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The Moat Cottage

Britford, Wiltshire (Ref. 990581)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


6 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous cottage in a very beautiful village."

    Beautifully presented inside with plenty of space in all the bedrooms and great downstairs reception rooms. Lovely walks around the village and an easy walk into Salisbury. The cottage had a fantastic garden and a lovely modern kitchen which opened out onto the outside eating area which was nice and sheltered and was perfect for every meal! Great place with easy access to Stonehenge, Old Sarum and the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. A very lovely cottage for a peaceful and relaxing break; it was perfect!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We're really pleased you had such a great stay at Moat Cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "This was a fantastic property and an excellent base to explore the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by SharonNov 2019

  • "We booked Moat Cottage to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday because she loved living in the same cottage and Britford village when she was a child."

    It was wonderful - the cottage has been carefully extended to provide a modern kitchen and bathrooms yet retains the original cottage layout, features and charm. She was thrilled. We had lots of fun re-creating photos of our family at the cottage 70 years ago with our family today! We arrived late in the evening but the owners had ensured that the cottage was warm and fully prepared. The kitchen is very well equipped - we wanted for nothing. The garden is lovely and I imagine would be great for a barbecue on a summer's day with the kitchen open to the garden. Britford is still a beautiful and unspoilt village, the Saxon church is just along the lane and Robert's Farm Tea Shop just a short stroll away is also lovely. We felt as if we had stepped back in time by 100 years but with all the home comforts of today. Compliments to the owners for taking such care over everything.

    Guest's Review On TripAdvisor

  • "The Moat Cottage was fantastic; we all had such a great time and left with heavy hearts."

    If you could pass on our thanks to the owners I would be grateful. Fabulous cottage and we will definitely return.

    Taryn Scott

  • "The house was just what we wanted; warm, simply furnished, quiet, comfortable."


  • "The Moat House is a beautiful looking cottage, very spacious ad very well appointed."

    It is in a quiet location in close proximity to many things.\ \

    Ms Cowell

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king size double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x four poster double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Living room one with woodburner
  • Living room two
  • Study area
  • Utility.
  • Underfloor heating, woodburner
  • Large oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, integral dishwasher, integral washer/dyer
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Cot & High Chair Available
  • Walled garden with paved terrace with sun loungers and deck chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Only the guests listed on the booking are permitted at the property, no events or gatherings of any kind are allowed FULL WEEKS ONLY IN THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS PLEASE.

The property

The Moat Cottage is a three bed, detached property which was formerly the gardener’s residence to an historic moat house.

The property lies in the tranquil and ancient village of Britford situated on the banks of the River Avon three miles to the southeast of Salisbury.

Britford has one of the oldest Saxon churches in the country.

From the village you have a commanding view of the spire of Salisbury Cathedral and a 15 minute stroll along a riverside footpath will take you to the centre of the City.

This is an idyllic setting to experience both town and country. The Cottage stands next door to the owner’s house but enjoys a completely private plot together with a secluded patio, garden and off-street parking.

A significant amount of care has been taken by the owners to preserve the original character and features of the cottage while at the same time, providing stylish and ‘state-of-art’ accommodation.

Their efforts have won awards and you will be charmed by the original brickwork, small pane windows, original internal shutters, and exposed beams.

The Cottage has under floor heating, top of the range kitchen and bathroom appliances, traditionally made George Smith furniture and Porta Romana lamps.

The three bedrooms are split between one king size double with ensuite shower room with shower, WC and basin, and one four poster double and one twin.

The Moat Cottage has everything you could wish for from a holiday cottage, especially in a romantic sense.

Local amenities include a shop and pub with two miles from the property.

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About the location


Salisbury 2.6 miles; Southampton 25 miles; Wincester 32 miles.

Britford is a small village just outside the cathedral city of Salisbury in Wiltshire. The village boasts a Saxon church and a grand 17th century house surrounded by a moat, as well as a farm shop and café serving homemade produce. A short drive to Salisbury, you have the city’s stunning architecture and historical attractions right on your doorstep, as well as traditional pubs, charming shops and a twice weekly market. Nearby attractions include Wilton House stately home and Stonehenge. Ramblers and cyclists can take advantage of the New Forest National Park, a wildlife haven home to a number of species of birds and animals. Further afield, historic Wincester, Christchurch and Longleat are well worth a visit.

Region Information

Note: Only the guests listed on the booking are permitted at the property, no events or gatherings of any kind are allowed. The Moat Cottage accommodates 6 guests maximum

Please note the owner will only take full weeks in the summer holidays.


This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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