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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Fourways is a comfortable and characterful Victorian house."

    The area is beautifully unspoilt and quiet with peaceful walks in all directions. The house is well equipped for holiday use with all the necessary utensils provided in the kitchen and large pantry. The bathroom facilities are practical and spotless. Plenty of logs are provided for the stay and instructions for the woodburner are clear, although they are on the last page of the home information document. The upstairs radiators are run off the solid fuel stove which is in the kitchen. Only a half day supply of fuel was left. Keeping this stove at the optimum operating temperature can be a bit hit and miss. In winter the stove heats both the kitchen/ dining room and upstairs, so some attention needs to be paid to the daily fuelling of the appliance by the guests. Overall the property is delightful and very comfortable and clean. The interior design and furnishing enhance the appeal of the property.

    Thank you for your appreciation - clearly a connoisseur of cottages! Really pleased you had a good time. As you said to me, it is surprising how much there is to do and see, even in 7 days! You were our first guests to try the Rayburn , so it was great to get your views on how to make that accessible for all. The Rayburn does work with the bountiful supply of logs we provide, but we appreciate that some people might find it difficult to handle the bigger logs. In future, we will ensure that some of them have been downsized! We find that the fixed electrical radiators and the living room log burner are super at keeping things warm, even without the Rayburn. But there is also the additional portable radiator in the pantry - we will make that more visible for the winter months. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2023

  • "We have just had a lovely stay in Fourways, with the log burner, cozy rooms and all mod cons it was really comfortable and just the ticket for a great break."

    The info was clear & we enjoyed getting about in Wiltshire; Avebury/ Salisbury/ Boscombe Down Aviation Museum was a treat & various National Trust areas, all easy to get to. The house had lots of charm & special touches, would recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Oct 2023

  • "A lovely cosy cottage, perfect for a relaxing rural break."

    Other than a few passing cars, this was a very quiet and peaceful spot in the Wiltshire countryside. The cottage was warm and comfortable (especially the beds!) and ideal for a few days getting away from it all. Devizes and Avebury are just a short drive away. We enjoyed country walks, especially along the white horse trail. The cottage is old with steep stairs so not suitable for those with mobility issues or young children. The owners were quick to respond when we had an issue and were helpful and understanding. Some biscuits and tea and coffee awaited us on our arrival which was a lovely welcoming gesture. One point to mention- towels ARE provided. Somewhere in our information (on the app I think) it said they weren't included. Thank you for a lovely stay. We would recommend it.

    Thank you for your supportive comments and really glad that you enjoyed yourselves and found Fourways comfortable! Thanks for your separate suggestion to put hangers on a rail above the radiator in the scullery - we have done that. Just a point of clarification for anyone reading this prior to booking: It is the case that Towels are no longer supplied. We had updated the details to say this, but we were not sure if you would have seen this at the time of your booking, so we erred on the safe side and put some out! Thanks for reiterating our advice on the stairs - we do include that in our online description. There are very sturdy double handrails up the stairs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Oct 2023

  • "A beautiful little old cottage in a good location for exploring the Wiltshire towns and countryside."

    Cosy and full of charm and character. Well equipped and comfortable. Would definitely recommend it.

    Thank you! And we would definitely recommend you as guests, Fourways was left spotless. Glad that the new furniture and lighting is proving to be comfy, and that the supply of logs helped you feel cosy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Candy4.4Oct 2023

  • "Clean cottage, well stocked."

    Downstairs furniture was very uncomfortable and dated, kitchen chairs could do with seat pads.lounge needs a rug and better lighting, ceilings would benefit from white paint. Stairs are very steep and could be a hazard for customers with mobility issues. Downstairs bathroom should be listed on the ad.

    Thank you for the feedback. Great that you found Fourways clean and well stocked! We agree with your suggestion on lighting in the living room and have sorted that. We have also updated the sofas to a more modern, but comfy style - our aim for traditional cottage was perhaps a little too genuine! The paintwork is all very fresh and in line with the cottage aesthetic we are aiming for, sorry you did not like it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek1.9Aug 2023

  • "Lovely, quaint, country cottage full of rustic charm."

    We were a little hesitant about booking as we couldn’t find any reviews on the property (possibly it is new to the rentals market and that’s why?) but we needn’t have worried- Fourways was very clean and well equipped; the photos don’t do it justice! It oozes character and is in a beautiful part of the world- lovely towns and villages to visit nearby and a 10 minute walk to a fantastic pub (The Seven Stars). The cottage (and the whole area, it seems) is very dog friendly so was perfect for our trip. Although it is surrounded by lanes on all sides of the cottage, the beautiful, little garden feels private and enclosed and was safe and secure for our dog. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your sense of adventure, Mrs C! You were only our second visitor since going live last week, so it is lovely to have your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by C4.7Aug 2023

  • "A comfortable cottage in an ideal walking/touring location."

    The lovely enclosed garden is perfect for alfresco breakfast.

    Thank you Mike- so pleased our first guest had a good time :-)! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Aug 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric heaters and solid-fuel central heating (a good supply of logs is supplied)
  • Electric oven, electric hob, solid fuel range oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washer dryer, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, iron and ironing board
  • Smart TV, WiFi, Bluetooth speaker. Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen is included in rent, but not towels
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, plus on-street for 2 more
  • Enclosed garden with furniture, lawn, patio, covered seating area and pond
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Suitable for babes-in-arms and children over 7 years old only
  • Note: Fishpond is not enclosed, stairs are steep
  • Please supervise children and pets at all times
  • Please note: new sitting room furniture will be in the property from 03rd October.

The property

Pewsey 4.5 miles. Settled between country roads and countryside views, Fourways is a traditional Victorian cottage with a charming garden and off-road parking.

Residing in Hilcott near Pewsey, the property is ideal for a family with children over the age of seven, or a group of friends looking to explore rural Wiltshire.

Be welcomed to this personable property by the idyllic garden, where a delightful backdrop of mature shrubs surrounds a covered seating area, ideal for an alfresco dinner all year round, beside the added feature of a fishpond.

Once inside, settle down beside the woodburning stove in the rustic sitting room to plan the day ahead, or unwind after a day well spent.

Meals can be enjoyed in the kitchen/diner with table seating for four, a quaint pantry, a handy utility to cater to your needs throughout your stay, and a Rayburn that can provide a cosy atmosphere throughout the year.

The bathroom can be found on the ground floor and will please those looking for a refreshing shower or a soak amongst the bubbles. When night falls, get comfy in the traditional iron-framed beds of either a twin room or a double with a restful window seat, both featuring ornamental fireplaces. The local area is teaming with scenic walks intermingled with historic sites, hills, streams, and the Kennett and Avon Canal.

Why not explore Marden Super Henge, Alton Barnes White Horse or visit Honey Street with its pub, shops, café and crop circle museum, to find out more about local history and heritage?

Or take a stroll to the excellent dining pub in nearby Bottlesford and Woodborough’s Garden Centre, selling local milk and a range of groceries.

Indulge in the history and countryside of Wiltshire with a stay at the lovely Fourways!

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About the location


Marlborough 7 miles; Swindon 19 miles; Newbury 22 miles

This beautiful big village lies in the heart of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wiltshire. Dating all the way back to the 6th century, Pewsey is a great place for visitors as it provides a number of shops, pubs and restaurants for you to choose from. You can also discover the local history in the Heritage Centre, it also showcases the stunning Pewsey Wharf canal for you to admire. As do many places in the area, Pewsey hosts a number of festivals throughout the year, mainly the Pewsey Music Festival and the Pewsey and District Feast and Carnival which would be worth lining up your holidays with. If a walking holiday is what you're after, you will be surrounded with places to walk, cycle and climb with the Cotswolds and the Cranbourne Chase AONB easily accessible by car. The World Heritage sites of Stonehenge and Avebury Stone Circle are both within a thirty minute drive. Pewsey also has a train station offering access to some of Wiltshere's gems. The charming market town of Marlborough is just 7 miles away with its variety of shops, cafés and pubs as well as a golf club and the Merchant's House Museum to keep you occupied.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas