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5 Packhorse

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Purton, Wiltshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (6)
  • garden (5)
  • dog (4)
  • enclosed (3)
  • comfortable (3)
  • lovely (3)

6 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely quirky cottage, very comfortable."

    Lovely enclosed garden for the dog to use (thankfully there's a torch under the sink !) Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Oct 2023

  • "This is a delightful cottage."

    It had every facility needed and wi-fi was excellent. The beds were extremely comfortable. The kitchen and bathroom are very modern and very well equipped. For us it was very relaxing and our dog enjoyed the large enclosed garden. The cottage is situated close to Swindon and every facility was close by. We will certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Brendan3.8Aug 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage and very well equipped."

    Quaint and full of character with a lovely garden that our dog especially enjoyed. Peaceful surroundings and just what we wanted for our well needed short break. Super comfy bed and bedding, slept better here in four nights than at home, so have taken note of the mattress for future reference

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Cottage lovely, although living room smaller than it looked on website."

    Weeds could have been cleared away from small courtyard off kitchen. Beautiful bedrooms and very comfortable beds. Mirror in main bedroom would be useful. Neighbours dog continually barking when let out. Lovely garden. . Needs attention. Lots of weeds and dead leaves in old butler sinks. Quiet . Only noise from rd at busy times.

    Reviewed by Kim4.1Aug 2023

  • "5 Packhorse is a delightful and captivating old cottage, full of charm and character, and yet it also has a large, fully equipped, modern kitchen, and a well fitted modern bathroom."

    In short, it offers the best of both worlds. Although very close to Swindon, it is in a quiet rural location, with the Cotswolds only a short drive away.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful tranquil cottage with the most beautiful enclosed garden."

    Exactly what we hoped for- an absolutely idyllic weekend away from London. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0May 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • External utility
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Highchair available
  • Fuel, power, bed linen, and towels are all inc. rent
  • Roadside parking
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Enclosed front and rear garden with patio
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile

The property

Purton 1.8 miles.

Perched on the outskirts of Purton, a quaint Wiltshire village resting just a short distance from the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lies this fabulous, Grade II listed, holiday home, 5 Packhorse.

A 400-year old thatched cottage, this charming dwelling boasts characterful exposed walls and interior decor, with an array of well-presented living spaces, as well as good positioning to nearby amenities, making it a perfect choice for a family of four seeking a relaxing, semi-rural escape to the south of England.

After parking up and unpacking, make yourself comfortable in your wonderful new home-from-home, by setting up shop in the well-equipped kitchen/diner, where the chosen chef will find everything they'll need to rustle up a tasty, home-cooked meal to be savoured around the dining table.

After you've loaded the dishwasher, retreat to the sitting room to enjoy a film on the Smart TV as you plan the rest of your getaway.

When sleep finally calls, be sure to refresh with a restorative shower before you eventually retire for a well-needed sleep ahead of a brand-new, fun-filled day.

If you can tear yourself away from your lovely new lodgings, head out to explore what the local area has to offer.

Sat on the edge of the Cotswolds, you’ll find other attractions close by such as Cotswold Wildlife Park, with Burford and Bibury also nearby.

A short drive south will bring you into Purton, a village home to two convenience stores where you can stock up on essentials, and the Royal George pub, which serves traditional pub fare perfect for when you fancy a break from cooking one evening.

If you want a day out, a brief car journey east will take you to the town of Swindon, where visitors can roam the scenic greens of Mouldon Hill Country Park, enjoy a picnic at Seven Fields nature reserve, or even spend a day observing wildlife at the Butterfly World & Farm Park.

Make memories in Wiltshire by booking a stay at 5 Packhorse.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Cricklade 4.2 miles; Swindon 5.8 miles; Cirencester 11.8 miles.

Purton is a charming village in Wiltshire, resting between the city of Swindon to the east, and the town of Malmesbury to the west. Situated just a short drive north of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the settlement is best known for being the home of the 13th-century parish church, St Mary;'s, which has a unique design that features two towers instead of the usual one. A short drive from the village will bring you to a variety of exciting locations and landmarks, such as Mouldon Hill Country Park and Lydiard Park, the Jubilee Lake nature reserve, and the historic site of Ringsbury. Dining options in Purton include Purton Pizza & Grill takeaway, the Pips Community Cafe, and the Royal George, which serves traditional pub fare, while you can stock up on supplies at either the One Stop or the Co-Op. Within easy reach of the town, the city of Swindon can be located a brief car drive east, which is home to several noteworthy attractions, including the STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway, The Museum of Computing, the stunning grounds of Queens Park, the Butterfly World & Farm Park, and the Broome Manor Golf Complex.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas