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Stables Cottage

Bowerhill near Melksham, Wiltshire (Ref. 18369)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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    “A very comfortable and well equipped cottage, plenty of walks if you have a dog and fields to play in with children.”

    Only a short drive to Devises or the Canel network.

    Only a short drive to Devises or the Canel network. A very good base to explore the area and if you are lucky you can watch the odd plane take off as it has a private landing strip. We would definitely return

    - Mr Bird, February 2019

The property

Bowerhill 1 mile.

A charming, detached barn conversion set in a peaceful location in the grounds of the owner's working arable farm, close to the small hamlet of Bowerhill in rural West Wiltshire.

Comfortably furnished and well-presented, this Wiltshire cottage provides a superb holiday base for both families and groups of friends wishing to explore this lovely rural area.

There is plenty of room in this Wiltshire holiday cottage, which benefits from a spacious kitchen with dining area, and a light and airy sitting room, whilst the master bedroom boasts original beams and a small sitting area, as well as en-suite facilities.

Two sets of doors open out to the sunny, private patio at the rear of this Wiltshire holiday cottage, and once you've finished an alfresco meal, why not wander across to the attractive pond area, home to interesting waterfowl and dragonflies?

Take a stroll across the nearby paddocks to join one of the numerous footpaths, which cross the 100 acres of farmland.

Within half a mile of your Wiltshire holiday cottage, the delightful Kennet and Avon Canal provides scenic, gentle walks and cycle trails along its towpath, where you can stop for refreshment at one of the attractive waterside inns.

Venture to the nearby market town of Devizes, tour the Wadworth Brewery or enjoy one of the regular narrow boat cruises, which lazily meander through the Pewsey Vale, well-known for its seasonal crop circles and the white horses etched into the chalky downland.

If you're in need of a comfortable, countryside base within easy reach of numerous attractions, then look no further than this delightful Wiltshire holiday cottage.


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room.


  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 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 3 cars
  • Private front patio with furniture
  • Shared lawned area with unfenced pond and access to surrounding fields
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: The owner has a dog, pets must be kept on a lead when in shared grounds
  • Note: There is an unfenced pond close to the cottage, children and pets to be supervised.

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About the location


Melksham 2 miles; Devizes 5 miles.

Bowerhill is a charming, scattered rural hamlet, on the edge of the small market town of Melksham, which lies on the banks of the River Avon in West Wiltshire. Surrounded by magnificent countryside, this serene location is a special place, which is enjoyed by people who love the charms of the countryside. Many walking and cycling opportunities can be found close by, with scenic pathways winding through the rural landscape, and there are numerous exceptional historic sites within easy reach, including Stonehenge and Avebury, as well as magnificent stately homes and gardens at Bowood, Longleat or Chalfield Manor. For a relaxed afternoon closer to home, a peaceful stroll along the towpath of the nearby Kennet and Avon Canal can be easily sought. This lovely area comes with a traditional relaxed, gentle pace of life, with many places of interest to be found within a short drive, including the regal city of Bath, the bustling market town of Devizes, the villages of the nearby Pewsey Vale, with the celebrated white horses present on the chalk downland, the market town of Marlborough and the National Trust owned Lacock Abbey. A peaceful rural location, offering a delightful holiday base at any time of the year.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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