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The Nook

(Ref. 904115)

Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "Very Nice owners, nice place to relax, big field opposite to walk the dogs, if its wet walk round the field, on dry days there is a woodland path around the field dogs love it."

    Hi there so pleased you enjoyed it here . Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely property , dog friendly, great location and lovely hosts."

    Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0May 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Nook, Clean, comfortable, cosy, quiet everything we needed."

    There is a lovely dog walk around the field opposite. Avebury on the door step. Thank you to Janet for a great stay. We hope to come back soon

    Reviewed by Antony5.0May 2024

  • "I have just stayed at the Nook for a week and it was absolutely perfect."

    The owners are very friendly and extremely accommodating. We wanted somewhere quiet and that is exactly what we got. We could hear owls at night and nothing else. The Cottage itself was was stocked with everything you could need. The bed and sofa were extremely comfortable and although we had our 3 dogs with us we had plenty of space. If you're looking for a huge mansion in a town centre then this isn't for you but if you want a quiet retreat where you can relax then the Nook is perfect. I would recommend the Nook to any couple wanting to get away from everything.

    Thank you feed back much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely, quiet and peaceful setting."

    Janet and Ian are a lovely and helpful couple. Loads of great dog walking opportunities in the area. The wine and dog treats were a lovely welcome and were greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for your feedback , so nice for us when people are happy . Glad you enjoyed your stay janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was a lovely cabin in a beautiful location plenty country side janet and ian ..."

    It was a lovely cabin in a beautiful location plenty country side janet and ian are a lovely couple on hand if you need anything would recommend the nook to anyone wanting a quiet relaxing holiday

    Thank you much appreciated for your feedback x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2023

  • "It was a great little cottage and the owners were very friendly."

    only one or two things could have been a little better but these did not impact our stay very much. first a few tea bags coffee and coffee powder would have gone down well not a box or any thing just a few to settle in (shops are not close) on first impression the place was very neat and tidy but there was old food under the sofa that our dog found. but altogether we had a fabulous time

    Thank for your feedback. We are glad that you had a fabulous stay. I just wanted to let you know that I pull the sofa our after every visit and hoover. On this occasion there must have been a stray biscuit and I do apologise for this oversight. As our cottage is self catering, we don’t leave tea bags and many people bring their own. Thank you once again for your comments. We do hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Jul 2023

  • "Idyllic little cabin."

    Dog friendly, Lovely quite location. The owners are a lovely couple who really know how to look after their guest. Will definitely try and return.

    O that is what we love to hear thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "No words perfect"

    O thank you , that means so much to us x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2023

  • "Janet and Ian were very helpful and friendly."

    A lovely peaceful retreat, it’s just a pity we did not have long there.

    O glad you enjoyed your stay . Thank you for your feedback much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by T5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful setting, peaceful retreat and lovely helpful owners."

    I thoroughly enjoyed the week here. Very basic accomodation, cosy and warm. Some excellent pub food available less than 10minutes away.

    So pleased you enjoyed your week and you enjoyed the local pubs it’s great you can take dogs there . Sorry you found the accommodation basic I would like to think it was better than that . As we take up to 4 dogs we put shorter curtains to be more practical . We are going to put in a bigger tv very soon . Thank you Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Apr 2023

  • "From the moment we arrived to the day we left we found the owner to be both helpful and friendly."

    “The Nook” is a perfect getaway and the fact that we could take our two dogs enabled us to have a lovely break in this beautiful part of the UK without having to worry. We will definitely come back to stay next time we are in the area and would highly recommend it for comfort amenities. Well done.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback , much appreciated Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cosy chalet,comfy bed and beautiful area made this a relaxing holiday."

    Loved the ponies and hearing the cockerel.Added bonus was the slow cooker,a meal to return to all cooked,after admiring the autumn colours in the Cotswolds.Thank you for the chocolates, and we hope to stay again sometime.

    O thank you it makes me happy when I know people have enjoyed there stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Oct 2022

  • "Nice quiet location."

    Owner very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay, owner friendly and helpful loved being near to all of the animals."

    Plenty of places to take dogs on walks and high possibility of visiting again in the future

    Reviewed by Terry4.4Aug 2022

  • "The owner was very lovely."

    Left treats for us and bottle wine was nice touch .very peaceful and relaxing place plenty of lovely close bye walks for the dogs . can't fault the stay . plenty to do in a ten mile radius.will be booking again this year .

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely people, cosy cottage, great location No negatives"

    Reviewed by Sammie5.0Jun 2022

  • "What a lovely place to stay, everything we needed and very comfortable."

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2022

  • "We had a brilliant stay at The Nook."

    The owners were really friendly but also left you to it to enjoy your holiday. The Nook was really comfortable and clean and great for our four-legged friend and the patio area outside is perfect as our dog could potter around. Wifi was excellent as we need to work at the same as having a break. Highly recommend visiting and would definitely return.

    O thank you fantastic review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a warm welcome from Jan,( thank you for the wine and biscuits!"

    ). We had a lovely relaxing week in a quiet village , The Nook had everything we needed , comfortable, very clean and beautiful surroundings, so nice to see the Shetland ponies over the fence.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay means a lot to me thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Mar 2022

  • "Comfortable with everything we needed."

    If you want peace and quiet this is for you. Owners on hand if needed but just leave you to enjoy your stay. If in the area again would not hesitate to book again.

    Thank you great feed back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Nook."

    It was comfortable and cosy and provided a great base for visiting local family members. We'd like to come and find out more about this part of the world during the summer.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Dec 2021

  • "Had a good week Nice property and in a good location nice and peaceful"

    Glad you enjoyed your week with us thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Oct 2021

  • "A suggestion would be to include a sample of walks in the area."

    We did leave one we had used. The owners were both available, helpful and friendly and very busy. There suggestion of somewhere to eat was well received. We visted there twice and enjoyed our food and experience both times. The Crown in Broad Hinton only a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Oct 2021

  • "Place was clean and tidy but small."

    Hi sorry you found it small but it is only a log cabin . Glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stanley3.1Aug 2021

  • "The owners were exceedingly helpful, approachable and friendly, they did what they could to make our stay comfortable and relaxing."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Really had an amazing stay."

    Looking forward to coming back again ASAP the place is beautiful and well maintained

    O thank you much appreciated glad you liked t Your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2021

  • "The accomodation was very comfortable and cosy."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful. We had an extremely relaxing break.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay . Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely quiet place to stay, ideal walking area with dogs."

    Ideal place to stay for visiting Devizes and Bath etc

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay . Glad you found it nice and quite thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a really lovely stay at the Nook - it was the perfect base for exploring Wiltshire."

    Jan and her husband were very welcoming and helpful and we loved having the ponies, chickens and ducks for neighbours. The accommodation had everything we needed for the week, the king size bed was great and the air con was a Godsend as it was very warm the week we visited. We would very much recommend the Nook and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Jun 2021

  • "Rather annoying opening and shutting double gate when we left and returned."

    Towels were small and very coarse if I'd had known would have bought own .The lodge was good value for money.

    Reviewed by James3.8May 2021

  • "The cabin is in a lovely rural spot."

    very comfortable. Could easily have stayed longer. Wonderful treats on arrival for ourselves and our dogs. Loved hearing the chickens and seeing the horses. Cockeral is funny. Starts his call +appears to run out of steam

    O so pleased you enjoyed your stay . There is more than one cocktail but sadly they are 9 years old so they may sound a bit tired . Thank you for feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2021

  • "The Nook is a such a lovely place to stay."

    The lodge has all the facilities I needed and was warm, clean and comfortable. It is a very dog friendly place and there is a off lead walk just opposite the house. There are also numerous great local walks. The owners were so helpful and welcoming and have gone above and beyond to help me enjoy my stay. The welcome pack was also just such a lovely and generous touch. The whole place is immaculately kept and feels so well cared for. I also took trips to see Avebury, the Ridgeway, Waylands Smithy and West Kennet Long Barrow as well as Uffington White Horse, all a short drive from The Nook. Lovely stay and can’t wait to return!

    Thank you for your lovely feed back much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Holly5.0May 2021

  • "Used the property whilst visiting my local in-laws."

    Lovely little ‘chalet’ type timber accommodation in a relaxing and welcoming setting. Perfect for 2 for a short break to explore the local countryside. Lovely surprise to be greeted with a bottle of wine and box of chocolates upon arrival. Kept in touch (via text) with ‘Jan’, and whilst she was never intrusive or overbearing at all, she readily answered any query I had. Enjoyed talking to the resident ponies ‘Dynamite’ and ‘Tyson’ each morning and it was lovely to be able to give them their banana ‘treat’ at the start of the day. Thanks to Jan and family.

    O thank you please come again Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2021

  • "A wonderful short mid-week break for myself and the dog."

    The Nook was lovely and clean on arrival, and as others have mentioned there was a little gift for me and the dog when we arrived. Check in was easy, instructions to arrive were simple to follow and we had no issues finding the property. The Nook is wonderfully comfy and has everything you need to enjoy the week. We will definitely return. There were walks we could do directly from the property, but there is also so much to explore nearby. We never drove more than 30 minutes to get somewhere and had a number of places to choose from for nice dog walks. Just remember to pack your wellies or walking boots for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Oct 2020

  • "A lovely And friendly welcome from the owners."

    The wine, biscuits and dog treats were appreciated. Lovely countryside all about and not to far from amenities.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, really nice area, owners pleasant and friendly"

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very cosy cabin had everything we needed."

    Janet the owner was very friendly and good to chat with. The two ponies & the chickens were a delight. Bottle of wine, biscuits and treats for our dog were a nice added touch. Would recommend she has a visitors book. Good location to explore the sights eg. Avebury very close by. Also good field opposite to walk Polly dog. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Aug 2020

  • "Was there in recent heatwave."

    The Air Con was a very welcome relief.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2020

  • "Nice bottle of wine and biscuits on arrival went down well."

    Lovely ponies.

    Reviewed by Pauline3.8Jul 2020

  • "Booked this getaway with my boyfriend and we were really pleased with the place."

    After reading reviews about others finding it difficult to find the place we were surprised to find it easily with the owner also giving us directions when we called to confirm our arrival time. The place was very clean and cosy and the owner even left us some snacks for us as she offered wine but we do not drink. Overall very nice place with activities and attraction to visit near by too.

    Reviewed by Shayna5.0Jul 2020

  • "We used the cottage after our furniture had been collected for delivery to our new house."

    We found the accommodation to fulfil all or requirements and a haven while we got our house ready for the new owners. We met the owners of the cottage who were very friendly. Would certainly return if in the area and have already recommended to others.

    Reviewed by Rosalyn5.0Dec 2019

  • "Directions a bit woolly when reaching property had to ask one of the locals for help only to be told we where here."

    Directions said to look for a large white building the owner said she was surprised at that as the property has never been white to her credit she did contact Sykes straight away maybe a small Sykes sign at the entrance would help

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Nov 2019

  • "The place was compact."

    Good for a night or two. Would have been lovely in the summer but found it chilly but being so small it warmed up quickly.

    Reviewed by Valmai4.1Oct 2019

  • "It was a very accurate description of he property."

    We found the chalet very comfortable and well designed. We enjoyed our trip.

    Reviewed by James4.4Aug 2019

  • "Excellent place for a very relaxing holiday."

    There are plenty of lovely places to discover in the nearby vicinity. It’s a quiet cottage with minimal road traffic, and the presence of farm animals such as ponies, ducts, and chickens make it a very unique experience. The cottage was in a very clean condition and contained all the basic items needed for self-catering. The owners were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an enjoyable break – and it’s also perfect for a dog as there is a big green field nearby for some nice relaxing walks.

    Reviewed by Grazyna4.4May 2019

  • "There were two serious trip hazards in the front of the property."

    One a step and two a slope, where a fence had been added and the trip hazards not removed. You said that there was a barbecue. It was not provided. Carpet looked tired and needed a clean. No vacuum cleaner or any cleaning materials or equipment to clean the property. Also it should be noted that I could not reach the owners on the numbers you made available. These need updating. Shame because it was an ideal location.

    Thank you for your feedback, the hazards have been looked at and have been deemed safe. they are shown within the photos. I'm sorry you feel that way with the carpet this is cleaned regularly with carpet cleaners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark1.9Apr 2019

  • "Absolutely loved stopping at the Nook, very relaxing place had everything we needed we received a lovely welcome gift on arrival thanks so much Janet."

    The only downfall was the mattress on the bed it was far to soft felt as though it hadn’t been turned regularly or was passed it, could do with a new one. Would definitely love to stop here again it is very quiet considering Janet and her husband have hens, duck and horses Janet and her husband are a lovely friendly couple. We visited loads of places whilst on holiday and the weather for April was gorgeous.

    Thank you for feedback. The owner has taken onboard your comments with the mattress. As a result, the owner has replaced with a brand new sprung foam mattress. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cabin with everything we needed for a comfortable stay."

    Delightful ponies,ducks and chickens on site. Many thanks to the owners for the wine, chocs, eggs and dog treats. Would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2019

  • "Enjoyable"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2019

  • "Was so pracefull and quiet,very very very nice indeed"

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jan 2019

  • "I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at the Nook as It had everything I needed."

    It was clean, cosy and comfortable with a very well equipped kitchen. There were some welcome gifts for myself and my dogs which were much appreciated. I enjoyed a relaxing 10 night stay..

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Nov 2018

  • "The Nook is a cosy, log cabin as explained in the Sykes description."

    It is situated in the the stable yard located in the countryside, but close to civilisation. Although the ponies and geese are close by they caused no noise or problem to us guests. The owners are friendly and very helpful. A satnav or ordinance survey map is essential as the charming country lanes do look like each other!

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Sep 2018

  • "Lovely little retreat from the busy world."

    Very quiet and peaceful. Ideal as a base for the start of the Ridgeway Walk. Dog friendly and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.1Jun 2018

  • "Very friendly hosts and very helpful."

    Lovely to see the ponies and ducks and chickens.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2018

  • "An excellent location for touring the sights of Wiltshire."

    The accommodation was basic but ideal for dogs and their humans. The owners were friendly and the welcome pack much appreciated. Happy to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Leah2.8May 2018

  • "Good value Just what we wanted for a break with our 3 dogs Nice owners Well ..."

    Good value Just what we wanted for a break with our 3 dogs Nice owners Well kept surrounding Good park for dog walking nearby In Swindon (4 miles) Lydiard Park

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Mar 2018

  • "When we arrived the heating and lights were on for us, and a little Christmas tree!"

    which was lovely as we had travelled a long way it was dark and cold and we just wanted to sit and rest. There was a treat left for our two dogs and a little bottle of wine for my husband and I which was a lovely thought! The Nook was comfortable, clean and warm and had everything that we needed. It was lovely to see the two shetland ponies and the chickens and ducks! Overall a very pleasant stay, would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Dec 2017

  • "Greeted with complimentary tea and coffee plus wine and chews for our 3 dogs, it very warm and inviting when we opened the door."

    was very clean and everything had been thought of to make us feel at home.we will definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Nov 2017

  • "Lovely chalet type accommodation, basic but quite adequate for our needs and the needs of our dogs."

    Comfy bed and adequate shower room. Would happily visit again.

    Reviewed by David4.0Jul 2017

  • "The Nook is a lovely cottage in a very good spot for exploring North Wiltshire."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable - as a single occupant I really enjoyed my stay and would be happy to return to the property should I come back to the area.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.8Jun 2017

  • "We had a most enjoyable time, not least because it is a dog friendly setting and very quiet."

    A perfect getaway.

    Reviewed by Bryan4.6Oct 2016

  • "Very helpful owner"

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Oct 2016

  • "Excellent Location to either chill out or visit places with in the Cotswolds"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2016

  • "Exactly what I expected."

    Very friendly owners on site. Best sleep away from home ever. Only down side were the opening hours of The Trotting Horse - Fri & Sat only and Only bottled beer.

    Reviewed by Val4.8Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Central heating from air source hear pump / with full air conditioning
  • Electric mini-oven and hob, microwave, fridge/icebox, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome (please note that your dog is not to be left unattended at anytime in this property)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • The property can be accessed via its own private drive
  • Note: This property is not suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: No children
  • Note: Ponies, ducks and chickens reside nearby and so there may be some occasional associated noise
  • Note: Push bikes can't be left inside the property
  • An outdoor undercover area is available; please bring own chain to secure bikes
  • Note: Coast is less than an hour's drive away
  • Note: £10 charge per pet applies
  • Note: Please cover the furniture before allowing pets on. Please Note: Bus Service available in the village, This service accepts dogs

The property

Royal Wootton Bassett 3 miles.

This immaculately-presented, energy-efficient timber lodge sits in a rural area in the grounds of the owner's home, alongside a second property, the Log Cabin, overlooking the owner’s stables.

The Nook provides cosy accommodation, ideal for couples as a relaxing holiday retreat in this beautiful part of the country.

Set across the ground floor, the accommodation has an open plan living area featuring a dining area, a well-equipped kitchen area, plus a comfy sitting area with double doors opening out to a small enclosed terrace.

The comfortable bedroom contains a king-size bed and boasts a fully-tiled, en-suite shower room.

This delightful lodge is located between the southern end of the Cotswolds and the northern edge of the Vale of Pewsey, a short distance from the historic market town of Royal Wootton Bassett, and is an ideal base for exploring the area on foot, by bicycle or car.

A charming holiday base for exploring the Wessex countryside; with easy access to many delightful towns and villages, this is the perfect place for couples planning to explore the area.

Note: This property is next to Refs. 22948 and 1147423, together sleeping up to 6 guests.

Trotting Horse Lodges

Trotting Horse Lodges are a trio of beautifully presented couple’s retreats settled into the countryside of Bushton near Lyneham, Wiltshire. The properties offer a variety of stylish, pet-friendly accommodation with outside areas for alfresco dining, off-road parking, and countryside views. From your doorstep, discover the Wiltshire cycle paths, as well as countryside walks, for example those further afield at the Wessex Ridgeway Trail. Amenities can be found at Lyneham, where there is a selection of pubs, eateries, and a convenience store, or there is the option of visiting Royal Wooten Bassett for more amenities. There are so many fascinating places to visit nearby; Lydiard Country Park, Avebury Stone Circle, Silbury Hill, The Wiltshire White Horse carvings, Cotswold Water Park, the Kennet and Avon Canal, and much more. For retail therapy, why not spend the day in the designer outlet village at Swindon, or peruse the independent shops in Marlborough or those in the vibrant cities of Oxford or Bath? Make a memorable getaway to the countryside of Wiltshire with a stay at Trotting Horse Lodges.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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: No children.

There is a new cabin being delivered for a small part of the day on 20th March 2023.

Please note: There is only parking for 1 car at this property

Please note: If you are inviting visitors over to the property please make the property owner aware prior.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas