The Cider Barn

West Knoyle, South of England (Ref. 20754)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

An immaculately-presented, semi-detached, single-storey, studio barn conversion, set in the grounds of the owner's farmhouse in the rural location of West Knoyle on the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset. Luxuriously presented throughout, this stylish Wiltshire holiday cottage is ideal for a couple looking for a relaxing and romantic holiday base. The spacious, light and airy studio accommodation features a living area with a vaulted beamed ceiling, with comfortable seating, dining and sleeping areas. There is also a separate, well-equipped fitted kitchen and shower room. Across the courtyard from this West Knoyle holiday cottage is a garden area where you can sit out and unwind as you plan your day's activities. The areas surrounding the cottage offer wonderful walking opportunities with access to surrounding fields and woods, or why not visit the nearby bison farm with 30-acres of oak woodland walks and the chance to sample the bison delicacies? There's a lot to see and do within an easy drive of this Wiltshire holiday cottage, including the superb Longleat Estate with its safari park, house and gardens, the National Trust's Stourhead house, the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury, Stonehenge or the majestic cathedral city of Salisbury. This is a gorgeous, rural Wiltshire holiday base at any time of the year. Note: The cottage is next to Ref: 927903, together they sleep 6.


All ground floor. Studio accommodation with drop-down king-size double bed, sitting area and dining area. Separate shower, basin and WC. Separate kitchen/breakfast room.


Oil central heating. Range cooker with LPG hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, iPod dock, Xbox, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Undercover bike storage. Separate garden area with furniture and access to owner's surrounding fields and woods. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: The owner has three dogs. Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when outside. Note: There is a private office on site. Note: This cottage may be suitable for wheelchair access - please contact owner for details.

Guest Reviews


    • “Excellent!”
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    • “We have returned today after spending a wonderful week away with our dog Dylan. The Cider Barn is just lovely. The pictures are just as the Barn is and it really is a very special place. The owners, Mike & Emily along with their three dogs are also super and the perfect hosts.The barn is cosy,welcoming and very very clean. Superb linen and towels. Exceptional kitchen with more than you would ever need. Garden and grounds excellent. Surrounding areas beautiful. Local pub, The Fox And Hounds was also excellent. Basically, this was by far the best rental property we have stayed at and we cannot wait to go back. Wonderful. Thank you so so much.”

    Helen H, Arundel, England, United Kingdom, March 2015

    • “If I could I would award this property with SIX Stars.”
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    • “The Cider Barn is perfect in every way. On arrival we got a warm welcome from the owners and Hamish the dog. The first thing we said on walking in was WOW. The location is just perfect and the property is the best we have stayed in. The owners, and the lovely house keeper, are all friendly and can't do enough for you. Yes I would recommend you stay here.”

    Our_Ian, Chesterfield, United Kingdom, August 2014

    • “Cider Barn”
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    • “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Cider Barn, the bed was comfortable and roomy, the shower room was very good with plenty of hot water for showers whenever we wanted them The sofas were very comfortable and plenty of room to spread about. The kitchen was well equipped and had all the space you would want for two people. The owners were extremely nice people who were there if you wanted them for anything but not ( in your face) if you wanted to keep yourself to yourself. The dogs that the owners had were well behaved and gave us plenty of entertainment. We would recommend this Barn to anyone of our friends and family.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “Comfortable and spotless”
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    • “Cider Barn makes a fabulous bolt hole being well situated close to many places of interest. The accommodation is really well thought out with plenty of space and splotlessly clean. Cozy sofas and a lovely kitchen make it a super place to return to after a busy day out. The shower room is particularly well appointed and luxurious. We also found the hosts to be really friendly and welcoming, offering help and advice on places to visit but still allowing us space to enjoy our holiday. Well definitely stay again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bourne, June 2013

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    • “The Cider Barn was such a unique property, and so perfectly furnished. There was everything you could possibly need. So cosy on the dark evenings, and warm too, in fact it is so well insulated we didn't use the heating. It is in tranquil settings but ideal to explore the towns nearby. Loved the whole stay!”

    Mrs Matthews, Southampton, October 2015

    • “This is a fantastic property, everything you could wish for. It's in a lovely location and the owners were friendly and welcoming. It was totally relaxing, can't wait to go back.”

    Mrs Cook, Sittingbourne, October 2015

    • “The cottage was centrally located for the activities we'd planned. It felt spacious for two people and was well equipped, with everything we needed during our stay. The property owners were very friendly and welcoming.”

    Mr Mcdonnell, Girvan, September 2015

    • “The Cider Barn is in a really peacefully location. The couple who own the barn are very friendly. It was a stress free holiday.”

    Mrs Spence, Telford, August 2015

    • “Quiet and extremely comfortable.”

    Mr Crawshaw, Wrexham, July 2015

    • “A lovely clean cottage, all you needed was there. It was very comfortable, in fact it was faultless. Had a nice welcome on arrival, overall it was one lovely week, and we would return.”

    Mrs Johnson, Southminster, June 2015

    • “My wife & I both found the cottage very relaxing & cosy. The owners were very pleasant and nothing was too much trouble. We will be telling all our friends about the cottage.”

    Mr Ariss, Staines-upon-Thames, April 2015

    • “We had a fantastic time. Have to say that this is the best property we have stayed in. There is not one thing in particular that we liked as we had such a wonderful time. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners and the Barn was just as the photos were and spotless.”

    Mrs Horsey, Arundel, March 2015

    • “The Cider Barn gave me the rest I required. The owners were fantastic and The Barn impeccably clean. Would like to return in the near future.”

    Mrs Greenham, February 2015

    • “The owners were very friendly and the property was very clean and homely. The cottage was based in the countryside but was well placed to go off in any direction with lots of things to do within 30 mins or so.”

    Mrs Mucklow, Guernsey, February 2015

    • “A really lovely welcome and such enthusiastic hosts! The cottage was immaculate, and it was so great to be able to walk the dog in the fields next door where he could run free. A lovely, relaxing break in a superb cottage.”

    Mrs Parrish, Banbury, October 2014

    • “A beautiful studio in a lovely setting, the owners were very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend this holiday, perfect for a complete break and rest.”

    Mrs Brown, Leighton Buzzard, August 2014

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About the location


Mere 3 miles; Gillingham 4 miles; Shaftesbury 7 miles.

The two rural communities of East and West Knoyle, the former being the birthplace of Sir Christopher Wren, sit on the Wiltshire side of the Dorset border and are also close to the border with Somerset. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and on the edge of the Blackmore Vale, the gentle rolling West Wiltshire downland is dotted with picturesque villages and lovely walks, with the impressive house and gardens at Stourhead just a short drive away. Close by, there are opportunities for sailing available at Shear Water, which borders the Longleat Estate, well-known for its Safari Park and stunning stately home. There are numerous places of interest worth visiting nearby, including mystical Stonehenge, the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury and the impressive city of Bath. This is a delightful rural base from which to explore this fascinating area.

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