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The Blue Cottage
Property: 3800 Wiltshire

The Blue Cottage - Cottage taken from the gate

Sleeps: 4 + cot
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No

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  • Secluded 16th century thatched cottage.
  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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This beautiful 16th century thatched cottage stands on the edge of the small village of Ebbesbourne Wake, hidden away in the Chalke Valley, which runs between the city of Salisbury with its famous cathedral and the charming market town of Shaftesbury. The Chalke valley, with its string of picturesque villages set between two hill ridges, is in 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 plenty of trees and views across pasture land. It is approached by a very short track, shared by one other house, and is 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 and beer).

The main part of the cottage was built in the 16th century, and has thick cob walls and a large inglenook fireplace. An extension was built about a century later, 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. In the first half of the 20th century a further one-storey extension was added 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 woodburning stove and the thick cob walls keep out the cooler weather.

Please go to our website for a detailed description of the cottage and its surroundings and for up-to-date information on prices and availability.

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Cottage and garden
Cottage and garden
Living room with inglenook
Living room with inglenook
Main bedroom
Main bedroom
Second bedroom
Second bedroom

Accommodation & Facilities

Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Cot Available: Yes

Pets Allowed: No. Well-behaved pets allowed, as long as you clear up all messes! Please contact me first.
Smoking Allowed: No. 

Linen Provided: Yes. Linen and towels included in the price.

Central Heating: No.
Fuel type: Electric

Open Fire: Yes.  Fuel type: Wood

Disabled Facilities: No. 

Outdoor Facilities: Yes. There is a large secluded garden; it is sunny, but with plenty of trees for shade. There is a wooden table with chairs.

Local Services: Pub with excellent food 350 metres away. Shopping in Shaftesbury, Salisbury and Sixpenny Handley. Local buses. Near to Stonehenge, Avebury, New Forest. Coast one hour away. Plenty of local walks.

Standard Rates

Whole weeks: £252.00 - £575.00 depending on season.
Short lets: from £44 per night, depending on season.
Electricity, linen, towels and wood included in price.
Please see website for full pricing details.


From Salisbury:
Head out on the Blandford Road (A354) for three miles. As you enter Coombe Bisset, turn right at the left hand bend towards Bishopstone and Broad Chalke. This country road takes you all the way to Ebbesbourne Wake, after about 8 miles. As you enter Ebbesbourne Wake, don't turn right up the hill which by passes the village. Stay on the low road for the village. There is a sharp left hand bend and then a sharp right hand bend. At the right hand bend turn left on to the bridleway which leads to the Blue Cottage.

From Shaftesbury:
Head out on the A30 towards Salisbury. After about 4 miles turn right towards Berwick St John. This country road leads to Ebbesbourne Wake. Pass through Berwick St John and through Alvediston. When you enter Ebbesbourne Wake take the first right on a left hand bend. Follow this round over a small hill and round past the village pub, The Horseshoe. Continue round a right hand bend and down a small hill past the village hall. Turn right at the left hand bend into a bridleway which takes you to the Blue Cottage.

From Blandford:
Head out on the A354 towards Salisbury. After about 9 miles turn left at a roundabout onto the B3081 into Sixpenny Handley. On entering Sixpenny Handley turn right towards Bowerchalke. Follow this road for three miles to the top of a hill where you turn left onto the ox drove, signposted to Ebbesbourne Wake. Follow this road for three miles into Ebbesbourne Wake. At the T junction in the village turn right and pass the pub, The Horseshoe. Continue round a right hand bend and down a small hill past the village hall. Turn right at the left hand bend into a bridleway which takes you to the Blue Cottage.

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