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The Blue Cottage

The Blue Cottage, Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Pricing From: £342.00 - 795.00

This beautiful 16th century thatched cottage is situated on the edge of the small village of Ebbesbourne Wake, hidden away in the Chalke Valley, which runs between the cathedral city of Salisbury and the charming market town of Shaftesbury. The Chalke valley, with its string of picturesque villages set between two hill ridges, is part of the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Blue Cottage nestles beneath a hill, surrounded by a large sunny garden with rough-cut grass, plenty of trees, many of them old, and views across pasture land.

It is approached by a very short track, shared by one other house, and feels completely secluded, although it is only about three hundred metres to the village centre with its church and pub (which serves excellent home-cooked food). The main part of the cottage was built in the 16th century, with thick cob walls and a large inglenook fireplace. An extension was built about a century later (from half-way across the left-hand bedroom window in the picture above), which has resulted in a most unusual layout to the second bedroom, which is partly divided in two by the original end wall of the cottage.

A further one-storey extension was built in the first half of the 20th century at the back, which includes the kitchen and bathroom. It is available for holiday lets from Saturday to Saturday throughout the year and for short lets during the autumn, winter and spring, when you can curl up in front of the wood burning stove and the thick walls keep out the cooler weather. This detached 16th century thatched cottage offers: Upstairs: 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom, Downstairs: lounge/dining room with inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, bathroom with shower over the bath, hand basin and toilet, and separate kitchen.

Large secluded garden with garden furniture.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Location Type

Housekeeping & Services
Iron and Ironing Board
Bed Linen Included
Towels Included
Fuel and Power Included
Pets Allowed
High Chair
No Smoking

1 Double Bedroom
1 Twin Bedroom

Ground Floor Facilities
Ground Floor Bath

Washing Machine

TV - Satellite or Cable
DVD Player

Leisure Equipment
Patio Furniture

Garden/Terrace/Play area
Private garden

Parking available
Off road parking

Activities within 20min drive of the property
Mountain Biking
Pub/Bar within 1 mile

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Old Wardour Castle - 3.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Larmer Tree Gardens - 4.4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Little Clarendon - 4.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Philipps House and Dinton Park - 4.7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Stratford Tony Church - 6.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Berwick St Leonard Church - 6.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Chettle House - 7.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Chettle, St Mary's Church - 7.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Wilton Italianate Church - 7.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Wilton House - 7.7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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