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The Pottery

(Ref. 25807)

Urchfont near Devizes, Wiltshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed a lovely couple of days at The Pottery."

    It was just what we needed for a couple of days of peace and quiet. Lovely location, cottage was small but very comfortable and exactly what we needed for a change of scenery. Would throughly recommend for short stays.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Sep 2023

  • "Even though the area of Urchfont and surroundings are quite well known to me I have never come across The Pottery or its owners."

    Claire and Phil made us sooo welcomed and couldn't do enough for us. We were able to host family and friends over a short periods. The only downside, was, the local pub was not operating at its full potential. However, if one wanted to eat out there are plenty of other eatery nearby. If one is looking for somewhere to chillax in quiet surrounding at a reasonable cost then, The Pottery is a must.

    Reviewed by Desmond5.0Sep 2023

  • "Was a wonderful find, lovely and quite."

    Lovely touches like fresh milk in the fridge, fresh flowers in the living room ,

    Thank you for your feedback, it is so rewarding to get comments like yours. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very welcoming, very clean and tidy."

    We enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jul 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely summer week in a delightful village!"

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday in The Pottery."

    It was perfect for the two of us and our dog, well equipped and very clean. Clare and Philip are great hosts and made us and the dog feel very welcome. The village of Urchfont surpassed our expectations, it’s picture postcard pretty with the duck pond, village green and many thatched cottages. There’s lots of great walks in the local area, some starting straight from the village, and Philip was very helpful in recommending his own favourites.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cosy little nook set in a beautiful village."

    Pub a short walk away and very friendly. Great if you have a pooch as owners are lovely and very dog friendly

    Thank you for your feedback. We are anxious to improve in any way we can and if you are willing to give us what you would suggest we could do to enhance the comfort for example if it were to do with the furnishings or the heating etc I would much appreciate it. Was there anything specifically that was not to your standard in the cleanliness of the cottage? Thank you in anticipation of your response. Kind regards Clare Milanes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley4.1Mar 2023

  • "Cosy comfortable stay in a beautiful village."

    Thank you Laura for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was a lovely cottage in rural Wiltshire."

    Great base for exploring the Cotswolds and ancient historical sites. The owners were very helpful and available throughout the stay. The cottage stays nice and cool under the tree canopy and the Milky Way can be seen on a clear night. There were many little woodland creatures and even a green woodpecker, vole and wood mouse rustled in the garden. Only a couple of thoughts to make it great for dogs would perhaps be a small closing gate on the back garden to enclose little rascals like mine in so that they can’t escape to the road. I had to keep my runaway on his lead. Plus just a thought to swap the tub chair for a squishier chair. I suffer with health problems and had a bit of body pain from sitting in this chair. So a squishier chair would add more comfort to the stay. Maybe a couple more mugs too just to make it a really relaxing holiday as the mugs run out quickly so more washing up to do. I know it’s lazy but it’s a holiday! I saw an iron but didn’t find an ironing board. Perhaps a couple more glasses too tumbler style. But it was very pleasant. Very peaceful location, pretty village and very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Aug 2022

  • "Really lovely location, so rural and quiet with a lovely pub 2minute walk away."

    Hosts are really helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great little cottage with a lovely garden"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "Clare & Phillip were very weloming and helpful."

    We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay in quiet surroundings in a lovely, friendly village. The cottage was small but provided everything we needed and was very clean and comfortable. It was lovely to sit out in the evening and enjoy a glass of wine in our private space in the garden. Meals at The Lamb were excellent and the staff were again very friendly and welcoming. It's a good base to explore this part of the country with many attractions within easy reach. Thanks again to Clare and Phillip.

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in The Pottery - it was very comfortable and had everything we needed."

    The location was excellent and the hosts were very helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely place, lovely cottage, lovely hosts."

    I came for a spiritual holiday in a high-energy area (Wiltshire) and thats what I got - plenty of peace and quiet, and a little forest a few minutes walk away (Oakfirth Wood).

    Reviewed by P5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was clean, cosy & comfortable."

    It fitted our needs perfectly & the owners were courteous & helpful when we saw them.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay, good hosts."

    The village is really nice, and the local pub “The Lamb” had excellent beer and food. Very central for visiting the sights of Wiltshire.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Sep 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay, the hosts were fab leading up to the weekend, they happily arranged a bottle of champagne for my partners birthday and were extremely accommodating."

    The barn had everything we needed inside, and a lovely touch adding some cake and milk for us. Very comfy bed, and it was so peaceful and quiet. We loved exploring the local area and finding lovely walks to take the dog on. Overall it really exceeded our expectations and we are looking forward to booking again in the future!

    Reviewed by Raya5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great village. Loved every minute of our time there

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had a wonderful week at The Pottery, very peaceful, small but had absolutely everything you could need, bed very comfortable, was really nice to have our own seating areas outside, lovely garden, hosts very nice and the pint of milk and cherry cake a lovely thought."

    There's plenty to see and do, nothing was too far to drive. Popped into The Lamb, wasn't serving food whilst we were there, but lovely atmosphere and the locals very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend a break at The Pottery.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a beautiful cottage and very well maintained."

    The owners are helpful and speak if they see you but leave you alone to enjoy your holiday in peace. Just one note to anyone with a physical disability but doesn't need a fully accessible property, the shower is very high to step in and out of, approx 10" with nothing to grab onto and the sofa is very low. This would not impact anyone without a disability so please don't think these comments are a negative. The property does not advertise itself as accessible so this is just a comment for those of you that may have difficulties with the above mentioned. A lot of tourist attractions are close by and you can be on the coast in about one hour 30 mins.

    Reviewed by Sean4.7Aug 2020

  • "Such a lovely, clean, cosy cottage!"

    We were welcomed by the owner on arrival and we knew that they were always available if needed, but they left us to enjoy our holiday in peace. Although we were staying during the week of Storm Dennis, the cottage was always warm and cosy, with an extra radiator and electric fan heater available if necessary. The shower worked well - nice and clean and with ample supplies of hot water. The little kitchen had all we needed and we also could have used a washing machine in the adjoining workshop if we had so wished. We loved the beams and character of this cottage and felt totally at home and at ease from the start. The bed was very comfortable and clean, with a really snuggly duvet and soft, fluffy pillows. Outside, there is a good sized back lawn and garden, shared with the other cottage, which I imagine will be a lovely sun trap in the summer and which was perfect for walking our dog first thing in the morning. As a base for exploring Wiltshire, this was the perfect place to stay and Urchfont itself is absolutely gorgeous - all red brick and thatch, with a village pub and duck pond - idyllic! We would certainly recommend The Pottery for a relaxing and romantic holiday.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2020

  • "All we needed, and more supplied."

    Owners very friendly and helpful. Very comfortable and very clean. Quiet and peaceful, just what we wanted.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is an excellent base for exploring a beautiful and interesting part of the country."

    If you like history or archaeology, it's a wonderful area, as Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill and other ancient monuments are all within easy distance. There's also lots of fascinating industrial history nearby, including the Caen Hill Locks and the Crofton Pumping Station on the Kennet & Avon Canal, and the Great Western Railway museum in Swindon - and of course the Roman / Georgian city of Bath is always worth a visit. Plenty to do and see, whatever the weather.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for us."

    The owners were very helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a relaxing holiday. We would love to return to stay at the pottery sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Larraine4.4Jul 2019

  • "The owners were delightful and could not have been more welcoming."

    They greeted us warmly on our arrival, offering information on local resources and places of interest; and checked regularly during our stay to see if they could offer further assistance. There were fresh flowers on the table; milk (in a proper glass milk bottle) in the fridge; and the gift of a lovely souvenir 'Urchfont' shopping bag.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2019

  • "Owners very friendly and everyone we met in the village spoke to us when we went out down to pub for meals."

    We can recommend the food at the Lamb public house resendly priced for a village place

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2019

  • "When we arrived the owners greeted us and showed us where they lived in the very nearby house and offered to help with any problems or queries which was nice."

    The cottage style home was really quaint and pretty, the lounge part looked over the garden and the kitchen was off the lounge, so everything was easily accessible. The cooker was electric, so not the easiest to regulate but I got used to it. The bed was comfortable and we enjoyed the whole experience. The owners were very helpful as we took our dog Luther and they showed where local walks were. We were only around 3 miles from Devizes which we like very much, as we love the cafe near the canal, which is dog friendly. We also found The Milk Churn which is near Melksham, again dog friendly. We loved the pond in Urchfont which had lots of ducks swimming in it or walking around, very pretty. The village also has a post office and pub. We were given a reusable shopping bag with Urchfont on it, which we thought was a lovely reminder of our restful stay in Urchfont. Very pleasant and enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.1Jun 2019

  • "A lovely place to stay, very quiet and relaxing in a picturesque village with plenty of walks a village shop and pub."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2019

  • "Had a lovely relaxing time at the pottery, look forward to returning in the near future"

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 2019

  • "Excellent retreat,Mr &Mrs Millanes were very helpful & made sure we had everything we needed ."

    Ideal for dog/s

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2018

  • "Very warm welcome from the owners,complete with lovely cake."

    A very friendly village and good location for touring the area.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Nov 2018

  • "The owners, Philip and Clare were very gracious hosts and made me very welcome."

    The property was secluded and quiet and made for a very restful break. I would not hesitate to recommend a stay at The Pottery.

    Reviewed by Kenneth3.8Oct 2018

  • "There is only a community shop in the village which is a little pricey"

    Reviewed by Marcia3.8Aug 2018

  • "Although small, this cottage is perfect for a couple and their dog - the lack of a door on the bedroom (there is a curtain) means there is no bar to your canine friend waking you up early in the morning!"

    Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. The village is pretty with a good pub, and the local footpaths are well signed and in good order. Urchfont is a good base to explore this part of Wiltshire, visits to Lacock and Avebury are a must as well as a walk on the airy Pewsey Downs and along the canal at Devizes.

    Reviewed by Neil3.8Aug 2018

  • "Lovely relaxing stay in well maintained cottage with friendly hosts - would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by S5.0Aug 2018

  • "The Pottery is small, but very comfortable, we had all we could wish for."

    The owners live on site and are very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Our dog was well provided for, and the garden was safe although there was a small lane well to the front of the property. We all enjoyed our stay very much. Lovely Village in which to stay, and lots of great places to visit within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Mo5.0Jun 2018

  • "Really enjoyed staying in 'The Pottery'."

    Just what we hoped it would be, (a comfy rustic retreat), in a beautiful village and interesting area. Owners very helpful.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jun 2018

  • "The Pottery was like a home and the owners Phillip and Clare were excellent hosts nothing too much trouble and there is a great possibility we might go there again."

    Alas the weather was not the kindest, if it had been we would probably had a BBQ in the garden at the rear of the property, there were also chair in the front that we did make use of.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Apr 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a suitably secluded location."

    The hosts were really friendly and made us feel very welcome despite our late arrival. I would highly recommend this cottage and we found that is has all of the amenities that one would require. Thanks for the enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Dec 2017

  • "The cottage provided just what I needed which was a retreat from my day to day life and Claire respected my need for a reflective time in privacy."

    I left feeling replenished and ready for a significant change in my life. Many thanks Viv

    Reviewed by Vivien4.8Nov 2017

  • "Lovely people, we could have talked all week but regrettably we had to go home!"

    And accommodation superb.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Oct 2017

  • "Beautiful village."

    Owners very helpful without being intrusive. Local pub was very welcoming​. Lots to do in the immediate area.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2017

  • "The Pottery is a beautiful little hideaway in the exceedingly lovely village of Urchfont."

    The cottage is tastefully decorated, warm and comfortable, and the owners are equally warm and obliging. We had a fabulous time and would not hesitate for a moment to re-book for another holiday.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Oct 2016

  • "We had a great week at this holiday retreat."

    The converted barn was warm and comfortable. The owners were both welcoming and helpful. There was plenty of literature and leaflets on the area if you were new to the area. We had very peaceful and enjoyable break. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Oct 2016

  • "The Holiday was fantastic and very enjoyable the host who lived on site helped us with any enquiries about the local village."

    The local village although small had everything you would ever need a shop, post office pub and very friendly people who actually talk to you Would go again the only problem was we now have two large dogs and I do not think we would all fit in have to leave the wife at home

    Reviewed by David3.8Mar 2015

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  • All ground floor
  • One king sized bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric wall convector heater and storage radiator
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer by arrangement with owner, TV with Freeview, DVD, 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
  • Patio with furniture, shared lawned area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Mobile phone signal is intermittent.

The property

A comfortable single-storey, timber-clad detached barn conversion, one of two on site, and situated in the picturesque Wiltshire village of Urchfont, five miles from Devizes.

This cosy cottage provides couples with a superb romantic retreat.

The characterful open-plan living area boasts a wealth of exposed beams with a charming sitting and dining area leading into a small yet well-equipped kitchen.

The beamed king bedroom is off the living area and completing the accommodation is a shower room.

To the rear there is a private patio with a shared lawned area beyond, a perfect place to relax whilst planning the day's adventures.

Take the short stroll from this Wiltshire holiday home around the village where you can feed the ducks on the pond, shop in the friendly community store or sample real ale in the pub.

Alternatively, take one of the well-signed footpaths which criss-cross the surrounding countryside.

Nearby, the beautifully restored Kennet and Avon Canal winds its way through the Vale of Pewsey towards Devizes before it drops down to the magnificent Caen Hill flight of locks, one of the highest in the country.

Within driving distance from your Urchfont holiday home you can marvel at ancient Stonehenge, the regal cities of Bath and Salisbury, or the magnificent house, gardens and safari park at Longleat.

This Urchfont cottage offers couples a delightfully snug holiday hideaway in a most fascinating and interesting part of the country.

Note: This cottage is adjacent to Ref. 25806, together they sleep 6.

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About the location


Devizes 5 miles.

The picturesque Wiltshire village of Urchfont lies at the south west end of the Vale of Pewsey, north of the Salisbury Plain, five miles from the historic market town of Devizes. Urchfont is dominated by an attractive pond, where you will be greeted by all kinds of water fowl, plus a lively and well-stocked community run shop and a pub serving real ales and good food can also be found in the village, and an annual scarecrow festival, with up to 50 scarecrows on display is held in early May. The local area is rich in ancient history with the stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury both an easy drive, or take a trip through the nearby Vale of Pewsey, dotted with pretty villages and boasting two white horses carved into the chalk down land. The market town of Devizes is famous for its brewery and the Kennet and Avon canal. A boat trip along the canal is a must, from where you can marvel at the Caen Hill staircase of locks, one of the largest in the country. The area has so much to offer visitors at any time of the year.

Owner will only accept a 7 night booking between the 22nd and the 29th of December

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas