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An attractive, detached 18th-century cottage located in the historic village of Avebury on a quiet byway leading to the Ridgeway and the Marlborough Downs with excellent walks in all directions. The cottage is situated within the Neolithic stone circle and henge and has superb views towards the surrounding downland. There is a small enclosed garden to the front and side of the cottage with a lawn and mature cherry blossom tree.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- stable door leads into the sitting/dining room with open fire and windows look directly on to the henge and stones. Kitchen and separate utility room.
- First floor
- one double bedroom with 5' antique brass and iron bed. Lovely views from windows to the henge and Marlborough Downs. Bathroom with shower over bath.
Heating: Oil central heating included.
Garden: Enclosed informal garden to front of cottage.
Parking: Parking outside of the cottage on the byway or more formal parking can be provided by permit in the main car park.
Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.
Offers: Cottage guests get free entry to Avebury Manor and Museum plus discounts in the National Trust shop and restaurant when they show their confirmation invoice.
Please Note: During the celebration weekends of Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice the ancient stones are a tremendous focus for celebrations. The village becomes incredibly busy with an increased number of visitors. As the cottage is located within the stone circle these visitors will be in the vicinity of the cottage. Due to the nature of the Summer Solstice the celebrations will be ongoing throughout the weekend, 24 hours a day. Whilst very busy they are also a fabulous event to witness.
Things to see and do nearby
- South West England
The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.
- Avebury and Lacock
Many thousands of visitors drive across the rolling downlands of south and west Wiltshire passing Stonehenge on one of the main routes to holiday destinations in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. Those who do break their journey with a visit to the stone circle at Avebury, one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe, or to glorious Stourhead, are captivated by the rolling countryside of this part of the ancient kingdom of Wessex. In the heart of rural Wiltshire is the historic village of Lacock, with its Abbey and High Street, now famous as the location for TV and film dramas, including Lark Rise to Candleford. National Trust Cottages give you an opportunity to stay within the stone circle itself at Avebury, or in Lacock's High Street.
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place to visit
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- Silbury Hill
National Trust places to visit
- World-famous stone circle at the heart of a prehistoric landscape. Archaeological finds displayed in on-site museum
- Avebury Manor and Garden
- 16th-century manor house with tranquil Edwardian garden
- Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village
- Country house created out of a medieval abbey, former home of William Henry Fox Talbot, a pioneer of photography
- Ashdown House
- Unusual Dutch-style house on the Berkshire Downs
- Great Chalfield Manor and Garden
- Charming 15th-century manor house with Arts and Crafts garden
- The Courts Garden
- Delightful English country garden
Comments from past visitors
Caroline & Noel
- May 2009
Jane & Mark with Sam the dog
- April 2009
- December 2006
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 800 2070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.