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The Nook

Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire (Ref. 904115)


(49 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom

Reviews & Ratings

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely people, cosy cottage, great location No negatives"

    Reviewed by SammieJun 2022

  • "What a lovely place to stay, everything we needed and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2022

  • "We had a brilliant stay at The Nook."

    The owners were really friendly but also left you to it to enjoy your holiday. The Nook was really comfortable and clean and great for our four-legged friend and the patio area outside is perfect as our dog could potter around. Wifi was excellent as we need to work at the same as having a break. Highly recommend visiting and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2022

  • "We had a warm welcome from Jan,( thank you for the wine and biscuits!"

    ). We had a lovely relaxing week in a quiet village , The Nook had everything we needed , comfortable, very clean and beautiful surroundings, so nice to see the Shetland ponies over the fence.

    Reviewed by DaphneMar 2022

  • "Comfortable with everything we needed."

    If you want peace and quiet this is for you. Owners on hand if needed but just leave you to enjoy your stay. If in the area again would not hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Nook."

    It was comfortable and cosy and provided a great base for visiting local family members. We'd like to come and find out more about this part of the world during the summer.

    Reviewed by DeborahDec 2021

  • "Had a good week Nice property and in a good location nice and peaceful"

    Reviewed by DaveOct 2021

  • "A suggestion would be to include a sample of walks in the area."

    We did leave one we had used. The owners were both available, helpful and friendly and very busy. There suggestion of somewhere to eat was well received. We visted there twice and enjoyed our food and experience both times. The Crown in Broad Hinton only a short drive away.

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2021

  • "Place was clean and tidy but small."

    Reviewed by StanleyAug 2021

  • "The owners were exceedingly helpful, approachable and friendly, they did what they could to make our stay comfortable and relaxing."

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "Really had an amazing stay."

    Looking forward to coming back again ASAP the place is beautiful and well maintained

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2021

  • "The accomodation was very comfortable and cosy."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful. We had an extremely relaxing break.

    Reviewed by TeresaJul 2021

  • "Lovely quiet place to stay, ideal walking area with dogs."

    Ideal place to stay for visiting Devizes and Bath etc

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2021

  • "We had a really lovely stay at the Nook - it was the perfect base for exploring Wiltshire."

    Jan and her husband were very welcoming and helpful and we loved having the ponies, chickens and ducks for neighbours. The accommodation had everything we needed for the week, the king size bed was great and the air con was a Godsend as it was very warm the week we visited. We would very much recommend the Nook and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by LyndseyJun 2021

  • "Rather annoying opening and shutting double gate when we left and returned."

    Towels were small and very coarse if I'd had known would have bought own .The lodge was good value for money.

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2021

  • "The cabin is in a lovely rural spot."

    very comfortable. Could easily have stayed longer. Wonderful treats on arrival for ourselves and our dogs. Loved hearing the chickens and seeing the horses. Cockeral is funny. Starts his call +appears to run out of steam

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2021

  • "The Nook is a such a lovely place to stay."

    The lodge has all the facilities I needed and was warm, clean and comfortable. It is a very dog friendly place and there is a off lead walk just opposite the house. There are also numerous great local walks. The owners were so helpful and welcoming and have gone above and beyond to help me enjoy my stay. The welcome pack was also just such a lovely and generous touch. The whole place is immaculately kept and feels so well cared for. I also took trips to see Avebury, the Ridgeway, Waylands Smithy and West Kennet Long Barrow as well as Uffington White Horse, all a short drive from The Nook. Lovely stay and can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by HollyMay 2021

  • "Used the property whilst visiting my local in-laws."

    Lovely little ‘chalet’ type timber accommodation in a relaxing and welcoming setting. Perfect for 2 for a short break to explore the local countryside. Lovely surprise to be greeted with a bottle of wine and box of chocolates upon arrival. Kept in touch (via text) with ‘Jan’, and whilst she was never intrusive or overbearing at all, she readily answered any query I had. Enjoyed talking to the resident ponies ‘Dynamite’ and ‘Tyson’ each morning and it was lovely to be able to give them their banana ‘treat’ at the start of the day. Thanks to Jan and family.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "A wonderful short mid-week break for myself and the dog."

    The Nook was lovely and clean on arrival, and as others have mentioned there was a little gift for me and the dog when we arrived. Check in was easy, instructions to arrive were simple to follow and we had no issues finding the property. The Nook is wonderfully comfy and has everything you need to enjoy the week. We will definitely return. There were walks we could do directly from the property, but there is also so much to explore nearby. We never drove more than 30 minutes to get somewhere and had a number of places to choose from for nice dog walks. Just remember to pack your wellies or walking boots for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2020

  • "A lovely And friendly welcome from the owners."

    The wine, biscuits and dog treats were appreciated. Lovely countryside all about and not to far from amenities.

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, really nice area, owners pleasant and friendly"

    Reviewed by JonathanSep 2020

  • "Very cosy cabin had everything we needed."

    Janet the owner was very friendly and good to chat with. The two ponies & the chickens were a delight. Bottle of wine, biscuits and treats for our dog were a nice added touch. Would recommend she has a visitors book. Good location to explore the sights eg. Avebury very close by. Also good field opposite to walk Polly dog. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by MichaelaAug 2020

  • "Was there in recent heatwave."

    The Air Con was a very welcome relief.

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2020

  • "Nice bottle of wine and biscuits on arrival went down well."

    Lovely ponies.

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2020

  • "Booked this getaway with my boyfriend and we were really pleased with the place."

    After reading reviews about others finding it difficult to find the place we were surprised to find it easily with the owner also giving us directions when we called to confirm our arrival time. The place was very clean and cosy and the owner even left us some snacks for us as she offered wine but we do not drink. Overall very nice place with activities and attraction to visit near by too.

    Reviewed by ShaynaJul 2020

  • "We used the cottage after our furniture had been collected for delivery to our new house."

    We found the accommodation to fulfil all or requirements and a haven while we got our house ready for the new owners. We met the owners of the cottage who were very friendly. Would certainly return if in the area and have already recommended to others.

    Reviewed by RosalynDec 2019

  • "Directions a bit woolly when reaching property had to ask one of the locals for help only to be told we where here."

    Directions said to look for a large white building the owner said she was surprised at that as the property has never been white to her credit she did contact Sykes straight away maybe a small Sykes sign at the entrance would help

    Reviewed by AlanNov 2019

  • "The place was compact."

    Good for a night or two. Would have been lovely in the summer but found it chilly but being so small it warmed up quickly.

    Reviewed by ValmaiOct 2019

  • "It was a very accurate description of he property."

    We found the chalet very comfortable and well designed. We enjoyed our trip.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2019

  • "Excellent place for a very relaxing holiday."

    There are plenty of lovely places to discover in the nearby vicinity. It’s a quiet cottage with minimal road traffic, and the presence of farm animals such as ponies, ducts, and chickens make it a very unique experience. The cottage was in a very clean condition and contained all the basic items needed for self-catering. The owners were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an enjoyable break – and it’s also perfect for a dog as there is a big green field nearby for some nice relaxing walks.

    Reviewed by GrazynaMay 2019

  • "There were two serious trip hazards in the front of the property."

    One a step and two a slope, where a fence had been added and the trip hazards not removed. You said that there was a barbecue. It was not provided. Carpet looked tired and needed a clean. No vacuum cleaner or any cleaning materials or equipment to clean the property. Also it should be noted that I could not reach the owners on the numbers you made available. These need updating. Shame because it was an ideal location.

    Thank you for your feedback, the hazards have been looked at and have been deemed safe. they are shown within the photos. I'm sorry you feel that way with the carpet this is cleaned regularly with carpet cleaners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2019

  • "Absolutely loved stopping at the Nook, very relaxing place had everything we needed we received a lovely welcome gift on arrival thanks so much Janet."

    The only downfall was the mattress on the bed it was far to soft felt as though it hadn’t been turned regularly or was passed it, could do with a new one. Would definitely love to stop here again it is very quiet considering Janet and her husband have hens, duck and horses Janet and her husband are a lovely friendly couple. We visited loads of places whilst on holiday and the weather for April was gorgeous.

    Thank you for feedback. The owner has taken onboard your comments with the mattress. As a result, the owner has replaced with a brand new sprung foam mattress. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cabin with everything we needed for a comfortable stay."

    Delightful ponies,ducks and chickens on site. Many thanks to the owners for the wine, chocs, eggs and dog treats. Would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2019

  • "Enjoyable"

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2019

  • "Was so pracefull and quiet,very very very nice indeed"

    Reviewed by DanielJan 2019

  • "I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at the Nook as It had everything I needed."

    It was clean, cosy and comfortable with a very well equipped kitchen. There were some welcome gifts for myself and my dogs which were much appreciated. I enjoyed a relaxing 10 night stay..

    Reviewed by PamelaNov 2018

  • "The Nook is a cosy, log cabin as explained in the Sykes description."

    It is situated in the the stable yard located in the countryside, but close to civilisation. Although the ponies and geese are close by they caused no noise or problem to us guests. The owners are friendly and very helpful. A satnav or ordinance survey map is essential as the charming country lanes do look like each other!

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2018

  • "Lovely little retreat from the busy world."

    Very quiet and peaceful. Ideal as a base for the start of the Ridgeway Walk. Dog friendly and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2018

  • "Very friendly hosts and very helpful."

    Lovely to see the ponies and ducks and chickens.

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2018

  • "An excellent location for touring the sights of Wiltshire."

    The accommodation was basic but ideal for dogs and their humans. The owners were friendly and the welcome pack much appreciated. Happy to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by LeahMay 2018

  • "Good value ..."

    Good value Just what we wanted for a break with our 3 dogs Nice owners Well kept surrounding Good park for dog walking nearby In Swindon (4 miles) Lydiard Park

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2018

  • "When we arrived the heating and lights were on for us, and a little Christmas tree!"

    which was lovely as we had travelled a long way it was dark and cold and we just wanted to sit and rest. There was a treat left for our two dogs and a little bottle of wine for my husband and I which was a lovely thought! The Nook was comfortable, clean and warm and had everything that we needed. It was lovely to see the two shetland ponies and the chickens and ducks! Overall a very pleasant stay, would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2017

  • "Greeted with complimentary tea and coffee plus wine and chews for our 3 dogs, it very warm and inviting when we opened the door."

    was very clean and everything had been thought of to make us feel at home.we will definitely come again.

    Reviewed by DoreenNov 2017

  • "Lovely chalet type accommodation, basic but quite adequate for our needs and the needs of our dogs."

    Comfy bed and adequate shower room. Would happily visit again.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2017

  • "The Nook is a lovely cottage in a very good spot for exploring North Wiltshire."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable - as a single occupant I really enjoyed my stay and would be happy to return to the property should I come back to the area.

    Reviewed by HannahJun 2017

  • "We had a most enjoyable time, not least because it is a dog friendly setting and very quiet."

    A perfect getaway.

    Reviewed by BryanOct 2016

  • "Very helpful owner"

    Reviewed by BrendaOct 2016

  • "Excellent Location to either chill out or visit places with in the Cotswolds"

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2016

  • "Exactly what I expected."

    Very friendly owners on site. Best sleep away from home ever. Only down side were the opening hours of The Trotting Horse - Fri & Sat only and Only bottled beer.

    Reviewed by ValSep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Central heating from air source hear pump
  • Electric mini-oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome (please note that your dog is not to be left unattended at anytime in this property)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • The property can be accessed via its own private drive
  • Note: This property is not suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: No children
  • Note: Ponies, ducks and chickens reside nearby and so there may be some occasional associated noise
  • Note: Push bikes can't be left inside the property
  • An outdoor undercover area is available; please bring own chain to secure bikes
  • Note: Coast is less than an hour's drive away
  • Note: £10 charge per pet applies

The property

Royal Wootton Bassett 3 miles.

This immaculately-presented, energy-efficient timber lodge sits in a rural area in the grounds of the owner's home, alongside a second property, the Log Cabin, overlooking the owner’s stables.

The Nook provides cosy accommodation, ideal for couples as a relaxing holiday retreat in this beautiful part of the country.

Set across the ground floor, the accommodation has an open plan living area featuring a dining area, a well-equipped kitchen area, plus a comfy sitting area with double doors opening out to a small enclosed terrace.

The comfortable bedroom contains a king-size bed and boasts a fully-tiled, en-suite shower room.

This delightful lodge is located between the southern end of the Cotswolds and the northern edge of the Vale of Pewsey, a short distance from the historic market town of Royal Wootton Bassett, and is an ideal base for exploring the area on foot, by bicycle or car.

The Wiltshire Downs cycle path passes the door and there are many wonderful walking routes in the immediate area, as well as those a little further afield along the Wessex Ridgeway Trail.

There are so many fascinating places to visit nearby; Lydiard Country Park, Avebury Stone Circle, Silbury Hill, The Wiltshire White Horse carvings, Cotswold Water Park, the Kennet and Avon Canal and much more.

For retail therapy, why not spend the day in the designer outlet village at Swindon, or peruse the independent shops in Marlborough or those in the vibrant cities of Oxford or Bath?

At the close of a sunny day, you can barbecue on the terrace whilst watching the resident ponies, ducks and chickens potter around, or take a night off from cooking and visit the pub or one of the many takeaways in nearby Lynham.

If you wish to take your four legged friend with you, there are even two pet-friendly pubs three miles away.

A comfortable holiday base for exploring the Wessex countryside; with easy access to many delightful towns and villages, this is the perfect place for couples planning to explore the area.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 22948, together they sleep 4.

This property can accept up to 4 dogs with the owners permission.

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About the location


Swindon 6.7 miles; Malmesbury 10.7 miles; Bath 31 miles.

Situated at the southern end of the Cotswold Hills, in rural northern Wiltshire and close to the border with Gloucestershire, the friendly market town of Royal Wootton Bassett can be found. The town was granted Royal patronage in 2011, due to the part it played in the repatriation of military personnel who sadly lost their lives serving their country overseas. It boasts a weekly market and offers a good selection of local shops and inns, providing an ideal touring base from which to explore the attractions of Wiltshire and beyond. The town is close to the historic Lydiard Park, Bowood and Longleat, with the ancient sites of Avebury and Stonehenge nearby. The coastal resorts of Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea are just over an hour's drive for anyone wanting to dip their toes in the sea. Visit the charming town of Malmesbury and the Cotswold Water Park and with the historic cities of Bath, Oxford and Salisbury all easily accessible, this area really makes an interesting touring centre at any time of the year.

Region Information

Note: No children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas