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The Annex

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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105 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    Had everything we needed and more.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2024

  • "Enjoyed our stay at the Annex which was well equipped and comfortable."

    Karen was there to welcome us on arrival as well as her lemon drizzle cake. Lovely views from the property and property well placed for visiting places in the area.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Feb 2024

  • "A very comfortable stay in a good location for exploring the lower Cotswolds."

    A welcoming host.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jan 2024

  • "Warm welcome from the owner to this spacious, comfortable and very clean bungalow."

    We enjoyed a lovely Christmas despite a week of wind and rain . Not fit to do much exploring but did visit Lacock and Calne. Wootton Bassett has an attractive high street and many independent shops. Set in pretty countryside with a nice view of the brook from the patio window. A lovely relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Dec 2023

  • "A really good place to stay."

    Nice introduction to property by he host. The Annexe was spotless, well equipped and warm. Comfortable beds and all the facilities were working. Only thing we could not find was a toast rack!! Best recommendation I can give is that we would stay again.

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful property very well maintained and super clean , hosts very lovely and there if needed."

    No negative comments to be made everything was a positive , would happily return

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent and spacious property."

    Karen has provided everything you could possibly need for a really comfortable and enjoyable stay and is the perfect host, being responsive if you need her and not intrusive if you don’t. Everything is super clean, beds are very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2023

  • "Our second stay at the property this year, just as we remembered it spotlessly clean, cosy, everything you need and in lovely surroundings."

    Karen and Michael were so welcoming and friendly, the cakes were a delicious bonus! Thank you .

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Oct 2023

  • "2nd - 9th September My hubby and I had an absolutely marvelous stay, we couldn't fault anything about the Annex, a very relaxing week with fantastic weather what more could we have asked for."

    Our hosts made us both feel very welcome, we would certainly stay there again. Kathleen and Paul

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our family of four adults had a very comfortable week's stay at The Annex."

    The property is spotlessly clean and well equipped, the beds are very comfortable and the outside space is private and relaxing with wonderful birdlife (owls, buzzards, woodpeckers to name a few) and country views. Karen was very welcoming and on hand if we needed anything. The only thing that could have made our stay any better (and it's being picky really) would have been a quicker way to access the garden and outside seating area, but we completely understand the owner's reasons for this and it doesn't take anything away from the 5 star rating The Annex deserves. Finally, we can highly recommend a takeaway from Ganges indian restaurant in Wootton Bassett: excellent!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2023

  • "A very warm welcome by our host Karen with a delicious Lemon Drizzle Cake was the start of a wonderful stay at The Annex."

    A beautiful home and a beautiful location, Karen has thought of everything you could possibly need. We have put The Annex at our top of holiday list and highly recommend staying here. Thank you Karen for providing such a wonderful haven.

    Reviewed by Corrina5.0Jul 2023

  • "From the time we arrived till we left, we found the owners to be friendly and helpful with any queries we had."

    On walking into the Annex we could feel the place was well loved, every thing was very clean and homely looking, the welcome pack including the beautiful home made lemon drizzle cake was perfection in itself. I would highly recommend this property to any one and know they would not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was my fifth stay @ The Annex & I cannot rate it highly enough!"

    Karen & Michael have thought of everything The property is stunning inside with top rate appliances & if you’re looking for a peaceful relaxing location look no further than The Annex There are loads of attractions close by too - all under an hours drive away Don’t take my word for it though book The Annex & see for yourself- you won’t be disappointed!

    Reviewed by Cindy5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, extremely well equipped and furnished to a high standard and quality."

    Everything has been provided to ensure you have a home away from home stay. Michael and Karen are helpful and accommodating and even provide tea and cake upon arrival. A quiet rural setting and a good base for seeing some of the Cotswolds. I would definitely recommend the Annexe.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "Karen and Michael You have the most stunning property - a home from home."

    We could move in it was all we were looking for and so much more. We were sad to be leaving and cannot wait to visit you again. As Tina Turner would say its “Simply the Best”

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "Highly recommend !"

    We received such a warm welcome from Karen and Michael, and the lemon cake was absolutely delicious. The Annex is beautifully furnished, clean and everything you could wish for is provided. The super king size bed and pillows were so comfortable and the bedding was of the best quality. The location is beautiful, easy reach of most things and lovely to sit and watch the sheep and birds, but it would have been good to have been able to walk out from the lounge onto the patio.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Apr 2023

  • "This beautiful property has to be the best one we have stayed in during the may years we have used Sykes Cottages."

    The care and attention to every part of the property, even down to the majority of sockets having USB chargers, is exceptional. It is warm, comfortable and a delight to sit in the sun room looking out over the countryside.Thank you to Karen for her friendly greeting, helpfulness and kindness. We've booked to return later in the year, which we've not done before in a holiday property, so no need to say anymore!

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Feb 2023

  • "Having stayed at countless holiday rentals over many years, I can honestly say this is one of the cleanest and best equipped I have encountered."

    All appliances are of highest quality and there is every piece of equipment you could possibly want in the kitchen. I would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2022

  • "2nd time at Annexe."

    Great stay in perfect clean comfort!! Hosts a delight! On reflection a little better water pressure to shower-if possible?? Regardless-we will return.

    Reviewed by James4.4Dec 2022

  • "This is the third time we have stayed at this property and hopefully not the last!"

    It is beyond any other place we have stayed before, the care and attention is exceptional with the owner being most friendly and helpful along with it. We would definitely recommend for the most wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2022

  • "Superbly equipped holiday home in a quite rural setting."

    But within easy reach of many of the Cotswolds must visit places.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2022

  • "Brilliant, brilliant and even more brilliant."

    Thank you so very much for the opportunity to stay at the Annex & of course Karen, your hospitality. Wonderful place to stay in every way! The good weather helped us enjoy our holiday seeing it was October and it was a joy to come back daily to the comfort of the annex, a true home from home! Highly recommended & I’m sure we will return.

    Reviewed by Dina5.0Oct 2022

  • "We are seasoned travellers and have stayed over the years in many excellent accommodations and are delighted to report that this ranks one of the top if not "the top"."

    If you want to stay somewhere that is immaculately clean, is comfortable with very well appointed rooms you can do no better. Couple this with a lovely peaceful outlook and hosts who are friendly, informative and obviously take great pride in making sure that their guests have everything they could possibly need, everthing and everyone is catered for. The location is perfect, if you wish to dine out there are lots of choices from cafes serving snacks to restaurants serving delicious meals. There are too many places to mention to visit and again lots of choices depending on whether you wish to drive within a short distance or to travel that extra few miles. We have already booked for next year and this time intend to stay for two weeks rather than one. Thank you again to Karen and Michael.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property-very clean and well appointed."

    Better equipped than expected- hosts Karen and Michael were delightful!!

    Reviewed by James4.7Aug 2022

  • "We have used Sykes around 40 times over the last 15 years and this one was by far the best."

    Karen is obviously very proud of her property and so she should be. It is spotless, very comfortable and very well equipped. The greeting from Karen on arrival was marvellous and nothing was too much trouble, including asking for a fan as it was so hot. If I had to find fault and believe me it Is very difficult to find one, it would be fantastic if they reopened the bi fold doors so that you could feel at one with the countryside but that really is just a personal thing. We will definitely return. Thank you Karen for being so caring when we had to leave suddenly due to my elderly father being taken I’ll.

    Reviewed by Jeni5.0Jul 2022

  • "Spent an excellent week at the Annex."

    Spotless accommodation and very well equipped. A very relaxing location perfect as a base for travelling around the area. Karen was very friendly and informative on arrival and was always on hand if you needed her. Lovely touch of a nice lemon cake and ability to make a drink on your arrival.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2022

  • "The best cottage we have stayed in by far and Karen was lovely."

    She couldn't do enough for us.

    Reviewed by Norma5.0Jun 2022

  • "A very well appointed and comfortable property."

    Karen looked after us excellently, and ensured that we had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "You would find it very difficult to find anything else with the high standards ..."

    You would find it very difficult to find anything else with the high standards that The Annex has - it is beautiful comfortable clean and extremely good value for money compared to other properties Karen & Michael ( owners) have thought of everything ( well apart from a butter dish apparently

    Reviewed by Cindy5.0May 2022

  • "This was our 4th stay at this cottage, 2019, 2020, 2021 and now 2022."

    As before, this cottage was exceptional in all regards, so it came as a big surprise when I read the feedback from the previous occupant. I am a retired Fireman (25 years with the London Fire Brigade), with two replacement knees, two arthritic hips and a serious back problem that I have to enter hospital for on the 1st and 15th June, in order to have two procedures carried out. I forgot to mention that I will be 74 in June and my wife will be 75 in July. If I honestly thought that my means of escape were compromised in any way at this cottage I would not have returned on the last 3 occasions. Even with my limited mobility I would still be able to get out through the windows if the need arose. There are windows in each of the two bedrooms, one in each of the two en suite bathrooms and two further windows in the lounge area,a total of 6 in all. I can only assume from the previous occupant's feedback that they stayed for the whole week - if they were that worried about means of escape I should imagine that they would not have stayed. I am very sorry to be a harbinger of doom but that is just the way I see it. My wife and I will certainly be returning to the Annex !!

    Reviewed by Jan5.0May 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay, the bungalow was spotless and well equipped."

    There were a couple of things that We thought should have been provided: a proper mirror in each of the bedrooms and a larger caffetier. We had a concern about the patio doors in the sitting area being sealed up. there is only one other door in the property and that's In the kitchen, and In the event of a fire, the kitchen door is the only means of escape. Yes it's a bungalow but the Windows don't seem to open wide enough to make an escape easy. We did raise this issue with Karen who has said she will look into it, and do a risk assessment.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1May 2022

  • "Really nice place to stay, the owner is friendly and there are a lot of nice touches like cake on arrival."

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Apr 2022

  • "A very well equipped cottage, and very comfortable."

    The owner is lovely and she supplied us with a starter pack including cake! She was very helpful and informative. I am going again later in the year.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage, quiet and comfortable."

    Within easy reach of many places,for shopping or historical monuments. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by George5.0Apr 2022

  • "We were expecting a good standard from the listing and pictures, what we got was outstanding."

    The attention to detail by the owners is what makes it work. The whole layout is spacious, coupled with the quiet surroundings in a rural setting overlooking open fields is welcoming. There was nothing negative about this property.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "Karen is extremely friendly,helpful and knowledgeable about the local area."

    We were welcomed on our arrival and shown how to use the electrics which was very helpful, it made our stay completely relaxed and easy. We have stayed in many many self catering accomodations but The Annex is by far the best equipped by far. We have all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back as soon as possible. Thank you Karen for making sure your guests feel right at home.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2022

  • "The fact that this was our second stay at the Annex and are planning a third speaks for its self."

    The Annex is outstanding.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Feb 2022

  • "The Annex was very well appointed and to a very high standard, all immaculate and spotless."

    The owners are genuinely lovely and incredibly helpful.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage, equipped with everything you could want."

    Great welcome on arrival by Karen with the gift of a smashing lemon drizzle cake. Peaceful, scenic and the location is a great base for exploring Wiltshire. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely stay again, second visit and welcomed with home made cake again!"

    A lovely place to stay. Quiet location. Immaculately clean.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2021

  • "We stayed here about 3 years ago and thought it couldn't get any better it has ..."

    We stayed here about 3 years ago and thought it couldn't get any better it has every thing you could need is there and the host's are so friendly couldn't recommend it highly enough thank you

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Restful break away.

    Reviewed by Adrian & Jackie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Probably the most well provided for Self-Catering property we have ever stayed at."

    All of the equipment and fittings are top branded names which adds an ambience of luxury to your stay. You'll want for nothing in the kitchen - there's a wealth of utensils, and again none of the cheap and nasty kind you often find in holiday lets. Although situated in the grounds of the owner's property there is still total privacy in the outside seating area and magnificent sun-lounge. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "This was our 3rd stay at The Annex."

    It is a delight to find somewhere where the cleanliness is second to none and the greeting from the owners likewise. You could not wish to find a more relaxing, peaceful getaway from home !! Hopefully, we will return next year.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, containing everything you would need for a great stay and the owners aimed to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible."

    Great welcome on day one with an offer of whatever support was required.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2021

  • "The annexe is by far the best holiday home we have stayed in."

    Exceptionally clean, spacious, comfy bed, plenty of storage, everything you could possibly want when away from home. Karen met us when we arrived and showed us how to use everything and I must say left us a scrumptious piece of homemade cake. The setting was ideal as we could go out on our bikes straight onto the country lanes. Extremely quiet at night so a good nights sleep was had too. I could go on and on but this was just perfect for us. Thank you !

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2021

  • "The Annexe goes beyond the standard of a good holiday let."

    It's exceptionally spacious, equipped to a high standard and the cleanliness was outstanding. Located close to Royal Wootton Bassett, which has both local shops and supermarkets, there are plenty of places of interest nearby. It's also well-placed to explore some of the iconic attractions of the West of England. This has to be the best cottage we've rented in approaching four decades!

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our week away with so much space inside and out we were able to relax."

    Karen, our host, gave us a wonderful welcome on arrival with a full walk round the property and instructions on how to use the appliances. She also stressed that we should treat the place as our own and not worry if anything did get broken. She couldn't have been nicer. She also made us a couple of homemade cakes during our stay. No fault of our host or yourselves, but we had assumed the numerous 'rights of way' marked on the OS Explorer map for the area would provide us with an ample range of walks for the week without needing to use the car. However, no footpaths or bridleways around us were accessible because Wiltshire County Council and land owners had not maintained them. Therefore, we needed to travel to The Ridgeway and other byways for walking. Other walkers we met were also complaining and we think the situation could put people off visiting Wiltshire for walking holidays. This would be a shame as the countryside looked so beautiful.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time at Karen's property, The Annex."

    Situated a few miles out of Wootton Bassett it's situated in the grounds of Karen's home, siding onto a small river surrounded by open fields (which were full of sheep when we were staying). Parking was easy right outside the front door of the property. Karen had made us a lovely Lemon Drizzle cake on our arrival which we really enjoyed. The bedrooms were huge, each with substantial en suite facilities which were ideal for me and my husband, travelling with my elderly mother. Karen made sure that our stay was comfortable and would have helped in anyway that she could. We would recommend The Annex to anyone wanting a good location to explore this area (we travelled to Oxford, Highclere, Malmesbury, Wotton Bassett and Marlborough, all within an hour of the property). 10/10

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2021

  • "What a lovely place to come back to."

    Perfect place to relax.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Apr 2021

  • "The Annex is just perfect in every way The owners have thought of everything to make their guests feel totally relaxed & happy Both bedrooms have their own en suites - (one with a jacuzzi bath )which most properties don’t have - so this to me is a wonderful extra!"

    The property is also close to various attractions such as various NT gardens, the splendid Bowood House & the Cotswolds wildlife park. This was my third stay @ The Annex so that speaks for itself!

    Reviewed by Cindy4.7Apr 2021

  • "This was our 2nd visit."

    We don’t normally return to the same holiday accommodation but the Annex had everything we needed. With en-suite facilities and was very safe for our elderly Mum. Friending helpful hosts Karen and family. Lovely and clean and comfortable. Baked us some delicious cakes. Annex has a lovely sunroom attached with beautiful views of the garden. Great for watching the birds.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Apr 2021

  • "Spacious rooms and plently of privacy at this property."

    Surprised by lack of mirrors other than in bathroom.

    Reviewed by Katrina4.1Oct 2020

  • "The Annex is, by far, the best self catering accommodation we have used."

    This was our second visit and were not disappointed. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Sep 2020

  • "A truly beautiful bungalow."

    The photos on the site are very accurate, but it’s much better in real life. Everything was spotlessly clean and we felt very safe in these troubling times. We were given a very warm welcome by Karen who took time to show us around the bungalow and explain everything to us. She also helped me to unload my car and had left us a delicious cake, milk, teabags and coffee which were much needed after our journey. My Mum is 91 and had been isolating so she had been looking forward to this holiday. We spent our days exploring around the area and enjoying lunches out. Karen is a wonderful host and we will certainly return next year .

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2020

  • "We went during a time when my friend and I were trying to isolate as much as possible."

    Because of this we hardly went out and couldn’t have found a better place to stay in. It was very clean and comfortable with nice surroundings. Everything was really well done. We would be happy to go back. Next time we would explore the area more. Recommend it.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Annex was absolutely fantastic with everything of the very highest standard."

    Despite the problems of the Vovid19 it was very clear the Annex was so very clean and well presented and a credit to everyone concerned. We would have no hesitation in booking again at this tranquil and beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2020

  • "The bungalow was clean, very well equipped and very comfortable."

    The garden and surrounding area was relaxing. Karen, the host, was helpful and informative. There was an excellent selection of puzzles to keep us occupied and we were excited to see deer in the field one day. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2020

  • "An absolutely beautiful and tranquil place to stay."

    A warm welcome on arrival, nothing is too much trouble. The Annex is really comfortable a home from home, great place to relax.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2020

  • "An amazing, spotless, high end bungalow with everything imaginable in it."

    Relaxation, privacy and tranquility all in abundance here. Just what we needed in this busy life. We even saw a deer, just magical.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jul 2020

  • "This cottage was the best we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in a lot of holiday cottages over the years,every room was perfect and clean, looking out to all the greenery from the sitting room was just so relaxing we even saw some deer."

    We intended to do a lot of sightseeing, but we stayed in more than we went out, the place just gives you a feeling of total relaxation. The owner Karen made us feel so welcome, a home made cake was waiting for us and it was lovely we can`t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Feb 2020

  • "Fantastic place, super clean, everything you could possibly need, comfy beds and a fantastic view."

    The host was so lovely and helpful. We will definitely be back. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2020

  • "A great cottage, everything you could need and more."

    Lovely welcome from Karen including the lovely lemon drizzle cake. The cottage was so spotless and larger than the photos show we didn't want to leave and hope to go back when the weather is a little better.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2020

  • "A perfect location not only for few days."

    .. the house looks excellent .

    Reviewed by Stefania5.0Jan 2020

  • "Karen was very hospitable."

    Beautiful annexe which is well looked after and maintained to a high standard. Easy to relax and felt like home from home. Karen made 2 cakes to welcome us! Thank you. Mr and Mrs Burg

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Dec 2019

  • "Everything to the highest standard"

    Reviewed by April5.0Nov 2019

  • "The Annex exceeded our expectations Karen the owner has thought of everything you could possibly need it even had Birthday candles, the pictures do not do it justice it is allot bigger than it looks in the photos, it is in the perfect location quiet for watching the wildlife looking over fields but about a mile from Royal Wootton Bassett which has everything you would need."

    The Annex was spotlessly Clean and nothing was too much trouble even when I phoned to say we would be arriving late and breaking a glass, I would definitely recommend it, its close to Longleat Safari Park about 1 hour drive, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Swindon, Bath to name just a few perfect base for exploring Wiltshire which is beautiful.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Oct 2019

  • "This place is lovely."

    The facilities are all excellent and all appliances are top quality. Top hosts too!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Annex was beautiful - we were very happy with the accommodation, a furniture and décor were to a very high standard."

    A peaceful and pretty spot for a relaxing break. We enjoyed watching the deer and other wildlife from the comfort of the cottage. The bed was very comfortable, a long time since we slept in past 8 am! We would be happy to stay here again next time we pop down to visit our Wiltshire friends. Thanks to the owners for thinking of everything we could possibly need. A fabulous property.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2019

  • "Annex was lovely very spacious, area was beautiful very private and the owner ..."

