrounded by nature and wonderfully quiet. We had a fab time and hopefully will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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  • 4 of 5

What a fabulous time we had for the weeks stay, Soo and Her husband made us feel so welcomed and even met them in the local pub across the road for a drink as well, it was just what we wanted, peace and quiet and The Compasses Pub across the road served great food and even put up a big screen for the footie 👍. Thoroughly recommend the old wood store for its charm and location.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay with great hosts. Fab!

  • 5 of 5

10 out of 10

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location lovely host

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing 4 days good amenities beautiful views

Good food at the compass inn over the road.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, comfortable accommodation and an extremely friendly and helpful host Soo made for a truly enjoyable stay. The bed was very comfortable. The gardens were delightful. The house was very well appointed. Thank you for a very memorable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely relaxing break with beautiful sorroundings

  • 4 of 5

We have just come back from a lovely relaxing weekend in this lovely cottage.Our Hosts were amazing and really looked after us.Fresh bread, croissants jams, butter , milk cerelals, milk , orange juice etc all on arrival and the lovely cosy woodburner blazing away in the corner. the bed was the most comfortablest bed I ever slept in. Huge selection of DVDS to choose from if we stayed in and a lovely pub right accross the road with a delicious menu. We visited bath for the day and would recommend the guided tour bus. All in all a lovely break away from the hustle and bustle and came back all refreshed. Thanks again Soo and R - We had a lovely time.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 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

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bank Holidays: Minimum 3 nights. 25% Supplement for 2 nights.
Non refundable booking deposit

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