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Little Thenford

Mere, Wiltshire (Ref. 1013592)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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10 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Newman

    “Beautiful cottage in a great location with comfortable beds and plenty of space.”

    A few larger saucepans would have been appreciated, and it would be good to have the option (for those without young children) to turn off the temperature regulator on the hot water.

    A few larger saucepans would have been appreciated, and it would be good to have the option (for those without young children) to turn off the temperature regulator on the hot water.

    - Mrs Newman, April 2021

Thenford Cottages

The Thenford Cottages are Grade II listed buildings with character and charm running throughout. With history believed to be dating back to the 18th century intertwined with the contemporary interior inside, the cottages offer you everything you could possibly need to enjoy your self-catered stay. Located within the tranquil lands of Kilmington not far from the River Wylye, they're within an ideal destination for walking, cycling, nature spotting, and all important picnicking in beautiful settings. With Mere just 4.4 miles away, head here for a day full of action and fun, with a selection of local shops, the breath-taking historical landmark of Castle Hill, its own museum, and wide variety of places to eat, it boasts a wide array of attractions for a small town. To take in even more of the scenery of Wiltshire, head to Cley Hill, a short but steep walk well-worth the effort when you reach the top and observe the lands that surround you, once part of the Longleat estate, it now stands as a popular area to walk, cycle, and run with locals and tourists from all over. Nearby you will stumble across the newest National Park in England; South Downs, explore it from the sky while soaring by plane, hot air balloon, or even paraglider, or take a kite to the sky with the kids for a day out full of fun for all the family. To enrich yourself in history, Longleat House, the seat of the Marquesses of Bath lets you explore the stately home by house tours, or venture through the formal gardens, with history stretching back to the 1st Viscount Weymouth, this makes the perfect spot for any culture vulture. Longleat House also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including The Festival of Light, Sky Safari and An Australian Summer. Stourhead house and its world famous gardens are just 2 miles away and in Autumn the spectacular display of burnished leaves and various shades of orange, red and yellow are not to be missed. With brilliant routes to London and surrounding bustling areas, the cottages of Thenford make a wonderful stay for all ages and interests.

The property

Little Thenford is an enchanting Grade II listed period building, believed to date back to the 18th century, you can be sure that it holds a lot of character and history.

This semi-detached property can be found adjoined to the owner’s property, with a part thatched and tiled roof, it holds a truly traditional feel making a perfect stay for a family or group of friends looking to escape to the tranquillity of the Wiltshire countryside.

As you step into the cottage, walk amongst the stone elevations and beamed roof as you unpack your belongings in the three bedrooms; with one downstairs and two up, the partial ground-floor living makes a brilliant set up for the whole family to enjoy the trip.

Each with their own en-suite, the bedrooms are perfect to allow you privacy and a restful night’s sleep amongst tasteful décor.

Downstairs you can also find an extremely spacious sitting room, fit with a dining area, where you can enjoy some home-cooked dining at the table before retreating to the sofas for an evening of indulging in television and games with your loved ones.

Outside there is a side lawned garden ; a modest sun trap area perfect for some peace and quiet with a good book, and a lawned area for the whole family to relax on, not forgetting the dog!

This property is also ideally situated for those looking to explore the area, with the wonderful city of Bath only being 20 minutes away.

Nearby you can also visit King Alfred's tower, which is a 160ft (49m) high folly, designed by Henry Flitcroft for Henry Hoare II in 1772.

It is believed to mark the site where King Alfred the Great rallied his troops in 878.

The tower commemorates the accession of George III to the throne in 1760 and the end of the Seven Years War.

Why not bring your bikes and enjoy exploring peaceful countryside on the Wiltshire Cycleway.

Local pubs such as the The Red Lion and The Spread Eagle Inn offer you the chance to sample some of the local ales.

Little Thenford is an astonishing property, perfect for a rural experience in Wiltshire, as well as being surrounded by an array of family-friendly amenities.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1013131, together sleeping 14 people.


  • Three bedrooms: Ground-floor: 1 x twin with en-suite bathroom with enclosed shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen, Cloak room
  • First-floor: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, and 1 x king-size with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric double range cooker and induction hobs, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi, and a selection of games
  • Travel cot available upon request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned garden and sun trap with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.4 miles, pub 0.9 miles

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About the location


Shaftesbury 7 miles.

A delightful country town of old stone cottages set in a stunning conservation area, on the borders of Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset. This small, lively community is well served by a good variety of local shops and ancient inns, with much of the area to the north of the town designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ideal for walking and taking in the breathtaking views, the town is also well placed for exploring numerous National Trust attractions and historic houses. A visit to stunning Stourhead House and gardens, only 2 miles away, is not to be missed, while Longleat House and the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury featured in the Hovis adverts, are also close by. Stonehenge, Wilton House, Salisbury and the Dorset coast are all easily accessible by car, providing much to see and do for a variety of tastes.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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