    Annex was lovely very spacious, area was beautiful very private and the owner made us feel so welcome plus the lemon cake was amazing would definitely go again

    Reviewed by Jaclyn5.0Aug 2019

  • "Very comfortable and clean property."

    Karen was very welcoming on arrival and made us feel at home. An initial supply of tea, coffee, sugar and milk was provided as well as a lovely lemon cake. We would recommend this property if you are thinking of staying in this area.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Aug 2019

  • "There was a warm welcome with fresh baked cake."

    The house was very well equipped.

    Reviewed by C.a.j.5.0Aug 2019

  • "This holiday let has so much enthusiasm put into it."

    Standards are very high. Nothing is to much trouble e.g. we were eating outside and had taken a table from the conservatory, we had also taken paper plates to use on nice evenings. Next morning outside plates etc were bought down plus a table and 4 chairs. We couldn’t have asked for more. The cleanliness of the let was outstanding, and the complementary Lemon Drizzle cake, amazing. It’s situation is ideal for visiting places, the M4 a few miles away ideal. We will be back that is for sure, great place, fantastic owners who make you feel so welcome. Thank you for a seriously memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2019

  • "My Husband and I stayed here for an escape and that is exactly what we got."

    The Annex itself is a beautiful cottage which is so well equipped it really is a home from home. The immediate surroundings of the Annex are so peaceful with wildlife all around. We will definitely be returning, thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Phillipa5.0Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful accommodation- absolutely faultless."

    Great location too as there are many places of interest close by such as Avebury Manor, Lacock Abbey ( both NT ), Lydiard Park, Bowood House & the Cotswolds Animal Park. We were extremely lucky with the weather for our week which was the icing on the cake !

    Reviewed by Cindy5.0Jul 2019

  • "The annex was in a beautiful setting and we would love to go there again, it was well equipped and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jun 2019

  • "Best holiday cottage ever & we have been to a few."

    You need take nothing with you (except your clothes of course!!) Karen has thought of everything. Such a clean,comfortable,spacious place. Karen & Michael the best hosts ever. We didn't want to leave. Will definitely be back one day & will recommend to anyone going for a stay in Wiltshire. Central for everywhere. Including the Cotswolds & Oxfordshire. Thank you all.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2019


    Looked at the reviews before booking, and thought that it sounded almost too good to be true....but they were right! The immediate impression on arrival was of the spaciousness of the accommodation, and the quality of the furnishings and decor - the descriptions and pictures do not do it justice. The whole property was spotlessly clean, and the level of equipment provided was unbelievable. Karen and Mike were very welcoming and helpful, and we felt more like friends than visitors. Without a doubt this is the best self catering holiday we have ever had....what more can I say?

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2019

  • "The Annex is an ideal place for a relaxing break."

    It is spacious, clean and tidy accommodation set in wonderful surroundings, so peaceful and relaxing. quaint The owners Karen and Mike were so pleasant and helpful and Karens Lemon drizzle is delicious. Ideal for visiting the quaint little towns and villages or just sitting having a relaxing time having a chat while watching the birds and animals in the fields from the conservatory. We all agreed we would love to stay at the Annex again in the future.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2019

  • "We have had many good and indeed mostly excellent holidays through your company but THE ANNEX is by far the best of all the properties we have been to."

    EVERTHING was first class, from the friendly and caring owners through to the cleanliness and overall comfort. Well done Karen and Michael and also Sykes for having this property on your books.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2019

  • "We have spent many holidays/short breaks self catering in cottages etc."

    , and without a shadow of a doubt this property wins a Gold medal. By far, the standard of cleanliness, the facilities and, above all, the friendliness of the hosts, Karen and Michael, is the best we've ever had. There are not enough superlatives to describe this lovely accommodation - take a break and find out for yourself - you will not be disappointed.In the words of "Arnie" - we will be back !! (If we can get booked that is !)

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely, peaceful, rural location with view across stream and fields."

    Very kind and considerate hosts. Close to all amenities, Ridgeway, Avebury, and Wessex Downs AONB and lots of other great places to visit. Great walking on the Ridgeway and White Horse Way. Immaculate, luxurious, high specification and very spacious and comfortable accommodation; modern and extremely well equipped, light and airy. A pleasure to stay in. Secluded, private and not overlooked. We enjoyed the main bungalow and the attached conservatory and we enjoyed the patio, big lawned garden area by the stream and the walk around the owners' fields. Ample parking outside the property. Outstanding!

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2019

  • "An immaculate holiday home, very peaceful and relaxing location."

    A warm welcoming host.

    Reviewed by Nannette5.0Mar 2019

  • "What a lovely place."

    Light & airy with tranquil views. Spotlessly clean, high spec facilities & super well equipped. Thank you

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Mar 2019

  • "We were certainly made welcome."

    The cottage was well equipt, right down to a pair of slippers each - most comfortable!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2019

  • "The Annex was a wonderful place to stay."

    We was welcomed in & shown around. Mrs Maslin had even baked us a beautiful cake. The place was well above standard. It really was a dream. Hoping to go back again soon. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Feb 2019

  • "Great place much better than expected."

    Run by a lovely couple, very clean, quiet. 5 stars

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2019

  • "The Annex is a very comfortable and spotlessly clean home from home in a lovely countryside setting."

    Every convenience and comfort has been provided; from the beautiful wooden floors, lovely modern functional kitchen, huge dining table (there were 8 of us for lunch!), through to the blissful beds, this is one of the nicest holiday homes we have had the pleasure to stay in within the UK. Karen the owner is a lovely lady, she met us on arrival and gave us a tour and explanation of how everything worked and could not have been more helpful. Thank you so much for everything, we hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Dec 2018

  • "Highly recommend The Annex at Royal Wootton Bassett, very well equipped and karen could not do enough to ensure our holiday was enjoyable."

    Geoff & Gloria Cyprus

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Oct 2018

  • "The Annex was far the best cottage I have stayed at, ever."

    Beautiful is an understatement.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2018

  • "The annex was brilliant the owners so helpful to nothing was to much trouble we ..."

    The annex was brilliant the owners so helpful to nothing was to much trouble we had a marvellous time there could not want for anything we were greeted with a home baked cake and if we wanted anything we just had to ask I can honestly say it is the best holiday we have had with sykes and we have been with them for 5 years now so we'll done

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "Everything about The Annex is top quality."

    It’s a fabulous place to stay & has the advantage of two gorgeous en suites . It also has a large bed in both the bedrooms which is a plus as most places only offer 1 large bed & a single . My friend & I loved it so much we rebooked for next year before we even got home ! The Annex is also EXCELLENT value for money . Ten out of ten !!!

    Reviewed by Cindy5.0Sep 2018

  • "Greatest holiday let to date nothing was to much trouble for the owners made us ..."

    Greatest holiday let to date nothing was to much trouble for the owners made us feel very welcome would have no problem in rebooking at a future date

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had an absolutely lovely holiday!"

    It started with a very warm welcome from Karen & Michael. They took the time to show us how the white goods and equipment worked, which was really useful. The Annex is fabulous and although there are many pictures, it’s more beautiful in person! The Annex is spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and very well equipped. The setting is lovely and relaxing and although it is an Annex of the main property, it doesn’t feel like it, nor are the family intrusive. However, we had a very tricky predicament one evening and Karen came to our rescue with good humour! There were 4 of us staying for 2 weeks and we all were sad to leave and would have loved to stay for longer. We usually cruise and go to exotic places but this holiday is one of the best for all of us.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2018

  • "Very friendly helpfull people."

    Accomadation definately the best I have ever had. Very reasonably prices. In the centre of many attractions, eg. Stonhenge, Bath Salisbury Oxfprd and many more

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2018

  • "We arrived back from a weeks holiday at The Annex recently."

    The accommodation was excellent very clean Karen & Mike were very welcoming we. We were welcomed with a lemon drizzle cake which went down very well with a cup of tea It was the best holiday we have had for a long time helped of course by the exceptional weather

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2018

  • "This beautiful cottage was a perfect venue for a weeks holiday."

    The owners who lived next door were very kind and caring. Nothing was too much trouble. I have never had a welcome to a holiday cottage like this one. We were met personally and showed around the cottage so that we became well acquainted with all the equipment. Beautiful linen on the beds and the softest towels imaginable. A television that actually worked and was easy to manage completed the package. Our comfort and practical needs were met with every expectation of the perfect holiday home.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2018

  • "Karen is a most welcoming 'host' ."

    . we arrived around half an hour early which wasn't a problem. A wealth of information is available from her and her husband and the 'Welcome cakes' were much appreciated. Highly recommended to everyone!

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2018

  • "From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we consider The Annex to be the most pleasant experience we have had in England."

    The owners were extremely pleasant and accommodating. Had the weather been under their control I'm sure they would have done something about that too. We have visited the UK e few times recently and stayed in many places . This was THE BEST. Well done Karen and Micheal. Thank you. Barry and Bev. Australia

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Apr 2018

  • "The owners were most helpful and very welcoming."

    There was plenty to do in the area. Best equipped holiday home ever. Loved it.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2018

  • "Fabulous accommodation."

    Lovely welcome & made to feel totally home.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage had excellent facilities, was exceptionally clean and the hosts were attentive without being intrusive."

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Mar 2018

  • "My self and mother spent 6 nights at the annex which was absolutely beautiful, couldn't fault it."

    So clean, lovely views out to the garden and country side. All the facilities you could need. Ideally situated for Royal Wootton Bassett. Where I took my mother to visit her sisters and family. Also ideal for Swindon and visiting other areas. Very peaceful location. The owners Karen and Michael were very friendly and helpful, very nice people. Nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend this annex would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jan 2018

  • "Renting this cottage for a couple's new years getaway was a wonderful idea."

    The space was great, the rooms were big, the view was incredible and was the centrepiece of the living room and our host has literally thought of everything for us. We decided to cook over 10 small plates and the facility had everything we needed to bake, prepare and the table even extended to fit everything on. A big thank you to our host!

    Reviewed by Diego5.0Dec 2017

  • "The location was great, with lovely views across fields."

    The owners Karen and Michael were so welcoming and helpful, and the whole cottage was equipped to a high standard.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Dec 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Sun room.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawn with furniture
  • Sorry no pets and strictly no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: Adults only, no children or infants.

The property

Royal Wootton Bassett 1.8 miles.

A fresh, wooden-clad bungalow set in a stunning countryside location just outside of Royal Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire.

Couples looking for a relaxing break in the countryside should look no further than The Annex with its excellent facilities and prime location.

Walk into the cottage and enter into the spacious, bright living area with the stylish, well-equipped kitchen in front of you.

The kitchen has contemporary fixtures and fittings as well as more than enough dining furniture should you wish to invite friends over.

This leads onto the uplifting sitting room, with comfortable seating aplenty and delightful views towards the garden and countryside beyond, it is a great spot to sit and watch the TV of an evening.

The Annex also provides two well-presented bedrooms, both with classy en-suite facilities to make you feel right at home.

This cottage also comes with the luxury of a light and airy sun room with plenty of furniture and splendid views.

To the outside of the property, make the most of the extensive lawn and the brilliant views that come with it.

The Annex comes in a wonderfully remote location, with the fantastic town of Royal Wootton Bassett within easy reach, it has beautiful buildings, a wide range of amenities and things to do including a museum.

It comes in a great spot to explore the area of Wiltshire with its incredible scenery and architecture.

The Annex is a delightful bungalow in a beautifully secluded spot.

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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.

Note: Adults only, no children or infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas