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The Annex

Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire (Ref. 968359)



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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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65 Customer Reviews

  • "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 DavidNov 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Restful break away.

    Reviewed by Adrian & JackieOct 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 DavidOct 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 TimSep 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 IanSep 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 BradfordAug 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 KeithJul 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 GrahamJun 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 KarenMay 2021

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

    Perfect place to relax.

    Reviewed by PatrickApr 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 CindyApr 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 LynnApr 2021

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

    Surprised by lack of mirrors other than in bathroom.

    Reviewed by KatrinaOct 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 TimSep 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 SandraSep 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 LynneSep 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 MalcolmSep 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 LynnAug 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 SarahJul 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 LizJul 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 LeslieFeb 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 SallyFeb 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 LisaFeb 2020

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

    .. the house looks excellent .

    Reviewed by StefaniaJan 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 LornaDec 2019

  • "Everything to the highest standard"

    Reviewed by AprilNov 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 KayOct 2019

  • "This place is lovely."

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

    Reviewed by RichardOct 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 MichaelSep 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 JaclynAug 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 BarryAug 2019

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

    The house was very well equipped.

    Reviewed by C.a.j.Aug 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 SueJul 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 PhillipaJul 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 CindyJul 2019

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

    Reviewed by MelanieJun 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 CarolineJun 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 StevenJun 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 PaulJun 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 RobertJun 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 TimApr 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 BrianApr 2019

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

    A warm welcoming host.

    Reviewed by NannetteMar 2019

  • "What a lovely place."

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

    Reviewed by StephanieMar 2019

  • "We were certainly made welcome."

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

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 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 PhilFeb 2019

  • "Great place much better than expected."

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

    Reviewed by JohnJan 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 KimDec 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 GeoffreyOct 2018

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

    Beautiful is an understatement.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 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 DavidSep 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 CindySep 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 AlanSep 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 BrianAug 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 MichaelJul 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 JohnJul 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 JanetJun 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 DavidApr 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 BarryApr 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 DavidMar 2018

  • "Fabulous accommodation."

    Lovely welcome & made to feel totally home.

    Reviewed by MartinMar 2018

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

    Reviewed by LyndaMar 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 DeniseJan 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 DiegoDec 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 RosemaryDec 2017

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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.


  • 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.

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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: Adults only, no children or infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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