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The Old Bakehouse

(Ref. 1123916)

Avebury, Wiltshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful home, set in a wonderful location."

    We've been using holiday cottages for years, and this is the most extensively equipped home we've stayed in. Everything was immaculate and very comfortable, we would highly recommend this property. We met the owners briefly, and they also were lovely and very quickly sorted a small problem that we had.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0May 2024

  • "A beautiful 18th century house in the heart of Avebury."

    Very well equipped and comfortable, with a lovely garden,and a luxurious welcome hamper. My party of 6 had a wonderful time there.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2024

  • "This was by far and away the best cottage we have ever stayed in."

    The cottage has been renovated and maintained to an exceptional standard. Great attention has clearly been paid to the experience of the people staying in it and this is reflected in the very high quality of furnishing, linens and resourcing of the kitchen. It truly felt like a home from home and we really didn't want to leave at the end of our stay. Add to this that it is situated in the heart of Avebury a stones throw from the standing stone, National Trust centre, pub and community store and just a stones throw from Marlborough it made the perfect stay for us. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a wonderful Christmas at The Old Bakehouse."

    A beautiful cottage in the middle of Avebury, it was all quite romantic really. The place was clean and very comfortable with all facilities required for a family stay. The kitchen was spacious and had all the necessary equipment to cook a Christmas dinner and the dining area was perfect with a large table to sit 8 people. The neighbours were very friendly and helpful and the the quaint surroundings made the perfect setting - all that was missing was some snow.

    Reviewed by Declan5.0Dec 2023

  • "The best equipped holiday home I have ever stayed in, perfect for a family gathering of 6 adults and a dog."

    Right next to the stones, in a picture postcard setting. We did have a small issue with the front door lock on arrival, quickly resolved, just needed pulling forward and a bit of muscle turning the key. Only about a 5 mile round walk to Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow, and plenty of other walks around the village availiable, so once we were in the car didn't see much use.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Nov 2023

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size (one with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC), 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs, WiFi, Hairdryer
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Allocated, off-road parking for 1 car with nearby roadside parking or parking in the nearby national trust car park for 3 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn and patio
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub, 0.1 miles
  • Note: Guests must park directly within property boundary, not overlapping into neighbours parking space

The property

Nestled at the heart of Avebury, a World Heritage Site that draws in thousands of tourists year round, lies the charming, four-bedroom holiday home of The Old Bakehouse.

A former bakehouse that dates back to the 18th century, boasting off-road parking, an enclosed garden, and a collection of well-presented interiors complete with stone flooring and exposed wooden beams throughout, this delightful abode welcomes a large family or group of sharing friends seeking a memorable, self-catered escape to the beautiful North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Park up in the allocated parking spot and take a moment to breathe in your brilliant new surroundings.

Step into your lovely new home, wherein you’ll discover a range of tastefully-appointed living spaces, including a fully-equipped kitchen with integrated appliances, a dining room with seating for eight and utility space, and a sitting room with a Smart TV and woodburning stove.

When sleep calls, head to refresh with an indulgent soak in the bath before you tuck yourself in for a well-earned rest in one of the four sumptuous bedrooms, including a king-size with accompanying en-suite.

If you can tear yourself from your quaint new lodgings, head out on foot to explore your local area.

Avebury has been listed as the best inland village in the UK in a new survey, dated Sept 2023, a Wiltshire tourist hotspot with so much on the doorstep.

A brief walk from your front door will bring you to the Avebury Community Shop, which sells homely essentials; the Red Lion Pub where you can treat your loved ones to a hearty lunch; along with a range of must-visit spots.

The National Trust Museum is a stone’s throw from your new dwelling, as are the sites of the National Trust property; Avebury Manor and Dovecot, the Alexander Keiller Museum, Fishlock’s Cottage, the Avebury Monument, and the ancient Avebury Henge and Stone Circles.

Just outside the village, you will find The Devil's Den to the east, and to the west the iconic Cherhill White Horse.

For a full day out, jump in the car and set out to explore the many wonders of the North Wessex Downs AONB, which include the Wilton Windmill, Combe Gibbet, Welford Park, The Living Rainforest, Stonehenge and the impressive Bucklebury Farm & Deer Safari Park.

For the ultimate getaway to Wiltshire, look no further than The Old Bakehouse.

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About the location


Marlborough 6.8 miles; Calne 9.3 miles; Chippenham 14.4 miles.

Resting within the beautiful confines of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the county of Wiltshire lies the historic village of Avebury. Lying west of Marlborough and northeast of Devizes, this bustling settlement houses the iconic landmarks and sites of the Avebury Henge and Stone Circles and the National Trust spot of Avebury Manor. In the village, visitors can re-stock on homely essentials at the Avebury Community Shop, sit down for a meal at the Circles Restaurant or the Red Lion pub, and stop by famous landmarks and locations such as Fishlock's Cottage and the Alexander Keiller Museum. A brief drive from Avebury will bring you to several noteworthy locations and settings, including The Devil's Den, the famous Cherhill White Horse, and the magnificent site of Silbury Hill. For a full day out, the city of Swindon lies just a short car trip away to the northeast, inviting tourists to spend time ambling through the scenic greens of Lydiard Park, soak up some local history at the Richard Jefferies Museum, or even enjoy a day out shopping at the Designer Outlet Swindon.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas